Minor or Background Characters
This page is for corralling minor and background characters to keep the clutter down in various lists and categories.
Rule of thumb for what goes here: if everything we know about a character can be summed up in two sentences or less, they should go here. If it takes more words than that to capture what we know about them, they get their own page. Thus, even though Holly never appears in person on the page, since we know a lot more than two sentences about her, she gets her on page. On the other hand, even if a character appears in three books, if across those books all we know is something like "Seersa, lives on Selnor, is a nurse" or something, they go here. Characters who get more info added in later books can be removed from here and split off onto their own pages. Characters with no name don't go here; they go on Unnamed Characters.
If you want to mention a character on another page and include a link, you can just link from there to here, as in [[Minor or Background Characters |McCrearty]].
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|Name||Species and Gender||Series/Book/Story||Location||Role/Occupation||Notes|
|Alfrieda||Hinichi, female||Dreamhealers, Dreamhearth||Starbase Veta||Fleet member||Middle-aged, with a brindled pelt, and has a cousin named Henrieta.|
|Amos Schultz||Human, male||Stardancer / Fleet Collections Series, To Discover and Preserve, "Every Man, Woman, and Idiot"||UAV Cometfencer||Fleet member of the security department, rank unknown||Part of the "Old and Proud"/"Old and Tired"|
|Baird Ghardhoff||Hinichi, male||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Mercy Hospital, Heliocentrus||Volunteer counselor; a priest|
|Bonard||?, male||Dreamhealers, Mindtouch||Seersana University||University student||Accidentally touched Jahir, causing him to faint.|
|Cawdori||Karaka'A, female||Stardancer, Second||On the ensign retreat at Quickwater Reserve||Fleet ensign||Cawdori and partner Damien were the second down the river after Alysha Forrest and Taylitha Basil, and were rescued when they hit the early portion of the rapids, but not before Damien was injured|
|Chivi||Glaseah, ?||Fallowtide, Heartskein||Escutcheon||Acolyte||Almost ready to graduate to waist sash. |
|Daley Rogers||Human, male||Dreamhealers, Dreamstorm, "Case Story: Wet"||Starbase Veta||Healer-assist||Calls in Vasiht'h and Jahir to help in a klaidopin case at the hospital on Starbase Veta. He knows Vasiht'h and Jahir because he is one of their patients.|
|Damien||Aera, male(?)||Stardancer, Second||On the ensign retreat at Quickwater Reserve||Fleet ensign||Damien and partner Cawdori were the second down the river after Alysha Forrest and Taylitha Basil, and were rescued when they hit the early portion of the rapids, but not before Damien was injured. Goes by the nickname Dami.|
|Deniel||Seersa, male||Dreamhealers, Mindtouch||Seersana University||One of Vasiht'h's subjects in his dream therapy study in the general hospital. Has ash points and black mottles on a lighter gray coat.|
|Deron||Tam-illee, male||Dreamhealers, Mindtouch||Seersana||Father of Nieve and husband of Elise.|
|Donegan Unfound||Tam-illee, male||Standalone, Claws and Starships, "A Distant Sun"||?||High school (ish) student||In Kellen Grove's history class. Has a "good-natured, handsome face."|
|Eleyna||Tam-illee, female||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Heliocentrus||Heavily pregnant; Jahir comforts her during day shift in triage at Mercy Hospital.|
|Elise||Tam-illee, female||Dreamhealers, Mindtouch||Seersana||Deceased mother of Nieve and husband of Deron.|
|Emile Meija||Human, female||Fallowtide, Heartskein||Escutcheon, at least temporarily||Master chief in the human armed forces||A contractor, loaned to Liolesa Galare to work on the Eldritch navy.|
|Erin Tierney||Human, female||Stardancer / Fleet Collections Series, To Discover and Preserve, "Every Man, Woman, and Idiot"||UAV Cometfencer||Fleet member of the security department; rank unknown||One of the "Old and Proud/Old and Tired." Bunks with a Flitzbe she calls "Fang."|
|Esna Verlna||Asanii, female||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Seersana University||One of Jahir and Vasiht'h's patients during their practicum. A depressed woman with gray eyes flecked with blue, mourning recently deceased parents.|
|Fang||Flitzbe||Stardancer Series / Fleet Collections Series, To Discover and Preserve, "Every Man, Woman, and Idiot"||UAV Cometfencer||Flitzbe (it is an occupation in and of itself)||Bunks with Erin Tierney|
|Garanseigla Sunhawk||Ciracaana, male||Standalone, "Brass Candy Girl"||Ciracaa||Mate to Ylriasna Sunhawk and father of several children|
|Gora||Glaseah, ?||Fallowtide, Heartskein||Escutcheon||Acolyte||Almost ready to graduate to waist sash. |
|Jard Weldt||Human, male||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Mercy Hospital, Heliocentrus||Counselor, secular social worker|
|Johnigan||Human, male||Stardancer, Second||Assigned as an ensign to the UAV Nightslip; was on the ensign retreat at Quickwater Reserve||Fleet ensign||Fellow ensign with Taylitha Basil on the UAV Nightslip; the two were called Red Twins because they shared red hair. Johnigan was not part of the same training group as Taylitha Basil and Alysha Forrest.|
|Jomo||Human, male||Standalone, "Brass Candy Girl"||Tam-ley and the Lifehawk Tribe on Ciracaa||Adopted son of Rayne; adopted brother of Patrick and Ria||Fifteen years old; has dark brown skin and a dog named Goldie, a marshound|
|Kessi||Malarai, male||Stardancer. "Season's Meaning"||Heliocentrus||Got stuck in a holiday tree trying to fly, rescued by Alysha Forrest.|
|Marea SeesToShore||Tam-illee, female||Dreamhealers, Dreamstorm||Tsera Nova, on the ship Friendly Mermaid||First mate||Present on the ship during Vasiht'h's excursion and the subsequent hurricane.|
|McCrearty||?, female||Stardancer, Either Side of the Strand||UAV Stardancer||Ensign||Was stationed at the obelisk site on Amity.|
|Meleya Katsaros||Asanii, female||Stardancer, Sword of the Alliance, In Good Company||UAV Stardancer||Fleet comm tech second|
|Meri Flait||Aera, female||Stardancer, To Discover and Preserve, "In the Line of Duty"||UAV Scattersky||Fleet member||Has a saucy voice; has to tuck her long ears into her helmet; assisted Alysha Forrest with the evacuation of the UAV Alabama.|
|Parkenfields||?||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Mercy Hospital, Heliocentrus||Student resident||Leads the nutrition, exercise, and health support group|
|Patrick||Human, male||Standalone, "Brass Candy Girl"||Tam-ley and the Lifehawk Tribe on Ciracaa||Adopted son of Rayne; adopted brother of Jomo and twin of Ria||Seven years old; has a dog named Goldie, a marshound|
|Pels Gesner||Human, ?||Fallowtide, Heartskein||Escutcheon, at least temporarily||Sergeant major in the human armed forces||A contractor, loaned to Liolesa Galare to work on the Eldritch navy.|
|Quickness||Chatcaavan, female||Fallowtide, In the Court of Dragons, "The Color of Sky at Sunrise"||Throneworld Court Palace||Member of the Imperial Harem||Copper-hued|
|Ria||Human, male||Standalone, "Brass Candy Girl"||Tam-ley and the Lifehawk Tribe on Ciracaa||Adopted daughter of Rayne; adopted sister of Jomo and twin of Patrick||Seven years old; has a dog named Goldie, a marshound|
|Rick Barringer||Human, male||Her Instruments, Earthrise||Starbase Kappa||Doctor||Ward doctor when Reese got her esophagus fixed up. Human, blocky build, silvering hair at his temples on a honey-yellow complexion and a mild and pleasant face. |
|Riley Lennon||Hinichi, female||Stardancer / Fleet Collections Series; Faith in the Service; To Discover and Preserve, "Every Man, Woman, and Idiot"||UAV Cometfencer||Fleet second commander||A second commander who is "far less devious" than Alastar Virgil; she is also "a straight shooter whose sense of the absurd wasn’t as finely honed as their captain’s."|
|Roman Kareshenikov||Asanii, male||Stardancer, Sword of the Alliance||Gledig||Father of Svetlana Karishenikov||Husband to Breana Karishenikov|
|Sera||Karaka'A, female||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Mercy Hospital, Heliocentrus||Medical specialist (nurse or healer-assist) in oncology||Works with oncology patients at Mercy Hospital, Selnor.|
|Shaver||Harat-Shar, male||Stardancer, Alysha's Fall, "A Cold and Gentle Dark"||Fleet Academe||Fleet instructor overseeing physical training.||Shaver is a Harat-Shar pumathine with shaggy brows.|
|Shelvi||Harat-Shar, female||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Mercy Hospital, Heliocentrus||Volunteer counselor||Laywoman in the Harat-Shariin pantheistic sect.|
|Tevresk||Glaseah, male||Fallowtide, Heartskein||Escutcheon||Acolyte||An older teen, "bouncing on his paws."|
|Timur||Harat-Shar pardine||Stardancer, Who is Willing||UAV Songlance||Fleet lieutenant in medical||On a permanent medical track|
|Valani||Asanii, female||Dreamhealers, Mindline||Mercy Hospital, Heliocentrus||Student resident||Specialty in physiological support of psychological health, so she was assigned to the nutrition, exercise, and health support group under Healer Parkenfields.|
- Dreamhearth, Chapter 6
- To Discover and Preserve, "Every Man, Woman, and Idiot"
- Mindline, Chapter 3
- Mindtouch, Chapter 20
- Second, Chapter 10
- Heartskein, Chapter 8
- Dreamstorm, "Case Study: Wet"
- Mindtouch, Chapter 33
- Mindtouch, Chapter 22
- "A Distant Sun," Claws and Starships
- Mindline, Chapter 4
- Heartskein, Chapter 12
- Mindline, Chapter 27
- Mindline, Chapter 30
- Second, Chapter 1
- "Brass Candy Girl"
- Dreamstorm, Chapter 11
- Either Side of the Strand, Chapter 9
- "In the Line of Duty"
- Mindline, Chapter 2
- In the Court of Dragons, "The Color of Sky at Sunrise"
- Earthrise, Part One
- Faith in the Service, Chapter 10
- Sword of the Alliance, Chapter 7
- Alysha's Fall, "A Cold and Gentle Dark"
- Who is Willing, Chapter 5