Belphinius "Phin" Mendellix was a raintaster's son who entered the Knights Academy.  


Role in The Winter Knights

Phin was the first person Quint encountered in the Knights Academy and became a close friend. After the education as a Lower Hall Squire, Phin became an Apprentice Swordmaster. Together with Raffix, Stope and Quint, they formed the "Winter Knights" to stop the Endless Winter threatening Sanctaphrax.

Role in Clash of the Sky Galleons

During the events of Clash of the Sky Galleons, Phin helped harvest the gigantic flight rock from the Stone Gardens to make the Bringer of Doom, a league ship. He later took up a position aboard the Galerider, supporting Quint in the battle against the Bringer of Doom.

Role in The Sky Chart

Phin, along with the other Winter Knights joined Quint's crew after he'd stormed out of the Knights Academy, but after the disastrous first voyage of the Stormchaser, he found work in Sanctaphrax.[1]

Distant Future

Phin became swordmaster in the academic-at-arms corp, and was described as the finest they ever had[citation needed].  

It is unknown what happened to him later, but after Vilnix Pompolnius dismantled the Knights Academy, it is likely Phin had to find work somewhere else as this meant that the academic-at-arms were no longer needed. 


Phin probably came from a rich background as only the wealthiest families could afford to send their sons to the prestigious Knights Academy in Sanctaphrax. This made Phin very sure of his place in the world, light-hearted and while kind, it also led him to overlook things like Stope's injuries, which Quint noticed and treated. Phin was always ready to crack a joke, usually grinning widely and while he didn't show great interest in weather studies, he pursued his career as an academic-at-arms with great ambition.


  1. The Sky Chart, Chapter 2
Academics of Sanctaphrax
Most High Academe ArchemaxFerumixMarborinus QueltPhilbus XantQuelve Fundinix
Unidentified earth-scholarLinius PallitaxProfessors of Light and Darkness Vilnix PompolniusCowlquape PentephraxisVox Verlix
School of Light and Darkness Professor of DarknessProfessor of LightSilenius Quilp
Knights Academy Professors Arboretum SickleboughFabius DydexFenviel VendixFluvius HumeGraydle FlaxHax VostillixPhilius Embertine
Knights academic Arborinus VerginixBeltixCentius ThalladixDantiusGarlinius Gernix
Hemphix RootHophixLidius PherixPetronius MetraxPhilius Embertine
PlaxQueritisScreedius TollinixThe Sepia KnightWillandisXallix Flint
Knights academic-in-waiting Arborinus VerginixBeltixCentius ThalladixDantiusGarlinius Gernix
Hemphix RootHophixLidius PherixPetronius MetraxPhilius Embertine
PlaxQueritisQuintinius VerginixRaffix EmiliusScreedius TollinixThe Sepia KnightWillandisXallix Flint
Academics-at-arms Belphinius MendellixDengreeve YellowtuskQuiltis WistelwebTonsor Wexis
Wendip Throx
Squires Arborinus VerginixBeltixCentius ThalladixDantiusFlayleGarlinius GernixHemphix RootHophixLidius PherixLubisMemdiusPetronius MetraxPhilius EmbertinePlaxQueritisScreedius TollinixThe Sepia KnightVilnix PompolniusWillandisXallix Flint
Academy of Wind Aurelius VentilixZaphix Nemulis
College of Rain Vilnix Pompolnius
Institute of Ice and Snow Palvius Quale
College of Cloud Cowlquape PentephraxisVox Verlix
School of Mist Linius PallitaxRunnetSeftus LeprixSkillix
Academy of Drizzle Dervillus
Viaduct Schools Ferule GleetLud Squeamix
Fountain House Professors Barnum TrapcottLemuella VandavancxSpleenewashWilken Wordspool
Students Ambris AmbrixBlud OakcrossLinius PallitaxLod QuernmoreMaris Pallitax
PeawiltQuesling WinnixQuintinius Verginix
Great Library of Sanctaphrax Bungus Septrill