Adana - Chief nurse at the Asylum.
Adeline - Wife to Kester. Sister of Leopold Bellaquin.
Agustin (Drafer) - Tall and good with spears.
The Annals - Huge collection of books and writings, dating back to the earliest known times, kept in the Home of Annals and overseen by Kester.
The Arena - Ampitheatre beneath the Court Platform.
Arthur (Vistash) - Archer who beats Jankin at the Festival of Fighting.
Ashlars - Lumbering beasts of the Waolings.
Asvondes - Mother and father of Caterina.
The Asylum - Home and hospital to the Disfigures.
Astra - Key star in the night sky, thought to help bring prosperity.
Ayovo - Girlfriend of Loetus.
The Balaltura - Palace of the ruling family.
Bantum Lane - Long stretch of road, winding and undulating from Ordefima to Odecama.
Bardolph - Close friend of Jankin.
Bellaquins - Ruling family of the dominion. Listed here together in age order.
Leopold - Marquis of Ordefima. Master of the Fleet.
Lydia - Wife of Leopold so Marchioness of Ordefima. Lady of the Plants.
Isodor - Eldest son. Master of Trade.
Linus - Second eldest son. Master of Animals.
Jankin - Third eldest son. Master of Fuels.
Rupert - Youngest son. Master of the Mint.
Socha - Only daughter. Lady of the Goblet.
Besom - Manager of the Preserve.
The Big Wood - Large expanse of broadleaved forest between the Town and the Wall.
Bozan - Personal servant to the Bellaquins and head of service at the Balaltura.
Chateau Turata - Home to the Fontainbleaus.
Caterina (Asvonde) - Wife of Rupert Bellaquin.
The Circle - Revered arrangement of stones with magical light giving properties.
Circles of Fire - Geothermic area active south of the Grasslands.
The Clearing - An area within the Big Wood used for Rituals undertaken during the solstice.
Column of Creation - Multi layered obelisk added to with each generation of Bellaquins, in the colour associated with each individual.
Court of the Seven - Large building where the main decisions are made at quarterly meetings. The seven being the six Tutelors and the Marquis (who has the casting vote).
Court Platform - Attached to the Court, from where decrees are made to the people.
The Crack - A break in the Wall.
Danny - A regular drinker in Tavern Gadimuro.
Disfigures - Unfortunately born with physical defects. Kept at the Asylum, apart from the people. Considered unsafe in many ways.
The Dolmens - Main mountain range to the north.
Donnybrok - Follower of Estella.
Draden - City dominion to the south. Strong in trade. Ruled by the Shafford family. Recognised by black insignia with red crosses.
Dwindum - Main river that flows through the middle of the dominion from a source way up in the Dolmens.
Mount Everlea - Tallest peak of the Dolmens.
Estella - Tutelor of Illumination. Keeper of the Circle. Follows the stars. Close to Socha.
Falcon - Lead Officer of the Court. Friend of Rupert’s.
Febracen - Rupert’s marital home.
Festival of Fighting - Held every four years. A competition between males from across the dominion and beyond got them to prove their prowess with weapons in a non violent manner.
The Fields - Rural area, sparsely populated, mainly used for farming.
The First Book - Written in the first years of the dominion. Thought of more as an allegorical guide than a true history of the early days of the dominion.
Florentia - Alluring and bold girl, much favoured by the Bellaquin boys.
Fointainbleaus - Family that resides at Chateau Turata. Haters of the Bellaquins. Listed here together in age order.
Greeson - Head of the family. Aspires to rule the dominion.
Gublea - Wife of Greeson.
Tibby - Only daughter. Loves Bardolph.
Jayo - Oldest son. Has an unhealthy fixation for Socha.
Kenith - Youngest child.
The Gandalic - Enormous cavern. Hideout of the Gharids.
Gaticus - Ancient leader of the Gharids. Seeks revenge for the slaughter of his kind.
Georgette (Kapceep) - Young girl befriended by Rupert.
Gerald - A regular customer at the Tavern Gadimuro.
The Germinid - The Gharid name for the Goblet of Fecundity.
Gharids - A type of large reptile with the ability to freeze minds.
The Goblet of Fecundity - An orchid shaped vessel made from precious rock found in the mines. Of unknown age, it has special properties of power and fertility.
Gloria - Girlfriend of Linus. A Recidervan of the first family there.
The Grasslands - Wide stretch of land south of the Town.
The Great Bank - An immense dam built to hold back the waters of the Lake.
The Great Bear Glacier - Far to the north west.
Grobu - Head bandit. Originates from Odecama.
Gusno - Island dominion favoured by Isodor.
Halbert - Tutelor of Lessons. The youngest tutelor. Rupert’s teacher.
Hasbrook - Son of Kester, with differing views to his father.
Hetty - Girlfriend of Jankin.
Highgreen Gates - Situated at the entrance to Ordefima from the Waolings.
Hirlest - Capital of Reciderva.
Home of Annals - Second only to the Balaltura as a building of status, with two tall towers. Library to the dominion.
Home of Illumination - The Circle.
Home of Lessons - The dominion’s school, linked underground to the Home of Annals.
Home of Medicine - The dominion’s hospital.
Home of Signs - Curious constructed of trees and leaves, residence to Suky, and her cat.
Home of Weapons - Solid, squat building, where the dominion’s weapons are forged and stored.
Jayne - A follower of Estella.
Kapceep - A young sentinel. Also the mother of the same.
Keeper’s Lodge - Derelict building on the Waolings.
Kester - Tutelor of Annals. The most senior tutelor. Married to Leopold’s sister, Adeline.
Lasos - A friend of Willy’s.
The Lake - Inland sea of great size. Source of Ordefima’s fish.
Lisa Ruems - Trade controller in Draden.
Loetus - Messenger to the Marquis. Best friend of Rupert’s.
Logan - Assistant to Rupert at the Mint and not liked by him.
The Luroghs - Mountains across the Waolings.
Marcellus - Tutelor of Weapons. Head of the sentinels.
Marja - A follower of Estella.
Meava - Tutelor of Medicine. Mentor to Rupert. Gives personal care to Lydia.
Medial Mountains - Mountain range in the western part of the dominion.
The Mint - The dominion’s bank.
Nancy - A disfigure with special qualities, drawn to Rupert.
Neven Avenue - Main highway to Draden.
Odecama - Dominion to the south, inhabited by a short race of people.
Parec - Dominion beyond the Preserve. Home to the Regius bird, whose feathers are much treasured.
Pass of the Ancients - Narrow way through the Dolmens, which legend says was used by Wilhem the Settler to come to the dominion with his band of travellers.
Pectoderms - Large beasts of Odecama, often hunted.
Plains of Rain - Flat, uninhabited and wet, this wide area lies to the west of Neven Avenue.
Pudgets - Aggressive pets of Greeson’s. Resemble dogs.
The Preserve - A fenced off and untouched hinterland full of wild animals and plants, kept pristine by Ordefima.
The Quarry - Near the mines, where building materials are fashioned.
Ranald - Owner of the Tavern Gadimuro. Best friend of Isodor.
Ranfigars - Large plant eating animals that roam in herds in the north east.
Reciderva - Wooded dominion to the north, less advanced.
The Regius Bird - Large rare bird with colourful feathers that is found beyond Parec.
Riccy - Young boy from the Town.
Ritual of Fecundity - Bi-annual event connected to fertility and renewal.
Rock Nymphs - Mysterious spirits that inhabit the Dolmens.
The Rolling Hills - Named aptly for their shape. Febracen lies within them.
Ronav - Close friend of Lianna.
The Rumbling Peaks - Band of mountains marking the southern border of Ordefima. Considered very difficult to pass through without danger from landslides.
Salvor - A friend of Rupert’s who was tragically killed when horse riding out of control. He was prone to drinking in excess.
Sentinels - Soldiers of the dominion, operating mostly at the Balaltura and the Home of Weapons.
Shaffords - Ruling family in Draden. Black skinned. Listed in age order.
The Marquis - Large and noisy man. A ruthless leader.
Warren - Eldest son. Considers himself a fine fighter. His big grin conceals a cruel heart.
Lianna - Wife of Warren. Her family came from outside of Draden. Daughter of a highly skilled Head of Fuels. Greatly admired by Rupert.
The Saltflats - Lie east of Neven Avenue. A source of salt which is stored in many barns on an otherwise empty horizon.
Shelagh - A maid at the Balaltura.
Shignasta - Idyllic dominion far to the south. Warm and relaxed.
Smart - A learned intellectual who wrote much on the meanings of the First Book.
Sorley - Job dodger, friend of Linus. Likes gambling.
The Steaming Lines - A stretch of volcanic activity next to Bantum Lane.
The Stream - Runs from the Dwindum, close to the Balaltura and on in to the Waolings.
Suky - Tutelor of Signs. Can see possible futures. A widow. Keeps a cat.
Tavern Gadimuro - The largest tavern in the Town, owned by Ranald. Offers rooms as well.
Tessa - Shignastan. Girlfriend of Isodor.
Thaddeus - An old friend of Caterina’s.
Thranilby - Small settlement in Odecama.
Thomas (Homand) - A Recidervan, good with the lance.
Tomb of the Ancients - Burial place in the Dolmens of all the most revered of Ordefima.
Tomudi Tree - Grows in the Big Wood. Source of golden resin.
The Town - Where most people live and work. Most major buildings are here.
The Town Square - Centre of trade and hub of communication.
Vucusa - Grobu’s chief bandit. An Odecaman.
Vumlash - A bandit. Cousin of Vucusa.
The Wall - Vast structure built for mysterious reasons to a great height. Runs along the entire eastern border.
The Waolings - Endless expanse of swamp to the east.
Wilhem the Settler - Renowned and revered, the leader of the first people to come to Ordefima.
Marquis Wilhem - Grandson of Wilhem the Settler. Founded the dominion and set out a policy of peace that endured seventeen centuries.
Will (Farlisk) - Swordsman.
Willy - Young man employed by Linus to work with the animals.
Windridge - Main settlement in Odecama.
Yarema - A young sentinel.
Zeckemin - Innkeeper in Windridge.