Lloyd Slate was recruited to serve as the Winter Knight of the Winter Court by Maeve, Winter Lady. He has come to despise Maeve because of her dominating, cruel attitude. He is a heroin addict, rapist, and murderer. His weapon was a Japanese-style sword whose tang is not quite that of a genuine katana. It is difficult to say how much of his personality is that of his Winter Knight mantle. The Mantle of Winter Knight will strongly intensify any predatory urges the wearer possesses. When donning it Harry felt strong urges to dominate sexually and physically. It is said that eventually your personality is subsumed by that of your mantle.
In the Series Edit
During the battle at the at the Stone Table to stop Lady Aurora from killing lily, Lloyd Slate badly wounds Meryl with his sword. Fix is so angry by this, he fights him with the cold steel of a monkey wrench until Slate lay still. At the end of the battle, he was carried away by Maeve, Mab, and Mother Winter, screaming for help.
As of Proven Guilty, he is imprisoned in Arctis Tor, suspended on an icy tree in a crucifixion state by thick sheets of ice. Lea tells Harry that he nears the brink of death due to starvation and frostbite, but Mab "tortures him with kindness" by healing his wounds, restoring his sight, feeding him, and allowing him to sleep in her bed (sex is also implied.) When he next wakes up, he is once again hanging on the tree, blinded. Lea believes that when his mind is broken down enough to look forward to returning to the tree, thus restarting the cycle of Mab taking care of him, Mab will discard him, stating that "he only lives so long as he resists."