Extras

This section will hopefully grow in the future, but for now, here is a character list from WIND OF CHOICE with the meanings of the names.

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

People
Ahjin Machol (AH-jzhin MACK-ole) “Fights for what is his, Dance” Iojif, skydancer
Akamu (AH-kah-moo) “Earth” Darrendrakar, Maon shaman
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
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” Iskri, apprentice priest
Askari (Uh-SCAR-ee) “Fighter” Iskri, warrior
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
Darravani the Omnifarious (DAR-uh-VAHN-ee) “Earth, the All-Shaped” Darrendrakar Goddess of Earth
Fathi (FAHTH-ee) “Victorious” Iskri, ship captain
Gurryon Moriko (GURR-yon) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s brother
Haider Moriko (HAY-der) “Lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s brother
Haru Ashvakosha (HARE-oo) “Warm blessing/spring bough” Iskri, Zefra’s younger sister
Hesketh Ashvakosha (HESK-eth) “Horse racecourse” Iskri, Zefra’s father
Heti (HET-ee) “Flame” Iskri, Hotaru healer
Hiranya Moriko (Her-AHN-yuh) “Gold; most valuable” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s younger sister
Irajahan the Omnipotent (Ear-AH-jzuh-han) “Born of the monsoon, the All-Powerful” Iojif God of Air
Isvah (ISS-vuh) “Spiritual leader” Iskri, Hotaru chief priest
Izo Ashvakosha (EE-zoe) “Ice/ iron” Iskri, Zefra’s older brother
Jayan Machol (JZAY-an) “Victorious” Iojif, Ahjin’s father
Kalalamoanani (Kah-LA-la-moe-uh-NAHN-ee or KAH-la) “Clear beautiful sea” Nokai, Nia’s older near-sister
Kamea(keikilani) (Kuh-MAY-ah-KAY-kee-lah-nee) “Sweet darling child of heaven” Nokai, Nia’s younger far-sister
Kassian (KASS-ee-an) “Empty/ poor/ robbed” Architect
Kalliona Moriko (Kal-ee-OH-nuh) “One lion” Darrendrakar, Ludik’s older sister
Koray (CORE-ay) “Ember moon” Iskri, Rikatsu healer
Lee (LEE) “Meadow; safe side” Iojif, city guard at lifts
Ludik Moriko (LUD-ick) “People & peace, or fame & war, Of the forest” Darrendrakar, hunter
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
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, singer
Prathap (PRATH-up) “Heat/ splendor/ majesty/ power” Iskri, Hotaru chieftain
Risa Ashvakosha (REE-suh) “Sand of the village” Iskri, Zefra’s younger sister
Resef the Omnificent (RES-eff) “Fire, the All-Creative” Iskri God of Fire
Sayaka Ruchi (Sae-YAHK-uh RUE-chee) “Good arrow of the sand, Light/ beauty” Iskri, warrior
Shara Ashvakosha (SHAR-uh) “Flame” Iskri, Zefra’s mother
Shri Okechuku (SHREE OH-keh-CHOO-koo) “Light, rank, power; gift from god” Iskri, Tukiko healer
Usri Ashvakosha (OOS-ree) “Morning light” Iskri, Zefra’s younger sister
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” Iskri, Hotaru guide

Groups, Locations, Languages
Arupa (Uh-RUPE-uh) “Unbounded, divine” Island
Chiharu (Chi-HARE-oo) “Thousand springtimes” Iskri 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” Iskri clan, specialty: grain
Hotaru (Hoe-TARE-oo) “Firefly” Iskri 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
Iskri (ISK-ree) “Of the spark” People of Iskra, desert-dwellers
Iskrit (ISK-rit) Iskri languageKanshi (KAHN-shee) “Sacred city” Darrandra capital, in east
Kazuki (Kuh-ZOO-kee) “One tree” Iskran clan, speciality: spices
Maon (MAY-on) “Habitation” Felid village
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
Ravisu (Rav-IH-soo) “Desired by sun” Iskri clan, speciality: pottery, silk
Rikatsu (Rick-AT-soo) “Win harbor” Iskri clan, speciality: ships
Vasi (VAHS-ee) “Divine night” Capital of Ioj