Brelgh and Olga’s middle son, Miri is a sickly youth with a gaunt, drawn expression. A victim of pneumonia at a young age, his health has always been suspect. Of the three brothers, Miri is the most like his mother, a practical lad more given to function over form and utterly lacking his father’s imagination. Still, he is a capable carpenter and will likely take over his father’s duties once his father passes on. Until then, he works during the day, does chores until night, and then sleeps. Utterly unambitious, yet dutiful, Miri has never lived down his one adventure, which nearly got himself— and Skint— killed, when he ran off to the woods and found a dire bear cub. Though he was only 7 and didn’t truly understand what was happening, every day that he sees Skint’s scars is like a slap on the face of his imagination and spirit.
Miri assumes that he will marry, but can’t quite imagine love well enough to see marriage as anything but an expected social convention he will fulfill; perhaps a lucky wife will surprise him, though if he marries Alandra, their lives promise to be utterly devoid of joy, each of their spirits crushed. It’s possible, though, that any of several farmer’s daughters might reach beyond his walls and rekindle the love of life he had as a younger lad. For now, he exists in a dispassionate, nihilistic state, neither examining nor truly living his life.