Daughter of a cruel and powerful Undine, Elana is nothing
like her father. She is honest and quiet, but also strong.
She has distanced herself from her father and spends most
of her time alone by the river or with her close friends
Ricket and Brond.
Torz (Lah-too Torz)
Elana’s father is the general of the Northern Undine
Army, arguably the strongest army in the water domain.
Ruthless and cunning, he cares only about his work and
his position within the realm of the Jinn of water. He
is as powerful a politician as he is a warrior and mage.
He is a feared man.
Kune (Pah-ron Koon)
Paran is a Undine sellsword that lends his services only
to the Ifrit. He hunts his own people for profit and is
seen as the worst kind of enemy to all Undine. He is cold,
professional, and quiet relying as much on his devious
plots as he does his sword arm.
Avatis is the son of the southern most General of the
Undine military. Unlike his father he is kind and honest,
and cares a great deal for every soldier under his command.
He is a loyal warrior to his people and his lands, and
truly believes that they can do good in the world once
they can win the war and regain their lands and rule the
other races. He truly believes war to be the correct path
to peace, but he does want peace and the war to be ended.
Also known as Songbird, Aculeo was a member of the famed
assassins of the Tannerine, or ‘blue blade’.
They were powerful tools of the government until the council
deemed them dishonest and marked them for death. This
was around the time the council became less corrupt itself
and made better decisions such as freeing their slaves
and giving aid to the low class citizens. The undine were
finally deciding to lead by example, and somehow worked
into this ‘example’ was the slaying of the
entire Tannerine order and the burning of their tower
to the ground.
Little more is known about the Tannerine order as their
books and cloaks were burned, and their swords melted
down. No one is entirely sure why they were marked for
death rather than just disbanded, but regardless of all
of this Songbird somehow survived.
He now lives his remaining days working for Latu Torz
in secret, and keeping as low a profile as he can.
Tuditanu was a sculptor in the city of Undine city of
Celp before the Ifrit destroyed it. The city wasn’t
as good a strategic point as the Ifrit had hoped, and
they gave up trying to hold it. The Undine never tried
to revive Celp, so it remains forever a ruined land, and
Tuditanu’s home. He and his stone guardian reside
there alone, waiting for old age to take him.
He helped Capp and Jasper tremendously by setting Jasper’s
broken arm and hurt shoulder, and mending Capp’s
and his dog’s wounds, regardless of the fact they
were from the kingdom that destroyed his home.
Tybalt is an undine member of Marias. He prides himself
a ladies man and lays claims to his conquering of many
a female body over the years. Other than his obvious shortcomings,
he isn’t such a bad guy. Just a bit shallow and
maybe a tad more in love with himself than he should be.
A charming, playful Ifrit with no responsibilities or
family ties, Rook is well-rounded and resourceful. He
cares nothing for war or the ambitions of the Jinn of
flame. For fun, he joined a band of harmless thieves who
live similar lives in hopes for good times, however things
got a little out of control.
He also has these dreams, but that is another topic all
Jasper is the leader of a small group of thieves. He is
a strong and honest, and enjoys jokes and making light
of serious situations. He always tries to do the right
thing and doesn’t always realize the respect and
admiration the other members have for him. He acts as
if he's everyone's big brother.
Something bad happened to him in the past, but no one
has ever braved asking him about it directly.
Distracted and usually relaxed, Capp is an Ifrit who often
doesn’t know what’s going on. He jokes constantly,
but unlike his friend Jasper, he doesn’t realize
the seriousness of situations: he’s always far too
calm and often under-reacts. He has a close friend that
goes by the name of 'Hoice'.
Mr. Calmber is a political figure in the domain of fire
with a secret penchant for committing evil deeds. He wears
a smile easily, hiding his cruelty behind his kind facade.
He possesses great influence and power within the Jinn
of flame’s realm and isn’t afraid to get his
hands dirty as long as he can hide it. It is a secret
to the public, but he's quite mad.
Ratt (Vin-eth Rat)
Vineth was the last mercenary hired by the Noxia to slay
the white serpent living in the western mountains. The
serpent had stolen a religous artifact from the Noxia
and they demanded the items return. The beast had previously
dispatched entire squads of hired mercs, but Ratt promised
he could do the job single-handedly.
No one is sure how he did it, but two weeks later he
returned with the amulet, and wounds on his arm and chest.
He mended well, almost without a mark, causing many to
wonder if the legends were true. It is said the person
who slays the last living white serpent gains powers divine
in nature. Whether or not this is the case is unknown
to all save Ratt himself.
Sadat is a man of his word and always does what he is
hired to do. He has only worked for a few employers throughout
his career, but none of them were once unhappy with his
loyalty and skill. He separates himself from his work
in a very interesting way in order to keep from bringing
his work home to his family.
Tacklebox is the apprentice of The Shaman. He met The
Shaman through Sadat after being saved by Sadat from a
gang of Mop Tops. He feels he owes everything to Sadat
for him having saved his life.
The Shaman is fairly shrouded in mystery and manages to
keep it that way. Quite a task in a city were nothing
is secret. Even with his abilities to cure the sick and
foresee the future, he still remains open to the highest
bidder and lives a life without remorse. He is simply
a mercenary with the powers of a blessed saint. His personal
motives are as much a mystery as he is himself.
Eganzi is second in command in the crew of Marias. They
are traveling story tellers, performers, magicians, and
traders. They live on the move and avoid conflict as best
as they can.
Eganzi is from the Ifrit city of Erigison and has worked
hard to avoid being a part of the war efforts of the Ifrit
nation. He is a powerful illusionist but chooses to only
use his abilities for entertainment whenever possible.
Calicoe is the leader of Marias’ crew and an all
around good guy. He is serious when he needs to be, and
laid back when he needs to be. He knows how to talk to
people, and works very hard to always, always, keep a
cool head. His original home is Spair, the crater city
and birthplace of the first wolf.
Mercutio is a nice guy who fled from his home to avoid
the Ifrit draft. He has been a member of Marias ever since.
Brond is one of the few Golems that can be seen outside
of the Rustlands. He works with the northern General in
the Undine military, Latu Torz and has developed a friendship
with his daughter.
Brond does not like the Undine military nor does he
care for their tactics and how they treat people, however
in the case of the Golems, they had to choose a side between
the Undine and the Ifrit, and they simply choose the lesser
of the two evils. Brond has a kind heart, but all are
shocked when they see him on the battlefield and few are
comfortable in his presence afterwards.
Ricket is a Quation, a race of amphibious people who were
once enslaved by the undine. Even though their race has
been deemed free and is no longer property to be owned,
they are still treated as such and are still ‘employed’
for the undesirable jobs such as cleaning, cooking, and
Ricket is a close friend of Elana and Brond, and he has
a small pet dubbed ‘Gwi’. He is meek, and
kind, and would be lost without Elana to watch out for
Phobos is a Mantikleth, a race of insect like beings from
a dark underground forest. Some believe them to be very
distantly related to the Khul. Phobos is a skilled swordsman
and archer and travels with Marias’ troop as a bodyguard
The Three Muses
You know when someone has written on a page, and they
make a mistake, so then they try to erase the text but
it only smears and remains, only half legible. Well, the
Book of the World is no different. And when Shilreth was
written into it, they attempted to erase him afterwards,
realizing their mistake. But he only smudged, and remained
Marias is an atamus snail who also doubles as a home for
a crew of traveling gypsies. They have constructed several
buildings on his shell and use him as a mode of travel
from city to city. They get a free ride, and in return,
Marias gets all the protection he needs. Marias is the
largest atamas snail ever recorded.
Hoice once belonged to Mr. Calmbler as a guard dog, however
when Rook, Capp, and Japser stole the pot given to him
by the emperor, Hoice chased Rook and friends back to
their home. He's been running with them ever since and
has especially developed a bond with Capp.
Gwi is Ricket's companion and the two are rarely seen
apart. He is a water sprite, and his true home lies beneath
the cool running water of any creek or stream. It is very
common for Quations to have water sprites as pets.