Being a game in which the plot is entirely based on RP interactions, Imperium Nova tends to have quite the colourful cast.


!Galaxy Baade

[[folder: House de Erwyne]]
'''House Tropes'''
* BigScrewedUpFamily
* ConLang: Vránsé, a language exclusive to the de Erwynes
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething: Besides being activity involved in their business practices, the de Erwyne's will often lead their forces into battle personally.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: Refers to themselves as "''The'' House de Erwyne"

'''Count Théophile de Erwyne'''
* AntiVillain: Type IV
* AuthorityInNameOnly: Became this after giving his daughter, Aimée, power to act in his name.
* ReluctantWarrior
* WhatTheHellHero: Giving Aimée power to act in his name.

'''Aimée de Erwyne'''
* AxCrazy
* DarkActionGirl: Happens to be the best duelist in House de Erwyne.
* EvilChancellor: To her father.
* KarmaHoudini: Partially. She may have been captured and imprisoned by her uncle and cousin, but it was her father that died for her crimes.
* KnightTemplar
* PsychoticSmirk
* TheCorrupter: Manipulated her father into giving her complete power by convincing him that their family was in danger from the waves of assassinations happening at the time, and that only she could protect them.
* TheFundamentalist: Attempts to stamp out chaos and disloyalty within her House in accordance to her extreme Imperialism views.
* [[WarriorPrince Warrior Princess]]: Personally led her forces into battle against her uncle Leon and cousin Ambrosius.

'''Count Leon de Erwyne'''
* AntiHero: Type III
* GoodIsNotNice: Threatened to end his tyrannical, usurping, niece's life, if necessary.
* KnightInSourArmor
* TheStoic

'''Ambrosius de Erwyne'''
* AntiHero: Type III
* CombatPragmatist
* GoodIsNotNice: Gave his cousin Aimée quite a beating during the Battle of the De Erwyne Manor.
* KnightInSourArmor
* TheStoic
* WarriorPrince: Ambrosius led Leon's forces in the Battle of the De Erwyne Manor personally, being responsible for the capture of his cousin Aimée.


[[folder: The House of the Ascendant]]

'''House Tropes'''
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: To ancient Mesopotamia. Their HQ is named the "The Ziggurat" and their AIs are named after Sumerian and Akkadian gods and heroes.
* MechaMooks: Utilize robotic drones in the place of traditional soldiers.
* [[ProudScholarRace Proud Scholar House]]: Science, technology and cybernetics are their [[PlanetOfHats Hat]], [[GameplayAndStorySegregation though they are actually not especially technologically advanced.]]
* RulingCouple: Minister Adonijah and Charlotte act as this.
* SpellMyNameWithAnS: They're ''the'' House of the Ascendant, not House of the Ascendant or House Ascendant.
* {{Transhumanism}}: They're extremely fond of cybernetics, which puts them at odds with some of the other Houses.
* UnknownRival: They have a "collective chip on their shoulder" towards House Djala, but are really nowhere near them in influence, prestige or power.

'''Minister Adonijah of the Ascendant'''

* NaiveNewcomer: Not especially knowledgeable about the intricacies of Imperial politics.

'''Charlotte of the Ascendant'''

* TheSmartGuy: The House of the Ascendant's head of technology
* TheStoic

'''Levi of the Ascendant'''

* WeAreStrugglingTogether: Seems to have the same goals as Adonijah, but often makes decisions without the Minister's approval, much to his chagrin.


[[folder: House Qwib-Qwib]]

'''House Tropes'''
* BubbleBoy: Qwib-Qwibs have incredibly weak immune systems from the generations of inbreeding, though that practice has stopped.
* LotusEaterMachine: Many are wary of Qwib Tech's VR Chambers because of this trope.
* LatexSpaceSuit: They almost always wear form-fitting spacesuits to prevent bacterial contamination.
* NebulousEvilOrganisation Rumors are floating around that Qwib Tech is one of these.
* MasterComputer: [[Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream The Allied Master Computer Network]].
* ShoutOut: The house name is a reference to ''Franchise/MassEffect''.
* SpacePirates: Accused of funding pirates. Who kidnapped Ezra and Simon Qwib-Qwib. [[NinjaPirateRobotZombie And had robots. That were stealthy.]]

'''Chairman Barak Qwib-Qwib'''

* ConvenientComa
* PutOnABus

'''Vice-Chairman Lorenzo Qwib-Qwib'''

* EvilGenius: Not quite a genius, but he's certainly intelligent, and oversees a lot of immoral research.

'''Ezra Qwib-Qwib'''
* NonActionGuy
* InsufferableGenius

'''Simon Qwib-Qwib'''

'''Cariad Qwib-Qwib'''
* ActionGirl: The most skilled duellist in the galaxy, although not the most experienced.
* BattleCouple: She happens to be /married/ to the most experienced duellist in the galaxy.

[[folder: House Suzumiya]]

'''House Tropes'''
* AllMonksKnowKungFu: All Golden Vale Martial Adepts do anyway.
* BewareTheNiceOnes: Prefer to use diplomacy first, second, and third, but if that fails, a WaveMotionGun blast or two will do in an emergency.
* PowersThatBe: Refers to House Alhazred, Levantes, and their dependents as such to an occasionally superstitious degree.
* PsychicPowers: Deathwatch, their Covert Ops unit for hire. Comes in a PowerArmor flavor, too.
* ShoutOut: To a certain [[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya teenage deity]], among many others…
* TVTropesWillEnhanceYourLife: House Suzumiya’s player certainly thinks so.
* SilkHidingSteel: An ideal for House Suzumiya albeit with a female supremacy twist and a touch of PragmaticVillainy on the side.

!Galaxy Capricorn

[[folder: House Cotillion]]

'''House Tropes'''
* ProfessionalKiller
* MurderInc an ancient house specializing in assassination
* ScaryAmoralReligion: sadly didn't get enough chance to flesh that out.

'''Brother Eldred Cotillion'''
* MissionFromGod
* SinisterMinister to a degree. It's a bit [[GreyAndGrayMorality grayer]] than that though.


[[folder: House Daimyo]]

* TheEmpire: Their supermajority in the senate was widely blamed for Capricorn's stagnation and inability for lesser houses to advance.


[[folder: House Zealot]]

* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* KnightTemplar: Currently one of the more aggressive houses in Capricorn, tends to jump on any house that violates the constitution within hours (real-world time).


!Galaxy Draco

[[folder: House Mckenna]]

'''House Tropes'''
* WaifFu: Every female Mckenna is pretty short and rather delicate, therefore being easy to underestimate. Some of them though are downright dangerous, especially when allowed near anything sharp.
* WeCanRebuildHim: The reason for actually being able to pull off Waif Fu when it matters. Dagmar Mckenna is one of these, having undergone a full body replacement.
* GloriousMotherRussia: The Mckennas are Galactic Communists and never lose an opportunity to decry the bourgeois exploitation of the Emperor.
* PoweredArmour: Hey, it's the future.

'''Gwendolin Mckenna'''
* BrilliantButLazy: She'll spend an hour a day making decisions, no more.
* NeverMessWithGranny: She's getting on in years, but maintains a vindictive streak a mile long.

'''Dagmar Mckenna'''
* LadyOfWar: "Chief issuer of threats and promises".

'''Silja Mckenna'''
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: Chief of the would be dictatorial Red Union, propaganda and misdirection is in her blood.


[[folder: House Savoie]]

'''House Tropes'''
* AllThereInTheManual: Much of the backstory can only be found in supplementary materials... like this page.
* AwfulTruth: Most are.
* BeAllMySinsRemembered: Virtually every Savoie up to Clement was morally ambiguous at best, and a monster at worst. Every reform-minded Savoie starts with quite the chip on their shoulder because of this.
* BigBrotherIsWatching: Interplanetary computer network that might possibly be sentient? Hm...
* CivilWar: YES.
* DarkIsNotEvil: in Cosmic Balance, and LightIsNotGood. (Or so it is believed.)
* TheExtremistWasRight: Valerian Savoie appeared - literally - out of nowhere in the Nokh Revolts and used brutal and morally questionable tactics to defeat a far more monstrous foe, and then leveraged his achievements to force governmental reform upon the devastated Empire, along with recognition as a noble and head of the newly-created House Savoie. Vices aside, he built his institutions to last.
* FastRoping: The elimination of Jago Ragnarok.
* FlauntingYourFleets: House Savoie used the size and pedigree of the Alderamini navy as a deterrent against other Houses. Now, if only they had the crews to operate them all at once...
* ForgottenSuperweapon: How about an entire golden-age fleet?
* [[EmpireWithADarkSecret House With A Dark Secret]]: Or ten.
* GreatOffscreenWar: The civil war between Philippe and Joseph was overshadowed by the Valerian conflict.
** Past [[GreatOffscreenWar Great Offscreen Wars]] include, from most to least recent:
*** '''The War of Sheliak Independence''' Between House Savoie and the combined forces of House Inviquantus and the Wazn Houses.
*** '''The Rexist Revival''' A religious crusade preceded by decades of buildup.
*** '''The Solidor-Neco War''' A war that split the Alderamini electorate into two factions.
*** '''The Nokh Revolt''' The sudden and violent uprising of the native Alani and the "native" C'alani.
* AHouseDivided: Hoo boy.
* InTheOriginalKlingon: Alderamin views itself as the last bastion of Golden Age culture. This is ''barely'' true, but defensible.
* OurFounder: Valerian Savoie.
* TheRemnant: In the centuries preceding the New Empire, Alderamin was a major regional power. Now, most Alderamini are among the most conservative people in the galaxy. The New Empire often faces a [[ZeroPercentApprovalRating zero-percent approval rating]].
* ScrewTheMoneyIHaveRules: The House was severely hampered by restrictions placed upon it by the treaty that allowed it to operate both on Alderamin and in the "New Empire". That treaty was largely self-imposed. However, Daniel would turn the situation on its head by forcing a new, largely favorable agreement in exchange for not stealing the local throne entirely.
* SuspiciouslySmallArmy: House Savoie kept most of its troops on Alderamin. Because of this, their military became something of a paper tiger when dealing with offworld threats.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity

'''Clement Savoie'''
* GoodIsNotNice
* HistoricalHeroUpgrade: By the time Joseph assassinated the electorate, Clement had gone from being seen as a traitor to Alderamin to being the planet's greatest gift the humankind.
* InHarmsWay: Yes, let's piss off every powerful noble on Alderamin, in addition to the other nobles around the galaxy that already hate my House based on ancient history! Splendid idea!
* TheLastDJ: The real deal.
* PosthumousCharacter
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* SecretChaser
* WhiteSheep: Ascended to the throne by exposing his older brother's hypocrisy.

'''Daniel Savoie'''
* AmbitionIsEvil: Well...
* FullCircleRevolution
* SecretChaser
* SmugSnake: Often left this impression.
* StoppedCaring
* SuckSessor: Surely, the people who assassinated his father couldn't have imagined the enormity of what they had done.

'''Joseph Savoie'''
* TheChainsOfCommanding: One guess as to which job Joseph absolutely ''does not'' want to have right now.
* CharacterDevelopment: The Joseph of today is nothing like the Joseph of 25 years ago.
* CuttingTheKnot: How do you deal with that pesky electorate? You KILL them.
* DeceasedFallGuyGambit: Joseph pulls a form of this on the electorate. Since the members of the electorate also had the most to gain from assassinating Clement, they might have even had it coming.
* DeceptiveDisciple: His interest in his faith has always been slim at best. The Head of Faith, his insane uncle, may be partly to blame.
* TheDutifulSon: He wasn't exactly crazy about taking over for 'ol pops.
* EasilyForgiven: Subverted. He hasn't actually been forgiven for his abandonment by anyone; most others are either preoccupied or too pragmatic to force the issue. The exceptions are in no position to do anything, though.
* TheExile: Self-imposed, and it didn't last. He wishes it did.
* FailureKnight: He abandoned his House and his home after making a mockery of himself. He hasn't forgotten.)
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: A more cynical observer would say YouAreWhatYouHate.
* HeadInTheSandManagement: He was a major supporter of House Valeria in the early stages of the war.
* InYourNatureToDestroyYourselves: His latest epiphany as to the fate of the Empire.
* TheLastDJ: Saw himself as this at first. Now, not so much.
* MoreThanMindControl: It's clear that he's under the absolute will of ''something'', but he isn't brainwashed.
* ThePawn: As of his triumphal return. To who or what, only he knows.
* RebelLeader: For a short time, although it's unclear how 'rebellious' this faction actually was.
* RebelRelaxation
* ShameIfSomethingHappened: What he used to keep the electorate quiet long enough to properly frame and dispose of them.
* SmugSnake: He had his moments, which almost always backfire spectacularly.
* SympatheticMurderer: Er...
* TelepathicSpacemen: Of a sort.
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: He stole the Alderamini throne by setting up the entire electorate, and then using their families as bargaining chips before coldly disposing of them. The electorate, that is, not the families. Many other key figures seem to be brainwashed.
** BaitAndSwitchTyrant: But it turns out that he's the puppet, and a particularly [[TheFettered unhappy one]].
* TheUsualAdversaries: Joseph was tired of the centuries-old antagonism between Alderamin and Mirfak, and made it a priority to end it. If only the desire had been mutual.
* WhileRomeBurns: He abandoned his House after making a very public, very reputation-ruining, mistake. House Savoie was lucky enough to see the return of Philippe soon afterwards, but it's not something that anyone will be forgetting soon. His brothers especially have it in for him.
* WhiteSheep: He tried.

'''Philippe Savoie'''
* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The civil war against Joseph ended poorly and suddenly.
* PutOnABus: When House Nagendra collapsed, Philippe panicked and ran to House Valeria, hoping to join another power bloc before the Dominion set their sights on Alderamin. He was held captive for more than a galactic year before he escaped.

'''David Savoie'''
* AwfulTruth: He didn't take it very well.
* GrandTheftPrototype: David managed to steal some of the advanced technology being developed on Agena.
* IJustWantToBeNormal
* OnlySaneMan: Perhaps one of the benefits of being the youngest.
* ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight: What he's aiming for.
* SpaceCadet: Before dropping out of military school.
* WhiteSheep: Doing better than Joseph is.

'''Cadno Kujawski'''
* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: Yeah, once or twice.
* MaddenIntoMisanthropy: Might be the case.
* MindControlConspiracy: It all seems to point ''towards'' him, but never ''to'' him.
* PassedOverInheritance: Due to the circumstances of his birth, he only got the raw end of the deal.
* [[spoiler:PelagianVillain: This could be the case.]]
* ReassignmentBackfire: It probably wasn't the wisest choice.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: His post on Agena was ''meant'' to be something like this.
* TheOnlyOne: As the eldest male heir, his choices are more limited than it may seem.
* WeAreEverywhere: The recipient, not the claimant.

'''Crispian Dublin'''
* SkilledButNaive
* TheWatson
* UnwittingPawn

'''Anzhelica Holdren'''
* ActionGirl
* TheMcCoy
* RetiredBadass
* TheWorfEffect

'''Munisa Lanning'''
* FieldPromotion: When Joseph, Philippe, and David were all absent and/or missing, she took the reigns and tried to calm the chaos.
* PutOnABus: Currently serving with House Yweraar.
* TheGoodChancellor

'''Bernadina Peppers'''
* GirlFriday: Doing the odd jobs since 5 AR

'''Controller Superior'''
* [[spoiler:FlyingDutchman]]
* [[spoiler:HiddenAgendaVillain: What does he want? Nobody knows.]]
* HiddenVillain
* TheManBehindTheCurtain: Signs point to yes.
* MasterOfIllusion
* MysteriousPast
* PlayingWithPuppets
* [[spoiler:TheRealRemingtonSteele]]
* [[spoiler:TheSlowPath: A variation without time travel.]]

'''Sirius/Luther Blisset'''
* CodeName: Both of them.
* DeepCoverAgent: Within financial operations, commissioned by House Inviquantus.
* GoingNative: Orders stopped coming in, he decided to reveal himself to the current head of House Savoie - who had previously worked for his former masters.
* GoodWithNumbers
* HazyFeelTurn: His identity never really changed, only his employer.
* MoleInCharge: Became a very high-level employee before he defected.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname


!Galaxy Eridanus

[[folder: House Ataraxia]]

'''House Tropes'''
* A kind of HeelFaceTurn from House Aponia
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity
* Magitek 'Discord Drives' and other Ataraxia technology.
* BlackMagic: 'Discord' energy which MayContainEvil. Parallels to Void should be obvious.


[[folder: House Glenn]]

'''House Tropes'''
* Expy: Of House Gagarin.
* LaResistance
* PsychicPowers: More so than usual.
* ThemeNaming: In the same manner as House Gagarin.

'''Ifor Glenn''' (second-oldest of the Primary Study Group; current Administrator of the Glenn Institute for Psionics Research)
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Like all of the [=PSG=], he's actually an adopted orphan psi-talent.
* DeadpanSnarker
* InsufferableGenius
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* KnightTemplarBigBrother: While not technically the oldest of the Glenn siblings, he's the most level-headed, responsible, and devoted to his family. And he's absolutely furious about Constantine's latest stunt.
* PsychicPowers: Specifically,
** Telepathy

'''Zaira Glenn''' (Ifor's wife, Aidan's daughter)
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]

'''Constantine Glenn''' (youngest of the Primary Study Group)
* {{Bishonen}}
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan
* {{Expy}}: Of MaximillienRobespierre. Yes, him.
* IncorruptiblePurePureness
* KnightTemplar
* PureIsNotGood
* PsychicPowers: Specifically,
** TheEmpath: Including [[MoreThanMindControl projective empathy]], although [[TemptingFate he swears he'd never use it]].
* WellIntentionedExtremist: You saw who he was an {{Expy}} of, right?
* WideEyedIdealist: See how long ''that'' lasts.

'''Doctor Aidan Glenn'''
* Expy: Owes a bit to [[ComicBook/XMen Professor Charles Xavier]]
* TheGhost


[[folder: House Houraisan]]

'''House Tropes'''
* AuthorAppeal: Everywhere.
* BadassInANiceSuit: Both the men and women of the House. House Houraisan's secondary motto? "There's never an excuse to not dress one's best".
* BizarreAlienBiology: Fluorescent irises; aging that keeps a Lunarian at around their 30-40's until around age 70, after which they rapidly age to "make up the difference", and the [[PettingZooPeople obvious]].
* EvilAlbino or HeroicAlbino: Depends; mostly heroic. They tend to have white hair and fur for their ears and tails, blood red eyes, and pale skin.
* TheFaceless: At least, the women of the House with respect to their upper faces.
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Manchurian/Mongolian/Uighur/Vietnamese People IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
** Void Mages are Zen Buddhists with Shaolin Kung Fu Powers IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
** Lunarian Animism is Shintoism IN SPAAAAAAAAAAAACE!
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Their species natural threat response, and both a voluntary and involuntary action.
** RedEyesTakeWarning: House Houraisan have red eyes, to be precise.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Of which only females exhibit Lunarian phenotypes.
* HumanAliens: Ignoring the ears and tails. Probably descended from a common ancestor anyways.
* ISeeDeadPeople: And also that water fairy over there, as well as my own God of Space Flight. Really, Lunarians are giant cosmic antennas for all sorts of supernatural things.
* KungFuWizard: The Void Mages and Lunarian Animist Priests.
* PettingZooPeople: Rabbit ears and tails. They also happen to be the royal family of an entire race of similar people called the Lunarians.
* PsychicPowers: Usually because of at least basic training in Void Magecraft.
* RoyalsWhoActuallyDoSomething
* ShoutOut: The entire House is one to VideoGame/{{Touhou}}.
* ThePowerOfTheVoid: It cost them a civilization.

'''Lady Misako Houraisan, Queen of the Lunarians'''
* BrilliantButLazy: She's absolutely dedicated to her House and all, but the problem is that she has ''zero'' motivation for the dirty/boring paperwork associated with running a House.
* CheshireCatGrin: More of a subtle smile, but still a bit unsettling.
* TheFaceless: Her upper face, with curtains, veils, and fans, to be exact. How this would work in a non-visual medium like that of Imperium Nova, the author of House Houraisan has no idea.
* GameplayAndStorySegregation: Mechanistically, she's a solartologist. This is explained as her mostly paying lip service to the religion.
* TheHighQueen: Exudes raw charisma.
* HappilyMarried: To Grimbold Godwinson.
* HotScientist: Will run the House's psionics research.
* ManipulativeBitch [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold With A Heart Of Gold]]
** TheTrickster: Likes to mess with people's head - to detrimental or beneficial effect.
* MsFanservice
** GagBoobs: 36DD!
* PsychicPowers
** MasterOfIllusion: Especially of the MindScrew variety.
** MindOverMatter
* SquishyWizard: She might be able to mess your head up really badly, but she's not much in an actual fight.
* {{Stripperific}}: Tends to show her assets off with low-cut dresses and kimonos that stay up by virtue of miracle or tape.

'''Chika Houraisan'''
* AltarTheSpeed and ShotgunWedding: She and her husband Tatsuaki had to get married a bit faster than usual for certain reasons.
** ButWeUsedACondom: Too bad he put it on wrong.
* CombatPragmatist
* ShockAndAwe
* KiAttacks
* KnifeNut: Glass dagger, more exactly, in addition to her organometallic sword and pistol.
* CheshireCatGrin: Always wears this.
* TheFaceless: Also always wears an opaque black visor or eye veil.
* HappilyMarried: To Tatsuaki Houraisan.
* ManipulativeBitch [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold With A Heart Of Gold]]
* TheSpymaster: Runs House Houraisan's intelligence operations.

'''Mayako Houraisan'''
* BadassNormal
* CombatPragmatist
* BrilliantButLazy: Easily the most intelligent person in her House; let's see her actually do anything.
** {{Greed}}: Want to motivate her to do something? Offer her money.
* TheFaceless: A full face veil.
* HappilyMarried: To Mitsusuke Houraisan.
** PairTheSmartOnes: Her husband and her.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Woman]]: Sees herself as this.

'''Tatsuaki Houraisan'''
* ButWeUsedACondom: Too bad he put it on wrong.
** AltarTheSpeed and ShotgunWedding
* HappilyMarried
* LargeHam: Tends to be one.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Was this when he first met Chika, and still is this.
* LadykillerInLove and ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou: The only woman in his life that he had to work to get in bed with - and exactly the reason why he fell in love with her.
** ChivalrousPervert: He still has an eye for the ladies.
** {{Irony}}: In the end, it might have been Chika that seduced him, rather than the other way around.

'''Mitsusuke Houraisan'''
* HappilyMarried
** PairTheSmartOnes: With Mayako.
* MadMathematician: Not really mad, but he's had mathematics articles that he wrote published.

'''Saeko Houraisan'''
* ActionGirl
* BookDumb: She's intelligent, but just not in an academic sense.
* TheFaceless: Veils, curtains, fans or visors, as usual.
* HappilyMarried: With Iowerth Quest.
** FirstKiss: She still hasn't fully forgiven Iowerth for taking it, rather than her giving it to him.
* TheOjou: Much more than Misako.
* ShesGotLegs: Just ask Iowerth Quest.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: See Iowerth Quest.

'''Nagachika Houraisan'''
* HappilyMarried: To Constancia Invernigon... the writer for House Houraisan thinks.
* ILikeSwords: Big time.
* [[IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer If You Ever Do Anything To Hurt Saeko]]: ... I will skin you alive, Iowerth.
* SeriousBusiness: Obsessed with certain things, like a certain expy of a certain [[Yugioh Children's Card Game]], and bizarre little projects, but otherwise kind of apathetic.
* StoicSpectacles / BespectacledBastard: Depends on your point of view.
* TheRival: To Iowerth Quest.

'''Kageyoshi Houraisan'''

'''The Late Lady Sakuko Houraisan, Queen Koumei of the Lunarians'''

'''Mitsunaga Houraisan'''
* BadassNormal
** BadassCape
** CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass
** RevolversAreJustBetter
* HappilyMarried: With Maggidh Crow.
** ArrangedMarriage
** PerfectlyArrangedMarriage: Eventually reveals itself as this.

'''Miyoko Houraisan'''

'''Tori Houraisan'''

'''The Magnificent Eleven'''

'''Harbinger 4-17 "Ruum"'''

'''Dr. Tae Genma'''

[[folder: House Quest]]

'''House Tropes'''
* PunchClockVillain: Joined Roma's Domain pretty much at gunpoint; does everything the position of Seneschal demands, but has only recently been doing really evil things.
* TheDragon: Anyone wanting to take on Goratrix would have to roll over Quest first. Also, Quest tends to be the one who squashes routine threats not worth Roma's time. (It's a living.)
* PoweredArmor: One battalion in each Quest Regiment is composed of Air Cavalry. Basically hundreds of [[IronMan Iron Men]].
* HumongousMecha: Another battalion in each regiment is composed of Somatic Assault Vehicles (known to the troops as SAVIORS) because [[MoreDakka too much firepower is never enough]].

'''Premier Joseph Quest'''
* CasualKink: Oh, you know it. Revealed to be into S&M in his very first appearance, is inordinately fond of Lunarian women and commits adultery at the drop of a ... hat.
* AffablyEvil
* NoAccountingForTaste: Married to Agnes in name only.
* CrazyPrepared: When the forces of another House attempted to kidnap him, he had the foresight to have an undetectable android duplicate ready. This could have been considered an AssPull, except that it was foreshadowed in a previous RP thread.

* ChessmasterSidekick: (Usually long, black, leather boots.) Insanely competent in her role of spymistress and head of internal security.
* TheMistress: Openly Joseph's mistress; goes to social events with him in place of his comatose wife.
* EvilRedhead: Oh, yeah.
* DarkSecret: Natasha is the granddaughter of former Emperor Helmut Ventruz.

'''Agnes Quest, Wife of the Premier (snicker)'''
* FateWorseThanDeath: Rendered braindead by a serial killer. Amazingly, Joseph had nothing to do with it.

'''Zephaniah Quest (Agnes' brother)'''
* FateWorseThanDeath: The same fate as Agnes, at the same time. Joseph waters the vegetables regularly.
* SmallNameBigEgo: Considered himself a master swordsman and a genius statesman. In actuality, he was pretty much an oxygen thief.

'''Aimee Quest, Sister of the Premier'''

'''Gabriel Quest (Aimee's husband)'''
* OnlySaneMan

'''Lochlannach Quest (Aimee's elder son)'''
* InadequateInheritor: Lochie will take over the House when Joe kicks the bucket. He's not nearly ready. He makes hasty decisions, he's not cunning like Joe and most of all, his evil psionic genius daughter will ride him like a monkey rides a greyhound.

'''Oscar Quest (Aimee's younger son)'''
* FourStarBadass: Oscar is Marshal of the Quest armed forces, an honorary position. He was formerly [[ColonelBadass CO of a regiment]], but was kicked upstairs after being wounded in action one too many times. He's an incredibly skilled soldier and hand-to-hand fighter and inspiring to the men, but a little too fearless and reckless.
* HappilyMarried: to [[MsFanservice Heulfryn Boudicca]], widely regarded as the galaxy's number one sex symbol, although a certain Lunarian Queen might have something to say about that...
* MrFanservice
* ShoutOut: He's Richard {{Sharpe}} in SPAAAAAAACE, even to the extent of looking like him.

'''Yutsoko Sun (Lochlannach's first wife)'''

'''Iowerth Quest(Lochlannach's eldest son)'''
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld: Had a series of adventures in Dreamscape with his future wife and brother-in-law, as schoolchildren.
* NowOrNeverKiss: Played straight,with his future wife. Led to a RelationshipUpgrade.
* JumpedAtTheCall: Oh boy, did he ever. "You have the chance to fight monsters in Dreamspace with your friends, but if you screw up once, you're braindead. Also, you're thirteen." (Merest of pauses) "Where do I sign?"
* FutureMeScaresMe: An alternate future version of Iowerth was responsible for worldwide - maybe galaxywide - death and destruction. He went back to kill himself as a teenager so it wouldn't happen.
* WarriorPoet: Already showing signs of becoming this.
* HappilyMarried: to Saeko Houraisan.
* ScarsAreForever: Has a vertical scar over his breastbone from when he was initiated into the Void Engineers. Also has [[SkunkStripe white hair on the sides of his head]] from the trauma it inflicted.
* DestructoNookie: Between him and Saeko, now and again.

'''Abiel Quest (Lochlannach's second son)'''

'''Saeko Quest (Lochlannach's second wife)'''
* TookALevelInBadass: Selected as Lochie's second wife because she was meek and submissive and unlikely to take off and leave the galaxy like his first wife. But then she joined the Void Engineers. So much for that idea.
* DarkSecret: ''Something'' out of the ordinary happened during her Void Engineer training, but ''nobody'' is talking about it.

'''Gethsemane Quest (Lochlannach's daughter)'''
* EnfantTerrible: Psionic super-genius prodigy taken under the wing of the Void Lord.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: You don't want to get her angry, and everything makes her angry.
* TheChosenOne: Selected by Constantine Roma to be his successor and future Empress of the galaxy. Over the entire Goratrix family.

'''Luatha Quest (Lochlannach's youngest son)'''

'''Shona Boudicca (Oscar's daughter)'''

'''Ialach Quest (Oscar's son)'''
* TheDitz: Possibly. (He has Woefully Poor potential.)

[[folder: House Von Carstein]]

'''House Tropes'''
* BadassInANiceSuit Generally complete with [[BadAssLongcoat trench coats]], [[SinisterShades protective sunglasses]], and [[NiceHat fedora hats]].
* CommissarCap The standard headgear of the vampire officers.
* EvilAlbino They ARE vampires.
* FanDisservice After much pressure to reveal what Lunarian Vampires would look like, the Author decided that he would shrink the ears (and the curves), give them the standard [[RavenHairIvorySkin hair and skin coloration]], give them the fangs and red eyes... and thin wing membranes under each arm.
* TheMafia Before they became Vampires, they were this. There are still some hold over practices.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent Fairly.
* RedEyesTakeWarning Default eye color for the species.
* ShoutOut The most obvious being to TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}. There's also the group of [[VideoGame/TeamFortress2 mercenaries with widely varying equipment, and a variety of mental health issues]]. And [[VideoGame/StarcraftII Agent Findlay]]
* WeaponOfChoice Higher ups, security forces and covert operatives use knives and Thompson Submachine guns (no, it doesn't make sense). The elite knights in the military use swords and knives almost exclusively, while their less elite human counterparts use bolt action (though very powerful) rifles.

'''Count Sergio Von Carstein'''
* AffablyEvil Well, he was a laugh to have around. And he did generally try to keep it polite, dressed nice, honored his friends birthday with a crate of wines, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and try to make amends with the woman he tried to brutally murder by giving her his knife with a nice little hand written note]]. [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot Not that she ever got said package.]]
* HearingVoices Justified, as he had become possessed by Void Spirits.
* KilledOffForReal Luckily he had managed to bind his soul into a ring, with the souls of the denizens possessing him.
* [[IDoNotDrinkWine I Never Drink... Wine]] In one of the more blatant references, this is flat out stated.
* KnifeNut Always carries around the switchblade from back in his mob days.

'''Commander Lothar Du Bek'''
* ArtificialLimbs He lost he arm fighting against a power armored Godwinson commander. It was, naturally, replaced.
* BadAssNormal Yes, he is a vampire, but he can't do most of the magic stuff that the Counts can do. Yet he's managed to survive longer than both of them.
* NiceHat The aforementioned [[CommissarCap commisar style hat]]. He's the only named character to wear one.

'''Count Cristiano Von Carstein'''

'''Grand Regent Este Von Carstein'''

'''Agent Mannfred'''
* BadassInANiceSuit Was the first character to be actually described dressing in the coat and hat.
* BadAssNormal Jumps his way through a construction site sustaining any injuries, took on around fifty psychic power armored troopers, and may have even killed some.
* SmokingIsCool While preparing to escape from the compound, he lights up while grabbing his weapon. See's his evac get blown up? Time for a smoke. Surrounded on all sides, with heavy weapons chipping away at your cover? Give him a sec, he's getting his lighter.

'''Agent Findlay'''


!Galaxy Gemini

[[folder: The United Federation of People's Republics]]

'''House Tropes'''
* DirtyCommies: Pretty much the entire reason for their existence.
* GloriousMotherRussia
* FantasyCounterpartCulture: Of [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn The Soviet Union]] (with a dash of North Korea)
* TheFederation: Really, ''really'' subverted.
* IneffectualSympatheticVillain: Wound up becoming this, eventually.
* PeoplesRepublicOfTyranny: Go figure.
* ThemeNaming: House Gagarin fits its creator's trifecta of criteria for a good Imperium Nova house name - cool-sounding, historically relevant to the concept, and somehow space-related. Bonus points for starting with a G.
* TryToFitThatOnABusinessCard: Hooo boy.

'''Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Parliament of the United Federation of People's Republics and General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Total Democratic Party of the United Federation of People's Republics Viktor Gagarin'''
* EvilOverlord: Intended to be an amalgamation of Stalin and Kim Il-sung.
* JustTheFirstCitizen