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Empire of Gryphus

    Garrick Golden-Feather 
Player Character of the Quest, who was King of Griffonia and later Emperor of Gryphus. Prior to becoming King, Garrick was a merchant moving goods between the canyons, caves and forests that allowed his people to hide from Discord. He was the last known living descendant of the great Griffon Emperors of old and ascended to the throne of Griffonia when the previous king died.


  • 100% Adoration Rating: Garrick is massively beloved by his subjects.
  • Amazon Chaser: Out of all the possibilities for marriage, Garrick chose Gabriella.
  • Beauty Is Best: Has the Attractive trait.
  • The Emperor: Of The Good King variety.
    • God-Emperor: Played With. The Imperial Cult holds the belief that the Garrick and the rest of the royal family are gods given flesh. This is a belief that Garrick finds more than a little uncomfortable, but doesn't actively discourage or encourage.
  • Genius Bruiser: Has both the Genius and Strong traits, which effectively makes him this. Thanks to the Training from Hell he endured under his wife, Garrick is noted to be extremely muscular, and prior to being king he was an incredibly skilled businessgryph.
  • Happily Married: With Gabriella are quite happily married. In fact, their love is so strong it managed to power the Crystal Heart and destroy Sombra!
  • * I Need a Freaking Drink: The absurd successes of the intelligence branch constantly drive Garrick to seek solace in the wine cellar.
  • The Magnificent: Garrick has a few of these, including "The Unifier", "The Lightbringer", and "The Liberator".
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Garrick is not an idle king by any stretch of the imagination, as he gets very involved in the day to day running of the country and ensuring that Gryphus prospers and actively fights in any wars his nation gets involved in. This has lead to him being completely loved by his people, to the point where his son Gawain worries he won't be able to live up to his father's example when he becomes king.
  • Unexpected Successor: Garrick was just a merchant before becoming king. After the last king died a thorough search and examination of the genealogical records revealed that he was the only living descendant of the old Gryphus Imperial family.

    The Royal Family 

Gabriella Golden-Feather (née Montefeathertro)

Garrick's wife and Empress of the Empire Gryphus. She is the third child and only daughter of Federico Montefeathertro, ruler of the prosperous city-state of Urbirdo. Prior to marrying Garrick, she had been missing for four years, having gotten bored with living in her father's estate, disguising herself as a landless peasant and joined a mercenary company.


Gawain Golden-Feather

Garrick and Gabriella's first born child and Crown Prince of the Empire. A series of interludes follow him and his friendships.


  • Beauty Is Best: Like his father before him, he has the Attractive trait, making Gawain a pretty handsome griffon.
  • Genius Bruiser: Both Strong and a Genius like his father. He even has a a higher Martial score than both his parents!
  • Interspecies Friendship: With Ki Seong, a Qilin.
  • My Hovercraft Is Full of Eels: Gawain attempts to speak Neighponese to Ki Seong when they first meet. We don't get to see a translation of what he said, but the interlude makes it clear he bungled it.
  • Prince Charming: He is kind, intelligent, and charming.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Desperately wants to be this, feeling as though he was a Sheltered Aristocrat when both his parents managed to accomplish great things and fears he won't live up to his father's legacy. His friend Ki Seong thinks he is being too hard on himself. He eventually gets charged with assisting the Empire's diplomacy efforts.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Possess the Games Master trait. He actually becomes friends with Sebastian when the later nervously approached him at a party and asked if he wanted to play a game sometime.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: Gawain and his friend Sebastian wakes up in a inn at the Crystal City after drinking a potent brew of mushroom moonshine given to them by Archimedes. When Gawain woke up he had a conspicuously placed plant next to him, a fake mustache glued to his beak, his coin purse having more than it did when he’d first arrived in the Crystal City. They never did figure out what happened, but over the years, rumors and bits of hearsay would reach them and they have to question which were accurate and which were exaggerated.
  • The Wise Prince: Definitely.

Gwyndlyn Golden-Feather

The dragon adopted daughter of Garrick and Gabriella, she is a princess of the empire and is the Designated Regent.


  • Adopted into Royalty: Goes without saying.
  • Caring Gardener: Has the Gardener trait.
  • Commonality Connection: Gets along with Ki Seong due to various shared interests.
  • Foreign Culture Fetish: Downplayed example, but Gwyndlyn is noted to have a life long fascination with Neighponese culture and language.
  • Happily Adopted: She is quite happy with her adopted family.
  • Interspecies Adoption: She is a dragon adopted into a family of griffons.
  • Intergenerational Friendship: Became friends with Kōryū Ryūō, who she keeps in correspondence with. Doubles as an Interspecies Friendship.
  • Noodle Incident: In one update, Gleaming Pearl come to alert Garrick that Gwyndlyn set the curtains on fire again, implying she has set fire to the curtains on multiple occasions.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She has a pretty decent Martial score (even with a malus due to her age) and is noted to have an interest in military strategy and played in mock battles with her brother when she was younger, but is also an avid gardener and keeps up with the latest fashion trends.

Gilda Golden-Feather

Garrick and Gabriella's second born child and third child overall, and is a Princess of the Empire.


Gleaming Pearl

The adopted Crystal Pony daughter of Garrick and Gabriella, their fourth child and third oldest overall. She was adopted after The Winter War by the Golden-Feather, both to help one of the many orphaned foals after the war and to help ease the people of the Empire into the idea of accepting the Crystal Ponies.


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    The Privy Council 

Martial

Gustav Kingfeather

Gustav Kingfeather is a scarred former Troll Hunter that served as Garrick's first Marshall when he became king. He served as Marshall for two decades, but eventually Gustav retired after the events of the Winter War and his position was given to Manfred Redbeak.


  • An Arm and a Leg: Prior to the events of the Quest, he lost a wing, an eye, and a hind-leg to a particularly vicious Manticore.
  • Career-Ending Injury: After being mauled by a Maticore, his career as a Troll Hunter was over. During his retirement he admits to Garrick that because of his injuries he thought that his life was over and he'd never contribute to anything ever again.
  • Covered with Scars: He is noted to be heavily scarred due to his former career as a Troll Hunter and his mauling by a Manticore.
  • Drowning My Sorrows: While always a spirited drinker, after the battle of Redstone Pass he started drinking out of sorrow due to knowing many of those who perished there. He gets better though (see Heroic Vow below).
  • Heroic Vow: Swore not to consume a drop of alcohol until the losses of Redstone Pass had been avenged, and the threat of Sombra was dealt with once and for all.
  • Manly Tears: He sheds a few during his retirement as Garrick hands him the Imperial Cross medal, the highest honor a civilian can be granted, as a reward for all his years of service.
  • The Red Baron: Known as "The Old Troll Hunter."
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