Cast of Characters
This glossary contains proper names for people, creatures, and objects. For all other glossary terms, see Glossary
All pronunciations are written in American English.
All pronunciations are written in American English.
n/aNoble who tells Sikode about a nearby conjurer. From Feesel, Merren.
ar-kay-deeOne of two Masters of the Aki n'di ori guard in Tindrel. From Tindrel, Merren.
ah-ser-issThe Earth Mother sylfaone and creator of the world Elthessera.
Chee-ree-keyMusician at the Fitiri Inn. From Likeda, Rakan.
keye-lairPrince-Designate of Merren. He and his sister escaped the despot's slaughter and helped the Illenans defeat him. From Javone, Merren.
sihr-seeShiobe's mother. From Tura, Soline.
key-wrenSpecial illenan army operative that conducts special tasks for Sikode. From Shayd, Illena.
klee-vanKing who originally created and cemented the borders of Condioh. Was considered mentally unwell. From Jodioh, Condioh.
coe-bayDaione/Jonnese name for the Flame Dragon of Kassak. Referred to as Kykini Cede in Catak. Lives in the Glass Volcano, in Oritan.
cranePage helper for Parse's special army unit. From Shayd, Illena.
n/aHostess at the Ruby. From Iova, Soline.
dah-rinShiobe's brother. From Tura, Soline.
deh-learSecond in command of Parse's special unit. From Shayd, Illena.
dee-tenShadowwalker in Iova and Kitta's secret lover. From Iova, Soline.
drastShadowartist who was with Iavan and Sikode when the Illenans invaded Javone, and who still guards Iavan. From Shayd, Illena.
ehd-durShiel'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.
ee-dawnOwns The Shady Sword and is Shiobe's landlord. From Iova, Soline.
el-av-ruhShiel's poison's healer. From Shayd, Illena.
el-eekLoreval's assistant. From Shayd, Illena.
ah-lee-jheSiojhetioh forced to serve bloodmages. From Condioh.
air-en-ick zan-tarSylfaone with hundreds of thousands of followers in the Midem and Western countries.
ee-cerealCondioh 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.
aye-shawnRunner for the Kla ra di'neri Caravan and the aki n'di ori guard. From Kathar di'omo, Rakan.
aye-deh-lawnBodyguard and lover of King Shiel. From Shayd, Illena.
fee-dahr-ranGiarel's son and heir. Far better liked than his father; called Gallant King by the aki n'di ori. From Jodioh, Condioh.
gah-dah key-reeThe Mother Dragon. Myth closely associates her with the Earth Mother sylfaone. Her lair is The Wellspring (shortened to The Well) in Rikondi.
gandGuard 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-elleNoble siojhetioh at the Iovan Palace. Rival of Kitta. From Overis, Soline.
Gialla qua Rista
ghee-ah-lahNoble siojhetioh at the Iovan Palace. From Rista, Soline.
gee-ahr-elCondi 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.
ghin-durShadowwalker on the take by slavers. Hates Shiobe with a passion.
gourdSilversmith who runs an illegal slave business. Attempts to sell Shiobe. From Iova, Soline.
hair-ronCouncilor of TIndrel City Council. Plots against Iavan. From Tindrel, Merren.
yhan-nahBloodmage Shiobe encounters in Greyns.
eye-ah-vanLieutenant-general in Illenan army and King Shiel's cousin. From Shayd, Illena.
ee-kohSikode's father. Local guardsman in Likeda. From Likeda, Rakan.
im-peer-ee-onCondioh 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.
ee-shayCook for the Ruby. From Iova, Soline.
is-tee-kahlSikode's sword, one of Tanji's e ada sindo weapons.
ee-vore-ayMyhological 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.
jay-ee-ronMaster 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.
jay-sef-fenRoyal 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.
Joe-deeSylfaone popular in Condioh and aki n'di ori countries. The Condi named their capital, Jodioh, after him.
gin-neeHostess at the Baths of Phyllid. From Iova, Soline.
kal-thren-men-rayEarly shadowarts practitioner who mastered Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. Helped Cliovan bring disparate peoples under Condi control. From Shendioh, Condioh.
can-dar-eeThe dragonstone artifact connected to Kykini Cede, Flame Dragon of Kassak. Also the name of Shiobe's horse.
kay-tah-reeOne of two Masters of the aki n'di ori guard in Tindrel. From Port of Yeid, Illena.
kehth-teeMythological lover of the dragonmaster, Ivore.
kee-ohSikode's brother. From Likeda, Rakan
kee-ree-doeSikode's alternate guise in Iova.
kihr-tenShadowartist practitioner tasked with protecting Iavan. From Port of Yeid, Illena.
kit-tahA shadowartist holding Iova's Shining Star title. Once friend of Shiobe. From Tura, Soline.
kish-enImp child Shiobe saves from a theave. From twilight.
key-key-nee cedeFlame Dragon of Kassak. Also known as Coibe. Lives in the Glass Volcano, in Oritan. His dragonstone artifact is the Kandari.
key-lee-keyJin 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.
lah-jah-kahIce Dragon of Lassa. Also known as Shtay. Lives in Hekara's Abyss. His dragonstone artifact is the Vendari.
lay-day-deeOwner of the Fitiri Inn in Tindrel and Kla ra di'neri Caravan contact in Merren. Cousin to Sikode. From Kathar di'omo, Rakan.
ler-aye-shunIovan Palace School Master Cartographer. From Iova, Soline.
lith-rahPresiding Councilor of Tindrel's City Council. From Tindrel, Merren.
lore-e-valArtiste of the Monarch's Claws, a magickal order created to protect the Illenan royal family. From Shayd, Illena.
low-shah-ranJaioron's low-born Ravain lover. Called Tahara by the aki n'di ori after the West Wind sylfaone. From Ravia (modern northern Illena).
mack-key-sehnSoline noble who has Pendarrin translate documents he then takes credit for. Genophyte rank bought by family. From Iova, Soline.
my-rowTwilight creature summoned by the bloodmages in Greyns. Means 'big' in Daione. From twilight.
mee-goeGord's slave auction wielder. From Iova, Soline.
mee-dear-eeBloodmage Condi lord. From Joidioh, Condioh.
meer-ah-dah-mah-nar-eeIn 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.
mow dee-awnMilitary strategist working from the Iovan Palace and associated with the Iovan Palace guard and the Shadowwalkers. From Iova, Soline.
mwu-hen-deeRikondi 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.
moo-ee-din mwu-hen-deeCreator of the shadowarts. From Condioh.
myur-eeRien's mother. From Tura, Soline.
nay-tanShadowwalker captian. From Iova, Soline.
new-vainPrevious ruler of Soline, and Tinera's father. Tinera rules by making decisions opposite of what she believes he would have. From Iova, Soline.
n/aCaptain of a special unit of the Illenan army. From Shayd, Illena.
pen-dar-rinShiobe's father and a renowned genophyte from the Iovan Palace School. From Tura, Soline.
ree-enCaptain of the Iovan Palace Guard, and Shiobe's ex-lover. From Soline
n/aIovan City Guard captain. From Iova, Soline.
rye-tee-kah key-reeSikode's mount. Trained to go after any individual that smells like a bloodmage.
sadj-realMesiq (town lord) of Amenthioh. He is the primary provoker of rebellion against the continued presence of the Illenans in Merren. From Amenthioh, Merren.
shell-eth-ee-ousCliovan'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.
shem-brahMapmaker renown for his unconvential maps. From Mackdregh.
sheelKing of Illena. From Shayd, Illena.
shee-mar-eeCaravan runner. Lekedi's daughter. From Tindrel, Merren.
she-bahHero of our story, freelance fighter and translator. From Tura, Soline.
shten-gar leth-ickSylfaone with hundreds of thousands of followers in the Midem countries.
cy-anShadowwalker in Iova. Rien's protoge. From Iova, Soline.
see-koe-dayOur hero2, a Flame warrior and shadowartist. From Likeda, Rakan.
see-ree-nahJin from Rakan who knows Sikode. She and her sister and brother were kidnapped and brought to Soline as slaves. From Likeda, Rakan.
soe-villeDeceased Presiding Councilor of the Tindrel City Council. He was instrumental in hiring Condioh Siojhetioh to assassinate Iavan. From Tindrel, Merren.
stitch-enOlder brother to Kshn, Imp shadowartist and healer. From twilight.
tah-lay-rihnJhodi sect priest in Iova. From La keri on, Rakan.
tawn-jeeE ada sindosina and Sikode's mother. From Likeda, Rakan.
terrySpecialist in the Illenan army. From Shayd, Illena.
tee-tore-enShiobe's sword. One of Tanji's e ada sindo weapons.
tem-sohnGord's steward. From Iova, Soline.
tin-er-ahQueen of Soline. From Iova, Soline.
toe-keen-deeRuler 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).
tawn-ahSword teacher in Tura. Taught Shiobe and Rien. From Tura, Soline.
trihnBookseller in Iova and friend to Pendarrin. He provides Shiobe with translating jobs. From Iova, Soline.
val-loan-ahMythic 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.
ven-dreeLithra's lover. From Tindrel, Merren.
Ver-ihCommander of the North Trade Route Regional Post. From Deshk, Illena.
vur-layneNoble who supported Eder's side in the Illenan Civil War, and resents Shiel's magnamity in sparing him exile. From Mique, Illena.
vehl-lahKitta's mother. From Tura, Soline.
vee-ann-nahOwner of the Ruby. From Iova, Soline.
ray-fenSikode's personal servant. From Shayd, Illena.
zay-denGuard captain of Tura. Shiobe's ex-lover. From Tura, Soline.