Dresden Files

Blood on His Soul, also known as The Genoskwa, is one of the Forest People. He first appears in Skin Game.


Blood on His Soul is over nine feet tall, with muscles and strength to match. He is covered with gray hair, a strangely-shaped skull, a tree-trunk-sized neck and massive shoulders. His movements are agile and fast. Winter magic does not appear to have much effect on him. He detests the Forest People who do not follow the War Path, and hates Strength of a River in His Shoulders.[1] He is a member of the War Path, which is a group of Forest People advocating violence against weaker creatures.(reference needed)

In the series[]

Skin Game[]

Blood on His Soul is hired by Nicodemus Archleone as part of his crew to break into Hades' vault. He is very skilled with veil magic and can ground any incoming magical attacks using his unique understanding of Earth Magic.[2] He is also physically very fast and powerful. He accepts the coin of Ursiel as part of his agreement with Archleone.[3] The effect of the coin made him even larger and stronger than before. After an intense fight involving Archleone, Hannah Ascher on his side and Harry Dresden, Michael Carpenter and Goodman Grey opposed, the Blood on His Soul and Dresden square off one on one.[4]

Peace Talks[]

In Peace Talks, River Shoulders says that Blood on his Soul is still alive, and warns Dresden that he will be looking for revenge.[5]


  1. Skin Game, ch. 22
  2. Skin Game, ch. 25
  3. Skin Game, ch. 43
  4. Skin Game, ch. 47
  5. Peace Talks, ch. 21