CHARACTERS & PLACES
Note: Since some characters ARE spoilers
in and of themselves,
I've split them up by book to minimize unsought revelations.
= guild assassin, junior to Banichi and Jago. Tano's partner.
BABSIDI = Ilisidi's mecheiti.
BARB LETTERMAN = Bren's girlfriend in Mospheira.
BREN CAMERON = the paidhi-aiji, the lone human living in the Western Association.
BANICHI = guild assassin, Bren's senior security team. Senior partner to Jago.
BROMINANDI = atevi lord of Entaillen province with a tendency towards boring speeches.
CENEDI = guild assassin under Ilisidi's man'chi.
DEANA HANKS = the back-up paidhi.
DJINANA = servant at Malguri.
GIRI = one of Ilisidi's guards.
GOLDBERG = The Pheonix back-up pilot.
GREEN = The Pheonix back-up pilot.
IAN BRETANO = first paidhi to the atevi, found by Manadgi.
INOKI = The Pheonix co-pilot.
ILISIDI = atevi lord, aiji dowager. Tabini's grandmother and "favorite enemy".
JAGO = guild assassin, Bren's senior security team. Junior partner to Banichi.
JOY = aboard The Pheonix.
JULIO ESTEVEZ = from The Pheonix to planetside, friend of Ian Bretano.
KARLY McEWAN = The Pheonix back-up navigator.
KIYOSHI TANAKA = The Pheonix medic.
LaFARGE = senior captain of The Pheonix.
MAIGI = servant at Malguri.
MANADGI = fist atevi to come into contact with a human.
McDONOUGH = The Pheonix navigator.
MIYUME LITTLE = tech aboard The Pheonix, Neil Cameron's S.O.
MONI = servant to Bren.
NEIL CAMERON = mechanic aboard The Pheonix, Miyume Little's S.O.
NOKHADA = mecheiti that Bren rides.
PADIGI = an aiji from ancient history.
PARDINO = aboard The Pheonix.
PATTON BRETANO = Ian Bretano's father, aboard The Pheonix.
POLANSKI = general during the War of the Landing. Bren is a descendant.
RENAUD LENOIR = hydroponics biologist from the The Pheonix down to planetside.
TABINI = the aiji of aishidi'tat, the Western Association.
TAIGI = servant to Bren.
TAYLOR = The Pheonix pilot.
TANO = guild assassin, junior to Banichi and Jago. Algini's partner.
TOBY CAMERON = Bren's younger brother.
VALASI = the former aiji, Tabini's father.
VORDICT = aboard The Pheonix.
WILSON = the former paidhi-aiji of Tabini's father. An odd, burned out man.
= atevi lord, member of the Tashrid.
BAIGHI = security guard assigned to Deana Hanks.
BEIGURI = member of House Guisi who tries to assassinate Bren. Killed by Jago.
BRUNO PREVIN = Mospheiran conservative in Hank's party.
CAMINIDI = servant under Saidin in the Atigeini residence.
CLAUDIA SWYNTON = politician in Mospheira.
DAMIRI = Tabini's lover, niece of Tabini's opponent, Lord Tatiseigi of the Atigeini.
DASIBI = chief of Bren's clerical staff.
DATHIO = servant under Saidin in the Atigeini residence.
DIREISO = atevi lady of the Kagidigi. Enemy of Tabini.
DOROTHY DURER-DAKAN = Mospheiran conservative in Hank's party.
EIDI = Tabini's personal servant.
EIGJI = atevi lord of the Commerce Committee.
GAIMI = ranger staff at Taiben.
GEIJI = atevi lord to whom Hanks reveals the possibilities of FTL travel.
GEORGE BARRULIN = the Mospheiran President's chief advisor.
GRIGIJI = eccentric astronomer emeritus from whom Bren seeks help on FTL mathematics.
HAMPTON DURANT = Mospheiran Secretary of State.
JULES ERTON = politician in Mospheira.
JASON GRAHAM = ship-paidhi assigned to Shejidan.
JILL = Toby Cameron's wife.
JIM = irritating phone operator for the State Department's emergency number.
MADIG = servant under Saidin in the Atigeini residence.
MADINAIS = atevi lord, conservative member of the Tashrid.
MARIN = chief of Bujavid security.
MEIGHAN DURNA = author of The History of Contact.
NAIDIRI = guild assassin, senior-most of Tabini's personal guard.
NAIJO = potential conspirator against Tabini, in discussions with Hanks.
PAUL SAARINSON = Barb's husband; a government computer expert.
RAYMOND GAYLORD HANKS = Deana's grandfather.
ROBERT ORR = watch officer aboard The Pheonix.
SAIDIN = chief of staff of Lady Damiri's Atigeini residence in the Bujavid.
SAGIMI = guild assassin, guard of Tabini and Damiri.
SAIGIMI = atevi lord of the Marid Tasigin. Enemy of Tabini.
SERASO = chief of the ranger staff at Taiben.
S. GAYLORD HANKS = Deana's father, a Mospheiran conservative.
S. BRANDT-TOPES = Mospheiran conservative in Hank's party.
SHAWN TYERS = Foreign Secretary in Mospheira and friend to Bren.
SIGIADI = atevi lord, Minister of Commerce.
SONJA PODESTY = a secretary in the Foreign Office.
STANI RAMIREZ = senior captain of the Phoenix.
TAIGI = potential conspirator against Tabini, in discussions with Hanks.
TATISEIGI = atevi lord of the Atigeini, uncle of Damiri.
YOLANDA MERCHESON = ship-paidhi assigned to Mospheira.
= brother of Lord Saigimi.
BADISSUNI = a Marid lord with a suspicious request for audience with Tabini-aiji.
BECKY GRAHAM = Jase-paidhi's mother.
BORUJIRI = director of Patinandi Aerospace, in charge of constructino of the space shuttle.
BROSIMI = assistant director of Mogari-nai.
CANESO = Lord Parigi's eldest daughter.
CARATHO = atevi lord who wants a space program in his district as well.
CASURNI = guild assassin and security officer of Lord Geigi; Gesirimu's senior partner.
COSADI = daughter of Lord Saigimi and his wife Tiburi, ally of Lady Direiso.
DURENI = junior security assigned to Jase. Ninicho's partner.
GESIRIMU = guild assassin and security officer of Lord Geigi; Casurni's junior partner.
HADUNI = one of Ilisidi's 'young men'.
JARANI = Jase's mecheiti.
LASARI = one of Geigi's guards.
MANASI = a member of Tabini's security.
MURINI = Lady Direiso's son and heir.
NAWARI = one of Ilisidi's 'young men'.
NINICHO = junior security assigned to Jase. Dureni's partner.
POLLY = a night operator at the Foreign Office.
PARIGI = an atevi lord at the lily-inspection party.
REJIRI = young pilot of House Dur-Wajran who almost crashes into the paidhi's plane.
SANDRA JOHNSON = a former girlfriend of Bren with a penchant for plants.
SASI = a servant in the Atageini apartment, under Saidin.
SURIEJI = a cleric in Bren's household.
TIBURI = widow of Lord Saigimi and ally to Lady Direiso; cousin of Geigi.
OLANTHE MERCHESON = Yolanda's younger sister.
PAULINE SATO = tech chief from The Pheonix.
TOM LUND =
TRENT COPE =
VIRGINIA 'GINNY' KROGER =
CAJEIRI = heir to the aiji: Tabini and Damiri's son.
DALA = a servant in Bren's Bu-Javid residence.
JENRETTE = Ramirez's aide.
= an observatory in the Bergid mountains
BU-JAVID = the aiji's residence in Shejidan.
MAIDINGI = a lake by Malguri.
MALGURI = a lake estate by Lake Maidingi, Tabini's autumn retreat.
MOGARI-NAI = site of a large satellite dish.
MOSPHEIRA = island home to the human population of the planet.
SHEJIDAN = capitol city of the Western Association.
TALIDI = Banichi's province
TAIBEN = the aiji's hunting lodge.