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     Mercenaries 

Karyl Borgomirsky

A mercenary commander and a legend throughout Nuevaropa. His oldest companion is his pet allosaurus Shiraa, who imprinted on him when she hatched. He's betrayed and killed at the beginning of Lords, only to be revived and given a new purpose by Aphrodite.
  • The Ace: Not only is he an excellent warrior, he's also a clever strategist and genius tactician. The tragedies in his life also make him a bit of a Broken Ace.
  • An Arm and a Leg: Loses his left hand during his second death. Aphrodite makes it grow back within a few weeks.
  • Back from the Dead: Revived twice at the beginning of the story, first from a blow to the head with an axe and later from falling down a cliff.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His mother and brother were killed by a wild allosaur, and then his father was killed by his stepmother, who proceeded to expel him from his family's land, with only his clothes and Shiraa on his back. He became a mercenary until he gathered enough strength to reclaim his lands.
  • The Dreaded: He's is so well-known, no one wants to face him directly on the field.
  • Dreadful Musician: He's not a musician by trade, and Rob notices it. Although he was one-handed at the time, it's possible he's simply not good.
  • Doom Magnet: How he sees himself, since everyone he has loved has either died or suffered a Fate Worse than Death.
  • Expecting Someone Taller: Melodía is actually surprised he's rather average and unassuming.
  • Good Is Not Nice: He was a very efficient and merciful Lord, who also happened to dissuade art and passions to maintain order.
  • Living Legend: He's famed throughout the Empire as an incredible commander of dinosaur forces.
  • The Champion: Aphrodite makes him her champion against the Grey Angels, a role he certainly doesn't enjoy.
  • The Social Expert: He's actually smart enough to play people's expectations and convince them to work with him.
  • Supporting Protagonist: While one of the protagonists, most of what we see of him is from Rob's POV.
  • Warrior Poet: He can give some pretty deep answers.

Rob Korrigan

A wandering bard, rogue and dinosaur handler, who finds Karyl after the man lost his memories and decides to accompany him in his mission. He's rather frank and dislikes nobility as a whole, but makes an exception for Karyl.
  • An Axe to Grind: His personal weapon is an axe named Wanda.
  • Beast Master: He's a dinosaur handler and knows the different creatures very well.
  • The Bard: He's a professional troubadour as well as dinosaur master.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Oh yeah, he's certainly not above giving someone a Groin Attack and then beat the shit out of them when they're on the ground.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Self-admitted Karyl's number one fan.
  • Horse of a Different Color: His mount is an Einiosaurus named Little Nell.
  • Know When To Fold Them: When the count who hired him orders a full front charge against a huge Triceratops force, he stays behind and then releases their secret weapon - very angry ankylosaurs.
  • Lovable Rogue: He calls himself one more than once, and certainly fits the bill.
  • Number Two: For Karyl throughout their entire experience at Providence.
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": He's positively *ecstatic* to work with the famed Karyl Borgomirsky, despite his own accomplishments as a dinosaur handler.

Tir

Karyl's cousin. She belongs to the Olvan tribe and brings several Triceratopses to reinforce her cousin's army.
  • Action Girl: As befits a dinosaur knight.
  • Gag Boobs: Her large, bare breasts are noted by herself and others.
  • Lady Swears-a-Lot: Not to Lupe's degree, but she curses like a champ if she wants to.

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     The Palace of Fireflies 

Prince Jaume

The Comt de Flors and the Emperor's nephew, as well as one of the Empire's finest warriors and poets. He's betrothed to his cousin Melodía, whom he's very much in love, although that doesn't stop him from looking at his male companions.
  • Agent Peacock: He's handsome, stylish and a great poet, and also happens to be the Emperor's champion, and a great warrior and field commander.
  • Bi the Way: Like many nobles, he loves both men and women.
  • Chick Magnet: His appearance sends all the ladies in Melodía's clique and her handmaidens swooning.
  • Cool Sword: His sword is named Lady's Mirror in honor of his patron deity.
  • The Fighting Narcissist: He's certainly full of himself, and worries about the army's aesthetics nearly as much as actual combat.
  • First-Person Smartass: Isn't allowed to snark out loud, so he does it in his head.
  • The Hedonist: He enjoys the beauty and pleasures in life to their fullest, and this philosophy even inspired the Garden of Truth and Beauty.
  • Horse of a Different Color: His personal dinosaur mount is a Corythosaurus named Camellia.
  • Kissing Cousins: He and Melodía are cousins and clearly in love with each other. Among the nobility, this isn't rare.
  • Mr. Fanservice: His physique and beauty are noted by Melodía several times.
  • Warrior Poet: Literally; he rides to war and writes poetry.

Princess Melodía

The older of the two Imperial princesses, Melodía wants nothing more than prove herself, both as a politician and a warrior, but her temper and sheltered upbringing blind her to the harsh realities of the world.
  • Affectionate Nickname: 'Día', by her clique.
  • Bi the Way: She swings both ways like many members of nobility.
  • Break the Haughty: At the end of Lords Falk rapes her and she's forced to escape the palace hidden under dinosaur dung. In Knights, she's beaten up by Pilar to make their charade convincing, and when she arrives to Providence and tries to help, disaster ensues. After that she grows a lot.
  • Cool Big Sis: While she sometimes ignores her sister Montserrat, she truly cares about her.
  • Cool Horse: Her beloved mare Marevellosa.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Always has some cutting remarks about the people around her, and in contrast to her boyfriend, she rarely keeps them to herself.
  • Fiery Redhead: Has wine-colored hair and is very fiery-tempered.
  • Important Haircut: Cuts her long hair to separate herself from her previous role. She starts to regrow it in Princess.
  • Kissing Cousins: She and Jaume are cousins and are in love with each other.
  • Miss Fanservice: Her average wardrobe at the palace is only a loin cloth and a feathered yoke.
  • Nice to the Waiter: At the end of Knights, she decides that she's not going take her servants for granted ever again, and decides to learn their names, families and their dreams.
  • Pretty Princess Powerhouse: Melodía slowly morphs into one when she joins the militia; one-third into Knights she's already slaying dinosaur riders from horseback.
  • Skilled, but Naïve: She clearly has a lot of military knowledge and skill as a warrior, but has a rather naive view of the outside world.
  • Statuesque Stunner: She's actually 1.76m (5'9), and has some muscle too.
  • Took a Level in Badass: From a skilled, but hopelessly naive princess, to an experienced horse-raider capable of slaying dinosaur knights on horseback.

Duke Falk von Hornverg

A former northern rebel who joins the Empire's court, earning the emperor's trust, and eventually becoming head of his guard (after defeating his predecessor). He plans on becoming the most influential person the emperor listens to, all under orders from his mother, the Dowager Duchess.
  • Abusive Parents: He dreads his mother, who manipulates and controls him, and his father was openly one, until Falk snapped and pushed him down the stairs to his death.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be a loyal supporter of the Emperor, when he's actually a manipulative bastard with creepy thoughts towards Melodía.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Not his mother, but Snowflake, since its the only being that shows Falk genuine kindness.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: While undermining a political rival is standard for nobles, he's furious that Bergdahl continues to spread damaging rumors among the army when they're about to face an enemy that heavily outnumbers them.
  • Unknown Rival: He wants to earn Jaume's recognition, aspiring to surpass him. Jaume only sees him as a coworker, not a rival.
  • "Well Done, Son!" Guy: Wants nothing more than to impress his mother the Dowager Duchess, who belittles and manipulates him like a child. Its obvious she would never encourage or recognize his achievements.

Bergdahl

Falk's master servant - or rather, Lady vor Hornverg's servant whom she thrust upon her son to control him.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Plays with Falk's emotions like a fiddle, and is excellent at spreading rumors at court.
  • Obviously Evil: His face is described as goblin-like by Falk and Rob, has the complexion of a scarecrow, and there's the way he treats those he considers his lesser.
  • Politically Incorrect Villain: Constantly refers to Melodía as a whore or a cunt in his talks with Falk. Rob later found out he beat a prostitute to death.
  • Servile Snarker: He constantly snarks and belittles Falk despite nominally serving him.
  • The Corrupter: Loves pushing Falk into greater villainy when he shows hesitance or has surges of conscience.
  • Treacherous Advisor: He's assigned by Falk as Rob's seneschal, not knowing he wants nothing more than sabotage him for Falk and his mother.

Emperador Felipe

The elected lord of Nuevaropa, and Melodía's and Montserrat's father. He's perfectly aware that he's little more than a figurehead, but can execise the power he nominally has from time to time.
  • Doting Parent: Known to indulge both his daughters, whenever he has time for them.
  • The Emperor: Although his position doesn't have that much real power.
  • Head-in-the-Sand Management: Many people at court, including his own daughter, think sending a Corregidor army to Terraroja is a very bad idea, since it seems as if the Emperor is attacking his own people. However, most of his bad decisions are thanks to his mysterious confessor Fray Jerónimo.
  • The Mourning After: The death of his beloved wife Marisol deeply affected him, and hasn't looked at any other woman since.
  • Parents as People: While he genuinely loves his daughters and wants to do was right as emperor, his stubbornness and lack of foresight for inner problems make him a rather unstable ruler for an empire in dire times.
  • Try to Fit THAT on a Business Card!: His list of titles is so long, it takes several minutes for the herald to say them all.
  • Unfit for Greatness: Melodía believes he was elected emperor because most saw him as completely average, and while he has taken reasonable and sometimes wise decisions, his stubbornness while making choices, his ignorance of subjects that don't interest him and his mistaken trust in Jerónimo and Falk are seen as a recipe for disaster in the conflicts to come.

Princess Montserrat

Second Imperial Princess, Montserrat is only 14 (10 years by our standards) years old, but is more clever than people giver her credit for.
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: She has dark blonde hair, and is a kind and friendly person.
  • Nice to the Waiter: Likes watching the servants of the palace do their work. Her friendliness with the servants is the reason why they help her sneak out Melodía from the palace.
  • The Pig Pen: Her sister mentions that she can barely walk around without getting dirty.
  • Tomboy Princess: In contrast to her older sister, she likes running around with servants and getting her hands (and most of herself, really_ dirty.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: By our standards she's only around ten, but is much smarter than people give her credit for. Best exemplified in Princess when, after being kidnapped, she keeps sending hidden messages for her rescuers whenever they stop.

Pilar

Princess Melodía's loyal handmaiden.
  • Good Is Not Soft: She's nice and loyal, but also capable of beating the shit out of Melodía to make their charade as a noble and her servant convincing.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Lets herself be devoured by raptors to allow Melodía to escape from Count Guillaume.
  • Master Actor: She's surprisingly good at pretending to be a noble lady.
  • Nice Girl: Unless it's a life-or-death situation, she's by far the nicest of Melodía's palace companions.
  • Sacrificial Lion: Dies near the mid-climax of Knights in a way that changes Melodía to the very core.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Melodía.

Duchess Dowager Magerthe von Hornberg

Falk's controlling, overbearing and manipulative mother, who arrives to court at La Majestad to influence the Emperor herself.
  • Abusive Parents: Mostly emotionally abusive, but has stroke Falk at least once.
  • Evil Matriarch: Rules over Falk's life in every way she can.
  • Femme Fatale: Knows she still has the goods, and how to use them to ingratiate herself with the Emperor.
  • Grandma, What Massive Hotness You Have!: Her adult son notes her breasts are barely sagging and her hips are still firm. And she knows it.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: For Lords and Knights she remains as the power behind Falk's ambitions. She takes the main stage in Princess.
  • My Beloved Smother: Controls Falk like a child, telling him she knows what's best for him.
  • Statuesque Stunner: As tall as Jaume, who's 1.80m, and is barely shorter than her son.
  • Underestimating Badassery: Considers Karyl nothing more than a brute without political acumen. Too late does she realize she's sorely mistaken, as his skill in battle translates fairly well into politics. She also thinks Karyl and Rob would be easily killed by her hired goons, while they escape after severely injuring Falk and Snowflake.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has long, silver blonde hair and works with Uriel to keep influencing the emperor.

Rosamaría Delgao, la Gran Madrota

Emperor Felipe's grandmother and Melodía's great-grandmother. She's considered the oldest living person in Paradise, at 300 years old (about 187 on our years). While she usually inhabits the Torre Delgao, she comes to court to help Melodía in counteracting Falk and his mother's influence.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Mentioned briefly by Melodía in Lords and makes her first appearance in Princess.
  • Cool Old Lady: Old as a fossil, but still cool as a cucumber.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Wants to keep her family in power and safe, but admits she has done pretty ruthless things.
  • I Did What I Had to Do: Says she has done lots of things she's not proud of, but had to for the sake of the family.
  • Long-Lived: While people in Paradise have the potential of living forever, very few manage to stay alive that long. She's one of those few.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: Knows how old she is and how to get away with throwing court etiquette out the window.
  • The Mentor: Becomes Melodía's mentor in court intrigue so that she can counter the von Hornberg's influence.

     Providence 

Bogardius

The "Eldest Brother" of the Garden of Love and Truth, the pacifist, egalitarian sect that took over Providence.
  • Black Knight: During the final battle, he rides a black hadrosaur and wears a black armor.
  • Don't Call Me "Sir": Tells Karyl he doesn't like being referred to as Eldest Brother.
  • Evil All Along: He was actually working for Raguel all along.
  • Good Shepherd: Leads the people of Providence as best as he can.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: When he realizes Raguel's plan, he futilely tries to stop the angel, only to be turned into a puppet.
  • I Cannot Self-Terminate: He begs Melodía to kill him, since he can't break free from Raguel's control. She ends up doing it.

Violette

Fellow leader of the Gardeners, and a former noblewoman who gave up her position to join them.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Pretends to be a sad, former noble lady, but is actually a manipulative bitch who takes advantage of Melodía's desire for affection to take her to bed.
  • Full-Frontal Assault: Wears nothing but a cape during the final battle between the Empire and the horde.
  • Hypocrite: Despite being one of most vocal supporters of pacifism and egalitarianism, she loves all the new power that's been conferred on her.
  • Just Desserts: After Raguel is defeated, she charges like a lunatic at a fallen Karyl, ignoring Shiraa is standing right there. It doesn't take a genius to know what happened.
  • Light Is Not Good: Rides a white hadrosaur and wears a white cape during the final battle between the horde and the Imperial army.
  • Mouth of Sauron: Becomes Raguel's herald since the angel doesn't deign talking to mere humans.
  • Mrs. Robinson: She's a middle-aged woman who decides to seduce barely adult Melodía the moment she sets her eyes on the girl.
  • Purple Eyes: More specifically violet.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Has silver hair and is a bitch that embraces Raguel as soon as she can.

Lucas

A Gardener who joins Karyl's army to defend Providence.
  • Dying Moment of Awesome: He actually manages to kill a knight (on foot), before being speared from behind by a horsed-knight.
  • Mauve Shirt: Dies at the end of Lords when he recklessly charges at a suicidal attack when ordered to by the town lords.
  • Warrior Poet: He's actually a painter but wants to also become a warrior.

Petit Pigeon

A street urchin that becomes Rob's informant in Providence.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Rob can't be sure if its a boy or a girl because of its androgynous features, and doesn't ask so as to not offend them. She's a girl.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: No-one really knows her name.
  • The Spymaster: Gathers news and knowledge for Rob pretty easily, and the other kids help her too.
  • Wise Beyond His Years: She's young, but very clever and quite good at repeating what others say.

Gaétan

One of the few dinosaur knights to join Providence.

Jeanette

A Gardener who joined the sect along with her brother.

Stephanié

A wood-walker (one of the people who inhabit the woods of Paradise without permanently settling down) who joins Providence's army alongside her brother Emeric to take revenge on the knights who raped her.

     The Church 

Pope Pío

The leader of the Church, arguing for strong action against Providence and their horrible egalitarian ways.
  • Church Militant: One of the biggest preachers of an armed Crusade against the Garden of Love and Beauty.
  • Evil Old Folks: Not exactly evil for what we see, but unpleasant and a bit of a Knight Templar. He's also over 200 years old (easily 90 in our world).
  • Surprisingly Sudden Death: He literally falls dead after giving a very rousing sermon to the people of La Merced.
  • Thanatos Gambit: His death actually forces the church to endorse his final will of a crusade, despite their dislike for his warlike policies.

Bishop Tavares

A Papal Legate assigned to the Correction Army to be in charge of their 'spiritual health'. Unfortunately for Jaume, instead of doing that, he undermines his authority every time he can and incites the army in committing atrocities in the name of expiating sins.
  • Asshole Victim: After the headaches and atrocities he brought the army, no one is sad when the horde rips him to pieces.
  • Beard of Evil: Has an unkempt beard and is a brutal enforcer of Rape, Pillage, and Burn.
  • Evil Smells Bad: He's from the sect of Life-to-Come, and as such his hygiene is poor.
  • The Fundamentalist: He believes slaughtering innocent people is the best way to save their souls, an assessment not shared by anyone but him.
  • Rewarded as a Traitor Deserves: Goes to Raguel's side the moment the two armies meet to continue slaughtering his fellow humans. The Grey Angel waits until he and his cronies are within the mob, then he orders the horde to rip them to pieces. Florian thinks he deserved it, and no one argues.
  • Turbulent Priest: Villainous version, since he incites the Corregidor army into a bloody frenzy were innocent people are tortured, raped and killed in the name of purging their sins.

     Other humans 

Florian

One of Jaume's Companions, and, after Pere's death early in Lords, his closest confidant in the army.
  • Camp Straight: While just as pretty and flamboyant as the other Companions, Jaume notes he doesn't take male lovers.
  • Deadpan Snarker: He always brings the snark whenever someone does or acts stupid, bringing some headaches to his superior.
  • French Jerk: More like French Jerk with a Heart of Gold. He's deadpan and occasionally mean to the other Companions, but he nonetheless follows Jaume unconditionally.
  • Horse of a Different Color: His personal mount is a Parasaurolophus named Here-Comes-Trouble.

Count Guillaume

One of the main proponents for the Crusade, less for religious reasons and more because he loves treating his serfs worse than his cattle.

Baron Salvateur

Guillaume's chief crony and enforcer.
  • Aristocrats Are Evil: Works as the brutal enforcer of Count Guillaume in slaughtering innocent peasants for fun.
  • The Dragon: Count Guillaume's closest and best advisor.
  • Duel to the Death: Fights one against Karyl, and loses.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Karyl notes that he's far better tactician than his overlord and he presents a much greater threat as well.

     Supernatural beings 

Aphrodite

The Genius Loci of Paradise, a Nature Spirit of sorts who wishes for humanity's continued survival, in contrast to pretty much every other "magical" creature on the planet.

Raguel

The first of the Grey Angels to be seen directly acting against the Paradisians. Like all his kin, he despises humans and would much rather wipe the slate clean.

Uriel

A fellow Grey Angel with a far more serene temperament. Whereas his kinsmen prefer direct action, Uriel skulks in the shadows to play the game of empires.
  • Only Sane Man: Ironically ends up mediating between Aphrodite and Gabriel when they interact. Even he is surprised he's doing it.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Raguel's red, being calm, thoughtful and introspective although he's actually associated with fire.
  • The Fundamentalist: Raguel calls him one.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Has been masquerading as Fray Jerónimo, the emperor's confessor, all this time.

Gabriel

The third Grey Angel introduced, taking on the role of Red Oni to Uriel's Blue after Raguel is offed.

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     Dinosaurs 

Shiraa

Karyl's loyal allosaurus, whom he has raised since hatching. After being separated from Karyl at the beginning of Lords, she decides to look for her missing 'mother', like a good allosaurus.
  • Action Pet: She's an Allosaurus, for crying out loud.
  • Arch-Enemy: Has made Snowflake her personal dinosaur nemesis.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Arrives to save Karyl from Raguel, killing the angel just in time.
  • Determinator: Nothing will stop her from finding her 'mom'.
  • Monstrous Cannibalism: Eats a smaller allosaurus that was annoying her.
  • Stealthy Colossus: She's an ambush predator, and as such she's very stealthy if she needs to.

Little Nell

Rob's personal mount. A two ton einiosaurus, she's Rob's oldest companion.
  • Gentle Giant: She's a rather placid herbivore, but a beast of war and burden nonetheless.
  • Ironic Name: As mentioned above, she's bigger and heavier than the largest draft horses.

Snowflake

Falk's ride, a rather small, very rare albino Tyrannosaurus rex.
  • Evil Albino: Not evil per se, but he serves the ambitious and ruthless Falk.
  • Fluffy the Terrible: Why would someone name an albino T. Rex "Snowflake" is anyone's guess.
  • Mighty Roar: Wouldn't be a T-rex if he didn't had one.
  • Only Friend: The only creature in the world to unconditionally love Falk.

    Walking spoiler for Princess 

Uma

The Queen of the Fae, who wants to destroy humanity, but not as much as she wants to destroy the Grey Angels.
  • Enemy Mine: Make no mistake, she hates Aphrodite and humanity, but hates the Grey Angels even more, hence her offer to Karyl about aiding him.
  • The Fair Folk: She's the Queen of the Fae, and her way of thinking is very different from a human. Even Aphrodite has trouble understanding her.
  • For the Evulz: Why did she let her Fae torture Karyl after reviving him? It amused her.
  • A Form You Are Comfortable With: Can appear as a tall woman with glowing skin, like how she tries to seduce Karyl.
  • Kill It with Fire: Kills a dinosaur knight that intended to mutilate Karyl by burning him with her magical fire until his corpse is unrecognizable.
  • Lesser of Two Evils: She doesn't deny that she wants to destroy humanity, but can wait some centuries, the Grey Angels want to purge the world now, so Aphrodite thinks she's the better option.
  • Walking Spoiler: Her identity is a huge spoiler for Princess.

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