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     Angora's Arc 

Angora

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Angora is a teenaged girl who, up until recently, had been living in a commune in the jungle. When her “grandfather” sends her into civilization, Angora is forced to grow up a little faster than she had expected.

  • Action Girl: Swiftly becoming one, as she becomes more and more in control of her powers.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's quickly accumulating an Asshole Victim count.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Angora, though it's not natural.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: More like Does Not Like Clothes, but even after acquiring shorts she's still going shoe-free.
    • And shirt-free. It really does not bother her in the least.
  • Friend to All Living Things: She may be a variation on a Jungle Princess.
  • Genki Girl: Perpetually energetic.
  • Green Eyes: Unusually bright and vibrant ones.
  • Green Thumb: Angora's powers, which most likely explains the hair (it's moss).
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Her and Pinter.
  • The Hero: Of her own arc, and possibly the whole story.
  • Identical Stranger: Word of God is that Angora looks a lot like Phe when she was younger. Naturally, fans expect this to come up when she eventually meets Luca.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Currently the page picture. Also played with, as the artist has specifically mentioned that she intends for her clothing to be an allegory of her losing her innocence in the bleak outside world. She also apparently never quite gets a nudity taboo — at the end of the first chapter she gets a pair of shorts, a neck covering and nothing else - which, coincidentally, is what most of the characters are initially shown wearing.
  • Little Miss Badass: She can outrun you, out-climb you, and wallop you with a tree. You'd better believe she's a badass.
  • Naked on Arrival: ...and doesn't stop at arrival.
  • Nature Hero: Nature is her weapon as well as her environment.
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Much to Pinter's annoyance.
  • No Social Skills: At least not with anyone outside the monastery. In a Flashback sequence it's shown that she used to have a normal friendship with another girl her age, with whom she gossiped about a mysterious injured patient. It was Pinter. How she went from this to her current state of social ineptitude, we don't yet know.
  • Nubile Savage: Partially subverted with Angora, but not completely. She's commendably realistically drawn, without the usual hypersexualized figure of female comic protagonists, but she still manages to stray the closest to the modern standard for female beauty of anyone in the comic.
  • Power Incontinence: It's shown that her powers sometimes work while she's sleeping without her willing them to.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: She's pretty good at surviving in the jungle, but is very inexperienced when it comes to dealing with actual people.
  • The Smurfette Principle: In the first arc. According to Kiz, she's the only woman around for miles, which unfortunately makes her a target for the less scrupulous men who haven't seen a woman in months.
  • Trauma Conga Line: She loses her grandfather, gets chased through the jungle by would-be rapists (though she didn't understand what their intentions were), gets insulted by a rude drunk she needs help from (who ends up teaming up with her later), gets threatened by the rapists again, and then a crazy fanatic gives her the Sadistic Choice of either being booted out of a travel group to die in the jungle or being stabbed to death with a spear. Angora makes it through all of it mostly unscathed, but...wow.
    • Bonus. At the end of chapter four, Pinter, her only companion and friend (at the moment), passes out from an injury he got while defending her from Tanome.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Played with, verging on Deconstruction. It's an extremely unusual thing, and it's not even her real hair color. Her powers cause moss to cling to her head and bloom, kinda like a sloth. Her natural hair color seems to be a dirty blond.

Pinter deJersi

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A mapmaker and Angora's reluctant travelling companion.

  • Accidental Pervert: He's mistaken for having a sexual relationship with Angora, first by Kiz and then later by Etan. This is due to Angora's refusal to wear clothes plus her tendency to show up in his life uninvited.
  • The Alcoholic: His poison is moonshine, which Angora calls "Stupid stinky water."
  • Badass Normal: Unlike Angora, he has no powers, but he has already punched a guy out, broken another guy's nose by headbutting him, saved Angora from Tanome with quick thinking and action, and knocked Etan out cold by throwing a booze flask at him.
  • Berserk Button: Don't touch his booze.
    • Don't try to hurt Angora either. Etan and Tanome learn this the hard way.
  • Big Beautiful Man: Shirtless most of the time. Is it a surprise he's a fan favourite?
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Angora. Word of God says that it comes naturally, since he has a bunch of younger sisters back home.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: He's a talented cartographer and survivalist but alcoholism, lack of purpose, and possibly memory problems as well have made him sluggish.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very much so. It's his way of coping with all the insanity.
  • Green Eyes: Of a darker hue than Angora's.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Him and Angora seem to have become this by the end of chapter four.
  • Ineffectual Loner: At the start of the story he's living alone in a tent under a tree, with no social contact except occasional booze runs to the logging camp. Despite having a detailed map, he shows no interest in going anywhere (until he's dragged into a mission by Angora, that is). According to Kiz, he messed up an expedition, which is the reason why he's now lost in the jungle.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Possibly. He's grouchy and self-centered most of the time, but he has morals.
    • Confirmed at the end of chapter four when he openly admits that the reason he came along on Angora's mission is because he's worried about her (and her unreliable powers) and wants to protect her. He also gives her some much-needed encouragement after their traumatizing encounter with Etan and Tanome. He's also severely injured at the time and was likely trying to get his feelings out before fainting.
  • Nice Hat: Always wears what Word of God describes as the equivalent of a Jewish yarmulke.
  • No Sense of Direction: Somewhat problematic as he's also a mapmaker.
  • Only Sane Man: The odd man out in a storyline of brutish loggers, half-naked jungle girls with magic powers, and crazy spear-wielding fanatics.
  • Stout Strength: This image the author posted reveals that Pinter used to serve in the army, which explains why he's so skilled at defending himself despite being perpetually drunk/hungover and on the pudgy side.
  • Taking the Bullet: Well, more like taking the spear prongs. When Tanome tries to attack Angora, he jumps in front of her spear and uses his travelling pack to block it. This works to an extent, but he still gets stabbed and passes out from blood loss after he and Angora have escaped.

Mocheril

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A gigantic salamander-like creature that lives in the deep southern jungle of Allodia. He is a friend and mentor to Angora, who refers to him as her grandfather.

Kiz

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A logger and the main antagonist of chapter one.

  • All Men Are Perverts: Subverted. He is. So are the other loggers. Pinter isn't, and calls him out on it.
    Kiz: So tell me, is she as green below as she is on top?
    Pinter: *disgusted* That's sick.
  • Asshole Victim: Angora took Pinter's advice on how to deal with him. With a huge tree branch. Ouch.
  • Attempted Rape: Of Angora. It's thwarted because she outruns him and then Pinter punches him out.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: He's convinced Pinter and Angora are sexually involved and tries to attack Pinter for it.
  • Dirty Coward: He brings his friends with him to confront Pinter the morning after their fight.
  • Entitled to Have You: Angora's the only physically mature female around for miles. After months of no contact with women, Kiz is determined to have her, and chases her relentlessly through the jungle and into the logging camp.
  • Evil Redhead: Oh, yes. Doubles as Fiery Redhead. He gets riled up easily.
  • Handsome Lech: He's a conventionally handsome, well-muscled man, but that's all he has going for him.
  • Jerkass: An all-around obnoxious bully and pervert. His two unnamed friends as well.
  • Sailor's Ponytail: He's a logger and he likely wears it this way to keep it off his face while working, though he'd much rather be (literally) chasing girls.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He's the reason Pinter and Angora meet in the first place, and the reason they flee together from the area near the logging camp.

Etan

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A scholar that Angora and Pinter encounter on their travels.

  • Affably Evil: Sort of. He's polite to Pinter when they first meet, but he only tolerates Angora after Pinter convinces him that Angora has mental issues and that he's caring for her "out of charity." Before that, Etan was ready to have a go at her with his spear, and then ditch her and Pinter.
  • Asshole Victim: Pinter knocks him out cold by hurling a bottle of booze at him.
  • Eyes Always Shut
    Pinter: How the hell can you see anything with your eyes shut like that?
  • Holier Than Thou: He, like his wife, is a religious fundamentalist fanatic.
  • Jerkass: Him and his wife.
  • Mr. Exposition: Pinter and Angora, who have been isolated in the jungle for a while, find out about the Emperor's war on the Carissi people from him. He also provides information about a soon-to-be-relevant "sea devil," with whom Angora is apparently acquainted.
  • Unholy Matrimony: He and Tanome make a pretty vicious and unlikable couple.
  • Not Now, Kiddo: He calls Angora an "ignorant brat" when she corrects his description of a mythical creature she's met in person.
    Etan: Little girls should not speak about things they don't understand.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Was ready to impale Angora with a spear for being a "witch" (after witnessing her powers) despite the fact that she's a young girl.
  • Wicked Cultured: A scholar, and an arrogant, self-righteous one too.

Tanome

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Etan's wife, who is found injured by the travelling party.

  • Asshole Victim: She and Kiz are now both members of the "Nailed by Angora's branches" club.
  • Dark Action Girl: She carries around a spear and it's implied she knows how to use it.
  • Jerkass: She and Etan deserve each other. Special mention goes to her wanting to leave Angora to die in the jungle and trying to stop Pinter from giving her his map (so she could at least find her way out alive). What a cow.
    Tanome: That's our map now, and I'll be the one making decisions for the group from now on.
  • Holier Than Thou: An even more violent and irrational example than her husband. She doesn't believe in any sort of healing other than faith and prayer, and was ready to outright murder Angora for being indecently dressed and for not wanting to be separated from Pinter.
  • Light Is Not Good: A blonde, blue-eyed, religious woman...and pure evil.
  • Ungrateful Bitch: Angora finds her severely injured in the forest and heals her. She receives no gratitude whatsoever.
  • Unholy Matrimony: She seems to be the dominant one in a villainous pairing.
  • Would Hurt a Child: She threatens Angora with her spear after Angora refuses to be forced out of the travelling group. It doesn't end well for her.

     Luca's Arc 

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Luca deSadar

Luca deSadar is the leader of the Pasori peoples, and the Emperor of the Northern Territories. Despite his stranglehold on the north, he finds himself losing his grip on his family, his people, and perhaps his sanity.

  • Anti-Villain: The to-be main antagonist, and an oppressive dictator. He also happens to love his family, and to have the best interests of his people at heart (though that's probably not a good thing...).
  • Artificial Limbs: Luca's right leg is prosthetic below mid-knee; he's seen putting it on here. According to the wiki, it was amputated because of gangrene from a bullet wound.
  • Big Beautiful Man: He's realistically shaped for a man of his age, but both his wife and fans don't mind at all.
  • Big Eater: Which the Wiki notes doesn't seem to have made him gain much weight.
  • Eloquent in My Native Tongue: When he speaks in his native tongue, he uses contractions in that language and doesn't have any flubs like he does when speaking to Phe.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates the Carissi.
    • Freudian Excuse: His hatred happened to stem from his time under their imprisonment, which he lost his right leg from an untreated wound and use of certain fingers.
  • General Ripper: When it comes to the Carissi, to the point that his wife threatens to leave if he doesn't let go of his hatred.
  • Happily Married: To his wife, Phe, which is significant because public opinion on relationships between Pasori (Luca's ethnicity) and Santri (Phe's ethnicity) is generally negative. They had to hide their marriage for a year.
  • Not So Stoic: Even though Luca is mostly a Perpetual Frowner, a few things can get him to react quite emotionally. Especially things that involve his wife.
  • Perpetual Frowner: For the most part, he "doesn't exactly have a wide range of expressions," says Word of God.
  • Playing with Fire: He roasted one of the ambassadors' face with his hands.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's the manly guy while his friend Ulyer deRisma, who we meet in chapter five, is the sensitive guy.
  • Spock Speak: Doesn't use contractions when speaking. According to Word of God this is because Santri, the language he is speaking, is actually his third language. He also has a minor case of You No Take Candle when he gets angry.
  • Toothy Issue: His front teeth were knocked out at some point, and he wears dentures to mask this fact.
  • Tragic Bigot: Him and his people being horrifically tortured by the Carissi is what drives his hatred for them.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Word of God says he and Phe are this, and that they didn't always get along.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Luca has the sort of good intentions that pave roads to hell. He wants to protect his people and family from the horrors he experiences at the hands of the Carissi... and is on the edge of starting a possibly genocidal war to do so.

Phe deSadar

Luca's wife and empress, and the mother of his three children.

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  • Deadpan Snarker: She frequently has a snarky response to events, including catching ambassadors making a diplomatic faux pas.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: Her three children really miss her, especially now that their war-waging father has no time for them.
  • Family-Unfriendly Death: Her actual death occurs mostly offscreen, but we're treated to the horrifically distressing shots of both body twisted at the end of its death throes and a physician cutting open her throat to see if she choked or was poisoned.
  • Happily Married: To Luca.
  • Hartman Hips: Phe is an attractive older woman with wide hips.
  • Hot Consort: To Luca.
    • Hot Mom: She looks great for a woman who's had three children.
  • Killed Off for Real: Horrifically.
  • Morality Chain: For Luca. "I hope you know I will only do this things for you." Now that she's dead, things are bound to get worse.
  • Tiny Guy, Huge Girl: She's noticeably taller than her husband.
  • The Lost Lenore: By chapter five, she has become this for Luca.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Word of God says her and Luca are this.
  • Women Are Wiser: While Luca has a massive blind spot about the Carisi and is blinded by his rage for them, Phe lacks can see the picture more clearly, including that Caris no longer poses a threat and that peace is the only way that both countries can heal their past wounds.

Ambassador Lethy Aray

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  • All Take and No Give: According to her, this is basically the political stance of the Carissi people. They want peace, and for Luca's soldiers to leave Pasori-occupied territory that used to be theirs, but they're not willing to offer any retributions for the war their former monarch caused. Naturally, Luca doesn't accept this.
  • Bifauxnen: Her haircut and style of dress are more androgynous than Tesa, who dresses in a more feminine manner.
  • Dumb Blonde: Inverted. She's a far more intelligent and competent ambassador than Tesa. She still fails at her mission, though.
  • Fat and Skinny: Her and Tesa.
  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: She has to calm a hysterical Tesa down while they're being held prisoner as the investigation into Phe's murder goes on. She stays impressively calm.
  • Meganekko: Her glasses give her a scholarly look.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: The spectacular failure of her and Tesa's peace negotiations as well as Phe's untimely death (which they're blamed for) sparks a war.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: We don't see what happens to her after Luca kills her partner. He wanted her to send a message to her queen, so it's likely she was either sent back home with a warning, or she sent it from a cell in which she's currently being held as a prisoner/hostage. Or she could be dead.

Ambassador Tesa Alovan

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Rana deSadar

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Luca and Phe's oldest child and daughter.

  • Arranged Marriage: Her father has betrothed her to the wealthy firearms manufacturer Ulyer deRisma, his old friend and ally. Needless to say, she is not happy with this plan, especially since she's in a Secret Relationship with a man closer to her own age.
  • Brainy Brunette: She has common sense and political astuteness. And according to Word of God, she's better at her studies than Suda, though that doesn't stop her from playing hooky from her lessons with him every now and then.
  • Deadpan Snarker: It's becoming her way of dealing with her family. She gets it from her Mom.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: She chews out her father for ignoring his family's needs after Phe's death, particularly his lack of attention to her kid sister Hyla, who has been developing issues every since their mother's death.
  • Eight Is Rana: In Basori. According to the wiki, she is named for her birthday (the eighth day of the eighth month).
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible to her brother Suda's foolish. While she's not completely responsible, she's much more interested in matters of state and politics than Suda, who tends to blow such matters off.
  • Hartman Hips: She inherited her mother's hips.
  • Rebellious Princess: She tends to defy the very traditional gender roles that her father expects. And is secretly in a relationship with a man who apparently is part of a political rebellion against the Emperor, and is becoming part of it herself.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Tomboy to her younger sister Hyla's Girly Girl.

Suda deSadar

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Luca and Phe's middle child and only son. Despite having an older sister, Pasori law and culture makes him his father's heir.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: He tends to act in this manner to Rana.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He's the only one who gives Hyla the comfort and attention she needs while she grieves for their dead mother. Everyone else just scolds her for misbehaving.
  • The Charmer: He has an easygoing charisma that makes him well liked. Especially with the ladies, to the chagrin of Rana.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling between himself and Rana.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: It's obvious that his father Luca sees him as this, and given Suda's disinterest in politics and other matters of state, Luca isn't completely without a point.
  • Nice to the Waiter: His most admirable trait is how nice and friendly he is with servants and commoners. They all love him. It's also worth noting how quickly and willingly he takes the blame when his father catches him chatting with guards on duty.
    Luca: They were negligent. They will need to be disciplined.
    Suda: But it was my fault!
  • Spoiled Sweet: Being the heir, he gets the most attention, from both his father and the servants. But he's a good person, and very popular with the masses, according to Word of God.
  • Token Good Teammate: Everyone else, including Rana (on the surface, at least) seem okay with how Luca has run the country with an iron fist after Phe's death. Suda is appalled by the things he's seen and believes his father is turning into a monster.
  • Write Who You Know: Based on the author's own younger brother.

The Dagre

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A mysterious tiger-like creature with glowing white eyes. He is Luca's confidant.

Hyla deSadar

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Luca and Phe's youngest daughter and child.

  • Annoying Younger Sibling: To Rana, but not to Suda.
  • Bratty Half-Pint: She's constantly breaking out of her room at night and disappearing. Her older sister Rana and the servants are exasperated. She's acting out because she misses her dead mother and is being ignored because her father's war campaign is taking up everyone's time and attention. It's pretty realistic (and not to mention understandable) for a young child to behave this way under such circumstances.
  • Children Are Innocent: Her country's about to go to war and all she wants is for someone to play with her/pay attention to her.
  • Daddy's Girl: She's very excited to see her Dad when he comes home. Unfortunately, Luca's sunken so deep into his Roaring Rampage of Revenge that his treatment towards her can be described as lukewarm as best. It's heart-wrenching and Rana angrily confronts him about it.
  • Freak Out!: She's traumatized by her mother's death and has one when Luca doesn't come home at the same time as Suda.
    Hyla: HE'S DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD! DEAD!
  • The Un-Favourite: Subverted. Luca doesn't hate her, but he's paying the least attention to her since, unlike Sudu, she's not his heir, and, unlike Rana, she's not yet old enough to be married off to an ally.
  • The Baby of the Bunch: Luca's youngest child, and the youngest member of the main cast.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The Girly Girl to Rana's Tomboy.

Ulyer deRisma

The Pasori owner of Vzala Ar/Red Bear Firearms and Luca's close friend.

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  • Arranged Marriage: Luca wants him marry his teenage daughter Rana. Word of God says he's not keen on the idea.
  • Bi the Way: According to Word of God, he's a tad infatuated with Luca. He's also had many affairs with women.
  • Charlie Brown Baldness: The combover's not fooling anyone.
  • Parental Substitute: He's Hyla's godfather, and from the way he protectively puts his arms around her while Luca's yelling and she's upset, it's very possible that he might become this for her.
  • Self-Made Man: According to the Meekipedia, he took over a failing arms manufacturing plant and made it successful. He's now one of the richest Pasori citizens.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: His quiet, calm, cautious manner (not to mention his politeness) directly contrasts Luca's bad temper, increasing impulsiveness, and general harsh bluntness.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and the now deceased Phe disliked each other immensely, and only tolerated each other's company for Luca's sake.

     Soli's Arc 

Soli Areni

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Soli Areni has got a job to do, and that job is to kill her ex-boyfriend. With help from her talented 12-year-old sidekick, she might be able to gather enough resources to find the bastard and finish him off once and for all.

Jai-avary Alamand

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Soli's young partner in crime.

Amen deGladobet

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An officer serving in the Royal Police.

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