Hoiran the Dark is the head of the Dark Court. He is often depicted with tusks and fangs.
He makes almost no direct appearances in the trilogy, and generally appears to be a hands-off member of the Dark Court. Firfirdar refers to him as he "just likes to watch".
Other names he goes by are:
- Dark King (not to be confused with the Illwrack Changeling)
- Urann the Gray (to the Majak)
Hoiran's name is often invoked in profanity, such as:
- Hoiran's sake / Urann's sake
- Hoiran's teeth
- Hoiran's fucking balls / Urann's aching balls
- Hoiran's twisted cock
There is a temple to Hoiran at Trelayne's southern gate.