Have had a couple of requests for a list of characters. When I went to put one together, even of just those that had appeared in more than one chapter, I realized why. Man have I created a bunch of them. That being said, here is a list of the more imprtant ones along with brief descriptions.
Ages are as of the chapter I am currently working on.
Listed in order of appearance.
Michael Christopher, Human, Age 42 years (28 cyankas).
Former Protectorate courior pilot. Rescued Feyalisa Zerleen from her family's crashed transport after his own ship had gone down on the same planet. Bonded mate of Feyalisa Zerleen and Velakari Yiskun. Children: Ariarisha, Kalenderen and Asinalani.
Feyalisa Zerleen, Dizyntk, Age 31 years (21 cyankas).
Granddaughter of Queen Kiasyphia of the Second Star Cluster. Is currently the Crown Princess and heir apparent to the throne of the Second Star Cluster. Bonded mate of Michael Christopher and Velakari Yiskun. Children: Ariarisha and Kalenderen.
Ariarisha Zerleen, Human/Dizyntk hybrid, Age 15 years (10 cyankas).
Oldest child of Michael Christopher and Feyalisa Zerleen. She is close friends with Lilavasi Asarazyntk. Currently second in line of succession to the Sapphire Throne.
Lefarsa Ortalik, Dizyntk, Age 48 years (32 cyankas).
Commander of the destroyer that rescued Feyalisa and Michael from the planet they had been stranded on. Currently his rank is equivalent to a Commodore and he commands the Strike Cruiser, Amber Lightning.
Ferkalum Zerleen, Dizyntk, Age 70 years (47 cyankas).
Brother of Queen Kiasyphia. Was accompanying the destroyer that rescued Feyalisa during its search for her.
Virathea Tzilank, Dizyntk, Age 36 years (24 cyankas).
Major, soon to be colonel, in the Sapphire Royal Guard ground forces. She is currently slated to become assistant commander of the Sapphire Royal Guard ground force as soon as she recovers from her wounds. Bonded mate of Cynthia Rodgers.
Kiasyphia Zerleen, Dizyntk, Age 72 years (48 cyankas).
Queen of the Second Star Cluster of the Dizyntk Grand Imperium. Grandmother of Feyalisa, third cousin of Empress Ziniadyra. (I know I said first cousin in Learning Dizyntk. That was before I had decided how far back the relationship between the two Houses stretched. Will try and fix it as soon as I can.) Bonded mates are Liracalia Tilikant and Westralen Zarkelen. She has no surviving children.
Liracalia Tilikant, Dizyntk, Age 72 years (48 cyankas).
Priestess of the Ivory Order. Head Priestess of the planet Sapphire. Bonded mate of Queen Kiasyphia and Westralen Zarkelen. Has two children, a son and a daughter. Only the daughter, Admiral Zelatira, has made an appearance.
Westralen Zarkelen, Dizyntk, Age 72 years (48 cyankas).
Bonded mate of Queen Kiasyphia Zerleen and Liracalia Tilikant. Feyalisa's grandfather.
(I realize that this was not his given last name in the chapter, Returning Dizyntk. I was still developing how Dizyntk bonding practices affected family names. When I find the time, I will go back and change this.)
Risakala Niltinika, Dizyntk, Age 39 years (26 cyankas).
Personal attendant of Princess Feyalisa. In charge of all servants serving in the Princess' living quarters at the Royal Palace.
Zelatira Tilikant, Dizyntk, Age 51 years (34 cyankas).
Rear-Admiral in the Second Cluster Space Fleet. Daughter of Liracalia. She is currently third in line of succession.
Velakari Yiskun, Dizyntk, Age 31 years (21 cyankas).
A Priestess of the Jade Order. She currently serves at the Temple outside the Royal Palace on Ishalitk (Sapphire). Bonded mate of Michael Christopher and Feyalisa Zerleen. Child: Asinalani.
Heratala Kakrin, Dizyntk, Age 30 years (20 cyankas).
Navigation officer in the Second Cluster Fleet. First friend Michael made among the crew of the Dizyntk vessel he served on after he started living on Sapphire. Bonded mate of a male dizyntk named Nadalsen.
Ziniadyra Asarazyntk, Dizyntk, Age 72 years (48 cyankas).
Empress of the Dizyntk Grand Imperium. In the wake of the failed revolt by Duchess Caliarena, she has announced that she will be abdicating the throne in favor of her eldest daughter, Laynathera. She has five children, four daughters and a son.
Lilavasi Asarazyntk, Dizyntk, Age 16 years (11 cyankas).
Youngest child of Kyrasena Asarazyntk, who is herself the youngest child of Empress Ziniadyra. She was blinded at the age of 2 cyankas by an explosion aboard her mother's transport starship. She is close friends with Ariarisha Zerleen. Is currently sixteenth in line of succession to the Imperial Throne, pending Laynathera's ascension. Afterwards she will be fifteenth.
Kyrasena Asarazyntk, Dizyntk, Age 46 years (31 cyankas).
Youngest daughter of Empress Ziniadyra Asarazyntk. Mother of Lilavasi Asarazyntk. Has three children, two daughters and a son. Only Lilavasi has made an appearance.
Asinalani Yiskun, Dizyntk/Human hybrid, Age 6 years (4 cyankas).
Currently the only child of Velakari Yiskun and Michael Christopher. Is, in theory, currently sixth in line of succession to the Sapphire Throne.
Kalenderen Zerleen, Dizyntk/Human hybrid, Age 7 years (5 cyankas).
Second child and only son of Feyalisa Zerleen and Michael Christopher.
Kristine Gerhardt, Human, Age 48 years (32 cyankas).
Senior surviving Captain of the transport ships that brought the first human colonists to the Imperium world of Elishen. Is currently commanding a cruiser with the Tau Epsilon Defense Fleet.
Steven Winston, Human, Age 52 years (35 cyankas).
Winston is a Medical Doctor who was with the first group of humans allowed to settle on a Dizyntk world. He is currently working on a treatment for Lilavasi's blindness.
Cynthia Rodgers, Human, Age 36 years (24 cyankas).
A pilot in the same courier squadron as Michael Christopher at the time of his crash. She currently serves as a courier pilot for the Second Cluster Fleet. Bonded mate of Virathea Tzilank.
Stephen Phelps, Human, Age 55 years (37 cyankas).
Commander of the Tau Epsilon Defense Fleet.
Michelle Kirtland, Human, Age 37 years (25 cyankas).
Human representative for Tau Epsilon at the Imperial Court on Dizyn.
Zeranfelen Torsheld, Dizyntk, Age 31 years (21 cyankas).
Captain in the Dizyntk Zyrestrim (Special Forces). He is the executive officer of the mixed human/dizyntk Third Zyrestrim Battalion.
Anatoly Chapayev, Human, Age 33 years (22 cyankas).
Former Major in the Protectorate Ranger Battalions, Chapayev joined with his home world of Tau Epsilon when it rebelled against the Protectorate. He is the Commanding Officer of the Third Zyrestrim Battalion.
Melissa Watson, Human, Age 27 years (18 cyankas).
Sergeant Watson is from the human colony world of Eckleston. Is currently a sniper with the Third Zyrestrim Battalion. Nirantrilin Yistolk is currently her lover as well as her partner in the unit's Sniper Team One.
Nirantrilin Yistolk, Dizyntk, Age 27 years (18 cyankas).
Nirantrilin has been a sniper in the Dizyntk Zyrestrim since he first joined the military. Is currently a sniper with the Third Zyrestrim Battalion. Melissa Watson is his partner in Sniper Team One in addition to being his lover.
Jesakalin Dentalin, Dizyntk, Age 30 years (20 cyankas).
Current Captain of the destroyer Feyalisa Zerleen of the Sapphire Royal Guard space forces. Her father is Admiral Jedanaran Vinrisik.
Kristakala Arlinell, Dizyntk, Age 55 years (37 cyankas).
Rank equivalent to that of a Major General. She is the Commanding Officer of the entire Sapphire Royal Guard, both planetary and space forces.
Jedanaran Vinrisik, Dizyntk, Age 54 years (36 cyankas).
Rear-Admiral and commander of the Sapphire Royal Guard space forces. He is second in command of all Guard forces. Father of Jesakalin Dentalin.
Carathaya Tzilank, Dizyntk, Age 57 years (38 cyankas).
Mother of Virathea Tzilank.
Eric Wolf, Human, Age 28 years (19 cyankas).
Eric is a commercial courier pilot operating out of the Elishen star system. Close friend, or lover depending on who you ask, of Veenalara Thersin.
Veenalara Thersin, Dizyntk, Apparent age 25 years (17 cyankas). Actual age 210 years (140 cyankas).
Veenalara was born on the planet Kalantk. She is training to become a priestess on the planet Lilac. Lover, or close friend depending on who you ask, of Eric Wolf.
Tylavari Therazanik, Dizyntk, Age 36 years (24 cyankas).
Despite her young age for such a position, Tylavari is the current Head Priestess of the Nebula Order of the Temple. Linatora Yosteranik is her lover.
Linatora Yosteranik, Dizyntk, Age 27 years (18 cyankas).
Linatora was the first new Priestess that Tylavari was able to convince to join the dying Nebula Order. It has been thanks to Linatora's influence over the past six cyankas that the Nebula Order has managed to grow, albeit slowly. She and Tylavari are lovers.
Silvarinea Nekaltk, Dizyntk, Age 60 years (40 cyankas).
Former Priestess of the Star Order and most senior Priestess on the planet Kalantk. She was arrested for violating Imperial law and stripped of her authority.