A list of many of the characters that appear throughout the world of The Dark Eye.No player characters please.
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The Twelve Gods & Their Priests
All of the main twelve gods have an Evil Counter Part demon lord. They are listed in the order in which their months appear throughout the year, the year stars in the middle of summer by the way.They are said to reside in Alveran an Expy of mount Olympus.
The firstborn god of the sun, justice and aristocracy.
Bolt of Divine Retribution: A power he grants both his priests and his messengers, the gryphons. It only harms demons and knocks out magic users though.
Our Gryphons Are Different: They are his divine messengers, with an intense distrust towards and incredible resistance against magic. They look like Opinicus variations of Gryphons.
Bi the Way: "Amazonian Love" is the in-universe term for lesbianism, and though they are expected to occasionally lie with a worthy male (in order to get pregnant), many if not most tend to prefer female company.
Church Militant: While not all amazons are warriors and only a few of those are priestesses, the fact that they live their lives in secluded fortresses and are known to be a powerful army, despite only numbering in the low hundreds somewhat evokes this trope.
Honor Before Reason: Quite a few of her more devout followers, so most of her priests this trope.
Warrior Monk: While many of the other churches have specific templar-like warrior orders, the Rondra church consists entirely of warrior priests. Which means that their ingame stats are roughly equivalent to those the fighting professions.
Weapon of Choice: Most orders which worship her have these. The average priest of Rondra will wield a specific two handed sword.
The god of the sea and storms, one of the titans and has dominion over two of the six elements, air and water.
Hair-Trigger Temper: As one of the priests tennents is to live out all their emotions and not holding anything back, they can come across as such.
Weapon of Choice: As stated above his priests use a trident, both for fishing and fighting of naval monstrosities.
The goddess of hearth and home as well as faithfulness.
The chruch of Travia
Happily Married: Unlike the other churches which have a patriarch or a matriarch, the church of Travia actually has a married couple as their leaders and being happily married is a prerequisite for the position. Most priests and priestesses get married fairly early or at least plan to.
The god of death, sleep and forgetting, he also doubles as the god of the night.
Dark Is Not Evil: His temples and priests exemplify this trope, his priests are dressed black and hardly speak and his temples are usually very dark places.
Don't Fear The Reaper: Boron portrayed as a very gentle god, whose gifts of death and the ability to forget were mercifully bestowed upon the mortal people.
The church of Boron
This church is actually devided into two churches, one's center being Punin in the Almada region of the Middlerealm and the other's center being Al'Anfa, capital of the Al'Anfanian Empire. The latter actually believe Boron to the king of the gods and are know for their use of mind altering drugs.
Demigods and other gods that do not reside in Alveran
The carefree son of Rahja and Phex, patron of adventurers and explorers.
Walking the Earth: Many stories say that he does this to inspire people to expand their horizons. Heaven for his priests actually consists of wandering and exploring at his side for all of their afterlife.
Good Is Not Nice: The way both he and his priests act can barely be called good, but they do fight any demons they can find.
Human Sacrifice: His priests sacrifice condemned criminals so that his lust for blood is sated and he will not start a new war. The Maru did and do similar things and many humans who know of this are afraid that the souls of the slain will be sent straight to a demon. Naturally they are wrong, Kor is a god, no matter how brutal.
Jerkass Gods: The way the Achaz saw him, his other followers, the Leviatanim and Maru actually considered themselves his children and were not as afraid of him.
The Magnificent: For a demigod he has a lot of names, the black prince of chimeras, he who walks across the battlefield laughing, the master of the nine deadly strikes, Rondras executioner, the one with the cold heart, lord of battles, the merciless one, brother of blood... and so on and so forth.
Good Is Not Nice: The way both he and his priests act can barely be called good, but they do fight any demons they can find.
Private Military Contractors: Every priest either is a lone mercenary or leads a band of other mercenaries. They classify their fee in red and black fees, red is high and they expect to get wounded, so it will be a good fight. Black is sometimes even higher, because it is a low risk assignment and they won't be able to serve their god on the battlefield.
Suicide Mission: Their specialty, since they are sure to bleed during one of these. They will ask a hefty sum for undertaking this nonetheless.
The son of Rajah, only worshiped by few regular people and some witches. Unlike many gods he does not empower any priests.
Beast Man: On some nights he can walk as a man with a rams head.
Heel-Face Revolving Door: Somewhat, he has been tempted by the demonic counterpart of his mother multiple times, the next time might be the last.
Rape As Back Story: He raped Satuaria, the goddess worshipped by witches but was cursed by her to be turned into a ram.
The Nameless God
The God of Evil, whose followers continually try to overthrow the established order of the twelve gods. His Name was stolen by the other gods in an attempt to limit his power.
Sealed Evil in a Can: Well, sealed evil in the breach between creation and the outlying chaos, which is home to the demons, but still works.
Self Harm: Crosses into An Arm and a Leg territory, since according to legend he has torn off his hand, gouged out one of his eyes and even ripped out his tongue in his attempt to free himself. Each of these appendages has become one or several evil beings in the world who try to corrupt everything in their search for his name.
The son of Hesinde and Phex, patron of scholarship and rationalism.
The young daughter of Sumu, mainly worshiped by witches.
The son of Efferd and Rondra to some, others believe him to be his own entity. He is the god of Thorwalians (Viking Expys) and travels the oceans in the form of a giant white whale to fight the spawn of Hrangar, the evil sea serpent.
Gods Not Worshiped by Humans
Ruler of the Underworld of the Orcs and father of Brazoragh, he is closely tied to the red moon. His priests are the shamans of the orc tribes.
Another H'Ranga in the form of a devourer(T-Rex) who loves bloodshed and war and has spawned the Leviatanim and Maru people to further his bloodshed. He is simply the aspect under which all the reptile people worshiped Kor.
War God: As he loved bloodshed this is kind of obvious.
A minor H'Ranga, a spawn of H'Szinth, who is tied to the moon. As should be quite obvious from her name, she is simply another version of Mada.
The Demon Lords
All demon lords are known for forging pacts with mortals and for being the, not necessarily polar, opposite to one of the twelve gods.The first name is the name in Zhayad, the mages secret language which is said to be the language of demons, the second name is in Zelemia, an early human language.
Kraken and Leviathan: Her most powerful mundane beasts are the Giant Squids and sea serpents. Her most powerful demon servant, her so called son is a truly gigantic squid worthy of being called a kraken.
The Magnificent: The merciless drowner, the deep daughter, duchess of the night-blue depths.
Sea Monster: Almost all of them are considered her servants or even children.
The Magnificent: Lady of bloody extacy, Lord of the dark rotten passion, the many gendered seducer.
Each of these may be a Late-Arrival Spoiler, but since the dark eye has an ongoing metaplot, this will always happen.
Dimiona of Zorgan/Oron
The princess of Arania, a powerful witch who chose to join Borbarad because she could never be the queen of her country (custom dictates that the men inherit what their parents own, while their wives will rule...) entered a pact with Belkelel.
The Sociopath: If you look at her track record: tries to kill her brother so she can be queen and gets her familiar killed in the process, goes insane and is locked up in an asylum for magic users, joins Borbarad and conquers part of her home country, unleashes a unique and powerful demon on the world who can create strange rapist-vampires, does a lot of unspeakable things for fun while she is the queen, and when she does get killed she swaps bodies with her brother's wife and now acts the part and last but not least still supports cults of her demon lord in the supposedly cleansed realm.
Evil Is Deathly Cold: As a woman with a pact with the demon lord of demonic ice this kind of comes with the Territory.
Grim Up North: While most of the north is not nice, the area she rules is even worse, considering that demons and demonic creatures roam the landscape.
Orcus on His Throne: Has recently become this, much to the dismay of those who want to bring her to justice, since her throne is kind of far away.
An undead dragon who has a pact with Thargunitoth
Eldritch Abomination: While he is "just" a dragon when he is born, he becomes an undead who is resummoned over and over and because of that is a walking insactum for Thargunitoth. In the the-gods-can't-hear-you-while-undead-flay-your-soul-from-your-body-kind. Next to Borbarad and Pardona he is the most monstrous villain in The Dark Eye.
Killed Off for Real: well as much as one can kill off a nigh invulnerable being, his soul rests in a jewel among the dwarves but his body has been destroyed.
Aristocracy:The great houses of Al'Anfa
All of them
Big Screwed-Up Family: Every house has its fair share of skeletons in the closet and their way of going about political or personal disputes, even within the confies of their own house is often quite... venomous.
Feuding Families: As long as no outsiders intervene or the poor rise up all of the great houses feud amongst each other, for power and influence.
Expy: The way the great houses go about their political businesses, they mostly bear a striking resemblance to the great family dynasties in renaissance Italy like the Borgia and the Medici.
Manipulative Bastard: Everyone of the patriarchs or matriarchs as well as most of their kin, kind of comes with the territory.
Wicked Cultured: Most of them, the matriarchs and patriarchs definitely count.
Not a house of the aristocracy, but rather the line of the patriarchs of the church of Boron that rule Al'Anfa.Motto: "Boron demands it!"Patriarch: Amir Honak
Descendants of slave traders from Khunchom. Because of Rahjadans decadence they have declined in political matters.Motto: Use the powers that would harm you.Patriarch: Rahjadan Bonareth
The last in a long line of only sons ruling the house after the untimely death of his father
The Ageless: As long as his picture exists, he will not age.
Expy: His origin story is taken straight from The Picture of Dorian Gray he did have to pay a high price for his immortality physically until he managed to force others to pay the price.
Soul Jar: His picture, in a way. It does not prevent him from being hurt, it only prevents him from aging.
Descendants of the dark skinned Utulu people, this house has become powerful through slave trading.Motto: "Dare to embrace strife."Matriarch: Folsina Florios
Royally Screwed Up: almost all members of the house are missing half their ring finger on their left hand.
Technical Pacifist: Both played straight and somewhat subverted, while the members of this house will usually not directly remove someone they despise, they will manipulate someone else to do it for them.
Matriarch of house KarinorQuote: "A scrupulous career woman without the slightest fear of Boron - exactly the right woman for us. And she has a great body to boot."
Bi the Way: She really doesn't care about her lovers sex.
Descendants of Thorwalian slave traders, well know for being ruthless and not shying away from spilling blood in order to get their way.Motto: "You should act, not talk."Patriarch: Nareb Emano Zornbrecht.
Names to Run Away From Really Fast: Both the house itself and its patriarch. The quote about him and his house goes along the lines: Zornbrecht? A good man, a great man, now I really have to go!
Nareb Emano Zornbrecht
Patriarch of the house Zornbrecht.Quote: "The secret of success is that there is none."
Authority Equals Asskicking: The houses patriarch is well known for being a superb wrestler, having broken the backs of several Hruruzat (Kung Fu) fighters.
Guild: GreyThe brilliant archmage who by now resides in Khunchom, since he left the academy he used to teach in. Despite all his wisdom and power he has started to lose his grip on sanity since he has become the bearer of an ancient book describing the reptile people.
Properly Paranoid: Since a powerful lizard beast, that is one of Borbarads inheritors, has been creating chimeras on Maraskan, his paranoia about reptile conspiracies aren't that far fetched. Too bad that he seems to believe that they are behind 'everything'.