Leif: Gardener and general-purpose lowest-tier servant at the Embassy of Sønheim. Has no idea his name is a pun in Ceannic.
Affiliation: Sønheim Embassy
Sign: Craobh-ròs (the Rose Tree)
Language: Sønska, Sønheim Sign
Special skills: Hedge trimming, flower arrangement, putting self in excessive danger
Affiliation: Knight of Ceannis (Order of the Chalice)
Sign: Adharcach (the Horn)
Languages: Ceannic, passable Sønska
Special skills: Stabbing, parrying, thrusting, no not that kind of thrusting, draws a heartsword (type: broadsword), killed a dragon that one time
Juniper Sel: Sardonic second in command. Backsword.
Violet Dupont: Low-key. Big reader. Broadsword.
Birch Baker: Big cuddly marshmallow. Rapier.
Rowan Muscade: Brilliant, flirty, easily annoyed. Saber.
Holly Cerise: Teenage magician in training. Domain: stars.
Peach Pescher-Argyros: Semi-retired since the dragon. Saber.
At the embassy
Sven Nibelungsen: Culture Minister, single dad to twin girls.
Ragnild: Strong-willed, protective 10-year-old. Has a pet ferret, Ketil.
Iona: The quieter twin, but no less determined. Has a floating chair.
Katya: Housekeeper and general-purpose servant.
Captain Sigrún: High-ranking guard with wings.
Manager Ludolf: Estate coordinator. Leif’s supervisor.
Elisa: Kitchen attendant and general-purpose servant.
Torsten: Kitchen attendant and general-purpose servant.
Tansy Lavande: Sister. The well-adjusted one.
Larch Lavande: Brother-in-law. Can’t out-wrestle Thorn.
Hyacinth: Niece, 15. Very concerned about social justice.
Hawthorn: Nephew, 10. Likes things to be in order.
Clover Estragon: Mom #1. Former military. Deceased.
Plum Estragon: Mom #2. Former teacher. Alive, retired.
Magical girls (…boys, men, women, etc)
Magnolia Persil: Minister of Prophecy. Domain: fire.
Ivy Muscade: Squeeful teen magical girl. Domain: water.
M. Cornoullier: Serious government crisis manager. Domain: water.
Ebony Muscade: State Dept liaison to Sønheim. Domain: nature.
Laceleaf’s stalker: Generally terrible person. Domain: water.
Bramble: Miner, EMPHATIC SPEAKER. Domain: fire.
Anise Persil: Gem miner, don’cha know. Birch’s sweetheart.
Cress: Miner, would-be lawyer, anger issues.
Gil Dumas: Miner, very high-strung.
Manager Marjolaine: Mine shift leader. Nice mustache.
Pine Dulac: Miner, soft-spoken, has wings.
Patrik Gagarr: Mine consultant, one leg short.
Arnulf: Mine consultant, big on charts.
Others from Ceannis
Olive Romarin: President of Ceannis. Everybody’s boss.
Florian: Cute bar guy. Unfortunate beliefs in aura pseudoscience.
Geranium Sureau: Knight, ranked above Thorn. Scimitar.
Secret Agent D.: Undercover vampire hunter. Axe.
Sugar Pommier: Science teacher of Hyacinth’s.
Angelica: Elegant goth teenager. Hyacinth’s friend.
Blackthorn: Morose goth teenager. Hyacinth’s friend.
Laceleaf: Fish-loving aquarium tour guide.
Bennet Amande: Extremely important broadcast journalist.
A man-in-black type: Who? I don’t remember her.
Others from Sønheim
Lady Stanczia: Vampire royalty. Almost 1000 years old. Good taste.
Lord Imri: Stanczia’s partner. Fancies himself a writer.
Astrid Rødlund: Bestselling author of the Holger Saga. Good with kids.
Mata Kaihanga: Tamaputian engineer, Pato’s husband. Chatty and optimistic.
Pato Kaihanga: Tamaputian engineer, Mata’s husband. Silent and tech-savvy.