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The crew of Hunters expedition, and his privateer, the Cassandra.
Charles Hunter:The main protagonist of the book, Charles Hunter is regarded as one of the best privateers in Jamaica. In spite of his personality and attitude, he has a classical education, and is inheritantly Bad Ass.
Enders:The "sea artist", regarded as the best sailor in the Caribbean, he is hired by Hunter as the steerer to his ship, the Cassandra. Is also a Doctor in Port Royal, and his skills repeatedly saves the crew.
Lazue:A corruption of the name Les Yeux, Lazue is a woman, having lived most of her life disguised as a man, and despite that most knows her secret, keep going on with her life as a man. Her breasts can be very distractive to her enemies.
Don Diego de RamanoAlso known as Black Eye, or the Jew, Don Diego is an old, Spanish gunpowder expert, living in Port Royal. His skills in gunpowder, makes him useful for Hunters expedition.
BassaAlso known as The Moor, Bassa is a former slave, from Nubia, whose wife was killed by a slave owner whom he killed. He is the brute force of the crew.
Andre SansonA large French, former priest, whom Hunter is suspicious of, but still lets join the crew due to his skills as an assassin. Betrays Hunter in the ending, and turns into the final villain of the book.
Sir James AlmontThe British governor of Jamaica, hiring Hunter to attack Matanceros.
Robert Hacklett:The bureaucratic assistant of Almont, he is very loyal to the British crown, and takes it upon him to extert piracy and privateering form Port Royal, and turn it into a more respectable British town. However, despite these somewhat noble intentions, after Hunters departure, he takes control of the town, imprisons Almont, and starts hanging pirvateers, stealing their treasures, and finally loses it when letting his wife get raped.
Anne Sharpe:A young girl, 15 or so, that is accused of petty crime in England, ahving stolen bread, and send to A Lmont in Jamaica. He starts a relationship with her, and she helps free Hunter, and distracts Sanson in the climax, allowing Hunter to kill him.
Emily HacklettThe promiscuous wife of Robert Hacklett, subjected to the misfortune of an impotent husband. S He becomes pregnant during and infraction with Hunter early on, and bears his only son.
Lady Sarah AlmontThe niece of James Almont, taken prisoner by Cazalla at Matanceros, and subsequently rescued by Hunter.
Commander ScottThe sleazy commandor of Port Royals military garrison, and The Dragon to Hacklett, after his takeover.
WhisperAn old privateer, an the only survivor of the previous Edmunds expedition towards Matanceros, he has a minor role, to give Hunter the essentials of the island.
RichardsThe butler to Sir James Almont.
CazallaThe Ax-Crazy commander of Matanceros, widely feared by the privateers, for his cruelty and intelligence. He is the mian antagonist of most of the story.
BosquetsA renegade French soldier, and the gunnery master at Matanceros, Cazallas second-in-command.
The KrakenA vast creature that attacks El Trinidad, the Spanish treasure galleon, under Hunters command, as his final obstacle before Port Royal. Is probably a giant squid.