Map of The New Colonies
The Gathering: Book One of the Lia Fail Chronicles
Gathering - Glossary of Characters
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The Bridging: Book Two of the Lia Fail Chronicles
Gathering - Glossary of Characters

Glossary of Characters and Places

Characters

Arron Levine

Colony: Bethel Israel                         Age: 40
President of Bethel Israel.  Married to Lorraine Levine. Father to David, Rachel and Joseph.

 

Albion Merganser

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: 15
Son of Stephen and Anne Merganser. Brother to Elian.

 

Alex Galindo

Colony: Salt Lake II                            Age: 37
Vice-President of Salt Lake II. Married to Beatrice Galindo. Father to Alex and Clay.

 

Alia Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 48
Queen of Lia Fail, widow of Paul Stark, mother to: Cassie, Gail, Steven, Frank, Colleen, Kaley, Alisha, Chris, Tanner, Sara, Coeli, Becca, Brian, Lisa, Brandon, Amanda.

 

Alisha Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 19
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark, musician, engaged to Vance Worley.

 

Amanda Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 5
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark

Anne Merganser

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: Deceased
Wife of Stephan Merganser, mother to Elian and Albion. 

 

Arthur Jones

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 26
Son of Phyllis and Kent Jones. Soldier in the Lia Fail infantry. 

 

Becca (Rebecca) Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 15
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark.

 

Beth Forrester

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 45
Married to Jeb Forrester. Mother to Scott and Henry.

 

Beverly Watson

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 65
Healer, originally from Atlanta, GA.  Moved to California 10 years before the war. No children.  Never Married.

 

Bill Nyland

Colony: Salt Lake II                            Age: 19
Son of Edward and Sally Nyland.

 

Brandon Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 10
Son of Paul and Alia Stark. Twin to Lisa Stark.

 

Brian Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 12
Son of Paul and Alia Stark.

 

Brittany Roberts

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: 16
Daughter of Justin and Tawny Roberts. Sister to Clara and Peter.

 

Carol Steadman

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 34
Nanny of Alia Stark

 

Carolyn Chambers

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 39
Married to Myron Chambers. No children

 

Cassandra (Cassie) Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: Deceased
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark.  Died two years after the end of the war from cancer. Age was thirteen.

 

Chelsea Hearst

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 16
Daughter of Larry and Lily Hearst. Sister to Sam and Corey. Granddaughter of Elena Petrulengo

 

Christopher Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 18
Son of Paul and Alia Stark.  Twin to Tanner Stark.

 

Clara Roberts

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: 12
Daughter of Justin and Tawny Roberts. Sister to Brittany and Peter.

 

Clint McKay

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 33
Second in command of security in St. Paul’s

 

Coeli (Shay-lee) Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 16
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark.

 

Colleen Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: Deceased
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark. Murdered with Father and brother, Frank, at age of 18, three years before.

 

Connie Clark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 44
Works with Duncan Worley in a safety capacity. Married to Janeen York. No children.

 

Corey Hearst

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 17
Son of Larry and Lily Hearst.  Brother of Sam and Chelsea.

 

Darla Hatchett

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 24
Assistant to Rona Mason.  Healer.

 

David Levine

Colony: Bethel Israel                           Age: 16
Son of Aaron and Lorraine Levine.  Brother to Rachel and Joe

 

Duncan Worley

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 48
Maintenance Supervisor for Lia Fail. Married to Maggie Tall Bear Worley. Father to Vance Worley.  Originally from Texas.

 

Edward Nyland

Colony: Salt Lake II                            Age: 41
President of Salt Lake II. Married to Sally. Father to Bill, Jane, Gretchen, Melina, Saul.

 

Elena Petrulengo

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 62
Healer of Pasadena. French Romany. Mother to Lilliana Hearst. Grandmother to Sam, Corey and Chelsea.

 

Elian Merganser

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: 17
Son of Stephen and Anne Merganser. Brother to Albion.

 

Ellen Turner

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 42
Married to Grant Turner. Mother to Ian and Hannah.  Aunt of Jerry and Liam.

 

Eunice Shek

Colony: Xanadu                                 Age: 74
Leader and Representative of Xanadu

 

Evelyn Tran

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 34
Healer.

 

Father Frank McMahon

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 52
Priest at St. Paul’s

 

Father Joseph Leon

Colony: St. Viviana’s – KMC              Age: 53
Priest at St. Viviana’s

 

Father Patrick McHugh

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 72
Head Priest of St. Paul’s

 

Frank Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: Deceased
Son of Paul and Alia Stark.  Murdered at age nineteen with father and sister, Colleen, three years prior.

 

Gail Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: Deceased
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark.  Died at nine-years-old one year into the war from influenza. Twin to Steven Stark.

 

Gloria Henderson

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 62
Personal Chef of the Queen.

 

Gordon Hutton

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 66
Head Chef of Lia Fail.  Widowed. No children.

Grant Turner

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 46
President of St. Paul’s.  Married to Ellen Turner.  Father to Ian and Hannah.  Uncle of Jerry and Liam.

Hannah Turner

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 15
Daughter of Grant and Ellen Turner.

 

Helen Price

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 53
Head Nanny to Alia Stark.

 

Henry Forrester

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 17
Son of Jeb and Beth Forrester. Brother to Scott.

 

Ian Turner

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 21
Son of Grant and Ellen Turner.

 

Jake Peters

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 30
Cook.

 

James Tippen

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 49
Head of Music in Lia Fail. Teaches music, organizes recitals and concerts.  Makes musical instruments and teaches the art of making instruments.

 

Janeen York

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 48
Married to Connie Clark.  Best Friend to Alia Stark.  Operations Manager of Lia Fail. No Children.

 

Jeb Forrester

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 44
Vice-President of Pasadena. Married to Beth Forrester and father to Scott and Henry.

 

Jerry Turner

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 13
Son of Peter and Julie Turner. Nephew of Grant and Ellen Turner.  Brother to Liam.

 

Joseph (Joe) Levine

Colony: Bethel Israel                           Age: 12
Son of Aaron and Lorraine Levine. Brother to David and Rachel.

Justin Roberts

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: 45
Co-President of Crystal Shade. Married to Tawny Roberts.  Father to Brittany, Clara and Peter.

 

Kaley Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 20
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark.  Musician.

 

Larry Hearst

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 45
President of Pasadena. Married to Lily Hearst. Father to Sam, Corey, and Chelsea.

 

Liam Turner

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 11
Son of Peter and Julie Turner. Nephew of Grant and Ellen Turner.  Brother to Jerry.

 

Lilliana (Lily) Hearst

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 43
Wife to Larry Hearst. Mother to Sam, Corey and Chelsea.  Mother is Elena Petrulengo

 

Lisa Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 10
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark. Twin to Brandon Stark.

Madison (Pasadena)(5 yrs) – Sam Hearst’s Dog

Maggie Tall Bear Worley

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 43
Wife to Duncan Worley, mother to Vance Worley. Originally from the Alabama-Coushatta Nation in Texas.

Molly Creegan

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 23
Soldier in Lia Fail Army. Parents died after arriving in Lia Fail. Adopted daughter of Sean Lantry.

 

Mona Gantry (changed to Gallup in 3rd edition)

Colony: Calvary                                 Age: 50
Queen of Calvary. Married to Desmond Gallup. Mother of Eve and Preston.

 

Monsignor Klaus

Colony: St. Viviana’s – KMC              Age: 62
Leader of St. Viviana’s

 

Myron Chambers

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 43
Second in command of Lia Army. Married to Carolyn Chambers.  No Children.  Once lived in Crystal Shade.

 

Patsy Grimes

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 30
Nanny of Alia Stark.

 

Peter Roberts

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: 10
Son of Justin and Tawny Roberts. Brother to Brittany and Clara.

Phillip Grayson

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 37
Healer.

 

Phillip Rivas

Colony: St. Viviana’s – KMC              Age: 36
Guard of St. Viviana’s

 

Quinn Halloran

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 22
Soldier in Lia Fail Army. Best friend, Todd Tucker.

 

Rachel Levine

Colony: Bethel Israel                           Age: 15
Daughter of Aaron and Lorraine Levine.  Sister to David and Joe.

Reginald Garrett

Colony: St. Paul’s                              Age: 44
Head of Security for President.

 

Rona Mason

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 27
Head Healer.  Relatively new to Lia Fail.  Widowed to Henry Mason.

 

Ronald Leforge

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 32
Soldier in Lia Fail Army.  Third in command behind Myron Chambers.

 

Sam Hearst

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 19
Son of Larry and Lily Hearst. Brother to Corey and Chelsea. Grandson of Elena Petrulengo

 

Sara Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 17
Daughter of Paul and Alia Stark. Writer.

 

Scott Forrester

Colony: Pasadena                               Age: 19
Son of Jeb and Beth Forrester. Brother to Henry.

Sean Lantry

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 43
Captain of the guard of Lia Fail. In charge of military and all military personnel. Best friend to Paul Stark.  Adopted father of Molly Creegan.

 

Sister Margaret Cecilia

Colony: St. Viviana’s – KMC              Age: 68
Mother Superior at St. Viviana’s

 

Stephan Merganser

Colony: Crystal Shade                         Age: 45
Co-President of Crystal Shade. Father of Elian and Albion.  Widower of Anne Merganser

 

Steven Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: Deceased
Son of Paul and Alia Stark. Died at nine-years-old one year into the war from influenza. Twin to Gail Stark.

 

Tanner Stark

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 18
Son of Paul and Alia Stark. Twin to Christopher Stark.

Todd Tucker

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 22
Soldier in Lia Fail Army.  Best Friend is Quinn Halloran.

 

Vance Worley

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 22
Son of Vance and Maggie Worley.  Engaged to Alisha Stark.

 

Vivian Shorely

Colony: Lia Fail                                 Age: 62
Chancellor of Lai Fail and Advisor to the Queen.  Divorced before the war.  No children. 

 

 

PLACES

Bethel Israel - Reformed Jewish village.  Ruled by elected president.  Current president is Aaron Levine.  All faiths allowed, but government is Jewish based.

Calvary - Southern Baptist Village. Ruled by family. Queen is Mona Gantry.  Strict guidelines to live in Calvary.  Village will take travelers to other villages if they choose not to live by Calvary laws.

Crystal Shade - Ruled by Co-Presidents.  Christian village, ruled by Robert Schuyler teachings.  All faiths allowed, prefer Christian only.

Dove Hill - Non-Denominational Christian Village. Ruled by Pastors.  Head Pastor, Elisabeth Garrison. The members of the colony elect pastors. All faiths welcome. Rules of village based in Christianity.

Lia Fail (leah fawl) - Pagan Village, ruled by a family. Current ruler Alia Stark. All Religions allowed, no churches, faith practiced in home.  No persecution allowed.

Pasadena - Atheist village. Ruled by elected president.  Current president is Larry Hearst.  All faiths allowed, but government is based on the absence of religion.

St. Paul’s - Reformed Catholic Village.  Ruled by elected president. Current President, Grant Turner. All faiths allowed, but government is Catholic based.

Salt Lake II - Mormon Village. Ruled by elected president.  Current president is Edward Nyland.  All faith allowed.  Rules of colony are based on Latter Day Saint ideologies.  Located on the border of California.

St. Viviana’s (Keepers of Holy Mother Church – KMC) - Traditionalist Catholic Village. Village is located in the Mojave Desert.

WeHo - GLBT Village.  All Faith, creeds, sexual orientation allowed.  No persecution is tolerated.  No one religion is specified.  Ruled by a collective senate.  Two members of senate are chosen to represent WeHo in all political arenas.

Xanadu - Buddhist Camp. No Ruler. Eunice Shek is the representative (considered the wise leader).

 

 



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