Extras

This page is kind of a "catch all" and will be used to give readers access to additional information (Maps, Glossaries, etc. There is also a guest book that I would love for you to sign to let me know that you stopped by.

Free Short Story: The Viscount and the Witch
For those people that "just can't wait" for the November release of Theft of Swords, or the January release of Percepliquis, here's something to tie you over. I wrote a short story of the early adventures of Royce and Hadrian. If this turns out to be popular I may right other "Riyria Chronicles" books.  I'm giving this short away for free if you get it direct from me or just $0.99 if you buys it from Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

If you want to see more of these "Riyria Chonicles" please drop me an email if enough people seem interested then I'll write more either as shorts or a whole novel.



 Elan (Riyria Revelations) Maps


Riyria Revelations Glossaries (Book 1: Theft of Swords)

  • Albert Winslow, Viscount: Landless nobleman used by Riyria to arrange assignments from the gentry
  • Alburn: Kingdom of Avryn ruled by King Armand and Queen Adeline
  • Alenda Lanaklin, Lady: Daughter of Marquis Victor Lanaklin and sister of Brother Myron of the Winds Abbey
  • Allie: Daughter of Wyatt Deminthal
  • Alric Brendon Essendon, Prince: Member of ruling family of Melengar, son of Amrath, brother of Arista
  • Alverstone: \al-ver-stone\ Royce’s dagger
  • Ambrose Moor: Administrator of the Manzant Prison and Salt Works
  • Amrath Essendon, King: \am-wrath\ Ruler of Melengar, father of Alric and Arista
  • Amril, Countess: \am-rill\ Noblewoman that Arista cursed with boils
  • Ann, Queen: Wife of Amrath, mother of Alric and Arista, killed in a fire
  • Antun Bulard: Historian and author of The History of Apeladorn
  • Apeladorn: \ah-pell-ah-dorn\ Four nations of man, consisting of Trent, Avryn, Delgos, and Calis
  • Aquesta: \ah-quest-ah\ Capital city of the kingdom of Warric
  • Arcadius Vintarus Latimer: Professor of lore at Sheridan University
  • Archibald Ballentyne: Earl of Chadwick
  • Arista Essendon, Princess: Member of ruling family of Melengar, daughter of Amrath, sister of Alric
  • Armand, King: Ruler of Alburn, married to Adeline
  • Art, the: Magic, generally feared by nobles and commoners due to superstition
  • Arvid McDern: Son of Dillon McDern of Dahlgren
  • Avempartha: Ancient elven tower
  • Avryn: \ave-rin\ Central and most powerful of the four nations of Apeladorn, located between Trent and Delgos
  • Ballentyne: \bal-in-tine\ Ruling family of the earldom of Chadwick
  • Ba Ran Ghazel: Goblins of the sea
  • Belinda Pickering: Extremely attractive wife of Count Pickering, mother of Lenare, Mauvin, Fanen, and Denek
  • Belstrads: \bell-straads\ Family of knights from Chadwick, including Sir Breckton and Wesley
  • Bernice: Handmaid of Princess Arista
  • Bernum River: Waterway that bisects the city of Colnora
  • Bethamy, King: Ruler reputed to have had his horse buried with him
  • Black Diamond, the: International thieves’ guild centered in Colnora
  • Blackwater: Last name of Hadrian and his father, Danbury
  • Blythin Castle: Castle in Alburn
  • Bocant: Family who built a lucrative industry from pork, second most wealthy merchants in Colnora
  • Bothwicks: Family of peasant farmers of Dahlgren
  • Breckton Belstrad, Sir: Son of Lord Belstrad, knight of Chadwick, considered by many to be the best knight of Avryn
  • Brodric Essendon: Founder of the Essendon dynasty
  • Bucket men: Term for assassin used by the Black Diamond thieves’ guild
  • Byrnie: Long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail formerly worn as defensive armor
  • Calian: \cal-lay-in\ Pertaining to the nation of Calis
  • Calians: Residents of the nation of Calis, darker in skin tone, with almond-shaped eyes
  • Calis: \cal-lay\ Southern- and easternmost of the four nations of Apeladorn, considered exotic, in constant conflict with the Ba Ran Ghazel
  • Caswell: Family of peasant farmers from Dahlgren
  • Cenzars: \sen-zhars\ Wizards of the ancient Novronian Empire
  • Chamberlain: Someone who manages the household of a king or nobleman
  • Colnora: \call-nor-ah\ Largest and wealthiest city of Avryn, merchant-based, grew from a rest stop at a central crossroads from various major trade routes
  • Cosmos DeLur: Colnora’s richest resident
  • Crimson Hand: Thieves’ guild operating out of Melengar
  • Crown Tower: Home of the Patriarch, center of the Nyphron Church
  • Cutter: Assassin of the Black Diamond, best friend of Royce, boyfriend of Jade
  • Dagastan: Major and easternmost trade port of Calis
  • Dahlgren: \dall-grin\ Remote village on the bank of the Nidwalden River
  • Danbury Blackwater: Father of Hadrian
  • Danthen: Woodsman from Dahlgren
  • Daref, Lord: Nobleman of Warric, associate of Albert Winslow
  • Darius Seret: Founder of the Seret Knights
  • Davens, Squire: Boy who Arista had a youthful crush on
  • Degan Gaunt: Leader of the Nationalists
  • Delano DeWitt, Baron: Nobleman who hires Hadrian to steal Count Pickering’s sword
  • Delgos: One of the four nations of Apeladorn. The only republic in a world of monarchies, Delgos revolted against the Steward’s Empire after Glenmorgan III was murdered and after surviving an attack by the Ba Ran Ghazel with no aid from the empire.
  • DeLorkan, Duke: Calian nobleman
  • DeLur: Family of wealthy merchants
  • Denek Pickering: Youngest son of Count Pickering
  • Dillon McDern: Dahlgren’s blacksmith
  • Dioylion: \die-e-leon\ The Accumulated Letters of Dioylion, a very rare scroll
  • Dixon Taft: Bartender and manager of The Rose and Thorn Tavern
  • Drome: God of the dwarves
  • Drondil Fields: Count Pickering’s castle, once the fortress of Brodric Essendon, the original seat of power in Melengar
  • Drumindor: Dwarven-built fortress located at the entrance to Terlando Bay in Tur Del Fur
  • Drundel: Peasant family from Dahlgren consisting of Mae, Went, Davie, and Firth
  • Duster: Moniker used by Royce while a member of the Black Diamond
  • Ecton, Sir: Chief knight of Count Pickering and military general of Melengar
  • Edmund Hall: Professor of geometry at Sheridan University, reputed to have found Percepliquis, declared a heretic by the Nyphron Church, imprisoned in the Crown Tower
  • Elan: The world
  • Elden: Large man, friend of Wyatt Deminthal
  • Ella: Cook at Drondil Fields
  • Elven: Pertaining to elves 
  • Enden, Sir: Knight of Chadwick, considered second best to Breckton
  • Erebus: Father of the gods, also known as Kile
  • Erivan: \ear-ah-van\ Elven empire
  • Erlic, Sir: Knight competing in Dahlgren contest
  • Ervanon: \err-vah-non\ City in northern Ghent, seat of the Nyphron Church, once the capital of the Steward’s Empire as established by Glenmorgan I
  • Esrahaddon: \ez-rah-hod-in\ Wizard, onetime member of the ancient order of the Cenzar, convicted of destroying the Novronian Empire and sentenced to imprisonment
  • Essendon: \ez-in-don\ Royal family of Melengar
  • Essendon Castle: Home of ruling monarchs of Melengar
  • Estramnadon: \es-tram-nah-don\ Believed to be the capital or at least a very sacred place in the Erivan Empire
  • Estrendor: \es-tren-door\ Northern wastes
  • Etcher: Member of the Black Diamond thieves’ guild
  • Falina Brockton: Real name of Emerald, waitress at The Rose and Thorn Tavern
  • Fanen Pickering: \fan-in\ Middle son of Count Pickering
  • Fauld, the Order of: \fall-ed\ Post-imperial order of knights dedicated to preserving the skill and discipline of the Teshlor Knights
  • Fenitilian, Brother: Monk of Maribor, made warm shoes
  • Ferrol: God of the elves
  • Finiless: Noted author
  • Fletcher: Maker of arrows
  • Galeannon: \gale-e-an-on\ Kingdom of Avryn, ruled by Fredrick and Josephine
  • Galenti: \ga-lehn’-tay\ Calian term
  • Galewyr River: \gale-wahar\ Marks the southern border of Melengar and the northern border of Warric and reaches the sea near the fishing village of Roe
  • Galien, Archbishop: \gal-e-in\ High-ranking member of the Nyphron Church
  • Galilin: \gal-ah-lin\ Province of Melengar ruled by Count Pickering
  • Gemkey: Gem that opens a gemlock
  • Gemlock: Dwarven invention that seals a container and can only be opened with a precious gem of the right type and cut
  • Gentry Square: Affluent district of Melengar
  • Ghazel: \gehz-ell\ Ba Ran Ghazel, dwarven name for goblins, literally: Sea goblins
  • Ghent: Ecclesiastical holding of the Nyphron Church
  • Gilarabrywn: \gill-lar-ah-bren\ Elven beast of war
  • Ginlin, Brother: \gin-lin\ Monk of Maribor, winemaker, refuses to touch a knife
  • Glamrendor: \glam-ren-door\ Capital of Dunmore
  • Glenmorgan: 326 years after the fall of the Novronian Empire, this native of Ghent reunited the four nations of Apeladorn; founder of Sheridan University; creator of the great north-south road; builder of the Ervanon palace (of which only the Crown Tower remains)
  • Glenmorgan II: Son of Glenmorgan. When his father died young, the new and inexperienced emperor relied on church officials to assist him in managing his empire. They in turn took the opportunity to manipulate the emperor into granting sweeping powers to the church and nobles loyal to the church. These leaders opposed defending Delgos against the invading Ba Ran Ghazel in Calis and the Dacca in Delgos, arguing the threat would increase dependency on the empire.
  • Glenmorgan III: Grandson of Glenmorgan. Shortly after assuming the stewardship, he attempted to reassert control over the realm his grandfather had created by leading an army against the invading Ghazel that had reached southeastern Avryn. He defeated the Ghazel at the First Battle of Vilan Hills and announced plans to ride to the aid of Tur Del Fur. Fearing his rise in power, in the sixth year of his reign, his nobles betrayed and imprisoned him in Blythin Castle. Jealous of his popularity and growing strength, and resentful of his policy of stripping the nobles and clergy of their power, the church charged him with heresy. He was found guilty and executed. This began the rapid collapse of what many called the Steward’s Empire. The church later claimed the nobles had tricked them, and condemned many, most of whom reputedly ended their lives badly.
  • Glouston: Province of northern Warric bordering on the Galewyr River, ruled by the marquis Lanaklin
  • Great sword: Long sword designed to be held with both hands
  • Grigoles: \gry-holes\ Author of Grigoles Treatise on Imperial Common Law
  • Guardian of the Heir: Teshlor Knight sworn to protect the Heir of Novron
  • Gutaria: \goo-tar-ah\ Secret Nyphron prison designed to hold Esrahaddon
  • Gwen DeLancy: Calian prostitute and proprietor of Medford House and The Rose and Thorn Tavern
  • Hadrian Blackwater: Mercenary, one-half of Riyria
  • Halberd: Two-handed pole used as a weapon
  • Heir of Novron: Direct descendant of demigod Novron, destined to rule all of Avryn
  • Heldaberry: Wild-growing fruit often used to make wine
  • Heslon, Brother: Monk of Maribor, great cook
  • Hilfred: Bodyguard of Princess Arista
  • Himbolt, Baron: Nobleman of Melengar
  • House, the: Nickname used for Medford House
  • Hoyte: Onetime First Officer of the Black Diamond
  • Imperialists: Political party that desires to unite all the kingdoms of men under a single leader who is the direct descendant of the demigod Novron
  • Jade: Assassin in the Black Diamond, girlfriend of Cutter, friend of Royce
  • Jerish Grelad: Teshlor Knight and first Guardian of the Heir
  • Jerl, Lord: Neighbor of the Pickerings known for his prizewinning hunting dogs
  • Julian Tempest: Chamberlain of Melengar
  • Kile: Master sword smith, named used by Erebus when in the form of a man
  • Krindel: Prelate of the Nyphron Church and historian
  • Kris Dagger: Weapon with a wavy blade, sometimes used in magic rituals
  • Lanaklin: Ruling family of Glouston
  • Lanis Ethelred: \eth-el-red\ King of Warric, Imperialist
  • Lanksteer: Capital city of the Lordium kingdom of Trent
  • Lena Bothwick: Wife of Russell, farmer in Dahlgren
  • Lenare Pickering: Daughter of Count Pickering and Belinda, sister of Mauvin, Fanen, and Denek
  • Lingard: Capital city of Relison, kingdom of Trent
  • Longwood: Forest in Melengar
  • Lothomad, King: Lothomad the Bald, ruler of Trent, expanded territory dramatically following the collapse of the Steward’s Reign, pushing south through Ghent into Melengar, where Brodric Essendon defeated him in the Battle of Drondil Fields in 2545
  • Lower Quarter: Impoverished section of the city of Medford
  • Luis Guy: Sentinel of the Nyphron Church
  • Magnus: Dwarf
  • Mandalin: \man-dah-lynn\ Capital of Calis
  • Manzant: \man-zahnt\ Infamous prison and salt mine located in Manzar, Maranon
  • Maranon: \mar-ah-non\ Kingdom in Avryn, ruled by Vincent and Regina
  • Mares Cathedral: Center of the Nyphron Church in Melengar, run by Bishop Saldur
  • Maribor: \mar-eh-bore\ God of men
  • Mason Grumon: \grum-on\ Blacksmith in Medford
  • Maurice Saldur, Bishop: Head of Nyphron Church in Melengar, friend of the Essendon ruling family
  • Mauvin Pickering: \maw-vin\ Eldest of Count Pickering’s sons
  • McDern: Peasant family living in Dahlgren
  • Medford: Capital of Melengar
  • Medford House: Brothel run by Gwen DeLancy and attached to The Rose and Thorn Tavern
  • Melengar: \mel-in-gar\ Kingdom in Avryn, ruled by the Essendon royal family
  • Melengarians: Residents of Melengar
  • Melissa: Head servant of Princess Arista, nickname Missy
  • Mercs: Mercenaries
  • Merlons: Solid section between two crenels in a crenellated battlement
  • Merton, Monsignor: Eccentric priest from Ghent, known to talk aloud to Maribor
  • Millie: Hadrian’s horse
  • Mir: Person with both elven and human blood
  • Montemorcey: \mont-eh-more-ah-sea\ Excellent wine imported through the Vandon Spice Company
  • Motte: Man-made hill
  • Mouse: Royce’s horse
  • Muriel: Goddess of nature, daughter of Erebus, mother of Uberlin
  • Myron: Monk of Maribor, son of Victor, brother of Alenda
  • Nareion: \nare-e-on\ Last emperor of the Novronian Empire
  • Nationalists: Political party led by Degan Gaunt that desires rule by the will of the people
  • Nevrik: \nehv-rick\ Son of Nareion, the heir who went into hiding
  • Nidwalden River: Marks the eastern border of Avryn and the start of the Erivan realm
  • Novron: Savior of mankind, son of the god Maribor, demigod who defeated the elven army in the Great Elven Wars, founder of the Novronian Empire, builder of Percepliquis
  • Novronian: \nov-ron-e-on\ Pertaining to Novron
  • Nyphron Church: The worshipers of Novron and Maribor, his father
  • Nyphrons: \nef-rons\ Devout members of the church
  • Parthaloren Falls: \path-ah-lore-e-on\ The great cataracts on the Nidwalden near Avempartha
  • Patriarch: Head of the Nyphron Church who lives in the Crown Tower of Ervanon
  • Pauldron: A piece of armor covering the shoulder at the junction of the body piece and the arm piece
  • Percepliquis: \per-sep-lah-kwiss\ The ancient capital of the Novronian Empire, named for the wife of Novron
  • Percy Braga, Archduke: Lord Chancellor of Melengar, winner of the title of Grand Circuit Tournament Champion in Swords, the Silver Shield, and Golden Laurel; uncle to Alric and Arista, having married King Amrath’s sister
  • Pickering: Noble family of Melengar and rulers of Galilin. Count Pickering is known to be the best swordsman in Avryn and believed to use a magic sword.
  • Pickilerinon: Seadric, who shortened the family name to Pickering
  • Plesieantic Incantation: \plass-e-an-tic\ A method used in the Art to draw power from nature
  • Price: First Officer of the Black Diamond thieves’ guild
  • Ratibor: Capital of the kingdom of Rhenydd
  • Rendon, Baron: Nobleman of Melengar
  • Renian, Brother: \rhen-e-ahn\ Childhood friend of Myron the monk
  • Rhelacan: \rell-ah-khan\ Great sword that Maribor tricked Drome into forging and Ferrol into enchanting, given to Novron to defeat the elves
  • Rhenydd: \ren-yaed\ Kingdom of Avryn, ruled by King Urith
  • Rilan Valley: Fertile land that separates Glouston and Chadwick
  • Rionillion: \ri-on-ill-lon\ Name of the city that first stood on the site of Aquesta but was destroyed during the civil wars that occurred after the fall of the Novronian Empire
  • Riyria: \rye-ear-ah\ Elvish for two, a team or a bond
  • Rondel: Common type of stiff-bladed dagger with a round handgrip
  • Rose and Thorn, The: Tavern in Medford run by Gwen DeLancy, used as a base by Riyria
  • Roswort, King: Ruler of Dunmore
  • Royce Melborn: Thief, one-half of Riyria
  • Rufus, Lord: Ruthless northern warlord, respected by the south
  • Russell Bothwick: Farmer in Dahlgren, husband of Lena
  • Salifan: \sal-eh-fan\ Fragrant wild plant used in incense
  • Sauly: Nickname of Maurice Saldur, used by those closest to him
  • Senon Upland: Highland plateau overlooking Chadwick
  • Sentinel: Inquisitor generals of the Nyphron Church, charged with rooting out heresy and finding the lost Heir of Novron
  • Seret: \sir-ett\ Knights of Nyphron. The military arm of the church first formed by Lord Darius Seret, who was charged with finding the Heir of Novron.
  • Sheridan University: Prestigious institution of learning, located in Ghent
  • Spadone: Long two-handed sword with a tapering blade and an extended flange ahead of the hilt allowing for an extended variety of fighting maneuvers. Due to the length of the handgrip and the flange, which provides its own barbed hilt, the sword provides a number of additional hand placements, permitting the sword to be used similarly to a quarterstaff, as well as a powerful cleaving weapon. The spadone is the traditional weapon of a skilled knight.
  • Summersrule: Popular midsummer holiday celebrated with picnics, dances, feasts, and jousting tournaments
  • Tabard: A tunic worn over armor usually emblazoned with a coat of arms
  • Tek’chin: Single fighting discipline of the Teshlor Knights that was preserved by the Knights of the Fauld and handed down to the Pickerings
  • Tenent: Most common form of semi-standard international currency. Coins of gold, silver, and copper stamped with the likeness of the king of the realm where the coin was minted.
  • Terlando Bay: Harbor of Tur Del Fur
  • Teshlors: Legendary knights of the Novronian Empire, greatest warriors ever to have lived
  • Theron Wood: Father of Thrace Wood, farmer of Dahlgren
  • Thrace Wood: Daughter of Theron and Addie
  • Tiliner: Superior side sword used frequently by mercenaries in Avryn
  • Tobis Rentinual: History professor at Sheridan University
  • Tolin Essendon: Son of Brodric, who moved the capital to Medford and built Essendon Castle
  • Tomas, Deacon: Priest of Dahlgren village
  • Torsonic: Torque-producing, as in the cable used in crossbows
  • Trent: Northern mountainous kingdoms
  • Trumbul, Baron: Mercenary
  • Tur: Small legendary village believed to have once been in Delgos, site of the first recorded visit of Kile, mythical source of great weapons
  • Tur Del Fur: Coastal city in Delgos, on Terlando Bay, originally built by dwarves
  • Uberlin: The god of the Dacca and the Ghazel, son of Erebus and his daughter, Muriel
  • Urith, King: Ruler of Ratibor
  • Valin, Lord: Elderly knight of Melengar known for his valor and courage but lacking strategic skills
  • Vandon: Port city of Delgos, home to the Vandon Spice Company, which began as a pirate haven until Delgos became a republic, when it became a legitimate business
  • Venlin, Patriarch: Head of the Nyphron Church during the fall of the Novronian Empire
  • Vernes: Port city at the mouth of the Bernum River
  • Villein: Person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
  • Vince Griffin: Dahlgren village founder
  • Warric: Kingdom of Avryn, ruled by Ethelred
  • Wesbaden: Major trade port city of Calis
  • Westbank: Newly formed province of Dunmore
  • Westerlands: Unknown frontier to the west
  • Wicend: \why-send\ Farmer in Melengar who lends his name to the ford that crosses the Galewyr into Glouston
  • Winds Abbey: Monastery of the Monks of Maribor near Lake Windermere in western Melengar
  • Wintertide: Chief holiday, held in midwinter, celebrated by feasts and jousts
  • Wyatt Deminthal: Onetime ship captain, father of Allie
  • Wylin: \why-lynn\ Master-at-arms at Essendon Castle