Characters for "The Kingkiller Chronicle"
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The trilogy's main character. He currently goes by the name Kote in the village of Newarre, hiding his true identity and living as the inkeeper of the Waystone Inn.
The trilogy's primary female character and Kvothe's Love Interest. She is poor, homeless, and prone to wandering, but manages to make a decent living with her voice and charm. Men have a fatal attraction to her, an attraction she can never seem to return. When a man gets too familiar with her, she will often leave town quickly and silently.
SimmonA close friend of Kvothe's. He is skilled in alchemy and poetry.
WilemA close friend of Kvothe's. Wilem is Cealdish and works as a scriv in the University Archives.
MolaA member of the Arcanum who works in the Medica. She is always the one to take care of Kvothe when he is hurt.
ManetOne of Kvothe's best friends at The University. He has been at The University for thirty years and seems to have no interest in advancing.
AuriA former University student who has gone "cracked" and lives in hiding in passages beneath the university. Auri is frightened by strangers, loud noises, and direct questions, but is befriended by Kvothe and is shown to greatly enjoy Kvothe's singing and lute-playing.
The Edema Ruh Troupe
Arliden (Kvothe's Father)Kvothe's father and the leader of the Edema Ruh troupe that carried the patronage of Baron Greyfallow.
Laurian (Kvothe's Mother)Kvothe's mother. She was a noble before following Kvothe's father Arliden to become one of the Edema Ruh in the year before Kvothe's birth.
AbenthyKvothe's first teacher of sympathy and science.
TrapisA kindly old man who lives in the basement of a burnt out building and feeds and tends to the needs of street children.
SkarpiA famous storyteller who is said to know every story in existence. He is also an associate of Chronicler, and was allegedly instrumental in discovering Kvothe's whereabouts after he assumed the identity of Kote.
Master Herma (The Chancellor)Chancellor of the University and Master Linguist.
Master ElodinMaster Namer.
Master KilvinMaster Artificer and one of Kvothe's most influential mentors.
Master LorrenMaster Archivist.
Master HemmeMaster Rhetorician.
Master Elxa DalMaster Sympathist, who looks just like an evil wizard from fairy tales but is actually a nice guy.
Master ArwylMaster Physicker.
Master BrandeurMaster Arithmetician.
Master MandragMaster Alchemist.
Imre and the University
DeochThe partner of Stanchion and co-owner of The Eolian in Imre.
StanchionThe partner of Deoch and co-owner of The Eolian in Imre.
AnkerThe owner of Anker's, the inn where Kvothe lives and works while he studies in the University.
DeviA moneylender in Imre who makes loans to Kvothe so that he can pay his tuition and a former member of the Arcanum.
SleatA shady black market dealer at the University.
Count ThrepeA patron of the musical arts.
Ambrose JakisThe firstborn son of a powerful and wealthy baron and the nemesis of Kvothe in the University.
The Maer's Court
Maer Rand Alveron
Lady Meluan Lackless
DedanA Vintic mercenary who usually works with his companions Hespe and Marten.
TempiA Adem mercenary who is the first to teach Kvothe about the Ketan and the Lethani.
ShehynAn old woman and master of the Ketan fighting style as well as the head of the school in Haert, where Kvothe stays. She approves of Kvothe being taught the Ketan and the Lethani.
CarceretA female Adem who first rebukes Tempi for teaching Kvothe their secrets.
VashetNicknamed "the Hammer", she is the teacher assigned to Kvothe to determine if he is worthy to become one of the Adem and so to learn their ways.
PentheA young woman who beats Shehyn in a sparring exhibition and is the first among the Adem at Haert to speak to Kvothe of her own free will.
CeleanAn exceptionally talented student of the Ketan who becomes Kvothe's sparring partner. A ten year old girl.
MagwynGrandmother of Vashet.
Felurianthe most beautiful and sensual woman in either the world of mortals or the fae. she crosses over into the mortal world to seduce men and brings them into her own world. there, she proves her power over them by driving them to madness and/or death through excess of yearning and sexual debauchery.
The CthaehA malicious entity living in a great tree in the Fae. The Cthaeh sees all possible futures and uses this power to manipulate people into making life decisions that will cause the most suffering.
CyphusCyphus bears the blue flame."When the hearthfire turns to blue,
What to do? What to do?
Run outside. Run and hide."
StercusStercus is in thrall of iron."When your bright sword turns to rust?
Who to trust? Who to trust?
Stand alone. Standing stone."
Cinder/Ferule/FerulaFerule chill and dark of eye."When his eyes are black as crow?
Where to go? Where to go?
Near and far. Here they are."
UsneaUsnea lives in nothing but decay.
DalcentiGrey Dalcenti never speaks.
AlentaPale Alenta brings the blight."See a woman pale as snow?
Silent come and silent go.
What's their plan? What's their plan?
Lanre/Haliax/AlaxelLast there is the lord of seven:
Hated. Hopeless. Sleepless. Sane.
Alaxel bears the shadow's hame."See a man without a face?
Move like ghosts from place to place.
What's their plan? What's their plan?
Chandrian. Chandrian."The leader of the Chandrian, and according to at least one legend, was once the hero Lanre. His most distinguishing feature is that his face is obscured by shadow even in broad daylight.
TehluWorshiped as a monotheistic deity in the Aturan Empire, the Commonwealth, and parts of Vint. Some storytellers have different ideas....
May or may not be fictional in universe.
Taborlin the GreatA Folk Hero who knows the name of all things, possesses a cloak of no particular color, whose three tools are coin, key, and candle, and who carries a copper sword (though the last point is disputed).
Iax/JaxAn ancient powerful Shaper who allegedly provoked the Creation War.
IllienMost famous of the Edema Ruh.
GibeaA duke in the Aturan Empire who was said to have performed macabre medical experiments on living human subjects.
TeccamA legendary philosopher; wrote works such as Theophany and Underlying Principles; apocryphally said to have lived barefoot in a cave.
AlephA powerful Namer or Shapernote dating at least from the time of the Creation War.
Newarre (scenes from the framing device)
Devan Lochees "Chronicler"A scribe, recorder, and scholar. After being saved by Kvothe, he manages to convince him to tell him his real story.
BastA student of Kvothe who assists him in running the Waystone Inn. He is actually one of The Fae. He is over 150 years old and his whole title is Bastas, son of Remmen, Prince of Twilight and the Telwyth Mael.