|“||Well, that's no insult, I am a pig, you know!||„|
|~ Karnac unperturbed by Alysoun's threats|
Karnac is a boar mercenary of Prince Poynt and is a secondary antagonist in the book Thunder Oak by Gary Kilworth.
Karnac was an ordinary boar before the humans left Welkin and some ancient magic returned to the land which had been banished by humans. Karnac was animated of this magic like all other animals and then he learned the arts of speech and dexterity. He became sentient like all other creatures but, unlike his fellows, he used this power for nefarious deeds.
Black market deals
|“||Well, weasels get this instinctive fear in them when they hear a paw beating on the skin of a dead sister or brother - its like beating on their own hearts - and their brain tells them to run in blind panic to get away from the sound - into stoat nets!||„|
|~ Karnac displaying his true evil plans to the shocked weasels|
|~ Karnac dismisses Sylver's plans of finding the humans|
Confronting the "monk" about this, Karnac eventually revealed himself as a wild boar, and Wodehed the magician attempted to turn him into a frog, by giving him apparently enchanted wine, but all that hilariously happened was the wine pouch turning into a frog. Karnac only said it was a pity there was so little wine.
After, an exasperated Sylver sent Bryony, the smallest weasel in his band, to secure help. No villager would help them, to terrified as they were of Karnac's wrath. However, only one outcast weasel, Scirf, (who stank) agreed to help them in their fight against the boar. Karnac got irritated when Scirf returned, and Sylver was more disappointed than ever because he needed an army of weasels, not just one. But the clever Scirf knew the ways of pigs and their weaknesses so he mentioned, in conversation, that the humans loved the taste of pork and pork chops and sausages, and this terrified Karnac so much he ran off and hid under a barrage of insults, flying into the woods.
The weasels reluctantly recruited Scirf, and buried the drums as best as they could as the drums were made from dead weasels. Sylver had no doubt Karnac would eventually return, but his business would be made all the more difficult because of the buried drums which he would be unable to sell.