Honorius Ludius Grotius Swill
Status Deceased
Origin Considine
Affiliations Podious Whympre
Occupations Surgeon
Relatives Honoria Ludia Grotinia (ancestor)
Unique traits Had a cruorpunxis made from Rossamünd Bookchild's blood
Series debut Lamplighter

Honorius Ludius Grotius Swill was a surgeon and massacar who was closely allied with Podious Whympre, the Master-of-Clerks and eventual commander of Winstermill. Through his research, Swill deduced that Rossamünd Bookchild was a manikin. He presented this finding at the latter's court-martial, which ended up having severe implications for both Rossamünd and Europe. Swill's fabrication of gudgeons and Whympre's weakening of Winstermill contributed to the fortresses' fall during the Battle of Winstermill.




A close ally of Podious Whympre, this position enabled Swill to be favoured over the resident physician, his nominal superior Crispus.



Swill was named after the empress dowager Honoria Ludia Grotinia, held to be a distant relative. He hails from the Considine and despite growing up in poverty, became a talented carver. He reached the attention of the surgeons in Sinster, allowing him to become the apprentice of the renowned Flaccus Fusander. Here he also became involved with the dark trades and gained some rivals and notoriety, having to depart the city under suspicious circumstances. Swill's activities had also become notable enough to gain the attention of the Soratchë.[1]





  1. Lamplighter, Chapter 13

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