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Otto and Hagop (Shadows Linger) by Виталий Стрелец

Otto and Hagop (Shadows Linger) by Виталий Стрелец

Hagop was one of the longest-serving members of the Black Company, from before the start of the series to just one year before Soldiers Live. He is rarely seen without his fellow Company member and eternal sidekick Otto. He, like Otto, is well known for surviving every fight he gets into but always receiving at least a minor wound.

Hagop and Otto are originally from Rebosa, a city to the south of Beryl on the Southern Continent. Croaker describes Hagop as a man of "no particular color" and as an excellent scout.

The Black Company Edit

Hagop was one of the original Company soldiers who sailed aboard the imperial flagship, The Dark Wings, from Beryl, across the Sea of Torments, to Opal, in The Black Company. Company. (Years later, in Shadow Games, he would be one of the only 5 survivors to make the return trip aboard the same vessel.)

He played an important role in the death of Raker in Roses. He and Otto were out drinking when Raker, for unknown reasons, blew his cover and stabbed Otto. Hagop ran back to the Company's apartment, where he told Croaker and Raven what happened. Those two proceeded to track Raker through the city and kill him.

Shadows Linger Edit

Hagop was selected to be part of the advance team of 25 Company men that were flown from the Barrowland, into the city of Juniper, by the new Taken via flying carpet. This team was led by Elmo and included the physician and Annalist Croaker; the veterans Pawnbroker, and Kingpin; and other trusted soldiers like SharkeyTickleCrakeWalleye, and Stork. This elite group made the trip ahead of the rest of the Company, and were therefore spared the long march across the Northern Continent and through the frigid Wolander Mountains. He participated in many operations in Juniper and survived the violent Battle of Juniper.

The White Rose Edit

Hagop was among the 50 remaining Black Company brothers who lived in the Hole out on the Plain of Fear for two years until the events of The White Rose. Hagop survived the Battle of the Barrowland along with Otto. Despite Croaker's suggestion they disband, he chose to stay. They subsequently marched South with the remnants of the Company to their fabled origin, Khatovar.

Shadow Games Edit

At the Tower at Charm, Croaker was given the rank of general in the Imperial army, and was also appointed a legate. With his newfound powers, Croaker commissioned both Hagop and Otto as captains. Hagop would be one of only six Company survivors to sail back across the Sea of Torments aboard the The Dark Wings in Shadow Games. The others were Hagop, Croaker, One-Eye, Goblin and Murgen (plus the Lady). His nephew, Smiley, joined the Company when they passed through Rebosa.

Hagop and Otto were placed in charge of forming the cavalry division of the first army raised in the South to fight the Shadowmasters' forces.

Books of Glittering Stone Edit

Hagop became one of the Captured, imprisoned within the Cave of the Ancients, by Soulcatcher. After being freed, he died in Hsien of natural causes around the same time as Otto.