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First appearing in The Fairy Godmother
Elena KlovisElena is a 21-year-old woman living with her horrible stepmother Madeleine and her stepsisters Daphne and Delphinium in the capital of the Kingdom of Otraria. Her stepmother has spent the family fortune and has racked up a dreadful amount of debt. She flees to the countryside with her daughters, leaving Elena alone. Elena tries to get hired as a maid and ends up with her Kingdom's Fairy Godmother, a delightful lady called Madame Bella. Bella gives Elena a choice: either give up her power and live a normal life with kind and considerate employers, or become Apprentice Godmother to Madame Bella. Elena chooses the latter.
Madame BellaMadame Bella is Elena's mentor and a former Godmother. She is a kind, shrewd woman that does her best to prepare Elena for her role.
Prince Alexander of KolhstaniaAlexander is the second son of King Henrik of Kohlstania and future Commander of the Army. He is also a Prince Charmless. When sent by his father to quest for the hand of Princess Kylia of Fleurberg, he fails the first test, that of kindness. His rudeness and cruelty is enough that Elena turns him into a donkey.
Prince Octavian of KolhstaniaOctavian is the eldest son of the King of Kolhstania and heir to the throne. He fails the test of kindness and is sent to get his redemption under the Sorceress Arachnia.
Prince Julian Of Kohlstania/ King Julian of FleurbergJulian is the youngest of the three brothers and the one that is more likely to succeed in a quest. Even though his father despises him, Julian does not hate him for it.
Madame ArachniaMadame Arachnia was a young child abused by her wicked stepmother and sent to gather berries in the winter. In the forest she was snatched by an evil witch and kept prisoner. After getting fed up with the mistreatment, she shoved the witch out of the window and claimed the witch's castle, becoming an Evil Sorceress herself. Madame Bella arranges for her to meet a prince and fall in love, initiating her turn to Dark Is Not Evil territory.
Madame KlovisElena's Wicked Stepmother, who used a love potion on her father in order to appropriate his wealth. She has two daughters, whom she spoils. In the end of the first book she gets her punishment in being forced to work as a cook and a servant in an inn in order to pay for her debts.
Daphne and DelphiniumElena's Horrid Stepsisters.
First appearing in One Good Knight
Princess Andromeda of AcadiaPrincess Andromeda is the only child of Queen Cassiopeia and heir to the throne of Acadia. She has lived a very sheltered and lonely life, but she is very intelligent, resourceful, and has a talent for research and a love of books. Her life changes when her intelligence comes to the attention of her mother and her mother's advisor, Solon. While Andromeda tries to get used to her new life, tragedy descends upon Acadia, in the form of a rampaging Dragon.
Sir George/GeorginaSir George is the virgin knight sent by the Chapter House of Glass Mountain to slay the Dragon. He is very vehement that Andie will not fall in love with him.
Queen CassiopeiaAndromeda's beautiful and ruthless mother, who often expresses her disappointment that her daughter is not a copy of her.
Solon, Royal Advisor and Evil SorcererSolon is one of Queen Cassiopeia's most trusted advisors and her lover. He is the one Andromeda approaches in order to reveal her talent for research and data compilation.
First Appearing in Fortune's Fool
Prince Aleksandr Pieterovich "Sasha"Sasha is the youngest of the seven sons of King Pietr of Led Belarus. He has the magical abilities of a Seventh Son, Fortunate Fool and Songweaver. He is in charge of keeping the tradition in check in his country.
Princess Ekaterina ""Katya"The seventh daughter of the Sea King. Katya is well versed in the Tradition and acts as her father's spy in the Drylands.