Tiweln's Redeemer, Nature's Lady

Young Adult, Fantasy

’Neath stem and petal the baby lies;

Earth and nature are her ties;

She determines if good lives or dies;

After her sacrifice evil flies.

 

At birth she was abandoned, at sixteen she was found, as an elf she discovered her power, and as Kiem’s chosen she has to save her world. Found and raised by a kind farmer, Alernoa, an elfin princess, grew up as Genevia, a peasant girl raised in a humble cabin on a small island. When Frelati, a mysterious elf, arrives at their farm, he reveals her unknown past, illuminates the present chaos in their world, and gives her an ultimatum. How was she to know that her parents had been captured by Fezam and imprisoned in the dungeons of Azol? Yet she was supposed to free them before Fezam took complete control over the land of Tiweln and brought everything under his evil rule? That’s what Frelati expects, and he intends to see it happen because he was sent by the king and queen to find her and will not let them down.

 

Before they can reach Azol, however, they must make a treacherous journey from the pixie islands to the dwarf undergrounds, across the nomad desert of Suta and through the forests of the shapeshifters. Fezam’s soldiers await them at every turn, but Genevia and Frelati also find friends on their path, friends that are ready to see Fezam’s reign come to an end. But how can a small, undisciplined group outwit Fezam’s forces and overthrow his reign? All hope rests on Alernoa. She is Tiweln’s Redeemer: Nature’s Lady.

Pronunciations

I know my fictional names can be a bit challenging, so below is a list of pronunciations.

The stressed syllables are in all caps and bolded.

Characters are in BLUE, places are in GREEN, creatures are in RED, and others are in YELLOW.

  • Alernoa: uh-LAIR-know-uh

  • Aloyas: uh-LOW-yuhs(rhymes with fuss)

  • Aman: A-man

  • Asben: AS-been

  • Azol: ah-SOUL

  • Cinnaca: SIN-eh-cuh

  • Dayze: DAYS

  • Dolsiyot: DOLE-see-yaught

  • Domt: DAHM-tuh(clip the last bit)

  • Dreda: DRAY-duh

  • Drisgal: DRISS-gull

  • Effid: EH-fid(like the end of aphid)

  • Enema: in-EE-muh

  • Fapim: FAH-pim(rhymes with limb)

  • Fezam: fay-SAHM

  • Franick: FRAW(rhymes with draw)-knick

  • Fredish: FRAY-dish

  • Frelati: fray-LA-tea

  • Genevia: gin-A-vee-uh

  • Gessup: jeh-SUP

  • Gocyo: GAWK-ee-oh

  • Gomaca: go-MAH-cuh

  • Gurrunck: ger(beginning of girl)-UNK(rhymes with funk)

  • Hapal: huh-PAUL

  • Imaemaroza: EE-may-ee-muh-rose-uh

  • Kauli: CAW-lee

  • Kiem: key-AIM

  • Kiom: key-OME(beginning of omen)

  • Lazaf: la-ZAHF

  • Lefnode: LEF-no-d

  • Lela: LAY-luh

  • Lenaia: lin(rhymes with pin)-A-uh

  • Lonyi: LAWN-yee

  • Meufa: may-OO-fuh

  • Nalofré: neigh-low-FRAY

  • Nelkig: NELL-kig(rhymes with pig)

  • Nolem: KNOW-limb

  • Ocacek: OH-kuh-sec(beginning of second)

  • Omhemalam: ahm-HIM-uh-limb

  • Omsin: AHM-sin

  • Pilloop: pill-OOP

  • Quinsnap: QUIN(rhymes with pin)-snap

  • Reyulicos: ray-YOU-li(beginning of lick)-cos(beginning of coast)

  • Sallus: SAUL-us

  • Suta: SUE-tuh

  • Tiweln: tie-WELL-nuh(clip the last bit)

  • Traynord: TRAY-nord(rhymes with bored)

  • Treenix: TREE-knicks

  • Ulbig: UHL(beginning of ulcer)-big

  • Wefleca: WEH-fleck-uh

  • Wilksom Olem: WILK(rhymes with milk)-sum oh-limb

  • Xeenos: ZEE-knowse(rhymes with close)

  • Yappés: ya(beginning of yawn)-PES(beginning of pest)

  • Yima Olem: YEE-muh oh-limb

  • Yinafet: YIN-uh-fet(rhymes with pet)

  • Yuldos: YULE-dose

Song

(on page 154)
The translation from Alzam (language of the elves) to Welnish (or English for us) will follow.

 

Ikam gsa wiif gi fezal juocl,
Fuhs na gi Ien wagomegoim,
Rli na gi Ien hera sezam,
Is, keh na gi Meufa.


ICK-ahm gi (g sounds like "shhh", i like ick)-SAW WE-eef GI (like beginning of gsa) FAY-sul (beginning of sulk) jew (j sounds like "shhh")-OH-cul (beginning of cult),

FOOZE GNAW GI e-AIN (like aim with an n) wah-GO-me-go-eem,

RLI (like shortening really) NA GI IEN HAIR-uh SAY-sahm,

EECE (rhymes with fleece) KAY NA GI may-OO-fuh.

 

Open the door to travel quickly,

Rush me to my destination,

Fly me to my safe haven,

Oh, pass me to Meufa.

 

This last word, Meufa, is the name of a continent that is the homeland of the elves. This word can be replaced with any place that the reciter wishes to visit. For my purposes, I generally replace Meufa with "my homeland", which is "Ien sezalem" in Alzam.

 
 

Map of Tiweln

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