List of characters
Daughter of Meenakshi and Siva Kannanār.
Daughter of Chieftain Velan, wife of Kumudhan, mother of Aranvendhan.
Son of Aralai and Kumudhan. Father of Piraivalli.
Cart driver to Nambi.
The Supreme Creator, one of the Gods of the Holy Trinity.
A corrupt baron who imprisons Senthālan.
The divine scribe of Yama. Tasked with recording the actions of all sentient beings, which Yama then uses to judge the soul upon death.
A captain in Velan’s tribe.
A fisherman at Nīrmukku who Semmālvarayan chances upon.
Alleged father of Ripunjaya, husband of Pramathi.
Emperor of the three worlds in the First Age, Satya yuga.
A captain in the ūsipadai, trained by Mārthandan.
Right-hand man of Semmālvarayan
Royal priest of at Karkottai, member of the War Council of the Thattān dynasty.
Kuravar tribesman with Velan.
One of Naruksha’s acolytes.
Emperor of Nākalam, husband of Aralai, father of Aranvendhan.
One of Mārthandan’s agents.
An asura turned yamadūta. Brother of Vakrāsura.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Nākalam armies. Close friend of the Thattān family.
Wife of Siva Kannanār, mother of Andal.
Son of Meenakshi and Siva Kannanār. Elder brother of Andal.
Village headman of Malaivāsal, the hometown of Siva Kannanār.
Son of Veni Ammāl and a Thattān general, during the time of Thanmaya Thattān’s rule.
Wife of Aranvendhan, mother of Piraivalli.
One of Yama’s captains.
A dacoit hired by Semmālvarayan.
Prime Minister of the Nākalam empire, close friend to Kumudhan.
Husband of Umayāl Devi.
Son of Seeralan.
Daughter of Nangai and Aranvendhan.
Alleged mother of Ripunjaya.
A forest bandit initially under the employ of Semmālvarayan.
The protagonist, who soul does not accrue karma.
Father of Nithilan, vassal king and ally of the Thattān dynasty.
Warlord of the Verumvayal plains.
Father of Umayāl Devi, founder of the Thattān dynasty.
A rebel leader during Karkottai’s civil war.
A temple priest. Working with Malasāra.
A yamadūta. One of Malasāra’s agents.
Father of Kumudhan, Emperor of Nākalam.
Chancellor at the Thattān court.
Daughter of Senthālan, mother of Thanmayan. Queen of Nākalam.
One of the generals of the Thattān army.
An asura from the First age, brother of Malāsura.
Chieftain of the Kuravar tribe, ally of the Thattān dynasty.
The wife of a Thattān general, during the time of Thanmaya Thattān’s rule. Mother of Nandan.
The God of Death.