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Lio!rt Wyrmbidder (Dragonlord) appears in The Colour of Magic. He was the son of Greicha the First, and brother to Liartes and Liessa. He was a Dragonrider and the wilder of the two sons. Lio!rt and Liartes were both banished from Wyrmberg as a result of a power struggle with their sister Liessa. Liessa made a deal with Hrun the barbarian that if he could defeat her brothers in combat he could rule at her side. The brothers' chose dragons as their duel weapon and, even though unarmed, Hrun defeated both of them but spared them their lives.

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Liartes is likely a play on the name of the character from Shakespeare's Hamlet, 'Laertes' and the word 'Liar'. Lio!rt's' name is likely a play parents giving their children similar sounding names (in this case all have 'lies' or 'liar' in them. Sister, (Lies)sa sounding like the name Lisa combined with 'lies'. The "!" in his name likely indicates the "click found in Xhosa and other Bantu languages because it is the international phonetic alphabet symbol for the alveolar stop.