The fantasy world of Exiern is a full and rich place, with Loads and Loads of Characters. Here are some of the important ones.
Tiffany, formerly Typhan-Knee, Starlight.An obnoxiously misogynistic male barbarian who, on a quest to save a princess, is turned into a very attractive (if extremely crabby) young woman.She has somewhat reluctantly became the personal guardian of Princess Peonie and is dealing with the crush she has develop on the male scribe Denver Tadwick.
Princess Peonie Vellurium BalistraAn extraordinarily busty, slightly ditzy but not stupid princess who had been kidnapped by an evil wizard.Peonie is Genre Savvy enough to know that she's supposed to be the love interest in the story, and teases Tifanny about it once in a while. A frequent holder of the Distress Ball.Since Faden's departure from the script Peonie has developed into something of a Deadpan Snarker.
FadenThe Magical Big Bad of the Exiern world, and planning on sacrificing Peonie, until Typhan-Knee captured him and rescued the princess.Unable to blast the barbarian with dark magic because of a magical mixup (Someone exchanged his Uricarn Summoning Tome for a UNICORN summoning one - an incident Drow has stated was inspired by This incident in The Wotch), Faden's revenge was to turn Typhan-Knee into Tiffany with a living spell that resists all attempts at being undone and will change the gender of anyone that tries.An Always Chaotic Evil character who just lives to make things as awkward for others as possible. Unusually for such characters, Faden is drawn as a youngish man of about 30 as opposed to the stereotypical aged wizard, however he is effectively immortal and just wont stay dead.Currently in a most decidedly non-Cardboard Prison, supposedly for all eternity there are hints however that this might not be as secure as promoted.
Denver TadwickDenver Tadwick, a scholar (read "nerd") who originally enlists Typhan-Knee and Peonie's help to find his missing sister.He has a fanatical hatred of all dragons due to his and his sister's parents reportedly being killed by one while Denver and his sister were infants. The truth is far more disturbing, Denver and his sister are dragon infants, and he has only a year or two before his dragon-half takes control of his personality and body.Denver has something of a crush on Tiffany and is one of the few men to have shown her affection and not received a brutal beating in exchange.
Sister Teresa, formerly Brother Thomas.Another victim of Faden's Gender Bender spell. Brother Thomas was leader of a group of priests that tried to cure Tiffany, but instead got transformed.However, life as a woman clearly appealed to Teresa and she has resisted getting turned back preferring a new life as female, something that annoys Tiffany to no end.Teresa generally means well, but is an upper class snob to put it mildly, and even manages to be a Jerk Ass when apologising for acting like a Jerk Ass. She remains a powerful magic user though (with a little help from the King, who orders a silencing punishment laid on her by her order undone).
King Urtica Ravi Metrotic RexPeonie's Dad and King of the Luminary Alliance. One the smarter characters in the strip, and something of a Chess Master. Loves his daughter fiercely, but is compelled to balance her safety and desires against the good of his kingdom which leaves him less than happy. He also seems to be a bit of a feminist and is very attracted to strong, self-sufficient women.He once gave a nine year old boy a heart-attack by sneaking up on him while he was kissing princess Peonie. The King is technically Tiffany's fiancÚ due to the rescue of Peonie including "A" royal hand in marriage, and when Tiff finds this out he will probably need those 8 foot tall guards that follow him everywhere. (Or maybe not — Urtica may act like a pompous jackass at times, but he's a formidable fighter in his own right.)
CtyxA young boy from a small fishing village who gave Faden a hand. Literally. Turnabout is fair play though, and when he found Faden's own amputated hand the magic left in it allowed him to graft it onto his own arm. This has led to a bit of mental contamination, but it is unclear as to the extent.He has been driven by an unknown force to follow Tiffany into the big city.
MiraCtyx' girl friend, and possibly his girlfriend. She helps him out after Faden injures him, and then accompanies him on his mysterious trip into the City.
The Speechifying GuyMister Exposition. A deranged old tramp who likes to give long-winded speeches explaining the plot to the readers. Disliked by all, and regarded as a right nuisance.
Niels and BohrA pair of eight foot tall Bodyguards of the King who carry magic swords. Mostly they just perform mildly snarky exposition and give the king someone to talk to that won't freak out over Yaoi being ruined, and will appreciate his Chessmaster tendencies. They also have Punny Names.