Pavellina was Alvian, living inside the Northern Pass.
Elden married Fallon and they produce Thad.
Fallon has two brothers (twins): Zurgan is king of the Western Kingdom. Lowden had arranged for her to marry the King Breggan of the Southern Kingdom.
Vaun is a General and a Ducet (landowner) and technically a prince. He married in a union arranged by Elden to Lowden’s sister-in-law, Reyda. They produced Lanick, Fedor, Yavin and Mekel with one miscarriage and a stillborn girl that also took Reyda’s life.
Lanick marries Padin, has a friend, Beevel, and builds a rock wall for Master Burran.
Master Burran’s wife is Tallo, a name which means ‘tiny.’
Chador is a colonel, Vaun’s lifetime friend, and second-in-command. He is married to Yondi. They have seven children by the end of the book. Their daughter Corda marries the Alvian Thurendo.
Other soldiers loyal to Elden and Vaun include Bezek, Irid, and Haprig. Divol is the Captain of the King’s Guard.
Sandrick is also a colonel, loyal to Vigo, one of Elden’s Ducets.
Maav is brought forward by her step-father Cruesch to marry Sheveyo.
Isolda is mistress of King Breggan, of the Southern Kingdom. Her brother Handek is killed in the battle between Vaun’s men and Shote traders. She takes up with the Shote Minister Uiseann.
Athadia is Alsoomse Naday Petan, which means First Clan Primary. She is the daughter of First Clan Primary Hiamovi and Sage Elder Wicasa. She is an avowed Healer in all twelve Alvian Disciplines. She conceived Sheveyo with Jirid and a Null daughter when raped by a Shote trader. One of her half-brothers is Madiju. Her elder brother, Kalaki, was supposed to be First Clan Primary, but was killed in battle.
Sheveyo is sixteen and missing his left eye. He is close to his half- brother on his father’s side, Nayati.
Nayati stays with the ship hoping to find and free other Alvians. Wakitsa and Kyagwi are Elders living in The Circle.