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Martin

Martin conDoin, also know as Martin Longbow, is the illegitimate son of Borric conDoin and a serving girl, Margaret of Yabon. He has two brothers, Lyam conDoin and Arutha conDoin. Martin is best known as Duke Borric's Huntmaster and Forester, although he later rose to become Duke of Crydee after being acknowledged by his father. Following the Riftwar he married Briana of Armengar, of the line of Alwynne; they had two children:  Marcus conDoin and Margaret conDoin.  Some time after the sacking of the Far Coast, he abdicated his position as Duke of Crydee in favor of his son Marcus.  Martin departed to live in Elvandar, in the forests where he had spent so much of his boyhood.  

During the Riftwar

Martin is the Huntmaster and unaknowledged son of Duke Borric of Crydee. He acts as a scout and messanger to Elvandar for his brother Arutha during the Riftwar engagements at Crydee. When Arutha travels to Krondor to get aid Martin accompanies him.  Despite their lack of success, they do manage to rescue the Princess Anita. After the end of the war he travels with his brothers to the coronation during which he faces a decision to be King or step down in favor of the named successor, his brother Lyam. He refuses the crown and is later made Duke of Crydee by Lyam. Martin, Lyam and Arutha travel the eastern Duchies of the Kingdom and the Eastern Kingdoms. He is present during Arutha and Anita's wedding when Anita is seriously wounded. He is one of Arutha's companions on his quest to find the cure for Anita. After they return successfully he returns to Crydee. A year later, when Arutha fakes his death, Martin accompanies him to the Northlands in his quest to kill the moredhel chieftain Murmandamus. In Armengar, he meets his future wife Briana. He is sent to get help from the dwarves at Stone Mountain for Armengar and later joins the rest of the Arutha at Sethanon. He returns with Briana to Crydee. 

Post Riftwar

Martin comes to the aid of his brother Prince Arutha during the second uprising of the moredhel, aided by rogue Tsurani Great Ones. He and his elf companions play a vital role in distracting and leading away the moredhel from the rift-machine that Patris, Pug and Owen along with Jimmy and Locklear have to destroy.

The Sacking of the Far Coast

Martin and his son Marcus are away hunting during the sacking of Crydee, during which his wife Briana is killed and his daughter Margaret is kidnapped. A broken leg prevents Martin from accompanying the rescue party that sets out after Margaret and the other captives.  

During the Serpentwar

Having stepped down as Duke of Crydee in favor of his son Marcus, Martin is now living in Elvandar.  An old man in his nineties, he is still fit and sharp. 

Martin dies peacefully in his sleep in Elvandar, at approximately ninety-six years of age. 

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