Main Cast


Travelling scholar, well versed in magic as well as history. Generally a kind person and time and again wondering what she has gotten herself into.


A grumpy young woman whose lack of manners or basic courtesy continues to particularly appall Katharina.


An incredibly sweet person who always expects the best of everyone. If you are having a bad day he will find you and he will hug you.

Other Characters


The small and grimey town at the edge of the jungle

Master Coumi

Guild master of the Mages’ Guild in Blackshire. Has a pretty drowsy voice.



Juggler, information trader and small time gangster. Occasionally throws fruit at people.


A big, scary drak who seldom smiles and knows how to survive almost everywhere. Carries (and swings) a big axe.

Serpent’s End

Run by the Mages’ Guild and the closest city to the Great Wall.

Master Peck

Guild Master of the Mages’ Guild in Serpent’s End. Also effective mayor of the city. Is not known to show his nice side, but Halen insists it does exist.

Lady Violet

A ruthless businesswoman with a lot of influence. Was once very beautiful and is still very dangerous.


The owner of the “Serpent’s Tail”, a popular tavern near the harbor of Serpent’s End. Gets annoyed pretty quickly if some dumb mammal mistakes her for a man.


A cunning young baroc with a charming smile and dextrous fingers. Is also very good at throwing knives – though normally only for entertainment purposes.

Cpt. Slania

Guard captain of Serpent’s End and head of the city’s defences. A very large and scary woman, but luckily not too easy to anger.

Jester Book

Lady Violet’s assistant and bookkeeper. Is as good with books and numbers as his name suggests, but not as funny as he sometimes thinks.


One of Lady Violet’s thugs. Generally not a very bright woman, but don’t say that to her face.


A young man who works as a prostitute in Serpent’s End together with his brother. Is professionally obligated to always show his abs.


Cuff’s younger brother who shares his profession. Has a reputation of having a “magic” tongue (if you know what he means, wink wink).


A little boy who was orphaned early and ended up in the guild due to his magic ability. Likes making fire a little bit too much.

Frederick Arland

A rough older man who works as a carriage driver for the Mages’ Guild. Likes to smoke his pipe and be left alone.

Fernanda Arland

An energetic young woman who works as one of the Mages’ Guild guards. Is also Frederik’s daughter.

Pesh Azveddan

The ranger who was hired to act as a guide for the Mages’ Guild’s expedition. Comes from a noble family and always carries his nose at an appropriate height.

Prof. Queahn

An older baroc scholar who is also a member of the Mages’ Guild and part of the expedition. Sometimes has problems to know when to keep his knowledge to himself.

Prof. Brahms

An expert on the history of Serpent’s End and another scholar on the Mages’ Guild’s expedition. Has some problems admitting when he is wrong.


The capital of the Tyr’Enn republic, far up in the north.


A “Gena”, an incredibly powerful Mage and kind of a celebrity for the Tyr’Enn. Unfortunately also power-hungry and lacking any empathy. Not the best role model.


Former Dragoon, now loyal servant of Ki’i’Mar. Has not only a high tolerance for pain but also kind of a thing for it.

Chancellor Eshar

Factual current leader of the Tyr’Enn republic. Although his work mostly consists of trying to get the six other council member to agree on anything.

Councillor Beol

A member of the Tyr’Enn council who represents the province of the White Pass. A proud advocate of the negotiation tactic “the loudest argument wins”.

Councillor Amshi’Kar

A member of the Tyr’Enn council who represents the province of Amennon and oversees the diplomatic relations with the south. Usually very level-headed but hard to stop once she sets sight on something.

Councillor Ahry

A member of the Tyr’Enn council who represents the province of the Chrystal Islands. Is highly sceptical of the Gena and the whole cult surrounding her.


The “Head of Spies” of Kan’Dannen who oversees the School of Defense and is responsible for the protection for the Tyr’Enn people against external and internal threats. Has lost his eyes and is thus mostly relying on telepathics to observe his surroundings.

First Dragoon Bhar

Highest ranking dragoon and captain of the group that was sent as Ki’i’Mar’s escort. Dutiful, disciplined and absolutely humourless.

Dragoon Na’Ki

One of the dragoons who were sent with Ki’i’Mar as an escort. Is unusually short for a soldier, but pretty stout to make up for it.

Dragoon Mannec

One of the dragoons who were sent with Ki’i’Mar as an escort. Twin brother of Thelle and one of the most relaxed of the bunch (unless you harm his sister).

Dragoon Thelle

One of the dragoons who were sent with Ki’i’Mar as an escort. Twin sister of Mannec and pretty short-tempered.

Dragoon Gherroc

One of the dragoons who were sent with Ki’i’Mar as an escort. Is pretty grumpy since he lost his ear to a flame attack (but probably wasn’t much different before).

Dragoon Shisa’Fenn

One of the dragoons who were sent with Ki’i’Mar as an escort. The oldest one of the bunch. Doesn’t talk much and is pretty tall.


The big, neutral trading port built on opportunity and desperation

Gideon Harwick

A young byzarian lad who was Shara’s friend and lover back when they were both gang members in the big city. Was always the more optimistic of the two.