Kencyr kinship distinguishes between blood-kin—distant relatives—and bone-kin—close relatives.[1]


Siblings,[2] half-siblings,[3][4] grandchildren,[5] and first cousins,[6][7] are all examples of blood-kin.


Cousins once removed,[8] and third cousins,[3] are all examples of bone-kin.


  1. To Ride a Rathorn, "Glossary" — "Bone-kin: distant kin, as opposed to blood-kin"
  2. Seeker's Mask, "Part II: Gothregor", VI — " 'It's only the Highlord's sister, his sole surviving blood-kin.' "
  3. 3.0 3.1 Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 3: Old Friends, Old Enemies" — "Tirandys was torn between loyalty to the then-Lord Randir—a third or bone cousin—and Gerridon Highlord, his blood-kin half-brother."
  4. Seeker's Mask, "Part I", III — "In his warped way, Bane had been a friend—and blood-kin."
  5. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 4: First Blood" — "Torisen regarded Donkerri. When Caineron had spoken of having eyes and ears at Tagmeth, had he meant his grandson? It would be like Caldane to use his own blood-kin, and a child at that, as a spy."
  6. Seeker's Mask, "Part I", VI — "Could she really have other surviving kin within the degree of blood—a first cousin,"
  7. Seeker's Mask, "Part VII: Wilden", I — " 'Tieri, your mother, who was also my aunt. And what does that make us?' 'F-first cousins,' he stammered, sitting up, blinking at her. 'Blood-kin.' "
  8. Honor's Paradox, "Chapter II: Winter Solstice", I — "Yes, Vant had been bone-kin, the grandson of her wretched uncle Greshan,"

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