Kwyn Marie / Shanda Nelson

Cast of Characters

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All pronunciations are written in American English.
 

A

Andersten
n/a
Noble who tells Sikode about a nearby conjurer. From Feesel, Merren.
 
Arkedi
ar-kay-dee
One of two Masters of the Aki n'di ori guard in Tindrel. From Tindrel, Merren.
 
Aseris
ah-ser-iss
The Earth Mother sylfaone and creator of the world Elthessera.
 

B

 

C

Chiriki
Chee-ree-key
Musician at the Fitiri Inn. From Likeda, Rakan.
 
Cilair
keye-lair
Prince-Designate of Merren. He and his sister escaped the despot's slaughter and helped the Illenans defeat him. From Javone, Merren.
 
Circioh
sihr-see
Shiobe's mother. From Tura, Soline.
 
Ciwren
key-wren
Special illenan army operative that conducts special tasks for Sikode. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Cliovan
klee-van
King who originally created and cemented the borders of Condioh. Was considered mentally unwell. From Jodioh, Condioh.
 
Coibe
coe-bay
Daione/Jonnese name for the Flame Dragon of Kassak. Referred to as Kykini Cede in Catak. Lives in the Glass Volcano, in Oritan.  
Crain
crane
Page helper for Parse's special army unit. From Shayd, Illena.
   

D

Darling
n/a
Hostess at the Ruby. From Iova, Soline.
 
Darrin
dah-rin
Shiobe's brother. From Tura, Soline.
 
Delir
deh-lear
Second in command of Parse's special unit. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Diten
dee-ten
Shadowwalker in Iova and Kitta's secret lover. From Iova, Soline.
 
Drast
drast
Shadowartist who was with Iavan and Sikode when the Illenans invaded Javone, and who still guards Iavan. From Shayd, Illena.
   

E

Eder
ehd-dur
Shiel's uncle. He initiated the Illenan Civil War because he felt he should inherit the throne, rather than his young, inexperienced nephew. Now in exile. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Edon
ee-dawn
Owns The Shady Sword and is Shiobe's landlord. From Iova, Soline.
 
Elavre
el-av-ruh
Shiel's poison's healer. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Elique
el-eek
Loreval's assistant. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Eliozhe
ah-lee-jhe
Siojhetioh forced to serve bloodmages. From Condioh.
 
Erenik Zantar
air-en-ick zan-tar
Sylfaone with hundreds of thousands of followers in the Midem and Western countries.
 
Eserial
ee-cereal
Condioh siojhetioh from the Sindes Sioh School who mastered the Flame Dragon and used his strength to help King Giarel create the Jonna Empire. In aki n'di ori countries, she is called Dyondia, or Mistress Death. From Sindes, Condioh.
 
Eshon
aye-shawn
Runner for the Kla ra di'neri Caravan and the aki n'di ori guard. From Kathar di'omo, Rakan.
 
Eteilon
aye-deh-lawn
Bodyguard and lover of King Shiel. From Shayd, Illena.
 

F

Fidaran
fee-dahr-ran
Giarel's son and heir. Far better liked than his father; called Gallant King by the aki n'di ori. From Jodioh, Condioh.
 

G

Gada Kiore
gah-dah key-ree
The Mother Dragon. Myth closely associates her with the Earth Mother sylfaone. Her lair is The Wellspring (shortened to The Well) in Rikondi.
 
Gand
gand
Guard captain for the Baths of Phyllid. Had his Iovan Palace Guard appointment taken away by a jealous Rien after he became captain. From Iova, Soline.
 
Ganderelle qua Overis
gan-dur-elle
Noble siojhetioh at the Iovan Palace. Rival of Kitta. From Overis, Soline.
 
Gialla qua Rista
ghee-ah-lah
Noble siojhetioh at the Iovan Palace. From Rista, Soline.
 
Giarel
gee-ahr-el
Condi king from teh Endion family who created the Jonna Empire. Called Dyon'akilore (dee-on nahk-ee-loray) in the Glass Volcano map poem Shiobe translates.
 
Ginder
ghin-dur
Shadowwalker on the take by slavers. Hates Shiobe with a passion.
 
Gord Silversmith
gourd
Silversmith who runs an illegal slave business. Attempts to sell Shiobe. From Iova, Soline.
 

H

Haron
hair-ron
Councilor of TIndrel City Council. Plots against Iavan. From Tindrel, Merren.
 

I

Ianne
yhan-nah
Bloodmage Shiobe encounters in Greyns.
 
Iavan
eye-ah-van
Lieutenant-general in Illenan army and King Shiel's cousin. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Iko
ee-koh
Sikode's father. Local guardsman in Likeda. From Likeda, Rakan.
 
Imperion
im-peer-ee-on
Condioh guardsman who was the lover of Eserial. Helped her master Kykini Cede. Also called Mondomon, or Lord Demon, by the aki n'di ori. From Sindes, Condioh.
 
Iche
ee-shay
Cook for the Ruby. From Iova, Soline.
 
Istikal
is-tee-kahl
Sikode's sword, one of Tanji's e ada sindo weapons.
 
Ivore
ee-vore-ay
Myhological hero who mastered the Flame Dragon of Kassak and created the Flame and the e ada sindo martial arts styles with the dragon's help. One of Shiobe's influences.
 

J

Jaioron
jay-ee-ron
Master of Lajaka, Ice Dragon of Lassa. Eserial's son. Called Myhori by the aki n'di ori, after the East Wind sylfaone. From Jodioh, Condioh.
 
Jeysephen
jay-sef-fen
Royal Peeress of Merren, and Cilair's younger sister. She and her brother avoided the despot's slaughter and helped Illena defeat him. From Javone, Merren.
 
Jhodi
Joe-dee
Sylfaone popular in Condioh and aki n'di ori countries. The Condi named their capital, Jodioh, after him.
 
Jini
gin-nee
Hostess at the Baths of Phyllid. From Iova, Soline.
 

K

Kalthrenmehnraoh
kal-thren-men-ray
Early shadowarts practitioner who mastered Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. Helped Cliovan bring disparate peoples under Condi control. From Shendioh, Condioh.
 
Kandari
can-dar-ee
The dragonstone artifact connected to Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. Also the name of Shiobe's horse.
 
Ketari
kay-tah-ree
One of two Masters of the aki n'di ori guard in Tindrel. From Port of Yeid, Illena.
 
Kethti
kehth-tee
Mythological lover of the dragonmaster, Ivore.
 
Kio
kee-oh
Sikode's brother. From Likeda, Rakan
 
Kirido
kee-ree-doe
Sikode's alternate guise in Iova.
 
Kirten
kihr-ten
Shadowartist practitioner tasked with protecting Iavan. From Port of Yeid, Illena.
 
Kitta
kit-tah
A shadowartist holding Iova's Shining Star title. Once friend of Shiobe. From Tura, Soline.
 
Kshn
kish-en
Imp child Shiobe saves from a theave. From twilight.
 
Kykini Cede
key-key-nee cede
Flame Dragon of Kassak. Also known as Coibe. Lives in the Glass Volcano, in Oritan. His dragonstone artifact is the Kandari.
 
Kyliki
key-lee-key
Jin from Rakan. She and her sister and her brother were kidnapped and brought to Soline as slaves. She chose to remain in Merren after rescued rather than return to Rakan and an unwanted marriage. From Likeda, Rakan.
 

L

Lajaka
lah-jah-kah
Ice Dragon of Lassa. Also known as Shtay. Lives in Hekara's Abyss. His dragonstone artifact is the Vendari.
 
Lekedi
lay-day-dee
Owner of the Fitiri Inn in Tindrel and Kla ra di'neri Caravan contact in Merren. Cousin to Sikode. From Kathar di'omo, Rakan.
 
Leratian
ler-aye-shun
Iovan Palace School Master Cartographer. From Iova, Soline.
 
Lithra
lith-rah
Presiding Councilor of Tindrel's City Council. From Tindrel, Merren.
 
Loreval
lore-e-val
Artiste of the Monarch's Claws, a magickal order created to protect the Illenan royal family. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Losharan
low-shah-ran
Jaioron's low-born Ravain lover. Called Tahara by the aki n'di ori after the West Wind sylfaone. From Ravia (modern northern Illena).
 

M

Maquesen
mack-key-sehn
Soline noble who has Pendarrin translate documents he then takes credit for. Genophyte rank bought by family. From Iova, Soline.
 
Meorow
my-row
Twilight creature summoned by the bloodmages in Greyns. Means 'big' in Daione. From twilight.
 
Migo
mee-goe
Gord's slave auction wielder. From Iova, Soline.
 
Miodire
mee-dear-ee
Bloodmage Condi lord. From Joidioh, Condioh.
 
Miradamanari
meer-ah-dah-mah-nar-ee
In myth, the divine creator of the aki n'di ori. Her temple, the Re a mira, was destroyed by Kykini Cede during the original Jonna Empire invasion.
 
Mo Dian
mow dee-awn
Military strategist working from the Iovan Palace and associated with the Iovan Palace guard and the Shadowwalkers. From Iova, Soline.
 
Muhiendhioh
mwu-hen-dee
Rikondi family whose ancestors make up the bulk of Condi rulers. They still maintain peace between Condioh and Rikondi through marriage. They are more influential than the ruling families of both countries.
 
Muiodhin Muhiendhioh
moo-ee-din mwu-hen-dee
Creator of the shadowarts. From Condioh.
 
Muri
myur-ee
Rien's mother. From Tura, Soline.
 

N

Natan
nay-tan
Shadowwalker captian. From Iova, Soline.
 
Nuvain
new-vain
Previous ruler of Soline, and Tinera's father. Tinera rules by making decisions opposite of what she believes he would have. From Iova, Soline.
 

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P

Parse
n/a
Captain of a special unit of the Illenan army. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Pendarrin
pen-dar-rin
Shiobe's father and a renowned genophyte from the Iovan Palace School. From Tura, Soline.
 

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R

 
Rien
ree-en
Captain of the Iovan Palace Guard, and Shiobe's ex-lover. From Soline
 
Rooster
n/a
Iovan City Guard captain. From Iova, Soline.
 
Rytika Ciri
rye-tee-kah key-ree
Sikode's mount. Trained to go after any individual that smells like a bloodmage.
 

S

Sadgreal
sadj-real
Mesiq (town lord) of Amenthioh. He is the primary provoker of rebellion against the continued presence of the Illenans in Merren. From Amenthioh, Merren.
 
Shelethios
shell-eth-ee-ous
Cliovan's wife. Known for her brutal extermination of her enemies and being the brains behind the throne that led to the creation of Condi. From Jodioh, Condioh.
 
Shembra
shem-brah
Mapmaker renown for his unconvential maps. From Mackdregh.
 
Shiel
sheel
King of Illena. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Shimari
shee-mar-ee
Caravan runner. Lekedi's daughter. From Tindrel, Merren.
 
Shiobe
she-bah
Hero of our story, freelance fighter and translator. From Tura, Soline.
 
Shtengar Lethic
shten-gar leth-ick
Sylfaone with hundreds of thousands of followers in the Midem countries.
 
Sian
cy-an
Shadowwalker in Iova. Rien's protoge. From Iova, Soline.
 
Sikode
see-koe-day
Our hero2, a Flame warrior and shadowartist. From Likeda, Rakan.
 
Sirina
see-ree-nah
Jin from Rakan who knows Sikode. She and her sister and brother were kidnapped and brought to Soline as slaves. From Likeda, Rakan.
 
Sovil
soe-ville
Deceased Presiding Councilor of the Tindrel City Council. He was instrumental in hiring Condioh Siojhetioh to assassinate Iavan. From Tindrel, Merren.
 
Stchn
stitch-en
Older brother to Kshn, Imp shadowartist and healer. From twilight.
 

T

Ta'lerin
tah-lay-rihn
Jhodi sect priest in Iova. From La keri on, Rakan.
 
Tanji
tawn-jee
E ada sindosina and Sikode's mother. From Likeda, Rakan.
 
Terioh
terry
Specialist in the Illenan army. From Shayd, Illena.
 
Ti'torien
tee-tore-en
Shiobe's sword. One of Tanji's e ada sindo weapons.
 
Temson
tem-sohn
Gord's steward. From Iova, Soline.
 
Tinera
tin-er-ah
Queen of Soline. From Iova, Soline.
 
Tokindi
toe-keen-dee
Ruler of Ay a di'galay during the Jonna invasion. His surrender to the Condi is both seen as shameful and a harbringer of peace. From Dodi on, Ay a di'galay (modern Rakan).
 
Tonna
tawn-ah
Sword teacher in Tura. Taught Shiobe and Rien. From Tura, Soline.
 
Trin
trihn
Bookseller in Iova and friend to Pendarrin. He provides Shiobe with translating jobs. From Iova, Soline.
 

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V

Vallona
val-loan-ah
Mythic Sheune warrior who stopped the rampage of the warlord Dylam outside Zere Enec. Known for shoving his own sword down his throat. One of Shiobe's idols. From Besiq (modern Merren.
 
Vendry
ven-dree
Lithra's lover. From Tindrel, Merren.
 
Verigh
Ver-ih
Commander of the North Trade Route Regional Post. From Deshk, Illena.
 
Verlain
vur-layne
Noble who supported Eder's side in the Illenan Civil War, and resents Shiel's magnamity in sparing him exile. From Mique, Illena.
 
Vhellah
vehl-lah
Kitta's mother. From Tura, Soline.
 
Vianna
vee-ann-nah
Owner of the Ruby. From Iova, Soline.
 

W

Wrafen
ray-fen
Sikode's personal servant. From Shayd, Illena.
 

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Z

Zaiden
zay-den
Guard captain of Tura. Shiobe's ex-lover. From Tura, Soline.
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