Here you’ll find various reference materials for the books of the LEGACY TRILOGY, such as maps, expanded dramatis personae, story recaps and the like. Perfect companions for a leisurely read, or if you want to dig a little deeper into the setting.
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All reference materials are spoiler-free based for the associated book, but have a care not to stray into later volumes as these will surely reveal all manner of arcane and interesting secrets.
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Legacy of Ash
Aedrun, Alros – Hadari warleader.
af Garna, Anliss – Thrakkian outcast and thrydaxe mercenary. Wolf’s-head. Sister to Armund af Garna.
af Garna, Armund – Thrakkian outcast and thrydaxe mercenary. Wolf’s-head. Brother to Anliss af Garna.
Akadra, Alika – Wife to Hadon Akadra. Mother to Viktor Akadra.
Akadra, Hadon – Member of the Tressian Privy Council. Once general of the Tressian Republic. Father of Viktor Akadra. Ebigail Kiradin’s lover.
Akadra, Messela – Young noblewoman. Cousin to Viktor Akadra. Niece to Hadon and Alika Akadra.
Akadra, Viktor – Champion of the Tressian Council. The Phoenix-Slayer. Half-member of the Tressian Council.
Ashana – Once-mortal Hadari Goddess of the Moon. Mistress of the twin realms of Evermoon and Eventide. Known as Lunastra in Tressia. By tradition, Lumestra’s closest sibling.
Astor – Lord of the Forge, worshipped in Thrakkia. Keeper of Skanandra’s mirrored halls and witness of valour.
Belenzo, Konor – Tressian saint and hero of legend. Founder of the Lumestran church.
Brass, Adbert – Sergeant of the Akadra Hearthguard. Ex-poacher.
Crovan, Drakos – Former Tressian soldier. Now the Wolf King and leader of the Vagabond Council.
Darrow, Hawkin – Wife to Vona Darrow.
Darrow, Vona – Lieutenant of the Tressian Constabulary. Wife to Hawkin Darrow.
Devren, Kos – Hadari warleader, in service to the Silver Kingdom of Rhaled. Kai Saran’s oldest friend.
Drannic, Hal – Hadari Immortal. Personal champion and bodyguard to Kai Saran.
Endala – Goddess of Wave and Wind. Once worshipped in Tressia, but supplanted by the Raven before the Age of Kings.
Forthinal, Aella – Sister to Aethal Saranal and Saramin Forthinal. Aunt to Melanna Saranal.
Forthinal, Saramin – Sister to Aella Saranal and Aethal Forthinal. Aunt to Melanna Saranal.
Haldrane – Hadari spymaster. Head of the Emperor’s Icularis and servant of Kai Saran.
Halvor, Revekah – Wolf’s-head. Captain of the Phoenixes. Katya Trelan’s closest friend, and Josiri Trelan’s confident.
Horden, Mikel – Captain of the Tressian Constabulary.
Ilnarov, Elzar – Tressian High Proctor and Master of the Foundry. Viktor Akadra’s mentor and confident.
Izack, Stantin – Redoubtable captain of the Knights Essamere.
Jack o’ Fellhallow – God of the Living Lands. Lord of Fellhallow. By tradition, the Raven’s closest sibling.
Keldrov, Arlanne – Major of the 14th regiment. Stationed at Ardva.
Kiradin, Ebigail – Pre-eminent member of the Tressian Privy Council. Mother to Kasamor and Sevaka Kiradin. Lover of Hadon Akadra.
Kiradin, Kasamor – Storied knight of Tressia serving with the 7th regiment. Son to Ebigail Kiradin. Brother to Sevaka Kiradin. Betrothed to Calenne Trelan.
Kiradin, Sevaka – Officer of the Tressian Fleet. Daughter to Ebigail Kiradin. Sister to Kasamor Kiradin.
Kurkas, Vladama – Captain of the Akadra Hearthguard. Veteran of the Battle of Zanya.
Lumestra – Tressian Goddess of the Sun, known as Astarra in the Hadari Empire. By tradition, Ashana’s closest sibling.
Makrov, Arzro – Archimandrite of the Church of Lumestra. Jilted suitor of Katya Trelan. Council Emissary to the Southshires.
Malatriant – Tyrant Queen of Old, known as Sceadotha in the Hadari Empire
Mannor, Torvan – Grandmaster of the Knights Prydonis
Marest, Abitha – Member of the Tressian Privy Council. Scholar of ancient texts.
Masnar, Kalla – Reeve of the Southshires inland port of Ardva on behalf of the Tressian Council.
Nomar, Marek – Steward to Ebigail Kiradin.
Orova, Roslava – Knight of Tressia serving with the 7th regiment. Close friend to Malachi Reveque and Kasamor Kiradin.
Psanneque, Anastacia – Seneschal of Branghall Manor (when it suits her). A creature of mystery and indulgent wiles. Josiri Trelan’s lover.
Rann, Apara – A vranakin, a cousin of the Crowmarket.
Reveque, Lilyana – Tressian noblewoman. Patron of the city’s hospices. Wife to Malachi Reveque. Mother to Constans and Sidara Reveque.
Reveque, Malachi – Né Malachi Satanra. Member of the Tressian Privy Council. Husband to Lilyana Reveque. Father to Constans and Sidara Reveque. Close friend of Viktor Akadra, Roslava Orova and Kasamor Kiradin.
Reveque, Constans – Son to Malachi and Lilyana Reveque.
Reveque, Sidara – Daughter to Malachi and Lilyana Reveque.
Rother, Markos – Grandmaster of the Knights Sartorov
Saran, Kai – Imperial Crown Prince. Ruler of the Silver Kingdom of Rhaled. Husband to Aethal Saran. Father to Melanna Saranal.
Saranal, Aethal – Hadari Princessa. Wife to Kai Saran. Mother to Melanna Saranal.
Saranal, Melanna – Hadari Princessa. Daughter of Kai and Aethal Saran.
Sark, Valmir – Captain of the Tressian Army.
Sartosa, Emil – Archimandrite of the Lumestran church. Scholar and mentor to Arzro Makrov. Confidant of Abitha Marest.
Savka, Elda – Eskavord’s apothecary. Calenne Trelan’s foster mother.
Sera – Lunassera handmaiden. A devoted servant of Ashana.
Tarev, Anton – Member of the Tressian Privy Council.
Tarev, Aske – Tressian knight, daughter to Anton Tarev.
Tassandra, Kaleo – Grandmistress of the Knights Essamere.
The Huntsman – Ashana’s equerry. Father of a vanished daughter. Bearer of an ancient debt.
The Nameless Lady – Inheritor of Mantles Past. Daughter of Tzal and Endala.
The Raven – The God of the Dead and Keeper of Otherworld. By tradition, Jack’s closest sibling. Known as Malgyn in the oldest of texts.
Trelan, Calenne – Caged free spirit. Daughter to Katya and Kevor Trelan. Sister to Josiri Trelan. Kasamor Kiradin’s betrothed.
Trelan, Josiri – Duke of Eskavord and the Southshires. Secret leader of the wolf’s-heads. Son to Katya and Kevor Trelan. Brother to Calenne Trelan. Anastacia’s lover.
Trelan, Katya – Dowager Duchess of Eskavord. Member of the Privy Council. Mother to Josiri and Calenne Trelan. Wife of Kevor Trelan. Sister of Taymor Trelan.
Trelan, Kevor – Duke of Eskavord. Husband to Katya Trelan. Father to Josiri and Calenne Trelan.
Trelan, Taymor – Brother and confidant to Katya Trelan.
Tzal – The Unmaker, the Forlorn. The Lord of Flame and a Blight Upon Worlds.
Vorn, Callad – Wolf’s-head and disreputable fellow.
Yanda, Shaisan – Governor of the Southshires.
Abbeyfields – Ancestral home of the Reveque family, located in Tressia.
Ahrad, the Eskagard – Mighty Tressian fortress, guarding the River Ravonn and the border with the Hadari Empire.
Ardva – Inland port located on the Grelyt River in the Tressian Southshires.
Athreos – Desert separating the Hadari Empire from the distant land of Itharoc.
Branghall – Ancestral home of the Trelan family, located in Eskavord.
Coventaj – Cavern hidden beneath Tressia, said to house a glimmerless river whose headwaters spring from a land of giants and depart the ephemeral world without ever touching the sea.
Darkmere – Once the capital of the Tressian Kingdom. Malatriant’s stronghold and now a ghost-haunted ruin.
Davenwood – Forest in the Southshires.
Dregmeet – Deprived and sunken district of Tressia. Home of the Crowmarket and rampant skulduggery.
Eskavord – Regional capital of the Southshires.
Eventide – Ashana’s realm in shadow, that swallows the glory of Evermoon.
Evermoon – Ashana’s realm in silver, visible in the night sky at certain times of the month.
Fellhallow – Ancient and mysterious forest. Ruled by Jack o’Fellhallow, and best left well alone.
Freemont – Ancestral home of the Kiradin family, located in Tressia.
Hadari Empire – Eastern realm forged by the hero of legend Hadar Saran. Composed of several great kingdoms and many client kingdoms. Ruled from the city of Tregard.
King’s Gate – Chief entryway into the city of Tressia.
Kinholt – Second city of the Kingdom of Rhaled.
Kreska – Southshires city. Home of the Grand Cathedral and the tomb of Konor Belenzo.
Mooncourt Temple – Temple in the heart of Tregard, raised in glory of Ashana.
Otherworld – The realm of mists and home of the dead that exists beyond the ephemeral world.
Ravencourt Temple – Temple in the heart of Tregard, raised in glory of the Raven.
Rhaled – The Silver Kingdom. Heart of the Hadari Empire.
Royal Tressia – Westernmost county of the Tressian Republic.
Selann – Tressian island. Toiling ground of indentured Southwealders.
Silvane House – Ancestral home of the Tarev family, located in Tressia.
Skanandra – Mirrored feast hall where the Thrakkian dead carouse throughout the ages.
Skazit Maze – Network of caverns and passageways. Used by Konor Belenzo’s rebels in the time of Malatriant, and again by present-day wolf’s-heads.
Strazyn Abbey – Ruined edifice in the heart of Tressia. A place of black rumour.
Tarvallion – Regional capital of the Marcher Lands. The jewelled heart of the Tressian Republic.
The Eastshires – Easternmost county of the Tressian Republic.
The Estrina – Artificial river, split off from the Silverway as it enters the city of Tressia.
The Foundry – Forging place of Tressia’s magical constructs, such as kraikons and simarka.
The Heartweald – Sprawling forest at the center of the Tressian Republic.
The Marcher Lands – Central county of the Tressian Republic. Sometimes also known as The Heartlands, and dominated by the sprawling forest of Heartweald.
The Silverway – Majestic river originating in the far-off Hadari Empire. Flows through Tregard and Tressia.
The Southshires – Southern county of the Tressian Republic. Rebellious district that grows defiance like crops.
Thrakkia – Loose agglomeration of feuding thanes, located on the Tressian Republic’s southern border. A wild and colourful land.
Tregard – Capital city of the Kingdom of Rhaled, and of the Hadari Empire entire.
Tregga – Regional capital of the Eastshires.
Tressia – Capital of the Tressian Republic. Sprawling city sat astride the majestic Silverway River.
Tressian Republic – City-State remnant of the continent-spanning Tressian Kingdom. Governed from the city of Tressia.
Zanya – Village, and site of a battle between Southshires secessionists and the Tressian Council’s forces.
Chandirin – Ghostly steed, gifted only to the chosen of Ashana.
Crowmarket – Association of thieves, murderers and scavengers, operating out of Dregmeet and beholden to the Parliament of Crows.
Cyraeth – Mournful spirit unable to cross fully over into the mists of Otherworld. While most are harmless, some are driven to acts of vengeance against their slayers.
Ephemeral – A mortal, destined to flare bright and brief in the passing of days.
Essamere – One of Tressia’s great knightly chapterhouses.
Eternal – One who has transcended mortality through magic and obsession and cannot easily die.
Exodus – Tressian Council decree by which Southshires rebels were forcibly expatriated and enslaved.
Firestone Lantern – Glass and quartz lantern, goaded to emit light by a spark of Lumestra’s magic.
Forbidden Place – A site where the divine leeches into the ephemeral world, causing great wonder and peril. Anathema to constructs.
Grunda – Leathery, horned beast often pressed to the business of war by the Hadari.
Gwyraya Hadar – The great kingdoms of the Hadari Empire.
Immortal – Elite warriors of the Hadari Empire.
Ithna’jîm – The folk of far-off Itharoc.
Kraikon – Construct. Bronze giant, fashioned in the shape of a man and armoured for war. Animated by a spark of Lumestra’s magic.
Lunassera – Ephemeral handmaiden of the goddess Ashana. Said to be chaste.
Prizrak – The ghoulish remnant of an ephemeral sent mad by lingering within divine mists. Driven by the need to feast on flesh, and weeps bloody tears.
Proctor – One who commands a portion of Lumestra’s light, and can issue orders to foundry constructs.
Prydonis – One of Tressia’s great knightly chapterhouses.
Sartorov – One of Tressia’s great knightly chapterhouses.
Serathi – An angelic daughter of Lumestra.
Shadowthorn – Slang term for Hadari, used in the Tressian Republic.
Simarka – Bronze construct, fashioned in the shape of a lion and animated by a spark of Lumestra’s magic.
The Dark – Primordial force from which all life and creation sprung.
The Parliament of Crows – Triad rulers of the Crowmarket. Said to be deathless.
Vranakin – Member of the Crowmarket.
Anliss af Garna
Ardothan af Garna
Armund af Garna
Ashana / Lunastra
Lumestra / Astarra
Malatriant / Sceadotha
The River Ravonn
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