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[[folder: Murikeer Khannas]]

Murikeer was only 10 years old when the Battle of Three Gates hit. He paid little attention at the time, but 3 years later, the curse took effect, even though he was far to the south of the curse's range. His journey to the Keep was not pleasant; the Sathmorans hunted him to the mountains and beyond, forcing him to live as a hermit, having lost all trust in humanity. Another 3 years passed, and during a great adventure through the Giantdowns, he met a Long Scout, who reintroduced to him the idea of coming to the Keep.

Though younger than most of MK's heroes, and much more introverted, he stands out for his exceptional magic skill and knowledge. He becomes Rickkter's pupil, and one of the most promising new mages for the Keep.

* MasterOfIllusion: A heroic example. Illusion magic came naturally to Murikeer, but being hunted into the wild from all sides forced him to learn how to disguise himself and his home from enemies.
* PhotographicMemory: He can memorize entire runes with a single glance. This dramatically speeds up the time it takes to learn new runes.
* ShrinkingViolet: His bad experiences with humans have made him quite shy around them. His experiences with the humans of Metamor Keep don't endear him to them either.
* TeenGenius: In his first stories, he's only 17 years old, yet he's already mastered the ancient advanced texts given to him by his teacher.

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* EmergencyTransformation: Willingly took on the curse of Metamor to escape a terminal illness, though he spent his time before the curse set in searching the library for a different cure, which he found the day after turning into a raccoon.


* FreakOut: In "Attacking Cossack", as a direct result of breaking his [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbrokableVows vows]].
* FrequentlyBrokenUnbrokableVow: He breaks his vow never to use Sondeck against another in an early story, and then breaks another vow [[ThouShaltNotKill never to kill]] as a direct consequence (he's conscripted into a patrol), and then [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow breaks the first vow as a direct consequence of that]].

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* FreakOut: In "Attacking Cossack", as a direct result of breaking his [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbrokableVows [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow vows]].
* FrequentlyBrokenUnbrokableVow: FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow: He breaks his vow never to use Sondeck against another in an early story, and then breaks another vow [[ThouShaltNotKill never to kill]] as a direct consequence (he's conscripted into a patrol), and then [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow breaks the first vow as a direct consequence of that]].



[[folder: Misha Brightleaf]]

A siege engineer from Marigund, who became a fox morph after the Battle of Three Gates, who then became one of the finest scouts in all of the Midlands. He is the leader of the Long Scouts, who make frequent trips into the Giantdowns to grief Nasoj and the Lutin tribes. His immediate family includes two of the most powerful wizards alive, and he himself has inherited his grandfather's axe, with powerful magic of its own. Thanks to his expertise with machinery, he rebuilt an ancient mechanical fox named Madog. He also became the first user of the taur form, especially after he learned to control it.

* AncestralWeapon: His great axe, Whisper, which actually dates back hundreds of years.
* AnAxeToGrind: His favored weapon is his axe Whisper, though he is also skilled with other weapons.
* CreepySouvenir: One of his most morbid habits is to collect the ears of the lutins he's killed, and string them into a necklace. This gives Misha the false reputation of being AxCrazy.
* GadgeteerGenius: Besides repairing a mechanical fox from scratch, he always makes very advanced clocks for their era.
* HeroicSafeMode: In response to the rape of his love interest, and the death of his best friend, he plans out a raid on a nearby lutin fortress, as coldly and as swiftly as revenge can be served. After the raid, he passes out for 3 whole days.

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* ExtendedDisarming: In his first appearance, he is advised to enter the audience chamber unarmed. He proceeds to unload his throwing knives, his crossbow and bolts, his swords, his hidden daggers, his bow and arrows, another belt of knives...



* KatanasAreJustBetter: He wields a katana that has remained in near-perfect condition for 200 years.



* WalkingArmory: In his first appearance, he is advised to enter the audience chamber unarmed. He proceeds to unload his throwing knives, his crossbow and bolts, his swords, his hidden daggers, his bow and arrows, another belt of knives...

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* WalkingArmory: In Generally always carries a variety of long-range weapons and melee weapons (some of which may also be enchanted), and his first appearance, he is advised to enter the audience chamber unarmed. He proceeds to unload his throwing knives, his crossbow and bolts, his swords, his hidden daggers, his bow and arrows, another belt of knives...
trusty katana.

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[[folder: Rickkter]]

A Kankoran from the Southlands, a mercenary for the eastern kingdoms, a scholar of magical artifacts, a mage, a diplomat, a bounty hunter ... Rickkter has had many jobs in his life, and has succeeded at nearly everything he does. The reason he comes to Metamor Keep, however, is to search for a cure for his incurable illness. And he almost succeeds, but he falls victim to the curse first. Since then, he has taken up residence as both a mage who collects and studies every school of magic, and a warrior whose skill and cunning can outclass all but the best opponents.

* TheAce: In his introduction story, he finds a way to outmatch every single character in the Keep at something. When Copernicus beats him at pool (because Copernicus ''always'' wins at pool), Rickkter switches to a different billiards game, where Copernicus's own skill is used against him.
* ArrogantKungFuGuy: One of his few weaknesses is his lack of social graces and humility. He nearly gets killed by the Duke at their first meeting.
* CombatMedic: Although not his specialty nor his focus, magical healing is one of his essential tools in the battlefield.
* CombatPragmatist: Has no qualms about making a dishonorable move in battle, if it is the difference between living and dying.
* TheGadfly: Towards Charles and Garigan. It's one of the few ways he can satisfy his rivalry against the Sondecki, short of actually fighting one.
* GeniusBruiser: Before and after he arrives at the Keep, he's mainly known for his stealth and combat ability. It surprises nearly everyone just how well-read he is, not just for magic, but for poetry and literature.
* MagicKnight: Uses both magic and melee as needed.
* MyGreatestFailure: He lost twelve of his best friends and [[TheLostLenore his love Deanna]] to an arcane incident 10 years ago, something that was his own fault.
* TheRival: To Charles, as Sondeckis and Kankorans are enemies by nature.
* WalkingArmory: In his first appearance, he is advised to enter the audience chamber unarmed. He proceeds to unload his throwing knives, his crossbow and bolts, his swords, his hidden daggers, his bow and arrows, another belt of knives...

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[[WMG: Charles Matthias]]

One of the main stars of the longest, and longest running, series of arcs in the series to date. A member of the secretive order of the Sondeckis, a Southern mage clan who use a massive well of internal energy, Charles came to Metamor Keep after the casting of the Curses for his own secretive purposes, and was changed into a rat afterwards. Although he initially and vehemently sought to avoid conflict, he has a nearly miraculous knack for attracting trouble.

* AuthorAvatar: Charles is this for his writer, who even uses his character's name as his pseudonym on the archives.
* BadassPacifist: Starts out as one due to his refusal to fight. Despite this, many of his friends knew he was a capable fighter because he had manifested his powers in anger previously, crushing things easily that should have taken someone with far more power than he possessed.
* KamehameHadoken: Sondecks possess the ability to project the force of a punch through the air for several feet. It is actually projected through the air and not through ki, however, so the most efficient defense against it has been shown to simply be cutting through the blast of air with a V gesture. This defense has both been used by and against Charles.

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!!Keep residents

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[[WMG:
Charles Matthias]]

One Initially, Charles is a kind-hearted rat morph who led a writer's guild and avoided all violence. He turned out to be hiding a DarkSecret: he was a member of the Sondeckis, a secretive mage clan from the south who can channel tremendous physical force. Charles fled after their leader turned them into assassins, and took [[ThePromise a vow of pacifism]] to avoid taking another life. But since the Keep has a rule that all able-bodied citizens must fight in its defense, Charles is forced to break that vow, eventually joining the Long Scouts to satisfy this requirement.

Being the central character of Metamor Keep's most prolific author, he is one
of the main stars of the longest, and longest running, series of arcs in the series to date. A member of the secretive order of the Sondeckis, a Southern mage clan who use a massive well of internal energy, Charles came to Metamor Keep after the casting of the Curses for his own secretive purposes, and was changed into a rat afterwards. Although he initially and vehemently sought to avoid conflict, he has a nearly miraculous knack for attracting trouble.

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* AuthorAvatar: Charles is this for his writer, who even uses his character's name as his pseudonym on the archives.
* BadassPacifist:
ActualPacifist: Starts out as one due to his refusal to fight. Despite this, many of his friends knew he was a capable fighter because he had manifested his powers in anger previously, crushing things easily that should have taken someone with far more power than he possessed.
* KamehameHadoken: AuthorAvatar: Charles was named after his writer, who even adopted his character's species as his fursona.
* FreakOut: In "Attacking Cossack", as a direct result of breaking his [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbrokableVows vows]].
* FrequentlyBrokenUnbrokableVow: He breaks his vow never to use Sondeck against another in an early story, and then breaks another vow [[ThouShaltNotKill never to kill]] as a direct consequence (he's conscripted into a patrol), and then [[FrequentlyBrokenUnbreakableVow breaks the first vow as a direct consequence of that]].
* HandBlast:
Sondecks possess the ability to project the force of a punch through the air for several feet. It is actually projected through the air and not through ki, however, so the most efficient The simplest defense against it has been shown to is simply be cutting through by redirecting the blast of air force with a V gesture. This defense has both been used by and against Charles.Charles.
* MartialPacifist: What he becomes, after revoking his vows.
* HeroicVow: He made two after leaving the Sondecki: to never use his Sondeck against another person, and to never take another life.




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\n[[WMG: * ReligiousBruiser: He is one of the most devout [[FantasyCounterpartReligion Ecclesians]] in the cast, and he is still able to kick ass.
* ReluctantWarrior: Was an ActualPacifist for his first years at Metamor Keep. When he realizes that [[RecklessPacifist taking no action could kill the defenseless]], he has to beg God to release him from his reckless vow.

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[[WMG: Laracin]]

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[[WMG: Nasoj]]

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[[WMG:
Nasoj]]


* TheProfessor: Her well-rounded knowledge of both science and magic sometimes lets her provide both ExpoSpeak and AppliedPhlebotinum to the protagonists.

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* TheProfessor: Her well-rounded knowledge of both science and magic sometimes lets her occasionally provide both ExpoSpeak and AppliedPhlebotinum to the protagonists.



A human who was turned into a tree at the battle of three gates.

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A human who was turned into a tree at the battle Battle of three gates.
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* WiseTree: He talks philosophy with his friend Dan, the grasshopper gardener.


[[WMG: Laracin]]

A human who was turned into a tree at the battle of three gates.

* AndIMustScream: He was turned into a ''tree''.
* MisplacedVegetation: He is a Tamarack Tree, something native to the Americas.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

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[[WMG: Laracin]]

A human who was turned into a tree at the battle of three gates.

* AndIMustScream: He was turned into a ''tree''.
* MisplacedVegetation: He is a Tamarack Tree, something native to the Americas.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

!!Raven hin'Elric
Raven hin'Elric]]



* ReligionIsmagic: Draws upon the gods' mana for spells, can also summon them to request stronger favors.

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* ReligionIsmagic: ReligionIsMagic: Draws upon the gods' mana for spells, can also summon them to request stronger favors.
favors.

[[WMG: Pascal]]

A porcupine morph who is also a male-to-female gendermorph, thanks to her being at the intersection of both curses when they were cast. She is the Keep's court alchemist, known for inventing many concoctions of {{Phlebotinum}} to help the Keep's heroes, and being one of the go-to's for magic expertise. Also, her fur color is dyed in purple and pink zebra-stripes.

* AlchemyIsMagic: Some of her alchemy inventions are adhesives, dyes, resins, and pharmaceuticals, which are at least chemically possible ... and then you have her morph rings, living latex, dyes that drain hair color, and healing elixirs.
* AmazingTechnicolorWildlife: As mentioned, purple and pink zebra-stripes. She's also fond of invoking this on other Keep residents.
* AttentionDeficitOohShiny: In the short-term, she does this when there's a project on her mind. Long-term, she's known to study subjects extensively, and then drop them within a month.
* BunnyEarsLawyer: She's weird, even by Metamor Keep standards, but her inventions always work.
* FunPersonified: Bright and colorful? Flighty disposition? Crazy science experiments? Rarely used in serious story arcs? In [[http://www.metamorkeep.com/story/Colors.php one story]], she even points out that her alchemy doesn't allow her to make magic, normal-looking dyes.
* TheProfessor: Her well-rounded knowledge of both science and magic sometimes lets her provide both ExpoSpeak and AppliedPhlebotinum to the protagonists.
* ShamelessFanserviceGirl: She prefers not wearing clothes. Sometimes she encourages other (always animal) morphs into nudity as well.

[[WMG: Laracin]]

A human who was turned into a tree at the battle of three gates.

* AndIMustScream: He was turned into a ''tree''.
* MisplacedVegetation: He is a Tamarack Tree, something native to the Americas.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman


* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Most of one of the earliest arcs involves this characters relationship and eventual marriage to a recently arrived woman who was also changed into a rat. Behind the scenes, the author was inserting his girlfriend into the story throughout this arc and reading the stories to her. While reading her the very touching scene near the end where his character finally proposes, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the author took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend as well.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming The two of them have been happily married ever since.]]

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Most of one of the earliest arcs involves this characters relationship and eventual marriage to a recently arrived woman who was also changed into a rat. Behind the scenes, the author was inserting his girlfriend into the story throughout this arc and reading the stories to her. While reading her the very touching scene near the end where his character finally proposes, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the author took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend as well.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming well. The two of them have been happily married ever since.]]
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* {{Badass}}: One of the foremost examples of this trope in universe. Despite being Cursed as a rat, Charles still manifests his clan's powers, and is a formidable fighter as a result. More recently, he has been training as a knight as well, adding even further to his skills.

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!!Raven hin'Elric

A wolf morph and Metamor's high priestess of the Lothanasi faith.

* FlatEarthAtheist: She believes the "gods" that she regularly deals with are nothing more than super-powerful beings who trade a portion of their power for worship and other favors.
* HighPriestess
* ReligionIsmagic: Draws upon the gods' mana for spells, can also summon them to request stronger favors.


* BadassFurry: One of the foremost examples of this trope in universe. Despite being Cursed as a rat, Charles still manifests his clan's powers, and is a formidable fighter as a result. More recently, he has been training as a knight as well, adding even further to his skills.

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* BadassFurry: {{Badass}}: One of the foremost examples of this trope in universe. Despite being Cursed as a rat, Charles still manifests his clan's powers, and is a formidable fighter as a result. More recently, he has been training as a knight as well, adding even further to his skills.

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* BadassPacifist: Starts out as one due to his refusal to fight. Despite this, many of his friends knew he was a capable fighter because he had manifested his powers in anger previously, crushing things easily that should have taken someone with far more power than he possessed.
* KamehameHadoken: Sondecks possess the ability to project the force of a punch through the air for several feet. It is actually projected through the air and not through ki, however, so the most efficient defense against it has been shown to simply be cutting through the blast of air with a V gesture. This defense has both been used by and against Charles.

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[[WMG: Charles Matthias]]

One of the main stars of the longest, and longest running, series of arcs in the series to date. A member of the secretive order of the Sondeckis, a Southern mage clan who use a massive well of internal energy, Charles came to Metamor Keep after the casting of the Curses for his own secretive purposes, and was changed into a rat afterwards. Although he initially and vehemently sought to avoid conflict, he has a nearly miraculous knack for attracting trouble.

* AuthorAvatar: Charles is this for his writer, who even uses his character's name as his pseudonym on the archives.
* BadassFurry: One of the foremost examples of this trope in universe. Despite being Cursed as a rat, Charles still manifests his clan's powers, and is a formidable fighter as a result. More recently, he has been training as a knight as well, adding even further to his skills.
* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Most of one of the earliest arcs involves this characters relationship and eventual marriage to a recently arrived woman who was also changed into a rat. Behind the scenes, the author was inserting his girlfriend into the story throughout this arc and reading the stories to her. While reading her the very touching scene near the end where his character finally proposes, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome the author took the opportunity to propose to his girlfriend as well.]] [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming The two of them have been happily married ever since.]]

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[[folder: Keep residents]]

[[WMG: Laracin]]

A human who was turned into a tree at the battle of three gates.

* AndIMustScream: He was turned into a ''tree''.
* MisplacedVegetation: He is a Tamarack Tree, something native to the Americas.
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman

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[[WMG: Nasoj]]

* OrcusOnHisThrone

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