Umaq was an elderly Tartar who agreed to take Lee Scoresby to the Imperial Muscovite Academy observatory after a "lengthy bout of haggling."[1] He told Lee that the "sky fall[ing] open, and spirits mov[ing] between this world and that world" had happened before, thousands of generations ago. Although he did not give Lee much info on it, he alluded to the fact that it had happened before and that a "spirit war" would take place before things went back to normal.


Notes and references

  1. The Subtle Knife, Chapter 6

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