The Fifth Season

The Fifth Season


N. K. Jemisin

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Timay is the Guardian who discovers Damaya and Binof when they break into the Fulcrum “Main” building’s secret inner chamber. As she confronts Damaya afterward, Timay’s voice changes and she seems to be possessed, ranting about Father Earth being angry and cutting Damaya’s hand with her own fingernail. Schaffa then appears and tears something out of the back of Timay’s head, apparently killing her.
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Timay Character Timeline in The Fifth Season

The timeline below shows where the character Timay appears in The Fifth Season. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 17: Damaya, in finality
Disaster, Violence, and Survival Theme Icon
Identity and Naming Theme Icon
Suddenly Schaffa enters the room and addresses the woman, whom he calls Timay. She continues to drone on, however, and Schaffa sighs and stabs his fingers into the... (full context)
Power and Control Theme Icon
History, Storytelling, and Knowledge Theme Icon
Schaffa then takes Damaya’s hand and examines where Timay cut her. He smiles sadly at her and says that she saw something she should... (full context)