Embassy Staff

Embassy Staff: The diplomats, guards, servants, and other workers at the Sønheim Embassy in Ceannis.


A group that includes Leif. All working off debts which are currently owned by the Embassy, as signaled by the fact that their last names are replaced with “of Sønheim.”

Fitted with compulsion microchips embedded in the backs of their necks, with the position marked by an Embassy fleurcode. They use Sønheim Sign to communicate unobtrusively.


Katya In the comic: Katya of Sønheim

Housekeeper and general-purpose servant. Stoic, cautious and quiet, she knows a lot more than she lets on. Covers for her fellow servants in rule-bending situations. Would be totally capable of poisoning someone in their sleep.

Katya was raised by adoptive parents. She's a different ethnicity than Leif, and most of the rest of the staff, though it’s hard for southerners to tell. She is also asexual.

  • Age (first appearance): 30
  • Likes: Lizards, peacetime, secrets
  • Dislikes: Overt conflict, allergy-inducing flowers, certain politicians
Major appearances


Elisa In the comic: Elisa of Sønheim

Kitchen attendant and general-purpose servant. Likes romance novels, making photosets with fashion and cute aesthetics, baked goods, and fun memes. She's bi/pan, though she spends more time getting emotionally invested in fictional characters than real-life crushes.

Elisa's dads have the family name Svansson, which she gets back once her contract is up. She's a native speaker of Sønheim Sign, as one of her dads is deaf. The other was one of the trapped miners in Landslide Bring Me Down.

  • Age (first appearance): 21
  • Likes: cute fashion, fanciful romance novels, cooking
  • Dislikes: uniforms, casual sex, doing dishes
Major appearances


Tilda In the comic: Tilda

Cleaner and general-purpose servant. Wants her allotted time on the net, please.


Torsten In the comic: Torsten

Kitchen attendant and general-purpose servant. Avid fan of fantasy hockey.

Starts to get tremors in his hands, disrupting his ability to use sign language, and do a lot of general-purpose servitude.


The counterparts to Thorn and his team. Officially their allies, although unofficially they may have clashing goals.

Most of them have a high level of Ceannic understanding, although their ability to speak it varies.

Minor/unnamed guard appearances: Embassy guards

Sigrún Storre

Sigrún In the comic: Captain Sigrún

Stoic crack shot Captain of the guards. Has wings, which grew in her early 20s. Doesn't have much time for reading, but will watch the musical. Not good at holiday cheer.

Her last name is pronounced “story.”

  • Age (first appearance): 35
  • Likes: Adults, crossbows, musicals, tiny things, especially tiny food
  • Dislikes: Disease, going out in nature
Major appearances

Alruna Haetta

Alruna Haetta In the comic: Alruna Haetta

Nonbinary guard (ze/zir). Another minority ethnicity, and the first person in zir district to be approved for foreign service. New to the team in the first year of the comic.

Speaks Ceannic with stilted grammar, but a strong vocabulary. Zir family name means “danger.”

Major appearances

Brynhildr Gyllenhallr

Brynhildr Gyllenhallr In the comic: Brynhildr Gyllenhallr

Shy large guard. Cheek/ear scar. Too embarrassed about her low Ceannic skill to speak it. Won the guards' Szélanyanatt contest with her knowledge of civics.

Her hairstyle is a reference to Topaz from Steven Universe, and her family name means “gold stone.”

Major appearances

Geirölul Lilblomma

Lulen Lilblomma In the comic: Geirölul Lilblomma

Optimistic young guard. “Lulen” to her friends. Throat scar. Loves kids. As a child, she changed pronouns three times before settling on “she”.

Extremely talented archer, to the point where she can hit a target dead-center even with her vision compromised.

As a young(er) adult, Lulen spent some time as an indentured servant on a vampires' estate in Sønheim. Early in her service she was at the castle of Lady Fastný, where she encountered some of Stanczia and Imri's servants at the end of their servitude.

Her hairstyle is an homage to Seras Victoria, and her family name means “Mignonette.”

  • Age (first appearance): mid 20's
  • Likes: archery, the Drøfnsson Saga, children, holidays, wings
  • Dislikes: undercover work, the nickname “Lulzya”, references to her past servitude
Major appearances

Róta Loptfreyr

Róta Loptfreyr In the comic: Róta Loptfreyr

Cocky young guard. Low on patience. Same ethnicity as Katya.

Her hairstyle is an homage to Sailor Uranus, and her family name means “sky king.”

Major appearances


All high-level officials are required to be fluent in both Sønska and Ceannic. They have accents in spoken Ceannic, but in writing you wouldn't know it wasn't their native language.

Sven Nibelungsen

Sven Nibelungsen In the comic: Sven Nibelungsen

Culture Minister, reports directly to the ambassador. Single dad to twin girls, Ragnild and Iona.

  • Age (first appearance): 37
  • Likes: his daughters, traditional Sønska clothing and music, women who can bench-press him
  • Dislikes: expensive souvenirs
Major appearances

Ambassador Beringar

Ambassador Beringar In the comic: Ambassador Beringar

Newly appointed head diplomat from Sønheim to Ceannis.


Ludolf Andersson

Ludolf Andersson In the comic: Ludolf Andersson

Coordinator of all the servants at the Embassy, making him the direct supervisor of Leif and the others. Shows a matter-of-fact disregard for their privacy and feelings. Bichromatic eyes (brown/purple), prematurely grey hair.

  • Age (first appearance): 44
  • Likes: throwing people off-balance
  • Dislikes: being thrown off-balance
Major appearances

Sigvard Blixt

Sigvard Blixt In the comic: Sigvard Blixt

Local tech support, spycraft tech included.

Major appearances


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