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    Hermux 

Hermux Tantamoq

The Hero: a watchmaker
  • Amateur Sleuth
  • Dulcinea Effect: After just one meeting, Hermux is ready to risk his life and reputation to rescue Linka.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Hermux and Mirrin. Explained a little in that she was a friend of his parents'.
  • Must Have Caffeine:
    It was one thing to be all alone and facing certain death or worse […] and it was another thing to be expected to do it without coffee.
  • Nice Guy: He's humble but solid hero.
  • Renaissance Man: Besides being a watchmaker (and therefore, an engineer, to an extent), he is by turns an amateur archaeologist, a set designer for a stage show, and an Amateur Sleuth.
  • Shipper on Deck: Mirrin is one for Hermux + Linka. Hermux returns the favor by being one Mirrin + Birch.

    Linka 

Linka Perflinger

The Love Interest: an adventuress and aviatrix
  • Ace Pilot: During The Sands of Time we get to see her acutally flying, and landing in tight spaces.
  • Action Girl: Adventuress and aviatrix
  • Crazy-Prepared: When organizing her adventures, Linka makes lists of everything, including a list of all the lists.
  • Distressed Damsel: Linka in the first book, but later on, she proves to be an Action Girl more than capable of looking after herself. She keeps a sharpened ring for escape situations and even kills a scorpion one-to-one.

    Mirrin 

Mirrin Stentrill

The Mentor: a blind painter
  • Blind Seer: Mirrin is a blind painter. She sees visions of cats but is unable to paint them. After she regains her sight, exhibiting the paintings of these cats causes a citywide scandal.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Mirrin and Hermux. Explained a little in that she was a friend of his parents'.
  • Interspecies Romance: Mirrin and Birch. The former is a mouse, the latter a chipmunk. It gets treated more or less like an interracial romance would have been in 1960's America, with Birch being the minority. At one point, when Birch suggests that Mirrin might be happier with someone of her own kind, we get a Heartwarming Moment when she tells him, "I've never found anyone of my own kind. Except you."
  • Shipper on Deck: Mirrin is one for Hermux + Linka. Hermux returns the favor by being one Mirrin + Birch.
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    Tucka 

Tucka Mertslin

Hurmux's neighbor, a cosmetics tycoon
  • Freudian Excuse: Tucka explains away her massive vanity and attention-seeking as a result of being looked down on by her wealthier cousin as a child.
  • Large Ham
  • Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places: Tucka's lovers all turn out to be bad guys. Justified given how shallow she is; all she looks for are charm, good looks and a willingness to go along with her less than savory schemes.
  • Self-Made Woman: Tucka is very proud of being one, as opposed to the heiresses from old families who look down their noses at her. It's one of the few points in her favor, actually.
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!

    Terfle 

Terfle

Hermux's pet ladybug
  • Intellectual Animal: Hermux asks her for advice on more than one occasion. She's also an artist.
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: In the beginning, she seems to be an ordinary pet, but by the fourth book, she can draw portraits, design stage sets, give Hermux fashion advice, act as diplomat to a swarm of angry bees, and even get her own point of view narration in some chapters.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Terfle. How can you not want to cuddle her after reading these books?

    Birch 

Birch Tentitrotter

  • Adventurer Archaeologist: Birch spent decades chipping away at the mystery, but when it all comes into place, it turns into a rapid adventure.
  • Interspecies Romance: Mirrin and Birch. The former is a mouse, the latter a chipmunk. It gets treated more or less like an interracial romance would have been in 1960's America, with Birch being the minority. At one point, when Birch suggests that Mirrin might be happier with someone of her own kind, we get a Heartwarming Moment when she tells him, "I've never found anyone of my own kind. Except you."
  • New Old Flame: To Mirrin. They met in college, meet again forty years later and they're as deeply in love as ever.
  • Reports of My Death Were Greatly Exaggerated: Birch never set out to fake his death, but after it happened he realized it could be a good idea, and he went with it.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Birch is a rare male example.

    Turfip 

Turfip Dandiffer

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