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Party Members

    The Princess 
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The primary Player Character, the Princess is abducted from her homeland of Easania by a mysterious cult but manages to escape at the start of the game and now seeks a way to return home. Her real name is Anne, and she's not actually a princess, she was an orphan girl who used the princess shtick to trick Rik and Tox.

  • Boots of Toughness: Never mind the cute bows on them: the Princess' pragmatic choice of footwear shows that she knows how to get things done.
  • Combat Medic: The Princess can dish out damage, but her special power is the ability to heal other party members—including healing as a secondary effect of her attacks and parries. Her Fury/Forgiveness gauge lets you dynamically emphasize the "Combat" or the "Medic" function.
  • Everything's Better with Princesses: A female protagonist in an old-school ERPG? Of course she's a princess! She's not actually a princess. She's was just using it to keep Rik and Tox with her.
  • Heroines Prefer Swords: Her main weapon is a Royal Rapier, naturally.
  • Magic Knight: She is both a trained fencer and a newbie sorceress.
  • No Name Given: The Princess is the Princess. Or "Your Highness" if you want to be polite. Or "Your Royal Highness" if you really want to get on her good side. Her real name is Anne, and she's not a princess.
  • Prim and Proper Bun: Wears the Lady of War variety, although she is more outgoing than the usual variation of this trope.
  • Proper Tights with a Skirt: The default outfit.
  • Spoiled Brat: Was one before her abduction, making her search for allies extra challenging.

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    Rik the Kobold 
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A fennec-man and one of the two primary companions of the Princess.

  • Knife Nut: Prefers to use knives in combat.
  • More Dakka: Rik's Special Attack basically involves him spamming his thrown knives as fast as the player can press the button, turning the battle into a Bullet Hell for the enemies. There's even an achievement for throwing ONE THOUSAND of his knives.
  • Older Than They Look: He's actually older than Tox, by a year.
  • Only in It for the Money: Agrees to escort the Princess home for the ransom she promises her father will pay him. After she's outed as not a real princess, he still agrees to escort her anyway.
  • Raised by Humans: Rik is a beastman but was raised by a human couple, so he only partly conforms to his species' stereotypes.
  • Trick Knife: Rik's throwing knives can be tricked-out with various items to give them a variety of elemental damage bonuses.

    Tox the Black Dracomage 
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Rik's "little brother" and the other of the Princess' primary companions. His full name is Toxivalitas.

  • Black Magic: Tox practices it, though in this setting, it's not so much "evil magic" as "magic that nobody understands how it works and so everyone fears it".
  • Breath Weapon: His primary means of attack is his breath weapon. In addition to being able to breathe fire, he can also switch to any of the other three elements.
  • Draconic Humanoid: Tox is basically a black dragon who walks upright.
  • Extreme Omnivore: Can eat items the party finds to improve his stats.
  • Flash Step: Can use it to avoid incoming attacks in combat and to get to otherwise inaccessible locations in the exploration mode.
  • Gentle Giant: Despite being a physically imposing and generally a dangerous magic-wielder, Tox comes across as a gentle and intellectual individual.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: At the end of the game, while the black dracomages are blackening the sky to stop the white energy, Tox absorbs it all into his body to save Rik, who, unlike The Princess, is not immune to black dracomage poison.
  • Mage Killer: His attacks are especially deadly to fellow mages.
  • Raised by Humans: Like Rik, he was raised by a human couple, so he only partly conforms to his species' stereotypes.
  • Squishy Wizard: Despite having a lot of damage output, Tox is the least durable of the primary party.
  • Younger Than They Look: He's only 20, despite looking far older.

Assist Characters

    Lawrence the Human 
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A brawler and a sworn enemy of the cultists, who jumps at the chance to help the Princess.

  • Badass Beard: A neatly trimmed Van Dyke beard shows that he is a good guy and a good fighter.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is quite a bit older than the rest of the party, but fun to be around.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: In a world of magic and walking dragons, this guy beats everyone up with his fists.
  • Non-Elemental: His attacks are just brute force.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: There are hints that there is a darker side to his happy-go-lucky persona. The reason he is so adamant about protecting the Princess is because his daughter, Grace, ended up in the same situation and he was unable to save her.
  • Old-School Chivalry: Jumps to the Princess' defense despite not even knowing her.

    Sonya the Huntress 
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Sonya is introduced tracking the party—specifically Tox, waiting for him to enter a "human only" area, so she can execute him for breaking the law. She is actually one of the heirs to the Skyweather throne.

  • An Ice Person: Her special attack is ice-elemental.
  • Archer Archetype: Wields a bow with cold precision.
  • Nature Hero: She is encountered in the wilds and her special attacks are nature-themed.
  • The Only One Allowed to Defeat You: As long as Tox does nothing to break the laws, she'll go as far as to protect him from other attackers—just so she can kill him herself, once he finally does.
  • Religious Bruiser: She has complete faith in the Ten Lines and believes that her work (hunting black dracomages) will help avert the cataclysm it foretold.

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    Syx the Green Dracomage 
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A powerful yet timid master of the "nox" element. His full name is Syxoviletos.

  • Apologizes a Lot: Especially when his temper gets the better of him and he starts slinging his magic around.
  • Defeat Equals Friendship: Syx is initially the boss of the Hollow River Valley area before joining the party.
  • Expy: Of Moke from The Reconstruction and The Drop—another green reptilian user of poisonous magic.
  • Flunky Boss: As a boss, he has his followers assist him in combat.
  • Poisonous Person: As a practitioner of the nox magic, poisons and other nastiness seem to be drawn to him.
  • Shrinking Violet: Being treated as inherently evil his entire life left him a timid and socially insecure individual.

    Vax the Red Dracomage 
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A rough and tumble dracomage who joins the Princess' entourage for a chance at adventure. His full name is Vaxipaxitos.

  • Heroic Sacrifice: When Lux's soldier's attack Rik and Tox's home, he offers to distract them so they can get away, but they shoot him with an arrow and and he ended up dying in the ensuing fire.
  • Jumped at the Call: Pretty much joins as an Assist Character for the adventure the Princess' quest promises.
  • My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Red dracons are known for causing widespread destruction with their fire-based powers, which is why Vax, having spent most of his life with humans, decided to avoid developing said powers.
  • Playing with Fire: Subverted. Even though red dracons are known for their fiery breath, Vax chose not to develop his talents in this area, so he can only breathe clouds of debilitating smoke.

    Lux the White Dracomage 
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A heroic dragon hybrid with a large host of human followers who advocates peaceful human-beast coexistence. He only joins as an Assist Character briefly in the game. His full name is Luxisolitas.

  • An Ice Person: He has control over Ice...
  • Blow You Away: as well as Sky.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Initially, Lux is helpful and cordial to The Princess, but when he discovers that Tox is travelling with her later on...
  • Flunky Boss: As a boss, he has his ice crystals assist him in combat. Failing to defeat all of them has them restore some of Lux's HP.
  • Guile Hero: He is not so much into fighting as he is into diplomacy and directing his followers.
  • The Paragon: He is a champion of human-beast relations and considered a hero of the people.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The Princess is awed to meet him and hopes to do so again.

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Non-Player Characters

    Nix the Black Dracomage 

A female black dracomage who works to unite other black dracomages under her banner.

  • Insufferable Genius: She is a very intelligent individual, but also contemptuous and even unreasonable at times.
  • You Can't Fight Fate: She believes that the black dracomages purpose is to destroy and take back the world, and that it's pointless to fight it.

Villains

    The Tall Man 
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The apparent leader of the cult behind the the Princess' kidnapping.

  • The Adjectival Man: Because names have power in the setting, he chooses to keep his secret.
  • Big Bad: He is shaping up to be this.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: The Tall Man occasionally shows up in cutscenes but his goals are a mystery. In the endgame, you find out that his main goal was to stave off the White Light, who demands a girl with the mark every ten years, to prevent a disaster.
  • No Name Given: His real name is never revealed.

    The Thin Man 
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The Tall Man's underling in the cult, his carelessness allows the Princess to escape, so he is put to the task of recapturing her.

    SPOILER CHARACTER: The White Energy 
A... being of pure white energy. It demands a sacrifice of a girl with the mark, a birthmark that renders one immune to black dracomage poison, its only weakness.

  • Flunky Boss: During it's fight, it has hands made of pure white energy assist it in battle.
  • Light Is Not Good: A being of pure white, light energy is possibly one of the most evil and/or destructive beings in the game.

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