Siege and Storm
Eskil is one of the Grisha who was stationed on the southern border. When the Darkling attacked Novokribirsk, the Grisha soldiers were grabbed out of their beds and given sham trials by their Otkazat'sya counterparts to test their loyalty. Eskil, Fedyor, and several others escaped. They then joined Alina Starkov.
After Alina mentions to Mal that she wouldn't know what to do with an army of non-Grisha soldiers, the latter decides to prove his worth by fighting against Grisha in a barn near the Little Palace. The fighting draws spectators eager to bet on the winner.
Eskil is one of the Etherealki that Mal fights against. Although the Squaller has the advantage at the beginning of the fight, he ends up losing.
His fate after the Darkling's attack on Os Alta remains unknown.
- Eskil is the modern Scandinavian form of the name Asketill.