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Characters: Mediochre Q Seth Series
An (incomplete) list of characters from the Mediochreverse.

     The Main Party 

Professor Doctor Laird Sir Mediochre Quirinius Seth, PhD MusD MSc CBE OBE MIMC VC-Bar

An enigmatic 400-year-old dracologist with superhuman abilities to heal and calculate probability, due to a magical accident in his younger days.

Charlotte Johnson

The viewpoint character, at least at first. An ordinary girl, recently moved to Scotland from America, who forces her way into Mediochre’s world after he almost gets her killed.

Professor Joseph Carrion, PhD

A cynical, gun-loving professor of zontanecrology, intensely loyal to Mediochre and revealed in the Christmas Episode to be his godson.


Joseph’s Dhampir apprentice.


Mediochre’s pet mouse, which mostly lives in his jacket. Was apparently a present from Joseph.

     The MABGov 
The Mantically Aware British Government is in charge of keeping the mantically-aware side of Britain running. And hidden.

MAB Prime Minister Kathryn Queen AKA Queen MAB

MAB MP James Chrome

The most senior Member of the MAB Parliament in Edinburgh, and an occasional opponent of Mediochre.

Alexander Tanner

Queen MAB's devoted Personal Assistant.

Maccabeus Fervour

The head of the opposition and eventually of the MABGov.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Capable of this, but only in his attempts to outdo or discredit Queen MAB.
  • Corrupt Politician: Fervour is a bully who is only in politics for the power.
  • The Coup
  • Meaningful Name: Fervour implies zealotry, which he seems to be guilty of. Maccabeus was also the name of a revolutionary in Jewish history... whose first name, for added points, was Judas.
  • Puppet King: Mediochre believes him to have become this by the end of the second book.
  • Tyrant Takes the Helm: By the end of the second book.

     The Dusk Foundation 
A half-way-house-cum-youth-hostel type arrangement for the Undead and non-human residents of the city to retreat from the judgement of humanity for a while.

Frankenstein Igor Shelly

A Revenant who runs the Edinburgh Dusk.

Tsukiko Shinju

A Yurei who's spirit is bound to the Edinburgh Dusk. An old friend of Rowan.

Reverend Archibald Maria "Archie" Elijah

A Vampire contact of Mediochre, who is also a Christian minister and something of a father-figure to Dhampinella.

    The Organisation Which I Represent 
A mysterious unnamed group manipulating events from behind the scenes for some clandestine purpose.

The tempomancer AKA Topaz

Real name unknown. A powerful and enigmatic man who functions as some sort of field agent for The Organisation Which he Represents.

Danny Boy Snapfax

A colleague of the tempomancer who advises Charlotte in secret and claims that the tempomancer is a rogue agent whom he is hunting down. He’s lying, it seems. He’s actually the tempomancer’s underling.

Catriona Haulier AKA Obsidian

Seemingly the tempomancer's direct superior. She takes over as the Enigmatic Minion du jour in Book II.


Apparently Obsidian's direct superior.


An underling of The Organisation, assigned to keeping alive the necromancer.

     The Sapphire Smuggling Syndicate 
A criminal organisation smuggling magical contraband around the globe.

Sapphire AKA Dean Kiwi Mashuga

The Big Bad of the first book and head of the SSS is actually Mediochre’s employer and old friend.

Mr Antler

The head of the Scottish branch of the SSS, and Sapphire’s direct underling.


An old, old enemy of Mediochre’s whom the SSS hired as a dragon-slayer.


Maelstrom’s dog.

Isobel Linda Williams

An SSS mercenary sent to recover Glint from Mediochre. Also Kiwi’s daughter.

     The Edinburgh Kiss 
A crime mob of Vampires living underneath Edinburgh. Revealed to be in league with the necromancer.

Guinevere Spencer

Broodmother of the Edinburgh Kiss.

Tiffany Quicksilver

Guinevere's second-in-command.


  • Badass Longcoat
  • Emo Teen: Looks like one, but he's probably a lot older than that.
  • Ravens and Crows: Has a raven called Edgar as part of his wingspread.
  • Superhero Packing Heat: Something of a supervillain packing heat, as it turns out he'd rather threaten people with a gun than with his natural Vampire powers. Charlotte thinks that counts as cheating.


Melinda Quinn

Mediochre’s long-time friend and one-time apprentice, who was caught in the same accident he was.

Rowan Berry

Melinda’s many-times-great niece, who acts as an informer for Mediochre and befriends Charlotte.

Professor Your Almighty God

Deep Ocean

A dragon with trans-species telepathy, whose eggs the SSS stole and whom Maelstrom wished to kill.


Deep Ocean’s unhatched child.

The necromancer

The Heavy, if not quite the Big Bad, in the second book.

Xanatos Gambit

Yes, that's actually his name. A Strigoi who serves as The Dragon to the necromancer and is almost certainly a troper.

Doctor Prometheus Modern, MD

A medical doctor who is an old friend of Mediochre and Joseph, skilled in improvisational field medicine.

Zac Abrahams

Leader of the Humanist Movement, a militant human organisation in favour of human supremacy.

Doctor Alexander "Mad Lex" Gunpowder, PhD

Joseph's old mentor. Turns up in person in the Christmas Episode.
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