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Dramatis Personae

The below list comprises characters from Cephrael’s Hand.

The Five Vestals

Alshiba Torinin—the First Vestal, an Adept Healer and the Alorin Seat

Dagmar Ranneskjöld—the Second Vestal, an Espial

Seth nach Davvies—the Third Vestal, an avieth of the Wildling races

Raine D’Lacourte—the Fourth Vestal, a truthreader and raedan

Björn van Gelderan—the Fifth Vestal, branded a traitor

Members of the Royal Family of Dannym

Gydryn val Lorian—King of Dannym

Errodan Renwyr n’Owain val Lorian—Queen of Dannym

Ysolde Remalkhen—the Queen’s Companion; a Fire Princess from Avatar

Ean val Lorian—Prince of Dannym, the youngest son and heir

The Queen’s treasured middle son

Sebastian val Lorian—Prince of Dannym, first-born son (a victim of assassination)

Creighton Khelspath—ward of Gydryn, blood-brother to Ean

Ryan val Lorian—brother to Gydryn, posted as Dannym’s Ambassador to Agasan

Fynnlar val Lorian—son of Ryan, a prince of Dannym

Brody the Bull—Fynnlar’s bodyguard

In the King’s Cabinet & Guard

Morin d’Hain—Spymaster

Donnal val Amrein—Minister of the Interior

Mandor val Kess—Minister of Culture

Vitriam O’reith—truthreader to the King

Kieran van Stone—truthreader to the King (assigned as a spy in the Prophet Bethamin’s temple in Tambarre)

Rhys val Kincaide—Lord Captain of the King’s Own Guard

Bastian val Renly—a lieutenant of the King’s Own Guard

Cayal—a soldier of the King’s Own Guard

Dorin—a soldier of the King’s Own Guard

Of the Peerage & Their Households

Gareth val Mallonwey—Duke of Towermount and General of the West

Tad val Mallonwey—Heir to Towermount

Katerine val Mallonwey—daughter of Gareth, engaged to Creighton Khelspath

Lisandre val Mallonwey—daughter of Gareth

Loran val Whitney—Duke of Marion and General of the East

Killian val Whitney—Heir to Marion

Melisande d’Giverny—mother to Alyneri (deceased)

Prince Jair—Prince of Kandori, father of Alyneri (deceased)

Alyneri d’Giverny—Duchess of Aracine, an Adept Healer

Tanis—an Adept truthreader, Melisande’s ward

Farshideh—a Nadori midwife, Seneschal of Fersthaven (deceased)

Stefan val Tryst—Duke of Morwyk

Wilamina—Dowager Countess of Astor

Ianthe d’Jesune val Rothschen—Marchioness of Wynne

Wilem val Rothschen—Marquess of Wynne

The Contessa di Remy—wife of the Agasi Ambassador’s Aide

On Ean’s Travels

Phaedor—a zanthyr

Thane val Torlen—Duke of Stradtford

Lord Brantley—Earl of Pent

Comte d’Ornay—a Count of Veneisea

Claire—Comtesse d’Ornay, a Countess of Veneisea

Sandrine du Préc—an Adept Healer in the service of Queen Indora of Veneisea

Alain—an Adept Truthreader, nephew of the Comte d’Ornay

Matthieu—an officer in the Comte d’Ornay’s household guard

On Trell’s Travels

Ware—an Agasi expatriate, one of the Converted

Istalar—a holy man

Fhionna—a Wildling

Aishlinn—Fhionna’s sister

Lily—a girl of M’Nador

Korin—Lily’s betrothed

Sayid—a Khurd guard

Kamil—a Khurd guard

Radiq—a Khurd guard

Ammar—a Khurd guard

Krystos—an Agasi nobleman, owner of the Inn of the Four Faces in Sakkalaah 

Carian vran Lea—a pirate of Jamaii, an Adept Nodefinder

Sister Marie-Clarisse—a Sister of Chastity of Veneisea

Sister Marguerite—a Sister of Chastity of Veneisea

Jean-Pierre Marçon—Lord Commander of the Tivaricum Guard of Veneisea

Kardashian—a thief 

Yara—an old Kandori woman 

At the First Lord’s Sa’reyth

Vaile—a zanthyr

Leyd—a zanthyr

Loghain—a Tyriolicci (of the Wildling races, called Whisper Lord by the races of men)

The Drachwyr

Dhabu’balaji’sridanai´  (Da-boo balah gee shree da nye) called Balaji, whose name means He Who Walks The Edge Of The World

Srivas’rhakarakek  (Shreevas rah kara keck) called Rhakar, whose name means The Shadow Of The Light

Jayachandranaptra (Jai ah shandra naptra) called Jaya, whose name means Rival Of The Sun

Ramuharikhamath (Rah moo hareek amath) called Ramu, whose name means Lord of the Heavens

Amithaiya’geshwen (Am myth aya gesh win) called Mithaiya, whose name means The Bosom of God’s Nectar

Naeb’nabdurin’naiir (Ni eb nabdoor en ny ear) called Na´iir, whose name means Chaser Of The Dawn

The Warring Princes & Their Allies

Emir Zafir bin Safwan al Abdul-Basir—Akkadian Emir, Unifier of the Seventeen Tribes

Rajiid bin Yemen al Basreh—Prime Minister of the Akkad

Radov abin Hadorin, Ruling Prince of M’Nador

Viernan hal’Jaitar, Radov’s wielder

Raliax, a Saldarian mercenary

The Prophet Bethamin, reportedly of Myacene

Dore Madden, an Adept Nodefinder and wielder from the Fourth Age, currently in the service of the Prophet Bethamin.

Isak Getirmek, a wielder bound to Dore Madden

The Fifty Companions (those known to be living)

Pavran Ahlamby—a truthreader

Usil al’Haba—a Nodefinder

Elien ap’Gentrys—an Adept wielder

Gannon Bair—a truthreader

Karienna D’Artenis—an Adept Healer

Laira di Giancora—an Adept Healer

Mian Gartelt—an Adept Healer

Viernan hal’Jaitar—an Adept wielder

Socotra Isio—a Nodefinder

Ledio Jerouen—an Adept Wildling

Dore Madden—an Adept wielder

Mazur of Elvior—an Avieth of Elvior

Franco Rohre—a Nodefinder

Delanthine Tanner—an Adept wielder

Thessaly Vahn—An Adept Healer

Devangshu Vita—a Nodefinder

Niko van Amstel—a Nodefinder

The Malorin’athgul

Darshanvenkhatraman (Dar shan – vin kaht ra man) called Darshan, whose name means Destroyer of Hope

Pelasommayurek (Pelas o-my yur eck) called Pelas, whose name means Ender of Paths

Rinokhalpesumar (Rin och – cal pesh oo mar) called Rinokh, whose name means The Mountain That Flames

Shailabhanachtran (Shale – ah ba noc tran) called Shail, whose name means Maker of Storms, posing as the Lord Abanachtran

The Seventeen Gods of the Akkad

Jai’Gar—the Prime God

Azerjaiman—the Wind God

Sons of the wind god—North son, Shamal; South son, Asfal; East son, Sherq

Daughter of the wind god—West daughter, Qharp

Shamash—God of Travelers and the Poor

Inanna—Goddess of War

Naiadithine—Goddess of Water

Enlil—God of Earth and Agriculture

Inithiya—Goddess of Restoration (Spirit)

Angharad—Goddess of Fortune (Fate)

Thalma—Goddess of Luck (Virtue)

Huhktu—God of Bones

Baharan/Baharani—The two-headed God of Blood/Goddess of Birth

Ha’viv—the Trickster God, patron of thieves