One of the three Pure-blood Vampires who worships Hihiryushukaka, the Evil God of Joyful Life. Known for his gentlemanly disposition that masks a violent temper. He possesses the Demon King's Shadow.
- Bishōnen: Described as quite handsome.
- Casting a Shadow: His demon king fragment is the demon king's shadow, a fragment of the demon king that has mutated to be able to manipulate darkness and shadows in various ways.
- The Chessmaster: Is this for the underworld in Lambda, but fails more than succeeds when it comes to Vandalieu.
- Faux Affably Evil: He may speak and act politely while plotting to ruin your life and bask in your suffering.
- The Hedonist: Comes with worshipping Hihiryushukaka, the Evil God of Joyful Life.
- Hot-Blooded: He may act calm, but if angered he will rage for days nonstop.
- I Am Who?: As he lacked memories before taking over his current vampire body, Birkyne has no idea he's an amnesiac version of the first Demon King.
- Immortal Immaturity: His temper tantrums are legendary to his subordinates, to the point that they run for the hills when they happen.
- Sadist: He loves to crush other people's hopes, and torture and mutilation are his hobbies.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's among the oldest Vampires in the world, a Pure-Breed, which makes him over a hundred thousand years old.
- The Reveal: He's actually a copy/shadow of Demon King Guduranis' personality without the memories, that consumed the original Birkyne millenia ago when the vampire was experimenting with it. As it lacked any memories of its own, it just assumed it was Birkyne and carried on as him, however its personality and methods are identical to Guduranis's, to the point Gufadgarn accurately predicts Birkyne's actions based on her time under Guduranis in the Demon King War.
- Unstoppable Rage: When he gets angry, he loses all control of himself, destroying everything around him with wild abandon, even his followers. Only other Pure Bread vampires can escape his wrath unscathed. It could take days for him to come out of this condition, and he apparently has no memory of what he did during that time.
- You Are in Command Now: While he had planned to eventually take over his faction, the deaths of Ternecia and Gubamon have forced him to scramble and gather what's left of their faction under him.
One of the three Pure-blood Vampires who worships Hihiryushukaka, the Evil God of Joyful Life. Though beautiful, her vulgar personality and sense of fashion are noted to make her look more like a high class prostitute than anything. Her hobby is creating undead, which she considers works of art.
- Bad Boss: She's known to dispose her subordinates far more often than the other Pure-breed Vampires.
- Deader Than Dead: Her soul is broken by Vandalieu once she serves her purpose.
- The Fog of Ages: She may be immortal, but as a 'human' race her memory is still susceptible to the effects of aging. As a result, her memories of the war between Vida and Alda aren't terribly clear anymore. As a result, Van can't learn much about the true history until he happens to stumble across one of the evil gods from Vida's faction inside a dungeon.
- Genuine Human Hide: She has developed an interest in skinning Ghouls.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: She's very easy to anger and get violent.
- Healing Factor: She has such a strong healing skill she survives having her head blast off and regenerating some of her spinal column.
- Mistaken for Prostitute: While she's a beautiful, seductive woman with lots of sex-appeal, her violent personality and vulgar style of dressing makes her look more like a high-class prostitute.
- Necromancer: As with all the Vampires that support the Evil-God of Joyful Life she too is known to use and create Undead, but she seemed to think of them as art pieces and "moving furniture" instead of anything else more useful.
- Really 700 Years Old: As a Pure-breed Vampire, she's at least 100,000 years old.
- Sadist: The woman's pass times involve flaying people alive or conjoining family members and watch them suffer.
- This Cannot Be!: She gets increasingly frustrated when she realizes the Five-Colored Blades are giving her a genuine challenge for the first time in thousands of years, forcing her to use her Demon King fragment.
One of the three Pure-blood Vampires who worships Hihiryushukaka, the Evil God of Joyful Life. Though an immortal vampire, he has the appearance of an old man. He rarely comes to gatherings of the three pure bloods as he is too obsessed with his collection of hero zombies.
- The Collector: Loves to collect the corpses of Heroes and turn them into Undead for his own amusement.
- Evil Old Folks: Looks like a withered old man, and he's a hedonistic and evil vampire.
- Eye Scream: When he uses his Demon Eye on Van, Vandalieu's Abyss skill reflects it back at him, blowing his eye sockets. It takes him several minutes for his regeneration to grow them back.
- Fatal Flaw: His obsession with creating Undead ends up leading to his downfall.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In his paranoia he killed as many of his subordinates as he could and turned them into Undead, not knowing Vandalieu can tame undead.
- Lack of Empathy: He only shows regret at wasting Lord Bearhart's potential as an Undead, not the fact that he turned him into an undead monstrosity.
- Necromancer: As with all the Vampires that worship the Evil-God of Joyful Life he too is known to use and create Undead. He even has a collection of past Heroes that he personally turned.
- Pointy-Haired Boss: Because he concentrates more on his hobbies than on supervising his subordinates, Vandalieu was able to survive. After losing his marbles he becomes a full-fledged Bad Boss.
- Reality Ensues: When you kill your subordinates over nothing but paranoia, it's only a matter of time before the survivors plot to betray you for someone a little more sane.
- Sanity Slippage: Seeing Ternecia's death drives him crazy and paranoid, killing his subordinates left and right because he's convinced there's no one he can trust.
A Noble-Born Vampire working for Gubamon who, for failing to take Vandalieu's existence seriously, was sent to kill the Dhampir under penalty of death. He is also the point of contact between the vampires and Thomas Palpapek.
- An Arm and a Leg: Borkus cuts off his arm and leg, and Van's magic prevents it from regenerating.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: On the receiving end by his bosses for failing to take Van's existence seriously. Even with his healing ability, the mental scars remain.
- Deader Than Dead: The very first person to have it's soul destroyed by Vadalieu, and certainly not the last.
- For the Evulz: The primary reason he killed Vandalieu's father, and let Darcia go. He wanted the Alda extremists to hunt Darcia and her infant son for his personal amusement. He would live to regret it.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: He and Eleanora could barely stand each other, and declared her a traitor the moment Eleanora seem to have a change of heart.
- Villainous Breakdown: When he realizes he can't win against Van, he begs for mercy and futilely tries to threaten him with his connections.
- You Have Failed Me: He would have been on the receiving end had he managed to return without killing Van.
Vandalieu's father. A Subordinate-Vampire whose only outstanding feature was his resistance to sunlight, which Van inherits. He was killed for annoying his masters by falling in love with a non vampire.
- Disappeared Dad: Died protecting his wife and unborn child from the vampires under control of Gubamon and Birkyne.
- Happily Married: To Darcia, though it was a tragically short union.
- Henpecked Husband: According to Darcia, she ran the household, and he liked it that way.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Fought to his death so he could secure the escape of the very pregnant Darcia.
- Lazy Bum: What he used to be before marrying Darcia.
- Love Redeems: Falling in love with and marrying Darcia turned him from a lazy, petty thug, into a man brave and noble enough to give up his life to protect his wife and unborn child.
- Posthumous Character: Long dead by the time the story starts.
- The Schlub Pub Seduction Deduction: He had two skills: Flirting and being outside under the sun despite being a vampire. As such, his main job was seducing women to get information.
The current emperor of the Amid Empire. Known for his relative modesty, pragmatism and keeping Alda's church in check, he knows it's only a matter of time before the entire continent changes, so he has taken measures to ensure his legacy in case he has to confront Vandalieu. He's an effective leader and has reasonable progressive policies, but his pragmatic streak tends to alienate people.
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant: A critical miscalculation. Had he sent actual diplomats to speak with Vandalieu, he might have been able to squeeze out a non-aggression pact with Talosheim, or if he was luckier than he has any right to be, found a powerful ally in dealing with the Church of Alda that both sides have a serious grudge with. Unfortunately, he sent four assassins after Vandalieu, under the double pretext of rooting out a rebellion in the Sauron Duchy, and "negotiations" that are really nothing better than extortion one often sees from organized crime dramas. This poorly executed attempt actively provokes a declaration of war from a country whose weakest combatant is a rank 7 monster, in a setting where a rank 5 is often enough to cause despair in those who might find themselves facing it, whose armies can come and go as they please, but can not be pursued, and if pressed, can, and will, unleash weapons of mass destruction that give a whole new meaning to the term Salt the Earth.
- Be All My Sins Remembered: He's aware the Church of Alda is going to dethrone him soon, and there's nothing he can do about it for exploiting them too much to keep his throne. He's also aware the chances are good they'll unearth his many morally dubious deeds in the process.
- Brainwashing: To exploit Schneider's mercy and virtue, he brainwashes the woman carrying his bastard child into thinking she's married to "the most evil man he could find" who is also brainwashed into thinking he was married to her, and brainwashes some third guy into thinking he's with a criminal gang to assault and try to kill them so Schneider would come to the woman's rescue. Upon hearing it, the emperor's bodyguards are shocked, and both Schneider and Dalton have to be physically restrained to keep from killing him. His Dissonant Serenity while telling the story only infuriates the Storm of Tyranny even more.
- The Chessmaster: Not does only he know it's only a matter of time before the Church of Alda tries to dethrone him, he has ensured the continuation of his bloodline by putting his illegitimate child Sieg under the protection of Schneider, who wasn't aware of the ploy until the emperor told him.
- Did Not Think This Through: His plan to have a Hidden Backup Prince was indeed original and clever, especially the part where said prince was placed right in the thick of his most intractable enemies, with said enemies completely unaware, and unable to do anything about it. Unfortunately, in order for said prince to then inherit the empire, there must be some mechanism to recognize him as the heir. As of this writing, no such mechanism exists. Further, even if it does, but has yet to be elaborated on, said prince must be raised with the purpose of being the heir, and must be informed. This is not likely to happen considering the manner in which he was hidden among The Swords of Tyranny, and who his adoptive father is.
- Dissonant Serenity: People can never tell when he's being flippant or dead-serious, as he always talks and acts in a whimsical manner, as if nothing fazes him. When his staff are panicking at being told how powerful and pissed Van is, he retorts "now you understand my level of distress."
- The Emperor: He's the ruler of the Amid Empire, a nation made up of four smaller kingdoms. Unlike Van ruling over the boundary mountain nations, Amid is a far more hands on type of rulership that constantly has to keep an eye on its vassal nations so they don't declare independence.
- Half-Human Hybrid: He's half-human half-elf. Because of this, he has a longer lifespan than humans and is thus unwilling to have any successors yet as he will outlive them if the child is human.
- I've Come Too Far: When asked by his steward if going to either Schneider or Vandalieu for aid or protection is an option, he retorts that that is the biggest joke he's heard. He's well aware that Schneider would pummel him to death, given the chance, and he doesn't see himself as having any tactical value or merit to Vandalieu, or that Vandalieu would be very forgiving considering what he's already either had Van go through, or turned a blind eye to.
- Know When To Fold Them: Realizing there's no point in keeping the occupation of the Sauron region with Vandalieu's presence, he orders his forces to withdraw, letting the Orbaume Kingdom reclaim it.
- Necessarily Evil: He knows his actions are horrific, and he's going to be punished for it, with nobody shedding a tear, but truly believes they were the best option available to protect his people.
- Oh, Crap!: His reaction when he realizes that not only is Vandalieu far more powerful than he imagined, he has made a non-official declaration of war against his empire.
- Older Than They Look: He's over a hundred years old, but thanks to his elven blood he looks much younger.
- Pragmatic Villainy: He's a popular ruler because he has few wives or concubines, has purged corrupt nobles and publicly turns a blind eye to Schneider's behavior. However, this is only because he'd outlive any successors he had now, he was eliminating political rivals and because Schneider's party has enough military force that clashing with them would probably cripple the empire even if he won.
- Royals Who Actually Do Something: Not only he tries to keep his empire relatively safe from outside threats, he keeps the more fanatical members of the Church of Alda from taking it over.
- Self-Fulfilling Prophecy: He agrees with Duke Marme and sends four of the Fifteen Evil-Vanquishing Swords to "recruit" Vandalieu to serve the Empire, or kill him if negotiations break down, for fear of Vandalieu showing the same level of aggression towards the whole empire that he showed to the Mirg-shield nation, after they attacked him. It is this very act of attempted assassination that prompts him to "unofficially" declare war upon the Empire.
- Underestimating Badassery: The reports on Vandalieu make him seem like a Non-Action Big Bad who hides behind an army of undead because his direct combat abilities are weak due to taking quirky/useless jobs like Spiritualist. As such, when he sends "negotiators" he sends what he considers to be overkill with four members of the Fifteen Evil-Vanquishing Swords. Unfortunately, not only is this not nearly enough force to even deal with Vandalieu let alone his minions, but his character reading of Van is also horribly off, meaning the "negotiations" break down immediately after Ervine and the others attack his subordinates and try to threaten him.
- Villain Ball: Sending in the "Fifteen Evil Slaying Blades" as his first option is not something one would expect of a man who held the throne for a century or two. Especially showing how crafty and pragmatic he is in getting his way. Had Van done something to official diplomats, Emperor Mashukzarl would have had Casus Belli for calling for aid from all human lands, far and wide, and going to all-out war on Talosheim, then using the assassins while Van was occupied and distracted. By using the assassins first "for negotiations," he gave Talosheim Casus Belli to wage war upon the Amid Empire, and Van alone easily has the ability to annihilate the entire country, to the last citizen, if he wants to. Emperor Mashukzarl is right to be worried that his days are numbered.
A nephew of Emperor Mashukzarl who also holds rank of Cardinal within Alda's church. Adopted into the Marme family, he greatly resents the Emperor for displacing him in the line of succession.
- Aristocrats Are Evil: He's a Duke who lives up to the stereotype of evil aristocrats.
- Bring My Brown Pants: Pees himself when he realizes Vandalieu has gotten rid of his guards and is about to let Isla tear off his face.
- Evil Nephew: Greatly resents his uncle the emperor for displacing him on the line of succession.
- Fate Worse than Death: He wishes Van had killed him in his office when he found out what being taken alive meant. He not only has his face surgically removed and nailed to the walls of his office, he gets taken alive for ... "experimentation."
- Mugging the Monster: Angrily threatens a "dhampir brat" that he finds in his office, "for rudeness." Said "dhampir brat" turns out to be Vandalieu.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By calling the Fifteen Evil-vanquishing Swords to get rid of the resistance of the Sauron Duchy, he got most of them killed and made the empire withdraw from the region.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Not only is he highly racist towards other races, he sees commoners as nothing but livestock or pests. He even refers to Vida as a whore, which not even Alda's most conservative followers would do.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: He had no idea calling the Fifteen Evil-vanquishing Swords would lead to their deaths, the loss of a national treasure and Vandalieu making a non-official declaration of war towards the Amid Empire.
Warrior Priest of Alda and famed Vampire hunter. He tortured Darcia and burned her as a witch for giving birth to a Dhampir, earning Van's undying hatred.
- Accidental Truth: When he gets a "Divine Message" from Alda warning that the Demon King might be reviving, he immediately thinks it's Vandalieu, despite lacking any empirical evidence. He happens to be right!
- And Then John Was a Zombie: Killed by Van and turned into a zombie that's unleashed upon his former comrades.
- Awakening the Sleeping Giant: A trope he's well aware of, which explains why he was so desperate to find and kill Vandalieu before he grew strong enough to get his vengeance.
- Badass Preacher: Considered one of the strongest warrior-priests in the Alda Church.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: After Vandalieu escaped his grasp twice, he prays to Alda for a third chance to confront the dhampir. He gets it and very, very quickly regrets it.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: What he had Darcia subjected to while trying to have her give up her son. When that failed, he had her set on fire in the public square.
- Deader Than Dead: Like Riley, his soul is destroyed by Vandalieu.
- The Fundamentalist: The church of Alda is all that matters, and its teachings are law! No mercy to heretics!
- Just a Kid: Inverted. His subordinates and superiors kept underestimating the threat a vengeance-fueled Vandalieu could be, and called off his searching for the dhampir child, twice. Even on the third expedition, his followers continued to hold this mindset until the entire army he came with, including himself, were turned into undead and sent back to attack the very people who commissioned him.
- Just Following Orders: When Vandalieu is about to destroy his soul, he tries to argue he was just following his doctrine. Vandalieu isn't impressed.
- Knight Templar: Firmly convinced in the cause of Alda to exterminate all of Vida's races.
- My Greatest Failure: Views his failure to eliminate Vandalieu when he was a half-year-old child as this. It comes back to bite him.
- One Last Job: He planned to retire after the expedition to Talosheim. He got to retire alright, permanently.
- You Killed My Mother: He is one of the targets of Vandalieu's revenge because of this.
The General in charge of the second expedition into Talosheim. He was secretly working for the Pure-blooded Vampires, intending on becoming immortal after getting rid of Chezare Legston and Gordan.
- And I Must Scream: After being deemed completely useless even in death, his soul is transferred by Van into a golem that makes up the walls of Talosheim.
- Dirty Coward: When the battle situation devolves completely, he yells for the soldiers to sacrifice themselves so he can escape. Chezare has him shot for this.
- General Failure: He's a politician, not a strategist, so the moment the army encounters actual resistance at Talosheim, he folds faster than a cheap suit.
- Immortality Seeker: Wanted to become an immortal vampire and rule his family and descendants from the shadows.
- Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: Not only he looks down on Chezare for being from the Mirg shield-nation, he greatly dislikes Gordan. Hence why he and the vampires conspired to have both of them killed and claim they perished in combat.
One of the four members of the Fifteen Evil-Breaking Swords sent to the Sauron Duchy to exterminate the Liberation front and recruit Vandalieu. He's an elf who comes from the same village as the emperor's mother. His personality is cold and condescending, though he hides it.
- Break the Haughty: As Vandalieu shows up, and begins tending the life-threatening wounds upon his people, Ervine grows increasingly arrogant, cocky, and annoyed at being "ignored", say hello to one humiliating smack down after another and his squad, including Rickert, getting torn completely apart, no hope of winning, retreat, or surrender.
- Elemental Powers: Stands out for being able to control wind, earth, fire, water and light magic.
- Ignored Enemy: It takes a few minutes of Ervine futilely attempting to catch his attention before Van even acknowledges him. He's more busy with stopping the resistance members from bleeding out or resurrecting the ones who already did before he's forced to turn them into undead instead.
- Mugging the Monster: Attacks and nearly or actually ills many of Van's followers while holding others hostage. He assumes Van has the mind of a child and weak combat abilities, only to find that he's horribly outmatched.
- Oh, Crap!: Reacts this way when he realizes Vandalieu controls several fragments of the Demon King, and there's nothing he can do to truly harm him or escape.
- Red Baron: The Five-Headed Snake, because of his mastery of five elemental magics.
- Smug Snake: He near-fatally wounded Iris and grievously wounded quite a few of Vandalieu's subordinates, wanting negotiations to break down, taunting Vandalieu himself, so he could have an excuse to kill the young Dhampir. He would live just long enough to regret it.Ervine: "I knew the negotiations wouldn't work from the beginning!"
- Suicidal Overconfidence: His long, long, off-screen history of "recruiting" people to work for the Amid Empire by threatening their loved ones, or killing them if they refuse, went to his head and made him think Vandalieu would be easy pickings, thinking the young dhampir was "just a brat with a special power playing pretend." Say hello to an absolutely brutal fight that quickly drove him to despair as he realized that Van was indeed "playing pretend" by letting him think he had a chance to win, just to torment him in revenge for putting his loved ones in danger as a "negotiation tactic."
- Team Killer: Van breaks his soul after defeating him because he considered his behavior too problematic and unreliable: He killed an ally without hesitation simply to deny Van experience points, which was doubly pointless because at that point he still thought he could win in a fight. While he would no doubt be loyal if he were to become Van's minion, his fundamental personality would not change and he might do the same thing again.
- Villainous Breakdown: While at first he remained calm and collected during their confrontation, after he realizes there's no hope for him to win, nor does he has the option of killing himself, he breaks down in despair. It's not just his death that breaks him, though, but that his death is meaningless: He may have drawn out a lot of information on Van's abilities, but they were enough to show that Amid didn't have the power to face him and helped him overcome a few of the empire's trump cards.
- Virtue Is Weakness: He openly tells Rickert that his job to "persuade" Vandalieu to join the Amid Empire will be easier if Van genuinely treasures his followers, because he can threaten them. Rickert thinks to himself that this is the fundamentally worst possible approach.
- Weak, but Skilled: Unlike previous foes, he doesn't have an abnormal amount of mana, only lots of skill and equipment.
- Whip It Good: Wields a whip made from an antennae of the Demon King.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: His actions do make a sick sort of sense, but they were the absolutely most wrong way to deal with Vandalieu and company.
Nephew of Emperor Masukzarl and cousin of Duke Marme, serving as public face of the group. He was sent alongside other members of the Fifteen Evil-Breaking Swords to exterminate the Sauron Liberation Front. Because he is merely the face of the group, his combat abilities don't quite match the real members.
- Cool Sword: Wields Nemesis Bell, a magic sword with properties of anti-regeneration, vampire powers and Demon King fragments. The spirit dwelling within it is destroyed by Van and the sword is given to Iris.
- Decapitation Presentation: Wanted to expose Iris' head to demotivate the population of Sauron. What's left of his head is left at the fort along with Duke Marme's face.
- Do Not Call Me "Paul": Gets annoyed when Ervine calls him Ricky-boy, so he in turn calls the elf 'old geezer'.
- Half the Man He Used to Be: Used his strongest technique to slice Legion in half, only for Ereshkigal's power to throw it back at him, slicing him vertically. An almost unharmed Legion then puts itself back together.
- I Warned You: En route to the former territory of the Scylla, he explicitly warns Ervine that "negotiating" with Van by grievously wounding Van's followers and then threatening their lives to "convince" him to work for Amid is a fundamentally bad idea. His input is noted and summarily ignored. When Van's provoked by Ervine and retaliates, unleashing a Hopeless Boss Fight against the entire unit, making victory, surrender, or retreat impossible, he yells out "I warned you this 'negotiation' tactic wouldn't work!"
- Only Sane Man: He went into the negotiations/fight with Van genuinely wanting them to succeed and thought Ervine's plan of treating Van's minions as though he considered them disposable foolish. He was ignored, leading to all four of the deployed members being killed and two of their souls being broken.
- Outside-Context Problem: His sword gives him an advantage against Undead, Vampires and Demon King fragments. Legion is none of the above, and they can tank anything he can throw at them.
- Red Baron: Light-speed Sword.
A member of the Fifteen Evil-Breaking Swords known as Insect Swarm in charge of attacking multiple targets. She has a unique taming ability allowing her to control insects.
- Evil Old Folks: 75 at the time of death and controls swarms of bugs to kill her targets. After being turned into a Patch-work zombie, she becomes a Cool Old Lady.
- Friend to Bugs: Once a normal beekeeper, her talent to control insects eventually led her to join the Fifteen Swords and use that talent to kill people. She goes back to being a beekeeper after dying.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Thought her swarms of bugs could overwhelm Vandalieu, not knowing he can also tame insects. Vandalieu then proceeds to take away all the bugs in her body, which she needs to live. Ervine killed her before she could expire.
- Samus Is a Girl: Her cloak hid her age and gender. She's actually an old woman.
- The Worm That Walks: Turned her own body into a lair of bugs. This backfired when Van took all her bugs she needed to live.
A half-elf known as the King Slayer, specialized in stealthily decapitating his targets using his skills.
- Did Not See That Coming: Vampires and, well, most living beings, are killed if they lose their head. Van happens to be one of those people who can't be killed just by that.
- Eye Scream: Vandalieu retaliates to his sneak attack by blinding him with threads from his "Devil King's Fur" fragment.
- Fragile Speedster: Fast and deadly, but completely out of his element when he has to face several enemies.
- Killed Offscreen: His death isn't even shown. Van simply sends Isla and her subordinates after him and he's killed at some point before Van finishes off Ervine.
- Logical Weakness: His Night-god's cloak is very useful to remain completely hidden, but if it's sprayed with bioluminescent blood and pheromones, there's nowhere he can hide.
- Off with His Head!: Specialized in decapitating his targets. This would have been effective if it wasn't because Vandalieu can't be killed just by that.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: Tries to flee the moment he realizes decapitating Vandalieu failed. This just gave Isla somebody to hunt, and hunting is what she's very, very good at. It doesn't help that Van nullified his stealth skills with the demon king's scent and luminous glands.
- Stealth Expert: His Disexist skill and Night-god's cloak make him almost impossible to detect.
Marshal of the Mirg Shield-nation, he became associated with vampires who worship the Evil God of Joyful Life in order to succeed his family. A very patriotic man, he wants his nation to be free from the limitations of the Amid Empire. Because of his role in Darcia's death, he becomes one of Vandalieu's targets.
- Benevolent Boss: He actually treats his household pretty well.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to his unnamed elder brother, who he killed to assume the family title.
- Eaten Alive: His body is devoured by Pete and the other insects while Vandalieu devours his soul.
- Entertainingly Wrong: Assumes the counter invasion launched by Vandalieu against the Mirg Shield Nation is in order to make the feeling of revenge in the people get stronger and works in order to pacify it, even when Vandalieu had no plans about them whatsoever.
- Hope Spot: Just when he thinks he has a chance against Vandalieu because the Storm of Tyranny volunteered to guard him, Dalton reveals he never had any intention of fighting Van and now wants to be his ally.
- Hypocrite: Tries to defend himself against Van by saying that his parents had knowingly broken the law and had of course been punished by it. At this point Van would normally just say 'I don't care' but this time he points out that Thomas Palpapek is a far worse criminal even by the standards of the Amid Empire: While Van might have been the result of an illegal relationship, Palpapek is a stooge of Pure Breed Vampires that worship evil gods.
- No Body Left Behind: Van explicitly tells his bugs to leave his right hand intact so he has something as proof of his death.
- Only Sane Man: Most of the Mirg and Amid nobility were all for the second Talosheim expedition, believing it would be an easy victory. Palpapek agreed, but even an easy victory would cost a lot of soldiers and would have nothing to show for it. His attempts to lessen the damage only caused the deaths of two national heroes, however.
- The Resenter: The narration indicates he had his elder brother murdered because he saw himself "just a bit better." He never acknowledged right up until his death that having both brothers work for the nation probably would have been better for Mirg as a whole.
- Tragic Mistake: He realizes everything went to hell for him and his nation the moment he allowed the death of Darcia under orders from his vampire masters.
- Uriah Gambit: Sends Riley into one. Mainly because Riley was completely inferior as an adventurer and as a person to his former leader Heinz. Thomas compares Riley to a defective product disguised as a high quality one, waiting to fail at the right moment.
- You Killed My Father: He's one of the people on Vandalieu's hit list for his role in his mother's murder. After him, the only ones left are basically Heinz and what remains of his original party.
Baron Berno Balchesse
A baron and a rather average nobleman. He sends an extermination request of the Orcs within the Devil's Nest in his territory, and when the orcs are gone he changes targets to Ghouls instead after being prodded into the decision by Palpapek.
- Badass Mustache: Palpapek muses his epic handlebar mustache is his only outstanding feature.
- Color Failure: Goes pale as a sheet when told there's a force of 500 Orcs intending to come out of the forest.
- Cruel Mercy: On the receiving end. While Van never does anything to him personally, his cultivation project that almost guaranteed the growth in wealth at his territory is completely destroyed, leaving him with thousands of refugees and a useless land.
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: By sending an extermination request that lead to the expelling of Van and the ghouls from the Devil's Nest, he led Vandalieu to his destiny at Talosheim, and the creation of what can be considered the worst enemy his nation has ever seen.
- Unwitting Pawn: He was mostly willing to simply ignore the ghouls banding together to topple Bugogan because ghouls are known for not leaving Devil's Nests. However, he was tricked into sending an expedition and ends up losing the newly reclaimed farmland and several national heroes.
The leader of a trio of hunters who decide selling Darcia out to the fanatics of the Church of Alda and then hunting Vanalieu down like an animal, to make themselves rich, is a damn fine idea.
- And I Must Scream: Van shoves their souls into the pillars supporting the ceiling of the cave he hid in from the Alda fanatics who burned his mother at the stake, forgets about them and leaves them there, unattended.
- Asshole Victim: No tears were shed when Van gets even with them.
- Casanova Wannabe: Nothing more than a shameless skirt chaser, and very vindictive against those who turn him down.
- Evil Is Petty: The reason he had his group of hunters sell out Darcia? She was faithful to her husband and rejected his "love confession." Though the money offered by Baronet Bestero and the Church of Alda was a clear bonus.
- Evil Redhead: Red hair and an evil sot who sees nothing wrong with selling a woman out to fanatics for spurning him, and her infant son as a giant bag of gold coins.
- Hope Spot: Vandalieu does free one of them from the vines and asks him to step forward. They believe he's taking them up on their pleas to be his subordinates until the guy gets his blood sucked out of him, collapsing on the ground as a withered corpse. Then Van has his sand golem spell out for them that he only sees them as food after what they've done to his mother, and planned to do to him.
- Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: On the receiving end from Van.
- It's Probably Nothing: He and his hunters indeed spot the tracks left by Vandalieu's undead army, but ignore them, thinking it's just a bunch of normal animals trampling each other's trails.
- Laser-Guided Karma: They used the money they got for selling out Darcia to throw a party, eating luxurious food and booze, claiming that's the best way to "honor" her. When Van catches up to them, he uses them as food so they see how that feels.
- Villains Want Mercy: The moment they realize Van's got them completely at his mercy, they don't hesitate to beg for their lives. After seeing he's completely uninterested in making them subordinates, they try to beg he spare them for the sake of their loved ones. Van reminds them how they made him, at half-a-year-old, an orphan, by killing his mother. At this point, they stop begging and tearfully resign themselves to their fate as his food.
- We Can Rule Together: When they find themselves at Van's mercy, they plead for him to make them subordinates so they can go after Gordan together. He's not only uninterested, he turns them into his food right then and there.
- Ambition Is Evil: All he cares about is increasing his title and authority, no matter what it takes.
- Be Careful What You Wish For: All his villainy was spurred by the fact that his family of Baronet were always ridiculed as "The Baronet whose only selling point is the quality of its village's wine." After siding with the Church of Alda to hunt down Vandalieu and Darcia, gaining the Baron title as a result of Van's effort hunting criminals for his own survival, he's become known as "The Baron whose village got up and walked away."
- Unwitting Instigator of Doom: The fact that he happily agreed with the Church of Alda to hunt down an innocent Dark Elf woman, Darcia, for the "crime" of marrying a vampire and siring the Dhampir Vandalieu, purely for his own advancement, dooms his home town and its wine industry to be destroyed in retaliation, and this is Evbejia getting off easy.
A random merchant that Van rescues, purely by chance, as he's wiping out bandits.
- Bit Character: Only appeared once and hasn't been seen since Van let him go.
- Born Lucky: Which he lampshades. Even though he thought his luck had run out as he was being held for ransom in a bandit's den, along comes Van and wipes the bandits out, to the last man.
- Conveniently Unverifiable Cover Story: His story that a rival bandit gang's attack allowed him to escape being hostage can not be unproven as all the bandits who kept him captive are dead... and gone.
- Intrepid Merchant: He makes his living by trade between towns, and that's not easy.
- Secret Keeper: He wisely keeps the fact that Van rescued him from bandits secret because he doesn't want a necromancer's grudge coming after him.
The leader of the strongest bandit group in the Evbejia local area.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Begged for his life the moment he encountered Van.
- An Axe to Grind: Fights with a two-headed war axe.
- Dirty Coward: Sent all his men on a suicidal attack against Van's undead to try and escape himself.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Knew he was no match for Van's rank 3 undead, so he tried to run. It didn't help.
- No Name Given: His name is never mentioned.
- Please, I Will Do Anything!: As he was begging for his life, he pointed out how useful a living subordinate would be to Van. This impressed Van, a little.
- Rape Is a Special Kind of Evil: Van learns from Sam that he and his merry band of men raped Sam's daughters to death and then burned the bodies while Sam was Forced to Watch.
- Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Van lampshades it by telling him that a man who flees his companions to save himself is not useful to him.
The eldest son of Duke Hartner born from a concubine. He and his half-brother Belton conspired against each other to become the next duke.
- Bastard Bastard: Illegitimate first born of the former duke and someone who will happily sabotage and murder farmers, just to spite his brother.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: While his ancestor never faced punishment for betraying the Titans, and he's never personally punished for trying to destroy the lives of the refugees, he became Duke at such a cost that he can only curse his ancestors and subordinates for their foolishness.
- Oh, Crap!: When he takes the Duke position and learns all his family's "dirty laundry" and how that royally pissed off the survivors of Talosheim, and their new king, all he can do is cup his head in horror and curse his ancestors for their foolishness.
- Prematurely Grey-Haired: His hair goes gray from all the stress and paranoia of the many recent events.
- Pyrrhic Victory: He may have succeeded his father as Duke, but the reputation of his family is in shambles, all his attempts to sabotage his brother failed, he realizes something on Talosheim utterly hates him and his family, lost several subordinates under sinister circumstances, and his hair goes gray from all the stress.
- War Hawk: Wants to bring glory to the Hartner duchy by reclaiming the Sauron Duchy in the name of the Orbaume Kingdom by using the refugees from Sauron as cannon fodder.
Second born legitimate son of the former duke.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to Lucas's cain.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Stayed by his father's side, trying to nurse him back to health, sent peasants, war refugees, and orphans to a farm, and gives them every available tool so they can succeed, and his reward? The house he lives in falls on hard times, literally, his top aid is critically injured and then revealed as a pawn of evil vampires, and his finances, career, and reputation, lost forever.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Sure, he may have set up those peasants to be farmers, just to get rid of them, but at least he gave them a chance to earn an honest living, and exempted them from taxes for five years, so they would have some hope of setting up a firm foundation. His elder brother quite literally pissed all over that.
- Unwitting Pawn: He truly had no idea that his most trusted and faithful followers were also pawns of the Pure Breed vampires under the "protection" of the Evil God of Joyful Life.
A mage from the Hartner duchy working for Lucas Hartner in hopes of getting a better position. He was sent to infiltrate the Cultivation Villages by pretending to be a priest and sabotage them.
- And I Must Scream: Vandalieu lets his bugs parasite him and devour him from the inside out before storing him in his body for later disposal, all while he's paralyzed and unable to scream.
- Broken Pedestal: Vandalieu felt betrayed because he thought he was one of those rare Alda's Good Shepherds, not a self-serving fraud.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He was disgusted, horrified, and shocked when Karcan gave his men permission to engage in Rape, Pillage, and Burn, and the men actually began to look forward to it!
- HeelFace Mole: Pretended to be a devout follower of Alda. He's really a lackluster mage infiltrating farming villages to sabotage them and kill the inhabitants.
- Never My Fault: When Karcan is about to attack the cultivation villages, he quickly shifts the blame to the Amid Empire who drove them from their homes, even though he's the one who tried to sabotage them in the first place.
- Non-Action Guy: He's a researcher, not a combat mage, so when the bugs come after him, there's no way for him to fight back.
- Small Name, Big Ego: His thoughts show he believes he's invaluable for the development of the Duchy, but he's nothing more than an incompetent mage who's treated little better than an underling by the nobles.
The "knight" in charge of Lucas's covert-ops order. Tried to destroy the cultivation villages disguised as bandits (against orders) in order to gain a promotion.
- And Then What?: Lampshaded in the narration. His "brilliant plan" openly disobeying orders to stand down, and attack the cultivation villages anyway would not have pleased or helped his patron in any way. In fact, considering the scandal already going on in regards to Belton, it would have harmed Lucas's cause immensely, and the consequences wouldn't have been pretty.
- Dirty Coward: The moment he faced actual resistance from the farming villages his unit assaulted, disguised as bandits, he tried to sacrifice his men to save himself. It didn't work.
- Glory Hound: Despite leading a covert ops group, and knowing neither he nor his "knights" would receive any kind of public recognition, he defies orders to attack the peasant villages, hoping to "earn accomplishments."
- Rape, Pillage, and Burn: When he realized the morale of his troops was at rock bottom, his plan to raise it is to give them permission to do this. To Froto's disgust, it works.
Commander of the Red Wolf Knights, sent by Lucas Hartner to destroy the cultivation villages to cover up Karcan's screw up.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He honestly could not bring himself to understand why Vandalieu would risk defending some farming villages, For Happiness.
- Moral Myopia: With an army of 100 knights at his back, he attacks farming villages, threatens the villagers with a tax bill they can't possibly pay, despite the written law explicitly exempting them from taxes, starts smacking the villagers around, and when Vandalieu shows up and merely asks for their name, orders his men to try to strike the dhampir down, and has the gall to be enraged when Vandalieu dares to defend himself. Then when Vandalieu brings in reinforcements he rescued from the mines, who were illegally enslaved, threatens Van with treason.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Van was facing a horrible quandary because in the defense of the farming villages, he had to reveal too many of his abilities, and chances were good the Five Colored Blades would come after him unless he left no witnesses, which defeats the point of rescuing them in the first place. Pablo's attack gave the villagers more than ample justification to abandon the cultivation villages and emigrate to Talosheim.
- Training the Peaceful Villagers: The fate of his men once they're turned into undead Living Armors in Talosheim.
- Villains Want Mercy: The moment he realizes he and his 100 knights are outmatched, he surrenders and begs for mercy. Van spares him just long enough to have him send a false message that everything's okay, then kills him.
The daughter of a family of knights from the Sauron Duchy who led the Sauron Liberation Front alongside other abandoned noblemen as their figurehead. She's the classic 'knight princess' character, though her actual status falls far short of that level. Though brave, honorable and charismatic, she isn't very politically savvy.
- The Ageless: Majins are practically immortal, and now she's no exception.
- Beastmaster: In theory. She needs to tame a demon before she's considered an adult, so she's desperately trying to do so.
- Culture Clash: Despite being considered an adult in human terms, the other majin treat her like a child because she hasn't succeeded in the majin coming of age yet. And not like teenager child but more like a child so small you have to constantly watch out to make sure they don't get lost or taken away by strangers.
- Has Two Daddies: In a strange way. Her biological father George lives within her sword, while her adopted father (the Majin who turned her) is Godwin, and both occasionally argue over how to raise her.
- HeelFaith Turn: While originally a worshiper of Alda, after becoming associated with Vandalieu and her subsequent reincarnation as a succubus, she now worships Vida.
- Horned Humanoid: After being reborn into a Majin.
- Horny Devils: After being fatally wounded, she's transformed into a majin to save her life and becomes a succubus. She gains the succubus racial skills of Allure and Endless Sexual Stamina, but since she's a virgin their ranks are only at level 1.
- Lady of War: She's elegant, graceful and deadly with the blade, especially after her father's soul is transferred to her sword.
- Last of Its Kind: Last living member of her family, although now that she's practically immortal, she doesn't care about that anymore.
- Please Spare Him, My Liege!: She asked Van to spare Rick Paris, although not out of sympathy but pragmatism, since she considered him crucial to the moral of the resistance. Vandalieu answered sparing his life was the one thing he wouldn't grant.
- Rebel Leader: Of the Sauron Liberation Front after the deaths of Raymond and Rick Paris.
- Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Agreed to become a majin assuming she'd become one of the big, powerful ones, only to learn from Godwin afterward that this was extremely unlikely and that she was nearly guaranteed to become a succubus, giving her sex skills that she has absolutely no interest in. To her further horror, the current trending fashions in the majin nation are all extremely stripperiffic.
- Sentient Weapon: The spirit of her father George dwells within the enchanted sword given to him by Van that used to belong to a member of the Fifteen Evil-breaking swords Nemesis Bell, renamed Nemesis George.
- Stripperiffic: Her new outfit as an Obscene Succubus.
- You Can't Go Home Again: Now that she's a Majin and her father is a Cursed Weapon, both would be seen as monsters in the Orbaume Kingdom, not that they mind.
- You Are in Command Now: Becomes the sole leader of the resistance after Raymond and Rick are killed, taking the remnants of their respective groups.
An illegitimate son of the previous Duke Sauron, he led the Sauron Reborn army to reclaim it from the occupation of Amid Empire.
- Entitled Bastard: He has a grudge against the Scylla for not helping defend the Sauron duchy when attacked by the Amid empire. Thing is, the Scylla are basically an independent nation with no treaty of any sort that requires them to join in on the war. Even if his plan had worked he wouldn't have given them anything apart from 'magnanimously' continuing to recognize their right to live on land that the duchy can't use and doesn't want anyway. So they had nothing to gain, a lot to lose and on top of that already had chilly relations anyway after the Sauron duchy broke treaties with them in the past.
- A Hero To His Home Town: While he's a heroic figure to the resistance against the Amid Empire's occupation of the Sauron Duchy, to just about everyone else, he's anything but heroic.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: Tried to charm Vandalieu by staring him in the eye, not realizing Van was already using his Mind Encroachment abilities to make him more susceptible to his commands.
- Living Bodysuit: Van removes several organs from his body and hides within it to take Gubamon by surprise.
- Mugging the Monster: Despite seeing that the Scylla, who are both strong, and well-versed in combat, pay deference to Vandalieu, he thought his army could either subdue or eliminate him with ease, with a simple show of force. Say hello to the wrong end of a one-sighted slaughter, and he'd be dead too if Van didn't need him alive, briefly, for his larger plans and goals.
- Rebel Leader: He led the most successful resistance group in the area with excellent political skills, decent tactical ability and a (shaky) claim to the duchy. Iris was desperate to have Vandalieu spare him so he could continue to be the leader they needed even after she learned of his crimes, but Van rejected her by saying he'd never face punishment otherwise.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Wanted to convince the Scyllas to fight for the Sauron Duchy against the Amid Empire by having his brother Rick kill several innocent Scylla and framing the Empire, in order to make the negotiations fail. Van calls him out on this by arguing he intended to draw the Scylla to a bloody conflict they probably couldn't win in order to reclaim the Duchy before any of his legitimate siblings could.
- You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: Van lets him die once he has no further use for his body.
The younger half-brother of Raymond Paris, who charmed and killed several Scylla under orders from his brother to make the Scylla believe the empire is behind the killings.
- Big Brother Worship: He's even called a bro-con by the Scylla and Pauvina.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Seduced Scylla with a smile on his face while secretly resenting them for not immediately siding with his brother and fighting to the death for the Duchy.
- Black Widow: Male example. He seduced at least five Scylla, poisoned them with a ring and desecrated the bodies to make it seem the Empire is behind it.
- Dirty Business: How he saw murdering innocent Scylla and desecrating their bodies. He thought it was necessary for his brother to become Duke.
- False Flag Operation: Under the orders of his elder brother, he seduced, murdered, and desecrated the bodies of several Scylla, hoping to frame the Amid Empire, to draw the Scylla into the fight. He never dreamed they'd hire a "spritualist" that would provide evidence of his wrongdoing.
- Karmic Death: He's drowned by Orbia and the other Scylla ghosts he seduced, poisoned, and desecrated.
- Moral Myopia: He views the Scylla with disgust, for not siding with the resistance immediately, despite the fact they would have nothing to gain, and plenty to lose, viewing his False Flag Operation as "necessary sacrifices" for the good of his nation. When Vandalieu uses Raymond as a Living Body Suit to catch Gubamon, arguably a much, much larger threat than the empire, by surprise, and explicitly refers to it as a "necessary sacrifice," Rick goes totally ballistic, hurling all kinds of verbal abuse at Vandalieu, not realizing the contradiction. This makes his death by drowning so much more satisfying.
- Motive Rant: He rants how much his brother deserved to be made duke and how the Scylla should have sided with them from the beginning. This makes Van and the Scylla to show no mercy towards him.
A citizen of the Sauron Duchy who, along with his companions, pretended to be members of the resistance to get supplies. They ended up being chased by the Extermination force of the Amid Empire into the Scylla's territory, were they came across Vandalieu's followers. When their lies were exposed, Van decides to spare their lives and shape them into real resistance fighters.
- The Berserker: What they ultimately become after some "training" by Van. Van then provides them Power Armor to make up for the deficiencies in this so they can be true resistance members.
- Didn't Think This Through: He and his friends didn't consider that by pretending to be members of the resistance, they placed a huge target on their backs by the Extermination force sent by the Amid Empire. Luckily Van and his followers happened to be there to save their asses.
- Fainting: He and the rest of his group fainted, with some soiling themselves, when they saw Vandalieu's followers.
- Got Volunteered: Van wasn't pleased to find out they were pretending to be the resistance to get supplies, so he sends them to Talosheim and molds them into real resistance fighters.
- Powered Armor: He and his companions were given Animated Armors that act this way.
A former knight of the Sauron Duchy forced to become a mercenary, but quickly abandons that job and becomes Iris' second in-command.
- Bodyguard Betrayal: Normally this would be bad, but on this case the person he was body-guarding completely deserved it.
- Everyone Has Standards: He could not tolerate selling his fellow citizens as slaves, hence why as soon as Iris shows up, he kills the slave trader and stops being a mercenary.
- Fallen-on-Hard-Times Job: He's a three-generation knight from the Sauron Duchy, hence why he sees mercenary work as a major step-down.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: His Establishing Character Moment is killing Padej Boctarin, a disgusting slave trader who intended to sell non-humans to the Amid Empire just to get a quick buck.
- Number Two: For Iris at the Sauron Liberation Front.
Baron Cuoco Ragdew
A relatively minor noble assigned by the Amid Empire to manage the Sauron Duchy.
- Beleaguered Bureaucrat: He's doing his best to ensure a peaceful transition from Orbaume control to Amid control for the region, but the army's own suppression tactics, the mad push from Duke Marme for glory, the resentment of the populace, and the rightful resistance that comes to bear as a result of the Empire's heavy-handed attempts to stamp out the Vida faith make it all very, very difficult.
- Big Eater: He and his family are gourmands, and the main reason he gladly defects to Talosheim is because of all the new and delicious foods they can try.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He is an official D-ranked adventurer, and still clears dungeons in his down-time. If he loses his baron title, that's fine, he can just go back to adventuring.
- Impoverished Patrician: He and his grandfather, the founder of the house, loved food so much they wasted their fortunes in order to get the best meals, hence his relative non-importance as a noble.
- The Mole: He's feeding intel concerning the Amid Empire's movements in the Sauron Duchy to the resistance in exchange for being fed delicious food that only the resistance can provide, courtesy of Vandalieu.
- Only Sane Man: He's the only one among Marme's inner circle that thinks the over-zealot glory hound is doing far more harm than good, which is the second reason he provides the resistance with intel concerning the empire's movements.
- Serious Business: Good food is more important than his nobility, or even loyalty to his nation.
The reigning duke of Sauron Duchy.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Because he abandons the SLF and completely ignores their accomplishments in freeing the Sauron Duchy from Amid Empire occupation, Vandalieu has to set up an automatic Mook Maker generator in the Scylla territory where the resistance was based. Doing this turns the area into a Devil's nest, which is not only uninhabitable to anyone Van himself didn't escort to live there, but is openly expanding into the Sauron Duchy, as the naturally spawning monsters flee from the "crude" undead that are being generated.
- Leave No Witnesses: His "unofficial" policy is to seek out, capture, and torture all the villagers who supported the SLF, to learn everything possible, and then kill them, so there are no witnesses to testify about his corruption. This leads to the Laser-Guided Karma entry above.
- Pyrrhic Victory: He wins the duke title for the Duchy, but alienates his siblings and has to rely on supporters from other Duchies in Orbaume kingdom just to hold on to his title, never mind repair the infrastructure and defenses destroyed by the Amid Empire during their occupation.
- Rousing Speech: He starts his reign with one, off screen, that takes a couple of hours.
- Stealing the Credit: He wins the Duke crown by riding in as the Amid army is departing, engages in a few "show battles" and claims the accomplishments of the SLF as his own. His foreign backers cheer. The townsfolk in the Sauron Duchy capital cheer. The commoners among the rest of the populace, do not.
- Ungrateful Bastard: He takes control of the Duchy and immediately declares the Sauron Liberation Force resistance fighters as dead, promising the Scylla territory, where the resistance fighters are based, to his foreign supporters.
Marshal Fatherick Dolmad
Duke Rudel Sauron's prime minister.
- It's Probably Nothing: He dismisses all of the stories of Vandalieu's feats as "Amid Empire lies" because he simply can't wrap his head around such stories possibly being true.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: His advice to Rudel about the SLF being replaced by impostors, as part of some kind of Amid conspiracy, considering their sudden rise in performance after an attack by Amid's "Fifteen Evil Vanquishing Blades", and the inexplicable logistics of their functions, make sense, as does his suggestion that the stories regarding Vandalieu are, at best, wildly exaggerated. This couldn't possibly be farther from the truth.
Known as The True, he's an elf adventurer classified as S-class, one of the only two in the Orbaume Kingdom. Despite his rank he prefers to clear Dungeons solo and live a humble life away from politics.
- Brilliant, but Lazy: He's an S-class adventurer without interest in politics or being an honorable noble, preferring to just hunt to feed himself.
- Grumpy Old Man: For a young-looking elf, he certainly gives that vibe with his gloomy disposition and general disinterest with things that he considers bothersome.
- Humble Hero: Looks more like an average middle-aged mercenary than a glamorous S-class.
- Our Elves Are Better: Averted. If it wasn't because of his pointy ears, he would look like the average middle-aged mercenary.
- Red Baron: Randolf the True
- Retired Badass: He even announced his retirement and tried to give back his guild card, only agreeing to keep it because otherwise he would have been unable to buy materials or other goods from Devil's Nests or Dungeons, such as the proof of having exterminated the monsters
An Arachne of the Zanalpdana nation who, after accidentally giving Van a proposal, becomes one of his many suitors. Though a daughter of the queen, for political reasons she is no longer considered a princess. However, she remains on good terms with her entire family.
- Accidental Proposal: She gives Vandalieu a necklace of deep-friendship not realizing his gender, which for their race is treated as a proposal.
- Amazonian Beauty: She has well-toned muscles thanks to her training as a warrior, and Van loves when she does poses for him.
- Big Little Sister: She might be younger than her sister Kurnelia, but because she's a large-build Arachne and Kurnelia is a medium-build Arachne, she's much taller.
- Breast Expansion: Her breasts grow a bit larger after becoming an Ushioni, going all the way to 11th in bust rankings.
- Horned Humanoid: After evolving into an Ushioni she grows a pair of small bull horns.
- I Owe You My Life: After being saved from a band of Orcs by Vandalieu.
- Massive Numbered Siblings: She has seven other sisters besides Kurnelia.
- Statuesque Stunner: Thanks to her spider body, she stands at three-meters tall.
- Spider People: She's a large build Arachne.
- You Didn't Ask: Only after her sister tackled her into the ground that Van and his followers realized she's technically a princess, since that's common knowledge in their nation.
Eldest Princess of the Zanalpadna Nation, who is betrothed to the heir of the Noble Orc Empire Budarion.
- The Glomp: Greets her sister whom she thought dead with a hug that would crush the bones of a smaller creature.
- Interspecies Romance: She's very much in love with her fiancé the noble Orc Budarion.
- Regal Ringlets: Her hair is arranged like drills, and she's the first princess of the Arachne.
- Rose-Haired Sweetie: She has pink-blonde hair, and is a princess who loves her younger sister and betrothed.
- Sickening Sweethearts: Many think her dynamic with Budarion is this.
- Spider People: She's a medium-build Arachne.
An Empusa from the Zanalpadna nation who aspires to become a true Ninja Mantis. Like Gizania, after accidentally proposing to Vandalieu, he becomes one of his many future wives.
- Accidental Proposal: She gives Vandalieu a necklace of deep-affection not realizing his gender, which for their race is treated as a proposal.
- Multi-Armed and Dangerous: She's an Empusa (mantis-women) and she has two normal human arms and two scythe-like arms.
- Ninja: Wants to become a true ninja mantis, so she's very interested when she finds out Talosheim has ninjas.
- Samurai Ponytail: Has her hair arranged this way.
- Slaying Mantis: She's an Empusa, which means she has two arms ending in mantis scythes.
- Verbal Tic: Like a stereotypical ninja, her sentences usually end with "-de gozaru".
Crown Prince of the Noble Orc Empire, who was usurped by his younger brother Bugitas and forced to take shelter in the Zanalpadna Nation with his fiancee Kurnelia. Like most of his line before him, he is noble, kind and charismatic, cementing his position as High King of the boundary mountain nations.
- Abdicate the Throne: While he regains the control of his nation, he relinquishes the title of Emperor to Van.
- Badass Transplant: After receiving a transplanted arm and eye from Van, his Rank greatly increases.
- Cain and Abel: The Abel to his brother Bugitas' Cain.
- Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: He has golden hair like most Noble Orcs, and he's an incredibly friendly guy.
- Interspecies Romance: He's very much in love with his fiancee the Arachne Kurnelia.
- Nice Guy: He's a very nice guy, which surprises Vandalieu and his friends since their image of orcs was nothing but savage monsters.
- Younger Than They Look: He's actually only fifteen years old, which while young for a human is a full grown adult for a Noble Orc.
Second Prince of the Noble Orc Empire. The Evil God Ravovifard took advantage of his feelings of inferiority towards his brother Budarion, granting him power and turning him into a deranged tyrant intending on conquering all the other nations of the Boundary Range.
- Always Second Best: Apparently he never surpassed his brother in anything other than strength, and Ravovifard fed that resentment to turn him to his side.
- Black Sheep: He and his cronies were this for their respective families, which explains why Ravovifard could corrupt them so thoroughly.
- Cain and Abel: The Cain to Budarion's Abel.
- The Caligula: After dethroning his brother he and his subordinates sink into depravity.
- This Cannot Be!: His reaction when he realizes that thanks to Vandalieu's Guidance Skill, he has already reached the same Rank and skills he obtained by making a deal with Ravovifard.
- Deal with the Devil: His deal with the Evil God in exchange for power turned him and his followers into depraved versions of what their races represent.
- I Have Your Wife: To keep enslaved those who might try to rebel against him, he took their families as hostage.
- The Resenter: The only reason why Ravovifard managed to convince him was because he resented his brother for being better at him at basically everything.
- The Starscream: Usurped his brother's throne and became a cruel tyrant for the Noble Orc Empire.
- Unwitting Pawn: He was nothing but a tool for Ravovifard to enter the world.
An exiled Noble Orc who made its way to the Devil's Nest inside the Mirg shield-nation, which he intended to take over using his Orc, goblin and Kobold minions.
- Big Bad Wannabe: Saw himself as the future ruler of the entire Devil's Nest, only for his ambitions to come crashing down the moment he got in Vandalieu's path.
- Bad Boss: Cuts in half a Kobold Shaman for delivering bad news. This warns Vandalieu of his presence and starts to make preparations to face him.
- Did Not See That Coming: Orcs by nature never expect to be ambushed, so his base being stormed by Ghouls was completely unexpected.
- He also didn't saw that Van was deliberately letting him hurt him so he could poison him.
- Normal Fish in a Tiny Pond: When he first appeared he was the highest ranked monster seen so far, but when Van and his friends (who had ranked up themselves a lot) visit the Noble Orc Empire, they realize he was nothing but average.
- Orcus on His Throne: He only enters the fray after all three of his sons are dead and most of his forces are defeated, which allows Van to face him alone.
- Wake-Up Call Boss: The first enemy that actually makes Vandalieu struggle to defeat.
The representative of the Majin race and its king. Known for his love of alcohol and dislike for work, after meeting Vandalieu he intends to retire after his term as king is over.
- Action Dad: Becomes Iris second father, even if her original father is still around (in an unorthodox way).
- Asskicking Equals Authority: Majins choose their representatives this way, and he has held the rank for many years now.
- The Alcoholic: He loves his booze. The only reason he entered the tournament to become representative of the Majin race was because of the extra price in alcohol.
- Big Red Devil: More like Big Blue Devil, but he looks like one.
- Blood Knight: He loves a good fight, and was disappointed he wasn't allowed to take the Trial of Zakkart once more.
- Rated M for Manly: Has a sculptural physique that is greatly admired by both Van and Oniwaka.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's been alive for several thousands of years.
- Retired Badass: His main objective at the moment. He wants to retire from being Majin King, but he's still their strongest.
The daughter of the chief of the kijin nation. She has a pretty face but an otherwise very masculine appearance, so she tends to be mistaken for a man. She is not considered an adult yet because she lacks the martial ability to complete the kijin nation's rite of passage.
- Bifauxnen: She has a girl's face, but her tomboyish mannerisms make Vandalieu and his friends mistake her for a boy at first.
- Birds of a Feather: Quickly becomes Van's friend because both love muscular bodies.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Her real name is Yuuma but she's usually referred to by her childhood name of Oniwaka.
- Muscles Are Meaningful: Just like Van, she loves muscular bodies regardless of gender.
- Tomboy Princess: She dresses and acts very masculine, loves muscles and fighting.
The king of the Centaur Nation, who challenges Vandalieu to a friendly obstacle course race to determine his strength as Emperor. Like Godwin and Donaneris, he once challenged the Trial of Zakkart.
- The Alliance: His nation formed one with the Lamia and Harpy nations to hold back the Noble Orc Empire's invasion led by Bugitas subordinates.
- Interspecies Romance: He's in a long distance relationship with the Queen of the Harpy nation.
- Magical Native American: He looks like one.
- Our Centaurs Are Different: Rather than the brutes of myth, centaurs in the Boundary mountain range are perfectly friendly and have become well adapted to their unusual environment. It should be noted they're terrible while wasted, so much that drinking alcohol is forbidden at centaur weddings.
The King and representative of the Dark Elf nation that guards Vida's resting grounds in the Boundary Mountain Range, and one of the few to tried to clear the Trial of Zakkart alongside Godwin and Queen Donaneris.
- Fainting: He apparently fainted in excitement, while standing, after Vandalieu announced he had freed Vida from her restraints.
- In the Hood: He and the rest of the inhabitants of the Dark Elf Nation wear robes as uniform while doing their duties of keeping Vida's sacred grounds. Beneath the hoods they wear all sorts of casual clothes, including Stripperiffic outfits.
- Our Elves Are Different: He's a dark elf, and like most of his kind, he's quite laid-back and a free spirit.
- Nice Guy: He's quite friendly and welcoming towards Vandalieu and Darcia.
The leader of the Five-colored Blades, a party of B-class (later promoted to A-class) adventurers who capture Darcia, leading to her death. Having a change of heart, a remorseful Heinz joined the Orbaume Kingdom and became an advocate of Alda's peaceful faction. He is the main target of Vandalieu's revenge, who scorns his change of heart as being a self serving attempt to appease his own conscience.
- The Ace: He's an A-Class adventurer with the power of a legendary S-Class. Heck, Alda considers making him a subordinate god when he dies.
- The Atoner: Wants to atone for leading to Darcia's death by joining Alda's peaceful faction and defecting to the Orbaume Kingdom. Unfortunately, Heinz believes atonement is becoming the successor to Bellwood and trying to convince Alda he's wrong, while Van believes atonement is giving up his ability to harm Van and his loved ones again.
- Blue Is Heroic: A heroic adventurer with the nickname "the Blue-Flame Sword".
- Double Standard: When he was in Evbejia, he, without reservation, took the Baronet's commission to hunt down Darcia and Vandalieu, purely because the latter was a dhampir, leading to the former being tortured and burned alive at the stake, and he believes leading the latter to death of starvation, as an infant. To "atone," when he hears of a mercenary band hired to do the same exact thing, from an unnamed noble, he slaughters said mercenary band like they're nothing more than nameless bandits, and takes custody of the dhampir child, Selen. Then when Alda fanatics show up, trying to murder her, he just disarms them, gives them a gentle scolding, and walks them to the local jail.
- Dramatic Irony: While training under Alda's "Familiar Spirits," said spirits goad him with the facts that he's not strong enough to defeat the new "Demon King" and his stated goal is peaceful coexistence between the "people" races and Vida's races. He, of course, is completely unaware that the "Demon King" he's training to fight against is also Vida's champion, and the very epitome of peaceful coexistence among all sentient races.
- Engineered Heroics: It is shown on-screen once, and referenced by the rest of The Five Colored Blades on a repeated basis, that he uses Selen as bait to draw out Alda "Anti-Vida fanatics" then swoops in to rescue her and "guide" the fanatics to a more "moderate" mindset.
- Hero Antagonist: He's well known as an adventuring hero, saving innocents, and slaying the monsters that threaten them. He's even trying to reform the church of Alda and finding success in moderating their beliefs towards Vida's races. Van does not care, though, because it doesn't change the fact that Heinz murdered his mother for profit even if he deeply regrets it now.
- I Did What I Had to Do: Although he "feels bad," he shrugs off responsibility by claiming that accepting the request to hunt down Darcia was unavoidable because he got a hand delivered letter from Baronet Bestero, requesting his aid. Vandalieu is well aware of this, and this is the primary reason Heinz's "atonement" is viewed with suspicion.
- I Let Gwen Stacy Die: To further numb his conscience, while in the Trial of Belwood dungeon, facing off against the Vandalieu "sock puppet" that's wielding Demon King Fragment facsimiles, he shouts "even if you're the son of the woman I let die, I won't hold back! We can not leave the demon king's pieces alone!", seemingly indicating that he believes he simply let Darcia get burned at the stake and tortured, not that he actively had a hand in putting her in that situation.
- Motive Decay: As he's training in Bellwood's dungeon, he becomes so fixated on earning Alda's approval that he quickly begins losing sight of the reason why he wants to be Alda's subordinate, ie, to try and convince Alda to stop going after Vida's races and Vida's faction.
- Nice Guy: He truly cares about his subordinates and wants to atone for past mistakes.
- Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: By shoving himself into Van's business, unprompted, in Nakiri, enraging the latter so much that he ran out of town, screaming, Van unlocked the "Labyrinth Creation" skill which gives Van a manner for instant transfer of people, supplies, and materiel, where nobody can follow, allowing for instant response to any and all threats on his people, in addition to making several major improvements to Talosheim by exploiting the existing dungeons.
- Noble Bigot: He seeks to change the church of Alda to not discriminate against Vida's races, but does not extend this to the undead and does not know that Ghouls are actually related to vampires and therefore not monsters. Unstated is that this applies only to Vida's races and that he would probably not accept the Noble Orcs, High Kobolds or High Goblins, all of which are as intelligent and rational as humans.
- Nothing Personal: Especially in the manga. He tells Darcia he has no grudge against her, but that her life is over the moment he confronts her in Evbejia.
- The Paragon: He not only destroys evil and saves the weak wherever he may find either, he is also triggering a peaceful reformation of the church of Alda. By sheer coincidence, this happens to occur at roughly the same time as Alda deciding to begin reforming his church to focus more on the demon king remnants and extending peace towards (some of) Vida's races.
- Reasoning with God: Intends to convince Alda to stop persecuting Vida's races. Considering Alda hasn't budged in over 100,000 years, this would normally have been an Impossible Task, but he was already independently convinced by Nineroad to compromise, meaning he's willing to accept the races not descended from evil gods as they are the only ones who can be moved to Rodcorte's system.
- Reformed, but Rejected: Played with. He feels completely awful about what he did to Darcia and her son, but Van is even angrier that Heinz considers running away to Orbaume and accumulating even more power that he can use against Van as any kind of "atonement" for what he did. The limited nature of his "reform" is also illustrated with one of Heinz's foils, Schneider, who also came to realize that persecuting Vida races was wrong, and proceeded to remain in the Amid Empire and its vassal states, secretly protecting and smuggling members of Vida races into relatively safe secret villages.
- Right for the Wrong Reasons: He and his current party firmly refuse to believe the "illusion" in The Trial of Bellwood dungeon can possibly be Vandalieu, not because his behavior is off, but because the party believe Van can't possibly have the abilities Curatos is showing them.
- Unwanted Assistance: Van sees his "aid" as a major insult in that he still comes across as a raging racist. He honestly doesn't seem to believe dhampirs can solve their own problems without his "helping hand," as he didn't only stick his nose into Van's business in Nakiri, but picked up Selen, not because she's a child, or because she genuinely needed help, or even because her potential was a good fit for his party, but because he wanted a "pet dhampir" to make himself feel better about his behavior in Evbejia. In fact, Van is so pissed that he runs out into the forest and unconsciously summons a dungeon that automatically focuses all its monsters on trying to kill Heinz.
- Unwitting Pawn: Alda and Curatos don't even realize it because they fall under the same biases, but their attempts to train him present an incredibly skewed view of the world and situation at large during the trial of Bellwood. For example, portraying Fidirg as a brutal raging beast or putting an illusion of Van on the same side as his enemies Ternecia and Gubamon, then fighting in ways that make him look much more brutal than he actually is. Personal history aside, there's little conflict between Heinz's ideals and Van's, but Heinz's blind belief in the situations shown in the dungeon skew his viewpoint.
- You Killed My Mother: He is one of the targets of Vandalieu's revenge, for kidnapping his mother and selling her to be burned at the stake by a religious fanatic.
A human adventurer and resident thief of the Five-colored Blades. He serves as second in command for the group since the defection of Riley and Martina's death.
- Accidental Truth: In dismissing Vandalieu as being the same dhampir that the Five Colored Blades once hunted down, after making him an orphan, he jokingly states "it's not like he's the second coming of the demon king, right?" Guess which title Van gets that very day?
- The Corruption: Begins being taken over by a fragment of Guduranis's soul that Rodcorte shoves into him.
- Failed a Spot Check: While Heinz suspects Vandalieu is the same Dhampir they looked for years ago, Edgar dismisses those concerns as guilt for their past actions.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: He's the Scout to Heinz's Fighter and Diana's mage.
- Knife Nut: His close combat weapon is a short sword made from Mythril.
- Number Two: Serves as second in command for the Five-colored Blades after Riley left the group.
A dwarf adventurer and shield bearer of the Five-colored Blades.
- Cool Helmet: The manga shows her wearing a horned helmet.
- Deadpan Snarker: Usually directs her snark in Heinz' direction.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Comes with being a Shield-Bearer
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Has blue hair.
An elf adventurer and priestess member of the Five-Colored Blades. She joined the group after the death of Martina at the trial of Zakkart.
- Drop the Hammer: Her weapon of choice is a mace.
- Fighter, Mage, Thief: While actually a priestess, she's technically the mage to Edgar's thief and Heinz's fighter.
- Forced Sleep: The patronage of Mill, Goddess of Slumber, allows her to do this.
- Replacement Goldfish: Joined the group after the death of Martina at the Trial of Zakkart.
- Sunk Cost Fallacy: She honestly believes that the best way for Heinz to "atone" for his part in the murder of Darcia, Van's mother, is to go and kill Van too, especially if he's found to be wielding Demon King Fragments in reality, as opposed to the horribly skewed "illusions" in the Trial of Bellwood Dungeon.
A human adventurer and member of the Five-Colored Blades. She's an unarmed combatant who joined the group after Riley left.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: She's a unarmed fighter, and she's powerful enough to kill a Noble-born Vampire in a single hit.
- Dramatic Irony: She mentions there's no way Vandalieu could control so many Demon King Fragments and use so many different spells without becoming corrupted, when in fact Van has absorbed even more fragments and knows an even larger number of spells.
- Non-Indicative Name: She's a member of the Five-Colored Blades but doesn't wield weapons.
- Replacement Goldfish: Joined the group after Riley left.
A Dhampir girl who accompanies the Five-Colored Blades, who treat her like a family member.
- The Baby of the Bunch: She's the youngest member of the group at only six years old around the time she's introduced.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: In universe. Amemiya Hiroto innocently "stole" all the blessings Amamiya Hiroto was supposed to get from Rodcorte before going to Origin, leading to "Subject D-01" going through a living hell. She innocently "stole" the family life Vandalieu always wanted and needed, and it's all Heinz's fault.
- Foil: To Vandalieu. Although her parents were also murdered, for the "crime" of one of them being a vampire, she's a living display of everything Vandalieu was denied during his formative years, a home, a loving family, people who care for and protect her, and it's all due to the same guy.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Unlike Vandalieu, she's half-human half vampire.
- Innocently Insensitive: Due to not knowing that Heinz is directly responsible for the death of Darcia, and putting the infant Vandalieu on the run since he was half a year old, she honestly extends a hand of friendship to him when they meet in Nariki, calling Heinz a "good guy." It took every ounce of self-control Van had to not claw her face off.
- Locked Out of the Loop: She does not know anything about Heinz's misdeeds in Evbejia.
- She is also completely unaware of how Heinz is fond of using her as bait to draw out extremists so he can "guide" them.
- Naïve Newcomer: She never stops to ponder that if Heinz and company were close enough to rescue her from those mercenaries, then why were her parents not rescued too...Or better yet, why those mercenaries were allowed in her home to begin with...
- Out of Focus: She seldom makes an appearance, even when the story focuses on Heinz's party.
- Shared Unusual Trait: Like all Dhampirs, she has different colored eyes.
- Tag Along Kid: For the Five-colored Blades.
- Trauma Button: She is one for Vandalieu. Thanks to being rescued and raised by Heinz and the Five Colored Blades, she's a living, breathing testament and reminder of everything Heinz took away from Van, as an infant. Van briefly considers showing Heinz how that feels by turning Martina into an undead and flaunting her in his face, to see how he likes it.
- Unwitting Pawn: Heinz actively uses her as bait to draw out Alda fanatics so he can "guide" them towards a more "moderate" mindset, despite the fact that doing so puts Selen in mortal peril, as shown on-screen once, and whatever "guidance" he gives them is likely to be short-lived as the fanatics' actions are punishable by death in Orbaume. She is not aware of any of this.
Known as the Green Wind Spear, he's a former member of the Five-colored Blades who left the group after disagreements with Heinz. Obsessed with standing out and getting out of Heinz' shadow, he joined the Mirg Expedition force alongside his party of slaves to prove everyone he's superior to Heinz.
- Boxed Crook: His party was made up of criminal slaves who committed some pretty heinous crimes.
- Deader Than Dead: Van was in no forgiving mood when he had his soul within his grasp.
- Dirty Coward: He has no problem using his slaves as meat shields if he thinks he can get away with his life. He can't.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: On the receiving end of one by Borkus.
- Follow in My Footsteps: What he thinks he was doing by copying Mikhail's spear use, party of criminal slaves, and tendency to share monster meat with the soldiers escorting his party. Fellow adventurers disagree.
- Glory Hound: Obsessed with glory and achievements.
- Never My Fault: When facing Van's extreme rage, to the point Van's Surpass Limits skill is rising as a result of resisting, due to his own actions concerning the death of Darcia, he lampshades this trope, by name, claiming he is in no way at fault for what happened. This claim does not save him.
- Slavery Is a Special Kind of Evil: His party is made up of Criminal Slaves who won't argue what he says, making him disliked by other adventurers.
- Small Name, Big Ego: Thinks he's the chosen hero, but he's inferior to Heinz in everything except strength, including as a person.
- Token Evil Teammate: The only member of the Five-colored Blades who felt no remorse for capturing Darcia and leading to her death.
- Virtue Is Weakness: He looks upon Heinz's noble traits as nothing more than "naive foolishness" and ultimately leaves the party in disgust once Heinz starts showing sympathy for a helpless half-year old little boy he himself made an orphan.
- The Worf Effect: He's shown to kill dragons during the scouting of the tunnel into the Boundary Mountain Range, but he was still no match to Borkus.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Green.
- You Killed My Mother: He is one of the targets of Vandalieu's revenge because of this.
A former member of the Five-Colored Blades who died when they attempted to challenge the Trail of Zakkart. Vandalieu wishes to retrieve her body to use as a taunt against Heinz.
- Forgiveness Requires Death: Vandalieu justifies forgiving her by noting "well, I'll just think of it as if Martina died and was reincarnated." after her ghost forces a permanent Loss of Identity by becoming Jane Doe.
- Hive Mind: After her death, her and the other female adventurer ghosts who died in the Trial of Zakkart merged into a single composite ghost made of many others so they would no longer be able to regain memories of their past lives.
- Just Following Orders: She reminds Heinz that, as the party leader, it was his choice to accept or refuse the request to hunt down Darcia.
- Karmic Death: She believed Darcia being tortured and burned at the stake was "reaping what she sowed" for the "crime" of being in love with a vampire in a country that worships Alda. She then dies trying to conquer a dungeon created by a god of the Vida faction.
- Loss of Identity: Lost her memories and identity after death from spending an extended time trapped in Gufadgarn's dungeon. She further chose to enforce this afterwards, merging with her fellow ghosts so none of them would be able to regain their memories as they leveled up, as all of them feared finding out they used to be Martina and having their soul consumed by Vandaleiu.
- Our Elves Are Different: Was a pointy eared Elf who had skills as a magician.
- Space Master: Being exposed for a long period of time to Gufadgarn's space-attribute mana caused her ghost to become highly skilled in magic that manipulated space as well.
- Stuffed into the Fridge: Froze to death in the Trial of Zakkart dungeon, something that has continued to be a source of trauma for Heinz. Vandalieu also wanted to use her ghost and corpse to inflict even more trauma onto Heinz as an act of revenge, though eventually gave up on it after Martina gave up her past life completely to become Jane Doe.
- Was Once a Man: Was an Elf, before becoming a ghost, and then a spherical undead spirit made up of multiple ghosts.
One of the few S-class Adventurers in the Amid Empire and leader of the Storm of Tyranny. He has little interest in the politics of the Empire, being content adventuring, killing monsters and drinking at the bar he owns. He's also a champion and protector of several races of Vida within the Empire.
- Achievements in Ignorance: By killing lots of legendary monsters and being drenched in the blood that came out, he became immortal. He doesn't even realize it.
- Always Save the Girl: Because of a Divine Message from Vida, he has become a defender of women and children of any race, especially pregnant women.
- Bare-Fisted Monk: His Unique Skill [True Warrior] allows him to use martial-skills that require weapons using only his body, turning his body into an actual weapon.
- Cultural Rebel: He never understood why he was supposed to hate Vida's races, and eventually became the protector of those races within the empire.
- Did You Just Romance Cthulhu?: Schneider is famed for having slain an evil god. The story notes that in truth it's more in the sense of him being a ladykiller: She seems to be his latest girlfriend and joined his party as the elf Lissana.
- Failed a Spot Check: He genuinely believes he's an old man even though he hasn't aged in twenty years or so.
- Immortality: He stopped aging in his mid 20s after killing a ton of monsters, but since he's actually in his mid 50s he insists that he's an old man.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: He's a member of the religion of Vida, which is opposed by the Amid Empire which he belongs to.
- Really Gets Around: He's had his fair share of lovers throughout the years.
- Red Baron: Thunderclap Schneider.
- Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: Killed an important but corrupt nobleman in public in full view of everyone. He made no attempts to run or hide and simply fended off all adventurers or soldiers that came after him while going about his daily life. Eventually, the emperor extended a pardon in return for getting rid of an evil elder dragon.
- Selective Obliviousness: He completely refuses to acknowledge that he's immortal and hasn't aged in a good twenty years or so. He justifies this by pointing to his (naturally) white blond hair and thin (compact) physique. Maybe in a hundred years or so he'll admit that his Undying skill is literal and not a reference to looking good for his age.
- This Is Unforgivable!: Schneider and nearly every member of the group want to murder Mazhukzarl right were he stands for manipulating them, but especially for brainwashing a woman, impregnating her and setting up a crime he knew would be stopped with lethal force in order to put the child under their protection so he ensures the continuation of his bloodline.
An alcoholic member of Storm of Tyranny. He's a dark elf that masquerades as a human using a magic Item.
- The Alcoholic: He likes to drink booze almost as much as Lissana, who is a Goddess of intoxication.
- Ambiguously Brown: Not so much, but since he's a Dark Elf that masquerades as a human, he comes off as this.
- Delinquent Hair: Has a prominent Mohawk. Apparently it was a popular style back in his village.
- That Came Out Wrong: His conversation with Van leads to some amusing misunderstandings in the way it's phrased.
An Elf woman, an A-class adventurer and member of Storm of Tyranny, and the incarnation of Jurizanapipe, the Evil God of Degeneration and Intoxication. She's one of the several gods that defected from the Demon King's army after being convinced by Zakkart.
- The Alcoholic: Weaponized. She can endow intoxication on people by chugging any alcoholic beverage and then spraying it as a Breath Weapon.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin turns dark blue when using her true powers.
- Breast Expansion: Her breasts become even bigger when in her true form.
- Due to the Dead: She and Zod give the Vampires that tried to kill them a proper burial to honor the Vampires that fell during the war 100,000 years prior when they were all companions.
- Hard-Drinking Party Girl: She's the former Evil God of Degeneration and Intoxication, and as such she lives to get drunk whenever she can.
- Third Eye: Manifests when she shows her real power.
- We Used to Be Friends: She knew Birkyne, Ternecia and Gubamon back when they all fought for Vida, finding herself disappointed by their FaceHeel Turn.
Bartender and member of the Storm of Tyranny, he's actually a Pure-blooded Vampire released from his seal by Schneider some time ago. While he lacks in magical skill, he compensates with superior physical and martial skills.
- Action Dad: Not only he's the adoptive father of Sieg, he and his wife Rachel are expecting their first child very soon.
- Asexual: A noted aversion. Vampires are known for having very little instinct to either reproduce or have families, so it's considered highly unusual when he marries Rachel and adopts Sieg. Zod himself is surprised to learn this as he's only mentally about a hundred years old and is completely unfamiliar with the modern world.
- Badass Mustache: Has a thin mustache and is a Pure-blooded Vampire, which are seen as lesser deities.
- The Bartender: His job when not adventuring.
- Due to the Dead: He and Lissana give the Vampires that tried to kill them a proper burial to honor the Vampires that fell during the war 100,000 years prior when they were all companions.
- In-Series Nickname: Zod
- Lightning Bruiser: He's lightning fast and hits very hard.
- Nigh Invulnerable: Fought at the front line of the war between Alda and Vida. He was the first to fall, but only after fought further at the front lines and more fiercely than anyone else with his physical strength, and after enduring more attacks than anyone else, was the first to fall.
- Really 700 Years Old: He's a Pure-Breed Vampire that fought in the war between Alda and Vida 100,000 years ago. Because he was sealed for a great deal of that time, he doesn't feel much older than a hundred years.
- Semi-Divine: He's not a full god because he still has a physical body, but he's at about that level and therefore known as a demigod.
- Shock and Awe: Can vibrate his muscles to generate electricity in order to compensate his lack of magical skill.
- Testosterone Poisoning: He's so muscular he could make an ogre look weak.
- Underestimating Badassery: An arrogant Noble-born Vampire Emperor thought he would be easy pickings because of his lack of magical ability, only to be utterly destroyed by Zod because he doesn't need magic.
- Unskilled, but Strong: He has little to no talent in martial arts or magic, but is insanely strong and durable when he cuts loose. He actually has a unique combat style called Muscle Techniques.
MerdinA Dwarf A-class adventurer, waitress and member of the Storm of Tyranny.
- Dance Battler: Works as dancer at the tavern that serves as base for the Storm of Tyranny, and she knows how to apply that knowledge in her fighting style.
- The Generic Guy: Considering her companions are an immortal S-class adventurer, an alcoholic dark elf, a goddess in the shape of an elf and a Pure-blood vampire, she's rather average in comparison.
- Only Sane Man: The member of Storm of Tyranny with the biggest common sense.
- Our Dwarves Are All the Same: She's a Dwarf, and the least outstanding (outwardly at least) of her party.