Characters: The Gamers Alliance Five
Characters that appear in The Gamers Alliance
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"I shall relish the moment when you finally choose from the many roads ahead of you because that very decision shall only leave misery and treachery in its wake. And when that time comes, what you'll hear will be my laughter."
The Goddess of Healing and daughter of Nergal. She's self-centered and sees mortals, including her demigod son Leon, as worthless unless they serve her.
- Daddy's Little Villain: She is Nergal's daughter and as wicked as he is.
- Evil Matriarch: To her Andain son Leon Alcibiates. She sees him as a worthless, weak fool, beginning from their first interaction where she ended up poisoning him after he had invoked her power to drive off bandits who had tried to mug him.
- Hot God: She is very beautiful.
- Path of Inspiration: Her clergy is basically seen as benevolent for the most part because they do heal people, but the reason for the clergy's existence is far more sinister, and only some of the higher ups know some of the specifics behind it.
- Villain with Good Publicity: She is considered a benevolent deity but is anything but. Only her most devoted clerics know her true nature and are okay with it.
- Warts and All: Her Andain son Leon Alcibiates seeks her out to get her approval, but Leon quickly learns that Artemicia is not as nice as the clergy has led him to believe. A few heroes since then have learned Artemicia's true nature as well and are now opposing her openly.
The God of Order, brother of Hephaestus and father of the elves
. He guided the godblades Dawn and Dusk to their bearers and set events in motion to oppose the coming of MardŁk. He's devoured by the Godslayer at the end of the Great War.
- Cool Old Guy: He is quite old and frail (or at least has chosen such a form when interacting with mortals) and has a weird sense of humour.
- Death Is Dramatic: He is devoured by the Godslayer, which leads to the Cataclysm.
- Good Is Not Nice: He is generally one of the more benevolent deities but depending on his mood he can be quite stubborn, cowardly, indifferent and somewhat self-centered.
- Grandpa God: He prefers the look of an old man.
- It's All About Me: He ends up doing this by the time the Third Age begins by telling his followers that the other gods don't exist. His motivations for doing so might have been to aid mankind in the long run, but others justifiably argue that it was a very questionable action to do.
The God of Wine and Madness, and brother of Laverna. He's a party animal who likes kids and can be a bit mischievous at times.
- Life of the Party: He likes to party and tends to liven up the place when he shows up... assuming he shows up in an adult form, that is.
- Mad God: Well, he is the God of Madness among other things and acts in rather weird ways... although the 'madness' might be an act of Obfuscating Stupidity to fool his adversaries into underestimating him.
- Master of Disguise: He's pretty good with disguising himself when he interacts with mortals.
- The Trickster: He, like his sister Laverna, can be a bit...unpredictable at times.
"I cannot control my nature, nor would there be any point in denying who—or what—I am. That does not mean I cannot control my actions. I do the best with what I have been given, and the choices I make are my own."
The God of Smithing, brother of Cardia and father of the dwarves. He is now the head God of Light after Cardia's demise.
- The Blacksmith: He is the patron deity of these and is quite good at forging things himself as well.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Surprisingly enough he's one of the few gods who actually listens to mortals' pleas even though he doesn't act unless things turn really dire. He can occasionally try to Shoot the Dog (as the case was with imprisoning the half-god Nyanna who wasn't meant to exist), but for the most part he's been on the heroes' side.
The Goddess of Love and Fertility. She made the paladin Nesa impregnate her with the first Andain child in millennia in a bid to take over the High Plane, which made a lot of gods angry. The plan backfired when Nesa rescued their daughter and trapped the goddess's essence inside his head to both keep her safe from the gods but also to protect their daughter from her schemes.
- Bed Trick: In order to trick the paladin Nesa into sleeping with her, she disguises herself as his lover Rhylian.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She seems nice albeit ditzy at first but later shows a more ambitious, sinister side when she reveals her plans of bringing back the Andain to the world and make her the goddess of all other gods.
- Double Standard: Rape, Divine on Mortal: She tricks Nesa into sleeping with her so that she can become pregnant and give birth to the first half-god child in millennia.
- Hot God: She's very beautiful.
- Light Is Not Good: She may be a love goddess, but that doesn't act her from acting in a rather selfish way.
- Love Goddess: Hivena is the Goddess of Love in the pantheon.
The Goddess of Thieves, sister of Dionysus and mother of the kitsune
. She's trapped inside her follower Haruko's body and schemes to free herself and make Haruko regain her memories to bring her plans into fruition. She eventually succeeds in doing so by possessing one of Haruko's newborn twins after speeding up Haruko's pregnancy, intending to use the twins in the future.
- Bi the Way: She hits on both men and women.
- Manipulative Bastard: She likes to toy with people's emotions to get what she wants. Whether she cares for her thief followers and is simply keeping them on edge for her own amusement or if she merely sees them as pawns isn't known.
- Sealed Inside a Person-Shaped Can: She's trapped inside the body of her follower Haruko when a spell that released both of them wasn't finished properly during the Day of the Damned festival.
- The Trickster: She's rather unpredictable, but she veers more towards Darkness than Light in her dubious actions.
"I am MardŁk of Chaos, and the worlds will burn at my hand!"
The God of Chaos, brother of PaedŁn and Dreamweaver, and father of demons
. Most people saw him as evil force who wanted nothing but drown the world in Darkness, but he actually had a tragic past which led to his descent into villainy and eventual death. He's devoured by the Godslayer at the end of the Great War.
- Big Bad: He took this role during the Chaos War in the First Age and became the true Big Bad at the end of the Great War in the Third Age.
- Death Is Dramatic: He is devoured by the Godslayer, which leads to the Cataclysm.
- Fallen Hero: He was quite heroic until he lost his brother Dreamweaver to the Nameless Evil. The grief over his brother's loss along with his half-god son Kagetsu's betrayal of the gods and the Unnamed Evil's subtle manipulation eventually turned him into a twisted version of his former self.
- Motive Decay: He initially harnessed the power of Chaos and Darkness to make his demon followers grow stronger and subjugate the weaker races so that he could amass a strong enough, united force to resist Death's growing influence. However, his single-minded goal eventually twisted his originally noble intentions and he ended up focusing only on the subjugation of other peoples and turned demons into the horrific monstrosities they are today.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: He ended up as this for a time after he'd been sealed at the end of the Chaos War. It took him several millennia until he was released at the end of the Great War.
"You may have won a battle, but the war is far from over! Remember: I am War!"
The God of War, brother of Shakkan, and father of Artemicia and humans. He is now the head God of Darkness after MardŁk's demise.
- Blood Knight: He is ultimately this albeit in a more villainous way. He constantly tries to manipulate events in order to cause more bloodshed although he also has ambitions to become the god of gods. He is not foolish enough to actually get himself in a position that might get him killed, though, but he has nothing against fighting powerful enemies through host bodies.
- The Chessmaster: He prefers to set the stage for his schemes long in advance by manipulating events when needed.
- War God: That's in his job description. He likes to spill blood to grow stronger and manipulates events so that wars will keep going on for the unforeseeable future.
The God of Knowledge, brother of MardŁk and Dreamweaver, and father of the Lefein. He and the Lefein end up sealed by the other gods because his quest for technology is seen as a threat to the gods' power.
- Sealed Good in a Can: He and his Lefein followers end up imprisoned by the Gods of Darkness because his technological mastery is seen as a threat which might turn the tide for the Gods of Light.
The God of Arseholes and Bastards, and an inspiration to Scuns. Devoured by Gaea...or so Scunnish legends say.
- Jerk Ass: He was so annoying that his own mother Gaea ended up eating him. Everyone cheered except for Phil.
- Posthumous Character: He's dead long before the story begins and has fallen into obscurity although he kind of lives on in the Scun creation myth.
The God of Beasts, brother of Nergal and father of the sirithai
. Has mood swings and can turn from friendly to hostile depending on cirumstances. He's more concerned with the well-being of beasts and his children and is willing to fight for them.
- The Beastmaster: He is pretty much the lord of most beasts, having created the monsters and the lizardfolk.
- Captured Super Entity: He has been trapped twice: first by Nergal into a chained host body in the Ruined Kingdom, and then by Awar into a shard of Krystallopyr in Xibalba.
- Mad God: Millennia in imprisonment have left him rather unstable. Despite his quirky acts, he can listen to reason but his mood can swing quickly from one extreme to the other. And for all his erratic actions, he's thankfully still nowhere near Dionysus's level of randomness...
The Goddess of the Sea and mother of the merrows
. Worshipped by the Blue Dragon pirates. Can be benevolent and fierce...just like the seas themselves which she represents.
Land of the Dead
"It is inevitable."
A chilling, sinister being of immense power who rules over the Land of the Dead and commands the spirits of the dead with an iron grip. He has been subtly manipulating the events of various planes of existence over several millennia.
- Bigger Bad: He has manipulated events in various planes of existence since he seized power in the Land of the Dead and has been behind several people's corruption into BigBads over the three ages.
- The Chessmaster: He is a master manipulator who has the patience to corrupt individuals over a very long span of time.
- The Corrupter: He has corrupted various individuals into powerful villains over the ages.
- Evil Makes You Monstrous: Dreamweaver was a handsome god once, but once merged with the Unnamed Evil which resulted in the birth of Death, the Evil within turned him into a mockery of his former self. He can hide his true look and appear more benign, however, for purposes of deception.
- Fallen Hero: There used to be the god Dreamweaver whom the Unnamed Evil corrupted and merged with. This union gave birth to the being which became known as Death.
- The Usurper: He forcibly took over the Land of the Dead and turned it into a horrific mockery of its former self where spirits of the dead are in eternal torment.
The former Goddess of Earth and mother of the gods and the Faerfolc
. She was slain by Kagetsu the Dark Andain
during the War of the Andain, and her spirit ended up in the Land of the Dead where Death has made her his consort. She has now become the Tyrantess of the Underworld. Her clergy thinks it has resurrected her millennia later, but it turns out to be false once the identity of the one the clergy has raised is revealed to be someone else entirely.
- Ascend to a Higher Plane of Existence: This became the end goal for the paladin Osmond when he believed the clergy had resurrected Gaea as a revenant. However, the truth ended up being far more cruel than Osmond could've imagined...
- Death Is Dramatic: She's killed by Kagetsu, the Lord of the Andain, who uses her death to demonstrate that gods can be killed if they manifest in their corporeal form and thus can be successfully fought against.
- Mother Nature: She's the Goddess of Earth and creator of life in the Cosmos.
- Offing the Offspring: She ends up eating his son Phil, the God of Arseholes and Bastards, because he annoys everyone with his horrible behaviour. Or so the legends say...
- Posthumous Character: She's dead before the story begins. Her story is only told through cautionary tales and flashbacks which point out that gods can in fact be killed if they've manifested in the Land of the Living in their corporeal form...
- ...at least until during the Godslayer Era when it is revealed that Gaea's spirit is now in the Land of the Dead where she has become Death's consort.
- And then she gets brought Back from the Dead by her followers. Until it's subverted in that the one who was brought back was actually never her to begin with but her cleric instead.
- Grim Reaper
"OH DAMN. SPILT JAM ON MY TUNIC."
Harvester of Souls, Snarker Extraordinaire, Lover of Strawberry Jam. The Grim Reaper is all of this and much, much more, but he has little time to ponder such things because all the conflicts in different realms keep him busy enough as it is. He's a rather relaxed servant of Death with hidden depths.
- Black Cloak: He has one although it has spots of strawberry jam on it.
- Chess with Death: He occasionally does this with some persistent spirits who want to return to life, but very few have bested him in a game of chess.
- Deadpan Snarker: He likes to throw snide comments at people and has a weird sense of humour.
- Founder of the Kingdom: He's implied to have been the original ruler of the Land of the Dead before Death took over.
- The Grim Reaper: He handles all the soul-reaping business... by himself. Which often annoys him, considering how busy a schedule he's had thanks to all the wars the Land of the Living has gone through lately.
- Let's Get Dangerous: He seems rather relaxed most of the time, but when push comes to shove, he'll show people exactly why he's the Grim Reaper.
- Painting the Medium: HE TALKS IN CAPITAL LETTERS, which many interpret as shouting.
- Rightful King Returns: Averted. Seems content with the status quo as it is.
- Sinister Scythe: He uses his scythe to harvest souls.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He always eats strawberry jam (raspberry is a big no-no) whenever he gets the chance. And he does it quite messily.
- The Trickster: He sometimes acts like this, teaching people valuable life lessons which people may or may not take to heart.
A terrifying beast with features of a bat and a dog who sometimes accompanies Grim Reaper on his journeys but can just as well be guarding entrances to the Land of the Dead. Despite his fierceness, he can be playful at times.
Also known as the Lady of the Grey Rock, she disguises herself as the elven court musician among the nymphs of Survivor's Woods. She and the fae Befana have a rivalry due to their different outlooks on life and other races, and this eventually leads into a conflict between the two which involves other parties. Her desire to be reunited with her lover Curdardh ultimately leads her into the Land of the Dead where she ends up trapped.
- The Fair Folk
- Manipulative Bastard: She uses her silky tongue and seemingly submissive act to fool others into thinking she's a well-meaning and meek elfess but in reality it's a means for her to make others do what she wants.
- Tragic Villain: What she ultimately wants is to escape from her imprisonment in the woods and to be reunited with her lover Curdardh no matter the cost, but her actions lead to a lot of suffering on both sides.
Also known as the Witch of the Woods, she disguises herself as an old elven hermit who sometimes acts as a fortuneteller by reading the fates of adventurers from her tarot cards. She and the fae Aibell have a rivalry due to their different outlooks on life and other races, and this eventually leads into a conflict between the two which involves other parties. After the adventure in Survivor's Woods, she turns herself into stone to protect the last of her power from forces which want to benefit from her.
- The Fair Folk
- Fortune Teller: She adopts the disguise of an old elven fortuneteller who reads other people's fates from her tarot cards.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She wishes to carry on Gaea's will to preserve nature and to prevent Aibell from wreaking havoc, but these actions lead to a lot of suffering on both sides and the fey's power weakening as a result.
"You and your filthy kin have defiled this world long enough!"
Also known as the Fallen One, he is a violent fae who wishes nothing more than purge the world of any lesser races who he sees as impure. After he ends up in the Land of the Dead, he becomes one of Death's heralds who ultimately traps his lover Aibell as well.
"I am Domnhull. We are the Faerfolc. And now—we are free at last."
Also known as the King of the Wild Hunt, he is one of the higher lords of the Faerfolc.
- The Fair Folk
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Well, as reasonable as a fae can be at any rate. He has aided the Alliance on a few occasions albeit always on his terms. He even is calm enough to hear lesser beings' accusations before lecturing them about responsibility.
- Super Smoke: He can turn himself into smoke.
"We withdrew from cities that don't interest us because our anger at being imprisoned was assuaged in blood. We have no interest in mortal affairs, but we are back for good and we will brook no interference in ours!"
Also known as the Phantom Queen of the Pale Moon, she is one of the higher lords of the Faerfolc. She is a somewhat eerie figure who is only interested in preserving her race by any means necessary.
The former Queen of Nymphs who used to live in Survivor's Woods. She made nymphs kidnap male travellers in order to use them as a means to father a new generation of nymphs. After the Alliance's intervention in the woods saved her people, she told her subjects follow their own path and let go of her queendom in order to travel as the companion of Ax, one of the heroes who saved her.
- Bi the Way: As a nymph she's comfortable flirting with both men and women and enjoying sex with both.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: Due her earlier life which had been full of sadness, her heart grew cold and bitter towards others. It wasn't until Ax's kiss that Huldra remembered what kind of person she used to be, and the kiss stirred emotions within her once more, turning her more playful and flirty as a result.
- Nature Spirit: She's a nymph, a creature of the forest. Like all of her kind, she too is quite liberal about sex.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She sends her nymphs to kidnap male travellers who wander in the woods so that they can have sex and thus ensure that the nymph race continues as they can only give birth to female nymphs.
"I'm Serene... and it's what we do, alright? We sneak after adventurers and pretend not to...pretend not to want sex."
A curious nymph who ends up entangled in a big plot about a prophecy concerning Haruko. She acts as the god Shakkan's messenger but often gets distracted by other things.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She has a very short attention span and sometimes takes a conversation to another level entirely, forgetting that she's supposed to be doing something important.
- The Herald: She acts as Shakkan's messenger, delivering the god's advice to mortals when the god is unavailable.
- Nature Spirit: She's a nymph, a creature of the forest. Like all of her kind, she too is quite liberal about sex and has rather complex rules about when she's supposed to mate with travellers.
- The Nose Knows: She can track down Haruko by her scent even in a big city. Javan questions him how she's able to smell anything, but she claims it's because Haruko has a distinct smell which differs from the other races.
- Arbriel Conrad
"Misery. That's all that's left in this forsaken land. There is no hope of salvation."
A disillusioned cleric who joined the Totenkopfs in an effort to weed out non-believers. His dreams of utopia led him to take drastic measures, and in the end he lost his life on the battlefield. However, due to coming in contact with the Plague of Undeath, he didn't fully die and became one of the few sentient undead who can control lesser
undead to an extent as a Deathwatcher. He now wants to increase the number of the undead in the world and make the world feel his pain.
- Ansgar Azurespire
One of Arbriel's underlings who died but turned undead thanks to the effects of the Plague of Undeath. He, along with Traugott, is one of the few sentient undead under Arbriel's control.
- Traugott Orthaire
One of Arbriel's underlings who died but turned undead thanks to the effects of the Plague of Undeath. He, along with Ansgar, is one of the few sentient undead under Arbriel's control.
- Co-Dragons: He's one of the two closest underlings of Arbriel.
- Our Zombies Are Different: He died and rose as undead due to the effects of the Plague of Undeath, the Blood Fever's variant.
- Fear Dearg / Redcap
A mischievious pixie who decides to protect nature in a rather violent manner, allying himself with various powerful creatures and putting several people in harm's way in the process. He and his accomplice Aibell are ultimately defeated in Survivor's Woods, but he is quickly found by agents of the Eastern Horde who strike a bargain with him.
- Manipulative Bastard: Very much so, manipulating Jacob O'Harris by taking the form of his brother Jason and forcing him to dance to his tune to keep his brother safe.
- One-Winged Angel: He takes over the corpse of a treant and infuses it with the magic of a wisp, fusing both into himself. The spell turns him into a leshy, a bipedal tree-like monster with a skull-like face and very long claws as well as toxic flowers which brainwash anyone their pollen comes in contact with into mindless minions.
- Our Fairies Are Different: His true form is a pixie, a tiny winged humanoid.
- Smug Snake: He can't help but taunt people when things are going his way and he believes there's nothing anyone can do to stop him.
- Villainous Breakdown: Goes off the deep end when he realizes that the fellowship has ruined his plans by defeating Aibell at the last moment when he thought he had already won.
- Inari Okami / Rose
A high-ranking kitsune cleric of Gaea who was the mentor of Haruko until the latter murdered her in a tense confrontation. She is resurrected as a revenant millennia later by The Remnant
of Gaea's clergy and entrusted to the paladin Osmond who believes that she is Gaea reborn and which she in her post-resurrection amnesia comes to believe as well. She adopts the alias of Rose and travels with Osmond for a while until visions from the Land of the Dead begin affecting her, making her slowly come to realize that her history is far more complicated than either she or Osmond believe, which ultimately leads to The Reveal
of her true identity at the worst possible moment.
- Back from the Dead: The Remnant that splintered off from Gaea's clergy when she died thought it had finally been able to resurrect her, albeit in a mortal body, as a revenant. However, this ended up being a false hope in the end, because the person being revived turned out to be Inari instead of the goddess herself as per Gaea's and Death's sinister plan.
- Berserk Button: Doesn't like the concept of romance, which stems from the issue of Haruko choosing the rogue Katsutoshi over her and rejecting her, which led to Inari's death. Also, do not tell Inari she reeks.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Justified due to the strange magic of Survivor's Woods and nearby magical items messing with her senses, combined with the fact that she's still getting used to her new body...as well as the fact that the clash of Osmond and a Totenkopf affected her during her resurrection, thus giving her amnesia as a result.
- Death Is Dramatic: Inari is slain by her student Haruko who was supposed to become her successor as the guardian of the Yggdrasil World Tree, but their differing views on life and love led them into conflict which cost Inari her life.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: She's been dead a long time, and is still coming to terms with it now that she's back.
- Kitsune: She's one of the mythic shapeshifting foxes.
- Lady and Knight: The Lady to Osmond's Knight when they adventured together. Is somewhat subverted, since the relationship is neither romantic nor chivalric because of their issues with the situation and each other.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Can't quite remember her demise at first but eventually she recovers all her memories...and at the worst possible moment, leading to The Reveal.
- Old Master: She was training her student Haruko to take her place as the Guardian of the World Tree...until Haruko rebelled.
- The Reveal: She and her companions realize that she's in fact not the reborn Gaea in a revenant body but the goddess's cleric instead.
- Revenant Zombie: She is resurrected as a revenant by a mad clergy who believe until the end that she is the goddess Gaea reborn.
- Revenge: Revenge becomes her main motivation after she regains her memories and wishes to make her deceptive disciple Haruko pay for what she's done.