At the far side of the room, sitting behind a table, was a dark-skinned man in black, slim fitting clothes. Startling pale yellow eyes examined them closely.
- — The Magicians' Guild
|Nationality||Presumed Kyralian, mother from Lonmar|
|Book Origin||The Black Magician Trilogy|
Faren is a Thief, named after a kind of eight legged arachnids. He is tall with dark skin and hair, and striking pale yellow eyes. His mother was from Lonmar and father was Kyralian sailor. Once his mother's family found out she had been with his father, they declared her tainted and scarred her. Faren's father saved her and took her to Imardin. Faren also has a sister called Kaira, who is described by Cery as looking like Faren, only pretty. Their mother had magic in her bloodlines, and her brother - Faren's uncle - is a magician.
When becoming a Thief, Faren learnt more about poisions because of his namesake.
|Spoilers from "The Magicians' Guild"|
Faren makes a deal with Sonea to hide her from the Guild if she did magic for him, but Faren had to break the deal and give her to the Guild because she was losing control and could have destroyed a lot more than she did. He helped Cery when Sonea went to the Guild and worked for him.
|Spoilers from "The High Lord"|
Faren helps Sonea and Akkarin deal with the Ichani and creates many traps for them, two of which kill the Ichani who fall for it. Sonea saves Faren and his second when one Ichani releases his remaining magic.
|Spoilers from "The Ambassador's Mission"|