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Characters that appear in The Gamer's Alliance. There are so many that they occupy five pages. This page is for all of the members and factions of the Crimson Coalition in the Third Age.

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    Clergy of Artemicia 

Adela al-Jamila bint Meher al-Saif
"Admit it, you've lost!"

The beautiful and ruthless Sultana of Vanna and High Cleric of Artemicia. She murders her twin sister and banishes her nephew Khalid. She does what she thinks is best for the sultanate, strengthening it for the impending demon invasion, but she's more than willing to get rid of anyone who tries to stand in her way. She and Khalid become bitter enemies, and she's eventually deposed in a coup orchestrated by Khalid and the Alliance, after which she sides with the Coalition to have her revenge.

Associated tropes:

  • Becoming the Mask: In her past she adopted the persona of a ruthless and cunning warrior to have others' respect and to cast aside the weak girl she once was. This worked all too well with a few demons' guidance, and she's now grown so accustomed to her act that there's little left of the meek, shy girl she once was.
  • Broken Bird: Ultimately shown to be this once her past is revealed.
  • Driven by Envy: She became envious of Razia when Belial chose Razia over her. This led her to murder Razia and exile Khalid.
  • Evil Aunt: To Khalid.
  • Evil Twin: To her twin sister Razia...although in the distant past they used to be close friends.
  • God Save Us From The Sultana: She's the head of the sultante during the Vanna storyline and is not a nice person.
  • High Priest: She is the high cleric of the Clergy of Artemicia.
  • Lady of War: She looks fragile but is very powerful thanks to her sorcery and mastery of the scimitars.
  • Love Makes You Evil: As mentioned above, her mad love for Belial drove her to desperate actions and began her path to evil. Sadly she and Belial never get to meet after Khalid's exile.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: She kills her twin sister Razia in order to get closer to Belial. When Belial found out about his lover's death, he was not amused.
  • Pet the Dog: Her interactions with Arcturius show that she does have a soft spot for children, especially when children have gone through emotional abuse which reminds her of her own childhood.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: She's a sultana and can kick your ass anytime. There's a reason why the Sarquil males let women rule over them, after all...
  • The Usurper: She killed her twin sister and took over the throne of Vanna while also forcing her nephew to go into exile.
  • Woman Scorned: Belial really shouldn't have dissed her in favour of her twin sister. Hell hath no fury...

Unithien Earthhaven
"I want to become a better mage. I was weak, and I almost lost my mother because of that. I won't let it happen again!"

A white mage, daughter of Varalia, and initially a loyal follower of the Cardian church's teachings. She practically worships high cleric Ferron and is quite idealistic, sometimes clashing with the Alliance's darker members. However, after she has witnessed many dark events and betrayals, she decides to change her outlook on life and becomes more determined to serve the side of what she believes is good. She is conflicted about opposing her mother because they work for different sides, but she nevertheless loves her and eventually does side with her while abandoning the Alliance. After she ends up kidnapped by the siren of Devilfish Strait who teaches her a few things about magic and comes to believe that her weakness nearly got her mother killed, she snaps and lashes out against those who hurt others with horrific consequences. She abandons the Cardian faith and embraces Artemicia's teachings.

Associated tropes:

  • Anguished Declaration of Love: Ends up finally confessing her feelings to Nesa in a very dramatic manner despite Nesa's girlfriend Rhylian being present. Ashamed by what she's done but also relieved that she has finally managed to pour her heart out, she flees from the scene to leave the Alliance behind for good and join her mother's side.
  • Beneath the Mask: There's a darker side to Unithien beneath her pleasant exterior, and she does her best to keep herself in check by acting polite and mainly focusing on helping others. However, when push comes to shove and she goes through one traumatic experience too many when she believes her mother has been killed, she finally comes to accept the darkness within her and turns much more jaded and ruthless while lashing out at those who have hurt her and her friends.
  • Break the Cutie: She goes through many of these moments, losing several friends in the war, being unable to have a relationship with Nesa due to him already being with Rhylian, her reunion with her once abusive father, and finally the moment where she thinks Gilgamesh has killed her mother. She finally can't take it anymore so she gives into her darker impulses and decides to right wrongs in a new way which involves her becoming much more ruthless and unforgiving as a result.
  • A Darker Me: Hinted at during various moments. Her darkness while in Alent's central ziggurat draws Refan to nearly kiss her much to their confusion. She later takes on a much more seductive persona to catch Refan who is running loose in Alent, and this change in attitude doesn't go unnoticed by her companions who wonder if Unithien has been repressing her true self under a kind and polite exterior all along. She lashes out against her deadbeat father once she sees him again, revealing that she's hidden the pain caused by his abuse all these years and may not be able to forgive him even when he asks for it. After she returns from Devilfish Strait and confronts her enemy Persephone again, she outright rejects the offer to join the conspiracy Persephone is involved. Instead, she decides to murder the necromancer on the spot in cold blood so that Persephone's lies won't hurt anyone else ever again, an act that catches both Persephone and Varalia off guard.
  • Deal with the Devil: She ends up making a deal with Artemicia, Goddess of Healing, and switches sides from Cardia to her as long as the goddess saves her mother and her companions from a certain demise. Artemicia agrees to the terms but reminds Unithien that breaking an oath with her will have consequences should she ever attempt to betray her new clergy.
  • Half-Human Hybrid: She's a half-elf.
  • Gone Horribly Right: The Totenkopfs wish to use the power the Beacon of Alent bestowed on Unithien by slowly awakening her darkness. They eventually succeed and with horrific results as Unithien, while still considering herself good, will no longer hold her emotions in check and will ruthlessly kill anyone she views as a sinner.
  • Hero-Worshipper: Unithien is awed whenever she sees Ferron, the high cleric of her faith, in person, and she considers him one of the wisest men in the world and a truly great leader who inspires his clergy through his actions. However, Ferron is in fact a Villain with Good Publicity who is good at manipulating his cleric underlings such as Unithien who still hasn't realized Ferron's true character. She eventually grows out of this mindset and comes to see Ferron as he really is, becoming a lot more jaded as a result.
  • Important Haircut: Unithien cuts her hair and starts dressing in less robe-y clothes, which signifies her growth into a more determined woman. Despite this she still can't put aside a few things which have dominated her life such as her basically worshipping high cleric Ferron until much later, but she's slowly getting better at becoming more and more independent.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Unithien is the daughter of Varalia, one of the prominent villainesses. She grew up apart from her mother when they were separated in her youth. Eventually they found themselves on opposite sides but recognized each other instantly during one conflict where their parties met, but this reunion surprised other heroes who weren't expecting such a connection between the two. Both love each other dearly, but they also lament the fact that they're working for each other's enemies and can't reconcile each other's opposing beliefs. This fact troubles Unithien greatly, and she wonders if there's any way she can find a way to live a normal life with her mother in the war-torn world.
  • Meaningful Rename: After having used the name Unithien Greyrain for so long, she finally acknowledges that she really is her mother's daughter and takes on her mother's surname Earthhaven to signify this. It coincides with her revealing a far darker and more ruthless persona.
  • The Medic: Her role is primarily that of a healer, and she's proud of all the lives she's saved.
    • Combat Medic: She becomes a lot more ruthless after her mind's been broken one time too many and becomes active on the battlefield, using her white magic as a weapon to destroy any she considers to be sinners.
  • Morality Adjustment: She turns from a nice, shy person who tries to keep her emotions in check into a downright ruthless mage who will dispose of anyone who threatens the weak or those she cares about.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: With Nesa and Refan. Although she's attracted to Nesa for several reasons, she doesn't act it out because he already has a girlfriend. She feels she can better help Nesa succeed in his mission by staying friends because any relationship would only complicate their friendship further. Ultimately, when abandoning the Alliance, she does confess her feelings to Nesa with a tearful goodbye while Rhylian is present to witness it, and she flees from the scene afterwards. She's also confused about her feelings for Refan, partly because his demonic charisma draws her to him for reasons she can't explain but foreshadows the darkness within her.
  • White Magic: She excels at casting above average white magic spells.

    Clergy of Nergal 

Varalia Earthhaven
"The most effective way isn't always the most honourable way."

Initially a slave who eventually fought her way to freedom and embraced Nergal's way to grow stronger so she could defend herself and those she cares for. She became the mother of Unithien and Ildor and went to the ends of the earth for their sakes, risking everything in the process. She joined the Grey Cult after the Cataclysm and spent a decade in their ranks but eventually abandoned their cause when she formed a new pact with Nergal to keep her children safe from harm. A conflicted but determined knight, she has gained many allies and enemies over the years, often finding herself opposing the Grand Alliance.

Associated tropes:

  • Action Mom: She's the mother of two kids and can kick ass anytime.
  • Anti-Villain: Despite opposing the Alliance on multiple occasions, Varalia is a rather sympathetic character who cares for her soldiers and wishes to see the world become a better place for people to live in. She also holds no grudges against her daughter who works for her enemies although she wishes that her daughter would finally join her so that they could be together.
  • Badass in Distress: Ends up raped by Kareth d'Zarnagon during the Great War and later is almost beaten to death by Gilgamesh and thrown into the sea to drown before she is rescued.
  • Bi the Way: She's been in relationships with both men and women.
  • Broken Bird: She was once a happy young elfess living in a peaceful village until the village was raided and she was sold into slavery, which began a vicious cycle of suffering in her life and eventually turned her into the ruthless knight she is today.
  • Curb Stomp Cushion: She receives an extremely brutal beatdown from Gilgamesh during their duel although she manages to hold her own and even push him back during some of it until Gilgamesh finally overpowers her.
  • The Dragon: She's a loyal second-in-command to Xerathas.
  • Good Parents: Varalia is this to her daughter Unithien and would continue to be the best mother ever if only they hadn't ended up on opposite sides of the war. Still, neither she nor her daughter will harm the other and will constantly try to persuade each other to join the other's side.
  • I Want Grandkids: Played for laughts when Varalia notices the attraction between her daughter Unithien and the paladin Nesa and asks them coyly if she'll be seeing grandkids anytime soon. The exchange obviously leaves the two embarrassed, much to Varalia's amusement.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: Varalia believes in some inherent goodness of people although her experiences from the past haven't been nice.
  • Mama Bear: Try hurting her children, and you're in for a world of pain. She's willing to betray and kill anyone necessary to protect her children even if that means going against powerful monsters or even gods.
  • Our Elves Are Better
  • Pet the Dog: Varalia's interactions with Takamoto, Ildor and Unithien show that she's not as cold a character as many assume. She cares for Takamoto's idealism and loves her daughter Unithien and son Ildor dearly. There are also shades of this during her interactions with her lover Uminoko although it's depicted somewhat ambiguously considering that she needs to stay on Uminoko's good side so the pirate woman will continue working for her and isn't averse to manipulating Uminoko's feelings to get what she desires.
  • Rape as Drama: She's been raped twice, and those events have left their marks on her as in emotional trauma and births of her children.
  • Red Baron: Varalia's old nickname from her mercenary days is the Sapphire Ghost.

"I can see in these men's eyes, something has changed. They no longer hold only anger; they no longer want to do something but are scared to do it. Now they are alive, their anger has grown into hate and they are using that hate to drive them, to grow strong and powerful. Their hate will drive them to the end, where they will stand victorious and laugh at the fools below. This is our time, this is high time. And we not only want this war, now is the time that we need this war."

The High Cleric of Nergal and former commander of the Libaterran Rebels who escalates the civil war. He becomes one of the top generals of the Coalition after the Cataclysm, intending to finish the fight. Although he's successful at leading the Coalition to Alent's gates in the final clash of the war, he ultimately perishes in a duel against the demon Azazel who takes over as the new High Cleric.

Associated tropes:

  • Badass Grandpa: A requirement given his position, but earns this by being able to go toe to toe with an ancient and powerful demon warrior and puts up a substantial fight even before Nergal possesses him.
  • Blood Knight: He lives for battle and won't turn down a challenge for a one-on-one duel even when facing a more powerful opponent.
  • Burning with Anger: When he gets really angry, he tends to manifest flames around him, which has earned him the nickname 'Red Dragon'.
  • Do Not Go Gentle: When faced with Azazel, he fights tooth and nail. Even though he eventually loses, he never gives up which ends up impressing his opponent.
  • Evil Old Folks: He's in his 70's and still kicks ass, being a ruthless warrior.
  • Evil Virtues: He is honourable enough to fight an opponent, even a demon, one on one instead of sending his men to weaken said demon first.
  • Go Out with a Smile: How he dies. To him dying in battle instead of old age is the most fulfilling way to go, and he gets to see the greatest battle ever waged on Libaterran soil in his last moments.
  • Graceful Loser: Despite being bested and failing to see the war he had helped begin reach its conclusion, he nevertheless feels content allowing his opponent a moment of victory.
  • High Priest: He's the high cleric of the Clergy of Nergal, devoted to promoting War's agenda.
  • Kneel Before Zod: He is prideful and likes to see people kneel before him.
  • Unresolved Sexual Tension: Endoran cares for him, and he also seems to see something in her even though he ultimately focuses on fighting a war than giving her the attention she craves. Even at the end of his life it's unclear if his last thoughts may have included Endoran or not as his final thoughts remained his alone to know.

    Dark Elves 

"The Alliance are not the only people in the world with ideals. We shall fight for an empire, just how all empires have been forged in the past."

Lord of the Dark Elves who was banished for an attempted coup for the throne of Sanae. He sides with the Coalition and hopes to create a strong, everlasting elven empire under his ideals.

Associated tropes:

  • Ambition Is Evil: He was a skilled warrior who wished to take over the throne of Sanae for himself. He ends up exiled as a result.
  • The Exile: He was exiled after his bid for the throne of Sanae failed, and he gathered like-minded exiles and eventually formed what became known as Dark Elves.
  • Our Elves Are Better
  • Visionary Villain: He wishes to create a strong, everlasting elven empire by forcibly uniting all the elven civilizations under one rule—his rule.

Lirado Qavennurrie

Kamelith's right-hand elf who orchestrated the Maar Sul Gang War under the alias Lieutenant X just to steal Tiyana from the Nightstalkers. He's utterly devoted to his lord Kamelith's ideals.

Associated tropes:

  • The Chessmaster: He orchestrates the Maar Sul Gang War between the Nightstalkers and the Mathesons and even gets SAVAGE and Totenkopfs involved while he's pretending to be a SAVAGE officer. He does it solely to locate Tiyana whom he recruits to the Dark Elves faction.
  • The Mole: He pretended to be Lieutenant X, a loyal SAVAGE officer, but was actually working for the Dark Elves all along as a mole and only used SAVAGE's resources to locate Tiyana.
  • Our Elves Are Better

Tiyana Natiya

A time mage who has a one night stand with Briss which gets her pregnant as a result. She ends up kidnapped by the Nightstalkers who drug her and use them as the head whore in their brothel business until she's freed by Lirado who recruits her to the Dark Elves who wish to use her time magic powers for their own ends.

Associated tropes:

  • Break the Cutie: She's a headstrong elfess who has horrible things happen to her after the Nightstalkers have kidnapped her. She's fed highly addictive drugs which make her submissive and crave for more, and the Nightstalkers use her as a "prototype prostitute" in their new brothel business with horrifying results. She only gets out of the nightmare after the Dark Elves save her and give her a chance to become the headstrong mage she used to be.
  • Love Interest: She has a one night stand with Briss and gets pregnant. The two are reunited in Trinity Gask later where she reveals Briss that they'll have a child.
  • Our Elves Are Better
  • Streetwalker: She ends up becoming a drugged with addictive drugs and becomes the head prostitute in the Nightstalkers' prostitute ring in Maar Sul City for a time until the Dark Elves save her.
  • Time Master: She's a competent time mage which ends up being the reason why she's recruited by the Dark Elves in the first place.

    Proninist Party 

Andrei Pronin
"Workers of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your lives, your freedom, and all of your worldly possessions!"

The infamous man who formed the Proninist Party. He began the Proninist invasion of Maar Sul which went well for a while until he was captured after the Second Battle of Maar Sul. He was assassinated in his cell by the mysterious Wolfsbane. Pronin's death had a lasting impact on the history of the world as it forced the Proninists to seek assistance from other factions, which led to the forming of the Crimson Coalition.

Associated tropes:

  • Badass Beard: Has a proper Van Dyke beard.
  • Dirty Communists: Pronin forms the Proninist Party which wants to liberate the masses... who will then become the Party's slaves.
  • Killed Off for Real: His death has major repercussions on the world at large.
  • The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Whenever Pronin shapeshifts into a wolf, there's always a risk that animal instincts take over and he'll be stuck in the animal form permanently. This mode lock happens to Pronin during the decisive assault on Maar Sul City, which leads to his defeat and capture by Gerard.
  • Voluntary Shapeshifting: He can shapeshift into a wolf.

Boris Ivanov
"I'll do whatever it takes to bring you down."

The new leader of the Proninists. He idolizes Andrei Pronin and wishes to continue his work. He was convinced to join the Crimson Coalition in order to combat the growing Grand Alliance. A stout, intelligent man with tremendous strength, he's not to be underestimated despite his age.

Associated tropes:

  • Cool Old Guy: He's well over his 50s but can still kick ass.
  • Dirty Communists: He's a Proninist, duh.
  • Dragon Ascendant: He used to be Pronin's second-in-command but became the new leader of the Proninist Party after Andrei Pronin's demise.


    Rebels and Mullencamp 

Endoran L'Sarius
"I don't think you understand that these other men have been trying to interrogate you, they never wanted to kill you. They never would have, only threatened you with it. I, however, have been sorely lacking in meals lately and your jugular vein looks oh so appetising to me."

A scheming, mysterious sorceress who acts as Glaurung's advisor. Despite acting as a loyal supporter, she has a hidden agenda and has considerable influence over Glaurung. She also shares a past with Ax.

Associated tropes:

  • Aristocrats Are Evil: She's a countess and not exactly a nice person.
  • Co-Dragons: One of the three lieutenants who serve Glaurung. Her role is the warlady's political advisor.
  • Evil Mentor: To Glaurung out of all people.
  • Lady of Black Magic: An aristocratic, cunning sorceress and leader of Mullencamp.

Glaurung Losstarot
"With this Crimson Coalition on my side, I shall succeed where my ancestors failed! This shall be a war that will end all wars, and my son and I shall lead us to victory!"

A charismatic knight, leader of the Crimson Coalition and a loving mother of her only son and heir Hannibal. She has a vision of a world without borders which she plans to turn real by conquering the nations of the world. She ends up kidnapped by Vaetris who eventually convinces her to join the Eastern Horde in exchange for the safety of the people of Libaterra. Despite their alliance, Glaurung still remains suspicious of Vaetris's motives but decides to play along and see what the Duchess of the Eastern Horde is really after.

Associated tropes:

  • Action Mom: A badass mother for sure.
  • Badass in Distress: Becomes this when she is kidnapped by Vaetris. She ended up captured only because her opponent turned out to be way stronger than she had assumed.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: She's been through a lot in her life, and past, traumatic experiences have shaped her personality.
  • Dark Messiah: She is a charismatic leader who doesn't worry if she has to break a few eggs to make an omelet.
  • Mama Bear: Those who tried to hurt her son certainly regretted it by the time she had finished with them.
  • Odd Friendship: With Natsumi after the two end up working together to survive in Alent.
  • Rape as Drama: She was raped in the past, which traumatized her and turned her into the woman she now is.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Glaurung's goals of world peace are noble but the means which she uses to create such an utopia are less than ideal.

Grace Ripley

New captain of the S-Class Mullencamp after Tybalt's death. She's resourceful and utterly loyal to the Losstarots. She aids Jono Renfield against Saleos's demon posse.

Associated tropes:

  • Action Girl: She's a fine warrior who more than happily engages enemies in combat if that way she can protect her liege.
  • The Captain: She's the captain of the S-Class Mullencamp.

Hannibal Losstarot
"Just call me Hannibal, ok? I hate all that boring formal stuff."

The adolescent son and heir of Glaurung Losstarot. Despite being a devoted follower of the Coalition's ideals, he has recently begun to see the Grand Alliance in a new light when a few turncoat heroes saved his life. He likes to flirt with girls and is quite polite and cunning. He has been trained in the art of war by his elite guard, the Vulfsatz.

Associated tropes:

  • Affably Evil: Hannibal treats the heroes like friends and even flirts with some of them even though he makes his army's destructive intentions clear.
  • Archer Archetype: He's graceful in his movements, uses the bow as his primary weapon and keeps his distance when fighting enemies although he's still strong enough to hold his own in close combat. He's analytical in combat situations and has a keen eye for details thanks to his training as a bowman which has made him pay attention to vulnerable spots in enemy armors.
  • Bodyguard Betrayal: He is betrayed by his bodyguard Caliban who hands him over to a group of Totenkopfs.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He is pretty much this. He is extremely interested in female anatomy and sometimes makes quite lewd comments about those he considers attractive and flirts quite openly, but has not forced himself on anyone despite the Losstarot tradition.
  • Distressed Dude: Becomes imprisoned for a while in the Vanna arc until some Grand Alliance heroes help him return home.
  • Overlord Jr.: He is his mother's son and has the potential to become even more powerful than she is.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Hannibal is very cunning and is quite proficient in using various weapons and spells. He is quickly growing into another dangerous Losstarot warlord if he keeps up the pace.
  • Young and in Charge: Ends up in charge of the Crimson Coalition after his mother is kidnapped. Although many councillors scoff at the idea at first, he quickly demonstrates his power and cunning befitting of a Losstarot and makes it clear that he's the one in charge now.
  • Young Conqueror: He is young but wants to take over the world like any good Losstarot would do.

Leopold Lain
"You'd do well to remember that I too am a descendant of Losstarot. People once underestimated Arawn and Sydney, and we all know what happened. I advise you not to make the same mistake."

The determined and loyal general of the Coalition's army. He is related to Glaurung by blood and wishes to realize her dream of a united Libaterra. He is also working with rogue Faerfolc, however, but likes to keep his alliance with them a secret for the time being for reasons unknown.

Associated tropes:

  • Cool Helmet: He wears a distinctive helmet that hides the scarred lower half of his face.
  • Co-Dragons: One of the three lieutenants who serve Glaurung. His role is the general of the warlady's army.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: Despite working for Glaurung and being loyal to her, he also has other plans which are his alone to know.
  • Four-Star Badass: He's the general of the Coalition's army, and he's certainly worthy of the title.
  • Red Baron: He is called the Fist of Losstarot and for a good reason.
  • Sinister Scythe: He gets a switchblade scythe from Glaurung, and it becomes his signature weapon.

"Long live Master Losstarot!"

Captain of the S-Class Mullencamp until he lost his life in pursuit of Leon Alcibiates's Fellowship of Maar Sul. It seems like the fellowship had killed him but he was actually backstabbed by his officer Caliban under orders from the Totenkopfs who used the captain's death to motivate the Vulfsatz to hunt the fellowship down.

Associated tropes:

  • Bald of Awesome: He has one.
  • Big Brother Mentor: He is pretty much this to Hannibal who views him as a big brother he never had.
  • The Captain: He was the captain of S-Class Mullencamp.
  • Killed Off for Real: Yet another death that showcases that Anyone Can Die in the story.
  • Like a Son to Me: Orestes sees Tybalt as his son, which is why he's heartbroken to hear of his death.
  • Sacrificial Lamb: He's introduced as a skilled captain with close ties to Hannibal and Orestes and leaves to track down the Fellowship of Maar Sul. It appears at first he'll become a recurring antagonist...until his body is brought back to Hannibal who, stricken with grief, orders the Vulfsatz to hunt down the fellowship who he believes had killed Tybalt, thus kicking off the real pursuit. His death also leads to Caliban, the true murderer of Tybalt, being assigned as a bodyguard to Hannibal, which serves the Totenkopfs' plans when they kidnap Hannibal, thus further motivating the Coalition to oppose the Alliance and Alent who are framed for the kidnapping.

    The Three 


The most cunning member of the Three, he likes the art of deception and gaining his enemies' trust before stabbing them in the back. He likes to avoid violence when necessary and prefers to work in the shadows. He travelled with the Alliance during the Vanna adventures for a while but abandoned them when his mission was complete.

Associated tropes:

  • Manipulative Bastard: He knows how to exploit people's emotional weaknesses for his own ends.
  • The Mole: He pretended to be a slave elf in and tagged along with the Alliance's heroes but he did it solely to gain their trust and hamper their efforts to free Vanna from Adela's grip.
  • Our Elves Are Better


An elven mercenary who often assumes the leader's position in the Three. He likes to do stuff for the sake of evil, and his companions have to keep reminding him to focus on the mission. He enjoys a good dose of violence and likes the challenge of outwitting smarter foes.

Associated tropes:


A somewhat crazy mage who really likes fire, he also hears voices in his head but is nevertheless the least evil member of the Three. His antics tend to annoy his companions but they tolerate him because he is a useful member.

Associated tropes:

  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He's often very clueless about what's going on around him. He hears voices in his head but what people don't know is that Yurius is influencing his mind.
  • Hearing Voices: Ned hears the voice of a dragon named Mr. Sparky in his head. What he doesn't know, however, is that the dragon is the trapped demon lord Yurius who uses Ned for his own ends.
  • Our Elves Are Better
  • Pyro Maniac: He wants to make the world burn.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Becomes this to Trittledin after the Three infiltrate Alent. He actively tries to sway Trittledin to take action and aids him, hoping that with Trittledin's help the Three can destabilize Alent long enough for the Coalition to strike the city down. He doesn't care the least bit for Trittledin's schemes and only uses the mage while pretending to be his loyal servant.


Cain Highwind
"The rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated. However, the Abel you once knew is gone: my name is Cain now."

A former hero of the Grand Alliance, he had an embarrassing sexual encounter with the lustful mage Raine after which he was presumed dead. He survived, however, and was nursed back to health by the Totenkopf cult which used his traumas and vulnerable state to persuade him to join their ranks. He then infiltrated the reformed Alliance and travelled with them for a while until his true allegiance was exposed in Alent.

Associated tropes:

  • Evil Costume Switch: As he changed his name from Abel to Cain, he also began wearing darker clothes.
  • Fallen Hero: The war years really took their toll on him, and he was easy prey for the Totenkopfs who convinced him to join them.
  • The Mole: Cain ostensibly works for the Alliance but is in fact spying on them for the Totenkopfs.
  • Name of Cain: Abel adopts the name Cain after he turns to the dark side. It is also a pun because he used the name Abel while helping the heroes but adopted the name Cain (Dark Abel) when he joined the villains.

"The only true power is that of Death itself. Don't you see? It is inevitable."

A cunning lich sorcerer who has a tangled past with Leon and Jemuel. He acted as Jemuel's advisor until Jemuel betrayed the Underworld's cause, after which he rejoined the Totenkopfs and is now plotting to plunge the world into darkness.

Associated tropes:

  • Back from the Dead: Happens to him twice. First, after being killed by Daven in Ofuchi's tower, and later after being killed by Khasra III in Alent.
  • Big Bad Duumvirate: He rejoins the Totenkopfs after his second death in Alent, and both he and the Master, whom he had taught before he originally left for Alent, hold as much power in the Totenkopf cult.
  • Body Surf: Drishnek's method is to move his spirit from one body to another. When he leaves for another body, the old host body dies.
  • The Chess Master: Drishnek is very good at planning things and prefers to stay in the shadows especially after his second defeat. However, he is willing to get his bony fingers dirty if it is absolutely necessary.
  • Evil Sorcerer: Very much so.
  • Glowing Eyelights of Undeath: Quite creepy ones, too.
  • The Man Behind the Man: He was the one who guided Dante to resurrect Jemuel, and he later acted as Jemuel's closest advisor with a plan to turn Jemuel into the commander of the Underworld.
  • Our Liches Are Different
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: When Drishnek's plan is foiled by Richelieu and the purple paladins and Jemuel refuses to work for him any longer, he loses his mind completely and goes after the one person he hates the most and who is his most vulnerable enemy, Leon Alcibiates, only to end up killed by Leon's group. He regains his sanity after his resurrection, though.
  • Squishy Wizard: He's quite fragile but extremely powerful. Only holy magic can hurt him.
  • Soul Jar: He holds his essence in a phylactery. As long as the phylactery exists, he can never truly be banished forever.
  • Treacherous Advisor: Drishnek turned out to be this after Jemuel realized he had been used. Although he genuinely wanted Jemuel oto become the commander of the undead horde, he didn't hesitate to attack Jemuel when he realized he could no longer control him.
  • Wild Card: Although he acted as Death's herald for a long time, his status of undeath was revoked after one failure too many. After this he no longer answers to Death who betrayed him and instead has begun advancing his own agenda which is separate from Death's.

Kamen Grimgaze

The enigmatic Master of the Totenkopfs who is responsible for the resurgence of the Blood Fever and who has been acting as a mole within the Alliance while furthering various sinister agendas.

Associated tropes:

  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Appears as a benevolent ally of the Alliance but is really only using them as pawns to further the Totenkopfs' agenda.
  • The Chessmaster: Surpasses perhaps even Drishnek in this.
  • The Master: That's what Kamen is referred as.
  • The Mole: Acts in this role in the Alliance.
  • Xanatos Gambit: Specializes in gambits where both outcomes benefit the Totenkopfs in the end.
  • Xanatos Speed Chess: Quite adept at these, being able to improvise on a moment's notice and stay two steps ahead of the Alliance.


The spokesman of the Master in the Coalition Council, he's a ruthless individual whose unkempt appearance masks a cunning mind. He keep his ambitions hidden even from his closest comrades, however.

Associated tropes:

  • The Chessmaster: He's a skilled strategist who has planned many events.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He knows how to play with people's emotions like most Totenkopfs do.
  • Mouth of Sauron: He acts as the Master's herald in the Coalition Council.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: His manipulations prompt Arcturius to free the imprisoned Bella, Illyria and Jezebeth as well as the caged mythic beasts which Simon's minions had been collecting for years, which leads to a rampage within the Losstarot manor.

"No, it's the other way around. The real question is: what do you want?"

A mysterious elven cultist with a cunning tongue, he knows the art of deception well. Although nominally a Totenkopf, his ambition grew enough for him to begin scheming against his masters and actually join Antigonus de Ardyn in a bid for power. However, his loyalty to Antigonus is shady at best, and he seems to have his own agenda, using everyone for his own gain.

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  • Dark-Skinned Blond: He's a blond from the desert elf clans which explains his skin tone.
  • Dragon with an Agenda: To Antigonus out of all people. Although nominally still a Totenkopf, Thrax is also playing a game with Antigonus, hoping to use both factions to his advantage.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He uses reverse questions to find a person's weak spot, after which he uses that spot to manipulate the person. His tongue might be his greatest weapon.
  • Our Elves Are Better
  • Pet the Dog: Although Thrax has done horrific things as a member of both the Dwarven Triad and the Totenkopfs, he genuinely cares for his sister Illyria. He also ends up having feelings for Rhylian whom he treats with compassion.

"Finally I can unleash my next ode to chaos! Once I'm done, the Ravensworth incident will look like a mere prelude compared to this cacophonic masterpiece!"

A cunning but somewhat mad sorceress, she is obsessed with composing music and causing as much chaos as possible. She has remained a surprisingly loyal follower of the Totenkopf cult and has caused the Grand Alliance grief on several occasions.

Associated tropes:

  • Abusive Sibling: Dorecia to Zenobia, and she went all the way to corrupt her younger sister.
  • Dark Action Girl: Very much so.
  • Mad Artist: She wishes to unleash odes to chaos and is willing to cause all sorts of mayhem in order to "compose" perfect music. She's musical but also nuts.
  • Psycho for Hire: She doesn't care what she has to do as long as long as she gets to cause pain. The Totenkopfs were simply a means for her to express herself fully.



A strong member of the Vulfsatz who has been physically training Hannibal Losstarot. He is level-headed and prefers to think before attacking an enemy. When he talks, he always has something important to say.

Associated tropes:

  • Combat Pragmatist: He is not afraid of fighting dirty if the situation calls for it, and this is what he keeps teaching Hannibal because in his view there is no room for chivalry on the battlefield.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: He is a very good boxer.
  • Mighty Glacier: He's slow but packs a strong punch and can take quite a beating, having a background as a brawler.
  • Tranquil Fury: He attacks his opponents with deadly precision, rarely showing his emotions in combat.


A cunning member of the Vulfsatz, he murders a member of the Alliance and takes his place in order to find out what the Alliance is planning. He has almost been exposed a few times but he has always managed to weave a believable tale to keep others' suspicion off. However, his time in the Alliance is slowly affecting him and he starts to see that not everyone in the Alliance is as awful as he has assumed.

Associated tropes:

  • Black Magic: He's a very skilled black mage.
  • Dead Person Impersonation: He kills the Maar Sulais operative Koskenkorva and takes his place in the Maar Sulais group in order to spy on the heroes and hamper their schemes. He's beginning to show some Becoming the Mask tendencies, though.
  • The Mole: He's posing as a Maar Sulais operative but his true allegiance lies with the Coalition.
  • Smug Snake: Very much so.

"We Vulfsatz are the best of the best. Where we strike, none live to tell the tale."

Leader of the Vulfsatz, an elite and loyal group of warriors and mages working directly under the Losstarots. He is determined to get the job done but he sometimes lets his emotions cloud his judgement, making some jobs more personal to him than they should be. He's mentored Hannibal and has grown close to him, becoming a foster father figure to the young warlord.

Associated tropes:

  • Bodyguard Crush: Orestes has feelings for Glaurung but his sense of duty prevents him from letting her know anything about it.
  • Co-Dragons: One of the three lieutenants who serve Glaurung. His role is the captain of the warlady's guard as well as her top assassin.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: He likes to do this when things don't go his way, e.g. when he lost a duel to Despard.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: He has seen the cruel side of the world, most notably when he lost his son, but he is nevertheless willing to fight for a better tomorrow and raise his master Hannibal to become a just and powerful leader of the Coalition.
  • Parental Substitute: Orestes is this to Hannibal.

Rhys Elendil

A contemplative healer and bard, he is the least violent member of the Vulfsatz. He often ponders the fate of his people, questioning whether the conflict will ever end, but he nevertheless follows his superior's orders without question.

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Craig Rimner

An affable member and the Coalition Council's Scun representative. He can act like a jerk at times but he's also a decent enough singer who introduced the Coalition to the joys of Rimnerian Songs, also known as Scunnish drunk-singing with misheard lyrics.

Associated tropes:

  • Jerkass: He can act like this at times because he's, well, a facking Scun.


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