Serf and scullery boy to Sir Corcocho Cossa. Son to Julietta and Rhuus, brother to Rando. Ayan dreams of one day winning his freedom from Sir Cossa and becoming a knight. Small in stature, clumsy, obedient, introverted, and a bit of a dreamer, he doesn’t seem like the type to defy the authority figures in his life, much less go on adventures. He’s frequently bullied, not only by his cruel masters the Cossa’s, but also by the village children for being a ‘no-tail,’ a Chirran born without a tail. Upset by the departure of his brother and only confidant, Rando, to St. Clomien’s College for Scholars and Scribes, and depressed by his lack of prospects for the future, he is inspired go in search of his dream when he lays eyes on Mieu Notra, a beautiful sorceress and lady-in-waiting to the Countess of Cortuna.
Princess of Corfu, high priestess of the Cult of Melysa, guardian of the shrine of Cacco, Lady-in-waiting to the Countess of Cortuna. Mieu is an intelligent, strong willed individual that commands elemental, phonokinetic, and psychomantric magics. Her powers are amplified when she plays her lyre, a stringed instrument native to Melyse. When Cacco, Lord of Beasts was kidnapped and enslaved by Deseo DeLasombra, as guardian of the shrine of Cacco, Mieu felt that it was her duty to find Cacco and liberate him. Unable to complete her mission, Mieu left her friends in order to enter the tutelage of her grandmother, Countess Corina Cotillion of Cortuna, a more powerful and experienced sorceress.
Jon is Ayan’s direct cousin on his mother’s side and one of his best friends. Jon’s family is forced to flee to San Marga from their home country of Zinoce when Cacco, under the direction of Deseo DeLasombra, destroys his village while abducting subjects to use in Duke DeLasombra’s taboo experiments. In San Marga Jon becomes close friends with his cousin, Ayan. Jon is the very embodiment of Zinocan masculinity. Besides being physically imposing, he possesses a direct and uncompromising personality. Jon’s first priority is his family, which he defends fiercely. Jon follows his own, personal code of honor. While he might occasionally display rather loose ethics, a healthy contempt for authority, and at times a crude sense of humor, his compassion is great. He never fails to show support for his kinsman even in the darkest of times.
Earon is by far San Marga’s strangest resident. He appears to be moderately wealthy, has no respect for local customs, and dresses as though he were from another world. Smart, but reserved, Earon is a walking contradiction. He seems to constantly vacillate between being the voice of reason and the harbinger of chaos. He seems preternaturally wise, but also fragile, needing an ever-flowing supply of medicine just to keep from constantly sneezing. He’s so full of anxiety that he never goes anywhere without his worry stone.