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This is a list of all characters appearing in the novel Sword in the Storm.

Major characters are marked in bold.

Characters that are only mentioned and never depicted appear in italics.

Humans[]

Keltoi[]

Rigante[]

Three Streams[]
  • Arbonacast, Ruathain's chief herdsman
  • Arian, daughter of Nanncumal, love interest of Connavar
  • Banouin the Young, son of Vorna and Banouin the Foreigner
  • Baria, daughter of Nanncumal, dies in infancy
  • Bendegit Bran, younger son of Ruathain and Meria
  • Borga the Baker, husband of Pelain
  • Braefar, eldest son of Ruathain and Meria
  • Cassia, an earth maiden
  • Casta, herdsman working for Ruathain, later husband of Arian
  • Cerif, father of Meria
  • Connavar, son of Varaconn and Meria, leader of the Rigante
  • Eanor, crofter
  • Eriatha, earth maiden and friend of Connavar and Meria
  • Galanis, Baris, and Gethenan
  • Gariapha, metalworker
  • Govannan, son of Nanncumal, rival and later friend of Connavar
  • Gwydia, daughter of Nanncumal, love interest of Braefar, later wife of Fiallach
  • Meria, his wife (widow of Varaconn and mother of Connavar)
  • Nanncumal the smith
  • Pallae, mother of Ruathain
  • Pelain, cousin of Meria and tavern owner
  • Riamfada, crippled son of Gariapha, metalworker and friend of Connavar
  • Ruathain, First Swordsman of the Rigante, stepfather of Connavar
  • Vorna, village witch and midwife
  • Wiocca, wife of Gariapha and mother of Riamfada
Old Oaks[]
  • Leia, deceased wife of Maccus
  • the Long Laird
  • Maccus, First Counsel to the Laird
  • Brother Solstice, druid
Seven Willows[]
  • Dara, Phaeton's housekeeper
  • Farrar
  • Fiallach, chief adviser to Llysona, Tae's suitor
  • Garon
  • Legat, cousin of Tae, horse breeder
  • Lady Llysona, wife of the Long Laird
  • Oras
  • Phaeton, merchant, traitor
  • Tae, daughter of the Long Laird, wife of Connavar
Other Rigante[]
  • Arna, one-eyed chieftain
  • Calasain, ferryman
  • Calavanus, great hero
  • Elagareth, legendary vanquisher of the Ugly Folk
  • Gallis the Cruel, last king of the Rigante
  • Lycus, mine governor
  • Sanepta, wife of Calasain
  • Senecal, son of Calasain, thief

Pannones[]

  • Alar, Fisher Laird's son
  • Ferol, thief and murderer
  • the Fisher Laird, Lord of the Pannones
  • the Highland Laird, successor to the Fisher Laird
  • Maggria, seer
  • Roca, Ferol's cousin and accomplice
  • Vor, the Fisher Laird's son

Gath[]

  • Arix, Ostaran's brother and second in command
  • Camoe, village leader
  • Daran, one of Ostaran's men
  • Ostaran, Gath chieftain who sides with the Stone army

Perdii[]

  • Alea, former king
  • Alinae, wife of Alea
  • Arakar, son of Carac
  • Bek
  • Carac, king, brother and usurper of Alea
  • Diatka, merchant

Ostro[]

  • Lexac

Rodessi[]

  • Parax the hunter

Other Keltoi (tribe unknown)[]

  • Garshon, merchant and senior councillor of Goriasa
  • Tudri

Stone[]

  • Appius, Stone general
  • Banouin, former Stone general; travelling merchant and friend of Connavar
  • Barus, junior officer under Appius
  • Jasaray, commander of the Stone army
  • Palia, wife of Appius
  • Sobius, former general
  • Valanus, Stone officer who befriends Connavar

Vars[]

  • Arald, Vars king
  • Jarik, Shard's brother
  • Kidrik, one of Shard's raiders
  • Shard, Vars prince

Spirits and deities[]

  • Daan, Keltoi deity
  • Gianis, Blood God worshipped by the Gath
  • the Great Mother, Keltoi deity, source of earth magic
  • the Seidh
    • Bean-Nighe
    • Bean-Si
    • the Morrigu, goddess of death and mischief
    • the Thagda, the Old Man of the Forest
  • Taranis, Keltoi deity
  • Wotan, Vars deity

Animals[]

  • Bannioa, breeding cow owned by Ruathain
  • a black bear which attacks the young Connavar and his friends
  • Caval, black war hound, pet of Connavar's family
  • Dark Blade, white colt
  • Mentha, aging black bull owned by Ruathain
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