I was to bring peace to souls, and to do so without judgment. This I have done.Itkovian, Memories of Ice
Itkovian has quickly become one of the most interesting characters in the Malazan series, books filled to the brim with fascinating people. He fulfills the role of shield anvil, a mortal tasked with caring for the souls of the dead.
Most impressively, he does so ‘without judgment.’ This is seen in the book as he embraces the souls of those who have done great evil. He carries their burdens himself.
What might a shield anvil look like today?