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Individuals Edit

Knife Clan of Middle River Edit

  • The Edger
    • "Eight-foot high and bottle green, the room's soft light waking gleams of malachite and cobalt among the tiles of his magnificent shell. Eyes as big as dinner plates, yellow and slitted, like a cat's, four hundred pounds, if he weighed an ounce."[1]
      • But his eyes are only the size of saucers in "Agent of Change"[2]
      • Edger might be short for a Clutch, given species comparison from "To Cut an Edge": Average Liadens are 5' tall, Terrans 7' tall, Clutch 9' tall [3]
    • In "I Dare" Edger is only 8 feet. [1]
    • more than nine hundred standard years old (which is relatively young for a Clutch Turtle)[2]
    • T'carais[3] (which is somewhere between father, captain, priest and mayor[4])
    • Of the working class (one third bigger than those of the Ambassadorial Clan)[2]
    • Befriends Val Con yos'Phelium when they kill a dragon together.
      "I am called, in the short form used by the Clans of Men on those things called visas: Eleventh Shell Fifth Hatched Knife Clan of Middle River's Spring Spawn of Farmer Greentrees of the Spearmakers Den: The Edger."[3]
    • By the time of Agent of Change his twelfth shell is "barely set" and his name is updated to "Twelfth Shell...".
    • Has made a study of human music, which he finds pleasing[3]
    • male[3]
  • The Handler
    • male; Edger's brother[3]
    • T'caraisiana'ab[3]
    • one head smaller than Edger[2]
  • The Selector
    • male; Edger's brother[3]
    • one head smaller than Edger[2]
    • has an acid tongue[2]
  • The Sheather
    • one head smaller than Edger[2]
  • The Watcher
    • Youngest of the "market research" team, least used to non-turtles.
    • one head smaller than Edger[2]
  • Lader[3]
  • Seeder[3]
  • Nurturer (female)[3]
  • The nurse (The Broodmother?) (female)[3]
  • The child
    • male[3]
    • T'carais'amp, heir to the T'carais (presumably Edger's son, but the closest the story comes to saying this specifically is that Edger's brother Handler is the T'carais'amp's uncle)[3]

Trader Clan of White Marsh Edit

  • The Speaker for the Trader Clan[3]

The T'Car Edit

  • Eldest Speaker (female)[3]

Characteristics Edit

  • Invisible to healer sight - I Dare

Words and phrases Edit

  • a'jliata - dragon[3]
  • clemktos - a type of tree[3]
  • c'smerlaparek - a game played by children[3]
  • d'neschopita - pretty[3]
  • (egg-kin)[3]
  • (eggling)[3]
  • kanarak'ab - (meaning uncertain)[3]
  • k'mentopak - farewell[3]
  • l'apeleka - a dance/martial art discipline (very slow moves, a way of reaffirming oneself, of celebrating the power of thought [4])
  • p'elektekaba - (meaning uncertain)[3]
  • s'essellata - (meaning uncertain)[3]
  • T'car - Council of Clans[3]
  • t'carais - ranking member of a clan[3]
  • t'carais'amp - heir to the t'carais[3]
  • t'caraisiana'ab - person who acts for the t'carais in that one's absence (uncertain if this is the whole of the meaning)[3]
  • t'carais'amp b'lenarkanarak'ab - (meaning uncertain; perhaps a greeting or an introduction)[3]
  • t'caraisiana'ab e'amokenatek - "This means that you are to be heard and judged by the T'caraisiana'ab."[3]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 I Dare, Day 50 (ch 5)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Agent of Change, ch 5
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 3.14 3.15 3.16 3.17 3.18 3.19 3.20 3.21 3.22 3.23 3.24 3.25 3.26 3.27 3.28 3.29 3.30 3.31 To Cut an Edge
  4. 4.0 4.1 Agent of Change, ch 21

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