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Characters: Rhapsody of Fire
A list of characters from the Emerald Sword and Dark Secret Saga.

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     Both sagas 

Dargor

The Shadowlord of the Black Mountain, an half demon adopted by Vankar, old wizard of Helm. He serves as Akron's trusted general in the Emerald Sword saga, but dislikes his master. Eventually he makes an Heel-Face Turn and saves the day. He reappears in the following saga as one of the good guys, and eventually becomes a God.

Kron

The Hellgod, greatest force of evil in Algalord, father of Nekron, and lord of Hell.

  • Bigger Bad: Never directly affects the plot of either saga, but the first Big Bad is his champion and the second his son, and most other villains serve him in one way or another.
  • Demon Lords and Archdevils: The greatest of them all.
  • God of Evil: He's Algalord's prime evil.
  • War God: One of his titles is Warmaster.

Gaia

"The supreme spirit who gave us the miracle of life", appears to be the greatest force of good in Algalord.

     Emerald Sword Saga 

The Warrior of Ice

Also called the Man from Loregard, the Nordic Warrior, the Swordmaster, and the Hero of the Northern Lands, he's out to search for the Emerald Sword so that he can defeat Akron and save Airin.

  • All-Loving Hero: Spares Tharos the dragon after defeating him, and even saves Dargor's life after besting him in battle, leading the shadowlord towards the light.
  • Bad Ass: The guy can fight dragons to submission without much trouble, and manages to best Dargor in duel twice.
  • Badass Boast: From "When Demons Awake":
    "I'm the Nordic Warrior, hunter of the marching dead, I'm the bloody hand of titans, when... when demons awake!"
  • Barbarian Hero: A fierce barbarian warrior from the north.
  • Barbarian Longhair: Depicted with long, unkempt blond hair on album covers.
  • The Chosen One: He was the chosen one to find the Emerald Sword and stop Akron's dark plans.
  • Cool Sword: The Emerald Sword.
  • Defiant to the End: If Agony Is My Name is anything to go by....
  • Heroic BSOD: When he believes that Airin has died. Also when Airin and Arwald are killed under his nose.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: After being tortured and beaten, he still manages to catch the Emerald Sword, use it to pin King Akron to the platform he's tied to, so that both of them are lowered into the serpent-infested waters of Halgor.
  • Large Ham: Just listen at the first lines of Warrior of Ice.
  • No Name Given: Only ever referred to by the above titles.
  • Religious Bruiser: He follows a thunder-god who, like himself, is never named. "Lord of the Thunder" is dedicated to said deity, and "Symphony of Enchanted Lands" also contains a prayer to him.
  • Unstoppable Rage: After witnessing Airin's brutal death and rape and Arwald's gruesome end.

Prince Arwald

The noble and wise prince of Ancelot, he's Airin's fiance. Aids the Hero from Loregard in his quest and eventually comes with him in Halgor. There he's captured, tortured and thrown into a pit of acid, but he uses his lasts moments to toss some acid at the warrior, melting his chains.

Princess Airin

The princess of Ancelot, she was kidnapped by Akron who's now holding her hostage along with many other nobles. She meets a horrible doom at the hands of Akron's demons.

Aresius

Wise and powerful sorcerer who was waiting for the Warrior of Ice.

  • Mr. Exposition: His role is mostly to inform the Warrior about the obstacles he'll face during his search for the Emerald Sword.
  • The Smart Guy: Knows a lot about the various perils of Algalord, but even he didn't see Dargor's Heel-Face Turn coming.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: What happened to him after the Emerald Sword saga is unclear, but given his mention in Never Forgotten Heroes he can be assumed to have died before the Dark Secret saga.

Tharos

A large dragon, and part of the challenge to reach the Emerald Sword. Joins the Warrior in his quest after being defeated and spared, but eventually dies after battling the guardians of the Sword.

King Akron

The Big Bad of the Emerald Sword Saga. He's a dreaded warlord served by demons and monsters who wants to take over Algalord. He's successful at the 99% after getting his hands on the Emerald Sword, but is eventually defeated by Dargor and met his doom at the maws of Halgor's water serpents.

  • Big Bad: His evil plans set the stage for the Emerald Sword saga.
  • Dirty Coward: Never seen on the frontline, he also panics and shield himself with subordinates when Dargor attacks him. And at that time he was wielding the Emerald Sword.
  • Evil Laugh: Not heard, but he's described as laughing during the brutal torture and murder of Airin and Arwald.
  • Evil Overlord: As a Darklord he controls vast armies of various evil beings.
  • Genre Savvy: As soon as the hero defeat his army with the Emerald Sword he demands to hand it over in exchange for Airin's life.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: He's defeated by his own Dragon, impaled by his stolen Emerald Sword and fed to the water serpents of his own swamp.
  • Moral Event Horizon: What he did to Airin and Arwald.
  • Playing with Fire: One of the first thing he does with the Emerald Sword? Call forth the Rain of a Thousand Flames to wipe out a city and its army.
  • Unholy Holy Sword: The Emerald Sword was forged with hatred and wrath, so even demonic beings like himself can use it.

The Queen of the Dark Horizons

The mistress of Kron, the Hellking, she's the mistress of an endless horde of ghouls and living dead. She's resurrected by Akron using the Emerald Sword to wreak havoc on Algalord. She's eventually killed by Dargor.

     The Dark Secret Saga 

The White Dragon Order

Khaas

Hero of the Middle lands, join the quest to recover the Seventh Black book from Dar Kunor and stop Nekron's return. Dies in an avalanche near the end of the saga.

  • Anti-Magic: He manages to see through the illusion covering the access to Dar-Kunor's caves.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: Perishes in an avalanche.
  • The Hero: He's the Hero of the Middle Lands, chosen by the White Dragon's Order to lead the party.

Iras Algor

The wise wizard who founded the White Dragon Order to stop the evil Dark Order.

  • Badass Grandpa: Old, but strong enough to go on an epic adventure with younger fighters.
  • Distressed Dude: When Tarish takes him hostage.
  • The Smart Guy: Manages to solve the dark riddle in Dar Kunor and helps the group with his wisdom and knowledge.

Prince Tarish

The Elven Prince of the Cave Kingdom. Betray the group when they find the MacGuffin, but is killed.

  • Face-Heel Turn: Unclear if he was a member of the Black order from the beginning or if he was corrupted by the Black Book.
  • Oh My Gods!: Exclaims "By all the gods of my Nordic lands..." after seeing the material of Dar-Kunor's inner gates. Namely, human and elven limbs.
  • Our Elves Are Better: His people apparently live in caverns.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Going on a quest to save the world is definitely doing something, as is betraying the party for the Black Order.
  • The Worf Effect: quickly proved to be no match for Dargor.

Princess Lothen

A princess form the Waterfall Kingdom. Not much is told about her.

Etherus

Master wizard of the Order, friend of Iras. Gives his life in the final battle to defeat the demon Koras.

  • The Archmage: He's the Order's master wizard, a mage on the same level as Iras.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: In some way gives his life to defeat Nekron's lieutenant Koras during the endgame.

Nekron

The Demon Knight and son of the Hellgod Kron. Was killed long ago in the primordial wars, but has left a legacy in the form of the Seven Black Books, which contains the secret to resurrect him.

Vankar

Dargor's adoptive father and one of the most notable members of the Black Order.

Thanor

The legendary Black Dragon who served and betrayed Nekron, he's now a lifeless statue. However it's said that by putting back his eyes (two gems) he'll return to life. He does in order to defeat the seven evil demons of Nekron.

Koras

The mightiest of Nekron's demonic minions. Defeated by Etherus's Heroic Sacrifice.

  • The Dragon: Leader of Nekron's winged demon elite and tasked with carrying out his master's resurrection.
  • Legions of Hell: Leads his group of winged demons in service of Nekron.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: The angels made sure he and the six other winged demons were Taken for Granite before they could carry out Nekron's plan the first time around.

Erian

The angel who serves as Nekron's good counterpart. Just as the son of Kron wrote the black books, Erian wrote the white book with instructions on how to stop the former from returning. Specifically, the story of the dragon Thanor.

Loinir

A man whose brother Naimur was tortured to death by the Darklord Atlon during the Third Elvish War. To get his revenge he forged the Emerald Sword and used it to kill the demon, but had wizards hide it out of fear that it would be misused.

  • Best Served Cold: It took a few years after Naimur's death before Loinir got to avenge him, during an elven counterattack.
  • Cynicism Catalyst: The torture and death of his brother drives him to make a magic sword with which to kill the one who did it. A less extreme case than most, though, in that he comes to realize that his weapon is too powerful and hands it over to a group of wizards.
  • Designated Sword: He forged the Emerald Sword out of the emerald stone used to torture his brother, and later got his chance to use it to slay Atlon.
  • Holy Hand Grenade: After he forged the Emerald Sword he had it enchanted by angels, presumably because he was hunting a demon.
  • It's Personal: You Killed My Brother, prepare to die.
  • One-Hit Kill: One strike with the Emerald Sword was enough to kill Atlon, which is what made Loinir realize just how powerful his Infinity+1 Sword really was.
  • Posthumous Character: He's long dead at the time of the two sagas, but his work influenced events long after his death.

Atlon

A Darklord who lived in the time of the Third Elvish War. He captured and tortured a man named Naimur, whose brother Loinir later killed him with the Emerald Sword he had forged.


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