The government organization, whose control has lasted for centuries, that has a keen eye for anything considered heresy.
Additional Information About The Magisterium
They have confiscated nearly all the Alethiometers in existence
An outcast group, of which has at least 6 communities, that are seemingly made mostly of the poor who live in Oxford, among other places.
1.5: They burn their dead.
The General Oblation Board (Gobblers)
Human traffickers who operate under Mrs. Coulter, with financing from the Magisterium.
In this monarch society, giant polar bears, who appear to be daemons, are actually independent and known to be some of the fiercest warriors around. Yet, they aren’t that highly respected by The Magisterium despite having around 200 members.
In total, there are nine clans of witches of which Serafina is one of the leaders, and Dr. Martin Lanselius often acts as a consul.
The location of His Dark Materials in the beginning, and where we meet The Gyptians, Lyra, and see Jordan College.
Where Lyra was raised, the Master is the head, and Lord Asriel gets his funding from.
A location introduced in 1.4 where Iorik, among many others, are met.
Bolvangar (The Station)
Where the Gobblers experiment on kids.
A world discovered by Lyra and Will, alongside the place they meet, which is primarily barren of adults with children roaming the streets and running the place.
Home of the witch tribes
One of the last towns John Parry, aka Stannilus Grumman was seen.
Terms To Know
Not to be confused with demonic beings, but daemon are connected to their humans in an almost spiritual way. For example, when their human dies, they do as well, and vice versa. Also, like their human goes through puberty and have biological changes, their form changes. Leading to some, like the Gyptians, thinking that when the daemon has settled onto a form, their human is an adult.
Additional Information About Daemons
Their final form is often based on their human partner’s and it seems birds, insects, and reptiles are the most common forms. Though we also see those in the ape family and cat family as well.
A rare item, of which only six exist, which, when presented to Lyra, is said to be able to get the truth.
A substance which is mostly found surrounding adults, but is portrayed as something far more powerful than Lyra is aware of in the series premiere. Also, we’re told by Lyra that it comes from space.
The Magisterium often associates Dust with sin based on their version of Adam and Eve and the assumption that, since Dust is only found in adults, you begin to collect Dust during puberty. However, for Lord Asriel, his interpretation is that Dust is knowledge. Hence his belief that it powers Alethiometers.
How daemons come into play in terms of Dust and sin is that Eve’s daemon is said to settle into its final form after eating the apple, thus why cutting off a person’s daemon was considered one way to keep pure.
The Great Flood
An event that occurred around the time of Lyra’s birth that led to record levels of water around Oxford and the surrounding areas.
The means someone can go from one world to another which requires a great energy expulsion to create. As seen in 1.8.
Monsters that are encountered in 1.6 that are scally and ruthless – but not daemons.
Cloud Pine (2.1)
What allows witches to take flight
Soul sucking beings that exist in Cittagazze and hunt people that are past puberty. Also, they can only be seen by adults.
The Subtle Knife
A 300-year-old knife, made by The Guild, who resided in Cittagazze, that can cut through anything, include dimensions and immortals.
A young girl raised in Jordan College, primarily by the master of the college and a man named Charles. The reason for this is that she is an orphan, after her parents died in an airship accident, and rather than settle down, her uncle, Lord Asriel, claimed Scholastic Sanctuary to give her a home. Now, what does that claim have to do with a school taking in a child, who was but a baby when she arrived? Well, a destiny that is about to unfold.
A renowned explorer and scholar, Lord Asriel has recently come across the discovery of Dust and the possibility it is hiding something in the northern part of the world. Said discovery puts a target on his head and makes it so he is more elusive from Lyra’s life than ever.
Additional Information About Lord Asriel
Daemon is a large cat named Stelmaria.
It is revealed in season 1, episode 2, that he is Lyra’s true father.
Lost land, money, and status due to his affair with Mrs. Coulter.
While the head of Jordan College, an academic institution, he isn’t much for his school being at the forefront of knowledge. He is conservative and very fearful of the Magisterium. Making him someone hard to pin as friend or foe when it comes to Lyra.
A member of St. Sophia College, Mrs. Coulter arrives soon after Lord Asriel leaves and takes a keen interest in Lyra. In fact, she asks her to become her assistant. As for why? Well, that’ll be unraveled soon.
Additional Information About Mrs. Coulter
Daemon is some kind of monkey.
Is Lyra’s mother and she had Lyra during an affair with Asriel which, upon discovery, led to her then husband’s death after Asriel fought him. Leading to her name being tarnished.
Sexism (2.5): Was denied a doctorate by the Magisterium, despite being top of her class, due to being a woman, and was unable to get any of her papers published, unless she was willing to let a man get credit.
The Executive of the Consistorial Court, for the Magisterium, who helps investigate and suppress information that the Magisterium doesn’t want circulating amongst the public. Such as there being other worlds and mirrors to get there.
Additional Information About Carlo Boreal
Daemon is a snake.
1.4: Controls what is considered to be heretic or not.
A member of the Gyptian community who, with his daemon settling onto a final form, has just recently earned the right to be considered a man. However, due to his younger brother Billy being kidnapped, the celebration is cut short.
An armored bear who lost his armour to the Magisterium to pay off a blood debt. However, after Lyra assist him in finding his armor in the cellar of the oratory, and it being revealed he was set up, he decides to join Lyra on her quest.
Dr. Lanselius is a middleman between the witches’ consul and the human world.
Additional Information About Dr. Martin Lanselius
Lineage (2.2): He is the son of a witch, and was born out of wedlock, with most of his childhood spent in the lakes. Once his daemon settled he left home, or rather his mother made him, and he continued his upbringing with his father.
Mrs. Coulter partner who calls himself a king of the north and is currently holding Asriel captive. Which he plans to maintain unless Mrs. Coulter helps him dispose of Iorek and baptize him into the Magisterium – making him the first bear to receive such an honor.
The head of the Lake Enara Clan, a witches consul member, and Farder Coram’s ex.
Additional Information About Serafina
1.4: I a witches consul rep who lives in Fen Country of Eastern Anglia
1.4: Is Queen of Lake Enara Clan
1.4: Had a son with Farder Coram, but it died during an epidemic and his desire to bury the son and leave things be conflicted with her being ready and willing to do whatever she could to take him from death.
1.4: Is the one who spoke the prophecy which rules over Lyra
1.4: Kaisa (David Suchet), a seagull, is her daemon.
Ruta Skadi (Jade Anouka)
A witch who believes there is too much indifference among their kind towards the Magistrate, especially after they kidnap one of their own, Katja, to gather information.