Trace was born into a poor family of farmers, but his talents in magic were quickly recognized and at a young age he was recruited into the Templar. He rose through the ranks and eventually took over the organization as Grand Templar following the death of his first wife. He quickly became known as a tyrant, feared by Humans and Keidran alike. His incredible power allowed him to dominate all those who opposed him. However, his memories were stolen from him, along with his deep-seeded hatred for Keidran. He now travels alongside Flora, a Keidran he befriended in ignorance to the ways he once thought of them. However, his memories are slowly returning, and with them a knowledge of a past he'd rather have remain forgotten.
Black Magic: He tried to master this to bring his dead wife back, and is probably one of the most skilled users of it in the world. Unfortunately for everyone, black magic has detrimental effects on a practitioner's sanity...
Break the Cutie/Corrupt the Cutie: "Templar!Trace" is trying to actively perform this on Trace, presumably to be able to take control of his body again on a permanent basis. He recognizes Flora as an obstacle in this goal, so he's trying to break them apart, currently favoring fostering doubt of the Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe variety. It helps that Trace and Flora's unborn Half-Human Hybrid is the first one in a long time, if not ever.
The Dark Side Will Make You Forget: Trace began studying Black Magic to find a way to bring his beloved wife back from the dead. Somehow, his goal turned from that to "become leader of the humans and turn them into an instrument of Keidran genocide".
No Pregger Sex: Averted; he isn't the least bit put off by making love to Flora despite her visibly pregnant state, and in fact is eager to celebrate the truth being out when she suggests they make love afterwards.
Red Right Hand: His left hand has been left an eerie blackened hue as a result of black magic backlash.
Flora was born in the southern rainforests of her tribe. However, at the age of three her home was attacked by slave traders. Her parents were killed and she was sold into slavery. Flora was lucky enough to be purchased by a friendly human family, who treated her more like a daughter then a slave. Thus, Flora recalls her days of slavery with an unusual fondness. She has no memory of the day her tribe was attacked. Flora eventually was allowed by her human family to return to her people. Due of her knowledge of human nature and language, she was chosen to be a representative of the Tiger Clan and a marriage was arranged between her and a prince of the Wolf Clan. The arrangement fell through, though, when her caravan was attacked. She was saved from the human attackers by Trace, who had just recently lost his memories.
A-Cup Angst: Flora is very petite in terms of bust-size, and she really doesn't like it much. She often gets mildly jealous of more buxom newcomers.
Divine Intervention: Flora's half-human baby is due to Neutral's intervention. Although it's strongly implied it's more that the god in question has been preventing human/Keidran sex from producing crossbreeds until now.
Cat Girl: Though further down the Sliding Scale of Anthropomorphism than most; she has feline-like digitigrade legs, a full-body coat of fur, and what is implied to be a muzzle-like face, though this is less pronounced than it is with Natani.
Half-Human Hybrid: She's currently pregnant with one of these, though she's only just accepted it and still hasn't revealed it to the father.
The reveal has come as of comic 738. He hasn't regained consciousness to ask her how it happened, and she's terrified that he'll accuse her of being unfaithful. Especially as he just told her that his Enemy Within was trying to turn him against her by claiming she was pregnant as a result of being unfaithful.
Keith was born on the Basidian Islands, a large landmass located near the mainland. His father was a General, his mother was a soldier, but she sheltered him from military life for much of his childhood. Like all Basitins, he did eventually join the military, but at 8 years of age, late for most Basitins. Keith was blamed for his parents death at the age of 13 and banished from the islands. He was ordered not to return until he brought back the Grand Templar.
The Atoner: Mostly for things that weren't his fault, though he actually did kill his father.
Dark and Troubled Past: He and his dad were at ends for most of his childhood, he came home one evening to find his dad had apparently murdered his mom, then he accidentally killed his dad whilst defending himself. For this, he was exiled from the island until and unless he could bring the leader of the Templars back to the Basidian Islands. He was taken in by a female fox keidran, Laura, and was going to give up on going home and get married... and then she cheated on him before the wedding, so he left her and went on in search of his quest.
Fantastic Arousal: Like all basitins, his ears are very sensitive, and so it's easy to turn him on by touching or kissing him there.
Word of God also proclaims that foot-fetishism is effectively universal amongst Basitins, hence the reason why bare feet are considered obscene. It's unclear if Keith still has this fetish, or if spending so long amongst keidrans, who run around bare-pawed all the time, has caused him to lose any sense of eroticism to them.
Killer Rabbit: He's the smallest member of the group, with even Flora being almost a head taller than him. He's also incredible strong and tough, immune to poison and heals a lot faster than a human does.
Love Hurts: After being exiled from the islands, he fell in love with a fox keidran and almost married her... but then she went and slept with someone else before the wedding day, so he wandered off heart-broken. Then he starts running around with Trace and Flora, a human/keidran couple who initially bring back bitter memories of his unfaithful lover, causing him to be quite hostile towards them. Then he gets involved with a crazy wolf keidran who is physically female but thinks of herself as male, with hints of a mutual crush forming between them. Then his old fiancée returns and reveals she was drugged before the wedding to trigger her heat... but, before they can sort things out, she gets killed. Then Natani, the aforementioned wolf keidran, offers to help him get some closure with a spell... but he can't bring himself to end it, despite the fact that he knows it's an illusion that's sapping his life-force...
Trauma Conga Line: See the Dark and Troubled Past entry above? That's Keith's backstory. And then there's what's happened to him since the story started: he found out Laura had been drugged to make her sleep with someone else and that she'd been looking for him to try and reconcile, only for her to get killed saving him. And then his best friend from when he was a kid got killed. And then he found out his mother had been murdered by an old "friend" of his father's because he thought she was no good for him, implying his father had basically committed suicide on Keith's spear. And then Natani cast a spell to try and help him come to terms with Laura's death, but he almost died from the strain of it.
Natani was forced to live homeless with her brother after her parents and tribe were destroyed by human Templar. She eventually disguised herself as a male and, along with her brother, joined an assassins guild to make ends meet. Due to an accident during an assassination mission, Natani became magically and permanently linked to her brother, and much of her brother's male personality overpowered her own. Though she realizes her body is female, she has convinced herself she is really male.
Can't Spit It Out: Natani cannot bring herself to admit her feelings to Keith. Justified due to the fact she's still struggling to admit her attraction to him to herself and the fact he just lost his former lover.
Incompatible Orientation: Sort of. Natani is biologically female, and retains enough of a feminine persona to find men (or possibly only Keith) attractive, but the bulk of her mental persona is heterosexual male, meaning she's repulsed at the thought of being with guys at the same time she's attracted to them. This is, understandably, leading to a lot of frustration on her part... especially now it turns out that Madelyn is on-board the ship now.
The Nose Knows: One of Natani's problems is a purely visual disguise won't fool other Keidran; she has to fool their sense of smell as well.
Love Triangle: It looks like a Type 3, tenative Type 4 is developing between her, Madelyn and Keith; Natani is attracted to Keith, though she can't admit it to him or herself, Keith has at least some attraction back to Natani but is mostly caught up on his dead first love, and Madelyn is quite obviously interested in Keith, who's unaware of her crush on him.
Master of Illusion: Natani's a decently skilled wizard in her own right, but her focus is on illusions, and she's quite good with them.
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: For an assassin, Natani is a pretty lousy fighter. Even the comic's author notes that the "famous Magi Brothers" owe much of their hype to luck and their own boasting.
Transsexual: Due to having parts of her soul filled in with her brother's, Natani's mental self-image is predominantly male, despite the fact her body is 100% female.
Karen is the hyperactive younger of the Taverndatter sisters. She doesn't care about races or wars or religions. She just enjoys interesting stuff, and if nothing interesting is happening, she tends to cause it. Karen's set of Keidran ears were given to her as a curse by Trace, whom she was annoying. The curse backfired, however, when Karen decided she loved the ears and wanted to keep them.
Maren is the bossy elder of the Taverndatter sisters. She's one of Trace's current "girlfriends," though Trace and her were never seriously involved. They met at her tavern as Trace was passing by during his missions. She knew Trace still loved his wife, who had passed away years before; and she knew she was really just being used by Trace as a momentary distraction. But she stayed with him, nonetheless.
He was one of Trace's friends from the Templar Academy. However, he dropped out after a few years when he showed little magical development. He later joined the local militia of his hometown. He hates and distrusts all Keidran, which causes complications when circumstances force him and his friends to make common cause with Sythe. He's also developed a crush on Raine, which rocks his whole world when her true nature is revealed
Blood Knight: His war-cry is "In the Name of Meaningless Battle!!!".
Noble Bigot: His hatred is always expressed as a desire to protect humans
When All You Have Is a Hammer: A sword in this case. It gets into trouble when Raine turns into Keidran by her shape shifting magic. He attacked her thinking she was an enemy.
Red: I'm so used to solving my problems by hitting them until they go away, but... this time it was a mistake. I'm sorry.
The daughter of Trace's predecessor Grand Templar Mary Silverlock and High Templar Euchre, a male wolf Keidran shape-shifter unknowingly accepted into the Templar ranks. Raine has a powerful magic potential but no formal training, so the results tend to be erratic. She also has two forms, human and Keidran, but little control over her transformations between them, because her mother hid this ability from other humans and even Raine herself using a series of increasingly powerful magic artifacts. Raine currently only retains her human appearance due to the powerful spell on the metal cuffs she wears, but as that spell only works while the cuffs are closed she constantly risks exposure.
Chained by Fashion: She has to wear enchanted shackles because without them her ability to control her form-shifting is too unstable and she reverts back to Keidran form.
Half-Human Hybrid: Her father is High Templar Euchre, who is a Keidran that can shape-shift into a human form, and this has made her the same sort of being, while her mother is Mary Silverlock, the Grand Templar before Trace Legacy, who was human.
Mystical White Hair: In both forms, though she's got a lot more hair in her wolf form. She inherits this from her father, who was a white wolf Keidran in his natural form and a white haired Bishōnen in his human form.
Our Werewolves Are Different: She's the daughter of a male Keidran who had the innate ability to shapeshift into a human form, meaning she can shift shapes as well. Both of them are wolf Keidran for added measure.
Windows of the Soul: Red is initially can't believe she hasn't been replaced by a Keidran but one good look into her eyes and he's convinced.
Prince of the Wolf clan and Flora's former fiance. During a raid on the human village Sythe is forced to choose between his loyalty to his people and killing the only humans he actually knows. Unfortunately for him, he hesitated just a bit too long, and was forced to throw in his luck with Raine, [Database Error], and the Taverndatter sisters to seek a place where Keidran and Human can live and let live.
High Templar Euchre
A male wolf Keidran unknowingly accepted into the Templar's ranks thanks to his innate mystical ability to flawlessly transform into a human man in every physical detail. Raine's father, he also mentored Flora during her childhood in his guise as a Keidran indentured servant. Is he an infiltrator or a race traitor? Either way, he appears to be playing a deep game of his own.
Interspecies Romance: Had a sexual relationship with a fellow Templar, future Grand Templar Mary Silverlock, which resulted in Raine.
Smug Snake: Raine describes her father, as described to her by her mother, as being "manipulative and self-serving" by nature. He never even confessed to Mary about what he was until she confronted him on it, having learned by reading the mind of his cousin... who he was willing to let another Templar hang in order to preserve his secret.
A young female Basitin who has developed a massive crush on Keith, despite (or perhaps because) of his Dark and Troubled Past. Originally appeared as an overly energetic guard who acted as a witness to the duel between Alaric and Kieth, she later sneaks on-board Erik's ship as they leave the Basitin Islands, becoming the Tagalong Kid.
Cat Girl: She acts like one Despite being a Basitin: Curious, energetic, and has a knack for mischief.
Animal Eyes: Madelyn has the same eyes as Flora: gold and slitted like a cat. Do note that she's also the only Basitin whose drawn with visible pupils.
Genius Ditz/Obfuscating Stupidity: Madelyn can act very silly and juvenile, but there's strong hints that she's a lot smarter than that. It's currently unclear whether she genuinely is silly-yet-smart, or is feigning her sillier actions to go underestimated.
When Maddie slips a note to Natani (who can't read it) Natani assumes it's just an adolescent girl's juvenile love note to her crush because Maddie covered it with cutesy decorations. Turns out it's actually a vital report on Keith's battle with Alaric... even if it is written in the phonetic equivalent of a Valley Girl accent.
She manipulates Flora and Trace by making insinuations about Eric, who is, after all, a Handsome Lech.
She builds an elaborate structure from random junk because she's bored in 746.
She then instantly realises that the best way to summon everyone quickly is to disrupt her sculpture, which she does by removing one key component in the next comic.
Love Triangle: Maddie clearly has a crush on Keith. Natani also likes Keith, but is struggling with her feelings due to her male self-image. Keith likes Natani back, at least a little, but is currently struggling with the fact his first girlfriend just died.