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Rolfin's Orb
Book 2 - Spinal

Glossary for 2nd 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 the story; however, I included all characters, including animals with names, into this glossary. Some characters will go on to be important in future books, but since they aren’t yet, they’ve been listed in the minor category column


Main characters:

Angus McAllister – Fiona’s uncle and keeper of the orb in Inveralba, age 50, lives in croft with lots of cats. Has light brown hair with gray and blue eyes.

Callum McAllister –10 years old, lives in Inveralba, Scotland, dark brown hair, brown eyes, cousin to Fiona and Elspet.

Elspet McAllister – 10 ˝ years old, lives in Inveralba, Scotland, reddish hair, blue eyes, cousin to Fiona and Callum.

Fiona Isabella McAllister – 11 years old, lives in Inveralba, Scotland and is descendant of King Kegan and Dugan. Has blonde hair and green eyes

Mairi 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

Drayton Steele – 19 years old, descendant of King Dugan and Princess Isabella, lives in Truro, Cornwall, England. Son of Shardow Steele and Penelope McAllister.

Jesse Thomson/Pond – Spinel - One of the 12 men, who hid the 2nd jewel, spinel, in Iceland. From Burell in Arabia so he has dark hair and brown eyes. 27 years old

Jimmy Thomson/Cowan- Obsidian - One of the 12 trusted men who hid the 1st stone, obsidian, in Hydra. From Arabia with dark brown hair and brown eyes. Age 37

Johnny Thomson/ Alroy Cathmore - Scribe to King Kegan and author of the book that Fiona finds at Castle Athdara. He’s from Arabia, but his heritage is Persian, so he’s got lighter brown hair but still has brown eyes. Age 37


Minor Characters:

Anika – Light fairy from Iceland

Princess Anna – Daughter of King Kegan and ancestor of Fiona and Mairi, wife of Robert of Ferguson. 14 at time of capture by King Dugan. 15 when gives birth to son, Jorbi. She and Robert have seven children together.

King Bartolf – Evil King. Brother of King Rolfin, ruler, King of Zaanad in North Africa, formerly lived in Hadrumetum

Nellie McAllister Crawford – Fiona’s great aunt on her father’s side. She is 72, oldest sister of Catriona and Penelope. Drayton Steele’s aunt.

Creanth – Malcolm McAllister’s hunting dogs, Scottish Deerhound

Devlyn – Malcolm McAllister’s hunting dog, Scottish Deerhound

King Dugan – Evil king, ancestor of Drayton. Last king of Zanaad. Father of Ithgar and Jorbi, though didn’t know of Jorbi’s existence.

Colin of Ferguson –Brother of Robert, married Princess Isabella

Robert of Ferguson – Married Princess Anna, brother of Colin

Talon Hormdin – King Dugan’s scribe

Princess Isabella – Ancestor of Drayton and daughter of King Kegan and Queen Sarmantha. After going to Scotland, she became the wife of Colin of Ferguson. Mother of Ithgar by King Dugan. Captured by him at age 16 and taken to Zanaad. Age 17 when she gave birth to Ithgar. She and Colin have four children.

Prince Ithgar – Son of King Dugan and Princess Annabella, never knew his mother, is evil like his father. Ruled Zanaad in north Africa.

Jorbi – Son of Princess Anna and King Dugan, raised by Robert of Ferguson, doesn’t know his true heritage.

King Kegan – Descendant of King Rolfin. Ancestor of Fiona, Mairi, and Drayton, built Castle Athdara. Ruler of Burill on the Arabian Peninsula. . 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.

Magnus Magnusson/ Thorri Hela – Concierge in The Viking Ship Hotel in Iceland and an elf

Anne McAllister –Callum’s mother - knits gloves and sweaters, uses Elspet’s mum’s wool and sells the things she knits to tourists that pass through and stop in the village shops. 36 years old, brown eyes, mousy brown hair

Catriona McKenzie McAllister – Elspet’s mother. She has a spinning wheel and spins wool from their sheered sheep. Spins it into wool, cards it, and then she sells the wool to knitters etc. She knits things for her own family Age 29, red hair, blue eyes

Elsie McAllister – Runs McDougals B&B in Inveralba

Malcolm McAllister – Callum’s father, 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

Murdoch McAllister – Callum’s brother, age 5, dark brown hair, brown eyes

Shona McAllister – Callum’s sister, age 2, fair hair, brown eyes

Colin Donald McDonald – 26 years old, husband of Jenny

Elizabeth McDonald – 5 years old, lives in Inveralba

Jenny Ross McDonald – 25 years old, lives in Inveralba, mother of Elizabeth, wife of Colin McDonald

Wizard Phelan – Wizard of King Dugan, wizard of Xilia

King Rolfin – King of Burill, brother of King Bartolf, formerly lived in Hadrumetum, near Carthage

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.

Annabella Stewart – Lives in Inveralba, 5 years old. Daughter of Flora and Walter Stewart.

Flora Sinclair Stewart – 30 years old, lives in Inveralba, mother of Annabella and Maggie, and wife of Walter Stewart

Maggie Stewart – Lives in Inveralba, 7 years old

Walter Stewart – 32, husband of Flora and father of Annabella and Maggie.

Wizard Zerahemna – Wizard of King Kegan, from Xilia, with 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



Burill – Kingdom where Rolfin lived and Kegan as kings, in the Yemen area

Castle Athdara – Once home to King Kegan, now stands in ruins on a small island in Loch Doon

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.

Hadrumetum – Kingdom where brothers Bartolf and Rolfin live, near Carthage 

Heimaey – One of the Westman (Vestmannayaer) Islands off southern Coast of Iceland

Inveralba – Village in Scotland where Fiona and her family and friends live. In the highlands.

Jerusalem – Religious capital of the Holy Land. Meeting place for Kegan and the 12 men and Alroy Cathmore

Loch Doon – a loch (lake) near Inveralba, Scotland

Reykjavik – Capital of Iceland

River Alba – Flows through Inveralba

The Viking Ship Hotel in Reykjavik –Where Fiona, Callum and Elspet stay in Iceland

Zaanad – Kingdom where banished Bartolf set up new kingdom in Northern African

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