The Faceless Man, alternatively known as the Nameless, was one of the original Ten Who Were Taken. He played a major role in the defense of the The Tower during the Battle of Charm against the Rebel armies commanded by the Circle of Eighteen. On the same night that Nightcrawler was reportedly killed by Rebel action, the Faceless Man and Moonbiter were said to have killed one another, "consumed by the feud among the Taken". He was never heard from again, and the report of his death is presumed to be accurate.
Years later, Murgen would begin having visions after the Siege of Dejagore, including the seeing a 'faceless man'. This resulted in the Black Company speculating their adversary Longshadow may be the Taken. Veterans Otto and Hagop would then take a fourteen-thousand-mile round trip to gather information in an attempt to learn the identity of Longshadow, and to return to the deep south with their findings. They reported that everyone in the north was certain that the Faceless Man, Moonbiter, and Nightcrawler were indeed killed at Charm, despite the fact that no bodies for any of the three could be found.
If Moonbiter was female, it would fit The Lady's claim that the three women among the Ten were betraying her in support of the Dominator. The Faceless Man would have died defending The Lady against the traitor, just as Bonegnasher died fighting the female traitor Stormbringer days earlier.
|Ten Who Were Taken|
| Soulcatcher • Limper • Howler • Shapeshifter • Stormbringer|
Hanged Man • Bonegnasher • Nightcrawler • Moonbiter • Faceless Man