Welcome to the World of...

by Iain Hope

Cast of Characters


THE FRIENDS
Sir Darin of Kenarth – a master swordsman and knight of the order of Saint Karodra.
Zara Halven – a female mercenary and blademaster from Ostia who fights with two sabres.
Jon Madraig – known as Bear, a warrior mage and tutor at the Magic Guild’s school in Lauria.
Arkadi Talcost– a master mage and senior tutor at the College of Magic in Shandrilos.
Rebba Korran– a former student at the College of Magic and now a druid and healer in the vale of Aron.
Garon Vale – a former student of the College of Magic and now a monk of the Sironacian brotherhood.
Natalie 'Nat' Bero – former owner of a large inn outside of Ostia, a master tracker and hunter.

AT THE COLLEGE
Baden Erin – Archmage of the College of Magic and son of the famed Melkor Erin founder of the College.
Eliantha Shamass – Mage Master at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Magi.
Xameran Uth Altor – Sorceror Supreme at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Sorcery.
Atholl Dorard – aged High Enchanter at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Enchantment.
Zarina Agroda – First Wizard at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Wizardry.
Marillia Aronis – Chief Druid at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Druidry.
Jammu Quadai Pendi – Magus General at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Warrior Magi.
Arimenes Corvindar – Allseer at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Seery.
Izonda Tariadarmin – Abbess at the College of Magic, member of the ruling Conclave and head of the School of Clerics.

THE WILDLAND PROVINCE RULERS
Elgon the Golden – Hereditary High Lord of the town and province of Ostia, a Nordic warrior mage, former student at the College of magic and veteran commander in battles against the goblins of the Dark Dales.
Alinus Quan Sirona – Founder and ruler of the monastic town and province of Sironac, Grand Abbot of the Sironacian order of monks and powerful prophet and healer.
Raban Machaig – Hereditary High Lord of the Nordic province and town of Dunegan, known as the ‘Ironhand’, he is a powerful warrior and commander of volatile temper.
Tarik Ardan – Hereditary High Lord of the Nordic province and town of Dunard, an acknowledged warrior and leader with a diplomatic temperament.
Wolfstan Uth Tard - Hereditary High Lord of the Nordic province and town of Arondar, he is a young, tall, brash warrior.
Serales Kalizern – Hereditary First Minister of the province and town of Kalizern, descendent of the founder of the town and youngest of the leaders of the provinces.
Sir Arleas Di Mardul – High Lord of the province and town of Karodracia and Grandmaster of the Holy Order of the Knights of Saint Karodra, he is a fine knight and swordsmen and an experienced commander.
Zaras Ithill – son of the High Lord of the town and province of Katurem, Adzem Ithill.
Aristos Ariventes Surtez – First Minister of the Olmec town and province of Hadek, a well known and wealthy merchant and negotiator.
Korlin Di Vorseck – First Minister of the Olmec town and province of Lauria, the oldest and largest of the Wildland towns, he is a renowned speaker, politician and leader and head of the powerful banking guild.
Boras Del Aro – First Minister of the Olmec town and province of Torunsport, he is an obese man, formerly a sea trader who has made a vast fortune and looks only to himself and his provinces concerns.

ELF LORDS OF THE WILDS
Val’Ant Greycloak– also known as the ‘ghost prince’ for his grey hair and eyes, he is an accomplished Lorewarden (Warrior Mage) amongst his people and the Gonhir or Clan lord of the most powerful group of elves in the Wildlands, the Suthantar Elves who live in the Aron Forest.
Dag’Nir Surestride – a red haired, one eyed older elf, a veteran of many battles, he is the Gonhir or Clan lord of the second most powerful group of elves in the Wildlands, the Falorcatian Elves who live in the Dun Forest.
El’Caron Nightarrow – he is the Gonhir or Clan lord of the Garcarost Elves who live in the hills and high forest around the Shandri and Ost vales.
Stor’Gan Greenheart – oldest of the elven lords, he is Gonhir or Clan lord of the Daliari Elves who live in the southern stretches of the Karodran forests and the foot hills of the Barrier mountains.
An’Tiara Treewalker – the only female leader, she is the Gonhir or Clan lord of the Kurashandar Elves of the northern Karodran forests.
Suth’Lian Eaglebrow – close friend of Val’Ant and scholar amongst his people, he is the Gonhir or Clan lord of the Salthurin Elves who live in the foothills of the eastern Druidhome mountains.
Car’Dolis Stormcrow – close friend of Val’Ant and Loremaster (magi) amongst his people, he is the Gonhir or Clan lord of the Ulintari Elves who live in the high valleys of the western Kalizern hills.

DWARF LORDS OF THE WILDS
Afindor Ironcleaver – scarred warlord and general, the most powerful of the dwarf lords and Clan chief of the Ironcleaver clan who live in the Bloodland Heights.
Saroth Darkaxe – a craftsmaster and weaponsmith amongst his people, he is the Clan chief of the Darkaxe clan who live in the Druidhome mountains.
Jarlis Hammerhand – a young, but powerful warrior mage amongst his people, he is the second most powerful of the dwarflords and Clan chief of the Hammerhand dwarves who live in the central Darkheart hills.
Storlin Swiftaxe – friend of the Archmage and a mage, he is the Clan chief of the Swiftaxe dwarves who live in the Ost and Shandri Hills.
Uldar Shatterstone – a rich trader and merchant amongst his people, he is the Clan chief of the Shatterstone dwarves who live in the central Barrier mountains and the Kalizern hills.

OTHER ELVES
Uh’Ram Bloodfire – elven prince of the third house, grandson of the Ata'Gon, ruler of the province of Syth’Daargo, Kaldesar (warlord) and Lorewarden (warrior mage).
Ry’Ana White Eyes – seer and daughter of the Ata'Gon, first princess of the first house, Lore Queen of her people, head and most powerful of the LoreWise and ruler of the Holy Province and City.
Dar’Elthon Ath Totheariss – Hironsar of the War party sent to the catacombs and new head of House Totheariss.  He is a Lorewarden (warrior mage) and accomplished swordsman.

Kara'Tor - loremaster to House Totheariss, responsible for aggressive magics

Gal'Vortath - cleric to House Totheariss, responsible for spiritual and protective magics
Nar’Dolth – Senior Parinsar of Prince Uh’Ram’s forces, powerful warrior and general.

OTHERS
Gael Pemarson - Grandmaster Fighter Mage and explorer

Tallan - senior apprentice to Gael Pemarson

Hignar - apprentice to Gael Pemarson

Master Drollin - talented seer at the college of magic

Grandmaster Gregan - senior member of the school of sorcerors at the college of magic

Grandmaster Percale - senior researcher and mage at the college of magic

Roslyn Shanford – local apothecary and healer in Shandrilos.
Master Rill – Second Watchmaster of the college of magic in Shandrilos.
Master Sintharinus –First Watchmaster of the college of magic in Shandrilos.
Master Bruenor Brae – Elderly tutor at the college of magic in Shandrilos.
Master Abertha Tayvor – Deputy Mage Master of the school of Magi at the college of magic in Shandrilos.
Sardyk Andar – Halfling assassin.
Ivello – former monk of the Karodracian order and convicted murderer saved from execution.