Ceannic Characters

Ceannic Characters (other): Everyone from Ceannis who isn't covered under Thorn, Knights, Thorn's family, Mages, or Historical.

Ceannic Government

The non-magical civilians who work for the people of Ceannis, from elected officials to secret agents to everyday paper-pushers.

Knights (including the Secret Order of Monster Hunters) and government-employed mages both listed separately.

Kale Romarin

Kale Romarin In the comic: Kale Romarin

Translator. Cranky and sarcastic. Prefers to be left alone. Killed some people, under circumstances he doesn't like to talk about.

He has a soulbond with his dog, Niamh, to help with hallucinations; and government-mandated therapy to help with everything else. Not really optimistic that he deserves a redemption arc, but he's at least doing the work.

Kale's apartment is on the first floor of Thorn's building, and as circumstances keep throwing them together, he's been making friends with Thorn in spite of himself.

“Kale Romarin” is a witness-protection alias. “Kale” because it sounds close to his birth name; “Romarin” in honor of anti-cult activist Peony Romarin.

  • Ethnicity: Aibreán
  • Age (first appearance): 32
  • Likes: Sunglasses, long sleeves, his dog, Thorn, liver and bacon (moreso post-dog-soulbond)
  • Dislikes: Crushing on people who are taken, feeling helpless, general human interaction

Major appearances

  • Summer Sunshine: asks Thorn to help with a potential danger; admits he has hallucinations; gets taken home by the Woman in Black
  • The Show Must Grow On (Act II): when Leachtric gets interrupted by vines, goes upstairs to find Thorn; reveals that he's a magical boy wearing power-blocking bracelets, and asks Thorn to cut half of them so he can stop the threat; interrupted by the Woman in Black, who tells them it's safe to wait for the rescue by Laurel Cerise
  • A Night to Remember: visits Thorn to compare notes about what they remember from the opera; realizes Thorn is more perceptive than he thought; takes out his prosthetic eyes so Thorn will figure out his identity
  • Something's Cooking: watches Thorn's oven while Thorn takes Elisa home
  • Kudzu Roots: after a discussion with his therapist, makes notes on his backstory and reveals it to Thorn, including his raising of Calyx Carvi, work for Northwind Prismaceuticals, and friendship with Hermosa Zikos
  • Family Deserts: helps Thorn escort Hawthorn Lavande home; gets an example of how normal people feel about mind-control
  • Plus Ones: bonds with Leif at the party; escorted out at knifepoint by Agent D10
  • Through Lights and Shadows: accepts his imminent death, until Thorn prompts him to cut his own bracelets; heals himself while stuck mid-transformation

Alternate Universes

  • AU: Magical Thorn: new student who befriends Thorn under his secret identity, while fighting him and his teammates as a magical boy
  • AU: In SPACE!: still in prison; temporarily cellmates with Leif


Niamh In the comic: Niamh

Good dog. Has a therapeutic soulbond with Kale, created as part of his post-murder-y rehabilitation. She helps Kale identify hallucinations, supports him through emotional trauma, and is a positive motivation to get up in the morning.

Special skills: Understands Kale's feelings and sit.

Major appearances

Alternate universes

  • AU: Magical Thorn: Kudzu's talking-animal confidante
  • AU: In SPACE!: A counselor for Kale and member of an alien species that can see through the fourth wall

Olive Romarin

Olive Romarin In the comic: Olive Romarin

President of Ceannis. Everybody’s boss. Has led the country through dealing with multiple nationwide crises, and also two Kolpovision wins. Subject of a lot of ridiculous rumors.

Might seem overly chirpy and easily distracted, but has well honed instincts and a wealth of experience from being a long-runner.

  • Ethnicity: Getsunese
  • Age (first appearance, this incarnation): 25
  • Age at election (this incarnation): 20
  • Likes: Pie, dismantling the legacies of her political rivals, being underestimated
  • Dislikes: Kudzu, not getting to finish her pie

Major appearances

  • Homecoming: appoints Thorn and his team to guard the Embassy, after being reminded who he is
  • Performance Review: debates whether to keep Thorn at the Embassy, or whether the prophecy counts as fulfilled by now
  • The Perennials: seen in flashback, working at the Second Life Resource Center
  • AU: In SPACE!: Captain of Thorn's ship, the Sapphire


Briony In the comic: Briony

Presidential archivist. Has the same role in the Space AU, just more high-tech. In the audience for Kolpovision 3013.

Senator Lysidice Argyros

Lysidice Argyros In the comic: Senator Lysidice Argyros

Wife of Peach Pescher-Argyros. Fell for each other when Peach was her bodyguard. Long-time representative in the Ceannic Senate. Lysidice is about 20 years older, so insert your own “cradle-robbing” jokes here.


Survivors trapped in mine collapse. They were accompanied by two Sønska consultant miners, and the fire mage Bramble.

Minor/unnamed relatives are tagged under mine families.

Annie Persil

Annie Persil In the comic: Annie Persil

Gem miner, don’cha know. “Annie” is short for Anise. Engaged to, and then married to, Birch Persil. (They met during the dragonslaying mission.)

Friendly, polite, enjoys long winters and deep-fried foods, talks in a fantasy-Midwestern accent. She’s one of the calmest and most-stable people on her team…although it might not be a good thing that she doesn’t get angry, even when she probably should.

There’s no single consistent design for her tattoos (upper left arm + left hip), because they shift and bloom throughout the day.

Major appearances

Cress Fenouil

Cress Fenouil In the comic: Cress Fenouil

Miner, would-be lawyer, anger issues. Has vitiligo. Married to actual lawyer Violet "Vi" Fenouil; they do great karaoke together.

After the rescue (and the trials), Cress becomes a law student; Vi gets pregnant; and they both keep in touch with Annie and Birch.

Gil Dumas

Gil Dumas In the comic: Gil Dumas

Miner, very high-strung. His name is short for Gillyflower. Panics a lot during the cave-in, and ends up in a relationship with Bramble, who helps him calm down. Does Annie's makeup for her wedding.

After the rescue, he and Bram go their separate ways, with Gil ending up as an above-ground rock wall attendant.

Manager Marjolaine

Manager Marjolaine In the comic: Manager Marjolaine

Mine shift leader when the cave-in happens. Makes sure everyone eats on a schedule. Nice mustache.

Last person to ride up in the rescue capsule; he takes a safety consultant position afterward.

Pine Dulac

Pine Dulac In the comic: Pine Dulac

Miner, soft-spoken. Has wings, which came in at 24; they're black, which is unusual.

Hyacinth's school

Teachers and fellow-students of Hyacinth Lavande.

Also includes teenage furries Tilda Vossmark (Sønska, 14) and Longan Persil (Aibreán/United Islander, 15).

Sugar Pommier

Sugar Pommier In the comic: Sugar Pommier

Science teacher of Hyacinth's. Appreciates how Leachtric has gotten kids more interested in history.

Angelica Thatcher

Angelica Thatcher In the comic: Angelica Thatcher

Elegant goth teenager. Hyacinth’s friend.

  • Ethnicity: Aibreán/Getsunese
  • Age (first appearance): 15
  • Likes: elegant gothic lolita fashion, Mass Theft Portal
  • Dislikes: bright colors, not being the center of attention

Major appearances

Hazel Cherieshnya

Hazel In the comic: Hazel Cherieshnya

Dapper goth teenager. Writer and artist. Hyacinth finds her morbid story ideas completely enchanting. Has a good relationship with her two moms.

Hazel has magic-resistant joint inflammation, suppressed as much as possible by two medical microchips: one in the back of her neck that also does pain management, and one in her hip that also does ovary regulation.

  • Ethnicity: Iuilic
  • Age (first appearance): 15
  • Likes: dapper goth fashion, electropunk, dark art/fiction, Hyacinth
  • Dislikes: eye contact, makeup, unspoken rules

Major appearances

Vine Fenouil

Vine Fenouil In the comic: Vine Fenouil

Morose goth teenager. Hyacinth’s friend. Recently-out trans boy, indecisive about his name, although he seems to have settled on “Vine” out of admiration for Ivy Muscade.

Major appearances

Stage and Screen

Performers and technicians. Mostly associated with Burnspoint, the heart of the Ceannic acting industry.

Archie Stavros

Archie Stavros In the comic: Archie Stavros

Head writer and showrunner of MCLIS. His full name is Archarius. On the net he goes by the username SnowJar, inspired by a decoration he keeps in his office.

A regular commenter on Rowan's MCLIS fan/critic blog, he reached out to offer some friendly company when Rowan's wings were growing in.

  • Ethnicity: United Islander
  • Age (debut): mid-30's
  • Likes: decorative things in jars
  • Dislikes: deadlines, budgets

Major appearances

Bennet Amande

Bennet Amande In the comic: Bennet Amande

Extremely important broadcast journalist. Slow News Day chronicles his radio show, where he interviews people on the street, complains about social issues like “how it's too easy to vote,” and gets starry-eyed over pink spotted owlgulls.

Spotted on-the-scene reporting during the aquarium attack, the mining rescue, and the Leachtric evacuation.

Lynwood Merdhuile

Lynwood Merdhuile In the comic: Lynwood Merdhuile

Writer and star of Leachtric. Interviewed Artie Carver about the experience of unexpectedly drawing a famous heartsword. Supportive of her young co-star Cedar Oseille.

Seen on-stage in costume during The Show Must Grow On (Act I), where she plays Leachtric, and escaping out-of-costume during Act II.

Rhododendron Muscade

Rhodey Muscade In the comic: Rhododendron Muscade

One of Rowan Muscade's younger siblings. “Rhodey” for short. Identical twin of Rosie Muscade. Works on Leachtric.

Rhodey is very into conspiracy theories, and thinks just about everything is a secret government plot.

  • Ethnicity: Aibreán
  • Age (first appearance): 10
  • Age (first non-flashback appearance): 24

Major appearances

Rosie Muscade

Rosie Muscade In the comic: Rosie Muscade

One of Rowan Muscade's younger siblings. Identical twin of Rhododendron Muscade. Costume designer for Leachtric.

Rosie is very into unproven “medical treatments,” and thinks anything with verifiable test results is a scam.

  • Ethnicity: Aibreán
  • Age (first appearance): 10
  • Age (first non-flashback appearance): 24

Major appearances

Hedge & Grassie

Hedge and Grassie In the comic: Hedge Dubois and Grassie Amande

Legendary comediennes. Happily married, eventually with two adopted children. They're both still alive (though very old) when Thorn kills the dragon – they send him flowers in the hospital.

Got their start as the stars of an early crystal-broadcast sitcom, where they play fictionalized versions of themselves. (See Hedge and Grassie for their appearances, co-stars, and other characters on the show.) Later, did a “Grassie for President” special.

Hedge is Iuilic. She goes by a stage name; her obviously-Iuilic birth name, which Grassie uses, is Nance Grusadrevo. Plays the straight-woman to Grassie's comedy. Usually wears dapper suits, and is frequently seen carrying a joint.

Grassie is Aibreán. Spends most of her free time studying scripts, because her lines are dense and complicated and always have to be exactly right. Not as dotty in real life as on-screen, though she certainly has her moments. Surprisingly matter-of-fact about meeting a time traveler.

Grassie's right arm and shoulder have burn scarring from a childhood potions accident. She's sensitive about the scars; she never wears backless or sleeveless clothing, and they don't become public knowledge for most of her life. Hedge/Nance knows, and is totally unbothered.


Blush Noisette Duval

Blush Noisette Duval In the comic: Blush Noisette Duval

New long-runner, reincarnated cross-racially. Currently employed at the Second Life Resource Center in Ceannis. Dresses as her favorite act from the early years of Kolpovision.

Calyx Carvi

Calyx Carvi In the comic: Calyx Carvi

Nibling of Kudzu Carvi. Kept home and/or hospitalized most of the time by significant medical issues, in spite of regular healing from Kudzu's powers. Used to go by “he”, but was experimenting with “they” as of their death.

Cymbeline Dupont

Cymbeline Dupont In the comic: Cymbeline Dupont

Legal consul, Romarin Foundation. Long-runner, first born 450 years ago, previously incarnated as Radiance Cannelle. This is her fourth incarnation, as the biological sister of Violet Dupont.

  • Ethnicity: Feabhric (current & previous incarnation)
  • Age (first appearance, this incarnation): 2
  • Age (in general): 9 years younger than Violet
  • The Perennials: deals with being an adult in a toddler/child body


Deliveryman In the comic: Deliveryman

Unnamed deliveryman who just can't catch a break.

Hired in I Got Eight Problems... to delivery magic powder to Ragnild and Iona.

Reappears in The Show Must Grow On (Overture), hired to deliver a (legitimate, this time) surprise bouquet for Cedar Oseille.

Florian Amande

Florian In the comic: Florian Amande

Cute bar guy. Unfortunate beliefs in aura pseudoscience, which torpedoed his date with Rowan Muscade. Seen in costume at Leachtric. Generally interested in dates with men and nonbinary people.

  • Ethnicity: Aibreán/United Islander
  • Age (first appearance): 20

Helichrysum Glazier

Dr. Glazier In the comic: Dr. Glazier

Medical spelltech researcher. “Heli” for short, but only to her friends. Former employee of Northwind Prismaceuticals; now she's testifying against them. One of the victims of Kudzu Carvi, with prosthetic eyes made from green crystals.

Hermosa Zikos

Jasmine Menthe In the comic: Hermosa Zikos

Handsome, brilliant, sensitive, wonderful, charming, thoughtful, generous, witty and kind husband of Dexippus Zikos. (Dexie likes to talk him up a lot.)

Previously a secret agent, Hermosa was assigned to work in Montmere, where he befriended Kudzu to investigate Nortwhind Prismaceuticals. He was at ground zero for Kudzu's outburst, and is currently recovering from the fallout.

Hermosa has the same kind of spelltech eyes as Kale (with burn-scarred sockets), and has brain damage resulting in aphasia, loss of depth perception, and memory problems.

  • Ethnicity: Feabhric
  • Face reveal: Kudzu Roots 24/35
  • Kudzu Roots: backstory revealed
  • Call and Answer: first present-day appearance; gets Dex to agree not to hurt Kale (any more), then tips Dex off about their impending capture
  • The Commitment: wakes up in a care facility with no memories since Montmere; assumes he's been captured by Northwind, sneaks away, and tries in vain to make contact with Dex; is considering asking Kudzu to try repairing the brain damage, when the Woman in Black gets him to hold still until Pascentia Zikos picks him up

Jasmine Menthe

Jasmine Menthe In the comic: Jasmine Menthe

Emergency medical tech. Responds to in-field calls, along with other medical professionals.

Jasmine Sel

Jasmine Sel In the comic: Jasmine Sel

One of the aquarium guards injured during the attack. More-recently spotted in casual situations with Laceleaf.

Kallie Neineikura

Kallie Neineikura In the comic: Kallie Neineikura

Tiny adventurous kinkster, with a thing for “giants.” Name is short for Kaleo. Closest thing she has to a job is being a Crystalgram influencer. Confident in the face of change, comfortable going with the flow.

Headmate of Atarangi Neineikura and Kiki Neineikura. Parts her hair on the left; has golden eyes.

  • Ethnicity: Tamaputian
  • Age (first appearance): mid 30's
  • Every Body: goes to a mixed-size club, has an encounter with Violet Dupont (making things awkward when Violet meets Atarangi later), gets a pink cocktail sword

Kiki Neineikura

Kiki Neineikura In the comic: Kiki Neineikura

Tiny teenage artist. She designed the body's tattoo. High-energy, and prone to saying things directly instead of dancing around them.

Headmate of Atarangi Neineikura and Kallie Neineikura. Parts her hair in the center; has light pink eyes.

  • Ethnicity: Tamaputian
  • Age (first appearance): late teens
  • Every Body: breaks up the Kallie-Atarangi fight by demanding her allocated drawing time
  • Training Wreck: makes some inadvertent outbursts that are attributed to Atarangi, earning her some side-eye

Laceleaf L'hysope

Laceleaf In the comic: Laceleaf L'hysope

Fish-loving aquarium tour guide. Targeted by an angry water-mage stalker.

Lepida Clemens

Lepida Clemens In the comic: Lepida Clemens

Stable attendant for unicorns; last-minute guest to Thorn's Kolpovision party.

Marula Boatman

Marula Boatman In the comic: Marula Boatman

Very important lobbyist for the National Pie Council. Official endorsers of President Romarin. In an open marriage; seeks dates with women and nonbinary people.

Nigella Badiane

Nigella Badiane In the comic: Nigella Badiane

Manager at a local branch of the International House of Potions. Doesn't appreciate having to follow potionmaking safety regulations. Has an ill-fated date with Rowan Muscade; generally interested in dates with all genders.men

Violet's Parents

Violet's parents In the comic: Violet's family

Parents of Violet Dupont and Cymbeline Dupont.

Mom is a retail worker, and Dad is a security guard.


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