Character List

This section will continue to grow in the future. Also be aware, there are SPOILERS in the list. I avoided as many as I could, but some are just unavoidable.

Character List and Pronunciation Guide
Name (Pronunciation) “Meaning” Identity

People
Agu (AH-goo) “Leopard” Darrendrakar, Maon hunter
Ahjin Machol (AH-jzhin MACK-ole) “Fights for what is his, Dance” Iojif, 16 years old (in WoC), skydancer
Akamu (Ah-KAH-moo) “Earth” Darrendrakar, Maon shaman
Alaneo(kawakani) (AH-la-NAY-oh-KAW-ah-KAHN-ee) “Unclouded” Nokai, Nia’s missing dad
Amakualena (AH-ma-KUE-ah-LAIN-ah or KUE-ah) “Swift/strong warrior” Nokai boy, Kala and Nia’s friend
Amrafel (AHM-rah-fell) “God’s keeper” Iojif, chief priest in Vasi
Aolani(kalia) (AY-oh-LAHN-ee-kah-LEE-uh) “Heavenly cloud, sky/heaven” Nokai, Nia’s mom
Arasi (uh-RAHS-ee) “Storm” Iojif, released priestess, Ahjin’s distant cousin on mother’s side
Aria Machol (AH-ree-ah) “Lion” Iojif, Ahjin’s mother
Asad (Ah-SAHD) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Maon headman
Asitha (Uh-SEETH-uh) “Tranquil/ dark blue/ warm” Iskrin, apprentice priest
Askari (Uh-SCAR-ee) “Fighter” Iskrin, warrior
Aukai (AWK-eye) “Seafarer” Nokai pirate captain
Awakakama (Ah-wuh-kah-KAHM-uh) “Nimble/quick river” Nokai, one of Nia’s twin far-brothers
Chalon (CHAY-lon) “To change” Darrendrakar, Asad’s son & Kalliona’s husband
Charu (CHAIR-oo) “Lovely/ beautiful” Iojif woman, Ahjin’s cousin
Crow (CROE) Nickname of Iojif serial killer/pirate captain
Darravani the Omnifarious (DAR-uh-VAHN-ee) “Earth, the All-Shaped” Darrendrakar Goddess of Earth
Enaki (Eh-NACK-ee) “Glowing/raging sea” Nokai, Nia’s “uncle,” closest father-figure
Fathi (FAHTH-ee) “Victorious” Iskrin, ship captain
Gurryon Moriko (GURR-yon) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s brother
Haider Moriko (HIE-der) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s brother
Haru Ashvakosha (HARE-oo) “Warm blessing/spring bough” Iskrin, Zefra’s younger sister
Hesketh Ashvakosha (HESK-eth) “Horse racecourse” Iskrin, Zefra’s father
Heti (HET-ee) “Flame” Iskrin, Hotaru healer
Hiranya Moriko (Her-AHN-yuh) “Gold; most valuable” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s younger sister
Ilani (Ill-AHN-ee) “My tree” Darrendrakar, Gurryon’s fiancé
Inna (IN-nuh) “Strong water” Nokai, fisherwoman, temporary captain
Irajahan the Omnipotent (Ear-AH-jzuh-han) “Born of the monsoon, the All-Powerful” Iojif God of Air
Isvah (ISS-vuh) “Spiritual leader” Iskrin, Hotaru chief priest
Izo Ashvakosha (EE-zoe) “Ice/ iron” Iskrin, Zefra’s older brother
Jayan Machol (JZAY-an) “Victorious” Iojif, Ahjin’s father
Kaito (KAY-toe) “Sea, ocean; soar, fly” Darrendrakar, seal
Kalalamoanani (Kah-LA-la-moe-uh-NAHN-ee or KAH-la) “Clear beautiful sea” Nokai, Nia’s older near-sister
Kaliyakaomoana (kuh-LEE-yuh-KAY-oh-moe-ANN-uh or kuh-LEE-yuh) “Seafaring slayer of 1000-headed dragon” Nokai, Nia’s younger brother
Kama (KAH-mah) “Love/desire” Nokai, healer apprentice boy
Kamakana Moriko (KAH-mah-KAH-nah) “Gift” Darrendrakar girl, second born, leopard
Kamea(keikilani) (Kuh-MAY-ah-KAY-kee-lah-nee) “Sweet darling child of heaven” Nokai, Nia’s younger far-sister
Kani (KAH-nee) “Strong one” Nokai, shipwrecked on Dragon Isles
Kassian (KASS-ee-an) “Empty/ poor/ robbed” Architect
Kalliona Moriko (Kal-ee-OH-nuh) “One lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s older sister
Koray (KORE-ay) “Ember moon” Iskrin, Rikatsu healer
Lapwing (Lap-wing) Nickname of Crow’s first mate
Lee (LEE) “Meadow; safe side” Iojif, city guard at lifts
Lelei (Leh-LAY) “Good” Nokai, old healer woman
Ludik Moriko (LUD-ick) “People & peace, or fame & war, Of the forest” Darrendrakar, 17/18 years old (In WoC), hunter
Lyell Ulriksin (LIE-el UL-rick-sin) “Fire wolf, son of wolf” Darrendrakar wolf, border guard in Durriel
Maili Machol (MAY-lee) “Tranquil, calm” Iojif, Ahjin’s younger sister
Makanavailea the Omniscient (Mah-KAHN-uh-vie-LEE-uh) “Gift of water that speaks, All-Knowing” Nokai Goddess of Water
Malu (MAH-loo) “Shelter” Nokai fisherman, temporary first mate
Manuai (MAHN-oo-aye) “Happy” Nokai, one of Nia’s fathers
Minali (Min-AH-lee) “Fish catcher” Nemerra’s mother
Mingan (MEENG-an) “Gray wolf” Darrendrakar, Durriel’s headman
Narrasiman Moriko (Nah-RRAHS-ih-man) “Man-lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s older brother
Nemerra (Neh-MERR-uh) “Leopard” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s betrothed
Niamolenulanami (NEE-ah-moe-LEN-noo-la-NAHM-ee) “Radiant fair of great reknown” Nokai, 15 years old (in WoC), singer
Olinamalulani (Oh-LEEN-uh-MAH-loo-LAH-nee) “Joyful under heaven’s protection” Nokai, Nia’s younger sister
Prathap (PRATH-up) “Heat/ splendor/ majesty/ power” Iskrin, Hotaru chieftain
Risa Ashvakosha (REE-suh) “Sand of the village” Iskrin, Zefra’s younger sister
Resef the Omnificent (RES-eff) “Fire, the All-Creative” Iskrin God of Fire
Ruka Sassabadin (ROO-kuh Sah-SAH-bah-din) “Bright blue flower, daughter of the wolf” Darrendrakar, wife of Lyell
Rurru Moriko (ROO-rroo) “Owl” Darrendrakar boy, first born, snow leopard
Sayaka Ruchi (Sae-YAHK-uh RUE-chee) “Good arrow of the sand, Light/ beauty” Iskrin, warrior
Shara Ashvakosha (SHAR-uh) “Flame” Iskrin, Zefra’s mother
Shri Okechuku (SHREE OH-keh-CHOO-koo) “Light, rank, power; gift from god” Iskrin, Tukiko healer
Tala Lyelldin (TALL-uh LIE-ul-din) “Wolf” Darrendrakar, Lyell’s second-born child
Tema (TEEM-a) “Palm tree; upright” Darrendrakar, Durriel’s shaman
Tarakh (Tah-ROCK) “Mountain” Iskrin, Devoran farmer
Terru Moriko (TERR-oo) “Brilliant” Darrendrakar boy, third born, lion
Torao (Tor-AY-oh) “Tiger’s tail” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s grandpapa
Usri Ashvakosha (OOS-ree) “Morning light” Iskrin, Zefra’s younger sister
Varin (VAHR-un) “Ocean” Darrendrakar in Kairri
Ya’eel (YAH-eel, with click between syllables and a squeal-whistle) “He will rise” Nokai dolphin, Nia’s friend
Zefra Ashvakosha Kezhekori (ZEF-rah ASH-vah-KOASH-uh KEZ-eh-KORE-ee) “West wind in the morning, Sound of the horse, Burning fire” Iskrin, 15 years old (in WoC), Hotaru guide
Zeva (ZEE-vuh) “Sword” Nokai, one of Nia’s fathers
Zhurrahava Moriko (ZHURR-ah-HAH-vah) “Divine feeling” Darrendrakar girl, fourth born, black jaguar

Groups, Locations, Languages
Arupa (Uh-RUPE-uh) “Unbounded, divine” Island
Chiharu (Chi-HARE-oo) “Thousand springtimes” Iskrin clan, specialty: perfume
Darrendra (Duh-RREND-druh) “Ruler of the earth” Northern country
Darrendrakar (Duh-RREND-druh-car) “Shapes of the earth” People of Darrendra, shapeshifters
Darrendran (Duh-RREND-drun) Darrendrakar language
Devora (Dev-OH-ruh) “Bee” Iskrin clan, specialty: grain
Durriel (DUHRR-ee-ell) Canid village
Hotaru (Hoe-TARE-oo) “Firefly” Iskrin tribe, specialty: maps
Ioj (EYE-ojze) “Air” Eastern country
Iojif (Eye-OH-jziff) “People of air” People of Ioj, avians
Iojo (Eye-OH-jzo) Iojif language
Iskra (ISK-ruh) “Spark” Southern country
Iskrin (ISK-run) “Of the spark” People of Iskra, desert-dwellers
Iskrit (ISK-rit) Iskrin language
Kairri (CARE-ree) Village in Canid kindred
Kanshi (KAHN-shee) Darrandra capital, in east
Maon (MAY-on) Felid village
Kazuki (Kuh-ZOO-kee) “One tree” Iskran clan, speciality: spices
Maon (MAY-on) “Habitation” Felid village
Murron Islands (MURR-on) Islands south of Darrendra
Nokai (NO-kie) “Dweller on the sea shore” People of Nokailana, aquastrians
Nokailana (NO-kie-LAHN-uh) “Islands on the sea” Western islands
Noki (NO-kee) Nokai language
Orrik (OR-rick) Village in Canid kindred
Ravisu (Rav-IH-soo) “Desired by sun” Iskrin clan, speciality: pottery, silk
Rikatsu (Rick-AT-soo) “Win harbor” Iskrin clan, speciality: ships
Vasi (VAHS-ee) “Divine night” Capital of Ioj