The Jandarians — Human Inhabitants of Planet Janaidar
The Sisteren — The Huan Long Shui Sisteren—meaning Sisters of the Magical Dragon Waters
High Priestess Lilith — The one and only Adept in the 13th circle, elderly and doddering Mother Matriarch, and holder of the last ShahRen.
High Adept Yenara — Adept in the 12th circle, member of the Council of Four, Kulapti of the Huan Long Shui Order (or chancellor) and technically Alahna’s superior.
High Adept Alahna — Adept in the 12th circle, member of the Council of Four of the Huan Long Shui Sisteren. She is also Keeper of the Archives knows much about the history of Janaidar.
High Adept Deheune — Eventually becomes Senior-Song-Master.
High Adept Nehbet — Seniormost Song Master of the Sisteren for 20 years and member of the Council-of-Four.
Adept Selene — Adept in the 10th Circle .She is Alahna’s acolyte and student-of-magic.
Adept Cailinn — Adept in the 10th Circle. She is held in affection by her Sisters, for her exactness to duty; sweet temperament; and gentle, confiding disposition.
Initiate Myrna — One of two young initiates of the Sisteren sent to Riverbend for help.
Initiate Teewan — The other of the two young initiates of the Sisteren sent to Riverbend for help.
Conrad Hunter — Alahna’s friend and arranger in Riverbend.
Esau — Conrad’s Friend.
Tarik — Conrad’s Friend
Maxfield — The Sisteren’s Hostler in Riverbend.
Dorak — Son of Maxfield in Riverbend.
Elijah the Stolen Man — Stolen from Earth to become the Techno-Warrior-Sage of Janaidar.
Oren — Old One-eyed Oren, Captain of the Dragon’s Breath Caravel, a four-masted schooner.