The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season

by

N. K. Jemisin

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Feldspar is an older woman and a five-ringed orogene who is Syenite’s “assigned senior” at the Fulcrum. She gives Syenite the assignment to travel to Allia with Alabaster and, though Feldspar doesn’t say it directly, to conceive a child with him. As she gives Syenite this mission, she reveals that she herself has six children, all of them presumably by the order of the Fulcrum.
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Feldspar Character Timeline in The Fifth Season

The timeline below shows where the character Feldspar appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4: Syenite, cut and polished
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...Syenite sits drinking safe at a meeting with her “assigned senior,” an older woman named Feldspar. Syenite has just been given an assignment—which involves shattering a coral reef—that she considers to... (full context)
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According to Feldspar, Syenite will be traveling with the “ten-ringer” to a town called Allia, where the quartent... (full context)
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Syenite asks about the ten-ringer, and Feldspar says that he is in his room in another part of the Fulcrum. He was... (full context)
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...man has the whole floor to himself, and that this (along with the autonomy that Feldspar mentioned earlier) is the reward for achieving such a high rank. Syenite wants this more... (full context)
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...at her and starts cursing in another language, and then he says that he told Feldspar that he wasn’t to be disturbed. He tries to send the shocked Syen away several... (full context)