|Book Origin||The Black Magician Trilogy|
Serin is a middle-aged scribe who teaches Sonea how to read so that she can try and learn magic on her own. He lives in the North Quarter. Sonea spends some of her time in his basement to hide and so Faren could find new hiding places. She accidentally burns his house by releasing loose energy. Cery gets him to teach him also so he could read and write.