Daevyn – A Plains-dwelling race descended from the Human First Flame-Bearer and his Aru Elen wife. The Daevyn are almost exclusively blond and look very similar to Humans, but they have two bony protrusions in place of their shoulder blades, where the wings of their ancestors were. They all have surnames that are chosen for them when they come of age, meaning that there are no familial names in their society. The Daevyn live their lives in or around their capital city on the Plains; Yshaar, and are ruled over by the Flame-Bearer: a monarchical position handed down by blood from the time of the First Flame-Bearer.
Daevyn High Council – This body is a collection of advisors which the Flame-Bearer uses to help govern the Daevyn lands.
Daevyn High Councillor – A member of the Daevyn High Council. (See also Daevyn High Council)
Dagger – (See Khalid Dogher)
Daku Valang – The title for the leader of the Valang.
Daniel Martin – A 15-year-old Canadian Human male from 1984 who is apprenticed to Naida. He becomes the Sea Keeper of Tranthaea. (See also Jera)
Dante Lavalle – A professional con artist and leader of a crew of thieves in Fanvalor.
Daq – A member of Dante's crew. He has many connections throughout the city. His real name is unknown; Daq stands for Don't Ask Questions.
Dart & Buckler – A Daevyn weapon set. The Dart, or Firedart, is a canister that fits into a greave Daevyn warriors wear on their right wrist. A bar called a generator is set over the palm which, when squeezed, releases a bolt of energy from the Firedart. The energy is taken from the Collectors that are spread across the Plains. The Buckler is a small, circular shield that is attached to the warrior’s left greave. It can be used to block Firedart bolts but must be grounded occasionally to avoid building up a dangerous charge of its own.
Dauld (The Lord Dauld) – One of the Dyadem, the last surviving Madrian. The Lord Dauld reigns over the Korrahl Forest from the Mountains of Du Garrah to the western marshes. Also known as The Constrainer, Dauld is the bearer of Peladar. (See also Dyadem, Madrian, Peladar).
Day Haven – This was the original name for the commune founded by Gabriel Sorensen. Over time, the name was bastardised into the portmaneau, Daevyn. (See also Daevyn)
Delevate – A position of authority among the Aru Faylen. A Delevate is tasked with being a liaison between the ground-dwellers and the Elders.
Delphine – The Head Auctor of the Academy, with harsh ideas of how discipline should be meted out. (See also Auctor and Academy)
Derigan – An herb used as an intoxicant by some Daevyn.
Diiblar – A Valang Minciter for the Conclave of Bot Sakor. She is assassinated by Carvain Raldarr during the Unification Summit. (See also Minciter)
Directorate – The official name of the Valang governments. Both Loyalist and Unionist factions have a Directorate. (See also Loyalism and Unionism)
do'Crue – A gru'Esh of the an'Esh clan, it is sent to spy on the Daevyn by Tosh.
Dominik Varas – A young Baron of House Galvan and lately the richest man in Fanvalor. He is the target of Dante's plot. (See also Galvan)
Dozermelon – A delicious fruit of Nua Verden, its meat has a calming effect and can be used as a sleep aid or to relax at the end of a long day.
Dramblis – A large creature that once roamed the Plains in herds, now thought to be extinct. The creatures were as large or larger than an elephant, though they floated through the air. Dramblis have two tentacles on their faces, scaled bodies, and two thick rear legs that can be used to push themselves up. The Daevyn used them to help construct their capital city; Yshaar. The Valang use the ribs of the animals to fashion weapons. (See also Bone-blades)
Du Garrah – (See Mountains of Du Garrah)
Dyadem – Two rulers who reigned over Tranthaea for generations before the coming of the First Flame-Bearer. Each held one of the medallions to balance the power of the other. They are the last two surviving Madrian. (See also Caradul, Dauld, Madrian, Peladar, and Tosh)