41 years old. Tall, with blonde hair, blue eyes and fair skin, clearly a Northerner.
An occultist, historian, teacher and single mother, Keturah has always been a force for guiding others, lifting them up to better themselves and preparing them for the …
26 years old. Tall, green hair, a bit pretty. Looks like he could be from anywhere.
Naal is a craftsman who lives with his brother [[:daven-sadara | Daven]] in the Foreigners' Quarter of Chiaroscuro and runs a stall where he sells figurines, mannequins …
47 years old, minor Delzahn noble. Wears leather armor and carries a truly ridiculous number of weapons most of the time. Blades sheathed everywhere.
Tamid is Daven's contact with the Delzahn Peacekeepers and the officer in charge of the Foreigners' …
19 years old. Thin and fit, with straight shoulder-length auburn hair and a cocky-yet-businesslike demeanor.
Marukani sharpshooter who came to Chiaroscuro looking to make her fortune, but ran afoul of the Guild and decided she didn’t like the way they …
Unsure of his actual age, but effective age is about 28. Average height, muscled build, a perfect specimen of masculine anatomy due to his divine heritage.
A serious, spiritually centered and somewhat intense young godblood who finds enlightenment in …
Mysterious entity known to have used Sahlak Salazar as a pawn in [[:nathair-desinent-serpent | Nathair's]] plans to encourage Daven's exaltation and draw the Solars to him.
Appears to be connected to starmetal coins engraved with an eagle.
Has a …
Leader of a group of merchants who migrated from Gem to Chiaroscuro and began an illicit child-trafficking business in the Foreigners' Quarter. Has sent men to assassinate Daven and his gang, thus far unsuccessfully.
Potentially has some unknown …
Nathair, Desinent Serpent
Ronin Chosen of Endings
Predicted and helped to bring about [[:daven-sadara | Daven's]] exaltation through his underling, [[:eagle-eye | Eagle Eye]], and his organized crime shenanigans.
Recruited the Solars (and Savannah) for a mission to learn …
Unsure of his actual age, but knows at least that he is a few years younger than his brother. Average height, average build, and fairly average looks.
Tsimshian's younger brother. They don't actually know whether they're full brothers or half-brothers …
36 years old. A bit gruff and a bit scruffy, tends to be quiet.
Daughter: Zinnia Summer-Strix, 3 years old
An ex-mercenary who used to sell his sword across the Hundred Kingdoms. He came to Chiaroscuro with a group of other mercenaries for a …
Daven is the coolest guy, you don't even know.
At night, he is a much less cool guy. But that's part of the game.
The Ghost in the Glass is here to clean up Chiaroscuro, and maybe to find out why unnamed people are trying to kill him.
72 years old. Somewhat withered and hunched, but retains some of the grace she had in youth.
Belongs to Sept Semha, of Clan Yij
Used to be a nomad, but her family convinced her to move into the city when her health began to deteriorate. She was a …
18 years old. Thin but muscular and wiry, with long black hair and graceful movements.
Belongs to Sept Semha of Clan Yij
Took the Dereth gray after returning from her coming-of-age journey into the desert with a poem expressing the potential for …
49 years old. A bit grizzled, but still cuts a distinguished and intimidating figure.
Orkhan of Sept Semha. Once a fierce warrior to be reckoned with, Firuz took a serious injury to the leg in battle a decade ago, and afterward retired to instead train …
Orkhan of Sept Qorchi. Took over as orkhan from his father only recently, but his business acumen and his successful trade in horses and more exotic creatures has won him quick wealth and support.
Was humiliated at the Tri-Khan's court when Aleena and …
35 years old
Khan of Clan Yij
Known for both his love of luxury and his prowess in the saddle, Tahmoress is nearly a picture-perfect example of the way outsiders see _all_ Delzahn nobles, a rich warrior-lord who flaunts his wealth and goes riding …
54 years old
Rules Chiaroscuro and the Delzahn Horde under the tradition of Tamas Khan. Known to be a canny politician who has cleverly kept Chiaroscuro independent of what he sees as the worst of Realm and Guild influence over the course of his rule. …
Delzahn Mortal, member of Sept Semha of Clan Yij
Works as a clerk and general assistant to [[:firuz-orkhan | Firuz Orkhan]]. Helped Aleena expose [[:gurban-orkhan | Gurban Orkhan's]] plot to ruin Sept Semha's reputation.
Generally a laid-back and …
Delzahn Mortal, member of Sept Semha of Clan Yij
Works as a clerk and general assistant to [[:firuz-orkhan | Firuz Orkhan]]. Overheard rumors disparaging Firuz' competence and repeated them to [[:loz | Loz]] and [[:aleena | Aleena]].
Has a bit of a …
Day Caste Abyssal
Singer in the Sunset House, a late-night bar and hookah club in the Underworld's Chiaroscuro.
The title she was actually given by the Neverborn is Silken Whisper on the Wind's Bier.
[[:rokotsu | Rokotsu]] came to ask her about …
Mercenary in Chiaroscuro. Was paid by Eagle Eye to kill the Foreigner's Quarter Watch, but defeated by [[:daven-sadara | Daven]] (the Ghost in the Glass).
Later, posed as the Ghost in order to ruin his reputation, committing murders and other crimes in …
Impossibly handsome Delzahn centaur, usually bedecked with gold, jewels and leather armor. Carries a bow, a sword and a shield.
At [[:aleena | Aleena's]] request, after she won his favor by tying him in a race, he blessed Clan Yij with horse breeding …
Keturah was a captive of the Dune Folk for almost a full year, and in that time was impregnated not once, but twice. The first time it was a girl, who was immediately taken and traded to a passing caravan in exchange for necessities and …
15 years old. Works for [[:naal-sadara | Naal Sadara]] at his crafts stall. Friends with [[:daven-sadara | Daven.]] Has a crush on [[:tsimshian | Tsimshian]], or at least did at one point.
A mapmaker and seller in the Undercity of Chiaroscuro. Had a deal with a luminata that lived in a Wood demesne in the Undercity, to send travelers to the demesne for the demon to hunt so that he could come back later and scavenge their …
Mortal ex-slave who was part of Shaleen Kosef's slave caravan. Rescued by the Solars.
Took responsibility for getting [[:ji | Ji ]] back to her family, but could not find them. Has been raising Ji herself while staying with [[:mikayl-summer-strix | …
Mortal ex-slave who was part of Shaleen Kosef’s slave caravan. Rescued by the Solars.
Originally from a Southern town called Lakeside, which was sacked by bandits. Now lives with [[:mikayl-summer-strix | Mikayl]], Zinnia and [[:nisa | Nisa]] in …
Mortal owner of a food stall in Chiaroscuro that sells chicken satay, among other things.
"a rather round fellow with a robust beard"
"Shalim is hungry, you see, because the food is so good, he cannot get enough!"
Dark-skinned, fire-touched royal Delzahn warrior who rides a war mare and carries a sword, a pistol and a bow.
Appears as a plain-looking turbaned Delzahn man, dressed simply for a noble, scarred and barefoot.
Appears as a half-raven Delzahn man with a bored expression and many small scars.
Appears as an unnaturally tall and slender veiled woman in noble garb; her voice is always quiet.
Appears as a clever young Delzahn man with dusky skin and red hair, glowing lines of Essence issuing from his body, silver quasi-mechanical gauntlets and pauldrons, and an oversized silver gun.
Yanjiu, Guru of the University
Yanjiu is a roughly humanoid frog spirit with a red tasseled cap, robes of maroon and white with a red scarf, and a tobacco pipe that he is never seen without.
Chizoba, Kami of the Painted Road
Appears as a stone and glass gateway of sorts, with a large red glass eyeball between the pillars, attached to a hand that can point the way for other bits of itself to manipulate its paintbrush, with which it maintains the roads and fights. The …
Mokosh, Harbor God of Chiaroscuro
Appears as a blue and green fish-man with glowing red eyes that look like the Bright Eyes of Chiaroscuro from out on the ocean.
Ten Obols, Lady of Trade
Appears as a beautiful green-skinned woman dressed in the finest silks and jewels. Has a retinue of little employee gods who follow her around and keep constant track of ledgers from commerce and trade all across the city-state. Also has one employee god …
Ohanzi, the Haunted Warden
Appears as a pale woman with hooves, a tail and two sets of ears, with empty white eyes. Often appears to be in some shadow even when there are no shadows present.
Daridra, Slumlord of Chiaroscuro
Appears as a very old and gaunt person with no obvious gender. Looks constantly starved, wears a talisman around its neck.
Mortal, 3 years old
Daughter of [[:mikayl-summer-strix | Mikayl Summer-Strix]]
Convinced that someday she will marry her "Uncle" [[:daven-sadara | Daven.]]
33 years old
Eldest son of Tri-Khan [[:yejouj-khan | Yejouj Khan]], and previously heir to the throne of Chiaroscuro. Was betrothed to [[:aleena | Aleena]].
Aleena dueled him for his betrayal of his father, and afterward he became a …
Enlightened Heroic Mortal
Dereth first cousin to Tri-Khan [[:yejouj-khan | Yejouj Khan]] and leader of Bilshek's Band, an elite fighting force of the Delzahn Horde.
Rides a simhata into war and is known for having enlightened Essence and having …
58 years old
Was once a voice for non-Delzahn rights in Chiaroscuro among the merchant class, but quietly subsided into obscurity after being arrested and publicly whipped by the Peacekeepers.
Helped [[:rokotsu | Rokotsu]] gather like-minded people …