Kara ven’Arith Clan MenlarkEdit

Theo Waitley's friend at Anlingdin Piloting Academy and later on Bechimo.


  • a Liaden woman near to Theo’s age, and very nearly a beauty, with rose gold hair and well-opened blue eyes.
  • Theo's friend and fellow student at Anlingdin Piloting Academy [1]
  • Tech on Codrescu station [2][3]
  • Becomes third pilot and chief technician on Bechimo [3]
  • Clan Menlark is a Liaden clan based on Eylot
    • "pilots for hire, the lot of us" — also techs and mechs
    • ven'Arith is the delm's line[2]
  • an engineer of precision
  • a woman of melant'i, who respects the melant'i of others and errs on the side of modesty when reconing her own status
  • an adequate medical technician
  • a pilot of competence, if not brilliance
  • diligent and zealous
  • not one to demand more from a comrade than a comrade's care [4]

See more about Kara on the Bechimo page


  • Kara's mother, the delm;[5]
  • Bon Sel, uncle who runs a repair shop[2] at Portcalay;[6]
  • There is also an uncle who lives in Chonselta on Liad[5]


  1. Saltation
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Landed Alien
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dragon Ship
  4. Ghost ship, chap. 15
  5. 5.0 5.1 Saltation, ch 9
  6. Saltation, ch 20