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, skydancer
Akamu (Ah-KAH-moo) “Earth” Darrendrakar, Maon shaman
Aki (AH-kee) “Autumn, bright” Iskrin, Ahjin’s guard
Alaneo(kawakani) (AH-la-NAY-oh-KAW-ah-KAHN-ee) “Unclouded” Nokai, Nia’s missing dad
Alemana (A-leh-MAN-uh) “Powerful man” Nokai, one of Ahjin’s guards
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
(Ao)lani(kalia) (AY-oh-LAHN-ee-kah-LEE-uh) “Heavenly cloud, sky/heaven” Nokai, Nia’s mom
Arasi (uh-RAHS-ee) “Storm” Iojif, one of Ahjin’s guards
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
Chiara (Chee-AHR-uh) “clear, bright, famous” Iskrin, one of Ahjin’s guards
Charu (CHAIR-oo) “Lovely/ beautiful” Iojif woman, Ahjin’s cousin
Chiyo (CHIE-oe) “Thousand sparkles, forever” Iskrin, one of Ahjin’s guards
Crow (CROE) Nickname of Iojif serial killer/pirate captain
Darravani the Omnifarious (DAR-uh-VAHN-ee) “Earth, the All-Shaped” Darrendrakar Goddess of Earth
Daz (DAZZ) “burnt land” Iskrin, one of Ahjin’s guards
Dragon Isles Islands between Nokailana and Darrendra
East Coral Island Farthest occupied island in Nokailana
Enaki (Eh-NACK-ee) “Glowing/raging sea” Nokai, Nia’s “uncle,” closest father-figure
Etana (EH-tah-nah) “Cat” Darrendrakar, Makarodont, Nia’s guard
Farukh Ekorov (Far-OOK) “One who tells right from wrong” Iskrin, Devoran, Tarakh’s father
Fathi (FAHTH-ee) “Victorious” Iskrin, ship captain
Gazhanar (GAH-zhan-aur) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Cat spy, jaguarrundi
Gurryon Moriko (GURR-yon) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s brother
Haider Moriko (HIE-der) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s brother
Hariskandra Ekorov (HAHR-uh-SKAND-ruh) “Merciful as the light of the moon” Iskrin, Devoran, Tarakh’s mother
Harita (Huh-REET-uh) “Green” Darrendrakar, Dog spy, molossus
Haru Ashvakosha (HAHR-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
Hokulani (HOE-koo-LAHN-ee) “Heavenly star” Nokai, Alaneo’s brother
Ilani (Ill-AHN-ee) “My tree” Darrendrakar, Gurryon’s fiancé
Ingo (EENG-oe) “Wolf” Darrendrakar, Dog spy, lion hound
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
Isako (ISS-uh-koe) “This sand child” Iskrin, one of Ahjin’s guards
Isaura (Is-SAUR-uh) “Soft air” Iojif, wife of Jirish
Isvah (ISS-vuh) “Spiritual leader” Iskrin, Hotaru chief priest
Izo Ashvakosha (EE-zoe) “Ice/ iron” Iskrin, Zefra’s older brother
Jarlath (JAR-lath) “Man of control” Iojif, one of Ahjin’s guards
Jayan Machol (JZAY-an) “Victorious” Iojif, Ahjin’s father
Jirish (JZIR-ish) “Storm god” Iojif, Gale priest
Kahakuloa (KAH-hah-koo-LOE-uh) “Tall master” Nokai, Alaneo’s cousin
Kaimana (Kay-MAN-uh) “Diamond, powerful sea” Nokai, Lani’s friend
Kairri (KERR-ree) “Ocean village” Village in Canid tribe
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
Kaimana (KAY-mah-nuh) “Diamond” Nokai, Lani’s childhood friend
Kama (KAH-mah) “Love/desire” Nokai, healer apprentice boy
Kamakana Moriko (KAH-mah-KAH-nah) “Gift” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s daughter, second, 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
Kolina (Koe-LEE-nuh) “Maiden” Nokai, one of Ahjin’s guards
Koray (KORE-ay) “Ember moon” Iskrin, Rikatsu healer
Krevan (KREV-un) “fox” Darrendrakar Fox from Kairri
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, hunter
Lyell Ulriksin (LIE-el UL-rick-sin) “Fire wolf, son of wolf” Darrendrakar wolf, border guard in Durriel
Madden (MAD-dun) “Little dog” Darrendrakar, forester Fox
Madigan (MAD-i-gun) “Dog, mastiff” Darrendrakar Dingo from Kairri
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
Mililani (Mill-ill-AH-nee) “To praise” Nokai, Alaneo’s cousin
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, 15.5 years old, singer
Olinamalulani (Oh-LEEN-uh-MAH-loo-LAH-nee) “Joyful under heaven’s protection” Nokai, Nia’s younger sister
Pillan (PILL-un) “God of stormy weather” Tempest priest in Ioj
Prathap (PRATH-up) “Heat/ splendor/ majesty/ power” Iskrin, Hotaru chieftain
Rada (RAH-duh) “Success, lightning” Iskrin, priest applicant
Redell (RED-ell) “Wolf counsel” Darrendrakar, Dog spy, leopard dog
Resef the Omnificent (RES-eff) “Fire, the All-Creative” Iskrin God of Fire
Risa Ashvakosha (REE-suh) “Sand of the village” Iskrin, Zefra’s younger sister
Rozali (Roe-ZALL-ee) “Gentle horse” Darrendrakar, Horse spy
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, Ludik’s son, first, snow leopard
Iskrin, Devoran chieftain, Tarakh’s father
Sayaka Ruchi (Sae-YAHK-uh RUE-chee) “Good arrow of the sand, Light/ beauty” Iskrin, warrior
Sefu (SEFF-oo) “Sword” Priest in Mura
Shankhi (SHAHN-kee) “Ocean, lord” Darrendrakar in Kairri
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
Sufa (SUE-fuh) “Storm” Iojif, released priestess, Ahjin’s distant cousin on mother’s side
Surrahava (SURR-uh-HAH-uh) “Divine feeling” Iojif, daughter of Jirish and Isaura
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 Ekorov (Tuh-ROCK ECK-uh-rov) “Morning star” Iskrin, Devoran farmer
Terru Moriko (TERR-oo) “Brilliant” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s son, third, 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
Varnika (VAR-nuh-kuh) “True gold” Darrendrakar, Cat spy, karrakal
Ya’eel (YAH-eel, with click between syllables and a squeal-whistle) “He will rise” Nokai dolphin, Nia’s friend
Zefra Ashvakosha Kezhekori (ZEF-ruh ASH-vah-KOASH-uh KEZ-eh-KORE-ee) “West wind in the morning, Sound of the horse, Burning fire” Iskrin, 15 years old, Hotaru guide
Zeva (ZEE-vuh) “Sword” Nokai, one of Nia’s fathers
Zinon (ZINE-un) “Guest, host” Darrendrakar, Horse spy
Zhurrahava Moriko (ZHURR-uh-HAH-vuh) “Divine feeling” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s daughter, fourth, black jaguar

Groups, Locations, Languages
Achira (Uh-CHEER-uh) “Horse” Iskrin clan, specialty: horses
Alekona (Al-eh-KONE-uh) “Old town” Nokai city
Arupa (Uh-RUPE-uh) “Unbounded, divine” Island
Chiharu (Chih-HARE-oo) “Thousand springtimes” Iskrin clan, specialty: perfume
Chisato (Chih-SAT-oe) “Thousand villages” Largest city in Devora, Iskra
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) “Heaven is my dwelling place” Canid village
Heresa (Herr-ESS-uh) “Ruler of diamonds” Iskrin clan, speciality: gems, precious metals
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
Irad (I-rad) “City of witness” Lost city of gods
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) “Ocean village” Village in Canid kindred
Kanshi (KAHN-shee) “Sacred city” Darrandra capital, in east
Kazuki (Kuh-ZOO-kee) “One tree” Iskran clan, speciality: spices
Maon (MAY-on) “Habitation” Felid village
Mura (MURR-uh) “Village” Tiny northern village in Ioj
Murron Islands (MURR-on) “Sea seal” 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) “Old oak tree” Village in Canid kindred
Pramath (PRAHM-uth) “Horse” Small village in Devora, Iskra
Ravisu (Rav-IH-soo) “Desired by sun” Iskrin clan, speciality: pottery, silk
Rikatsu (Rick-AT-soo) “Win harbor” Iskrin clan, speciality: ships
Sardad (SAHR-dad) “Gift of the city” Medium-sized city in Devora, Iskra
Tetsuya (Tet-SOO-yuh) “Arrow of philosphy” Iskrin clan, specialty: weapons & metalwork
Tukiko (Too-KEE-koe) “Child of the moon” Iskrin clan, speciality: healing
Vasi (VAHS-ee) “Divine night” Capital of Ioj