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.

Last updated: 8/18/21 for Tales of Kaiatan

Character List and Pronunciation Guide

Name (Pronunciation) “Meaning” Identity (Ages are at beginning of Wind of Choice)

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

Alaneokawakani (AH-la-NAY-oh-KAW-ah-KAHN-ee or Alaneo or Kani) “Unclouded” Nokai, trader

Alemana (A-leh-MAN-uh) “Powerful man” Nokai, fisher, later 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, priest in Vasi

Anela (Uh-NEH-luh) “Angel” Nokai, Alemana and Kolina’s crew member

Aolanikalia (AY-oh-LAHN-ee-kah-LEE-uh or Aolani or Lani) “Heavenly cloud, sky/heaven” Nokai, Nia’s mom

Arasi (uh-RAHS-ee) “Storm” Iojif, one of Ahjin’s guards

Aria Faron Machol (AH-ree-ah FARE-un) “Lion; journey” 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

Chitra Ruchi (CHIT-ruh) “Excellent, bright” Iskrin, Sayaka’s older daughter

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

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, horseman, Zefra’s father

Heti (HET-ee) “Flame” Iskrin, Hotaru healer

Hiranya Moriko (Her-AHN-yuh) “Gold; most valuable” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s younger sister

Hoku (HOE-koo) “Star” Nokai, Alemana and Kolina’s crew member

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

Kaimana (Kay-MAN-uh) “Diamond, powerful sea” Nokai, Lani’s friend

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

Keahi (Kee-AH-hee) “The fire” Iskrin, Hotaru clan, Sayaka’s younger daughter

Keelin Faron (KEE-lin) “Fair and slender; journey” Iojif, Aria’s brother

Kiziah Wataru (KIZZ-ee-uh What-ARE-oo) “light of heart; navigate/cross over” Iskrin, Rikatsu clan, Izo’s bride

Kolina (Koe-LEE-nuh) “Maiden” Nokai, fisher, later 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 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

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

Razi Ruchi (RAH-zee) “Contented” Iskrin, Hotaru clan, Sayaka’s son

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, Hotaru clan, warrior

Sefu (SEFF-oo) “Sword” Iojif, Priest in Mura

Shankhi (SHAHN-kee) “Ocean, lord” Darrendrakar in Kairri

Shara Kaniyar (SHAR-uh CAN-ih-yar) “Flame; straight, direction” Iskrin, Zefra’s mother

Shri Okechuku  (SHREE OH-keh-CHOO-koo) “Light, rank, power; gift from god” Iskrin, Tukiko healer

Sparrow (SPARE-roe) Iojif, Amrafel’s nickname for a priest

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, Ahjin’s grandmother

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

Tucker (TUCK-ur) “To torment” Iojif, exile in Iskra

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

Vasu Ruchi (VAH-soo) “Bright” Iskrin, Hotaru clan, Sayaka’s husband

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” Nokailana capital city

Arupa (Uh-ROOP-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

Dragon Isles Islands between Nokailana and Darrendra

Durriel (DUHRR-ee-ell) “Heaven is my dwelling place” Canid village

East Coral Island Farthest occupied island in Nokailana

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

Saverio (Suh-VERR-ee-oh) “New house” Smallish city in southern Ioj

Shark Island Nokailana, one island west of East Coral Island

Soreka (Sore-AKE-uh) “Grapevine” Iskrin clan, speciality: fruits, wine

Tarvati (Tar-VAHT-ee) “Having stars” Iskrin clan, speciality: glass

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