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Title characters[ edit ] Guyal: Guyal of Sfere is a young, wealthy man who is famous among his people for endlessly asking The earth is dying, due to a "void" in his mind which compels him to seek knowledge. Eventually, his father grants him magical boons to protect him, so that he can seek the fabled Museum of Man in order to ask questions of the legendary, all-knowing Curator.
A "bandit-troubadour," Liane the Wayfarer, as he calls himself, is a vain, venal, overconfident, and thoroughly psychotic adventurer. He travels about seeking wealth, wine, women, and song. In order to win the affections of a beautiful witch, he sets out to steal a tapestry from a mysterious entity called Chun the Unavoidable.
A greedy and heartless wizard, Mazirian will stop at nothing to obtain as much magical knowledge and power as possible. Although Mazirian, like Turjan, is capable of creating artificial life, his creations lack human intelligence. He imprisons Turjan in order to force him to give up his secrets.
Turjan is a wizard who lives in the castle of Miir, where he keeps the books which contain the spells which remain in human knowledge. At the beginning of the book, Turjan travels to an otherworldly realm to study under the wizard Pandelume, who can teach Turjan the secret of creating artificial life, as well as spells and sciences which are lost to human knowledge.
Unfortunately, something went wrong in the process of her creation. She is consumed with uncontrollable disgust and hatred for all living creatures, including herself, and spends her time attempting to hunt and kill everything in sight except Pandelume.
There, she joins Etarr in an attempt to cure their respective ills. Ulan is the nephew of Prince Kandive, and a budding swordsman and wizard.
He sets out to the city of Ampridatvir to recover a pair of ancient tablets, supposed to provide access to ancient knowledge and magic.
Other characters[ edit ] Elai: Elai is a girl who shows kindness to Ulan Dhor when he journeys to Ampridatvir. She is a member of the grey-clad worshippers of Cazdal. Ulan informs her of the truth about the city, and she serves as his guide and companion.
She is, however, unable to see anybody wearing green clothes. Etarr is a normal man who was unfortunate enough to fall in love with an evil witch.
She used her magic powers to exchange his face with that of a demon, cursing him with an unspeakably horrible face. However, Etarr is a kind man. Prince Kandive the Golden, as he is called, is a decadent and indolent monarch who rules the city of Kaiin.
He is also a wizard of considerable power, from whom Mazirian stole the secrets of unnaturally long life. His age is unknown. Kandive finances the expeditions of his nephew, Ulan Dhor.An artist's recreation of the studied trees. University of Cardiff.
That dual approach let the team identify the network of tunnels that carried water and nutrients up the tree's structure. The variety of life on Earth, its biological diversity is commonly referred to as biodiversity.
The number of species of plants, animals, and microorganisms, the enormous diversity of genes in these species, the different ecosystems on the planet, such as deserts, rainforests and coral reefs are all part of a biologically diverse Earth.
How long will life survive on planet Earth? But don't worry: that's because the magnetic field is in the process of flipping direction, not dying.
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