History Characters / LabyrinthsOfEcho

16th Jan '17 5:42:54 PM jlt314
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* BarrierGuy: One of his tasks in LSIF is to be the Guardian an anchor that helps the True Magic wielding wizards to return from the Dark Side.

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* BarrierGuy: [[BarrierMaiden Barrier Guy]]: One of his tasks in LSIF is to be the Guardian an anchor that helps the True Magic wielding wizards to return from the Dark Side. Side.
* HeinzHybrid: Melifaro is parts human, dwarf and giant, much to Max' amusement.



%%* LeadPoliceDetective: It is Melifaro who actually makes most of the detective work in the House at the Bridge. Kofa and Juffin are fine %%cops themselves, but they generally feel that the legwork is for the younger generation, and Max is notoriously useless at that.

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%%* LeadPoliceDetective: It is Melifaro who actually makes most of the detective work in the House at the Bridge. Kofa and Juffin are fine %%cops fine
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themselves, but they generally feel that the legwork is for the younger generation, and Max is notoriously useless at that.



* BigFun: Thanks to his father's magic. Original Kofa was thin, lean and mean.

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* BigFun: Thanks to his father's magic. Original Kofa was thin, lean and mean. And returns to that original state when leaving Echo.



* InsufferableGenius: His original personality before sir Khumkha's magic, which driven ''almost everyone'' nuts. It seems that the only people able to stand original Kofa for any extended period of time are Max and Anchifa Melifaro (who can be similarly insufferable, so they kinda cancel each other out).

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* InsufferableGenius: His original personality before sir Khumkha's magic, which driven drives ''almost everyone'' nuts. It seems that the only people able to stand original Kofa for any extended period of time are Max and Anchifa Melifaro (who can be similarly insufferable, so they kinda cancel each other out).



* DesignatedPointMan: Thanks to his nearly impeccable magical defense and combat awareness (as well as impressive offense), Shurf is usually the point man during the Special Investigations operations. And although Shurf is a less capable combat mage than Kofa or Juffin, his loss (however unlikely) won't bring down an entire operation like one of those two's would, making him "expendable" to a certain degree.

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* DesignatedPointMan: Thanks to his nearly impeccable magical defense and combat awareness (as well as impressive offense), Shurf is usually the point man during the Special Investigations operations. And although Shurf is a less capable combat mage than Kofa or Juffin, his loss (however unlikely) won't bring down an entire operation like one of those two's two would, making him "expendable" to a certain degree.



* HappilyMarried: Which is more-or-less normal for the LSIF in general, but Numminorikh is the only team member with kids. Two of them, in fact, the younger of which is [[BrattyHalfPint a disaster in human form]]. Juffin initially was less than thrilled of this for morale reason, but acquiesced later.

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* HappilyMarried: Which is more-or-less normal for the LSIF in general, but Numminorikh is the only team member with kids. Two of them, in fact, the younger of which is [[BrattyHalfPint a disaster in human form]]. Juffin initially was less than thrilled of this for morale reason, moral reasons, but acquiesced later.



* CoolOldLady: She rivals Nuflin and Juffin in terms of power and effectively the Seven-Leaf's decision-maker in all things outside of politics.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Lady Sotofa's default appearance is a nice and friendly white-haired lady looking like everyone's favorite grandmother. With a simple gesture, Lady Sotofa can shift to her juvenile appearance. Max describes the young Sotofa as utterly stunning.

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* CoolOldLady: She rivals Nuflin and Juffin in terms of power and is effectively the Seven-Leaf's decision-maker in all things outside of politics.
* VoluntaryShapeshifting: Lady Sotofa's default appearance is that of a nice and friendly white-haired lady looking like everyone's favorite grandmother. With a simple gesture, Lady Sotofa can shift to her juvenile appearance. Max describes the young Sotofa as utterly stunning.



* DotingParent: Well, doting uncle, as he usually sides with his niece, rather than with his brother, in the frequent father-daughter spats.

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* DotingParent: Well, doting uncle, as he usually sides with his niece, rather than with his brother, in the their frequent father-daughter spats.



Elder Magister in the Order of Hidden Grass. Left Echo to search for his order's voluntarily exiled Grand Magister. Father of Manga Melifaro, paternal grandfather to Melifaro and his brothers. Filo built parts of the house at the family's homestead, creating at least one bedroom with restorative and protective spells woven in the building.

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Elder Magister in the Order of Hidden Grass. Left Echo to search for his order's voluntarily exiled Grand Magister. Father of Manga Melifaro, paternal grandfather to Melifaro and his brothers. Filo built parts of the house at the family's homestead, creating at least one bedroom with restorative and protective spells woven in into the building.



Firstborn son of Manga. GentleGiant of the family, possibly due to ekhl blood.

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Firstborn son of Manga. GentleGiant of the family, possibly due to ekhl giant (ekhl) blood.



Second son. Anchifa accompanied his father on the expedition to Ukkumbi, and there became involved with the rites of the Naval Hunt. The shamans of Ukkumbi "turned the wheel of his destiny" - Anchifa became something unheard of in Echo, a pirate.

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Second son. Anchifa accompanied his father on the expedition to Ukkumbi, and there became involved with the rites of the Naval Hunt.Hunt, a tradition of ritual piracy. The shamans of Ukkumbi "turned the wheel of his destiny" - Anchifa became something unheard of in Echo, a pirate.



See his entry at LSIF.

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See his entry at LSIF.
LSIF. Mockingly referred as "the nineth volume" by Max with the reference to Manga's magnum opus.



* BloodKnight: Retired. During the War of Codex, sir Rogro Zhiil' fought on the side of King Gurig VII and the Order of the Seven-Leaf. According to fellow combatants' testimonies, he was there not out of loyalty, but just for the thrill. Was kicked out of Seven-Leaf and into Holomi for using Forbidden Magic in a street brawl just a few days into the Epoch of the Codex, invented the daily newspaper out of boredom while doing time.

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* BloodKnight: Retired. During the War of Codex, sir Rogro Zhiil' fought on the side of King Gurig VII and the Order of the Seven-Leaf. According to fellow combatants' testimonies, he was there not out of loyalty, but just for the thrill. Was kicked out of Seven-Leaf and into Holomi Kholomi for using Forbidden Magic in a street brawl just a few days into the Epoch of the Codex, invented the daily newspaper out of boredom while doing time.



* PropagandaMachine: What his media empire basically is. He's a rumour-monger, but also loyalist, very much. [[spoiler:Being a King's lover also helps.]] Most blatant use of it takes place in ''A Talkative Dead Man''.

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* PropagandaMachine: What his media empire basically is. He's a rumour-monger, but also loyalist, very much. [[spoiler:Being much a loyalist. [[spoiler: Being a King's lover also helps.]] Most blatant use of it takes place in ''A Talkative Dead Man''.



* TrueArtIsAngsty: InUniverse (that is, according to Max himself), Andä's central message is "oh, why does no one love the so cute me?" Max also feels awkward because in his time wrote some poetry in the same vein, but of lesser quality.

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: InUniverse (that is, according to Max himself), Andä's central message is "oh, why does no one love the so cute me?" Max also feels awkward because in his time he wrote some poetry in the same vein, but of lesser quality.



Grand Magister of the disbanded Order of the Water Crow, generally believed to have been the most powerful Plain Magic practitioner to have ever lived. Officially killed by the Kettarian Hunter (a.k.a. Juffin) during the War of the Codex, but ''The Shadow of Gugimagon'' revealed that he is still alive, trapped in a remote world that only Max can enter at will.

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Grand Magister of the disbanded Order of the Water Crow, generally believed to have been the most powerful Plain Magic practitioner to have ever lived. Officially killed by the Kettarian Hunter (a.k.a. Juffin) during the War of the Codex, but ''The Shadow of Gugimagon'' revealed that he is still alive, trapped in a remote world that only Max can enter at will.
will. [[spoiler: Max has later released him and Loyso joined the quest to destroy the Dead Illusion worlds.]]



An ex-head of the Order of Hidden Grass, to which a lot of successuve generations of Melifaro family has belonged and the previous owner of one of Max's prtective amulets, his headband. An adept True Magic user, he disbanded his order shortly before the War of Codex because "the World has changed" and doesn't need any orders anymore, and went around [[WalkingTheEarth Walking The Multiverse]] in search of knowledge. [[spoiler: He returned to the United Kingdom in ''All Truth About Us'' as a Truthful Prophet to prod the population to change with the world by his prophecies.]]

* ReasonableAuthortyFigure: He always was about truth and scince than the power, unlike the other Order Magisters, and has never controlled his people with fear, as a lot of his peers were prone to.
* TheRival: Nuflin considered him his bitterest rival and tried to upstage and destroy him at every opportunity. Honna on his part was more amused by it

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An ex-head of the Order of Hidden Grass, to which a lot of successuve successive generations of Melifaro family has belonged and the previous owner of one of Max's prtective protective amulets, his headband. An adept True Magic user, he disbanded his order shortly before the War of Codex because "the World has changed" and doesn't need any orders anymore, and went around [[WalkingTheEarth Walking The Multiverse]] in search of knowledge. [[spoiler: He returned to the United Echo Kingdom in ''All Truth About Us'' as a Truthful Prophet to prod the population to change with the world by his prophecies.]]

* ReasonableAuthortyFigure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He always was more about truth and scince science than the power, unlike the other Order Magisters, and has never controlled his people with fear, as a lot of his peers were prone to.
* TheRival: Nuflin considered him his bitterest rival and tried to upstage and destroy him at every opportunity. Honna on his part was more amused by itit.
6th Nov '16 8:05:22 AM Derkhan
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* WineSnob: Natural in his line of work.

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* WineSnob: WineIsClassy: Natural in his line of work.



One of the Orders seven founders and Kofa's father, sir Khumkha shocked the Echo's society when [[TheCincinnatus he decided to retire and become an ordinary citizen]], devoting his time to (magical) culinary experiments.

* TheCincinnatus: When he decided to retire. The whole Echo then decided that sir Khumkha went crazy, and Kofa once offhandedly mentioned that the people weren't that off the mark.

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One of the Orders seven founders and Kofa's father, sir Khumkha shocked the Echo's society when [[TheCincinnatus [[{{Cincinnatus}} he decided to retire and become an ordinary citizen]], devoting his time to (magical) culinary experiments.

* TheCincinnatus: {{Cincinnatus}}: When he decided to retire. The whole Echo then decided that sir Khumkha went crazy, and Kofa once offhandedly mentioned that the people weren't that off the mark.



* TheSupremeChef: If the Kofa's "portable kitchen" is of any indication of his own skills.

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* TheSupremeChef: SupremeChef: If the Kofa's "portable kitchen" is of any indication of his own skills.



* [[spoiler: BarrierMaiden: Actually, a Barrier Guy: King Mönin, the only known Arbiter in the history of Echo, was asked by the ancient time-traveling Magisters to exile himself to the inescapable Quiet City. The reasoning was that a prisoner's desire to get home is the strongest wish there is, and when coming from an Arbiter, it will ensure the continued existence of the world for him to return to, thus preventing the apocalypse. Max was brought to Echo with explicit purpose to relieve Mönin, but Juffin didn't expect the latter to escape just seven years after Max's arrival.]]

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* [[spoiler: BarrierMaiden: Actually, a Barrier Guy: King Guy. [[spoiler:King Mönin, the only known Arbiter in the history of Echo, was asked by the ancient time-traveling Magisters to exile himself to the inescapable Quiet City. The reasoning was that a prisoner's desire to get home is the strongest wish there is, and when coming from an Arbiter, it will ensure the continued existence of the world for him to return to, thus preventing the apocalypse. Max was brought to Echo with explicit purpose to relieve Mönin, but Juffin didn't expect the latter to escape just seven years after Max's arrival.]]
5th Oct '15 4:11:47 PM 4maskwolf
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* TheInspector: It is Melifaro who actually makes most of the detective work in the House at the Bridge. Kofa and Juffin are fine cops themselves, but they generally feel that the legwork is for the younger generation, and Max is notoriously useless at that.


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%%* LeadPoliceDetective: It is Melifaro who actually makes most of the detective work in the House at the Bridge. Kofa and Juffin are fine %%cops themselves, but they generally feel that the legwork is for the younger generation, and Max is notoriously useless at that.
28th Sep '15 7:45:47 PM Khathi
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!!Grand Magister Honna
An ex-head of the Order of Hidden Grass, to which a lot of successuve generations of Melifaro family has belonged and the previous owner of one of Max's prtective amulets, his headband. An adept True Magic user, he disbanded his order shortly before the War of Codex because "the World has changed" and doesn't need any orders anymore, and went around [[WalkingTheEarth Walking The Multiverse]] in search of knowledge. [[spoiler: He returned to the United Kingdom in ''All Truth About Us'' as a Truthful Prophet to prod the population to change with the world by his prophecies.]]

* ReasonableAuthortyFigure: He always was about truth and scince than the power, unlike the other Order Magisters, and has never controlled his people with fear, as a lot of his peers were prone to.
* TheRival: Nuflin considered him his bitterest rival and tried to upstage and destroy him at every opportunity. Honna on his part was more amused by it
* StealthMentor: To Max at times.
4th Jun '15 7:45:10 PM Khathi
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[[ImplacableMan Master Interrupter of Unnecessary Lives]], currently holding the title and the white garments of "Truth in King's Service".

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[[ImplacableMan [[OneManArmy Master Interrupter of Unnecessary Lives]], currently holding the title and the white garments of "Truth in King's Service".
Service".

* TheAce: An incredible Plain Magic prodigy on the level of Loyso Pondokhva, and ([[BecomingTheMask in his current self]]) a very diligent and thorough [[MagicAIsMagicA researcher of magic and its fundamentals]], not to mention the arguably best combat mage in the current Echo, he's generally the LSIF's designated point man and trump card.
* TheArchmage: After the ''Quiet City'' and [[spoiler: Nuflin's retirement in Kharumba]], Shurf [[CommutingOnABus graduates from the LSIF]] [[spoiler: to be the Seven Leaf's Grand Magister]].


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* BadassBureaucrat: Sunglehandedly and effortlessly manages the whole LSIF's paperwork, and if not on a case or [[BadassBookworm in the library]], he's most frequently seen in his office surrounded by the heaps of writing tablets. [[spoiler: When he leaves the LSIF]], the everyone's ''first'' reaction is a joint moan that they'd now have to deal with it themselves.


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* CommutingOnABus: After [[spoiler: his promotion to the Seven Leaf]] Shurf kind of drops out of the main team, though still he joins them time and again -- mainly because this lets him [[spoiler: to escape the truly ''enormous'' [[BadassBureaucrat heaps of paperwork hoisted on him]] in the Seven Leaf.]]


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* OneManArmy: the Mad Fishmonger might have mellowed out, but his combat skills haven't become rusty in the slightest.
25th Mar '15 9:23:33 PM Khathi
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* ImmuneToMindControl: Max becomes completely immune to all charms and illusions (including mind control) after being impaled by a sword in ''Dorot, Lord of Manukhs'' as the sword materialises again whenever any such magic is used against him, causing enough pain to dispel it... [[SentientPhlebotinum unless it doesn't feel like it on a particular occasion]].

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* ImmuneToMindControl: Max becomes completely immune to all charms and illusions (including mind control) after being impaled by a the King Mönin's sword in ''Dorot, Lord of Manukhs'' as the sword materialises again whenever any such magic is used against him, causing enough pain to dispel it... [[SentientPhlebotinum unless it doesn't feel like it on a particular occasion]].occasion]].
** Max also owns several other, lesser talismans that also dispel illusions ans charms, such as the Child of the Crimson Pearl and the ointment box from his very first case. What's interesting, is that most of these talismans protect him on "their own" volition, even though they realistically ''shouldn't''.
6th Mar '15 4:43:14 AM partner555
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* ImmuneToMindControl: Max becomes completely immune to all charms and illusions (including mind control) after being impaled by a sword in ''Dorot, Lord of Manukhs'' as the sword materialises again whenever any such magic is used against him, causing enough pain to dispel it... [[SentientPhlebotinum unless it doesn't feel like it on a particular occasion]].
22nd Dec '14 1:30:41 AM Koveras
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* DesignatedPointMan: Thanks to his nearly impeccable magical defense and combat awareness (as well as impressive offense), Shurf is usually the point man during the Special Investigations operations. And although Shurf is a less capable combat mage than Kofa or Juffin, his loss (however unlikely) won't bring down an entire operation like one of those two's would, making him "expendable" to a certain degree.
21st Nov '14 6:22:14 AM MagBas
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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Has a definite vibe of this. [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage His accent]], [[AllJewsAreCheapskates his anecdotal greed]], [[TheManBehindTheMan his manipulative skills]] are all ''very'' stereotypically Jewish traits, which can even give the UnfortunateImplications air, if not for the NWordPrivileges: Martynchik [[TakeThatUs is Jewish herself]].

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* AmbiguouslyJewish: Has a definite vibe of this. [[YiddishAsASecondLanguage His accent]], [[AllJewsAreCheapskates his anecdotal greed]], [[TheManBehindTheMan his manipulative skills]] are all ''very'' stereotypically Jewish traits, which can even give the UnfortunateImplications air, if not for the NWordPrivileges: Martynchik [[TakeThatUs is Jewish herself]].traits.
25th Oct '14 12:58:07 AM Koveras
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!!Sir Andä Pu.

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!!Sir Andä Pu.Pu


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* HiddenDepths: It's easy to dismiss Andä as an angsty yet presumptuous manchild who writes more checks with his mouth than his ass can cash in (as Max indeed often does), but at certain times, you just have to respect the little man, such as befriending Max, accompanying him to the Magakhon Forest, and ultimately [[spoiler:taking a chance to fulfill his lifelong dream to move from Echo to Tasher]].
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