But i still have no clue who, what, where and how half of the "factions" and religions and political parties and cities and provinces and empires and races all interact or hate or partner with, etc...
My head was ready to explode during that chapter (one of the first chapters) went on explaining all those things mixing and mashing and mangling each other. Is there a key or chart online that separates and organizes all these "parties" into understandable guidelines?
I would look but i don't want to run into any spoilers.
I know there's a Brothe Empire, and The Brotherhood of War, but i can never tell if they are related to each other, or if the Brotherhood of War is related to the Patriarchy, or if the Brothe Empire is. And is the Patriarchy the Episcopals? And then there's the "false" Patriarch.
I know the Sha-lug are the army of Dreanger.
I get the Arnhanders, the Andorayans and Antieux all mixed up. I don't know the difference between The Connec or Antieux, or if they're the same thing, or if one is a province and the other is a city within the province, or if they are opposing nations, or if i'm mistaking that for the Arnhanders.
And then there's Firaldia and Sonsa.
Khaurene and Calzir.
There's Sublime and Immaculate, and Peter of the Navaya.
I mix up the Cologni's with the Bruglioni's.
There's Blackboots and his Empire, but then i thought he was leader of the Pirates.
I have no clue who the Pramans are and how they fit.
I think Chaldarean is a general term for the main religion, as the word "Christian" is to "Lutheran" or "Pentecostal" or "Anglican", etc..., but i don't know if that's even right.
I think Brother Candle and his Seekers After Light are what are referred to as the Maysaleans, but again sometimes it sounds like they're separate.
Then this also puzzles me ( Shagot and Svavar spoilersCollapse ).
I also still don't really understand how al-Sul Halaladin, or the Kaif fit into any of this either.
Does anybody have it straight, or are you all as mind-boggled as i am?
I am loving the story once it gets onto personal levels with Else and Shagot and Svavar and stuff. Just all the political and religious factioning mixed with the myriad of place names and random people names are quite overwhelming!
Does anybody know of a place that has all these groups and peoples listed and organized in a way that we can understand who is who, who likes who and who hates who, and all that?