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So remember my whinging and complaining about being Outed and Busted (almost)?  Well, it turns that said suspicious friends have thought I was writing Twilight smut.  Which has led me to ask, and Hev over on NFFR to create, an awesome sig that states:  "It's better if they think you are writing Twilight smut, than know that you are writing in Narnia."  I am thrilled.  Hence the new icon above.  I'm not quite sure how they got there... well, actually I do know, but that was, errr, ahem, I long time ago.

In other news, the timeline went up, which even as I looked at it, I saw tweaks I wanted to make and have desisted from making them.  This is not a tax return or [insert complex document of choice].  I now add the Cast of Characters.


List of Characters – Narnia

 The Palace Guard

Lambert, Wolf, male, mate to Briony, guard to Queen Susan
Briony, Wolf, mate to Lambert, guard to Queen Lucy

Merle, Boarhound, Dog, first guard to King Edmund
Jalur, Tiger, second guard to King Edmund
Dalia, she-Cheetah, first guard to High King Peter
Fooh and Beehn, Cheetahs, sons of Dalia, second guard to High King Peter

Night Guard

Wrasse, Black Leopard, female
Otieno, Leopard, male
Hunfrid, Brown Bear, male

The Army

The General, Gryphon, female
Sir Leszi, Sword Master, Satyr

Master Roblang, Arms Master, Red Dwarf
Eirene, Centauress, soldier, mage


Domestic Staff of Cair Paravel

The Physician, Porcupine, male)
Master Hoberry, Head Housekeeper, Faun, male
Mrs. Furner, Head of Domestic Affairs, Red Dwarfess



Sallowpad, Chief of the Murder of the Narnian Intelligence Service, Raven, male
Lady Willa, Chief of the Mischief of the Narnian Intelligence Service, Rat doe
Master Pliny, Sage, Centaur
Harah, Chayton, Kangee, Sadie, Crows of the Narnian Murder
Jina, Lady Hound, Lead Bitch of the Palace Pack, Assistant and Guard to Banker Morgan, House of Linch
Trice, Eagle, female, mate of Raffe
Raffe, Eagle, male, mate of Trice
Ibiza, Bloodhound, Dog,
Rufus, Hound, Dog
Winkle, Moose, male
Mr. Noll, Evening Housekeeper, Faun, male
Aidan, Foot Soldier, Archenland Infantry, consort to Queen Lucy
Banker Morgan, House of Linch, Narrowhaven, Lone Islands, financial advisor to Narnia, sometime companion of King Edmund

List of Characters -- Spare Oom – The Stone Gryphon Story Cycle


Dr. Richard Russell, ethologist, explorer, married to Dr. Mary Anning and Wangari
Dr. Mary (Wallace) Anning Russell, paleontologist, married to Dr. Richard Russell

Wangari of the Kenya Colony, Kikuyu wife of Dr. Richard Russell
Asim bin Kalil a/ka Abdullah ibn Abbas ibn Muhammad al-Masri, Egyptian, spy, holds rank of Major in branch of British army

Kwong Lee, Hong Kong Colony, wife of Lin Kun, housekeeper and cook, Russell Hall, Oxfordshire
Lin Kun, Hong Kong Colony, husband of Kwong Lee, gardener and housekeeper, Russell Hall
Mr. Patel, Gujarat, India, materials and mechanical engineer

Dr. Copeland, holder of Lindacre Chair in natural history, Oxford

Colonel George Walker-Smythe, intelligence operative, British Embassy, Washington,
Wing Commander Reginald Tebbitt, RAF, on temporary assignment to British Embassy, Washington
Captain David Lowrey, Canadian
Gladys Garner, Canadian, secretary
Guy Hill, British West Indies, driver, assigned to Colonel Walker-Smythe’s office
Agnes, British West Indies, relative of Guy Hill

Others in “Tashbaan”

Tarkheena Lasaraleen, owner/manager of The Daily news crier service with Tarkaan Ahshota.  She is based upon the socialite hostesses and virulently anti-Roosevelt, isolationist newspaper owners/editors of Washington, D.C., including Eleanor (Cissie) Patterson and Evalyn Walsh McLean.

Tarkaan Anradin, editor and owner of The Tattler is based on “muckracker” Drew Pearson, writer of the Merry Go Round gossip column.

Tarkheena Masikah, representative on the Tisroc’s War Council.  She is based upon Congresswoman Clare Booth Luce (R-CT). 




( 14 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 8th, 2010 05:12 pm (UTC)
That is quite a cast list you have, Rth! Even without the Tashbaan "Others", the ones you just made up for Narnia and those in Oxford are enough to manage. :-)

This list is just as impressive as the timeline.
Mar. 8th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
yeah, it kinda adds up. I'm just sort of... hmmm stunned, I suppose?
Mar. 8th, 2010 11:29 pm (UTC)
Twilight smut indeed. *laughs only slightly hysterically*

What a list! *is much impressed* And I love that the General is still simply the Gryphon general, and the Cook the Cook.
Mar. 9th, 2010 08:35 am (UTC)
Yes, and I'm never give a species to Cook or a name to the General.
Mar. 9th, 2010 04:26 am (UTC)
Yippee! This v. cool. Twilight smut, I love it
Mar. 9th, 2010 08:35 am (UTC)
Of all the things, Twilight smut. I'm very amused.
Mar. 9th, 2010 10:37 am (UTC)
I honestly would rather people know I was writing in Narnia--even if they thought I was writing Pevenscest or something equally horrible--than having any sort of association with Twilight.

But that's just me.
Mar. 9th, 2010 11:12 am (UTC)
It's the suspecting versus knowing, and knowing me, the suspecting friends would suspect deliberate sarcasm on my part as well turning the fandom inside out and upside down. More importantly, they can look over there all they want and Never Find Me! MWHAAAA!
Mar. 13th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC)
Quite off topic-- I've added you as a friend after reading your fics on ff.net. I love what you've written (I'm even tempted to reread it all now, not even a week after finishing what's there).
Mar. 13th, 2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Awww, thanks much. I'm just an old lady who has written way too much in the last year. I think I've stumbled over your LJ before... perhaps through Yuletide treasures? I'm a huge Bujold fan myself (Vorkosigan and Chalion, anyway), and you'll see a lot of the Vorkosigan House staff characterizations in my Cair Paravel and Russell House personnel. I think some of Miles may worm its way into my Edmund characterizations and I don't think it's an accident that the rats and crows of the Bastard are in the Narnian Intelligence Service. Some of how Cazaril sees god-light is a bit like Asim bin Kalil (I think).

I adore your icon, btw.

Welcome aboard. Chapter 18 is up on my screen right now. I've got one more scene, so maybe tomorrow.
Mar. 20th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)
Sorry to take so long getting back to you. I'm slow at responding to comments.

The icon is my daughter as she looked about three years ago. The picture was too cute to give up.

It's possible you saw my LJ through Yuletide. I'm not prone to making many comments on the community, but I do sometimes. I've done Yuletide for four or five years now and enjoy it immensely. I like the challenge of writing for fandoms I'd not have thought to otherwise.

I'll keep my eyes open for Bujold borrowings. I can see the ones you mention now that I think about them, but I was sufficiently caught up in your prose not to notice as I read. I like the idea of Edmund as Miles-ish.
Mar. 20th, 2010 06:30 am (UTC)
Hi Ruth, Renata here :)

I just noticed that Mr Patel is from Maharashtra. However, 'Patel' is typically a Gujarati name, not Marathi. I think the name you were looking for was 'Patil' (it's pretty easy to get them mixed up).

A bit too late in the day to let you know, though. Sorry!
Mar. 20th, 2010 08:24 am (UTC)
I'll change the State rather than the name! So, the state of Gujarat? You know, I think we even PM'd about this way back in Part 1 and I just forgot. Thank you Renata!! The name was a homage to a number of Patels I know here through work -- a friend, now gone and several clients. I am becoming very fond of this character (in my head), his confidence and sly wit, so getting his name and background right are important.
Mar. 21st, 2010 09:27 am (UTC)
Yeah, I remember talking to you about Indian food as well. I know only one Patel here, it is as common a name as Jones or Smith in the US. And I admire your attention to detail very much :)
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