The Primary Cast
Sao-Tauna — The seven-year-old daughter of Tahn Taujin Lin-Pi (brother to Zhan Taujin Letan-Nin of the Tanshen Dominion).
Lee-Nin — Sao-Tauna’s former tutor and protector.
Ing-Ku — The warden commander who hunts Sao-Tauna with orders to kill her.
Sha-Kutan — A farmer with a dark past.
Ogtankaa — The huntress who pursues Sha-Kutan.
Tin-Tsu — A former priest and the newly raised zhan of the Daeshen Dominion.
Dju-Tesha — Tin-Tsu’s sister.
Pai-Nakee — Tin-Tsu’s mother.
Kao-Rhee — The prime councilor to the Daeshen ascendancy.
Rhog-Kan — The prime tigan (military commander) of the Daeshen Dominion.
Tonken-Wu — A sub-commander warden of the Daeshen palace.
Rin-Lahee — A tahneff engaged to marry Tin-Tsu.
Tiang-Rhu — A priest and childhood friend of Tin-Tsu.
Junari — A former Pashist priest called by the new goddess to lead a pilgrimage to the Forbidden Realm.
Raedalus — A former Pashist priest who is Junari’s closest friend and adviser.
Taksati — Junari’s former Pashist temple servant who follows her on the pilgrimage.
Bon-Tao — A Tanjii soldier responsible for Junari’s security while in that city.
Kuth-Von — A Tanjii Circle Elder.
Kellatra — The owner of an inn in the largest town in the Punderra Dominion and a secret seer with a hidden past.
Rankarus — Kellatra’s husband.
Luntadus — Kellatra and Rankarus’s six-year-old son.
Lantili — Kellatra and Rankarus’s nine-year-old daughter.
Abananthus — A merchant and family friend of Kellatra and Rankarus.
Jadaloo — A young serving woman and family friend at Kellatra and Rankarus’s inn.
Sketkee — A rakthor former ambassador who has chosen against custom to become a natural philosopher.
Kadmallin — Sketkee’s personal guard and oldest friend.
Viktik — A rakthor ambassador and former colleague of Sketkee.
Leotin — The master of a traveling carnival that traverses the Iron Realm.
Palla — A member of Leotin’s carnival and lead actress in the plays they perform.
Tarak — A roagg scout sent by his people to learn about the human pilgrims and the dreams of the new goddess.
Yeth — A yutan scout sent by her people to learn about the human pilgrims and the dreams of the new goddess.
Shifhuul — A wyrin scout sent by his people to learn about the human pilgrims and the dreams of the new goddess.
Donjeo — A teenage boy who cares for the animals of the carnival.
Jhanal — The leader of a pilgrim band that travels with the carnival for protection.
Ranna — A pilgrim who joins the carnival and becomes Pall’a friend.
Kanma — A former spy who is accepted into the carnival.
Ondromead — An ageless old man who has awoken every day for thousands of years in a different place in the world compelled to witness certain events and record them in a black book with endless pages.
Hashel — A speechless ten-year-old boy who travels with Ondromead — the first person to ever do so.
Meraeu — A mysterious old woman who occasionally appears to Ondromead.