Being a list of characters, monarchs, supernatural entities and figures from legend. Also includes notable animals – just because they can’t talk doesn’t mean they’re not important to the story.

  • Aarik: Chief of the Feathain, one of the Nimrothi clans
  • Aedon: The Father, masculine equivalent of the Nimrothi goddess Macha
  • Aelfen: Nimrothi girl, one of the Lost Ones; Teia’s apprentice
  • Agathe: A senior physician at Healers’ Hall in Carantuil
  • Agostin, Saint: St Agostin the Defiant, first Suvaeon Knight to be beatified, whose bones are kept at the Motherhouse. Patron saint of the Suvaeon Order
  • Aileann: Savin’s mother
  • Ailis: Teia’s older sister
  • Ailric: Astolan nobleman of House Vairene, Tanith’s former lover
  • Ailsa: Youngest of the Nimrothi Speakers, left near-catatonic after Saardost
  • Alderan: Guardian of the Veil, who rescues Gair from the Holy City
  • al-Dinn, Ishamar: Gimraeli poet, a favourite of Aysha
  • al-Jofar: Famous Gimraeli poet
  • Alquist: Assistant to the keeper of the archives at the Motherhouse
  • Amarada: Legendary queen after whom a constellation is named
  • Amhain: One of the Nimrothi clans, chief is Eirdubh
  • Ana: Teia’s mother, wife of Teir
  • Ansel: Preceptor of the Suvaeon Order of Church Knights
  • Aradhrim: Clan chief of the Durannadh, Lord of the Plains, Warlord to the Empire
  • Aren: Lenna and Isaak’s baby
  • Arlin: Student at Chapterhouse, who took an instant dislike to Gair
  • Avis: Tamasian nun in El Maqqam
  • Aysha: Master at Chapterhouse, a shape-shifter, who became Gair’s lover
  • Baer: Leader of a band of Lost Ones who take Teia in
  • Barin: Master at Chapterhouse, specialising in water-Song; Eavin’s brother
  • Barthalus: Philosopher, author of Essays on Government, an Astolan book on statecraft
  • Beldene, Superior: Superior at the Daughterhouse of Caer Amon
  • Benet, Saint: One of the Eadorian saints
  • Benris: One of Arlin’s friends
  • Berec: High Seat of House Amerlaine in Astolar; one of the Ten
  • Berengir: Novice Suvaeon Knight, contemporary of Selsen
  • Brandt, Commander: Commander of the garrison at Saardost Keep, leads Sixth Legion
  • Brea: Masen’s horse
  • Bredon: Lord Provost of the Suvaeon, sometimes referred to as Ironhand; responsible for discipline within the Order
  • Brendan: Master at Chapterhouse, specialising in illusion
  • Brynagh: The Speaker whom Ytha succeeded
  • Cally: Maidservant at the Guardians’ safe house in Mesarild
  • Canon: Code-name of a member of the Dragon jihad, brother to Tierce
  • Cara: One of Duncan’s warriors, handy with knives
  • Caterin, Saint: One of the Eadorian saints, after whom St Caterin’s canal in the White Havens is named
  • Ceinan: Elder of the Suvaeon Order, a schemer
  • Clovas: An adept at Chapterhouse, whose room is opposite Gair’s
  • Colm: Arennorian clansman, sometime bannerman to the Warlord
  • Conor Two Bears: Chief of the Eagle Clan of Nimroth
  • Coran: Master at Chapterhouse, specialising in wards and shields
  • Corlainn: Corlainn Fellbane, hero of the Founding, later executed as a heretic
  • Corum, Prince: Hero of the book Prince Corum and the Forty Knights
  • Cristen, Elder: Elder in charge of the Suvaeon Order’s intelligence network
  • crowsfoot: A soporific herb
  • Cuillean: The Windlord, the great spirit of the plains of Arennor
  • Cullan Swifteye: Chief of the Silverthorn clan in Nimroth, nickname Thornybritches
  • Dail: Captain of the trading vessel Kittiwake; a friend of Alderan
  • Danilar: Chaplain of the Suvaeon Order
  • Darin: Student at Chapterhouse, Gair’s friend
  • Darshan: Landlord of the Scarlet Feather inn in the White Havens
  • Denellin: One of the Ten, a member of the White Court
  • din Urse, Sorchal: Student at Chapterhouse with a reputation as a rake and ne’er-do-well; apprenticed to the Gatekeeper
  • Donata: Master at Chapterhouse, teaching history
  • Drumheller, Father: Chaplain to the household in which Gair spent his childhood
  • Drw: Drwyn’s father, previous chief of the Crainnh
  • Drwyn: Chief of the Crainnh, son of Drw
  • Duncan: Arennorian ride captain, brother to Sor
  • Eador: The Goddess
  • Eadwyn: Member of the Suvaeon Curia; has a deer-park outside Dremen
  • Eavin: Master at Chapterhouse, specialising in air-Song; Barin’s brother
  • Egan: Guardian at the safe house in Mesarild
  • Eirdubh: Chief of the Amhain, one of the Nimrothi clans
  • Eliza, Madame: Keeper of the brothel in Threepenny Yard, in Pencruik
  • Emelia: Queen of Astolar; the Queen Without
  • Emissary, the: Leader of the Cult of Silnor, Bearer of the Word of God, the Voice of Heaven
  • Endirion: Endirion Diamondhelm, founder of the Suvaeon Order, the first First Knight
  • Esther: Master at Chapterhouse, specialising in earth-Song
  • Etheldren, Queen: Ancient queen of Nimrothi legend
  • Euan: Preceptor Ansel’s secretary
  • Farhad: Father of Lord Kierim, sometimes called Farhad the Fox
  • Fellbane: Corlainn Fellbane, hero of the Founding Wars, executed by the Church on charges of heresy
  • Festan: Member of the Suvaeon Curia
  • Finn: Teia’s horse, short for Finndail
  • Finna: Maera’s apprentice and emissary
  • Finndail: Legendary hero of the Nimrothi; also the name of Teia’s horse
  • First Knight: Endirion Diamondhelm, founder of the Suvaeon order; also a title given to the pre-eminent Knight of his day
  • Gair: Excommunicated Suvaeon novice, now studying at Chapterhouse
  • Garimair: Lord of Leah and former Warlord; veteran of Samarak
  • Gerna: Woman of the Lost Ones who tries to steal Teia’s horse
  • Godril: Master at Chapterhouse, specialising in fire and light
  • Goran, Ignatio: Elder of the Suvaeon Order, accused Gair of witchcraft
  • Gryf: Aradhrim’s steward
  • Gwil: A Nimrothi clansman
  • Gwlach: One-time Chief of Chiefs of the Nimrothi, of the Black Water Clan, who led an invasion against the Empire and was defeated
  • Hamesh: Gimraeli silk-merchant, executed by the Cult in El Maqqam
  • Haral: Weapons-master at Chapterhouse
  • Harl: One of Drwyn’s warriors, with stringy hair and a moustache
  • Hengfors: Chief physician to the Suvaeon Order
  • Ioan, Saint: Saint whose prophetic visions form the last book of the Book of Eador
  • Ironhand: Bredon, Lord Provost of the Suvaeon Order
  • Isaak: Young warrior of the Lost Ones, betrothed of Lenna
  • Jago: An Elder of the Suvaeon Order
  • Jaichin: Jaichin Three-feathers, a character from Prince Corum and the Forty Knights
  • Jaldur: Nordman raid-captain on The Cold Stars Gaze
  • Jehann: Master at Chapterhouse, teaching philosophy
  • Jenar, Saint: Patron saint of seafarers, who the old sailors call Owd Jennie
  • Jenara: Superior at the Tamasian Daughterhouse in El Maqqam that was destroyed by the Cult; Selsen’s mother.
  • Joren: Young Nimrothi fatally wounded by a wolf
  • K’shaa: Shipmaster of the Morning Star; K’shelia’s brother
  • K’shelia: Shipsinger to the Morning Star; K’shaa’s sister
  • Kael: Arennorian clansman, a gifted seeker
  • Kamma: One of the Nimrothi Speakers
  • Kasrin: Famed mercenary, sometimes referred to as Kasrin of the Glaive
  • Kellin: Army surgeon at Saardost Keep
  • Kemerode: Chatelaine in the household where Gair spent his childhood
  • Kera: One of Duncan’s rangers
  • Kierim: Lord of Gimrael
  • Lector of Dremen: Highest officer of the Eadorian Church
  • Lenna: Woman of the Lost Ones, betrothed of Isaak
  • Lisla: Merion’s wife
  • Lord-Fatherer: Amongst the Nordmen, the title given to the Creator
  • Maarna: An adept at Chapterhouse
  • Macha: The Mother, goddess of fertility, the home, womanhood and peace
  • Maegern: The Raven, goddess of battles and death
  • Maera: Maera of the Tears, Speaker of clan Durannadh, guardian of the Singing Stones
  • Magda: Captain of Aradhrim’s escort, has a star-shaped scar on her cheek
  • Maisie: One of Sorchal’s conquests (or it might have been Molly)
  • Malthus: Preceptor of the Suvaeon Order at the time of the Founding
  • Margret, Saint: Patron saint of the innocent and the mad
  • Marte: Tanith’s housekeeper
  • Martha: One of the Sisters of St Tamas, in El Maqqam
  • Masen: Gatekeeper to the Order of the Veil, old friend of Alderan
  • Matterson, Squire: Minor Syfrian noble who ran a safe-house for the Order of the Veil
  • Maura: Maid at the Oak and Eagle inn in Mesarild
  • Merion: Minor Leahn nobleman, with whom Gair spent summers as a boy; married to Lisla
  • Molly: One of Sorchal’s conquests (or it might have been Maisie)
  • Morten: Member of the Curia, brother to Tercel
  • Morwenna: High Seat of House Vairene in Astolar; Ailric’s grandmother
  • N’ril: Gimraeli, of the Feqqin clan, distantly related to Kierim; Gair’s friend
  • Nera: Speaker to the Eirdubh of the Amhain, who was at Saardost
  • Nerissa, Saint: One of the Eadorian saints
  • Neve: One of the Lost Ones, Baer’s woman
  • Noam: Character from Nimrothi legend who went to the underworld
  • Oak King, the: Ruler of Bregorin, occupying the Grove
  • Ola: One of the Nimrothi Speakers
  • Orsene: The Order of the Veil’s agent in the White Havens
  • Osgiath: Chief of the Iron Elk clan
  • Owyn: A Bregorinnen forestal, who guides Tanith and Gair through the wildwood
  • Palgrim: Arennorian clansman, member of Magda’s ride
  • Pieter: Elder Goran’s witchfinder
  • Preceptor: The head of the Suvaeon Order, currently Ansel
  • Prentiss, Elder: Teaches history at the motherhouse
  • Queen Within, the: Queen of Astolar’s people in reclusion behind the Veil
  • Raven, the: The Nimrothi goddess Maegern, Keeper of the Dead
  • ravener: Minion of the White Hunter, avatar of hunger or starvation
  • Renna: Darin’s sweetheart
  • Renngald: Nordmen noble who has been sheltering Savin
  • Resa: Tamasian nun in El Maqqam, whose tongue was cut out by the Cult
  • Reuben: Skeff’s cat; rat-catcher in chief aboard the Trader Rose
  • Rowen: One of Duncan’s rangers
  • Ruaridh: Chief of the White Lake clan
  • Saaron: Master Healer at Chapterhouse
  • Saren, Saint: One of the saints, patron of vain hopes and lost causes
  • Sarra: Syfrian girl with long blonde braids, student at Chapterhouse
  • Savin: Renegade gaeden; a reiver
  • Selenas: Selenas of Dun Ygorn, Master of Swords to the Suvaeon Order
  • Selsen: Suvaeon novice, visiting from the Daughterhouse at Caer Amon; Ansel’s illegitimate daughter
  • Serith: Duty medic at Healers’ Hall in Carantuil
  • Shahe: Sulqa horse that Gair bought from N’ril
  • Silnor: Sun-god worshipped by desert fundamentalists
  • Simeon, Saint: Simeon the Just, one of the Eadorian saints; his day falls in the autumn
  • Skeff: Bargee on the Trader Rose
  • Slaine: Slaine Culladhach, legendary hero of Arennor
  • Sofi: Tamasian nun in El Maqqam
  • Sor: Arennorian, chief of Clan Morenadh, brother to Duncan
  • Sorchal din Urse: Chapterhouse student with a reputation as a rake and a ne’er-do-well
  • Sorya: Woman of the Crainnh, in charge of the smoke-room
  • Superior: The senior nun or monk in an Eadorian religious house; equivalent of abbot/abbess
  • Tal: Liveryman in Zhiman-dar; agent for the jihad
  • Talitha: Tanith’s mother, who died when she was a child
  • Tamas, Saint: One of the saints, associated with lepers
  • Tanith: Healer at Chapterhouse, Daughter of the White Court and Second Ascendant to the throne of Astolar
  • Taren: High Seat of House Odessil in Astolar; one of the Ten
  • Teia: Daughter of Teir, apprentice Speaker
  • Teilo: Teia’s infant son, named for his grandfather
  • Teir: Teia’s father
  • Teisha: Affectionate diminutive of Teia
  • Teosen: Savin’s father
  • Tercel: Member of the Curia, expert in consistorial law, brother to Morten
  • Teuter: Artist commissioned to paint a portrait of the Preceptor
  • Tevira: Teia’s eldest sister
  • Theodegrance: The Emperor
  • Theon, Prince: Theodegrance’s youngest son
  • Theudis: Former Preceptor of the Suvaeon Order, who started the tradition of commemorative portraits
  • Tierce: Code-name of female member of the Dragon jihad, sister to Canon
  • Toby: Skeff’s dog, barker-in-chief aboard the Trader Rose
  • Tully: Savin’s agent, fixer and general factotum
  • Ulf: Self-styled Maenardh chieftain
  • Ulloch: Crainnh warrior, friend of Teia’s father Teir
  • Uril: Gimraeli, of the Feqqin clan, N’ril’s brother; deceased
  • Vala: Ytha’s apprentice after Teia
  • Varn: One of Baer’s band of Lost Ones
  • Verenas, Father: Chaplain at Chapterhouse
  • Vorgis: Keeper of the archives at the Motherhouse
  • Warlord, the: The commander in chief of the Empire’s army; post currently held by Aradhrim
  • Whistlers, the: Shades of long-dead warriors that haunt Whistlers’ Pass
  • White Hunter, the: Bregorinnen name for a great winter, an ice age
  • Wild Hunt, the: Maegern’s hounds and huntsmen, said to ride to battle with her
  • Windlord, the: Cuillean Windlord, the great spirit of the plains of Arennor
  • Winifrae, Saint: Patron saint of lovers
  • Yezerin, Prince: Historical leader who united the tribes of Gimrael
  • Ysen: Ysen al-B’kaa, commander of the Ninth Legion, whom Gair met outside Yelda
  • Ytha: Speaker of the Crainnh

 

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