WARNING: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS
The Author Avatars of the various forumgoers.
A necromancer and all-around genius. He's a bit abrasive, but most of the other forumites are willing to overlook it. Doesn't get along well with Eric.
Tropes associated with wierd:
- Black Magic
- Dark Is Not Evil: Wears a lot of black, has made deals with the goddess of death, and messes with the natural order a lot. Even so, he's basically a good guy.
- Deal with the Devil: Got his necromancy from one of these. Then he beat the contract.
- Evilutionary Biologist: Infused a chicken egg with some heavy black magic and wound up with a mutated, baby chicken. He calls it "Mr. Peepers".
- Mad Scientist
- Spell My Name with an "S": Is it wierd, Wierd, or Weird?
- White Hair, Black Heart: Subverted. See Dark Is Not Evil above
The Chief Medical Officer of the fortress, along with his android replica.
Tropes associated with both Gizogins:
- Characterization Marches On: Gizogin was originally a terrible doctor, killing far more than he saved. He grew out of it, and is now vital to the health of the fortress and its residents.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Gadgeteer Genius
- Insufferable Genius: They both have shades of this, but Gizo X does it more.
- Mad Scientist
- Worst Aid: He used to do this. See Characterization Marches On above.
Tropes exclusive to Gizogin:
Tropes exclusive to Gizo X:
- Artificial Human: Gizogin made him to ease the burden of his medical duties.
- Sufficiently Analyzed Magic: X takes this approach to new heights.
- The Red Mage: Theoretically, he should be able to perform almost any type of magic, though his actual magical strength is lacking.
- Younger Than They Look
A forumite in the body of a dragon.
Zanzatkuken the GreatA forumite that was transferred to a different universe by a mistake in the program. He ascended the ranks of a dragon civilization, and became a planeswalker. He is now dead.
Tropes associated with Zanzetkuken
- Deus ex Machina: Abounds around him, since his movements and thoughts are unknown.
- God-Mode Sue: Since he has had little characterization and is so powerful.
- Crossover: He is a planeswalker with abilities from Magic: The Gathering.
- Final Death: He is now dead.
- Evil Twin: A dark version of himself from across the multiverse began events leading to both of their deaths.
A kobold with a stealing problem. Specifically, he doesn't steal nearly as much as normal kobolds do.
- Death Is a Slap on the Wrist: Corai has the unexplained ability to respawn whenever killed.
The only one who actually gets things done. He organizes all the dwarves while the other forumites are off messing with the fabric of reality or having silly adventures.
Tropes associated with Eric:
- Only Sane Man: He certainly sees himself this way, and is probably the most down-to-earth of all the forumites.
Corvus/OREOSOMEA human Swordsman, who arrived at the fortress along with 3 merfolk. He apparently was a former prisoner of goblins, after his Uncle betrayed his brothers family to a mysterious figure known only as "The Marshal". Will do anything to redeem his family's name.
Tropes associated with Corvus:
- Evil Uncle: His uncle, who was only given half the family land. His reaction: Betray my own family to goblins, so I rule the land/county!
Tropes associated with the merfolk:Also none.
A dwarf, seemingly inhabited by the soul of a forumite. Not really a possession, more a reincarnation. This Reudh was 'forcibly ejected' from his mountainhome for using an ancient form of Masonry to turn stone into any object he so desires, and have it so function - eg. he can shape a stone into a dagger, and it will work as well as any metal dagger, but being that it is stone it will likely shatter very quickly, possibly after the first strike.He's a fairly secondary Forumite, and even then he's only a quasi-Forumite anyway. A mild, quiet dwarf, he is. The downside of his masonry is that inevitably someone will get hurt by it.
Tropes associated with Reudh:
- Cast from Lifespan - Reudh's masonry skills take the lives of people near him, slowly. The incident that prompted his forced ejection was an attempt to shape a huge obsidian block- a bang and three dwarves were immured alive inside. Recently revealed that the mechanism is the Architectinomicron's presence in Reudh is able to siphon life force- but wisely it chooses only to take the life force that is in excess. It was the cause of his forced ejection when it became desperate and lashed out.
- Blessed with Suck: Again, Reudh's masonry skills have a downside. Not to mention they aren't that useful anyway... at the moment.
- Glass Cannon: Reudh's pushdagger and hammer made from cinnabar stones are roughly as strong as steel, thanks to his masonry, but are likely to shatter with any sort of use. The pushdagger hasn't seen use; but the hammer's handle has snapped once while Reudh was attempting to free Corai and his kobolds from a cave they were immured in. It's more of a Glass Weapon situation.
- Improvised Weapon: Anything made of stone can be hastily changed into a small knife, or given time, a larger weapon.
- Crossover: Weaponized. He tries to cause them whenever he can, getting a sick thrill out of it. He's brought in or created cybermen, daleks, xenomorphs, and creepers.
- Eldritch Abomination / Humanoid Abomination: Got to this threshhold by absorbing other abominations, including ones he brought in through the Temporal Engine.
- Evil Twin: Of HugoLuman. Sort of.
- Evil vs. Evil: He is motivated by hatred of the other Forumite's other great enemy
- Godzilla Threshold: In his first rampage, the Forumites considered this reached.
- I Am A Humanitarian: He devours and absorbs people to increase his power.
- Sealed Evil in a Can: Ended up this way when Wierd destroyed the old fort. Sent an avatar out once, to disastrous effect.
- Timey-Wimey Ball: How he came to be in the first place. This split timeline nature eventually caused problems when Zanzetkuken made Hugo Luman a planeswalker.
- The Chessmaster: Plays the world like a game of Dwarf Fortress.
- Omniscient Council of Vagueness: A singular version. Not much is know about him.
ThariAn extremely powerful sorceress who worships former Forumite KodKod. KodKod, who became a name to run away from very fast.
- Brain Washed: All her followers. She did horrible and unnatural things to them, and when they were snapped out of it, many did not take it well...
- Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Completely oblivious as to why someone would not want to live in constant agony.
- Deader Than Dead / Kill It with Fire: Wierd Joykill burned her to a crisp, then sealed her soul in limbo. and then the Opponent reincarnated her as a fluffy wambler, making her effectively Put on a Bus with no hope of return.
- Large and in Charge: At least when they encountered her, she stood 7 feet tall.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: She believed herself to have attained enlightenment, and was trying to share this with the rest of the world.
- The Worm That Walks / Was Once a Man: When her robe and goat-skull mask were removed, she was revealed to be made up of a churning mass of vermin.
An ancient mummy, grumpy at having been disturbed from his slumber. Prone to fits of violent rage and swearing.
- Dead Pan Snarker: of the most acerbic kind.
- What Kind of Lame Power Is Heart, Anyway?: As a mummy, he has the ability to curse people, but all his curse does is make people stub their toes often. He does use it to actually kill something, though.
Gizogin's younger sister. A teleport with a fair amount of magical skill.
Tropes associated with Lana:
- Cool Gate: She can make these.
- Half-Human Hybrid: She's half-demon.
- Teleport Spam: Apparently, how she fights.
One of the peasants Reudh assigned to search for fruit. Foolishly he ate some Ngumrashfruit and is currently vomiting his guts out while searching for any of the Gizo-Bodies. Othob is dwarven for 'Stupid', and it fits.
Tropes associated with Othob:
- Too Dumb to Live: This. So far, his only notable occurrence has been eating poison fruit, despite Wierd knowing what fruits were alright to eat.
- Ascended Extra: Othob was one of a group of seven dwarven peasants that Eric Blank selected to help Reudh with harvesting. He's the only named one so far.
A dwarven adventurer of some repute. Wound up in the same world as the forumites after a fierce battle with an evil sorcerer. Lana eventually sent him home again.
An elf rescued from Thari's tower. Reudh remade his eyes out of stone... but a drawback is that Kenozi is a mind slave to Reudh. Magic, even Masonry Magic has side effects. Reudh has never attempted to control him and is unaware that he can, and so for the moment Kenozi has free will. Kenozi could not remember his own name after the brainwashing, and so he named himself Kenoziathe, which is Elvish for "Fierce-rock". Reudh mentioned that the dwarven equivalent would be "Zikelid", so Kenozi adopted the name of Kenoziathe-Zikelid. He hasn't made an appearance for a while, presumably healing the injuries of his recovered sight.
Tropes associated with Kenozi:
- Happiness in Slavery: Kenozi for the moment is utterly thankful to Reudh after recovering his sight. He is unaware of the mental link, and so is Reudh... though when the link is activated Kenozi will gladly be a happy slave.
- Body Horror: The torture inflicted on the elves by Thari for her pursuit of science was beyond anything ever seen.
Archie is a manifestation of the tome (the ancient Architectinomicron) that Reudh read many years ago to acquire the forbidden masonry. It survives and feeds its powers by siphoning excess life force from nearby people or animals. It is neither malevolent nor helpful- it tells Reudh that it will only take excess life force as it benefits Reudh as a host (no one sickens, no one finds out), and it benefits Archie (it gets fed and can continue to help Reudh's masonry).
Tropes associated with Archie: