The Orion Spur Series

Glossary and Pronunciantion Guide

Written by:

Harpy & HKdonXetG

(c) 2012

 

This is the Glossary and Pronunciation Guide for Characters, Places, and Things in The Orion Spur Series.

 

Version 1 covers for Book 1: Family Business, and Book 2: The Enemy Inside.

 

This is a simple glossary of characters, places, and things we created for the story and the "official" way to pronounce them. (See end for pronunciation key.) Feel free to pronounce them differently if you wish, we won't cry, or sue, or come around and bomb your planet. Probably.

 

Any omissions are either accidental or intentional. Warning: there are some minor spoilers for Books 1 and 2.

 

If you wish to see this expanded, then please contact us at harpy1553@yahoo.co.uk and HkdonXetG@yahoo.com .

 

 

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Characters

 

 

A

 

Aelar (ay-lahr) Astean (ass-te?n)

Possible suspect on Gatlor

 

Ajak (ay-jak)

Community leader on Otopa

 

Albenatan (Ahl-ben-nay-tan)

Art teacher who lives in Dansek City on Trengos

 

Ambra (am-brah) Kartrine (kar-treen) ap Lentol (ap lehn-tol)

Born 1572 on Edalcim; Council Member for Military Operations in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

Amosa (am-ohza) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Aunt of Kikola

 

ap Augree (ap aw-gree)

Elit family

 

ap Despani (ap deh-spah-nee)

Elit family

 

ap Gronason (ap groh-nahs-on)

Elit family

 

ap Talcolga (ap tahl-kol-gah)

Elit family

 

Asta (ass-t?) Veilan (vay-l?n)

Born Year 1544; former slave, now living on Trengos; mother of Tehvay and Yuniph; wife of Pallin

 

Aylandro (ay-lahn-droh)

Ensign in The Kalenth Hegemony military; navigation officer aboard the heavy cruiser Relentless

 

B

 

Balin (bay-lin)

Great-aunt to Kikola

 

Bastin (bas-tin)

Assumed name for Tehvay

 

Benlen (ben-len) ap Lentol (ap lehn-tol)

Born Year 1512; father of Ambra; diplomat in The Kalenth Hegemony; husband of Kartrine

 

Boran (boh-ran) Zerbilla (z?r-bil-l?)

Businessman; owner of a freight hauling enterprise

 

Bree (bree)

Friend of Jenissa's on Alopan

 

Breena (bree-n?) Eadmon (eed-mon)

Born Year 1566; Commander in The Kalenth Hegemony military; first officer aboard the heavy cruiser Fearless ; sister of Cayle and Garin

 

C

 

Catilol (kat-eye-lohl)

Medical officer in The Kalenth Hegemony military aboard the heavy cruiser Sword

 

Cayle (kayl) Eadmon (eed-mon)

Born Year 1545; Captain in The Kalenth Hegemony military; bridge commander aboard the heavy cruiser Vanguard ; brother of Garin and Breena

 

Chappell (chah-pell) Anari (an-aree)

JAD officer in The Kalenth Hegemony military aboard the heavy cruiser Sword

 

D

 

Darith (dah-rith) Durell (dyew-rehl) ap Taliss (ap ta-liss)

Head of the Taliss family

 

Durell (dyew-rehl) Darith (dah-rith) Polthen (pohl-then) ap Taliss (ap ta-liss)

Supreme-Aloyd in The Kalenth Hegemony military

 

E

 

Ellovene (ehl-oh-veen) Berneth (berr-nehth)

Journalist on Trengos; sister of Trujilon

 

Enice (eh-neess) Peamertin (pee-mer-tan)

Commander in The Kalenth Hegemony military; first officer aboard the heavy cruiser Relentless

 

F

 

Faelene (fay-leen) Gallish (gahl-ish)

Former owner of Tehvay

 

G

 

Garin (gah-rin) Eadmon (eed-mon)

Born Year 1552; Captain in The Kalenth Hegemony military; bridge commander aboard the troop ship Crusade (book 1); bridge commander aboard the heavy cruiser Relentless (book 2); sister of Cayle and Breena

 

Gortam (gor-tam)

Governor of Otopa

 

Gral'hilanth (grayl-hee-lahnth) Lintana (lin-tahn?) ap Falentha (ap fah-lehn-thah)

Born Year 1570 on Kalenth; Aloyd, Third-Class in The Kalenth Hegemony military; commanding officer aboard the heavy cruiser Relentless

 

Gramolin (gram-oh-lin) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Uncle of Kikola

 

Grondo (gron-doh)

Criminal on Trengos

 

Guljein (guhl-jayn) ap Maldan (ap mal-dan)

Leader of The Kalenth Hegemony Council

 

H

 

Haranal (hay-r?n-ahl) Larndan (lar-dahn) Kartrin (kar-trin) ap Lentol (ap lehn-tol)

Son of Ambra

 

Henrick (hehn-rik) Brans (branz)

Troublemaker on Gatlor

 

Hila (hee-lah) Llyte (lyt)

Born Year 1570; freighter captain; associate of Boran

 

I

 

Ilistan (i-li-stan) Ilistan (i-li-stan)

Contact of Boran's on Dameb

 

Ill'sandreth (ill-sahn-dreth) ap Falentha (ap fah-lehn-thah)

Falentha representative on The Council

 

J

 

Jacand (jah-kahnd) Ciroc (sih-rok) ap Kendai (ap kehn-dye)

Aloyd, Third-Class in The Kalenth Hegemony military; commanding officer of military supply Base 102

 

Jacenth (jay-sehnth) Llyte (lyt)

Gral'hilanth's first lover

 

Jaloc (jay-lok) Caplan (kap-lan)

Contact of Hila's on Matunos

 

Jarrel (jah-rel) Dortmer (doort-m?r)

Kamina's adoptive parent

 

Jenissa (Jerr-niss-?) Corrina (koh-rin-nah) Durell (dyew-rehl) ap Taliss (ap ta-liss)

Born Year 1583; young Elit; Menari's owner (book 1); trainee Governor (book 2)

 

Jenton (jehn-tohn) Ambran (am-brahn) Marven (mar-v?n) ap Lentol (ap lehn-tol)

Son of Ambra

 

K

 

Kamina (kah-mee-nah) Dortmer (doort-m?r)

Born Year 1583 on Yerhulin; orphaned in Year 1587; adopted Year 1596; Hila's sidekick

 

Kartrine (kar-treen) ap Lentol (ap lehn-tol)

Born Year 1517; mother of Ambra; Governor of Edalcim; wife of Benlen

 

Kentop (ken-top)

Taliss slave on Alopan

 

Kikola (kee-koh-l?) Mariantha (mah-ree-an-th?) Jacand (jah-kahnd) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Born Year 1575 on Kalenth; Aloyd, First-Class in the Kalenth Hegemony military; commanding officer of the Striker Group Sword (book 1); security officer for Dansek Security Force on Trengos (book 2); daughter of Mariantha

 

L

 

Larndan (lar-dahn) Anthan (an-thahn) Marven (mar-v?n) ap Lentol (ap lehn-tol)

Husband of Ambra

 

Lele (lee-lee) Yalt (yolt)

Idealistic teenager on Gatlor

 

Lintana (lin-tahn?) ap Falentha (ap fah-lehn-thah)

Mother of Gral'hilanth; wife of Oalanic

 

Lonnodren (lon-noh-dren) ap Onacon (ap on-ah-suhn)

Personal Secretary to Ambra

 

Lothila (loh-thee-lah) ap Taliss (ap ta-liss)

Taliss representative on The Council

 

M

 

Mantell (man-tel)

Doctor to the Karthen family on Kalenth.

 

Mariantha (mah-ree-an-th?) Deanna (dee-ahn-n?) Stren (strehn) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Born Year 1539; Mother of Kikola; Judge

 

Marleen (mar-leen) Scows (skowss)

Associate of Boran; wife of Tremothen

 

Marlo (mar-loh) Samon (sahm-on) ap D'Angel (ap dee-ahn-gel)

Hegemony portrait painter

 

Marsak (mar-sak)

Willenth slave on Gatlor

 

Menari (meh-nah-ree)

Jenissa's personal slave

 

Mina (mee-nah) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Cousin of Kikola

 

Mirdo (mur-doh) Dortmer (doort-m?r)

Kamina's adoptive parent

 

N

 

Nemeru (neh-mer-ruu)

Customs officer on Kalenth

 

O

 

Oalanic (oh-lan-ik) Andor (ahn-dor) ap Falentha (ap fah-lehn-thah)

Born Year 1544; Lunguseth in The Kalenth Hegemony military; commanding officer of the heavy cruiser Fearless ; father of Gral'hilanth; husband of Lintana

 

Ornell (or-nel) Astean (ass-te?n)

Possible suspect on Gatlor

 

P

 

Pallin (pal-lin) Veilan (vay-l?n)

Born Year 1542; former slave, now living on Trengos; father of Tehvay; husband of Asta

 

Pan (pahn) Willam (wil-lam)

Businesswoman on Argos station

 

Peltric (pehl-trik) ap Willenth (ap wil-enth)

Governor of Gatlor; husband of Trin'hale

 

Petril (pet-ril) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Great-grandfather of Kikola; Rivelor for the great expansion (Year 1487 to 1492)

 

Purdit (purr-dit)

Friend of Jenissa's on Alopan

 

R

 

Randolin (ran-doh-lin)

Taliss chauffeur

 

Rephon (reh-fon) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Brother of Kikola; son of Mariantha

 

Rikana (rih-kah-nah) Jacenth (jay-sehnth) Lardis (lar-diss)

Born Year 1581 on Trengos; security officer for Dansek Security Force on Trengos

 

Rufen (ruu-fen) Asto (ass-toh) Lanaro (lah-nah-roh) ap Willenth (ap wil-enth)

Son of Trin'hale and Peltric

 

S

 

Sarray (s?-ray)

Ambra's personal slave

 

Seinat (sye-nat)

Idealistic teenager on Gatlor

 

Sialan (shar-lan) Ajafo (ajah-fo) ap Tokask (ap toh-kask)

Aloyd, Second-Class in The Kalenth Hegemony military; staff officer at military headquarters on Timar (book 1); commanding officer of the Striker Group Sword (book 2)

 

Simeal (sih-meel)

Commander of Dansek Security Force on Trengos

 

Sorenen (so-reh-nen) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Cousin of Kikola

 

Stenin (steh-nin)

Traffic controller on Kalenth

 

Strambik (strahm-bik) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Father of Kikola; husband of Mariantha

 

Sulyn (suh-lin)

Community leader on Otopa

 

Szymon (zy-mohn)

Planetary Protection Group leader

 

T

 

Tana (tahn-ah) Zerbilla (z?r-bil-l?)

Born Year 1578; daughter of Boran

 

Tehvay (teh-vay) Veilan (vay-l?n)

Born Year 1574; former slave id BK2561891 ; Kikola's partner

 

Tielo (tee-loh) Heln (hel-n)

Commodore in The Kalenth Hegemony military; bridge commander of the heavy cruiser Sword

 

Toman (toh-mahn) ap Karthen (ap kahr-thehn)

Born Year 1545; Karthen representative on The Kalenth Hegemony Council; uncle of Kikola

 

Torrina (Tor-reen?)

Ex-wife of Boran

 

Trellon (trel-lon)

Assumed name for Kikola

 

Tremothen (tree-moh-th?n) Scows (skowss)

Associate of Boran; husband of Marleen

 

Trin'hale (trin-hayl) ap Willenth (ap wil-enth)

Cousin of Kikola; wife of Peltric

 

Trujilon (trew-jih-lon) Berneth (berr-nehth)

Member of Planetary Protection Group; brother of Ellovene

 

U

 

Ultessi (uhl-tehssee) ap Taliss (ap ta-liss)

Aunt of Jenissa; Governor of Yun'thul

 

Uriel (ew-ree-ehl) Wurth (wurth)

Born Year 1564; Captain in The Kalenth Hegemony military; commander of the personal cruiser Conqueror

 

Y

 

Yuniph (ew-nif) Veilan (vay-l?n)

Born Year 1583; security officer for Dansek Security Force on Trengos

 

 

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Places

 

 

A

 

Alopan (ah-loh-pan)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; first planet outside the Kalenth system incorporated into The Hegemony in Year 82; Alopan uprising (Year 451 to 453)

 

Andantian (ahn-dahn-tee-?n)

Republic in The Orion Spur

 

Arapy (ah-rah-pee)

Federation in The Orion Spur

 

Arcsanth (ark-santh)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

Argos (ahr-goss)

Trading station in the Graelands

 

B

 

Bramaleen (brah-mah-leen)

District on Kalenth

 

C

 

Cailoris (kye-loor-iss)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

Chanier (chah-neer)

Kingdom in The Orion Spur

 

Chilursa (chil-urs?)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

D

 

Dameb (dah-meb)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; situated near the border with the Losper Empire

 

Dansek (dan-ssehk)

City and district on Trengos

 

E

 

Edalcim (ehd-ahl-sim)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; Governor Kartrine ap Lentol

 

 

F

 

Franlence (frahn-l?nss)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

G

 

Gatlor (gat-loor)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; Governor - Peltric ap Willenth

 

 

Graelands (gray-landss)

Unclaimed region in The Orion Spur

 

H

 

 

Hukadon (hoo-kah-don)

Democracy in The Orion Spur

 

I

 

Inosa (in-oh-z?)

Planet in the Graelands

 

J

 

Jersonin (jer-soh-nin)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

K

 

Kalenth (kay-lenth)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; seat of government

 

Kalenth Hegemony (kay-lenth hi-ge-m?n-ee)

Political entity in The Orion Spur; formed by five powerful families: D'Angel, Karthen, Maldan, Taliss and Willenth.

 

L

 

Lamantian (lah-man-tee?n)

Region conquered by The Kalenth Hegemony

 

Losper (loss-per)

Empire in The Orion Spur

 

M

 

Matunos (mah-too-noss)

Larger of two moons orbiting the planet Timar in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

Midoith (mih-doyth)

Planet in the Seconthan Republic (Earth)

 

O

 

Oscert (os-kurt)

District on Kalenth

 

Otopa (ot-oh-pah)

Planet contested by The Kalenth Hegemony and Losper Empire; situated in the Dameb system

 

P

 

Polen (poh-len)

City on Yerhulin

 

Praemonet (pray-moh-net)

City on Gatlor

 

R

 

Ralkatar (rahl-kah-tar)

Capital city on Kalenth

 

S

 

Salnadar (sal-nah-dar)

Settlement on Trengos

 

Seconthan (seh-kon-th?n)

Republic in The Orion Spur

 

Shibato (shi-bah-toh)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; situated near the border with the Graelands

 

T

 

Takat (tah-kat)

Confederacy in The Orion Spur

 

Talpron (tal-pron)

Island on Kalenth

 

Taltre (tal-tr?)

City on Alopan

 

Theelin (thee-lin)

Sector in The Kalenth Hegemony bordering the Graelands and the Chanier Kingdom

 

Timar (tee-mar)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; prime military base

 

Trengos (trehn-goss)

Planet in the Graelands

 

Y

 

Yerhulin (y?r-hyoo-lin)

Moon in The Kalenth Hegemony

 

Yun'thul (yuhn-thool)

Planet in The Kalenth Hegemony; Governor Ultessi ap Taliss

 

 

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Things

 

 

A

 

Aloyd (ah-loyd)

Military rank for The Kalenth Hegemony Elit

 

Alstromara (ahl-stroh-mar?)

Trengosian flower

 

Ator (ah-tohr)

Trengosian vegetable similar to peas

 

B

 

Bulwark (b?l-wawk)

Kalenth Hegemony Class 84 military heavy cruiser.

 

C

 

Calorian shrenthine (k?l-or-ree?n shrehn-theen)

Trengosian flower

 

Calrot (kayl-roht)

Vegetable similar to a swede

 

Chebol (cheh-bol)

Vegetable similar to onion

 

Comm (kom)

Communications device; handheld, desk or wall mounted; some allow holographic

images of speaker to be displayed

 

Conqueror (kon-ker-ror)

Kalenth Hegemony Class 152 military personal transport

 

Crusade (krew-sayd)

Kalenth Hegemony Class 50 military troop carrier

 

Cydra (keye-drah)

Ancient word for equality; part of Great Seal of The Hegemony's motto

 

Cyfaw (keye-for)

Ancient word for justice; part of Great Seal of The Hegemony's motto

 

Cymda (keyem-dah)

Ancient word for society; part of Great Seal of The Hegemony's motto

 

D

 

Data pad (day-tah pahd)

Handheld computer

 

Diproxaline (dy-proks-?leen)

Drug used to suppress the libido

 

Dothi (doh-thee)

Ancient word for wisdom; part of Great Seal of The Hegemony's motto

 

Dryg (dry-g)

Mythical six-legged, winged creature

 

Dumbom (duhm-bom)

Trengosian slang for idiot

 

Durmywid (dur-mee-wid)

Alcoholic aniseed-flavoured liqueur

 

Dyodpeth (dee-ohd-peth)

Coffee-like beverage

 

E

 

Electronic paper (ee-lehk-tron-ik pay-p?r)

Flexible display devices that mimics ink and paper

 

Elit (eh-leet)

Highest social caste in The Kalenth Hegemony; social caste introduced in Year 389

 

F

 

Feeta (fee-t?)

Trengosian slang for female genitals

 

Fethusal (feh-thew-z?l)

2nd highest social caste in The Kalenth Hegemony; social caste introduced in Year 389

 

Formidable (for-mihd-?b?l)

Kalenth Hegemony Class 73 military cruiser, commanded by Lunguseth Falanetha

 

Fynia (feye-nee?)

Ancient word for prosperity; part of Great Seal of The Hegemony's motto

 

G

 

Glyndwr (glin-dooer)

Kalenth Hegemony Model 132 private light cargo carrier; Hila's ship

 

Griscut (greess-kut)

Low quality meat

 

Gwinvin (gwin-vin)

Alcoholic drink similar to wine

 

H

 

Hukha (hu-kar)

Freshwater white fish

 

I

 

Ima (ee-mah)

Trengosian word for mother

 

IPB (eye-pee-bee)

Standard weaponry throughout The Orion Spur that fires ionised plasma bolts

 

Ita (ee-tah)

Trengosian word for father

 

L

 

Labror (lay-braw)

4th highest social caste in The Kalenth Hegemony; social caste introduced in Year 389

 

Livatten (li-vaht-ten)

Alcoholic liquor similar to vodka

 

LORAM (loh-ram)

Long-range missiles

 

Lunguseth (lun-guss-?th)

Military rank for fethusal military officer who marries into the Elit

 

Lygat (ly-gaht)

Rodent native to Trengos

 

N

 

Namida (nah-mee-d?)

Pale blue, teardrop shaped segmented fruit

 

P

 

Penclur (pen-kluur)

Hangover cure

 

Q

 

Quernal (ker-nahl)

3rd highest social caste in The Kalenth Hegemony; social caste introduced in Year 389

 

R

 

Rantili (rahn-til-ee)

Flu-like fever

 

Relentless (ree-lehnt-lehss)

Kalenth Hegemony Class 84 military heavy cruiser; Ambra's flagship

 

Renjur (reen-joor)

Meat used in sausage on Trengos

 

Rivelor (ri-vehl-or)

Title bestowed upon the aloyd chosen to lead the great military campaigns for The Kalenth Hegemony

 

S

 

Seidfalr (syd-falar)

Alcoholic drink similar to hard apple cider

 

Slave (slayv)

Lowest social caste in The Kalenth Hegemony; slavery enacted in Year 463

 

Sword (sord)

Kalenth Hegemony Class 85 military heavy cruiser; commanded by Kikola (book 1); destroyed near Kalenth (book 2)

 

Sylfainer (sil-fay-n?r)

Official name for The Kalenth Hegemony's founding families

 

V

 

Vid (vid)

Visual multimedia for entertainment and educational purposes

 

Y

 

Ybrikkian (y-brik-kee?n)

Canine-like creature

 

Z

 

Zinlantha (zin-lahn-th?)

Trengosian flower

 

 

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Pronunciation Key

 

 

Vowels

 

a trap

ah palm

a(h) trap or palm

air square

ar start

arr marry

aw thought

ay face

? about

?r letter

e or eh dress

ee fleece

eer near

err merry

ew ewe, dew

ewr cure

eye item

i or ih kit

irr mirror

o not

oh goat

oo food

oor poor

or or ohr force or wore

or or awr north or war

orr orange

ow mouth

owr hour

oy choice

u or uh cut

ur nurse

urr hurry

uu foot

y price, dye

yr fire

 

Consonants

b but, web

ch church, nature

d do, odd

dh this, father, breathe

f fool, enough, leaf

g or gh go, beg, ghee

h ham, ahead

j gin, joy, edge

k cat, kiss, skin, quick

kh chutzpah, loch

l left, bell

m man, ham

n no, tin

ng ring, singer, sink

ng-g finger

p pen, spin, tip

r run, very

s or ss see, city, pass

sh she, sure, emotion, leash

t two, sting, bet

th thing, teeth

v voice, have

w we, quick

wh what

y yes

z zoo, rose, lens

zh pleasure, vision, beige


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