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. He was killed by Arobynn Hamel's bodyguard, Wesley, as retribution for what had been done to Sam Cortland.
In The Assassin and The Empire, Celaena describes Farran as 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 rumored to rape his female victims. Not one to pass up an opportunity, Farran had no objection to betraying others to obtain power.
In his free time, Farren liked to read books, typically fictional adventure ones.
Farran started as one of Ioan Jayne's spies as an orphan on the street, then ranked up to Jayne's second over the years using his cunning and sadistic abilities.
Rourke Farran worked with Arobynn Hamel to torture and kill Sam Cortland and capture Celaena Sardothian in the novella The Assassin and the Empire. He captured Celaena Sardothien and killed Sam Cortland by incapacitating them with Gloriella gas.