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Delan is one of the Seven Riders who serve the Unseelie King.


Delan is a son of Mannan and has lived almost since the beginning of time. He is much older than the Wild Hunt, and much more powerful. In the old days he hunted giants and monsters with his siblings, but chose to serve the Unseelie King as one of his assassins.

In 2012, Delan and his siblings were sent after the Blackthorn family to retrieve the Black Volume of the Dead for the Unseelie King. Delan went after Emma Carstairs and Julian Blackthorn in Cornwall, along with Airmed, Ethna and Fal.[1]

In Cornwall Delan fought Emma and Julian alongside his siblings, until Fal was killed by Emma. Delan was shocked and seemed to realize that it was due to her sword Cortana, as he held his sister Ethna back and warned her about it. He then retreated with the rest of his siblings.

He later went after the Blackthorns in London with the rest of the Riders and almost succeeded in killing Kit Herondale, until Emma sliced off his hand with Cortana. Annabel Blackthorn then appeared and threatened to reveal the Unseelie Kings's true name, and Delan once again retreated with his family.

Personality and traits

Like all the Riders of Mannan, Delan is arrogant and confident in his abilities. He also enjoys carrying out his missions and finds his victims' fates amusing. Delan has a harsh and deep voice.

Physical description

Delan Airmed is very tall with bronze hair that resembles metallic thread woven into a thick braid that hangs halfway down his back. He wears a bronze half mask as well as bronze armor etched all over with designs of waves and the sea, in addition to a bronze cloak.

After the battle in London, Delan only has one hand.


  • Longevity: As a Rider of Mannan, Delan is very old and has been alive for thousands of years.
  • Enhanced Strength/Speed: Delan is able to move incredibly fast and deal heavy blows.
  • Invulnerability: Delan is immune to most magic, such as seraph blades, and cannot be killed by conventional means.




  • As a Rider, Delan is wild magic and can lie despite being a faerie.


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