Imogen Blackbeak was an Ironteeth Witch of the Blackbeak Clan and a member of The Thirteen.

Biography

Some time before the series began, Imogen joined The Thirteen.

Heir of Fire

Imogen is present at the Ferian Gap when the learn how to ride wyverns. Manon notes her flying in formation with the rest of the Thirteen during a drill.

Queen of Shadows

After winning the War Games, Manon and the Thirteen are sent with half the Ironteeth witches to Morath to assist Duke Perrington. After four weeks in Morath, Manon and the Thirteen become suspicious of the strange goings-on and are grating against Duke Perrington’s orders. On his order, Manon takes her Thirteen hunting for people living in areas new Morath. 

The Thirteen take Kaltain Rompier, Duke Perrington, and his men to a tribe in the White Fang Mountains and Kaltain tortures them with her shadowfire. Duke Perrington then has the Thirteen slaughter the tribe.

The Thirteen are meeting when they’re interrupted by a man with a Valg inside him. He attacks them with darkness and mental pain. Manon kills him while the human trapped inside, Roland Havilliard, begs for death. Manon looks on in horror at the effect that the Valg powers have on those among the Thirteen without golden eyes. Because Imogen has gold eyes, she is unaffected by the Valg powers.

The Thirteen meet the King of AdarlanDorian Havilliard, and the Blackbeak Matron in Oakwald Forest

The Thirteen barely escape the explosion caused by Kaltain that destroys one-third of Morath, which includes the destruction of the evidence of the Thirteen’s actions. The Thirteen drop Elide Lochan off in the Oakwald Forest and send her on way before returning to Morath. The Thirteen decide to stay at Morath until the Matron arrives and then they will decide what to do.

Empire of Storms

Manon and the Thirteen tensely greet the Blackbeak Matron and coven at Morath. The Thirteen are sent on a mission to take control of Rifthold and bring Dorian Havilliard, now king, to Erawan if he survives. They are also ordered to destroy the glass wall Aelin Galathynius made surrounding the palace. Before leaving for Rifthold, Manon tells the Thirteen not to let anyone kill Dorian. Imogen participates in the sacking of Rifthold. She then attends Manon’s trial for the death of five Yellowlegs witches.

At sunrise, the witch killing ceremony starts. The Thirteen give Manon the gesture to honor a Witch Queen. Muttering ripples through the crowd and Manon knows that she can't allow this death to happen. She screams at the Thirteen to run and whirls to kill her grandmother instead. The Thirteen are able to escape on their wyverns.

The Thirteen arrive at the beach in Eyllwe and join in the battle against Maeve's armada. They help Rowan and the group win the battle. The Thirteen is reunited with Manon afterwards. Manon asks them if they heard the truth about her parentage and if they will still follow her. Asterin tells her that they will, and once again the Thirteen give her the gesture honoring a Witch Queen. Manon declares that they must become better than their foremothers. Manon, the Thirteen, and Dorian promise the group that they will find the third Wyrdkey and the Crochan witches to unite them to fight with Aelin.

Kingdom of Ash

For the past two months Manonthe Thirteen, and Dorian Havilliard have been hunting for the Crochan witches. They are currently in the White Fang Mountains. Manon is worried that Dorian might have to be the sacrifice to forge a new Lock.

The next day the group is preparing to move on when Manon is attacked by a mighty, white bear. Dorian freezes the creature with his magic and it shape-shifts into a Stygian spider. The spider is Cyrene, the spider who Manon encountered to get spidersilk for Abraxos’ wings. She tells Manon that she tracked her scent using her belongings left at Morath. She says that there are Crochan witches nearby.

Cyrene leads the group to the Crochan witches who greet them with mistrust. Glennis Crochan introduces herself as Manon’s great-grandmother. When two Yellowlegs covens attack, Manon, the Thirteen, and Dorian, help the Crochans kill them, which gains them some trust. Dorian realizes that Manon deliberately attracted the Yellowlegs to try and gain the Crochans’ trust. Manon and Dorian explain that they are there to ask the Crochans to fight against the Ironteeth witches and Erawan’s army.

Glennis tells her that only a Crochan Queen can summon them to war, and Manon has not been accepted. She says that they are on their way to Eyllwe to answer a call for aid by the southern hearths. The group and the Crochans are delayed for a week while they heal from the Yellowlegs attack. When Vesta suggests Dorian train, he declines saying, "I just watched Lin nearly knock Imogen's teeth down her throat... I like my teeth where they are." When the group is too late arrive in Eyllwe, Imogen helps bury the dead, earring some more respect from the Crochans.

When the Thirteen and Manon go to the Ferian Gap to speak to the witches under Petrah Blueblood's command, Imogen is there. Back at the Crochan camp, a Crochan scout reports that Terrasen has sent out a call for aid. Manon, as the Queen of the Crochans, spreads the Flame of War to call all Crochan witches to aid Terrasen in the fight against Morath.

Orynth readies for battle as the Ironteeth aerial force approaches, 1,000 strong. Fortunately, Manon arrives at the same time with the Thirteen and 5,000 Crochan witches. The surprise buys them a day. The next day during the battle, Abraxos is hurt and Manon is unable to stop the Thirteen as they sacrifice themselves by performing the Yielding in order to bring down the final witch tower before it can destroy the castle. Imogen is the first to go down.

Personality

Imogen's personality is the only one of the Thirteen to never be explored, yet we know she was fearless and loyal to Manon like the other Thirteen. Dorian notices that Imogen keeps to herself and doesn't smile at anyone.

Physical Description

Imogen had light brown hair and pale skin. Her predominant feature was her black eyes flecked with gold. She shared this common trait along with a handful of other Blackbeaks, a reminder of their Valg heritage.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ironteeth physiology: As an Ironteeth witch Imogen possessed sharp, retractable iron teeth and nails.
  • Immortality: Imogen was immortal as a result of her witch heritage.
  • Magic: Imogen had inherent magical power that could be released in the form of the Yielding.[1]
  • Flight: Imogen was capable of flight through riding her wyvern or riding her ironwood broom.

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