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    Claret Spencer 

  • Action Girl: She's pretty handy with her nail guns.
  • Benevolent Boss: She's extremely kind to Corwin, the shop assistant, and defends him against Skyborn warriors.
  • The Blacksmith: Judging by her statements when the player uses a forge, Claret's a blacksmith as well.
  • Companion Cube: She has a small robot companion which follows her around and makes cute noises.
  • Glass Cannon: She can dish out some good damages with her guns and her napalm, but she's not very durable so it's best to let someone else take the monsters' aggro.
  • The Gunslinger: She fights using nail guns and rifles.
  • Hot-Blooded: Rather. Her response to two fully-armored Skyborn warriors beating up Corwin is to toss stuff at them and yell at them to get out. She later fights them and expresses no misgivings when their officer comes and breaks it up, even when the player would have been just totally losing the fight... and she immediately steals an airship to leave after being put into an Arranged Marriage (though she reasons the money she gave back is about fair trade for taking it).
  • Irrational Hatred: Claret starts out seriously disliking Sullivan, which only gets worse when her brother announces that he's brokered her an Arranged Marriage with him. However, the only thing she really knows about him by this point is that he's a bad pilot who takes terrible care of his airship - something that he definitely couldn't get away with if were he much poorer. She gets better about it after she finds out he's leading a rebellion to help the half-breeds who are literally being tortured by the Skyborn.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her parents, according to an early dialogue with Jake, walked out on their children. The truth, which she doesn't know, is that they were killed while aiding rebels against the Skyborn.
  • Too Many Belts: Downplayed, she's only wearing one belt around her waist and has one more superfluous belt draped on her shoulders which are fastened by six loops to her jacket.
  • Tragic Keepsake: Her half-gear necklace turns out to be one from her mother.
  • Wrench Wench: A cute energetic mechanic.

    Jake Spencer 
  • The Matchmaker: He sets up an Arranged Marriage for his sister and Sullivan as part of the contract for Sullivan to buy the shop. According to what he tells Claret, he had to negotiate strenuously to convince Sullivan to accept her as part of the deal. Claret is not happy about any of this.
  • Parental Abandonment: He and his sister lost their parents when they were younger. Jake knows the truth about what happened to them, however.
  • Poor Communication Kills: If Jake had told his sister that their parents were killed acting as rebels against the Skyborn or that he was selling the shop because he was planning on joining the rebellion against the Skyborn, the beginning of the game probably would have gone a lot more smoothly.

    Sullivan Chesterford 

  • Drives Like Crazy: The damage he caused to his own ship pretty much disgusts Claret. Since the ending shows he managed to not notice a mountain while piloting, the previously-mentioned damage probably isn't explained due to being from rebellion actions...
  • Fantastic Racism: He hates the Skyborn for their oppression and kidnapping of the half-breed, leading him to be apprehensive to Alda in spite of how she jumped in to save the party's lives. He even momentarily considers having New Stormrook be destroyed in a magical explosion (which would definitely also kill himself, his friends and probably many other humans or half-breeds as well) to be worthwhile.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Things could have turned out very differently if he didn't immediately kill the Empress when he dropped in while she was casting her spell.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: He's a horrible pilot and even his dad thinks he spends too much time practicing his swordplay rather than using his head, but he actually runs a rebellion and explains to Claret that his jailbreak in the beginning of the game was meticulously planned.
  • Overly Long Name: The credits say more for his name that doesn't get otherwise said in the game... it's Sullivan W.B.H. Chesterford IV, which is thankfully never written out in full.
  • Rich Idiot With No Day Job: Seems like an pampered fop that just loves swordplay, is actually a rebel trying to bring down the Skyborn.


  • Protectorate: It becomes pretty obvious that the main reason Sullivan fights for the rebellion is for his younger half-sister. As it turns out, their father is developing magic-suppressing technology for a similar reason.


  • Cute Monster Girl: Looks like a little elf girl aside from a few spikes coming out of her shoulders and her right arm being a large gnarled one with claws.
  • Genki Girl: She qualifies with her amazement at the new places she sees, especially when visiting the Skyborns' domain.
  • I Am Not Pretty: Downplayed; she never says this exactly, but it's clear shocked looks and remarks from seeing her arm get to her and she's overjoyed when Claret first sees her and describes her as just a little girl instead of something more derogatory.
  • The Last of His Kind: With the death of Qua'lon, she is the last of the Fey, though she guess perhaps one day another Fey will be born out of the earth's magic.
  • Purple Prose: Downplayed; she occasionally gets a bit grandiloquent in her excitement (to which Corwin asks if she spent all of her time in the mines reading romance novels and huffing fumes) but she's not exactly Polonius. She says if she can't look pretty, she can at least talk it.

    Corwin Elenthir 

  • An Arm and a Leg: Corwin's done this. He doesn't have wings because he prevented them from growing in order to hide the fact that he's a half-breed. It didn't work.
  • Black Mage: One path for his classes.
  • In Harm's Way: Downplayed, he's let himself get beat up by Skyborn and risks going with Alda to the Celestial Palace because his healing magic lets him survive it.
  • White Mage: The other path for his classes.

    Qua' Lon 

  • Giant Space Flea from Nowhere: He's pretty unexpected considering you've been told Chaska's the last of the fey beforehand, which turns out to be untrue.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: Says he's been kept here for too long to just be freed from the Celestial Nexus, he'll probably attack the party soon, and only asks for peace by the sword.
  • Powered by a Forsaken Child: Is kept alive from how he automatically slowly siphons magic from beings in the Celestial Nexus.
  • Walking Spoiler: Nothing about him can be mentioned without talking about other major reveals prior in the game.


  • Action Girl: She's introduced stepping in to save the party from a bunch of monsters ambushing them.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Is declared the Empress of the Skyborn by the game's end after she tells her people of their past and the reality of the half-breed kidnappings.
  • Fighting Your Friend: She fights with Dhacian the first time you face him, finding herself unable to kill him again. Conversely, she ends up doing this later when she stays with the party to fight Dhacian for the last time.
  • Magic Knight: As Skyborn tend to be.
  • Overrated and Underleveled: Averted; when she joins your party, she's a higher level than many of the members already there.
  • Winged Humanoid: As Skyborn always are.


  • Disney Death: After defeating him in the Celestial Nexus, he implicitly refuses to be healed by Corwin and drops off a ledge.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The other characters aren't slouchs in the pretty department either, but in the words of the lead artist...
    He's the main antagonist of Skyborn... I tried to make him as hot as possible :3
  • Interrupted Declaration of Love: Implied. Ryler wants to say something to Alda before their final examinations, but neither she nor the player ever find out what it is.
  • Magic Knight: In Skyborn fashion.
  • Never Found the Body: Chaska says he can't sense him in the Celestial Nexus, but a cloaked man saying he knew the Empress when he was young and loved her is seen in the ending...
  • Villains Never Lie: Actually does free Jake despite how Claret never actually reported anything to him about the rebellion... and he then tells Shynn to kill the party.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Alda...until she tried to kill him, which she never learned she was unsuccessful in doing until years after.
  • Would Not Shoot a Civilian: Averted Trope; he has his Skyborn accompaniment slaughter an outlying village that left Granminister declaring them to be rebels when the player knows they're just people trying to be left alone from Granminister's politics.
  • Winged Humanoid: In Skyborn that's-literally-what-they-are.

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