Golshan Soltani

Golshan Soltani's well-born family emigrated from Iran to Albion just before Golshan was of age to go to Schola. He has not lived up to his family's expectations.   He and Seth Wain were friends from their first day at Schola, and have remained so ever since.  


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Golshan has three older brothers and an older sister. He also has what we'd call ADHD, and he was constantly moving during his school years. Seth Wain helped him focus long enough to get through his school assignments, and he gained significant skills in Materia, Duelling, and Illusion work.   Before the Great War, he had found a position running a vaudeville theatre - a never-ending set of interesting challenges for him, and he genuinely likes and is interested by almost everyone if they'll give him a chance. In 1918, he was paralysed (a T6 injury) by a gun shot, discussed in Casting Nasturtiums, which is also about how Seth found him again, and what their life looks like now.

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Casting Nasturtiums

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Casting Nasturtiums is the story of Seth Wain finding Golshan after the War (the summer of 1919, when Seth is finally demobbed), and about the two of them - with Seth's wife Dilly - figuring out what their life looks like now.   After the events of the novella, Golshan focuses on helping other veterans who need support to access the services they deserve. Seth and several other crafters work out how to design a wheelchair that suits him properly, as well.

With All Due Speed

Seth and Golshan talk with Thesan in With All Due Speed about her upcoming plans. (A later scene also has Thesan and Isembard discussing the meeting below.)  

Tea and Meetings

Golshan also appears in Tea and Meetings, on Armstice Day 1925, talking to Isembard Fortier.



Born: 1892   Family:
  • Seth Wain (partner)
  • Dilly Wain (partner)
  • (Co-parent of their children) 
  • Largely estranged from his birth family. 
  Profession: Veterans support   Education: Schola, Horse House