Whiskeyjack: Commander of the Bridgeburners
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This man shook his head. 'No, the one we want is over there,' he said. Though he spoke Malazan, his harsh accent was Seven Cities. The third and last man, also black, slipped past on the sergeant's left and for all his girth seemed to glide forward, his eyes on Hairlock. His ignoring Tattersail made her feel somehow slighted. She considered a well-chosen word or two as he stepped around her, but the effort seemed suddenly too much.
She shuddered involuntarily as power buffeted her senses. She drew a sharp breath. He's a mage. Tattersail tracked the man as he joined his comrade at Hairlock's side, striving to see through the muck and blood covering his uniform. 'Who are you people?' 'Ninth squad, the Second.' 'Ninth?' The breath hissed from her teeth. 'You're Bridgeburners.' Her eyes narrowed on the battered sergeant. 'The Ninth. That makes you Whiskeyjack.'
Gardens of the moon pages 72-74.........
I think you got the skin colour wrong
The sergeant comes up to Tattersail as the first of the three, Tattersails eyes narrow back on the sergeant after the realization who they are. Whiskeyjacks skin tone is not mentioned in this passage.
and do not forget that all dal honese are black, including traveller; kellanved; Barathol and many more. For me that is one of the attractions of the series, it avoids the trope of the stalward blod blue eyed farmboy traveling to the mountain to defeat a great big evil.