|First Appearance||The Diamond Throne|
Sparhawk's squire in The Elenium. Kurik has five sons: Khalad (the eldest) serves Sparhawk in a similar role to his father after his death; Talen is Khalad's half-brother, and is first encountered as a street-thief. He is killed by Adus at the climax of The Sapphire Rose and he is avenged by his son, Talen.
Kurik acts as Sparhawk's 'right hand man,' and is much respected by all who know him (to the point that Martel, one of Sparhawk's greatest enemies, expresses deep regret to hear of his death). While many, especially Sparhawk himself, have expressed the opinion that Kurik would make an ideal Knight, the squire dismisses this out of hand due to his personal obligation to be Sparhawk's squire, a relationship that had begun many generations before between the families. Kurik is quite classist, not having a high opinion of the general intelligence of most nobles.