Rourke Farran was a crime lord in Rifthold. He served as Ioan Jayne's second-in-command until Jayne's death, at which point Farran assumed leadership of the crime syndicate.


in the assassin and the empire Celaena describes Farran has having dark eyes and pale skin, he also liked to wear fine clothes in the color grey.


Farran was a twisted, cunning man who had a reputation for being a sadistic, brutal torturer who relished his work; he was also rumoured to rape his female victims. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Farran had no objection to betraying other to obtain power.

In his free time Farren liked to read books, typically fictional adventure ones.


The Assassin's Blade

Sam Cortland accepts a contract to kill Farran and Jayne, hoping that the payment will provide enough money for him and Celaena Sardothien to move out of Rifthold and begin their new life together.

Farren started as one of Ioan Jaynes spies as an orphan on the street, then ranked up to Jaynes second over the years using his cunning and sadistic abilities.