The cast of the Deviantart webcomic {{Webcomic/Sunstone}} by Stjepan Sejic.


[[folder: The Protagonists]]

!Lisa Williams
The main protagonist of ''{{Webcomic/Sunstone}}'' and its primary narrator. She plays the "sub" in her and Ally's relationship, and initially met her face-to-face after months of interaction via the Internet to meet those desires. What follows is a blossoming romance between the two, which she is seen chronicling post-TimeSkip.
* AggressiveSubmissive: Outside the bedroom, Lisa tends to be the more active one in her and Ally's relationship. Inside, she is a complete sub.
* CharacterTic: Her lip-biting has become fairly iconic amongst the fans.
* ClingyJealousGirl: Not immediately obvious, her anger at her brothers hitting on Ally have a lot of reasons beside jealousy, but once she introduces Anne to Ally, Lisa begins to regret the decision [[spoiler:and it very nearly drives her and Ally apart near the end of Chapter 4]].
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* FriendsWithBenefits: Started out as this to Ally.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Narrator Lisa is quick to call Story Lisa an idiot, particularly when calling Story Lisa out on being mean to Valerie for petty reasons, I.E. she's blond.
** Goes even further when we meet her ShadowArchetype, the green-skinned manifestation of her self-loathing, who has the FanNickname of "Lisux" after her t-shirt.
* HiddenDepths: Despite being a complete sub in the bedroom, Lisa everywhere else is a confident, level-headed and assertive person. However, Lisa's biggest flaw is that when it comes to relationships, she only acts when she feels it is emotionally safe to act, which among other things cost her her relationship with David [[spoiler:and very nearly costs her her relationship with Ally as well]].
** FieryRedhead: She can get pretty emotionally excited, though this does lead to Foot-in-Mouth disease. And you DON'T want to mess with her when she gets angry!
* IconicOutfit: She has two: a red and black latex corset/gloves/leggings combo is quite common but what may be her true signature is the red/black breast-exposing straitjacket that Ally had custom made just for her.
* KnuckleCracking: Lisa's habit of cracking her knuckles and her neck is one of the few things about her that annoy the crap out of Ally.
* TheLoad: After some soul searching, Lisa realizes she is this when it comes to relationships. She is always expecting her partner to understand her needs and wants without needing to be told and basically placing all the work to keep the relationship going at their feet.
* MostWritersAreWriters: She's a budding writer and narrating her life's story.
* NoSenseOfPersonalSpace: While all the characters have a habit of being very touchy and close, Lisa is by far the worst offender. It even gets brought up occasionally like when Valerie thought Cassie was Lisa's girlfriend or when Ally thought Lisa wanted an intimate relationship with Anne as well.
* OutnumberedSibling The only girl among two brothers.
%%* SignificantGreenEyedRedhead
* UnreliableNarrator: Is called out on this by Ally and even admits this herself.

!Allison 'Ally' Carter
Lisa's best friend/lover and the [[{{Deuteragonist}} secondary protagonist]] of ''{{Webcomic/Sunstone}}''. She works as a software programmer during the day and displays geeky tendencies, which contrasts sharply with her "domme" persona in her and Lisa's relationship. Over time, she too starts realizing her attraction towards Lisa.
* {{Adorkable}}: Especially her OutOfCharacter moments during sex when she becomes nervous or geeks out over pierced nipples. And when she gets excited, or just awkward, she can be utterly adorable.
* AffectionateNickname: "Allycat," which is actually her forum screen name.
* BerserkButton: Needing on a drop that Ally's got her eye on when she's [=MMOing=] is a good way to get her pissed enough to challenge you to ClusterFBomb-laden PVP.
* BrainsAndBondage: Highly intelligent programmer? Check. SexySpectacles? Check. Crazy amount of BDSM gear? CHECK.
* ExperimentedInCollege: Back when Ally and Alan were in their relationship together, they tried out the ropes of BDSM, but since both of them were dominants, it was always a competition between the two of them, and they always tried to outdo each other, which didn't really end well.
* {{Fetish}}: Aside from her whole domme thing, Ally also has a major thing for nipple piercings which Lisa picks up on.
* FriendsWithBenefits: Started out as this to Lisa.
* GamerChick: Given her job, it's to be expected.
* HeavySleeper: Her snoring could wake the dead.
* HiddenDepths: Ally, at first, seems like a confident and successful person, but it becomes clear that she is terribly lonely and has some regrets she can't manage to overcome.
* HimeCut: Stumbled onto this by chance, and was key to unlocking her Domme Look.
* MyGreatestFailure: Ally regards what happened with Marion as this. She blames herself for showing Marion "too much, too fast" during Harper's class on Shibari, and the following development of the obsession that ultimately led Marion to tie herself to Alan's bed. It especially hurt for her because [[spoiler:she had to physically restrain Marion from trying to undo the ropes around her clotted wrists for the sake of her safety, even when Marion, in agonized desperation, started using her safeword in a panicked bid to get Ally to let her go]]. The traumatic experience led to an aversion to using ropes that Ally eventually overcomes.
* OneOfUs: On top of being a GamerChick she's also a [[Series/DoctorWho Whovian]], the bed in her own room has a T.A.R.D.I.S duvet cover and at one point she scares Lisa while out shopping by donning a gas mask and asking [[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild "Are you my mommy"?]]
%%* RavenHairIvorySkin
* SafeWord: Ally's safeword, which she gives to her subs, is "[[TitleDrop sunstone]]."
* SexySpectacles: Ally wears a pair of these when in her domme persona.
* SucksAtDancing: By Ally's own admission.
-->'''Ally:''' I'm a horrible dancer!
-->'''Lisa:''' That's okay! It's a horrible song!
* UnreliableNarrator: Turns out that she treated Alan a lot worse in college than she remembers.
* [[WhereDoesHeGetAllThoseWonderfulToys Where Does She Get All Those Wonderful Toys?]]: Ally has a staggeringly impressive collection of toys, including an entire wardrobe of custom-made outfits for both of her subs and herself, cuffs, chains, restraints and suspension rigs, a custom-made ''mermaid outfit'', the infamous "see-saw," a made-to-order bed just for sex and, last but certainly not least, an ''actual chariot''. We are shown that Alan and Chris make a living out of making these things for people and that Ally is really quite well-off, but WordOfGod states that [[CrackIsCheaper Ally has spent]] ''[[CrackIsCheaper forty grand]]'' [[CrackIsCheaper on this collection]]. Lampshaded somewhat in a strip:
-->'''Lisa:''' Okay, I tried avoiding this question...but, yeah...How much did you spend on all this stuff?
-->'''Ally:''', quite a't ask.
** Collecting BDSM equipment and outfits turns out to be Ally's only recreational spending outlet, and she spent so much on this stuff that Alan had to intervene and refuse to sell her any more (at least until Lisa arrived and the two of them started putting these numerous outfits to use).
** One financial chat with Alan reveals that Ally earned a huge one-time payout (over a half-a-million dollars) with her software work in the past. Her notably oversized house and even more notably-oversized gear collection have effectively burned through all of that; in the final chapter, it's hinted that she's starting to feel some financial pressure.


[[folder: Supporting Cast]]

!Alan Benson

Ally's ex-boyfriend turned best friend. He designs BDSM gear and paraphernalia for clubs and clients, and is Ally's primary supplier. Oh yeah--he's also a quite skilled dominant, comparable to Ally herself.
* AmicableExes / BetterAsFriends: He and Ally.
* BadassBeard: Rocks that goatee like nobody's business.
%%* {{Bishonen}}
* DeadpanSnarker: Stands out particularly in a WorldOfSnark.
* ExperimentedInCollege: Back when Ally and Alan were in their relationship together, they tried out the ropes of BDSM, but since both of them were dominants, it was always a competition between the two of them, and they always tried to outdo each other, which didn't really end well.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Or at least according to Anne.
* IllBeInMyBunk: Becomes inevitable when he's dealing with his friends' sexual encounters.
* ImpossiblyCoolClothes: Is responsible for practically all of Ally's BDSM wardrobe, as well as the wardrobe of most of the performers at the Crimson.
%%* JerkWithAHeartOfGold
* MistakenForGay: PlayedForDrama. Back in college, a couple of {{Jerkass}} peers got it into their head that Alan was gay and they messed with him any chance they got. Things escalated when Alan's sketchbook full of BDSM artwork was stolen, and its drawings were photocopied and posted all over the campus, which got Alan in trouble with the school authorities. It took significant effort from Ally for him to trust anybody after that.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Ally.
* SafeWord: Alan's safeword, with Marion and with Anne, is "mercy", though he also has a three-note hum that his sub can use through a gag.
* UnspokenPlanGuarantee: Despite being one of the wittiest characters in the series, if he has time to stop and think about a wisecrack it's never particularly funny.


A tattoo artist and long-time friend of Cassie whose curiosity about BDSM leads her headfirst into Lisa and Ally's alternative lifestyle.
* BiTheWay: Despite stating in-current-universe that she doesn't swing that way, she is shown to be attracted to Lisa and a future strip shows her married to Alan.
* ClosetKey: Is the catalyst that causes Ally and Lisa to admit their feelings for each other.
** In ''Mercy'' it's revealed that Anne had her own Closet Key in Miriam, the singer of one of the metal bands whose concerts she went to, who awakened her to her bi side.
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Despite being a tattoo artist, she is relatively innocent and naive compared to the rest of the cast.
* HeadTiltinglyKinky: Her initial reaction to BDSM, which only gets her more curious.
* KaleidoscopeHair: Has had both black AND brown hair in the past, in addition to blonde!
* {{Metalhead}}: Was one back in college. Her interest in metal would introduce Cassie to Tom.
* NaiveNewcomer: To the world of BDSM.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Cassie, though the two sometimes flirt with each other, neither one notices until it's brought to their attention.
* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: As she becomes friendly with Lisa and Ally, the two are forced to deal with emotions they have been denying for a long time, which nearly drives the two of them apart. [[spoiler:She does take the first steps toward getting the two back together in Chapter 5, though]].
* WackyCravings: In ''Mercy'', Anne is pregnant with Alan's kid, and has developed a craving for chocolate chip cookies.

!Cassie Connelly

Chris' sister and Anne's best friend and a fellow BDSM fan. HappilyMarried to Tom.
* AfraidOfNeedles: Ever since the time she got her shots as a kid, Cassie has never liked needles.
* DeadpanSnarker: One of the bigger ones in the series.
* HappilyMarried: To Tom.
* HelloAttorney: Her day job.
* IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney: As mentioned in ''Mercy'', Cassie used to model for art for the money she needed to get through law school. Anne being Anne, she turned it into stripper jokes in order to get a rise out of Cassie.
* TheMatchmaker: Is always trying to set Alan up with her friends, much to his annoyance.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Anne, though the two sometimes flirt with each other, neither one notices until it's brought to their attention.
* ShipperOnDeck: She is the most vocal about Ally and Lisa's relationship being more than friendship.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Happily engages in this with Tom, and anyone else willing to do it.
* VitriolicBestBuds: Seems to have this relationship with everyone she knows, including her husband and people she just met.

!Chris Connelly

Alan's work colleague and Cassie's brother; notably not at all interested in BDSM.
* {{Muggle}}: One of the few recurring characters not into BDSM.
* UnfazedEveryman: Takes everything that happens at the club with an almost bored expression.

!Tom Wilson

Cassie's husband, a metalhead and a quite talented snarker.
* AffectionateNickname: Anne calls him "Metalboy."
* BadLiar: As much as he would try to claim he does, Tom has no poker face and, as Alan bluntly points out, he "can't lie for shit."
* DeadpanSnarker: Right up there with Cassie.
* HappilyMarried: To Cassie.
* SnarkToSnarkCombat: Tom and Cassie engage in quite a bit of this.

!Harper Thomas

The owner of the BDSM club that the cast frequents.

!Tanya Wilkins

Harper's girlfriend and accountant.


An ex-girlfriend of Alan who had a bad experience with BDSM which continues to haunt Ally.
* AffectionateNickname: Cruella, though only because of her hair, in terms of personality she could not be more opposite of the Disney Villain.
* BodyHorror: Played in disturbingly realistic fashion when we're shown the dangers of careless rope work. Marion uses the wrong sort of knots on her wrists combined with improper positioning of the ropes on the bed out of obsession with trying to prove Alan wrong about 24/7 submission (which Alan isn't into for a variety of reasons, chiefest among them being that it is highly stressful for the dom), and finds herself trapped and alone while the blood circulation to her hands is cut off. Her hands go lifeless and visibly dark grey in color. It gets worse when we're told this had caused blood clots and Marion could have lost her hands, if not her life.
* IdiotBall: Keen to convince Alan to try 24/7 dominance and submission, Marion's growing obsession with the game led her to do something everyone (including herself) agrees was stupid; but unfortunately for Marion, she realized this only at the moment she slipped the knots about her wrists tight without a way to undo them.
* LoveMakesYouDumb: This hit Marion hard; being new to the type of relationship she was sharing with Alan caused her to discard her better judgement in favor of doing everything she could to take things further, leading to a very bad situation.
* MulticoloredHair: Black on one side, white on the other.
** SkunkStripe: When she's first introduced it's mentioned her hair has a natural large white patch which caused Marion to decide to dye her hair.