Role in Third Earthsiege:
One of the Knights accompanying Caanon Weathers on the strikeforce sent to deal with the
Martian Rebels. Read about him in the serial novella Jaguar’s Hunt.
Brown eyes, jet black hair, dusky skin
Tiger and elephant on either side of Sikh Symbol. Red and gold on black field
Singh is the epitome of the person who loves wine, women, and song. He swears a lot, laughs a
lot, and can drink nearly anyone under the table. He also loves to gamble, and if not for Eun Alba
fishing him out of debt, would have lost his honor years ago. He is absolutely loyal to his friends
and to the Empire.
Oliphant Praldar Singh was born to a large Franco-Sikh family which had been part of the
aristocracy ever since the dawn of the Empire. There was never any doubt about his entering the
Knights, along with his five brothers. The young Singh grew to a skilled warrior, known for his
great strength and prodigious appetites. He sired a number of children, which further taxed his
finances. A series of encounters with a shadowy woman named Livinia broke his heart, and he
began to drink heavily. His status declined, and only his weighty family name kept him in the
Knights. He received quiet, out-of-the-way duties where everyone expected him to drink himself
into death or dishonor. Some twenty years ago, with the help of a new friend, a Squire-Cadet
called Eun Alba, he began the long journey back to respectability. Ever since, he and Eun Alba
have remained inseparable friends.
By the time of what became known as the Turkhazak Debacle, Singh already built a strong
reputation as a drunkard who had little regard for his honor. However, it was during the bloody
campaign in Turkhazakistan when he truly began to redeem himself. Singh was one of the few
Knights to survive, and NewsNet reports definitely showed him in the thick of the fighting. His
honor was subsequently restored, albeit shakily, for he kept his penchant for overindulgence. He
still adheres to the Sikh faith, but sees himself as a religious failure.
"By God, this is excellent scotch! Bring me the rest of the bottle, will you? Now, as to those
reports about the bloody rebels...I’m listening very carefully."