Glossary

Of Darkness and Light

Characters

The Glade

 

Calen Bryer (Kay-lin BRY-ER): Son of Vars and Freis, brother of Ella and Haem, bound to the dragon Valerys. Aided in defeated the attack on Belduar, led by the Fade.

Haem Bryer (HAYM BRY-ER): Son of Vars and Freis, brother of Ella and Calen. Killed while defending The Glade from Uraks.

Ella Bryer (EL-AH BRY-ER): Daughter of Vars and Freis, sister of Haem and Calen. Presumed dead in the fire of Calen’s home. Actually on a ship heading North after the death of her love, Rhett Fjorn.

Freis Bryer (Fr-EHY-s BRY-ER): Wife of Vars, mother of Calen, Haem, and Ella. Herbalist and healer of The Glade. Killed by Farda.

Vars Bryer (VARS BRY-ER): Husband of Freis, father of Calen, Haem, and Ella. Blacksmith of The Glade. Killed by Rendall.

Faenir (FAY-near): A wolfpine who was raised by the Bryer family.

Rhett Fjorn (Ret Fy-orn): Captain of The Glade’s town guard. Lover of Ella. Killed on the merchant’s road to Gisa.

Erdhardt Hammersmith (ERD-Heart Hammer-smith): Husband of Aela. Village elder of The Glade.

Aela Hammersmith (AY-LAH Hammer-smith): Wife of Erdhardt, jeweler of The Glade.

Dann Pimm (Dan-Pim): Son of Tharn and Ylinda, close friend of Calen’s. Leaves The Glade with Calen and Rist, injured in the first battle of Belduar.

Tharn Pimm (TH-ARN Pim): Husband of Ylinda, father of Dann. Fletcher of The Glade.

Ylinda Pimm (Yuh-Lin-Dah Pim): Wife of Tharn, mother of Dann. Weaver of The Glade.

Rist Havel (Ri-st Hah-vul): Son of Lasch and Ylinda, close friend of Calen’s. Leaves The Glade with Calen and Dann. Captured by the Fade and brought to the embassy of the Circle of Magii in Al’Nasla.

Lasch Havel (Lash Hah-vul): Husband of Elia, father of Rist. Innkeeper of The Gilded Dragon.

Elia Havel (EH-lee-AH Hah-vul): Wife of Lash, mother of Rist. Beekeeper.

Verna Gritten (Ver-NAH GRIT-in): Mother of Anya. Village elder of The Glade

Anya Gritten (AHN-YA GRIT-in): Daughter of Verna, close friend of Calen’s.

Fritz Netly (F-Ritz Net-lee): Childhood rival of Calen’s. Betrays Ella’s survival to Farda. Sent to Falstide along with empire soldiers in search of Ella.

Belduar

Arthur Bryne (Are-THUR BRINE): Father of Daymon. Murdered king of Belduar.

Daymon Bryne (DAY-MON BRINE): Son of Arthur, newly crowned king of Belduar.

Ihvon Arnell (EYE-VON ARE-nell): Close friend and advisor to Arthur. Betrayed Arthur and allowed the Fade and the empire into Belduar.

Oleg Marylin (OH-leg Mar-IH-lin): Belduaran emissary to the Dwarven Freehold.

Conal Braker (CUN-UL BRAH-ker): Young porter in Belduar, assigned to Calen to help him around the city.

 

Dwarven Freehold

Kira (KEE-RAH): Queen of Durakdur.

Pulroan (PULL-ROW-AN): Queen of Azmar.

Elenya (EL-EN-YA): Queen of Ozryn.

Hoffnar (Hoff-NAR): King of Volkur.

Falmin Tain (FAHL-min TAIN): Member of the Wind Runner’s Guild, navigator of the Crested Wave.

Belina Louna (BELL-eena Loo-NAH): A bard that played in the feast tent after The Proving.

Nimara (Nih-MAR-AH): Dwarven warrior from Durakdur who aids in the search for Calen and Erik.

 

Valtara

Dayne Ateres (DAIN AH-Teer-ece): Son of Arkin and Ilya Ateres, brother of Alina, Baren, and Owain.

Alina Ateres (AH-leen-AH AH-teer-ece): Daughter of Arkin and Ilya Ateres, sister of Dayne, Baren, and Owain.

Baren Ateres (BAH-REN Ah-teer-ece): Son of Arkin and Ilya Ateres, brother of Alina, Dayne, and Owain. Current head of House Ateres.

Owain Ateres (OH-AY-in Ah-teer-ece): Son of Arkin and Ilya Ateres, brother of Alina, Dayne, and Baren. Given over to the empire as a child.

Mera (MEH-RAH): Wyvern rider of Valtara, aligned with House Ateres. Close friend of Alina, past lover of Dayne.

Marlin Arkon (Mar-lin ARE-kon): Steward of House Ateres.

Loren (Loh-REN): High Lord of Valtara.

Rinda (RIN-dah): Consul of the Lorian Empire. Stationed in Valtara.

The North

Farda Kyrana (Far-DAH Kie-RAH-nah): Justicar of the Lorian empire and Exarch of the Imperial Battlemages. Killed Ella Bryer. Currently aboard the same ship as Ella, heading north.

Rendall (REN-DULL): Imperial Inquisitor. Killed Vars Bryer.

Fane Mortem (FAIN MORE-tem): Emperor of Loria.

Karsen Craine (CAR-sin CRAYNE): Grand Consul of the Circle of Magii.

Tanner Fjorn (TAH-ner Fy-orn): Uncle to Rhett, High Captain of the Beronan city guard.

Yana (Yah-NAH): Member of the northern rebellion, lover of Tanner.

Farwen (FAR-win): Member of the northern rebellion.

Coren Valmar (CORE-in Val-MAR): Member of the northern rebellion.

The Circle of Magii

Garramon (GAR-ah-MON): Exarch of the Imperial Battlemages, sponsor of Rist Havel.

Andelar Touran (AN-deh-LAR Too-RAN): Primarch of the Imperial Battlemages.

Neera (Neer-AH): Apprentice to Sister Ardal.

Tommin (TOM-in): Apprentice to Sister Danwar.

Lena (Leh-NAH): Apprentice to brother Halmak.

Elves of the Aravell

Therin Eiltris (Theh-RIN EHL-treece): Former elven ambassador to The Order, powerful mage.

Thalanil (Tha-lah-nil): High Captain of the Aravell Rangers

Faelen (FAY-lin): Elven Warrior.

Gaeleron (GAY-ler-on): An elf from the hidden city of Aravell who swears an oath of honour to protect Calen and Valerys.

Alea (AH-lee-ah): An elf from the hidden city of Aravell who swears an oath of honour to protect Calen and Valerys.

Lyrei (Lie-REE): An elf from the hidden city of Aravell who swears an oath of honour to protect Calen and Valerys.

Ellisar (EHL-is-ARE): An elf from the hidden city of Aravell who swears an oath of honour to protect Calen and Valerys. Killed in the battle of Belduar.

Vaeril (VAY-ril): An elf from the hidden city of Aravell who swears an oath of honour to protect Calen and Valerys. Vaeril has the ability to touch the spark, and is particularly adept at healing.

Aeson’s Rebellion

Aeson Virandr (Ay-son VIR-an-DUR): Former Draleid whose dragon was slain, and is now Rakina. Father of Dahlen and Erik. Key member of the rebellion.

Dahlen Virandr (DAH-lin VIR-an-DUR): Son of Aeson, brother of Erik. Erik Virandr (AIR-ICK VIR-an-DUR): Son of Aeson, brother of Dahlen.

Asius (AY-see-US): Jotnar, close friends with Aeson, companion of Larion and Senas.

Larion (LAR-eee-ON): Jotnar, companion of Asius and Senas.

Senas (See-NAS): Jotnar, companion of Asius and Larion.

Baldon (BAL-DON): Angan of the clan Fenryr, shapeshifter.

Aneera (AH-Neer-AH): Angan of the clan Fenryr, shapeshifter.

Drifaien

Lothal Helmund (Low-THAL HELL-mund): High Lord of Drifaien.

Orlana Helmund (Or-LAH-NAH HELL-mund): Wife of Lothal.

Artim Valdock (ARE-TIM Val-DOCK): Exarch of the imperial battlemages sent to Drifaien in search of the Draleid.

Alleron (Al-ER-ON): Warrior of Drifaien. Met Calen, Dann, and Erik in The Two Barges.

Baird (BARE-D): Warrior of Drifaien. Met Calen, Dann, and Erik in The Two Barges.

Kettil (Ket-IL): Warrior of Drifaien. Met Calen, Dann, and Erik in The Two Barges.

Leif (Leaf): Warrior of Drifaien. Met Calen, Dann, and Erik in The Two Barges.

Audun (OW-dun): Warrior of Drifaien. Met Calen, Dann, and Erik in The Two Barges.

Destin (Des-TIN): Warrior of Drifaien. Met Calen, Dann, and Erik in The Two Barges.

The Gods

Achyron(Ack-er-on): The warrior God, or simply The Warrior. The protector against the shadow.

Elyara (El-eee-ARE-AH): The Maiden. The wisest of all the gods, creator of consciousness and free thought.

Varyn (Var-in): The Father. The protector of all things and the provider of the sun.

Heraya (HER-eye-AH): The Mother. The giver of life and receiver of the dead.

Hafaesir (Hah-FYE-SEER): The Smith. The Patron god of the dwarves. Builder of the world.

Neron (NEH-ron): The Sailor. Creator of the seas and provider of safe travel.

Efialtír (Ef-EE-ahl-TIER): The Traitor God. Efialtír betrayed the other six gods at the dawn of creation. He turned his back on their ways, claiming his power through offerings of blood.

The Dragonguard

Eltoar Daethana (EL-TWAR Die-THA-NAH): Commander of the Dragonguard. Bonded to Helios. Wing commander of Lyina and Pellenor.

Lyina (Lie-eee-NAH): Member of the Dragonguard. Bonded to Karakes. Eltoar’s left wing.

Pellenor (Pel-EH-NOR): Member of the Dragonguard. Bonded to Meranth. Eltoar’s right wing.

Jormun (JOR-mun): Member of the Dragonguard.

Ilkya (IL-kee-AH): Member of the Dragonguard.

Voranur (VOR-ah-noor): Member of the Dragonguard.

Erdin (ER-DIN): Member of the Dragonguard.

Luka (Loo-KAH): Member of the Dragonguard.

Tivar (Tee-VAR): Member of the Dragonguard.

 

 

 

 

 

The Old Tongue

 

Draleid (Drah-laid): Dragonbound. Ancient warriors whose souls were bonded to the dragons that hatched for them.

Rakina (Rah-KEEN-ah): One who is broken, or in the elven dialect – ‘one who survived’. When a dragon or their Draleid dies, the other earns the title of ‘Rakina’.

Du gryr haydria til myia elwyn (DOO Greer HAY-dree-AH till MAYA EHL-win): You bring honour to my heart.

N’aldryr (Nahl-DREAR): By fire.

Valerys (Vah-lair-is): Ice.

Det være myia haydria (Deh-t VAY-air MAYA HAY-dree-AH): It would be my honour.

Du haryn myia vrai (Doo Hah-RIN MAYA VRAY): You have my thanks.

Myia elwyn er unira diar (MAYA EHL-win AIR OO-neer-AH Dee-ARE): My heart is always yours.

Din vrai é atuya sin’vala (DIN VRAY Eh AH-too-YAH Sin-VAH-LAH): Your thanks are welcome here.

Draleid n’aldryr, Rakina nai dauva (Drah-laid Nahl-DREAR, Rah-KEEN-ah Nay D-ow-VAH): Dragonbound by fire, broken by death.

Det er aldin na vëna du (Deh-t AIR Ahl-DIN Nah VAY-na DOO): It is good to see you.

Myia nithír til diar (MAYA NEE-theer TILL Dee-ARE): My soul to yours.

I denír viël ar altinua (Eee Deh-Neer Vee-EL ARE Al-tin-OO-AH): In this life and always.

Vaen (VAY-en): Truth.

Drunir (DREW-Neer): Companion.

Aldryr (ALL-DREAR): Fire.

Níthral (Nee-TH-ral): Soulblade.

Svidar’Cia (Svih-DAR-see-AH): Burnt Lands.

Svidarya (Svih-DAR-eee-AH): Burning Winds.

Valacia (VAH-lay-see-AH): Icelands.

Níthir (Nee-Theer): Soul.

Din haydria er fyrir (DIN HAY-dree-AH AIR Fih-reer): Your honour is forfeit.

Bralgír (Brahl-GEER): Storyteller.

Ayar Elwyn (Ay-ARE EHL-win): One Heart.

Galdrín (GAHL-DREEN): Mage.

Idyn väe (IH-din VAY): Rest well.

 

 

Races

 

Humans: Humans first arrived on the continent of Epheria in the year 306 After Doom, fleeing from an unknown cataclysm in their homeland of Terroncia.

Elves: Along with the Jotnar and the dwarves, the elves were one of the first races to inhabit Epheria. After the fall of the Order the elves fought valiantly against the newly formed Lorian Empire, but were eventually defeated and subsequently split into two major factions. One faction blamed the humans for the decimation of Epheria, and retreated into the enormous woodland known as Lynalion, withdrawing themselves from the rest of the continent. The other faction withdrew to the Darkwood, where they built the city of Aravell and continued on the fight in secret by turning the Darkwood into an impassable barrier between the North and South.

Dwarves: Before the fall of The Order, the dwarves occupied territories both above land and below. But after The Fall, the dwarves retreated back to their mountain kingdoms for safety.

Uraks (UH-raks): Creatures whose way of life revolves around bloodshed. Little is known of them outside of battle, other than they serve the traitor God – Efialtir.

Jotnar (Jot-Nar): The Jotnar, known to humans as ‘giants’, are a race of people who have inhabited Epheria since the dawn of time. They are intrinsically magic, have bluish-white skin, and stand over eight feet tall.

Angan (Ann-GAN): The Angan are a race of humanoid shapeshifters. It is not truly known when they arrived in Epheria, though it is thought that they are as old as the land itself. They are divided into five major factions, each devoted to one of the five Angan Gods: Dvalin, Bjorna, Vethnir, Fenryr, and Kaygan.