They first encounter the children when, along with Lord Asriel's forces, they arrive at Mrs Coulter's cave, under orders to take the children to Lord Asriel. [6], During La Belle Sauvage, Malcolm is living and working with his parents at their tavern. By Northern Lights, he is known as Farder Coram and is a respected, elderly, adviser to the Gyptian King John Faa. Baruch's brother Enoch also became an angel known as Metatron, who was the Authority's Regent. A famous bearer was Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch-Jewish rationalist philosopher. Mrs. Coulter realizes the limits of her own world as Lyra barely escapes her mother's grasp in 'His Dark Materials' season 2, episode 5, 'The Scholar.' Episode 1 already premiered on Nov. 8. However, she conspires with Asriel to destroy him; the two sacrifice their lives to drag Metatron into an abyss between the universes to ensure that he can never threaten Lyra again. His dæmon Asta has not yet settled into her final form. As angels of low rank, Balthamos and Baruch's abilities are limited. 'You, watched by angels, sworn to … Bonus: His Dark Materials: Season 2 Comic-Con Trailer. Lord Asriel is a member of the English aristocracy and Lyra's father. However, when she finds her daughter in peril at Bolvangar, she experiences a sudden realisation of intense maternal love and a wish to care for Lyra which outweighs her previous loyalty to the Church, and thereafter she goes to great lengths to shield her from the events around her. There she builds the titular Amber Spyglass, allowing her to see Dust, and investigates the death of the trees that are essential to the Mulefa's environment. His Dark Materials. [1], More than fifty years prior to the start of the trilogy, Coram travelled to the north, where he witnessed a witch, Serafina Pekkala, being attacked by another witch's dæmon. He ruled his various churches, organisations, and universes from the Clouded Mountain, a mobile city believed by many in that universe to be Heaven. In the unabridged audiobooks, Lord Asriel is voiced by Sean Barrett; on stage in the UK's Royal National Theatre production, he was played by Timothy Dalton; in the BBC Radio dramatisation, he is voiced by Terence Stamp. Later, Boreal attempts to learn what Mary Malone knows about Dust by offering to continue funding her and her colleague's work. He is the son of John Parry, an explorer, and of Elaine Parry, a woman who suffers from mental health problems. This was the start of the first struggle against the Kingdom, Xaphania being the leader of the rebel angels who intervened in human evolution to give mankind its present consciousness some thirty thousand years ago. Asriel is described as being "a tall man with powerful shoulders, a fierce dark face, and eyes that seem to flash and glitter with savage laughter". When Baruch is killed in The Amber Spyglass, Balthamos, stricken with grief, promises to aid Will in every way possible to honour Baruch's sacrifice. They also send out a lone assassin, Father Gomez, to follow Mary Malone… [6] Gyptian Farder Coram warns Malcolm of the upcoming storm, during which Malcolm goes to the priory to ensure that the infant Lyra and sisters are safe. Malcolm is viewed as a helpful and friendly boy who frequently visits and helps the nuns who live at the nearby priory. Tialys and Salmakia in particular spy on the Magisterium in Lyra's world, and when the Magisterium sends soldiers to capture and kill Lyra, they are ordered to stow away and follow them. The last word he uttered was the name of his lover, Balthamos. Lyra is prophesied by the witches to play the part of Eve, bringing about a second fall; this is accomplished when she reaches maturity and starts attracting Dust, halting its loss from the multiverse. [1], Before the events of His Dark Materials, Iorek meets and befriends Lee Scoresby. When Will breaks the Subtle Knife, Iorek is able to repair it without the aid of specialist equipment. He appears only in The Amber Spyglass. His dæmon is a green-backed beetle. The world in which Lyra and most of the characters in His Dark Materials come from. He is betrayed by Mrs Coulter, who promises herself to him as a prize for his victory over Lord Asriel. They are capable of flight though their wings do not have a corporeal form. Asriel has Malcolm's canoe upgraded by local Gyptians craftsmen, and leaves his card inviting Malcolm to call on him if help is needed. Like one version of the traditional Metatron, he is stated to have been the Biblical character Enoch, who is in the line between Adam and Noah. He accompanies Lyra to Bolvangar to rescue the captured children and guides her in mastering the alethiometer. Follow/Fav Baruch and Balthamos. By: MaiaMadness. Lyra’s quest to find her kidnapped friend leads her to uncover a … Baruch was born as a human in Will's world around 2000 BCE. When Lyra arrives, a conversation with Mary begins to inspire in her a sexual awakening, leading to her dæmon's shape settling and to her beginning to attract Dust; this action is enough to arrest the loss of Dust and to save the trees, and as such she fulfils the prophecy. Normally, when a bear realises that they are outmatched, they will surrender, but Iorek's opponent had been drugged by Iofur Raknison, second in line for the throne, to prevent this. After the son's death, Serafina Pekkala returned to her people as the clan-queen, and Coram returned to the Gyptians. Ariyon Bakare plays this character in the TV series, in which the role is expanded, including that he is assigned to look for John Parry and enlists a pale-faced contact on earth to help search for him while spying on Parry's family. He was, however, successful in obtaining information useful to the Consistorial Court in a relatively short period of time, according to Marisa Coulter. In La Belle Sauvage, she is an alethiometrist and a member of Oakley street, a secret society opposing the Magisterium. In the Old Testament this is the name of a companion of the prophet Jeremiah, acting as his scribe and assistant. Books His Dark Materials. Subtitles. In the TV adaption, Xaphania is voiced by Sophie Okonedo. Malcolm rescues Alice and Lyra from being kidnapped by Gerard Bonneville. All listings Based on author Philip Pullman’s beloved trilogy, His Dark Materials follows Lyra, a brave young woman from another world. When Will was a small child, he went on an archaeological exploration of Alaska, hoping to find a portal to a different world. In The Amber Spyglass, he offers Lyra a place to live at Jordan, and funding for her education. Her role is expanded in the TV series where she gives the audience information about the Subtle Knife and also speaks to Dr Mary Malone through a machine called the Cave. It is also a common Jewish first name. In The Secret Commonwealth, Dr Malcolm Polstead is a Professor of History at Durham College, at Oxford University in Lyra's world. Like all Pullman's angels, she appears naked, winged, and luminous; due to her high rank and great age, she is clearly visible to corporeal beings. Ma Costa is a Gyptian woman whose son, Billy Costa, is abducted by the "Gobblers" early in Northern Lights. Roger Parslow, a young kitchen boy and youngest of the Parslow family – who had long been employed as masons for Jordan College – was the best friend of Lyra Belacqua during her early life in Jordan College. [2] In the film adaptation, he is played by Daniel Craig[3] while Chris Edgerly voices him in the video game adaption. The second season of His Dark Materials is just about to wrap up, and sooner if you live in the UK than the US. [1] In La Belle Sauvage, Coram is working for Oakley Street, a secret society opposing the influence of the Church. Will agreed to help them only after finding Lyra Silvertongue, who had been kidnapped by her mother, Marisa Coulter.[1]. The Daemonic: His Dark Materials. Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a … In The Subtle Knife, he and Balthamos meet Will and Lyra, but as they refuse to go to Lord Asriel right away, Baruch leaves them to bring Asriel the important information he has. [1] She founds the League of St Alexander in La Belle Sauvage, and later heads the General Oblation Board, referred to colloquially as the Gobblers. BalthamosXaphania She is cruel and merciless at times, stopping at nothing to obtain what she wants. He has immense personal power, and is shown as descending from the sky at one point to demolish a large area of land. In The Amber Spyglass, after their deaths, he and Lee Scoresby, are amongst those set free by Lyra and Will from the world of the Dead. [10] In context, Pullman was teasing the audience, however the claim has since been repeated on several fan-sites. Instead of immediately dissolving into the universe, like the other dead, they both remain intact long enough to fight in the battle with the Authority. In the TV series His Dark Materials, Ruta Gedmintas plays the character. They appear as luminous humanlike forms, which are barely visible to human eyes even at night. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. [1] Following his exile, the humans of an Arctic port town deceived him by giving him spirits and stealing his armour while he was intoxicated. The deuterocanonical Book of Baruch was supposedly written by him. This article is about the fictional character. She brings news of a mysterious weapon which turns out to be the Subtle Knife after overhearing tell of it from cliff ghasts. Half-gyptian, he was tasked with watching Lyra for Lord Faa while working as a pastry chef at Jordan College.[9]. The detector instructs her to go through the window into Cittàgazze, which she does, eventually arriving at the world of the Mulefa. Later, when Lyra is being chased by the men who are after John Parry's notes, Latrom is in a chauffeured limousine and offers her a lift, at which time he steals her alethiometer. The Authority would assume several names, including "Yahweh", the "Lord", "El", "Adonai", and "the Almighty". [1] Traditionally, armoured bears are unable to be tricked but in his behaving like a human, he loses this ability; Iorek is able to exploit this by feigning injury. Family [1] Baruch's brother Enoch also became an angel known as Metatron, who was the Authority's Regent. It is later revealed that John Parry has wandered into another world and is unable to find his way back. Following their deaths, Lee and Parry fight Spectres after they are released from the land of the dead. [1] She assists Lyra in her fight at Bolvangar and throughout His Dark Materials, travelling into other worlds and attempting to heal Will Parry. [1], When Lyra is hiding with the Gyptians, she discovers that Ma Costa had in fact nursed her, when she was a baby. Lord Boreal is first seen in Lyra Belacqua's world at the cocktail party of Mrs Coulter. How to watch His Dark … When the Oblation Board starts kidnapping children, he leads 170 of his men to save them. Together with Balthamos, Baruch sought out Will Parry, hoping to bring him and the subtle knife to Lord Asriel to aid in the fight against the Authority. Neither of the gay characters, Baruch and Balthamos, are in IMDB full cast list for Season 1. Metatron (brother) † ... His Dark Materials … The name Metatron is that of a medieval Judaic Archangel. Baruch also means blessed in Hebrew and is very often the first word used in Jewish prayers. Baruch … Baruch's name may be a reference to the philosopher Baruch Spinoza, who was estranged on religious grounds from his brother, Gabriel. Lee takes Grumman to Cittàgazze as Grumman wishes to find the bearer of the Æsahættr ("God-destroyer" in Old Norse). [8], A minor character whose dæmon has the rare quality of being the same gender as himself. Colonel John Parry, also known as Dr Stanislaus Grumman and Jopari, is the father of Will Parry and the husband of Elaine Parry. In the TV adaption, Ruta Skadi is played by Jade Anouka. Around 2000 B.C., the Authority chose Metatron to be his Regent. After being injured in a fight against Metatron, Baruch travelled to Lord Asriel's basalt fortress. [6] Malcolm and other characters witness some of this with revulsion, as harming one's own dæmon is considered extremely disturbing act of self-mutilation. They had a son who died from a disease from the East.[1]. Together with Balthamos, Baruch sought out Will Parry, hoping to bring him and the subtle knife to Lord Asriel to aid in the fight against the Authority. Malcolm is forced to beat Bonneville to death with a canoe paddle. When he died, he became an angel. When Balthamos is unable to do so, he runs away, grieving over Baruch's death and feeling guilty about abandoning Will. For real-life fifteenth-century Gypsy, see, Pullman, Philip, Northern Lights, 2003, BBC Audio, 9781408409411, "The World Book Club, Philip Pullman, broadcast December 2005, downloadable mp3 file", http://books.scholastic.com/teachers/authorsandbooks/authorstudies/authorhome.jsp?authorID=78&displayName=Interview%20Transcript, http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/articles/2562-baruch, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_His_Dark_Materials_and_The_Book_of_Dust_characters&oldid=994580072#Baruch, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2019, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 16 December 2020, at 13:24. Phillip Pullman said of Scoresby's name that "the Lee part comes from the actor Lee Van Cleef ... because I thought my Lee would look like him, and the Scoresby comes from William Scoresby, who was a real Arctic explorer."[11]. His dæmon takes the form of a frog. At the end of The Amber Spyglass, the witch Serafina Pekkala reveals to Mary both how to see her dæmon and also its form – that of an alpine chough. During the final battle, the Authority is carried away from the Clouded Mountain on the orders of Metatron. Serafina Pekkala is a clan queen of the witches of Lake Enara who, along with her snow goose dæmon Kaisa, is closely associated with Lyra and her journey. In Northern Lights, he is able to build a bridge to another world, where he assembles an army to oppose The Authority, an angel that claims to be God. She is deceptive, full of grace and beauty, and uses these qualities to get her way. That won't be the case for His Dark Materials … In the stage adaptation, she kills herself after killing John Parry, who had, in the past, rejected her as a lover. He was cut off from his research on Dust due to his work being labelled as heretical, and seeks to obtain Lyra to trade for the ability to work on his research again. Malcolm inherits Bonneville's research notes, and an alethiometer which he gives to the Master of Jordan College, when Lord Asriel seeks academic sanctuary for the infant Lyra.[6]. Tialys dies when attacking a cliff-ghast, having dug his spurs deep into her neck; Lady Salmakia dies shortly thereafter, her short lifespan having reached its natural end. Books His Dark Materials. His Dark Materials is a FANDOM Books Community. The text implies that Bonneville has paedophilic inclinations: Oakley Street agents discuss using Malcolm as bait to blackmail him, and he makes advances towards a fifteen-year-old Alice. After retrieving the knife, Lyra and Will steal back the alethiometer by cutting through from Cittàgazze into Will's world directly within Boreal's study. Grumman uses some bloodmoss (a lichen used to stop bleeding) to heal Will's wound, and informs him of the role of the bearer of the knife. Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon Asta are eleven at the start of La Belle Sauvage. Xaphania first appears in the third book of the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass, at a council of Asriel's commanders. Malcolm kills the violent and insane Bonneville. This is a list of characters from the two Philip Pullman trilogies, His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust. Press question mark to learn … This false claim legitimised his taking political power in the Kingdom of Heaven. In the TV series, Roger is played by Lewin Lloyd. He had a brother named Baruchwho also became an angel. Malcolm has been Lyra's tutor. After providing Lord Asriel with important information, he died. The two are opposed by Lord Asriel, who allies with "fallen" angels such as Xaphania in an attempt to overthrow the divine monarchy and replace it with a Republic of Heaven. Helped by other Jordan College employees, he is raising the supposedly orphaned Lyra. The angels also possess the power to transform, which Balthamos uses to masquerade as Will's dæmon when travelling in Lyra's world. The Authority believed that conscious beings were becoming too independent, and together with Metatron, he planned to set up an inquisition in every world. He attends school locally, and the Magisterium is seen influencing the young children by inviting them into a special club intended to intimidate and inform on people and events viewed unfavourably by the Church; Malcolm manages to avoid participating. In his old age, the Authority appointed the tyrannical archangel Metatron, to act as Regent of the Kingdom of Heaven. She is 416 years old in The Subtle Knife, and makes appearances in The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. His Dark Materials stepped up its game in season 2 to become a darker, and altogether bolder series. The Angels - Balthamos and Baruch His Dark Materials ' provocative theological themes pick up heavily in The Subtle Knife, and it'll be interesting to see how Season 2 adapts these themes. After the opening of a gate to Cittàgazze changes the climate of Svalbard, Iorek is forced to take his fellow armoured bears on a voyage down to the Himalayas, where he meets Will Parry. Gallivespians have poison spurs on their feet that can incapacitate a human, and they ride specially bred dragonflies. Dr Gerard Bonneville is a disgraced physicist with a hyena dæmon. Join the cast and crew of His Dark Materials for their appearance at the virtual Comic-Con at Home. He appears to be uncomfortable when voicing potentially heretical discoveries. In the book, this is done by a more minor character (Juta Kamainen) who does not appear in the adaptation. The Master of Jordan heads Jordan College, part of Oxford University in Lyra's world. The harpies agree to this as, along with the nourishment such stories would provide, they would also keep their honour as they would be performing a useful and respected task. In The Subtle Knife, Lee Scoresby is sent to find Grumman. Iofur Raknison is an armoured bear who wishes to be equal to a human. Serafina claims to be three hundred years old or more. [7] She dies alongside Asriel while killing Metatron, the regent of the Authority. Fra Pavel Rašek is a representative and alethiometrist of the Consistorial Court of Discipline. Asriel uses Roger to create a bridge between worlds by severing him from Salcilia, killing him in the process of channelling the energy from the severing to create the bridge.[1]. Joe Tandberg voices and motion-captures Iorek in the TV series. The angel Xaphania later found out the truth about him, whereupon he banished her from the Kingdom (a reference to the legend of Lucifer). She is described as being very passionate, powerful, pitiless and beautiful, and has black hair and large black eyes. Baruch and his same-sex partner, Balthamos, are both angels in rebellion from the Kingdom of Heaven. He obtains information about Mrs Coulter, fights Gerard Bonneville, and warns Malcolm Polstead of the upcoming flood.[6]. Ruth Wilson plays the character in the His Dark Materials (TV series) (2019). Later in the same programme and in a speech made in Dundee, he said that the name came from a list of politicians living in Copenhagen. In the TV series, he is played by Frank Bourke. Balthamos has a sarcastic personality, and his relations with Will are conducted with an air of ironic contempt. ... Baruch turned his head to where the voice came from, and saw Joseph, two spears in his hands, with his sister tugging fearfully at his sleeve. In the unabridged audiobooks, Will was voiced by Steven Webb for The Subtle Knife and by Peter England for The Amber Spyglass. In the film The Golden Compass, his dæmon is a caracal, an African, lynx-like wildcat. Dafne Keen plays the character in the His Dark Materials TV series. Lee meets Iorek Byrnison in Once Upon a Time in the North when he is twenty-four. By: MaiaMadness. Affiliation She offers to help Will upon their return to their own world. After this task is done, Lee allows himself to dissolve so that his atoms can be mixed with the atoms of Hester and his other loved ones. In the 2003 Royal National Theatre production of His Dark Materials she is played by Niamh Cusack. Asta has settled as a large ginger cat. The prophecy of the birth of Jesus from a virgin, and of his adoration by the Magi, is also ascribed to this Baruch.[14]. Her dæmon is a golden-coloured monkey,[5] who, in the books, is never named and only speaks once (he is called Ozymandias in the BBC Radio adaptations and in the subtitles for the 2019 TV series, and the character Malcolm Polstead notes in La Belle Sauvage that, "if that monkey had a name it might be 'Malice'"[6]). Lucian Msamati plays the character in the His Dark Materials TV series. In The Amber Spyglass, he appears trapped in the Land of the Dead; Lyra is eventually able to free him and all the other dead souls to merge with the Dust in the living worlds. Father Gomez is a priest sent by the Magisterium to assassinate Lyra. John Faa, sometimes known as Lord Faa, is the Lord of the western Gyptians. For the Royal National Theatre production in 2003, Patricia Hodge created the role. His Dark Materials seasons 1 and 2 were shot back-to-back, meaning that season 2 was able to begin airing in the same November release slot as the first. However, Will's companion Lyra Belacqua has been kidnapped and Will refuses to go to Asriel until Lyra is found. Physical information Xaphania and some other angels later started a rebellion against him. [2] In the 2003 stage production at the Royal National Theatre, the character was played by Anna Maxwell Martin. As a part of his punishment, he is barred from seeing Lyra, but he takes an interest in her raising, delivering her to Jordan College and visiting her. He is played by Tom Courtenay in the film The Golden Compass. In spite of this, Ma Costa rescues Lyra and takes her to John Faa. [1] Faa re-appears briefly at the conclusion of The Amber Spyglass when he and other Gyptians are briefly drawn into the world of the Mulefa to bring Lyra home before the worlds separate once again. His Dark Materials is a fantasy drama television series based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman.It is produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Productions, for BBC One and HBO, with the … A year before the beginning of the book, Lyra and her friends had "hijacked" her family's boat and sailed it to Abingdon, the next town downriver. He attended the Berlin Academy, becoming a well-known explorer, and studied Dust. In the UK, His Dark Materials season 2 airs on BBC One one week ahead of the U.S. schedule. His pseudonym, Latrom, is "mortal" spelled backwards. The seventh episode of ‘His Dark Materials,’ which is titled ‘Æsahættr,’ was written by Jack Thorne, and directed by Jamie Childs. [1], Roger is kidnapped by the General Oblation Board ("the Gobblers") and taken to their experimental centre in Bolvangar. Mary Malone does not appear in Nicholas Wright's stage adaptation of the novels due to the difficulty of representing Mulefa onstage. At the end of The Amber Spyglass, she names Will's dæmon, and encourages Will and Lyra's dæmons to return to them. HD. Northern Lights takes place entirely in this world. Metatron seeks to supplant the Authority, to destroy Lord Asriel and his army, and to kill the heroine Lyra Belacqua. He drifts apart and dies in a moment of happiness following other characters' precedent by merging with the cosmos. … Lyra Belacqua, a young girl who has been given shelter by the scholars at Jordan College at … Both angels find Will Parry at the end of The Subtle Knife; because Will is the bearer of the subtle knife, they hope to bring him to Lord Asriel. In The Subtle Knife, Lyra meets her and tells her about her world's research into Dust, which Mary equates with dark matter and refers to as Shadows. In the unabridged audiobooks, Lyra is voiced by Joanna Wyatt, and in the BBC Radio dramatisation she is voiced by Lulu Popplewell. James Cosmo plays the character in the His Dark Materials TV series. Will becomes the companion of, and ultimately falls in love with Lyra Belacqua, and also becomes the bearer of the Subtle Knife by winning a fight, in which he loses two fingers on his left hand. In the television adaptation, he is played by Clarke Peters. [6] Malcolm becomes fascinated by the infant Lyra and becomes privy to the fact she is being secretly raised by the sisters due to the nature of her birth parents. Iorek Byrnison is an armoured bear and companion of Lyra's. [13] In the TV series, he is played by Amir Wilson. Lyra demonstrates the use of her alethiometer, and Mary is able to program her dark matter detector to function similarly. [1] Before the events of La Belle Sauvage, Farder Coram saved her life from an attack by another witch's dæmon, and they became lovers. His dæmon Stelmaria is a snow leopard.[1]. His Dark Materials Original Television Soundtrack, The Musical Anthology of His Dark Materials, https://hisdarkmaterials.fandom.com/wiki/Baruch?oldid=33539. People find the creature unnerving and it has an aggressive nature. He is an old Englishman, appearing to be in his sixties. [1] In La Belle Sauvage, he offers scholastic refuge to Lyra. As he explains to Will Parry, she discovered that the Authority had lied to the other angels regarding his status as God the original Creator and so was banished from the Clouded Mountain. [1] In The Subtle Knife, he pledges to help the witches in their fight against the Magisterium and sets out to find Stanislaus Grumman. James McAvoy plays the character in the His Dark Materials TV series. Balthamos and his same-sex partner Baruch are both angels in rebellion from the Kingdom of Heaven. The Angel Balthamos kills Gomez before he can reach her. There he met his dæmon Sayan Kötör, an Osprey, and assumed the name Stanislaus Grumman. He had dealings with the Magisterium and Mrs Coulter, allowing them access to his kingdom in exchange for the ability to be baptised as a Christian. He is the protagonist of the story and is described as having "an inquisitive, kindly disposition, a stocky build, and ginger hair". Although Bonneville is seen as a charming handsome man, his hyena dæmon stands out in stark contrast to his own physical appearance. The Gallivespians are forced to go with Lyra and Will when it becomes apparent that they will not go directly to Lord Asriel willingly. Ruta Skadi is the Latvian witch queen, and a lover of Lord Asriel. A recap of “The Scholar,” episode 5, season 2 of the HBO-BBC … 1min. Immediately after the light allows him and Will to see each other's faces and realise their relation, he is killed by an arrow shot by Juta Kamainen. They seek to become part of Lord Asriel's army of angels and overthrow Metatron, the acting Regent of The Authority. In the film The Golden Compass, he is played by Jack Shepherd. In a tent in the mountains of Cittàgazze, Mrs Coulter 'spikes' Boreal's drink in order to make him tell her about the Subtle Knife; he dies shortly thereafter from the poisoned drink. As is the norm with members of the angelic orders in the novels, there is a certain ambiguity surrounding Xaphania's exact appearance. Baruch was an angel who served Xaphania in the rebellion against the Authority. He eventually finds him among the Yenisei tribe, although Grumman claims that it was he who called Lee to find him. At the end of the third book, he must leave Lyra Belacqua and live entirely in his own world, where he is taken care of by Mary Malone and his cat dæmon, Kirjava (which means mottled in Finnish). Will does not remember his father, a former Royal Marine, who has not been heard of since he vanished on an expedition to the Arctic when Will was an infant. Lyra is able to trick him into fighting Iorek Byrnison by convincing him that she is herself a dæmon and that she could become his dæmon. Roger's dæmon, named Salcilia, often appears as a terrier. 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