You are the '''KNIGHT-ERRANT!''' You wander the land, FIRST and FOREMOST, to hunt. And not just any prey.
You are a HUNTER OF DEMONS, and hunting's what you'll do, here, in the LAND OF THE CONQUERED SKY.
An short-tempered former knight who will do whatever it takes to find the ULTIMATE WEAPON and destroy all of the demons. To this end, he has somehow acquired the ability to use Banishing spells, which are theoretically impossible for non-Exorcists.
Absurdly Sharp Blade: Shortly after he’s introduced, Seb fells a decent-sized tree with a single sword slash to vent his frustration.
Bag of Sharing: His LEVIATHAN'S LOGISTICS skill allows him to transfer a single item into an ally's (or enemy's) inventory during a battle, without taking up his turn. It can only be used once per encounter.
Min-Maxing: Sebastian is a SMUGLY VIRTUOSO swordsman with an IMPERVIOUS hairstyle, and low-level BANISHING skills to boot. This comes at the expense of his DEBATERY, CONCEALMENT OF ANGER, and SOCIETY ADEQUACY skills.
Moral Myopia: Obsessed with his plan to kill ALL THE DEMONS.
Subverted in that Sebastian is able purposely invoke a Critical Failure when he uses this skill, which causes his enemies to be stabbed instead.
What Could Possibly Go Wrong?: Sebastian spent most of Chapter 2 being blissfully ignorant of the impending disaster, and Chapter 3 being naively optimistic about the prospects of making it to Arael without incident.
It's kinda becoming a recurrent theme that Sebastian UNDERESTIMATES THE SITUATION.
What the Hell, Hero?: Both Gwydian and Father Lamard call him out for luring a demon into the middle of town.
He's like a small child, sometimes. A small child capable of acting out EVERY VIOLENT IMPULSE IT CAN IMAGINE.
Red Oni, Blue Oni: With his brother. He plays the Red Oni when it comes to picking fights and getting into trouble (complete with fire-based powers), but he’s the Blue Oni when he’s trying to dissuade Seb from his dangerous and self-destructive schemes.
ESMERALDA. And WINDSWEPT. Also, you're a HORIZON WALKER! Hell yeah.
You KNEW there was a name somewhere! Names are always the trickiest part. With that, you basically got the key to your entire memory!
And here you were worried you'd awkwardly bemoan your missing memories for-freakin-ever.
An eccentric Horizon Walker who has a tendency to craft whatever she can find into DANGEROUSLY VOUGISH outfits. She was possessed by The Demon until the brothers helped her turn the tables, trapping it inside her mind. Sebastian continues to help her suppress The Demon in the hopes that she'll tell him what she knows about the ULTIMATE WEAPON.
"It's not your right to KNOW, fucker. It's your right to fucking die and see your own blood splatter in fascinating ways all over the pavement. It's your right to LISTEN, because your kind HAS TO BE TOLD."
An especially vicious and powerful demon who possesses Esmeralda. He is also after the Ultimate Weapon. After the brothers help Esmerelda regain control, he is trapped within her Mental World, slowly regenerating and waiting for his chance to strike back.
Alien Kudzu: The Demon's influence in Esmerelda's mind is represented by tentacle-roots.
Atomic F-Bomb: Detonates one when Gwydian punches him at 200 mph.
The Demon: "YOU CANNOT UNROOT ME. I WILL NOT GIVE UP MY PREY, AS LONG AS YOU LIVE. NO ANGELS, NO EXORCISTS WILL SAVE YOU. I WILL LURK IN THE DARK UNTIL THE TIME IS RIGHT. REMEMBER THIS. WEAKNESS WILL COME OVER YOU AGAIN..."
Yeah, the USUAL GARBAGE.
Xanatos Speed Chess: When the Demon discovers that The Other Guy is more influenced by the players’ suggestions than by its own mind control, it “steers” him toward the suggestions that will result in his death.
Dragons: they're awesome.
Skal, King of the Land of the Conquered Sky
There are many people who might think dragons are pretty awesome. If there'd be a competition in dragon worship, and they'd line up with their dinky dragon admiration, then, yeah, then there'd be ONLY ONE THING TO TELL THEM, and that would be:
YOU HAVE JUST BEEN OUTCLASSED IN EVERY CATEGORY THAT THERE IS.
A cunning, charismatic, dragon-obsessed old man with big plans for his kingdom.
Animal Motifs: Skal is completely enamored with dragons, and he puts their images on absolutely everything.
The Big Board: Skal's map room is actually quite understated (for Skal), befitting the subtlety of his schemes.
Helmström: "I believe he knows more than he lets on, my lord." King Skal: "Next you'll be saying we probably have a monarchy."
Prince Rasp: "DO YOU HAVE EVEN THE SLIGHTEST IDEA WHAT THE FUCK YOU'RE DOING?!" King Skal: "Oh, no, son. I obviously have no idea whatsoever what I'm doing here. In fact, I've had not a single clue these past sixty years! You've got me. Can't hide anything from my clever son, oh boy."
Model Planning: King Skal has an extensive collection of chess pieces that look like the various people he's manipulating. El Vendaval's piece is actually shown as it is being carved.
It's not that cheap, since it's made of finest quality wood, but it has payed off. No deranged plans spanning centuries without strategic maps and figurines to back 'em up. You would get horribly confused without them! Who did you send to kill who again? Is that a double, triple or quadruple agent over there? Are you furthering your agenda or just dicking around because YOU ARE THE GODDAMN KING HERE?
Pretext for War: Intends to use the brothers to blame Beowulf's assassination attempt on the Exorcists, so he can attack them with his citizens' support.
Public Execution: His son expresses some relief that King Skal didn’t order any of these during the wedding.
Royals Who Actually Do Something: Besides the ubiquitous dragon-themed rebranding, he has been the world's foremost patron of Magitek research. We are told that he has "transformed the Land of the Conquered Sky like no-one else before him."
The Unreveal: Ava was this close to revealing who (or what) the General is underneath the armor when The Clown covers her mouth. Then, The General actually lifts his visor, only to have The Clown block the camera.
Evil Gloating: Refuses to engage in this when he's about to assassinate King Skal, describing it as "a typical pitfall for our business." This doesn't stop him from engaging in it at other times, however.
Hat Lady: "Oh my, an unwashed barbarian. I don't know. Should I blush or just faint right off the bat? HA, just kidding, you're not my type."
Hat Lady: "Man, I don't know if I can resist your interrogation methods, you hard-boiled tiger you. I am basically reduced to a sobbing, hysterical mess here! Watch those drops of truth between all the tears I'm shedding."
Under the surface, Tristan is a BROKEN MAN. And it's starting to come back.
An unassuming City Guard who longs to be an adventurer. He adopts the name EL VENDAVAL in an attempt to join the brothers' team. Now, he's out for revenge against the brothers because he thinks they killed his comrade Arthur. Taking up the mantle of the hard-boiled detective, he's on a job for King Skal to spy on the brothers. The job comes with a kick-ass dragon, too.
Ascended Extra: The author confirmed on his Formspring that Tristan was never intended to be a recurring character.
He will show no mercy in uncovering clues, harassing suspects, and solving crime while being A LOOSE CANNON OUT FOR REVENGE ON THE SIDE. This tough guy will get the bad boys behind bars, and if it's in pieces only. He'll break the case. He'll break bones. HE IS LAW INCARNATE.
Tristan for convenience’s sake. Later, he gives himself the alias El Vendavalin an attempt to be more Badass. Then, when his character naming screen finally shows up, the player names him El Vendaval, retroactively making this the name he has always had.
I Just Want To Be Badass
Impossibly Tacky Clothes: He tries on quite a few outfits when he’s trying to become a protagonist.
El Vendaval: “These are the dice of destiny, said to cause metamorphoses of space and time!\\ At least... I'm sure I could learn how to do that\\ Using all those rad experience us player characters are gathering...”
Jackal the Usurper, aka Honest Jack
JACKAL THE USURPER chuckles, or rather, there's sound coming from his throat that roughly resembles amusement. He just loves screwing with newbies who still haven't realized who's in command now. All of them, used to the old order - until HONEST JACK came along.
He loves it. He loves it every time.
A snide gangster who has a history of assuming control of criminal underworlds wherever he goes. When the brothers pass through his territory, he sees an irresistible opportunity to gain leverage against King Skal.
Cool Chair: Sits on a thematically-appropriate throne made of broken-down machinery.
It seems Jackal has taken a fancy to this sickly flickering light of a dying machine.
"You, a nameless and largely unimportant NPC GUARD, have long since figured out it's only the relevant characters that get into real trouble. Sure, you get beat up for silly reasons occasionally, but the really nasty things never concern an anonymous background character.
It's a tough way of living."
A surly, crooked city guard who tries his best to avoid all plot-related entanglements.
Father Lamard: “..oh! I didn't hear you coming! Er, no, I wasn't watching anything in particular. I was... angry at the decoration. Such garish colors! Yes. I often get angry at things like that. Colors.”