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: 8/18/21 for Tales of Kaiatan

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

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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