O. William “Billy” Thatcher is an American Chess International Grandmaster, successful writer and the star of his own A&E TV show "Pawnography". He is best known for his erratic and violent behavior on and off camera.
Tyler Dawn is a mixed-up young man with an affinity for escapism. He grew up in a small rural town in Ohio and moved on to study in New York. Through a love of fantasy novels and boredom with the mundane he finds himself diving in to the awakened world with more zeal than the other captives.
Asia is an analytical and quiet person. Her knack for observation made her an excellent apprentice for reporter and legal guardian Ken Ellis. She tends to take everything at face value and has a hard time relating to people, though she tries her best to understand.
CurioCurio is a lurker. Be it on message boards or IRL, he keeps out of sight and watches. He is a big fan of Billy Thatcher and his television show. He is a fairly typical kid, now living a not so typical life.
A streetwise girl from the streets of Chicago. She awoke as a Thrysus mage.
Amical is a high powered Acanthus mage who owns a large manor and is known to throw extravagant parties. He is introduced as the host of the arena event where the Seedlings were first pit against one another in a battle to the death. He wields a flintlock pistol with stunning accuracy and the ability to fire multiple shots in rapid succession. He is exceptionally charismatic and makes no small effort to try and befriend the Seedlings and earn their trust and favor.
MalloyMalloy is the head of Amical's "guard". A Mastigoes mage by trade. A large man with tired and weary features. He has seen his fair share of Seedling in and out of the manor and has a thick skin about the entire affair, normally taking time to talk to the captives and explain to them how their predicament could be a lot worse.
RickA Thrysus mage under Amical's employ.He has the Thrysus symbol tattooed over one of his eyes. He has less patience than Malloy and is far less ready to speak with the Seedlings. He and Malloy are close friends and often trade jabs and insults.
FluxA female mage under Amical's employ. Said to be very established with Matter magic. She often rambles in conversation and obviously finds socializing with the prisoners to be socially awkward.