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 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 …
26 years old. Lithe, medium height, long dark hair.
Xifa worked for a magistrate as a liaison and bodyguard, even after the magistrates began to fall from power. Her loyalty was absolute, right up until the magistrate was assassinated by an unknown …
Jadebriar "Fawn" Suna
17 years old. Petite and athletic, shaved head with short dark hair beginning to grow in.
Joined the Order four years ago, given the name Fawn as her First Coil name for the quick and graceful way she runs.
Lived in the village of Haru-So for most …
32 years old. Thin and bookish, sometimes looks a bit severe.
Ferin was a clerk in the small government of Haru-So, and worked directly with its governor, Nimbus Clay. It was Ferin who suggested one day, when Clay was ranting about the Immaculate Order …
52 years old. Somewhat burly and dark-skinned, with gray hair and a close-trimmed gray beard.
Originally a slave owned by the Despot who worked in a gem mine. The Despot freed him and gifted him with a house and a decent sum of silver when he …
Originally a villager in the East, she and some others were kidnapped by bandits desperate for coin, and sold into slavery at a very young age. She was beautiful and happy as a child, and was bought by a rich man from Gem. She grew up to be beautiful and …
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 …
33 years old
Realm patrician. Formerly the governor of Haru-So.
The small town of Haru-So lies on the southern coast of the Blessed Isle in Lamkaet Prefecture. Until recently, it was led by Clay, a cowboy idealist with a lot of personal charisma but …
25 years old
Lives with his brother [[:iqval | Zahir Iqval]]. An engraver and sculptor who works for House Arbani in Gem, Yeter has a quietly hidden ambitious side and was the first child in the family to find employment with one of Gem' …
20 years old
Works in quality assurance for House Arbani's firearm trade, and is a pretty good markswoman. Taught her younger brother [[:iqval | Iqval]] to shoot for his own safety, chiding him for being too soft in the face of a harsh …
Nomadic Delzahn shaman; [[:mihr | Mihr's]] teacher
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 …
Guild merchant prince and slaver from Gem who sells slaves to the Despot's people from all over.
Has tried a few times in the past, very subtly, to horn in on the Despot's monopoly, without success so far.
Sent her mercenary guards to capture Aleena …
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 …
Keen-Eyed Falcon of the West
Guild factor of Gem
Attempted to convince [[:iqval | Iqval]] to accept a business partnership, but Iqval stalled for time and never responded before he left Gem.
"a man in colorful and expensive silks, with jewelry to accent the outfit, enough to …
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!"
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 …