!!'''Attelus Kaltos'''
[[caption-width-right:350: [[AntiHero I'm not a good person. So tell me what means more, Marcel? Someone who's inherently good, doing good? Or someone who's inherently evil doing good, despite their ingrained nature?]]]]
->''[[DeadpanSnarker "I am not a partier I am an assassin, who kills people for a living and it being the dangerous job it is and that I would quite like to live past my twenties, I spend every waking hour training. Making sure I have the necessary skills to live to see the next day".]]''

A young apprentice assassin whose father, Serghar Kaltos, was perhaps the greatest assassin to ever set up shop in the Calixis Sector. Attelus has to constantly live in his father's shadow. Born and raised in the recently discovered Agri world Elbyra, he is a bit more idealistic and kind than an assassin should be but this could soon change. He is a chain smoker but ironically is strongly against the use of harder drugs.
* TheAce: Despite being an apprentice he is perhaps the best [[MasterSwordsman swordsman]] in an organisation made of amazing swordsmen. His body count is incredible and that was before he became a [[spoiler: EmpoweredBadassNormal]] After that he was able to [[spoiler: kill three Space Marines during their escape of Taryst's tower.]] In Upon Blood Sands he's become even more so now being able to [[spoiler: fight off three of Taryst's super agents despite at first being unarmed!]]
* ActionHero: by the end of Secret War he has a truly ludicrous body count to his name which includes [[spoiler: three Space Marines]]
* {{Adorkable}}: Especially shines through in the early chapters of Upon Blood Sands.
* AlmightyJanitor: Despite being just as skilled (if not more skilled) than his colleagues he is still a lowly Apprentice. Perhaps [[JustifiedTrope justified]] due to him being recruited far older than most assassins and the extreme experience he was forced to gain when he was a teenager.
* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: An in-universe example as quite a few characters have outright questioned his true motives and methods.
* AlwaysSomeoneBetter: Serghar Kaltos, Glaitis.
** Hell almost everyone.
* AntiHero
* AntiVillain: Is this while in [[spoiler: Taryst's employ.]]
* TheApprentice: A subversion as Attelus, while he is an apprentice, is far older than most assassin apprentices (most, including Elandria, would already be a full assassin by twenty three). But it's obvious to most people except Attelus that Glaitis is grooming him to be her replacement. He already has skill in combat down, but everything else, not so much.
* AuthorAvatar
* AwesomenessByAnalysis
* TheAtoner: The complete destruction of [[spoiler: [[ApocalypseHow Omnartus]] being indirectly his fault]] weighs really heavy on him. And he swore he'd do anything and everything to hunt down the one truly responsible.
* AscendedFanboy: Despite his [[TheCynic Cynicism]] he is a huge fan of the Velrosian 1st regiment and its heroes [[spoiler: this comes back to bite him in the arse in Upon Blood Sands, as it's his sentimentality toward them that causes him to make a lot of mistakes. Which includes getting himself and his comrades captured not once, but twice.]]
* BadassBookworm: was this when he was a teenager and even a [[ChildSoldier Child]] due to the copious amounts of training his father had put him through, but never wanted to be a soldier or an assassin, he wanted to be a Imperial Historian. Now has thrown out most of the bookworm so he can focus more on the Badass.
** Now being a [[spoiler: Throne Agent he's gone back being a bookworm more, shown how he knows of the legend of [[CassandraTruth Cassandra]] to [[LampshadeHanging empathise with her during Upon Blood Sands.]]]]
* BadassLongcoat: [[http://pre10.deviantart.net/a027/th/pre/i/2014/338/2/e/attelus_kaltos_smoking_by_adrassil-d88oehn.jpg He wears one]].
* BadassNormal
** BadassAbnormal: due to [[spoiler: Farseer Faleaseen's enhancements.]]
* BadDreams: He suffers these during his injured state. They are basically horrific scenes taken straight out of his past. [[spoiler:It is heavily implied that these dreams are actually [[MindRape a test of his willpower]].]]
* BerserkButton: Don't steal Attelus' Lhos or betray him, just don't.
* {{Bishonen}}: [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] to hell and back [[spoiler:at Attelus' expense by the Mimic and Karmen Kons. It accuses Attelus of "looking like a girl" and says that he's a hypocrite for claiming to be a CombatPragmatist but still keeping his hair long, which would obviously be a disadvantage in combat]].
** DudeLooksLikeaLady.
* BloodKnight: Has always been one, right from the start of the story, Elandria saw this. Part of his CharacterDevelopment is him finally realising this and accepting it.
* ButForMeItWasTuesday: A very rare protagonist example, when a Hammer confronted him about killing his brother, he can't remember killing him because over the last six months, he's killed so many, it doesn't help the way he killed his brother was his SignatureMove.
* BreakTheCutie: whether Attelus is cute or not is up for interpretation, but to break him mentally seems to be Glaitis' main objective. But so far she is losing.
* TheCassandra: He even Lampshades this [[spoiler: saying this is what she must feel like when he trues to convince the Elbyrans that his father is a fraud and a mass murderer.]]
* CatchPhrase:
-->"Just in Case."\\
"Quite depressing really."\\
"The first time, in along time."\\
"That's the understatement of the century/Millennium/Millennia."\\
"I could hazard a guess."\\
"Wish me luck."\\
"Why hadn't I thought of that."\\
"Is a long and sordid story."
* ChaoticNeutral: Even {{lampshaded}} by Glaitis. [[invoked]]
--->'''Glaitis''':"I know you young Attelus, to all but the most educated you seem...chaotic, strange, random but you really are not. There is some [[{{Hamlet}} method to your madness]]. Some surprisingly sane reasoning as to why, ironically nothing like your father who was always as straight and narrow as anyone can get, that is a trait I can admire, one that would help you if you ever meet the requirement of making you a full fledged assassin...That is if you live that long of course, but for me it makes you predictable."
* ChickMagnet: like his [[TheCasanova father]] he proves quite popular with the ladies, this includes, Elandria, Karmen Kons, Adelana, some random mercenary woman in Taryst's force, and even Helma show attraction toward him, [[spoiler: even Inquisitor Enandra almost gushes at how 'beautiful' he is. But this is subverted as she quickly reveals he isn't her type, being too [[PrettyBoy 'pretty.']]]]
** EvenTheGuysWantHim.
* ChildSoldier: He's by and far more an assassin and spy than a soldier but he was taught to be a killer by his father from a very early age. In Upon Blood Sands he recalls how even the biggest bullies wouldn't mess with the 'small pale kid' because of his training. It was these skills that allowed him to survive in the ruins of the city Varander alone. To get supplies to survive he [[OneManArmy Single-handedly ambushed and killed chaos patrols]] as a teenager. [[spoiler: This is all a part of a XanatosGambit, decades in planning, of course.]]
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: It would be a hell of a lot harder to understand Attelus' actions if they were shown from another character's perspective; it's hard even when it's ''from'' his perspective.
* CombatPragmatist: One of the very first things Attelus does is kick a ganger in the shin, with a ''boot knife''.
** Embraces Pragmatism as his whole philosophy, he sometimes doesn't live up to it, though.
* ConsummateLiar: Zigzagged, one of his sayings is 'the best way to lie is to tell the truth.' So only properly lies when he really needs to. A good example is when someone asks him if he 'knows everything' (meaning all of what's happened leading to their current situation) Attelus knows, of course but chooses to take it [[LiteralMinded ''literally'']] so when he answers he is telling the truth because he doesn't know ''everything'' such as how the universe was created. [[LoopHoleAbuse So he doesn't exhibit any sign of]] [[GuileHero lying.]]
* CoolLoser
* CovertPervert: Shows shades of this.
* CowardlyLion.
* DarkAndTroubledPast: [[CaptainObvious It's a 40k fan fiction]].
* DeadpanSnarker
* {{Determinator}}: After being brutally beaten for ages, he still manages to defeat the invisible mimic [[spoiler:by smashing an alcohol bottle over its head, identifying where it is by looking at his blood on its fists]].
** Now even more so, though he almost gives up a few times Attelus still manages to make it to the church, despite almost literally running through hell.
** Just the fact after all the horrific things he's been through hasn't driven him insane or caused him to give up makes him this trope UpToEleven.
* DirtyCoward: Attelus sees himself as one of these, and it's not too far from the truth.
* DrugsAreBad: Has this attitude toward combat stimms, refusing to use them due to their side effects and his [[{{Irony}} pragmatism]] due to the belief if he became too reliant on them, he wouldn't be as effective if caught out without a hit. He's still able to go toe to toe with Elandria when she's high, though.
* DudeWheresMyRespect: The poor guy seems to suffer from this constantly [[spoiler: taken to eleven in Upon Blood Sands that despite managing to last seventeen minutes in a sparring match against a veteran sergeant Space Marine of the Raven Guard and almost managing to defeat it. The guardsmen who watched still insist on calling him 'fairy boy.' Much to his annoyance.]]
* EmotionalBruiser
* FinishingEachOthersSentences: Attelus does this to almost everyone, much to the annoyance of Glaitis in particular.
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Subverted the [[spoiler: scar he sports is on his left cheek given to him by Elandria, which was torn open by a CurbStompBattle he suffered though not long after opened it so it become a huge, ugly ragged thing. So bad it gave Commissar Tathe pause.]] He hides it behind PeekABangs. He could get it covered with false flesh, but chooses to keep it as a [[MyGreatestFailure reminder.]] Still doesnt stop him from being a ChickMagnet, though.
* GuileHero: Sometimes goes over to being a full fledged ManipulativeBastard. In Upon Blood Sands he really struggles with his instinct to be this while trying to be ReasonableAuthorityFigure and fails on a few occasions. This is mostly due to Glaitis' brainwashing, of course.
* HeroesPreferSwords: At first uses a mono molecular enhanced blade, given to him by his father. But later gets a [[CoolSword Master Crafted power sword]] from [[spoiler: Estella Erith/Karmen Kons.]]
* HeroicWillpower: Almost the epitome.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Has severe self esteem issues, takes him along time to truly realise how good he is at the blade that he's actually on par with the more experienced Castella and Darrance but is exceptionally arrogant about some other things.
* HiddenDepths: So many that even he doesn't know about them.
* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: He can be ''really'' good at understanding some people but when it comes to understanding women, he has no clue.
* HotForTeacher: [[spoiler: Attelus is very much into Glaitis, and he didn't even know until Taryst points it out. This is made extra [[{{Squick}} squicky]] because she isn't just his mother figure, but is three times his [[OlderThanTheyLook age]]]].
* {{Hypocrite}}: He is oh so contemptuous of Taryst's paranoia, but in reality he is as, if not even more, paranoid than Taryst. Especially after the Twilight Bar incident.
** In Secret War he derides Glaitis, Karmen and even [[ReasonableAuthorityFigure Brutis Bones]] for their manipulation of their employees but resorts to said tactics in Upon Blood Sands.
* HurtingHero: The poor bastard is pretty much the epitome of this trope.
* HyperactiveMetabolism: thanks to [[spoiler: Faleaseen's enhancement she can speed his metabolism to heal his wounds faster, although this power in the 41st millennium can have great [[BlessedWithSuck drawbacks]] if he and her aren't careful to hide it.]]
* IamAHumanitarian: Had to resort to cannibalism to survive in the ruins of his [[DoomedHomeTown home city, Varander]] as a teenager.
* KarmaHoudini: He has dodged the consequences of many of his actions so far.
* KnifeNut: A heroic(ish) example: he has a boot knife and hidden compartments of throwing knives up the sleeves of his [[BadassLongcoat flak jacket]].
* LoveMakesYouDumb
* MadeOfIron: Almost literally his [[spoiler: wraithbone skeletal structure allows him to shrug off attacks that would cripple or kill a normal human. Hell he almost literally shrugs off a BOLT ROUND as it bounces off his shoulder fired AT POINT BLANK RANGE! Although this is subverted as it can't withstand highly penetrative gun fire such as a Hell gun shots.]]
* MagneticHero
* ManChild: Although he is 23, he can still act like a child in many circumstances, a fact which he is constantly reminded of by Glaitis.
* MasterSwordsman: Even Castella who has years of experience over him, says he's better than her.
* MyGreatestFailure: being [[UnWittingPawn manipulated]] into indirectly [[spoiler: causing the Exterminatus of Omnartus and the slaughter of it's billions of people living on it]] weighs heavily on the poor bastard and the guilt is what drives him to fight for good.
* OneManArmy: Especially in the later chapters.
* PeekABangs: he has this to [[spoiler: cover the horrific scar given him by Elandria.]]
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Poor Vex...]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Can't remember much of his time [[spoiler: living in the ruins of [[DoomedHomeTown Varander]] at first this seems due to severe PTSD but is later reveal Estella Erith tried to erase it from his mind to prevent him becoming an [[ProfessionalKiller assassin.]]]]
* LightningBruiser: Especially after his [[spoiler: enhancement.]]
* TheLeader: Is supposed to be this in the Sequel Secret War: Upon Blood Sands. But is largely struggling in the role. [[spoiler: Having resorted to manipulation and lying too often and getting caught out for it. Making him even more of a {{Hypocrite}} for earlier deriding Glaitis for using the same tactics. He also let his sentimentality rule over his logic and pragmatism. But as always, he's [[CharacterDevelopment learning]].]]
* NayTheist: Attelus is a play on one of these; he holds to the belief that the Emperor was a great man rather than a god, but subverts it by acknowledging that the gods of Chaos do indeed exist.\\
His anti-faith position is becoming stronger due to his increasing bitterness and paranoia, with his distinct contempt of people with "faith."
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: by the end of Secret War [[spoiler: he becomes indirectly responsible for the Exterminatus of Omnartus, a Hive world with billions of people living on it's surface!]]
* ProperlyParanoid
* PunchClockVillain: Again, when working for [[spoiler: Taryst.]]
* ResurrectiveImmortality: [[spoiler: later revealed that it wasn't just his strength, agility and bone structure enhanced by Faleaseen but his very soul as well, turning him into a Perpetual.]]
* SanitySlippage: Is very close to losing his mind.
* SelectiveObliviousness
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: is very much the sensitive guy to Garrakson's manly man, being unafraid to cry on many occasions.
* ScarsAreForever: A horrific one is now on his left cheek.
* ShellShockedVeteran: As implied by his nightmares.
** Out right stated by Torris who says Attelus still suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
* SinsOfOurFathers: Attelus is always having to deal with Serghar Kaltos' legacy as one of the greatest assassins to ever work in Calixis sector.
* SmokingIsCool: Subverted. He knows it's a filthy habit but he can't stop.
** Also helps with his severe [[ShellShockedVeteran PTSD]]
* SmugSmiler: can be this according to Garrakson.
* StealthExpert: Par for the course of being an assassin. His skill in this what allowed him to surivive as a teenager during the invasion of his homeworld. But compared to the [[spoiler: Velrosian scouts in Upon Blood Sands, he struggles to [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter keep up.]]]]
* StepfordSmiler
* SuperReflexes: To such an extent that he can pick up a knife and get into a throwing position before ''Elandria could even consider pulling a trigger''.
** Even more so now after he TookALevelInBadass is able to dodge bullets with inhuman ease.
* SuperSenses: one of the reasons why he can DodgeTheBullet is because he can sense a millisecond before they pull the trigger, even when they are shooting at his back!
* SuperSpeed: While Not nearly as fast as most speedsters but can sprint twenty metres in a split second. Which for 40k terms is ridiculously fast.
* TraumaCongaLine: Just a bloody bit.
* ThereAreNoCoincidences: After having to work under a ChessMaster for so long, Attelus is this trope .
* TrainingFromHell: ''Everything'' he goes through under Glaitis is training from hell.
* {{Understatement}}: Used a lot when he is in SarcasmMode.
* VerbalTic: Both in inner monologue and dialog, Attelus uses a lot of rhyming and alliteration and begins quite a few of his sentences with "hmmm", especially when in SarcasmMode.
* WarriorPoet: Shows much philosophical insight, especially in the sequel: Secret War: Upon Blood Sands.
* WiseBeyondTheirYears
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Indirectly responsible for [[spoiler: for the Exterminatus of Omnartus and it's billions of people.]]

->''"Well if you call me “dear” one more time you will find yourself sorely lacking a head."''

She was recently employed by Glaitis. Though she is the same age as Attelus, she holds the rank of full assassin and is extremely ruthless while at it.
* AntiVillain
* BadassNormal: Not so much when high on combat drugs.
* BerserkButton: The anger she shows when she finds out Glaitis has been keeping secrets from her, is pretty scary.
* BloodKnight
* CatchPhrase:
--> "What are you doing?"
--> "What ever."
* DeadpanSnarker
* DualWielding: Uses two mono blades; one named [[VideoGame/SoulSeries Setsukia]], and the other Katrina.
* DrugsAreGood: Has a liberal use of combat drugs, allowing her to dodge bullets.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:Much to everyone's shock, at first she could not understand Attelus' actions in the Twilight Bar. She figured that he must have used the people in there as {{human shield}}s for the Arcoflagellent]].
* HiddenDepths: She isn't as ignorant as she first seems.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Wears a skin tight [[CatSuit bodyglove]]? Check! Isn't very knowledgeable of human interaction? Check! Insanely hot while at it? Check!
* KickTheDog: [[spoiler: She emotionally tortures Attelus after his horrific injury at the [[IncrediblyLamePun axes]] of the Arco Flagellent. Whether she did this of her own accord or under orders is, as yet, unclear, but it certainly confirms that she is more than she [[HiddenDepths initially seems]]]].
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* NeutralEvil [[invoked]]
* OutOfCharacterMoment: The moment is {{lampshaded}} by Attelus' narrative.
--> '''Elandria''': So what is it that you improvise now oh you magnificent bastard you?\\
I looked over my shoulder at her shocked, was that an actual joke? A backhanded compliment, perhaps? Or something else entirely?
* PunchClockVillain
* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler:Played sadly straight after Attelus' AnguishedDeclarationOfLove]].
* TheRival
* SheFu: Justified due to her enthusiastic use of Combat Drugs. {{Lampshaded}} by Attelus.
* SuperReflexes: Manages to dodge Attelus' shots with her acrobatics.

!!'''Jeurat Garrakson'''
->''"And kid if you want to sheath your blade in her may I suggest using your “other” blade instead."''

A senior mercenary of Taryst's organization, he is an ex-guardsman, an explosives expert, and the leader of Elandria's and Attelus little squad.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> "I don’t know sir, meaning that they are either still lying in the pools of blood we left them in or in a Magistratum mortuary either/or."
* AFatherToHisMen: [[spoiler:After his and Torris' lecture to Attelus at his bedside, Attelus compares the lecture to those given to him by his own father during his youth]].
* BadassNormal
* BerserkButton: [[spoiler:Despite them breaking up before the events of Secret War, it's implied that he's still in love with Taryst, so don't mess with Taryst, ever]].
* CoolOldGuy: He's just so laid back.
* DemolitionsExpert
* DirtyOldMan: The way he teases Attelus for his crush on Elandria makes him seem like this.
* GatlingGood: Is extremely fond of using an Autocannon when he can.
* HiddenDepths: He is one of the most upset when he finds out about [[spoiler: Attelus' NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on Vex]] and is [[SmarterThanYouLook far, far smarter]] than he seems.
* [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal]]
* HurtingHero: [[spoiler: the death of Taryst hits him hard, so hard he performs a HeroicSacrifice to avenge him.]]
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: [[spoiler: {{Jerkass Taryst}} had Karmen Kons erase some of Garrakson's memory just to keep the password to his elevator secret. What was the password? Jgarrakson.]]
* ObfuscatingStupidity: Anyone who thinks he's a typical HonourBeforeReason ex-military type, think again.
* [[spoiler:StraightGay]]
** [[spoiler:BadassGay]]: To an extreme degree.
* LargeAndInCharge: Is the Leader of the group.
* PunchClockVillain: Is a really nice guy but still working for [[spoiler: Taryst makes him this.]]
* TrueNeutral [[invoked]]
* UndyingLoyalty: Heavily hinted he's this toward Taryst [[spoiler: mostly because he was in love with him. This despite knowing more than most just how much of a Jerkass Taryst is]]
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: The Manly Man to both the more sensitive Torris and Attelus.
* TheStoic: But it's soon shown, he is NotSoStoic.
* TechnicolorEyes: He has 'violet eyes' something all Cadians are born with.

!!'''Marcel Torris'''
-> 'Torris tilted his head, “like the old times, eh,” he echoed in good humour. “Kid you may have a very, very long list of issues and character flaws, but despite that we like ya. For some reason I can’t think of yet but maybe we’ll live long enough to figure that out one day.”'

Another senior mercenary under Taryst, Torris is an ex Arbitrator from Malfi and one could say the ''heart'' of the team. Like Garrakson he has a dirty sense of humour, but is more discerning and observant because of his background.
* AwesomenessByAnalysis: He's so good at reading people Karmen Kons speculates he is a latent psyker.
** He's so good he's able to even read [[OurElvesAreBetter Eldar!]]
* BadassNormal
* ConvenientlyAnOrphan: Being an ex Adeptus Arbites he most likely grew up in a Schola Progenium. This is confirmed in a flash back in Upon Blood Sands.
* DeadpanSnarker:
--> “For him to do that, what did you do? Give him a blow job? Must’ve been good, I’m sure you’ve had a hell of a lot of practice.”
* HiddenDepths
* HurtingHero: Doesn't take the [[spoiler: death of his friend and comrade Garrakson well.]]
* LargeHam: He can go a bit overboard sometimes.
* ThoseTwoGuys: Rarely seen not hanging out with his BFF, Garrakson.
* TokenMinority: Despite being from a hive world, Torris is described as having very dark skin and so far is the only character described that way.
** No longer due to the introduction of Inquisitor Enandra whose similarly dark skinned.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: Is never seen not using one.
* ScaryBlackMan
* WarriorTherapist: Is a big part of his character in Upon Blood Sands.

!!'''Karmen Kons/[[spoiler: Estella Erith]]'''
-> "Vark, she hired me. I was a rogue, mercenary psyker. Of course she's a frigging radical and of course I don't mind she is one. I believe the God-Emperor is above all things but also believe that his rules he made during the birth of this Imperium of man were more suited to a different time. I believe that he now understands that much must be done for the continued survival of our species that ten thousand years ago would be deemed wrong."

An exceedingly powerful rogue psyker [[spoiler: employed by Taryst who specialises in telepathy but has some skill in other disciplines. Has a past with Attelus.]]
* AlliterativeName
* AntiHero: Is the utter paragon of pragmatism, even Attelus admits she can go too far.
* AntiVillain
* BlessedWithSuck: comes naturally with being a psyker.
* BlueBlood: Was the daughter of a lord of Attelus' home country, Velrosia. Was a sergeant in the local PDF before the invasion from chaos and her goal in life was to become a scout in the Velrosian 1st regiment. [[PunctuatedForEmphasis My. How. Things. Change.]]
* CanonImmigrant: She was originally from 'Of Thieves and Murderers' an old 40k fanfiction by the same writer.
* CombatPragmatist: She's pretty much the embodiment of the dark side of this. And she's a good guy!
* CripplingOverSpecialization: Feels this way [[spoiler: when they arrive on the surface of Sarkeath she finds herself unable to use her psychic power and almost has a break down due to this. Thinking she is useless now.]]
* DarkAndTroubledPast
* SplitPersonality: Seems to be fighting [[spoiler: an internal battle between her kind but prideful Estella Erith side, against her ruthless mercenary Karmen Kons side.]]
* DyeHard: [[spoiler: {{Invoked}} dyed her hair to blonde from black for her Karmen Kons persona.]]
* IDidWhatIHadToDO: May as well be her CatchPhrase, although she hasn't said it word for word, yet.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: One of her specialties [[spoiler: she was even able to do it to Attelus before she even received training, she didn't quite manage it as well as she wanted to. But somehow didn't destroy him mind in the process!]]]]
** Doesn't remember [[spoiler: her time training under [[ManBehindTheMan Farseer Faleaseen]] due to this. She remembers what she learned, though. [[{{Irony}} ironically.]]]]
* [[MasterSwordsman Master Swordswoman]]: [[spoiler: was one as Estella Erith in the Velrosian martial art: Valisuth but lost much skill when she dedicated her life to honing her sixth sense, or at least she thinks she has.]]
* NeverLiveItDown: [[spoiler: her controlling the minds of Taryst's mercenaries to fight the Space Marines to cover their escape. While many agree it was needed. Many still think it was wrong. It's what mostly makes Attelus reject her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove being sickened by the act and it making it realise how far she can fallen. This despite still feeling the same.]]
* OohMeAccentsSlipping: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] she slips into her [[spoiler: Estella Erith persona her accent becomes more formal and aristocratic.]]
* PoweredArmor: Gets power armour in Upon Blood Sands. Mostly to protect her when she leaves her body.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: Was described as this [[spoiler: as Estella Erith before dying her hair blonde to become Karmen Kons and is beautiful, of course.]]
* {{Pride}}: Her greatest flaw and almost causes her to throw away her life if Attelus hadn't convinced her to stand down.
* SanitySlippage: Like many psykers she's close to going off the slippery slope. Both her and Attelus have this in common and both help each other from falling completely.
* TheStoic: can come off like this sometimes, but she REALLY is NotSoStoic.
* WalkingSpoiler: Almost all her trope explanations have a spoiler tag!
* WellIntentionedExtremist: [[spoiler: She risked destroying Attelus' mind to rid him of his trauma so he could live a normal life. And she sacrificed Taryst's mercenary army to delay the Space Marines allowing their escape.]]
* TraumaCongaLine: Not as bad as Attelus, but she's been through hell.
* WarriorTherapist: well, not exactly a warrior anymore. But she's helped Attelus through some horrible things and vice versa.

!!'''Vex Carpompter'''
->"I don't know who had installed the security of Taryst's files but it is good, very, very, very good maybe even the best I have ever seen, maybe it was a priest of the mechanicum that would be the only explanation that I could think of but I am me and me being me the genius that I am I was able to access some of Taryst's data base."

A very young Hacker hired by Taryst to overlook his data security.
* BadassBookworm: After [[spoiler: [[KickTheDog Attelus strangles him]] Garrakson teaches him how to punch and somehow manages to punch Attelus in the face so hard he gets knocked off his feet, this is AFTER Attelus is [[Transhuman enhanced]] by Faleaseen. But almost breaks his hand in the process]]
* CanonImmigrant: Like Karmen Kons was also taken from 'Of Thieves and Murderers.'
* CatchPhrase:
--> Okie dokie
* ChekhovsGunman: Although he's one of the more obvious ones.
* ImprobableAge: Is a master of cogitators on par with many a Tech Priest this despite being only in his mid teens.
* InsufferableGenius: Is a genius and knows it. As one may decipher [[CaptainObvious from his quote.]]
* PlayfulHacker: Pretty much this to a 'T' and could be considered a bit cliche for this.
* {{Pride}}: Is one of the most prideful characters in the story, mostly about his hacking ability.
* TeenGenius

!!'''Major Olinthre'''
-> "And for that I will always be ashamed, I am a coward, Attelus. I should have died in duty along with my comrades but yet here I am. Working as a soulless mercenary for an ugly and back stabbing corporation that really shouldn't exist, but now it's time to face up like you did with Vex, it's time to finally, truly face up to my mistakes."

The second in command of Taryst's mercenary army. He's charismatic and charming. He is also the [[spoiler: the other last survivor of the Cadian regiment Garrakson hails from, being Garrakson's commanding officer.]]
* TheAtoner: As shown by his quote he suffers from a severe case of SurvivorsGuilt.
* BadassNormal
* TheCasanova: He's described as being exceedingly handsome and good with the women. [[spoiler: Too bad he's KilledOffForReal before he can show this, although the when the Mimic masquerades as him, Castella Lethe is quick to hit on him.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Has a brief mention earlier in the story, but then turns out to be intrinsic to the plot.
* GoodLookingPrivates: Unlike Garrakson he's somehow left unscarred by conflict.
* HiddenDepths: His past trauma and he is one of the first to uncover TheConspiracy by just following a hunch, although he didn't do it alone.
* LanternJawOfJustice.
* MajorlyAwesome: Being a major and all.
* NiceGuy: Despite apparently being a womansier and a ShellShockedVeteran, he seems one of the nicest characters in Taryst's army.
* ProperlyParanoid: Is one of the few who was paranoid enough to investigate into Taryst's strange [[OocIsSeriousBusiness actions.]] He was also inspired by Attelus' insinuations.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Is a good man and isn't afraid to [[spoiler: put his life on the line to stand up to [[BadBoss Taryst.]]]]
* ShellShockedVeteran: Seems to be effected far more by the destruction of his regiment than Garrakson.
* SurvivorsGuilt
* TechnicolorEyes: Has 'violet eyes.' Natural being from [[WorldOfBadass Cadia.]]
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Is [[spoiler: KilledOffForReal off screen by the mimic, only a few chapters after his introduction.]]