August 12, 2007
Chapter 12 (The Shore in Twilight)
漣 [れん] Ren (ripples), the southwest island kingdom
阿選 [あせん] Asen (flatter + choose)
蒿里 [こうり] Kouri (mugwort + village)
寵臣 [ちょうしん] choushin, a favored retainer; I originally translated it as "favorite son," according to this definition: "A member of a political party who is favored by the party leadership to assume a prominent role." However, considering the prohibition against hereditary monarchy, this could be sufficiently confusing that I went back to "favored retainer."