Q Hesiod Gæta (former)
|Rank||Lampsman 3rd Class (formerly Prentice-lighter)|
Lampsman 3rd Class Wrangle is a lamplighter who was one of Rossamünd Bookchild's fellow prentice-lighters in the quarto Q Hesiod Gæta at Winstermill. Wrangle is his only name and he is described as being physically adept, but slow-witted, which makes him perfectly suited to be a lamplighter.
Wrangle is of obscure origins. His father was killed by an umbergog that he had tried to bait.
During the fight with the Horn-ed Nickers, he vomited from Threnody of Herbroulesse's ill-directed striving. Like the other prentices of the quarto who played an active role in killing the nickers with their fusils, he received a cruorpunxis in the shape of a small drop of blood, a common practice when a prentice had played a role in slaying a monster but the actual killer was unclear. He spoke up after Threnody wondered aloud who would be simple-enough to bait an umbergog, as his father had died under similar circumstances, and later shot a warning look at both her and Rossamünd Bookchild when they were talking while the quarto waited to enter the Hall of Pageants for Sebastipole's puncting. On Billeting Day he was assigned to Bitterbolt.
Wrangle means to bicker, or quarrel angrily and noisily.