I just started the Dramatis Personae pages for the front of Resilient. It’s the first time I’ve written one, and I admit to a little trepidation — there will be cries of “See, that’s what I’ve been telling you” from certain people in my circle.
Yes, the book has a huge cast, and the names are non-Western. Here’s a sample — please, somebody, tell me you don’t mind.
In order of appearance
|Bina Dhava||Raji Limar. Mother of Suban Dhava. Captain/Owner of the fishing campaigner Kevarta.|
|Dani Yantur||Iravat. Relief captain aboard Kevarta. Born in the Daza Islands. Amil Leyta’s first love.|
|Matsika Dhava||Mahat Limar. “Mat”. Father of Suban Dhava. First Mate/Owner of Kevarta.|
|Barun||Mahat Limar. “Baba”. Nephew of Matsika Dhava, son of Mat’s sister. Deck hand aboard Kevarta.|
|Suban Dhava||Mahat Raja. “Raj Zaramalla”. Son of Mat and Bina. Adopted son of Stena Zaramalla.|
|Sarvaga Pala||Mahat Limar. “Vaga”. Computer engineer/materials scientist/physicist. Co-founder of Deva Karu Science and Engineering. Friend, collaborator and business partner with Amil Leyta. Co-architect of the Soul Camera, Soul Vessel and a wide range of technologies derived from the discoveries of Bishen Parsanda and Rivan Saraf.|
|Lavani Pala||Raji Limar. “Vani”. Wife of Sarvaga Pala. Daughter of Anand Suwanetra and Ojal Sinaya. Gravitics engineer employed by Pazca Military Industries.|
|Masala Brahmarsi||Mahat Limar. Prefect of the SagGha, otherwise known as the Brotherhood of Monks. Guru Brahmarsi is the order’s most elevated spiritual leader. A Cadre veteran of senior rank. Former officer of the Cadre Policy Office, also called the Vartula — the administrative high command of Vidura’s non-aligned military.|
|Amil Leyta||Iravat. “Mil”. Solon of Physics. Apprentice to Rivan Saraf in the advancement of Trans-Dimensional Physics. Co-founder of Deva Karu Science and Engineering. Friend, collaborator and business partner with Sarvaga Pala. Inventor of the Soul Camera and Soul Vessel. Lead scientist responsible for a wide range of technologies derived from the discoveries of Bishen Parsanda and Rivan Saraf. Associate Director and interim lead scientist at Parsanda Resarch.|