Reference List of Names for Mardan’s Mark

By Kathrese McKee | Feature

The very first time someone besides myself read Mardan’s Mark, she asked if I had a list of characters she could use for reference. For fantasy novels with a large cast, I think it’s a good idea, if only to keep the characters straight. Hey, if Tolkien thought it was a good idea to provide such a list, who am I to quibble?

So here, for your reading delight, is the list of names (people, places, things, and animals) in Mardan’s Mark. The names are grouped into loosely-related categories.

I plan to add this reference list to the ebook (when I get a couple of hours of uninterrupted time) and to include it in the printed version of the book.

More than likely, I will publish an enlarged list for every book that is added to the world of the Twin Kingdoms.

And yes, I did include the animals who were named during the story. Don’t you think the wolfhound in the photo is gorgeous?

Tell me which character you liked the most (it doesn’t have to be Srilani or Aldan) and what it was that won you over. Try not to include spoilers, though.


Copyright: / 123RF Stock Photo

Copyright: / 123RF Stock Photo


Reference List for Mardan’s Mark

King MardanFounding king of Marst, also known as the “Golden King” for his distinctive blond hair and blue eyes and his immense wealth.
Twin KingdomsBoth of the kingdoms of Marst founded by King Mardan.
Great Gulfa large sea forming the border of Norland, the Twin Kingdoms, and the Citrus Valley
Solthe sun
Solstice Festivalannual holiday celebrated on the day of the summer solstice
Marstanlanguage of the Twin Kingdoms
Histories of the Twin Kingdomsa set of official chronicles of the kings of both Northern and Southern Marst
ElGod of all Creation, worshiped in the Twin Kingdoms
Joelthe angel, messenger from El
Separatistsfactions on both sides of the Marst River favoring separation of the Twin Kingdoms
The Revelations of Elisona record of Judge Elison’s prophesies

Kingdom of Southern Marst

Kingdom of Southern MarstThe kingdom given to Kaedan by his father, King Mardan of Marst. Southern Marst is one of the Twin Kingdoms. Capital city is named Kaedan. Color of choice, “Southern green.”
King BaydanKing of Southern Marst, killed by an assassin’s blade.
Lady Raslanwidow of King Baydan, queen mother of Southern Marst
Queen Yolaniruler of Southern Marst, daughter of King Baydan and Lady Raslan
Lord Habidanhusband of Queen Yolani, ruler of the Kingdom of Southern Marst
General ZordanLord Habidan’s older brother, chief officer of the forces of Southern Marst
Judge Jeridandeceased spiritual leader of Southern Marst, formerly King Baydan’s counselor

Kingdom of Northern Marst

Kingdom of Northern MarstThe kingdom given to Kaedan’s twin, Kaeson, by their father, King Mardan, the “golden king” of Marst. Capital city is named Kaeson. Color of choice, “Northern blue.”
King Tersoncurrent king of Northern Marst, married to Lady Kaelan, also the Baron of Kaeson
Lady Kaelanking’s consort, queen mother of Srilani, Renélan, Maelan, Jamson, and Audrilan
Prince Jamsonfourth child of King Terson, younger twin to Princess Maelan, heir to the throne of Northern Marst
First Princess Srilanioldest daughter of King Terson, oldest child and second in line to the throne behind her younger brother
Princess Renélansecond child of King Terson
Princess Maelanthird child of King Terson, older twin to the heir, Prince Jamson
Princess Audrilanfifth child and fourth daughter of King Terson
Judge Elisonspiritual leader of Northern Marst, counselor to the king, chief minister of justice
Lady Elilangreat-granddaughter of Judge Elison
General Bertsonchief officer of the Palace Guard of Northern Marst
Captain Olsonofficer in the Palace Guard of Northern Marst, later promoted to General
Captain Corsonone of the senior officers in the northern Palace Guard, Baron of Merripan
Lieutenant Greysonheir to the barony of Merripan, son of Baron Corson, captain of the Palace Guard
Lady CecilanCorson’s daughter and Greyson’s sisterAna
Hannathe daughter of the steward of Merripan
Lady GoslanCaptain Corson’s cousin
Patiencenurse to the royal children of Northern Marst
Jessimaid to Princess Renélan
Lady Angelanorphaned daughter of Barthson and Jocelan, Baroness of Sea Watch
Lieutenant Edsonan officer and spy for Northern Marst
Captain Ahncommander of the Cauldron Fortress of Northern Marst
Leanoraelderly healer stationed with the troops at the Cauldron Fortress
Lieutenant Raymonofficer in the Southern Marst Palace Guard
Merripanlargest barony in Northern Marst, ancestral home to the indigenous people of Marst, location of Mount Merripan
Skylarkpersonal sailboat of King Terson
Cauldrona massive caldera (volcanic basin), long dormant, pitted with fumaroles (vents), some of which emit sulfurous gases
Rhynder Riverriver forming the border between Norland and Northern Marst across the Cauldron (caldera) from the Cauldron Fortress


Norlandland at the north border of Northern Marst, all pirates welcome
Norlanlanguage of Norland, term used to describe anything related to Norland
Azoralligator god of Norland
King Dzorking of Norland
CathartidCaptain Rozar’s pirate ship
Captain RozarNorlan pirate, Captain of the Cathartid
Mirzawitch of Azor
AldanCaptain Rozar’s slave, of Marstan descent, taken captive at age seven
SamCaptain Rozar’s slave, of Norlan descent, given to Rozar by his father at age twelve, as settlement of gambling debts
LinusCaptain Rozar’s slave, taken captive at age four, of unknown descent
Fratzcrewmember aboard the Cathartid
Biscuitscook aboard the Cathartid
ScarFirst Mate of the Cathartid
Nikmiller on the Trahn River
DrajnaNik’s wife
SoshiNik and Drajna’s married daughter
Lectorhead guardian of the Minazor temple
Telekchief priest of Azor in Minazor
Bolza guardian priest
Triz the Tinkera tinker from Norland
Falcona rival pirate ship of the Cathartid
Port Azorcapital city of Norland with a deep port
The Holea secluded bay on Norland’s coast, east of the Trahn River and Port Azor
Trahn Riverlongest, widest river in Norland, effectively dividing the eastern third of the country from the western majority
Trahnvillea village near Nik’s mill; obliterated by the hurricane
Minazorlargest Norlan city east of the Trahn River, a stronghold of Azor’s priesthood, major trading hub
Gana village between the larger towns of Minazor and Dullon Bridge
Dullon Bridgea fortress town in Norland named after its bridge over the Trahn River


Midnight Starblack mare
Sol’s LightKing Terson’s prize stallion
Stockingsa mare, formerly owned by the baker in Trahnville
VictorSam’s black gelding, Aldan brought the horse out of Minazor
FlameAldan’s bay gelding
StellaSrilani’s cremello mare
KazkaLinus’s wolfhound

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Texas author, Kathrese McKee, writes epic adventures for young adults and anyone else who enjoys pirates and princesses combined with life’s difficult questions. She is committed to exciting stories, appropriate content, and quality craftsmanship.

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