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The Eagles of Ascension are a group of dreaded bandits who had massacred the Knight Order. They are the antagonists of the first chapter, since they had killed Sky's father and had stolen the journals of Sky's mother, which contained sensitive information about the Old Kingdom.

  • Archer Archetype: The Eagles are trained in archery and fit the cold, calculating stereotype.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Boom, Headshot!: They are famed for these.
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  • Poke the Poodle: At first, when King Adrian ruled, this was all they were capable of. With King Adrian's death, they're able to cross the Moral Event Horizon multiple times.



  • Bi the Way: In the third chapter, it's heavily implied that he is or was a regular patron of an all-male brothel, and he also ends up having a romance with Sky. Confirmed via Word of God.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: Frequently seen in his banters with Aida, though they're ultimately meaningless. Less meaningless is the tension between him and Sky...
  • The Chessmaster: In the third chapter, he cons Aida into attending the Valondian ball under the guise of wanting to meet Victor so that the Valondian folk could meet their princess.
  • Evil Former Friend: to Jace, when they were both part of the Knight's order (he went under the alias "Cain").
  • Good Is Not Nice: He really just wants to protect the people of Adeshia from The Silver Order and King Kael.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: has two scars on his left cheekbone and one on his right.
  • Hidden Heart of Gold: According to Word of God, Diego visits the Silk and hires out all the boys, and allows them to take a nap in his bed because they are that tired. Also, there was the time he saved a young alchemist from being sabotaged in a competition.
    • He buys Kole a ticket to the concert of a bard that he admires.
  • I Was Just Passing Through: Saved a young alchemist from being put to sleep during an alchemy competition. Word-for-word, the alchemist recounted that Diego said he was just passing by.
  • Knife Nut: He fights with one.
  • The Leader: Diego is the current leader of the Eagles.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulates Aida into breaking out of a dungeon that he'd had her kept in just so she could open one of the gates, nearly killing herself in the process.
    • In the third chapter, he lets her cover get blown by King Kael at the ball in order to reveal her royal lineage to the leaders of Arunia. It backfires when Aida gets captured, held captive, and tortured in Kael's dungeon.
  • The Mole: In the third chapter. Also, he was the one who sold out the Knights' Order.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Aida's crew are forced to work together in the third chapter.
  • Took a Level in Kindness


Airdan Ionis

A wealthy moon elf who works for the Eagles. He serves as a benefactor to the main protagonists and as a Love Interest for Tillie.



A Kaleik-born Eagle who is sent to guard Aida during the third chapter by Diego. Due to his being an Eagle, and being involved in the death of Sky's parents, it takes time before Aida and Sky warm up to him. Like all Kaleiks, he has an enhanced hearing sense and can hear conversations from far away.

  • Adorkable: When Aida chooses to flirt with him, he turns into an awkward, bumbling mess.
  • Apologises a Lot
  • Aroused by Their Voice: As a Kaleik, he has a splendid singing and speaking voice. He is also an excellent flutist.
  • Badass Adorable: He is one of the nicest guys in Ascension, and he gets flustered easily around Aida and Sky. He was also praised by Diego for his fighting skill, he defended Aida and helped her beat away some pirates while they were aboard the Savage Princess, and he punched Diego's lights out when the team realized that Diego had sent Aida on what could have been a suicide mission.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: As Diego can attest to, Kole can be pretty violent when those under his protection are endangered and put through a major Trauma Conga Line.
  • Chekhov's Gun: He was the one who sent the "friendly letter" to Aida all the way back in chapter 1, telling her to stop asking about the Eagles.
  • Disability Superpower: He is blind, and as a Kaleik he can hear things from far away.
  • Bodyguarding a Badass: Not that Aida is all too welcoming of him at first...
  • Butt-Monkey: He was this as part of the Eagles; they tricked him into thinking there was a flesh-eating demon attacking his camp.
  • Creepy Good: Sky and Aida are weirded out by him at first, as well as resentful towards him.
  • Handicapped Badass: He knocks out five pirates in the third chapter with his bare fists.
  • Monochromatic Eyes/ProphetEyes: A typical trait of Kaleiks.
  • Nice Guy
  • Parental Abandonment: His parents, along with his travelling camp, abandoned him in the woods due to his being born blind, which was considered a horrible curse in Kaleik tradition. Strangely, he doesn't resent them at all for this; instead, he is glad they got rid of him because they were pressured into doing so.
  • Token Good Teammate: Unlike other Eagles, Kole would never hurt an innocent human. Diego even calls him the "good one" of the Eagles, and says he gave him the bodyguard job to "spare" him.

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