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Korval LinesEdit

  • yos'Phelium, the delm's blood; roughly translated by Jela as "Courier Pilot"
  • yos'Galan, the traders;
  • bel'Tarda, the subordinate Line

Korval's SigilEdit

The Tree and Dragon. The name of the Dragon is Megelaar.

Korval's MottoEdit

"Flaran Cha'menthi" (I Dare).


  • Founded by M. Jela Granthor's Guard.
  • Founding members Cantra yos'Phelium Clan Torvin and Tor An yos'Galan Clan Alkia.
  • ("Korval" is a combination of T orvin and Al kia)
  • Korval is ships
  • Korval is also bound to The Tree Jelaza Kazone (roughly - Jela's Promise/Dream/Contract/Fulfillment) based on a promise Cantra's partner, M Jela, made to the Ssussdriad, as The Tree' species is known, when he was stranded on its last home planet.
  • Korval's home on Liad is the valley named Valcon Berant'a ("Dragon's Price"), which was part of the payment given to Cantra and Tor An when Liad was first settled. There are two houses in the valley: Jelaza Kazone, home of yos'Phelium, build around The Tree from which it takes its name, and Trealla Fantrol, home yos'Galan.[1] The valley is situated just north of Solcintra city.[2]
  • The founding of Clan Korval is described in Crystal Dragon, chapters 30 and 31.
  • (Shan gives another briefer account of the founding of the Clan, which differs somewhat in the details, in Conflict of Honors, Shipyear 65, Tripday 143, Second Shift.)
  • The circumstances under which Line bel'Tarda was later brought into the Clan are described in "Heirloom".

From Bechimo's Rules Search:

“Tree-and-Dragon” Results: Mark designating Clan Korval, Liaden kin group comprised of founding Lines yos'Phelium and yos'Galan; bel'Tarda later incorporated as minor Line. ALSO Registered Trade Mark of Clan Korval, operating as Korval Trade, Tree-and-Dragon Family, Dragontree Ltd. NEW: Surebleak Clan Loop Unlimited. No Warnings are associated with this Mark.? 15


Line yos'PheliumEdit

  • Aelliana Caylon (F) -- b. 1335[3] Lifemate of Daav yos'Phelium, mother of Val Con.
  • Bindrea yos'Phelium (F) -- Delm in a time before Trealla Fantrol was built.[4]
  • Cantra yos'Phelium (F) -- 1st Delm. Founding head of the Line. Pilot of Quick Passage on the Great Migration.
  • Chi yos'Phelium (F) -- 84th Delm. Identical twin sister to Petrella. Mother to Kareen and Daav. Deceased on Ganjir.
  • Daav yos'Phelium (M) -- 6th Delm.[5] First of his Line to bear the name Daav. Eba yos'Phelium's delm[6] (and also her thodelm? unclear)[5]
  • Daav yos'Phelium (M) -- 85th Delm. b. 1325[3] Lifemated to Aelliana Caylon[7]. Father to Val Con & Theo, Cha'leket to Er Thom. Fourth of his Line to bear the name Daav.
  • Del Ben (or Del Ban) yos'Phelium (M) -- His misdeeds against Line bel'Tarda required a major Balancing which included bel'Tarda being brought under the Dragon's wing.[8]
  • Danise bel'Tara (F) -- Luken bel'Tarda's eldest daughter. (Dragon in Exile, Ch 2)
  • Eba yos'Phelium (F) -- In the time of the first Daav, she was publicly flogged by her thodelm,[6] who was also her cha'leket -- that being the least undesirable course of action left open to them by the Clan's enemies. The subsequent Balancing took seven years and resulted in the deaths of all those responsible.[5]
  • Edil yos’Phelium and Var Ond ter’Asten - mentioned by Kareen when showing Kamele the portrait hall (DiE)
  • Inas Bhar (F) -- b.1355, Skardu in a Terran sector. Third daughter of Scholar Reyman Bhar. Age 13 in 1368, after avenging her fathers death, she sought the sanctuary of the Juntavas with whom she later becomes a Judge. AKA: Natesa the Assassin, she assists Pat Rin yos'Phelium to go underground during Plan B. Becomes Lifemate of Pat Rin on Surebleak. [9][10][11]
  • Jen Sin yos'Phelium (M) -- The best Korval pilot of his generation, he was ordered home from the Scouts by his delm to serve the necessities of his clan, and in that service he was lost.[12]
  • Jeni yos'Phelium (?) -- 9th Delm. Donated land and building for the establishment of the Scout Academy.[13]
  • Kareen yos'Phelium (F) -- b. 1313[3] Pat Rin's mother; Daav's sister; Liad's foremost authority on the Code. Not a pilot.
  • Ker Lin yos'Phelium (M) -- Delm in the 7th century, following his aunt Rinoka. A Seer, who foresaw the outlines of his life as a young man: Scout, lifemate, Delm. Died c. Standard Year 680.[14]
  • Kin Dal yos'Phelium (M) -- Father of the identical twins, Chi yos'Phelium and Petrella yos'Galan.[15]
  • M. Jela Granthor's Guard (M) -- Soldier, Cantra's partner and co-pilot and the father of her son. Died before the founding of Korval, but he brought the founding members of the clan together and gave them their purpose, and he is officially recognized as the clan's Founder.
  • Miri Robertson (F) -- b. 1365[3] on Surebleak, Mercenary soldier, retired. Half of the Current Delm with her lifemate Val Con. Mother to Talizea. Member, by genetics, of the Tiazan line of clan Erob.
  • Pat Rin yos'Phelium (M) -- b. 1354[16] Son and heir of Kareen yos'Phelium, fox-faced with brown hair and wide brown eyes. At age 6 was fostered with Luken bel'Tarda [17]. Failed piloting exam 5 times: the first three times because of his mother influence, the other two because he had lost confidence in himself. [18]. Father of Quin. [10]. Becomes known as Boss Conrad on Surebleak, earns a Pilot license, and gains a lifemate: Inas Bhar, AKA Natesa. [11].
  • Rinoka yos'Phelium (F) -- Delm in the 7th century, preceding her nephew Ker Lin.[14]
  • Talizea yos'Phelium (F) -- Val Con's heir. b. 1393 on Surebleak.
  • Theonna yos'Phelium (?) -- Delm in Standard Year 1143, oversaw the disposition of Tactical Defense Pods 72 to 83[19]
  • Val Con yos'Phelium (M) -- 2nd Delm. First of his Line to bear the name Val Con,[20] which comes from the Liaden word for "dragon". Only son of Cantra and Jela.
  • Val Con yos'Phelium (M) -- 86th Delm, with his lifemate Miri Robertson. Father to Talizea. Seventh of his Line to bear the name Val Con.[21] b. 1362[3]
  • Wayr yos'Phelium (F) -- Delm in 1283, when a contract-marriage between Erob and Korval produced a child for yos'Galan; left a reminder message about the next contract being due in three generation. Shan calls her "Great-great-great Aunt Wayr yos'Phelium".[22]

Line yos'GalanEdit

Line bel'TardaEdit

  • Luken bel'Tarda (M) -- b. 1315. Sandy haired, buff - good humored face. A Master Merchant, in the business of rugs. Good humored, wins friends in both the Port and City. Becomes foster father of six year old Pat Rin yos'Phelium in 1360. Has at least two children of his own: when he volunteered to contract marry Syntebra el'Kemin, he told Korval that another child would be no hardship "the eldest is away at school more often than she's home nowadays"[27]
  • Danise bel'Tarda (f) -- Luken's eldest daughter. Her younger sister is with her.[28]


  1. Local Custom, ch 19
  2. Carpe Diem, ch 6
  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 "The Updated But Partial Liaden Universe(r) Time Line", Adventures in the Liaden Universe #8
  4. Carpe Diem, ch 49
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Local Custom, ch 32
  6. 6.0 6.1 Local Custom, ch 28
  7. Mouse and Dragon
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Heirloom"
  9. Veil of the Dancer
  10. 10.0 10.1 Hidden Resources
  11. 11.0 11.1 Plan B
  12. "The Space at Tinsori Light"
  13. Scout's Progress, ch 9
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Carpe Diem, ch 24
  15. 15.0 15.1 Local Custom, ch 31
  16. Was six in 1361, page 179, Ch 25, Local Custom. Thus yob is 1354. not 1351 as erroneously shown on the Timeline.
  17. Local Custom ch7
  18. Lord of the Dance
  19. Plan B, ch 30
  20. Scout's Progress, ch 5
  21. Carpe Diem, ch 29
  22. Plan B, ch 5
  23. 23.0 23.1 I Dare, chapter 45
  24. 24.0 24.1 In Ghost Ship Ch 29 Theo realizes that Quin already holds a 2d class ticket though he was younger than she had been when she had been sponsored to Anlingdin Academy. (See Fledgling) and Padi is younger still.
  25. Kareen yos'Phelium tells Kamele in 'Dragon in Exile' that he was her year mate.
  26. Necessities Child, Chs 7 and 21
  27. Local Custom, ch 39
  28. Dragon in Exile, ch 2

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