Southron refers to things of southern Rathillien, including its inhabitants, their language, and even their culture.
- Main article: Southron (language)
- Jame makes reference to Southron standards of politeness in Karkinor.
- Jame calls the barges that go down the River Tardy to Hurlen Southron.
- The phenomena of water returning to the Great Salt Sea is called a Southron phenomenon.
- Jame references Graykin's peculiarity as possible Southron customs.
- Brier calls scythe-arms Southron weapons.
- Traders selling goods from the Southern Wastes are called Southron traders.
Kencyr, perhaps only Kendar, who grow up among the Southern Host may be referred to as Southrons; Brier is often referred to as such. Their skins are much darker than Riverlanders; this may reflect the Kendar adaptability to the world they live on, which Highborn do not appear to have.
In Seeker's Mask, Brier is also referred to as a Southie several times, as well as a Southron. This term is not used in the later books.
- ↑ Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 9: The Haunted Palace" — "Under her mask, Lyra seemed to frown. Direct questions apparently were impolite too, at least by Southron standards,"
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir", VIII — "Going down the Tardy to Hurlen, she had pestered those Southron bargees with so many questions."
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part VI: Mount Alban", I — "Outside its southward facing windows, lightning intermittently lit the storm-maddened Salt Sea, patently no longer dry. […] They had all heard rumors of this rare Southron phenomenon, the alluvial transformation,"
- ↑ To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter IV: Testing", I — "He at least had slept in his underwear—a Southron custom, perhaps."
- ↑ Bound in Blood, "Chapter VI: Blades Unsheathed", I — "Brier handed Jame two scythe-arms shorter than her own. 'Try these. They're Southron weapons,' she added, to explain her own expertise."
- ↑ Honor's Paradox, "Chapter XIX: Challenge", III — "She hadn’t even thought about the fabric that Rue had bought from the Southron traders since the day of the egging."
- ↑ Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 14: Gathering Forces" — "His life had always had a single goal: to gain a real place in the Kencyrath. His Kencyr blood was responsible for that craving. His Southron mother, however, made it very unlikely that he would ever succeed."
- ↑ Dark of the Moon, "Chapter 9: The Haunted Palace" — " 'What do you call a half-Kencyr-half-Southron bastard?' "
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir", IV — " 'If that wretched Southron has done something wrong, I should punish him, not Father.' "
- ↑ To Ride a Rathorn, "Chapter XIX: Darkness at Noon", I — "she laughed, white teeth ablaze in that dark face which seemed bred into some Southron Kendar."
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir", V — " 'D'you mean we've gone through all this for some Southland's mongrel?' "
- ↑ Seeker's Mask, "Part IV: Restormir", VII — "Damn all Highborn anyway, who could jerk her about like… like that Southland's bastard, a puppet on strings."