Ivan is the brother of Dmitri, the Cossack Infiltrator. An orphaned boy of Colonel Bohdan's army, he was raised by the Colonel's estate, in the shadow of the Colonel and Vira. He was fiercely loyal to Bohdan and that loyalty has transferred to Vira. Reluctant to pick up arms, he is more comfortable as a stable master; but the needs of his loyalties have turned him into a soldier. A notorious celibate, but few know that a fire in his heart once burned hot before it was extinguished long ago. He is the voice of reason and acceptance, until the only answer is violence. Calm, measured, and determined to accomplish any task.