©2017 by Chase Blackwood.

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CHARACTERS

A list of characters from the Kan Savasci Cycle and a brief description, broken down by book.

TEARS OF A HEART

 

Abbot Filbert: the abbot of the Monastery at the Holy Order of Salvare, Bodig.

 

Abbot Gilbert: the abbot of the Monastery at Nailsea.

 

Aeden: the protagonist, first known as Kirin before passing his coming-of-age trials and taking on the name Aeden. Of the Thane Sagan.

 

Adel: becomes one of Aeden’s best friends. Enjoys games. Secretly enjoys drawing/painting.

 

Annalist: a chronicler of history, tasked with finding the Kan Savasci (aka Aeden) in the present timeline.

 

Archduchess Alina Cynesige: archduchess in the 2nd House of Bodig, and Holder of Keys. Young, beautiful woman.

 

Ayleth the Widow: Aeden’s adopted mother, who raised him.

 

Blaise: bear-like monk, older, at Monastery in Bodig. Storyteller and moral guidepost.

 

Bryce: works together with Gavin, operating small boat, escaping Gemynd on Lake Stevol to Petra’s Landing. Tall, well-muscled.

 

Borin: Dannon’s father in S’Vothe.

 

Bosco: monk from Bodig Monastery. Causes trouble for Aeden. Tall, skinny, has habit of wiping nose on his robes.

 

Brom: carriage rider from Treton that gives monks a ride north to Gemynd. Big man, full, dark beard.

 

Dannon: Kirin/Aeden’s love interest in S’Vothe. Young, quick-witted, and independent. Of the Thane Sagan.

 

Devon: Kirin/Aeden’s best friend from S’Vothe, of the Thane Sagan.

Gavin: works together with Bryce, as shipman. Brokered deal with Lord Bristol’s men to leave Gemynd.

 

Hamal Badi Agir: Boatswain on the Seventh Sage. A decent fighter. Competed with Aeden.

 

Jal Isa Sha’ril: the purser of Sha’ril. A powerful man with carefully trimmed eyebrows, purchases monks as slaves.

 

Jerome: Bosco’s shorter, fatter, slow-witted friend. Monk from Monastery of Bodig.

 

Kirin: Aeden’s name before the coming-of-age trials/ceremony. Of the Thane Sagan.

 

Kovor: Kirin/Aeden’s father, and village leader/chieftain. Of the Thane Sagan.

 

Lord Bristol: one of the major lords in Gemynd of the strongest house. Father of Thea Bristol.

 

Monahan:  tithe counter for monastery in Bodig. Monk for Holy Order of Salvare, mole-like in appearance.

 

Master Cook: main cook within village of Thane Sagan.

 

Medicine Man: main healer and source of wisdom for the Thane Sagan.

 

Nawfel Murad Q’Bala: captain of the Seventh Sage.

 

Neri: originally from the A’sh. A monk of the Holy Order of Salvare, Bodig. Loves animals.

 

Odilo: bald monk who recruited Aeden. Almoner for monastery in Bodig. Scar on face, wise, and Aeden’s biggest defender at church.

 

Pate: balding monk at monastery in Bodig.

 

Reem Sati Agir: of the slaver ship Zafer.

 

Thomas: cheese-loving monk, from Kynd’s Point in Gemynd. Monk at monastery in Bodig.

TOWER OF THE ARKEIN

Aeden: protagonist.

Adel: Aeden’s best friend.

Alina Cynesige: archduchess of 1st House of Bodig, Holder of Keys, Aeden’s love interest.

Annalist: chronicler of history, member of arkein, searching for Aeden (Kan Savasci) in present timeline.

Baker: master at University of arithmetic.

Bigge: master at University of humanistics.

Bodigan (Kyle): Archduchess Alina Cynesige’s bodyguard.

Caine Tirrell: student, Aeden’s main nemesis.

Caliph: full title is Caliph of A’sh, Lion of the Desert, Protector of Sha’ril.

Cassius: master at University of alchemy.

Claire Ashdown: master at University, head of medicine.

Daniel: best friend of Laurent, student at University, enjoys whistling.

Devon: Aeden’s former best friend from S’Vothe.

Dixon: one of Alina Cynesige's guards on pilgrimage to the Monastery of the Cave.

Eastern Caliph: the leader and caliph of the eastern desert within the A’sh.

Gaurin: friends with Judd, and one of Caine’s lackeys at University.

Godwin (High Priest): in past timeline uncle to archduchess and High Priest. In present, also emperor.

Jal Isa Sha’ril: in past, purser of Sha’ril, in present, Caliph of A’sh.

John Baker: Student at University, well-read, awkward, and anxious.

Judd: friend of Gaurin, and lackey of Caine. Student at University.

Kardal Jabir Sha’ril: Jal Isa Sha’ril’s main bodyguard.

Laurent: student at University, friends with Daniel, wide-set eyes, a little overweight, outspoken.

Muriel: beautiful student at University, former girlfriend of Caine.

Neri: past timeline was monk, in present became Deacon of Sha’ril.

Oliver Fenn: monk and master at University, teaching history.

Peter: apprentice to the annalist.

Rory Tirrell: son of High Priest, and Master of Arms.

Sakhira: student at University, acquaintance of Caine, one of the top students.

Sund: headmaster of University.

Thea Bristol: daughter of Lord Bristol, self-proclaimed Queen of Gemynd in present timeline. Student in past timeline.

Yates: one of Alina Cynesige's guards on pilgrimage to the Monastery of the Cave.

Yazid Nur Komal: bodyguard of Jal Isa Sha’ril who had killed Odilo.

INTO THE FOLD

Aeden: protagonist.

Adel: Aeden’s best friend.

Alina Cynesige: archduchess of 1st House of Bodig, Holder of Keys, one of Aeden’s love interests.

Annalist: chronicler of history, member of arkein, searching for Aeden (Kan Savasci) in present timeline.

Caine Tirrell: student, Aeden’s main nemesis.

Cassius: was a master at University of alchemy.

Claire Ashdown: was a master at University, head of medicine.

Daniel: best friend of Laurent, student at University, enjoys whistling.

David: Member of the Ranged Guard, quiet, strange.

Derek: Member of the Ranged Guard, loud, obnoxious.

Edon: Member of the Ranged Guard, quiet, with a beard.

Faro: student at the Tower of the Arkein. Twin of Janto.

Garit: student at the Tower of the Arkein. From University. Infatuated with Inquisition.

Grandmaster Kaldi: the grandmaster of the Tower of the Arkein, member of first circle.

Harmon: student at the Tower of the Arkein, friends with Laurent. Reclusive, clumsy.

Hugo: student at the Tower of the Arkein, from Chur, aggressive.

Jon: Member of the Ranged Guard, large, contemplative.

Kallon: student rector of bijenna, and love interest of Muriel. Tall, handsome.

Jakob: Captain of the Ranged Guard.

Janto: student at the Tower of the Arkein. Twin of Faro. Full of energy, flexes often, friend of Caine.

Laurent: student at University, friends with Daniel, wide-set eyes, a little overweight, outspoken.

Master Hob Townenovus instructor at the Tower of the Arkein.

Master Sam Glassbijenna instructor at the Tower of the Arkein.

Master Sigerica Meidl: acquisitions and ancient uses of the arkein instructor.

Master Xubanavauncen instructor at the Tower of the Arkein.

Master Zabal Zabelmedius instructor at the Tower of the Arkein.

Muriel: beautiful student at University, former girlfriend of Caine.

Nell: Member of the Ranged Guard, short.

Orianovus student rector, love interest of Aeden.

Peter: apprentice to the annalist, Thea's co-traveler.

Proctus: Peter's alias.

Rafeauvancen student, thorn in Aeden's side, Thea's fling.

Rory Tirrell: son of High Priest, and Master of Arms, First File Commander, Hero of Siege of Sawol.

Sabin: Member of the Ranged Guard, sarcastic friend of Peter.

Sages of Umbra: have gift of Sight, part of test from bijenna to medius.

Sakhira: student at University, acquaintance of Caine, one of the top students.

Thea Bristol: daughter of Lord Bristol, self-proclaimed Queen of Gemynd in present timeline. Student in past timeline.

Tilly Steckauvancen student. In present timeline, apprentice of Grandmaster Kaldi.

Weill: Captain of Heavy Infantry.

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