The following are the characters in the Inheritance cycle, in alphabetical order with their respective species. If you want more information on the character, then please read its main page.
Briam was a dragon who lived during the time of the Dragon Riders.
Belgabad was the largest dragon in existence at the time Doru Araeba fell.
Cuaroc was a dragon who lived during the time of the Dragon Riders and was killed during the Fall, but survied in Eldunarí, which was magically linked with a specially-constructed artificial body, allowing the Dragon to control it as his own. He was a guardian of the Vault of Souls and protected Dragon Eldunarí and eggs as a fighter. After the fall of Galbatorix, Cuaroc sailed with Eragon, Saphira and other Eldunarí.
Eridor was one of the many dragons that lived during the days of the Dragon Riders. In Eldest, Eridor was said to be the "king of the wild dragons". He was also known as Vanilor's successor, possibly his son.
Firnen was a green male dragon bonded to Arya. He hatched at the end of Inheritance soon after the Rider War. His mental voice was very deep, even deeper than Glaedr's. He was temporary mate of Saphira before she left Alagaësia with Eragon and Eldunarí.
Glaedr was a male golden dragon. His Dragon Rider was Oromis. Although Glaedr was a strong and rather large dragon, (Saphira said herself that he was three times bigger than she was), he was disabled - his left foreleg was severed, leaving a white stump in place. Both Glaedr and his Rider had remained in hiding in Du Weldenvarden, before he was killed by Thorn in Brisingr. Glaedr gave his Eldunarí to Eragon, where his consciousness resides after his death.
Gretiem was a dragon that lived during the time of the Dragon Riders.
Ingothold was the name of a male dragon that lived during the time of the Dragon Riders.
Jarnunvösk was Galbatorix's first dragon. She died when Galbatorix was still a young Dragon Rider. He went on a trip into the Spine with other Riders who, like him, were overconfident in their abilities. While they traversed the mountain range, a group of Urgals ambushed them, killing Galbatorix's companions. Jarnunvösk was fatally wounded by an arrow to the heart.
Jura was a male dragon that fought in the Dragon War. This name was mentioned in the list of names that Brom gave Eragon as suggestions for names for Saphira.
Lenora was the name of a female dragon that was in the list of names Brom gave to Eragon as a guideline for a name for Saphira.
Miremel was a brown female dragon. It is likely that she perished during the Dragon War.
Morzan's dragon Edit
Morzan's dragon was the dragon bonded to Morzan of the Forsworn. The name of Morzan's dragon is unknown, due to the fact that the dragons of the Dragon Riders banished all of the Forsworn's dragons names, but it is likely that his or her color was red, due to the color of the sword, Zar'roc. Not much is known of this dragon, except for the fact that it died when Brom killed Morzan.
Ohen (also called Ohen the Strong) was a great black dragon during the time of the Dragon Riders.
Opheila was a female dragon that lived during the time of the Dragon Riders and fought in the Dragon War. This name was mentioned in the list of names by Brom.
Roslarb was a dragon that lived during the time of the Dragon Riders. This name was mentioned while Brom was giving Eragon a list of names for Saphira.
Saphira II, also known as Flametongue by the Urgals, and Saphira Bjartskular by the elves, was a blue female dragon. She was bonded to Eragon as her Dragon Rider after her egg was rescued by the Varden's agents from Galbatorix, who wanted to subdue her with her Rider alive to create a new generation of his Dragons, because she was the last female dragon currently known during the era of the Rider War. She was a very good flier among other Dragons and was able to kill Lethrblaka without being harmed and effectively fight many times with Thorn who was bigger and stronger than hers. After the war she sailed away from Alagaësia with Eragon and Eldunarí to unexplored eastern lands to find a safe place for raising and training the new generation of Dragons and their Riders.
Saphira I Edit
Shruikan was a black male dragon unnaturally bonded to Galbatorix. He was thought to be the only dragon who survived the Fall of the Dragon Riders (not including the Forsworn's dragons), because Galbatorix and the Forsworn killed all other dragons. The dragon was raised with Galbatorix's magic to unnaturally big size for his age and during the time of the Rider War one century-old Shruikan was much bigger than eight centuries-old Glaedr. In Inheritance he was killed by Arya in Galbatorix's throne room.
Thorn was a red male dragon bonded to Murtagh. He hatched for his Rider at the begining of the Rider War in the Galbatorix's castle where both were forced by the king to swear an oath of allegiance to him and had to serve the Empire against their will. He fought against Saphira many times and also killed Glaedr's body with help of Galbatorix. However during the final confrontation he eventually turned against the King and his Dragon and helped Saphira to fight with a gigantic Shruikan. After the end of the war he flew away with his Rider to the north.
Umaroth was a white male dragon bonded to Vrael. He was killed by Galbatorix and Shruikan during the Battle at Doru Araeba, but his soul survived in Eldunarí in the Vault of Souls. He helped Eragon to confront Galbatorix and his Eldunarí and later sailed with them away from Alagaesia.
Valdr was a male dragon who lived during the time of the Dragon Riders and was killed during the Fall but his soul survived as Eldunarí in the Vault of Souls. He was one of the most ancient Eldunarí in the Vault of Souls.
Vervada was a wild female dragon and mother of Saphira. She was killed in battle.
Anhûin was the former leader of the Dûrgrimst Az Sweldn rak Anhûin. Anhûin's clan were formerly the richest and oldest of the ancient dwarf clans before the Fall. They lived in the western portion of the Beor Mountains and volunteered their strongest warriors in Vrael's service. Those warriors were destroyed in Urû'baen by the Forsworn and Galbatorix. The surviving clan members were Anhûin and her guards. Anhûin later died of grief, and her guards took the name Az Swelden rak Anhûin (the Tears of Anhûin).
Dûrok Ornthrond Edit
Dûrok Ornthrond was the dwarf who carved Isidar Mithrim. It took him fifty-seven years to carve it, and after he was done, he fell dead. Because of the time he spent carving it, his wife left him, but Dûrok did not mind, as he wanted to finish the gem. Dûrok lived in the Age of Herran.
Gannel was the dwarf priest who tutored Eragon in the dwarf customs after he was invited to be a part of Dûrgrimst Ingeitum. Although Gannel was very old, he was an expert at fighting. Gannel was also the clan chief of Dûrgrimst Quan.
Glumra was a dwarven deep dweller. She was the mother of Kvistor.
Hrothgar was the forty-second dwarf king, the leader controlling the thirteen dwarf clans. He held this position for more than a century, and was considered ancient even by the dwarves. As king, he was directly in charge of the Dûrgrimst Ingeitum, and simultaneously ruled the twelve other clans, although he also gave jurisdiction to leaders under him. In Eldest he was killed by Murtagh.
Hvedra was a female dwarf of the Dûrgrimst Ingeitum. She was engaged to Orik and they intended to get married in the spring. However, they had to push back the marriage so that Orik could comply with Hrothgar's order to accompany Eragon to Du Weldenvarden. She was the granddaughter of Vardrûn, and the daughter of Thorgerd One-eye and Himinglada. Hvedra is described to be very pretty, with rosy cheeks and pale white calves.
Kaga was a king of the dwarves. He was killed by a novice swordsdwarf when he tripped on a rock.
Kiefna Long-nose Edit
Kiefna Long-nose was a bladesmith of Dûrgrimst Ingeitum who had achieved great renown. He was the maker of the daggers used in the attempt on Eragon's life by Az Sweldn rak Anhûin.
Kvîstor was a dwarf who was Eragon's guide during his time in Tronjheim when the council was trying to decide who would become Hrothgar's successor. He was killed while defending Eragon against assassins.
Orik was a male dwarf, the son of Thrifk and of Hrothgar's youngest sister. He was a member of the Dûrgrimst Ingeitum, the clan of smiths, an ally and foster brother of Eragon, and became the new king of the dwarves.
Orik's Mother Edit
Orik's mother was the wife of Thrifk. She died of the pox, when Orik was still of young age. She was also Hrothgar's sister.
Orm Bloodaxe Edit
Shrrgnien was a dwarf who, as a member of the guard sent by Ûndin, accompanied Eragon on part of his journey to Du Weldenvarden. Eragon considered Shrrgnien's name unpronounceable, although he was told that it meant "Wolfheart". He owned Ascûdgamln, or fists of steel.
Thorgerd One-eye Edit
Thorgerd One-eye was the father of Hvedra and father-in-law of Orik.
Thorv was the main guard to Ûndin. Thorv was, according to Ûndin, his best man. Thorv was the lead guardian and traveler with Eragon, Saphira, Arya and Orik.
Thrifk was the father of Orik, and Hrothgar's brother-in-law. He and Orik's mother died of the pox when Orik was still young.
Vermund was the leader of Dûrgrimst Az Sweldn rak Anhûin. His clan was banished from the country, so he was not allowed to vote for the forty-third dwarf king. He also led or started a resistance against Eragon by trying to have him assassinated.
Anurin was an elf and the leader of the Dragon Riders during the time of King Palancar. He convinced the ruling elven monarch, Queen Tarmunora, to incorporate humans into the pact between the elves and dragons, thereafter enabling humans to become Riders. He also helped create the city of Doru Araeba.
Arva was an elf and a Dragon Rider. He was the brother of Naudra, and the owner of Támerlein. His dragon's name is unknown, although it is known that it was green. When Galbatorix and the Forsworn attacked Ilirea, Arva and the other Dragon Riders attempted to defend it. He and his dragon were defeated and mortally injured by Kialandí and her dragon. Before he died, Arva gave his sword, Támerlein, to his sister. She used it to defend herself from the Forsworn and fled the city with another Dragon Rider. Naudra later died from her injuries. Támerlein was kept as a treasure by her mate, Fiolr Valtharos.
Arya Dröttningu Edit
Arya was a female elf, dragon rider and the daughter of Queen Islanzadí and her mate, King Evandar, and is therefore a princess. Arya is described stunningly beautiful, with long wavey raven-black hair, large slanted green eyes and a scent of crushed pine needles. She was also a master with the sword, the bow and an expert magic user. It is known that Eragon had feelings for her, it is also known in the end that Arya had slight feelings towards Eragon. When Islanzadi died, Arya became Queen of the Elves and Dragon Rider bonded to a green dragon named Firnen.
Bellaen du Hljödhr Edit
Blödhgarm was one of the elven spellcasters sent to protect Eragon and was proficient in magic. He had the fang of the wolf, the pelt of a forest cat, and the eye of the eagle, and a musk that attracts females, which probably was an unwanted side-effect. His mother was Ildrid.
Däthedr was a male elf who lived in Ellesméra.
Dellanir was a queen of the elves during the reign of King Palancar and when humans were integrated into the pact between elves and dragons. She later resigned to devote her life to the study of magic.
Evandar Könungr Edit
Evandar Könungr (or King Evandar) was the king of the elven race for four hundred years, until he was slain during the Fall of the Dragon Riders by either Galbatorix or one of the Forsworn. He was the mate of the Queen Islanzadí and the sire of Arya.
Eragon (Not the main character in the book) was the first dragon rider after finding an abandoned dragon egg and ending the war between the Elves and Dragons.
Fäolin was a male elf and one of Arya's two guards/companions while transporting Saphira's egg. He was supposedly killed during the Mission in Du Weldenvarden. It is also suspected that Arya and Fäolin had romantic feelings for each other.
Fiolr Valtharos Edit
Fiolr Valtharos was an elf, the mate of Naudra, and the head of House Valtharos. He was also the owner of Támerlein. When Eragon came to test the sword, he found he wasn't able to use it, much to Fiolr's relief.
Gilderien the Wise Edit
Gilderien the Wise was the Prince of the House of Miolandra, wielder of the White Flame of Vándil, and the guardian of Ellesméra since the war between the dragons and elves. No one was allowed to enter Ellesméra without his permission. Gilderien the Wise permitted Eragon, Arya, Saphira, Orik, Lifaen, Narí, and their six elven horses to enter Ellesméra.
Glenwing was a male elf, and was one of Arya's companions on the Mission in Du Weldenvarden. It is known that Glenwing loved birds. Along with Fäolin, Glenwing was killed in an ambush set by Durza and a company of Urgals trying to steal Saphira's egg back for Galbatorix.
Ildrid the Beautiful Edit
Islanzadí Dröttning was the elven queen at the time of the Dragon War and Rider War, having ascended the throne following the death of her mate, Evandar. She is the mother of Arya and was the ruler during Eragon's time. She was killed in the Battle of Urû'baen by lord Barst.
Lifaen was an elf that accompanied Eragon to Ellesméra. He had dark hair, narrowed shoulders and slim, strong arms. He was also very good at playing the reed pipes.
Ládin was an elven natural philosopher who presumably lived years before Eragon's time. Ládin developed the theory of a vacuum. King Orrin confirmed this theory by creating and proving the existence of a vacuum, invalidating Vacher's theories and proving Ládin correct.
Maerzadí was an elf who received a peek into the future. It showed that he would kill his son. In an effort to save his son, he killed himself, saving his son, and showing that the future is not predesignated.
Narí was one of the two elves who guarded Ceris and left their posts in order to accompany Eragon, Arya, and Orik to Ellesméra. He was a warrior with silver hair and a good singing voice. On their journey, Narí solved Eragon's dwarven puzzle ring in moments, a feat Eragon himself was unable to do until having his senses and strength sharpened a hundredfold at the Blood-Oath Celebration.
Naudra was an elf, the sister of Arva and the mate of Fiolr. She lived in Ilirea, alongside her brother (who was a Dragon Rider), when the Forsworn attacked the city. When her brother was fatally injured by Kialandi, he gave his sword Támerlein to Naudra. She fought her way out of the city, and returned to Du Weldenvarden, where she later died of her wounds.
Nëya was one of the two elven caretakers who danced on the third night of the Agaetí Blödhren. She, with her twin sister, Iduna healed Eragon of his scar and altered his appearance, reactions and strength.
Oromis, known as Osthato Chetowä, The Mourning Sage, and Togira Ikonoka, the-Cripple-Who-Is-Whole, was an elf and a Dragon Rider who trained Brom, Morzan and later Eragon. He was a philosopher and a logician, and was bonded to a gold male dragon named Glaedr. Oromis was later killed by Murtagh and Galbatorix.
Rhunön was the elven smith who made all Rider's swords during the Dragon Rider era, making each of them not only very powerful, but also beautiful. As a rule, she made the blade match the color of the Rider's dragon. She later vowed to never make another sword again after Galbatorix gained power and destroyed all the swords she had forged. Even after Brom begged her to replace the sword he had lost in the Dragon War, Rhunön kept her promise. Rhunön was credited as the "most skilled smith in the world", even better than the dwarves.
Tarmunora was the queen of the elves when the pact between the elves and the dragons was formed.
Vanir was a powerful elven warrior and magician who lived in Ellesméra. He was the sparring partner of Eragon when Oromis declared that he would practice swordmanship with another elf for the duration of his studies.
Vrael was the last leader of the Dragon Riders prior to their downfall. He was killed by Galbatorix.
Albriech was one of Horst's two sons; his brother was Baldor. After the destruction of Garrow's home, Albriech wanted to pursue the Ra'zac, but Horst considered that to be both foolish and dangerous. Instead, Albriech and Baldor were dispatched to inform Roran of Garrow's death.
Angela was a witch and a herbalist. Therefore, she knew complex spells and a lot about the ancient language. She owned a shop in the city of Teirm, but wanted to go to the center of action, so she joined the Varden, then spent most of her time with the rebels in Farthen Dûr and in Surda. She was often accompanied by a werecat named Solembum, who had an odd affection for her. Some speculate that Angela was not human for her ways were crooked and mysterious.
Bardrick was a villager of Carvahall. He was killed in the Battle of Carvahall.
Lord Barst was an imperial aristocrat highly loyal to king Galbatorix and a general of the Imperial Army. He conducted the defense of Urû'baen and had a Dragon Eldunarí given by the king, that provided him elf-like strength, speed and magic shield and allowed him to kill multiple enemies simultaneously. During the battle he killed queen Islanzadí and many elves, Varden and werecats. However Roran ordered to attack him with multiple trebuchets that broke his defence and during the fight with him broke his Eldunarí that exploded and killed him.
Bartram was the master blacksmith before Horst in Carvahall and trained Horst to become a smith. However, Bartram was not able to complete Horst's blacksmith training because he died when Horst was fifteen, leaving Horst one year from completing his apprenticeship. Horst later met a man named Kelton in Ceunon who finished his training.
Birgit was the wife of Quimby and mother to Nolfavrell. Her husband was killed by Imperial soldiers. She blamed Roran for her husband's fate and vowed to take vengeance on him after hunting down the Ra'zac first. She spoke for Katrina during her marriage to Roran.
Brom was a former Dragon Rider and father of Eragon. After the death of his Dragon named Saphira during the Fall of the Dragon Riders he organized a rebel forces against the Empire known as Varden and killed many Forsworn, including his former friend Morzan. He also helped the Varden to steal a blue dragon egg from Galbatorix. Later he settled in Carvahall as a storyteller to watch for his secret son Eragon and temporarily hide from the Empire waiting for a new Rider. After he discovered that Eragon became a Rider he accompanied him in his mission to find and kill the Ra'zac, training him and Saphira during their travel. However, the Ra'zac outwitted them and he was killed by them protecting Eragon.
Carn was a spellcaster who was placed in Roran's company of Varden soldiers. They later became good friends. Carn wasn't a particularly powerful spellcaster, but he compensated for this through his ability to make clever incantations and easily sneak into people's minds. He was killed by imperial spellcaster in Inheritance.
Clovis was the owner of several barges in Narda. He was forced to give Roran and the people of Carvahall his barges so that they could sail down to Teirm. He had a daughter named Galina and a wife living in Narda. He also attempted to kill Roran with a belay pin to avoid traveling to Teirm, but failed.
Dahwar was King Orrin's seneschal. Shortly before the Battle of The Burning Plains, he meets Eragon and Saphira outside of Borromeo Castle and provides them with supplies and directions to the Burning Plains.
Dempton was a miller from Therinsford. His millstones were worn out, and Therinsford's miller was not skilled enough to make new ones, so he went to Carvahall to order a new set. He hired Roran as a helping hand in his mill while passing through Carvahall.
Deynor was a leader of the Varden. He had enlisted The Twins into the Varden. Aside from this, nothing is known about his life or contributions to the Varden. Upon his death, he was succeeded by Ajihad.
Dormnad was an agent of the Varden who lived in Gil'ead. After meeting with Murtagh, he agreed to lead Eragon to the Varden. However, before he could help him, Eragon was captured by Urgals and given over to Durza.
Drail was an assassin who served the Empire. He was a member of the Black Hand, the secret network of Imperial spies located in Surda. In Eldest, Drail attempted to assassinate Nasuada with a metal dart. This attempt was foiled by Elva, who shoved Nasuada out of the way at the last second. Nasuada then sent Trianna, along with other members of Du Vrangr Gata, to capture Drail. He committed suicide with magic when his mind was breached by Trianna and the other magicians.
Elva was a baby girl whose guardian asked Eragon to bless her. Saphira touched her brow, leaving a silver star upon her forehead. However, Eragon mistakenly cursed her instead of blessing her because he did not have a firm grasp on the Ancient Language at the time. His "blessing" caused Elva to feel pain from others' misfortunes, often causing her to try and save them from that pain. In Brisingr, Eragon managed to cure her by letting her ignore the others' pain.
Eragon Bromsson Edit
Eragon (also known as Eragon Shadeslayer and Firesword) was the main protagonist in the Inheritance Cycle. He was the son of Brom and Selena and also had a cousin named Roran, whom he declared his true brother. Murtagh was his half-brother seeing as Selena sneaked away from Morzan to have Eragon with Brom. However she left him with her brother Garrow, who raised him with his own son Roran. At the age of fifteen Eragon became a Dragon Rider bonded with a blue female dragon named Saphira. Soon after that two Ra'zac sent by the Empire to capture him and his dragon killed his uncle, so he had to leave Carvahall with Saphira and Brom due to threat from the Empire. He was trained by Dragon Riders Brom and later Oromis, and despite his short time of training he became a powerful swordsman and spellcaster during the year, partially because he was magically transfigurated into elf-human hybrid during the Blood-Oath Celebration. He also was able to use non-verbal magic spells that allowed him to defeat Galbatorix despite that the king knew the Name of Names and was more powerful magician and warrior than him. Finally he sailed away from Alagaësia with Saphira and Eldunarí to eastern lands to found a safe place for rising and training Dragons and their Riders.
Edric was captain of a mission where Roran was serving as second-in-command. Edric ordered Roran and another soldier, Sand, to rush in, but when Edric and his squad failed, Roran didn't charge, and won by tricking the soldiers and killing 193 enemy soldiers by himself. However, Roran had disobeyed Edric's orders, so he was relinquished from command and had to surrender his weapons and tend to the horses. Once they returned, Nasuada made sure that Edric was no longer a captain, as she told Roran.
Sagabato-no Inapashunna Fadawar was the chief of one of the nomadic, dark-skinned human tribes that supported the Varden. He was also Nasuada's cousin on her mother's side. After the Battle of The Burning Plains, he spoke for all of the nomadic tribes of Nasuada's kinsmen to ask for positions of leadership in the Varden. Nasuada refused, saying that the tribes had contributed very little to the Varden, and she couldn't give such positions simply because Fadawar and the others were related to her. Fadawar was enraged and challenged Nasuada for the right to lead the Varden by the Trial of the Long Knives. He lost this trial, and by doing so, he lost the right to lead his own tribe, which Nasuada restored herself. Nasuada's success also ensured that more people saw her as a good leader, including Elessari.
Farica was the handmaiden of Nasuada, and was described as an old woman.
Farold was a human who lived in Carvahall. He died in the Battle of Carvahall.
Fredric was the male human weaponsmaster of Tronjheim. He was described to have an untidy beard and rather muscular. He also wore a set of ox-hide armor and had a very long two-handed sword which was "about as long as Eragon's body". Fredric had a strong dislike for The Twins, perhaps due to his inherent distrust of magic. Later, after Eragon's return from Helgrind, he assisted Eragon in getting a new sword to replace Zar'roc, which he had lost in the Battle of The Burning Plains.
Galbatorix was the king of the Empire. Once a Dragon Rider, he eventually turned against the order and brought about their downfall, believing they had caused the death of his first dragon. He made a rebellious and brutal group, the Forsworn, and then established the Empire. He was Eragon's main antagonist, and had a black dragon named Shruikan, whom he forced to obey him with black magic. Using the power of multiple Eldunarí he became the most powerful magician in Alagaësia. Being too presumptuous, he didn't participated in the Rider War directly or used his dragon, and prefered to act through his servants until the final confrontation. He was a first person who discovered the Name of Names and used it to create a strong spells against the Varden and prevent of using Ancient Language to create a spells. However Eragon used a non-verbal Empathy Spell that forced him to understand and feel all the emotions and pain he had invoked in others since he was born, and being unable to suffer any more and stop this effect, he eventually committed a suicide by exploding his body into a annihilation-like explosion.
Galina was the daughter of Clovis, the owner of several barges in Narda.
Garner was a human who lived in Carvahall. He died in the Battle of Carvahall.
Garrow Cadocsson Edit
Garrow Cadocsson was a male human. He was the father of Roran, the uncle of Eragon and Murtagh, the brother of Selena, the son of Cadoc, and the late Marian's husband. Eragon lived with him until Saphira hatched. Garrow was attacked by the Ra'zac, and later died of his injuries, while the Ra'zac were looking for Saphira's egg.
Garven was the captain of the Nighthawks. He was also the one chosen to probe the minds of the twelve elves who came with Blödhgarm to protect Eragon. He came out of this experience changed, as no normal human can come out of contact with an elves' mind and remain unscathed. It is unlikely that Garven can use magic.
Ged was a villager from Carvahall who died during the Battle of Carvahall.
Gedric was the tanner of the village of Carvahall. Eragon stole three ox hides from Gedric prior to his departure from Carvahall with Brom and Saphira. He used them to make a saddle for Saphira. Eragon later repaid Gedric by giving him a small sphere of gold.
Gertrude was the healer in Carvahall. She was the one that tended to Garrow and Eragon after the villagers found them after the destruction of the farm. However, even with her abilities, she was unable to save Garrow. She later tended to the wounded during the Battle of Carvahall, Roran's mutilated shoulder, and traveled with him to Surda and The Burning Plains.
Greta was the faithful caretaker of Elva. While in Farthen Dûr, she demanded that Eragon bless her charge. When the Varden left Farthen Dûr to set up camp in Surda, Greta continued to care for Elva there. When Eragon cures Elva after she deserts Greta, she begs Eragon to take care of her.
Haeg was a human sorcerer who lived in the Hadarac Desert. He rescued the wandering orphan, Carsaib, and took him as an apprentice, teaching him how to use spirits. Haeg was later killed by bandits; Carsaib tried to use his knowledge of sorcery to exact revenge, but instead was possessed by the spirits he summoned and became the Shade known as Durza.
Hale was a villager of Carvahall. He was killed in the Battle of Carvahall.
Harwin was a male human guard who, by mistake, shot arrows at Eragon and Saphira because he thought that they were the enemy. It is known that all of his arrows had white lines on them.
Hefring was the name of the thief who stole Saphira's egg. It is still unknown if he is alive or dead, although it is likely he is dead, as Morzan found him and retrieved the egg. He fled north because of the interference caused by the eldunari inside the vault of souls.
Helen was a female human. She was the wife of Jeod. Their relationship was an unhappy one; it was often disrupted due to Jeod's business problems, and, because of that, they were constantly arguing with each other. They eventually made up, however, and decided to start anew when Roran and the rest of Carvahall arrived at Teirm. Together, they planned their journey to Surda to seek the Varden and escape the Empire.
Horst was a blacksmith of the village of Carvahall. He was a friend of Eragon and Roran. He was married to Elain and had two sons, Albriech and Baldor. Horst was also one of the villagers who traveled with Roran to Surda and joined the Varden, becoming a blacksmith there.
Ismira Katrinasdaughter Edit
Ivor was a farmer who lived in Carvahall.
Jeod Longshanks Edit
Jeod Longshanks was a male human. He was a member of the Varden and was a close friend of Brom. He was married to Helen, and was one of the few people in Alagaësia to own a copy of the Domia abr Wyrda which he gave to Eragon.
Jörmundur was a member of the Varden. He was Ajihad's right-hand man, mostly dealing with military matters (a role he continued during Nasuada's tenure). He was also a member of the Council of Elders, and acted as an intermediary to Ajihad for them.
Katrina was a villager from Carvahall. Her father was Sloan and her mother was Ismira. She was in love with Roran, traveling with him to Surda and eventually marrying him after becoming pregnant with his child.
Kelton was the blacksmith who finished Horst's training to become a smith. Horst considered Kelton a vile old man, but skilled at what he did. According to Horst, by the time his training with Kelton was finished, he did not know whether to thank him or curse him. Horst met Kelton in Ceunon.
Larkin was a former king of the country of Surda. His son, Orrin, succeeded him to the throne after his death. He was visited by a young Nasuada before the war against Galbatorix.
Loring lived in Carvahall as a shoemaker, caring for three sons. When Roran and Katrina announced that they were engaged, he advised Roran that while they would all rather have the Ra'zac leave them alone, it was something to be grateful for that they had gotten engaged at that moment, since they would be forgotten amid the rest of the excitement instead of being gossiped about for months. He was a hot-tempered man, who passionately hoped Carvahall would agree to wipe out the soldiers during the siege of Carvahall. After the bulk of Carvahall crossed the Spine and reached Narda, he accompanied Roran, Horst, Gertrude, and others into Narda to seek transport to Teirm.
Mandel was the son of Byrd and Felda. He was the oldest of their children. After his father was murdered by Sloan, he traveled with the other villagers to Surda. Along the way, they took Clovis' barges from Narda. While traveling on the barges, he played dice with the sailors and lost food. Roran, after learning about the matter, warned him about his unhealthy habit. Later, Roran gave him the task of delivering the news of their departure to Surda with Jeod.
Marcus Tábor Edit
Marcus Tábor was the lord of Dras-Leona. He abused his power, however, and for the first time in nearly ten years, King Galbatorix left the capital city of Urû'baen to put an end to Tábor's rule. Coincidentally, his visit was very close to the time Eragon and Brom were in Dras-Leona, searching for the Ra'zac. The result of this visit is unknown.
Marian was the wife of Garrow and mother of Roran. Garrow was responsible for raising their nephew, Eragon, as well as their son after Marian's death. Selena was the mother of Eragon and left him in their care. Eragon was disappointed, later in life, to learn that Marian was not his actual mother. Marian died some time prior to the finding of Saphira's egg.
Martin was a man whom Eragon and Brom met in the Green Chestnut bar in Teirm. Brom was trying to bribe the bartender, Gareth, to tell him where Jeod lived when Martin interrupted and told Brom where Jeod lived without requiring a bribe. It is known that Martin made a living guarding ships against pirates.
Martland Redbeard Edit
Martland Redbeard was a commander in the Varden during the time of the Rider War. He was the disposed Earl of Thun. He led a troop of Varden warriors that included Roran against the Empire. In a bloody skirmish, one of the Laughing Dead, that was thought to be dead, flipped over and dismembered Martland's left hand. Nasuada considered making Redbeard an adviser, which was supported by Jörmundur.
Melkolf was one of the villagers of Carvahall. He died in the Battle of Carvahall.
Merlock was a member of the Traders who generally visited Carvahall every year. He specialized in trinkets and pieces of jewelry. It was he to whom Eragon went to try to sell and identify Saphira's egg in Eragon. Merlock told them that the "stone" was hollow and that there might be other people who would like to spend their money on items like this. However, Merlock did not buy the egg because he said he didn't know the value and didn't want to spend the time looking for someone who might want to buy it.
Morn was the man who owned the Seven Sheaves, the tavern in Carvahall. He was described as having a face that looked like he had rested it on a grinding wheel, because the bottom half of his face was short and mashed. He was married to a woman named Tara. He knew Quimby and was upset when he was killed. He left Carvahall with Roran to go to Surda, and brought the remainder of his beer and mead with him.
Morzan was a Dragon Rider and the first and last of the Forsworn that served Galbatorix. He was the husband of Selena, the wielder of Zar'roc, and the father of Murtagh. He became the greatest of all the Empire's supporters. Although he does not make a physical appearance in the books (having been killed by Brom long before they started), his legacy has a lasting impact on Eragon's quest.
Murtagh Morzan's son was a male human who championed the cause of the Empire. He was the son of Selena and Morzan, the man who betrayed the Dragon Riders to Galbatorix and helped destroy them all. He was the elder of Selena's two children (the other child was Eragon) and the only one of whom who was born legitimately. He accompanied Eragon and Saphira on their way to Farthen Dûr, but later he was captured by the twins and through the knowledge of his true name by Galbatorix he was forced to swear an oath in the Ancient Language to serve the Empire, also becoming a Dragon Rider bonded to a red male dragon named Thorn. Later he confronted Eragon and Saphira several times and also killed Oromis and Glaedr under Galbatorix's control, and also captured Nasuada. However, in the final confrontation due to change of his true name he was able to turn against the king and helped Eragon to defeat him. Later he flew away with Thorn to a northern lands.
Nasuada was the daughter of Ajihad, and the leader of the Varden after his death. She later became the High Queen of Alagaësia.
Nelda was Brom's mother, Holcomb's wife, and Eragon's grandmother.
Nolfavrell was the son of Birgit and Quimby, who was killed by the Ra'zac when they invaded. In the Battle of Carvahall, Nolfavrell proved to Roran that he was a capable warrior by killing one of the Imperial soldiers with a dagger. He escaped, along with the rest of Carvahall, to Surda with his family.
Ostrec was Horst's father.
Parr was a villager from Carvahall. He fought in the Battle of Carvahall and was one of the men killed by the Ra'zac.
Quimby was a brewer in Carvahall. He was Birgit's husband and Nolfavrell's father. When some Imperial soldiers started to argue over should be served first while in Morn's Tavern, he tried to break it up and was hit by a pitcher from behind, dying instantly. His body was then captured and eaten by the Ra'zac.
Risthart was the lord of Teirm before and during the Rider War.
Roran Garrowsson, nicknamed Roran Stronghammer, is the cousin of both Eragon and Murtagh, as well as the son of Garrow. He is about two years older than Eragon, but they were so close that they considered each other brothers. After the Ra'zac appeared in Carvahall he tried to defend of the village, but failed due to betrayal of Sloan. After Ra'zac captured his girlfriend Katrina and Sloan, he leaded an escape of the villagers to the Varden. He rescued Katrina with help of Eragon and Saphira and soon married her. He started to serve Nasuada and became a powerful warrior, who fought heroically in many operations. After the war Nasuada gave him the earldom of Palancar Valley. He returned to Carvahall with his wife and daughter to rebuild the village and build his own catle after a farewell with his cousin.
Sabrae was a female human member of the Council of Elders.
Sardson was a human soldier sent as part of a force under the Ra'zac's command to capture Carvahall. At some point during the siege of Carvahall, Sardson was presumably eaten by the Ra'zac.
Sefton was a swordsman in the Varden. He was injured in the Battle of The Burning Plains and died soon afterward.
Selena, also called the Black Hand, was a female human, wife, spy and assistant of Morzan, and also the sister of Garrow and the mother of the Dragon Riders Murtagh and Eragon. She originally lived in Carvahall before she fell in love with Morzan and moved to his catle, becoming his main spy. However after her husband showed cruelty to their son Murtagh, she secretly fell in love with Brom and started to support Varden. After giving birth to Eragon Bromsson in Carvahall during her mission, she returned without him, only to die soon after.
Sloan Aldensson was the human male town butcher in Eragon's home village of Carvahall. He was the husband of the late Ismira and the father of Katrina.
Tara was Morn's wife. They owned the Seven Sheaves, which was the tavern in Carvahall.
Tathal was a human groom who gets in fight with Dahwar.
Tornac was a servant and skilled swordsman who taught Murtagh the art of swordplay and dueling. He was killed attempting to escape with Murtagh from Urû'baen. In honor of his mentor, Murtagh gave the name 'Tornac' to his gray warhorse.
Trevor was a resident of Daret encountered by Eragon and Brom, and an ex-soldier of the Imperial army. Because of his experience in Galbatorix's army the villagers selected Trevor to lead their defenses. By the time Eragon and Brom arrived, they had already repulsed several individual Urgals. Trevor was discouraged by the news of Yazuac's destruction, and asked Brom to spread the word of their plight when they reached Teirm. It is unknown if Brom remembered his request, or if Trevor and the people of Daret survived the Urgal raids.
The Twins Edit
The Twins were twin brothers that had no names and that served as head of the Du Vrangr Gata for the Varden. They were the strongest Magic users that the Varden had, and were in charge of examining peoples' minds for deception when they came to the Varden. The Twins were spies for Galbatorix. They were killed in battle by Roran Stronghammer.
Ulhart was a member of the Varden and Martland Redbeard's right hand man while he was a captain.
Umérth was a member of the Council of Elders. He was a tall human male.
Uthar was the main sailor of Jeod's merchant fleet.
Vacher was a natural philosopher who contested Ládin's theory of a vacuum and presumably lived years before Eragon's time. Years later, King Orrin would invalidate his theories by successfully creating a vacuum, proving Ládin correct.
Weldon was chosen by Brom as the leader of the Varden.
Wyglif was a villager from Carvahall. He died in the Battle of Carvahall.
Birka (horse) Edit
Blagden (raven) Edit
Blagden was a white raven who lived in Ellesméra. Blagden saved the life of the elven king, Evandar, when he lost his balance and his sword during a duel with an Urgal. He pecked out the Urgal's eyes before it could strike. The elf king then blessed the raven with intelligence and long life, but the spell had other unintended effects; Blagden could sense the future and always spoke in riddles. His feathers also turned white. He speaks to Eragon in Eldest.
Brugh (horse) Edit
Brugh was one of Garrow's horses in Carvahall.
Cadoc (horse) Edit
Cadoc was a horse that Eragon purchased from Haberth in Therinsford. Eragon named the animal "Cadoc", after his grandfather. He rode the horse during his travels with Brom. After Brom's death, Eragon sold Cadoc and took Snowfire as his own. This horse was the first other creature that Eragon touched his mind to other than Saphira.
Dazhgra (Urgal) Edit
Durza (Shade) Edit
Durza (born as the human Carsaib) was a Shade in the service of Galbatorix. He was one of Eragon's primary adversaries. He was one of two Shades in Alagaësia during Eragon's time; the other was Varaug. Durza was killed by Eragon, who thus earned the name Shadeslayer.
Folkvír (horse) Edit
Formora (Rider) Edit
Garzhvog (Urgal) Edit
Gildintor (horse) Edit
Gildintor was said by Brom to be the greatest steed of legend. When Brom bought Snowfire in Therinsford he said, "I will treat him as if he had been sired by Gildintor, the greatest steed of legend.
Grimrr Halfpaw (werecat) Edit
'Grimrr Halfpaw, also known as Lord of the Lonely Places, Ruler of the Night Reaches and He Who Walks Alone, was a king of the werecats during the Rider War. Grimrr offered the Varden help in the King Cat chapter of Inheritance. He also disliked Angela very much because she previosly teunted at him with a magic spell.
Heslant the Monk Edit
Heslant the Monk was the author of the Domia abr Wyrda (Dominance of Fate), a complete chronicle of the history of Alagaësia, starting from the time the elves landed in Alagaësia to ending a few decades before Eragon's time. The book was declared blasphemous, and was banned by the Empire. Heslant was declared a heretic and was executed by being burned at the stake. Helsant was also a member of a secretive sect near Kuasta that believes all knowledge is sacred. The sect seeks to record everything for a time when they believe an unspecified cataclysm will destroy all civilizations in Alagaësia.
Irnstad was a Dragon Rider that lived sometime before Galbatorix's reign. He was one of only four beings to slay a Shade and live to tell the tale, the other three being Laetri the elf, Eragon and Arya. Irnstad's race and gender is never mentioned in the books.
Khagra (Urgal) Edit
Khagra was an Urgal who's mind was searched by Eragon for evidence of treachery against the Varden.
Kialandí (Rider) Edit
Kialandí was a female member of the Forsworn.
Lorga (snake) Edit
Lorga was Trianna's familiar and protector. He was a golden replica of a serpent with large ruby eyes, whom Trianna brought to life through magic by blowing upon him, and saying "Sé orúm thornessa hávr sharjalví lífs", which means, "May this serpent have life's movement". Trianna used it as she tried to beguile Eragon in his room under Farthen Dûr. She may have been using it to try and hypnotize him as he 'felt as if he were tumbling into (the eyes') fiery depths; he could not look away no matter how hard he tried'.
Maud (werecat) Edit
Shadowhunter (werecat) Edit
Skgahgrezh was the brother of Garzhvog. Though he was not a Kull, he was a very accomplished warrior. Garzhvog described him as strong with wide shoulders and long horns. He trusted him to lead the Bolvek tribe while he was accompanying Eragon to meet the dwarves in Brisingr.
Snowfire (horse) Edit
Snowfire was a magnificent white stallion, purchased by Brom in Therinsford. Although Haberth, Snowfire's owner, was hesitant to part with him, Brom promised to treat the animal "as if he had been sired by Gildintor, the greatest steed of legend". Reluctantly, Haberth agreed to sell Snowfire for two hundred crowns.
Solembum (werecat) Edit
Solembum was a werecat with shaggy black fur and eyes of varying color, the companion of Angela the herbalist. His human appearance is that of a boy with shaggy black hair. While in his human form, he was often seen wielding a black dagger. He befriended Eragon in Teirm and later aided Eragon's quest on more than one occasion. He was present at the Battle of Farthen Dûr and the Battle of The Burning Plains.
Tornac (horse) Edit
Tornac was Murtagh's gray war horse, whom was named after Murtagh's mentor while in Urû'baen.
Varaug (Shade) Edit
Yarbog (Urgal) Edit
Yarbog was an Urgal ram who challenged Roran for control of the company during a raid in Brisingr. When Roran defeated him, he asked Roran to kill him, but Roran told him it was not his role if he was going to die.