– Fiona’s Uncle – her father’s older brother – age 50, lives in Inveralba.
Light brown hair with gray, blue eyes. Lives in a croft and has lots of
– 10 years old, brown eyes, dark brown hair, cousin to Fiona and Elspet
– 10 years old, reddish hair and blue eyes, cousin to Fiona and Callum,
Fiona Isabella McAllister
– 11 years old, blonde hair, green eyes, lives in Inveralba and is a
descendant of King Kegan and King Dugan.
Mairi Anna Ferguson
Fiona’s mum, makes honey from heather and bluebell and thistle. Sells it in
the shops to tourists and also sends it off to Edinburgh and Glasgow. She
also is a good cook and works part time at McKenzie’s bakery in town. Age
35, brown hair and fern green eyes
– Descendant of King Dugan and Princess Isabella and owner of the necklace
stolen from King Kegan – Age 19. Son of Shardow Steele and Penelope
Jack Thomson/ Artur -
Pearl – Pretending to be
a brother of Johnny. He is actually Artur, one of King Kegan’s 12 men and
hid the 3rd jewel, the pearl, in Seychelles. He is from Arabia
with dark hair and eyes, about 32 years old.
Jacob Thomson/Gamlas –
Opal – One of the 12 men who hid the 8th stone, opal, in Nepal.
From Burill in Arabia, with Arab features – olive skin, dark eyes and hair.
He is 26 years old.
Jared Thomson/Chessa –
Amber – One of the 12
men, who hid the 7th stone, amber, in Mexico. From Burill in
Arabia, with long dark brown hair that he wears in a pony tail, brown eyes.
He is 28 years old.
Jason Thomson/Buntabi –
Ruby – One of the
12 men, who hid the 6th stone, the ruby, in Jordan. From Burill
in Arabia, with African heritage, so he has short, curly black hair, brown
eyes, and dark brown skin. He is 31 years old.
Jasper Thomson/Collos –
Sapphire- One of
the 12 men, who hid the 9th stone, the sapphire, in La Mancha,
Spain. Blue eyes, Germanic and Frank heritage. 30 years old.
Jeffrey Thomson/ Kitar -
Emerald – One of
the 12 men, who hid the 4th stone, the emerald, in Yukon. From
Burill in Arabia, but with Germanic descent, so has blond hair and blue
eyes. His mother was Arabic, but his father was of Germanic blood and he
came to Burill to live. He is 39, the oldest of the 12 men.
Jeremy Thomson/ Serbel
– Tanzanite - One of the 12 men, who hid the 10th stone, the
tanzanite, in Argentina. He
is 31 years old, has
Arab features, dark hair and eyes. Well built, strong, muscular. Tallest of
12 men with a Schwarzenneger-type build.
Jesse Thomson/ Pond -
Spinel - One of the 12
men, who hid the 2nd jewel, spinel in Iceland. From Burill in
Arabia so he has dark hair and brown eyes. His is 27 years old
– Black Obsidian -Pretending to be the brother of Johnny. Is actually Cowan,
one of King Kegan’s 12 most trusted me and he hid the 1st jewel
in Hydra, Greece. He is from Arabia – so he has dark hair and eyes.
Johnny Thomson/ Alroy
Cathmore - Posing
as a tourist from London, come to Inveralba to fish and hunt – Age 37 – He
has light brown hair and brown eyes – his ancestry is Persian. King Kegan’s
scribe and author of the book the children found.
Julian Thomson/ Edwi
– Topaz – Hid the jewel in Tasmania, one of the 12 men who hid the 5th
stone, Topaz– has black hair and dark brown eyes and is 28 years old
Head cook at Castle Athdara during King Kegan’s reign, a male, born in
Daughter of Ishan and Gulshan
Princess Anna –
Daughter of King Kegan and
Queen Sarmantha, wife of Robert of Ferguson in Scotland and mother of Jorbi.
Also ancestor of Fiona and Mairi. 14 at time of capture by King Dugan. 15
when she gave birth to Jorbi.
The baker at Castle Athdara
for King Kegan and family, female, from Salisbury, England
Petiso Orejudo Aquilino
– One of the prisoner ghosts at the prison in Ushuaia
– Eldest daughter of Ishan and Gulshan
One of the crewmen on the Lucky Lady who saves Fiona
– One of the cooks at Castle Athdara during King Kegan’s reign. A female
from Normandy, France.
Nellie McAllister Crawford
– Fiona’s great aunt on her father’s side, age 72, sister to Catriona and
Penelope, oldest of the 3 sisters. Aunt of Drayton Steele
– Son of Ihsan and Gulshan
King Dugan -
Descendant of King Bartolf,
evil king, who lived in Zanaad, North Africa. Father of Ithgar and Jorbi
– Daughter of Ihsan and
– A daughter of Ihsan and Gulshan
– Captain Navarre’s personal cook on the Lucky Lady
– Wife of Ihsan
– King Dugan’s scribe
– A Bedouin man who lives with his wife and children where Zanaad used to
be, in the Sahara Desert in northern Africa. Married to Gulshan.
Son of Ihsan and Gulshan
– Son of Ihsan and Gulshan
- Descendant of King Rolfin – good king, he lived in Burill on the Arabian
Peninsula and left, taking his family to Scotland and built Castle Athdara.
Father of Isabella, Anna, Cerdic, Gelis, Rayad and Gilian. Married to Queen
Sarmantha. Died at age 43. Son of King Abbasan and his wife, Queen Nadia.
- King Rolfin’s wizard, who made the orb, from Xilia
Wizard Lephimah –
Son of Zerahemna, lives in Xilia and is now caretaker of Cloudwaltzer, the
– female, one of the cooks at Castle Athdara during King Kegan’s reign. She
came from southern Spain near Barcelona.
– Callum’s father – is a gillie. When people come to the highlands to shoot
grouse, partridge, or hunt a deer, or want to go fishing, he takes them and
shows them where the best places are. He has a few hounds that he uses to
scare out the grouse. He often brings home fish he’s caught in the loch and
streams for his family and also venison. Age 38, brown hair, brown eyes
Ricardo Bernardo Mauro-
One of the
prisoner ghosts in the prison in Ushuaia
Tour guide in Sousse
– Son of Ihsan and Gulshan
– Cooks for the crew on the
– Eldest son of Ihsan and
– Chief Wizard of Xilia
– Son of Ihsan and Gulshan
Captain Vito Navarre
– Captain of the Lucky Lady, a cargo ship
- King Dugan’s evil wizard, wizard of Xilia
– Ancestor of Temani, who lived in Burill
- 2nd son and 3rd child of King Kegan and Queen
Sarmantha, dark hair and dark eyes like his father’s ancestors. Likes to
read, quiet in nature. 6 years old when killed
– Captain Navarre’s First Mate on the Lucky Lady
- Owner of the original orb – good king, brother of Bartolf. Lived
originally in Hadrumetum, near Carthage, but fled and moved to Burill on the
eastern edge of the Arabian Peninsula(Yemen)
– Phelan’s father. Former Chief Wizard of Xilia
– Wife of King Kegan, mother of Princess Anna, Princess Isabella, Prince
Cerdic, Princess Gelis, Prince Rayad and Princess Gilian. Comes from Viking
stock, born in Norway. Her father, King Aluric, did trading with Kegan’s
father, Abbasan, and when Kegan and she met, they fell in love. She had fair
hair, violet eyes, and was 35 when she died. Her mother was Queen Finna.
Penelope McAllister Steele
– Drayton’s mother
and wife of Shardow Steele, who is now dead, age 51. Youngest of the 3
sisters, Nellie McAllister Crawford and Catriona McAllister McAllister
– Drayton’s father – dead, killed by Gnarlfi- a redcap possessed by Phelan
– male, one of King Kegan’s hunters in charge of hunting food (A lowland
Scot from Fife)
– A blind wise man in San’a Yemen. Descendant of a Burillian man, Qahtan.
– male, one of King Kegan’s hunters in charge of hunting food. He came from
– Baby daughter of Ihsan and Gulshan
– One of King Kegan’s hunters in charge of hunting food, male, from
One of the prisoner ghosts in
the prison at Ushuaia
Rosa and Gomez Xinbal
– Rent two rooms to Fiona and the gang in Ushuaia. Friends of Captain
Yagans, Yamana, and the Canoe
Indians – an
aboriginal tribe of Indians that lived in this area. The last of the tribe
died in 1977.
- King Kegan’s wizard, from Xilia, long nose, eyes sparkle like diamonds,
but his iris are white, long dark brown hair that hangs down his back, wears
purple hat and robe decorated with symbols from Xilia. Lehimna’s son.
River Alba –
Flows through village of
Inveralba into Loch Doon (where does it start and end)
-the Great Mosque in the old city of San’a, Yemen
A continent lying chiefly
within the Antarctic Circle and asymmetrically centered on the South Pole.
Some 95 percent of Antarctica is covered by an icecap averaging 1.6 km (1
mi) in thickness. The region was first explored in the early 1800s, and
although there are no permanent settlements, many countries have made
territorial claims. The Antarctic Treaty of 1959, signed by 12 nations,
prohibited military operations on the continent and provided for the
interchange of scientific data.
Cape Horn -
Cape Horn (Dutch: Kaap Hoorn;
Spanish: Cabo de Hornos; named for the city of Hoorn in the Netherlands) is
the southernmost headland of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago of southern
Chile. It is widely considered to be the southern tip of South America. Cape
Horn is the most southerly of the great capes, and marks the northern
boundary of the Drake Passage; for many years it was a major milestone on
the clipper route, by which sailing ships carried trade around the world.
However, the waters around the cape are particularly hazardous, due to
strong winds, large waves, and icebergs; these dangers have made it
notorious as a sailors' graveyard.
-Built by King Kegan on the shores of Loch Doon near today’s Inveralba
name of King Rolfin’s kingdom in the Arabian peninsula after he moved from
The End of the World Café –
Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego
- city where Rolfin and Bartolf were born near Carthage
-Village where Fiona and her family and friends live in the highlands of
Mairi was born here, a village on the opposite side of Loch Doon
a loch (lake) near Inveralba, Scotland
River Pipo –
A river near Ushuaia, Tierra
The capital of Yemen, in the
western part of the country. Settled in ancient times, it became the capital
of North Yemen in 1962 and the capital of united North Yemen and Southern
Yemen in 1990. Population: 926,595.
Current name for Hadremutem in Tunisia. Also known as the Pearl of the
Prison in Ushuaia –
The city was centered around
a prison for serious criminals. The Argentine government set up this prison
following the example of the British in Australia: being a remote island,
escape from a prison on Tierra del Fuego would have been impossible. The
prisoners thus became forced colonists and spent much of their time cutting
wood in the lands around the prison and building the town.
Ushuaia, capital of
Argentina's province of Tierra del Fuego, is the southernmost city in the
world. Ushuaia is located at 54°48′00″S,
on the southern coast of the island of Tierra del Fuego, in a setting
surrounded by mountains and overlooking the Beagle Channel. The city has
about 50,000 inhabitants and is the southernmost continuously inhabited
city. The city was originally named by early British colonists after the
name that the native Yamana people had for the area.
Kingdom where the wizards
come from. The rivers look like gold when the sun shines because they are
filled with tiny bubbles of air. The leaves are perfect shaped and no
insects eat them. The flowers are brilliant and the birds sing perfect
melodies. All animals live with the wizards in peace and harmony and it is a
land of fruit and honey on every table.
A country of southwest Asia at the southern tip of the
Arabian Peninsula. It was ruled by various peoples, such as the Sabaeans,
Himyarites, Romans, Ethiopians, and Persians, in ancient times. It was
conquered in the 7th century
by Muslim Arabs and became part of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century.
The northern part (known as Yemen or North Yemen) was established as an
independent kingdom in 1918 and made a republic in 1962. The southern part
consisted of several British protectorates in the late 19th and early 20th
centuries. Britain withdrew from the area in 1967, and Southern Yemen became
independent soon after. The two united in May 1990. San‘a is the capital and
Aden the largest city. Population: 12,672,000.
Kingdom of Bartolf in North
Africa, after leaving Hadrumetum
Yemenite hot sauce made from
a variety of spices
- morello cherry trees
An aromatic gum resin
obtained from African and Asian trees of the genus Boswellia and used
chiefly as incense and in perfumes.
kind of tree from west Patagonia) start changing from
green to deep red
An aromatic gum resin
obtained from several trees and shrubs of the genus Commiphora of
India, Arabia, and eastern Africa, used in perfume and incense. Also called
balm of Gilead.
Odds and Ends
The headscarf worn by Muslim
women, sometimes including a veil that covers the face except for the eyes.
a Yemeni knife, curved and
worn tucked into front of man’s pants
The Lucky Lady
– A Cargo ship docked at Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego.
Ferrocarril Austral Fueguino
– The Train that
takes them to the end of the world in Tierra del Fuego