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To the King’s maladroit monkey of minstrelsy Javar Nussio, From D. Laerin Votagsmere the Gold, Chief Scholar , D.Kn., J.Sc.

Javar,

The following is a reference for you as you read the king the tale. Please note that the average tenure for a court bard here is somewhat less than the time it takes to read the entire cycle aloud. Do your successors a favor and please use the pronunciations herein, lest you infuriate the king. If you do so, your inevitable upcoming retirement will be abruptly terminated by something less pleasant than employment. Having noted your butchery of terms with clear phonetic notation, I exchanged the lexically correct pronunciation aids and instead used small words and capitalization to make pronunciations obvious—even to you. And for the green god’s sake, stop rolling your R’s when you read Ceuran names.

After your last disastrous gaffe where you read aloud the entry which was supposed to be a prompt for your memory alone, thereby revealing the true nature of the black ka’kari to the king long before book six, I have edited this entire folio. Now you will find the character list safe to read to the king at any point in the story, giving only what is known about that character at the time they are introduced. This means, of course, that some definitions are unforgivably bland: “Gwinvere Kirena, a courtesan” doesn’t do the inimitable woman justice and doesn’t begin to match the beauty of my previous entry, but your idiocy nearly lost me my job. Because certain entries are impossible without risk of you getting eggshells in the cake again, they have been omitted: “Wanhope”, etcetera.

Enjoy the king’s favor while it lasts. Just yesterday I heard him asking Lady Versetti if you don’t sometimes throttle the high notes a bit. (She answered in the affirmative.)

Fret on that, you melodious macaque,

Laerin Votagsmere the Gold, Chief Scholar, D.Kn., J.Sc.

  • AALYEP, GOODMAN: An herbalist whose shop is frequented by rich merchants and controlled by the Sa’kagé.
  • ABINAZAE, KING: Ruler of Cenaria 400 years prior to this tale; built the castle when Cenaria was a major power.
  • ACAELUS THORNE OF TRAYETHELL, PRINCE (uh KAY luss): A friend and warrior of Emperor Jorsin, he had no subtlety, hated lies, politics, and magic.
  • AENU HEIGHTS LANTANOS (EYE new): Lantano Garuwashi’s family. Despite later attempts to claim lineage from Cortano Ryu Masato, the connection is either tenuous or specious.
  • AEMIL PICCUN, MASTER: Tailor to the Sa’kagé.
  • AEVAN, LORD: Noble whom Kylar helps by giving him an herbal remedy while working for Aunt Mea.
  • ALEXAN THE BLESSED: A prince who set out to war as a teenager after his father was assassinated. His early victories were likely due to the brilliance of his close advisors and some sheer incredible luck. His recklessness, genius, and charisma combined to make him nearly invincible. He later came to believe that he was a god, purged his advisors who’d served him so loyally, and was killed by a child while drunk. A rumor that the child was in fact a Feyuri spy (due to their slight stature) led the massacres of Feyuri communities throughout much of Alexan’s crumbling empire. An alternate explanation for Alexan’s demise offered in this text is believed inaccurate as is the provenance of another, fouler translation of ‘the Blessed,’ though some early manuscripts have that as well.
  • AGON’S DOGS: A small army of Sa’kagé trained by Lord Brant Agon.
  • AGRIGOLAY: The region surrounding White Cliff Castle; usually the Emperor’s personal lands, the red hills of Agrigolay are home to Midcyru’s finest vineyards.
  • ANDERS GURKA: A wetboy of Cenaria. No other records exist.
  • ANTONINUS WERVEL: One of the six Sa’seuran magi; Modaini. One of the most powerful magi of his era.
  • ARCHMAGI OF GANDU: Wielders of some of the most destructive magic in history; it was said that these men and women left much of Gandu uninhabitable for five hundred years. The Wastelands were only beginning to grow crops again at the time of the narrative. No evidence now exists whether this was true.
  • ARIEL WYANT SA’FASTAE: Istariel’s elder half-sister; looks like a peasant but far more Talented than Istariel. Ariel Wyant was one of the great minds of her generation, but horribly impatient with nonsense—this barred her from advance in the Chantry for much of her life.
  • ARISTARCHOS (ban Ebron, shalakroi of Benyurien in the Silk province of Ladesh): A handsome Ladeshian bard, a member of the Society of the Second Dawn. Not believed to be the same Aristarchos ban Ebron who seized the pirate hideout town of Edross.
  • ASHAIAH VUL: A tiny Lodricari man who was Garoth Ursuul’s Raptus Morgi, Keeper of the Dead.
  • AUNT MEA: A midwife and healer, widowed, based in Caernarvon, a relation of Elene Cromwyll’s. Mother of Braen Smith.
  • AZOTH/AZO (AY zoth/AY zo): A street orphan, colloquially a ‘guild rat,’ member of the Black Dragon street guild. The name was, at the time, an archaism for quicksilver. Given that most slaveborn picked names for themselves, or had names picked for them, either this name was picked because someone merely liked the sound of it, or it is a later invention grafted onto the tale. The great minstrel Paelos Groff wasn’t above changing names to hit a rhyme.
  • BA’ELZEBAEN (BAY ELL zah BANE): Mythical. The Lord of Serpents, an Arcanghul.
  • BAMRAN GAMBLE, SERGEANT: A skilled archer with an Alitaeran longbow, a sergeant in the Cenarian army who kills a deserter to prevent his other soldiers from deserting a battle.
  • BARUSH SNIGGLE (BAR oosh SNIG ul): A Shinga of Caernarvon.
  • BERNERD (BURN-erd): Guard of the Nine in Cenaria. This tale has the only mentions of him in history.
  • BIM/WEESE/POD: Littles in the Black Dragon street guild of Cenaria.
  • BLUE: A member of the Black Dragon street guild, long after Azoth had left.
  • BOURARY, MASTER: Ring maker in Caernarvon.
  • BRAEN SMITH: Aunt Mea’s hulking 20-year-old son, a smith.
  • BRANT AGON, GENERAL: An experienced Cenarian general, who finds much of his power stripped from him by a jealous and fearful king.
  • BRAN/TALLAN: Gyre guards.
  • BORSINI, VÜRDMEISTER: A Vürdmeister of the 11th Shu’ra.
  • BURL LAGHAR, CAPTAIN: A Khalidoran captain, later emasculated and killed by Kaldrosa Wynn during the Nocta Hemata.
  • CAEDAN: One of the six Sa’seuran magi. A twin of Jaedan, a Seer.
  • CAPRICIA: The proprietor of a shop that sells compulsion wedding rings.
  • CHELLENE LO-GYRE (SHA leen low GHIRE): One of the victims of Godking Ursuul; frozen magically by Trudana Jadwin as a statue.
  • CORBIN FISHILL: One of the Sa’kagé Nine, the BRAAVOK, master of the younglings, lisps. Killed by Durzo.
  • CRESUS TOFUSIN, EMPEROR: The ancient founder of the Tofusin Clan, also the name and title of the father of Solonariwan and Sijuron Tofusin.
  • DABIN VOSHA: One of the Nine, the man in charge of the Sa’kagé’s smuggling, also known as the SAHRASLISS.
  • DAG TARKUS: Someone who kicked Piggy in the stomach for stealing and the next day he died; Blue references him.
  • DARK HUNTER, The: See ROYGARIS URSUUL, EZRA.
  • DAUNE WARIYAMO: The Queen mother to Empress Kaede Wariyamo.
  • DAVI: One of Rat’s co-assailants on Jarl.
  • DAYDRA: A courtesan who looks like Elene Cromwyll.
  • DEHVI/DEHVIRAHAMAN KO BRUHMAEZIWAKAZARI: An Ymmuri stalker, a magically Talented hunter. A legend in Ymmur. Also known as The Ghost of the Steppes.
  • DICOLA RAIIS, EMPEROR (dee COAL ah RAY ees): Alitaeran Emperor, possible instigator of the Alitaeran Accords, who feared the Chantry had established a breeding program to make archmages. Insane, but also, apparently correct on this point.
  • DOLL GIRL: See ELENE CROMWYLL.
  • DORG GAMET: King Gunder’s stable master, from the isle of Planga.
  • DRAKE:
    • RIMBOLD DRAKE, COUNT: Regnus’s solicitor and Durzo’s associate; as the Trematir, Sa’kagé Master of Coin (one of the Nine), reintroduced slavery and the Death Games but eventually swore off and retired.
    • ULANA DRAKE, COUNT: Count Drake’s wife. A kind woman and no fool.
    • SERAH DRAKE: The wild eldest daughter of Rimbold and Ulana Drake, longtime special friend of Logan Gyre, but not considered marriage material as her position is so far below his.
    • MAGS DRAKE: Count Drake’s middle daughter.
    • ILENA DRAKE: Count Drake’s youngest daughter.
  • DRISSA NILE, SISTER: A maja at a tournament, works as healer in Cenaria.
  • DUNNEL: A Gyre servant, murdered on the night Cenaria was invaded by Khalidor.
  • DURZO BLINT: [Note to bard: The first time His Majesty listens to this tale, please use the following definition ONLY:“A legendary wetboy of Cenaria, a master of poisons and numerous weapons with a compulsive personality. Famous for his refusal to take apprentices, despite the Sa’kagé’s repeated attempts to convince him otherwise.”
    [On subsequent readings, or if the king demands you open the oven before the cake has had time to rise, you can add the following at your discretion.] Durzo Blint was—unless, like those ninnyhammers the Miluvians you believe he still lives!—an incarnation/identity (? highly contested) of the man first (? minorly contested) known as Prince Acaelus Thorne, born 17-20 years before 1 Anno Jorsini. Virtually no serious scholar disputes that Prince Acaelus Thorne did exist. Whether the following personae belonged to Acaelus as well is hotly contested, with Lucanus et al. accepting the first five, but only Rebus Nimble and Mir Graggor of the last six. The supposed annals of the Society of the Second Dawn accept all of the below, except Ferric Fireheart and Zak Eurthkin (spelled Earth Kin in their records, a later mistranslation?). Note that the “X!” is a click. Apparently, there were numerous kinds of these, some of which non-native speakers can’t differentiate between. Do your best. On to the list, with all known details about each:

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  • DYNOS ROTANS, UNDERLORD (DIE nos ROW tanes): Brother to Overlord Julus Rotans.
  • ERIS BUEL: A woman who left the Chantry abruptly some years ago and married an Alitaeran nobleman. Leader of the married Sisters, who were (offensively) nicknamed the Chattel.
  • EZRA (the Mad/the Mage/the Archmage/the Maker): Friend and mage of Jorsin Alkestes, a sa’sogola—a Lord of Magic. One of the most skilled mages ever born. An orphan discovered and befriended by Jorsin (Ginvurin’s assertion that Jorsin adopted Ezra has little support), Ezra served him loyally for his entire life. Ezra is either the creator or discoverer of Iures, Curoch, the ka’kari, the Shield of Eraclos, the Horn of Cataclysm, the Warhammers of Oren Razin, the Water Weaver’s Distaff, the rings of ruin, and over one hundred unbreakable, never-dulling swords said to be practice pieces for the later Great Swords. It should be noted that though he was the principle architect of these pieces, no few of them were made during the Siege of Trayethell, and other archmagi are known to have lent their advice, magic, materials, and skills, notably Oren Razin, Kren, and Jorsin Alkestes himself.
  • FERL KHALIUS: A highlander who appropriates something marvelously important after it’s lost on a bridge.
  • FEY FOLK: Mythical race said to be possessed of unearthly beauty, large eyes, great intelligence, skin in earthen and metallic tones, and an affinity for magic. The Stones of Keeping are said to be their work, as was the Black Forest, before it was burned in your grandfather’s time.
  • FEYURI: A minority group mostly in Khalidor, though some communities survived in rural areas of Ossein and Alitaera. Frequently bearers of pointed ears and odd skin tones. Alleged to be descended from Fey folk, despised for that and their pacifism.
  • FEIR COUSAT: Associate of Solon and Dorian at the great pyramid of Sho’cendi; born a peasant; looked fat and unwieldy, but was a Blademaster of the Second Echelon; also a Vy’sana (a brown mage or Maker).
  • FERGUND SA’FASTI: King Aleine Gunder’s court mage, weak Talent.
  • GARAZUL, HIGH LORD: Kylar pretends he is the steward for this noble.
  • GARE CROMWYLL: Adoptive father of Elene Cromwyll.
  • GHORRAN: Khalidoran who guards Elene during her captivity.
  • GORKHY: Khalidoran guard of the Hole.
  • GRAAVAR HIGHLANDERS: Ursuul’s shock troops, tall, barrel-chested, blue-eyed savages who wore their black hair short and their mustaches long.
  • GRAKAAT KRUHN: A Khalidoran highlander chieftain.
  • GRAESIN:
    • CATRINNA GRAESIN: See CATRINNA GYRE.
    • GORDIN GRAESIN, DUKE: Seventh in line to the throne.
    • LUC GRAESIN: Lord General for, and younger brother of, Terah Graesin.
    • NATASSA GRAESIN: Younger sister of Terah Graesin.
    • TERAH GRAESIN: Daughter of Gordin Graesin, eighth in line for the throne, younger half-sister of Catrinna Gyre.
  • GRAEBLAN, UNDERLORD: A Lae’knaught commander whose lancers once fought General Brant Agon.
  • GRASQ TWINS: Led six battles against each other; statue in the Gyre hall; the subject of two story cycles.
  • GULON TAKEDA: One of Solon’s opponents.
  • GUNDER:
    • ALEINE GUNDER IX, KING: A king of Cenaria, successor to King Davin Gunder.
    • DAVIN GUNDER, KING: Father of Aleine Gunder IX.
    • PRINCE ALEINE GUNDER: Eldest son of King Aleine Gunder IX and Queen Nalia Gunder.
    • NALIA GUNDER, QUEEN (NÉE WESSEROS): Aleine Gunder’s wife, formerly betrothed to Regnus Gyre.
    • JENINE GUNDER: Oldest daughter of King Aleine Gunder and Nalia Gunder.
    • ALAYNA GUNDER: Younger sister to Jenine Gunder.
    • ELISE GUNDER: Younger sister to Jenine Gunder.
  • GWINVERE KIRENA/ MOMMA K: One of the Nine, Mistress of Pleasures.
  • GYLE, KINGDOM: Layinisa Guralt was the Seeress of Gyle (princess), joined Alitaeran Empire through marriage to Emperor Jorald but left after Jorald died.
  • GYRE (GHIRE/GUY err):
    • REGNUS GYRE, DUKE: Called by the young men of Khalidor the Rurstahk Slaagen, the Devil of the Walls.
    • CATRINNA GYRE (NEE GRAESIN): Older half-sister of Terah Graesin by 20 years; wife of Duke Regnus Gyre.
    • LOGAN GYRE: The scion of House Gyre. An idealistic young man, handsome, intelligent, naïve.
  • HANA: A student at the Chantry.
  • THE HOLE/HOLERS:
    • FIN: Leads the “animals”; nastiest resident, always working on sinew rope.
    • LILLY: The only woman in the Hole.
    • JAKE: Tossed into the Hole in first fight.
    • SNIFFLES: One of the “animals”; killed and eaten.
    • SCAB: One of the “animals”.
    • LONG TOM: Killed by Logan for meat.
    • NINE-FINGER NICK: Another occupant of the Hole.
    • YIMBO: One of the “monsters”; a big-boned red-haired Ceuran whose tongue had been cut out; killed by Fin.
    • TATTS: One of the “monsters”; a pale Lodricari covered in tattoos who could speak but never did.
    • GNASHER: One of the “monsters”; a misshapen simpleton with massive shoulders and a twisted spine and teeth filed to sharp points.
  • HAYLIN, GRAND MASTER: An armorer.
  • HIDEO WATANABE (Heh DAY oh WAT ah GNAW bay): Ceura’s regent; his son is Mitsurugi. They dueled and Mitsurugi slew him when he found out Watanabe intended to kill Lantano Garuwashi.
  • HOPPER/VONDEAS HIL: A toeless old eunuch of the Khalidorans.
  • HU GIBBET: The second-best wetboy in Cenaria. The son of Saron and Jade Marion. Famous for his sadism.
  • HURIN GHER (HER in GHER): Commander Gher, originally a lieutenant; promoted by Godking Ursuul.
  • HURLAK, KING: Had honeycombed his expansion of Castle Cenaria with secret rooms and spy holes.
  • HUROL II, KING: Cenarian king, during whose reign an amendment to the common law provided that dukes could only be arrested with habeas corpus, two witnesses, and a motive; incarceration required two of those three.
  • HYRILLIC: The language Curoch is inscribed with. See Gloss.
  • ISTARIEL WYANT (IST are ee ul WHY ent): Speaker of the Chantry, sister of Ariel Wyant Sa’fastae.
  • JADWIN:
    • TRUDANA JADWIN, DUCHESS (TRUDE AHN uh): Sexually voracious and middle-aged, the king’s mistress, and an artist of note.
    • JADWIN, DUKE: Trudana Jadwin’s serially cuckolded husband. A diplomat kept travelling by the king to make his affairs easier to conduct.
  • JAEDAN: Alitaeran, identical twin brother of Caedan on the Sho’cendi mages’ expedition.
  • JA’LALIEL (JA LAY lee ul): The head of the Black Dragon Guild.
  • JARL: Childhood friend of Kylar; Ladeshian, assistant to Momma K.
  • JESSIE AL’GWAYDIN: Godking’s spy in Chantry; later goes to Torras Bend.
  • JONISSEH, MISTRESS: In charge of discipline at the Chantry.
  • JONUS SEVERING: A wetboy with fifty kills to his name.
  • JORALD HURDAZIN, EMPEROR: Early Alitaeran emperor; a skilled and wise leader, in his younger years he solidified Alitaeran control from what is now Ymmur in the east to the west coast of Midcyru (Waeddryn and Modai) at the time of this narrative.
  • JORSIN ALKESTES, EMPEROR: The last great emperor of Midcyru. An archmagus of unrivalled power. His list of attributes reads like a god’s: handsome, charming, a brilliant tactician, a warrior of unparalleled skill on all levels, a peerless magician, et cetera. Even if one casts a jaundiced eye on such lists, Alkestes’ list of actual accomplishments makes many of them at least plausible. Early in reign, ruled seven kings and styled himself the High King. Three of seven kings rebelled: Rygel the Blue, Einarus Silvereyes, and Itarra Lachess, and when he conquered their lands again, he became “Emperor” Jorsin Alkestes.
  • JULUS ROTANS, OVERLORD (JOO luss row TANES): In his late forties, leader of the Lae’knaught and brother to Dynos Rotans.
  • KAAV: A Khalidoran soldier/torturer.
  • KAEDE WARIYAMO (KAY dee wear EE AH mo): Last empress of Seth.
  • KAGÉ (COG ay): Another name for Kylar.
  • KA’KARIFERS/JORSIN’S SIX CHAMPIONS:
    • ARIKUS DAADRUL (ARE ick us DAY ah DRULL): Daadrul gets a skin of silver liquid metal that makes him impervious to blades.
    • IRENAEA BLOCHWEI (EYE rin AY ah BLOCK way): Receives the power of everything green and growing.
    • TRACE ARVAGULANIA (ARE vag YOU LANE ee ah): Went from grossly ugly to the most beautiful woman of the era; one of the original Champions, possessor of the White ka’kari.
    • CORVAER BLACKWELL/CORVAER THE RED (CORE vair): The master of fire.
    • SHRAD MARDEN: Controls water and can suck the very liquid from a man’s blood.
    • OREN RAZIN (OR in RAY zin): Ezra’s only friend besides Jorsin; fought with twin war hammers, the master of earth; weighed a thousand pounds and could turn skin to stone.
  • KALDROSA WYN (KALL dro suh WIN): Sethi pirate captain marooned in Cenaria without a ship or crew. Married to Tomman.
  • KHALI (CAUL ee/ KA lee): The goddess of Khalidor.
  • KIROF, BARON: Former vassal of the Gyres; one of the first Cenarian nobles to bend the knee to Garoth Ursuul.
  • KYLAR STERN/KYLAR BLACKSON/KYLAR DRAKE: The name a young orphan boy Azoth takes after apprenticing with Durzo Blint. Later, Marquess, Lord of Havermere, Lockley, Vennas, and Procin, Wolfhound. (Also known as Marati, Cwellar, Spex, Kagé, The Night Angel, Shadowstrider, The Scales of Justice, Shadowslayer, He-Who-Guards-Unseen, Nameless.)
  • LANTANO GARUWASHI (LAN tan o gare oo WASH ee): The most famed sa’ceurai in the world. Born to an iron sword (id est, nearly a peasant), he is a warrior who has never lost a duel or a battle.
  • LAYINISA GURALT: The Seeress of Gyle, Jorald’s empress, essentially the princess of Gyle.
  • LEFTY: Guard of the Nine.
  • LEHROS VASS: Young replacement leader at Screaming Winds.
  • LILLIAN ROSSY: A young woman convicted of murder when her abusive husband found her with another man.
  • LOGAN VERDROEKAN, KING: One of the earliest kings of Cenaria.
  • LUCIUS, LORD: Leader of the six Sa’seuran magi expedition; a Seer.
  • MAKELL: (House wiped out in 8 Years War)
    • DARVIN MAKELL: A friend of Count Drake’s father (who inherited a large fortune) and mingled with Gordin Graesin and Brand Wesseros.
  • MALAK MOK’MAZI/MALAK FIREHANDSK: Allegedly took Corvaer the Red’s ka’kari after the Battle of Jaeran Flats.
  • MARAHK ANSOZI: The object of a famed panegyric.
  • MARCUS GUERIN, AMBASSADOR: Alitaeran ambassador to the Chantry.
  • THE MIKAIDON: Keeper of civil order in Hokkai.
  • NAMELESS, THE: Another name for The Night Angels.
  • NEPH DADA: Counselor and seer to Garoth Ursuul, an ürdmeister and former tutor to Dorian, current supervisor of Roth, and a Vürdmeister of the 12th shu’ra.
  • NINER: A dismissive name for King Aleine Gunder IX.
  • NORTHMEN: Another term for the Khalidorans, particularly the Highlanders.
  • NUEC VIN BROEMAR: Royal Alitaeran perfumer.
  • OSHOBI TAKEDA: The Mikaidon of Hokkai.
  • OTARU TOMAKI: Lantano’s captain and advisors.
  • PHINEAS SERATSIN: The Sa’kagé’s Master of Coin.
  • POL: A young man in love with Elene Cromwyll.
  • PON DRADIN: The Shinga of the Cenarian Sa’kagé, master of the Nine.
  • PRICIA: A member of Garoth Ursuul’s harem.
  • PROCL, MASTER: The best locksmith in Cenaria City.
  • PTURIN: Login’s short Ymmuri guard.
  • PULLETA VIKRASIN: Maja who married a magus and broke compulsion from head of one of orders. Instigated a political crisis.
  • QUOGLEE MARS: A talented bard at the Cenarian court with Luc Graesin and Natassa Graesin.
  • RAT: At age 16, the Fist of The Black Dragon Guild—fat (nicknamed Ratty Fatty by Azoth).
  • REAVER, THE: See DARK HUNTER, THE.
  • REN VORDEN, MASTER: Regnus’s guards master.
  • RINGSMITHS: Makers of the compulsion rings that are commonly used in weddings/marriages.
  • ROTH GRIMSON: One of the Sa’kagé’s rising stars, guild head of the Red Bashers, owner of an opulent estate built in the middle of the Warrens.
  • RUEL, LORD: Among the first to die from poisoning during the Khalidoran invasion.
  • RURSTAHK SLAAGEN (RER schtock SLAY ah gen): A Khalidoran term for Regnus Gyre meaning devil of the walls.
  • SA’SACEURAI HIDEO MITSURUGI: Son of Hideo Watanabe. He killed his father in a duel. His full title is Sixth Regent Hideo, Lord of Mount Tenji, Protector of the Holy Honor, Keeper of the High Seat, Lord General of the Held Armies of Ceura.
  • SCARRED WRABLE: A wetboy, a friend or acquaintance of Durzo Blint.
  • SHADOWCLOAKED: Another term for the Night Angel.
  • SHADOWSTRIDER: Another term for the Night Angel.
  • SHEL: A prostitute at the Craven Dragon.
  • SHINGA (SHING ga): Leader of the Sa’kagé.
  • SIA (SEE ah): Pregnant member of Garoth Ursuul’s harem.
  • SIJURON TOFUSIN, EMPEROR: Deceased at the time of this narrative; brother of Solon, former Sethi emperor, son of Emperor Cresus Tofusin.
  • SMILEY: Grand Master Haylin’s fifth son.
  • SOLONARIWAN TOFUSIN (SOL on ar ee wan to FOO sin): Son of Emperor Cresus Tofusin, companion of Dorian and Feir, mentor of Logan Gyre. A version of his titles under which he spends most of his time in Midcyru: Lord Solon Tofusin, of House Tofusin, Windseekers of Royal House Bra’aden of the Island Empire of Seth. In truth, he is the son of Emperor Cresus Tofusin, Light of the West, Protector of the Isles, and High Admiral of the Royal Fleets of Seth. Later known as Solon Stormrider. Earned his blue robes at the Sho’fasti school; also studied at the Sho’cendi school.
  • SOULSWORN: A contingent of Khalidoran elite soldiers who give up much of what is human to serve Khali (mages).
  • SPEX: Another term for Kylar.
  • STIGLOR, CHANCELLOR: The first of the nobles to die of poisoning during the Khalidoran attack on Cenaria.
  • TALWIN NAGA, GENERAL: Paerik’s general.
  • TAYABUSA, SECRETARY: A secretary at the Sethi court.
  • TERTULUS MARTUS: Questor of the Twelth Army of the Lae’knaught, attaché to Overlord Julus Rotans.
  • TEVOR NILE: Husband of Drissa; also healer and magus.
  • THADDEUS BLAT: An officer who is drowned by Regnus in a brothel.
  • TITAN, THE: A creature believed killed by Jorsin, buried at Black Barrow, has claws, is the height of 13 men.
  • TOBBY: Khalidoran crap room slave.
  • TOM GRAY: A thug whom Kylar and Elene encounter at a toll and who later pursues them.
  • TOMMII (TOE my, TOE mee): A tribe/people who used “shitting” as an intensifier, like we say “damn lucky,” they might say a person was “shitting lucky.” Nothing else is known about them.
  • TOMMAN: Kaldrosa Wynn’s husband.
  • ULY/ULYSSANDRA: Supposedly Vonda Kirena’s daughter.
  • USASI, KING: King of Ceura whose son and seven daughters were killed.
  • URSUUL(Ur soo OOL):
    • DORIAN URSUUL: A prophet; Sa’seuran and Hoth’salar, and once a Vürdmeister of the twelfth shu’ra; first acknowledged son of Garoth Ursuul.
    • DRAEF URSUUL: Another aetheling.
    • GAROTH URSUUL, GODKING (GARE-oth): Godking of Khalidor, father of dozens of children, only the Talented or ‘wytchborn,’ and only the boys, are recognized as aethelings (throne-worthy sons).
    • TAVI URSUUL: 15-yr-old aetheling.
    • MOBURU URSUUL (MOE boo roo): For a time, Garoth’s only acknowledged son after Dorian left. Also known as the adopted son of Aurelius Ander, Moburu Ander.
    • ROYGARIS URSUUL, GODKING: Long-past Khalidoran ruler, founder of Khalidor, rival and friend and later bitter enemy of Jorsin Alkestes. An archmage, a Lord of Healing.
    • PAERIK URSUUL: Dorian’s younger brother.
    • UDRIK URSUUL: Came home from exile to beg for mercy from Dorian, was killed by him.
    • TENSER VARGUN, DUKE: One of Garoth’s aethelings.
    • RUGGER: A bastard son of Dorian’s older brother, a guard at Khaliras.
    • RIVIK URSUUL: Another aetheling, Tavi’s sidekick; killed.
    • DURON URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • GVESSIE URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • HESDEL URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • JULAMON URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • JURIK URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • PORRIK URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • ROQWIN URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • VIC URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
    • WHERISS URSUUL: Deceased brother of Dorian.
  • URWER, LORD: One of the Cenarian nobles caught in the castle when Khalidor invaded Cenaria.
  • VIN ARTURIAN, CAPTAIN: A guard captain.
  • VI/VIRIDIANA SOVARI: Hu Gibbet’s young female apprentice, Talented, red-haired, buxom.
  • VONDA KIRENA: Momma K’s sister, dead, former lover of Durzo Blint.
  • WENDEL NORTH: Regnus Gyre’s steward.
  • WESSEROS:
    • BRAND WESSEROS, DUKE: Queen Nalia Gunder’s father.
    • NALIA WESSEROS: See NALIA GUNDER.
    • HAVRIN WESSEROS, DUKE: Son of Brand Wesseros, brother to Nalia, a supporter of Terah Graesin.
  • WOLF, THE: A yellow-eyed being encountered in Antechamber of the Mystery.
  • XANDRA: Floor Monitor at the Chantry.
  • YORBAS ZURGAH: Chief Eunuch at the Citadel in Khaliras.
  • YOSAR GLIN, COUNT: A client who betrayed Durzo Blint.
  • YRRGIN, KEEPER: Predecessor to Dorian’s keeper of the dead; had apparently done some research on the origins of the krul, as he told Ashaiah Vul about Roygaris Ursuul and the krul.
  • YVA LUCRECE CORAZHI: Rumored to be Moburu Ursuul’s daughter, she was born to the Alitaeran king’s sister; she and her wetnurse were kidnapped/disappeared.
  • ZORALAT, MASTER & MISTRESS: Innkeepers at Torras Bend.

Javar,

That should be everything. If you have any other questions, please do ask me. Also, do you happen to know anything about seeds and roots? The king’s herbalist and apothecary both are being unhelpful due to perceived slights long in the past. I could be convinced to put in a good word for you if you do.

Laerin