Toskil is a former exiled Vanir gryfon.
Toskil appears after Rashard flees from the Dawn Spire and falls nameless. His mother chases him away, but not before recognizing who he is.
He later appears when prince Kjorn, Brynja and Nilsine finds the Vanir. He seems distressed and guilty that Rashard went to look for him and his mother, knowing he might have sent his own king to death. He later appears after Rashard brings his mother to him.
Toskil later appears at the beginning of the book when Shard is teaching his Vanir swimming and flying techniques for the flight home. He doesn't like diving into the water, and is nervous at first, but Shard helps him. He later appears after some of the Lakelanders get into a fight with the painted wolves, telling Shard and Kjorn about the fight.
List of all Family MembersEdit
|Toskil's Family Tree|
Unnamed; Deceased, cause of death unknown
- His name is possibly derived from "Asketill", which means "God's Helmet".
- It could also be derived from the Old Norse name "Torkel", which means "Thor's Cauldron".
- He is the same age as Shard.
A Shard of Sun QuotesEdit
Toskil: This land was her home for ten years, as harsh as it was. She raised me here. She would be glad to rest here. With my father. You and I were born the same spring, my lord. We would have grown up together.
Shard: We'll come to know each other now.
Toskil speaking to Shard about his mother and their birth.A Shard of Sun-A New Wind-Page 369
By the Silver Wind QuotesEdit
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Jaarl (Vanhar, but Vanir king) · Freja · Asbjorn · Unnr · Baldr · Ragna · Per (Dragon-Blood Aesir, but Vanir king) · Sverin (Dragon-Blood Aesir, but Vanir king) · Rashard · Brynja (Winderost Aesir, but Vanir Queen)
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