Glossary for 4th of 12 book series –
Some of the people, foods, places and things mentioned in this glossary
will be found in other books in the series. Some will not. Some are merely
mentioned in passing and have no important part in story, however, I
included all characters, including animals with names, into this glossary.
Some will go on to be important in future books, but since they aren’t yet,
they’ve been listed in the minor category column.
McAllister - 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 cats.
McAllister -10 years old, brown eyes, dark brown hair, cousin to Fiona
McAllister -10 years old, reddish hair and blue eyes, cousin to Fiona,
Isabella McAllister - 11 years old, blonde hair, green eyes, lives in
Inveralba and is a descendant of King Kegan and King Dugan.
Anna Ferguson McAllister -– 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
Steele - Descendant of King Duncan and Princess Isabella and owner of
the necklace stole from King Kegan – Age 19. Born and raised in Truro
Cornwall. Son of Shardow Steele and Penelope McAllister
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.
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.
Thomson/ Kitar- Emerald – One of the 12 men, who hid the 4th
stone, the emerald, in Yukon. From Burell in Arabia, but with Germanic
descent, so has blond hair and blue eyes. His mother was Arabic, but his
father was of Germanic blood who came to that land. He is 39, the oldest of
the 12 men.
Thomson/Cowan – 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, black obsidian, in Hydra, Greece. He is from Arabia – so he has dark
hair and eyes, about 37 years old.
Thomson/Alroy Cathmore – Posing as a tourist from London, who has come
to Inveralba to fish and hunt, he is actually scribe to King Kegan– Age 37 –
He has light brown hair and brown eyes – his ancestry is Persian.
Princess Anna -
Daughter of King Kegan, ancestor of Fiona
and Mairi, married Robert of Ferguson in Scotland. 14 at time of capture by
King Dugan and 15 when she gave birth to Jorbi.
– Jean Butler’s Shetland collie dog
– River’s Edge Inn manager in Yukon
Buntabi – one
of the 12 men who will come later and can read Xilian
Steve Bush – Man at archeological dig in
Butler – A woman who lives in Inveralba, Scotland
Prince Cerdic –
The oldest son, but 3rd child
of King Kegan and Queen Sarmantha. He has golden hair, curly like his mother
and violet eyes. 8 years old when killed
– Ice fairy in Yukon, trapped for 1000 years inside Donjek Glacier
Dugan - Descendant of King Bartolf, evil king, who lived in Zanaad,
North Africa. Father of Ithgar and Jorbi (birth father).
Gelis – 4th child of King Kegan and Queen Sarmantha, with
light, sandy brown hair, usually wears braided. Blue eyes. Plays harp. 7
years old when killed.
Princess Gilian –
yellow curly ringlets, violet eyes, happy nature, 3 years old when killed.
Princess Isabella -
Ancestor of Drayton and daughter of King
Kegan, wife of Colin of Ferguson in Scotland and mother of Ithgar. 16 at
time of capture by King Dugan
Jenkins – Tour guide in Yukon, mossy green eyes
Kegan - 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.
Lehimna – King Rolfin’s wizard, who made the orb, from Xilia
McAllister – Runs McDougal’s B&B in Inveralba
Susan McAllister – live in Inveralba, close relatives of Callum
McAllister. Drayton trashed their home.
- King Dugan’s evil wizard, wizard of Xilia
Prince Rayad – 2nd son 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
- 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)
– waitress at café in River’s Edge Inn in Whitehorse, Yukon
Queen Sarmantha - 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.
– A stray gray kitten, female, that found its way into Jean Butler’s garden
Wizard Zerahemna -
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
name of King Rolfin’s kingdom in the Arabian peninsula after he moved from
Athdara – The ruins are on an island in Loch Doon near Inveralba
Crianlarich – Important in Train Routes of Scotland. This small village
lies on the western fringes of Perthshire at the junction of Glen Falloch,
Glen Dochart and Strath Fillan. Comes from a Gaelic word meaning ‘low pass’.
It’s an ideal place for hillwalkers.
Glacier – A glacier in Yukon Territory
River – A river in Yukon, near Whitehorse
Hadrumetum -City where Rolfin and Bartolf were born near Carthage
Inveralba – The town in Scotland where Fiona and her family live
National Park – A national park in the Yukon
Mt. Logan –
highest mountain and the second highest peak on the north American
continent, close to 20,000 feet in elevation. Also known as Valley of the
Orkney is a group of islands situated a few miles off the north-east tip of
mainland Scotland. With its green fields and hills, stone pinnacles rising
out of the sea, rugged cliffs and sandy beaches, it is the ideal place for
getting away from it all.
Edge Inn –Hotel Fiona, Callum, Elspet and Drayton stayed in Whitehorse,
Elias Mountains –a 250 mile long mountain range in Canada, the highest
coastal range in the world. Has the greatest number of glaciers in North
Whitehorse – The capital of the Yukon Territory
- The place where the wizards come from. The rivers look like gold when
the sunshines 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.
River – Runs through Whitehorse, fed by the Llewellyn Glacier, is about
2000 miles long
Territory– A territory in western Canada
Borealis – display of Nothern lights in northern hemisphere during
autumn and winter months
Bison/buffalo - Massive head and forequarters covered with long, dark
brown woolly hair. Short broad forehead, short neck, and high humped
shoulders, with tufted tail. Long hairs of chin form long beard. Hips and
hindquarters are much smaller and without long hair thus forming a distinct
slope from hump to tail. Some stand six feet at the shoulder and weigh as
much as a ton. Have short, sharp, upcurved horns. Shaggy winter coat falls
off in patches in spring; color is dark brown in winter, lighter in summer.
raze mostly in the morning and evening. Grooming is an important daily
activity. Scrub heads, necks, and sides on trees, branches and tree trunks.
Like to wallow in dust or mud. Grunt while on the move; make roaring sound
when mating. Curiosity highly developed. Highly developed sense of smell.
Good hearing. Will charge when cornered. Bulls can run up to 30 m.p.h. Herd
size varies from a family unit to thousands for migration; cow is leader.
Fights for rank in the herd often end with serious injuries or death.
Gooseberries - Goosberry' has been the common name for this plant
in the English language from at least as far back as the 15th century. It is
known that gooseberry preserve was favoured when serving a goose. Perhaps an
even earlier name, certainly used through the middle ages in some regions,
was 'Feaberry' or 'feverberry'. The fruit had a reputation for its cooling
property; an ability to control fevers.
Mooseberry jelly - is a straggling to suberect shrub, or sometimes
larger and treelike. The leaves have lovely brilliant red fall colors; the
flowers are small and WHITE. The FRUITS are in berrylike drupes, in clusters
of 2-5, 8-15mm, RED to ORANGE, translucent when ripe, edible and juicy,
but acid. Deseeded (WARNING: do not eat the seeds!),
cooked and run through a food mill they make good jam, jelly, syrup, sauce
(mix with rose hip puree). Pick them before they are quite ripe or they will
be bitter. They become soft and less sour after frost but then have a musty
odor objectionable to some. They were an important food to many aboriginals.
The flowers may be added to pancake batter. Also used medicinally; the bark
is a source of a natural muscle relaxant. Wildlife browse the foliage, and
the drupes are an important food for over-wintering birds.
Saber-tooth tiger- grew normally to about 4 feet in length, found in
North American during the Pleistocene Period, a carnivore
The Northern Lights of Aberdeen- Traditional Scottish song
Zerahemna’s book – Written in Xilian, in possession of Angus and the men
Gold Potatoes -
Golden flesh and
buttery, almost nutty flavor. Tubers
slightly oval, may be somewhat flattened with yellow-white skin and light
yellow tuber flesh. Its shallow, pink eyes distinguish Yukon Gold from other
yellow-skinned, yellow-fleshed cultivars. A sweet-tasting potato with a
golden color. Retains its color when baked, boiled or fried. The Yukon Gold
potato should be cooked whole and without peeling. The nutrients in potatoes
are close to the skin and when cooking whole it retains most of the