Characters:

In order of appearance (major characters in bold):

Empress Seviticah - ministrian - Supreme Leader of Minist, the Black Throne, Face of the Baradha

Greb duReb - dan- King of the Saot, Duke of Dan, First Chair of the Phoenix Council

Creigal berDuvante - gaur - Duke of Gaurring, Third Chair of the Phoenix Council

Haddelton - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Baet - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Banifourd traSavalene - gaur - bodyguard and royal attendant of Creigal berDuvante

Carringten - borz - captain of Creigal berDuvante's personal guard

Count Drefford - noethrin - Count of Wibbeley

Bence - gaur - bodyguard of Banifourd traSavalene

Garf - gaur - bodyguard of Banifourd traSavalene

Willem - gaur - bodyguard of Banifourd traSavalene

Vearing - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Marik - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Scurra - jindleyak - sister of Krumpus

Sephonie - jindleyak - mother of Krumpus' children

Kezodel - bouge - Muaha of Ebertin

Krumpus - jindleyak - shaman and wanderer

Jeiju - tallian - bodi (deceased)

Daphne berDuvante - gaur - fourth child of Creigal berDuvante (deceased)

Oblaran - the Red Moon

Marshall odoKaro - gaur - Grand Marshall of Gaurring Heart, General of the Fifth Guard

Ainju - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Barkaloe - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Edderfeld - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Launden - gaur - bodyguard of Creigal berDuvante

Pearl - 1/2 trohl, 1/2 ministrian - working girl

Grebs - noethrin - bartender

Welen - noethrin - city guard of Wibbeley

Trissa - ministrian - working girl

Soirja - jindleyak - mother of Krumpus and Scurra

Meu - wyrm extraordinaire

Fedring - ministrian - Corpus Majoris of Camp Calderhal

Leverkusen - ministrian - caravan captain

Aogostua Veribos - tallian - esteemed writer and philosopher (deceased)

Gliedian - ministrian - Commander of Camp Calderhal

Celt - ministrian - surgeon and ancestrian

Meriona - Jay of Camp Calderhal

Ooroiyuo - Twin God of Minist (male aspect)

Naharahna - Twin God of Minist (female aspect)

Petaerus - ministrian - tower captain

Dolif - ministrian - tower guard

Derris - ministrian - gate guard

Toar - bouge - explorer

Dandifrod - gaur - alias of Creigal berDuvante

Hazle - bouge - esteemed healer

Odim Kalodim - the first and father of all men (by tallian tradition)

Wenifas - ministrian - Priestess of the Desert Flower

Claiten - ministrian - young son of Wenifas

Evereste - ministrian - baby daughter of Wenifas

peiTernays - gaur - Chief Chamberlain of the Duke of Gaurring

Hawkins - ministrian - caravan guard

Brankellus - bouge - prisoner

Lilyanah - bouge - apprentice of Hazle, prisoner

Delonias - ministrian - priestess

Sahna - ministrian - priestess

Leticia - ministrian - fabled princess