- Etymology: Big cat
- Born: 10,027 in the land of the Biainili
- Height: 2 m/6'7"
- Weight: 86kg/190 lbs.
- Eyes: Green
- Hair: Dark Brown
- Facial Hair: Trimmed Beard
- Tattoos: None
- Scars: None
- Died: ?
Born in the land of the Biainili, he spent his early childhood learning how to find, knap, and trade obsidian. He was coming home from a trading venture in 10,015 when he witnessed a volcano explosion incinerated his village, killing all the people and with it everything he loved. He spent the next few years wandering from valley to valley trying to find food and avoiding predators. In time he found the villages dotting the Uzzan and Xian seas. There he learned the art of stealing.
Once he was big enough to strike out on his own he left the villages, only returning to them when he had something to trade. Instead he traveled in search of wealth and adventure. He learned to hunt the largest predators of his day, trade with the wandering tribes to the north and south of the Middle Land, and steal.
Recently, he has become entwined with a number of situations and people who have forced him to begin re-evaluating his life.
From Xia he has learned that beauty does not mean an absence of power. Though he won't admit it to himself yet, he pines for her.
The Children of Nelvaa were not human and could not speak, but were clearly more intelligent than his people. He has no idea what to make of them.
Ashwathama is a conundrum. More skilled in the hunt than any man or beast he has ever met, he is as socially versed as a small child.
Pirate, thief, or mercenary, he has always dealt with each group he ran into based on their treatment of him, their capacity, and their wealth. Kediak has never stolen from the poor when he didn't need to, and he has never taken for power. He has also never hesitated to do what he needed to do to help himself along.
- "Kediak of the Biainili"
- "Kediak and the Children of Nelvaa"
- "Lili and the Kim"
- "Kediak and the Coku Clan"
- "Kediak and the Land of the Gizajale"
- "Kediak and the Legend of Ashwathama"
- "Ashwathama and his Dreams"
- "The Cycles of Ashwathama"
- "Kediak the Hunter"
- "Kediak and the Case of the Amethyst Killing"