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  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: A player character who romances Niklas falls under this.
  • Deadpan Snarker: The protagonist, even if you don't pick the snarky dialogue options. She describes it as a coping mechanism.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The protagonist is nameable, with the default name being "Julie Grier".
  • Oblivious to Love: On Melanie's route, the MC is unaware that Melanie has developed feelings for her, despite Melanie describing the person she has a crush on to her.
  • Unique Protagonist Asset: The protagonist has the rare Birthright of Starsight, making her uniquely suited to take part in the Pact. Her Aunt Cheryl is a Stargazer as well, but her role is to take over your duties while you're out of town, thereby allowing you to leave.


Anastasia Petrova

  • Affectionate Nickname: Anastasia's uncle calls her "Anushka". When she was little, she was called "solnyshko" ('little sun') for her bright red hair.
  • Badass Normal: She's completely non-magical but is extensively trained in witch-hunting, martial arts, and weapons, making her a deadly physical threat.
  • Beware the Quiet Ones: She's first introduced as a customer in the bookstore, shy and flustered over discussing romance novels. Then she realizes the heroine is a witch and becomes furious, and later ambushes her in the forest with intent to kill.
  • Deadpan Snarker: She has a dry wit that occasionally comes through.
  • Endearingly Dorky: Anastasia is shy and awkward in her unguarded moments. The heroine finds it adorable.
  • Gay Option: She's a possible love interest.
  • Heroes Want Redheads: On her route, the heroine remarks to Alix, "Who knew I had a thing for redheads?", to which Alix points out a couple past relationships she had with redheads.
  • I Owe You My Life: Saving Anastasia indebts her to you, to her extreme displeasure.
  • Knife Nut: Anastasia carries daggers on her for use in combat.
  • Miss Conception: According to Anastasia, she thought human babies came from the stork until she was about 19.
  • Popcultural Osmosis Failure: Anastasia fails to catch a lot of pop culture references because of her sheltered childhood that focused foremost on learning witch hunting.
    MC: So instead of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, you were reading The Very Hungry Witch?
    Anastasia: The very hungry what?
  • Stealth Hi/Bye: Anastasia pulls this a few times.
  • Straight Gay: Anastasia recounts how she tried to like the boys in high school and even thought she was crushing on one, but unfortunately, he was a boy.
  • Sweet Tooth: Anastasia is fond of pastries and other desserts.
  • Tyke-Bomb: She was raised to be a witch hunter and aside from briefly attending a regular school, never got to experience a normal childhood.
  • The Witch Hunter: She's a witch hunter who kills around 4 witches a year.


Melanie Harris

  • Alchemy Is Magic: Melanie's Birthright gives her skill in alchemy. In one fight, she dispels shadows by turning the moss around her phosphorescent.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: She's been friends with the heroine since they were both kids, and is a romance option.
  • Gay Option: She's a possible love interest.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: If you don't pick her.
  • Straight Gay: The MC and Melanie promised to keep each other updated on developments with Ty, which MC notes means just her, unless Ty somehow became a woman.


Niklas von Reylander


Rhys Ceridwen


Tyrone "Ty" Bryant


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