Satomi works as the Emperor's Chief Auditor. Even the most fearsome warrior has been known to hesitate when word comes that Satomi is coming for an inspection. Rumor has it that when she was young her parents arranged for her to be married to a young …
Hui is an ambitious young lord who has gained a reputation for playing fast and loose with his orders. His talent with his words keep many detractors at bay, his preternatural grace and ability with the Katana have kept the rest away.
Shannon is a veteran commander of several campaigns. She is a straight forward person who lives life to its fullest. Some suggests she questions if there is an afterlife, or her place in it and so is trying to get as much out of this life as she can. …
A favored sponsor of the Kings, Carlisle has the keenest eye for the value of an object, any object, and is a ruthless bargainer. His only real weakness is fine wine, and since the king has the finest, he also has Carlisle's loyalty.
Maria was born under an evil moon and had a the further misfortune of having distinctive birthmarks on the backs of her hands. Her family feared this would be an ill omen and abandoned her to the wild. A young prostitute found her and raised her as her …
Manu is the shaman of his small tribe. He has an unusual understanding of animals and is often known to have them over as guests. He talks to them as though they were responding and offers them all the consideration he does people.
Despite his size Jarek wanted nothing more than to serve his country. When he was old enough he joined the military along with his contemporaries though he did receive quite a lot of ribbing due to his size. This only inspired him to work at being the …
General Oxana has made quite a name for herself as a competent field commander in the Foreign Expeditionary Service. On one campaign a few years back she was exposed to a poison that her healers had not recognized. They managed to cure it but the damage …
Hakim is a kindly old widower whose children and grand children have all grown up. His wife died many years ago and he has had only one further desire, to see the ocean. He is in constant prayer to the fates that he will be able to do so before he dies …
Isra is not usually so disagreeable but as it turns out she is allergic to something that grows on Council Rock. Her eyes have been watering and she has been sneezing since she arrived. She has always been quite a gossip but her usual pleasant chirping …
Deacon Is the eldest son of one of Ull's major auroch barons. He is a shrewed businessman and a bit of a bully, liking things to go his way. When things are going his way he can be very generous and lively.
Grayson is not a member of the elite auroch barons. He is actually a retired marshal who had quite the reputation for fairness, tenacity, and ruthlessness when it came to bringing in a criminal, no matter who they were. This has not gone over well with …
Beyar is the current khan's youngest brother. When he was a boy the young future Khan challenged him to ride a horse while standing. Beyar fell off and shattered his knee, giving him a permanent limp. Many also believe he hit his head and that the …
Nergui is the Chief finance minister of Zeif. He has a very keen mind for numbers and oversees imports and exports from Zeif's ports, making him more at home on the sea, than horses. He also likes to gamble though never recklessly.