|Junai Dodeka †|
|Years of Service|
|Died||463 HE (during Raka Rebellion)|
|Grandparents||Ochobu Dodeka †|
|Parents|| Ulasim Dodeka †|
Unnamed mother †
|Affiliation|| Raka Conspiracy|
|Tortallan Universe character|
|First Appeared||Trickster's Choice|
|Last Appeared||Trickster's Queen|
Junai Dodeka (pronounced JOO-nigh doe-DEHK-ah) was a raka commoner of the Copper Isles. She was the only child of the late Ulasim Dodeka, and a grandchild of Ochobu Dodeka, the mage of Pohon. She died in 463 HE during the raka rebellion, like her father and grandmother.
Junai was raised in Pohon, a village made up of entirely raka people located on Lombyn Island near Tanair, holdings that belonged to the Temaida family before Sarugani Temaida married Mequen Balitang. She was raised as a warrior, as the raka of old used to train their women as well as their men to be warriors. She perfected a staff fighting style involving two long blades on either end. She had a close relationship with her paternal grandmother, Ochobu, one that continued into her adult life.
Assigned a charge
After Kyprioth confirmed that Aly Homewood was not a Crown spy, Junai was assigned to be her bodyguard. At first they clashed, but they formed a tentative friendship. Junai spoke with her grandmother when Aly made it clear that there should be a mage stationed at Tanair, in case of attacks and plots. She arranged the meeting between Aly and Ochobu, and was amused when it did not go well at first. She doesn't hate luarin as her grandmother does, though she doesn't fully trust all of them.
Return to the capital
Junai accompanied the remaining Balitangs when they were officially pardoned by the prince and princess regent. She became one of Aly's main spy pack over the winter, and took up the duty in Rajmuat. She accompanied Aly and Dovasary around as a body guard.
She died during the raka rebellion.