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STORY (m)=mentioned only, Bk=TW Book

Lacan Ajami

Warlord Mygdonian Warlord of Mygdon (capital of Mygdonia) and the little known world north of Wizardwall, with whom Nisibis wizards (such as Roxane) made a pact against the Rankans and their allies. High Moon (m) [Bk5]


Stepson Rankan(?) Helped bring a wounded soldier to the physician Harran. Lean and blonde. The Hand That Feeds You [Bk6]

Lahboo the Tight-Fisted

Unknown Ilsigi(?)

A miser who was murdered and who's ghost is said to haunt a deserted building in the Maze. Story is scary enough to even put off a dying man from entering the building.

Spiders of the Purple Mage (m) [Bk2]


Limner / Artist Ilsigi

A native Sanctuary artist whose paintings are more than they seem. Lalo has been the subject of enchantment by both mages and gods with magics he does not fully understand, and is living proof that talent alone does not guarantee artistic success.

His skills have included painting a person's inner beauty and making pictures come alive with his breath.

He and his wife, Gilla, own their own house, which they share with their many children.

The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn [Bk3]

A Fugitive Art [Bk4]

Mirror Image [Bk5]

A Breath of Power [Bk6]

Hell to Pay [Bk7]

The God-Chosen [Bk7]

The Color of Magic [Bk7]

Children of All Ages (m) [Bk8]

Lady of Fire [Bk9]

Seeing is Believing (But Love is Blind) [Bk9]

Homecoming [Bk10]

Introduction [Bk11]

The Power of Kings [Bk11]

A Sticky Business (m) [Bk11]

The Promise of Heaven (m) [Bk11]

The Vision of Lalo [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

Quicksilver Dreams [Bk12]

The Fire in a Godís Eye (m) [Bk12]

Web Weavers (m) [Bk12]


Merchant / drug-dealer / bartender Ilsigi

Uptown merchant and one-time owner of the Vulgar Unicorn, a rowdy and popular tavern in the middle of the Maze. Betrayed by local magicians, he spent a small eternity in death's embrace. Freed from magic by Cime when she wreaked havoc on the local Mageguild, he is a confused shadow of his former self.

A large, heavyset, unpleasant-looking man who's left thumb is missing from the second joint - as Lastel, he wears a taxidermist's imitation covering the stump.

As well as moonlighting as bartender in the Vulgar Unicorn, Lastel sells information and deals in the drug krrf. As Lastel, he maintains a very rich residence in the Jeweler's Quarter, which connects by tunnels to the Lily Garden.

The Gate of Flying Knives [Bk1]

The Price of Doing Business [Bk1]

Blood Brothers [Bk1]

Introduction (m) [Bk2]

The Dream of the Sorceress (m) [Bk2]

Introduction [Bk3]

A Man and his God [Bk3]

Introduction (m) [Bk4]

Wizard Weather [Bk4]

Epilog [Bk4]

High Moon [Bk5]

Necromant [Bk5]

What Women Do Best [Bk6]

Daughter of the Sun [Bk6]

A Breath of Power [Bk6]

Keeping Promises [Bk7]

Power Play (m) [Bk8]

Homecoming (m) [Bk10]

The Power of Kings [Bk11]
Night Work (m) [Bk12]


Young girl Ilsigi

Lalo's youngest daughter, just on the edge of puberty.

Mirror Image [Bk5]

A Breath of Power (m) [Bk6]

The Color of Magic [Bk7]

Lady of Fire [Bk9]

The Vision of Lalo [Bk11]

Quicksilver Dreams [Bk12]


Midwife Unknown Old woman who tended at Samlane's birth, who slit Leah's throat in her panic. Her body was burnt. Goddess [Bk2]


Factotum Rankan

The youngest member of the acting company, Feltheryn's Players. Acts as factotum (one employed to do all kinds of work) to the troupe.

The Power of Kings [Bk11]

The Vision of Lalo [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]


Gladiator Rankan

Friend and fellow gladiator of Chenaya's. A beautiful figure of a man with curly blond hair and classically sculpted body and blue eyes.

Lovers Who Slay Together [Bk9]

The Promise of Heaven [Bk11]

The Fire in a Godís Eye [Bk12]


Wench Northern (?)

A housemate of Jamie the Red and companion of Butterfly.

The Gate of Flying Knives [Bk1]


Baby S'danzo

Daughter of Illyra. Arton's twin sister. Slain in the False Plague riots by Zip who chopped the child in two and split open her mother's stomach with an axe.

Steel (m) [Bk4]

Gyskouras [Bk6]

Pillar of Fire [Bk8]

Lady of Fire (m) [Bk9]

Sanctuary Nocturne (m) [Bk9]

Seeing is Believing (But Love is Blind) (m) [Bk10]


Barfly Ilsigi(?) Tarkle's 'almost' bedpartner. She is unfortunately adorned with one eyebrow and one of her eyes sort of looks off to the side, though Tarkle thought her the best thing ever to happen to him. Relationship didn't last long after discovering all Tarkle's furniture had been stolen. Night Work [Bk12]


Concubine Rankan

One of the seven concubines of Prince Kadakithis. Discovered as a plotter against the prince through information supplied by Hanse (Shadowspawn). Was executed for her troubles.

Shadowspawn [Bk1]

The Vivisectionist (m) [Bk3]
Godson (m) [Bk4]


Nobleman's son Rankan Siphinos' lanky blond son. Witching Hour [Bk6]


Unknown Ilsigi(?)

Neighbour of Masha's who would watch the midwife's child when she is away.

Spiders of the Purple Mage [Bk2]

Lowan Vigeles

Exiled Aristocrat Rankan

Half-brother of Molin Torchholder, father of Chenaya, a wealthy aristocrat self-exiled to Sanctuary in the wake of Abakithis' assassination. Owner of the Land's End estate.

Murdered by the piffle Ro-Karthis, who was crucified on on Lowan's burning funeral boat.

Daughter of the Sun [Bk6]

The God-Chosen (m) [Bk7]

Keeping Promises [Bk7]

Children of All Ages (m) [Bk8]

Lovers Who Slay Together [Bk9]

A Sticky Business [Bk11]

The Promise of Heaven [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

The Fire in a Godís Eye (m) [Bk12]

Web Weavers (m) [Bk12]


Palace Major-Domo Ilsigi

The Major-Domo, the man to see to arrange legitimate interviews, or to be smuggled into the palace itself. He, too, is Ilsigi, and has been in Sanctuary since before the Rankans arrived. He has keys for locks the Rankans never heard of.

Keeping Promises [Bk7]

The Promise of Heaven (m) [Bk11]


Beggar Unknown Works as messenger for Moruth the Beggar King. Downwind [Bk4]


Prostitute Cadite

A Cadite prostitute in the House of Mermaids. Said to be fond of Shadowspawn and an expect oral-submissive.

Shadowspawn (m) [Bk1]


Stepson Rankan(?) Stepson killed the night ghosts invaded the city. Armies of the Night (m) [Bk7]

Black Lysias


Rankan(?) 3rd Commando mercenary. Called Black Lysias because the territory the Stepsons and 3rd controlled was painted with black lines. Usually a fastidious man but prone to stressful events. Armies of the Night [Bk7]


Magician / Priest of the Blue Star Order / Mercenary Unknown

A tall, slender, grey-haired priest of the Sect of the Blue Star. She rarely uses her powers openly but is capable of powerful magic through the use of the blue star tatooed on her forehead. She must hide the fact that she is female, for if anyone discovers the fact, her power becomes theirs (the Sect is male-only and she bluffed her way in pretending to be male).

Lythande has sworn never to eat or drink in front of men and substitutes smoking. She is a good friend of Myrtis, madam of the Aphrodisia House and maintains a youth spell on her old friend.

The Face of Chaos [Bk1]

The Price of Doing Business [Bk1]

Myrtis [Bk1]

The Secret of the Blue Star [Bk1]

The Fruit of Enlibar (m) [Bk2]

Looking for Satan [Bk3]

Epilog [Bk4]

The Corners of Memory (m) [Bk5]

A Breath of Power [Bk6]

Gyskouras (m) [Bk6]

The Color of Magic (m) [Bk7]

Lady of Fire (m) [Bk9]

Homecoming (m) [Bk10]

Quicksilver Dreams (m) [Bk12]

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Last Revised: August 2002.