Lady Sylvia Lazarus

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Lady Sylvia Lazarus
Race: Decrypted, (Men)
Faction: Gobwin Knob, (formerly Unaroyal)
Class: Warlord
Level: 6
Special: Leadership, Noble

Proposed Canon

"He's mad... we'll see his body fall at any moment."

Strengths: Leadership, Combat

Weaknesses: Psychological Issues

First Appearance: TBFGK 49

Lady Sylvia Lazarus, nicknamed Scarlet by the readership before she had an official name, was a Unaroyal Warlord.

She appeared again in the Battle of Expository Bridge, now decrypted and serving Gobwin Knob. LIAB 7:4 She kills the captured Prince Ossomer under orders from Wanda. LIAB_10:7

She seems to have a preoccupation with fire, commenting at one point that she "rather hopes Parson Gotti will burn down the whole world." In addition, she seems to believe herself to be in an ongoing competition with death, and has proven herself to be willing and, in fact, eager to push her luck even against overwhelming odds in order to further Gobwin Knob's cause. It's unknown whether she had these attitudes in life.


Sylvia was the highest ranking Warlord in Unaroyal's contingent in the Royal Crown Coalition. She served as an advisor to Prince Ansom and was the voice for her side as a member of the Royal Crown Coalition War Council. She was one of only four warlords at Ansom's table on the penultimate night of the siege; Erf-b1-p101Same-site.PNG - the others being Duke Nozzle, the Blue Warlord, and the Superfluous Warlord.

She retrieved the Arkenpliers from Ansom's body when he was croakedErf-b1-p132Same-site.PNG and was in possession of them for a short whileErf-b1-p137Same-site.PNG before she croaked along with the rest of the Royal Crown Coalition in the eruption of the volcano.

Before she had been officially named, Rob Balder commented that 'Scarlet" is the Jek Tono Porkins[1] of Erfworld.'WoT-6085467, in reference to Sylvia's apparent death in TBFGK 137.

Real World reference

Lady Sylvia Lazarus is a reference to Sylvia Plath, who wrote a poem entitled "Lady Lazarus". The poem in LIAB Text 8 is a direct allusion to it, imitating it closely with just minor alterations to adapt it to the Erfly context.

Sylvia Plath herself used the name "Lazarus" as a reference to Lazarus of Bethany, from the Gospel of John.


  1. ^ Jek Tono Porkins on Wookieepedia