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Shahrazad Squad

This group, as the name implies, can be found hanging around Hector's sailing boat, the Shahrazad. Thus, it is generally composed of friends of Hector and his daughter Pleiades.

Vathalé Mekranti (South Pole Summoners) has a rather obvious family tie to this group, but is pointedly not a member.

Hector Aviyan Ryora Nyktori-Cruz

Played by: Lugiasian

  • Adventurous Irish Violins: Not necessarily Irish, but there's certainly an element of romantic adventure to his fiddling.
  • The Big Guy: Might not necessarily fit the spirit of this trope, but he is six foot five. More specifically, perhaps as a Class 4, at least during the Snitz era and maybe early-Proboards as well.
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  • Commuting on a Bus: Hector wanders in and out of the spotlight, and has done so for almost a decade. It's justified by the fact that he's often Walking the Earth, and in his latest appearance, has become a globe-trotting sailor.
  • Demoted to Extra: A major protagonist in the Snitz era, he's fallen to the margins in recent years. An intended multi-RP spotlight plot for him, Radiance, garnered some interesting scenes but didn't get as far along as providing important material for Hector in particular. Reversed when he returned to the spotlight in 2016.
  • Good Flaws, Bad Flaws: Pretty much all of the good ones, in the Snitz era. In the present day, his alcoholism, at the least, has very much caught up to him and devolved into a bad flaw.
  • Free-Range Children: Wandering the Earth by himself since he was 13.
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  • Houseboat Hero: For the last few years post-Summoner Style, Hector's been living quietly on his sailing ship, the Shahrazad, raising his daughter on the high seas.
  • Kid Hero All Grown-Up: Smooth Sailing and Anchor & Sextant mark the beginning of a new arc in Hector's development: at nearly 26 and his daughter, at 9 years of age, rapidly approaching the age he was when he first debuted at 13. He's grown up to be a bit of an old soul, a doting father, and a skilled sailor, but certain candid moments betray the boyish charm of a younger Hector from days long gone.
  • Let's Have Another Baby: Through Hector's inner monologue in Anchor & Sextant, it is implied that at some point before the events of Summoner Style, Hector and Vathalé conceived another child, this time intentionally, only to suffer a miscarriage. It is also implied that this traumatic event is one among many reasons he is driven to drink.
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  • Outdated Outfit: Blue jacket and slacks, both with flame patterns. Discarded in the present day. Hector's signature tinted goggle-like shades from the Snitz era are a historical relic from the early-to-mid 2000s trends in eyewear fashion that were popular at the time. Modern visual interpretations of teenage Snitz Hector acknowledge this and stay faithful to the time era's fashion trends.
  • Storyboard Body: The tattoos that Hector's collected since becoming a sailor post-Radiance have various meanings, most rooted in real sailor folklore; for example, the anchor and swallow tattoos, while others are specific to himself, such as his daughter Pleiades represented in the tattoo of the constellation of the same name on his wrist.

Pleiades Esperanza Vathlanti Nyktori

Played by: Loogs

  • Affectionate Nickname: In a manner befitting a small family living on a sailing caravel, Hector frequently addresses her as 'Sailor', while Ari refers to her as 'first mate'.
  • Give Her A Normal Life: Zigzagged. Hector runs off with Pleiades to protect her from the collateral damage that comes with the Summoner vendettas waged by Miko and the gang. Though, Hector being the Weirdness Magnet that he is, he arguably puts her in just as much danger as he would by staying with Vathalé and the Summoners. Double Subverted as he's found a way to have his cake and eat it too: the Shahrazad serves as a sturdy, comfortable home to raise a child while providing the mobility a regular house can't achieve to allow Hector to still scratch his characteristic wandering itch.


Played by: Addison

  • Ambiguous Gender Identity: Ari isn't agendered or bigendered, but rather simply uncertain about which gender they are.
  • Animal Eyes: Superficially resembling a cat's, but "something about them just wasn't feline".
  • Clear My Name: By implication, they're wanted for murder, but by temperament, they don't seem guilty.
  • Cool Pet: A black goldenchild reticulated python, Xochipilli (Pilli for short).
  • Gender-Neutral Writing: Exclusively goes by "they".

Halley Cometta
Played by: Loogs

  • '80s Hair:
    Another one, a tall, scrawny woman, also in her 20s, had various piercings on her face, her share of tattoos, and an eccentric haircut that most would call a “mullet” but Halley would say, “Come on, you make it sound so uncool!”
  • Bag of Holding: As seen in Smooth Sailing, wherein Halley demonstrates the customary Rummage Fail—in search of something to use as a weapon to help take down the sea monster, she procures from her messenger bag several objects designated as parcels to deliver, including a wooden clock, a bottle of very expensive cognac, and a mysterious trinket, before settling on a large tranquilizer gun equipped to sedate large monsters, all complete with internal commentary on the origins and intended recipients of each one.
  • Lady Looks Like a Dude: Halley takes on a more masculine appearance, wearing masculine clothing and often referring to herself in masculine terms. Half credit though, since her author confirms Halley officially identifies as bigender.
  • Steven Ulysses Perhero: With a name like Halley Cometta, of course you'd go on to be the fastest courier to put on a pair of skates.


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