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The protagonist of Three The Hard Way. Vance starts out as a bartender in Somerset, but later becomes a bounty hunter in hopes of earning money and becoming rich and famous.
  • Back from the Dead: He is killed by Benson and Mauldin in at the end of Act 2, but is revived by Kanna and Lucama.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Duchess Fayette. Even though he frequently insults her, he definitely cares about her, and nearly goes on a rampage against Benson and Mauldin when they appeared to have harmed her.
  • Bounty Hunter: Vance is hired as one in Branchville. Most of his involvement in the conflict comes from the fact that the Dukes need his services, and most of the obtainable money from the game actually comes from his job, since the monsters in the game gives very little gold to loot.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He shamelessly flirts with any pretty girl he sees, but doesn't actually force himself on them. He even says that pornographic stuffs disturbs him.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: His mother calls him “Vancie”, much to his chagrin.
  • Establishing Character Moment: His immoral tendencies is immediately apparent during his introduction, where he's being scolded by his father for skinning a neighbour's cat out of boredom.
  • Hate at First Sight: Vance picked a fight with Clifton on their first meeting, and they've been at odds with each other ever since.
  • Headbutting Heroes: Vance and Clifton would insult and derail each other every chance they get, and Vance is absolutely disgusted by the idea of hanging out alone with him. In one scene, he assures Kanna that just because they happen to travel together, does not mean they are friends.
  • Hidden Depths: Vance appears to be a rude and foul-mouthed country bumpkin who thinks too highly of himself, but he’s actually quite witty and observant. In fact, he was the first person in the party to deduce Duke Greene’s reasons for sparing Bragg, even though he was travelling with the two "Smart ones" of the group, Kanna and Anderson.
  • Idiot Hero: Subverted. Vance may seem lazy and mostly uninformed about his kingdom's politics, and Manteo thought him to be stupid during their first encounter; but, as mentioned in Hidden Depths, he is quick to pick up information, and could give some good advice to his troubled friends if needs be.
  • It's Personal: Has some sentiment against Benson after the latter almost killed him in Pittsboro.
    Vance: Just one thing. Benson is mine. I have a personal score to settle with him.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: He's rude, lazy, selfish and greedy, but he definitely cares for his friends (especially North and Fayette), gets worried over their well-being and tries to help them talk out their problems.
  • Like Father, Like Son: Vance's father is just as rude as disrespectful to others as Vance is. Lampshaded by Fayette when the group visits him.
    Fayette: Now I know why Vance is such a jerk.
  • Momma's Boy: Vance is rude and fearless towards everyone and everything except his mother. He'd mouth-off to opponents that can beat him up, but fears his mother's wrath — and while he appears to dislike his father, he freaks out when he believes his mother is in danger.
  • Pragmatic Hero: He does most of his good deeds for money, and is willing to cheat and blackmail others to get more cash, but he knows when not to cross the line.
    Duke Salem: Tell me, if the price is right, will you work for Duke Greene?
    Vance: I will never work for that prick.
  • Odd Friendship: Vance is a morally ambiguous Anti-Hero who frequently does things his own way, but he is best friends with the more noble-minded North, despite frequently disagreeing over their approaches to the ongoing events.
  • Only in It for the Money: Being a greedy bounty hunter, Vance initially would only agree to help Fayette and the Dukes because he's expecting huge payments for his services. However, by the final act, he actually offered to aid her for free — as a part of her 21st birthday gift.
  • She Is Not My Girlfriend: He would adamantly insist that Fayette is NOT his girlfriend. A subversion occurs in Severn, where a pixie calls him Roper’s boyfriend, yet neither seemed to mind.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: At the start of the game, Vance was just a wimp carrying a dull switchblade, but thinks he’s tough enough to face Clifton and gets his ass kicked for it. This is0 subverted later, as he Took a Level in Badass and becomes one of the strongest characters in the game.

Vance's best friend, and a practitioner of the Kita martial arts. North went missing at the start of the game, and Vance’s quest to search for him led them both to the heart of the conflict.
  • Heroic BSoD: North experienced a massive breakdown after facing Catawba the Perserve Idealogue when the latter revealed that she had been posing North’s fiancée and that their relationship was a big, fat lie.
  • The Lancer: He's Vance's best friend, and serves as the compassionate heart to Vance's ruthlessly calculating nature.
  • Odd Friendship: North is an Ideal Hero, but is best friends with the selfish and greedy Vance, and later befriends the perky thief Holly.
  • Parental Marriage Veto: His father refused to let him marry "a simple flower girl", causing him to run away from home (the reason he was missing at the start of the game).
  • Red Is Heroic: The red-haired North is also the most heroic and passionate character in the party.
  • Rescue Romance: He met his fiancée, Cary, when he rescued her from a group of Dillon soldiers.
  • Trauma Conga Line: Experienced a long series of misfortune between the second and third act. First, he was captured by pirates, separating him from his fiancée. He managed to escape, but just as he was returning home, Duke Greene blew up the town, killing everyone, including North's fiancée. Swearing revenge, North returned to his martial arts school to train, but right after he learnt his final techniques, Orrum showed up and killed North's master (whom North considers a father figure). North returned to Somerset to hunt Orrum down and came back just in time to witness Orrum murder his real father and get away with it.
  • Vengeance Feels Empty: After having his revenge by killing Duke Greene for the first time, he stated that revenge is not as satisfying as he thought it would be, and he almost lost his will to live.

The Duchess of Burlington, daughter of Duke Salem. The Big Bad is after her for some reason.
  • Belligerent Sexual Tension: With Vance. She frequently derails him and beats him up for his rudeness and moral ambiguity, but later admits that she enjoys travelling with him.
  • Break the Cutie: The poor girl has been through a lot: her mother had been assassinated when she was younger, her duchy is caught up in a war with Dillon, her ship is hijacked by pirates, she is kidnapped twice, and her father is killed not long after her rescue, forcing her to take up his place as the ruler of Burlington.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde
  • Damsel in Distress: Kidnapped by Duke Greene twice, and had to be rescued by Vance and the others both times.
  • Lethal Chef: She learnt cooking from the Royal chefs, whose food are known to be terrible enough to give food poisoning.
  • Shipper on Deck: During the epilogue, she remarks that North and Kanna make a cute couple. Vance does not agree.
  • White Mage: Halfway through the game, she is taught healing magic by Marion.
  • The Woman Wearingthe Queenly Mask: When her father was killed, and she was forced to assume his place as the leader of Burlington duchy, Fayette remains determined to fulfil her obligations and faced Ramseur’s challenge head on.

A wandering monk who rescued Vance in Pittsboro after the latter was Left for Dead by Benson. He travelled along with Vance to find new challenges, but is later revealed to have a much deeper involvement with the conflict than he initially lets on.
  • Ambiguously Human: Vance believes Anderson to be a Kaibutsu Lord, namely Teachy the Discordian. That last part is eventually disproved, but his exact nature remains unclear.
  • Badass in Distress: Occurs during the Kaibutsu Lords Hunt arc if the party decides to proceed in Erhardt. Anderson gets arrested for the murder of a local fortune-teller, tasking the other party members to investigate the case further to prove his innocence. Justified because he's only allowing himself to get arrested to gain information on the possible presence of a Kaibutsu Lord in the city, and if the player decides not to continue with the search, he'll break out on his own.
  • The Big Guy: He's the strongest and most physically aligned of all the main characters. He uses either an ax or a mace as his Weapon of Choice and is the only main character with no MP.
  • Blood Knight: Lockhart described him to be a mass-murdering madman in the past.
  • Cast from Hit Points: Anderson has 0 MP, so his martial arts skills can only be activated by using some of his HP.
  • Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: A mysterious man with pale skin and black hair who may or may not be human. Considered "strange" by most people, he is dark, intense, and is downright terrifying when he unleashes his full power.
  • Fights Like a Normal: He is powerful enough to single-handedly destroy an entire army, but apparently holds back in normal fights. See That Man Is Dead.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Has the highest attack, defense and health point, and an above-average agility, and can randomly stun enemies with his attacks. Even better, one of his strongest weapons can actually deal damage to the entire party. His only drawback is that his special skills aren't particularly useful, but he's such a capable fighter that those skills are actually not necessary.
  • Mysterious Past: There are numerous hints that he used to be a Kaibutsu Lord but details of his Back Story are never fully revealed. In fact, what little hints we get of his past only serve to raise more questions about his nature and identity.
  • Mysterious Waif: Surprisingly, he fits this role even better than Kanna, being the mysterious sojourner of unknown origins who possesses more power and knowledge than he initially lets on, and knows the mysteries of the game's universe that he refuses to disclose. The Big Bad considers him as the greatest threat to his plans, while the other Kaibutsu Lords spend much of their interactions with him trying to goad him into revealing his true colours in front of the others.
  • No Social Skills: He doesn't really get along with anyone in the group, and prefers to hang out by himself.
  • Tall, Dark, and Handsome: Anderson is physically imposing (described so by several NPCs), and Tatum certainly finds him handsome.
  • The Stoic: Vance describes him as being "as cold as ice".
  • That Man Is Dead: When Lockhart remarks how Anderson has gone soft for not immediately killing him after the former stole an important artifact from the team, Anderson replies that the man he used to be is already dead.
  • Walking Spoiler: Most of the spoilered tropes in the game involves this guy.

An alchemist who belongs to the Govan order. Kanna first appeared in Branchville, where she intervened with the battle between Burlington and Dillon by blowing up the field. She later joins the party after saving Vance, Fayette and Anderson from Benson and Mauldin.
  • Ambiguously Human: She is an immortal alchemist who controls Gargoyles and is a part of an ancient order whose existence is but a myth to most people. She actually has a shrine dedicated to her in Pittsboro.
  • Badass on Paper: Kanna is a genuinely skilled alchemist, and with her Order's backing, she can create supremely powerful spells that could wipe out entire battlefields. Many people hold her powers in high regard, including Anderson, but without access to such spells, Kanna is actually a terrible fighter.
  • Bookworm: She spends most of her free time reading, and even uses books as her primary weapons.
  • The Dreaded: Being a member of the legendary Govan order, Benson and Mauldin are terrified at the prospect of fighting her, and immediately runs off when she presents herself in her shrine. Of course, her reputation actually precedes her, as she's not actually a good fighter without her alchemical weapons (which are very hard to create).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Kanna is blonde, and is frequently considered very beautiful by other characters. She is gentle, polite and is one of the nicest characters in the game, despite initially coming off as suspicious and even potentially dangerous.
  • Mysterious Waif: Kanna is introduced as the secretive and enigmatic, yet very powerful, sorceress whose affiliations with the Govan and Duke Greene causes both her team mates and the audience to suspect her true goals. However, she turned out to be more straightforward than she initially seemed: she wasn't lying about her motives — she genuinely wants to help the heroes, not realizing the darker intentions of her order when they sent her to aid Vance and the others, and her cryptic persona is caused by her lack of social skills rather than a deliberate attempt to keep secrets.
  • Mystical Waif: Kanna is a centuries old alchemist who belongs to an ancient order called the Govan, whose knowledge about the game's universe and alchemical skills are considered invaluable to the party (to the point that Anderson repeatedly remarks that the journey can't be completed without her).
  • No Social Skills: Kanna had spent decades secluding herself in the desert that she does not appear to understand how relationship works. She also tends to stay out from group discussions and keeps herself to herself.
  • Performance Anxiety: Kanna apparently has stage fright, and actually fainted when Anderson forced her to take part in the beauty pageant.
  • The Quiet One: Kanna rarely speaks unless she’s first talked to.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She looks about 20, but is at least 100 years old.
  • The Smart Girl: Having been alive since the first Kaibutsu wars, she is one of the more knowledgeable members of the party, and is quite familiar with some of the Kaibutsu lords.
  • Squishy Wizard: Even though her alchemical weapons can deal devastating damages to the enemies, her health points and defense stats are some of the lowest among the team.
  • Supreme Chef: She was able to use Fayette's terrible dish and change them into something good.

A senior bounty hunter whom Vance encountered in Branchville, Clifton is a ruthless fighter who would not hesitate to kill those stands in his way.
  • Berserk Button: He gets easily riled up whenever his niece is involved in any kind of perceived danger. Once, he threatened to attack Anderson when the latter insulted Holly, despite usually being respectful to him.
  • Bounty Hunter: Clifton is another one of Lauren’s bounty hunters, so he's technically Vance's senior. He was also tasked to help Vance out in one of his first missions.
  • Embarrassing Nickname: Zigzagged. Holly calls him Uncle Cliffy, and he doesn't mind if she does uses that nickname in private. He doesn't appreciate her call him that in public, however, and wouldn't let anyone else do the same.
  • Hate at First Sight: Vance picked a fight with him in their first encounter, and they have been at odds with each other ever since.
  • Implied Love Interest: With Lauren. He can never go against her whims, and he considers her as someone important, as her death is what provoked him on a revenge quest against Greene. The exact nature of their relationship was never revealed, however.
  • Jerkass: Clifton’s attitude is even more crass than Vance’s, but unlike the latter, he has shown very little, if any, Pet the Dog moments.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: He will not travel with Roper because he finds her overzealous dedication for Duke Greene annoying.
  • Odd Friendship: Calling them "friends" might be overstating it, but Clifton is surprisingly quite civil to Anderson, at least compared to his usual behaviour.
  • Overprotective Dad: Clifton is an overprotective uncle to Holly. He disapproves her involvement in the quest, and repeatedly attempts to get her leave because he thinks it's too dangerous for her. In an interesting variation of the trope, he briefly considers trying to marry her off to someone so that she'd quit her reckless way of living.
  • Unscrupulous Hero: He’s one of the more ruthless characters in the party. If the party confronts Benson and Mauldin in Duke Greene’s villa, Clifton would slay them after Vance and the others decided to leave them be.

Holly is the self-proclaimed “world famous thief” whom North encountered in Raleigh’s ship. She is later revealed to be Clifton’s niece and resides in Burlington.
  • Dating Catwoman: Subverted. She briefly flirted with Manteo while the group was visiting Thershale, but dropped the idea almost immediately after, when he deliberately repulsed her.
  • Lovable Rogue: Holly is a thief – or, to put it bluntly, a criminal -– but she is amiable enough that she could befriend the morally-upright North.
  • Master of None: She has one of the poorest stats in among the playable characters, and all her skills are useless.
  • Plucky Comic Relief: Holly doesn't really have any personal reason to join Vance and the others, except maybe to bank in the cash that can be obtained from the journey. Her high spirited personality, and her rather hilarious interactions with her "Uncle Cliffy", keeps the mood from being too dour, though.

Tatum, A.K.A the Bandit Queen, is the leader of a criminal group who hides out in Kershaw. She accompanied Kanna to Kershaw Lighthouse when the latter needed to revive Vance. She has a crush on Anderson.
  • Action Girl: She is quite a capable fighter, which is presumably why her bandit underlings respects her so much.
  • A Father to His Men: She is very close to her subordinates and vows Revenge on Benson and Mauldin – and, by extension, Duke Greene – when they are killed.
  • The Lad-ette: Being a Bandit Queen, Tatum can be quite abrasive, and she’s the only female PC who swears regularly.
  • Optional Party Member: She will not join the party if Vance opted to have her arrested while the group is in Durham Valley.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Not apparent in her faceset (which does not change from her usual appearance), but when she dolled up herself to participate in the Beauty Pageant, she looked so stunning that even Manteo was speechless at the sight of her.

The captain of the Dillon army who can be recruited if Vance decided to take the Severn path to Dillon.
  • Action Girl: She is one of the strongest warriors in the Dillon army, second to General Orrum in terms of strength.
  • Dark-Skinned Blonde: She has dark skin and white hair – a trait she shares with her older sister, Myrtle.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: She is one of the very few female officers of the Dillon Army, and is the first to defect.
  • Mutually Exclusive Party Members: She refuses to travel with Clifton, after the latter took it upon himself to execute Duke Greene, her former best friend.
  • Nice Girl: Despite being quite stubborn when it comes to her duties, Roper is considered one of the kindest characters in the game, and was willing to forgive Greene despite the atrocities he’s committed.
  • Optional Party Member: She can only be recruited if Vance decided to take the ferry route to Dillon.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Was once very good friends with Duke Green, which is why she couldn't hate him, despite everything he's done, and genuinely believes that he can be redeemed.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang. Roper is a kindhearted, yet dedicated soldier who fought for Duke Greene’s ideals. Her older sister, Myrtle, is an irresponsible gambler who openly expresses her disdain towards the duke.
  • Why Can't I Hate You?: Even after Duke Greene destroyed her home town and killed her sister, she cannot hate him due to their past friendship.

    Guest characters 


An old merchant who once requested Vance’s service as a bounty hunter to accompany him from Branchville to Elloree.
  • Cool Old Guy: He is actually quite brilliant in alchemy – having the knowledge to create Phoenix Elixir – whose recipe is apparently unknown even to The Govan – an ancient alchemist order.
  • Squishy Wizard: His magic skill (Static Bolt) is extremely useful in combat, being able to deal significant damage to the entire party and could inflict paralysis on them – but otherwise, he has very low HP, attack and defense.


McDonald’s bodyguard, who, along with Vance, would accompany his master to bring his goods to Elloree.
  • Satellite Character: His sole purpose is accompanying McDonald and providing extra muscle in the quest. Not much is known of his character beyond this fact.


Captain of the Beaufort Army, and one of Duke Winston’s most trusted soldier.
  • Action Girl: She is a decent fighter, and actually claims to be the best soldier in Beaufort.
  • Those Two Guys: Gastonia is almost never seen without Whitaker, and the two are always bickering. They have few, if any, characterization beyond their status as Duke Winston's soldier and their constant fight.


Whitaker is another soldier of Beaufort. He is also Gastonia’s perpetually-drunk subordinate.
  • The Alcoholic: Whitaker is almost never seen sober, much to Gastonia’s annoyance. He’s always either drunk, or whining for a drink.
  • Those Two Guys: He and Gastonia are almost never seen apart.


Duke Greene
The duke of Dillon duchy who plans to “return to the old ways” by annihilating those he deems evil, and ultimately bring balance to the world.
  • Back from the Dead: He was defeated and killed by the party half way through the third act. He later returns after the Kaibutsu Lord quest by possessing Duke Winston.
  • Big Bad: His extremist ideals, and the mass genocide he committed to fulfill them, is the main drive of the conflict in this storyline.
  • Came Back Strong: He assimilated himself with the seven kaibutsu lords to be able to rise from his grave as the game’s Final Boss.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: The bespectacled Duke Greene is also a ruthless psychopath who had betrayed, killed, and destroyed entire cities for the sake of his ideals.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite his cruelty, Greene appears to genuinely care for his sister Lucama, his friend Roper and his lover Castallia, and before his final death, he expresses regret for failing them.
  • Freudian Excuse: His entire family was murdered by the Cult of Zebulun, and he was raised by Orrum to become the lunatic he has now become.
  • King Incognito: He frequently meets with his subjects under the guise of “Webster”, a simple messenger.
  • Knight Templar: He genuinely believes that what he’s doing is “cleansing the world of evil”.
  • Platonic Life-Partners: Genuinely feels a kinship towards Roper that he was willing to spare her after she defected to the heroes' party, even though he was willing to kill his own lover for sheltering Vance when the latter got shipwrecked in Severn.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Duke Greene is an irredeemable Omnicidal Maniac who also happens to have premature white hair. May also double as Mystical White Hair due to his magical powers or Power Dyes Your Hair as his hair appears brown in his childhood flashback.
  • Young and in Charge: He is significantly younger than the other dukes, and is the strongest of them all.

Benson and Mauldin
A pair of bounty hunters hired by Duke Greene to capture Fayette and dispose of Vance.
  • Brains and Brawn: Mauldin and Benson, respectively. The former is a cunning and pragmatic old wizard, while the latter is a broadsword wielding brute.
  • Dual Boss: Averted in the first two Hopeless Boss Fights against them, where the party only needs to face Benson, and Mauldin’s interference would mark the end of the battle. Played straight in the subsequent encounters with them.
  • Hopeless Boss Fight: Occurs twice in a row, during the first journey to Durham. In the first encounter, Benson pulls a Death Technique that almost killes Vance, and in the second encounter, Mauldin uses a Sleep spell on the party before escaping. Unlike most examples, however, the story will only progress when they defeat the party with the aforementioned techniques. If they defeat you normally, it will be a game over.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Benson is the more abrasive, reckless and Hot-Blooded of the two, while Mauldin is much more reserved, level-headed and practical.
  • Only in It for the Money: They only serve Duke Greene because he had promised them the key to the Treasure of Nags as payment for their service.

The Seven Kaibutsu Lords

A group of demon lords who were responsible for instigating the first Kaibutsu War. Now, they have returned to bring back the chaos of the olden days.

Tropes common to all seven.

  • Humanoid Abomination: All the Kaibutsu lords assume human forms and poses as regular humans until the party inevitably faces some of them. They are still powerful monsters that feeds on chaos and destruction.
  • Really 700 Years Old: The Kaibutsu don’t appear to age, and Ramseur, in particular, looks exactly the same as he did 65 years ago. It is implied that they are centuries old.
  • The Red Baron: All the Kaibutsu lords are given impressive titles to follow their names: Ramseur the Stratifier, Teachy the Discordian, Orrum the Ravager, Catawba the Perverse Ideologue, Manteo the Trickster, Clio the Maledictor and Elko the Perjurer.
  • Skippable Boss: The Kaibutsu Lords Hunt arc does not actually require the party to kill all 7 of the Lords, and the story would move on to a different goal after defeating four (or after encountering Teachy). Depending on which of the 4 Lords the player chooses to fight, the remaining Bosses would become "skippable".

The leader of the Kaibutsu, Ramseur is the strongest and most cunning of the seven.
  • Black Cloak: He wears a billowing, black robe and hood that marks him as an Obviously Evil character.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: He's the leader of the Kaibutsus and sports a pair of glowing gold eyes.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: Heavily implied to be Carolus and Olanta’s father.
  • Manipulative Bastard: He and Marion had manipulated the outcome of the first Kaibutsu War. Specifically, he was the one who created the Kibou sword which Carolus would use to win the war, leading to Carolus’ ascension to the throne, thus allowing Ramseur and Marion to take control of Durham Valley.
  • Underestimating Badassery: He does not consider the heroes as a threat, especially since Haselle is aiding him, and did not fight them seriously. This bites him back in the ass when Vance (who, until then, has been knocked out) kills her while he was still fighting the others, and that distraction led to his demise.

The second strongest of the Kaibutsu Lords, who seems to have a very different agenda from the others.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: Both Teachy’s human and demon form can be encountered long before the Kaibutu Lords were even introduced. His human form is Alex, the wannabe hero who frequently lingers near Branchville’s pub, while his demon form is the strife dragon Vance and North encountered in the Sardinia sidequest in Halifax.
  • Enigmatic Minion: His goals frequently clash with the rest of his group’s ideals, and he had occasionally assisted the heroes, but he makes it clear that he’s not on their side either. When the party finally meets him, he went out of his way to reveal Ramseur’s and Marion’s plans to them, before trying to kill them right afterwards.
  • Cult: Teachy runs an anarchist cult named the cult of Zebulun.
  • One-Winged Angel: He transforms into a great dragon when the party faces him.

The third Kaibutsu lord who serves as a general in the Dillon army.
  • Bald of Evil: He’s a bald villain who serves under the Big Bad, and is responsible for making the Big Bad the person he is right now
  • The Dragon: He’s Duke Greene’s right hand man.
  • Poisonous Friend: He rescued a young Greene from several Zebulun cult members, and influenced him to become the madman he is known as in the game.

The fourth Kaibutsu lord. In her human form, she poses as the high priestess of Thershale.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: She appears gentle and kind as she assumes her role as the high priestess of Thershale, but being one of the Kaibutsu lords, she is just as evil and dangerous as the rest of her group.
  • Face of an Angel, Mind of a Demon: Catwaba is almost angelic-looking, having a pair of tender blue eyes and a sweet smile. Of course, being a Kaibutsu lord, she is actually cruel and manipulative.
  • Master of Illusion: She is capable of fabricating images and, before her defeat, would reveal that North’s Rescue Romance encounter with Cary was actually an illusion she created. The real Cary died before North arrived, and Catawba assumed her form and pretended to be North’s fiancée to mess with him.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: Being a high priestess, flocks of people would come to her to seek her advice during the troubled times, despite the fact that she is largely responsible for the conflict.

The fifth Kaibutsu lord, who frequently shows up before the heroes to mess with them.
  • The Gadfly: Manteo would go out of his way to annoy the party and would randomly show up to either taunt them or give them cryptic revelations regarding Duke Greene, the Govan or even the Kaibutsu Lords themselves. He finds amusement in watching the heroes debating among themselves about whether or not to follow his "advices".
  • It Amused Me: Almost all his actions is motivated by amusement. In the Beauty Pageant sidequest, he shows up as an MC so that he can have fun snarking at the contestants, annoying the event organizers and generally screwing with the heroes further.
  • Killer Rabbit: His true form is that of a giant rabbit. Of course, being a Kaibutsu Lord, he’s still a pain to fight against.
  • Villains Never Lie: He never tells a lie, but reveals half-truths or misleading truths to drive the events into the most amusing outcome.
  • Villainous Crush: Had repeatedly expresses his interest towards Holly, although this may or may not be a part of his mind games to irritate her.

The sixth Kaibutsu lord who had helped Duke Greene in developing his alchemical super weapon.

The seventh Kaibutsu lord.
  • Chekhov's Gunman: He shows up earlier in the game, as a random NPC child in Dillon who attempted to swindle Vance by selling him false information.
  • Enfant Terrible: His humanoid form is that of a child’s. He used this form to commit murder and framed Anderson for the act.


A young ghost girl who resides in Fairmont Lighthouse. She is a member of the Govan who has been tasked by her seniors to aid Vance - a duty she very much despise.
  • Cute Ghost Girl: Vance remarked that she's quite cute when he first met her.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her entire family was massacred before her eyes and she, too, died during the whole ordeal.
  • Face–Heel Turn: After being disillusioned by the Govan's purpose, she turned to help Duke Greene return from the dead by absorbing the powers of the Seven Kaibutsu Lords and taking control of Duke Winston's body.
  • Long-Lost Relative: She is Duke Greene's sister.

Duke Salem
The oldest of the three dukes, Salem is the ruler of Burlington duchy, and is Fayette’s father. He is also quite well-known for his liberal views, which clashes against Duke Greene’s conservative ideals.
  • Dropped a Bridge on Him: He and several of his men were killed by Ramseur when they arrived at the cult of Zebulun, intending to arrest Anderson and the rest of the cultists for their ties with Teachy the Discordian.
  • Rambling Oldman Monologue: Not shown on screen, but Winston did mention that Salem tend to be long-winded in his speech, which is why his individual conference with the King took the longest.

Duke Winston
The ruler of the Beaufort duchy who tends to take the middle ground in the conflict between Duke Salem and Duke Greene.

King Carolus
The current king of Durham Valley, and the hero who ended the first Kaibutsu War 65 years ago.
  • Cain and Abel: His sister, Olanta, was the one who controlled the Kaibutsu in the first war, forcing him to kill her to end the conflict.
  • Meaningful Name: His name is the Latin form of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor and the unifier of Western Europe. In this universe, Carolus is the first king of Durham, and was the one who united humanity in their war against the Kaibutsu.
  • Shoot the Dog: He ordered Anderson to Mercy Kill him when he realized that he no longer has the power or influence to protect the people.
  • Unwitting Pawn: The events that led to his ascension as king was orchestrated by his mother, Marion, who intends to use him as a puppet king to control Durham. His realization of this fact is what drove him to make the Shoot the Dog decision above.

A 500-year old hermit whom Vance and Fayette encountered in a secluded island after they escaped from pirates. She is the one who taught Fayette her healing magic.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Marion was extremely helpful towards Vance and Fayette when they needed a transportation to reach Duke Winston. All of this is a ploy to groom Fayette to be Carolus’ successor, so that she can be used to be Marion’s next puppet queen.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: She's the mastermind behind pretty much all the conflict that happened in the game, but her presence in the game is fairly minimal, and the player never actually fights her.
  • Really 700 Years Old: She looks like a woman in her late 20s, but is actually over 500 years old.
  • Unholy Matrimony:With Ramseur. It is heavily implied that she gave birth to Carolus and Olanta through him.

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