The Genoskwa is a Forest People-like creature first appearing in Skin Game.


The Genoskwa 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 and hates Strength of a River in His Shoulders.[1]

In the seriesEdit

Skin GameEdit

Main article: Skin Game

Genoskwa 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 Genoskwa and Harry square off one on one.[4]


  1. Skin Game, ch. 22
  2. Skin Game, ch. 25
  3. Skin Game, ch. 43
  4. Skin Game, ch. 47