Val Con sounds like it looks: VAL'CON (equal stress on each syllable, always together, NEVER just Val, and not like falcon.
However, Gwince greets him in ‘Bleaker tongue as “Mr. Falcon”
 yos' FELL-ee-um (not Feel)
Names, Dates, Relatives Edit
Shan says that Val Con is 30 yrs old in the book Carpe Diem. He is 31 in SY 1393 when the clan moved to  Surebleak
 Son of Daav yos'Phelium and Aelliana Caylon, who raised him until he was about 7 or 8 years old
 Fostered by Er Thom yos'Galan and his life-mate Anne Davis
Half-brother to Theo Waitley
Lifemate to Miri Robertson
86th Delm of Korval (together with Miri
seventh of the Line Direct to bear the name Val Con  (which means ‘dragon’ and was also the name of the second Delm, born by  Cantra yos'Phelium)
Father to Talizea, aka Lizzy
Adopted brother to Edger, a leader of Clutch Turtles
Adopted brother to Rys Lin pen’Chala of The Bedel
 On Surebleak, Val Con is commonly believed to be the brother of Pat Rin (aka Boss Conrad)
on Vandar, Val Con is known as Corvill
 Clonak calls him “Shadow” because he moves quietly
Clutch name: Val Con yos'Phelium Scout, Artist of the Ephemeral, Slayer of the Eldest Dragon, Knife Clan of Middle Rivers's Spring Spawn of Famer Greentrees of the Spearmeakers's Den, Tough Guy
Slender, carriage smooth and easy, 5’5″, dark brown hair, thick and glossy, deep-set green eyes (luminous, alight), quirking straight eyebrows, lean high cheeks, pointed chin, golden skin, wide, generous mouth
plays the omnichora, learned from Anne Davis, his foster mother
a crack shot, he favors knives and carries a uniquely efficient blade given to him by Edger the Clutch Turtle
dramliza block (see “I Dare” scene with Anthora and Miri)
intuitive, responsive to “hunches” (see “Intelligent Design”)
a Scout generalist, trained broadly, with ability to analyze a breadth of information and make connections across disciplines
 First-In certification makes him a master of survival, linguistics, culture, assimilation, etc
Can predict, using a mental Probability Loop, embedded by The Department of the Interior when he was an Agent of Change, Senior Field Agent
Val Con's mother Aelliana died when he was three (? Citation?), killed while saving his father, Daav, from a Terran assassin.
Daav left Liad to balance Aelliana's death and Val Con was raised by his uncle Er Thom yos'Galan and aunt Anne Davis with his cousins Shan, Nova, and Anthora.
He joined The Scouts and achieves the rank of Scout Commander, with a First-In certification allowing first contact.
Recruited by the Department of the Interior as part of their long-term plan to minimize the threat of Clan Korval, he became one of their most valued agents of change (read: spy and assassin).
He has always had 'hunches' and the Department of the Interior added an 'odds calculator'
Val Con meets(saves?) Miri Robertson from Juntavas members but is knocked out. She rescues him in exchange and he convinces her that they have a better chance of escaping the planet if they join forces.
Val Con wins his mind free of The Department of the Interior, with help from Miri and others.
Miri and he become lifemates on Vandar, a non-space-faring planet. Because of the lifemating, Val Con and Miri together are considered the delm of Clan Korval.
Val Con and Miri have a daughter Talizea ("Lizzie") , who Theo foresaw would be a pilot.
Daav yos'Phelium, father, Ex-Scout
Aelliana Caylon, mother, scholar of Interspatial Mathematics
Er Thom yos'Galan, foster father, uncle, master trader
Anne Davis, foster mother, aunt, scholar of Comparative Linguistics
Shan yos'Galan, cousin, master trader
Nova yos'Galan, cousin,
Anthora yos'Galan, cousin
Theo Waitley, half-sister
Miri Robertson lifemate, ex-mercenary
Talizea yos'Phelium, daughter
Kareen yos'Phelium, aunt
Edger, declared "brother", Clutch Turtle
Rys Lin pen'Chala, declared "brother", former agent of change
↑ Dragon in Exile, ch 24
↑ Carpe Diem, Dutiful Passage, ch 3 in audible
↑ I Dare, final chapter
↑ Carpe Diem, Vandar, Springbreze Farm (ch 29 in audible)
↑ Dragon in Exile, ch 37
↑ Necessity’s Child
↑ Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem, ch 7 ↑ Neogenesis