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Characters for the Sandsverse. Please do not add non-canon blogs here. A good way to tell if a blog is non-canon is if the canon blogs don't interact with it and/or the lore makes no mention of them.

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    In general 
Vendors are blogs purportedly ran by animals who each sell some sort of extremely specific product. They are distinguishable by their use of Standard Sands Vernacular.
  • Animalistic Abomination: To varying degrees, from merely being funky and somewhat alien in thinking to being world-ending avatars of destruction.
  • Machine Monotone: On the rare occasions they audibly talk, their voices are represented by text-to-speech.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: Good luck finding a single post by them where they actually sell something.
  • Severely Specialized Store: Each vendor sells one thing, and one thing only.
  • Shopkeeper: Most of their products tend to be useless junk, but yes, they are shopkeepers.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: The vendors all use a strange dialect called Standard Sands Vernacular, which involves Capitalizing Every Word, idiosyncratic spelling errors and weird profanities.
  • Talking Animal: Well, typing animals, but still.
  • Theme Naming: All of their URLs end with the number 100.

The Three

     In general 
So There Were Three And Many.
There Was Seymour, Who Was First,
Elmer, Who Came Second,
And There Was Horace, Who Was Third.
—The Fourth Dictum

The original three vendor blogs, and the three who are the most central to the Sandsverse's lore. They are all impossibly old and powerful, and may have had created the entire Sandsverse by themselves; however, they may also hold a grave threat to it.

  • Big, Thin, Short Trio: Horace, Elmer and Seymour, respectively.
  • Blue-and-Orange Morality: Likely the reason behind their incredibly strange style of posting.
  • Jerkass Gods: They are fairly conversable, but not very pleasant. Seymour regularly bullies his cosigns, Elmer is a capricious asshole, and Horace is just plain rude.
  • Physical God: They all reign over their own little domain, which they created. On occasion they have demonstrated various mystical abilities.
  • Special Person, Normal Name: They all have hilariously mundane names for beings of such vast cosmic power.
  • Time Abyss: It's unclear exactly how old they are, but it's clear they are not young. When asked about his age, Horace replied with this, and Elmer is implied to actually have lived through our universe as well in addition to the Sandsverse. Seymour is four.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: They fight a lot, but when push comes to shove they will work together and try to protect each other.

Seymour M. Tapiro (He Who Reaps The Dividend, Demiurge And Babyboy, Whose Power Is Without Measure)
"Jesus Never Died. He Tucked His Arms And Legs Into His Belley. Curled Up Into A Ball. And He Just Rolled Away."
"Im Just A Baby Boy Of Four"

Seymour is a merchant of sands who takes the form of an adorable baby tapir. He inhabits a desert likewise called the Sands, and will gladly give you some of his sands in exchange for your disc-shaped objects.Even among the powerful Three, Seymour is pre-eminent. He shaped much of the Sandsverse, and he gave Elmer a physical form. His home is a massive hole in the Sands, where he lives and is served by his "cosigns" (cousins).

His blog can be accessed here.

  • Arc Number: His numbers are three and five.
  • Arc Words: His word is PALACE and his phrase is WORTH IMMEASURABLE.
  • Bad Boss: Constantly makes fun of and bullies his cosigns, especially Gerold. At one point he mentions slapping them awake each morning.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: He frequently threatens people with death or strange tortures for saying things he doesn't like.
  • Enfant Terrible: He's just a baby boy of four. That doesn't stop him from being a great and woeful god, though.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: There's no telling what might set him off. In the Dicta, he immediately goes on a rampage against Elmer, burning down his jungle, simply because the monkey showed him his new home.
  • Horrible Judge of Character: All things considered, Seymour should have expected to have his car stolen considering he has a cosign called Cosign Carthief Jupson. He also made a very dumb mistake in the Second Dictum by leaving unobserved a being whose very title is "The Intruding Presence And The Agitator-Of-Rule".
  • Large and in Charge: Averted. He's explicitly the smallest of all of his cosigns, but he lords over all of them.
  • Mr. Imagination: He occasionally pretends to be different people, like a pirate or a knight. Or maybe he is those things. One can never tell in the Sandsverse.
  • Running Gag: His age. We know that it's four, but four of what unit of time is never specified.
  • Mysterious Middle Initial: Seymour has claimed the M. in his name to stand for all sorts of things, including "Master", "My Name", "Name Of Plums", and "M".
  • Seldom-Seen Species: Admit it, how many baby tapirs have you seen in fiction?
  • Severely Specialized Store: For some ungodly reason, Seymour sells "sands", which seem to be completely indistinguishable from sand except for the spelling.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: With Elmer.
  • Smoking Is Cool: He loves to smoke a cigar once in a while.
  • Toilet Humor: He seems to think that pee jokes are hilarious.
  • Vocal Dissonance: In his videos, his voice is disturbingly deep for a baby tapir.

Elmer Ape (He Who Ushers In The Impulse To Exist, The Intruding Presence And The Agitator-Of-Rule)
"Well Guys Im Funby Monkey. Also The US Goverment Wants Me Dead."
"Non Of You Have Truly Graps The Power I Possess"

Elmer is a capricious proboscis monkey who is in the business of selling fruit. Not averse to playing pranks on the other inhabitants of the Sandsverse, he is an occasional thorn in Seymour's side and the object of Horace's unending, burning hatred. He inhabits a Jungle of his own creation, where he is attended to by his nieces and nephews. He may or may not have destroyed the universe that came before the Sands.

His blog can be read here.

In early 2018, he did a thing. All record of these events have since been deleted from his own blog; the events are archived here.

He now has a self-demonstrating page here.

  • Arc Number: His numbers are four and seven.
  • Arc Words: His word is UNQUIET and his phrase is EVENTS UNFORESEEN.
  • Barrier Maiden: According to himself at least, he upkeeps the Geometric Blockade that prevents the Sandsverse from merging into other universes.
  • Catchphrase: "Gunch", a Sands Vernacular swear word of unknown meaning, pops up fairly often in his posts.
  • Cool Uncle: As the "cosigns" are to Seymour, Elmer is attended to by a legion of nieces and nephews, who he seems to get on fairly well with. We've only ever met three, however: RUSSEL!, Griselda and, uh, Sound Cloud.
  • Everything's Better with Monkeys
  • Fantastic Religious Weirdness: He's Catholic. Somehow.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Neither of his fellow co-gods has a fondness for Elmer. Seymour ranges from tolerating him to being suspicious of him, and Horace outright hates his guts.
  • Fun with Acronyms: During the events of Lent, he claims his name stands for Every Living Monkey Exacts Revenge. Later that day, Morbitum says that Even Lost Monkeys Eventually Return.
  • Gag Nose: Naturally. He's a proboscis monkey.
  • Happily Married: He alludes to having a wife many times, though we've never seen her.
  • Light Is Not Good: We never get a concrete description of E.L.M.E.R., but the events of the Dicta suggest that his coming was portended by a light descending into the Sands.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: In his unbound form, he's eager to share his "ability" with every living thing on the planet, even if it means he will kill everything and everyone with it. He's that eager to be free.
  • Satanic Archetype: The events of The Lent Incident seemingly reveal that E.L.M.E.R. was once a denizen of "our" universe, but was banished to the Sandsverse after doing something that upset a higher power, and by doing so created life in our Universe.
  • Severely Specialized Store: Surprisingly enough, subverted. Elmer sells fruit, which is fairly close to an actual business model.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: As E.L.M.E.R., he's more powerful and, and far more competent, than his silly proboscis monkey form.
  • Trademark Favorite Drink: Potable water. You read that right.
  • The Trickster: He enjoys making jokes at his fellow vendors' expense.
  • You Cannot Grasp the True Form: When not bound to his flesh, not even Seymour can comprehend his appearance.

Horace Boarace (He Who Comes From A Frozen Depth, A Panaceum And A Warden)
"You Think You Gnow Me…? Well I’ve Got News For You Buck-o… I'm Huge And Stupid."
"If Your Ever Making Fun O’ Me Or Perhapes Pondering A Mockery Jast Remember I Am A Massive Focking Creature With Big Teeth And Mauscles"

Horace is a hot-blooded boar who sells ice for anyone interested. In his free time he acts as the warden of the Sandsverse, protecting it from outside intruders, as well as goblins, Baba Yaga and the Wendigo, and also skinwalkers. He also enjoys taking naps and writing surprisingly good poetry. He inhabits an icy land called the North, and unlike the other two divine merchants he doesn't have servants.

His blog can be read here.

  • Accessory-Wearing Cartoon Animal: Not consistently, but he sometimes shows up with fashion like some winter clothes or a pair of shades he dug up in the trash.
  • Arc Number: His numbers are one and eight.
  • Arc Words: His word is ASSURANCE and his phrase is ADAMANT LUCIDITY.
  • Badass Baritone: In the Dicta, his voice is a heart-rending, powerful growl.
  • Barrier Maiden: Horace is the warden of reality.
  • Berserk Button: He absolutely cannot stand Elmer, and will attack him at the slightest provocation.
  • Blood Knight: He exists in a nigh-constant state of battle-frenzy. Even ordinary activities will be treated like a fight by him.
  • Full-Boar Action
  • Grim Up North: His domain of ice, snow and cold streams, simply called the North.
  • Heavy Sleeper: He enjoys napping quite a lot. During Elmer's Lent, he Slept Through the Apocalypse.
  • The Hermit: Unlike Seymour and Elmer, Horace doesn't have any relatives. While the tapir is served by his cosigns and the ape by his nieces and nephews, Horace patrols the North all by himself, and that's the way he likes it.
  • Hot-Blooded: Of the powerful and ancient Three, Horace is the most likely to charge into physical battle.
  • Ineffectual Loner: Averted. Horace is extremely competent at defending the Sandsverse all on his own.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Abrasive, vulgar and rude, but very kind and protective. He's also the only vendor of the three who rarely insults the fans talking to him.
  • Narcissist: He hoards "depiction" of himself, and spends a lot of time talking about his "Enormous Fucking Mauscles".
  • Pungeon Master: He sometimes makes some truly atrocious boar puns, such as "Goodbye Boarever".
  • Warrior Poet: He likes fighting and writing poetry. Several fans who asked for poems from him have gotten their wish.
  • Severely Specialized Store: Horace sells ice.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: While none of the merchants are particularly averse to swearing, Horace is doubtlessly the most vulgar of them all.

Other vendors


"See, Your Body is 70% Water. And ROLL's Thirsty."
"Not a Lump… Not a Stink… I Am a Steam-Roller of Weighed FLESH!"
ROLL is a hulking, violent elephant seal who is obsessed with crushing things underneath his body. In fact, he likes crushing things so much that he acts as a vendor who sells crushing; for a modest fee he will crush whatever you want. He inhabits a rocky shore by the Sidereal Sea and spends his time with his squire, a smaller seal named STUMP, as well as his family members, GRUDGE, FUCK, WALLOP and DOLLUP.

His blog can be accessed here.


Fishboy was a friendly goldfish who sold gravel, salt and various pebbles. His blog was deleted some time ago, and when fans asked Seymour what became of him, the tapir revealed that he has been eaten by Gerold.

While it was still active, his blog was available here.

  • Killed Off for Real: Done away in a rather gruesome way. Probably as a joke, at that.
  • Nice Guy: Unlike most vendors, Fishboy was extremely nice and was friends with both Elmer and Seymour.


Other characters


"I’m 6 meters tall and 4 meters wide. And what’s more? I’m Huge"
"Listen: try and tell me I dosent know What a BOG, a SWAMP, is, and i will sereously kill U"

Morbitum is a laid-back frog who inhabits a swamp and spends his time lazing about, hiking and occasionally shooting things with his gun. He owns a creature called S'carb, and at least three gremlins. He is much more knowledgeable than he shows.

Read his blog here.

  • Animals Not to Scale: Despite being a frog, he towers over the other Vendors, as seen here and here.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He has an instinct to protect Seymour from harm, and at one point he claims that the's older than the tapir. During the Lent Incident, he has monologued about how he can't let Seymour bear the burden of the situation.
  • The Older Immortal: He claims to have preceded Seymour, despite the tapir's claim as being the First.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: Downplayed. Morbitum doesn't speak Standard Sands Vernacular, but his typing style is still quite strange.
    The Brood 

The Brood

The Brood are a eusocial collective of naked mole rats who inhabit a humongous network of burrows underneath the surface of "Ostralia". They frequently launch expeditions to the surface world, often based on prompts by their readers. They are known to have an on-again, off again friendship with Seymour. Little do they know that they are threatened by an insidious double agent...

Their blog can be found here.

  • Beneath the Earth: The location of their burrows.
  • Caps Lock: The Brood speaks in all capitals.
  • Expospeak: Their method of speech is highly technical, like a computer.
  • Hive Mind: All bodies of the Brood move and act as one being.
  • Put on a Bus: The Brood only has one moderator, who has been quite busy in their real life, unlike the other blogs (even ROLL) who have a few each, so the Brood has been mostly inactive as of recent.
  • Red Alert: Threats against the hives are treated with full alert procedures, including loud and blaring air raid sirens.
  • Red Shirt: Most of the scouts sent by the Brood to try out things prompted by their followers meet grisly deaths. Such as this one, who goes insane after trying out having fur and cuts itself off from the hive, or this one, who is subjected to the invisible salt shaker prank and is executed by the other drones for accidentally conjuring up actual salt.
  • Voice of the Legion: This is how they talk.
  • We Have Reserves: Their approach to an intercom system. The burrows have no electricity, so they make important announcements by having every single drone scream the message in unison.
    Operative Fat Fucck 

Operative Fat Fucck
"luckily for me, the scouts aren’t very bright, but the glaring sky is, so they’re too preoccupied with squeezing those little eyes tight and holding their breath to notice i’m not one of them."

Operative Fat Fucck is a skinny pig who has infiltrated the Brood as a double agent for some yet-unknown reason. He occasionally posts his internal monologue on the Brood's blog. Currently, he is embarking on a mission of some sort on the Brood's behalf.

  • all lowercase letters: Doesn't use any capitalization, which contrasts with the Brood's usage of all caps.
  • Double Agent: Although his intentions with the Brood are as-of-yet unclear, he is deeply entrenched among the mole rats.
  • Guile Hero: He infiltrated the extremely sensitive Brood with none of them the wiser.
  • Hard Boiled: His Establishing Character Moment involves swallowing a still-burning cigarette.
  • Private Eye Monologue: This is the only way in which he can communicate, apparently.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: Averted. Fat Fucck is probably the only Sandsverse animal whose writing style is completely normal. His lack of capitalization is the only thing that keeps it from being grammatically correct.

Gerold is Seymour's strongest and most trusted cosign, and one of the two cosigns who is worthy to be named "Lieutenant". He acts as Seymour's companion, utilizing his great size and physical prowess to the babyboy's benefit.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: He's nicer than Seymour, but even so, don't get him mad.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's the most frequent target of Seymour's mistreatment and bullying.
  • Gentle Giant: He's much bigger than Seymour, but much less cruel.
  • Horror Hunger: His hunger should not be underestimated. Fishboy didn't heed this warning, and got eaten for his troubles.
  • Number Two: Acts as Seymour's second in command.
  • Stout Strength: Gerold is quite fat, but extremely powerful, both physically and otherwise.
  • The Unintelligible: Seymour holds conversations with him every so often; Gerold has only ever spoken once "onscreen," however, and, uh...note 

The other one of Seymour's two lieutenants, Giuseppe shows up less often than Gerold, but is no less loyal and powerful.
  • Out of Focus: He started as roughly equally important as Gerold, but later became mentioned less and less.
  • Supreme Chef: Giuseppe acts as Seymour's inhouse chef, and cooks meals for all the cosigns. The one thing he doesn't make is the drinks, which are, er, produced by Gerold.


Staff Sargent RUSSELL!

RUSSELL! is one of Elmer's nephews. While Elmer himself is no slouch, RUSSELL! is one of the few beings capable of repeatedly defeating, one-upping, and otherwise humiliating his uncle.


"I Think I’m Getting Ready To Pop. Yeah."
The son of Elmer's nephew Sound Cloud, a gorilla who spends most of his time growing larger and larger until he inevitably explodes.

His blog can be found here.

  • Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: His goal is to grow so large that the Sandsverse won't be able to hold him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Elmer warns us never to taunt him and considers him very dangerous.
  • Evil Nephew: He once attempted to overthrow both Seymour and Elmer and take over the Sandsverse, but was defeated by Horace.
  • From a Single Cell: He continually regenerates every time he explodes.
  • High-Pressure Blood: His blood pressure is apparently so high that if you cut him he will fly around the room like a punctured balloon.
  • Killer Gorilla
  • Nausea Fuel: His entire blog.
  • Verbal Tic: He speaks in short, choppy sentence fragments and punctuates many of his statements with "Yeah" and "OK."


"17 days early"
He came early!
An extradimensional entity who arrived into the Sands 17 days early and wreaked untold havoc upon it. Only the last-minute cooperation of Elmer and Horace thwarted his invasion and banished his influence for good. This invasion constitutes the Breach story arc.

The events of his coming are archived here.

  • Arc Words: Several.
    • "He came early!"
    • "17 days early"
    • "I'm four."
    • "Use kilowatt-hours!"
  • Eldritch Abomination: Who, or what, is he? Where did he come from, and why did he invade the Sands? Nobody knows, but he's horrifying.
  • Fan Nickname: The entity name is never spoken in canon. Fans have dubbed it ZHDUN due to Elmer posting this image during the Breach. This sculpture has been dubbed "Zhdun" by the larger internet community, so the name stuck.
  • Grand Theft Me: Takes over Seymour's and Elmer's blogs and replaces them with grotesque parodies of themselves.
  • Hostile Show Takeover: His apparent modus operandi.
  • Outside-Context Problem: While the later Lent Incident arc deals with a threat stemming from inside the Sandsverse, ZHDUN seemingly came out of the blue.
  • Strange-Syntax Speaker: Inverted. Vendors under ZHDUN'S influence drop Standard Sands Vernacular and begin speaking in completely normal syntax.
  • Walking Spoiler

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