Main Characters

People truly shape a world and these are the characters you can come to love and despise throughout the trilogy. Keep checking as more character details and images will be uploaded!

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Harrison Stone

Harrison Stone

  • Date of Birth: 31-06–2351
  • Height: 6ft 1in (186cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Warden / Guardian

The eldest twin of Sampson and Anora Stone, but only by a few minutes, Harrison is a hard-working, altruistic and loyal young man. His father has always been unduly hard on him whilst doting on his twin sister, Siljanna.

Harrison initially joined the Warden Academy in an attempt to gain his father’s approval, but his enrolment was soon overshadowed by Siljanna joining too. Despite that, he quickly developed the desire and skill to protect people, especially those dearest to him and becoming a warden allowed him to do so. During his final year of training, Harrison enjoyed working in the armoury and often dedicated a lot of time to honing weapon and armour crafting, a skill that comes to depend on.

Befriending the Auren family, often feeling closer to them than his own and spending much of his free time at their tavern, Harrison developed a crush on the eldest daughter, Rylie.

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Siljanna Stone

Siljanna Stone

  • Date of Birth: 31-06–2351
  • Height: 5ft 9in (175cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Warden

The younger child of the Stone twins, Siljanna couldn’t have been more different from her brother if she tried. From a young age, Siljanna worshipped their father, emulating him in any way she could. She wanted nothing more than to follow in his footsteps so as soon as she was able, she enrolled into the Warden Academy. Hoping to one day rise through the ranks just Sampson had in the military. She trained and studied hard, and her efforts were keenly noticed and rewarded.

Being the only girl in her training group by the third year, she struggled at times but Harrison and her friends Morgan and Charlie often helped her to overcome any challenges she faced, turning her into the fierce, intelligent and athletic woman she is.

Having a close relationship with her brother didn’t mean they always agreed though and they could often be heard arguing about his dislike of their father while Siljanna could not understand his contempt.

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Rylie Auren

Rylie Auren

  • Date of Birth: 07-04–2352
  • Height: 5ft 7in (170cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Mage

Rylie is the kind-hearted, outgoing eldest daughter of Nate and Paige Auren. Always there for her friends and family, Rylie has a keen interest in medicine and began training with the apothecary, periodically visiting the Academy where her friends trained on their path to become wardens.

She had to quit her studies when her little sister, Evie’s health issues became severe and decided to help run the Hawk Eye tavern in Tivani, owned by her family. Despite sacrificing her education, Rylie is usually perceived as a happy-go-lucky person with a good sense of humour and quick wit.

Taking after her parents, she loves to dance and dreams of travelling the Eastern continent, where her father was born to meet different people and experience new cultures but has never found the right time to venture off.

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Evie Auren

Evie Auren

  • Date of Birth: 12-01–2359
  • Height: 5ft 0in (152cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Mage

A bright girl and the youngest daughter of Nate and Paige Auren, Evie lives a sheltered life after triggering mage abilities when she was just 7yrs old. Early on, the images caused terrible nightmares and migraines but after a few years, she began periodically suffering from seizures.

Deciding not to see the doctors in the Imperial capital of Siranor because of father's heritage, Evie does her best to live with the symptoms and hopes to one day learn to conceal or control them. Struggling with the social pressures at school, her mother Paige switched to home-schooling Evie. This resulted in her becoming very shy and only truly befriending her sister and Rylie's friends, taking a particular liking to Harrison Stone.

Very creative, particularly loving to draw, Evie can often be seen happily sketching happy or calming pictures, anything to oppose the images that haunt her dreams.

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Zack Harper

Zack Harper

  • Date of Birth: 02-06–2350
  • Height: 5ft 11in (180cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Guardian

Travelling from town to town for the last three years, Zack has become a jack of all trades. He’s worked in taverns, inns, on merchant ships and was even a stable hand for a time. His nomadic lifestyle has meant he's seen much of the world but as he never stays long, he makes contacts instead of friends.

A genuine guy who wears his heart on his sleeve, Zack comes across as a friendly, care-free person, and a little dopey. Despite his demeanour, he's very intuitive, finding people easy to read and loves animals, partly because they are so open with their affection. The only secret he adamantly keeps surrounds the mysterious tattoo located just below his collar bone. The most anyone will get from him is that it’s a part of his past.

Zack has seen much of the devastation caused by the Uprising and is truly against the continuing mage hunts. He often aids the mages he meets on his travels to escape hunters under his guise as 'the mage smuggler'.

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Lianna Flynn

Lianna Flynn

  • Date of Birth: 25-08–2350
  • Height: 5ft 3in (160cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Mage

Lianna and her brother Alex were orphaned when their home was attacked by a militia group collecting mage bounties. The thugs came to liberate Revaine but killed almost a quarter of the residents, including Lianna’s parents in the process, claiming all who died were mages or mage sympathisers.

A highly compassionate person, Lianna always tries to help people as she finds easing their pain would literally soothe her. When she discovered her abilities, she had to hide her powers because Alex needed her, and not just to bail him out of trouble but the fear among the locals would’ve made it impossible for them to stay had her secret been discovered.

Very green fingered, she volunteers the local nursery by tending to the plants. In return, the owners often let her take excess fruit and vegetables because they know she and Alex have little else. All she hopes for is to escape Revaine and find a better life for her and her brother.

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Alex Flynn

Alex Flynn

  • Date of Birth: 02-06–2358
  • Height: 5ft 4in (162cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Guardian

Orphaned just before his fifth birthday, Alex has very few memories of the happy family life he once shared with his sister, Lianna and only really remembers street-life.

Despite the hardships, Alex found his feet pretty quickly growing up, doing the odd jobs around town to make whatever money he could. He started ‘taking his own tips’ when the locals weren’t quite as giving as they could be and shortly after his reputation for being a troublemaker spread.

Even though the whole town was devastated by the militia attack and many kids were orphaned, Alex tends to keep to himself, never truly befriending anyone but his sister. He dreams of becoming a mercenary and has tried to teach himself how to fight but has never had to put his skills to the test, something Lianna is immensely grateful for.

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Morgan Foster

Morgan Foster

  • Date of Birth: 10-07-2352
  • Height: 6ft 3in (190cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Warden

Harrison’s best friend at the academy and Warden partner, Morgan is a warrior through and through with an odd crush on Harrison’s mum. Aside from that he is a truly honourable person that holds a lot of stock in trust and doesn't do so lightly.

From the Imperial village of Niyati in the far south of the continent, Morgan left home to follow his dream of becoming a warden. Although he loves his family, they encouraged him to pursue training and he eventually relocated to Tivani.

Although appearing lazy or foolish around his friends, Morgan is a dedicated and skilled warrior that will always place the safety of others and doing what is right ahead of his own desires or needs.

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Dylan Rose

Dylan Rose

  • Date of Birth: 10-08-2351
  • Height: 6ft 1in (186cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Warden

Dylan was one of the academy students training at the same time as Harrison and Siljanna. A very handsome young man, he was often one of the most sought after by the younger women at the academy but rarely showed any interest.

Born in Hale, Dylan never knew his birth parents, having been orphaned and adopted as an infant. The military family he grew up with encouraged and developed his competitive nature along with a desire to serve the Empire, but he always struggled to connect with his parents.

They told him he was adopted at seventeen and he immediately left home with the intention of joining the warden academy. After his third year, he was recommended to attend the illusive covert-op training facility hidden underneath the remote town of Tulam. There, Dylan underwent a rigorous, sometimes gruelling training that turned him into an elite tracker and assassin. He partnered up with Juliette Lawrence and together they were chosen by Imperator Harlyn Rainer to become her personal guard.

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Juliette Lawrence

Juliette Lawrence

  • Date of Birth: 27-03-2352
  • Height: 5ft 5in (165cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Imperial Hunter

Juliette was a medical student for the Tivani apothecary at the same time as Rylie but cared little for healing, preferring to dabble with toxins. During her second year, she caught the eye of Captain Sampson Stone due to her unique proficiency and he recommended her for the Tulum facility. As the only girl, she used her wiles to get her way, a trait that soon became her signature.

She thrived on causing pain and had low morale inhibitions but before long, she was seen as an unruly student in the eyes of her tutors. When Juliette noticed Dylan was attracted to her, it amused her to focus her attention on him but she never realised how much this would work in her favour until their graduation trial.

So confident in her concoctions, Juliette often embarks on missions wearing sultry or provocative clothing, insisting that the allure and distraction her body provides is just as useful as the hideous armour her fellow hunters wear. Unfortunately, her arrogance has rarely been proven wrong.

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Noah Harper

Noah Harper

  • Date of Birth: 10-07-2347
  • Height: 6ft 2in (188cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Guardian / Hunter

Noah is the eldest son of Lucas Harper, the captain of the Aegis Guard. Born in Iliria just before the Uprising began but raised in Arencia, he spent his early life sympathising with the Ar’encal. When Noah’s baby brother was born a few years later, the family were happy even though they remained in hiding.

That all changed in winter 2354 when Noah and his brother were seen with their mum, a known mage sympathiser, by Imperial mage hunters. Cara sacrificed herself to give her children a chance to escape. Noah blamed his brother for her death and as the boys grew up, Noah did whatever he could to make sure his brother failed or was excluded.

His cruelty finally drove his brother to leave Arencia and after he departed, Noah flourished. As the best young warrior among his peers and destined to become captain, Noah quickly became entitled and accustomed to success.

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Harlyn Rainer

Harlyn Rainer

  • Date of Birth: 28-02–2343
  • Height: 5ft 8in (173cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Imperial

The only child of Imperator Joseph Rainer, Harlyn became an avid scientist and dedicated her early adult life to working at the Siranor Institute with her uncle, Elias. After she came of age, her father insisted she have a personal guard and appointed Cameron Weiss as her protector. At first, she wanted little to do with him but over time, they grew intimate.

Even though she shared more personality traits with her uncle, Harlyn inherited her father’s desire for political dominance, which made her the popular choice for Imperator after her father was murdered, even though Elias was the suspected killer and fled Siranor.

Determined to prove her uncle’s innocence and continue their work to create a substance capable of controlling Encia, and therefore magic; Harlyn appointed Cameron as her right-hand advisor and he supported her in every way she requested, especially when a special delivery in 2372 led to a breakthrough in her research.

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Cameron Weiss

  • Date of Birth: 19-07–2337
  • Height: 6ft 0in (183cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Imperial

Born and raised in Siranor to a wealthy family, Cameron yearned to prove himself away from any association to his parent’s riches even though it often crippled him to do so.

Training with the Imperial military, Cameron was appointed as protector to Imperator Joseph Rainer’s daughter, Harlyn when she turned nineteen. At first, she hated him being around but eventually, he won her trust and then her affection. Harlyn became his world and there wasn’t anything he wouldn’t do for her.

Before Joseph Rainer died, Cameron approached him to ask for Harlyn’s hand in marriage, but the Imperator rejected his request. Shortly afterwards, Harlyn became Imperator and needed trustworthy people in her council, appointing him as her right hand. Knowing the eyes of every Imperial citizen would be on her, Cameron ended their romance but supported her in absolutely every other way.

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Charlie Blake

  • Date of Birth: 14-05–2351
  • Height: 5ft 11in (180cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Warden

Charlie was another student at the Warden Academy with Harrison and Siljanna and became good friends with them and Morgan. He developed a crush on Siljanna but knew his affections were unrequited so never pushed her for a relationship. Always smartly dressed and clearly a geek at heart, Charlie was often underestimated by his peers but never failed to impress his tutors.

Originally from Siranor and part of a close family, Charlie wanted to become a scientist, and studying at the academy gave him the opportunity to work at the Siranor institute.

He dreams that one day he’ll be involved in a great scientific breakthrough that will change the world. Knowing he’d never act upon his crush, Charlie’s brother and sister-in-law, (Aaron and Georgina) always try to set him up, knowing he would be a great father one day because of the way he adores their son, Hugo.

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Nate Auren

  • Date of Birth: 03-02-2328
  • Height: 6ft 0in (183cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Imperial

Nate was born in Carlisse, the son of a scholar turned mage and Ar’encal. Very courageous and curious from a young age, Nate left home and extensively travelled the Eastern continent. By the time he was nineteen, Nate bartered his way onto a merchant ship and bound for the Western continent to continue his travels.

His journey ended in the Imperial city of Yasras when he met Paige at the Crown and Anchor Inn. He knew instantly that he didn’t want to move on from her and was with her family during the Uprising. When he received word that his parents had both tragically died, he intended to return despite mages and the Ar’encal having become slaves in the kingdom. It was only a second, anonymous letter that convinced him to stay away.

Although it felt like the most difficult decision of his life, Nate decided to remain with Paige and quickly cherished the life they forged together. Telling her everything about his family history but stressed he wasn’t a mage and had no powers; his honesty strengthened their love, earned him the respect of her parents and then Paige’s hand in marriage.

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Paige Auren

  • Date of Birth: 16-05–2329
  • Height: 5ft 6in (167cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Imperial

Paige grew up in the harbour town of Yasras but was a talented pianist and dreamed of performing in Siranor. She followed her dream but soon grew terribly homesick and after a year, returned home and settled into life as a teacher at the local school.

During her teaching years, she developed a curiosity for mysticism until a handsome traveller, Nate Auren stumbled into her parents’ inn. She shared her love of music with Nate and discovered his enthusiasm for travel. They quickly became intimate and spent their days laughing and dancing while Nate recalled tales of his travels.

When he received word of his parents’ death, Nate was willing to risk enslavement to honour them and Paige had decided to go to, wanting to stay with him regardless of the risk. After he made the hard decision to stay in the Empire, Nate and Paige married and moved to Tivani, buying their own tavern. Paige spent two years helping run the tavern and playing the piano for their patrons before learning she was pregnant with Rylie.

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Sampson Stone

  • Date of Birth: 17-01-2323
  • Height: 6ft 0in (183cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Imperial

The formidable alpha male of the Stone family, Sampson became the Warden Commander in Tivani after ending his career in the Imperial military, although he remained a well-respected figure among his military peers. His stoic nature is feared or respected by all who meet him and it is well known that his military career only ended when he sustained a shoulder injury during the Uprising that never healed.

Despite that set-back, he dedicated his attention to aspiring new recruits coming through the Warden Academy, giving extra special attention when his daughter, Siljanna enrolled. Having set expectations for himself, his family and anyone in his circle, Sampson gives no sympathy for those he deems unworthy or sees as having unfulfilled potential, like his son.

Regularly consulted by the Imperial council, Sampson travels to Siranor often and at short notice. When home however, he is devoted to his wife, Anora. Her completely opposite nature brings out a softer side in him, although very few people see it. Generally, people that do not accept his authority quickly learn to regret it for he can be impulsive and very short-tempered.

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Anora Stone

  • Date of Birth: 32-03-2325
  • Height: 5ft 5in (165cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Imperial

Born and raised in Tivani, Anora was an outgoing, kind and flirtatious young girl, often pursued by the local boys. None stood a chance at obtaining her affection after she met aspiring military man, Sampson Stone. Although brimming with dominant traits, it was Sampson’s stoic, self-isolated demeanour that intrigued her. The times he showed her affection became priceless to Anora.

When his military career took him in Siranor, Anora chose to follow him and her commitment to their relationship won his utter devotion. They married just before the Uprising and after the conflict, Anora discovered she was pregnant with the twins. Wanting to return to her hometown in Tivani to raise their children and knowing that Sampson’s injury prevented him from active duty, Anora asked Sampson to follow her, which led to Sampson being offered the role of Warden Commander and the first patron of the Warden Academy.

Their life was good until tension flared between her husband and son, who Anora adored. She befriended Paige Auren and would often chat about her family issues, taking comfort from knowing that Harrison was always welcomed by Paige’s family.

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Caitlin Mason

  • Date of Birth: 08-02–2349
  • Height: 5ft 2in (157cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Mage

Raised on her parents’ ranch without any siblings allowed a young Caitlin to become quite the free spirit and trickster. One particular prank against a wealthy merchant nearly led to her getting in serious trouble but her mage abilities triggered and she was able to create an illusion, allowing her to evade capture. Once she told her parents of the situation, they drilled into her how serious it could be if she was identified as a mage and the warning matured her enough to localise her tricks to those who knew her.

Working at the ranch after finishing school led to Caitlin meeting Nadia who was trying to run away from the marriage her parents had arranged to the king’s son. Explaining that Grayson Brock was a vile man she didn’t love, Caitlin did all she could to hide Nadia but eventually she was captured and taken back to Carlisse.

Caitlin quickly came to care for Nadia and reached out to the only other friend she spoke of, Spencer Valen and the two of them gained work at the castle to support Nadia.

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Spencer Valen

  • Date of Birth: 29-08-2346
  • Height: 5ft 9in (175cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Mage

Spencer was born and raised in Carlisse as the only son , to the king’s most trusted advisor. His mother turned out to be a mage when the Uprising neared its end, was given to the royal family as a slave. By showing loyalty to the royal family, Spencer’s father secured his position and protected Spencer from enslavement. He missed his mother greatly but soon discovered that she was being abused by the royal family and guards at the castle, which led to her committing suicide.

Having lost his mother and all but abandoned by his father, Spencer became quite a loner, making a sole friend and soon developed a crush on her; Nadia. He was once again heart-broken when she was betrothed to the king’s son and didn’t realise she was against the betrothal until it was too late. Teaming up with Caitlin, Spencer used his father’s prestige to get them jobs in the castle to support Nadia. His role was as a librarian in the Royal Archives, where he met Alistair Auren.

On 04-02-2366, his father was present at the poisoned lunch that killed the king and queen, and he lost his life to the same toxin. That event didn’t trigger Spencer’s powers, though, that came during Nadia’s attempted suicide. Spencer refused to lose her as he’d lost his mother.

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Queen Nadia Brock

  • Date of Birth: 04-01–2348
  • Height: 5ft 4in (162cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Monarchy

Growing up, Nadia was a very beautiful girl but often received unwanted attention. Much preferring the musty books in her parents store, the only person she truly befriended was Spencer Valen, a shy outcast who also seemed to have few friends. Her beauty however led to the King’s son choosing Nadia as his bride and her parents accepted the betrothal. Hating the idea, Nadia tried to run away and during the attempt befriended Caitlin Mason. Ultimately failing to evade capture, Nadia was wed to Grayson on 20-04-2366.

When Grayson’s parents were assassinated just a few weeks later, he assumed the throne and Nadia became Queen, but soon realised her husband wanted her for only one thing, an heir. In a fit of despair after Grayson forced himself upon her, she drank raw Encia. Grayson responded by imprisoning her parents. Suffering with the withering and only kept alive by Spencer, who had triggered healing abilities left Nadia trapped. She reluctantly came to an accord with her husband but her misfortune continued when, in her condition, she lost any child she bore. While Spencer’s healing kept her alive, it was his and Caitlin’s friendship that kept her sane.

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King Grayson Brock

  • Date of Birth: 31-05–2342
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Monarchy

Grayson was the only son and heir of the Brock Royal family and assumed the throne after his parents were assassinated. Prior to their death, he chose the most beautiful girl in the kingdom and had his marriage to her arranged, caring little for who she was or what she wanted.

As King, he expected her to provide him with an heir but she refused his advances and insulted him by trying to take her own life. Winning her to compliance by imprisoning her parents, Grayson relished that his cruel, cunning nature enabled him to get his way. This in turn led to gossipers wondering if he orchestrated his parents’ assassination and he did nothing to quell the rumours though as it made his peers fear and obey him.

A glutton for power and often unfaithful to his reluctant, sickly wife, Grayson revels in anything that allows him to exert dominance. Although he never bothered to prevent the Imperial mage hunts, Grayson opted to enslave any mages or Ar’encal in the kingdom, including another of his father’s former advisors, Alistair Auren.

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Maia Uriel

  • Date of Birth: 07-06–2284
  • Height: 5ft 3in (160cm)
  • Species: Ar’encal
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Ar’encal

Maia is a pure-blood Ar’encal, living in the hidden sanctuary of her people, Arencia. Like all Ar’encal, Maia is gifted in all forms of magic but her greatest strengths are healing and control of the elements. Prior to the Uprising, the elder Ar’encal were centuries old, not that they appeared so, the race being gifted with lasting youth as well as long lives but many of them perished in the conflict. At 89 years old, Maia was comparatively young when she became leader of her people, a gruesome battle across the Royal Expanse in early winter 2348 claimed the life of her predecessor.

Retreating into hiding didn’t stop the Ar’encal from trying to train mages who struggled to control their powers, but they had to operate in the utmost secrecy and only aid those that made the effort to find Arencia, which had always been safeguarded by powerful illusions.

As a trained hunter, she was also key to establishing the Aegis Guard, a group of warriors formed by mage sympathisers. The most promising and trustworthy among them, Lucas Harper became her choice for captain, and he never gave her reason to regret the choice, even if they didn’t always agree. She diligently leads the remaining Ar’encal, mages and human sympathisers in Arencia behind the city's protective illusions until her people can be free again.

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Lucas Harper

  • Date of Birth: 25-01–2321
  • Height: 5ft 11in (180cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Guardian

Lucas was a travelling merchant when he met and fell in love with a young scholar, Cara who was studying the Ar'encal. Falling head over heels for each other, Lucas and Cara had a son within 18 months of meeting and married shortly after. They were living in Iliria until the Uprising began and Cara chose to support the Ar’encal and was invited to retreat into their hidden sanctuary with other trusted sympathisers.

Relocating his family to Arencia proved to be a good decision and while Cara continued to learn from the Ar’encal, Lucas dedicated his time to helping defend them, rallying a group of skilled fighters to act as guardians, who became the first of the Aegis guard.

Three years later, Cara gave birth to their second son, Zack and after training with Maia Uriel, Lucas was asked to become Captain of the Aegis guard, which he gladly accepted. On the tragic day when Cara died, Lucas was devastated but continued to live in Arencia, protecting vulnerable mages and Ar’encal in honour of his wife.

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Alister Auren

  • Date of Birth: 16-04–2301
  • Height: 6ft (183cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Mage

Formerly an advisor to the Carlisse King and a renowned scholar, Alistair was one of the selected few invited to study the Ar'encal. During his time among the Ar’encal, he met and fell in love with his future wife, Emilia. Curious to see her husband’s world, Emilia moved with him to Carlisse and together they had their son, Nate.

Although life in Carlisse was pleasant, they often spent time in the Ar’encal woodlands so that Nate could get glimpses of his mother’s true home and these travels spurred his wanderlust. After Nate decided to go travelling, Alistair’s duties for the King were also reduced and he took a position as head of the Royal Archives, which led to him writing journals to document his time with the Ar’encal.

During the Uprising, Alistair tried to support both sides but was soon caught. Due to his previously respected position, he was granted an audience with the King and begged the ruler to spare the mages and Ar’encal in Carlisse. In exchange, they would promise a lifetime of servitude. The King accepted his bargain and within a day, Alistair, Emilia and any known mages or Ar’encal in the kingdom became indentured servants. He quickly took steps to ensure his son wouldn’t return to Carlisse while secretly helping any mages he could, including Spencer Valen.

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Téa Gray

  • Date of Birth: 18-06–2349
  • Height: 5ft 6in (168cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Warden

The shy girl, Téa joined the warden academy to prove to herself and the people that once bullied her that she wasn’t a push over. Very studious, she worked hard and managed to get through the physical challenges but in her final year, was offered a position at the Siranor Institute. At first she loved it, working on the political uses of the scientific discoveries made by some of the finest minds in the Empire, but soon she discovered the underlying nature of her colleagues. They were bullies just like the people she’d tried to escape by becoming a warden.

After a few months, she decided to leave Siranor, taking a position in Tivani at the local guardhouse, under Captain Sampson Stone. Although her quiet disposition meant her commander barely noticed her, Téa became a good warden and like a beloved baby sister to the other guards.

When Morgan Foster joined the Tivani wardens, she quickly developed a crush on him, even though like everyone else, he never seemed to acknowledge her. Hoping to one day earn his affection was the driving force behind Téa’s attempts to climb up the warden ranks.

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Dorian Pesaro

  • Date of Birth: 11-03-2354
  • Height: 5ft 10in (178cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Imperial

The youngest of three siblings in an already large family made standing out a very difficult task for Dorian growing up. Each of his siblings seemed to shine with unique skills whilst Dorian’s best ability was staying out of their way but he eventually made his parents proud when he announced his acceptance into the Imperial military.

Determined not to be outshone in his new environment encouraged Dorian to pursue leadership roles and presented him with the opportunity to take a team of new recruits and test their mental and his abilities against a small group of graduating wardens. Even though the combat exercise took place close to his family home in the Wutel canyon, his team were thrashed and he learnt two very important lessons, humility and to work with one's strengths.

Switching his focus to more subtle ways of excelling, his unique tactics soon caught the attention of both Sampson Stone and General Owen. Working tirelessly to prove his worth, including training with the mage hunters in Tulam and the military, Dorian eventually landed a position with General Owen who utilised his natural and nurtured talents on reconnaissance missions.

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Freya Ewor

  • Date of Birth: 29-03-2296
  • Height: 5ft 5in (165cm)
  • Species: Ar’encal
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Ar’encal

Having lived much of her life around Pembroke, Freya was one of the first Ar’encal to greet the human scholars that wanted to study her race. As a gifted healer, she never wanted to hide away from the world, feeling duty bound to heal anyone that needed it but the events of the Uprising made her choose between her calling and freedom and she knew she couldn’t truly help people from captivity.

Fleeing to Arencia however did grant her something she’d never sought, love. Meeting the son of a scholar turned sympathiser from Revaine called Anton Cain, Freya bonded quickly with his genuine, compassionate nature. Their relationship began as a friendship but over several years, slowly became more.

Nearly 15 years after meeting him, Freya gave birth to their son, Sebastian. Desperate for his family to meet his son regardless of the mage fear created by the Uprising, Anton travelled to Revaine to collect his family but was tragically killed along with all of his relatives during the militia attack on 20-04-2363. Devastated, Freya focused all of her time and attention into raising Sebastian to be just like his father, but he became one better; a fusion of both Anton and Freya when he triggered healing mage abilities at just 5 years old.

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Sebastian Ewor

  • Date of Birth: 11-02-2363
  • Height: 5ft 1in (155cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Mage

Born long after the Uprising, when mages were either feared or mistrusted, had little impact on Sebastian Ewor. Born and raised in Arencia by his Ar’encal mother, he sadly has no recollection of his father but learnt all about him thanks to the tales he was told growing up.

When he was just 5 years old, his mother, Freya, was mourning the anniversary of his father’s death and he wanted nothing more than to make her feel better. That desire triggered his dormant magical abilities, turning him into the youngest healing mage in Arencia.

Studying hard even from such a young age to help and heal people as his mother strove to do before gave Sebastian a great sense of belonging. He truly loved his powers and struggled to understand why the other races and nations wanted to destroy the Ar’encal race, but was content never finding out, so long as he could continue helping the Ar’encal, mages and guardians in Arencia as well as their neighbouring sympathisers and friends in Iliria.

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Sabine Dumont

  • Date of Birth: 35-05-2333
  • Height: 5ft 5in (165cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Female
  • Alignment: Imperial

Sabine was the second wife of Imperator Joseph Rainer. A sassy, shallow and manipulative woman, she won over the Imperator with flattery, sex appeal and by sowing the seeds of his wife’s affair with his brother, after catching a glimpse of them romantically involved.

Significantly younger than the Imperator and only ten years older than his daughter, Harlyn; Sabine set her sights on the inheritance that came with being his wife. Once she and Joseph were married, her desire for indulgent luxuries grew and came hand in hand with the lazy expectation that others would do her bidding for her.

After Joseph died, she received a large sum in his will to retain the life of luxury she was accustomed to but when Harlyn was appointed as the new Imperator, she claimed the familial connection by marriage in order to retain her living quarters at the Imperial palace, even though she knew Harlyn only barely tolerated her.

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Joseph Rainer

  • Date of Birth: 28-05–2313
  • Date of Death: 12-08-2364 (52)
  • Height: 5ft 11in (180cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Imperial

Joseph was voted in as Imperator on 01-05-2342, just before his thirtieth birthday and while his wife, Miranda was pregnant. Despising politics, Joseph often left Miranda to focus on his career and spent equally as little time with their daughter, Harlyn.

Then, when his brother Elias insinuated that the Ar’encal were dangerous, not just to his growing empire but to all of humanity, Joseph leapt at the opportunity to rally allies to strike at the Ar’encal before they could become an established threat. This began the Uprising war of 2348. After what he considered a successful incursion, Joseph was driven and planned to enhance Imperial dominance by wiping out all mages and the Ar’encal whilst also secretly plotting to overthrow the Carlisse monarchy. To achieve his goals, Joseph launched the Imperial mage hunts, allowing the military and militia groups to hunt mages for a bounty.

Although their marriage had become little more than a footnote in his life, Joseph was still outraged when he discovered Miranda’s affair with his brother. Choosing to exile her but pardon his brother, Joseph quickly moved on, taking Sabine Dumont as a second wife.

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Elias Rainer

  • Date of Birth: 01-02–2317
  • Height: 5ft 8in (173cm)
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Alignment: Imperial

Elias Rainer dedicated his entire life to three things: Encia studies, Miranda Rainer and Harlyn Rainer. When his brother became Imperator, the entire family were thrust into the limelight, much to Elias’ frustration. He cared little for politics, hated anything that distracted him from his work and had a long-standing affair with Joseph’s wife.

His primary, scientific goal was to discover how Encia harmed all other races whilst empowering the Ar'encal because he refused to believe the religious nonsense spouted by the temple priests. He was one of the last scholars to be invited into their homelands and the first to be asked to leave after failing to respect his hosts. With a few well placed whispers to his brother, Elias instigated the devastating war that almost decimated the Ar’encal race.

After the war, Elias returned to the Siranor Institute and was thrilled when Harlyn came of age and wanted to follow in his footsteps. He considered her as more of a daughter than a niece and couldn’t have picked a better lab companion. When his affair with Miranda was discovered, Joseph exiled his wife but pardoned Elias, but that did little to stop the Imperial council accusing him when Joseph was discovered dead a few years later. Knowing he couldn’t face imprisonment, Elias fled, leaving behind all he cared for.