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The Map
The following is a basic map of Andarra and surrounding countries, showing key points of interest from The Licanius Trilogy.

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The Characters
Below is a list of characters found in The Shadow of What Was Lost, as well as a pronunciation guide. Please be aware that some elements of the story are referenced in the descriptions, so this list is generally meant for those who have completed the book.

CHARACTER PHONETIC DESCRIPTION
Aarkein Devaed ARE-kine deh-VADE Powerful Gifted whose invasion of the north two thousand years ago resulted in the creation of the Boundary.
Aelric Shainwiere AIL-rick SHAYN-weer Ward of the king. Brother to Dezia. A talented swordsman.
Altesh AL-tesh One of the Hunters encountered by Davian and Wirr in Desriel.
Anaar an-ARE A smuggler who transports Davian and Wirr across the border into Desriel.
Andras AN-drass The royal line of Andarra.
Asar Shenelac AY-sarr SHEN-eh-lack Also known as Tae'shadon, The Keeper. Encountered by Caeden in the Wells of Mor Aruil. Intends to restore Caeden's memories.
Asha ASH-uh Main character. Became friends with Davian and Wirr at the school in Caladel.
Ashalia ash-AH-lee-uh Asha's full name.
Ath (The) ATH (sounds like 'math') Also called Nethgalla. In legend, known for her ability to take the form of others.
Breshada bresh-AH-duh The Hunter who saves Davian and Wirr at Talmiel, just prior to their crossing into Desriel.
Caeden CAY-den Main character. Young man saved by Davian and Wirr in Desriel. Accused of murder, but with no memory of whether he is guilty of the crime.
Davian DAY-vee-en (sounds like 'avian') Main character. Became friends with Asha and Wirr at the school in Caladel. An Augur.
Dav DAV (sounds like 'have') A shortening of Davian's name.
Dezia Shainwiere DET-zee-uh SHAYN-weer Ward of the king. Sister to Aelric.
Dras Lothlar drass LOTH-lar Gifted. Representative for Tol Shen.
Driscin Throll DRISS-kin THROLL Gifted. Formerly part of the sig'nari, and currently searching for the new generation of Augurs. Encountered by Davian while travelling from Deilannis to Ilin Illan.
El ELL (sounds like 'bell') Benevolent deity of a once-prominent religion in Andarra.
Elliavia ell-ee-AH-vee-uh The murdered wife of Malshash. Name sometimes shortened to 'Ell', pronounced the same as 'El'.
Elocien el-OH-see-en Head of the Administrators. Father to Wirr and brother to King Andras. Secretly oversees the Augurs in the palace.
Erran EH-rin (sounds like 'Erin') An Augur. Working in secret with Elocien.
Fessi FESS-ee (sounds like 'messy') An Augur. Working in secret with Elocien.
Fessiricia fess-eh-REE-sha Fessi's full name.
Garadis ru Dagen GA-ruh-diss rue DAY-gen ('GA' as in 'gash') One of the Lyth. Guardian of the sword Licanius.
Gorron GORR-en (sounds like 'warren') One of the Hunters encountered by Davian and Wirr in Desriel.
Ilseth Tenvar ILL-seth TEN-var Gifted. Meets Davian in Caladel and deceives him into setting out on his journey north.
Ionis YON-iss Administration's second-in-command. Has a deep hatred of the Gifted.
Ishelle ish-ELL (sounds like 'Michelle') An Augur working with Driscin Throll. Encountered by Davian while travelling from Deilannis to Ilin Illan.
Jin JINN (sounds like 'bin') A Shadow. In charge of the other Shadows at Tol Athian. Introduces Asha to the Sanctuary.
Karaliene KA-rah-leen ('KA' as in 'carry') Daughter to King Andras. Cousin to Wirr.
Kelosh KEE-losh One of the Hunters encountered by Davian and Wirr in Desriel.
Kol COLE (sounds like 'pole') An Augur. Working in secret with Elocien.
Laiman Kardai LAY-men CAR-dye Chief advisor to King Andras.
Malshash MAL-shash An Augur. Davian's mentor during his time in Deilannis.
Michal MY-kel (sounds like 'Michael') Gifted. Representative for Tol Athian. Asha's mentor in her role as Representative.
Nashrel Eilinar NASH-rell EYE-lin-are Gifted. Head of the Council for Tol Athian.
Nethgalla neth-GULL-uh Also called the Ath. In legend, known for her ability to take the form of others.
Nihim NIGH-im Posing as a priest of Marut Jha Talkanar. An old friend of Taeris'. Accompanies Davian, Wirr, Taeris and the others into Deilannis.
Orkoth ORE-koth A creature encountered in Deilannis.
Parathe par-AITH General in the Andarran army.
Sahdrelac SAH-dreh-lack Head of the Gil'shar. Desriel's equivalent of a king.
Scyner SIGH-ner A Shadow. Initially encountered by Asha in the Sanctuary, where he claims to be the Shadraehin. Later revealed to be an Augur working for the Shadraehin.
Shadraehin shah-DRAY-in Leader of the 'rebel' Shadows living in the Sanctuary.
Shammaeloth shah-MAY-loth Malevolent deity of a once-prominent religion in Andarra.
Taeris Sarr TAY-riss SARR Gifted. Saved Davian from an attack as a child. Accompanies Davian, Wirr and Caeden from Desriel to Ilin Illan. His face is heavily scarred.
Tae'shadon TAY-shah-don Also known as Asar Shenelac. Encountered by Caeden at the Wells of Mor Aruil.
Talean TAY-lee-en The Administrator of the school at Caladel.
Tal'kamar TAL-cam-are Caeden's true name.
Torin TORE-en Wirr's true name.
Wirr WEER (sounds like 'beer') Main character. Became friends with Asha and Davian at the school in Caladel. Full name is Torin Wirrander Andras.


GROUP PHONETIC DESCRIPTION
dar'gaithin dar-GAY-thun One of the five Abominations supposedly created by Aarkein Devaed. Part-man, part-serpent.
Darecian dah-REE-see-en Refers to the now-extinct race that came to Andarra a thousand years prior to Devaed's attack. Extraordinarily advanced and powerful Gifted.
Gil'shar gill-SHAR The governing body that controls all aspects of life in Desriel. Members are considered to have been appointed by divine intervention.
Lyth LITH (sounds like 'myth') Powerful beings composed almost entirely of Essence, and currently trapped in Res Kartha as a result.
sha'teth shah-TETH Creatures originally used by Tol Athian to hunt down and kill Gifted criminals. No longer under the Tol's control.


LOCATION PHONETIC DESCRIPTION
Andarra an-DARR-uh The country in which Davian, Wirr and Asha reside. Originally spanned the entire continent north of the Menaath Mountains before Devaed's invasion.
Deilannis dye-LAN-iss Abandoned Darecian city straddling the border of Andarra, Desriel and Narut.
Caladel CAL-ah-dell Small village on the south-west coast of Andarra. Home to one of the Gifted schools run by Tol Athian.
Desriel DES-ree-el Country to the west of Andarra. Governed by a theocracy that believes Essence is not for mortal use.
Fedris Idri FED-riss ID-ree The sole pass into Ilin Illan. Cut from the heart of the mountain Ilin Tora by the Builders, with three defensive walls known as the Shields.
Ilin Illan ill-INN ill-AHN Capital of Andarra. Accessible only via the difficult-to-navigate Naminar River or through Fedris Idri, making the city near-impregnable.
Malacar MAL-a-car Large forest in Desriel.
Mor Aruil more ah-RUE-ell The current home of Asar Shenelac.
Nesk NESK (sounds like 'desk') Country to the south of Andarra.
Res Kartha rez CAR-thuh The home of the Lyth. The raw Essence generated by the lava pits makes this the only place the Lyth can currently survive.
Talmiel TAL-me-el Town on the Andarran side of the bridge across the Devliss River. This bridge is the only official inland crossing between Andarra and Desriel.
Tol Athian toll ATH-ee-en One of the two remaining major outposts of the Gifted.
Tol Shen toll SHEN (sounds like 'pen') One of the two remaining major outposts of the Gifted.


MISC PHONETIC DESCRIPTION
jha'vett jah-VET Device in the centre of Deilannis that draws Essence from every part of the city.