AdventureQuest's characters that, while not ..., are very important to the development of its all-encompassing storyline.
Famously known for his... extense vocabulary, Falerin is the Caelestian god of Evil, who is on Lore with Lorithia's permission as the Loremaster in Isle d'Oriens. He does not generally stick around for fights, and teleports away when swords are drawn.
Falerin was disincorporated during a confrontation with the Dhows, splitting his body into various pieces. These pieces of Falerin were mostly gathered during the Mostly Harmful War Special Mission. Two pieces still remain, however— the Loremaster whom we defend and Ardendor, a far more playful and childlike version in control of Falerin's body and under the direction of Epsilon. He successfully gathered back his last piece: Ardendor when Dhows' true form was revealed, and has now been conferred the title of Lorian Demipower of Lore: Discovery, Knowledge and Secrets.
- Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: Inverted. He wears a two-pieced dark gray and purple suit, which is very out-of-place in the medieval-inspired Lore. When he and Galrick first meet he notices "he was attired in some sort of odd outfit of purple, the likes of which [he] had never before seen" in Confrontation (one of Falerin's Histories).
- Badass Bookworm
- Badass in a Nice Suit
- Cryptic Conversation: Never expect a straight answer from him.
- Deity of Human Origin: He was born, in fact, a human, later became a full grey elf and, just then, became a god.
- Gentleman and a Scholar
- God of Evil: In the Caelestian pantheon. Not that he's especially evil, though.
- Our Elves Are Better
- Physical God
- Pointy Ears
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Even lampshaded, in the Codex of Deeper Mysteries found in the Dracopyre Legacy saga.The contents of this document I compiled from fragments of an ancient Lorian text more ancient than the entire timeline of Lore would seem to allow. (Parenthetical note to self. I am slipping. Two uses of the same word in the same sentence. Substitute archaic or something similar. I would use "antediluvian" but I am not sure there ever was a Lorian deluge of that sort. "Old" simply lacks my feeling. Hmm. "Archaic" implies lack of utility that is a potential problematic connotation. Of course, given the contents... and I am rambling once again.)
- Sharp-Dressed Man
- Time Abyss: For Lore's standards, he's really old by being 30,000+ years old.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting
- Waistcoat of Style
Galrick, son of Glenn, is an interdimensional traveller who has come to help against The'Galin. He was born in the nation of Neld, which was destroyed by the nation of Vandar. He became a reluctant communicant of The'Galin for revenge, but changed sides after meeting Falerin. He has since tried to redeem himself by assisting Unity.
He seems to have fallen in love with The Huntress.
He was "killed" by Ryuusei Cartwright in the Rise of Omega, although he lives on in Terra as Falerin's agent.
- Affectionate Nickname: He occassionally calls Celestra "old woman", to which she'll reply by calling him "kid". Given her age...
- The Atoner
- Awesome Anachronistic Apparel: Inverted. He wears a black cargo pants, red trainers, a long-sleeved sweatshirt and a black T-shirt with "100% Ebil" on it, which contrast with the medieval-inspired Lore. Justified, because he's bought the outfit in Terra.
- It is even remarked by the Chosen, when they first meet: "Who is he, and what is that he's wearing?"
- Badass Beard
- Battle Couple: With Celestra.
- Crusading Widower: As a result of the Vandarian attack on Neld, his pregnant wife (and his brother) died. With time, he would be left with "nothing and no one to live for", and would give in to anger, due to the waste of human lives and the destruction of Neld.
- Happily Married: To Celestra.
- Heroes Want Redheads: He quickly falls in love with The Huntress.
- Heroes Prefer Swords
- Heroic Willpower: In the IIRC sessions, Galrick was turned into a monster by Cartwright but he managed to overcome his condition, returning to normal.
- Heroic Sacrifice
- The Medic: While on Terra, Galrick went to medical school and became a doctor... which is very noticeable when most people in-game can use magic/potions to heal themselves. (Then again, in Terra, 'normal' magic cannot be used.)
- Not Afraid to Die
- The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: Ryuusei Cartwright seems very pissed at the idea of Galrick escaping from his control and won't let anyone but him have the pleasure of killing him.
- Pint-Sized Powerhouse: He's notable for being smaller than many other characters, including Celestra (who even calls him "pint-sized Terran warrior" once). As for power, he can hold his own against powerful enemies and is known to be a competent warrior.
- At one point, he also shared some of The'Galin's power during his brief stint as his communicant.
- Pointy Ears
- Telepathy: It allowed him to be a communicant material for The'Galin, though Falerin himself (and particularly, one of his avatars, The Traveller) took advantage of it, too.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Had he not 'accepted' The'Galin's offer to stop the Vandarian attack on Neld, Lore wouldn't need to deal with the Devourer's coming (or would have been delayed at best). Not that he'd wanted to do it.
His wife is Queen Kithia, and his son is Prince Shirian.
- 100% Adoration Rating: Basically, everyone saw no problem in him becoming a noble despite being a Drakel (they, at the time, remained hidden and obscure to the other races). Even the closest contender would have refused the appointment if Tralin could be chosen instead. In fact, when Darin and Jano (pre-HeelFace Turn) tried to incite trouble about this, they failed miserably.
- Affectionate Nickname: Nel always calls him "Trae".
- Battle Couple: With Kithia, occasionally.
- Black Sheep: Not only within his family (as he turned on his family's tradition of following the Water Lord), but within the Drakel in general as well (as a kind and helpful servant of a human king and as T'Palo).
- Childhood Friends: With Nel.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Darin.
- Happily Adopted: Even when he was old enough to be Draynor's grandfather (in human years, that is), he was adopted by the king, who had no children of his own and wished for him to become his successor.
- Happily Married: To Kithia.
- Near-Death Experience: After drinking a Metanoia Potion and casting relentlessly spells againts the Devourer's undead forces in Tranquil Fury mode, he collapses from exhaustation. After both the Devourer and the Water Lord tried to claim him as theirs, Lorithia steps up and claims him as her communicant, telling him to return.
- Necromancer: While not a usual practicioner of this art, he's apt in it.
- The Philosopher King: So much that he didn't really care about being nobility when Draynor offered it to him, because he didn't desire power of that sort, nor would he refuse it if it was given. His interest was, as always, in knowledge and for the well-being of all people. It was the reason why Draynor chose him as his successor.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something
- Sorcerer King
- The Stoic: King Draynor II often wondered if his apparent stoicism was a trait of all Drakel or something specific to Tralin, though.
- Telepathy: As a communicant of Lorithia herself, he possesses this ability.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: With Diviara, whom Tralin allows to disrespect him by calling him "Drakel", even when he is a king and the communicant of Lorithia.
- Dragon-in-Chief: To Feldar, when he was part of the Vandarian army that attacked Neld.
- Fire-Forged Friends: With Tralin.
- HeelFace Turn: Well, he changed sides from the Vandarian army to the Derenian court, along with Jano.
- Manipulative Bastard: When he was part of the Vandarian forces, he was willing to manipulate anyone if it furthered his motives.
- Manly Tears: Shed over Jano's death, who had been infected by the Cold.
- Telepathy: He's, after all, a communicant of the Water Lord.
- Waistcoat of Style
Beleqwaya is an ArchMage and traveler of great powers who has no home. He wanders Battleon looking for a number of Spell Components, and will gladly share his treasures for some help in finding them.
He helps with the summoning of Lauren in The Final Battle. He battles and defeats Ryuusei afterwards, but both burst into particles in the process, and were sent into the Deep Void. Fortunately, he regained his form after you ventured into the dangers of the Void.
Amilara is a Necromancer, and the (until recently) estranged son of Diviara. He views undead as no different from ordinary people, as shown by his friendship with Cagliari. He was being hunted by Cartwright in order to pressure Diviara, and went into hiding. He returned for the showdown with Cartwright in The Manifestation.
Nowadays, he's usually seen with his father.
Lord BarriusLord Barrius is the leader of an order of knights hidden throughout Lore, and ElBhe's owner, who protects the balance between the Shadow universe and Lore.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: He's the leader and most likely the strongest, with what being able to fight (or simply, distract) an Eldritch Abomination and having resided in the Shadow Universe for years.
- Dual Wield: His two swords are called Lodestar, for offense, and Eventide, for defense. Their elements are Fire and ***, respectively.
- Heroes Prefer Swords
- The Leader: Of the Knights of Order. (Or at least, co-leader alongside Kalanyr.)
- Shadow Walker: He is known to have mastered the art of walking among Shadows, and shared it with ninjas.
- The Stoic
- Unknown Rival: Algern. However, it's not that Barrius doesn't know that his former pupil wants to defeat him, it's just that he thinks he's weak, and thus not worthy of his attention.
ElBheThe Shadowkitten, ElBhe, has been spotted around Greenguard Forest, and was supposedly attacking Ashwood Village, a small town on the edge of the Forest. Besides being a half of Lord Barrius' NPC, it has been revealed that ElBhe is his shadow self.
- Brutal Honesty: All the time.ElBhe: (to Falerin and Lord Barrius) "Nobody likes long boring talky scenes, you guys."
- Living Shadow: Of Lord Barrius.
- Non-Human Sidekick: To Lord Barrius.
- Small, Annoying Creature: The Chosen sure thinks so.
- Talking Animal
Kalanyr Arkan'ettKalanyr is an Archmage of untold age and immense power. He wields the powers of Nerf and Buff, and is powerful enough to control a nerfkitten.
- The Ageless: Sidhe are practically immortal. (They are able to die, nevertheless.)
- Badass Cape
- Glowing Eyes of Doom
- Heroes Prefer Swords
- Heroic Build: For a wizard, he sure looks buff.
- Kryptonite Factor: Apparently, that's what normal iron is for sidhe like him.
- The Leader: In a way, he's the co-leader of Knights of Order alongside Lord Barrius.
- Ludicrous Precision: Kalanyr tends to be rather precise about he speaks, even though the Chosen is accustomed to people not saying the whole truth about stuff.
Kalanyr: Well, you could say that they are the personification of the remainder of an equation, which considering that an equation should always balance out to zero...Zephyros: I don't think <Character> was looking for the technical description, Kalanyr.
- In Looking for Leads: Ku Ku!, the Chosen need the Knights' help, but they are busy dealing with a Ku manifestation, and the Chosen asks what are they. He answers.
«You»: As I was saying, I'd be happy to help with your Ku problem. How many do we have to deal with?Zephyros: If we're lucky? Just one.«You»: ...Not much of an infestation, is it?Kalanyr: 46.«You»: That's... awfully precise.
- Or (in the same quest):
- Misplaced Retribution: In the Jr. Squires of Order quest, he's in bad mood because the knights can't figure out some weird magic issues on Dragonclaw Island, and he threatens people (read: The Chosen) with nerfkitten infestations.
- Mystical White Hair
- Our Spirits Are Different: Sidhe are actually nature spirits that come from outside the plane of Lore. As a result they bear some resemblance to elves.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's a sidhe that's over 6,000 years old, yet he looks as if he was in his thirties.
Aelthai (a.k.a. Miss Fixit)Aelthai is one of the Knights of Order who has been elected as spokesknight to inform players of the changes made to Lore.
- Anime Hair
- Curtains Match the Window
- Magic Hair: It randomly changes to one of several styles when she comes onscreen, so it's probably a safe bet.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Implied by the way a failed teleport attempt leaves her casually wondering if they were still where they'd started or if she'd forgotten to teleport her eyes again.
- The Face: Of the Knights of Order.
- You Gotta Have Lilac Hair
ZephyrosOne of Knights of Order. He's an archaeologist as well, attempting to stop bandits from stealing precious ancient artifacts. Runs the Museum of Lorian Natural and Cultural History in Deren.
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Though he knows how to fight and has a whip, he's very careful with the material he works with.
- Adventurer Outfit: Of the archaeologist variant.
- Badass Beard
- Fedora of Asskicking
- Whip It Good
KamuiMember of the Knights of Order, researcher and inventor.
ShiiSee Assassin Class Trainers.
RadagastRadagast is a Knight of Order, despite his frequent lapses of judgement and hazy sense of reality.
One of two pranksters who try to cause "the ultimate prank" on April Fools Day 2009. Instead, they wind up summoning Loco and become his brainwashed (and gullible) minions.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Since he's already crazy, Loco just added the 'brainwashed' part.
- Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Despite his quirks, he constantly remains a member of the Knights of Order. Considering Barrius's standards, he must be reallt good.
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: For all the mischief that he causes, he IS a Knight of Order (a.k.a. a group of incredibly powerful people.)
- The Gadfly: Happily admits to being willfully obtuse when called out on it, claiming that the Chosen was "being serious enough for both of them"
- Hidden Depths: While he's almost always cast as a fool, there has been a hint or two (such as a surprisingly technical description of the Numbered Beasts' weather effects after just seeing one in action) that he's smarter than his antics imply
- Long-Haired Pretty Boy
- Mind-Control Eyes: His normally red eyes turned gray when he was under Loco's thrall.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: Perhaps best put his own invocation of the trope:Radagast: I'M being serious here! Think about that for a moment!Nimrod: Sweet Lorithia! We're DOOMED!
- Named Weapon: Apparently his knife is named "Lady Vorpal of Snickersnack", though he alternates between calling it "Snickers" and "Snicks" because he finds its full name pretentious.
- Tagalong Kid: Zig-zagged? Though he might not be a kid (it's hard to say), he's definitely much young than the rest of the Knights. In addition, Kalanyr and Aelthai are the ones who usually end up watching over him so that he doesn't get into trouble, but he's not among the Knights without merit—just like Shii. Radagast can be pretty intelligent and useful when he wants to.
- Talking Weapon: According to Radagast, his knife lectures him from time to time. Admittedly, Radagast's word is questionable at best, but the fact that the knife has been shown snickering at its wielder getting into trouble does lend some credibility to the claim.
- The Prankster: Very much so. His first three appearances were even April Fools events.
- You Didn't Ask: He knew the location of the Energy Prime Orb, but never told the Chosen (even though he/she was looking for them) until he mentioned them in Looking for Leads: Ku Ku!.«You»: You mean you knew where a Prime Orb was? Why didn't you tell me? Why didn't you make sure it was safe?Radagast: You never asked, and it's not my job to salvage orbs. In fact, I think I'm actually specifically forbidden from it. I'll have to read that handbook sometime.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Long dark blue hair.