Valley of the Shadow, Cast of Characters


Kendryk II Bernotas, Prince of Terragand
Sibyla, Teodora’s personal doctor

Gwynneth Roussay, Princess of Norovaea and Terragand, Kendryk’s wife.
Their children: Maryna, Devyn, Andres, Stella
Linette, lady-in-waiting to Gwynneth
Edric Maximus- religious leader in Terragand, formerly known as Father Edric Landrus
Merton, Captain of the guard at Birkenfels
Catrin, Gwynneth’s maid

Evard Bernotas, Duke of Terragand-Emberg, Kendryk’s uncle His son, Balduin, Count of Holstein, a prisoner inside Birkenfels

Rheda Bernotas-Falk, Princess of Helvundala, Kendryk’s aunt.

Ruso Faris, Count of Bryda, a general leading the remnants of Kendryk’s army.
Aidan Orland, Duke of Kaltental-Terragand
Arian Orland, Count of Hornfels, son of Aidan, mercenary general supporting Kendryk and Gwynneth
Ossian Schurtz, mercenary officer in the employ of Arian Orland
Anton Kronek, a horse-boy in Arian Orland’s army
Cid, Arian Orland’s battle charger
Skandar, Anton’s horse

Emilya Hohenwart, mercenary general allied with Arryk
Seward Kurant, a mercenary general allied with Arryk
Trystan Martinek, Duke of Podoska, youngest son of Princess Edyta

Flavia Maxima, religious leader in Isenwald

The Kronland Rulers

Eldrid Benda, Prince of Lantura
Floreta Bensen, Princess of Brandana
Ossian Dahlby, Prince of Ummarvik
Dristan Fabrey, Prince of Aquianus
Bronson Falk, Prince of Helvundala
Viviane Kasbirk, Princess of Isenwald
Keylinda Marthaler, Princess of Fromenberg
Edyta Martinek, Princess of Podoska
Herryk Peloso, Prince of Tirilis
Galena Sebesta- Princess of Oltena and Kendryk’s aunt
Alarys Zelenka, Princess of Arcius

Andres V Roussay, King of Norovaea, Gwynneth’s father
Arryk Roussay, heir to the throne
Aksel Roussay, Arryk’s and Gwynneth’s youngest brother
Norvel Classen, chief adviser to King Andres
Larisa Karsten, an army officer and Arryk’s mistress
Magnus Torsen, an officer in Arryk’s army


Braeden Terris, mercenary commander with the Sanova Hussars
Janna Kronek, a Moraltan refugee
Iryna, Braeden and Janna’s daughter
Anyezka Kronek, Janna’s step-daughter (deceased)
Prince Vluda Novitny, general of the Sanova Hussars
Reno Torresia, a captain in the Sanova Hussars, his wife Senta and their daughters Adela, Cara and Trisa
Miro Blavic, a lieutenant of the Sanova Hussars
Franca Dura, a lieutenant of the Sanova Hussars
Gergo, servant to Braeden
Kazmir, Braeden Terris’s horse
Zoltan, a retired warhorse, Janna’s mount
Nisa Retter, a friend of Janna’s, wife to a Sanova Hussar
Ashia Toure, a doctor in the Sanova Hussars


     Alen Marsel, a doctor
     Birgid, a servant
     Hilda, a cook
     Klaus, a servant
     Mother Ilsa, a priestess in a Kersenstadt temple
     Holgar Ellert, Norovaean officer

Teodora Inferrara, Empress of Olvisya, Queen of Moralta and Marjatya
Raynard Ahrend, consort to Teodora
Their children: Elektra, Zofya and Rudofo
Mother Luca, Elektra’s personal priestess
Livilla Maxima, religious leader in Olvisya
Daciana Tomescu, guerilla commander and friend of Teodora
Ahbert Solteszy , Head of the Imperial Council and Teodora’s closest political adviser
Meryl Biaram, an adviser to Teodora
Brytta Prosnytz, secretary and lady in waiting to Teodora
Elyse Rastell, lady-in-waiting to Teodora

Demario Barela, Maladene general working for Teodora
Niklas Ensden, Teodora’s primary military commander
Brynhild Mattila, a general working for Teodora
Andor Korma, Marjatyan rebel leader

Beatryz Inferrara, Queen of Maladena, cousin to Teodora, her daughter, the Enfanta Johanna

Karil Andarosz, a Marjatyan hostage
Ulla and Dolf, servants in the Arnfels

Gauvain Brevard, King of Galladium and childhood friend of Kendryk
Natalya Maxima, religious leader in Galladium


Vrouw Belsen, a tavern owner
Kamyla Melchor, a wealthy Bonnenruck business owner
Peter and Gretel, two Bonnenruck children


Lennart Ostberg, King of Estenor
Ludvik Meldahl, his chief adviser
Kelsi Brun, captain of the Rusa


Ottilya Sikora, Queen of Sanova, married to Atinos Inferrara, Teodora’s brother
Raysa Sikora, her daughter
Bendik Tarka, a royal guard
Zytka Hylek, a courtier

The Faith

Teodora the Holy, ancient founder of The Faith
Quadrenes, followers of the reforms of Edric Maximus
League of Aeternos, a group of clerics specially trained to counter the Quadrenes
Vica, the sister goddess
Ercos, the son god