Father Ninian is one of the monks at the monastery Beatrice, Axl, Wistan, and Edwin stop at on their journey. Father Ninian has taken a vow of silence, but he is very close with Father Jonus, who is bedridden and relies on Ninian to keep an eye on what is going on in the monastery. Father Ninian finds ways to help Axl and Beatrice, namely by bringing them to see Father Jonus because Father Brian will not. Ninian also helps make medicine for Beatrice, who suffers from a mysterious pain and has asked Jonus to help cure her.
Father Ninian Character Timeline in The Buried Giant
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...soldiers were brought out of the tower. Suddenly, the tower caught fire and killed many. Ninian found Wistan wandering the corridors and Jonus had secretly treated him before sending him to... (full context)