Avin was fearful that other worldly leaders will overlook him and constantly looked for oppurtunities to be noticed. His need for attention however, allowed the Daresian conspirators to compromise him. Stragen put a contract out on him more because he is such a bad ruler than for his connection to the plot. He was stuffed in a barrel of Arcian Red wine, the lid is nailed shut and he drowns, turning a purple color in the process. The people could not stop laughing at his funeral but "at least he was finally noticed".