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Child of West & East (Marcus’s Worlds)

Cité de Carcassonne (Wikipedia Commons)

Cité de Carcassonne (Wikipedia Commons)

The Krak des Chevaliers (Wikipedia Commons)

The Krak des Chevaliers (Wikipedia Commons)

France & The Krak des Chevaliers

Adelbert Master of the Stores at Krak des Chevaliers, in charge of provisions & chambers

Aimery of Lusignan younger brother of Guy of Lusignan

Andreas the Chaplain Hospitaller apprentice in scriptorium; second only to Ríg

Arcadian Grand Master (also known as Castellan or Preceptor) of the Hospitaller Order in command of the Krak des Chevaliers; senior member of order in this bailiwick of Syria

Belvedere Hospitaller physician in the hospital at Krak des Chevaliers

Coven of Mists group of European and Middle Eastern witches who allied against the Norns in the 5th and 6th Centuries; most members disbanded after disaster at Emain Ablach (c. 525 A.D.) against the sea-god, Njörd, and his ally, Rudyick the Dark Elf; other witches in Coven killed (or exiled) by Taliesin, Merlin, & Urd in 540 AD

Damian Hospitaller, third-in-command to the Grand Master, Arcadian, at Krak des Chevaliers

Denissa de Roussilon  sister of Marcus; lives on Burgundian family estate near Carcassonne, Francia

Desdemona de Roussilon  mother of Marcus; lives on Burgundian family estate near Carcassonne, Francia; accompanied husband,

Eric Frankish troubadour; minstrel who got caught with partner, Frett, at Battle of Mecina

Evremar of Choques Templar Grandmaster of Caesarea; arranged deal for delivery of two caskets by Angelo Trevisan (Clarinda’s father)

Franj (or nazaros = “followers of the Nazarene,” i.e., Christians) Arabian name for Crusaders

Frett musician partner of Eric the Troubadour, trapped at Mecina

Guy of Lusignan ousted regent of Latin Kingdom; husband of Sibylla

Jonathan de Roussilon  father of Marcus and Denissa; husband of Desdemona; took son and family friends to Levant on pilgrimage and trapped at monastery of Mecina in 1180 A.D.

Marcus (Marcus de Roussillon, and Marcus ibn-Khajen ibn-Khaldun) in Languedoc, Fr., son of Jonathan & Desdemona de Roussillon, brother of Denissa; in Syria, adopted son of Khajen ibn-Khaldun & Sara; adoptive brother of Thaqib & Fatima; best friend of Ríg

Mercedier brother of Grand Master Arcadian, & second-in-command; friend & mentor to Ríg

Sibylla ousted regent of Kingdom of Jerusalem; elder sister of Baldwin IV, the Leper King; wife of Guy of Lusignan

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