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* FragileFlower: Rowan is described as being very frail and timid, very different from the typical Rin villager. Because of this he is viewed as an oddity by others.
* HeroicSacrifice: Rowan despite his reluctance is ready to become the new Keeper of the Crystal after it is revealed that Doss is a traitor and Zebak spy. Luckily the old Keeper of the Crystal helps him realise that the Zebak hypnosis over Doss would not hold against the power of the Crystal, so Rowan does not have to make his HeroicSacrifice and instead allows Doss to become Keeper as he originally intended before the big reveal.

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* FragileFlower: Rowan is described as being very frail and timid, very different from the typical Rin villager. Because of this he is viewed as an oddity by others.
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Rowan despite his reluctance is ready to become the new Keeper of the Crystal after it is revealed that Doss is a traitor and Zebak spy. Luckily the old Keeper of the Crystal helps him realise that the Zebak hypnosis over Doss would not hold against the power of the Crystal, so Rowan does not have to make his HeroicSacrifice and instead allows Doss to become Keeper as he originally intended before the big reveal.

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* BadAss: Goes without saying, since she's from Rin.



* BadAss: Like everyone in Rin (except Rowan and Shaaran).



* BadAss: Like most in Rin, though in a less noticeable way. Allun doesn't use strength overly much to fight his way out of a situation, but uses agility and quick-thinking more often.



* BadAss: Like everyone in Rin, except Rowan and Shaaran, and maybe Allun.



* PregnantBadass: In ''Rowan and the Bukshah'' she is expecting her first child, and over the course of the novel is forced to walk many kilometers across ice and snow towards the city of the Maris people to escape the Cold and the Ice Creepers. When the people see Zeel's kite, they turn back, thinking that the village is in danger, and Marlie (presumably) goes with them. That's pretty {{Badass}}.

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* PregnantBadass: In ''Rowan and the Bukshah'' she is expecting her first child, and over the course of the novel is forced to walk many kilometers across ice and snow towards the city of the Maris people to escape the Cold and the Ice Creepers. When the people see Zeel's kite, they turn back, thinking that the village is in danger, and Marlie (presumably) goes with them. That's pretty {{Badass}}.badass.



* BadAss: She is from Rin.



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* Badass: Though he does not have the physical muscle of the Rin people, he can still put up a good fight in his own way.



* Badass: Numbers among the few non-Rinfolk who are BadAss and can hold their own in a fight.



* {{Badass}}: Certainly qualifies, after becoming the Keeper. His first act in his new role is to totally destroy the invading Zebak fleet using just the power of the Crystal.



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* FriendlessBackground: She has had precisely one friend in her life: Minna, who by all accounts was rather like Rowan. Minna died trying to save a bukshaw calf, and Bronden hasn't had a friend since.

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* FriendlessBackground: She has had precisely one friend in her life: Minna, who by all accounts was rather like Rowan. Minna died trying to save a bukshaw bukshah calf, and Bronden hasn't had a friend since.



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Deapite the above, she is above all else loyal to her people and merely does what she thinks is best.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Deapite Despite the above, she is above all else loyal to her people and merely does what she thinks is best.



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%%* DarkAndTroubledPast* DarkAndTroubledPast: He spent most of his life enslaved to the Zebak, and was only freed from it when Rowan and his friends came to the old Rin compound to rescue Annad. He also had to watch as his parents died and his people slowly faded away.



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* ProudWarriorRaceGuy: He is a typical Rin warrior, and proud of it.



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* DarkAndTroubledPast: He spent his entire life in slavery to the Zebak and had to watch as his entire tribe and family dwindled away and died out.
* DotingGrandparent: Is this towards Shaaran and Norris.
* FireForgedFriends: He is quick to befriend Rowan, Allun, Zeel and Perlain who come to free Annad (and offer to free Thiery and his grandchildren as well).
* HappinessInSlavery: Averted. Thiery and Shaaran are quick to accept Rowan's offer of taking them away to Maris so that they can finally be free from their captivity.
* HeroicSacrifice: He sacrifices his own life so that Unos the grach can fly again and allow his family, Rowan, Zeel, Annad, Perlain and Allun to escape back to Maris.
* IGaveMyWord: Thiery had sworn to the Zebak that as long as he was alive his grach Unos would not spread his wings and fly. [[spoiler: It is only after his death that he is relieved of the promise]].
* OutlivingOnesOffspring: His offspring, who was one of the parents of Shaaran and Norris, died of fever when Shaaran was a small child. Thiery watched it happen.



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%%* DarkAndTroubledPast* DarkAndTroubledPast: She was the sole survivor of a shipwreck which drowned both her parents, who were trying to escape from slavery in the land of the Zebak. She ended up being found and adopted by Ogden and the Travellers, but still had a lot of prejudice thrown at her because of her race, causing her to pretend she is a full-blooded Traveller.



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%%* NervesOfSteel* NervesOfSteel: Zeel is very capable, and never panics during a fight.



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* TheStoic: Zeel Zeel, though she is quick to laugh and show emotion like a Traveller, rarely shows what she is feeling when she is upset or afraid.



* WeaponOfChoice: Bow and arrow.

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%%* DarkAndTroubledPast* {{Badass}}: Certainly qualifies, after becoming the Keeper. His first act in his new role is to totally destroy the invading Zebak fleet using just the power of the Crystal.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: His entire family was drowned in an accident while out fishing ([[spoiler: an accident which is revealed to have been caused by the Zebak]]), leaving Doss as the sole survivor.



* NiceGuy: Is essentially this, especially after [[spoiler: the mind-control over him is broken and he becomes the Keeper of the Crystal]].




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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is this after he becomes the next Keeper of the Crystal.
* SoleSurvivor: He was the only one of his family to survive the boating accident which killed them. [[spoiler: This is revealed to have been purposeful on the part of the Zebak, who had chosen Doss to be a mole for them as they had heard that he would be a candidate for the title of Keeper of the Crystal and could help them invade Maris]].
* TookALevelInBadass: Before becoming Keeper, Doss is a quiet, kind though mysterious boy. After he connects with the Crystal, however, he is so powerful that he is able to sink an entire Zebak fleet of ships without batting an eyelid.



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* FireForgedFriends: Befriends Rowan, Seaborn and Doss during their quest to create an antidote for Death Sleep.



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* FireForgedFriends: Befriends Asha, Rowan and Doss during their quest to create an antidote for Death Sleep.
* OfficialCouple: With Imlay.


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* PregnantBadass: In ''Rowan and the Bukshah'' she is expecting her first child, and over the course of the novel is forced to walk many kilometers across ice and snow towards the city of the Maris people to escape the Cold and the Ice Creepers. When the people see Zeel's kite, they turn back, thinking that the village is in danger

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* PregnantBadass: In ''Rowan and the Bukshah'' she is expecting her first child, and over the course of the novel is forced to walk many kilometers across ice and snow towards the city of the Maris people to escape the Cold and the Ice Creepers. When the people see Zeel's kite, they turn back, thinking that the village is in danger danger, and Marlie (presumably) goes with them. That's pretty {{Badass}}.


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* BadAssBadAss: Like most in Rin, though in a less noticeable way. Allun doesn't use strength overly much to fight his way out of a situation, but uses agility and quick-thinking more often.



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* NervesOfSteelNervesOfSteel: Is a very reliable companion; never panics in the face of danger.


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* PregnantBadass: In ''Rowan and the Bukshah'' she is expecting her first child, and over the course of the novel is forced to walk many kilometers across ice and snow towards the city of the Maris people to escape the Cold and the Ice Creepers. When the people see Zeel's kite, they turn back, thinking that the village is in danger


!! Rowan of the Bukshaw

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!! Rowan of the BukshawBukshah



* NearDeathExperience: Nearly dies of Death Sleep poison in the third book, [[spoiler: though the Keeper of the Crystal believed that she was never in any real danger because the Crystal foresaw that Rowan and the Candidates would return with the antidote in time.]]

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* %%* NearDeathExperience: Nearly dies of Death Sleep poison in the third book, [[spoiler: though the Keeper of the Crystal believed that she was never in any real danger because the Crystal foresaw that Rowan and the Candidates would return with the antidote in time.]]




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* MadeASlave: In Rowan and the Zebak, she is accidentally abducted by a grach, which was under orders from the Zebak to steal a bukshah. She ends up in Zebak city, where she is held captive in the old Rin compound with the other remaining slaves (Shaaran, Norris and Thiery of the Silk).
* SheWillComeForMe: Says this almost word for word to Shaaran, Thiery and Norris while she is held captive in the compound with them, referring to Rowan.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: Jonn and Jiller were childhood friends; after Jiller's first husband died they eventually became something more.




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* SecondLove: Jonn is Jiller's.



* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Marlie.
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* ChildhoodFriendRomance: With Marlie.
Marlie; they were friends since childhood, together with Strong Jonn, Jiller and Sefton.
* DarkAndTroubledPast
DarkAndTroubledPast: His father died when he was young (between five and ten years old) and his mother chose to return to Rin with him to be with her own people, essentially tearing Allun away from everything that was familiar and a comfort to him. In Rin, though he tried to fit in, he was always bullied and discriminated against because of his Traveller heritage, something which resulted in him refusing to learn how to swim. He has major self-esteem issues due to this severe childhood bullying, and feels like he doesn't truly belong in Rin as he is half-Traveller and is always searching for some way to prove himself to his own people and find his own place.
* DeadpanSnarkerDeadpanSnarker: Not as much as some others, but Allun has his moments.



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* ItsAllMyFault ItsAllMyFault: Blames himself (admittedly not needlessly) for Rin's trouble in Rowan and the Travellers, as it was he who brought the Mountain berries down from the Mountain. It's not entirely his fault, of course-- as everyone in Rin says, they all share the blame, because if they had been more willing to trust the Travellers and less possessive of the berries then their danger would have been uncovered sooner and they all would have been safe.



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* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes
WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Allun never learnt how to swim because of the aforementioned childhood bullying; this comes right back to hit him in the face in Rowan of Rin, when the Mountain party comes across an expanse of water they have to cross in order to continue their quest. His reaction is equal amounts guilt and frustration.

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* TheCameo: [[spoiler: Briefly appears in the Star of Deltora book ''Two Moons'', just long enough to tell Mab and her ship [[AbortedArc not to set foot in Maris]]. This makes him the first, and so far only, character to appear in more than one series.]]


* LegacyCharacter: All Keepers of the Crystal since Orin's time can effectively be considered the same character, including the current dying Keeper at the start of the story [[and Doss after he joins with the Crystal in turn.]]

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* LegacyCharacter: All Keepers of the Crystal since Orin's time can effectively be considered the same character, including the current dying Keeper at the start of the story [[and [[spoiler:and Doss after he joins with the Crystal in turn.]]


* {{Foil}}: Norris's upbringing was an exact reversal of Rowan's: A headstrong, emotionally guarded boy born to a timid but passionate people.



* GoodIsNotNice: She is, without a doubt, the single most unpleasant person in the entire Rowan of Rin series, but in the end, she is always there to Rowan, the people of Rin and the whole of Maris in times of crisis.

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* GoodIsNotNice: She is, without a doubt, the single most unpleasant person in the entire Rowan of Rin series, but in the end, she is always there to help Rowan, the people of Rin and the whole of Maris in times of crisis.



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An ancient nomadic people who roam the land of Maris.

!! OdgenOdgen the Storyteller




Fish men who live on the coast of Maris. Foreigners generally refer to the otherwise nameless land as Maris in reference to them.

!! The Keeper of the Crystal
The leader of the Maris clans and [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the keeper of the great crystal of Maris]].
*LegacyCharacter: All Keepers of the Crystal since Orin's time can effectively be considered the same character, including the current dying Keeper at the start of the story [[and Doss after he joins with the Crystal in turn.]]



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!! DossDoss of Pandellis


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A strong, stoic people living in the Valley in the eastern foothills of the Forbidden Mountain. Their ancestors were warrior slaves of the Zebak who rebelled against their masters. [[spoiler:Before that, their people lived in the Valley of Gold.]]

!! RowanRowan of the Bukshaw



!!Strong Jonn
A childhood friend of Marlie, Jiller and Allun, and a romantic interest of Jiller. He becomes more like a father to Rowan as the series progresses.

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A childhood friend of Marlie, Jiller and Allun, and a romantic interest of Jiller. He becomes more like a father figure to Rowan as the series progresses.



A half-Traveller man who is considered an oddity in Rin, much like Rowan. He befriends Rowan.

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A half-Traveller man who is considered an oddity in Rin, much like Rowan. He befriends Rowan. As such, the two understand each other well.



* HappilyMarried: To a Traveller, before his death in the War of the Plains.

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* HappilyMarried: To a Forley the Traveller, before his death in the War of the Plains.



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* JerkWithAHeartOfGoldJerkWithAHeartOfGold: Deapite the above, she is above all else loyal to her people and merely does what she thinks is best.



!! Bree
A woman of Rin.

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!! Bree
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A young, gentle girl of Rin. She was originally a slave, but was rescued along with her brother by Rowan and his friends.

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A young, gentle girl of Rin. She was originally a slave, but was rescued along with her brother Norris by Rowan and his friends.






A bad-tempered, unpredictable old woman who appears to be a witch of sorts. She aids Rowan and the people of Rin through cryptic riddles and puzzles which they have to solve to save the day.

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A The bad-tempered, unpredictable old woman who appears to be a witch of sorts.Wise Woman. She aids Rowan and the people of Rin through cryptic riddles and puzzles which they have to solve to save the day.
* GoodIsNotNice: She is, without a doubt, the single most unpleasant person in the entire Rowan of Rin series, but in the end, she is always there to Rowan, the people of Rin and the whole of Maris in times of crisis.


* ActionGirl: In her youth, she was Adin's greatest warrior, [[ProudWarriorRace which is saying something]].

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* ActionGirl: In her youth, she was Adin's Rin's greatest warrior, [[ProudWarriorRace which is saying something]].


[[folder: People of Maris]]

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[[folder: People of Maris]]Maris folk]]

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