Born the son of Avar on the splinter world of Dascen Elur. Expected to become the next Pirate King of Karthan. But when captured and exlied through the Worldsend Gate, he decoverd his true heratige as the Prince of Rithian.
Both the protaganist of the series and the antagonist of the world. It's the dichomoties like this that make the book so great. Between him and his half-brother Lysaer, he is the least directly effected by the curse placed by Desh-Thiere. Despite Lyaser's implications to the contrary, Arithon only does what he needs to survive the constant onslaught on Lyaser's armies.