United Kingdom of Tierra
Duchy of AetoriaA political region in Tierra, the Duchy is named after its namesake capital. The ruler of the region is the Duke of Aetoria, or as the public knows, King of Tierra.
- The Ace: The Grenadiers' standards are extremely strict; even entering the Third Battalion (the unit holding the reserves for the active Second Battalion) requires to be literate, have a very specific age, height and weight, physical prowess (being able to run a 4km course with 35kgs of gear in under 40 minutes),and to have at least four years of spotless service.
- This is played Up to Eleven for the First Battalion, which requires its members to have served five years in the Second Battalion, have the Meritorious Service Order and be approved by the Lieutenant-Colonel of the regiment himself.
- Even further, the commissioned officers are required to be full-fledged Knights of the Red and to be rich (as a Grenadier commission is expansive).
- Badass Army: Given that they're made of Tierra's best, this is a given.
- Custom Uniform: surprisingly downplayed; they wear the same burnt orange coats as the line infantry, but with quartered blue facings and a bearskin cap.
- Hold the Line: a vast majority of the Second Battalion died at Blogia doing this, so that the army's artillery wouldn't be captured.
- Last of His Kind: Lefebvre, being one of the two Grenadiers officers of Hunter's battalion to survive Blogia.
- Praetorian Guard: The First Battalion, in charge of protecting the King and his family.
- Stuff Blowing Up: Guess what kind of weapon they use?
- You Shall Not Pass!: see Hold the Line above.
Enrique d'al Hunter, Viscount of WolfswoodA boisterous, dashing and highly chivalrous Captain later Lieutenant Colonel in the Grenadier Guards and Knight of the Red. Sir Enrique d'al Hunter is the protagonist's first commanding officer as a cornet in Antar.
- Big Brother Mentor: Can be seen to serve as one to the PC as their first commanding officer.
- Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: Serves as one in a duo with Lefebvre. Being a far more personable fellow than his second-in-command.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Gives his life and that of his battalion to buy time for the army to retreat.
- Knight in Shining Armor: As a Knight of the Red, he's a big one. Adhering to both the laws of war and chivalry and being nothing less courteous.
- Officer and a Gentleman: Probably the most upright example in the game as while Elson may try to be this and other men can only try. Acting as one comes as easily as breathing in air to Hunter.
Daniel d'al LefebvreA Captain later Lieutenant Colonel in the Grenadier Guards and your new commanding officer when Hunter gains a promotion to Major fairly early on in Sabres of Infinity. Captain Lefebvre is harsh, blunt and very cynical.
- Captain Smooth and Sergeant Rough: While not a sergeant he is noted by the MC as being far more caustic and unfriendlier then Hunter.
- A Father to His Men: Is a very ruthless and harsh man but cares for his men and is unwilling to let them die without just cause. Also cared for Hunter a great deal and shows great pain at his old commanding officer's death.
- No Social Skills: Playing with. He's not exactly what one would call a people person but he's not socially inept he just tends to be straight to the point and grumpy most of the time.
- Screwthe Rules I Have Connections: Is very well connected on account of his family. Which makes him a dangerous enemy to have.
- Storming the Castle: Leads the mission to kidnap or kill Khorobirit's family.
- To Absent Friends: If you meet him again in the second game there is moment to remember Enrique d'al Hunter
- The Unfettered: Nothing like regulations or morals will stop him from putting his men's safety first.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Only wishes to ensure that his men are safe and secure and will do anything to achieve it.
Duchy of CunarisA region that mostly consists of open plains, its capital is called Fernadescourt. The Duchy of Cunaris is considered the most ancient and closest ally to King of Tierra throughout the history. The ruler of the region is the Duke of Cunaris.
Duchy of WulframThe richest duchy in Tierra, the land is heavily industrialized and its people are considered well off compared to other duchies. It fields one of the largest fleets in this nation and the traditionally prestigious regiment, the Wolf's Head Cuirassiers. It is ruled by the Duke of Wulfram.
- The Ace: Not as much as the Grenadiers, but they have a reputation for being this.
- Badass Decay: The combination of the rise of the Dragoons, their losses at Blogia and the new duke of Wulfram being opposed to the war causes this. Their reputation was damaged due to the former two, and they coukdn't muster enough men to regain it because of the latter. As such, the Cuirassiers barely mustered three hundred men by the Second battle of Kharangia.
- Bling of War: Moreso than any other regiment of the King's army. Their uniform is pretty standard, being a silver grey coat with blue trousers. The bling comes with their helmets, trimmed with wolf pelts, and saddles 'made' out of wolf pelt. Sort of justified as Wulfram is the richest dukedom in Tierra.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: they end up on the receiving end of this at Blogia. Not only, they were taken by surprise by the Church Hussards, but the latter is better equipped (having better horses and wearing bane-hardened armor and weapons), better training and superior numbers. Only 1/5th of the regiment survived the battle.
- Death-or-Glory Attack: see Curb-Stomp Battle.
- Glory Days: It certainly appears they reached this point after the battle of Blogia.
- Lightning Bruiser: By virtue of being heavy cavalry.
- Overshadowed by Awesome: They are fast, strong, tough and skilled. Too bad the Church Hussads outaclass them in every single one of these departments.
Hector d'al Candless, The Duke of WulframLieutenant General of the Tierran Army and the commander of all Tierran forces in Antar, Wulfram was originally a Marine Officer and made his name in a previous war with Antar long before the protagonist's birth.
- Frontline General: Will personally be at the front leading cavalry charges
- Hit-and-Run Tactics: A firm believer in this to account for his lack of numbers in order to keep the Antari off balanced.
- Nominal Hero: Is only considered heroic due to being on the same side as the MC, anywhere else he would be seen as cruel invader.
Duchy of WarburtonThe second wealthiest duchy in the country after Wulfram, the land is considered to be fertile and prosperous. Serves as the bread basket of the nation despite its inability to be self-sufficient when it comes to food. It is the home of the White Rose Lancers and its liege, the Duke of Warburton.
Duchy of HavenportThe only duchy that is not ruled by "settler lords", or colonists from the Great Power, ruled by "Kentauri", the natives of the islands of Tierra, who refers to the duchy as "Kentar". Its capital and region are named after the most powerful clan/family of the region, the Havenports.
Royal Tierran Army
The Dragoon Officer
The custom protagonist of the series. The Dragoon Officer comes from a minor aristocratic family of a respectable pedigree that is thousands of crowns in debt at the game's start. The Dragoon Officer's father put himself into even more debt and bought the Dragoon Officer his officer's commission in the Royal Dragoon Regiment, making the DO his family's last and only hope.
- Authority Equals Asskicking: His actions in the games can make him this.
- The Atoner: Becomes this in Guns of Infinity if he retreated at Blogia.
- The Ace: A character with high stats all-around and a reputation as "the finest officer ever to wear Dragoon colours" is definitely this. Bonus points if he's fluent in Antari. However...
- Broken Ace: The same character can also be deeply unhappy and jaded, if the player chooses. He can have an uncaring father, who later dies; friends and subordinates getting killed left, right and centre because of his decisions; he can kill a teenage girl to "safeguard Tierra's future", or sacrifice most of his unit to capture her so he can finally pay off his family's debts with the ransom money (other motives can include: "I did it for Katarina", "I was following orders", etc.), and lose Findlay's trust as a consequence; Arson, Murder, and Jaywalking and he can be unmoved by nature, rolling hills and all. Oh and this character can still be in his early twenties at this point.
- Badass Bookworm: With high enough intellect, he can become this.
- Big Brother Mentor: Can become one for his subordinates in Guns of Infinity.
- Blue Blood: The majority of named characters in the game are.
- Character Customization: Based on your character's name, age, background, family gift, and aptitude in Soldiering, Intellect and Charisma.
- Combat Pragmatist: In one-on-one combat, a high intelligence player character is often this.
- Deadpan Snarker: A cynical character will sometimes be this.
- Determinator: Holding the line at Blogia.
- A Father to His Men: With enough loyalty not only can you become this, but so much that your Sergeant breaks protocol and hugs you at one point.
- Genius Bruiser: A character with high soldering and intellect is this.
- Gold Digger: Depending on who he romances and what his goals are, he can become this
- Ideal Hero: A character with high idealism and mercy.
- Impoverished Patrician: When your family has been in debt for several generations, you know you're this.
- Inner Monologue: While Cazarosta prays and Elson drinks, the Dragoon Officer thinks a lot on his spare time. Especially during Guns of Infinity, where half of the chapter is MC talking to himself. During Second Battle of Kharangia, he thinks about the future of the country, his position, as well as the battle while being a reserve.
- The Kirk: Can show shades of this in the first game, if the player regularly decides to take a third option when asked to choose between Elson and Cazarosta. Elson is the Captain, however.
- Knight in Sour Armour: A character with high cynicism and mercy.
- Officer and a Gentleman: The vast majority of officers in the army, including the player, fit the older definition of "gentlemen". Whether you personally fit the more modern definition is up to you.
- Rank Up: Goes from Cornet to Captain to potentially becoming a Colonel Badass.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: A character with high idealism and ruthlessness.
Caius d'al CazarostaThe bastard child of a baneblooded lady and a baneless commoner, due to his society's laws regarding such affairs, one of Cazarosta's first memories was his own mother being executed before his very own eyes. This, probably more than any other factor, makes Caius the "quirky" and utterly stoic teenager you meet in Sabres of Infinity.
- Bastard Bastard: The deathborn-bastard son of the Countess of Leoniscourt and who incidentally enough is a bit of a dick.
- Beneath the Mask: While he later portrays himself more as a gentleman. However, in private (and if the Player Character has a high enough relationship with him) he is still the same cynical man..
- The Fatalist: Cazarosta firmly believes that free will is an illusion and that all things are under the absolute control of the Saints themselves.]]
- The Fundamentalist: Which means he's also quite the religious fanatic.
- Kicked Upstairs: [[spoiler: After the war, Cazarosta is assigned the task of regimental quartermaster. A position that Blaylock notes to be utter hell for a fighting officer like Caius and even feels some pity for him.
- Knight Templar: As an officer with few scruples, he often does reprehensible things in the name of victory. Becomes a bit more literal when he is knighted and becomes an actual Knight.
- Sociopathic Soldier: Type 1. Cazarosta seems to have nothing but contempt for the "heretical" Antari.
- The Spock
- Master Swordsman: And equestrian. And crack shot. And anything involving war as a whole.
Davis d'al ElsonDavis d'al Elson is a young, starry-eyed dragoon officer with dreams of knighthood and glory. Like the protagonist, Elson comes from a struggling, aristocratic family. Unlike the protagonist, his family has significant influence throughout Tierra's upper crust, ensuring his steady ascent up the ranks.
- The Charmer: Out of the three he is probably the most charming and socially adept of them all.
- Drowning My Sorrows: Tends to drink to cover up his disappointments his lot in life.
- Glory Seeker: Driven by a need to win glory and create a near story book adventure.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Aspires to be this.
- The Resenter: Despite being born in a well-connected family, he is this to his wealthier comrades, since they can buy their promotions with ease.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Oh, so very much so.
- The McCoy
- Upper-Class Twit: Can come across as this when you first meet him. He gets better.
Sir Johannes d'al Findlay, The Duke of Cunaris
The regimental colonel of the Royal Dragoons. A gentlemanly, honourable Knight of the Red and one of the most powerful men in Tierra. He is the Duke of a region of Tierra well-known for its soldiers.
- Action Dad: Is a father to at least three children and is a feared commander of calvary and terrific fighter, at least before his Career-Ending Injury.
- Badass Bookworm: Has a huge collection of rare books and tomes and is a Knight of the Red to boot.
- Childhood Friends: With the Duke of Havenport, whom he calls "Arthur".
- Code of Honour: Adheres to a personal one that seems to at the very least merits mercy, honour, respect to one's equals and especially to one's inferiors.
- Noble Bigot: Cunaris is an intelligent, reasonable and well-meaning man, but he still holds prejudice against Cazarosta, and would much rather have him out of his regiment.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: In the beginning of the second game after your first mission he is understanding of your circumstances and gives you time to prepare your men for your next outing.
King Miguel I
His Tierran Majesty King Miguel I of House Rendower. A very young, determined (Some would perhaps say reckless) king who had only recently been crowned King of Tierra after the unfortunate death of his father. Believing him to be a weak king, Antar declared war expecting a very one-sided conflict. They couldn't have been more wrong.
- Balance of Power: Seeks to upend the current balance by defeat the League of Antari, unseating them as one of the Great Powers of the Northern Kingdoms and establish Tierra in its place.
- Determinator: Will see to the war to it's end. Regardless of the consequences.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: After suffering a major defeat in the war. He decides to lead the army himself in person.
- Royal "We": Tends to do this when speaking with his advisors, to their consternation.
- The Strategist: Seem to have a decent head for strategy as he was able to force Khorobirit to battle him at a circumstance at his choosing.
- Overly Long Name: Miguel Alejandro Joshua d'al Havenport ae Rendowner, to be precise. Also has dozens of titles note .
Arthur D'al Havenport, The Duke of HavenportA Kentauri General-of-Brigade and later Lieutenant General Havenport is determined to get access to the Antari central plains.
- Can't Kill You, Still Need You: Does this to the army during the sack of Kharingia as he can't exactly kill off his entire army so he punishes a few of them in order to restore order and discipline back in his men.
- Pragmatic Hero: Refuses to give to pitched battle unless absolutely necessary or when under orders to do so.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: Refuses to give command of the Forlorn hope to young inexperienced officers as well as needed senior officers including his brother.
- Sibling Team: Is a part of one with his younger brother.
Alfred d'al MontezThe first character the Dragoon Officer ever meets, Captain Montez is the commander of your squadron. He's a Knight of the Red and he oversees the Dragoon Officer's training.
- Cavalry Officer: Is an officer of the Royal Dragoons and your commanding officer during your training.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: If you managed to save Elson without disrupting the charge, he'll give you a rather unenthused lecture about priorities before leaving you with this:Captain Montez: "Cornet, what you did this morning was a display of initiative and quick-thinking far above the call of duty. It was an action which places you among the ranks of the finest of men. Don't do it again."
Marcel d'al Carrecourt
A colossal and utter pompous twit, Carrecourt may very well be the most incompetent buffoon to hold an officer's commission. Which is an impressive feat in itself.
- Feigning Intelligence: Pretends to have his dire situation under control by covering up his sheer incompetence with a stiff-necked aristocratic manner, it fools nobody however.
- The Neidermeyer: So much so, that if you fail the speech to undermine him, you break his nose in frustration, his men are so fed up with him that they don't lift a finger in his defence, and follow your lead anyway.
- Upper-Class Twit
Roland d'al Keane
A major of the Royal Dragoons later Lieutenant Colonel who was made the liaison to the Duke of Wulfram staff for the battle of Blogia.He is quite clearly traumatized by his experiences in the war and is really getting sick of the entire conflict.
- Cavalry Officer: Is an officer of the Royal Dragoons.
- Jade-Colored Glasses: His experiences in the war has made him very cynical of war overall especially after the Battle of Blogia.
- Perpetual Frowner: Heavily implied to be this.
- Survivor Guilt: The reason why he suffers a mental breakdown when he is leading the dragoon to attack Kharangia.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: By the end of the war he has definitely become one, suffering from PTSD at the very least. Depending on the chocies you make at the end of the second game he can end up as an EmptyShell.
Marcus d'al Havenport
Lieutenant Colonel of the Kentauri Highlanders. And has been since he was a child. As a result of this, he's a very inexperienced commander and has to learn the business of being a Lieutenant Colonel fast.
- Boisterous Bruiser: He is an incredibly friendly young man as well as being quite the fierce soldier.
- Good Is Not Nice: A genial man who's in command of a regiment who's war cry is "Murder!!!".
- Nepotism: A recipient of this, being a member of the Havenport clan guaranteed him at least high command in the family's regiment. Though to be fair, that is how Kentauri Highlanders works, where superiors and inferiors are not bounded only by rank, but also affiliation.
- Skilled, but Naïve: Is definitely a skilled warrior and has the makings of a good officer. Unfortunately, he lacks the experience necessary to use those qualities effectivley.
- Rasputinian Death: Stabbed, bludgeoned and getting shot at was the ultimate cause of his death.
Renard d'al FindlayThe eldest son of the Duke of Cunaris and one of four possible subordinates you can have at the start of the second game.
- The Ditz: He's not very intelligent despite being the son of probably one of the most well read bane blood in the game.
- The Idealist: What he believes when he enters the war, and will try to consult the MC when he doubts it.
- Nice Guy: Cares for his men and has the decency to burn the enemy dead in accordance at least to their religion.
- Skilled, but Naïve: Acknowledged to be a surbeb horseman and calvery man as expected of the son of Cunaris yet unlike his more bookish father he's lacking in both experince and tactical sense.
- The Squire: If you have a good relationship score with both father and son as well as having an average amount of rep, the duke can ask the MC if they would take Renard as this.
- What the Hell, Hero?: Can deilver a litany of speeches against ruthless characters in reponse to their actions.
Iago d'al BlaylockA member of the House Blaylock which is a relatively minor prosperous house in Aetoria, was expelled from the university for dueling and subsquently joined the army as a result. One of four possible subordinates you can have at the start of the second game in which he is one half of a duo that will always be your subordinates.
- Hot-Blooded: A young hot blooded man with a penchant for dueling.
- Impoverished Patrician: Coming from the gentry class of baneblood he's less well off than his compatriots.
- Jumped at the Call: Sought to get away from his boring family by joining the army.
Victor d'al ReyesA major who came up with the idea to establish a company of infantrymen armed with rifled weapons to act as skirmishers and scouts.
- Boisterous Bruiser: A friendly man who is in command of one of the more imperiled units in the army.
- A Father to His Men: A man who cares very much about the men in his command.
Cedric LewesA Baneless officer in the Experimental corps with the rank of Lieutenant due to a brevet promotion.
- Bi the Way: Joked to be this by Major Reyes.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Abrasive and condescending but ultimately a good man who looks out for his men and is genuinely appreciative of assistance.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: Lewes is cut to pieces by Church Hussars along with his sergeant and rest of the corps, though not before he managed to take one out
Solhammond LanzerelA hard, no-nonsense veteran sergeant with a magnificent set of mutton chops. He's one of the four sergeants you can pick for your first patrol, although you can only get him assigned to your patrol if you pick your sergeant before your horse, otherwise, Cazarosta will nab him first.
- Consummate Professional: Takes everything he experiences in the war in the same detached, professional manner.
- A Father to His Men: In the second game you can discover that he keeps a ledger to make sure that the men don't spend it all on booze and whores, and makes sure that the dead solders dependents gets whatever wealth they had left.
- Honest Advisor: Gives out good advice in a blunt manner without sugarcoating it.
- Jack-of-All-Stats: He gives slight bonuses to all troop stats rather than a large bonus and deficit.
- Sergeant Rock
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: Before you are formally deployed, you can ask for his advice which boils down to this.
- Undying Loyalty: Treat him and the men right and he'll have this for you.
Leonard HernandesA bespectacled and very harsh corporal with a bad stutter. He's one of the four sergeants you can pick for your first patrol. He's unpopular with his men due to his anal retentive mannerisms and his tendency to suggest the harshest punishments and enforce the strictest discipline.
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: A man who demands his men to conform to the very word of regulation and does not care for any excuse otherwise.
- Speech Impediment
- Super OCD: Seems to suffer from some sort of social disorder that affect his social skills.
Athelstan HarlechAn impetuous, boisterous and passionate corporal. To put it politely. He's one of the four sergeants you can pick for your first patrol. He's a popular sergeant and his fighting spirit spreads to the men under your command, but at the same time, so his does his cavalier attitude to authority. And put his "lads" in too much danger and he may very well turn on you.
- A Father to His Men:Cares for his men and opposes the PC on their behalf to protect them.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Genuinely cares for the men under his command and will call for the hanging of any Tierran soldier who murders Antari civilians The problem is, it's YOUR job to put your men's life at risk on a regular basis, so he'll rarely show such compassion to you, in particular.
- Military Maverick: Harlech has zero respect for authority whatsoever and treats orders from an officer without his respect as mere suggestions.
A soft-spoken corporal who is the son of one of the Dragoon Officer's family servants. He's one of the four sergeants you can pick for your first patrol. Upon picking him, he'll round up various old faces from your family estate, ensuring your first patrol are loyal to you, though he unfortunately has no eye for talent.
- Jumped at the Call: Wanting to experience a life outside the MC's estate, left to volunteer for the army at the outbreak of the war.
- Nice Guy
- Undying Loyalty: Having known you since childhood, he is the most loyal of all four sergeants.
A reoccurring minor character who was in your first patrol and is the best shot under your command, even as a Captain.
Lord BarithorneHead of Royal Intelligence for the United Tierran Kingdom.
- The Charmer: Is a very personable and charming man, for a spymaster at least.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: Willing to use any method in order to ensure Tierra's victory in the wat and secure her interests.
- Resignations Not Accepted: Trying to leave the grip of Royal Intelligence is hazardous to your health. He will see to that.
- The Spymaster: As the Head of Royal Intelligence he is one for King Miguel.
Lady Katarina d'al CazarostaA beautiful noble agent of Royal Intelligence with a mysterious past and even more mysterious goals.
- Betty and Veronica: If the PC has feelings for both Katarina and Welles, the former can be seen as the Veronica.
- Femme Fatale Spy
- Honey Trap: As a spy, one of the many tricks of the trade she employs.
- Pragmatic Hero: Has shades of this though her inexperience in military matters complicates what she thinks is prudent.
- The Reveal: At the end of the game is revealed to be Lady Katarina d'al Cazarosta. Younger half-sister to Caius Cazarosta and heir to the wealthy Earldom of Leoniscourt.
- The Spymaster: Has her own network of informants that she manages for Royal Intelligence.
- The Tease: Is very attractive and if you have a good rapport with her she often does this.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Anti-heroic version. She is willing to kill Khorobirit's entire family for the greater good of Tierra.
Baron of HawthorneThe father of Davis D'al Elson and a baron sworn to the Duke of Cunaris. Despite being considered quite poor by the standards of nobility, is an extremely well connected and politically influential member of the Cortes. Served as the Assistant Under-Secretary at War during King Miguel's War.
- Family Honor: Considering Elson's pride in his family is not too far fetched to have immense pride as well in his lineage.
- Impoverished Patrician: Let's just say the Elsons have seen better days, however despite this they still have a lot of influence.
- Outliving One's Offspring: As a result of Elson's Death.
- Screwthe Rules I Have Connections: He has powerful connections in the Cortes as well as Grenadier Square. Which he uses to ensure that his son can quickly rise to the top.
Edmund GaringA junior partner in Tierra's largest gumaking firm.
- Absent-Minded Professor: Occasionally forgetful of names of acquaintances and his workbench is very messy.
- Omnidisciplinary Scientist: Shows knowledge in metallurgy, chemical reactions, engineering and who knows what else.
- Surrounded by Idiots: If you ask him any technical details and can't understand what he's saying, he gives off this impression.
- Techno Babble: Tends to spout this enough that even a character with high intelligence can only barely make out what he's saying.
Lady Eleanora d'al Welles, Countess of Welles.Tierran noblewoman and civil servant who offered her services after the death of her father in the Battle of Blogia. Authored a comprehensive report on the battle detailing the reason of defeat the success of which sends her to write a new report on the state of the army.
- Betty and Veronica: If the PC has feelings for both Katarina and Welles, the latter can be seen as the Betty.
- Welles can be seen as "nicer" and more "dull" than Katarina only because she is much more of an open book, and is introduced much later in the story, so as a character and a potential romantic interest, she isn't quite as developed as Katarina is yet.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Her first appearance in the story...Welles: A full squadron of cavalry approaching the encampment of the King's division from the general direction of Prince Khorobirit's army. Ain't that seem the tiniest bit suspicious? Your jacket is green-grey and crimson, double-breasted. Your helmet is black leather, silver fittings, white and red plumes. You are dressed as Royal Dragoons, a regiment which is currently stationed with the Duke of Havenport in Kharangia; that makes you an imposter. So, what I would like to know is who you really are. [said while on horseback, dressed in a Lancer's uniform and aiming a pistol at the PC's head]
- Fearless Fool: Played with. Joining the battle can get her killed, depending on the player's choices. However, if she is killed, it is said that her actions may have saved the battle, meaning she was both wise and brave.
- Hot-Blooded: In contrast to Katarina's cold pragmatism. However, as a highborn woman in Tierran society, she has to keep it in check.
- Hypocrite: Her feminist ideals only extend to women of her own social class.
The League of Antar
Prince Mikhail of KhorobiritThe Big Bad of the series. A ruthless, determined man with a dim view of Tierra. He's currently leading the only Antari resistance to the Tierran invasion out of his own pocket with his own vassals and serfs while the other Lords of Congress are content with letting him expend his resources fighting off the Tierrans.
- Ambition Is Evil: The rest of the congress know full well that if he wins, he will gain enough clout to become the de facto king, as a result, they seek to stymied his efforts at all cost.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: For a given amount of evil as we are the one's invading however he has shown to care for his wife and child very much.
- The Strategist: Probably the League's greatest general.
- We Have Reserves: Has this mentality towards his serf soldiers.
Princess Anna of KhorobiritPrince Khorobirit's wife. She is considered her husband's equal in terms of political acumen and personal courage.
- Lady of War: Played with, as she is very fiery and not particularly reserved. Which, according to Word of God, is partly why her marriage to Khorobirit has worked out so well.
Lady Aleksandra of KhorobiritPrince Khorobirit's eldest and only child.
- Nerves of Steel: Does not cry or protest, or even show the slightest bit of fear or distress if you kill her mother and lock her away in a windowless room. She remains composed and defiant.
- Death Glare: Sure, killing her may come back to haunt you. But keeping her alive may come back to haunt you as well.
- Wise Beyond Their Years: If captured, she will demonstrate that she is this.Lady Aleksandra: Do as you wish. It is better to sit honestly in a jail cell than to walk in the open air, so that I might lie to myself and say that I am free.
Lord Karol of LochA formidable Antari commander as well as being an Antari Hussar, who are among the most feared warriors on the Infinite Sea.
- A Father to His Men: If you manage to capture him during Captain Hunter's ambush, his first action after surrendering is to demand medical treatment for his wounded men.
- Honor Before Reason: Despite being outmatched and outgunned, he will follow his orders to the very end.
- Knight In Shining Armour: As an Antari Hussar, he serves as this to the Antari.
- Master Swordsman: A fearsome swordsman who cuts down numerous Tierran soldiers and manages to keep Captain Hunter on the defensive single-handedly, only being overwhelmed when he is completely encircled and outnumbered.
- My Country, Right or Wrong: A dutiful officer, yet deeply scornful of his political leaders:Lord Karol: We declare war on you thinking to plunder your cities. Instead, you invade us and burn our villages to the ground. Meanwhile, our noble Congress bickers amongst itself trying to excuse why our armies keep getting pissed away by idiot lordlings who think themselves tactical geniuses: That is what the heirs of Saint Stanislaus have fallen to.
- Worthy Opponent: Appears to view Captain Hunter as this.
StrellykAntari freeholder turned partisan. Commands a small group of irregulars raiding the Tierran-controlled stretches of the Imperial Highway.
- Alas, Poor Villain: Comes to a fairly nasty end that you can watch if you decide to accompany Cazarosta.
- La Résistance: Leads one against occupying Tierran forces which leads to...
- Rebel Leader: As befitting a leader of partisans.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Attacks your supply lines and kills your men through ambushes but is only doing so because of overwhelming odds to fight a foreign invader.
Takara Altrichs vam Takara
Ulrike EckhartsAn intendant of the Takaran Empire that was assigned as an observer to the Duke of Wulfram's army prior to the Battle of Blogia.
- "Ass" in Ambassador: Rude and condescending if you try to talk to her. And bluntly insults the army if you ask her opinion on it.
- Lean and Mean: Noted to be skinny with high cheekbones sticking out.
- Screw You, Elves!: Your interaction with her can leave you with a negative impression of elves you meet down the line.
Lord Cassius vam HoltTakaran ambassador to the court of King Miguel of Tierra. Eldest son and heir of Richsgraav Maximilian vam Holt.
- Blood Knight: He does not like to be kept out of the fighting.
- Cloudcuckoolander: In his very first appearance, he is trying to figure out how to use a knife and fork with "genteel exuberance". Justified in that much of his quirkiness may be attributed to his being from a foreign country with different customs, but it's implied that he's quirky by Takaran standards as well. At the very least, he's a Blithe Spirit. Later this exchange may occur.PC: Hello? Who's there? [the tent flap rustles, then shifts]Lord Cassius: Is this the right tent? [he comes in] Yes, of course it is, how silly of me...
- Death Glare: You can earn one of these from him if you choose to argue against the influence of Takaran culture in Chapter 9.
- Fantastic Racism: Believes Takaran culture is inherently superior.
- Motor Mouth: A mild example, since he's mostly a good conversationalist, but choose to talk to him in Chapter 7 and it'll get to the point where the PC can't get a word in edgewise.
- The Gadfly: Aside from his general playfulness (especially with a highly strung, conservative PC), Lord Cassius enjoys watching the PC effectively cause the highborn equivalent of a drunken brawl with his provocative remarks in Chapter 9.
Helena ViztelasCaptain of the Takaran Imperial Guard who was assigned as the military attache to Intendant Eckharts in her duties as an observer.
- Action Girl: Word of God mentions that Viztelas was second to one in the Imperial Intelligence's commando teams.
- Lady of War: As a female captain in the Imperial Guard.
- Nice Girl: At the very least is polite and tries to make excuses for the Intendant,her superior.
LeudLord Cassius's manservant and bodyguard.
- Bodyguarding a Badass: Is the bodyguard of Lord Cassius who is himself a pretty accomplished fighter.
- Cloudcuckoolander's Minder: Tries to keep his master out of trouble.PC: Might you at least tell me when he is expected to return?Leud: I'm afraid that I cannot, sir. If I knew, I would tell you, but I don't, so I can't.PC: He does not tell you these things? Even though you have put in so many faithful decades of service to his family?Leud: No, sir. He does not tell me because of my decades of faithful service; what I don't know, his father can't punish him for. Plausible deniability: it works for our spies, so why not for our ambassadors?