Boris Vasily Konstantin Andrei Myshkin Dolokhov is Baron Wulfenbach's four-armed secretary and administrative second-in-command. Boris is brilliant, loyal and completely humorless. He and the Jägers have a love/hate relationship, as in: They love to pick on him, he hates . Later on in the plot a General calls Boris . What this could mean is up for fan speculation, but it most likely is just the general greeting Boris. Gospodin in Russian is a very old formal way of saying Mr.
Boris and his eidetic memory had been happily serving as a palace librarian until his Duke, a twisted Spark, decided to give him a pair of extra arms, enhanced speed, strength and balance... to become the "ultimate juggler". His unhappy tenure as a jester ended when the Duke and a neighboring Prince violated the newly-established Baron's Peace and were promptly quashed. Boris himself was picked out of the
victims survivors of the households by Baron Wulfenbach, and with Klaus's usual eye for "the right monster for the job", was set up in Administration, where he has succeeded brilliantly.
However, being part of the Baronial household is not without hazards. Boris's enhanced talents extend to swordwork as well, and at Baron Wulfenbach's side, he has faced far more unnatural Things than he cares to remember (not that he can forget anything anyway). Unnatural Things - which include the Jägers - disturb Boris's sense of tidiness and order, but it's far better than being an enslaved clown.
Following the events at Sturmhalten and Baron's resulting stay at the Great Hospital at Mechanicsburg, Boris has been seen asking furtive and urgent of head-in-a-jar Rudolf Selnikov regarding the capabilities of Slaver wasps.
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After the Klaus-induced Timeskip and Gil's assumption of control of the (remains of) the empire, Boris is very noticeable in his complete and unremarked absence from the Wulfenbach corridors of power, until finally (and literally) in Paris during Agatha's visit to that city. Or more precisely, her visit to the kingdom of the Argurons underneath Paris: he assists Larana Chroma's kidnapping of her own father, and the transport of his unconscious body to the Immortal Library. Boris then disappears again without any explanation of why he is there, or in how official of a capacity he is acting.
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Possibly relevant outside informationEdit
According to The Secret Blueprints, Vol. I, Boris, whose middle names include "Vasily" and "Andrei", plays the balalaika. The Wikipedia entry highlights as epochal Vassily Andreyev's contribution to the development of the instrument.