This page contains all the main characters in How Best to Use a Sword–all the POV characters and their significant other(s) from the main and side stories. You can find the major characters from the Other Boys and the one-off Histories here!
Owen: Formerly a helping hand at the inn ran by his parents, Owen heard that a princess had been kidnapped by a dragon and ran off to save her with nothing but a head full of stories and a body full of hormones. Thankfully he managed to find a sword and armour before he managed to find a dragon, which he slew and rescued the…prince. But now he’s dating Prince Gavin, on an epic journey with him, and finally earning his dream to be a knight in shining armour (actually, it doesn’t shine so much as gleam). You can read Owen’s full character profile here!
Gavin: Prince of the kingdom of Dolovai, Gavin ven Sancte was less than impressed when he was abducted by a dragon from his castle (also less than surprised, he’s the first to admit he’s prettier than his sister). Fortunately Owen rescued him, so he could get away from that annoyance and have fun exploring the world–and do a lot of good for it while he’s at it, more than he can cooped up in a castle for all his life. You can read Gavin’s full character profile here!
Ron: After leaving home to get away from his neglectful father, Ron joined a mercenary band for all of ten months before he decided to go off on his own to rescue some children he’d heard had been kidnapped by a woods witch…then he got stuck in the wrong witch’s garden and ended up being his servant for a year. Which, hey, turns out that’s not as bad as it sounds, especially since he really likes following orders and really, really likes the witch giving them. Ron is Owen’s cousin. You can read Ron’s full character profile here!
James: A witch who was perfectly fine living by himself in the woods, thank you very much, James can’t pretend not to enjoy having Ron (to order) around. He’s lived by himself since an incident when he was younger when his family tore itself in half, and barely sees his grandmother, his cousins or his aunt, or the centaurs and faeries he shares the woods with. But James is in possession of a powerful magical stone that puts him in the centre of a lot of global events he’d rather not be anywhere near, so staying alone in his house with Ron probably isn’t in his near future, sadly for him. You can read James’s full character profile here!
Cal: Cal’s a professional treasure hunter who did quite well for himself and his partners travelling around the world and looting artefacts to sell to the highest bidder. He still does quite well at that, but now he’s also learned that he’s the reincarnation of some guy named Nathen, who might be God, and a lot of people who seem to know what they’re talking about seem to think he’s going to destroy the world. So that sucks. You can read Cal’s full character profile here!
Wes: One of Cal’s partners, both professional and romantic, Wes is the muscle of their outfit, looking like he was born to hold a battleaxe. Wes is the son of a single mother from up north and joined Cal to make something of himself after his mom died. He’s the one member of their team who could claim to being a totally mundane guy, at least until recent events left him with fur, a tail and the ability to walk through walls and levitate. You can read Wes’s full character profile here!
Mick: The team mage, Mick was always the shier of the three, but that didn’t stop him from joining the romantic relationship when it began with Wes and Cal–in fact, it was his idea. Mick was a magical anomaly even before recent transformations gave him powers, tattoos and weird bulbs on his body, which was why he left the mages’ academy as early as he could and joined Cal on impulse, with no plan except that he didn’t want to be stationary. Now he spends most of his time worrying that something is going to kill or kidnap his boyfriend, but that’s fine, he’s happy that way. You can read Mick’s full character profile here!
Sully: Joining Cal’s team as a petty thief who’d decided to be less petty (in his thievery, at least), Sully later revealed that he’s a demon and that in fact, he wasn’t really any less petty for it. Luckily Cal, Wes and Mick like him anyway (for some reason), and Sully’s joined their team and relationship as a permanent member. Sully’s been around the block for about four thousand years and has recently had a falling out with his demon friends over the issue of whether or not to kill his new boyfriend. You can read Sully’s full character profile here!
Isaac: The chosen one of prophecy (maybe), the only thing Isaac wants to be less than the chosen one of prophecy is straight. Isaac has never met a boy he didn’t like, and has never been afraid to express that. He’s been polyamorous since about five minutes after he became sexually active and he’s perfectly happy with that, though he has started to collect boyfriends in addition to sex partners of late. Isaac’s family raises dogs, which might be the only thing he likes more than cute boys. You can read Isaac’s full character profile here!
Nicholas: The chosen one of prophecy (maybe), the only thing Nicholas might want to be more than the chosen one of prophecy is an adventuring mercenary. Nicholas didn’t get along with Isaac at first, seeing him as irresponsible and also in the way of what he’d been told was his destiny, but they’re good friends (with benefits) these days. He really, sincerely used to think he was straight until he met Isaac. You can read Nicholas’s full character profile here!
Peter: The chosen one of prophecy (maybe), Peter doesn’t really have an opinion about being the chosen one of prophecy except that it’s inconvenient on the one hand and will royally piss of his priestly parents on the other. His mother is the recently elected High Presbyter, and Peter has nothing against her except that she and Peter’s dad disowned him upon finding he was a mage. Peter is learning a lot about himself thanks to dating Isaac and is pretty happy to be embracing his own polyamorous side at his boyfriend’s encouragement. You can read Peter’s full character profile here!
Jacob: A mysterious, roguish and debonair thief (just ask him), Jacob is definitely not the chosen one of prophecy, but he’d be good at it if he were. He works for a noble named Dominic in various capacities mostly related to larceny, but accidentally found himself smitten with Isaac and wound up dating him and later Peter, who he bonded with at an orgy. Jacob’s family is scattered across the world and has a tendency to pop up wherever important stuff is happening. You can read Jacob’s full character profile here!
Pax: A former thief turned sailor thanks to a small stowing away incident that he doesn’t like to talk about, Pax thinks that it’s worked out pretty okay since he’s now acting first mate on a ship and has a boyfriend who is the actual first mate Nate. Loquacious and opinionated, Pax is only those first two things because he’s right all the time and grows frustrated when people don’t recognize it. He’s currently on a quest to vanquish the boyfriend-stealing Sea King. Pax is Jacob’s younger brother (in fact, Pax is the youngest of his siblings, but he’ll never admit that), and no longer works for Dominic after a falling out involving Dominic screwing him over rather callously. You can read Pax’s full character profile here!
Nate: The first mate on Pax’s ship and son of the captain, Nate never had much patience for stowaways until he fell in love with one. Nate grew up on the ship, in fact he was born on one, and even losing his dad and his first girlfriend to the ocean hasn’t changed his love for it. He’s happy to listen to Pax’s stories and very good at bringing Pax back down to earth (well, sea) when he gets going a bit too much. Nate is currently on a leave of absence from his first mate duties while he inhabits a medallion. You can read Nate’s full character profile here!
Edwin: Leaving his small hometown near the mountains, Edwin enrolled in the knights’ training school and was made a squire, following in the footsteps of his brother Erik. Edwin isn’t really the most into the idea of being a knight, but unfortunately the world has other ideas for him, because he’s both good at it and keeps ending up in the centre of important things, like Prince Gavin’s retinue of bodyguards. You can read Edwin’s full character profile here!
Erik: Erik never wanted to be a knight either, but here he is in the order anyway, and with the little brother he thought he’d left behind as his squire. The only think Erik wants in life more than to see Edwin safe and healthy and successful is to see Edwin his, and that’s a tension that he just doesn’t really know how to live with at the moment, because he’s increasingly sure that those can’t be the same thing. You can read Erik’s full character profile here!
Sam: The son of the infamous and evil Sorcerer King Solomon, Sam spent his childhood learning how to be an extremely unlovable ball of rage bundled around a core of emotional repression and wrapped in a veneer of sadism. And it worked! Or at least he’s pretty sure it did. Sam has a habit of torturing and maiming people he likes, which is probably why he kept Henry alive when he landed in Sam’s dungeon. He’s learning in spite himself that there are other ways to go about being the evil sorcerer he was born to be, though. You can read Sam’s full character profile here!
Henry: The only surviving member of the destroyed House Arkhewer, Henry went on an epic quest to kill the Sorcerer King, avenge his family and free his home from the clutches of evil. And failed, and got stuck in the dungeon with the king’s evil son to torment him. Fortunately, Henry’s more resourceful than he seems and Sam likes him, so once that dungeon door opens, the mind games begin and it’s not always clear who’s playing, who’s setting the rules or, most importantly, who’s winning. You can read Henry’s full character profile here!
Daniel: A slave in a society in which slavery is legal, Daniel knows he has no rights or status except as the property of his Master. He knows that, but he sometimes forgets to demonstrate it. Theodore’s house is a prison for him and no matter how much the other slaves are his friends and no matter how much he accidentally likes Theodore, he’s determined this isn’t going to be his whole life. You can read Daniel’s full character profile here!
Theodore: A rich, self-made investor, Theodore’s wealth lets him be involved in a number of global affairs, and also affords him several slaves. The system of slavery makes Theodore’s attraction to young boys acceptable and he takes full advantage of that, treating his boys as well as he can, but still expecting them in his bed. Daniel poses an interesting challenge for Theodore, one he’s not sure he can overcome. You can read Theodore’s full character profile here!
Greg: Greg is an old acquaintance of Daniel’s, one who was bought and sold at the same time as he was. Unlike Daniel, Greg wasn’t sold to a master who was inclined to treat him well, and though he’s changed hands again, Greg’s history isn’t going to leave him alone so readily, though now that he’s run away and met a very generous family, he might have a chance. You can read Greg’s full character profile here!
Franz: Prince of the southern kingdom of Kyaine, Franz DiGorre has come north to Dolovai to marry Princess Gabrielle as part of a trade agreement between their two kingdoms. Franz can’t pretend that it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to him, but he’s got his companion and his dog with him and when he stumbles into a mystery amidst the court intrigue of the north, the family Franz has built is his first and best support. You can read Franz’s full character profile here!
Boey: Companion to Prince Franz, both of them will tell you that Boey is his better half. He manages Franz’s affairs and growing household, and even though he’s Franz’s first love and sexual partner, he’s the main one making sure that Franz marries Gabrielle like he’s supposed to. Most of Boey’s work is behind the scenes of what Franz is doing, and he’s okay with that as long as Franz is successful. You can read Boey’s full character profile here!
Gabrielle: Gabrielle ven Sancte is the crown princess of Dolovai and heir to her father’s throne. She’s also Sir Gabrielle, anointed knight of the kingdom’s vaunted order, mostly because her brother Gavin was a hapless child who needed protecting. Honestly she was grateful when she found out that her fiance had a boyfriend on the side–saves her a lot of effort. She likes Franz a lot more than she thought she would, which is good since they’re going to marry and all. You can read Gabrielle’s full character profile here!
Travis: An orphan from a small village near the mountains, Travis set off on an epic quest one day to do the impossible: befriend a dragon. Somehow he actually managed that without getting eaten, meeting a dragon named Joey by chance in a cave and changing his life forever, especially after a friend became a boyfriend and they had to leave the mountains to travel the world and have adventures. You can read Travis’s full character profile here!
Joey: A dragon who has the misfortune of being stuck in a smaller form, unable to transform into a proper reptilian body, Joey has mostly survived in the merciless dragon world through the uncharacteristic protectiveness of his sire and his best friend. That changes when his sire kicks him out to kidnap a prince, then gets killed for his trouble. Joey met Travis during that time and rapidly decided that he’d found the only treasure he cared to have, and the two went off until Joey was strong enough to live properly among other dragons. For his part, Joey mostly just wants wings. You can read Joey’s full character profile here!
Cordelia: Companion to Kyaine’s queen Francesca DiGorre, Cordelia DeThane is a politician despite herself and would very much like it if people could stop vying for power that isn’t theirs at such a troubled time for the kingdom. Fortunately aside from the queen, Cordelia has as an ally her wife Isabella and their three children, Christina, Iago and Carlos, and with those four in her life, she can hardly complain about much at all. You can read Cordelia’s full character profile here!
Isabella: Isabella DeThane is the leader of a Kyainese noble house whose territory is fairly extensive in western Kyaine, covering the huge port city of Bright Harbour and therefore its trade income. Isabella knows that her wife’s position often overshadows hers, but that doesn’t bother her; she’s just happy to have her family close and happy and healthy. Cordelia is the one who finds things to complain about, after all (even if she claims she doesn’t). You can read Isabella’s full character profile here!
Stephan: Thanks to a recent coup that wasn’t really his idea, Stephan Fyrhawk is the king of Kyaine and now has to deal with rather a lot of people who have opinions on what that should mean, including some allies of his who are not quite as loyal as they seem. His companion Neville is up north on a diplomatic mission, leaving Stephan with limited options for who to trust and forcing him to rely on Geoffrey DiSheere, whose father Stephan had killed during the coup, but who is invested in helping stabilize his rule for reasons of his own. You can read Stephan’s full character profile here!
Drew: A castle servant who knows full well what his place in the world is, Drew doesn’t really want much out of life except maybe a minor promotion and for his affection for his fellow servant Frederick to be returned. As a member of Gavin’s retinue on a trip west, Drew ended up staying in a town called Techen’s Stand, where a voice started to tell him he could be a lot more than he was, and that he could have everything he wanted and more. Of course, whether he chooses to listen to the voice is entirely up to Drew…unless it’s not. You can read Drew’s full character profile here!
Lyren: Trapped under a sealing stone for just under four thousand years, Lyren Techen Le’Carden has never once met anyone who could even hear his voice until Drew happened to wander into his courtyard one night. He claims not to want out, to just want a friend, and he’s just beyond thrilled that Drew wants a friend too–with all the benefits that being Lyren’s friend grants, of course. He takes care of the people who are important to him and right now, Drew is the most important person in Lyren’s world. You can read Lyren’s full character profile here!
Hope: A serving boy at the only inn in Techen’s Stand, working as an assistant to his father Magnus, Hope was always a little bit out of place in Techen’s Stand, never quite feeling like he belonged there, because everyone knew he and his dad were from elsewhere. He knew that it was silly to develop a crush on the servant of someone passing through the inn, but it’s working out pretty well for him. He’s in love and he’s found a new calling in life, and he’s happy about that. You can read Hope’s full character profile here!
Ignatius: An apprentice to the wizard Ronaldo Harrow, Ignatius is the strongest wizard in the world by a wide margin, hampered only by his fear that he can’t control his power due to a minor incident with the rewriting of reality when he was younger. Now he’s being sent on a quest to rescue a captured princess in the wake of the southern coup, and Ignatius is without Ronaldo for the first time since that incident. But he’s got Ronaldo’s assistant Gus–who happens to be his boyfriend–with him, so he’s probably fine. Ignatius is Pax and Jacob’s brother. You can read Ignatius’s full character profile here!
Gus: Not a wizard, Gus is Ronaldo’s servant, tasked with cleaning his house, cooking for him, holding his coat, helping his apprentice rescue princesses, that sort of thing. Gus worries more than he should about Ignatius and the burdens placed on him, mostly because he knows how much they weigh on Ignatius. Gus himself is fairly powerful when it comes down to it, he is one of the few people in the world who was born with the innate talent for necromancy, something he doesn’t generally tell people about for obvious reasons. You can read Gus’s full character profile here!
Jude: An angel who’d really rather not spend a whole three days sitting next to someone he used to date, Jude suddenly regrets the fact that he used to date pretty much every other angel he knows. But all the angels and demons have gathered together to have a second synod to talk about the fact that their god Nathen is suddenly back and wants to kill them all, which creates a few rather interesting theological problems for every last one of them. Considering the first synod ended with someone getting killed and all of them fighting for thousands of years, Jude is perhaps rightfully concerned about potential outcomes of the synod. At least the spirit of cooperation might mean he can pick a hot demon to be his next ex-boyfriend. You can read Jude’s full character profile here!
Tam: A hot demon, Tam cooks to keep people in his life and hopes that the second synod will succeed in ending the theological cold war that’s been pitting him against all his former friends for the last four thousand years or so. Fortunately, Tam has a lot of confidence in a certain form of dictatorial authority, and he’s pretty sure that the higher-ups have already decided the outcome of the synod from the beginning, so as long as nobody interferes, he’s free to pursue the cute angel who likes his porridge. You can read Tam’s full character profile here!
Cassius: A dragon who isn’t allowed to talk to the humans of Ech’kent, he figured that meant it was okay for him to visit the empty town of Endlyn in which all the humans were dead. The fact that four humans turned out to be there doesn’t mean he broke the rules, and now they’re his by rights, so of course they’re living in his cave with him. He’ll protect Sean, Sawyer, Gino, Cyrus and later Max and he’ll feed them while they plan their rebellion against this evil King Sam, as long as they remain available to him–and his brothers Castor and Claudius–in the ways he wants them to be. You can read Cassius’s full character profile here!
Gino: One of a small group of rebels against the reign of Samson the Sorcerer King, Gino’s family was completely wiped out in the massacre in Endlyn. The only silver lining is that his three friends survived along with him. Sean is Gino’s best friend and Gino feels slightly guilty about dating his older brother Sawyer without telling him, though he soon finds out anyway. Of all the humans members of the rebellion, Gino minds the least that he now has to be sexually available to a bunch of dragons. More than anything, he just wants the people he loves to be safe and alive at the end of the day. You can read Gino’s full character profile here!
Sean: Sean wishes that things hadn’t worked out this way, but at least his brother and his best friend are alive, even if they are getting fucked by dragons. Sean may not be the most confident person around, but he trusts the people he loves to do what’s best for Ech’kent, and to avenge his parents, both of whom were leaders of the rebellion in Endlyn and were killed for their efforts. Finding out that his brother was dating Gino made Sean’s quiet crush get even quieter. You can read Sean’s full character profile here!
Castor: A dragon who doesn’t give a shit about human politics but is happy to share his siremate’s new humans, Castor mostly just does what Cassius tells him to, because that’s how he and his eggmate have survived up until now and why change what works? Castor wasn’t much enamoured with humans as anything but sex toys until he met one who threatened to kill him, at which time he fell nearly instantly in love and suddenly found his priorities shifting from doing what would make Cassius happy to doing what would make Derek happy. He’s extremely happy with this change, even if it’s caused him endless trouble. You can read Castor’s full character profile here!
Sawyer: Sawyer never realized when he made friends with that weird foreigner that it would literally save his life when the Sorcerer King came to town to murder his parents–and everyone else–but he knows he, his little brother and his boyfriend are only alive because of Cyrus. Cyrus and the dragons are, Sawyer believes, their salvation, even if it’s hard to accept them at times. He wants to do his best by Ech’kent, and Sawyer is well aware that, for all that part of him doesn’t like that this rebellion isn’t the group-led project he wants it to be, he also knows that listening to Cyrus is the only way they’re going to survive, much less win. You can read Sawyer’s full character profile here!
Claudius: Another dragon who doesn’t give a shit about which human rules Ech’kent, Claudius became much more interested in humans generally when he found Max picking through the ruins of Endlyn. As soon as he had a human of his own, he became much more aware of humans’ good points, including how smart they are as a species. In order to protect Max, Claudius would happily just take him and fly away from everything, or failing that, follow him no matter what he does. You can read Claudius’s full character profile here!
Max: A homeless boy from Jdinrma-Hash, Max made money doing odd jobs including sweeping floors, delivering goods, selling his body and translating for the king. When he heard Endlyn had been destroyed, he went to make sure his friend Gino had been properly cremated. He was not expecting to find a dragon who will become his boyfriend, or to be swept up in a rebellion against the king who he really doesn’t think is that bad. But he wants to help his friends and his people, so he’ll work in the king’s castle as a servant and spy, and hopefully he’ll find someone there he can trust to tell him the truth. You can read Max’s full character profile here!
Scott: The collective of giant demonic centipedes popularly known as Scott is the transdimensional concept of hunger given form. Scott is great friends with the Sorcerer King, but that isn’t going to stop it from agreeing to help the funny-tasting rebels dethrone the poor monarch. Scott has its fingers (or mandibles) in many, many pies and more importantly, in many, many people. When inside a person, it can send them psychic messages to tell them what to do, usually at Sam’s behest, and it can also kill them and directly take control of their body until it starts to fall apart. Though humans are only food, Scott loves playing with its food, and recently a human named Derek has gotten Scott’s attention more than anything else on its metaphysical fork. Scott seems to have a larger goal beyond what is known about it, but it’s hard to discern because it tells everyone it meets that it wants something different. The possibility should not be ruled out that its overall goal is just ‘eat everything.’ You can read Scott’s full character profile here!
Derek: One of the Sorcerer King’s many unwilling servants, Derek has decided to take a proactive approach to his servitude to the person who let his sister be raped and had his father maimed. Cheerful, charismatic and ambitious, Derek has learned how to get what he wants with a smile, and is very good at it. Fortunately for everyone else, all he really wants is a peaceful life where nobody has to get raped or murdered or tortured, which really doesn’t seem like much to ask. He is currently in a polyamorous relationship with Castor, Scott and his fellow servant Todd, and has worked his way up to being the king’s personal attendant, all in just a few short months. You can read Derek’s full character profile here!
Cyrus: Cyrus is the only member of the rebellion not from Ech’kent, but in many ways he seems to be the most committed to seeing it happen. Though initially skeptical about the dragons ,he rapidly came to see the potential for how they could help the cause, and slightly less rapidly realized that Cassius had fallen in love with him. The realization that the feeling was mutual was a shock to Cyrus, but a good shock–not that he wasn’t willing to use it to get Cassius to listen to him when he was right. Cyrus’s actual motivations are unclear to his friends, especially since he denies having them at all. Cyrus is another brother to Jacob, Pax and Ignatius. You can read Cyrus’s full character profile here!
Geoffrey: Now the head of his house, Geoffrey DiSheere has a lot to live up to, a little brother to protect and a political climate to navigate that is best described as lethal. The new king regent isn’t to be trusted and Geoffrey knows it, but he also knows he needs to keep Giacomo safe not only from the politics of Hawk’s Roost and the dangers they pose, but from himself, because his brother is too young to be as ruthless as he’s suddenly become, and Geoffrey loves him too much to let it happen. You can read Geoffrey’s full character profile here!
Giacomo: Giacomo DiSheere has two priorities in life: his brother and his house. He’ll do anything to protect them, and already has done anything. His culpability in the fall of the usurper’s government is nothing to sneeze at, and it was him who secured the safety of House DiSheere under the regency of King Hans. The first to admit he’s a bad person, Giacomo doesn’t care, because he’s smarter than Geoffrey and he knows it, which means he has to be the one to make hard decisions. As far as he’s concerned, only one brother in this family is being protected, and it sure as hell isn’t him. You can read Giacomo’s full character profile here!
Juniper: Juniper is a faery in the queen’s clan, and had to be flicked away so he didn’t try to write this bio himself. Having recently broken up with his boyfriend over the small matter of cheating with all three of his brothers at once, he is now single, sad and trying to figure out why the local centaurs are acting so strangely and if it had something to do with all those centipedes nearby. You can read Juniper’s full character profile here!
Penguin: Penguin is an invisible spirit who gives Junpier both his ice powers and a hard time, and also expects him to do annoying tasks like save the world from various threats, which Penguin claims not to have created. He is also the writer of How Best to Use a Sword, not that that gives him any control over most of its characters. You can read Penguin’s full character profile here!
John: James’s older brother, John went with his family when they exiled themselves to a tropical island, and has pretty much regretted it ever since. He doesn’t think he’s evil, though he does think he’s pretty shitty, and after a few genius but ill-advised experiments that left his soul spread across three people and mostly in the possession of the Sea King, John has kind of been spinning his wheels, though lately he has gotten a lot closer to his dad. You can read John’s full character profile here!
Kyle: James and John’s dad, Kyle is unhappy in his marriage to a psychotic monster and kind of regrets murdering half of her family, because it really stuck him to her for life. But he’s making the best of it and spending a lot of time with his baby boy John lately while he waits for an opportunity to make something better happen for them. You can read Kyle’s full character profile here! You can read Kyle’s full character profile here!
Niall: The crown prince and heir to the eastern kingdom of Neshez, Niall is quite certain that he is the smartest, handsomest, nicest and overall best prince that his kingdom has ever seen, which of course also makes him the overall best person his kingdom has ever seen. When someone tries to kill him and his helpful uncle suggests he take some time to live with the common people, Niall takes this to heart and swaps places with a commoner for a week so he can really know what it’s like to be poor before he goes back to being the best person ever. He sees no reason why it shouldn’t work out perfectly. You can read Niall’s full character profile here!
Russ: A prostitute living in Neshez’s capital city of Hazent, Russ makes a pretty good living in their brothel, which is helped by the rich and regular clients they’ve had for a few years who have weird fantasies that Russ is happy to role play with them. Russ’s life takes a turn for the strange one day when they meet a boy who looks just like them and offers to let them live in a castle for a week, which sounds pretty awesome to Russ, all things considered. You can read Russ’s full character profile here!
Mads: A soothsayer living in northern Narwhal Junction, Mads is a soothsayer in name only, and he’s very aware that the name and appearance matters more than actually having powers, which is why he has the name and appearance and not the powers. The lack of powers doesn’t stop him from having an actual vision, though, which is going to pose a bit of a problem for his con. You can read Mads’s full character profile here!
Nuka: A homeless boy living in Narwhal Junction, Nuka has figured out that the local soothsayer will feed and house him if he’s willing to cook, clean and cockwarm for him, and Nuka is more than happy to do all of those things. He’s also more than happy to help Mads with his clients in any way necessary, and is planning to help Mads save the mysterious person he met in his vision, too, because it turns out he just kind of likes helping Mads with stuff. You can read Nuka’s full character profile here!
Odin: Owen’s cousin, Odin works as a helping hand around his uncle and aunt’s inn in the small town of Great Scar. He isn’t that good at it and he isn’t that invested in being good at it, but he is pretty sure that if he keeps at it, someone will one day walk in his door while he’s polishing a glass and sweep him off onto a grand adventure involving dashing heroics, legendary exploits, and lots of sex. When someone actually does walk in the door, he responds by accidentally pouring beer all over the guy who seems primed to sweep Odin off his feet. You can read Odin’s full character profile here!
Murph: A visitor to the town of Great Scar, Murph and his family have been travelling for a long time and think they may have finally found a place to settle down. His dads may have been impressed by the town’s welcoming atmosphere, need for their skills and the widespread use of sign language, but Murph’s favourite part of Great Scar so far has been the cute, fumbling innkeeper who greeted them with a bad song and a crash, and he hopes that they can get to know each other better, if Odin will just stop dropping stuff long enough to talk to him. You can read Murph’s full character profile here!
Augustus: A cadet in the Temporal Bureau, Augustus is in the middle of his training to be a full officer. This involves rotating through all the Bureau’s departments, learning about temporal crime and punishment, and learning to be a person and get along with his partner. Augustus struggles with this last part because he’s used to being the only person who matters and isn’t totally sure why a stupid hologram should even have feelings, much less why he should care about them, but being in the Bureau is important to him so he’s going to do his best to do everything that’s asked of him. For now. You can read Augustus’s full character profile here!
Nathan: A cadet in the Temporal Bureau, Nathan is in the middle of his training to be a full officer. His training also involves rotating through departments and learning about time crimes and their rehabilitative efforts, but also about how to be a person and not just a sex hologram who does everything his partner says for want of someone to order him around, because that makes his life easier and he doesn’t understand what bullying is or why he shouldn’t let Augustus do it to him. Being in the Bureau is the only thing he has left though, so he’s going to become an exemplary officer and prove that he can be more than what he was programmed to be.