food and themes, the image shows Reese's Cup Sundae as served at Ivanhoe's Drive-In, Upland, Indiana.)
Texts that are historical in the Technic History timeline are fictional in our timeline. Narratives written in Planha by Hloch, in Anglic by Vance Hall or in a later human language by Donvar Ayeghen are rendered into English for our benefit. Thus, the title of a fully qualified member of the Polesotechnic League becomes variously "Master Merchant," "Master Trader" or "Master Polesotechnician."
David Falkayn converses with Rebo Legnor's-Child, Marchwarden of Gilrigor, and Juan Hernandez converses with Tokonnen Undassa's-child, chief of the Elassi Clan. Thus, even on different continents, each of the Ivanhoans has a personal name, a patronymic and a title, associated respectively with a place and a tribe.
We first see David Falkayn as a teen-aged apprentice in danger of his life among leonine Ivanhoans and we first see Dominic Flandry as a teen-aged Ensign in danger of his life among Starkadian Tigeries.