Characters of The Heritage of Hastur
More than thirty characters are involved in The Heritage of Hastur. But in
fact, only two characters are precisely described and play a really important
role in the novel (main characters). Other characters are also very
important as many events won't happen without them (important
characters). But they are not as precisely described as the main
characters. We don't know many things about they thoughts and feelings for
instance. Finally, a lot of less important characters (other
characters) appear in the novel. This classification is a bit personal
- Main characters:
Hastur: hero of the novel. He is involved in more than half of
the novel scenes.
Alton: second hero of the novel, perhaps the most important. He
is the narrator of one chapter out of two.
- Important characters:
Syrtis: Regis Hastur's closest friend (they are sworn
brothers). He appears nearly as frequently as Regis, but he isn't described as
precisely as him. We don't know his private thoughts precisely for instance.
Scott: Lewis Alton's wife, Kermiac's ward.
Raimon Kadarin: main instigator of
Sharra's awakening. A very important character in the whole Darkover "recent"
Darriell: Kadarin's "wife". Nearly as important as him. Marjorie
Scott's half sister.
Aldaran: Lew Alton's "cousin". Main instigator of Sharra's
awakening with Kadarin.
Alton: Lewis Alton's father. He is not really important in this
novel but he is central character in other Darkover novels.
Ardais: heir of Ardais domain. He is not
really important in this novel, except as a "deus ex machina": in fact many
events find their logical explanations thanks to Dyan actions.
Aldaran: Aldaran Lord,
Lewis Alton's great-uncle and Beltran's father.
- Other characters:
- Rafe Scott: Marjorie Scott's brother, member of
the Sharra's circle.
Hastur: Regis Hastur's grand-father. Regent of the Comyn.
- Javanne Hastur-Lanart: Regis Hastur's sister.
- Gabriel Lanart-Hastur: Javanne's husband,
officer in the Comyn's Guard.
- Dom Felix Syrtis: Danilo Syrtis's father.
- Dan Lawton: half-terran, half-darkovan, related
to Ardais domain, terran Legate assistant.
- Marius Montray-Lanart: Lewis Alton's brother.
- Andres: terran, Alton domain intendant
- Julian MacAran et Damon
MacAnndra: Comyn Guard cadets, sworn brothers.
- Domenic di Asturien: old and very respected
fencing master. Cadet master during a few hours at the beginning of the novel.
- Edric Ridenow: Serrais Lord.
- Lerrys Ridenow: Edric Ridenow's youngest
- Callina Lindir-Aillard: Neskaya Leronis
(Arilinn Keeper at the end of the novel).
- Donnell Ramsay: Terran Legate (assistants:
Lauren Meredith and Reade Andrusson).
- Linnell Aillard: Lewis Alton's foster-sister
and Canilla Lindir-Aillard's sister.
- Linnea Storn-Lanart: Javanne Hastur's cousin.
Kennard Alton tries to arrange a marriage between her and his oldest son,
- Desideria Storn: old Leronis in Storn Castle
(situated in the mountains near Aldaran). One of the most important characters
in The Winds of Darkover.
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