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The Twilight Council has been around for centuries under one name or another, moderating contact between humans and the supernatural. With the dawn of superhumans, their job has been made much harder, necessitating more activity. For the main character page see here.

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The Council

     In general 
A council of supernatural beings that regulates their interactions with the general human populace.
  • Exact Words: Supers weren't hidden by The Veil because they were never specifically written into it.
  • Fur Against Fang: One of many feuds among the groups that constitute the Council.
  • Internal Affairs: They reign in supernatural threats themselves rather than allow others to do it, often with lethal force.
  • The Masquerade: Upheld by the Sigils, which create a world-wide aura that camouflages nonhuman beings.
  • Not-So-Omniscient Council of Bickering: There are a great number of groups represented by the Council, almost all of which have some grudges against each other.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Most of their interactions with supers was with individuals on the middle-to-lower end of the power scale, and several council members realize that they've done this when Maxima, Dabbler, and Sydney take down a defense golem despite a weakness aura (Maxima apparently was affected but was powerful enough that it didn't matter, Dabbler has a way to resist that kind of thing, and Sydney's shield protected her).
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: Played with. The various individuals of the many groups are as varied as humans are, but they are still bound by their nature.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Human?: Sentient constructs have historically been treated poorly, though actions have been taken to avoid this problem in the future.

An elder vampire and the vampire representative on the Council.
  • Monster Progenitor: He's spawned at least two other vampires, though he himself isn't the first vampire.
  • Really 700 Years Old: He actually is around 700 years old. Go figure.
  • Stronger with Age: As with all vampires in this setting.
  • Troll: He tricks Gregor into transforming in order to foist Sydney's fangirling onto him.
  • Weakened by the Light: The flash from a camera is enough to sting.
  • What the Hell Is That Accent?: Its switches his v's and w's, except for when it makes reading his dialogue difficult, but is otherwise normal. Though he has made it clear that it isn't Russian.

A powerful werewolf and the were-being representative on the Council.

A living suit of armor and the representative for aegirs. note 
  • Animated Armor: With sapience to boot.
  • BFS: He's a big guy and he carries a sword to match.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Dabbler uses an illusion spell to he looks like this when he allows the succubus to wield her temporarily. He isn't happy about it.
  • Instant Armor: He can disassemble himself and reassemble around a wearer in a matter of seconds.
  • The Needless: He doesn't need to eat, drink, sleep, or breathe.

    Valen and Trilla 
An elf and a fairy who speak for the Fey races.

A monster of unspecified species and representative for all miscellaneous races on the Council.
  • The Big Guy: He's the largest being on the Council, rivaled only by Icon and Gregor when transformed.
  • Bioluminescence Is Cool: He has several glowing blue spots along his neck.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: He's a hulking creature with pitch black skin, fangs, spikes, claws, and all the other tidbits one would expect from a mythical beast. He's also a pretty nice guy with a big vocabulary.
  • Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: His first line included "axiomatically" and "exemplification".
  • Vocal Dissonance: Despite his monstrous appearance, he has an extensive vocabulary and apparently sounds like Frasier.

A woman of unknown heritage who speaks for the odyssians.note 
  • Deadly Gaze: A character blurb on the webpage notes that she likely has a reason for veiling her eyes.
  • In the Hood: She wears a black hood and cape.

An alien of unknown species and representative for extraterrestrials on Earth.
  • The Greys: He bears a strong resemblance to them.
  • Humanlike Hand Anatomy: Averted. He has three fingers, a thumb, and a second thumb on the other side of his hand.

A succubus and representative for demons.

The mage representative.
  • Ambiguously Human: There's no indication that he isn't human, and all evidence says he is, but being on the Twilight Council means that's not a guarantee.

Semper Vigilantis

Gregor's daughter and a lycan.

A lycan turned by a serial propagator. She transforms into a werehare.

A woman with a unique "programming" style of magic.
  • Cowardly Lion: Claims to be not very brave, but still keeps her cool.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Her magic works by accessing the "source code" of items and allowing her to manipulate them. This makes it much easier for her to alter existing items but much harder to create things from scratch.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: When Sydney bursts in on her and Leon, kissing, she and Sydney start arguing over Leon as if he's some kind of inanimate object of which they're discussing ownership or lease rights and terms. The moment he asks for perfectly rational, though inappropriate in any other context, clarification regarding the prospective Love Triangle both Sydney and Krona are discussing, concerning himself, both Krona and Sydney proceed to kick him in the face before going back to arguing. When Leon asks if it's merely possible for Krona to use her powers on herself to make herself more at ease with Sydney's...expectations, both Sydney and Krona shout him down.
  • Everything Is Online: A magical equivalent. With how her magic works she can "hack" just about anything.
  • Goggles Do Nothing: She wears what seems to be lab goggles.
  • Hero of Another Story: She's a member of the Semper Vigilantis, the Twilight Council's version of ARCHON.
  • Hypocrite: Perfectly fine treating Leon as an inanimate object whose ownership rights should be negotiated, without his input, but Leon merely asking if it's possible for her to use her own "hacking powers" on herself to be more at ease with the Love Triangle Sydney's demanding, and she shouts at him like he suggested she get a healthy dose of Brainwashing.
  • Hypocrite Has a Point: Suggesting Krona use her powers on herself to alter her own thoughts and feelings may have been a rational question, but it was a foolish one.
  • Instant Runes: Ones that resemble soundboards and computer screens. She essentially uses them as magical touchscreens for directing her powers.
  • Konami Code: Prominently displayed on her banner, though the Alt Text says it could also have been a number of other Classic Cheat Codes.
  • Reality Warping Is Not a Toy: After learning about her Save Scumming, Maxima has her come to ARCHON so they can make sure that she won't accidentally break the universe.
  • Rewriting Reality: Can alter existing objects with greater ease than most mages, like disarming grenades from a distance. She can hack into and modify just about anything, including people. One strip has her shutting down Sydney's Potty Emergency.
    Sydney: Did you just hack my bladder?!
    Krona: I bought you another half-hour. It's like hitting the "snooze" button.
  • Save Scumming: Can use her powers to do this in real life. And then it turns out not work exactly how she thought, and she resolves to stop doing high-level alterations to reality when she doesn't understand the consequences.
  • Sufficiently Advanced Magic: She uses magic, but it has a distinct technological aesthetic to it.
  • Troll: She changes Gunnhildr's underwear into a thong to give her a wedgie.
  • True Sight: Of a sort. After Sydney gains another level up for her spheres, she can apparently see WAY more than the others can.
    Krona: AHHHH! The Deep Code! The Universe laid bare! God's dicebag, tumbling across the velvety tabletop of space and time!
  • Wrong Context Magic: Her abilities are magical in nature, but she is not a normal mage or a super. In fact, her abilities are apparently unique enough to warrant her her own faction on the Council, consisting of just her.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She changed her default hair color to blue. She's later seen changing it into a full rainbow, briefly.

Gault's apprentice.
  • Bag of Holding: Book of holding. Anything that can fit in the book by two axes can be stored within its pages.
  • Chained by Fashion: She keeps her book chained to her waist.
  • Muggles Do It Better: She summons an assault rifle for combat in order to get around the Mannekiller's mana void.
  • Mundane Utility: Besides potions and weapons, she uses her book to hold handcuffs for... recreational purposes.
  • Spell Book: Her book of holding.
  • White Mage: Her book contains mana potions and antidotes for healing.
    • Combat Medic: It also contains an assault rifle with a 100-round drum magazine and some kind of rocket launcher.

A vampire affiliated with Azilus and mole for Sciona. Her tropes can be found here.

A winged figure who leads a mercenary force of supernatural beings. She reports to Ingsol on matters of security but it's clear that he's not her only employer.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She has black wings and wears dark clothing but she's not evil. Disinterested in the suffering of others, sure, but not evil.
  • Lack of Empathy: She's more concerned with the potential work she can get after the fall of the Sigils than the massive casualty rates.
  • Only in It for the Money: She doesn't care about a massive crisis that will surely affect her and her organization because she hasn't been paid to.
  • Pointy Ears: She has them.
  • Private Military Contractors: She's a sellsword and leads a group of similar beings.
  • Winged Humanoid: She has a pair of black feathered wings.
  • X-Ray Vision: An inverted version, the bones of her wings can be seen glowing beneath her flesh when she flies.

A vampire sired by Ingsol.

Gallery Observers

A vampire even older and more powerful than Ingsol.

A vampire sired by Ingsol.

One of the vampire observers, secretly working for Sciona. His tropes can be found here.


    Vault Guardian 
A massive construct used to guard The Black Reliquary, a vault containing the world's most dangerous relics.
  • A.I. Is a Crapshoot: A magical version. Sciona corrupts it to turn it against its creators.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Maxima rips off one of its arms.
  • Anticlimax Boss:The massive guardian meant to protect the worlds most dangerous magical items it dispatched two pages after it first appears. Justified, as a fight scene in the vein of the previous ones would take another month or so.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: It doesn't have hands, just very large blades.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Was not made with supers in mind. Which makes sense, considering it was made before gunpowder was a thing.
  • Disney Villain Death: It gets thrown off a cliff into a field of magical blades.
  • Dungeon Bypass: Sciona was able to teleport past it, albeit only with a lot of planning and preparation to get around the other defenses.
  • Gate Guardian: It exists to protect the vault.
  • Golem: The Rant says it's something like a bone golem.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: Maxima rams its own severed blade through its chest.
  • Older Is Better: Averted, it was made long before gunpowder weapons or explosives, as well as the discovery of supers. So while it has powerful magic effects, it wasn't prepared for anything in the power range of a super or armed with modern technology.
  • Overshadowed by Awesome: Maxima and Dabbler tear it apart the moment they go on the offensive.
  • Rasputinian Death: Maxima impales it with its own blade, Dabbler slices its head in half, and then it gets thrown off a cliff into a field of magical blades.
  • Skeletons in the Coat Closet: Its design incorporate a lot of bones, something commented on by Sydney. When Maxima rips its arm off, the stump shows its entire body is basically nothing but bones interlocked into a larger form.
  • Status Ailment: It has a weakness aura that severely hampers anything around it.

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