This is a large cast play that offers some scope for doubling up on the smaller roles. A number of the roles could also be played by male or female actors with judicious altering of personal pronouns.
(In order of appearance)
Kerna: The Governor of Ajunah Province, a prominent humanitarian and husband to Hendel,
Hendel: Kerna’s wife, consort to the Governor of Ajunah and mother to his two children,
Preta: Kerna’s daughter,
Baru: Kerna’s son,
Docha: Personal servant to Hendel,
Captain: Officer in the High Council’s militia,
Earther: One of the peasant workers on Kerna’s estate,
Militia: Members of the High Council’s forces,
Old Woman: A scheming peasant on the road to Dreipentz,
Jerzy: A slaver,
Slaver: A member of Jerzy’s crew.
Malgortza: A beater in Kanghana, the Rent Collector’s, compound.
Katarzyna: Another beater in Kanghana’s compound,
Jogada: A polisher in Kanghana’s compound,
Oskar: The Headman in Kanghana’s compound,
Kanghana: The Rent Collector in Pandhu Province,
Daria: Kanghana’s daughter,
Entourage: A member of Kanghana’s personal militia,
Lena: A geologue in the service of Kanghana,
Minister: A Chief Minister representing the High Council,
Mickolaj: A slaver at the festival in Sado
Andrzej: A slaver in Sado
Kaja: A young woman and sometime female friend of Andrzej,
Martyna: A young woman from Sado and friend to Nina,
Nina: A young woman out at the festival without her parents’ permission.
Stanis: A slaver and friend of Jerzy,
Jakub: An old man in the service of Kanghana,
Piotr: A fisherman in Sado,
Blazej: Another fisherman in Sado,
1st Soldier: A member of the City Guard in Sado
2nd Soldier: Another member of the City Guard in Sado, The Chamberlain in Sado.
Gardaish: The Chamberlain in Sado
Lilia: One of Gardaish’s concubine,
Magda: Another of Gardaish’s concubine,
Guard: A security guard in Kanghana’s compound,
Shaman: A female warrior monk and member of the Dustbiters, a desert people
2nd Shaman: A female warrior monk and member of the Dustbiters, a desert people
3rd Shaman: A female warrior monk and member of the Dustbiters, a desert people
1st Rider: A member of Kanghana’s mounted militia
2nd Rider: A member of Kanghana’s mounted militia
Principal: Private Secretary to the Patrician of the High Council,
Patrician: The High Master of the High Council,
Lieutenant: Aide-de-Camp of Baru as the Governor of Pandhu Province.