© Marc Labelle   2010-2013
Kagendur The Lands of Knightfall and the Trials of the Chosen trilogy

Glossary

Terms and Characters from the Novels

A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H     I     J     K     L     M     N     O     P     Q     R     S     T     U     V     W     X     Y     Z

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Aeranna (AY-rah-nah): Power of Air. Four Powers control the elements of creation: Air, Earth, Fire, Water. Appears in: Forgings of a World Aldarana (AL-da-ra-nah): The most prosperous city in Rand Thora and the centre of trade for the kingdom Appears in: Knightfall Andell (ANN-dehl): Goddess of Trust, Compassion and Benevolence. Also referred as the Benevolent Mother. Her holy symbol is the Helping Hand. Appears in: Forgings of a World Armasnen (AR-maz-nehn): A village on the Sylvarentill River, north of the Mankrennan Hills. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Baelor (BAY-lohr): God of War, Strife and Murder. Patron deity of warriors serving Evil. His holy symbol is the Dagger. Appears in: Forgings of a World Balance, The: also known as the Balance of Existence. All creation must maintain an equilibrium in order to function. For every positive there must be a negative. Any shift in this Balance would have dire consequences, ranging from catastrophic storms to the very destruction of Everything. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Battleground of the Lance of Light: Site where the first Lord King of Rond Thora defeated the Great Beast. Appears in: Knightfall Bellyn River (BEH-lin): A small river in Mandellon flowing through Entamman Forest, from the Qartyff Mountains to the Grannbellan River. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Bezna (BEHZ-nah): A large fishing village in the Salgre Hills, on the western coast of Mandellon. Hometown of Denmur and Jennalla. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Black Eye: A divinely crafted gem that sits at the pinnacle of the House of Jafall. The god’s influence radiates from the dark stone, turning all mortals’ hearts against one another. The effectiveness of the Eye’s corruption depends on the strength of the individual’s will. Some barely feel the pull from the gem, while others mistrust everyone and seek to repay every slight. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Black Moon: A celestial phenomenon that occurs roughly every thousand years. When the hidden sun and the new moon align perfectly with the point in space where Vysnava entered this plane of existence, the orb in the night sky turns the deepest of black. On this night, the greatest of magic can be performed, spells that require more power than is usually available even to the most powerful of mages Appears in: Knightfall Blendalla (blehn-DAH-lah): Raftennon’s eldest sister. She marries Ronnan and lives in Ednifad with him and their three daughters. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Blendorro (BLEHN-doh-roh): A vast desert in the south of Kagendur’s western continent. Appears in: Knightfall Blendorro Sandpits: The northern region of the vast desert that shares its name, home to many clans of warring nomads. Appears in: Knightfall Bloodstone Gallows: A construct in the Radiant Castle reserved for the most heinous crimes. This form of punishment began with flogging. Then the formal hanging would either be quick, if the condemned repented his crime, or last for hours as the platform slowly lowered to prolong the execution. Appears in: Knightfall Bren (BREHN): Raftennon’s eldest brother, fisherman by trade. He lives in Yentrill with the rest of the family. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Brommburr Grandle (BROM-bur GRAN-dl): Bromm to his friends, he is a dwarven warrior from the Mankrenan Hills. His is travelling to help recover the most precious of artifacts that belong to his people. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Caelynn (KAY-lin): One of the Munaedaar. She is of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Celestial Tower: A spire formerly part of the Spellcasters’ Guild in the old Crystalmyre, before the capital was rebuilt in its current location. Pentaclin elevated the structure into the heavens and gave it to the Munaedaar for their use to further their studies without distractions from the mortal world. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Christoffen (KRIS-toh-fehn): One of the Munaedaar. He is of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light. A scholar at heart, he devotes most of his time gathering notes on all aspects of subjects that interest him. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Cindran (SIN-dran): An apprentice healer in the town of Bezna in the Salgre Hills. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Citadel of Light: A tower complex that spans the gap between the eastern tip of Lanasylnas and Crystalac Lake. This watchtower and wall protect the heart of the kingdom against invading forces from the south. Appears in: Knightfall Council of Light: Ruling body of the kingdom of Rond Thora. The Lord King’s word is law, but custom dictates the monarch listen to the recommendations of the Council before making any decree. Appears in: Knightfall Crystal Guard: An elite unit of the Knights of the Silver Dragon charged with the safety of the Lord King; the ruler’s personal guard. Appears in: Knightfall Crystalac Lake (KRIS-ta-lak): A lake in the kingdom of Rond Thora, fed by the Sylvarentill and Kerrassel Rivers. Appears in: Knightfall Crystalmyre (KRIS-tall-meer): Capital of Rond Thora and known as the Crystal City. The original city was situated on the southern shores of Crystalac Lake before the Fall of the Silver Kingdom. After its destruction, the metropolis was rebuilt across the south-western arm of the lake. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Daenar (DAY-nar): One of the Munaedaar. He is one of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light. He left shortly after his Enlightenment to pursue his own objectives. The enchantment of the weapon that fell the Great Beast was his only collaboration with the other Munaedaar. He also has done nothing to fulfil his obligations to maintain the Balance of the Scales. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Davin (DA-vin): A young man from Yentrill, in western Mandellon, who had wished to wed Shenma, Raftennon’s youngest sister. He ended the relationship, unwilling to care for Shenma’s ailing mother. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Demanol Vales (DEH-ma-nohl): A hilly grassland west of Crystalmyre in Rond Thora. The Vales are a popular spot for recreational ventures for the inhabitants of the kingdom’s capital. Appears in: Knightfall Derrik (DEH-rik): A newly-dubbed Knight of the Silver Dragon stationed in Crystalmyre until the Fall of the Silver Kingdom. Appears in: Knightfall Divirion Mountains (DI-vi-rion): A mountain range split down the middle when the main continent of ancient Kagendur was ripped apart in one of the many battle between the gods. The Great Divide now spans the gap between the two sides of the vast range of peaks. The god Flonn favours these mountains and the dwarves revere them. In the bowels of these peaks, the dwarves constructed the vast complex of their main kingdom. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Dombellarr Forest (DOM-behl-lar): A vast evergreen forest to the north of the Mandellon Plains. Home to a noble species of large timber wolves known throughout the northern regions of the continent. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Dragonas (DRA-goh-nas): A walled city in the heart of Rond Thora. It is here every soldier of the kingdom, from the unrecognised foot soldier to the renowned knight, is trained before his deployment to his first post. Appears in: Knightfall Drendaggamor (DREHN-da-ga-mohr): Also known as the Dead Wood. A forest nestled at the western foot of the Pynakkor Mountains in Mandellon. The wood is cursed, half its trees dead but never decaying. It is said one who enters the Dead Wood never comes out. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Dyrlund (DEER-lund): God of Light, Truth and Justice. He presides over the deities of good. His holy symbol is the Silver Sun. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Back to Top

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Ednifad (EHD-ni-fad): A small logging town in western Mandellon, nestled between the Salgre Hills to the north and Entamman Forest to the south. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Elbatu Sea (EHL-ba-too): Sea to the west of Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Ellanni Iallina (eh-LAH-nee EE-ah-lee-nah): High Elf daughter of a minor noble sent to Crystalmyre to learn how inferior the other races were compared to her own people. Appears in: Knightfall Emnecron (EHM-neh-kron): Region to the south of Mandellon. Appears in: no stories yet Enchanted Forest: In druidic lore, a spiritual plane of existence created for the training and testing of the Lady of the Wild. Here she will learn who she is and come into her full power. Appears in: Knightfall Enlightenment: The magical process in which newly initiated Munaedaar gain their longevity and ability to see what other mortals cannot, so they can learn what is beyond the reach of normal minds. The process turns hair white, complexion so smooth no one can put an age to the mage and lightens the iris to a bluish-grey colour. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Entamman Forest (EHN-ta-mahn): A forest to the north-east of Yentrill, in Mandellon. The woods surround the Qartyff Mountains. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Everything or Existence: The collection of all the worlds and planes of existence connected to each other by the Void. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Ezranalla (EHZ-rah-NA-lah): Raftennon’s sister. She lives on the edge of Entamman Forest with her husband and children. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Fall of the Silver Kingdom: The day Karrinalda, the Silver Death, was freed from his imprisonment. The dragon proceeded to destroy the capital, killing all its inhabitants. The kingdom of Rond Thora was thrust into turmoil, having to rebuild the heart of their realm and name a new ruler. Appears in: Knightfall Fantramm (FAN-tram): A village in the north-west region of the kingdom of Rond-Thora. Appears in: Knightfall Far Towers: Three watchtowers lining the crevasses that delineate the waste surrounding the House of Jafall. The Wardens stationed here continually watch the perpetual maelstrom for any signs of attack by the Vengeful God’s forces. Appears in: Knightfall Flonn (FLON): God of Manual Skills, Invention and Progress. Patron deity of dwarves and journeymen. Also referred as the Celestial Blacksmith. His holy symbol is the Hammer. At the behest of Dyrlund and Geneve, Flonn orchestrated the creation of the world and the heavens. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Flonn Hammer: The most sacred of dwarven relics. Said to be fashioned by the god himself, the massive war hammer, haft and head, is chiselled from a single piece of diamond. Flecks of platinum embedded in the precious stone intensifies the radiance shining from the relic, even in total darkness. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Gendan (JEHN-dan): Ezranalla’s husband. He lives on the edge of Entamman Forest with his wife and children. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Geneve (JEH-neev): Goddess of Fate, Life, Death, Birth and Time. Patron deity of seers and other fortune tellers. Also referred as Mother Fate. Her holy symbol is the Hourglass. Geneve judges the fate of the departed, sending souls to either Paradise or Damnation. Though she does not lead the gods of neutrality, the other deities would defer to her judgement if a unified front is needed. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Geonan (JEE-oh-nan): Power of Earth. Four Powers control the elements of creation: Air, Earth, Fire, Water. Appears in: Forgings of a World Glanduran Bay (GLAN-dur-ran): Small bay on the eastern shores of the Elbatu Sea. The fishing town of Bezna is nestled at its point inland. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Grannbellan River (GRAN-beh-lahn): A long river flowing from Lake Nenamyd to Vendetran Bay in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Great Beast, The: A creature of immense power that attempted to destroy the world. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Grynvellon (GRIN-veh-lon): One of the Munaedaar. He is one of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light. He took leadership of the group upon its inception and no one has contested his authority. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Guntram (GUN-tram): Bully who frequents the Green Mackerel Inn in Bezna, in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Hall of Light: Hall in the Radiant Castle leading to the throne room. Pillars of white quartz refract and amplify light so the passage is brilliantly lit no matter the time of day or night. Appears in: Knightfall Hallabor (HA-la-bohr): Known as the Crossroad of the North. A modest town on the western shore of the Nemmlanin River in Rond Thora, considered to be the northernmost point of the realm’s “civilized” country. Appears in: Knightfall Hambrik Aldaberran (HAM-brik AL-da-beh-ran): Knight of the Silver Dragon stationed in Crystalmyre until the Fall of the Silver Kingdom. Appears in: Knightfall Hanlon (HAN-lon): Keeper of Paradise. A mortal appointed by Geneve to watch over the entrance to Paradise, greeting those worthy of eternal bliss. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Hanlon’s Pass: Spiritual corridor souls pass through to enter Paradise, where they spend eternity existing in pure bliss; entrance to heaven. Appears in: Forgings of a World Hashaar (HA-shar): Plainsman hunter of the Northern Plains. Not as nomadic as the rest of his people, Hashaar remains in the village of Qualin and supplies the druid commune in the Prennenwood with needed provisions. That is, until he is asked to help a friend. Appears in: Knightfall Haun River (HAH-oon): A river flowing westward from the Pynakkor Mountains to Lake Nenamyd in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Hawer (HAH-wer): Raftennon’s father. He lives in Yentrill with his family, venturing into Vendetran Bay to ply his fisherman trade. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Helaenna (HEH-lay-nah): One of the Munaedaar. She is one of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Helkree (HEHL-kree): God of Darkness, Nightmares and Fear. Also referred as the Hooded One. His worshippers wear no holy symbol, so as to remain in the shadows. Though one of the younger deities, Helkree quietly usurped the contested leaders of the gods of evil. While his counterparts in the pantheon vie for supremacy, none can counter the power Helkree receives from the dread he instils in mortals. Appears in: Forgings of a World Hernam (HER-nam): Know-it-all in Bezna, in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn House of Jafall (jah-FAHL): Fortress situated in a wasteland to the northwest of the kingdom of Rond Thora. The magically constructed towers sit in the middle of a perpetual whirlwind. At the top of the tower sits the Black Eye, the physical manifestation of jealousy, forever turning mortals’ hearts toward vengeance. No one may enter the God of Jealousy’s home without divine invitation. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Imtall Hills (IM-tahl): A hilly region to the east of Lake Onprall, the easternmost of the trio of lakes south of Dornbellar Forest known as the Three Brothers. Appears in: no stories yet Back to Top

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Jafall (jah-FAHL): God of Hate, Jealousy and Vengeance. Also referred as the Vengeful God. His holy symbol is the Clenched Fist. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Jennalla (JEHN-nah-lah): Mage from Bezna, learning the craft at the Spellcasters’ Guild in Xendremmar. She shared classes with Raftennon before he gained his apprenticeship, as well as a short romantic relationship. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Kagendur (KAY-jehn-dewr): The enchanting world in which these stories take place. Appears in: all the stories Karrberran (KAR-beh-ran): Undead daemon knight, formerly the Knight of the Silver Dragon Hambrik Aldaberran. Created for a purpose unknown to him, all he craves is finding salvation from his curse. Appears in: Knightfall Karrinalda (KA-rin-AL-dah): Also known as the Silver Death. An ancient dragon from the Age of Darkness whose evil tarnished his silver scales to black. The Great Beast recruited Karrinalda as a lieutenant to help destroy the world. Appears in: Knightfall Karrinestillas (KA-ri-nehs-ti-lahs): Wild Elf. The highest concentration of this elfin faction can be found in the eastern half of the Prennenwood, north of Rond Thora. Wild elves are the mortal race closest to nature and can most easily commune with plants and animals, even compared to their elfin brethren. Appears in: Knightfall Knights of the Silver Dragon: The Lord King of Rond Thora’s elite fighting force. They roam the kingdom to uphold the law and protect those in need. There is also a regiment that remains in the capital to safeguard the city and its inhabitants. Appears in: Knightfall Kratannor (KRA-ta-nohr): A tower complex with fortified stone gates that protects the Thar Kratan valley. Invading forces must first breach these walls to reach the entrance to the dwarven lands under the Divirion Mountains. Appears in: no stories yet Kreen (KREEN): Goddess of Greed, Betrayal, Lies and Mischief. Patron deity of thieves. Also referred as the Impress. Her holy symbol is the Imp. Appears in: Forgings of a World Kroykl (KROY-kel): A species of vicious, sadistic humanoid brutes. Of average human height, the creatures possess tusks flanking their snouts, long pointed ears and small black eyes under protruding brows. Orange-brown hair covers their chins and the back half of the head, all the way down their backs and to their elbows. Crude tattoos cover their forearms and bare chests. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Lady of the Wild: A mortal woman chosen by Roen to become nature’s champion in a time of need. Imbued with essences from all aspects of life and creation, she has what is needed to lead the world itself in its defence. Appears in: Knightfall Lanasylnas (LAH-nah-sil-nahs): Also known as the Wood of the Moon. A vast forest to the south-west of the kingdom of Rond Thora, home to the Syllavinessas, the High Elves. Appears in: Knightfall Lance of Light: A weapon enchanted by eight mages chosen by the god Pentaclin to destroy the Great Beast. Appears in: Knightfall Laularran (loh-LAH-ran): One of the Munaedaar. She is one of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Lord King: The formal title of the sovereign who ruled the kingdom of Rond Thora from its inception to the Fall of the Silver Kingdom, the day the Silver Death was freed and the first capital destroyed. During the rebuilding of the capital, it was decided to revert to the usual title of King when referring to the ruler. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Madosan (MA-doh-SAN): A town nestled at the southern tip of the Pynakkor Mountains in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Mage Ranks: Though loosely connected, the society of spellcasters throughout Kagendur recognizes a hierarchy of levels to designate the importance of its members. These titles rank as follows: Student - one recently accepted to learn the Art Apprentice - one taken on by a Master Mage to learn the more intricate facets of magic Mage - one who has passed his or her apprenticeship Teacher - one who introduces students to the basics of spellcasting Master Mage - one who takes on apprentices to finish their schooling; these wizards must possess enough power to counter most spells to ensure the Schools’ safety--for this reason, only the best Teachers become Master Mages Mage Dean - a Master Mage who runs a Spellcasters’ Guild High Mage - a highly-skilled Master Mage who takes on a position of importance in a realm or society as an advisor to a king or head priest of a people who revere magic Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Mandellon, Plains of (MAN-deh-lon): Plains west of the kingdom of Rond Thora, bordered by the Pynakkor Mountains to the east and the Elbatu Sea toward the setting sun. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Mankrennan Hills (MAN-kreh-nan): The outer foothills of the northern arm of the Divirion Mountains that surround the valley of Thar Kratan. It is home to a few clans of hill dwarves, of which Brommburr Grandle is part. Appears in: Knightfall Marlon (MAR-lon): A human male thief; one of Denmur’s crew in Bezna in the Salgre Hills. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Masthoranin River (MAS-thoh-ra-nin): A river flowing eastward from the Pynakkor Mountains into the kingdom of Rond Thora to empty into Crystalac Lake. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Melna (MEHL-nah): Raftennon’s mother, raising her children in Yentrill in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Mizzaqua (miz-A-kwah): Power of Water. Four Powers control the elements of creation: Air, Earth, Fire, Water. Appears in: Forgings of a World Munaedaar (MOO-nay-dahr): A group of mages selected by Pentaclin, God of Knowledge, entrusted with ensuring the continuation of learning. The deity gifted them eternal life to fulfil this goal, for a single lifetime is not long enough to accomplish the task. They are also entrusted with maintaining the Balance, charged with rectifying any tilt to the Scales of Everything. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Munfattar (MOON-fah-tahr): A sect of assassins trained to hunt down and destroy at least one half of the TwinSoul, so as to prevent its Joining. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Mylnan Vinas (MILL-nan VEE-nas): In the Old Tongue: Age of Darkness. A bygone age in which the world was covered in darkness, oppressed by Helkree, God of Shadows. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Necroma (neh-KROH-mah): The realm of Damnation for the souls deemed worthy of eternal torment: Hell. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Nemanta (neh-MAN-tah): Goddess of Storms, Destruction and Disease. Also referred as Stormbringer. Her holy symbol is the Flail. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Nemmbak (nehm-BAHK): An ancient subterranean creature thought to be extinct. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Nemmlanin River (NEHM-la-nin): A river flowing southward from the Northern Plains, through the Prennenwood, to merge with the Sylvarrentill River in Rond Thora. Appears in: Knightfall Nennilla (NEH-ni-lah): Jennalla’s mother from Bezna in the Salgre Hills; now deceased. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Ohliaman Whenlo (OH-leeah-mahn WEHN-loh): Wild Elf hunter from the Prennenwood. He left his home to pursue the creature that attacked his village and took what was most precious to him. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Pancraea (PAN-kray-ah): Goddess of Love, Purity, Virginity, Innocence, Pleasure and Beauty. Patron deity of virgins and innocents. Also referred as the Maiden. Her holy symbol is the Maiden. Appears in: Forgings of a World Paviln (PA-vlin): Last Lord King of Rond Thora. All monarchs of the kingdom after him removed “Lord” from their title. Appears in: Knightfall Pennlannae (pehn-LAHN-nay): Known as blood flowers. These red flowers only sprout from ground which have soaked up blood from the wounded. Their petals droop downward, which gives the illusion the plant is bent over as if mourning the loss of life. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Pentaclin (PEHN-tah-klin): God of Magic, Knowledge, Wisdom and Language. Patron deity of mages and scholars. Also referred as the Great Sage or Celestial Mage. His holy symbol is the Tome. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Pentaclin’s Chosen: The Munaedaar. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Pentakrenan Pass (PEHN-ta-kreh-nan): A pass high in the Divirion Mountains, home to a race of stone giants reputed to possess strength rivalled by no other mortal race in Kagendur. Appears in: Knightfall Plattus (PLA-tus): A large village on the northern shores of the Sylvarentill River in Rond Thora. Appears in: Knightfall Prennenwood (PREH-nehn-wuud): Large tree only found in the northern regions of Rand Thora. Their trunks are wide enough to house modest homes within them, which is a practice used by the Karrinestillas. Also, the forest comprised of these trees is known as the Prennenwood. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Pynakkor Mountains (PEE-na-kor): A mountain range delineating the Plains of Mandellon to the west from the kingdom of Rond Thora to the east. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Qartyff Mountains (KAR-tif): A small mountain range nestled in the centre of Entamman Forest in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Qualin (KWAH-lin): A plainsman village near the northern edge of West Prennenwood. Hometown of Hashaar. Appears in: Knightfall Quinla (KWIN-lah): Goddess of Creativity, Art, Poetry, Music and Literature. Patron deity of artists, bards and other performers. Her holy symbol is the Quill. Appears in: Forgings of a World Back to Top

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Radiant Castle: Palace at the heart of Crystalmyre in Rond Thora, housing the throne of the Lord King. Appears in: Knightfall Raftennon (RAF-teh-non): A mage believed to have the potential to become one of the most powerful spellcasters ever known. He is the latest to undergo the Enlightenment and become Munaedaar, chosen to track down Daenar and eliminate his threat against Everything. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Ravenna (RAY-veh-nah): Druidess from a commune on the northern edge of West Prennenwood in Rond Thora. Her birth is shrouded in mystery, as is her full potential. Appears in: Knightfall Roen (ROH-ehn): God of Agriculture, Nature, Animals and Healing. Patron deity of druids and elves. Also referred as the Shepherd of the Gods or the Great Herder. His holy symbol is the Stag. Roen creates all forms of life in Kagendur, from plants and animals to the races of mortals. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Ronnan (ROH-nan): Raftennon’s brother-in-law, married to Blendalla. He lives in Ednifad with his wife and three daughters. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Ruins of Pavlin (PA-vlin): The original site of Crystalmyre, before the Fall of the Silver Kingdom, named after the last Lord King who ruled at the time of the disaster. All that remains are a crater of rock melted by dragonfire and a few broken pillars of black quartz. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Salgre Hills (sal-GRAY): A range of grassy hills in the north-west region of Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Scales of Everything: A celestial construct that measures the Balance of the universe. Unseen by the mortal world, the Scales tilt depending on the acts of mortals and gods alike. Too much evil, or too much good, causes an imbalance that can adversely affect the world. If the Scales lean too far or too long to one side, the world will suffer catastrophic consequences. The shattering of the Scales will result in the destruction of all realms of Existence. Appears in: Knightfall, Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Sedrill (SEH-dril): Human High Mage, First Confidant to Lord King Pavlin and Head of the Council of Light in Crystalmyre. Appears in: Knightfall Senporma (SEHN-pohr-mah): Grasslands south of Rond Thora and north of the Blendorro desert. It is the home of the Free Men, a folk who believe in governing themselves. They have no ruler. They travel as they please and are hospitable to all who venture in their lands, as long as they come in peace. Appears in: Knightfall Sevellen (SEH-veh-lehn): One of the Munaedaar. He is one of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Shanaron (SHA-na-ron): Councillor of Rond Thora, Lesser Confidant to the king. Appears in: Knightfall Shelle (SHEH-lee): Keeper of Damnation. A mortal appointed by Geneve to watch over the entrance to Necroma, dragging the damned souls to their eternal torment. Appears in: Forgings of a World Shenma (SHEHN-mah): Raftennon’s youngest sister. She remains with her mother to take care of her during her advanced years. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Shepherd of the Wood: Ruler of the Syllavinessas in Lanasylnas. Appears in: Knightfall Shoulder of the Dragon: A massive statue of a sleeping silver dragon dominates the throne room of the Radiant Castle. “Mounting the Shoulder of the Dragon” means rising the steps to the statue’s back to the platform where the Lord King and the Council of Light hold audience. Appears in: Knightfall Spellcasters’ Guild: A school where the gifted learn the art of magic. Mages teach the initiates the basics they need to control their power. Master Mages then take on apprentices for more intense learning. These guilds are spread across Kagendur, in every land, mostly in large cities so the students can be condensed into classes and more easily sorted according to their talent and power. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Stamm (STAM): Raftennon’s older brother, fisherman by trade. Lives in Yentrill in Mandellon with the rest of the family. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Stav (STAV): A human barbarian who leads a band of criminal kroykl based in the Salgre Hills in Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Stone of Knowledge: A pendant worn by Munfattar while they hunt down the TwinSoul. It serves as a recorder of their experiences and findings, which are transmitted to the monolith in their secret village. A new piece is given to the assassin that replaces a felled warrior. This way, the new hunter gains the old one’s memories so he can resume the search with all the previously attained knowledge. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Syllanni (si-LA-nee): Goddess of Dreams and Ambition. Her holy symbol is the Dream Fairy. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Syllavinessas (SI-la-vee-NEH-sahs): High Elf. These regal elves deem themselves higher in the gods’ esteem than all the other races, for they are one of the oldest civilized people and the first to achieve many intellectual milestones throughout history. Appears in: Knightfall Syllenna Whenlo (SI-leh-nah WEHN-loh): Wild Elf maiden from East Prennenwood. Younger sister of Ohliaman. Appears in: Knightfall Sylvarentill River (SIL-va-rehn-til): A mighty river flowing through Rond Thora from the Divirion Mountains to Crystalac Lake. Appears in: Knightfall Back to Top

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Tampyr (TAM-peer): Power of Fire. Four Powers control the elements of creation: Air, Earth, Fire, Water. Appears in: Forgings of a World Thar Kratan (THAR KRA-tan): A fortress built into the wall of the Divirion Mountains, serving as an entrance to the dwarven underground nation. The complex houses enough dwarven forces to prevent any who try to enter without permission. The gates have never been breached from the outside in all their history. Appears in: Knightfall Thar Parnan (THAR PAR-nan): The imperial seat of the dwarven city-states under the Divirion Mountains. The subterranean metropolis houses the Temple of Flonn, which safeguards the dwarves’ most sacred relic: the Flonn Hammer. Appears in: Knightfall Thar Prennan (THAR PREH-nan): The Sacred Forge of the Creators. The dwarves believe they return to this holy place upon their deaths to be reunited with their ancestors. Appears in: Knightfall Thorm (THORM): God of Honour, Valour, Protection and Bravery. Patron deity of knights of honour. Also referred as the Platinum Knight. His holy symbol is the Shield. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Tullae (TOO-lay): An old man who shelters himself away from the other villagers of Yentrill. He teaches Raftennon to read and introduces him to magic. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Valnaron Hills (VAL-na-ron): A range of hills at the northern border of the Blendorro desert, delineating it from the grasslands of Senporma. Appears in: Knightfall Vendetran Bay (VEHN-deh-trahn): A narrow bay on the eastern edge of the Elbatu Sea. Grannbellan River flows into it. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Vendrammon (VEHN-drah-mon): Master Mage of Xendremmar. He was the most powerful mortal mage of his lifetime until Raftennon came into his full strength. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Viprennys River (VEYE-preh-niss): A river flowing westward from the Pynakkor Mountains to Nenamyd Lake in Mandellon. It is known as the Snake River because of its winding course through the Viprennys Hills. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Void, The: The ether regions connecting the different planes of existence. Appears in: no stories yet Vrenfallan (VREHN-fa-lan): Male elf thief in Bezna; Denmur’s second-in-command. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Vysnava (VIZ-ha-vah): Goddess of Order, Creator of Realms. Also referred as Martial Mother. Her holy symbol is the Knight. Vysnava birthed the first gods to create the new world of Kagendur, before departing to find another plane of existence to mould. She is not part of the Kagendur pantheon, though some have chosen to worship her. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Back to Top

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Withering Disease: A ghastly affliction that tortures its victims before taking their lives. Patients vomit any food they try to eat, while drinking water gives them great pain. The disease seems to sustain its victims, for they suffer for weeks before finally succumbing to starvation and dehydration. Appears in: Knightfall Wymnagori (WIM-nah-GOH-ree): A vast tropical forest in the southern regions of the eastern continent of Kagendur. Appears in: no stories yet Back to Top

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Xendremmar (ZEHN-dreh-mar): A city on the northern bank of the Grannbellan River. It is the largest settlement on the Mandellon Plains. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Yentrill (YEHN-tril): A village on the shores of where the Grannbellan River flows into Vendetran Bay on the western border of Mandellon. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Ygrett (EE-greht): One of the Munaedaar. She is one of the Original Eight who enchanted the Lance of Light. Appears in: Trials of the Chosen Book One: A Woman’s Scorn Back to Top

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Zenthoren (ZEHN-thoh-rehn): God of Chaos, Destroyer of Worlds. Also referred as the Great Chaos. His holy symbol is the Dragon. Zenthoren fathered the first gods of evil before departing to pursue his nemesis, Vysnava. He is not part of the Kagendur pantheon, though some have chosen to worship him. Appears in: Forgings of a World, Knightfall Back to Top
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