The soulscape is the collective landscape of the Kencyr soul.[1] Individuals have soul-images that merge into the collective; the author describes this as the "Kencyrath's collective subconscious".[1] Healers and those with similar Shanir abilities can traverse the collective soulscape as well as individual soul-images.

Early on, Jame uses "soulscape" to refer to the soul-image; presumably this is because she is working it out for herself rather than being educated in it.[2]

Each Kencyr house appears to have a collective soulscape which blends into the broader Kencyr soulscape.[3]

The Earth Wife tells Jame the sacred space of Merikit religion (worship of the Four) is Rathillien's native soulscape-equivalent.[4] It appears to be a few steps away from the Kencyr one, and the two can be travelled between.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 To Ride a Rathorn, "Glossary" — "Soulscape: all soul images overlap at some point, forming an interwoven psychic landscape; the Kencyrath's collective subconscious"
  2. Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 16: Blood Rites" — "She had heard of the soul-metaphors used by healers and knew that this was the other's soulscape; but if the bridge was a metaphor, the gaping emptiness beneath it wasn't."
  3. Blood and Ivory: A Tapestry, "Hearts of Woven Shadow" — "Ganth could sense him now […] all his training at full stretch to anchor the Knorth's reeling soulscape. Other wills scattered throughout the fortress joined his, most randon but one above all others so strong that Ganth could see her standing small and gallant at her window overlooking the Moon Garden—his grandmother Kinzi, the Knorth Matriarch."
  4. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XV: Back to the Soulscape"
  5. To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XIX: Darkness at Noon"

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