|“||They say he brought the story in.||”|
— A reference to the Herald, Ember Rising, p. 212
Virtually nothing about the Herald, including his real name or place of origin, is known.
Some time after the Attack on Cloud Mountain, he managed to infiltrate First Warren with a copy of Heather Longtreader's story. This was unknown even to the rabbits of Harbone Citadel, who through their own numerous failures believed entrance to the city was impossible. An archer, possibly one of the Black Band, killed the Herald on the night he infiltrated the city. However, before his death he managed to pass the story on to the Teller, who shared its message with the inhabitants of First Warren.