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This is the character sheet for the light novel and anime ''LightNovel/LogHorizon''.

Whenever possible, the entries below use the spellings used in the books, rather than the ones used for the Crunchyroll translation for the anime.

'''Here be unmarked spoilers. You have been warned'''


!The City of Akihabara

The biggest HubCity in the Yamato server, Akihabara is home to 15,000 players, and is the base of operations of many of the characters featured in the books, specifically Shiroe and his friends. In appearance it looks like the ruins of modern-day Akihabara, except overgrown with vegetation.

[[spoiler:Initially lawless, the city later gains a governing body through the Round Table Council, made up of representatives of major and minor guilds. The city becomes ''much'' more hospitable after that point -- buildings are fixed, debris are cleared, the ever-present foliage is pruned, and businesses and residences are opened in the central part of the city. Barely two seasons later, Akiba looks ''almost'' like how it does in the real world.]]

[[folder: Main Characters/Log Horizon -- Senior Members]]

!!Shiroe (Kei Shirogane)
->'''Race:''' Half-Alv\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Enchanter, Lv.90/[[spoiler:Lv.93 (Present)]][[http://mamare.net/character/]]\\
'''Subclass:''' Scribe\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/TakumaTerashima (Japanese), Mike Yager (English)

Shiroe, a 23-year-old engineering graduate, got trapped in the world of ''Elder Tale'' while trying out its latest version after a long hiatus. He is an alumnus of Debauchery Tea Party (DTP), a legendary (though informal) dungeon raiding team, having earned a reputation as one of its strategist.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: By the bridge. It's ''contagious''.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: Shiroe is able to utilize various tricks, spells, and tactics against monsters and antagonistic [=PCs=] when he studies who is the guild he is up against.
* BadassOnPaper: He feels he has this going on. People look at the successes of the Tea Party and all the awesome gear he has and think he must be a total {{Badass}} to have all that. But he says that a lot of it was due to luck or other people covering for his failures and that he, when you get down to it, wouldn't have accomplished anything on his own.
* BigBrotherMentor: Acts as one for quite a few beginner players, especially Touya and Minori whom he used the Teaching System to travel with them.
* BigGood: Serves as such to the adventurers of Akihabara, despite being rather devious. At any given time, Shiroe has multiple plots in motion at both the macro level (creating the Round Table, negotiating with the Landers) and at the micro level (rescue the new players held by Hamlin, training Minori and her group).
* TheChessMaster: Equal parts leader, experimenter and social engineer.
* ConfusionFu: His greatest weakness, and the type of enemy he most hates to deal with, is someone whose actions are random, or where no pattern exists.
* DifficultButAwesome: Shiroe's class, the Enchanter, is the least popular of the twelve primary classes of ''Elder Tale'', mainly due to its low direct offensive power and HP pool. However, if grouped with an excellent team, just like Naotsugu and Akatsuki, the Enchanter's vast repertoire of crowd control skills can be fully utilized, thus turning it into a very fearsome character, as the unlucky player killers in Episode 2 can attest to.
* EncyclopaedicKnowledge:
** Shiroe's vast knowledge of the ''Elder Tale'' game helped a lot of people out, as he reveals in Episode 3. [[spoiler:Then he finds out that they mostly want him for his extensive knowledge of various parts of the game, and is one reason why he shunned being in a guild. The sole exception was DTP, who wanted him just because they want to have fun adventuring together, which he seems to like.]]
** This massive storehouse of in-game knowledge also has a practical use during battles. Given the name ''Full Control Encounter'', Shiroe can can predict the remaining MP, items, available skills, skills on cooldown, etc. from not just his party, but the monster(s) as well, 30 seconds in advance with a margin of error of 1% of remaining MP.
* FamedInStory
** When Henrietta mentioned that Shiroe was behind the Crescent Moon Alliance's grand campaign, Michitaka demanded if she meant "The Villain in Glasses from Debauchery Tea Party".
** He's this among the Landers as well. Historical documents lists him as a 98-year-old Archmage.
* FourEyesZeroSoul: Has this reputation among the general PC population. Hence the nickname "Villain in Glasses".
* GoodFeelsGood: While boredom drives other players to [=PKing=], he decides to assist a guild that's missing a member. Cue RescueArc!
* GotMeDoingIt: Adjusts his glasses so much that it rubs off onto characters who ''don't even have glasses''.
* HeroWithBadPublicity:
** While his skill with planning is acknowledged by veterans in Akihabara, Shiroe's reputation among the general adventurer population isn't that good, where the perception that he's an InUniverse MagnificentBastard overrides whatever good intentions he might have had during a particular event. It gets so bad that, by Book 5 and the later episodes of the anime, Minori makes it her responsibility to salvage Shiroe's reputation. [[MistakenForPedophile Unfortunately, it does more harm than good.]] [[spoiler:He uses this to the fullest by playing GoodCopBadCop by pretending to be rude and harsh towards Reynesia, only for Krusty to help her out.]]
* ICantDance: For all his vast knowledge and skill, he can't dance. At Eastal's ball, Henrietta had to use her bard skills to prevent him from embarrassing himself.
* IntelligenceEqualsIsolation: In episode 9 of season 2, he sees his past self sitting on a park bench alone at night while in the spirit world. He mentions that he was fairly intelligent for someone his age, but that also meant he distanced himself from other people. Sometimes accidentally, and sometimes deliberately because he couldn't, or didn't want to relate to them. He then realizes that he's still doing it in the game, and despite others trying to help him, he's still not fully trusting them or sharing his feelings about various things to them.
* TheLeader: Shiroe was formerly the head tactician of Debauchery Tea Party. After being trapped in the game he acts as de-facto leader of his party and eventually [[spoiler:becomes the leader of his own guild]].
* LonersAreFreaks: Episode 9 of season 2 shows that he was one in real life as he sees his past self sitting on a park bench at night to help him get over his troubles. He also starts to realize that he's still pushing people away, and decides that he needs to trust his friends and companions more.
* JerkassFacade: [[spoiler:Acts like one towards Reynesia in order to deliberately cause her to hate him so Krusty can help her out.]]
* MagicallyBindingContract: [[Pantheon/{{Magic}} The God of this trope.]] As a Scribe, he can create magical contracts using special ingredients. The more powerful the ingredients, the more powerful the contract. [[spoiler:This includes a contract that can bestow Landers the Adventurer subclass, something he keeps an absolute secret in fear of the chaos that would ensue if it is revealed.]]
* MagicIsMental: [[Pantheon/{{Mentalism}} The God of this trope as well.]] Shiroe's two classes (Enchanter and Scribe) are best suited for people who can strategically make the best use of them, as well as think of clever and more efficient methods of using them.
* MistakenForPedophile: By people in Akihabara, thanks to his wandering around with [[OlderThanSheLooks Akatsuki]] and Minori during a festival. They both look about fourteen, while he is somewhere in his twenties.
* MrViceGuy: Shiroe is a genuinely good guy, but can also be ruthless and underhanded if needed. Some of his friends call him a "demon" and "scary boy".
* NotSoDifferent: Shiroe eventually realizes that in some ways, he's no different from [[spoiler:Demikas. Both were afraid after the Apocalypse and took out their frustration on others. Demikas, towards the Landers, and Shiroe towards Demikas. Even though he cannot forgive Demikas for his treatment towards Serara and the Landers, he's not the police, and to deny him his name is like not seeing him as another human being.]]
* ThePlan: In addition to combat tactics, there's his plan for restoring order in the Akihabara border. Obviously he'd like to help create order out of the anarchic situation, such as when he goes to rescue Serara, though some of the bigger guilds are understandably hesitant to help since they wonder what he could do in the first place. [[spoiler:He then tells them that he bought the guild hall, where players have to go to form, join, or leave a guild, and it's also where the bank is located. As it is the only guaranteed safe place to store items and large amounts of money, he can blacklist anyone he wants to prevent them from accessing their stuff. While his intentions are noble, other players can't help but see how shady and underhanded his plan is, and some even outright state it's {{Blackmail}}.]]
* PragmaticHero:
** He's not above using completely unheroic tactics to accomplish good things, as seen when he [[spoiler:tricks three guild masters into giving him a huge pile of gold to buy him ''the entire guild hall'']] so he can force people to go along with decisions made by himself or his newly-formed council. Even though all he really wants is just to clean up the anarchic state of the city, there's a ''reason'' everyone calls him the "Villain in Glasses". Even those who can spot Shiroe's good intentions are in sheer awe of the extent he is willing to go to in order to carry out his goals.
* SamaritanSyndrome: Developed one ever since his days within the Debauchery Tea Party. Even after the Tea Party was effectively disbanded, as a veteran player he felt obliged to assist and guide beginner players whenever he could.
* TheRedBaron: ''Black-Hearted Shiroe'' and ''Villain in Glasses''. [[spoiler:Sometime in the future, he will be known as the ''Chronicler of the East''.]]
* RealityWarper: [[spoiler:Shiroe's overskill allows him to create contracts that overwrite the laws governing the world of Elder Tale. He first uses this ability to save Rudy by having him sign a contract granting him the abilities of an Adventurer as a subclass. Next, Shiroe arranges a contract between himself and the Kunie clan that gave him all the gold he needed to buy up all the lands and properties in Yamato and then he returned them, absolving him and the Round Table Council of responsibility for paying the ruinously-high upkeep costs of the Guild Meeting Hall without allowing their enemies to have it either. The result was a fundamental change in "gameplay" as it were. According to Ri Gan, the occurrence of such feats, known as "Sekaikyuu Mahou" or "world-class magic", is incredibly rare and is by far the most powerful form of magic in existence.]]
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Just ask Maryelle or the person who dubbed him "Villain in Glasses".
* SexyMentor: Minori definitely thinks this way. She even thinks the way he adjusts his glasses is cute.
* TheSmartGuy:
** He's the brains behind Log Horizon; a genius strategist, map maker, and master of exposition, with a real-life degree in civil engineering.
** When he had a flashback to his DTP days, Kanami straight up told him that "your job is to think".
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Shiroe, the mage-strategist and resident Enchanter, wears glasses, [[AdjustingYourGlasses and he fiddles with them incessantly]].
* SquishyWizard: Enchanters are formidable buffers, debuffers and support characters, but when it comes to direct combat, they're better off taking cover behind a Guardian.
* TheStrategist: He's so good at it that he doesn't/didn't need to establish a guild to make people do what he says. He was, after all, the brains of the legendary DTP. His main weakness is that he requires time to formulate his plans. If he's put on the spot or his plan goes OffTheRails, he'll start hesitating and be at a loss as to what to do. However, Shiroe notes that people are greatly overestimating him due to his role at the creation of the Round Table Council and he's not anywhere near the invincible strategist that they believe he is. Despite the success and legend of the DTP, his plans have failed just as much as they've succeeded.
* ThinkNothingOfIt: Was surprised at the high level of gratitude he received not only from Serara but her fellow guild members as well after she was rescued, and thus tried to downplay his contributions.
* TiredOfRunning: [[spoiler:He finally confronts his aversion to being in a guild, since it has become clear that it's not helping him with his noble goal of bringing order out of anarchy in Akihabara.]]
* TokenEvilTeammate: He purposefully does this at times, playing the "bad cop" to the other guild leaders' "good cop", which causes players to spread rumors that he's really an evil bastard. However, Minori tries to call him out on this, asking if he's okay with that, since she doesn't like people seeing him as a bad person due to all the good he ultimately ends up doing. He replies that he's never thought of it that way, and ultimately seems more focused on the big picture rather than his own personal reputation. In episode 9 of season 2 however, he does spend time contemplating this, and debates whether pushing people away is really a good thing in the long run.
* TranquilFury: An absolute master of this. Whenever someone manages to piss him off he enters somewhat of a Tranquil Berserker state. Coming up with and executing plans that leave his enemies unable to retaliate physically, mentally, politically, or some combination of the three. This state is where he gets much of his "Villain in Glasses" fame post-Apocalypse.
* UnwantedHarem: Akatsuki, Minori, Henrietta, [[spoiler:and Nureha]], have all [[ShipTease shown hints]] at some point towards Shiroe. Akatsuki and Minori have gone well past hints.
* ZeroApprovalGambit: Shiroe hovers around this, frequently acting with no concern toward how his actions affect his reputation so long as he's doing what's right, and in more than one occasion deliberately taking on a somewhat villainous role simply because having a "bad cop" or antagonistic party could help move things in the right direction.

->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Assassin, Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Tracker\\
'''Voiced by''': Creator/EmiriKatou (Japanese), Creator/JadSaxton (English)

A 20-year-old college student who remained stuck in her male avatar during the Catastrophe. She eventually sought Shiroe's help to change her appearance so as to be closer to how she looks in real life. Feeling indebted to Shiroe, she vows to serve him.

Akatsuki is one of the three "main heroine" types initially conceptualized by Mamare, and the one eventually chosen for the first book due to the dynamic she adds to the one already existing between Shiroe and Naotsugu.
* ActionGirl: Discussed, in a sort of interesting way. During the [[spoiler: Goblin King Arc]] in the Anime, she's seen as desperately wanting to get out there and start fighting, going to far as to tap the handle of her sword, but she remains leashed to Shiroe because A). she's his sworn bodyguard; B). she's not been given orders to move. Later she brings this up with him and indicates that because of that fact, she was actually useless to him. [[spoiler: Her sense of uselessness is further complicated by the fact that she's crushing on him hard. Shiroe disagrees with her self-criticism and… dancing ensues?]] It's also worth noting that she's probably [[TheRolePlayer role-playing]] herself this way, because what self-respecting badass ninja ''wouldn't'' be an Action Girl?
* AdaptationDyeJob: In the books her hair is described as black. The anime made it dark purple.
* {{Adorkable}}: Just look at her when she blushes!
* {{Angst}}: has a tendency to indulge in this, especially in the fist part of the second season.
* {{Badass}}: Certainly;[[spoiler: she's the first one of Shiroe's party to figure out how fighting works.]] And boy, does she make it look awesome. Shiroe particularly notes that she's a "good" assassin. Considering Shiroe's knack for strategy and his own status, it's reasonable to draw the conclusion that if Shiroe calls her "good", Akatsuki is ''"really good"''.
* BadassAdorable: It comes with being a short and cute Level 90 Assassin.
* BerserkButton: Towards anyone whom calls her short or treats her like a kid, as Naotsugu can attest to.
--> '''Akatsuki:''' I will use my knee even if it is my lord.
* BewareTheQuietOnes: Implied Pre-Apocalypse; Justified. Shiroe observes that Akatsuki didn't talk but was a good assassin, which fits this trope. Justified because [[spoiler: "he" is a girl player.]]
* BodyguardCrush:[[spoiler: She realizes that she likes Shiroe when they were riding on the griffin.]]
* CannotSpitItOut: Her romantic affection toward Shiroe. The books make it clear that she is throwing as many signals his way as she can, but Shiroe is literally the first man she has ever crushed on, and she has no idea what to do. The closest she can bring herself to making a "LoveConfession" is to say that she's content with caressing his forehead with her fingertips. [[ObliviousToLove Shiroe completely misses the subtext]]...[[LoveTriangle but Minori picked up on the meaning, loud and clear.]]
* CantCatchUp:
** She feels like this at times. While she is extremely skilled herself, she's in complete awe at watching the former DTP members working together, such as when Shiroe and Nyanta teamed up against Demikas. They were able to coordinate their attacks so well without even having to talk to one another that she felt a bit useless. Fortunately for her, Shiroe values her contributions as well, such as when she takes out enemy mages and healers. The reason is because she restricts her playstyle and avoids raids, groups and certain quests due to her roleplaying, because ninjas are supposed to be lone wolves. This not only means a lack of experience in group combat, but she's also under-geared because the best equipment comes from raids/dungeons. In WorldOfWarcraft terms, she's a max level Rogue wearing nothing but auction house green/blue equipment.
** She also feels inadequate compared to Minori, such as when the latter found a lot of suspicious paperwork forged by the Landers during the festival. Shiroe tells her that she did more than ten people could have in that position, causing Akatsuki to do a little soul searching.
* ClingyJealousGirl: When Tetra asks Shiroe in episode 13 of season 2 if Kaname, the leader of his old group, was his girlfriend, Akatsuki does a SpitTake, and then wonders about if he did have feelings for her while also simultaneously emanating a dark aura.
* TheComicallySerious:
** "You sold me out, My Lord! ...You ''sold me out!''"
** "Is this situation....'''[[OhCrap A DATE?!]]'''"
** And the very next scene: "I... ''require fashion!''"
* CrossPlayer: She originally used a male avatar to avoid being treated like a girl in the game. Unfortunately once they were stuck in Elder Tale, she couldn't stand this, and was fortunate Shiroe had a gender swap potion on him.
* CuteBruiser: She's darling even when she's kicking Naotsugu in the face.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Akatsuki declares that she will protect Shiroe like a ninja protects her lord.
* DoppelgangerSpin: [[spoiler: In volume 6, she managed to devise her own ''kouden'', or "Overskill", ''Shadow Lurk'' which consists of combining her Assassin and Tracker skills to create multiple illusory copies of herself to confuse her opponent(s).]]
* {{Escapism}}:[[spoiler: It's becoming increasingly clear that her role-playing being a ninja and bodyguard to Shiroe is her method of running away from reality.]]
* FlashStep: As a high-level assassin she can disappear in an instant; a flash of pink light and she's somewhere else entirely.
* FragileSpeedster: She is extremely fast but can't take hits. This is why she's best at hiding in combat and sneaking up on enemies.
* {{GIRL}}: Inverted. Akatsuki is a girl in a masculine avatar, so she can't hide her unmistakably feminine voice (and thus refuses to use voice comm). She later quaffs a model-changing potion to have a more fitting appearance.
* GirlGamer: Played straight and discussed. Akatsuki first created a male avatar when joining the game both to do things she can't do in RealLife and to minimize the reasons for people to look down on her. In the novel, shortly after she meets Shiroe and Naotsugu, the two mention that male Adventurers are taking advantage of females, and guilds are especially eager to pressure girls to join them. They suggest she stick with them for safety.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Suffers one during the Libra Festival when she over-hears a conversation between Shiroe and Minori. She realizes the extent of Shiroe's plan of destroying his reputation and Minori being able to figure it out and help him in her own way. In addition, she realizes that while she claims to be his bodyguard, her lack of experience in raids ment that despite her ability being among the highest of the solo players, she is under-geared, lacks experience in teamwork and is really just average. The realization that she doesn't understand Shiroe nor can she truly protect him hits her hard, causing her to break down and retreat back to her ninja role-playing afterwards.]]
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: She is able to slash a lit-up candle without extinguishing the flame.
* IneffectualLoner: A justified example. Akatsuki herself notes that the best equipment and items are drops from boss monsters or rewards for completing a raid. In both cases, you need party members to succeed. She may be a top level assassin but her equipment is subpar because she was a solo player.
* InsecureLoveInterest: She constantly questions her self-worth and her value to Shiroe. She desperately wants him not to think of her as a child. This is even more pronounced in the novels, where we can read her thoughts in great detail.
* IOweYouMyLife: Akatsuki is extremely loyal to Shiroe because he saved her from having to live with dissonant appearance.
* LivingEmotionalCrutch: She becomes emotionally dependant on Shiroe after the Apocalypse and suffers a depression when he leaves the city on the Depths of Palm raid. [[spoiler: CharacterDevelopment extends her social circle to Raynessia and her other adventurer bodyguards.]]
* TheLoad: She sees herself as this once she sees that DTP is so well-coordinated its members need not speak to one another in battle. Though she really isn't -- in the first several episodes she is the knockout punch of the 3-person party. Later, when bigger issues come up, she feels underpowered and nearly useless, such as during the Goblin King invasion event, the Akiba festival, and the murderer in Akiba arc.
* {{Moe}}: Even InUniverse, as Henrettia's obession with her is based on her "easily injured vulnerability" that makes her appear so "precious" which means Henrietta wants to hug the adorable ninja all the time.
* TheNapoleon: She doesn't like her short height, especially since it makes others think she's still a kid when she's a college student.
* {{Ninja}}: She calls herself one, but technically she's an assassin. During the Eastal Ball, she performs such function when Shiroe tells her to spy on the Landers.
* NoSocialSkills: Both in RealLife and the ''Elder Tales'' game. In RealLife, the woman playing as Akatsuki has always been cursed with extremely short stature and a childlike appearance, meaning that people her own age avoid her, but she's too old to identify with children. Because of this, she has never been on a date or even had a close friend. The reason she started playing the ''Elder Tale'' game was because there, being high-leveled was the only thing that mattered. People were bound to respect you if you had a level high enough, although this only allowed for superficial acquaintanceships. However, meeting Shiroe and joining Log Horizon allowed her to meet her very first TrueCompanions that accepted her for who she is.
* OlderThanTheyLook: She looks like a little kid, but is actually twenty. In the novels, it's stated that even in the real world, this is her eternal curse; she's never had a close relationship (platonic or otherwise) because when she was in high school everyone thought she was a grade schooler, and when she entered college, they thought she was in middle school. The only men she attracts are either too young for her... or pedos.
-->'''Shiroe:''' ...a graduate student. I'm about to graduate, or at least I was...\\
'''Akatsuki:''' Oh, so you're about the same age as I am.\\
'''Shiroe and Naotsugu:''' Seriously?!
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: We never find out what her real name is. She is known only by her avatar handle.
* OutOfFocus: In the early episodes, she's an essential party member, and contributes greatly when needed. However, she's feels much less useful and realizes her role is diminished once the political stuff starts coming into play, as the attention is given to Shiroe and other leaders, and the side plot focuses on Minori and her team. While she is still seen on screen quite a bit, she mostly feels like a background character during that time. Fortunately she gets her time to shine when a murderer shows up in Akiba, and she helps in defeating him.
* PintSizedPowerhouse: Akatsuki is small, (especially compared to Shiroe and Naotsugu), but deadly.
* PreemptiveShutUp:
** Often knees Naotsugu in the face when he's about to say something perverted.
** Also, this hilarious exchange:
-->'''Akatsuki:''' "Does [my kimono] look okay?"\\
'''Shiroe:''' "It's a gra-"\\
'''Akatsuki:''' ''[[DeathGlare "It is not for graduation. It is for fashion."]]''\\
'''Shiroe:''' "Gr...[[LastSecondWordSwap It's graceful and really nice.]] Yeah."
* RapunzelHair:
** Akatsuki's hair is very long, which is accentuated by her short stature, although she usually ties it up. It does not appear to affect her combat prowess though due to her emphasis on stealth and pinpoint attacks.
** When she put on a kimono for the Libra Festival, she also let her hair hang loose, letting her resemble a noble from the Heira-era of Japan.
* ReluctantFanserviceGirl: Henrietta regularly stuffs her into cute outfits (summer dresses, waitress uniform, children's festival kimono) and it's always under protest.
* TheRival: She has a minor BSOD when she realizes she's competing with a middle-school girl for her love. Akatsuki is a grown woman, but to her extreme dismay, she has never been able to break out of being treated like a child due to looking like one (even in RealLife). Now that problem has followed her into her fantasy life as well.
* TheRolePlayer: She role plays a ninja, even after she became trapped in ''Elder Tales''. She's so good at her role that Shiroe noted that when ''Elder Tales'' was just a game, you couldn't even tell if she was a real player or an NPC.
* SheCleansUpNicely: Henrietta chases her with pretty outfits because they make the cute girl even cuter.
* ShootTheMedicFirst: Her role in TheTeam is to kill the healers while they are distracted fighting her teammates.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Though she originally roleplays herself as the servant to Shiroe's lord, her feelings for him start to manifest when she notices both his many talents and the fact that he uses them to help as many people as possible.
* StealthExpert: Due to her Scout subclass, she has the ability to move undetected.
* SubordinateExcuse: When Shiroe asked why she went to Eastal's Ball instead of the Training Camp/Beach Vacation, she looked away and replied, "A ninja must follow her master." This is despite the scary lady in glasses following ''her'' with a summer dress.
* UndyingLoyalty: Akatsuki makes such an oath to Shiroe in gratitude for the appearance changing potion.
* TheVoiceless: Until she changed her appearance, Akatsuki cannot hide her distinguishably feminine voice, thus she refuses to speak over the line for fear of VocalDissonance. Thus she owes Shiroe a lot for allowing her to look more feminine.
* WhatTheHellHero: She is roundly berated when she goes off after the serial killer without consulting with anyone, or assumes that she's the only one assigned to protect Raynesia.
* WhyCantIHateYou: Toward Minori. Upon seeing how devoted Minori is to Shiroe, and how hard she works to help him, Akatsuki feels immensely jealous, but can't help but praise the girl for being such a fantastic girl that any guy would be lucky to have. Akatsuki berates herself for failing to meet her own lofty expectations and wonders if she's even worthy of trying to get Shiroe's attention.

!!Naotsugu (Naotsugu Hasegawa)
->'''Race:''' Human\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Guardian, Lv.90 [[spoiler:Lv.93 (Present)]]\\
'''Subclass:''' Border Guard\\
'''Voiced by''': TomoakiMaeno (Japanese), Creator/AndrewLove (English)

Shiroe's good friend and fellow DTP alumnus. Having reunited with him after they got trapped inside ''Elder Tale'', Shiroe decides to team up with him and Akatsuki.

As a Guardian, Naotsugu represents the StoneWall build type of the class, ''Fortress''.
* AllMenArePerverts:
** Naotsugu believes this with passion, even outright claiming that [[ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld all men are either]] [[LovableSexManiac open perverts like him]] or [[CovertPervert closet perverts like what he accuses Shiroe of]]. Surprisingly, he's not all giddy when Maryelle [[TheGlomp glomps]] him.
** [[AllThereInTheManual Have you seen his equipment list?]] Not shown in the Anime - he has stickers of panties covering the inside of his shield. Then there's his [[http://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/images/7/75/Log_Horizon_Vol01_090-091.jpg Panties Notebook…]]
* TheBigGuy: A tall, broad, knight in armor. His role as a guardian is to aggro monsters and tank their damage in order to protect his teammates.
* BigEater: His plan for the Scale Festival? "Eat and then eat some more!"
* ButtMonkey: If someone needs to be hurt for comedy, it would always be Naotsugu. At the start of episode 3, he's randomly munched on by his griffin mount.
* CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass: Viewed as this by Akatsuki. He's obviously an out-and-out pervert, completely fine with it, and he's enough of a doofus that Akatsuki [[spoiler: accuses/teases Shiroe of lying about Naotsugu's involvement with DTP]], but she's also keenly aware that he's a damn good guardian. She acknowledges this [[spoiler: one episode prior to the aforementioned accusation/teasing when she sees that Naotsugu fight in Episode 4 of the Anime.]]
* DrawAggro: Naotsugu's job is to tank and have the enemies focus on him instead of weaker allies such as Shiroe and Akatsuki.
* TheGadfly: Unabashedly. Akatsuki is the primary recipient of his teasing ("shrimp"); but ''do not mistake this for {{Shipping}}.''
--> '''Akatsuki''': ''Don't call me shrimp!''
* IChooseToStay: He notes that if he was given a choice to either risk his life to return to the old world or stay in ''Elder Tales'', he would probably choose the latter, as he doesn't have any particular attachment to the old world and has nothing to look forward to except for the daily grind at his job.
* {{Keet}}: Very cheerful and boisterous.
* NiceGuy: He is a genuinely nice person who tries to get along with others. While not nearly as cunning as Shiroe, he has much better interpersonal skills and can pick up on things that the former often misses.
* NoSell: ''Castle of Stone'' enables him to nullify any and all damage for ten seconds. It's incredibly useful when fighting a raid boss as seen in season 2.
* NotSoDifferent: After finding out that Regan is a DirtyOldMan, Naotsugu feels the two share a lot in common.
* OutOfFocus: He zigzags this trope depending on whether or not the current story involves battle in dungeons or battles in politics. He played a big role starting out and during the first RescueArc and diminished during the second and further during the Round Table Council's founding, then came back a little as a training camp instructor and then greater still when the Goblin King was crowned and launched an attack on lander cities.
* RunningGag: has a few in combination with Akatsuki. If he tries to say "panties" around her, she will immediately send him flying with a kick to the face; if she's not with him but is within a mile or two, she will somehow know when he tries to say it, use her Assassin/Tracker skills to teleport and kick him, then teleport back and act like nothing happened; if she's too far away to sense the word and teleport, then something will happen that nearly kills him. Ever since he met Akatsuki, he has not once been able to finish the word "panties".
* {{Salaryman}}: His apparent job in real life.
* ShipTease:
** In season 1, with Maryelle by way of CantActPervertedTowardALoveInterest.
** In season 2, he explains why Maryelle is preferable to Tetra. In the same episode, he has a "cozy telepathic chat" with her.
* StoneWall: Though he can also dish out damage, his main purpose in combat is to attract attention and soak up hits while Akatsuki slices through the enemy. He's ''very'' good at it too.
* TwentyFourHourArmor: Averted. He takes it off in Episode 3 while waiting for Shiroe to regain consciousness. Since his armor is an item like any other, it's implied he can equip/remove it easily via the menu. He is seen without his armor on from time to time as well while hanging out around Akihabara.
* VerbalTic: Close enough, but Naotsugu is quite fond of adding "-matsuri" to some of the words he uses.
* YouWillNotEvadeMe: For enemies that think they can ignore the tank for the squishy wizard, he uses ''Anchor Howl'' which forces all enemies to focus on him or face a painful counterattack.

->'''Race:''' Werecat\\
'''Gender:''' Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Swashbuckler, Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Chef\\
'''Voiced by:''' Creator/JojiNakata (Japanese), Jovan Jackson (English)

Another DTP alumnus, Nyanta saved Serara from members of Brigandia in Susukino and has since then accompanied her to ensure her safety while waiting for Shiroe's rescue party. He decides to follow Shiroe's party back to Akihabara upon their arrival in Susukino.
* {{Badass}}: [=DTP=] alumni and as such, is recognized in-universe as a formitable adventurer.
** It's worth mentioning that Nyanta doesn't have any Phantasmal Class gear and his only Artifact Class item is a pair of boots that boost his inventory size. Despite this, he was ranked just behind Isaac and Krusty in 1v1 pvp before the Apocalypse putting him in the top 3 on the Japanese server. Nyanta is just that good at the game.
* BadassBaritone: The English dub gave him a deep, Creator/MorganFreeman-like voice. This should surprise [[Creator/JojiNakata no one]].
%%* BadassLongcoat: Accurately, it's a tailcoat, but it counts.
* BladeSpam: [[spoiler:The combination of this and tightly-timed use of ''Thorn Bind Hostage'' results in death (HPToOne in the anime) for Demikas.]]
* BewareTheNiceOnes: The well-spoken gentleman can floor you with his rapier.
* CatFolk: Appears as a werecat in ''Elder Tale''.
* ChefOfIron: He's a Level 90 chef, [[spoiler:was the first to reveal the way of cooking tasty food in the Japanese server]], and can kick ass with equal ease.
* CoolCat: There is nothing in this world that can rattle him, not even being overwhelmed in combat.
* CoolOldGuy: Claims to be an old man himself, although Shiroe opines that he gives off the vibes of a middle-aged gentleman instead.
* CulturedBadass: Slightly leaning towards TheDandy but fights like a demon. He's also a fantastic cook.
* DeclarationOfProtection: To Serara, and boy, does he have the chops to keep it.
* DualWielding: His weapons of choice are his dual rapiers.
* GenreSavvy: First one to figure out to not use Video Game mechanics.
%%* JiveTurkey: In the dub.
* TheKindnapper:[[spoiler: Of Serara. Protects her from Brigandia before it's revealed who he really is.]]
* LightningBruiser: He is very strong and fast and has an HP pool rivaled only by warrior-types.
* MasterSwordsman: He's level 90 with that rapier of his.
* NiceGuy: Unlike some of the other characters, he's never really seen getting angry at anyone, with the exception of Demikas due to him attempting to bully Serara.
* PerpetualSmiler: Almost always has some variant of a CatSmile on his face.
* RealMenWearPink: The cooking, up to and including, valentine treats.
* TheRolePlayer: Like a cat person, Nya~. See VerbalTic below as well.
* RoyalRapier: "A rapier is a gentleman's weapon."
* SupremeChef: He not only has chef as his subclass, [[spoiler:but is also the first person known to discover the secret of cooking in post-Catastrophe ''Elder Tale''. Considering as how all food [[TastesLikeChicken tastes like unseasoned Japanese rice crackers]] in ''Elder Tale'', his discovery is truly a godsend indeed.]]
* {{Swashbuckler}}: GentlemanAdventurer type. It's the name of his class and he's a role-player. He might as well be wearing the trope like an ascot. ''Oh wait he's already wearing an ascot!''
* TeamDad: The oldest member of Log Horizon that everyone respects for his wisdom and delicious cooking.
* VerbalTic: Likes to include catlike expressions in his speech as a way to roleplay his character. He even uses "[[UsefulNotes/JapanesePronouns wagahai]]" as a first person pronoun, a clear allusion to ''Literature/IAmACat''.

[[folder:Log Horizon - Junior Members]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Daiki Yamashita (Japanese), Creator/GregAyres (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Samurai/Lv.6 (Beginning) /Lv.15 (Hamelin)/Lv.29 (Present)]]

A beginner player of ''Elder Tale'', Touya and his twin sister Minori joined the game as a way to experience new things. They met Shiroe not long after joining the game and picked up lots of useful advice from him. They were unfortunately separated after the Catastrophe [[spoiler: and were unwittingly led to join Hamelin, a guild which exploits beginner players and Touya was forced to battle monsters for the guild. After the forced disbandment of Hamelin, he joined the newly-established Log Horizon guild.]]

* TheApprentice: He looks up to Naotsugu and is trained by him in the ways of the tank. He addresses the veteran as "Master Naotsugu".
* DarkAndTroubledPast: He was hit in a car accident in the real world. Though he survived, he became confined to a wheelchair and had to give up his dream of playing soccer. Hence why when he finds himself in the world of Elder Tale, he is excited to be here as he can walk again, even if only virtually.
* TheDogBitesBack: Both he and his sister Minori end up having to fight to escape from Hamelin, the guild exploiting new players. Fortunately for them, Shiroe was expecting problems to arise, hence why he had Naotsugu and Akatsuki, along with a few other Crescent Moon members aid their escape.
* GlacierWaif: His class specialises in powerful attacks with long cooldown times; however, since his character in ''Elder Tale'' is modelled after his actual body size, his strength is incongruous to his teenaged appearance.
* IShallTauntYou: He has several taunt skills such as ''Samurai Challenge'' that make monsters believe he is doing heavy damage when he is not, so he can hold their attention.
* LeeroyJenkins: He has a nasty habit of immediately charging the first enemy he sees and aggroing every mob on the way there. [[CharacterDevelopment He gets better.]]
* NotDisabledInVR: He is paraphlegic in real life, but in the world of Elder Tale, he's trying extra hard to fight for and protect what he considers precious.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Touya is more assertive and energetic compared to his sister, which is reflected by his choice of playing the Samurai, a vanguard class.
* WheelchairWoobie: [[invoked]] Pre-Apocalypse, Touya was confined to a wheelchair. The first thing he did upon waking up in Elder Tale was dance and jump around. In the anime, Minori has a flashback to when she and him first woke up after the Apocalypse and she watches this happen. More of this is shown in episode 19 of season 2, when Touya calls out the leader of the Odyssey Knights for deliberately getting themselves killed repeatedly and causing collateral damage in the city during a wyvern horde attack.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Nao Tamura (Japanese), Creator/LuciChristian (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Kannagi/Lv.6 (Beginning) /Lv.15 (Hamelin)/Lv.21 (Present)\\
'''Subclass:''' Tailor[=/=][[spoiler:Apprentice]]]]

The twin sister of Touya, Minori started playing ''Elder Tale'' at the same time as Touya. Like her brother, she deeply admires Shiroe for his vast knowledge and helpful personality. [[spoiler: Became lower-levelled than her brother as a result of her time in Hamelin where she was forced to produce items for the guild and later joined the Log Horizon guild after the disbandment of Hamelin.]]

Minori is another of the "main heroine" characters conceptualized by Mamare, but due to both her age and her experience level, was passed on in favor of Akatsuki.
* AdaptationDyeJob: The novels say her hair is black, but dark brown in certain light. In the anime, its color is a lighter shade of reddish brown.
* TheApprentice: She studies under Shiroe in order to become a party strategist like him. She carries around a notebook and studies it at night.
* AwesomeByAnalysis: She's attempting to emulate Shiroe and his ''Full Control Encounter'' and can foresee 5-10 seconds ahead with a 5% margin of error on remaining MP.
* BarrierWarrior: Her class specialises in damage-prevention magic.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She idolizes Shiroe because he helped her and Touya out when they first started out the game. It gradually [[LoveEpiphany turns into love]] as she spends more time learning from him after he helps them escape from Hamelin.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted. During her time in Hamelin she was so filthy and disheveled that she barely considered herself a girl.
* BigSisterInstinct: She's the elder of the twins, and she tries her best to protect her brother. In post-Catastrophe ''Elder Tale'', this translates to her providing essential rear support whenever she fights along with her brother.
* BreakTheCutie: Due to being killed by [[PlayerKilling player killers]] as seen in episode 8 when she awakens inside the cathedral after being attacked moments earlier, she and her brother end up losing practically all of their items. As a result, they end up joining Hamelin, who at first seemed like they would help. But that guild ends up abusing them and treating them almost as badly as the player killers did, forcing them to make items and give up their exp potions to sell for profit.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She sees the signs of it starting inside her and doesn't like it, but she can't think of a way to stop it. In her mind, she and Shiroe were destined to be together, and she would always be by his side. From the moment she met him, she never even ''conceived'' of a different outcome. But, finding out that Akatsuki has feelings for him too introduces the first pangs of jealousy and the realization that ''[[GreenEyedEpiphany she could lose him.]]''
* DamselInDistress: Shiroe contacts her since she was on his friend's list after learning that she and her brother are in a guild that's exploiting low level players and treating them as slaves. He vows to get them out of there.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Everyone can figure out that she likes Shiroe way before she realizes it.
* GreenEyedEpiphany: She first realizes that she has feelings for Shiroe when she sees Akatsuki doing something romantic with him. For the first time, she feels jealousy over another girl being close to him, and also for the first time, she realizes that her future with Shiroe is not a foregone conclusion, but something she could actually ''lose''.
* HeroWorshipper: Towards Shiroe. [[spoiler:She ends up hating herself for feeling this way when she realizes that she's treating him as an object, rather than a person.]]
* InsecureLoveInterest: She considers herself to be a "burden" due to her age, inexperience, and meekness. While captive at Hamelin, she tries to dissuade Shiroe from saving her and her brother because it would be a tremendous burden on him. In the novel, when she realizes that she's in love with Shiroe, she runs a mental list of reasons why such a relationship can't work, and why she's an inadequate match for him. However, Touya encourages her to accept it, because she can't deny her feelings.
* TheLeader: By dint of being the strategist. It's unofficial but no one in her party disputes the orders she gives in battle.
* MentorShip: Though she didn't admit it at first, this is what she fantasized about regarding Shiroe. As he was the first person who took her and her brother under his wing, the two of them began to refer to him as "sensei". In the novels, Minori thinks to herself that she thinks of him as her mentor, and wants him to be more than that.
* {{Miko}}: The basis of her class, which is referenced by her usual shrine maiden outfit.
* NiceGirl: Minori is a kind and polite girl at heart, and she sees Akatsuki as a friend despite the love rivalry for Shiroe.
* PolarOppositeTwins: Minori is more reserved and serious compared to her brother, which is reflected by her choice of playing the Kannagi, a support class.
* PrecociousCrush: She's at the older end of the spectrum of this trope. She's a teenager developing into a young woman, but she is still underage and there are a substantial number of years between herself and Shiroe, her crush.
* TheRival: To Akatsuki, for Shiroe's affections. In the novel, Minori tells herself that she has nothing against Akatsuki personally, that she's actually very nice and very beautiful, and that Akatsuki has the right to fall for any guy she wants. But on the other hand, screw ''that'' noise--Shiroe is ''hers.''
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Touya applauds her interest in Shiroe by saying that he's a smart, kind man.
* TheStrategist: This is her role in her own party. She makes plans, coordinates the others, and monitors the field.
* SubordinateExcuse: She becomes TheApprentice to Shiroe largely to have an excuse to be close to him.
* TookALevelInBadass: Introduced as a victim of Hamelin and by episode 16 she's become a mini-Shiroe.
* WhyCantIHateYou: Toward Akatsuki. When she realizes that Akatsuki is in love with Shiroe, Minori's gut reaction is to resent Akatsuki for trying to take "her" Shiroe, but then realizes that she actually really likes Akatsuki and that she deserves a guy as great as Shiroe. Minori realizes that her resentment is the logic of a ClingyJealousGirl and feels terrible about it, but knows she can't stop thinking this way as long as they both like the same man.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Played with. She's actually a middle-school-aged schoolgirl, but her ''Elder Tales'' avatar is a shrine maiden, and she is almost never seen without a kimono--the symbol of Japanese beauty. Her strongest personality traits revolve around her desire to both please and emulate Shiro, bringing him tea to help his digestion, and doing her best to improve his HeroWithBadPublicity reputation. She is very loyal and subservient to him and has a number of domestic virtues rounding her out, but she is absolutely not one to be trifled with.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Eriko Matsui (Japanese), Creator/MargaretMcDonald (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Bard/Lv.24]]

Another beginner player, Isuzu became acquainted with the twins after the Catastrophe [[spoiler: after they were lured into joining Hamelin. Briefly joined the Crescent Moon Alliance after the collapse of Hamelin before finally joining Log Horizon to stay close with Rundelhaus.]]
* AngerBornOfWorry: She was so happy to see [[spoiler: Rudy respawn in Akibara's Cathedral]] that she called him an idiot and hit him on the head several times because she was worried that he would die for real.
* BladeOnAStick: She uses a glaive as her weapon.
* BoringYetPractical: Coward's Fugue, which makes non-fighter classes appear to be doing less damage to the enemy. It's nothing flashy but it works to crowd control monsters.
* DespairEventHorizon: Post-Catastrophe. It's the main reason why she was so easily enticed to join Hamelin.
* GameMusic: The Landers only possesses 42 songs (the number of BGMs in the game). The Landers, including Rundelhaus, become captivated by the songs that she sings, because they're songs that they've never heard of, although Isuzu is ashamed of the praise and attention because she's using songs from her own world. During the defense of [[spoiler:Sapphille, in desperation, she sings her own original song, a song that touched the hearts of everyone. Later on, she notices that Lander children are singing it, becoming known as ''The 43rd Song'', her Overskill.]]
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: Coward's Fugue. She thought it was useless because it didn't damage enemies or heal allies but it works well in a team setting. She can make it easier for samurai like Touya to keep enemies focused on himself and away from sorcerers like Ruddy.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She has a low opinion of her combat abilities despite performing well. She doesn't consider herself a skilled musician (certainly not as a good as her dad) despite regular applause when she performs.
* IAmNotPretty: She considers herself plain looking and not pretty.
* LethalChef: She tries to make something in episode 13 of season 2, but whatever it was doesn't look fit for consumption. Fortunately Nyanta loans her an apron to boost her cooking skills and gives her advice on how to make something simple.
* MagicMusic: Her class specialises in song magic, which can boost the strength of her teammates or weaken her enemies.
* NamedWeapon: She calls her lute "Flying Dolphin" because of its pattern.
* SecretKeeper:[[spoiler: About Rudy being a Lander.]]
* ShipTease: with Rudy. Aside from their scenes in the opening and closing themes, the veterans remark on their seamless teamwork and she has a classic {{tsundere}} moment [[spoiler: the first time Rudy respawns.]]
* {{Tsundere}} In addition to her AngerBornOfWorry moment, she insists that touring the Libra Festival with Rudy is NotADate and that when she makes Valentines Day treats for Ruddy with Coconia fruit, that it doesn't mean anything.

!Rundelhaus Cord
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TetsuyaKakihara (Japanese), Tyler Galindo (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Sorcerer/Lv.23\\
'''Subclass:''' [[spoiler:Adventurer/Lv.??]]]]

A beginner player who participated in the summer training camp organised by the Round Table Council to improve himself, Rundelhaus is assigned to Touya's party by account of their similar levels and began training with them.

[[spoiler:In fact, Rundelhaus is a Lander (NPC) who grew up on tales of the Adventurers and their heroic feats. Enraptured, he decided to become an adventurer himself despite having none of the advantages granted to {{Player Character}}s. He is fatally wounded during the "Return of the Goblin King" event, but is saved after signing a magical contract created by Shiroe that grants him the "Adventurer" subclass (with all the associated benefits, like auto-resurrection). As a condition of this, he officially joins the Log Horizon guild]].


* AnimalMotifs: Isuzu thinks of him as a Golden Retriever because "he's cute but doesn't make me nervous." She even tells him to shake at one point.
* AscendedFanboy:[[spoiler: He grew up watching/hearing stories of Adventurers whom would travel around the world helping people in need. His dream is to become an Adventurer and do the same thing, to the point of pretending to be one. He gets his wish thanks to Shiroe.]]
* {{Badass}}: When you realise that he's [[spoiler:a Lander and thus only receives 1/4 the EXP of Adventurers, you realise that for him to reach the mid-20s is a feat that would probably land him somewhere around the 60 mark if he hadn't been held back by his Lander identity.]]
* {{Bishounen}}: Fits the stereotypical "pretty boy" role, down to the exaggerated foppish behavior
* BoisterousWeakling: He considers being a level 20 adventurer something awesome enough to gloat about in front of a member-seeking party. Inevitably, he ends up embarrassing himself. [[spoiler:When you know his origin as a Lander- who receive 1/4 of the EXP that adventurers do ''and'' lack beginner aids like EXP Pots- you can understand how reaching Level 23 would be an achievement.]]
* TheCape: A heroic young man who wants to save people without an ulterior agenda, and yes, he does wear a cape.
* HeroicSacrifice:[[spoiler: He sacrifices himself to save his friends, whom then learn that he is actually a Lander and thus cannot resurrect. Luckily, he is saved by Shiroe whom TakeAThirdOption and turns him into an Adventurer.]]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Once you get past the "I'm awesome" bluster, you find a friendly and chivalric young man crowned by golden hair.
* HiddenDepths:
** He acts like a foppish idiot, but in episode 14, Isuzu walks in on him training by himself. He constructed a sparse outline of the Training Camp's dungeon and spent hours directing fireballs. Then he became flustered when he realized Isuzu was watching. He's more insecure than he lets on.
** As much as he likes to praise himself, he is just as quick with the same over-the-top exaltations for others, like Iuzu.
* GlorySeeker: Based on his gung-ho attitude during the training camp, you'd think he was one of these. [[spoiler: In truth, he just wants to save people and doesn't care about glory.]]
* IdiotHero: Starts off as a very rash person that is prone to [[AttackAttackAttack unleashing his full power without taking into account of his party members]] but has a likeable personality which allowed him to avoid being hated by them.
* KnightInShiningArmor: He wishes to be a gallant hero that fights monsters. On one hand, this leads him to fighting up front with the samurai tank instead of behind him with the bard, but on the other hand it leads to a chivalric attitude. When Isuzu says "You wouldn't want a lady to walk through a forest at night alone, would you?" he instantly agrees to be her escort.
* LargeHam: He speaks with passion and is fond of striking poses. He even has bishie sparkles!
* LeeroyJenkins: He's like this at first, made worse by the fact that he's a SquishyWizard getting the attention of all the monsters, and forcing the group to retreat repeatedly.
* LoveYouAndEverybody: Says this in episode 13 of season 2 while under the influence of the Coconia fruit which makes you state who or what you love after eating it.
* MagicallyBindingContract:[[spoiler: To save his life, he signed a contract created by Shiroe that magically gave him a subclass of Adventurer (along with all their abilities) and joining Log Horizon.]]
* OddNameOut: He is the only member in his party that has a non-Japanese name.
* PunnyName: Try not to pronounce it "Rundll House Code", though it would be fitting.
* PlayingWithFire: His preferred choice of fighting is to saturate the battlefield with fireballs.


[[folder:Log Horizon - Future Members]]

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Cleric/Lv.93\\
'''Subclass:''' Idol]]

A former resident of Minami and member of Light Indigo. [[spoiler:She was sent by Kazuhiko to aid Shiroe at Susukino. Upon the completion of the mission, she asks Shiroe if she could join Log Horizon of her own free will, and was accepted. She is actually a boy but due to the Apocalypse, became trapped within his female avatar. Naotsugu remains oblivious, even though most of the guild has figured it out by now.]]
* EstablishingCharacterMoment: Though she's seen in some action scenes in episode 1 of season 2, her proper introduction in episode 2 has her fall head-first into a snowbank when Naotsugu and Ri Gan discussed finding additional members for a raid party. Once he realizes that she makes a lot of SelfDeprecating jokes, along with being a GenkiGirl, Naotsugu ends up not being able to act perverted the way he normally does towards females.
* EverythingsBetterWithSparkles: Her Phantasmal-Class vest sparkles with reflective light.
* GenkiGirl: She's a hyperactive moe-blob.
* {{GIRL}}:[[spoiler: She's actually a boy in real life but is trapped in his female avatar. Shiroe, Touya, and Rudy all figure it out pretty fast, but Naotsugu either doesn't catch on, or doesn't care.]]
* TheGlomp: Frequently to Naotsugu. She's often found perched on his shoulders.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: She's small enough compared to Naotsugu that she can ride on him like a mount. While he doesn't seem to like her using him that way, he also seems to put up with it.
* IdolSinger: The (completely self-proclaimed) ''Galactic-Class Idol''. She even dresses like someone straight from ''Anime/TheIdolmaster''. Unfortunately, she's HollywoodToneDeaf.
* ItAmusedMe:
** [[spoiler: Her teasing Naotsugu is actually this. Since he's a boy in real life, she's just messing with him until he figures it out. Adventurers are slowly being over-ridden by their avatars after all...]]
** She doesn't limit herself to one target either. [[spoiler: During the Valentine's Day episode she pours gasoline all over the Shiroe, Akatsuki, and Minori love triangle hoping the girls can provide their own spark. Touya inadvertently defuses the situation. ]]
* HollywoodToneDeaf: She's completely terrible at singing.
* LossOfIdentity:[[spoiler: With Adventurer's real-life selves slowly being over-ridden by their avatars, exactly how much of Tetra is Tetra - The Boy or Tetra - The Girl is up in the air.]]
* MagicWand: She uses a wand that looks like something out of a magical girl anime. It's actually a microphone and plays music when swung.
* TheMedic: Comes with her class as a Cleric. "AUROA HEAL!"
* NiceHat: She wears a tiny top hat on top of her head.
* RunningGag: She has a habit of either clinging onto Naotsugu like an article of clothing, and occasionally popping out of his armor/shirt as if she was hiding underneath it. In episode 22 of season 2, she does this to Shiroe, causing both [[ClingyJealousGirl Akatsuki and Minori]] to give him a DeathGlare.
* ShieldSurf: She does this to Naotsugu's shield in episode 2 of season 2 while they're on a raid.
* SquishyWizard: Like Maryelle, she forgoes being a CombatMedic in favor of more healing power.
* TheTease: To Naotsugu. She even does so right in front of Maryelle.


[[folder: Crescent Moon Alliance]]

A medium-small guild operating in Akihabara, the Crescent Moon Alliance does not have any specialisation per se and instead focuses on providing beginner to mid-level players with a friendly and comfortable gaming environment. [[spoiler: It becomes heavily involved in the politics of Akihabara after the Catastrophe and is later one of the founding members of the Round Table Council.]]

[[spoiler:After the founding of the Round Table Council and the disbandment of Hamelin, most of the newbies decided to join the guild due to their part in their rescue, thus the guild gained a reputation for training newbies on the aspects on Elder Tales and how to survive in the new world.]]

The guild is the main focus of the spinoff '''Honey Moon Log''', which reveals their lives outside of the game prior to the Apocalypse, and the viewpoint of the group during the chaotic first few days after its members got trapped in Elder Tale.

!Maryelle (Marie Sakamoto)
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiHara (Japanese), Maggie Flecknoe (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Elf/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Cleric/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Woodcarver]]

The guild master of the Crescent Moon Alliance, Maryelle comes off as a rather quirky person who [[TheGlomp glomps at]] virtually anybody and [[PerpetualSmiler always smiles]]. In reality, she is a competent leader who does her best in keeping her guild afloat in the trying times of post-Catastrophe ''Elder Tale''.
* ChristmasCake: Indirectly stated in the light novels. Shiroe is 23, while Naotsugu is two years his senior at 25. Henrietta indicates Maryelle is three years older than Naotsugu, which puts her at 28. Maryelle also refers to herself as a grandma in the novels. This trope is only implied in the anime when she refers to herself as 'desolate'; Henrietta calls her on it. In both cases, it appears to be at least downplayed; see Naotsugu's ShipTease entry.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Does not like seeing Tetra around Naotsugu at all, particularly as she tends to play TheTease around him.
* CoolBigSis: Acts as one for her guild members, and to a lesser extent, Shiroe's party. Shiroe recognizes this by saying that in every succesful party or guild there's something acting behind the scenes keeping it together.
* CutenessProximity: Virtually everyone triggers this for her.
* HealingHands: As a result of being TheMedic.
* TheIdiotFromOsaka: Subverted. Although she speaks with a KansaiRegionalAccent and acts all genki to most people around her, it is implied that her cheerfulness is just her way to cope with the [[TrappedInAnotherWorld uncertainties of the game world]].
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Interestingly she's in two of them:
** She perceives herself to be in one with Tetra and Naotsugu, not realizing the former is just TheTease toward him [[spoiler:and is a [[{{GIRL}} guy in real life]]]].
** She is also in one with Naotsugu and Shouryuu, though in the latter's case she's ObliviousToLove towards him.
* MissFanservice: Full force in the light novel, ''especially'' during the training camp, where her figure in a bikini was described as "criminal". Toned down in the anime, but still there. Observe: [[http://s28.postimg.org/xyebuuk6z/marybeachep.png]]
* PerpetualSmiler: Coupled with the MoeStare, this allows her to put up an air of reassurance in front of her guild members and also proves to be very useful in aiding her negotiations with outsiders.
* RedBaron: The ''Sunflower of Akihabara''
* ShipTease: With Naotsugu.
** It's more apparent in ''Honey Moon Logs'' than the light novel, where the attraction between the two stays remarkably low-key and not commented on.
** In the anime's second season, Henrietta often teases her about being "A maiden in love".
* SpellMyNamewithanS: "Maryelle" in the light novel.
* SquishyWizard: Her Cleric build forgoes heavy armor/shields in favor of robes which increases her maximum MP at the expense of defense and HP.
* TheTease: Cut from the anime, but she often teases people about letting them touch her breasts.
* TheWonka: The GenkiGirl and WomanChild who glomps strangers is the guild master.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: Played for laughs. After the paperwork of Shiroe's Round Table plan traps her in her office for three days she claims she's developed a fear of people in glasses.

!Henrietta (Umeko)
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AyahiTakagaki (Japanese), Creator/ShelleyCaleneBlack (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Bard/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Accountant]]

One of the leaders of the Crescent Moon Alliance, Henrietta also serves as the guild's accountant. She's Maryelle's best friend, and one of the very few people able to convince the easy-going guildmaster to do ''actual'' work.

Like her role in-game, Henrietta worked as an accountant in the real world as well. Add to this the fact that she holds a master's degree in business management, as well as her father's own work as a broker, means that she's likely the only person among Shiroe's contacts with ''any'' practical experience with regards to running a business. This knowledge comes to ''very'' good use when Shiroe first enacts his plan to change Akihabara.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: By the corner.
* CutenessProximity: Akatsuki triggers this for her.
* EmbarrassingFirstName: Dislikes hearing her first name, Umeko, but Maryelle always says it when upset.
* IAmNotPretty: She doesn't consider herself attractive and interprets all stares as people looking at Maryelle. What she doesn't understand, is that they are looking at Maryelle '''and''' herself; they see Maryelle as the rays of the sun, and herself as the light of the moon.
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy:[[spoiler: While she confirms to herself that she likes Shiroe, she notes that her feelings are not at the same level as Akatsuki and Minori and quietly backs off, wishing whomever captures Shiroe's heart happiness.]]
* ImTakingHerHomeWithMe: Often to Akatsuki, up to and including, forcing her into cute outfits.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Displays this from time to time, particularly when in close proximity to Akatsuki.
* SpoonyBard: Normally an aversion because she is anything but ''spoony'' except when Akatsuki is involved.
* TheStoic: Her usual persona is focused and business like.
* StoicSpectacles: Similar to Shiroe.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/RyotaOhsaka (Japanese), Houston Hayes (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Wolf-Hair/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Swashbuckler/Lv.90]]

One of the leaders of the Crescent Moon Alliance, Shouryuu serves as the guild's combat team captain. As a Swashbuckler, his build and gear is focused more on fighting against monsters rather than other players.
* BerserkButton: Badmouthing Maryelle in front of Shouryuu is a ''big'' no-no.
* CrazyJealousGuy: Doesn't seem very happy and stalks Marielle in episode 13 of season 2 after seeing her making Valentine's Day sweets, and giving them to Naotsugu.
* HonorBeforeReason: As ''Honey Moon Logs'' shows, his devotion to Maryelle can lead to him doing frankly ''stupid'' things, like not retreating even when faced with a clearly superior opponent.
* HopelessSuitor: To Maryelle, ever since they first met in the real world. Too bad Maryelle treats him like a kid brother instead.
* TheLeader: Despite Maryelle being the guildmaster, he is the guild's leader in combat.
* PettingZooPeople: Is supposed to be a WolfMan, but like all of the Wolf Hair race only exhibits dog ears and tail when in combat or under stress.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Shohei Kajikawa (Japanese), Creator/BlakeShepard (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Fox Tail/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Assassin/Lv.90]]

The guild's other combat leader, Hien is one of the rare assassins specced up for ranged combat instead of melee. Although loyal to both Maryelle and the guild, Hien's fun-loving nature usually gets the best of him, which makes him either disrupt otherwise serious discussions, or find excuses to goof off and ''not'' work.
* FacialMarkings: Has claw-like marks on his face.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Despite his propensity for getting on his guildmates' nerves with his antics, Hien is a good guy at heart, as shown when he helps Nanami get her jar back.
* PettingZooPeople: A Fox Tail like Nazuna.
* ThePrankster: As shown in ''Honey Moon Logs'', he disrupts a serious chess game between Aizel and Yoshinaga because he felt that it was too boring, and runs off with some of Crescent Moon's hamburgers because he didn't feel up to working that afternoon.
* TheSlacker: Only hinted at in the anime, but despite his level Hien would rather coast along with the minimum amount of effort, which is why the Crescent Moon campaign took a lot out of him. Farming boars all day is ''hard''.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Misaki Kuno (Japanese), Creator/HilaryHaag (English)
[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Druid/Lv.19 (Beginning) /Lv.25 (Present)\\
'''Subclass:''' Housekeeper]]

As her class level suggests, the young girl is relatively new to ''Elder Tale''. When the Apocalypse took place, she happened to be in the middle of a dungeon raid in Susukino, leading to her getting stranded in the now lawless city ruled by the Brigandia guild.
* AudienceSurrogate: Keeping in mind that this anime is aired in NHK at Saturday 17.30 JST, it's easy to see her as an AudienceSurrogate for the younger female viewers. Her character arc delivers a time-honored {{Aesop}} for kids: [[ThePowerOfFriendship your friends will help you fight the bullies]].
* DamselInDistress: Attacked by player killers shortly after logging in and was promptly rescued by Nyanta.
* TheDogBitesBack: In the anime, she stops an attacking Demikas from attacking Shiroe.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Despite trying to hide it, everyone figures out that she has a crush on Nyanta.
* {{Familiar}}: She has a pet wolf spirit, and it's ''so damn adorable''.
* FragileFlower: At the very opening she is shown teary-eyed.
* LivingMacGuffin: Reuniting her with the Crescent Moon Alliance is why Shiroe's party journeys to Susukino.
* PrecociousCrush: Towards Nyanta. While cleaning his home she imagined herself as his housewife.
* ShrinkingViolet: She's very shy and easily bullied. She spends most of her time hiding behind Nyanta.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: During a internal gush about Nyanta, she thinks about how kind he is and how willing he is to help others. Akatsuki concurs and says she has "good taste".
* TookALevelInBadass: During the Training Camp she gains confidence and learns more diverse abilities. In episode 17, she snares the monsters Touya lured to her position so Rudy and Isuzu can blast them, and in episode 19, she's seen casting offensive spells and remembering to use her summon pet more as well, as commented by Nyanta and Naotsugu.
* WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway: How she sees her level 44 Housekeeper subclass. In retrospect, she wishes she chose something like Artisan.
* WhiteMagic: As a druid she can cast healing spells. Though the majority of her healing magic in the anime uses a green tint, this is played straight with a few spells, and sometimes with her staff.
* YoungEntrepreneur: The reason she started playing ''Elder Tales'' was to become a shopkeeper, but because you have to progress further in the game in order to unlock the Merchant/Accountant subclasses, she ended up picking Housekeeper as filler. She deeply regrets the choice and wishes she had chosen a crafting subclass instead, like Artisan or Tailor.

!Minor Crescent Moon Alliance Members

Aside from the personalities listed above, the guild has several other visible members. While in the anime they are used more or less as [[LivingProp living props]], many of them get additional roles in the ''Honey Moon Logs'' manga. Unless stated, many of them are beginner to mid-level in experience.
* ChineseGirl: Mei Fa has this as her shtick.
* {{Miko}}: Asuka, the guild's kannagi.
* PlayingWithFire: Eizel, as a sorcerer, seems to prefer fire-based magic.
* {{Samurai}}: Yoshinaga, an elf samurai, and the only other member of the guild who's anywhere close to being good in melee after Shouryuu.
* SkunkStripe: Eizel's characteristic trait, aside from being ''taller than everyone else in the guild''.
* TeamPet: Kokoriko, a roc chick that hatched and imprinted on Mei Fa while the guild was out collecting ingredients for the pudding Maryelle and Henrietta presented to the three production guild masters.
* TheMedic: Liliana, the guild's other cleric, obviously, when she isn't pulling double-duty as Maryelle and Henrietta's secretary.
* TokenMiniMoe: Ashlinn. Makes sense, as she's not only a grade-schooler, but she'd barely just finished the ''tutorial'' section of Elder Tale when the Catastrophe happens.


[[folder:West Wind Brigade]]

The main characters of their eponymous spinoff, the West Wind Brigade (西風の旅団 lit. ''Nishikaze no Ryodan'') is a medium guild of about sixty members, it has nevertheless made a name for itself as a powerful raid guild rivaling Akihabara's other raid guilds, like Krusty's D.D.D. and Isaac's Black Sword Knights. Soujirou founded it in the wake of the disbanding of Debauchery Tea Party, because he didn't want the legacy of the Tea Party to be forgotten, and indeed absorbed two of its members -- Nazuna, and Saki, DTP's main healers.

Due to its ''huge'' gender disparity in favor of female players, the various "Soujirou Fan Club" sub-guilds formed under the main one, as well as Soujirou's reputation as a smooth-talking pretty boy, the West Wind Brigade is ''also'' known as the harem guild among Akiba's residents.

In the anime, several its core members (minus Soujiro) joins Akatsuki as part of the informal raid team "The Maidens of the Watermaple", who confront and defeat the Akiba serial murderer.

!Soujirou Seta
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroShimono (Japanese), Matt Hune (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Samurai/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Sword Saint]]

Pretty boy and current guild master of the West Wind Brigade, which is made up mostly of women and is seen by pretty much everyone else as his personal harem.

Soujirou's build is the IaijutsuPractitioner type, ''Vengeance'', which relies on counter-attacking his opponents with lightning fast, strong, and precise attacks.

* AscendedFanboy: When the Apocalypse occurred, rather than being shocked and panicking about what had transpired, he was jumping for joy and excited beyond belief at somehow ending up in Elder Tales. However, when he saw Isami terrified about real combat and you can bleed, he realized just how serious the situation had become and took their predicament much more seriously.
* BerserkButton: Touch or even look at any of his guild members the wrong way, and he will become a borderline-psychopathic killer.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Is kind, innocent and extremely polite to everyone he meets. However, harm his friends, and he will kill you without hesitation. Nazuna is worried that this aspect of him will one day inadvertently destroy himself and/or the guild.
* BrainlessBeauty: He openly states that he's stupid.
* ChickMagnet: And he knows it too, but he never takes advantage of them.
** All but one member of his guild is a pretty girl and that one member is a crossdresser (for the theme)
** When he showed up at the ''Ancient Palace of Eternal Ice'', in less than a day he was surrounded by various Lander ladies and maids.
* CounterAttack: His build focuses on this.
* CryCute: When he hears that someone in the game attempted suicide out of desperation, he starts crying even though the attempt was foiled.
* DifficultButAwesome: His build is noted to be extremely difficult to use correctly and thus few players use this build for their character.
* DualWielding: He uses one or two katanas depending on the situation. When dual-wielding, one katana benefits from <> while the other is used for defending against attacks.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Gives one to Isami, and by extension the rest of his guild and his friends, when she reveals that she was scared of fighting monsters.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: The main character in the spinoff manga ''West Wind Brigade', which takes place alongside the main novels. Interestingly he's a far more stereotypical LightNovel protagonist than Shiroe is, though his adherence to the archetype is generally PlayedForLaughs.
* IaijutsuPractitioner: He's adept at the fast draw technique and the Samurai class has skills based around it.
* ImplausibleFencingPowers: He isn't called the ''Sword Saint'' for nothing.
* InnocentlyInsensitive: When he accidentally ignores a worried Isami and doesn't understand her desperation to escape the game, she storms out on him.
* KatanasAreJustBetter: While the katana is not inherently the most powerful blade type in Elder Tales, it's required for the Samurai's exclusive skill sets.
* KnownOnlyByTheirNickName: Everyone in the West Wind Brigade calls him by a different one:
** Nazuna = Souji
** Isami = Director
** Dolce = Sou-chan
** Kawara = Master
** Fragrant Olive[=/=]Kyouko = Sou-sama
** Hisako = Guildmaster
* LightningBruiser: Despite being a tank-class whom generally just takes the hits, he relies on parrying/counter-attacks/evasion. He's so fast and can attack so precisely that his opponents can't even see him move before being taken out.
* LongHairedPrettyBoy: It's one of the reasons he's so popular.
* LovingAShadow: Many of his admirers aren't aware of his more "serious" personality, to which Nazuna says is his true self.
* NamedWeapon: ''Divine Sword - Kogarasumaru''. Its a Phantasmal-Class item, which means only one of its kind exists per server.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: It would have happened eventually, but [[spoiler:his HeroicSacrifice and subsequent death/resurrection to save Isami from the Guard proved that you can resurrect and DeathIsCheap in Elder Tale, causing the outbreak of [=PKs=].]]
* NotSoDifferent: Magus calls Soujirou this, trying to get Soujirou to help him in his venture to "bring back" what ''Elder Tales'' used to be.
* RedBaron: The ''Sword Saint''
* SamuraiPonytail: It's part of his class and adds to his charm.
* ShoutOut: [[Manga/RurouniKenshin Look at his name]]. His casual clothing is also identical. Unlike most players of the Samurai-Class whom fight like a traditional one, he fights like someone from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''.
* TranquilFury: When two other adventurers call Isami an "ugly bitch" when she falsely believes that they can log out of the game, [[http://www.readmanga.eu/manga/38159/Log-Horizon-Nishikaze-no-Ryodan/1/17 Soujirou is rather pissed]]. [[spoiler: Happens again when two Hamelin guys try raping Isami and Sara. He slices off one of their arms in an attempt to behead them without batting an eyelash.]]
* WorfHadTheFlu: [[spoiler:When he fought the Murderer, the battle took place in a narrow alleyway where it completely restricted Soujirou's movements, simultaniously preventing him from utilizing his fighting style along with restricting the number of people in the raid who could assist him to just Nazuna. Nazuna noted that had the battle taken place elsewhere, it could have gone completely differently. However, after learning about the identiy of the Murderer and his abilities, Soujirou couldn't have won anyways.]]
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: Delivers one to [[spoiler:Magus:]]
-->'''Soujirou:''' Its true. A part of me did look for such things in ''Elder Tales''. And it was also true, I was in joy when the Apocalypse took place. But! To gain strength. To win battles! Without my friends...without everyone enjoying the world of ''Elder Tales''...Without them, everything is meaningless!

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoriNazuka (Japanese), Brittany Deans (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Fox Tail/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Kannagi/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Gambler]]

Also a former member of the Debauchery Tea Party, Nazuna decided to join Soujirou's West Wind Brigade. She acts as a CoolBigSis to him and was one of the Tea Party's best healers. IRL she is a dentist assistant.
* BarrierWarrior: Is capable of creating defensive barriers and seems to prefer this role over genuine combat, after the Apocalypse.
* BrilliantButLazy: A very perceptive person and quick to assess situation, but is very laid back as well.
* ClingyJealousGirl: She's this to all girls but ''especially'' to girls outside the established harem.
* CoolBigSis: Her official profile states that she treats Soujirou like a "cute younger brother" and is the only one in the guild able to lecture him.
* EyePoke: Does this to Krusty once for scaring her friends by acting like a PK. Hilariously, it doesn't work because Krusty's defensive stats is just too high and she's a SquishyWizard. It just ends up hurting her fingers. She ''does'' get her revenge in the special countdown comics leading to the publishing of volume 1 of the manga.
* FloatingPlatforms: [[spoiler: Her Overskill, "Heaven Road", consists of casting barriers in the air and using them as temporary footholds.]]
* NumberTwo: Of West Wind Brigade. It's noted that she does a better job at running the guild that Soujirou does, hence the lectures/
* PettingZooPeople: A Fox Tail.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Natsue Sasamoto (Japanese), Sarah Salimi (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' ???/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Samurai/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Accountant]]

Another level 90 player, Isami joined the West Wind Brigade, and works as the guild's accountant. Despite her level, post-Catastrophe she's found that she's ''terrified'' of combat now that Elder Tale has become "real".
* ClingyJealousGirl: Girls outside the established harem should ''stay away from Souji''!
* CrushBlush: [[http://www.readmanga.eu/manga/38159/Log-Horizon-Nishikaze-no-Ryodan/1/18 Isami gives one]] when Soujirou calls her cute after defending her from angry adventurers.
* FauxActionGirl: Is a level 90, has a sword, and can use it ... but only when ''Elder Tales'' was a game. The psychological stress of being trapped within the game along with being physically weaker than most makes her an easy target against most opponents, even ones that are lower-leveled than she is.
* TheLoad: With ''Elder Tale'' becoming real, she's terrified that she will end up as "useless" as she was in the real world.
* RageBreakingPoint: [[spoiler: Isami suffers from one when two adventurers she told off earlier attack her and Sara, a Lander. When they decide that they should rape Sara, since it wouldn't summon the guards, Isami ends up stabbing one of them in anger, which actually summons the guard.]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Shouta Yamamoto (Japanese), Luke Patterson (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Bard/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Minstrel]]

The only other male member of the West Wind Brigade introduced so far. In the real world, he was a chef in a high-class restaurant, which is why he's visibly disappointed when he can't use his skills in Elder Tale.
* AnimeHair: One reminiscent of [[Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure Jean Polnareff's at that]].
* CampGay: Dresses very flamboyantly such as the use of {{GuyLiner}}. It's likely to keep to the theme of the guild, despite being much taller and more heavily-built than Soujirou.
* ImprovisedWeapon: He fights with a pair of ''maracas''. Let that sink in for a bit.
* TeamMom: Is usually the first to give suggestions to the others on what to do and takes care of them. He tries (and fails) to cook for the rest of the guild in the beginning, and suggests that the team spar, serving as the referee. [[spoiler: After Soujirou's death, he is the one that consoles Kyouko.]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Shiori Izawa (Japanese), Lainee Hooks (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' ???/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Monk/Lv.90]]

The monk of the guild, Kawara is a cheerful tomboy usually seen in the company of Dolce and Isami. The fact that she acts and ''speaks'' like a boy makes people secretly wonder if she isn't really one in the real world. [[spoiler:She isn't]].
* FunnyBackgroundEvent: Verging on RunningGag -- in the manga Kawara is often shown distracted by butterflies, to the point of chasing them.
* HotBlooded: She's more hot blooded than Naotsugu when he talks about panties.
* LeeroyJenkins: Her solution to everything is to run in and expect things to work out.
-->'''Kawara:''' Trap? No problem! We should just rush them and BAM!! and BOOM!! and then we win!
* {{Tomboy}}: In actions and words she appears like one.
* VisualInnuendo: [[http://www.readmanga.eu/manga/38159/Log-Horizon-Nishikaze-no-Ryodan/1/60 In the West Wind Manga]]. Those damn cucumbers.

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' ???/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Guardian/Lv.90]]

The guardian of the guild. She has the same sort of build that Naotsugu has, focusing on defense and crowd control rather than damage or attacks.
* ChainmailBikini: Averted. She's a guardian like Naotsugu and so she wears full plate armor as needed by her role, and it's not even [[FormFittingWardrobe form-fitting]].
* DesignatedVictim: [[spoiler:She's the first named character killed by the Akiba murderer]].
* StoneWall: Her Fortress build is this. Unfortunately, her role as main tank now scares her, since her job is to keep all monster(s) attention on her.

!Fragrant Olive

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' ???/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Druid/Lv.90]]

An elf druid, Olive has a tendency to get nosebleeds due to her overactive imagination. In the manga, she's the "president" of the various Nishikaze fan guilds, while in the anime she is usually [[LivingProp seen in crowd shots]] [[ThoseTwoGuys together with Dolce]].
* ClingyJealousGirl: Over anyone that shows affection for Sou, whether or not they are in the guild. For example she kept on throwing threatening notes to ''Maryelle'' during Souji's meeting with the leaders of the small and medium guilds.
* {{Nosebleed}}: Often gets one when she's fantasizing about Soujirou.

!Other Members of the West Wind Brigade

[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top left: Hisako, Chika, Kurinon, Sandy.]]

While Isami, Kawara, and Dolce get the bulk of the screen time in the anime, there are a few other "core" members of his guild. Much like the members of Crescent Moon, they only appear in crowd shots in the anime, but have much more expanded roles in the manga. All of them are at level 90 during the beginning of the series.
* AnAxeToGrind: Chika's weapon of choice, and [[DualWielding dual-wielded]] at that.
%%* BlindingBangs: Sandy.
%%* BlushSticker: Chika, in the anime.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Sandy, combined with FacialMarkings due to her chosen player race.
%%* DetachedSleeves: Kurinon.
* DoesNotLikeMen: Kurinon, one of the guild's clerics, at best, ''tolerates'' Soujiro (because he's surrounded by beautiful women she can ogle). In every other conversation with him however, she doesn't hesitate in giving him a piece of her mind. In fact, her neutral reaction to [[spoiler:Magus]] helps clue in everyone on the player's true nature.
* InTheHood: Sandy's signature wear is a tanuki-themed hoodie.
* TheQuietOne: Sandy, guild's other cleric, rarely says a word.
* TheReliableOne: Hisako, the guild's summoner. It's the reason why she's responsible for keeping the guildhouse's larder stocked.
%%* SlasherSmile: ''Chika'', particularly during the PK hunt in the manga.
* VerbalTic: "~su" for Sandy.
* YuriFan: Kurinon again is the only Nishikaze member who ''didn't'' join because of Souji; instead, she joined the guild ''because of all the pretty women that surround Souji''. She has a particular attachment to Fragrant Olive.



Akihabara's largest raiding battle guild, comprised of 1,534 members. This battle guild was famous for clearing the Oracle's Tower raid some time long before the Apocalypse, which people from other servers thought would be impossible for Japanese players. In the aftermath of the Apocalypse, many smaller guilds within Akihabara joined D.D.D for protection, further swelling their numbers.

Alongside Krusty, D.D.D is under the joint leadership of three leaders, nicknamed the ''Drei-Klauen''. However, the Vice-President withdrew from her position and it is currently vacant. The guild is organized in a way that each division can be autonomous and can operate in the event of Krusty's absence.

Although for D.D.D, raiding is SeriousBusiness and is organized under a strict military-like structure (complete with official uniform + NiceHat), it does not discriminate against low-level players and is open to everyone. Due to this, they are seen in a better light than the Black Sword Knights.

The origin of the guild's name was Krusty randomly hitting his keyboard and hitting the letter D. However, because naming a guild with just one letter isn't allowed, he settled for D.D.D.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), Jay Hickman (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Guardian/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Berserker]]

The guildmaster of D.D.D., one of the major raid guilds in Akihabara. Krusty himself is a veteran player, and has led several difficult "legion"-level (meaning one that needs 96 or more players to complete), including some the international Elder Tale community thought impossible for Japanese players to complete.

[[spoiler:After the founding of the Round Table Council, he becomes their spokesperson to the holdings outside of Akihabara.]]

[[spoiler:He is now travelling with Kanami's RagtagBunchOfMisfits after being force teleported by Misa's scythe.]]

As a Guardian, Krusty represents the second type of build for the class, ''Scarlet Knight'', which sacrifices defense for massive first strike damage and staying power.
* AlphaStrike: He prefers to activate all of his Berserker skills at once, then use his ''Second Rage'' bangle to reset all his Berserker skill cooldowns and use them all over again, for an insane burst of damage.
* AnAxeToGrind: His weapon is the ''Demon-Axe of Fresh Blood'', a Phantasmal-Class axe that's as big as he is, and he is ''big''.
* AttackAttackAttack: Due to the lack of a shield, he relies on this and HP Absorb equipment to regenerate as much HP as possible, while using Berserker skills to increase his attack speed.
* AwesomeButImpractical: His entire build relies on incredibly rare equipment with specific Attack Speed/Defense/HP Absorb stats. Few players can manage to gather the required gear to make this build work.
* BadassCape: Like Isaac, he sports one over his armor.
* BadassInCharge: Leads the Adventurer army against the Goblins, and kicks untold amounts of ass by leading from right in the middle of the frontlines.
* [[{{BFS}} BFA]]: Repeat: His axe is ''****ing big''.
* TheBerserker: Krusty's Guardian build, subclass, and equipment, all give him this theme.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Raynesia. Both are lazy, dislike politics and try to stay out of it. Both are excellent at maneuvering people to act the way they want to. The main difference between the two is that 1) Raynesia would rather prefer a lazy lifestyle, while Krusty prefers good old-fashioned battles and raids. 2) Krusty is way better at maneuvering people.
* BloodKnight: He absolutely ''relishes'' battles.
* BrilliantButLazy: He's a lot more crafty and intelligent than he shows, but is very laid back and knows what to say/do to avoid his responsibilities.
* DisappearsIntoLight: [[spoiler:During the raid on the Goblin King, Misa's Calamity Hearts activated when all FlavorText started becoming real. He managed to get the scythe away from her in time, but he ended up disappearing and no one knew where he was for a while. It is soon revealed in the web version of Kanami's spinoff and the second season of the anime that this deposits him in ''China.'']]
* GoodCopBadCop: [[spoiler:Plays good cop to Shiroe's bad cop by supporting Reynesia and helping her out when Shiroe pretends to treat her poorly and look down on her. He doesn't like this, but goes through with it anyways. Shiroe notes that even if they didn't do this, Krusty would have helped her out regardless.]]
* TheHeart: Of D.D.D. [[spoiler: When he disappeared, many members of the guild left and the guild itself is on the verge of collapsing. Luckily, due to the way he structured the guild, it can still function without him.]]
* InseriesNickname: Raynesia calls some variation on "monster", i.e. "mind reading monster", "mean monster" and "monster in glasses".
* KnightInShiningArmor: The Lander Nobles sees him as one because he knows how to act like one. During the Eastal Ball, Shiroe said his bearing was indistinguishable from the genuine nobles. Raynesia, on the other hand, sees him as a crafty, battle hungry BloodKnight.
* LadyAndKnight: He plays himself as a noble white knight indebted to Princess Raynesia for her kindess. In truth he's using her as a "shield" to avoid boring noble talk and merchants. [[spoiler: In episode 17, she ropes him into escorting her to Akihabara so she can gather volunteers to fight the Goblin King's army.]]
* LifeDrain: This is necessary for his build. Rather than a heavy shield to block attacks, he just takes it and recovers his lost HP using life drain equipment.
* TheRedBaron: ''The Berserker''.
* TheFace: He is the spokesman of Akihabara's Round Table Conference. This is why he's the one that does the talking with Eastal's king.
* FemaleGaze: The shirtless scene in episode 20. Raynesia certainly appreciated it.
* MeaningfulName: He is named after [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons the clown]], but there's no real meaning to it; the author saw a Krusty the Clown figure when trying to think up a name.
* SelfDeprecation: Invoked to charm the noble ladies in Eastal. While acting like a gentleman he deplores himself as a "barbaric adventurer" and they are quick to 'comfort' him
* SlasherSmile: More apparent in the anime, during the duration of the Return of the Goblin King event.
* ShipTease: With Raynesia due to all the time they spend together (so he doesn't have to talk with boring nobles and merchants).
* ShoutOut: According to WordOfGod, his name is based off [[TheSimpsons Krusty the Clown]]. The author just so happened to see the figurine on his desk while trying to figure out what to name him.
* SixthRanger: [[spoiler:To Kanami's group as he teleported to the Chinese server in the midst of their adventure.]]
* StoicSpectacles: The Guardian version of Shiroe.
* TheStrategist: Like Shiroe, he's capable of reading his opponents and manipulate them into moving exactly the way he wants. The difference between the two is that Shiroe excels at long term planning, whereas Krusty excels in the short term. He's also a brilliant commander and one of twenty Japanese players with any experience commanding legion-level raids (4x raids of 24x people each).

!Takayama Misa
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KaoriNazuka (Japanese), Krystal [=LaPorte=] (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Wolf Fang Tribe/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Bard/Lv.90]]

One of D.D.D's ''Drei-Klauen'' and leader of the Raid Strategy Headquarters. Krusty's aide and can almost always be seen at his side. IRL she is a kindergarden teacher.
* AlternateCharacterReading: Misa's name is written as "Sansa" (literally "Colonel", as the armed forces rank), and indeed this was how her name was translated before Mamare clarified things.
* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:When FlavorText start becoming real and her Calamity Hearts started doing ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin, Krusty managed to remove it from her, but it ended up costing her right arm, which hasn't regenerated like it normally would have.]]
* ArtificialLimbs: The anime gives her a mechanical right arm; a temporary measure until they figure out what exactly happened to Krusty.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Appears giving reports to Krusty and has expanded speaking roles before her official appearance.
* MeaningfulName: Her no-nonsense attitude and strictness during D.D.D's early days made everyone think that she really ''was'' a JSDF officer, until it was revealed that she ran a daycare instead.
* NiceHat: Part of D.D.D's official uniform.
* SeeingThroughAnothersEyes: Her Overskill, ''Hermes Link'' allows another Adventurer to see through her eyes.
* SinisterScythe: Her weapon, the ''Calamity Hearts''. [[spoiler:It does exactly what it says on the tin.]]
* SweetTooth: In the anime, she is shown at the ''Ancient Palace of Eternal Ice'' breakfast meeting adding teaspoon after teaspoon of sugar into her coffee.

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Half-Alv/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Sorcerer/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Tactician]]

One of D.D.D's ''Drei-Klauen'' and leader of the Instruction Corps training division. [[spoiler:After the events of the Libra Festival and knowledge that the West is trying to destabilize Akihabara, Krusty assigns her the task of being one of Reynesia's bodyguards.]] IRL she is a middle-schooler.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Despite not officially appearing until Volume 6 of the light novels, she appears in the background in episode nine during the meeting between the guilds.
* CanonImmigrant: She originally appeared in the fanfiction, ''D.D.D. Diaries'' and was incorporated in the series after the author deemed that fanfic canon.
* NiceHat: Part of D.D.D's official uniform.
* InLoveWithYourCarnage: Henrietta wonders [[WhatDoesSheSeeInHim what does she see]] in a battle maniac like Krusty and wonders if its this.
* OnlySaneMan: She sees herself as this, as she laments that she has to keep her subordinates from going LeeroyJenkins at the first sign of battle.
* TheStrategist: She's a tactician and a ''Drei-Klauen'' for a reason. However, she's worried that with ''Elder Tales'' becoming real, tactics that once worked in-game will be ineffective.
* SubordinateExcuse: She has feelings for her guildmaster, Krusty.
* StatOVision: Her Overskill, ''Chiron Tablet'', allows her to read the System Log. In battle, she can see all the information on a target (HP, Damage, Buffs/Debuffs, etc) as a text box. She keeps her Overskill a secret because she can also read a target's weight and three sizes.
* YamatoNadeshiko: When she was younger, she wanted to be this. She wasn't very good at it and was teased about it.
* YoungerThanTheyLook: While she looks like a serious and mature young woman, her attitude and shyness makes Henrietta suspect that she is this.


[[folder:Dread Pack]]

A PK-Guild [[spoiler:(or at least they try to be)]]. Represented by a Samurai (Katsuomaru), two Swashbucklers (Smash and [[TheChick Rikopin]]), a Druid (Stroganopp), plus a [[PutOnABus Sorcerer and a Summoner]]. Show up ''all the damn time'' with little one-offs and side commentary.
* BitPartBadguys: In this role, they're important to the plot - they provide a platform by which Shiroe as narrator can start to explain the classes of the ''Elder Tale'' game-universe. [[spoiler: Introduced here are the Guardian, Enchanter and Assassin.]]
* ButtMonkey: All of them, in-universe. [[spoiler: Directly insulted by Akatsuki, and literally waved away as a nuisance later by other guilds.]]
* CastHerd: Always together! The named ones at least. The Generic Sorcerer and Summoner are PutOnABus.
* CharacterDevelopment: For being extras, we sure do see some development in their personalities. They go from BitPartBadguys to an amalgamation of Everyman and Extra while serving as a means for [[PlotDevice plot advancement]].
%%* CurseCutShort: Rikopin.
* LargeHam: Smash. Lampshaded by Shiroe.
-->'''Smash:''' ''Leave everything you’re carrying, and we won’t kill you.'' \\
'''Shiroe:''' ''If they’re talking like that, they’ve read too much manga.''
* RecurringCharacter / [[RecurringExtra Recurring Extra]]: ''Practically. Every. Episode.'' Seriously. Right down to their four second cameo in ep. 1.

[[folder:Other Personalities of Akihabara]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/SatoshiHino (Japanese), George Manley (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Guardian/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Gladiator]]

The guild master of the Black Sword Knights, another well-known raid guild based in Akihabara. Unlike Krusty's guild, which is open to newcomers, Isaac's guild only accepts players who are levels 85 and above, and are one of the few groups trying to break through the old level limit of 90.

In some ways, the guild is the opposite of the West Wind Brigade, where due to the guild's insane restrictions and SeriousBusiness attitude there's a huge gender disparity in favor of men (much to their dismay). On top of that, after the Apocalypse, the few remaining female members are thinking of leaving to join West Wind Brigade.

Although the guild is really not much more than a RagtagBunchOfMisfits with little actual organization, each member is a highly skilled veteran and are capable of making key decisions on their own during battles. This makes them comparable to the likes of D.D.D, a raiding battle guild about eight times their size.

Much like Naotsugu and Krusty, Isaac is a Guardian, but represents the third type of build for the class, ''Juggernaut'', one that sacrifices defense or alpha damage, gaining instead the ability to chain one special attack after another.
* AttackAttackAttack: His build focuses on cooldown reduction and MP Absorb in order to use special abilities as often as possible. This results in Issac using abilities one after another and relying as little as possible on normal attacks.
* AwesomeButImpractical: Like Krusty's build, this one also relies on rare equipment in additional of Scrolls of Proficiency in order to raise the level of every skill.
* BadassCape: Sports one over his armor.
* ChallengeSeeker: Formed his guild for the purpose of challenging and completing every new dungeon/quest/raid first, with the Phantasmal-Class gear drops being a mere after-thought. He even rejects people meeting his guild's insane requirements if all that they're in for is the gear drops.
* HiddenDepths: He is well-known for being hot-headed and wild. However, in battle, he is much calmer and analytical; essentially, he and Krusty trade personalities.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Pretty abrasive towards most other characters and uses the EXP Pots that Hamelin produces to try and get ahead of D.D.D. However, when push comes to shove, he'll show that he's a pretty nice guy. [[spoiler: Soujirou makes a point of saying that Isaac is a nice guy deep down, and Isaac ends up helping Soujirou hunt the [=PKers=]. When Log Horizon settles down in their new guild hall, Isaac and some of his summoners arrive unannounced and flush out the bottom two floors with water - which otherwise would be very difficult to clean - under the pretense of having a battle practice session.]]
** [[spoiler:He had official guild tags made for the members, including those who were not logged in during the Apocalypse. He kept them in his possession.]]
* ManaDrain: Because of the enormous MP consumption of his build, he relies on equipment with MP Absorb in order to replenish his mana.
* MistakenForGay:
** When Isaac offers Soujirou to merge guilds, Soujirou asks, "So ... you're saying you ''want'' me?"
-->"Ew, not like that!"
** Happens again after Soujirou interrupts the duel between Isaac and Krusty. Isaac can't take his eyes off of Souji because of Souji's taunt, not because he's gay for him. Dolce doesn't seem to buy it.
* PlayerVersusPlayer: His Gladiator subclass boosts his stats if he engages in PVP.
* RedBaron: The ''Black Sword''.
* TheRival: Sees Krusty as one, as he is the only other Guardian in the Yamato server whom is his equal.
* WhatTheHellHero: Woodchuck tells this to Issac when he confronts him about using EXP Pots despite buying them from a guild that is using and abusing newbies.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: Tells this to Soujirou in chapter 7 of the West Wind Brigade manga after Soujirou refuses his offer to merge guilds.
* WorthyOpponent:
** Sees Shiroe as one. When the Debauchery Tea Party parted ways, he invited Shiroe to go on raids with his guild and even personally invited him to join his guild, but was rejected. He respects him for his skill, not because he was a part of the legendary Tea Party. He even admits to himself that he wants to follow Shiroe, and the thought of witnessing what he schemes next excites him.
** He also views Krusty as this, as the two are rivals. He even searches out Krusty in the middle of the night to have a "training duel."

->'''Voiced by:''' Hironori Saito (Japanese), Mike Rance (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' ???/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Cleric/Lv.90\\]]

Quartermaster of the Black Sword Knights, Rezarick accompanies the Training Team to Ragranda Forest.
* HealingHands: Like Maryelle, he's a back-line [[TheMedic Cleric]] who focuses more on healing than combat.
* NumberTwo: Moreso in the anime, where he's rarely ever seen away from Isaac's side. He isn't even the guild's second-in-command, though, he simply is the one that does all the administrative work for it.
* WasActuallyFriendly: Most of the younger players thought that he was scary and unsympathetic towards them because of their negative impression of the Black Sword Knights until he actually started talking, which revealed that he was actually rather kind and caring. It probably extends to the rest of the guild, considering that some other guild members also went to the Training Camp to help out.

-> '''Voiced by:''' Hiroki Gotou (Japanese), Jack Ivy (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Monk/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Blacksmith]]

Guildmaster of Oceanic Systems, the largest production guild based in Akihabara, which focuses on supplying crafting material in bulk for adventurers to use. Michitaka himself is a huge bear of a man, and prefers getting to the heart of the matter rather than tiptoeing around using pleasantries during negotiations.
* TheBlacksmith: When not on council business or doing paperwork, he's often seen in his workshop crafting items.
* BigShutUp: When the Nobles of the Landers begin insulting the Adventurers and try to pressure them into fighting off the goblins because it's supposed to be their duty, Michitaka silences them quick by slamming a fist onto the marble conference table. Breaking solid marble with just a fist can do wonders for one's lack of respect.
* HeroWithBadPublicity: As a result of playing a hardliner during the Eastal Confrence, he's seen in a negative light among the Lander Nobles as someone whom is apathetic to the Lander's plight.
* MeaningfulName: Not himself, but his Guild, Oceanic Systems, [[spoiler: considering they are the ones that construct Akihabara's first Steam Ship.]]
* RedBaron: The ''Strong Armed''.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/NobuhikoOkamoto (Japanese), John Gremillion (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Summoner/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Merchant]]

Guildmaster of the 8th District Shopping Center, the third largest of the production guilds based in Akihabara. He and Maryelle go ways back, having started out and partied together as beginners, and still are on good terms, despite the difference in scale and focus of their guilds. In reality, the guild is a large gathering of casual players whom enjoy chatting with one another and being merchants. Charasin was elected as their representitive.
* HopelessSuitor: Has a crush on Maryelle, but she doesn't seem to know it.
* RedBaron: The ''Young Boss''.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MasakiTerasoma (Japanese), Creator/DavidMatranga (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Race of Ritual/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Summoner/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Pharmacist]]

Guildmaster of the Roderick Firm, the second-largest production guild based in Akihabara, which focuses on the acquisition of rare ingredients for equally-rare items or equipment. Roderick himself is an academic-looking man that works as a pharmacist.
* AdjustingYourGlasses: From the side, fitting for his academic appearance.
* {{Alchemy}}: A pharmacist makes potions from raw ingredients
* FacialMarkings: Due to being a Race of Ritual
* ForgetsToEat: He works extremely hard in his lab, and will often do so through meals.
* InformedAbility: He's stated to be as calculating as Shiroe, though it doesn't show as much. Henrietta comments this is because he isn't as willing to take risks as Shiroe.
* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Pharmacist! It's part of his class.
* {{Megane}} It helps with the 'academic-looking' appearance.
* RedBaron: The ''Fairy Pharmacist''
* SummonMagic: His class but he doesn't use it as often as other summoners like Roe2.


Shadow leader of Hamelin and several other [=PK=] groups, he is not a guild master himself but is responsible for manipulating those groups; he is not seen in the novels and instead is introduced in ''West Wind Brigade''. A level 72 sorcerer, he [[OnlySixFaces looks a lot like]] an evil Shiroe.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Right after he gets [[spoiler: Minori and Touya]] to join Hamelin, he uses them as hostages against Soujirou and forces Soujirou to stand down. You can't expect much else from the person influencing Hamelin.
* TheCameo: Why yes, Magus appears in the anime during the final episode of the second season. [[spoiler:As a girl, this time, likely thanks to a gender-change potion]].
* {{GIRL}}:[[spoiler: Reversed. He's actually a girl trapped in her male avatar. Bonus FridgeHorror when you see she was encouraging rape.]]
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Apparently, having an actual conversation with the West Wind Brigade did him some good.]]
* IHaveTheHighGround: Apparently Hamelin loves doing this. Naturally, he must be on even higher ground than the guild members.
-->'''Nazuna:''' Why the hell is he way up there?
-->'''Soujirou:''' Because high places gets you hyped up! *looks hyped*
* ManipulativeBastard: Manipulates both low-leveled players and [=PKers=] in order to trick low-leveled players into joining Hamelin.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: [[spoiler: Magus approaches Soujirou and puts his hand up to his cheek. [[http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-SSHBzGHCz6g/UocP5TYzCoI/AAAAAAAEbFg/7pwvGdFC6HY/s0/Upload_Log_Horizon-Nishikaze_no_Ryodan_11RMQDZ_By_KingZer.png His thumb may or may not also be on Soujirou's lip.]] He also gets uncomfortably close to the henchman that attacked Isami and Sara in chapter 4 while giving him orders.]]
* NotSoDifferent: From Soujirou. [[spoiler: He tells Soujirou how the latter was smiling while killing the [=PKers=] and attempts to get Soujirou to join his side to recreate ''Elder Tales'' into the MMO like it should be.]]
* OnlySixFaces: Resembles Shiroe, except evil.
* TearsOfRemorse: [[spoiler: After his HeelFaceTurn.]]


!The City of Susukino

The HubCity of Hokkaido, Susukino is a walled town that is home to around 3,000 adventurers, and was a welcome respite from the snow-covered wilderness around it. At the start of the series, the town was under the despotic rule of Brigandia, turning it into a WretchedHive and generally unpleasant place to be in.

[[spoiler:This all changes when the self-exiled Silver Swords guild of Akihabara moves in, and drives out Brigandia.]]

[[folder: Brigandia]]

A guild operating in Susukino. After getting stuck in the virtual reality, they become violent player killers and rule over the city by force.

->'''Voiced by:''' Atsushi Imaruoka (Japanese), Rob Mungle (English)
[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Monk/Lv.90 [[spoiler:Lv.94 (Present)]]\\
'''Subclass:''' Outlaw]]

The guildmaster of Brigandia, Demikas is a huge bear of a man with a loud voice, with accompanying temper and ego to match. Impulsive and quick to use violence and intimidation as his primary means of making people follow him, he is soon put in his place after Shiroe's party defeat him in an incredibly humiliating manner.

From that point on, nothing seemed to go right for him. With the arrival of the Silver Swords, and his further defeat at William's hands, his guild lost whatever clout it had in the city. In a last-ditch bid to assert himself, he stooped to kidnapping a Lander noblewoman to turn into his servant... [[Main/LimaSyndrome except he falls in love with her and in the end marries her]].

When he learns that Shiroe returned to Suzukino, he initially confronts him at the Silver Swords guildhouse, but after he learns about his plan to tackle the Abyssal Shaft, tags along the raid team, in the hopes of finding the opportunity to humiliate him as payback for all the misfortune he'd experienced.
* AttackAttackAttack: His preferred default behavior. He is almost always seen punching or kicking someone or something when the camera focuses on him.
* BloodKnight: Demikas is ridiculously battle-happy, often ignoring the bigger picture for the chance to smash some heads in. This becomes a bit of a concern during the Abyssal Shaft raid.
* TheBully: His obsession with hurting Serara is very petty.
* DeathByIrony:
** [[spoiler:In the anime, Shiroe and Nyanta bring his HP down to one by combining the power their respective skills. He can't accept that he's outmatched and tries to attack Shiroe, but Serara hits him in the middle of his attack, knocking the last of his HP. That's right: ''he's technically defeated by a Healer-type character he's been bullying''! Note that Shiroe and Nyanta's combo kills him outright in the novels.]]
** In episode 9 of season 2, after Shiroe's raid group nearly wipes out with only a few members left, Demikas uses this opportunity to land a cheap blow on him. Hilariously as he mocks Shiroe, a raid boss behind him smashes him with his giant club.
* EvilIsPetty: Is totally willing to sabotage Shiroe's plans at the Abyssal Shaft just to get back at him for the humiliation he suffered six months prior.
* FreudianExcuse: Shiroe later notes that Demikas probably only acted the way he did because he was terrified of the game becoming real and the way he acted was his way of coping with the situation. However, he notes that it still doesn't fully excuse him for the way he treated the Landers nor Serara.
* HappilyMarried: [[spoiler: According to Tetra, he's "totally in love" with his lander wife, Upashi.]]
* HenpeckedHusband: [[spoiler:He notes that he "can't win" arguments with Upashi, his wife.]]
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen: [[spoiler:The de-facto ruler of Susukino is now bossed around by a Lander. The Landers also stopped fearing him once they realise that he wouldn't actually kill them. His guild is half the size that it used to be, his strategist abandoned him, and another guild took over his turf.]]
* LargeAndInCharge: He towers over other characters. His women only reach to his chest!
* LimaSyndrome: Kidnaps a Lander to turn into his slave. Ends up smitten, and marries said captive.
* TokenEvilTeammate: Becomes this to the rest of the Abyssal Shaft raid group because of his nastiness, and the fact that he wasn't part of them pre-Apacolypse and so doesn't have the same bond
* TookALevelInKindness: Three of them
** One when he married Lady Upashi.
** One during the Abyssal Shaft raid when he learns to be a team player and get along with Shiroe.
** A third one between the Abyssal Shaft raid and the Eternal Moth attack, where he makes a DeclarationOfProtection for Susukino as "our home" and [[SandInMyEyes drools from his eyes]] when Upashi recovers consciousness.
* WolverineClaws: His weapon of choice. He can set it on fire.

->'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EijiMiyashita (Japanese), Kyle Jones (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Elf/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Sorcerer/Lv.90]]

The tactician of Brigandia and is Demikas' second-in-command. [[spoiler:After their humiliating defeat by Shiroe and his group, he leaves Brigandia and joins Plant Hwyaden in Minami.]]
* BlondGuysAreEvil: When they work with Demikas they are. It forms PeekABangs.
* TheDragon: To Demikas, his top minion and the only one in the anime to receive characterization.
* NumberTwo: Of Brigandia.
* PeekABangs: To make him look more sinister than the black robes do alone.
* RedBaron: The ''Gray Steel''.
* TheWorfEffect: In the anime at least, he's set up to be one of Brigandia's strongest members, possibly even stronger than Demikas himself. However, [[spoiler:he's easily one shotted offscreen by Akatsuki.]]

[[folder:[[spoiler:Silver Swords]]]]

One of the larger raid guilds in Akihabara after D.D.D., Silver Sword followed its leader William in his exile in the wake of the success of Shiroe's roadmap for the city's recovery. The whole guild journeyed north and, after passing through Palm's Deep much like Shiroe and his companions did in the past, fell upon Susukino in force, driving out the majority of Brigandia, while leaving its remnants helpless within the city itself.

The guild makes the city its base of operation and, unlike Brigandia before it, defers from ruling it in any heavy-handed manner.

[[spoiler:Time, has not been kind to the Silver Swords. In the six months since they left Akiba, the guild is down to twenty active members, not enough for a single Raid dungeon. With Shiroe's arrival with Naotsugu, as well as Tetra and Demikas, they manage to get the minimum amount of people required to challenge the Abyssal Shaft, the newly-discovered raid dungeon at the depths of Palm's Deep.]]
* AllThereInTheManual: As usual, details on the individual guild members can be found [[http://lhrpg.com/silver_sword/ at Mamare's homepage]].
* CastOfSnowflakes: Expected for an experienced raid guild, but definitely on full display here, especially compared to their contemporaries in D.D.D (who have a uniform instead) and the Black Swords (who go for practical-looking compared to flashy). There's a great deal of customization and detail for ''every'' member of the Silver Swords.
* DespairEventHorizon: The penultimate battle to the Abyssal Shaft raid came close to breaking the guild for good.
* OurElvesAreBetter: The active guild membership has a disproportionate amount of elf-race users, for some reason.
* TrueCompanions: As a group, they decide to follow William back to the Abyssal Shaft raid, despite having been initially wiped by the raid bosses they encountered.

!William Massachusetts
->'''Voiced by:''' YuuichiNakamura (Japanese), Creator/ChrisPatton (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Elf/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Assassin/Lv.90 [[spoiler:By volume 7, he's at level 95.]]\\
'''Subclass''': Hunter]]

The leader of Silver Sword, an Assassin whose specialty is ranged combat. As the guild master of a raid guild, William held that whatever happened to the city, for good or ill, was not his concern. In the wake of the formation of the Round Table Council, and the good it brought to the city, he and his guild exiled themselves from Akihabara. While many of the adventurer population whispered it was due to William being too proud to bow down to any kind of governing body, in truth his decision was brought on by a feeling of shame due to his own pettiness.

[[spoiler:When Shiroe ventures north to Susukino once more, William readily volunteers himself and his guild to aid in his latest scheme, to make up for his previous lapse.]] IRL he is a high-schooler.
* TheArcher: His Assassin build specializes in ranged combat.
* TheAtoner:[[spoiler: When he sees Shiroe's plan to improve Akihabara succeed and the people of the city finally happy, he deeply regrets his own petty decision to not take part in the Round Table Council and goes into self-exile.]]
* BrokenPedestal:[[spoiler: His feelings towards the Debauchery Tea Party. He was a young player when the DTP was active, and aspired to become one of them. However, by the time he finally hit level 90 and could join them, TheFellowshipHasEnded, leaving him feeling betrayed. Since then, he has held resentment in his heart towards the group and has raided nonstop out of a desire of achieving the same greatness as the DTP.]]
* BystanderSyndrome : When Shiroe invited all the major guilds to form a Round Table Council and bring law & order to Akihabara, William tells him that he was not interested in the city's well-being and leaves.
* TheCynic: While he did agree with Shiroe that improving the situation in Akihabara would be a good thing, he also believed that the major guilds would never agree to work together and that the whole meeting is a waste of time.
* DespairSpeech:[[spoiler: Combined with RousingSpeech and a version of DoNotGoGentle. After the raid party, even with battle geniuses William and Shiroe, wipes in less than a minute due to three Raid Bosses ganging up on them, William reveals his entire motivation for fighting on even when most of the rest of his guild has given up raiding. It involves him screaming and revealing his whole hatred towards the DTP for disbanding before he could join. The rest of the raid party decide to follow him back to the Raid Quest even after being completely wiped without a hope of success the first time around.]]
* MyGreatestFailure: In episode 10 of season 2, Demikas asks what's the point of trying again after being wiped out during their raid, and simply not running away. [[spoiler:William then reveals to them that he ran away once, and regretted it immensely. He didn't bother joining Shiroe when the latter was first coming up with the concept of the Round Table Council in Akihabara, figuring it was [[BystanderSyndrome Someone Elses Problem]], and that he wanted to raid more than anything else. Then he hears about how successful Shiroe was in making the Round Table work, and how it turned around Akihabara into a fairly prosperous city. Hence why when Shiroe once again asked for his help in Susukino, he immediately agreed to it without question.]]
* RedBaron: The ''Mithril Eyes''.
* RebuiltPedestal: [[spoiler: The Abyssal Shaft raid helps him work through his feelings for the [=DPT=] and by the end he admires them again. He bashfully asks Shiroe to add him to his friend list, and Shiroe replies that he already has.]]
* TooAwesomeToUse: Averted. He has Phantasmal-Class ''arrows'', the Crystal Comets, that are noted to be extremely expensive to create and yet he fires them without a second thought.
* TrueCompanions: He considers everyone in Silver Sword to be his closest friends. Pre-Apocalypse, they were the only people he could relate to and understand; the only people he worried about and listened to.
* WorldOfCardboardSpeech: [[spoiler: After being wiped out by three ''simultaneous'' raid bosses, William gives a speech admitting his child-ish love of raids and fighting. It includes how he was picked on when ''Elder Tales'' was just a computer game for obsessing with something pointless. He finally states that it ''is'' pointless but they've dedicated their lives to it and that's amazing!]]


!The City of Minami

The HubCity of the Kansai area (in-game, Holy Empire of Westlande), Minami is home to around 4000 adventurers. Much like the situation in Susukino, much of the power in the city is held by a single guild, Plant Hwyaden. ''Unlike'' Susukino, Minami is somewhat peaceful and orderly; however the fates of its residents all depend on the mercurial whims of Plant Hwyaden's guild mistress, Nureha, the virtual sovereign of the city. While smaller than Akihabara, Minami receives considerable backing and support from their allies, the Holy Empire of Westlande, who wish to put the entirety of Yamato under their sway.

[[folder:Plant Hwyaden]]


-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ChiwaSaito (Japanese), Creator/TiaBallard (English)
[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Foxtail/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Enchanter/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Courtesan]]

The guild mistress of Plant Hwyaden, and a contemporary of Shiroe. In the months following the Catastrophe, she more or less became the ruler of Minami after purchasing several key structures in the city, foremost being Minami's cathedral. With her control over these important structures, she keeps the adventurer inhabitants in-line, at the same time using these to extend her influence over the Lander nobles and, in a move duplicated nowhere else, the Guard system of the city.

[[spoiler:In the real world, Nureha didn't have a pleasant life. A high schooler, she was bullied at school and, what's worse, whored out by her own uncaring mother to pay for their living expenses. She started playing Elder Tale as an escape from her situation, and affected a demure and aloof online persona. It was during this period that she got to know Shiroe, and after partying with him several times, formed a girlish infatuation for him due to his combination of kindness and professionalism.]]

[[spoiler:Things came crashing down however the moment Elder Tales became reality. With her only refuge becoming "real" Nureha, already emotionally unstable to begin with, broke. Terrified that her "soiled true self" might be found out by Shiroe, this made her vulnerable to Indicus' manipulations.]]

Nureha is the last of the three "main heroine" concepts Mamare created, but was passed over for Akatsuki, likely due to her rather serious backstory as well as the overlap between her and Shiroe's character classes.
* BadDreams: Plagued by these.
* BeautyMark: Under one eye.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: She claims to want Shiroe because of this. However, she also [[UnreliableExpositor claims it's a lie.]]
* BreakTheCutie: At the end of episode 13 in season 2, Indicus reminds her about her past life, and how nobody would want someone as tainted as her. Nureha then starts to remember what Shiroe talked to her about the last time they met, and starts to plan something as the ending credits begin.
* BrokenBird: She had an ''extremely'' unpleasant life outside of Elder Tale.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: Shiroe essentially tells her this in episode 25 when he says that he can't remember who she was and if he was the enchanter who was nice to her when she tells him that WeCanRuleTogether.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[spoiler:Being a teenage prostitute]] ''and'' getting bullied at school isn't pleasant, no matter how you cut it. This aspect of Nureha's character was downplayed ''immensely'' in the anime, where her trauma is said to be caused instead by being treated as a non-person in the real world, but traces of it still remain in both Nureha's body language as well as how she speaks.
* DoYouWantToCopulate: She is extremely direct, and not remotely bashful in telling Shiroe that she wants him sexually. She also makes it clear that she's put long thought (and practice) into numerous ways [[SexGod to bring him the most pleasure possible]].
* EarlyBirdCameo: She makes a surprise entrance into the plot of volume 3 of ''Honey Moon Logs''. She does this in the anime as well, though in a role that anime-only watchers are likely to miss -- she's the storyteller spinning the tale to the noble children in episode 21. In this form she's also seen wandering around Akiba during the Libra Festival.
* IHaveThisFriend: How she explains her backstory to Shiroe. After claiming it's her own history, she abruptly claims it happened to "someone she knew".
* FemmeFatale: Her subclass aside, it is hinted that she was able to get Minami's Lander nobility wrapped around her finger due to playing this role to the hilt. [[spoiler:She also tries this on Shiroe, not just asking her to join her, not just asking him to be her lover, but telling him that she is skilled at pleasing men just to tempt him.]]
* HauntedHeroine: A possible interpretation for her constant nightmares [[spoiler:as she seems to believe that the shadows she sees are the spirits of the adventurers she blacklisted inside the Cathedral]].
* LastEpisodeNewCharacter: In the novels, she literally appears in the final chapter of book 5. The anime averts this a bit, by having her show up earlier in her Lander guise, but much like the novel she only appears as herself in episode 25.
* MadnessMantra: [[spoiler:Shiroe-sama Shiroe-sama ''Shiroe-sama Shiroe-sama Shiroe-sama Shiroe-sama''...]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Her Kouden, "Overlay", is capable of changing her projected appearance into that of a Lander. [[spoiler:She uses it to infiltrate Akiba to personally try and convince Shiroe to join her in Minami.]]
* ProperLady: Projects a persona of elegance and sophistication. [[spoiler:It's a front and Invictus uses her true "tainted" nature to manipulate her.]]
* ReadyForLovemaking: This is the anime's most noticeable compensation for GettingCrapPastTheRadar during her conversation with Shiroe. In the novel, she directly propositions Shiroe for sex. In the anime, she simply lays down on a sofa and lovingly caresses the cushions with her finger while they speak, in an apparent invitation for him to join her.
* RedBaron: The ''Councilor of the West''.
* SexGoddess: In the novel, she tempts Shiroe by telling him that she is well-experienced in satisfying men, and that she had put much, ''much'' thought into how to specifically please ''him''.
* UnreliableExpositor: Shiroe calls her out on several lies regarding her origins, motives, and previous actions. She admits to many of them, and denies others.
* VillainessesWantHeroes: An extremely unsubtle example. In book 5's interlude, she repeatedly tells him how much she wants to get him in bed. The anime is far, ''far'' more subtle by comparison.
* WalkingSpoiler: Almost no mention is made of her until her appearance, whereupon we learn that she's [[TheManBehindTheMan the ruler of Minami behind the recent attack on Akiba]] and possibly Shiroe's most blatant EvilCounterpart.
* WeCanRuleTogether: What she tries to do with Shiroe. She makes it clear that she doesn't just want him on her side, she wants to ''rock his world'' at the same time.

!Indicus[=/=]Kuina (former user name)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Elf/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Sorcerer/Lv.??\\
'''Subclass''': Elder Maid]]

One of Kanami's biggest supporters during the time when DTP was active, [[spoiler:her adoration turned into resentment when Kanami disbanded the group since she was moving to Europe. In the wake of the Apocalypse, this resentment had festered into irrational hatred, and now Indicus is out to destroy the legacy of the group, in the hopes that it would stain Kanami's name for all time.]]

Currently she is serving in the capacity of head servant of Nureha. [[spoiler:In truth, she been manipulating the emotionally and mentally-broken Nureha, and is the true power in the city. While her greater goal is to discredit anything related to the Tea Party completely, she's content for now in trying to turn the members currently trapped in Elder Tale against each other.]]
* EvilIsPetty: Kanami rewarding years of loyalty by disbanding the group that made life in the game fun, and due to unavoidable real-life issues? Why, [[spoiler:''burn her reputation to the ground and spit on the ashes''.]]
* IrrationalHatred: Seriously, it's not like [[spoiler:Kanami]] could continue playing ''when she has to leave the country''.
* TheManBehindTheMan: [[spoiler:She's the one calling the shots in Minami, not Nureha.]]
* [[ManipulativeBastard Manipulative Bitch]]: She has no qualms about using [[spoiler:Nureha]]'s history to degrade her until she's nice and compliant, even going so far as to claim it's left her smelling like a sewer.
* SmugSnake: She honestly believes that as long as she has [[spoiler:Nureha]] under her thumb, destroying the legacy of the Tea Party is just a matter of time. She even dismisses Shiroe.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Crunchyroll's subtitles call her "Intix".
* WalkingSpoiler: It's hard to talk about her without spoiling signficant plot elements.


[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' ???/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Assassin/Lv.97\\
'''Subclass''': Knight]]

An assassin and another ex-member of DTP, Kazuhiko serves as the head of Minami's law enforcment. He is well aware of Indicus' plot, but due to his membership in Plant Hwyaden, as well as his own responsibilities, he is in no position to do anything about it yet.

[[spoiler:It is he who sends Tetra to aid Shiroe in his task at Susukino, in the belief that, after finishing his goal up north, Shiroe would turn his attention to the situation in Minami next.]]
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: He ''tries'' to be the voice of reason in Plant Hwayden's council, but between Indicus' scheming and the other council members' power-plays, he's having severe difficulty simply not JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope as it is. [[spoiler: Nyanta's afraid that he already did, as their encounter in episode 20 showed.]]

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Elf/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Summoner/Lv.93\\
'''Subclass''': ]]

The chief summoner of DTP, K.R. joins Plant Hwyaden because there was no other place to go. When he gets wind of Indicus' plans, he makes tries to contact Kanami remotely, but the differences wrought by the Catastrophe, as well as the fact that he didn't know whether Kanami was in-game to begin with, made it impossible. Nonetheless he still tries, and sends one of his summons across the sea separating Japan from China, and onward to Europe.

In a fortuitous coincidence, he manages to run into Kanami and her new companions just as they attempted the breakout of the area that had trapped Leonardo. From that point on, he joins in their travels, though he felt miffed at being used as Kanami's mount for the duration.

KR joins in Kanami's direct attack on Tone's Grave, and uses his Overskill to unleash the Garnet Dragon he had contracted, and in the process give her back her powers as a Raid Boss. He gets killed in the assault however, and respawns back in Minami as a result. Because of this he loses track of what happens to Kanami and her companions, but is quite sure that they'd wind up in Yamato. Eventually.
* AscendedExtra: Played with, he appears in the Go East arc as himself, instead of just being the horse.
* {{Badass}} Has a raid boss as his summon, and as a member of DTP.
* TheBeastmaster: His focus in the summoning magic is controlling monsters.
* ButtMonkey: Thanks to Kanami's antics, though she isn't the only reason he's one.
* CunningLinguist: Speaks 4 languages.
* DualWielding: In this case, two staves.
* DragonRider: For his Dragon summon. [[spoiler:As the summon herself tells him later however, ''she doesn't like it''.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: For Kanami, though he revives in Minami either way.
* MoodyMount: Serves as one for Kanami through one of his summons, a horse. He gets annoyed by her antics.
* NarratorAllAlong: It turns out that KR is the narrator of book 9, as he tells the story to his now-liberated Garnet Dragon summon, who now had her Raid Boss-class powers back. [[spoiler:In return for not getting tortured or step on, that is.]]
* NiceGuy: At times a little annoyed by Kanami's antics, but is a light-hearted guy.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Green in this case. It must be character customizing.


!Beyond Yamato

Despite Yamato being the place where most of Log Horizon is set, it bears repeating that the Catastrophe was simply not limited to Japan in scope. Across the world, countless other players are trapped in the new world, in game servers suddenly turned real. They have all their own stories to tell, but one in particular, one of Kanami, ex-leader of the Debauchery Tea Party, bears mentioning, as the revelations during her journey to return to Japan hold wide-ranging repercussions for ''everyone'' currently trapped in the changed Elder Tale.

[[folder:Kanami and her Companions]]
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/MarinaInoue (Japanese), Jennifer Norton (English)
[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Swashbuckler/Lv.90 (DTP-era)\\
'''Class/Level:''' Monk/Lv.90 (European server)]]

The de-factor leader of Debauchery Tea Party. It was her departure for Europe that caused the members of the group to go its seperate ways. [[spoiler:Like many of the former members of the group, Kanami is also trapped in Elder Tale, but is now determined to get back to Japan, even if she has to travel ''overland'' to do so. She does exactly that, picking up a unique group of travelling companions on the way.]]
* AwesomeByAnalysis: She learned this from Shiroe. She has a tendency to find out as much info as she can to be prepared for any fights she jumps into.
%%* BareYourMidriff: Kanami's old outfit while she was in DTP.
* BloodKnight: She seems a little too eager to jump into battles, and the more outnumbered she is, the more excited she seems to get.
* BoobsOfSteel: Her monk character is well endowned and very strong.
* {{Combo}}: Kanami's kouden is a potentially unending string of attacks that can permanently stunlock even bosses.
* DotingParent: [[spoiler: Kanami has a three-year-old daughter and she gushes about how cute she is, and how much she wants to show her the world of Elder Tales.]]
* FamedInStory: In the anime, she's seen in very briefly in flashbacks, but is talked about quite a bit amongst the adventurers due to being the leader of the legendary Debauchery Tea Party. Episode 14 of season 2 (and Volume 9 of the Light Novels) gives her ADayInTheLimelight, and shows off what she's been doing while Shiroe and the others are taking care of things in Akihabara.
* GenkiGirl: She tends to sound very excited when talking most of the time.
* GiverOfLameNames: At least according to Gero-nardo, err, ''Leonardo''.
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Tends to punch things to death in combat.
* TheHeart: She essentially kept the Debauchery Tea Party together. Once she had to quit, the group parted ways soon after.
* HeroOfAnotherStory: Literally; it's a different story occuring parallel with the main one. Episode 14 of season 2 (and Volume 9 of the Light Novels) give the viewer/reader a glimpse at what she's been up to.
* TheLeader: Despite Debauchery Tea Party being a informal organization, she was recognized as its head. Kazuhiko claims that she wasn't their leader, [[NoExceptYes she just more-or-less dragged everyone around with whatever she thought would be interesting at the moment.]]
* TheNicknamer: Kanami is apparently bad at remembering player names, so she resorts to nicknames instead. For example, she calls Elias "Eri-Eri", and game Leonardo the moniker "Gero-nardo" within ''minutes'' of meeting him.

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Assassin/Lv.90]]

An American player who, after the Apocalypse, hid in the sewers of New York to avoid the chaos that ensued. He ended up taking a chance and jumped into a Fairy Ring, ending up in the Middle East. He joins Kanami's group after they help him in escaping a town in Kazakhstan where a guild-level area-wide event had trapped him in.
* BadAss: He takes down a boss that was using an exploit to increase her hp, when earlier she wiped out a huge 96 man raid, ''By himself''.
* CatchPhrase: '''COWABUNGA!'''
* {{Combo}}: His Overskill, ''Parallel Plot'', is a nonstop chain of special attacks. He came up with it after watching Kanami's own Overskill at work, realizing that his combat skills no longer have a cooldown like they used to, and that he can use ''different attack skills on either hand''. This helps him defeat [[spoiler:a Genius monster that was swapping out its own status and Health bar with that of different monsters, granting it their abilities as well]].
* DualWielding: Like his namesake, he dual wields katana.
* FanNickname: InUniverse, "Keronardo", a modification of the ''actual'' nickname Kanami gave him.
* HotBlooded: Look at his catchphrase and the nature of his combo; this guy is full throttle.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: He got so tired of the chaos that erupted in New York that he took a chance and leaped into a Fairy Ring, ending up somewhere in Kazakhstan.
* ShoutOut: Themed his character build, fighting style, and appearance after his namesake in ''TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles''. In episode 14 of season 2, he also mentions wanting some pizza.
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: Initially, he has little concern for landers because he viewed them as mindless data. Then he considers what his namesake would do, and sheds this way of thinking.
* WritingAroundTrademarks: In order to avoid copyright infringement, in the anime he refers to himself as a frog, not a turtle. Also, his favorite food is ''sushi'' not pizza.

!Elias Hackblade
[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Elf/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Blademaster/Lv.100\\
'''Subclass:''' Ancient]]

TheHero of the Elder Tale metaplot, Elias is one of the Ancients, a powerful NPC stronger than an adventurer of his equivalent level. Kanami saved him from getting sealed by [[spoiler: monsters]] exploiting his programmed weakness: he is unable to kill an opponent, and instead is only able to reduce their maximum hitpoints to around 25% of its total. In gratitude for the rescue, he joins Kanami in her quest to reach Yamato, as he himself is curious as to what happened to the Ancients of that "server".
* BlessedWithSuck: As TheHero, he's one of the most powerful [=NPCs=] in the game, but comes with the restriction that he cannot kill his opponents.
* CrutchCharacter: His role when Elder Tale was still a game. Look at his status! Not only is he ''Level 100'', but the anime gives him almost 150% more HP and 200% MP of ''any'' Adventurer character introduced so far.
* TheHero: of Elder Tale's metaplot, not the series itself.
* PowerLimiter: His inability to kill ''anything'' due to the rules he's forced to follow. He's annoyed at this fact.

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Cleric/Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Maid]]

A cleric that Kanami's encountered as she passed through Europe. Prior to the Catastrophe, Coppellia was bot account used by a Chinese player to farm gold to sell for real money. In the wake of the Catastrophe, [[InstantAIJustAddWater Coppellia gained thoughts and a personality of her own]], but not sure what to do she fell into old habits, and continued farming the area she spawned in for gold dropped from monsters. When the village she normally returned to deposit her loot got destroyed, she joins up with Kanami, in the hopes of finding a newer purpose to her existence.
* BlindingBangs: Her hairstyle covers her eyes most of the time. Whenever her eyes ''are'' visible however, it underscores an important scene, usually about Copellia herself.
* CombatMedic: She wears heavy armor and oddly enough, dual wields shields.
* DualWielding: She dual wields ''shields''.
* ImprobableWeaponUser: She uses ''double shields'' as both a defensive and offensive tool.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: Defensive shield use.
* {{Meido}}: Coppellia's appearance is themed around a Victorian-style maid.
* ShieldBash: Offensive shield use.
* SpockSpeak: She doesn't really speak like a normal person, often using system or game mechanics terms. Which again, makes ''perfect'' sense, when one remembers what she started out as.
* StoneWall: Her build basically makes her this. It makes sense, as it makes for easier farming.
* ThirdPersonPerson: With good reason considering her initial lack of personal identity.


[[folder:Unaffiliated Characters]]

->'''Race:''' Half-Alv, [[spoiler:World Traveller]]\\
'''Gender:''' Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Summoner, Lv.90\\
'''Subclass:''' Vampire\\

Shiroe's alt character created on the Mare Tranquillitatis test server on the moon. She appeared when Tohya and his group were travelling through the Sakawa Region in order to complete the BagOfHolding quest. As they're heading to the same location, she travels with the group hoping to change her subclass to something less cumbersome.

Appearance wise, she's a tall woman looking similar to Shiroe wearing glasses and the same cloak that Shiroe wore at the start of the Apocalypse.

Like Coppellia, she gained sentience after the Apocalypse.
* {{Bokukko}}: While possessing a female voice, she speaks in a masculine manner.
* ButNowIMustGo: She leaves Minori and the others in episode 20 of season 2 shortly after they stop the wyvern horde.
* BuxomIsBetter: She's described to possess a dynamite figure with *ahem* quite the assets. Seeing as Shiroe created her, Naotsugu's insistance that AllMenArePerverts might not be so far from the truth...
* ChekhovsGunman: She was mentioned in an off-hand comment by Shiroe in Volume 7 as one of his character alts. She somehow appears in Volume 8.
* CoolBigSis: She tells the group that she will help them if they will call her "Big Sis". She loves acting as the "dependable older sister".
* FishOutOfWater: Despite being an Adventurer, she's completely unfamiliar with with their abilities and even things like food.
* {{GIRL}}: As Shiroe's female alt character, she is technically this, but now possesses her own sentience apart from him.
* InstantAIJustAddWater: Similar to Coppellia, after the Apocalypse, she gained sentience. [[spoiler: Her letter to Shiroe explains that a Navigator is using her avatar as a host.]]
* {{Necromancer}}: She specializes in this particular branch of summon magic.
* SquishyWizard: As a magician class, she's this. Luckily, she can summon things to tank for her.
* {{Technobabble}}: When she was trying to explain who she is, this is basically what not only Tohya & Friends hear, [[spoiler:but the ''readers'' as well, hinting that she is far more than just a player character gaining sentience like Coppellia.]]
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Due to her possessing the Vampire subclass, her stats decrease when exposed to light, and increase in the darkness. She finds this very troublesome and wants to change it to something else.
* SummonMagic: As a Summoner, she specializes in this. More specifically, undead summoning.

!The Knights of Odyssea

A guild initially native to Akiba, since the Catastrophe they have decided to not tie themselves down to a single Main/HubCity, and instead travel the countryside fighting whatever foes they could find. They firmly believe that, if they die enough times, they can return back to the real world; to this end, they carry around a portable resurrection shrine, with not only facilitates their nomadic nature, but gets them back into the fight quickly when they die.

Unlike the city-dwelling adventurers, the Knights continue to treat their existence as a game, and have no qualms of treating Landers as {{NPC}}s, to the point of not even seeing their deaths during encounters as collateral damage, a fact that infuriates the junior members of Log Horizon.

* DeathSeeker: They all deliberately want to do this, as their leader tells Touya that every time they die, they can see glimpses of the world they came from, and try to reach closer to it as much as they can.
* DestructiveSavior: Sure, they sort of saved the town from the horde of wyverns in episode 20, but unfortunately they destroyed much of it in the process. They then leave to go to another area shortly after the fighting ends. Unlike Log Horizon, they don't even ''offer'' to help rebuild.
* LeeroyJenkins: Their modus operandi. Every single one of them tries to provoke and aggro as many monsters as they possibly can, with the intention of getting killed so they can see the real world. However, this disturbs Touya and the others when they witness this first hand.
* RealityIsUnrealistic: Inverted example. They think Elder Tales is a game and want to get out as soon as possible. They refuse to accept that they're stuck there in a world where they can't stay dead, nor do they grasp that their actions ''do'' have real consequences.
* WalkingTheEarth: Unlike many other adventurers, they're not tied down to one city, and instead travel from place to place, carrying a portable resurrection shrine with them.
* WhatMeasureIsANonhuman: Because they treat their situation like a game, the knights aren't too worried about collateral damage. Even if it means Landers accidentally getting killed or their town getting trashed by the monsters in the process of the fighting. Touya in particular gets rather angry about their blase attitude.


!The Landers

While the plot of Log Horizon follows Adventurers, they are but a minor, if powerful, minority in the world that Elder Tale has become. In the hamlets and cities outside of the adventurer hub zones dwell the Landers, the native inhabitants of the world. Formerly viewed as simply [=NPCs=], adventurers have been forced to quickly re-evaluate their interactions and relationships with them in the wake of the Catastrophe.

[[folder:Landers of Note]]

-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/MariyaIse (Japanese) Creator/EmilyNeves (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Human/Female\\
'''Class/Level:''' Princess of the Rose Garden/Lv.12]]

The young granddaughter of Duke Sergiatto Cowen, the primus inter pares of the League of Freedom Cities Eastal, Princess Raynesia is a self-described lazy coward who just want spend her days relaxing and not bother about her social obligations. She is however perceptive for her age and a chance meeting with Krusty during the Conference of the Eternal Ice Palace convinced her about the importance of normalising the relations between the Adventurers and the Landers. [[spoiler: She is eventually selected to be the goodwill ambassador representing the Landers and is currently residing in Akihabara.]]
* BeneathTheMask: She's laid back, lazy, and gloomy, with her goal being mainly doing absolutely nothing all day. In public, she pretends to be a model princess, to which everyone buys. Unfortunately for her, Krusty sees right through her facade, so she doesn't bother to pretend in front of him.
* BirdsOfAFeather: With Krusty. Both are lazy, dislike politics and try to stay out of it. Both are excellent at maneuvering people to act the way they want to. The main difference between the two is that 1) Raynesia would rather prefer a lazy lifestyle, while Krusty prefers good old-fashioned battles and raids. 2) Krusty is way better at maneuvering people.
* BlingOfWar: The outfit chosen for her by Shiroe and Charasin when she's visiting Akihabara in episode 18. Shiroe can be heard specifically mentioning items that would make her look good, and it seems to pay off when she shows up in front of a huge crowd of adventurers to ask for their help in defeating the goblin armies threatening her lands.
* CowardlyLion: Despite her own self-deprecation, Raynesia proves to be capable of courageous acts when push comes to shove, as shown in [[spoiler: her interruption of a deadlocked meeting between the Eastal League and the Round Table Council in episode 17 and her subsequent appeal to the Adventurers in Akihabara for a volunteer army to fight the goblins.]]
* DangerouslyShortSkirt:
** The skirt of her Valkyrie Mail that she wore was so short and had such a thin cloth that she didn't even consider it a skirt.[[note]]Take note that, given her upbringing, she would consider anything less than ankle-length embarassing or outright scandalous.[[/note]]
** Happens again, when during a tea party in the novels, she's dressed up in a [[HospitalHottie nurse]] outfit. It even describes the miniskirt and exact length above the knee.
** It happens a third time during Christmas preparations. Santa Claus is a guy, right? So why would she wear a SexySantaDress?
* DudeMagnet: A good portion of Akibara's army is enthralled by her.
* EatingTheEyeCandy: When she catches Krusty wiping off sweat, she found herself just staring at him.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: She thinks of herself as "lazy, cowardly and irresponsible" despite the good she does [[spoiler: like serving as the recruiter and morale builder of Akibara's anti-goblin army]]. While this has a basis in fact, it is not nearly as bad as she thinks.
* ModestRoyalty: She calls silk pajamas "evil pajamas" and prefers simpler flannel pajamas because they're more comfortable.
* {{NEET}}: She would rather spend her day in her room the whole day wearing pajamas rather than attend a stuffy meeting between nobles.
* PoliticallyActivePrincess: She really did not mean to fall into this role, but ended up with it anyway after [[spoiler:becoming the goodwill ambassador]].
* PrincessClassic: How her fellow Lander nobles, and many Adventurers really, see her. It's ''way'' off the mark.
* ReassignmentBackfire:
** [[spoiler:After the events of the ''Return of the Goblin King'', because she acted entirely on her own without the authority of the Nobles, she found herself forced to shoulder all responsibility, and had to go to Akihabara to become the Lander ambassador to the Adventurers. Ironically, Krusty tells her that since Adventurers don't care about politics she gets to laze around all day long, exactly what she wanted.]]
** [[spoiler:RealityEnsues when she realizes that she's now swamped with requests between the Guilds/Landers and now barely has time for herself. She feels that she got conned by Krusty as a result.]]
* RousingSpeech: [[spoiler: Gave one to the adventurers in Akihabara to convince them to aid the Landers during the "Return of the Goblin King" world event.]]
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: [[spoiler:Ironically, because she was sick and tired of watching the Nobles scheme and plot over how to use the Adventurers, she ends up personally going to Akihabara to plead for aid against the Goblin King's army.]]
* ShipTease: With Krusty. All her maids are shipping the two, something that she is all too aware, much to her dismay.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Crunchyroll's subtitles calls her Lenessia.
* TrophyWife: Female nobles don't have any real authority and instead exist for political marriages. This is the reason why she is so lazy and unmotivated, because she knows that she will never be in a position to do anything worthwhile and is expected to just look pretty and perfect.
* {{Tsundere}}: She can pretend to be the perfect ProperLady, except when she's around Krusty. Then she gets rougher around the edges. [[spoiler: When he disappears]], she often complains about "the monster" not being around when she needs him.
* WhiteHairedPrettyGirl: Has the looks, but not the mystical part.

!Ri Gan/Regan
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/KeijiFujiwara (Japanese), David Wald (English)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Elf/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Magic Scholar "Lore Master"/Lv.28]]

A scholar dwelling in the library of the Ancient Palace of Eternal Ice, Ri Gan is a scholar who specializes in the study of global magic. It is through interacting with him that Shiroe learns about the history of the world of Elder Tale as told by a native, as well as some possibly earth-shaking implications about the existences of all adventurers currently staying there.
* CreepyGood: Not quite on Shiroe's level, but he still looks like an EvilSorcerer and was suspiciously interested in "Akatsuki's curse".
* DirtyOldMan: Why he gets along with Naotsugu is that they have "similar taste".
* EvilSorceror: Averted. He seems to evoke this, as he does look suspicious, especially during his introduction. However, he's largely been friendly to Shiroe and has provided him with a lot of interesting facts about the world they live in according to a Lander.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Again, to show his shiftiness
* InTheHood: His robe includes one and makes him look mysterious.
* LegacyCharacter: Ri Gan's official title, the Sage of Mirror Lake, was something he inherited from his master. He admits that he doesn't like using it, as he's never shaken off the feeling he's inadequate for it.
* ManInWhite: Those white robes make him look like a cleric.
* MrExposition: He provides Shiroe information on the history of Elder Tale as known by the Landers, as well as the Spirit Theory.
* PointyEars: He's an elf.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: His name appears alternately as either Re Gan or Regan.

!Kinjou Kunie
-> '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TsubasaYonaga (Japanese)

[[quoteright:250:'''Race/Gender:''' Half-Alv/Male\\
'''Class/Level:''' Successor/Lv.50]]

A representative of the Kunie Clan, an old Lander family that manages the banks found inside the main Guildhalls across Yamato. [[spoiler:In fact, the Kunies are far more than that, as they are the inheritors of an ancient mandate dating back to the era when the Alvs still ruled Yamato. As such, they not only control the flow of gold, but Alv legacies such the Royal Guard armor that are used to defend the adventurer hub cities.]]

It was he who challenged Shiroe to brave the newly-discovered raid zone at the extreme bottom of Palm's Deep. If Shiroe succeeds then perhaps he will consider the adventurer's proposal.
* MortonsFork: He cannot help with the [[spoiler: serial killer running loose in Akibara because the only way to do so would be to turn off the city's magic circle. This would depower the killer's armor and as well as the other royal guards and the shield protecting the city from monsters. It would take decades to start up the circle again.]]
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: He refuses to help Shiroe outright because of an "ancient treaty".


A Lander housekeeper that Soujirou hired when Elder Tales was still a game, Sara was content just helping maintain the West Wind Brigade's guildhouse, despite being ignored by her so-called employers. This is why she's bewildered how they've suddenly started to act like ''people'' (from her point of view), rather than emotionless machines.

Sara appears in the spinoff ''West Wind Brigade''.
* AttemptedRape: What some jerks from Hamelin tried to pull on her and Isami.
* TheCameo: She appears in episode 24 of the anime as part of the West Wind Brigade "patrols" Shiroe recruited to help quell the disputes erupting around Akiba during the Libra Festival.
* ShrinkingViolet: Rather shy and is fearful of adventurers, initially seeing them as "strange".


A young Lander girl introduced in volume 2 of Honey Moon Logs, that Hien befriended while he was goofing off after farming resources for Shiroe's Crescent Moon scheme (somewhere between chapters 3 and 4 of volume 2 of the main series). When Elder Tales was still a game she was a rare "wandering" NPC that dispensed lottery tickets in exchange for gold. Hien helps retrieve her favorite jar (which contains the treasured knick-knacks she picks up around Akihabara) after it fell through the floor of her room into the city sewers below.

Later on, she joins the Crescent Moon Alliance as one of its junior members.
* CanonImmigrant: Not named, but a Lander girl matching her description was revealed to have joined Maryelle's guild post-book 6.
* ShrinkingViolet: Very quiet and shy, and has a hard time saying what she has in mind.
* TokenMiniMoe: As seen in the Honey Moon Logs manga.

'''Voiced by''': Creator/MamikoNoto

The daughter of one of the Lander nobility living in Susukino, she was kidnapped by Demikas in a fit of anger after Shiroe's visit to the town. For a while she worked for him as a maid, but over time, they fell in love and got married.
* HappilyMarried: We first hear about it when Tetra talks about her in episode 2. We ''see'' it at the end of episode 12, where Demikas brags about his role in the Abyssal Shaft raid. She gives a beautiful smile when saying she's glad that he looks happy for once.
* KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand: While she was a maid, she called his bluffs of violence in this fashion; "kill me or get out of my way."
* NervesOfSteel: She is never once shown afraid of Demikas and took to her new life status with remarkable grace.
* NoNameGiven: She is not named in the light novel, but the anime gives her a name: Upashi, which means "Snow" in the Ainu language.
* StockholmSyndrome: Her husband used to be her abductor.
* SupremeChef: Demikas can't get enough of her cooking.