A Sword Without A Hilt is a crossover based on A Song of Ice and Fire, and thus inherits its massive character cast. Combine this with just as many Original Characters, and Loads and Loads of Characters goes without saying.
His Grace Viserys Targaryen, King in the Stepstones, Overlord of Lys, Myr, Tyrosh, Braavos and Pentos, Triarch of the Three Daughters, The Dragon Khal, The Dragon King, Lord of Fire and Air, The Dragon Reborn
The protagonist, Viserys started the quest as a homeless exile in Braavos with nothing but his five-year-old sister, his mother's crown, and an empty title to his name. His fate would have been a miserable and humiliating one, if not for the truest legacy of the dragonlords, the arcane might in his very blood, which he reached for while at his most helpless. Since then, he's resolved to turn the Crapsack World of Planetos, blindly spiraling down the drain with the return of magic, into something that can - and deserves to - survive the Long Night.
- Alter Ego: One of Viserys prefered tactics when manipulating his enemies or when it would be politically inconvenient for him to be connected to some of his actions.
- Corlys Waters, The Bloodhound: An identity created when he was hiding among the criminal underworld of Braavos.
- Dywen of the Old Gods
- Liu of Qarth
- Vraithe of Lys
- Gaemon of Volantis: An identity created when he manipulated Aedon of Lys in order to take over the city.
- Scalathrax Ashbringer: An identity created when raiding in the Sea of Fire.
- Benevolent Mage Ruler: Although he is often seen as a Sorcerous Overlord, in practice this is what Viserys strives to be and largely accomplishes. Sourcer's Deep could be unironically called the best place to live in the world, and this is largely due to having magic intertwined with its very existence and functions, instead of having them tacitly tacked on as almost all other factions do.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Viserys was all but forgotten by his enemies at the start of the quest. A penniless exile from a usurped dynasty, what threat could he possibly pose? They would dearly regret their complacency.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Never let it be said that the Dragon King sits back and lets his subjects do the work. Despite having become a ruler of millions of people, Viserys continues to take the field regularly along with his companions in true PC style.
- Rags to Royalty: Viserys began the quest in exile, fleeing his home yet again and joining a thieves guild in order to survive. Needless to say, he's risen considerably since then.
- Squishy Wizard: Played with
- Downplayed for his human form in the first fourteen levels, while still rather lacking in defense Viserys tended to have one of the highest HP pools of the party.
- Averted in his Dragonic forms.
- Subverted from level fifteen and onwards,Viserys has an massive HP pool and a BAB as high as a Fighter of his level.
- Were Dragon: Viserys has progressively grown more and more draconic as the quest has progressed, ramping up from being able to transform into a Draconic Humanoid to becoming the real deal. Now, it's impossible to tell if he's human or a True Dragon, with Viserys simply stated that he's both.
Princess Daenerys Targaryen, The Stormborn, Traitor Priestess of Tiamat
Viserys's younger sister, and only living family at the start of the quest. Initially started out as his Morality Chain, but was having none of that. After gaining magic and a fair amount of trauma at an uncomfortably young age, Daenerys has officially joined the party.
- Creepy Child: Daenerys has no real idea how to act like a kid, and it shows.
Ser Richard the Tall, The Knight of Skulls and Kisses
- Badass Normal: At the beginning of the quest, Ser Richard was literally just a knight. That didn't stop him from slaying a dragon and a Fey Lord with nothing but common steel and nerves of iron.
- Cool Sword: There are multiple awesome swords in the quest, but Oathkeeper takes the cake. It started out as an old and dying blacksmith's final hurrah, giving his life to forge the blade with the last stroke of the hammer, and things only got better from there.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Ser Richard occasionally does this to deal with the lunacy that his life has become since he signed on with the party.
- The Stoic: What he eventually grew to be. It takes a lot to get a reaction out of the Knight of Skulls and Kisses nowadays.
- Knight In Sour Armor: Defeat and exile have turned the knight cynical, but he never hesitates when it's time to stop the next world-threatening crisis.