Unseen Male
Noble Character
Physical Description
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Age: Died in his late 20's to early 30's

Hyacinth, the late Duke of Mead, was the firstborn son of Nalin, stepson of Arisse, and older half-brother of Kevan, Corisande and Charmion.

He was infamous for his exaggerated hedonism, never marrying and eventually going into seclusion, hiring streams of young, attractive servants who he had maimed or killed in "accidents". He was in a relationship with the much-older Duke Paulus, who he publicly swore as his lifelong partner, before breaking up their relationship after just a year.

He was responsible for the murder of the poisoner's brother from Week 13, presumable one of the unfortunate servants.

He was assassinated on Arisse's orders, and the death covered up by her family. Ironically, his death was arranged to look like either an accident or suicide: falling from a high tower window. Since he died unwed and without heirs, his title was passed to Corisande.