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

Rabben the half-handed



A magician and Blue Star adept who is so named because he is missing 2 1/2 fingers from a duel with Lythande. He has broad shoulders, cat-yellow eyes and a black beard and wears two daggers cross-girt astride his hips.

An enemy of Lythande, he bespells a girl to try and trick the other mage into revealing 'his' secret and win Lythande's powers.
(Read the anthology Lythande to learn Rabben's fate and his secret.)

The Secret of the Blue Star [Bk1]




A large, florid, corpulent man who is a tinker and shares a stall in the Bazaar with Mriga. He boasts he has sold knives to Hanse but Mriga doubts it, but apart from his boasting, he is an honest tradesman.

The Tie That Binds [Bk9]


Street Urchin


A dark, skinny boy barely in his teens who aids Cade search for the man who killed Cade's brother. Raif is killed when the murderer Amuuth threw him a ring that pricked and poisoned him.

Cade [Bk10]




Was visiting the barber, Harran, for a hangover remedy when his partner Stepson, Shal, is brought in to have a hand amputated.

The Hand That Feeds You [Bk6]

Ran Alleyn



Commander of Wedemir's string.

A Breath of Power (m) [Bk6]


Hazard-class magician /


The only mage ever trusted by Tempus or admitted into the Scared Band. Now a teacher at the Mageguild.

Described as the Stepson's own expert on covert enterprise, secrecy and wizardry, he is an ex-Hazard formerly of the Tysian mageguide. He has a boyish freckled face and a winning smile, and long hair which he has grown to cover his too-large ears and too-thin neck.

Randal has numerous allergies and often goes about in the form of a black half-wolf dog and is always sneezing because of his own dog hair.

What Women Do Best [Bk6]

Hell to Pay [Bk7]

The God-Chosen (m) [Bk7]

Armies of the Night (m) [Bk7]

The Color of Magic [Bk7]

Power Play [Bk8]

Dagger in the Mind (m) [Bk8]

Children of All Ages [Bk8]

Death in the Meadow [Bk8]

The Small Powers that Endure [Bk8]

Pillar of Fire [Bk8]

Lady of Fire (m) [Bk9]

Sanctuary is for Lovers [Bk9]

In the Still of the Night (m) [Bk9]

Wake of the Riddler (m) [Bk10]

The Best of Friends (m) [Bk11]

Red Light, Love Light [Bk11]

Quicksilver Dreams (m) [Bk12]

Winds of Fortune [Bk12]

Eye of Savankala



Priest and inquisitor/judge of Savankala. Highest-ranking Rankan in Sanctuary prior to the arrival of the Prince. Now allied with Chenaya's disaffected Rankan's at Land's End.

Said to be a conniving, provincial priest whose sole purpose in life, even before Vashanka's death, had been to thwart every reform Molin Torchholder instituted.

The God-Chosen (m) [Bk7]

Keeping Promises [Bk7]

Lovers Who Slay Together [Bk9]

Sanctuary Nocturne (m) [Bk9]

The Promise of Heaven (m) [Bk11]

The Fire in a Godís Eye [Bk12]



Lord Raximander was the first to sit to have his portrait painted by Lalo for Coricidius the Vizier. His portrait made him look like a pig - complacently self-indulgent with a hint of stubborn ferocity in the little eyes.

A Fugitive Art [Bk4]


Hell Hound


Razkuli is the youngest of the Hell hounds and as ardent follower of Zalbar. Both have an immediate answer for all obstructions - the sword. Zalbar's position of responsibility has tempered him, but Razkuli is impulsively violent.

He is slain for vengeance by Tempus after he and Zalbar sold Tempus to the Vivisectionist Kurd.

Introduction (m) [Bk1]

Shadowspawn (m) [Bk1]

To Guard the Guardians [Bk2]

The Vivisectionist (m) [Bk3]

A Man and his God (m) [Bk3]

Necromant [Bk5]
Down by the Riverside (m) [Bk7]


Nobleman /
Master of the Scrolls


Rankan aristocrat, current Master of the Scrolls in Sanctuary, husband of Samlane. Young, foppish, self-important, and totally lacking in the courage and fortitude which made the Rankan Empire paramount on the continent.

He loved his wife and knows nothing of how he was conned into thinking he was marrying a virgin. After his wife's death, Regli puts a bounty of 1000 royals on her brother Samlor's head because he believes Samlor is responsible for her death.

Goddess [Bk2]

Votary (m) [Bk5]
Mirror Image (m) [Bk5]




Samlane's maid in Cirdon who fostered her ladyship's bastard daughter, Star, before Samlane married the noble Regli. Reia married a guardsman in Sanctuary and took the child with her and kept Star as her own until the child disappeared a month before Samlor came looking for his niece.

Votary (m) [Bk5]




Called the Pearl One by Strick, he is one of the number of Ilsigi Old Money who sponsors the mage to set up in Sanctuary.

Spellmaster (m) [Bk9]

A Sticky Business [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience (m) [Bk12]




A S'danzo beauty, wild even by their gypsy standards, her own people foresaw her violent death when she abandoned them to live four years in the Sanctuary garrison.

She was mother to the twins, Walegrin and Illyra, and was horribly dismembered by the twins' drunken father. Her remains were dumped with the animal carcasses. The S'danzo killed the man and cursed him and the children.

Steel [Bk4]

Gyskouras (m) [Bk6]




A beautiful young woman who has taken service with Lady Kurrekai. A young woman with grey eyes and auburn hair who the mage Darios feel in love with. She sees the trapped mage within the destroyed Mageguild in her dreams and with Lalo's help, frees Darios.

The Vision of Lalo [Bk11]


Member of the PFLS


Ro-Karthis was held responsible for the assassin of Lowan Vigeles and Lady Rosanda by the Piffles. He was made an example of by being crucified to the mast of the burning Bhokaran ferryboat (funeral barge) which was floated out into the harbour bearing the bodies of those killed.

The Fire in a Godís Eye (m) [Bk12]




Young guardsman who sleeps with the prostitute Joia at the Aphrodesia House. Joia gave him a silver ball which he then lost in a game of dice to Ottar.

Quicksilver Dreams [Bk12]


Lady / Consort


Molin Torchholder's blonde, scatterbrained wife. She was the perfect Rankan ornamental consort, but was abandoned by her husband for another woman and went to live with her brother-in-law Lowan Vigeles.

Enstrangled from Molin Torchholder, she went to live at Land's End, where she was assassinated along with her brother-in-law Lowan Vigeles.

The Gate of Flying Knives [Bk1]

The Rhinoceros and the Unicorn [Bk3]

Then Azyuna Danced (m) [Bk3]

The God-Chosen[Bk7]

Keeping Promises[Bk7]

Children of All Ages (m) [Bk8]

Pillar of Fire (m) [Bk8]

Lovers Who Slay Together [Bk9]

Sanctuary Nocturne (m) [Bk9]

The Incompetent Audience [Bk12]

The Fire in a Godís Eye (m) [Bk12]




The company of Feltheryn's Players' comedian. A bit of a drunker who loves to watch other people for inspiration. A short thick man.

The Power of Kings [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience (m) [Bk12]

Death's Queen



Nisibisi witch and spy sent to Sanctuary to create problems deep inside the Rankan Empire which will, hopefully, divert some of the Rankan military might away from her homeland. Heiress to all Nisi power and enemies.

Nearly destroyed when Stormbringer purged magic from Sanctuary, she wss trapped inside a warded house and a dead man's body.

A woman of unnatural beauty - witch hair like ebony and wavy; her sanguine skin like velvet; a pale stare.

She keeps large house snakes which she transforms into men.

High Moon [Bk5]

What Women Do Best [Bk6]

A Breath of Power (m) [Bk6]

Witching Hour [Bk6]

Hell to Pay[Bk7]

Keeping Promises (m)[Bk7]

Armies of the Night[Bk7]

Down by the Riverside (m)[Bk7]

The Color of Magic[Bk7]

Power Play [Bk8]

Dagger in the Mind (m) [Bk8]

Children of All Ages (m) [Bk8]

Death in the Meadow [Bk8]

The Small Powers that Endure [Bk8]

Pillar of Fire [Bk8]

Lady of Fire (m) [Bk9]

Sanctuary is for Lovers (m) [Bk9]

In the Still of the Night [Bk9]

Wake of the Riddler [Bk10]

A Sticky Business (m) [Bk11]

The Vision of Lalo (m) [Bk11]

The Incompetent Audience (m) [Bk12]

Winds of Fortune [Bk12]




One of Walegrin's lieutenants, murdered in the Maze - a good soldier and longtime companion who's death effected Walegrin deeply. He was killed with the Enlibrite potter by an unknown hand.

The Fruit of Enlibar (m) [Bk2]


Hell Hound(?)


When Ischade descended into Hell to call back Stilcho from death, she saw a number of ghosts including one who had been a Hell Hound, who used to play games with prostitutes - his commander never knew.

Necromant (m) [Bk5]

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Last Revised: August 2002.