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Characters of Darkover Landfall

by Petri Peltonen

Below is a listing of the main characters (play a really important role in the novel), the important characters (many events won't happen without them), the other characters who appear in the novel and finally characters which are only mentioned in the novel :
  • Main characters:
    • Rafael MacAran, a colonist aboard the crashed starship, geologist.
    • Lieutenant Camilla Del Rey, navigator and first officer of the starship.
    • Dr. Judith Lovat, dietetist, mates with a chieri.
  • Important characters:
    • Captain Harry Leicester, captain of the starship.
    • Dr. Ewen Ross, medical officer.
    • Heather Ross, microbiologist, his betrothed, a colonist.
    • Father Valentine neville, a young priest of the Order of St. Christopher of Centaurus.
    • Dr. Lewis MacLeod, zoologist, veterinary specialist.
    • Dr. Marco Zabal, a xenobotanist, in middle thirties.
    • Mr. Moray, the representative of the Earth Expeditionary, a colonist.
    • a chieri, mates with Judith Lovat.
  • Other characters:
    • Doctor di Asturien, chief medical officer.
    • Laurence Patrick, chief engineer.
    • Janice, a colonist and member of the New Hebrides Commune.
    • Major Frazer, anthropologist of the starship.
    • Margaret Raimondi, nurse.
    • Alastair, a colonist of the New Herbrides Commune.
    • Fiona MacMorair, a colonist of the New Hebrides Commune.
    • Danforth, security officer.
    • Marcia Cameron
    • Major Layton
    • Eloise, a communications officer.
    • Alanna, a colonist of the New Hebrides Commune, p. 135: "Alastair's girl".
    • Ruth Fontana
    • Laura, a colonist.
    • Domenick, a colonist, studied geology for work in the Phi Coronis Delta colony.
    • Mhari, Rafael and Camilla's youngest daughter, born some 14 years after landfall, fostered to Heather Stuart and Ewen Ross.
    • Lori Lovat, Judith Lovat and the chieri's daughter.
    • Harry, propably the son of Fiona MacMorair and Captain Leicester, one of the first children born on Darkover, beget during the first Ghost Wind.
    • Alanna, one of the smaller children.
    • several trailmen in the woods.
  • Characters only mentioned, not actually appearing in the story:
    • Jenny MacAran, Rafael MacAran's only sister, died in the ship crash.
    • The Third Officer, died 20 minutes after the impact of the crash.
    • seven children of Camilla Del Rey who had survived the terrible famine winter, two eldest and two youngest (youngest being Mhari) of them Rafael's, the three middle ones fathered by Ewen Ross, Lewis MacLeod and one other, unknown to even Camilla herself.
    • seven children of Heather Stuart, only one of which had lived more than a month after birth.
    • children of Rafael by three other women.

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