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The Book of Ataniel

Kailus

Deceased Kala

Kala (not to be confused with Kayla) was a demon avatar of Draize. She was destroyed by the Significants.
--Who's Who V2

Possessed by a demonic force, killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Kaltur Mountains, the

The Kaltur Mountains, in the northern reaches of Ataniel, are the entrance to the underground kingdom of the dwarves, of which little is known. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Karanat

An ancient god of chaos, believed destroyed when Tal created order. A cult based on his return flowered briefly in Edimon as a smokescreen for Tres.
--Who's Who V1

Karanat, Cult of Returning

A cult organized by the Lord High Primate, apparantly to bring back the god of chaos Karanat. Kidnapped Gdeon to distract Sewer Tour while they stole the teleport device. In fact, they were pawns of Tres (as was the Primate), being used to disguise Tres' true activities.
--Who's Who V1

Deceased Kardia Blackfeather(see also Pieret)

Priest of Lucifer and member of Bloodscar.
--Who's Who V2

Killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Karel

Khyrisses brother, he still lives in Cynystra.
--Who's Who V2

Katherine Shienwold

Katherine is an accomplished designer and engineer. I covered her work on the Farstalker when she and Janther Moria redesigned it for the group later known as Sway. Still, all in all, I never would have considered Katherine a hero. However, after her mysterious rescue from a death by crucifixion outside of Trade, she and her four associates have dedicated themselves to defending those who cannot defend themselves. Her skills as an engineer and a sage are certainly without compare, but as I can well attest, it is more than good intentions and useful skills that make a hero. I hope she knows what she is getting into. Still, today's world can use all the heroes it can get. Perhaps even more than it needs reporters...
--Bill Endicott

Kayla

Not to be confused with Kala, Kayla is the waitress at the Mithril Dagger Inn. She is about the best damn waitress this side of a Tom Robbins novel, and pretty unflappable in the face of danger. She and her brother Kevin make up the full time staff of the inn, though the owner, Kimberly, occasionally comes by.
--Who's Who V2

Kentu

Keri Cloverleaf

Garals lifelong friend, a politically gifted halfling with a strong social conscience.
--Who's Who V2

Deceased Kerouac

One of the original Significants, the elven berserker Kerouac went insane upon being reincarnated as a woman and slew the Sunfighter. He became the elemental avatar of the Cult of Air, but was turned to stone in a battle between the elemental cults and the New Significants. His statue was later decapitated by the One True Bloodscar, and his head eventually consumed as a spell component.
--Who's Who V2

I honestly do not know if he was born psychotic or Signet drove him to insanity. Either way, I am glad he is dead.
--Shilree

Kerouac was a mutant elf, violent and barely mentally competent but with a strong, simple heart, prone to both berserk rages and undying loyalty. He was eventually pushed over the brink into madness by being reincarnated as a female water spirit, which he was unable to reconcile.
--The Chronicles of the Sunfighter

You know, I really hate to admit this-- but if I'm tracing my family line correctly, I was related to Kerouac. Gosh, what a surprise.
--Khyrisse

I'm kinda sorry that Kero-wack-off is dead, cause I never got to ask him how you keep an elf in suspense...
--Schneider

Killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Kevil Raimonde, Prince

Prince Kevil is the first son of King Laran, but upon the king's death, he renounced his claim to the throne, intending to clear his father's name. His current whereabouts are unknown.
--Who's Who V1

Kevin

Everybody's favorite bartender, he works in the Mithril Dagger and can mix any drink you've ever heard of, and many you haven't.
--Who's Who V1

Kharek Mountains, the

The mountain range between Cynystra and the scrub desert known as the Doomlands. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Khyrisse Starshadow

Longstanding PC with a past dominated by an unhappy marriage to Lord Eric Tremontagne, who stuck his 15-year-old bride with a cursed wedding ring that gave her several bizarre properties including regeneration even from the dead. Khyrisse discovered the curse years later and ran away from her husband, who continued to terrorize her off and on for most of a decade until the curse finally came to fruition and annointed her a god, at which point Eric took her crazy old father hostage and threatened to kill him unless she gave him three boons. This never happened, for Khyrisse was returned to mortal form during the Madness. Her relationship with her abusive ex-husband is still poor, and she is troubled by the near-total destruction of the city of Trade, where she was once goddess. Khyrisse is a petite blond elven woman, a former Sewer Tourist and BFH whose talent is sorcery. Her father Derek recovered his sanity during the Madness.
--Who's Who V2

Khyrisse was the ex-wife of the Duke of Cynystra, who had apparently saddled her with a bizarre cursed wedding ring whose only manifestations seemed to involve her coloration (her skin and hair were deathly pale, and anything she picked up became burgundy or black until she released it!). Eventually, her skin began flaking off to reveal alabaster and she became effectively immune to death. She was later revealed to be the goddess of the new city Trade. Khyrisse was a high-strung, histrionic woman, but she was charming, effective, and basically a nice person. That, and Max's obvious love for her, helped her to integrate quickly into the Sewer Tour.
--The Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Wow. That's the nicest way of calling me a likeable psychotic that I've ever seen!
--Khyrisse

Lord Eric's first wife? Yes, I remember her, young Milady Rissa; my, that was a long time ago. Very much in love with our young master Eric, she was. You never did see one of them without the other. Such a girl for laughing, and so good with the household accounts. When the Secretary of Finance passed away, Master Eric appointed her in his place. What a scandal that caused, to be sure.
They seemed so happy together. And then early one morning a terrible disturbance, explosions and guardsmen running about and the young master shouting fit to tear the roof down. Simply awful. We had to renovate the entire ducal suite.
--Sibley, majordomo at Tremontagne

She says she's a goddess. I wouldn't know about that, but she sure does look nice in a bedsheet.
--Ebreth Tor

Khyrisse. Yeah, met her back when the boss brought the Tour together. Became good buddies, we did.I guess I understand why we never quite worked out. Guess I understand why we tried anyway. I don't understand why we only have sex when she's seeing someone else. But that doesn't really matter. I just gotta make sure I don't screw up anything for her. God, after what happened that first night of the madness... look, can we stop talking about this?
--Schneider, in confession

Deceased Kid, the

Killed in combat.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Undead Kieran Talbot

Kieran Talbot is a charming, promiscuous ghost. He joined Sway after a failed attempt to put his spirit at rest by burying his bones. He's been sleeping with Tila, and with everyone else he can, too.
--Who's Who V1

No, Kieran.
--Threnody

Murdered; currently undead.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Kimberly, Handmaiden of Chaos

The granddaughter of the Mithril Dagger hero, Warp, she owned the Mithril Dagger (until Warp reclaimed ownership) and operates all across Ataniel. She and her grandfather are currently questing for Merwyn, her grandmother, a member of Tres.
--Who's Who V1

Kimmel Reeth

Deceased Kimmi

Kimmi was my cellist in Death's Tender Finger, and I'm FUCKING PISSED that that demon hating BASTARD fucking KILLED her! She wasn't involved, you DICKWAD! I hope you BURN IN FUCKING HELL!!!
Ahem.
She was a beautiful soul, and we are lessened without her. And it's ALL YOUR FAULT, YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE!!!
--Trissia Madyx

Killed by fanatics.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

King, the

That's Elvis, boy. An air elemental controlled by Signet the Significant.
--Who's Who V1

Deceased King of the Kings, the

A clone of the old Mithril Dagger Hero Odn, the King of the Kings was beta-testing a bid for lichdom for the wizard. This failed, and the clone was killed.
--Who's Who V2

Kingfisher

Warrior and devotee of Grendel, the spirit of focused aggression. She has branded her own face in a symbol of her religious dedication.
--Who's Who V2

Kit

The self-styled Greatest Thief on Ataniel, this twelve-year-old girl (though she usually poses as a boy) actually is an unusally accomplished thief for her age. As a young child, she made a wish for a life of everlasting adventure, and since then she has been a magnet for strange occurrences and powerful artifacts. Her origins remain unknown, though her true name is apparently "Kitreyla dGracien."
--Who's Who V2

Kitty

Chaos-force teenager from an alternate universe. Summoned to Ataniel during Iolleils attempts to infuse the world with more chaos, Kitty adventured briefly with Sway before her friends from her universe were able to find her and bring her home.
--Who's Who V2

Klutar, Sir

A knight assigned to the Dalencian keep, when other knights joined the Trade Heroes, he remained behind to assist King Tenneron.
--Who's Who V1

Escaped from Hell K'Mar

Ninja from Kyoko-Ra, member of Bloodscar.
--Who's Who V2

He seems like a pretty nice guy, for a villain. I reserve the right to change my mind if he assassinates somebody I like, of course.
--Ebreth Tor

Murdered. Currently on the lam from Hell.
--Hillary Sturoster, filing clerk of Annwyn

Knighthawke

One of the original Mithril Dagger Heroes, this heroic but hubristic warrior worked with a fascist junta to oppose the Sewer Tour and capture the City on the Edge of Forever; failing that, he served on the Trade Council, eventually enabling Sway to save the city from Wyvern the space dragon. His evil twin, Darkhawke, apparently rises from the dead to wreak havoc periodically, most recently replacing Knighthawke on the Trade Council and throwing his lot in with Shadow. Darkhawke was slain again and Knighthawke returned to Ataniel, somewhat humbled by the whole experience. He has since been lending his guidance to the newly formed Uncrucified Heroes. Knighthawke wields an ancient sword, handed down from his ancestors, the Mindsword.
--Who's Who V2

Please correct the 813 Knighthawke Fan Club Annual to read "Lord High Tradesman (808-810)" not "(808-present)". It seems that our idol's evil twin Darkhawke has been serving in his stead since then. Also, please adjust all references to "noble action" to "ignoble deceit" and "brilliant strategy" to "sinister yet ultimately futile machinations." Everything else should remain accurate enough until the fan club leader or his successor can be found in the wreckage of Trade. Thank you for your continued support.
--Knighthawke Fan Club Errata

Kristin, Princess

Once upon a time, this uber-good psionicist was stranded in Hell by an evil witch. She lived in her own little valley there for millennia before being returned to Ataniel by the Rat Pack, and is now a social worker in Talaria.
--Who's Who V2

Kynvelyn

This ineffably charming/highly irritating thief roams Ataniel bickering with his sidekick Fleegle, cleric of some obscure god of luck.
--Who's Who V2

Sunny thought he was cute, back when we were in the Significants. As far as I'm concerned he lost any respect I could ever have had for him when he stole our flying castle for a joyride while Trissia's baby was sleeping in it. There's entertainingly daring, and then there's being a reckless, selfish asshole.
--Flicker

Kyoko-Ra

An isolated and mountainous island off the northwestern coast of Ataniel, Kyoko-Ra has never been conquered (though its naval battles with its neighbor and rival, Shikintu, fill many history books). Ancient Chinese writing and culture derive somewhat from Kyoko-Ra, as explorers and exiles from that country passed through an underland tunnel to Ansalia in a long-ago era. (Click here for a map.)
--from the Reference Almanac of Ataniel, 813

Kyria Vesper

Kyria Vesper was an austere, high-minded priestess of an obscure sect serving a very arcane lesser goddess of oaths and justice, Miryssi Arbiter. She became the sixth and final Sunfighter after being killed in an earthquake in a struggle with a witch-queen. Her solution to the problems posed by immortality was a continual re-invention process, which was much easier in the days before effective government identification. Kyria Vesper is glad that government identification isn't all *that* effective, and also that Eren Messala was an excellent forger.
Kyria has lived many lives, had many children, defeated many enemies, and lost many loved ones. She has done her hair in just about every imaginable way. Nonetheless, she is pleased to report that life continues to be fundamentally unpredictable and mortals fundamentally fascinating.
Kyria is essentially a woman with a remarkable repertoire of skills and an extremely flexible world view, informed by seven perspectives, that allows her to draw from an especially deep pool of adaptive strategies. Her personality is therefore subject to subtle evolution across time and situations, but her underlying elements remain, always, the same. Kyria is an extraordinarily wise woman. Sometimes she likes to act that way. Sometimes she doesn't. She has, as of the year 2000, still not slept with Kieran. She watches Star Trek every week. She especially liked the episode where Dax almost jumped her ex-wife. Kyria relates.
--The Chronicles of the Sunfighter

Kyv

Alternate name for Gdeon, the name given to him by his mother, Shilree.
--Who's Who V1

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