Glossary: In Conquest Born

In Conquest Born: the Lexicon of Names and Places

In addition to a special index and glossary prepared by the author herself in 15 years’ anniversary edition of In Conquest Born, here you may find some more information. Unlike the original Glossary, this list deals mostly with individual names occuring in the novel itself, not with political and social concepts or ideas; thus not all the entries in the Glossary will be listed here. Additionally, items listed in the 15th Anniversary Edition Glossary will be marked “see GLOSSARY”.

ada – a traditional weapon of the Darian Bloodletters, used in the ritual of the Hyarke; See GLOSSARY

Adran li Kasure – a Lugastine telepath

Adrish – a planet controlled by the Empire

Aldar Na-Trev – an independent scout in the service of the Holding, he found Anzha in the Barren Zone

Aldous – a planet, an offical member of the Braxin Holding; See GLOSSARY

almonjeddei – the creatures that lived on the planet Uri. Their chrysalises were known as the mindgems; touching them brought pleasant feelings, may also lead to awakening of latent telepathic skills. Importing almonjeddei was punishable by death according to the Braxaná law

Alvaras – a criminal, killed (involuntarily) by Anzha’s telepathic skills

Anzha lyu Mitethe – the only daughter of Darmel lyu Tukone and Suan lir Aseirin, direct descendant of the venerated Firstborn Hasha. Anzha’s parents died of the Black Death, administered to Darmel lyu Tukone by Zatar. Not fitting the racial pattern, smaller than most Azean females, pale and red-haired, Anzha was declared non-Azean and deprived of all priviledges and possibilities of military or political career. Her looks were results of the genetic drift: with all probability Anzha looked exactly like Hasha, who was a daughter of a Zeymour woman Dyle and Braxin emperor Harkur. Despite her hatred for all things Braxin, Anzha had a lot in common with the Braxin tradition. Even her chosen third name, Mitethe, was a Braxin term of endearment. A telepath with highest ratings ever, Anzha was also the only psychic who had discovered her talents before puberty: she witnessed her parents’ horrible death and believing herself responsible she shut her senses and remained in self-induced coma for 5 years. As a telepath she was trained by Ferian del Kanar. At the age of 11 standard years she discovered a Braxin spy and as a result became the first human Bloodletter on Dari. After her performance on Dari she became a protege of Torzha er Litz, newly nominated Director of the StarCommand. Having successfully completed her first diplomatic assignment on Derleth, Anzha was given a position in the army and swore her vengeance to her parents’ murderer. As a captain of the starship Conqueror she was very successful, mostly because some members of her crew were telepaths. Since her first meeting with Zatar, whom she immediately recognized as the killer of her mother and father, she has established a special bond with him. After their first meeting face to face Zatar and her formally swore to each other a vendetta. In time, Anzha began to view the relationship with her Braxaná enemy as a counterpart to Azean pairbonding. On their last meeting she has made Zatar a full telepath. Her fate after the final meeting with Zatar is unknown.

Ar – in the Braxaná mythology, a dangerous goddesss of chaos incarnated, imprisoned by Taz’hein; women of rebelious nature are believed to act under her influence. Likewise, female domination over men is thus supposed to endanger the order of the world, because it may set Ar free

Aranake – an intelligent race in the Holding; some of them belonged to the House of Sechaveh

Aringvill – a space centre on Zeymour, from which spaceships were launched

Asabin Telia – a Lugastine woman, a Grand Councillor of the Council of Nations, from the House of Humans

Astargall – a planet in the Holding; Lerex died (or was killed ) there in the time of the Plague

avoke’ur (pl. avoke’uri) – a class of planets in the Holding with relative autonomy and independence. To achieve that status, a planet must show a wholly voluntary submission to Braxin rule, immediate absorption into the Holding and full cooperation. Keyegga was one of the avoke’ur class planets

Avra-Nim – a god of the Braxaná pantheon. See GLOSSARY

Ayyara – a planet controlled by the Braxaná Holding, where Sechaveh had some business interests

Azea – a planet, barely habitable, colonized by exiles and refugees from Zeymour, once the main planet of the Empire. Living in dangerous environment, the Azean became masters of genetic science: they introduced numerous changes into the human genom, among them the instinct of pair-bonding and the racial unity of all the nation. The Azean were tall (females as tall as males), white-haired and golden-skinned

B’salos – central star of the B’saloan system, the sun of Braxi and Aldous. See GLOSSARY

Bagar son of Kumust – a Braxin (?), author of a (rather sensational and less than reliable, according to Feran) book on Azean sexuality

Bamir – a Kaim’era, who died of the Plague

Barren Zone – a sector in the Braxin space, believed to be empty and deprived of life; Anzha was hiding there, in the planet called Celyu

Benex– a commander in the Braxin fleet, partaking in the destruction of Celyu

Bengesh – a lesser front in the Braxi- Azea war, outside the Active War Zone

Ber’n – a non-human servant of Lamos, a native of Vra-Nonn

Berros – a large moon of the fifth planet in the B’Saloan system. In Harkur’s times it was inhabited. In the ruins of Harkur’s hunting palace the Braxin archaeologists found a portrait of Harkur and a female, whom Zatar immediately recognized as an Azean and Anzha’s ancestor

Beyl – a historical figure, Dyle’s brother, one of the first colonists of Azea

Bi’ti – the essence of the warrior spirit in the Braxaná. See GLOSSARY

Birsule – a minor star, lost by the Braxin to the Azean

Bloodletters – an “order” of warriors, fighting in ritual combat on Dari, the most venerated group in Darian society; see GLOSSARY

Braxaná – a tribe of the Braxin. The Braxaná were getting more prominent since the time of Viton and soon they became a ruling class of the Holding. Their looks (tall, pale, black-haired, attractive), their talents and unfortunately also their lack of immunity against the Plague were results of the long time inbreeding. The inbreeding resulted also in genetic weaknesses, most of all sterility and barrenness of the majority of them. Their looks, specific colours they wore (black and grey only) and their customs (wearing clothes hiding all the body, covering all face with white powder, carrying the Zhaor) separated them from the rest of the society. Proud, arrogant, secretive and suspicious, the Braxaná were in many aspects mystery even to the common Braxin. Known also as the Race and the Pale Ones. See GLOSSARY

Braxi – a central planet of the Holding

Braxin – a non- Braxaná inhabitants of Braxi

Calsua – a telepath, working for the Institute on Llornu just before its destruction

Celyu – a primitive planet in the Barren Zone, where Anzha was hiding after having deserted from the Azean army. She was trying to hasten the development of the planet to make it her base for the attack on Braxi. Her plan was discovered and the planet destroyed by the Braxin, using Zherat

Conqueror – the best starship in Azean fleet, and one with the most rebellious crew; Anzha’s next assignment after Destroyer, a successful one this time: as the first commander of the “Conqueror” she was accepted by the crew of the ship

Council of Justice – the government body in the Azean Empire, dealing with genetic conformity of the Azeans, citizenship and security clearances. See GLOSSARY

Dakkar ­– an intelligent race in the Holding; some of them were belonging to the House of Sechaveh

Dakra – a planet in the Holding

Dambarre – a Braxin tribe (in Dyle’s time)

Darak –a Braxaná; Lina was well acquainted with the Mistress of his House

Dargash – a place (?) in the war zone, where the Sentira was unexpectedly defeated

Dari – a planet occupied by the Empire, inhabited by a humanoid race. The highest position in the local society was reserved for the members of the sacred order of fighters and gladiators, called the Bloodletters. In the ritual of Bloodletting, called Hyarke, two competitors were fighting using a special weapon named ada. The scent of blood would make them experience a special kind of trance. After the death of one of them the winner and other Bloodletters present were drinking the blood of the defeated one. The only non-Darian Bloodletter ever was an Azean, Anzha lyu Mitethe, then eleven Standard Years old.

Darmel lyu Tukone -an Azean and a direct descendant of the Firstborn Hasha, a high Security officer (Imperial Servant and Interrogation Officer) and a transcultural scholar, specializing in Braxin psychology; his pair-bond partner was Suan lir Aseirin. Father of Anzha lyu Mitethe, killed by the Braxin poison administered by Zatar.

Darov – one of the commanders of the Braxin fleet, took part in the Keyegga rebellion (the fleet, under Zatar’s influence, refused to attack an avoke’ur planet)

Delak – a Braxaná and Kaim’era, rival to Zatar

Derleth – an iced planet, inhabited by two intelligent species. Establishing official diplomatic contacts with Derleth was Anzha’s first serious assignment. After Derleth she has chosen her third (adult) name Mitethe

Destroyer – the first starship commanded (rather unsuccessfully, due to the hostility of the crew) by Anzha

Dialogues – a book, consisting of the transcription of discussion between Harkur and Viton, dealing mostly with politics and social problems. See GLOSSARY

Dipa – a river on Braxi

Dir-Salau – a Darian ada-maker, who made a weapon for Anzha

Disciplines – five skills that a potential telepath should master: Memory Discipline, Integration Discipline, Distinction Discipline, Reintegration Discipline and Touch Discipline See GLOSSARY

Dliniri – a Braxaná tribe Kaim’era Yiril originated from

Do Kul – a high-tech planet in the Holding, a place of the final meeting between Anzha and Zatar

Drago – a Bloodletter, an older man from Filque, one of the opponents defeated by Laun Set

Dumar – a Braxaná, rival to Sechaveh

Durat – a Braxaná philosopher, who in 897 AC wrote about the Social Codes

Duveix – a planet (?) in the Holding

D’vra – a purebred Braxaná lady, Mistress of the House of Yiril; during the Plague, when he got ill, she risked everything and took him to the Azean station to obtain a cure for him. Later she went into Seclusion with Feran and gave birth to a psychic child

Dyle – a historical figure, a female Zeymour outcast from the Frenell race. She managed to get to Lugast, and from there she was kidnapped by the Braxin. She was taken to the court of Harkur, with whom she has fallen in love and who gave her the name mitethe, a Braxin term of endearment. When she was leaving Braxi, she was already pregnant. She died after the landing on Azea. The daughter of Dyle and Harkur, Hasha, was called the Firstborn by her people and has become an ancestor of the most venerated Azean bloodline. Anzha lyu Mitethe was Dyle’s direct descendant, thus, ironically, being also a direct descendant of Harkur

Dyri – a telepath, working for the Institute on Llornu just before its destruction

Ebre ni Kahv – an Azean, once Director of the Starcommand; because of his age, he resigned and nominated Torza er Litz as his successor

Elise – a pregnant girl (a Frenell?), who was hiding in Dyle and Beyl’s house on Zeymour

Er Pirjare – a former captain of the Conqueror

Erengarr – a place (planet?) in the Holding that rebelled against the Braxaná during the outbreak of the Plague

Explorer – a starship on which Dyle was travelling; it crash-landed on Lugast

Feran – a Braxin version of Ferian del Kanar’s name

Ferian del Kanar – a half Braxaná, half Azean, son of Kijannor, an Azean who was raped by Sechaveh. A telepath and Probe, trained by the Empire and sent as a spy on Braxi. Accepted there by both the society and his natural father Sechaveh, Ferian renounced his obligations to the Empire, adopted a Braxin name Feran and a Braxaná identity and assimilated completely into the Braxaná society. Before he was sent to Braxi, he was Anzha lyu Mitethe’s first instructor in telepathy (for which she hated him passionately). Much later on, he gave introductory lessons in understaning telepathy to Zatar. Responsible for most of the destructive and unstable elements in Anzha’a psychological profile (he introduced zeymophobia and the lack of the touch discipline into her subconsciousness), Ferian was all his life manipulated by the Institute and its Director Nabu li Pazua. Even his “treason” and the fact that he embraced the Braxaná way of life has been carefully planned by the Institute. He had three children, all of them psychic. He murdered the first two, the third, a purebred child of him and D’vra, he didn’t dare killing. When his talents were discovered by Zatar, he swore loyalty to him. Ferian died (killed himself?) on Do Kul after the final meeting with Anzha

Feval, son of Temak – Commander of Ground Forces on the Sentira

Frenell – a human race on Zeymour, a lesser caste, subject to Mristi; they were ancestors of the Azean

Fri – a place (?) in the war zone successfully attacked by the Sentira

Ganosh- Tagan – a city on Braxi, by the Dipa river, hometown of Supal

Garol, son of Hedrek – Master of Voidat Armaments on the Sentira

Garran – a planet close to Vra-Nonn, where a Braxin military centre was

Gatenna – a Braxin (non- Braxaná) tribe

H’kekne – a planet in the Holding. Objects of art from H’kekne were exhibited in the Museum of Erotic Art on Braxi

H’rett – a planet (?), a place of Azean attack

Harkur – the charismatic monarch of the Braxin in Dyle’s time. See GLOSSARY

Harr’yd – a gifted psychic-receptive, working for the Institute on Llornu

Hasha – The Firstborn of Azea, a first child born on the planet. A daughter of Dyle and Harkur, Anzha’s direct ancestor. See GLOSSARY

Herek – a non- Braxin, a Talon Commander of the ship Sentira, Zatar’s loyal officer

Heyer’s Ratio – a proportion applied in designing and constructing starships

Hirinarri – a Braxin tribe (in Dyle’s time)

Holding – The empire of the Braxin. See GLOSSARY

Huzal, son of Sezret – Master of Astrogation on the Sentira

Hyarke – a ritual combat of the Darian Bloodletters. See GLOSSARY

Irya – a planet (?)

Ivre ver Ishte – Imperial Director of Diplomacy, he supervised Anzha’s mission on Derleth

Janir – a Kaim’era, who made investments in tsamaka on Sedanka-Muraan

Jenar – Ni’en lover before Zatar, brutal and cruel

Just Cause – a reason, token or document, used as a formal justification by a non- Braxaná woman to refuse a sexual commitment to a Braxaná man. Just Cause could be for example a ring proving that the woman belonged to someone or the fact that she was working, like the hostesses in the Museum of Erotic Art. See GLOSSARY

k’airth – an old Braxaná tradition, a ritual oath of hatred and vengeance, binding two people, long forgotten in Zatar’s times. Zatar swore k’airth to Anzha lyu Mitethe

k’airth-s’va – a partner/enemy in k’airth. See GLOSSARY

K’siva – a Braxaná of the Zarvati, Zatar’s mother

K’vai – a lesser front in the Braxi- Azea war, outside the Active War Zone

Kaim’era – a member of the ruling body of Braxi; it seems that only a Braxaná could obtain this position. see GLOSSARY

Kaim’erate – a council of the Kaim’eri. A Braxaná was nominated to the Kaim’erate by another member of the Kaim’erate

Karallen – a person (telepath?), working for the Institute on Llornu just before its destruction

Karviki – a beautiful planet in the Holding, where L’resh lived

Kei San – a criminal, killed (involuntarily) by Anzha’s telepathic skills

Kerest – a Braxaná, Yiril’s father

Keyegga-under-Braxi– a planet of the avoke’ur class (semi-independent) in the Holding, ruled by religious leaders called patriarchs. An intrigue concerning this planet played a crucial role in Zatar’s rise to power.

Kiau – a planet controlled by the Empire

Kijannor – an Azean woman, raped by Sechaveh; her son was Ferian del Kanar

Kir Lao – a native Darian secretary to li Dara, an Azean governor of Dari

Kir’la – a Braxaná woman, Vinir’s mother

Kisil – a Kaim’era, who made investments in Prince Otoma’s tsamaka on Sedanka-Muraan

Kisunu – a wolf-like species of intelligent predators, native to Derleth; Aznha made a telepathic contact with them

Kley – a place (?) in the war zone, where the Sentira was unexpectedly defeated

Korov – a Braxaná; he had property on Suzeran

Kos-Torr– a place of the battle between the Braxin and the Azean

Kudomi – a planet, where the first versions of the zherat technology were invented

Kurat – an upper-class sector in the Braxin capital

Kurgh – a high-tech planet with five colonies; it was supposed to attacked by the fleet where Lamos was an officer

Kyar– a Darian word, meaning huntress, Anzha’s assumed name as a Bloodletter

L’resh – a Braxaná, Lady of her own House on Karviki. Wise, beautiful and gentle, L’resh was the mother of four living children. When she first met Zatar, she was about 50, much older than him. Zatar chose her to become his partner and mother of his children

Lamos – a Braxaná, altough initially very far from the ideal :). He had his estate on Vr-Nonn instead of Braxi, so that he could enjoy pleasures of life without too much control from his fellow Braxaná. Obese, lazy and indulging in carnal pleasures, Lamos finally caught attention of the Kaim’eri, who decided that he should be remimnded of his duties as a Barxana. It was Zatar who tricked him into returning to the way of life more suitable to his position: Lamos was sent to the House of War on Garran. This experience changed him and made him an excellent soldier

Lanat – a Braxaná, Vinir’s father

Lanst’va – a young Braxin woman, a great poet and performer, accused once of being a rebel, later chosen an official poet of the House of Zatar. She became Zatar’s lover, fiercely loyal to him and she promised to build him legends. Her skills in manipulating the language were of great use to Zatar during his career.

Lasir – a Kaim’era, business rival to Sechaveh

Lees – a planet, controlled by Azea

Leman – Varik’s father

Lenar – a member of the House of Zatar

Lerex – a Braxaná, rival to Zatar; he fled Braxi after the outbreak of the Plague and died on Astargall

Leviren – a man killed (involuntarily) by Anzha’s telepathic skills

li Dara – an Azean governor of Dari

li Dashte – a former captain of Conqueror

Liel – Venari’s pair-bond partner, killed in the war

Lina – the Mistress of the House of Feran

Lish zi Reis – a man, a Grand Justice from the Council of Justice of the Empire

Lithius Yumada – a Lugastine, the greatest master of lowtech combat (bladed weapons); a teacher of the Academy teachers, he chose Aznah as his only pupil among students

Llornu – a planet where the Institute was located. See GLOSSARY

Lugast – a planet controlled by the Empire. See GLOSSARY

Lurien– the planet in the Empire, centre of technical expertise

Luus Five – a planet-training grounds for the Academy

Luus Four – a planet-training grounds for the Academy

Luus Three – a planet-training grounds for the Academy

Mashak – a Vinemaster of the planet T’sarak, rival and enemy of Sechaveh, used as a bait by Turak in his first attempt to murder Sechaveh

Memek – a Braxaná, Zatar’s business rival, who tried to break his silk monopoly

Meveshi – one of the nations in the Holding

Mitethe – a Braxin term of endearment, once used by Harkur to his lover Dyle, mother of Hasha. Anzha has experienced what was probably a vision of these two and decided to chose Mitethe as her third (adult) name

Montesekua – a biological research station of the Braxaná, specializing in researching the virus of the Plague

Mristi – a human race on Zeymour, probably ruled by some kind of religious leaders

Musrii – a place (?) in the war zone, where the Sentira was unexpectedly defeated

Nabor – a moon of Do Kul

Nabu li Pazua – a telepath, a director of the Institute, oficially responsible for Anzha’s training. Manipulative and obsessed with his mission, Li Pazua was hated by Anzha lyu. Zatar killed him and destroyed the Institute in Anzha’s name, or, as she phrased it, to win her favour

Ni’Ar – Ni’en’s sister

Ni’en – a common Braxin girl, not of Braxaná blood, daughter of a traitor Shyerre; Zatar’s lover, fiercely loyal to him. Against all rules he made her a Mistress of his House. She remained one of closest co-operators during all his political career

Nyser – a member of Aldar Na-Trev’s crew

Ornar’n – a place of a fierce battle between the Azean and Braxin forces just before the outbreak of the Plague

Oru-Hani– a place (?) on the planet Sedanka-Muraan

P’ladakanirk – a planet (?) – in the Holding, inhabited by a non-humanoid race. Objects of art from P’ladakanirk were exhibited in the Museum of Erotic Art in Braxi

Pairbonding – a feature introduced into Azean genom, forcing the Azean to choose one sexual partner for life. See GLOSSARY

Peace Daggers – ritual daggers of the Azean. See GLOSSARY

Peria li Uzuan – a historical figure, a captain of the Azean starship Vengeance (8194 –8240)

Pezh il Seth –Emperor of Azea in Anzha’s time

Plii-ei – a plant (vine) whose flowers were used to produce aphrodisiacs and whose leaves were a valuable medicine

Poli – a Kuathan teenager, a trainee, together with Anzha, at the Institute on Llornu

Pri’tiera – a title of the Braxaná monarch/emperor, adopted by Zatar

Prince Otoma – an owner of the tsamaka plantation on Sedanka-Muraan

prizhe – a word in the Braxin, meaning “that-which-was-waited”

Probe– the highest rank among the telepaths; see GLOSSARY

Qirdic – a planet in the Holding. Objects of art from Qirdic were exhibited in the Museum of Erotic Art in Braxi

Quezyan – a race in the Empire; a Quezyan has been Heir Designate of the House of Non Humans. The Quezyan were pacifists and strong opponents of the War

R’legan – an intelligent race in the Holding; some of them were belonging to the House of Sechaveh

Rahn – a planet (?) in the Empire

Rahnsea – a planet controlled by the Empire

Red’resh Three – a colony on Lees, that taking of which was a formal reason to break the 985 peace treaty between Braxi and Azea at the time of Zatar’s birth

Retev – a Braxaná and Kaim’era

Revak, son of Seras– a chief medic of the Sentira

S’vethe – a half- Braxaná female, Mistress of the House of Lamos

Sadar – a Braxaná of the House of Zatar, who died of the Plague

Sagdal – a news agency from Ganosh-Tagan; non very respectable, one might guess, if they were seriously interested in Supal’s revelations

Saloz – a Braxaná and Kaim’era, rival to Zatar; he died of the Plague

San li Eran – an Azean, Director of the Academy

Sar’a Noe– a Zula, a Communicant trainee, together with Anzha, at the Institute on Llornu

Saran – a Braxaná, Zatar’s business rival, who tried to break Zatar’s silk monopoly

Satar – an author of the book on the Dialogues

Schedule of Expansion – See GLOSSARY

Sechaveh – A Braxaná, son of Lurat and M’nisa. Kaim’era and a member of unoffcial triumvirate, together with Vinir (replaced later by Zatar) and Yiril. Sechaveh was brought up outside Braxi; after his return to the home planet he quickly became a very influential politician. Cruel and sadistic, Sechaveh was well known for his mizogyny. He died of Black Death while torturing a victim (it was a result of his own son’s intrigue)

Sedanka-Muraan – a planet in the Holding, famous for its tsamaka plantations

Sekav, son of Lurat and M’nisa – Sechaveh’s Braxaná /other name (?)

Selek – a young Braxaná, companion to Feran of his first days on Braxi

Sem (or Seru) Che-Li – a criminal and psychopath from Adrish, killed (involuntarily) by Anzha’s telepathic skills

Sen’ti – Mistress of the House of Vinir

Sentira – a Braxin starship, whose captain was Herek

Sezal – a First Sword of the Braxin ship Sentira

Shem’Ar – “a servant of Ar”, a name used to describe dangerous and rebelious women, especially ones trying to give orders or commands to men. A Braxin woman branded Shem’Ar must have been punished with immediate death, yet at the same time many of the Braxaná find the Shem’Ar fascinating and enticing. The Museum of Erotic Art there held many representations of such women, among them a portrait of Anzha lyu Mitethe, commisioned by Zatar himself. See GLOSSARY

Sheva – a planet in the Empire, where Anzha met Leviren

Shlesor – the Braxaná program of selective breeding. See GLOSSARY

Shyerre – Ni’en’s mother, pronounced a traitor to the Braxi: she tried to escape the home planet and leave for Aldous

Siara ti Lann – a young telepath, omnicultural communicator, requested by Anzha as a member of the Destroyer crew

Sienne – a Braxaná woman, Yiril’s mother

Sil’ne – a half- Braxaná woman, Mistress of the House of Sechaveh. She was short, black haired and slim-hipped. She participated in Turak’s plan to murder his father

Sila – a Duveix, Zatar’s female servant

Sirin – a commander in the Braxin fleet, partaking in the destruction of Celyu

Sokuz – a Braxaná, one of the Braxin crew who kidnapped Dyle and brought her to Braxi

Sst Ftft Shk-k – a T-san Breeder, a Grand Councillor of the Council of Nations, from the House of Non-Humans in the Empire

Suan lir Aseirin – an Azean, a female high security officer. A pair-bond partner of Darmel lyu Tukone and mother of Anzha lyu Mitethe. Killed by the Braxin poison administered to her partner by Zatar

Sukar – a historical figure, a scholar (?), who worked out a Schedule of Progress, that was used to rank civilization development on a given planet

Sulos – a lower class district in the Braxaná capital

Supal of Ganos-Tagat – a man, common Braxin, obsessively interested in Azean sexual practices; it took all the skills and sense of humour of Feran and Lina to get rid of him

Susha – a person (telepath?), working for the Institute on Llornu just before its destruction

Suul – a planet controlled by the Empire

T’sarak – a planet famous for its farms of plii-ei, located high above the ground level; Sechaveh had some business interests there. Turak’s first attempt to murder his father was placed on T’sarak

Tabya zi Okros – a historical figure, a captain of the Azean starship Destroyer, later empress

Taen er Kallendas – a historical figure, a captain of the Azean starship Guardian (9056 – 9099)

Talmir – a planet in the Holding

Tau en Shir – a medical officer of the Conqueror, a civilian, became Anzha’s trusted friend

Taz’hein – a god-traitor from the Braxaná mythology, a murderer of the Creator; he was believed to be the ancestor of the Braxaná. See GLOSSARY

Terak – a member of the House of Zatar

ti Vasha – a subcommander on the Destroyer, who did not accept Anzha as a commander because of her non-Azean appearance

tiera – a word in the Braxin, meaning “that-which-rules”

Tirrah – a planet in the Empire

Token Dominance – a man serving as an official representative to a woman, who was a lady of her own House

Tonar Tz’Kuloz – an artist (?), non-human (?) from P’ladakanirk, whose holograms (at least one) were exhibited in the Museum of Erotic Art in Braxi

Torzha er Litz – an Azean woman, Starcommander of the ship Vengeance, later the Director of the StarControl, Anzha’s Sponsor and one of the few people Anzha ever respected

tsamaka – a plant (vine), used to produce the best Braxin wine

tsank’ar – a Plague, a disease spreading every few years on Braxi and in the Holding; the virus, unpleasant but not very dangerous for the common Braxin, is in most cases lethal for the Braxaná because due to their long-time inbreeding policies they’ve lost the natural immunity against it. See GLOSSARY

Turak – a Braxaná, son of Sechaveh. Notorious drinker and womanizer, Turak was despised by his father and denied his inheritance. Turak finally decided to get rid of him. Turak’s first attempt to murder Sechaveh had a surprising ending: Sechaveh declared himself impressed by his son’s planning and finally declared him adult. Many years later, Turak actually succeeded in killing him.

Tuvir – a commander in the Braxin fleet, partaking in the destruction of Celyu

Tziri – a place (planet?) in the Holding that rebelled against the Braxaná during the outbreak of the Plague; supposed to be destroyed as a punishment

Uri – a small planet on the Braxin war border, famous for the almonjeddei creatures that lived there. Their chrysalises were known as the mindgems; touching it brought pleasant feelings. Importing almonjeddei was punishable by death according to the Braxaná law.

Uriese mindgems – almonjeddei chrysalises

V’Nasht – an intelligent race in the Holding; some of them were belonging to the House of Sechaveh

Varik son of Leman – a Braxin of the Gatenna tribe, rebel against the rule of the Braxaná; he was arrested and sent as a spy to Dari, where he was hiding, posing as a Bloodletter. He was discovered and subsequently killed in the Hyarke by Anzha lyu Mitethe, then eleven standard years old, who won the Hyarke by using against Varik her special telepathic skills

Venari – an Azean female soldier, taken captive in the War, a slave in the House of Sechaveh. As a result of tortures and medical treatment she was suffering from amnesia. She managed to overcome it and, with some help from the House of Zatar, destroy the Hall of the Kaim’eri in the Citadel in a suicide mission

Venesacha – a city on Sheva

ver Buell – an Azean, a former captain of Conqueror

Vineshadow – a city of the Vinemasters in T’sarak

Vinir – a Braxaná of the Zarvati and Kaim’era, Zatar’s father; an influential politician, member of an unofficial triumvirate with Yiril and Sechaveh, later dicarded by his political partners in favour of his son Zatar

Viton – a Braxaná, Harkur’s trusted advisor and friend, his successor. See GLOSSARY

Vra-Nonn – a planet, where Lamos had lived and had his property

Vreski – a place (town?), where Lanst’va was once accused of instigating to rebellion

Whim Death – a Braxaná custom, allowing a Braxaná to kill any person of the lower class without any kind of justification. See GLOSSARY

Y’maste – a planet (?) near the Active War Zone on the Braxiside, but not directly in it, relatively safe

Y’sila – a purebred daughter of Zatar (and L’resh?); in addition, he had two other daughters

Yenda – a planet controlled by the Empire

Yerren – a front in the War, on the Braxinside

Yersek li Daramos – half Llornuan , half Azean, a trainee, together with Anzha, at the Institute on Llornu

Yiril – Kaim’era, Dliniri, son of Kerest and Sienne, a member of unoffcial triumvirate, together with Vinir (replaced later by his son Zatar) and Sechaveh. Zatar described Yiril as the only Braxaná capable of mercy. He survived the Plague because of his Mistress D’vra’s brave decision of coming to an Azean base to obtain a (genetic) cure (of which he himself was unaware). He advised Zatar to take the throne after the Plague

Yusudru – a place (?) in the war zone, where the “Sentira” was unexpectedly defeated

Zarvati – the proudest of the Braxaná tribes; both Zatar’s parents were Zarvati

Zatar – a Braxaná of the Zarvati tribe, son of Vinir and K’siva, Kaim’era and later Priti’era of the Braxin. A great political and military leader, he started his career with poisoning Azean Interrogation Officer, Darmel lyu Tukone. A brilliant strategist and commander, Zatar was also a cunning and ruthless master of political intrigue. Unlike most of his compatriots, he was able to make risky and brave decisions, concerning both his choice of partners and advisors (his Mistress was a common Braxin, not a Braxaná lady, a woman accused of rebellion against male domination has been chosen as his official poet etc.) and his political ideas (he understood a need for using telepaths). A latent telepath himself, he received a basic training from Feran and was finally made full telepath by Anzha lyu Mitethe. His relationship with Anzha, his sworn enemy, was closed to love: he was certainly fascinated with her from their first meeting. His fate after their final meeting is unknown, although one may suspect that he remained Priti’era and founded a dynasty.

Zefire li – a member of Anzha’s crew, who deserted together with her. He killed himself, unable to share the thoughts of the dying population of Celyu anymore

Zeine li Tenore – an Azean man, Anzha’s Prime Subcommander on the “Conqueror”

Zeliash – a planet (?)

Zerenk’ir – a place (planet ?) in the war zone successfully attacked by the “Sentira”

zeymophobia – a fear of being trapped on the planet and a desire to return to space. See GLOSSARY

Zeymour – a planet in the same system as Azea. The first Azean were refugees from Zeymour. See GLOSSARY

Zhaor – a traditional sword of the Braxaná. See GLOSSARY

Zhene – the moon of Braxi; see GLOSSARY

zhent – a period of 17 Braxin days. See GLOSSARY

Zherat – a Braxin ultimate weapon, designed by the Lugastine, destroying all life on the surface of a planet. Zatar used it against Celyu. See GLOSSARY

zi Laure – a Probe, working for the Institute, who was analyzing the progress of Anzha’s telepathic skills

All names copyright by C. S. Friedman. Compiled by ninedin 2002-2004

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