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* SpiritedYoungLady: She becomes an adventurer (and later, an innkeeper) against her very conservative father's wishes.

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The characters of the first adventure path, ''Rise of the Runelords''.

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[[folder:Aldern Foxglove]]
!!Aldern Foxglove, the Skinsaw Man
->'''Race:''' Human (Chelaxian), later dread ghast
->'''Class:''' Aristocrat/Rogue
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticNeutral, later ChaoticEvil

* {{Bishounen}}: His appearance in life.
%%* GreenEyedMonster
%%* KnifeNut
* MaskPower: Has a literal magic mask.
* ObfuscatingStupidity: How he originally appears.
* OurGhoulsAreCreepier: And how! He's closest to the "Zombie Ghouls" subtrope.
%%* SerialKiller
* SplitPersonality: He has three -- the sorrowful "His Lordship", the brutal "Hurter" and the sadistic "Skinsaw Man".
%%* StalkerWithACrush
* TragicMonster: At first he was just a man looking to redeem his family name, but he made deals with the wrong people and became their patsy, becoming a ghast in the process.
%%* TheUndead
%%* UnstoppableRage
* UnwittingPawn: Of the Skinsaw cult, and by extension of Karzoug. His actions in the cult's service also unknowingly lead to the creation of the plague that devastates Korvosa in ''Curse of the Crimson Throne''.
* TheVirus: He was turned into a ghast by a magic disease and can spread it to his victims. He single-handedly starts a minor plague of ghouls this way.
%%* WasOnceAMan

!!Ameiko Kaijitsu

->'''Race:''' Human (Tian-Min)
->'''Class:''' Aristocrat/Bard/Rogue
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

Ameiko Kaijitsu is best known in the Varisian town of Sandpoint as the proprietor of the Rusty Dragon, the most popular tavern in town. A member of the town's small aristocracy, she is the eldest daughter of Lonjiku Kaijitsu and Atsuii Kaijitsu, and half-sister of both Amaya and Tsuto Kaijitsu (who are unrelated to each other).
* ActionGirl: Not in ''Rise of the Runelords'', where she's just a DistressedDamsel despite her [[FauxActionGirl history]]. She gets to shine in ''Jade Regent''. In the IOS game, she's one of the two characters you start off with so she's this trope by default.
%%* BareYourMidriff
* BreakTheCutie: Her half-brother Tsuto kidnaps her as a sacrifice for Nualia, has his goblin minions beat her within an inch of her life, ties her up in a basement, and kills their father before the [=PCs=] rescue her.
%%* DistressedDamsel
* FauxActionGirl: She has a history as an adventurer, but in ''Rise of the Runelords'' she doesn't do much besides get kidnapped. See ActionGirl above. This tends to happen frequently in ''Jade Regent'', as well.
* JustFriends: In the comics, it's mentioned she has many admirers and suitors in Sandpoint. She quickly friendzones them.
* MulticoloredHair: Her bangs are dyed white.
* NonIdleRich: The Kaijitsu family are extremely rich and even ended up being aristocrats outside of their homelands, running an inn is just to help out adventurers and pass the time. But don't think that her side-project means she's not serious about making money, in the comics she quickly gives the Seoni, Valeros and friends the boot when Sandpoint stopped paying for their rent and bar tab.
* RoyalBlood: As revealed in ''Jade Regent'', Ameiko is [[spoiler:the heir to the throne of the Minkai Empire]].
* SpiritedYoungLady: She becomes an adventurer (and later, an innkeeper) against her very conservative father's wishes.

[[folder:Runelord Karzoug]]
!!Karzoug the Claimer, Runelord of Greed
->'''Race:''' Human (Azlanti)
->'''Class:''' Wizard (transmuter)/Archmage
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

* ArchEnemy: Alaznist, Runelord of Wrath was this to him before the fall of Thassilion.
* BigBad: Of Rise of the Runelords.
* BladeOnAStick: He wields a magical glaive as his symbol of office.
%%* EvilOverlord
%%* EvilSorcerer
* FromNobodyToNightmare: He was born a slave and became one of the seven strongest wizards in the world during his era.
* {{Greed}}: And the Runelord thereof.
%%* SealedEvilInACan
* SlouchOfVillainy: On the cover of ''[=GameMastery=] Guide''.

!!Lyrie Akenja
->'''Race:''' Human (Garundi)
->'''Class:''' Wizard
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil

* BerserkButton: Harming Tsuto.
* DirtyCoward: Will flee from battle after the first hit she takes, unless she believes the PC's have hurt Tsuto.
%%* EvilGenius: To Nualia.%%ZCE
* StalkerWithACrush: She's madly in love with Tsuto, and carries a pouch of items taken from him, including hair and fingernail clippings; Tsuto doesn't give her the time of day, being in love with Nualia.

->'''Race:''' Stone giant
->'''Class:''' Wizard (transmuter)
->'''Alignment:''' NeutralEvil

%%* TheDragon
%%* EvilSorcerer
* TheQuisling: In ancient Thassilon, giants were slaves of the Runelords. When Mokmurian awoke Karzoug, he willingly let the wizard enslave his people.
%%* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness

!!Nualia Tobyn
->'''Race:''' Aasimar
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Cleric
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticEvil

Nualia Tobyn was a aasimar foundling raised by Ezakien Tobyn, the head pastor for the Varisian town of Sandpoint. She was recently found to have planned and executed a raid on the town by local goblin tribes. Although these attacks failed, she was eventually tracked down to the island-fortress of Thistletop, where she met her death.
* AlasPoorVillain: Meta-example. Many players were quite upset upon finding out her backstory, and many wanted to do ''something'' to redeem the poor girl. Officially however, she's killed by the adventurers in the first part of ''Rise of the Runelords''. This hasn't stopped some [=DM=]s from editing the campaign to allow the players to do redeem her.
* {{BFS}}: She wields a bastard sword[[note]]Second biggest type of sword behind the greatsword, though in Inner Sea Magic she seems to have a nodachi[[/note]], that's usually shown to be [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black]] and [[SerratedBladeOfPain serrated]].
* FetusTerrible: She unknowingly conceived her child in an area desecrated by Lamashtu, the goddess of monsters. As a result, it was born stillborn and monstrously deformed. This threw her over the edge into insanity.
* RedRightHand: She had a literal demonic hand (usually her left, though in ''Inner Sea Magic'', [[DependingOnTheArtist it's her right]]). Also a huge gash across her abdomen from the aforementioned pregnancy's end.
* SinisterMinister: A priestess of Lamashtu, the ChaoticEvil Mother of Monsters.
* StarterVillain: She and her Goblins are this for the campaign as a whole.
* ShoutOut: [[WordOfGod James Jacobs]] confirmed that her adoptive father Ezakien, and by extension herself, are named after Tobin Bell, the actor who plays Jigsaw in the ''Franchise/{{Saw}}'' movies.
* SoBeautifulItsACurse: Because of her angelic heritage, Nualia was gifted with unearthly beauty. Unfortunately, the townsfolk became obsessed with her and constantly begged her for blessings she couldn't provide. That was the start of her spiral into madness.
* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Averted in her backstory, later played straight after her HeelFaceTurn from the TraumaCongaLine.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: Put on a pedestal by her neighbors, restricted in her activities by her adoptive father, knocked up by her BastardBoyfriend who then [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere left her]], [[IHaveNoSon disowned by her father,]] and gave still birth to a deformed monster thanks to being in an area desecrated by [[MonsterProgenitor Lamashtu]] at the time. [[AlasPoorVillain No wonder she went crazy.]]

!!Orik Vancaskerin
->'''Race:''' Human
->'''Class:''' Fighter
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticNeutral

* AintTooProudToBeg: If reduced to five hitpoints, he'll drop to his knees and beg for his life.
%%* TheBrute
%%* KnowWhenToFoldEm
* MurderTheHypotenuse: He has a crush on Lyrie, but knows about her obsession with Tsuto, so he's been planning on killing him.
* NoodleIncident: He was forced to flee Riddleport after a scam involving a tiefling prostitute, a shifty alchemist, and an elixir of love.
* OnlyInItForTheMoney: He's the only member of Nualia's organization who isn't evil, and is rather uncomfortable with what she's planning. But she pays in platinum.
* TheSouthPaw: Art depicts him as wielding his [[{{BFS}} bastard sword]] in his left hand.

!!Shalelu Andosana
->'''Race:''' Elf
->'''Class:''' Fighter/Ranger
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

%%* ActionGirl
%%* ArchEnemy: To Bruthazmus.
* TheCameo: She reappears, leveled up, as an elf captain in the ''Second Darkness'' campaign.
* HunterOfMonsters: Goblins piss themselves when they hear her name.

->'''Race:''' Nymph
->'''Class:''' Druid
->'''Alignment:''' ChaoticGood

* FullFrontalAssault: As like other nymphs, she doesn't wear anything but will not fight the players unless attacked or provoked first.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear: Her artwork in the Anniversary Edition depicts her covering her left breast with her right hand.
* AnIcePerson: Part of her powers as an ice nymph.
* RetCon: She was Chaotic Neutral in the original print, but changed to Chaotic Good in the Anniversary Edition.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: If the players engage in battle against her, she fights until brought below 25 hit points, at which point she teleports to the opposite side of the Icemists; she does not seek another confrontation with the players.

!!Tsuto Kaijitsu
->'''Race:''' Half-elf
->'''Class:''' Monk/Rogue
->'''Alignment:''' LawfulEvil

%%* BareFistedMonk
%%* BastardBastard
* CainAndAbel: The Cain to Ameiko's Abel.
* CruelAndUnusualDeath: Kills his legal father by encasing him in glass.
* HalfHumanHybrid: Human mother, elf father.
* MamasBabyPapasMaybe: His birth really stirred up the rumour-mill in Sandpoint, as he's a half-elf "somehow" born to two human parents who are pillars of the community.
%%* TheDragon: To Nualia.%%ZCE

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