Character sheet for ''Webcomic/KeychainOfCreation''.

!The Original Four

!!Misho (''Twilight Caste Solar'')

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-> "I'm not used to not knowing something."

The intelligent, compassionate leader of the band and initiator of the quest. He has perfect memories of his life in the First Age, but no memory of his current life before Exaltation.

* BadassBookworm: He is quite the bookworm, but being a Solar, he's by definition Badass.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* CallingYourAttacks
* CantHoldHisLiquor
* CelibateHero
* ChronicHeroSyndrome: A rather bad case, Misho being a chronic sufferer for over a millennium. If [[HeroicBSOD things get bad enough]] though, he slips into SamaritanSyndrome which [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity never works out well]]. Luckily he has a fairly well-seasoned HeroicSafeMode just in case this happened (although [[FreakOut it doesn't always work]]).
* CureForCancer: Thinks it's easy.
* TheHero and main protagonist.
* HeroicBSOD: Several times due to the [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity Great Curse]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: His "sword" is a giant magical key.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness: He certainly comes across this way -- not that having 5 Compassion isn't sometimes a serious problem...
* InformedAbility: Misho favors Awareness as an ability. We're reminded of this every time he [[FailedASpotCheck fails an Awareness roll]].
* ItsPersonal: Misho has a particular hatred for the Raksha. The exact reasons are unspecified, but they include having murdered his son (or rather, murdering the son of his original incarnation. It's complicated...).
* MagicKnight: He's a Twilight Caste and a sorcerer.
* MeaningfulName: Twice over, no less.
--> "And one of these kings was called Misho, and he was named Thrice-Radiant. To his peers, this was for his sorcery, his memory, and his swordsmanship. To the common people, it was for his insight, his charisma, and his compassion."
* {{Munchkin}}:
** Parodied -- he has both the Past Life merit AND EideticMemory.
-->Secret: How many merits do you have?!?
** Also subverted. He's got amnesia of his Pre-Exalted life, and Nightmares ("It's not worth the three points.") Oh, and the Eidetic Memory [[spoiler: resulted from his sacrifice of ignorance to gain the third circle of Sorcery. Which is part of what led to his lonely death in his first incarnation.]]
* MysteriousPast: While from a munchkin perspective an Exalt not remembering his pre-Exalted life is normal, it's very odd for a character. Lampshaded.
-->'''Secret:''' ...you realize that is extremely suspicious.
-->'''Misho:''' Yes, we've discussed it. At length.
-->'''Marena:''' I've got ten obols on robot clone!
-->'''Ten:''' I'll take a piece of that action!
* NoGuyWantsToBeChased: One might get this opinion from his adamant refusal to Marena's advances, but it's actually because he doesn't want a FriendsWithBenefits relationship like she wants. He wants a full-on RelationshipUpgrade.
* SamaritanSyndrome: Misho was already a sufferer of ChronicHeroSyndrome when he first reigned in the First Age, but then [[GoMadFromTheRevelation he saw the Loom Of Fate and threw himself off the deep end]] via [[ComesGreatResponsibility With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility]] to become the living embodiment of this trope. His story is [[BreakTheCutie not a happy one]].
* SaveTheVillain
* TheSmartGuy: As Secret said he "must be some kind of super-genius" and probably is. The eidetic memory helps.
* SternTeacher: Both played with and played straight when it came to teaching Sorcery.
* UltimateBlacksmith: He personally forged the Keys, as well as the Blade of Vitality.

!!Marena of the Red Crescent (''Changing Moon Caste Lunar'', fox totem)
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-> "There we go... Ready for a night out!"

Original Name: [[spoiler:Ragara Marena]]\\
A flirtatious, fun-loving, confident woman who is much more than meets the eye.

* ActionMom: Not only is she the TeamMom of the group, but she's looking for her lost daughter.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Generally, no. She's too down to earth for that. [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0199.html But when Misho wants to change the subject away from cutting his hair...]]
* AttractiveBentGender: She's a Lunar; it comes with the territory.
* BelligerentSexualTension: With everyone, but especially with Secret and Misho.
* BoringButPractical: She doesn't use martial arts or weapons. She hits people with large rocks.
* CuteLittleFangs
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Totally normal for a Southerner, but her personality fits the trope.
* ExtremeOmnisexual
--> [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0185.html "Define 'People'"]]
* FantasticArousal: Her fox ears, although this trope's only been visited once in the comic so far. Shown [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0270.html here.]]
* FoxyGrandma: She might not be a grandma yet, but she's thirty eight years old (46 in [[AlternativeCalendar Earth years]], which is a lot given the expected lifespan of mortals in Creation), and according to Secret, doesn't look a day out of her twenties. That, and the fox part is quite literal. Of course, being a Celestial Exalted and barring death or horrible mutation, she's going to maintain that figure for the next thousand years and more. In fact, by the game rules, those tattoos mean only death can take that figure away from her. 'Cause, you know, this is Exalted.
* GuileHero: Doesn't stop her from kicking ass on occasion, but she is definitely not the action type.
* TheLancer: To Misho.
* LoveableSexManiac
* LoveIsInTheAir: Her pheromones have this effect.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: Her actual father is unclear, since her mother [[ReallyGetsAround gets around]] as much as she does.
* MsFanservice:
** Despite being a stick figure, she supplies plenty of {{Fanservice}} and is proud of it. For instance, she doesn't ''need' a TransformationSequence to change clothes but she prefers that. See [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0092.html here]] and [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0006.html here]].
** Take a close look. She's not wearing anything behind that "Forward" sign!
* [[MrViceGuy Ms. Vice Girl]]: Marena's lack of sexual ethics is [[WhatTheHellHero called out]] by Secret, and she's not remotely [[ChivalrousPervert chivalrous]] about it, but she's otherwise not that bad of a person.
* PettingZooPeople: Fox ears and tail.
* ReallyGetsAround: [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0185.html Seen here.]] Apparently it's InTheBlood, see Aria, below.
* TeamMom: She can be really motherly with Secret and Misho.
* TrainingFromHell: Grew up with the sociopolitical version of this.
* UnresolvedSexualTension:

!!Secret (''Day Caste Abyssal'')
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-> "It's okay! I'm still not dead!"

Full Name: The Most Secret And Sorrowful Of The Bearers Of The Endless Destiny Of All Creation Which Wander Amidst Forgotten Sights And Fallen Tears Along The Tread Of Ancient Ashen Footsteps Through The Shadow Of That Which Comes And Into That Riotous Cacophony Which Births All Fools And Steals All Beauty, Who Heralds Through Her Silence The Stillness And Chill Of Those Who Were Not Born And Who Will Fade ‘Till All Things Fall And In That Most Grim Harvest Form The Final Restful Tomb Of All Awakened Life And All The Sleepless De- (At this point she collapsed.)\\
Original Name: [[spoiler:Dernelle]]\\
A renegade Deathknight, formerly in service to the Silver Prince, who hasn't yet felt able to live up to her Exaltation.

* AccidentalPervert: [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0374.html Also]] a FunnyBackgroundEvent
* ACupAngst: Though it usually only comes up when Marena needles her about it.
* BadassAdorable:Meek, timid, and deadly to anything living.
* BoringButPractical: '''''DODGE CHARMS''''' are good for just about everything.
* ButtMonkey: If anyone's gonna get picked on, it's usually Secret.
* CharacterTics: [[spoiler:Touching her necklace when she's anxious]]
* TheChick
* CovertPervert:
** She [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0270.html takes notes]] when she discovers Marena's weak [[FantasticArousal points.]]
** As of #354, she is also known to [[spoiler: spy on Marena while invisible. For "reasons."]]
** Suggested using a [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0202.html twin switch]] to help Karen catch Ten Winds.
* CuteLittleFangs
* DarkIsNotEvil: She was pretty crappy at the whole "doomy harbinger of the death of all reality" thing.
* DealWithTheDevil
* DefectorFromDecadence: Though as a renegade Deathknight there's a limit to how far she can get away from what she's become. She's prone to the occasional Resonance blowout.
* DoesNotKnowHerOwnStrength:
** Secret seems to have... a little '''[[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0336.html too much]]''' aptitude with Water Dragon Style. She has the same problem with Sorcery.
** Since her backstory exposition, we also know that [[spoiler: when she Exalted, the Silver Prince made sure to fetch her with his two best Deathknights. Secret's hiding some Essence!]]
* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette
* EnemyToAllLivingThings: As a renegade Deathknight, any living creature she may happen to care about has a distinct possibility of simply dropping dead from the wrath of the Neverborn.
* FishOutOfWater: She's basically a normal girl forced to be something horrible.
* FragileSpeedster: Has no Stamina. Can't take a hit. Has '''''DODGE CHARMS''''' that ensure that she never ''gets'' hit.
* HeroicBastard: Explaining her strong feelings on Marena's homewrecking.
* OverlyLongName: As seen above, she is unable to recite the entirety of it without passing out.
* PerkyGoth: Sorta, especially what with [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0124.html her secret affection]] for [[spoiler: [[CaramelldansenVid Caramelldansen]].]] Spoilered because it's [[RuleOfFunny funnier that way.]]
* ShrinkingViolet
* SlapstickKnowsNoGender
* TrainingFromHell: All her raised stats seem to take this.
* TheUndead: Abyssals aren't technically dead, but they're quite close to it.
* WalkingWasteland: She's prone to the occasional Resonance blowout as noted before, causing birds to die and the like.
* TheWatson

!!Ten Winds (''Air Aspect Terrestrial'')
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-> "JUSTICE!!"

Formerly a monk in the Immaculate Order, who left because he grew disillusioned with the Order, and because he enjoyed the pleasures of the world a bit too much. [[spoiler:At least, that's what he originally said. While it's true to an extent, he was originally an aide to the Bronze Faction as well, and a member of the Realm's SecretPolice, the All-Seeing Eye. He left because he was tired of his life being a spy novel, not because he wanted to drink (which he probably did a lot of, being essentially Film/JamesBond).]] Taciturn, wry, resolute.

* TheAce: Even for an Exalt, the guy is amazing at what he does.
* TheAlcoholic: Helps him out in the conflict with Nova. Other times... not so much.
* AmazonChaser: Contrary to popular misconception, he does ''not'' know everyone in Creation, only the "powerful and attractive women."
* BadassGrandpa: All Exalts are Badasses, but Ten is old enough that his age has started showing (though his hair color comes of good breeding rather than age).
* {{Badass}}: You're saying this guy is an all-powerful martial artist ''despite'' being of a weaker character type than other Exalts, he knows almost everyone important in Creation, [[spoiler:and he's an {{Expy}} of James Bond]]? Holy shit, is this guy badass!
* TheBigGuy: With several Immaculate dragon styles under his belt and centuries of experience kicking ass, he does more of the fighting than the Celestials in the circle. He's also the only one who can safely reveal his power when they enter the Blessed Isle.
* BlowYouAway: Sometimes combined with ShockAndAwe and AnIcePerson. Terrestrial ElementalPowers are generally more literal than in the game, due to the nature of the medium.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: Averted ''and'' played straight. Imbibing some apparently pretty punchy stuff, including a strong sedative, does not seem to affect him. At other times he takes a swig and falls down. Then he sneaks off for a drink every other panel sometimes...
* DefectorFromDecadence: Sort of. In another sense, a defector ''to'' decadence -- Immaculate monks aren't allowed alcohol. [[spoiler:Then played perfectly straight when we find out he wasn't really a monk.]]
* DynamicEntry: Flying on screen with a cry of ''Justice!''
* {{Expy}}: He's essentially what would happen if [[spoiler:James Bond retired.]]
* FromACertainPointOfView: His original backstory.
* OldMaster:
** {{Badass}} enough that a Sidereal thinks twice before fighting him. [[spoiler:Probably because he knows that particular Sidereal]].
** He's trained in, and is capable of teaching, several Celestial Martial Arts styles. Most Dragon Blooded never get around to learning even one.
** He's a sorcerer on top of all that, as evidenced when he mentions offhandedly that he could teach Secret and Marena how to summon demons.
* PapaWolf: [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0241.html Strip #241]]. Nemen Yi may have ripped through Ben's entire band without breaking stride, but now she's made the mistake of threatening Secret, and Ten Winds [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0242.html is]] '''''[[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0243.html pissed]]'''''.
* TheQuietOne: His comment on the situation is often "..."
* TeamDad: Fills this role at times.
* WeakButSkilled: Dragon-Blooded are the weakest of the Exalted, but Ten is easily one of the toughest characters in the comic. It helps that he's an elder.

!Allies and Associates

!!Karen (''Dawn Caste Solar'')
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-> "..." (does not speak)

Full Name: [[spoiler:Ragara Karen]]\\
Marena's twin sister. She Exalted to save Marena from Immaculate Monks and later [[TheSpeechless traded her voice to a demon]] to join the Silver Pact to be with her sister.

* AllAmazonsWantHercules: She's crushing on Ten Winds, one of the most powerful guys in this story.
* BandageBabe
* BFS
* [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]]:
--> ''Marena'': Karen had always felt it was her job to protect me.
* DarkSkinnedRedhead: Has the same look as Marena, but acts much more calm and subdued. [[spoiler:This turns out to be only skin-deep -- her true personality fits the trope well, and becomes a plot point.]]
* DynamicEntry
* LoveMartyr: She has made a number of pretty significant sacrifices on her sister's behalf.
* [[MayDecemberRomance May December Desire]]: While she's not exactly loudly proclaiming her preferences, she's mentioned to have always liked older men.
* TheQuietOne
* {{Sarashi}}: Under her vest. Fitting, since Dawn Caste are pretty close to being samurai.
* SixthRanger
* TheSpeechless

!!Cluivnarihe

-> "[Treachery] is my nature; [[TheFarmerAndTheViper this is what I am]]. It is all I have that cannot be lost."

A [[MorphWeapon shape-changing soulsteel weapon]] that travels with Secret but is only barely under her control.

* AndIMustScream: Cluivnarihe herself seems to have been a spirit, but the sword is also made with soulsteel forged from thousands of mortal ghosts, involving the usual eternal torment.
* EmpathicWeapon: Mostly, she's a jerk. [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0125.html A jerk with a literal heart and soul of steel]] and her [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0087.html own backstory]]. Then again, the love of her life and unlife did leave her behind with a barely-competent Abyssal.
* {{Jerkass}}: To Secret, at least, she's snarking and bitchy.
* MorphWeapon: Usually she's a sword or bow, but she can theoretically be other things. Secret stores her as a belt.
* TheFarmerAndTheViper: In life, it was her nature to turn and bite everyone, friend or foe. Kind of made it hard to make friends, until she met a Solar who enjoyed the challenge of defending himself from her. In death, she hasn't changed. Secret has to feed her blood to keep her "tame."

!!Racer (''Full Moon Caste Lunar'', horse totem)
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-> "Suddenly, my ''lady-sense'' is tingling!"

Marena's old teacher and, it seems, occasional lover.

* ChivalrousPervert
* CoolHorse: He even gets {{bishie sparkle}}s.

!Servants of the First and Forsaken Lion

!!Resonance Ben (''Midnight Caste Abyssal'')
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-> "Ah right, the eyes. Hey, who needs them, right?"

Full Name: The Conductor of the Cacophonic Steel Chorus.\\
FauxAffablyEvil blind MusicalAssassin.

* CoolShades: Somehow, the Second Age has sunglasses.
* DisabilitySuperpower: He somehow turned Resonance into a weapon, which is not OK by normal Exalted rules.
* TheDragon
* EyeScream: There's a reason he wears those glasses...
* HandicappedBadass
* LeeroyJenkins: He's kind of an idiot.
* MusicalAssassin: [[spoiler:With a band.]]

!!Flame (''Daybreak Caste Abyssal'')
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-> "I've got a bone to pick with you..."

Full Name: The Forgotten Flame of Endless Unmarked Years.\\
In the author's words: "[a] south-american-style mummy dishing out kung fu action." With [[ChainsawGood soulsteel chainsaw-Khatars]].

* AndYourLittleDogToo: Flame knows how to ''really'' get to Misho. (The Lion does his research.)
* ChainsawGood: Wields two artifact chainsaws forged from the tortured souls of dead people.
* DeadpanSnarker
--> It seems you have a situation to salvage, Ben.
* EvilGenius: Flame is the brains of the "band."
* NobleDemon: He spares Misho after getting him helpless, even after vowing to destroy him and torture his ghost for eternity.
* StraightMan
* RedRightHand: [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The First And Forsaken Lion]] does not like it when his minions fuck up.

!!Five Wave' Fury (''Full Moon Caste Lunar'')

The "Admiral". Seems to have a thing for Flame.

* PerkyFemaleMinion
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace

!!Third Man Born In Readiness

In charge of "Equipment". Bros with Face.

!!Contagion of Sights

In charge of "Transport". Made an unknown delivery.

!!Face of the Final Reach

In Charge of "Guerilla" [sic]. Bros with Third.

!Others

!!Nova (''Orichalcum Caste Alchemical'')
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-> "[...] I can make ''anyone'' into a demigod... piece by piece."

Full Name: The Elegant Nova of Progression.\\
A robotic MadScientist with cyborg {{mook}}s.

* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: Ten manages to distract her in combat with trivia.
* CheshireCatGrin: Frequently has a manic grin on her face, [[spoiler:especially in Colossus-sphinx form.]]
* FigureItOutYourself: She knows Misho and Ten from before they met in the story. Why she knows Ten is eventually explained. Why she knows Misho is not, despite him directly asking her.
* ForScience: Her motivation and [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0137.html battle cry]].
* ForTheLulz: The other half of her motives; she hates being bored, and she's overwhelmingly curious.
* GenkiGirl
** CatGirl: [[spoiler:In sphinx form, she's not quite human enough to meet this trope,]] but she does have the mannerisms.
** EmotionlessGirl: In the past, when she first came to Creation. Her robotic face [[NoMouth didn't even have a mouth yet]].
* {{Hammerspace}}: Majorly abuses "Elsewhere technology" to give herself and an Alchemical minion [[spoiler:robot transformation.]]
* LargeHam: She enjoys theatrics.
* MadScientist: By both Autochthonian and Creation-born standards, her experiments are kind of nuts and she has the personality to match.
* MsExposition: She loves having an audience for her rambles.
* OneWingedAngel: [[spoiler:Despite her humanoid appearance, she's a high-Essence Colossus and a transformer.]]
* RobotGirl
* RidiculouslyHumanRobot
* SayItWithHearts
* ThrowItIn: After her creation in the comic, Nova got a cameo in the 2nd Edition Alchemicals book for Exalted, making her a [[CanonImmigrant canon character]].
* VillainousCrush: She REALLY likes Misho. He's just too cute [[SayItWithHearts <3 <3]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair

!!Blossom of Harmonious Ethers (''Unknown Caste Alchemical'')
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One of Nova's two Alchemical Henchmen. She prefers non-violent solutions to problems. Probably a Jade Caste Alchemical, but it's not explicitly said.

* ActualPacifist: She won't fight, though she is willing to let someone else fight (under protest) if she can't talk sense into potential enemies.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Her and the Gunslinger Alchemical.
* TheCutie
* FlowerInHerHair
* ForceAndFinesse: Her persuasion being the finesse part of the equation, and the gunslinger taking over if that doesn't work.
* GranolaGirl
* MadeInCountryX: Nova's attempts to make Alchemicals in Creation aren't quite up to snuff, as shown when her arm falls off.
* PuppyDogEyes
* RobotGirl
* RobotMaid: She's the one who has to clean up any mess after a fight.
* SlippingAMickey: Tries it on Ten Winds. He complements her on her taste in sedatives.
* SmellsSexy: Subverted. She uses pheromones to subdue opponents, but they're ''calming'' pheromones, not sexy ones. Marena counters her with more traditional pheromones.

!!Unnamed Gunslinger Alchemical (Unknown Caste Alchemical)

The other of Nova's two Alchemical Henchmen. A once-skilled human, he gave his service to Nova in exchange for exaltation, and handles things if combat is required. Probably a Jade Caste Alchemical, but it's not explicitly said.

* ArmCannon: A gun in each forearm.
* BadassCape: He wears a gunslinger's cape, and throws it off before he transforms.
* BadassGay: Marena's SmellsSexy fails to work on him for this reason.
* BreathWeapon: In Clawstrider form, he breaths fire.
* BroodingBoyGentleGirl: Him and Blossom. He doesn't talk much, and she's a pacifist. Though it's unknown how much he actually 'broods'.
* ForceAndFinesse: If Blossom's persuasion fails, it's his gun's turn.
* MadeInCountryX: Just like Blossom, he has the odd problem. Oops, there goes my head again.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Or in this case, gunslinger dinosaur robot. With a hat.
* NiceHat: Not only does he wear a cool hat, when he transformed into his clawstrider mode, he still wears it.
* TransformingMecha: Turns from a humanoid robot into a Clawstrider, a raptor-like dinosaur native to creation that runs at fast speeds. Only with guns. And fire breath.



!!Nemen Yi (''Sidereal Chosen of Battles'')
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-> "I will judge as a warrior does."

* AppealToForce: What does she do when called on an error of judgment? [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0244.html Why, settle her confusion by force of arms, of course!]]
* TheChessmaster: She ''is'' a powerful Sidereal.
* ConfusionFu
* DualWielding: Wields two Keys at once, [[spoiler:after taking the Orichalcum Key from Misho.]]
* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual
* ImprobableWeaponUser:
** Like Misho, she has a magic key instead of a normal sword. Starmetal's exceedingly rare, so her Key seems to be made of starmetal ''wires''.
** Even less probable is her use of broken-off bits of the comic's panel dividers as throwing darts.
* JustAsPlanned: [[spoiler:Exact quote after the seeming debacle of her first active move.]]
* MediumAwareness: Instead of being played for laughs, she uses it to her GenreSavvy advantage.
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: As a Sidereal Exalted, she's expected to be TheChessmaster at all times, operating subtly in the background, stacking the deck in her favor and not acting unless the game is completely rigged in her favor. In her first appearance, however, it becomes clear that while she ''can'' play that game if she has to, she really doesn't have the patience to use a scalpel when a hammer will do.
* NoFourthWall: Or rather, using the Fourth Wall as an ImprovisedWeapon and playground.
* ProperlyParanoid: She won't pass on her duty to guard her Key because anyone powerful enough to guard it would have their own agenda for using it.
* WildCard: [[spoiler: If her boast of "Just as planned" can be believed.]]

!!Aria (''God-Blooded'')
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-> "Lavish meals and fine drinks for everyone!"

Full Name: Sonorous Aria.\\
Marena and Karen's mother; Queen of Janara; daughter of Kuka-Rem, a god of machination and manipulation. A pleasant and gracious demeanor hides a mind as sharp and strong as a steel blade.

* AbusiveParents: Marena claims Aria was like this... [[spoiler: and when we find out about Aria's [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0317.html concept of]] [[TrainingFromHell "parenting,"]] it's hard not to agree with her]].
* AnticlimacticParent: Marena describes her mother as a borderline EvilMatriarch, but when we first see her she ''seems'' to be a caring and generous woman.
---> "Petal!"
:: Consider, though, that one of the primary traits ascribed to her is a penchant for manipulation, so this discrepancy is hardly unexpected...
* GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave: Astonishingly good-looking considering that she's one of the oldest people (or at least, closest to their proper age-related expiry date) in the comic (122 AlternativeCalendar years old. Which makes her roughly ''147 and a half'' years old by our calendar).
* KnightTemplarParent: In the WorldOfBadass that is Exalted, a person is either an Exalt, a BadassNormal, or a nameless victim. Aria equipped her daughter with the skills necessary to become a [[GuileHero guile heroine]], but at the cost of becoming an AbusiveParent.
* LongLived: Part of her divine heritage included superhuman longevity.
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: As Marena herself mentioned, Aria [[spoiler:manipulated... a god of manipulation.]]
* ReallyGetsAround
-->'''Marena:''' You're not my mother, Aria!!
-->{{beat}}
-->'''Aria''': No... I was in a position to be certain, petal. Now if you were unsure of your fa-
* SilkHidingSteel: She couldn't have gotten where she is now from where she started without being incredibly skilled and tough.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Refers to herself as "[[RurouniKenshin this one]]" when she's being formal.
* WhamLine
-->'''Aria''':[[spoiler:Your son is alive. Sidereals.]]
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Another manifestation of divine ancestry.

!!The King of Uncloaked Steel (''Dusk Caste Abyssal'')
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-> "Stop running away, you pansies! It's only a little violent dismemberment!"

A Deathknight with an enormous appetite for combat and a violent disdain for people who have more power than puissance.

* BloodKnight

!!The Mastah (''Unknown Aspect Terrestrial'')

A one-shot character that was rejected from the group, only to be given his own SpinOff by another author.

!!God of Locks

A deity that was slain by a group of Exalted shortly after the Primordial War. His power was reforged into five not-Keyblades so that locks could continue to work in Creation.

* ShoutOut: Has [[KingdomHearts Sora's]] hair.

!!Mew Cai

Full Name: Manse of the Ever Watchful Custodian Artificial Intelligence.\\
A construct left to watch the manse the group travels to in the beginning of the comic.

* FunWithAcronyms: And unlike a lot of examples, it isn't readily obvious.
* [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]]
* [[spoiler:MilesToGoBeforeISleep]]

!!Fair Folk brothers

A pair of Fair Folk that command an army of goblins. They were attacking a small village near the Wyld until the group forced them to stop.

* TheFairFolk
* MediumAwareness
* NonstandardCharacterDesign: Fair Folk in this comic are not drawn with black lines. There's nothing separating their colors. This looks weirder than it sounds.
* PointedEars: And it's even lampshaded when Marena starts pulling on them. "Who thought these were a good idea?"

!!Unknown Sidereal (''Sidereal Chosen of Journeys'')

A beleaguered Sidereal that was first shown bringing Ten Winds a horse in comic OneHundredEight. Has appeared several times since, talking to Ten, his Sifu, and Nemen Yi.

* ChekhovsGunman
* PaperThinDisguise: A basic Sidereal ability.


!!Resch Dan (''Full Moon Caste Lunar'', now presumably a chimera)

Misho's Lunar mate, holder of the Moonsilver key. Survived the Usurpation, but not without cost. His status is kept hidden from Misho by Marena.




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