Kaiatan Extras

Kaiatan Character List and Pronunciation Guide

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: 1/21/22 for Legends of Kaiatan

Name (Pronunciation) “Meaning” Identity (Ages are at beginning of their story)

People

Aerilyn (AIR-uh-lin) “Beautiful air” Iojif, Solana’s daughter
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
Akoni (Uh-CONE-ee) “Worthy of admiration” Nokai, Tua’s eighth sister
Aktar Kuzmin (ACK-tar KOOZ-min) “Star; son of Kuzma” Iskrin, orphan boy
Ala (ALL-uh) “ Esteemed, fragrant” Nokai, one of Tua’s mothers
Alaneokawakani (AH-la-NAY-oh-KAW-ah-KAHN-ee or Alaneo or Kani) “Unclouded” Nokai, Nia’s missing dad
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
Aran (AH-run) “Wild goat, or forest” Darrendrakar, bully to Kokoro
Arasi (uh-RAHS-ee) “Storm” Iojif, one of Ahjin’s guards
Arcelio (Ar-SEE-lee-oh) “Altar of heaven” Iojif orphan boy
Aria Faron Machol (AH-ree-ah FARE-un) “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
Astra Kukarni (ASS-truh Koo-KARN-ee) “Star; village clerk” Iskrin, Ketifa’s step-sister
Atsuko (At-SOO-koh) “Warm child” Kitten in Iskra
Aukai (AWK-eye) “Seafarer” Nokai pirate captain
Avari Masiela (Uh-VAHR-ee Mass-ee-ELL-uh) “Of the heavens; more sky” Iojif, Fala’s fiance
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
Chiara (Chee-AHR-uh) “Clear, bright, famous” Iskrin, one of Ahjin’s guards
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
Dalya (DAHL-yuh) “Branch of a tree” Darrendrakar, young girl shipwrecked in Iskra
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
Ekewaka (ECK-uh-WAHK-uh) “Protector of riches” Kraken
Enaki (Eh-NACK-ee) “Glowing/raging sea” Nokai, Nia’s “uncle,” closest father-figure
Erardo Kaoru Shekeda (Err-ARE-doh Kay-OH-roo Shuh-KAY-duh) “Strong as wild boar; fragrant; almond tree” Darrendrakar, Kokoro’s father
Esen (ESS-en) “Wind” Iojif, Solana’s brother
Etana (EH-tah-nah) “Cat” Darrendrakar, Makarodont, Nia’s guard
Fala Ilmarinen (FALL-uh Ill-MARE-in-un) “Crow; Air” Iojif, young woman
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
Hanini (Huh-NEE-nee) “Pour down like rain” Nokai, Tua’s eleventh sister
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
Hasana Senjyor (Hah-SAHN-uh Sain-JYORE) “Beautiful, fair; Descended of the gods” Iojif, princess
Havard (HAVE-erd) “guard” Iskrin, merchant
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
Honi Erroldin (HOH-nee) “Wolf” Darrendrakar, Zienna’s little sister
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
Ipolani (Ip-oh-LAHN-ee) “Heavenly sweetheart” Nokai, Tua’s second sister
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
Kahoni (Kuh-HOE-nee) “The kiss” Nokai, Tua’s mom
Kaimana (Kay-MAN-uh) “Diamond” 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
Kalliona Moriko (Kal-ee-OH-nuh) “One lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s older sister
Kama (KAH-mah) “Love/desire” Nokai, healer apprentice boy
Kamaka (KAH-muh-kuh) “Beloved one” Nokai, Tua’s third sister
Kamakana Moriko (KAH-mah-KAH-nah) “Gift” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s daughter, second, leopard
Kamalalokelani (Kuh-MAHL-uh-LOW-kay-LAHN-ee) “Kamala” Nokai, Manami’s girlfriend
Kamea(keikilani) (Kuh-MAY-ah-KAY-kee-lah-nee) “Sweet darling child of heaven” Nokai, Nia’s younger far-sister
Kanagan Errolsin (CAN-uh-gun) “Wolf cub” Darrendrakar, Zienna’s little brother
Kani (KAH-nee) “Strong one” Nokai, shipwrecked on Dragon Isles
Kassian (KASS-ee-an) “Empty/ poor/ robbed” Architect
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
Ketifa Acharya (Ket-EE-fuh) “Blooming; Man of learning” Iskrin, Fairest inn drudge
Kini (KEE-nee) “Abundance” Nokai, Tua’s tenth sister
Kiziah Wataru (KIZZ-ee-uh What-ARE-oo) “Light of heart; navigate/cross over” Iskrin, Rikatsu clan, Izo’s bride
Kokoro Dayandi Shakeda (KOE-koe-roe Day-YAHN-dee Shuh-KAY-duh) “Heart; treasure house of compassion; almond tree” Darrendrakar, Goat boy
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
Lanakila (LAN-uh-KEEL-uh) “Victory” Nokai, Tua’s oldest sister
Lapwing (Lap-wing) Nickname of Crow’s first mate
Lee (LEE) “Meadow; safe side” Iojif, city guard at lifts
Leimomi (Lay-MOE-mee) “Daughter of pearls” Nokai, one of Tua’s mothers
Lelei (Leh-LAY) “Good” Nokai, old healer woman
Lono (LOHN-oh) “New information” Nokai, Tua’s dad
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
Mahi (MA-hee) “Delightful, charming” Nokai, Tua’s fourth sister
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
Manamikamoku (Muh-NAHM-ee-kuh-MOE-koo) “Manami” Nokai, Kamala’s boyfriend
Manuai (MAHN-oo-aye) “Happy” Nokai, one of Nia’s fathers
Mililani (MILL-ee-LAHN-ee) “To praise” Nokai, Tua’s seventh sister
Minali (Min-AH-lee) “Fish catcher” Nemerra’s mother
Mingan (MEENG-an) “Gray wolf” Darrendrakar, Durriel’s headman
Molimo Kumaser (Moh-LEE-moh Koo-muh-SEHR) “Bear walks into tree’s shade; bear” Darrendrakar, Bear forester
Narrasiman Moriko (Nah-RRAHS-ih-man) “Man-lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s older brother
Nashoba Erroldin (Nuh-SHOW-buh) “Wolf” Darrendrakar, Zienna’s little sister
Nemerra (Neh-MERR-uh) “Leopard” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s betrothed
Netra Hemalata Zerrano (NET-ruh Hem-uh-LAHT-uh Zerr-AH-no) “Eyes; vine of gold; lives by a mountain ridge” Darrendrakar, Goat girl
Niamolenulanami (NEE-ah-moe-LEN-noo-la-NAHM-ee) “Radiant fair of great reknown” Nokai, 15.5 years old, singer
Nohea (Noe-HEE-uh) “Lovely, handsome” Nokai, Tua’s fifth sister
Olinamalulani (Oh-LEEN-uh-MAH-loo-LAH-nee) “Joyful under heaven’s protection” Nokai, Nia’s younger sister
Olkan Errolsin (OHL-can) “Wolf” Darrendrakar, Zienna’s little brother
Pekelo (PECK-uh-loh) “Stone” Nokai, Tua’s father
Pillan (PILL-un) “God of stormy weather” Tempest priest in Ioj
Pomaikai (POME-eye-kie) “Lucky, blessed” Nokai, Tua’s ninth sister
Prathap (PRATH-up) “Heat/ splendor/ majesty/ power” Iskrin, Hotaru chieftain
Rada (RAH-duh) “Success, lightning” Iskrin, priest applicant
Raisa Kordairo Dayandi (RAY-suh Cohr-DEHR-oh Day-YAHN-dee) “Ewe; lamb; treasure house of compassion” Darrendrakar, Kokoro’s mother
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
Roukan Errolsin (ROO-can) “Wolf counsel” Darrendrakar, Zienna’s little brother
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
Sahali (Sah-HOLL-ee) “Sky, heaven” Iojif, horse breeder
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
Siroko Kyveli (Sur-O-ko) “Warm wind; dark-haired” Iojif, nobleman
Solana (Soe-LANN-uh) “Wind from the east” Iojif, lady of the house
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
Surahava (SURR-uh-HAH-uh) “Divine feeling” Iojif, daughter of Jirish and Isaura, Ahjin’s grandmother
Tadaki Parikh (Tuh-DAHK-ee Puh-REEK) “Faithful; assayer” Iskrin, Heresa miner
Tala Lyelldin (TALL-uh LIE-ul-din) “Wolf” Darrendrakar, Lyell’s second-born child
Tanvir Sahira (TAN-veer Suh-HEER-uh) “Strong, brave boy; mountain” Iskrin, Serafi young man
Tarakh Ekorov (Tuh-ROCK ECK-uh-rov) “Morning star” Iskrin, Devoran farmer
Tema (TEEM-a) “Palm tree; upright” Darrendrakar, Durriel’s shaman
Terru Moriko (TERR-oo) “Brilliant” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s son, third, lion
Tikani Erroldin (Tih-KAHN-ee) “Wolf” Darrendrakar, Zienna’s little sister
Torao (Tor-AY-oh) “Tiger’s tail” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s grandpapa
Tuakahakina (TOO-uh-KAH-hah-KEE-nuh) “Tua” Nokai boy, 12 years old
Tucker (TUCK-ur) “To torment” Iojif, exile in Iskra
Uilani (OO-ee-LAHN-ee) “Heavenly beauty” Nokai, Tua’s sixth sister
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
Virat Kapadia (VEER-at Kuh-PAID-ee-uh) “Majestic, brilliant; Cloth merchant” Iskrin, merchant
Ya’eel (YAH-eel, with click between syllables and a squeal-whistle) “He will rise” Nokai dolphin, Nia’s friend
Zafrir Kyveli (Zaff-REER Kie-VELL-ee) “Wind; dark-haired” Iojif, Avari’s enemy
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
Zhurrahava Moriko (ZHURR-uh-HAH-vuh) “Divine feeling” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s daughter, fourth, black jaguar
Zienna Erroldin (Zee-EH-nuh ERR-ohl-din) “Reddish brown; boar wolf” Darrendrakar, Wolf girl, 13 years old
Zinon (ZINE-un) “Guest, host” Darrendrakar, Horse spy

Groups, Locations, Languages

Achira (Uh-CHEER-uh) “Horse” Iskrin clan, specialty: horses
Akasha (Uh-KAHSH-uh) “Space, sky” City in south central Ioj
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
Iskra(ISK-ruh) Southern country
Iskrin (ISK-ree) People of Iskra, desert-dwellers
Iskrin (ISK-run) “Of the spark” People of Iskra, desert-dwellers
Iskrit (ISK-rit) Iskrin language
Itziri (It-ZEER-ee) “Old stone” Iskran clan, speciality: raw metals
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
Rapata (Ruh-PAT-uh) “bright fame” Large city on coast, 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
Serafi (Seh-RAH-fee) “Fiery ones” Iskrin clan, specialty: coal, mining
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 philosophy” 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

Maps

Unexpected Heroes series

This is the world of Kaiatan at the beginning of Wind of Choice. Ahjin lives in Vasi, almost on the left edge. No, I didn’t mark every single place they visit, because that would be a spoiler.

This is Darrendra during Seed of War. The kindreds do have more formal names, but I left the translations here instead. If you look carefully for the star at the bottom of the continent, you can see where Ludik lives.

This is Kaiatan again, during Wave of Dreams. There are subtle differences between this and the first one, which do play into the events of several of the books. Nia lives on East Coral Island. Well, in the ocean next to it…

This is Iskra during Spark of Intrigue. Yes, it really is that big. Zefra lives in the Hotaru territory, but there’s no star for it because they move around a lot. There’s no star for the oasis she discovered, either, but it would be right above the A in Hotaru.

And here’s Ioj all by itself. Ahjin lives in Vasi, the capital city on the west. According to legend, the northern forest is infested with giant spiders. Nobody really believes that.

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