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The main and supporting cast of the Webcomic Carciphona. Still under construction.

    Main Characters 

Veloce Visrin (VEL-los VIS-rin)

Race: Human (Demon-Bound)
Gender: Female
Age: 17
First Appearance: Chapter 1

A young sorceress who has somehow evaded prosecution during the Prohibition. She minds her own business at her awkwardly elegant home in the poorer districts of Kronzel City, and local peasants did not care much about her questionable presence most of the time. Her home soon became a popular place for local children to prove their courage, but most challengers end up crapping their pants and running away.

  • All-Loving Hero: She is a lot meaner than most examples, but it becomes apparent that she cares pretty deeply for those around her, even people she is less than fond of like Meron or Blackbird. Heck, she even cares about the feelings of people who try to kill her, and she became angry with Blackbird for saving her from Kathryn because the betrayal would hurt the girl.
  • Cool Big Sis: She seems to be becoming one to Weirin.
  • I Need a Freaking Drink: Whenever her Carciphona blood is acting up, she tends to drink heavily.
  • Hard Work Hardly Works: She subscribes to this view. As far as she's concerned, if someone has no talent for something, they should just forget about it and devote their time to practicing something they're actually good at. Talent won't make you good at something, but without talent to serve as the backbone for one's training, they'll get nowhere.
    Failure, frustration, inadequacy... are those really what one would want to feel in return for hard work?
  • Healing Factor: Veloce can use magic to heal herself rapidly, although it takes quite a lot of energy.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She can come off as an arrogant, apathetic prick, and to be fair, she can be, especially to Meron, though she has a good reason for that. However, she's generally quick to apologize if she oversteps her bounds, and she'll fight for any one of her friends, even the ones she doesn't like (again, Meron).
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Veloce has a strong sense of justice, but her aloofness and cynicism make it hard to recognize at times.
  • Tsundere: To Meron. She treats the latter like crap, although to be fair, she has a good reason for that. However, despite all the verbal abuse Veloce heeps on Meron, it's clear that at least on some level, she cares deeply for the other woman.
  • Who Wears Short Shorts?: She does for most of the third volume.

Keritzel "Keri" Edelez (care-RIT-zel AE-del-les)

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 15
First Appearance: Chapter 1

The son of a random, obscure, but somehow obscenely rich aristocrat who is rarely around. He is incredibly nice to everyone, and probably would've been scammed out of his whole fortune by now if it weren't for his friend, Weirin, and his mentor, Vladimir Gorchen. He is not spectacular at doing much, but he plays the violin very well and makes some pretty cute crafts. He also has taken a strong interest in history, which he is currently studying from Gorchen.

  • Adorably Precocious Child: He is certainly very mature for his age, if disconcertingly naive.
  • Fiction 500: His family is so filthy rich that what he sees as a small transport ship is actually a massive trading galleon.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Well, "Gender Blender Nickname." Keri is a reasonably common girl's name.

Weirin Lin (WAY-rin LIN)

Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: 16
First Appearance: Chapter 2

A childhood friend of Keri's who lives in his mansion per his invitation. Seemingly of noble birth herself from another country, she shows great promise in being a bossy princess. In spite of her arrogant nature, her extreme fondness of Keri sometimes motivates her to say and do things against her beliefs for his sake. She seems to dislike sorcerers and sorcery in general for some reason.


Race: Human
Gender: Female
Age: Unknown
First Appearance: Chapter 1

The assassin that caused the Prohibition. She seems to be still young, but she's somehow already slain a number of esteemed sorcerers, warriors, and high ranking individuals without fail. It is speculated that she is a Carciphona, one possessed by demon spirits, which would explain her powerful abilities and homicidal tendencies. A little too whimsical for her job.

  • Anti-Magic: An amulet she wears around her left wrist is capable of absorbing and nullifying any and all forms of magic.
  • Badass Normal: While she does have a magic cancelling amulet, the reason she's so dangerous is her physical abilities.
  • Bandage Babe: In addition to whatever wounds she covers with bandages after battles, she always wears bandages wrapped around the entire length of the left arm.
  • Breaking Speech: She delivers some devastating ones to both Veloce and Meron. One of them even makes Meron suicidal.
  • Bunny-Ears Assassin: She's way too easy-going and cheerful to be a ruthless assassin.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: Whenever anyone calls her out on the way she can just kill at the drop of a hat, she replies with, "What do you mean? I'm an assassin. It's what I do."
  • Chain Pain: She fought Veloce with a long chain in Volume 2.
  • Consummate Liar: She is very good at dodging around or just plain hiding the truth. Even Shilin calls her a compulsive liar.
  • Dissonant Serenity: She never seems put out by the fact that she's fighting for her life whenever we see her.
  • The Dreaded: Given her flawless track record when it comes to assassinations, everyone is terrified of her. Before they met for the first time, Veloce would regularly have nightmares about meeting her.
  • Fan Nickname: She gets called BB almost exclusively in Carciphona's comment sections.
  • Faux Affably Evil: You probably won't ever find a more cheerful and personable assassin in the world. You probably won't find a more ruthless or pointlessly cruel assassin in the world either.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: We know that she's been hired to kill Veloce in return for a wish, but what this wish is is a mystery, as is why she keeps sparing Veloce's life.
  • Hypocrite: She delivers a Breaking Speech to Meron about how she's useless, about how she only ever hurts Veloce, and about how she's far too attached to Veloce. This from the person who caused all of Veloce's problems in the first place and is now trying (albeit not very hard) to kill her. And let's not even get to Blackbird's own fixation on Veloce.
    • She may be able to give speeches highlighting someone's weaknesses but she does not like taking them.
  • Kick the Dog: Stabbing Meron? Cruel. Lecturing her on how she's only hurting the person she cares for the most while she bleeds out? Dude, what a bitch!
  • Lack of Empathy: She shows absolutely no regard for human life.
  • Mage Killer: While her physical abilities make her dangerous enough, the fact that she can absorb magic with her amulet, and even use the magic she absorbs, makes her a terror in the eyes of most mages.
  • Multi-Melee Master: She pulls a large number of different weapons out of her amulet and she's proficient in using all of them
  • Offstage Villainy: Although her crimes are legendary and their effect are felt throughout the series in the form of the Prohibition, and even she cops to them without hesitating, we don't see her actually trying to kill anyone until volume 4. No, her playing with Veloce with no intentions of killing her don't count.
  • Oh, Crap!: She has two: One when Veloce uses Rae's Soul Spirit Stone to absorb Blackbird's magic, and another when Veloce uses the amulet she stole from Blackbird's wrist to teleport to Blackbird's employer.
  • Stalker with a Crush/Yandere: To Veloce: She follows her around and seems to know everything that she does. She even tried to off Meron for being close to Veloce.
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: She seems to be able to appear and disappear at will, and often the first moment someone realizes she's around is when she starts talking.
  • Villainous Crush: Her interactions with Veloce are pretty suggestive. In fact, when Blackbird stabs Meron and delivers a Breaking Speech, she sounds almost like a jealous lover, pissed that Veloce has been spending too much time with another woman. For her part, Veloce despises, and at one point, even feared Blackbird.
  • Villainous Friendship: She seems to be on genuinely good terms with Kathryn, the one who sent her to kill Veloce.

    Supporting Characters 

Meron Lantgres (MAIR-ren LANT-gress)

Race: Enfelid
Gender: Female
Age: Early 20s
First Appearance: Chapter 2

The current Minister of the Kingdom of Kronzel. A highly skilled Elementalist who works under the Royal Court of Kronzel. She left the Requis tribe so that she could learn magics they did not approve of.

  • Ambiguously Gay/Bi the Way: Meron seems to be in love with Veloce. She's spent four years trying to gain the latter's forgiveness, and she has no problem with dying if it means Veloce's life will be easier. Hell, at one point, after Veloce rebuked her, Meron broke down in tears.
  • The Atoner: She unwittingly betrayed Veloce and her caretaker Vocruen, which resulted in Vocruen's exile. Ever since, she's tried and failed to make it up to Veloce for taking away her closest companion.
  • Badass Adorable: She can be endearingly vulnerable when she isn't kicking ass.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: Her job is to manage the Kingdom of Kronzel's affairs, and she's good at it. She also occupies the role of general because they couldn't find anyone more suited to the job.
  • Berserk Button: Don't fuck with her tribe. Desair found that out the hard way.
  • Berserker Tears: She gets these when General Desair pushes her Berserk Button too far.
  • Butt-Monkey: Played for drama. Veloce does not give her a break, and eventually it's enough to cause her to break down in tears and even become suicidal.
  • Cat Girl: Although she also has a horn.
  • Cool Big Sis: To Iriel.
  • Death Seeker: After she gets over her Dirty Coward tendencies she shows surprisingly little regard for her own life, and sometimes she even outright wishes for death.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She reaches it when her parents are killed and she wasn't able to protect them. She only crosses it further after Blackbird delivers a particularly cruel Breaking Speech to her.
  • Dirty Coward: While she's not gutless, when Veloce's friend and caretaker Vocruen was exiled, Meron's fear kept her from even trying to use her position as Minister of Kronzel to stop it from happening out of fear of attracting the king's anger. Her fear has also gotten in the way of her attempts to atone, such as when she almost let Veloce drown because of her phobia of water. She gets over it eventually and crosses over into full on Death Seeker territory.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Past sins aside, she's one of the nicer characters in the series until her Berserk Button is pressed.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: To say she has horrible self-esteem would be an understatement.
  • Horned Humanoid: Like the rest of the Beast-Humans, she has a single horn in the middle of her forehead.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Blackbird stabbed Meron in the back to try to get her out of Veloce's hair. She survives, though barely.
  • Little Bit Beastly: She has a horn, cat ears, and a tail, like all Enfelids.
  • My Greatest Failure: She feels this way about accidentally getting Vocruen exiled.
  • Nice Hat: She wears this cloth hat with a long tail that covers most of her hair.
  • Sexy Backless Outfit: In her first outfit, although it's for the most part hidden by her hair and the tail of her hat.
  • Tender Tears: She gets them three times, to wit. The first time, she starts crying after Veloce verbally tears her apart (again). She gets them again when her parents die, and again after a breaking speech from Blackbird made her lose all will to live.
  • Weak, but Skilled: She's not all that powerful, especially compared to Veloce, but she has a lot of raw talent and she's a natural at spellcasting.

Iriel (AI-ri-el)

Race: Enfelid
Gender: Male
Age: 10
First Appearance: Chapter 4

A thief boy the party encountered on their trip who holds ambitions too big for his belly.

Sangyun Rae (SANG-yoon REI)

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 40-50
First Appearance: Chapter 6

The current ruler of the kingdom of Arenscura. Named in the Northerners tradition, Sangyun is his family name, meaning "white clouds", and Rae is his first name, meaning "tears".

  • Hidden Badass: Would you believe it? This guy was about as useful as Veloce was when their group got stuck in a demon-infested Rift.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: With Weirin and Keri.
  • Nerves of Steel: This guy is utterly unflappable. Seriously, not even an Enfelid chieftan taking him hostage with a blade to his throat managed to get a reaction out of the guy.
  • Nice Guy: Deconstructed slightly, in that he's far too nice to be an effective ruler and he needs outside help to effectively deal with his country's problems, first when Vocruen showed up years earlier, and now when Veloce shows up.
  • Our Souls Are Different: When the members of his line die, they use the power of their own souls to charge a special amulet which can store and release this power. Being quite far down this line, Rae has quite a bit of power at his disposal.
  • Parental Substitute: To Des and the rest of the Encanids in his army.

Desair "Des" Rehett (des-AIR ray-ET)

Race: Encanid
Gender: Male
Age: 20-30
First Appearance: Chapter 6

The current General of Arenscura. He was taken in, raised, trained, and later made General by Lord Sangyun Rae after he and a few others escaped a catastrophe that wiped out his native tribe.

  • Fan Nickname: Some fans like to call him "Desu," because the pun was too hard to resist.
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates the Enfelids of the Requis tribe for not giving his tribe aid when they were attacked by Demon Spirits. To be fair, Chief Kasga thought he was lying (as demon spirits are typically invisible) and trying to trick the Requis into breaking the treaty of mutual seclusion between their two tribes.
  • Four-Star Badass: Even though he got his ass kicked by Meron, he's still a powerful warrior.
  • Heel Realization: When he sees how enraged Meron is at the treatment of her people, Des realizes that he's essentially become what he hates.
  • Horned Humanoid: He's a Beast-Human.
  • Little Bit Beastly: He has a horn, cat ears, and a tail, but unlike the Enfelids, he has dog ears.
  • Smug Snake: He's not nearly as manipulative and cunning as he thinks he is.
  • 24-Hour Armor: Des doesn't seem to know how to take his armor off.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: He's on the receiving end of a rather amusing one from Keri, Weirin, Iriel, and Veloce after he tells them how he planned to manipulate the Requis Tribe into destroying their reputation:
    Weirin: "Your revenge is to force the Requis Tribe into a life of crime in order to destroy their name?"
    Keri: "That's plain evil, General Des..."
    Iriel: "EAT DIRT YOU DOG!!"
    Veloce: *Face palms*
  • The Worf Effect: Despite supposedly being a powerful warrior, his track record for fights really isn't that good, and he and his men have worfed for both Meron and Kasga.

Kasga Lantgres (KAHS-gah LANT-gress)

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 50-60
First Appearance: Chapter 8

Chief of the Requis tribe, an Enfelid tribe that inhabits the forests near Arenscura.

  • Honour Before Reason: He and his wife willingly get far too close to a berserk manifestation of Heira in order to try to help bring her back to herself. He even cops to it: when Rae asks him if he would lead his people to their deaths for the sake of his God, even if she would think nothing of his loyalty, he replies that he would. It costs him and his wife their lives.
  • Horned Humanoid: He gets special points for having a ridiculously awesome horn.
  • Little Bit Beastly: Like all Enfelids, he has a horn, cat ears, and a tail.
  • Rated M for Manly: He's a bear of a man who is willing to do anything for his tribe.
  • Real Men Love Heira: He is utterly devoted to Heira, the mother of Beast-Humans, as well as to her avatar, the Book Of Elements. He even ordered his tribe to become criminals when someone stole the Book and used it to extort the tribe.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: He accepted his daughter back into the Requis tribe with open arms, despite how she learned magics that defied the teachings of the Book of Elements.
  • So Proud of You: Despite the fact that she disobeyed the teachings of the Book of Elements, the first thing Kasga does when he and his daughter reunite is tell her how proud he is of her for fighting out of loyalty and devotion to her tribe.

Vocruen (Voc-RUIN)

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 20-30
First Appearance: Chapter 1

Veloce Visrin's servant who is also a sorcerer. Exiled at the onset of the Prohibition in accordance with its terms.

Vladimir Gorchen (VLAD-di-meer GOR-chen)

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 60-70
First Appearance: Chapter 1

A retired scholar who now spends his days tutoring children of aristocratic descent in Kronzel.

King of Kronzel

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 60-70
First Appearance: Chapter 2

The current ruler of the kingdom of Kronzel.

  • Dirty Coward: The only time he felt confident enough to attack Veloce was when her back was turned.
  • Fan Nickname: Many fans dubbed him "Santa" for his beard.
  • Jerkass: He condemned Veloce for using magic in self defense, even though if she hadn't she would have been killed by Blackbird.
  • No Name Given: He's even called "The King of Kronzel" on Carciphona's character page.

Rosien Keur (ROW-si-un KUR)

Race: Human
Gender: Male
Age: 70-80
First Appearance: Chapter 6

The current Minister of the kingdom of Arenscura. Named in the Northerners tradition, Rosien is her first name, meaning "falling stars", and Keur is her family name, meaning "river".


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