Rilan Crendu (RYE-len CREN-doo)—16 years old from the isles of Setu (Enna), lives with his father Bram. Mother died during childbirth. Aunt Clissa died during the castigation.
Caelamyn Orlo (KAY-la-men OR-low)—16 years old from the isle of Shain (Hyslo), lives with parents. Older sister Katrea married. Works in textile mill
Aobren Barlyle (EH-oh-bren BAR-lyle)—16 years old from the isle of Mailyn, lives with father. Mother died during childbirth
Thierto Essan (thee-AIR-toe ESS-en)—14 years old from Aleyra, son of Tomiah Essan, nephew of Noril Essan
Myla Fraylen (MY-la FRAY-len)—17 years old from the isle of Cailath. Serves with father in military. Also has mother and three younger brothers
Tomiah Essan (toe-MY-uh ESS-en)—father of Thierto, brother to Noril, captain of the Ashling
Noril Essan (nor-ILL ESS-en)—leader of Aleyra, uncle to Thierto, brother to Tomiah
Brelano (bray-LAN-oh)—weapons master, captain of the Cahlo
Merenick (MARE-uh-nik)—officer in charge of Regiment espionage.
Sovereign Promic Izhara (PROM-ick is-ARE-uh)—Sovereign of the Regiment, ruler of all of Lusiartha. Takes control upon his father’s death. Sees war with Rilan as personal.
Colonel Crasine (CRAY-sin)—takes over Dren per Regiment orders, institutes harsher punishment systems
Bram Crendu (BRAM CREN-doo)—Rilan’s father. Lost his leg in the Cailath invasion.
Briath Crendu (BREE-ath CREN-doo)—20 years old from the isles of Setu (Enna), older sister to Jamek, betrothed to Rilan
Jamek Crendu (JAY-mik CREN-doo)—13 year old from the isles of Setu (Enna), younger brother to Briath, best friend to Rilan
Shmoi (SHMOY)—father of Ori(6), Palen(5), and Marcol (3); husband to Talia; best ale maker in Enna
Catrine (KA-treen)—Jamek and Briath’s mother; insists on Rilan’s early marriage to Briath
Jeshua (JESH-you-uh)—15 year old native of Tayben
Olin (OH-lin)—17 year old native of Cori
Laria (LAIR-ee-uh)—15 year old native of Merna
Hobrin (HOE-brin)—16 year old native of Merna, brother of Nailo
Nailo (NIGH-low)—14 year old native of Merna, brother of Hobrin
Captain Aloram (uh-LORE-um)—captain of the Miloki, transports Rilan and the others to Dren, native of Mailyn
Professor Lybren (LIE-bren)—mathematics instructor at Dren, escorts Rilan and the other from the Miloki to Dren’s campus
Preceptor Eilodyn (EYE-low-den)—preceptor (or headmaster) of Dren until replaced by Colonel Crasine
Setu (SAY-two)—southeastern island group consisting of the Setu mainland, Merna, Cori, Tayben, and Enna. Used as agricultural and livestock center for Lusiartha. Last to be conquered by the Regiment. Natives are easily identified by dark skin, hair, and eyes
Mailyn (MY-len)—central island of Lusiartha, often considered the sister island to Cailath. Education and commerce hub of Lusiartha. Natives have pale skin, but can have varying shades of eyes and hair
Shain (SHANE)—westernmost island of Lusiartha, serving as textile and industry center. Natives known for pale skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. Notoriously strong-willed people and difficult-to-navigate coastline.
Cailath (KAI-lath)—northwestern island, home of the Regiment and the Sovereign. Natives have pale skin, but can have varying eye and hair colors. Military-based society
Aleyra (uh-LAY-ruh)—underground (or under-ocean) home of the Siarthens accessible only by a small sand dune southeast of Shain. Was once above water.
Enna (IN-uh)—home of the village Crendu, and the smallest island of all Lusiartha. Part of the Setu island grouping
Dren (DREN)—school in the southeastern corner of Mailyn
Esdra (EZ-dra)—capital of the Regiment and of Cailath, seat of the Sovereign
Kolcha (COAL-cha)—Siarthen word for ‘savior children’chosen by the sedich to harness the power of the Creator in order to save Lusiartha; PLURAL: Kolchae (COAL-chay)
Sedich (suh-DEECH)—a stone imbued by the ancient Siarthens with the powers of the Creator. Imparts its powers to the kolchae, but is only a vessel