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Saint Halliday

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"It's not much, but it's a home."
The innkeeper for the Cloverhouse Inn. Left behind with the Inn and his father's cane, Saint aspires to create a clean and comfortable home for time travelers . Unfortunately for him, his life is destined to be strange even by the standards of innkeepers, and at least part of that seems to be his father's doing.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Is referred to as Santo by Armand, which is just the word "saint" in Spanish.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Hurting Patrick is a good way to get him angry. Saint also mentions to Antonia that he and her mom used to joke about burying their exes in Saint's backyard, if they ever came to hurt them.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting his little brother. Saint slams the much taller Armand into the ground after Armand (justifiably) punched Patrick in the face for making Saint feel guilty over their father's lost monocle.
  • Covert Pervert: In his first appearance, Saint is shown looking at a picture of a skimpily-dressed woman's volleyball player. In his free time, he's also trying to write a "trashy romance novel".
  • Early Installment Weirdness: As mentioned above, Saint, in the first chapter, looks at risqué photography in the living room of his inn. He also swears freely in his internal monologue, and mentions that he's definitely not "first in line for heaven". Present Saint is a sweet, kind person who cares very deeply about his friends and brother, and hasn't been shown doing anything that would warrant a declaration like that. Of course, there's plenty that we haven't been shown...
  • Family Theme Naming / Punny Name: Halliday brothers Saint and Patrick's names are plays on St. Patrick's Day. Additionally, as clovers are often associated with this holiday, the Cloverhouse Inn is also part of this naming theme.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The responsible sibling to Patrick's foolish sibling. He raised baby Patrick alone while running the Cloverhouse Inn.
  • Nice Guy
  • Older Than He Looks: Due to the Cloverhouse Inn stopping his aging. He looked around 22 when he first became an innkeeper, and hasn't aged a day since. A conversation revealed that he's only a few years younger than Antonia's mother, who he'd first met when Antonia (who looks about 20 presently) was a baby, which probably puts his real age at around 40.
  • Promotionto Parent: Saint has raised his brother, Patrick, ever since Saint first became the Cloverhouse's innkeeper and Patrick was still a baby.
  • Real Men Cook: Is shown cooking (most prominently pancakes) several times in the series, and even takes his mixing spoon with him when he goes after Patrick into Nowhere.
  • Time Stands Still: Downplayed. If Saint falls asleep alone, everyone and everything in the Cloverhouse just freezes in time. Apparently, he's the only innkeeper that this happens to.

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     Armand 

Armand Reyes

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"So do I go on amazing adventures, too...? I'll believe anything, if I can believe that."
An Argentine time traveler, frequenter of the Cloverhouse and Saint's best friend. Five versions of Armand, each at a different age, are in the story, often in the same scene. Subsequently, he is the center of many stable time loops and general time travel confusion.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Mei calls him Uncle Almond because she can't pronounce her R's right. He can't pronounce Meilü, so Armand calls her Miel.
  • Crush Blush: Towards Saint, after Saint tells a 19-year old Armand that he's glad they met.
  • Deuteragonist: Travel Log One, Chapter 2, and Inn Note Two are all centered around Armand and his (mis)adventures.
  • Establishing Character Moment: Two future Armands crashing into the Cloverhouse Inn to save their younger self from death by being thrown off the second floor of the inn.
  • Future Badass: Armand's older selves to 17-year old Armand.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: The number of scars on Armand's face are indicative of his age.
    • Patrick identifies one Armand as 19 because he has just received his first scar.
    • Somewhere (somewhen?) between ages 22 and 29, Armand's face becomes Covered in Scars.
  • Gratuitous Spanish: Switches to Spanish occasionally when he doesn't know the English word. Additionally, some of his expletives have upside-down exclamation marks at the beginning, implying that they're being shouted in his Spanish tongue.
  • Help Yourself in the Future: In the first chapter, 19-year old Armand is saved from a nasty fall by 22-year old Armand and bald Armand ( who is actually another 22-year old Armand).
  • Muscles Are Meaningless: Averted. Armand is one of the most physically fit characters, and his muscles show it.
  • One Head Taller: Is this to Saint, as shown here. It's especially evident in Ru's bonus art, like here.

     Kitty 

Kitty Cat

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"I don't want to hitchhike forever."
A mysterious girl(?) with a mysterious past. As a hitchhiker, she piggybacks off of the visas of other travelers. She ends up at the Cloverhouse by accident and quickly becomes a new resident, permanently tangling herself up in the Cloverhouse's drama.
  • The Ageless: Does not age, according to her profile. Her human form appears to be around seventeen, though.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Kitty's human form appears to be Asian-based, though she keeps the blue eyes from her cat form. A deleted chapter, Cat's Tale 1, implies that she inspired her appearance off a Thai person.
  • Badass Adorable
  • Cat Girl: With a name like Kitty, this trope is pretty obvious. She switches between cat and human form, and her human form has what appears to be glowing cat ears under her hat.
  • Eldritch Abomination: Revealed to be one. Unlike the others she doesn't come from the same Timestream at all.
  • Fingerless Gloves
  • Morphic Resonance: Retains her cat eyes and yellow coloration in human form.
  • Nice Hat: It hides her glowing cat ears.
  • Tritagonist: Chapter 3 is told from her point of view.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: She borrowed her cat form from a Siamese cat she encountered before the start of the story.

     Patrick 

Patrick Halliday

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"Maybe I should have slowed down."
Saint's beloved younger brother. His childhood consisted of bouncing around from inn to inn, and his adult life seems to be following the same path. Patrick has a complicated past with most of the characters, which tends to throw a wrench in his plans.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Especially evident because Saint, his older brother, is one of the palest members of the cast.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Mei, Saint, and Antonia often shorten his name to Pat. Antonia and Saint also occasionally call him Pattycakes. His classmates called him Patch, for the patch of birthmark on his forehead.
  • Childhood Friends: Grew up and went to school with Antonia. He met Mei after his father took him to live in the Helen Hotel during second grade.
  • Conspicuous Gloves: Wears gloves to hide his visas. He says he wears them because it's a pain to sleep with glowing hands.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Especially towards Armand.
  • Dirty Coward: Kitty sure thinks of him as so.
  • Distinguishing Mark: Has a patch-shaped birthmark on his forehead.
  • Family Theme Naming / Punny Name: Halliday brothers Saint and Patrick's names are plays on St. Patrick's Day. Additionally, as clovers are often associated with this holiday, the Cloverhouse Inn is also part of this naming theme.
  • Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling: The foolish sibling to Saint's responsible sibling. He spends Chapter 3 running away from the Consultant for notarizing his own visas.
  • Future Badass: Him to his kindergarten-aged self in chapter 4.
  • Gratuitous French: Speaks in French to Armand the first time they meet in-story, as the first time they'd actually met was in the time traveler inn in Paris.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Antonia. They grew up together, and he regards Antonia's mom as his own.
  • Tall, Dark, and Snarky: Described by Kitty as tall and dark on this page, and he's been shown to be pretty snarky too.
  • Tritagonist: Chapter 4 is told from his point of view.

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Helen Inn

     Kanon 

Kanon

"Innkeeping is a thankless job, Saint. I don't recommend going back to it."
The innkeeper of the upscale Helen. Kanon is efficient, punctual, and orderly. In addition to his duties as an innkeeper, he runs a contact network between various inns at different points in time. Possessing a dry sense of humor and a sharp wit, he remembers everyone who passes through the left-hand elevator doors.
     Mei 

Meilü

"Can you... make it so nobody's ever timelagged around me?"
Kanon's daughter. One of the first people Armand met when he began time traveling, she has grown up in the world of the travelers due to her upbringing in the Helen. She aspires to be one one day against her father's wishes, and gets her wish when she teaches Armand how to travel.
  • Affectionate Nickname: Armand can't pronounce Meilü, so he calls her Miel. In exchange, because she can't pronounce her R's right, Mei calls Armand Uncle Almond.
  • Childhood Friend: With Patrick, after he was taken to live in the Helen Hotel by his father.
  • Did Not Get the Girl: She left her girlfriend, Anne, behind for time-traveling, and hasn't come back in 30 years. Anne ends up marrying Mayfair.
  • Missing Mom: Was raised by her father alone. It turns out that her mother is Jingtian, president of the USA in the 26th century.
  • My Grandson Myself: Anne assumes that 18-year old Mei is Mei's daughter, since Anne hasn't heard from Mei for 30 years. Mei runs with it.
  • She Is All Grown Up: Patrick runs into 18-year old Mei at the Helen Hotel, after she's spent the last 11 years of her life time-traveling.
  • Super Strength: Manages to fling two grown men away from each other at the age of seven. Her super strength is revealed to have been passed down from her mother, Jingtian.

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Denizens of the Timestream

     The Consultant 

The Consultant

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"Tell me human, what do you think time travel is?"
A being who originated in the Timestream. She's something of a bureaucrat, as she is the one who issues time travel visas for humans. Her work was interrupted when Patrick began notarizing his own visas, forcing her to track him down. Her personality is no nonsense, but fairly lenient compared to her colleague, the Counter.

     The Counter / Casimir 

The Counter

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"Nice try, but you'll find me correct, punctual, and inescapable."
A being who originated in the Timestream. He tracks and manages timelines, but lacks the power to manipulate timelines directly. He apparently rarely does field work, as the Consultant notes, and has only helped others when it has benefited the Timestream.

26th Century USA

     President Demort 

Jingtian Demort

"I am a nation of me."
President of the United States in the year 2500. Her husband, Casimir, is taken by the Counter in the events of Travel Log 2, and she follows after him, and ends up in Nowhere, where the Consultant gives her a visa. Wanting to find her husband, the Consultant takes her to the Cloverhouse Inn, and ends up going to the Helen Hotel with Saint.
  • Happily Married: To her husband, Casimir.
  • Super Strength: It's a genetic modification, apparently. She's able to accidentally crack a metal door frame, just by trying to open the door. She passes on her super strength to her daughter, Mei.

     Casimir Demort 

Casimir Demort

The First Gentleman of the United States in the year 2500. A physicist working on the world's first time machine, he was mysteriously taken away by the Counter, who now occasionally uses his form to appear to others.

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     Antonia 

Antonia

Patrick's friend, who he's known since he was a baby.
  • Childhood Friends: With Patrick. They grew up and went to school together.
  • Patricide: Implied to have committed this, killing her stalker father in a hit and run.
     Anita 

Anita

Antonia's mother, and Saint's trusted friend and writing agent.
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