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A list of the characters found in Seven Kingdoms: The Princess Problem. Beware of spoilers.

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The young people chosen to represent their countries in the Seven Kingdoms Summit

    Main Character 
The Featureless Protagonist of variable background, appearance, and abilities, whose only static trait is being one of the female delegates at the Summit.
  • Above the Influence: If playing the Corval Court Lady, one of the reasons Blain apparently dislikes her is that he tried to flirt with her to get her support for his own selection to the Summit and got completely ignored. She doesn't recall the event, but finds that even more amusing.
  • Action Girl: The Tomboy Countess background, and potentially any MC with high Self-Defense.
  • Ambition Is Evil: Can be averted or played straight by the player, but the game itself doesn't seem to think so: certain characters care about how Noble, Compassionate, or Ethical you are, but few care if you're ambitious.
  • Animals Hate Him: However high her plant/animal knowledge is, it will not stop both the horses she's assigned for Lisle's outing and the group ride from misbehaving (although the latter is not to blame, having been badly wounded by a fire thorn), or a flock of birds from divebombing her room window specifically. The stat merely gives you a chance to placate the horses once they start acting badly.
  • Anti-Hero: Choices that move your personality toward "Immoral" and "Selfish" will make you more like this - if not an outright Villain Protagonist.
    • Giving her a noble goal like preventing war or forging alliances makes her more of an Unscrupulous Hero.
  • Beautiful All Along: Ria says something along these lines if you ask her for beauty tips in week 3; also serves as justification as to why you can raise your Beauty stat at all: you're just bringing out your natural shine via better care routines, and more flattering hairstyles, clothes, and cosmetics.
  • Beautiful Dreamer: If in a romance with Zarad, he sneaks breakfast into her room in Week 4 before she wakes, with a note commenting on this.
  • Black Widow: In the Revaire background - known as the "Ambitious Widow" - your character is suspected of 'helping' her wealthy older husband to his death, and can in fact have done so if you so choose.
  • Brutal Honesty: A protagonist whose personality trends toward Overt as opposed to Subtle is bluntly honest by nature, leading to this trope at points.
  • Child of Two Worlds: The opening narration for the Pirate MC notes her time was divided between learning to sail with her mother in the warm months and learning to be a lady with her father in the cold ones.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: Prince Lisle notes that despite how much harder they make her life, the Widow has not abandoned her family. The Hise MC actually gave up piracy so her father wouldn't worry. Finally, the Arland MC is this at the start but begins to reflect on what 'duty' really means in her personal plot.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: High Interpersonal Insight will make the player into this.
  • Famous Family Member: At the welcome feast, if you choose to comment that Ana must be happy to get out from under her mother's shadow, she assumes this is the case for you also. A Court Lady, Pirate, and Princess all agree.
  • Foreign Fanservice: This trope is exploited In-Universe by the Crown of Wellin as the reasoning behind having the Tomboy Countess attend the Summit; as the Countess is informed, some of the other countries have unusual tastes, and the other girls in Wellin are a bit too modest for those countries, so if the Tomboy Countess attends the Summit she might be "unusual" enough to catch their fancy.
  • Generation Xerox: The Corval Court Lady is a Lady-in-Waiting to the future Empress, just as her mother is to the current Empress.
    • It's up to the player how much of her father's daughter she is, but the Hise Pirate is undeniably her mother's daughter. Can be played even further if she marries Lisle, a proper Wellish gentleman.
    • An Arland Princess can follow in the footstep of her sister by marrying a possessive Crown Prince, of her aunt by running off with a Pirate, OR of her great-great-aunt by pursuing her duty in a way that doesn't involve marriage.
  • Gilded Cage: The Corval Inner Court is described like this, and the Corval MC as a songbird. Additionally, the freedom vs security motif is there with the Arland MC as well.
  • Guile Hero: A player character with high insight, cunning, and persuasive skills will be one of these.
  • Had to Be Sharp: The reason the Corval background has political savvy as a prerequisite, and provides bonuses to the same, along with eloquence: in Corval's Decadent Court, you don't last long without knowing how to play the game.
  • Harem Seeker: An early dialogue option can have the heroine express this desire, but nothing comes of it.
  • High-Class Gloves: The only thing we ever see of her is her gloved hand.
  • I Have Your Wife: A variant occurs in the Corval Court Lady's subplot when she receives an anonymous letter demanding that she collect secrets for the writer and threatening her mother if she doesn't succeed to their satisfaction.
  • Impoverished Patrician: The Revaire widow MC's family was noted to have little other than a crumbling castle to their name until she married rich, and even now her parents won't stop gambling the money away.
  • The Ingenue: The player character may fall into this trope if she has high levels of Romanticism, Compassion, and Humility combined with low levels in things like Self-Defense, Manipulation, and Practical Skills.
  • Jumped at the Call: The player can choose for the Corval court lady to have actively campaigned for her spot on the delegation, and the narration will note that the Summit is a unique opportunity for the Corval player character to choose her own fate and marry without the Empress's approval that most other court ladies would be envious of.
  • Lady of War: A player character with high levels in both Self-Defense and skills like Etiquette, Grace, and Poise will fall into this trope.
  • Lemony Narrator: The narration is the MC's thoughts, and she can be quite snarky.
  • Leonine Contract: The Tomboy Countess from Wellin has no choice but to attend the Summit since her lands have recently suffered a crop failure. The Crown has promised aid, but only on the condition that the Countess attends the Summit as a delegate; without the promised support, she won't be able to maintain her holdings.
    • Not quite as explicit as the Wellin MC, but the Jiyel MC's family will lose the financial support of the crown that allows them to live comfortable lives as scholars if she does not replace her cousin as a delegate.
  • Manipulative Bastard: A Immoral, Indifferent MC with high manipulation is this.
  • Mid-Season Upgrade: Between weeks 3 and 4 (out of 7 weeks total, 6 with actual gameplay), the protagonist does some self-reflection while confined to her room, gaining several stat boosts depending on her personality.
  • Missing Mom: The Hise player character's mother was taken prisoner years ago and is presumed dead, though nothing has ever been confirmed. The subplot for this origin begins when you receive an anonymous letter claiming that she's still alive.
  • Multiple-Choice Past: As has already been detailed extensively thus far, she can be: A princess from a conservative kingdom expected to marry, a second-generation Lady-in-Waiting from a Decadent Court, a pirate captain who has taken command of her Missing Mom's crew, a scholar from a very minor noble family, a rumored Black Widow from a noble family fallen on hard times, a woman with her own noble title, noted to be rare everywhere, a member of a rebel faction opposing the new regime, a member of a secret society dedicated to preserving history without interfering with it, or a member of a group of chronic political meddlers.
  • Not Evil, Just Misunderstood: Played straight in the Ambitious Widow background if you pick "of course not" when the narration asks if you actually killed your husband like the rumors say. Subverted if you pick "your lips are sealed", since then your character really did kill him.
  • Pirate Girl: The main character, if you take the relevant origin as the daughter of an infamous female pirate.
  • Pragmatic Hero: In the Ambitious Widow background, when asked if your character actually murdered her late husband like the rumors say she did, if you answer that she didn't but then, when asked whether you refrained from murder for ethical or pragmatic reasons, choose a pragmatic answer (the man was old and ill, so he was going to eventually die of natural causes anyway, making murder unnecessary), your character becomes this trope.
  • Princess Classic: The Sheltered Princess background leans toward this trope, but you can veer off as early as deciding to arrange the downfall of your rivals in the backstory.
  • Princess Protagonist: The Arland background.
    • Rebellious Princess: ...And she can develop into this, like some of her aunts before her (Notably Cordelia's mother and the great-great-aunt she learn about later.)
  • Reluctant Hero: The Jiyel minor scholar is only attending the Summit because her cousin, who was supposed to attend on Jiyel's behalf, got married and backed out at the last minute. The Wellin tomboy countess has no choice but to attend because her lands recently suffered a crop failure due to a freak ice storm, and the Crown has promised aid on the condition that the countess attends the Summit as a delegate.
  • Schrödinger's Player Character: There are nine possible backgrounds for the player character, each one establishing her as a delegate of one of the seven kingdoms to the Summit. There are a number of nameless, faceless background delegates from each country who mostly exist to provide exposition and characterize the relations between various countries, but the unselected player character backgrounds are not among themnote .
  • "Scooby-Doo" Hoax: If you play the Ambitious Widow background and choose for your character to actually have killed her husband like the rumors say she did, there are two possible methods of how you did it you can choose from to make your character either Sensible or Imaginative, and the "Imaginative" choice is to have tricked your husband into thinking he saw a ghost to cause his heart to give out.
  • Secretly Dying: The Jiyel origin's subplot involves the player character receiving a threatening letter which turns out to have been coated with a rare poison, and her efforts to find a way to counteract the poison's effects before it kills her.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Generating a character with high ratings in things like Etiquette and Dependence opens up the "Sheltered Princess" background.
  • Shrinking Violet: A Humble and Unassuming player character with low Courage and Poise fits this trope.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: With the right combination of social and self-preservation skills, the player character can qualify.
  • Skewed Priorities: Some of the personal plots can across this way, given that the MC only pursues them once a week until week 4 (and she'll probably still have to wait, as Week 4 is very busy). Some of it is justified in that the MC is waiting for a reply from home or elsewhere, but you'd think that the scholar would consider her impending death top priority, or that the princess would choose between her duty and her freedom before picking a partner.
  • So Beautiful, It's a Curse: Unintentional, but in the first demo, Jarrod would sometimes confess to MCs who had only spoken to him once, on the basis of them being so pretty.
  • The Social Expert: A player character with high levels of insight, knowledge of people, and other social skills can qualify.
  • Spirited Young Lady: The Wellin background is called "Tomboy Countess," opened up by generating a character whose stats trend toward independence and courage.
  • Sympathetic Murderer: You can play the Ambitious Widow player character as this if she's "Immoral" enough to have actually killed her husband like the rumors say she did, but is also either "Compassionate" or "Noble" enough to be willing to help others in trouble.
  • Through His Stomach: The third time the player chooses to spend time with their intended in weeks 4 and 5, the character decides to gift them an item from their country. The Princess and Scholar both gift food.
  • Tomboy: The Tomboy Countess, but nearly any MC with high courage will be at least a partial example. You cannot however, make a literal Tomboy Princess, as taking any of the brave or crude options in the character creator locks the background.
  • Too Dumb to Live: Just before the balcony set falls, the protagonist, having already been lured in with a fake note, hears someone in a dark, cluttered room calling out her name; the game then asks if you want her to move closer. Picking No raises your Insight stat, but picking Yes actually lowers it. This is one of the only times the game actually takes away a stat, reasoning that anyone disregarding so many warning signs is this trope.
  • Tsundere: Comes across as this in a romance with Zarad.
  • Trauma Conga Line: The Summit can easily become one for the protagonist: the best-case scenario involves a dressing-down and two assassination attempts; the worst case adds the potential for multiple public humiliations, being unable to save an innocent woman, unable to marry her lover, forced into a loveless (or worse) political marriage; personal plots also give the possibility for another assassination attempt, a family member being threatened, and being framed for crimes she did not commit.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: When playing your character's background story, you have the option of choosing very ruthless means of dealing with rivals. Usually, this is in the form of taking revenge, befitting this trope, but in the case of the Ambitious Widow background, when rumors say you killed your husband, you can choose for this to actually be the case.
  • Upper-Class Twit: Your character can act this way, although, in Challenge Mode, it will almost certainly result in being kicked out in Week Three.
  • Vague Age: The player character's age is never clearly established in any of the possible origins. Per Word of God, she falls in a general range between 18 to mid/late 20s.
  • Vicariously Ambitious: The Widow's parents are this, though in an unusual take, she herself is also ambitious.

    Crown Prince Lisle
The Perfect Prince

“ Lovely indeed. But not as lovely as the people gracing its halls.”

Age: 23

The perfect prince of Wellin, who has it all: looks, talent, respect, and most of all, a very bright future. Still, no one really knows what's going on inside his head, since he is a very private, serious sort of person.

  • The Ace: He is famous for being perfect at everything a prince should be. Charming, smart, polite, kind and close with his younger sister, Lisle could have come straight from the storybooks.
  • The Beard: The MC is this to him, and he can be this to her as well, if you choose.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Prince Lisle and Princess Penelope are very close, and Lisle is very conscientious and protective of his timid sister.
  • Honesty Is the Best Policy: If the player character goes on a date with Lisle in Week 3, Lisle will eventually ask the player character what she considers to be the most important quality in a relationship. To continue the date, the player character must answer in the spirit of this trope, either that "communication" between partners is the most important quality, or that "trust" is.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: In one of his dates, asks the MC to call him Lisle and not Prince Lisle or Your Majesty, as it makes him feel like he's getting a Full-Name Ultimatum.
  • Insecure Love Interest: Asks many times on his path if the MC is sure she wants to be with him. In a twist, it's because he does not love her.
  • Pimped-Out Cape: His green cape which is lined with fur has quite a complex design.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: If the protagonist picks his route they fall into this; mutually so if she herself is a lesbian or ace.
  • Prince Charming: Lisle, the "Perfect Prince" of Wellin, plays the role skillfully. He's polite, genteel, and courteous — and very difficult to get to know through all the careful layers of pleasantry and protocol.
  • Sibling Rivalry: A mild, one-sided case during his childhood: if during your outing with him and Penelope you ask him to tell you something no one else knows about him, he'll reveal that when his sister Penelope was first born, Lisle was jealous that people paid more attention to her than to him, so he secretly took the porcelain doll given to Penelope as a gift and buried it in the backyard. No one else knows this because the family dog was blamed instead.
  • Uptown Guy
  • The Wise Prince: As the future king of Wellin, Lisle has a very strong sense of duty. He's scrupulous about placing the good of his kingdom over his own personal wishes.

    Princess Penelope
The Sweet Princess

“I’m so glad to have made a friend here. I hope we get the chance to talk again soon.”

Age: 20

Prince Lisle's handsome younger sister is famed for being sweet and good-natured. She (along with Duke Lyon) is, perhaps, the person most unsuited to be at the Summit.

  • Flowers of Femininity: Penelope wears several small flower decorations in her hair, contributing to an impression of her as sweet and innocent.
  • Friendless Background: in her week 5 event, she notes she's never really had good friends before the MC, just her ladies, who were usually spying for someone.
  • The Heart: In a minor example, Penelope is one of the best choices for the Week 2 boat race thanks to her ability to lift everyone's spirits and encourage them when fatigue starts to set in. Also, in week four of the extended demo, Penelope always casts an "innocent" vote, even if you don't present a good defense or accept a bribe to throw the trial.
  • The Ingenue: Penelope is shy, inexperienced, and utterly sweet-natured.
  • Nature Lover: Penelope has a great deal of love for flowers, and if the main character asks her about it during a conversation in Week 3, the main character can increase her own knowledge of flora and fauna.
  • Princess Classic: Sweet, pretty, gentle Penelope. In Prince Lisle's week one event, the player character gets the chance to observe with some bemusement as Penelope actually frolics in a meadow full of flowers, something she had previously thought to be a bardic invention.
  • Sheltered Aristocrat: Penelope's inclusion in the Summit is her first real experience with the world beyond the royal court of Wellin.
  • Shrinking Violet: Penelope is shy and easily intimidated by those with more forceful personalities.

    'Prince' Hamin
The Pirate 'Prince'

“There’s nothing worse than being on your best behavior.”

Age: 24

The roguish Captain of the ship Blackwater is the son of Hise's current leader. Although there is no direct inheritance in Hise, by all accounts he is already on the path to surpass his father. He is impulsive, adventurous and irreverent, and most importantly, an excellent captain and leader.

  • Affectionate Nickname: Hamin dubs the player character "Glitter" upon their first meeting.
  • Amazon Chaser: A subtle example, but Hamin is usually attracted to the main character because of the main character's strength and willpower. For example, if you're romancing Hamin as the Ambitious Widow, Hamin will remark that the main character was never given anything, but still was able to stand tall and survive and take what she wanted, which Hamin will note is very "piratey" of her.
  • The Charmer: Hamin's charismatic presence and easy charm cause the protagonist to observe, upon first meeting him, that it's not just ships that he's used to steering however he likes.
  • Lovable Rogue: Hamin cheerfully thumbs his nose at rules and propriety, embracing a spirit of adventurous whimsy. Though he frequently threatens to abduct you, he also makes it fairly clear that he'd only follow through if you were a willing participant.
  • Missing Mom: It's said she couldn't handle life on Hise and left when Hamin was young. He expresses concern at a few points that the MC won't like it either.
  • Pirate: Hise is essentially a whole nation of pirates, and Hamin is a pirate captain.
  • Sad Clown: Was confirmed on the creator's tumblr to suffer from depression, possibly stemming from the loss of his friend Zachariah, and that while he may not actually go through with it, the MC's death in week 5 hits home *hard*, hence his implication that he'll commit suicide to be with her.
  • Sailor's Ponytail: Hamin sports a bead-adorned one to go with his general "pirate prince" aesthetic.
  • Trauma Button: As detailed above, losing loved ones.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: Downplayed. While he does wear a (constantly unbuttoned) jacket and what appears to be a vest, they still show off a lot of his shapely torso.

    Princess Cordelia
The Proper Princess

“My family are indeed very lively people.”

Age: 22

The pretty Princess of Hise and cousin to Hamin, who doesn't match the rest of her Hise relatives. She is proper, prim, and elegant. It seems obvious she has come to the Summit in search of a better life.

  • Hidden Depths: Scrupulously proper and unsuited to a pirate's life though she may be, it's a mistake to assume that Cordelia is harmless. The Jiyel Scholar can discover as much while pursuing her personal plotline in weeks four and five of the extended demo: Cordelia is one of the two delegates the Scholar can consult regarding the poison that was used on her, and as it turns out, she is very well informed on such matters. Also, according to a recent Tumblr post by the game's creator, in her childhood Cordelia once subdued a bully using only an embroidery hoop.
  • Honorary Princess: Her mother was a princess who ran off with a pirate, so she's this. Creator has stated that her brothers are not honorary princes, and her daughters won't be princesses unless she marries a prince herself.
  • Proper Lady: Cordelia follows the rules of etiquette to perfection, and getting her to warm up to you enough that she'll let you see her real self through all the layers of propriety and polite reserve is a challenge. Earning enough influence with her that she'll show up to a less than strictly proper event, such as a midnight picnic, is a coup that improves your reputation as a hostess.
  • Rebellious Princess: Inverted by Cordelia. She's very much a black sheep among the nobility of Hise... because she's a Proper Lady and the rest of them are pirates. She's at the Summit in the hopes that it might provide an avenue into a life that better suits her.
  • Royal Blood: Hise does not have its own royalty, but Cordelia has royal blood via an alliance marriage in her family history and thus is legitimately a princess in her own right, rather than in the more figurative sense in which Hamin is called 'Prince.'
  • Textile Work Is Feminine: If you see Cordelia in the gazebo in Week 3 and inquire about what she's doing, she'll reveal that she's sewing, which is an activity she's embarrassed about as the nation of Hise is not encouraging to that kind of work. The main character can reassure her that whatever Hise's feelings about sewing, the citizens usually admire the art and products that are produced as a result, making Cordelia feel much better.

    Duke Lyon
The Antisocial Genius

“I don’t do well at parties. Perhaps its for the best if you find someone else to talk to.”

Age: 26

The tall, handsome Duke is famous for being brilliant, and completely socially indifferent. He took the top score on the test for Jiyel Delegates, but he seems entirely displeased about actually being at the Summit.

  • Asian and Nerdy: As an introverted genius with self-admittedly terrible social skills, Lyon falls headfirst into the trope.
  • Comforting Comforter: Visiting the library in Week 2 while on good terms with Lyon will have the protagonist find him sleeping there. She offers to get him a pillow, which he declines, only for her to ask a servant to bring him one on her way out instead.
  • Death Glare: If you have raised his romance high enough for him to consider a match, the Matchmaker tells you that he didn't say a word, but shot her a glare that said everything she needed to know when she mentioned that you might make a good match for someone else.
  • Does Not Like Women: Was convinced that he'd hate everyone he met at the Summit, especially eligible young ladies. Justified in that most of the women who persist in trying to talk to him are Gold Diggers.
  • Forgets to Eat: Your first "date" with Lyon (otherwise known as cornering him surrounded by books in the library at night) includes bringing him food after getting him to admit he can't remember when he last ate.
  • Geeky Turn-On: The way to Lyon's heart is the ability to converse intelligently on arcane academic and philosophical topics.
  • Hidden Depths: He may be a dork, but he can't be manipulated. If your MC is immoral she can't hide it from him no matter how high her manipulation skill is. And a secret scene in week 5 shows him meeting with Woodley on the cliffs after following a secret code Woodley left in the library. He has no problem giving him "The Reason You Suck" Speech for his manipulations and "creepy interest in some of the delegates".
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Duke Lyon is the single most intelligent person in the game, and possibly the least socially adept. He warns you up-front in your first conversation that he doesn't expect anyone to enjoy talking to him; in a later conversation, he is genuinely surprised when, having stepped away after telling him she'd be right back, the player character actually comes back rather than using the excuse to get away from him.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: His long black hair reaches past his hips. He’s also known for being handsome.
  • The Needs of the Many: Believes in this; In his Week 1 date, an immoral MC will espouse the opposite view and lose his favor.
  • Shrinking Violet: Duke Lyon shows signs; pursuing his romance path makes it clear that he'd like to be more able to connect with others, but stays withdrawn because he doesn't know how.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Gender-flipped. Several characters will only romance someone of a certain moral alignment, but most of them can be tricked into believing you share their views with the right stats. Lyon wants an ethical girl and there's nothing an immoral MC can do to pull the wool over his eyes.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: He’s a genius who would much rather be locked away in a library than outdoors or in any social situation. Of course, he wears glasses.
  • Stoic Spectacles: A very introverted and handsome man in glasses.
  • Sweet Tooth: Secretly has this.
  • Tag Team Suicide: If on Lyon's route, the player can discover him reading a Romance Novel with this as the plot, trying to figure out what the MC expects out of their relationship. He's quite relieved when the MC tells him she's not expecting anything like that and he doesn't have to finish the book.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Very tall (the protagonist's narration occasionally refers to him as a 'giant'), dark-haired, and quite handsome, if more socially awkward than usual for the trope.
  • Unkempt Beauty: His clothes are worn in a mismatched and thoughtless way, and his long hair is pulled back more out of practicality than fashion. Despite all of that, he’s still very good-looking.
  • Uptown Guy: Is specifically stated to be the most eligible bachelor in Jiyel due to his high status.
  • Went Crazy When They Left: Downplayed during Week 4; he tries to study as usual while the heroine is busy preparing for the trial, but his mind keeps coming back to her, expecting her to drop in on him. Even if she's been visiting him every day.

    Lady Avalie
The Clever Beauty

“Why, there are so many people here, I wasn’t sure that anyone would notice me.”

Age: 21

Lady Avalie is devastatingly beautiful, extremely intelligent, and has more going on underneath the surface than what she chooses to reveal.

  • Because It Amused Me: Avalie always accepts invitations, in contrast to most of the other characters who may refuse based on the type of event or their feelings about the player character. The reason seems to be that, as a student of human behavior, she can always find something interesting to observe. She tells the player character that she finds such events "illuminating".
  • Lack of Empathy: She enjoys studying human behavior, but seems to be somewhat detached from it herself. In week 4, she wishes she wasn't prosecuting Imogen, but it doesn't appear to be out of concern for the innocent girl herself.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: During the trial in Week 4, she is chosen to prosecute. Though interested in matching wits with the protagonist, she's distinctly unenthusiastic about being used in such an obvious railroading scheme, remarking that it's not the dance she would have chosen.
  • Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Dark-haired, fair-skinned Avalie is described as one of the most beautiful women the player character has ever seen.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: In week four of the extended demo, if you accept a bribe to throw the trial, Avalie will figure it out and say she's disappointed in you for wasting your potential as a proper opponent to play someone else's game.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: Avalie's manners are always flawless, but she will eat you alive if you're unprepared to deal with her.
  • The Social Expert: She's an expert at reading people and making them dance to her tune, and she's willing to attend just about any event on the grounds that it'll be interesting to observe what people do there.
  • Worthy Opponent: The best way to build a relationship with her seems to be to strive to become this. Many actions that raise her respect also raise her rivalry.

    Prince Zarad
The Shameless Flirt

“I do my very best not to waste the time with lovely ladies that could be spent in much more interesting ways.”

Age: 23

The handsome third prince of Corval is an irredeemable flirt with a reputation as caring for nothing more than fine jewels, pretty girls, and aimless pleasures.

  • The Ace: Good at nearly everything: dancing, sailing, riding, gambling, fighting, politics, stealth...
  • Almost Kiss: Leans in to kiss the MC during the Matchmaker's Banquet, where they are declared a match, but decides against doing anything that will lose them the Matchmaker's approval so soon after they'd "tricked her into it"
  • Beneath the Mask: If you get to know Zarad well enough, it soon becomes apparent that a lot of his reputation for fecklessness is a smokescreen he's deliberately crafted to hide his true feelings and motivations. He's actually a lot sharper and better-connected — and more lonely — than he likes to let on.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Toward his younger sister, Sina. He hates the idea of her someday meeting a man like him.
  • The Charmer: Zarad flirts with almost anything female aside from his own relatives. He's extremely good at it, too, to the point that it's a rare and intriguing event to find a lady who's not at least a little bit swayed by his charm.
  • Dreadful Musician: Says as much as a date in Week 4 or 5.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Zarad generally doesn't care about the MC's morals, but he is disgusted if you throw the trial, sentencing Imogen to death.
  • Friend to All Children: Word of God says the Isle children follow him like ducklings.
  • Got Volunteered: He attempts to offer his talents for the theatrical backstage, but is roped into playing one of the male leads by Jaslen.
  • Had to Be Sharp: Same as the Corval MC; she will note that to have a reputation as uniform as his, he had to be going around cultivating it.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Prince Zarad is intrigued by a lady who won't fall for his flirtation. The best way to get the prince's attention is to challenge him and refuse to play his game.
  • I Was Never Here: Tends to say something like this whenever he gives the MC information on her personal plot.
  • Ladykiller in Love: If the player character becomes romantically involved with Zarad, Zarad develops into this.
  • Lonely Among People: The heroine can speculate this on his week 1 date, and judging by his reaction and the fact that she needs quite a lot of insight to have it as a dialogue option, she's probably right.
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Has long, very long hair and is as good-looking as The Charmer should be.
  • Nice to the Waiter: One of his romance scenes in the extended demo involves coming across Zarad playing cards with a group of Isle servants and purposefully losing to them.
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: His general reputation.
  • Spare to the Throne: The spare to the spare, actually, and the only prince at the summit who is not a crown prince (Not counting Hamin, who is the son of an elected leader).
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: His ceremonial gown is almost always open, giving everyone a good look at his abs.

    Lord Blain
Your Self-Proclaimed Rival

“But you are interested in her?!?!?!”

Age: 26

The bitter young lord of Corval is both possessive and tactless.

  • Big Bad Wannabe
  • The Dandy: For all of his faults, Lord Blain is a very snappy dresser.
  • Didn't Think This Through: Pursues Princess Ana because he wants to be King, but has not apparently given any thought to what life in Skalt is like compared to life in Corval.
  • Foil: According to Blain's page on the 7KPP Wikia, the creator placed someone like Blain in the game as an example of a man who liked women but could never like the main character, to make things more realistic given how many men can potentially be attracted to the main character.
  • Gold Digger: The main reason he pursues Ana is because of her status, not any particular attraction. For reasons why this won't work out see his Didn't Think This Through and her Incompatible Orientation entry.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Blain dislikes the main character because Princess Anaele is in love with the main character and not him.
  • Hated by All: His attitude does not win him any favors. As Princess Jaslen comments just before the horse ride in Week 2, if Lord Blain wasn't her brother the Emperor's godson, he would have been dead ten times over by puberty.
  • Hidden Depths: According to Word of God, Lord Blain is actually a very shrewd businessman and administrator, and far more popular than he seems. His rampant narcissism and persecution complex tend to overshadow his accomplishments, however.
  • Hopeless Suitor: For Princess Ana.
  • Jerkass: Blain instantly takes a dislike to the main character and is consistently rude and obnoxious to her. The reason for this is because, at the beginning of the welcome feast, Blain was attempting to woo Ana, but Ana blew him off in favor of the main character, and Blain blames the main character for Ana rejecting him.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: He can get this twice:
    • First, he can spy on a date between the main character and Zarad, but Zarad notices him and humiliates him by telling a story of how Blain kissed a frog in his childhood because Blain thought the frog would turn into a princess.
    • Second, during a banquet he spills a drink all over the main character's dress, but if Gisette likes the main character enough, Gisette will take revenge on the main character's behalf by spilling a hot drink all over his clothes. Alternatively, a particularly devious PC will put peppers he's allergic to in his soup.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Apparently someone takes it upon themself to give him the nickname "Blegh".
  • The Rival: Blain sees the main character as his romantic rival for Anaele's heart, especially if you act friendly with Ana (who ignores him completely).
  • "Shaggy Dog" Story: Blain's rivalry with the main character is this; even if Ana hadn't become attracted to the main character, Blain still could never have won her over, both because Ana openly detests Blain and because the creator has confirmed that Ana is exclusively attracted to women.
  • Upper-Class Twit

    Crown Prince Jarrod
The Dangerous Bad Boy

“No one tells me what I can and cannot do. Not even you.”

Age: 19

Intense and handsome, Prince Jarrod is the heir to the throne of Revaire. Still, the rumors that surround both him and his family are dark, especially in the wake of the blood coup that put his family in power twenty years ago.

  • Bastard Boyfriend: And he's considerably less smooth than the trope normally entails.
  • Entitled to Have You: How he acts if you catch his interest.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Actually gets along with his older sister pretty well.
  • I Love You Because I Can't Control You: Prince Jarrod isn't accustomed to being stood up to. The best way to get the prince's attention is to challenge him and refuse to play his game. Later subverted: he grows incredibly possessive and controlling once he's sure he secured your attention, to the extent that you have the option to give up your romantic relationship with him altogether. That's probably not a good idea.
  • It's All About Me: Noted by the creator to not really care about things that don't directly involve him.
  • Man Scorned: Given that he is the only secret love interest that you can marry (excepting some on the Hise MC), and his general demeanor, he's pissed if you court his interest and aren't very, very persuasive.
  • Meal Ticket: While Jarrod is young and handsome, his personality is such that the money and status are his only value.
  • Not Good with Rejection: Jarrod isn't exactly used to taking "no" for an answer. It requires nigh-superhuman powers of persuasion to salvage anything resembling friendship with him if you reject his romantic attention.
  • Pet the Dog: In an event only seen if the protagonist is not formally engaged to an official Love Interest, he and Emmett argue over what should be done with an injured bird. Jarrod argues it should be Mercy Killed while Emmett wishes to care for it, but the protagonist can convince them to compromise and have the bird trained as a messenger, in which case he seems almost eager to find someone to do so.
  • Prince Charmless: Jarrod is rude, selfish, short-tempered, and very prone to jealousy. Part of romancing him is being able to put up with all of this.
  • Royal Brat: Prince Jarrod is an arrogant, abrasive, violent Jerkass. Without a sufficient rating in Courage or Manipulation, the protagonist will end up fleeing from his tantrums.
  • Stupid Evil:
    • Bad Boss: Though they may not necessarily be his servants, he is found screaming at one on his Week 1 date, and he doesn't exactly treat the other Revaire delegates much better.
    • The Bully: His natural instinct is to be cruel whenever he thinks he can get away with it, including the protagonist when she first talks to him at the welcome feast.
    • Leeroy Jenkins: He comments on his Week 1 date that the other nations should be bowing to Revaire... The MC's narration comments that if Revaire ever attacked their country, especially weakened by internal strife as it is, it would be ripped to shreds.
    • Underestimating Badassery: His POV and a Week 2 scene indicate he also routinely underestimates the rebel faction in his country, despite his sister realizing what a huge threat that is.
  • Wants a Prize for Basic Decency: Specifically, he wants you as the reward. He'll behave if you scold him into it, but any good behavior you can influence him into is implied to be temporary and only there to ensnare you.
  • Warrior Prince: A skilled swordsman, though we don't know if he's ever been in a real battle.
  • Workout Fanservice: If on good terms with Jarrod, the protagonist can run across him in the training hall in Week 2, whereupon he will perform this for her.

    Princess Gisette
The Ice Princess

“I’m sure you are perfectly lovely, but surely you must agree our time is best spent elsewhere.”

Age: 22

The princess of Revaire. She has all the beauty of a masterwork sculpture and all the warmth of the same. It would be foolish to underestimate her simply because of her ethereal looks.

  • Alpha Bitch: Your first date with her (be it friendly or romantic) is a slander session with her Girl Posse where she wants you to help her ruin a lady's reputation.
  • The Baroness: The only thing Gisettes cares for is her own power, and by extension, her family's. Sex is off the table due to the morals of the time period, but she's happy to use her beauty.
  • The Beard: If she falls in love with the MC, she still needs to get heterosexually married. She suggests that the MC do the same, and that they visit each other often.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Her romance path.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Actually gets along with her younger brother relatively well, and tries to protect him from his more Stupid Evil tendencies.
  • Faux Affably Evil: Gisette at least maintains the façade of civility even when speaking to someone she despises.
  • Freudian Excuse: Subverted, at least according to her. While she believes her parents did her few favors, Gisette claims sole responsibility for the way she is today, mocking any expectation that she might be a good person inside twisted by circumstances.
  • The Fashionista: Noted to be well-dressed at all times, and the creator's tumblr claims she's a trendsetter in her own country.
  • Gay Option: Although she can't marry the player character, she can form a romance with her. Lapses into straight Affably Evil if you are on her good side, she can be quite cordial and respectful toward you, especially if you are on her route.
  • I Am What I Am: Though she says it was her parents' actions that put their children into a position where they must fight and scheme to survive, Gisette does not begrudge their ambitions any and does not blame anything or anyone other than herself for what she is today, nor does she feel any guilt for her actions, including her attempted murder of you, even if you are her lover.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: She claims this trope when it comes to keeping order in her own nation, as according to her she and her brother would likely meet grisly ends if they come out the loser. If you question her about it on her route, Gisette also invokes this trope about her attempted murder on you, though by that point she is glad you survived the attempt.
  • Ice Queen: Princess Gisette is proud, haughty, and remote. Her profile on the official site specifically refers to her as "The Ice Queen." She even refers to herself as ice at one point.
  • Icy Gray Eyes: In Gisette's case, her gray eyes compliment her cold, calculating personality.
  • Inadequate Inheritor: It's obvious to everyone that Gisette would be a more competent ruler, but as she is a woman, Jarrod is instead the heir. She doesn't seem to mind that much, though she wishes he weren't so overconfident.
  • Lap Pillow: She gives one to a romanced MC in Week 4.
  • Love Is a Weakness: It is when you're in love with another woman and your country doesn't allow for same-sex alliance marriages (Technically, she could marry the Hise MC, but it wouldn't get her any power).
  • The Napoleon: The main character describes her as so small a gust of wind might knock her over, and the entire family as having vicious reputations. Indeed, she is only out for herself and is behind at least two of the bad things that happen at the Summit.
  • Politically Active Princess: Unlike her brother, Gisette has many plots running at the summit and outside it. Also unlike Jarrod, she's very concerned about the rebel faction, and is intent on eliminating them.
  • Princesses Prefer Pink: Her art depicts her in a primarily pink gown.
  • Villain Respect: If you manage a perfect acquittal, her respect jumps up and she takes the time to congratulate you on figuring out her machinations afterward.
  • Woman Scorned: Gisette does not take it lightly if you romance and dump her. That being said, her dialogue is more understanding than her brother's, since she can't marry the MC.

    Lord Clarmont
The Idealistic Gentleman

“I declare myself all admiration and a happy man indeed to have met you.”

Age: 24

The handsome young lord seems different than the rest of his Revaire counterparts. Charming and considerate, occasionally he seems to hidden bite. Still, he must have some favor with the current court, or he wouldn't be at the Summit.

  • Beneath the Mask: At the welcome banquet, Clarmont implies he's not very skilled in social graces. Perhaps that was true once, but now not only does he prove to be a consummate gentleman, but he's also incredibly good at steering people into talking about subjects he wants them to talk about while avoiding saying anything of any substance about himself. Judging by her comments if his romance path is unlocked, even the Matchmaker herself can't make him cough up any personal information.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Clarmont had a little sister, Elspeth, who he doted on. She died at the age of five, and there's a definite streak of lingering older-brother instincts in the way Clarmont tries to look out for those more vulnerable than himself.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: What little information Clarmont is willing to reveal about himself hints at a lot of past trauma, including the deaths of his entire family in what he will only say was an "accident."
  • Death Glare: If you throw the trial, Clarmont give you one of these as he votes Imogen innocent.
  • Everybody Hates Academics: Clarmont is not interested in academics, and getting him to your history lecture adds to your reputation as a hostess. However, Aly has said he'd be an A student in modern school, so he's not Book Dumb, at least.
  • Exact Words: Clarmont doesn't actually lie often, relying on this trope instead or lies of omission when he can't do that.
    Clarmont: "My father always said I had all the social grace of a grumpy cat."
  • Friend to All Living Things: In one of his events, Clarmont relates how as a child learning to hunt, he caught a rabbit in a snare and couldn't bring himself to see it harmed, so he adopted it instead and his family's home ended up overrun with its offspring. At the end of the story, he also mentions his father giving him a puppy when the bunnies were finally re-homed.
  • Good Is Not Soft: A genuinely moral and kind person who is plotting to overthrow the royal family of his country.
  • Got Volunteered: He attempts to offer his talents for the theatrical backstage, but is roped into playing one of the male leads by Jaslen.
  • Heroes Love Dogs: One of Clarmont's POV side stories mentions his beloved dog, Moncha. Additionally, one of his events has you looking for other animal lovers to take in some puppies using an borrowed dog.
  • It's Not You, It's My Enemies: Implies this if in a romance with the MC; he's half-afraid the ambassadors won't approve their match and half-afraid they will.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: In contrast to the other named delegates from Revaire, Clarmont is one of the most ethical characters in the game, quick to offer help and moral support wherever he thinks it might be needed. The player character can in fact tease him a little about his overdeveloped sense of chivalry. This also means that in week four of the extended demo, Clarmont always votes that Imogen is innocent, even if you don't present a good defense or accept a bribe to throw the trial.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: As pointed out above, Clarmont likes to downplay his skill at conversation and politics. If he really is part of La Résistance, it's probably done to remain beneath the suspicion of the royal family.
  • Nice to the Waiter: He is frequently associating with the servants of the Isles as well as helping them on occasion.
  • Red Is Heroic: Clarmont is red-haired and one of the most noble delegates present at the Summit, contrasting with platinum blondes Jarrod and Gisette.
  • Sleep Deprivation: If working backstage during the theatrical, the MC notes that he's trying his best to hold up as the male lead, but is clearly lacking sleep.
  • Token Good Teammate: Among the romanceable Revaire delegates, Clarmont stand out as this.

    Earl Emmett
The Good Natured Earl

“You must promise to tell me right away if you have any problems.”

Age: 19

The young earl of Arland spent most of his youth traveling and being fostered around different kingdoms. Following the recent death of his father, he has returned to Arland (and is attending the Summit) to finally take up his duties. He seems a friendly, good sport, with no particular ambitions.

  • All-Loving Hero: Thanks to his travels while growing up, he has a great deal of respect for all the other countries, and for this reason, if the main character invites him on a date in Week 3, he'll have something positive to say about the player character's country no matter which country the player character is from.
  • Animal Lover: Much like a puppy, Emmett attempts to befriend any animals he finds.
  • Childhood Friend: To the Arland Sheltered Princess MC, who knew him before he began his travels and remembers him fondly.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: Since he and the Sheltered Princess knew one another as children, choosing him as her love interest leads to this trope.
  • Friend to All Living Things: If the protagonist is engaged to him and chooses to spend time with him in week 5, she can find him covered in birds he's been feeding.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Earl Emmett's golden blond hair perfectly matches his friendly, caring personality.
  • I Am Not My Father: It only comes up once outside his romance, but Emmett notes that he and his father have different ideas about duty, and he does not intend to send his children off the way he was.
  • Keet: Energetic, adorable, kind, and loves animals and plants.
  • Less Embarrassing Term: He doesn't mind anyone else doing it, but Emmett objects to the MC calling him adorable; he implies that he would like the MC to think of him as a man, and therefore a romantic interest.
  • Nature Lover: Emmett prefers nature to politics; he's well-educated about plants and animals and willing to share his knowledge with the player character, helping to increase her Flora & Fauna Knowledge.
  • Nice Guy: Emmett is a good-natured puppy of a man, despite his noble title.
  • The Pollyanna: Earl Emmett just wants to have a loving relationship and a place to call home, and gives up both to serve his country. Despite these circumstances, he's an optimistic, adventurous, and cheerful young man.
  • Uptown Guy: To every possible player origin but the Princess (who is an Uptown Girl to him) and the Countess (who is his equal).
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: If the main character goes on a date with Emmett, and the main character's personality is "Indifferent", Emmett will remark that while the main character has been very nice to him, he's heard that that isn't always the case. Emmett will then ask the main character not to add to the bad things to the world but will express optimism that the main character can change, and will then say that they should be heading back.

    Princess Anaele
The Warrior Princess

“I’m so happy that bzzz bzzz in our ears is gone. Now let’s talk of more interesting things. Do you know how to fight?”

Age: 19

The second daughter of the Queen of Skalt. A famed warrior, seen by many as her mother's most likely heir. She is blunt and open, making her perhaps unsuited to such events as the Summit. Prefers to be called "Ana" by the main character, with whom she falls hopelessly in Love at First Sight.

  • Amazonian Beauty: At least compared to the other women at the Summit.
  • Amazon Chaser: Downplayed, as Ana is predisposed to like the player character no matter what, but she definitely wants the object of her affection to at least be willing to learn some self-defense and to have the gumption to stand up for herself. A Shrinking Violet or a Proper Lady who expresses genteel horror at the idea of anything as unladylike as breaking a sweat will find herself losing Anaele's favor.
  • Action Girl: Ana makes it abundantly clear that she prefers swords over words any day.
  • Brutal Honesty: She never lies. Ever. Which helps her fend off perverts like Lord Blain.
  • Boyish Short Hair: Warrior princess Anaele wears her hair in a short bob cut.
  • Buffy Speak: Like most of the Skalt delegates, Ana tends to fall into occasional comical syntax, such as referring to Jasper as the player character's "watchy-watchy-starey-starey shadow man".
  • Butch Lesbian: A short-haired warrior woman in search of a wife.
  • Face Your Fears: If your character goes on a date with Princess Anaele in Week 3, Ana will coax your character into facing her fear of cliffs after the sabotaged horse ride in Week 2 almost resulted in her being thrown off a cliff.
  • Foil: Ana is one to the rest of the delegates, as according to the creator, Ana is a character who always has the same relationship with the player character no matter which background the player selects, as a contrast to the other delegates who may react differently to different player characters. This is also why the player cannot choose a "Skalt" background, as this would change Ana's relationship to the player character.
  • Friendly Address Privileges: Princess Anaele all but demands that you call her "Ana," and the game automatically prompts you to offer her a nickname of your choice to call you by in return.
  • Gay Option: The customs of Skalt mean that Princess Anaele is a viable option for an alliance marriage with the player character. There are several other female characters available to romance, but Ana is the only one you can be officially matched with while the others are "secret" romance routes.
  • Genki Girl: Despite her Viking heritage, Ana is an enthusiastic, gregarious girl who's probably more comfortable at the beginning of the Summit than anyone else.
  • If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: If the main character pursues a love match with anyone other than Ana, she'll express happiness for the main character — and advise her that if the person she chose is ever "not nice" to her, she can just come and tell Ana, and Ana will remind the person of niceness with her fists.
  • Love at First Sight: Ana is smitten with the player character pretty much immediately, and requires very little encouragement to go head over heels for her.
  • Proud Warrior Race Guy: Princess Anaele and the Skalt delegates, although Anaele herself admits she's more pampered and trained in etiquette than her peers.
  • Retcon: Originally said to be her mother's second daughter, but Aly changed her to be the heir shortly after releasing the demo.
  • Tactical Withdrawal: References this at one point.
    Princess Anaele: It is time for what does Falon-man say? Time for strategic retreat.
  • Uptown Girl: Her spouse would have a role equivalant to Queen in most other countries.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Hates bugs.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are: During the Week 3 date, if the player character expresses doubts about herself, Ana will reassure the player character that she's stronger than she thinks.

    Minor Delegates 

Tropes pertaining to the various faceless delegates.

  • Abhorrent Admirer: The Countess considers her social-climbing suitors this.
  • Amazon Brigade: Women are considered the tough and durable gender in Skalt, so they are the leaders and warriors of their culture. The Skaltic delegation for the game's Summit is composed entirely of warrior women led by Princess Anaele.
  • Animal Lover: Lady Estelle coos over a puppy in one of Clarmont's events.
  • Attempted Rape: It's unclear exactly what he wanted from her, but Sir Harold was probably going for this with a maid in week 3.
  • Frameup: Lady Petunia has been injuring the Tomboy Countess's suitors to make it look like the Countess herself did so.
  • Faceless Masses: The non-named delegates either don't show up or use the silhouette of a named delegate from their country (i.e., a male Wellin delegate uses Lisle's, a female Jiyel uses Avalie's).
  • Girl Posse: The unnamed women in the Revaire delegation are this to their princess.
  • Insult to Rocks: Aly refused to say which nation Sir Harold is from, as none of the nations deserve to be stained by association with him. (But probably Wellin.)
  • Like Goes with Like: Espoused by a nameless Wellin noble who is arguing with an Arland delegate who stereotypically believes their duty is to marry out for the benefit of their countries. The MC can agree with either, or neither, or both, but that takes good persuasion and loses some stat boosts.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Lord Adalric was said to have been kind to the staff.
  • Poisoned Weapons: What gets Lord Adalric.
  • Satellite Love Interest: Lady Estelle of Arland, who had made a love match with Viscount Adalric of Revaire the night before he died, only shows up in Week 4 and exists solely to underscore the tragedy of his death. It was his making a love match that Gisette didn't like that made her realize he couldn't be bought and pushed her into killing him at the Summit, though.
  • Social Climber: Pretty much everyone who attends the summit wants some sort of power, but the Tomboy Countess' faceless suitors, definitely.
  • Upper-Class Twit: There are some scattered about, such as the delegate from Wellin who wishes to marry someone from his own country, having apparently missed the point of the summit.
  • Widowed at the Engagement Party: Lady Estelle.


Four older representatives from across the Seven Kingdoms who don't participate in the Summit directly, but instead look after all the young people running around.

    Grand Duke Woodly

“Surely your time would be better spent talking to your fellow young people, and not a boring, married old coot like myself?”

Age: 37
Homeland: Wellin

The striking and imposing Grand Duke of Wellin and a master schemer.

  • Absurdly Youthful Father: Has a son old enough to have pursued the Tomboy Countess at 37, and that's almost certainly not his oldest since only a younger son would have something to gain by marrying her. Add to the confirmation that he attended the Summitnote  some 14 years ago, and that kid is one ambitious preteen.
  • Classy Cravat: The most straightforward example, as most of the other characters have thinner versions more resembling modern ties.
  • Evil Laugh: His true motivations aren't clear just yet, but the laugh he breaks into after releasing you from the room he pulled you into to propose that you become his latest paramour certainly seems to be edging toward this. It's particularly ominous if you just rejected him, doubly so if you lack the knowledge about him to do it gracefully, though it happens regardless.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Generally he doesn't bother hiding his intelligence or ambition, but clearly knows something about the near-death experience the heroine has the night before the theatrical. He plays innocent to bait the player character into confiding in him, but whether he's taunting her or simply trying to put the pieces together himself is unknown.
  • Polyamory: Ambiguously so: While proposing that the main character become his paramour, he notes that he has shared his affection with many and that his wife understands. This could be a poly relationship, or she just doesn't know that he is cheating on her.
    • Lines later in his romance make it clear that he thinks highly of his wife, regardless of what any of his actions might imply. Additionally, if they were matched at the Summit he attended, it could have even been that they were a love match.
  • Really Gets Around: As noted above, Woodly has shared his affection with many. If he and/or his wife are indeed Polyamorous, this would push him toward Ethical Slut.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Grand Duke Woodly counts, although he is a borderline Silver Fox.
  • Unequal Pairing: He is one of the Summit chaperones and holds one of the highest noble titles in Wellin, as well as being a married man in his late thirties with children. The MC is much lower ranked than him (except for possibly the Sheltered Princess, who can't have the stats to romance him), has no title in her own right (except for the Tomboy Countess, who, again, can't have the stats to romance him), and is 10-20 years younger than him, as well as being one of the people he's supposed to be supervising. She can go for him anyway.

    Princess Jaslen

“Oh! Do you see that? Someone's crying! Oh, I must find out why. Ta, darling.”

Age: 39
Homeland: Corval

An age-defying beauty from Corval who seems more interested in gossip and fashion than diplomacy.

  • Absolute Cleavage: Out-and-out the woman showing the most off, chest-wise.
  • Berserk Button: An understated example, but in week 5 of the extended demo, if you suggest that your character should play Queen Amale in the play (a role that Jaslen has reserved for herself), this will irritate Jaslen into casting your character as the villainous Lady Matterly instead.
  • The Charmer: As the narration notes when observing Jaslen before talking to people at the welcome feast, Jaslen frequently hosts lavish parties and flirts shamelessly with anyone who crosses her path.
  • Emerging from the Shadows: For dramatic effect when announcing her intention to put on a play.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: When assigning the lead female roles, Jaslen will impose upon the player the role that best suits her personality, either Serah across from Clarmont for romantic players or Vienna across from Zarad for cynics.
  • Gossipy Hens: Princess Jaslen is an unusual positive example of this trope, as her reputation as a gossip helps her keep up-to-date on the other delegates; in fact, your player character can increase her Insight stat if upon talking to Jaslen at the welcome feast, you ask her to talk about the other delegates.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: A well-respected noblewoman in the Corval Court wearing a dress that is primarily purple and light maroon.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: The Corval MC notes that she must have some steel to have remained at court so long.
  • The Mistress: Is one of Woodly's, and judging by her comments about meeting up at Summits, they have been involved for years.

    General Falon

Age: 42
Homeland: Jiyel

The uncompromising general of Jiyel who is scarily good at keeping order.

  • Old Soldier: He generally spends his time at the Summit teach military tactics and history in the Practice Room.
  • The Strategist: Falon is known for his tactical expertise. The player character can earn points with him by demonstrating familiarity with a particular strategy he used in one of his past battles; he's also a skilled player of the strategy game Onvu.
  • You Have Waited Long Enough: His secret scenes are all to the tune of pressuring Lyon to marry.

    Dowager Countess Yvette
Dowager Countess of Huit

Age: 65
Homeland: Arland

The elderly and infirm Dowager Countess of Arland is intelligent and capable, despite her frail appearances.

  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Yvette is not above pretending to be deaf and senile from age if it suits her, as the player character discovers during the first night's dinner.
  • Proper Lady: Although it isn't drawn attention to like with Cordelia, Yvette is a gentle widow and mother who wears her hair back in a Prim and Proper Bun and is kind to the protagonist even when she espouses views Yvette herself may disagree with.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Mostly has the grandmother connotation, but also contains some of the librarian and teacher ones in light of her intelligence and membership in the Historians. Also the apparent shortness gives it a look close to Power Hair.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: Although it could just as easily be age that's impaired her vision, Yvette is a member of the Historians, implying she's quite intelligent.

Vail Isle

A butler

“Ah, you are here at last, my lady. My name is Jasper and I've been assigned as your personal butler during your stay here at Vail Isle.”

Age: ???

An intense and handsome island native assigned as the main character's personal butler during her stay on the Isle.

  • Anger Born of Worry: He does not care for Sayra (and possibly the MC) physically confronting a drunken rapist, heroic though it was. First he yells at the rapist for being a douchebag, and then he comes back and yells at Sayra for putting herself in danger.
  • Conflicting Loyalty: During the second week, the protagonist can overhear Jasper having an argument with Yvette, during which he mentions taking "more than one oath" with hints that his oaths are coming into conflict. Successfully discovering the existence of the Historians in week four prompts him to explain himself in more detail.
  • The Jeeves: As the personal butler assigned to you for the Summit, Jasper is there to manage your schedule, run errands, assist with planning and setting up any events you decide to host, keep you apprised of relevant information, and generally in all ways assist you in your efforts to successfully navigate the Summit and achieve your goals there. He's extremely professional and very good at what he does. However, he's much less of a Satellite Character than he first appears, and is involved in some things you're not aware of.
  • Mystical White Hair: Jasper, like all of the indigenous natives of Vail, is white-haired and very mysterious indeed. He never answers questions about himself, is suspiciously well-informed, and may be much older than he looks.
  • Older Than He Looks: Heavily implied when he compares the protagonist to the other delegates he's served in past Summits — plural. The Summit takes place once every seven years, and the protagonist observes that Jasper does not look nearly old enough to have served at more than one of them prior to the current Summit.
  • OOC Is Serious Business: Jasper is normally thoroughly self-possessed and unflappable, so when something actually manages to unsettle him, the protagonist finds it significant and very worrisome indeed.
  • Right-Hand Hottie: Wears a crisp suit and does everything from organize your schedule, hand out invitations to your events, and investigate murder attempts. Also remarked by the narration to be most attractive.
  • Technicolor Eyes: As a native of Vail Island, Jasper has purple eyes, which contribute to his mysterious good looks.
  • Training from Hell: He is fond of this, and will subject the protagonist to it if she stays in her room on the first day of a week.
  • Unrequited Tragic Maiden: Gender-inverted example if you collect all the Historian secrets and treat your servants well in general to get him to open up to you, but then romance someone else.

Cheerful Maid

“I’m afraid I’m not very interesting, my lady. Not like you.”

Age: 18

One of the main character's two maids, Ria is a cheerful and friendly red-head.

Intelligent Maid


Age: 22

One of the main character's two maids, Sayra is of the intelligent and taciturn sort.

  • Boyish Short Hair: Sayra wears her hair in a short bob cut, complementing her Bifauxnen looks.
  • Bifauxnen: Unlike Ria and the other maids encountered on the Isle, Sayra wears a suit and tie. Given that she's the one who assists the player character with her wardrobe, it's clearly a deliberate image choice.
  • Big Damn Heroes: She deftly subdues a rapist going after one of the servants. The MC can back her up (and Sayra will appreciate the thought if they do), but it is clear that she already has the situation well in hand.
  • Hidden Depths: Daring to invite a maid to one of your events always prompts surprised and dubious reactions from Jasper and your other guests. If you invite Sayra to the Onvu tournament, however, she proves to be a very skilled player of the strategy game - only Lyon, Avalie, and potentially the protagonist (with the right stats) can outplay her.

    The Matchmaker
Lady Matchmaker

“I wanted to root for you, truly I did. Jasper is a dear boy and I had hopes that his lady would be up to par, for his sake if nothing else. But I have to say, I find very little redeeming about you.”

Age: ??? (Suspected 100+)

A mysterious older woman infamous for making delegates cry, she lives on the Isle and assists in forming matches during the summit.

  • Berserk Button: One of the "secret" scenes that can be observed with high enough stats reveals that the Matchmaker despises people who try to bribe her, as Lord Blain finds out the hard way. His attempt to bribe her causes her to first threaten to throw him into the ocean, and then angrily explain that if he tries to do it again she'll have him sent home on a boat in disgrace.
  • Commander Contrarian: The Matchmaker plays this role to every delegate, ruthlessly degrading them in an effort to point out and hopefully improve their flaws. What sets her firmly in this camp is the fact that, no matter what, she always considers your high points to not be good enough, or even recasts them as flaws, and she even criticizes your hair and eye color.
  • Disc-One Final Boss: The first three weeks of the Summit are spent trying to raise your character to her standards.
  • Drill Sergeant Nasty: This is basically the Matchmaker's approach to finding the eligible marriage candidates among the Summit attendees: Break Them by Talking and see who shows enough progress in the following couple of weeks despite such abuse.
  • Excellent Judge of Character: Easily the queen of this: She can determine stengths and weaknesses from only descriptions and one night of observation and infer romantic feelings whether you say anything or not.
  • Hates Everyone Equally: No matter what you do, she will grind you into dust, at least initially. Also, she grinds everyone into dust at first, as before you meet the Matchmaker for the first time, you see another delegate leaving her room in tears.
  • Iron Lady: As one charged with approving marriages among nobility and royalty, she wields considerable power, and has the tough-as-nails exterior to match. As is also common to the trope, she has few Pet the Dog moments noted below.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • With most of the secret romance options, the Matchmaker is, for one reason or another, openly scornful of your belief she would approve of a relationship with them if you bring them up in your interview. Mention romancing your maid Ria, and she's no more sympathetic to you, but actually comes to said person's defense, warning you away from leading on the "sweet darling girl" who could never have any hope of a politically-approved match with you.
    • If you're playing Story Mode, and you fail to impress the Matchmaker in your second interview with her, she'll give you her stamp of approval anyway, because Jasper gave a passionate defense of you off-screen and she trusts his opinion.
    • After the third meeting, when the main character picks a love interest (or not) the Sheltered Princess thinks to herself that the Matchmaker probably the first person to ever ask her what she wants out of life.
  • Starter Villain: Kind of. She is not evil, but her function is to weed out the unsuited delegates, so she plays the main antagonistic role in the first three weeks of the Summit.
  • Threshold Guardian: The Matchmaker is the first major obstacle to your player character's goals, as your player character cannot be recommended as a potential match for anyone unless your player character can eventually please the Matchmaker.

Servant girl

One of the Isle's maids, not assigned to a specific delegate. In week 4, she is accused of murdering one of the delegates and the main character is tasked with her defense.

  • Child by Rape: Ria implies this was the case with her parents when telling you about her.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: She can first be seen in week 1 before Clarmont's dinner (though she isn't given a name until week 4) dropping a love letter, and the main character or Sayra can rescue her from the advances of a nobleman in week 3. She becomes more important in week 4 of the extended demo because she is accused of murdering Lord Adalric, and the main character is tasked with defending her.
  • Made a Slave: Narrowly averted this fate, thanks to Mrs. White.
  • Nice Girl: She's very sweet-tempered, and in fact in week 4's trial, you can make an emotional appeal to the jury based on how nice Imogen is, especially if you found her diary in the small library beforehand.
  • Shrinking Violet: Timid and easily flustered. She has to be coaxed into sharing her thoughts or any information about herself.
  • True Blue Femininity: Imogen is wearing white and blue clothing and has a blue hair ribbon.

Matchmaker Apprentice

“When you look at me that way my heart rate accelerates. What a strange phenomenon. Further investigation may be required.”

Age: ???

An island native who was taken under the wing of the Matchmaker at a young age and has been training as her apprentice ever since. Her primary motive for the summit is to observe and study human behavior.

  • Indifferent Beauty: Despite the fact that she doesn’t care about her appearance, she is noted to have an unearthly beauty.
  • Intelligence Equals Isolation: Greer is highly intelligent but awkward, and never fit in with her peers.
  • Mystical White Hair: Like all natives of Vail Island, Greer has white hair and an air of mystery.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: A Kickstarter stretch goal made her a secret romance option.
  • Smart People Wear Glasses: A socially awkward smart girl who wears glasses.
  • The Spock: She's described as "brilliant, blunt, and logical", and sees the Summit as an opportunity for research and study.
  • Technicolor Eyes: Purple eyes comes with being one of the indigenous natives of Vail, and contributes to what her profile describes as "an unearthly beauty."
  • What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?: Normal human behavior is like a foreign subject to her, never mind love and romance.

Jasper's Rival

“Oh, I forgot. Is this the place where I am supposed to bow and scrape and give in because you are the highborn lady?”

Age: ???

An island native and Jasper's rival. On the surface, Kade is a flippant dare-devil who just walks the line of acceptable behavior, but underneath there’s a lot more broiling.

  • Emerging from the Shadows: How he appears when the MC goes to the cliffs after putting together the clues about the second murder.
  • Mystical White Hair: As a native-born Vail islander, Kade has the same silvery-white hair as Jasper.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Originally just an NPC involved with the trial, but a Kickstarter stretch goal made him a secret romance option.
  • The Rival: To Jasper, who's become the island's golden boy.
  • Secret Character: You only meet him if you've selected all the right options while investigating the murder of the servant Lee
  • Technicolor Eyes: Like Jasper and the other natives of Vail Island, Kade has purple eyes.
  • We Used to Be Friends: As children, Kade and Jasper were best friends. However, they've become distant due to growing philosophical differences and Jasper's rising status.

    Master Jorges
Head Butler

“If you wish to successfully complete your stay here at the Isle, I think we both agree such nonsense should stop.”

Age: 56

Vail Isle's Head Butler.

  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He seems more concerned with protocol and tradition than with making sure that the delegates and the other individuals involved in the Summit are safe. When an Isle maid is accused of murdering a delegate in week 4 he insists on sequestering the accused away from anyone involved in the trial — including the player character, who has been tasked with the defense — because he says that is the protocol for such situations, and refuses to budge on the matter when the PC points out that being forbidden from speaking to the person she's supposed to be defending will hinder her ability to prepare for the trial.

    Mrs. White 

Age: 47

Head of Staff at Vail Isle.

  • Chekhov's Gunman: She first appears in Week 1 if your character passes the skill check to overhear a scene in the kitchen, though she isn't given a sprite. Your character may next meet Mrs. White in week 5 of the extended demo if you check the staff quarters during that week after having successfully overheard the kitchen scene in Week 1 and the cliff scene in Week 2; this time, Mrs. White is given a sprite.
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: Objects to the use of (probably) poison on Jarrod and Gisette.
  • Slave Liberation: On an errand off the Isle to buy supplies, she ran across a slave auction and used all the money she was given for supplies to buy the girl, who grew up to be Imogen.

Unsorted characters


“You know I avoid the company of anyone over thirty. What if their responsibility and gravitas is catching and rubs off on me?”

Age: ?

Hamin's first mate and good friend. She seems to have snuck onto the isle to keep an eye on him.

  • Childhood Friend: With her captain Hamin, and to a lesser extent, his cousin Cordelia.
  • Lovable Rogue: Even less interested in responsibility and propriety than her captain, if her comments about avoiding anyone over 30 are any indication.
  • Number Two: Seems to play this role to Hamin.
  • Pirate Girl: Like every other woman from Hise we've seen.
  • Promoted to Love Interest: Originally premiered in Hamin's POV, but a Kickstarter stretch goal made her a secret romance option.
  • Secret Character: Apparently she will only be met if one has completed the game with a good relationship with Hamin.

    Princess Constance 

“I have come to learn the most painful lesson that no moment of duty is worth a lifetime of misery and unhappiness.”

Eldest child of the King of Arland, elder sister to the Arland Princess MC, she matched with Crown Prince Aamir at the last Summit. The Corval Court Lady threw her a party and taught her about the country, becoming one of her ladies.

  • Cool Big Sis: The Arland MC tells Clarmont a story about Constance sneaking them both out to a festival as children, disguised as peasants.
  • The Dutiful Daughter: She is described like this. Unfortunately, it's only led her to misery, and she urges her younger sister to pursue her happiness instead of her duty. Should the PC follow her advice, they form a Foolish Sibling, Responsible Sibling duo in the eyes of their parents and the Arland Court.
  • Princess Incognito: In addition to the example above, if the Corval MC goes on a date with Prince Zarad in week 3, the story he tells to prove he knows everything is that the Court Lady found disguises for them both and snuck her out to see more of the country she'd married into. Constance was very touched by the display of friendship and found some things to like about her new home.
  • Princess Classic: The Sheltered Princess MC feels intimidated at the thought of living up to her example.
  • Spoiled Sweet: Despite having been raised in luxury, the Corval MC, her lady, considers her to be very sweet.
  • Stepford Smiler: Her sister had no idea she was unhappy until the Summit.

    Crown Prince Aamir 
Crown prince of Corval, half-brother to Zarad and Sina, he matched with Princess Constance at the last Summit.
  • Ambition Is Evil: As a particularly cruel and ruthless person, ambition on him is pretty bad for the rest of the world.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: To the Hise Pirate's Missing Mom, so that he may learn about Hise's defenses and ensure a quick, victorious war
  • Evil Prince: Corval's Crown prince is noted to be just shy of this trope, being ambitious and ruthless; between making his sweet wife—the Arland Princess's elder sister Constance—miserable, threatening the Corval Lady and her mother to do his bidding, and holding the Hise Pirate's mother captive to torture for information about Hise's defenses, it's no small wonder that many players jump on the chance to assassinate him on certain routes.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: He's not a nice guy, but the brother between Zarad and him is described as incredibly kind, thoughtful, and favored by pretty much his entire family.
  • War Hawk: Advocates for war with Hise to stop the raids on their merchants' ships.

    Princess Sina 
The youngest child of the Emperor of Corval, presumably from his third wife.
  • Children Are Innocent: She misunderstands a lot of things about her brother's habits and reputation, as well as the Summit and circumstances around 'Big Sister Constance' joining their family.
  • Entendre Failure: She asks Zarad about the loose women he hangs out with, wondering if their clothes don't fit and if he's a secret tailor.
  • Siblings Wanted: In Zarad's POV, his sister Sina is shown begging for him to bring her a sister-in-law home.
  • Vague Age: we aren't given one, but she's around 3 feet tall, so probably under 10 years.

A lady from an at least moderately important family in Jiyel and cousin of the Jiyel Scholar MC; she scored well enough to attend the Summit, but her sudden marriage threw everything into chaos...
  • Altar the Speed: Uncertain if her marriage was this or straight-up Elopement, but she may have been planning to marry as part of the Summit, thus the threats on her life forced her to move the date up to before it.
  • Cutting the Knot: Her response to being threatened out of her place on the Jiyel delegation? Get married, so she can't be sent. Unfortunately for all parties involved, she was replaced by her cousin instead of the extortionist's child.
  • Implied Death Threat: The letter the scholar gets that was meant for her.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: It was her sudden marriage that forced the Jiyel Minor Scholar into coming to the Summit. Of course, she had ulterior motives for getting married...

    Captain Blackthorn 
The mother of the Hise Pirate MC, who kidnapped a Wellish nobleman when she wanted to settle down, and disappeared several years before the Summit her daughter may attend.

    Princess Katyia
Katyia's Legacy
CG of Katyia from the extended demo

The legendary princess who organized the first Summit centuries ago and, armed with nothing but her willpower and charisma, single-handedly brought about the Great Peace.

  • Determinator: The game is said in the intro to take place about 100 years after the first Summit, but when asked how long after Katyia's death the game takes place, the creator answered "several generations." Either we're measuring very short generations or it took her decades to organize the first Summit.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Every delegate at the first Summit was at least somewhat in love with her, regardless of gender.
  • The Faceless: The image of Katyia which is shown during the game's opening is that of a dark-skinned woman in a blue gown whose face is partly obscured from view.
  • Guile Hero: Princess Katyia possessed near-mythical charisma and intelligence, which allowed her to host the first Summit successfully.
  • Heart Is an Awesome Power: Katyia is the ultimate example in the setting, since basically, the first-ever Summit succeeded only because every single delegate was smitten by her and decided to put aside their differences because she asked them to.
  • Posthumous Character: She is long since gone, but her legacy still has a tangible influence over its proceedings and on international diplomacy in general.
  • Spell My Name with an "S": Katyia, not Katiya.
  • True Blue Femininity: In the official artwork, Katyia — a paragon of accomplishment and the ultimate role model the player character may aspire to emulate — is depicted wearing a blue gown.