First was a male pan-human. He was a member of the Eaters.


During the Idiran-Culture War, First was with the Eaters on a Vavatch Orbital island. As chief disciple he was permitted to wear what passed for sacred vestments and wield a cumbersome projectile pistol. When Fwi-Song, the Eaters' prophet, was poisoned attempting to eat Horza, First moved to shoot the Changer but was blinded by Horza's venomous spit. First was crushed under a collapsing Fwi-Song.[1]


  1. Consider Phlebas, chapter 6