Theodoric is the “Golden Prince” of the realm. On the night he lost his eye, a number of other people were also killed, including his father, the King. While he has long since come of age, he refuses to take the throne as king until his father is avenged and he can secure the safety of the city. It is also said that he is haunted by night terrors and spends most of the night awake. Nevertheless, Prince Theo is well-liked by the people and is known to be kind and generous. Still, he also keeps others at a distance and those close to him fear that he may be working himself too hard for the sake of the kingdom—and revenge.
Orson is, despite his gruff appearance, a knight. He originally came from one of the small isles to the west and is the son of a farming family. He’s charming and brash, but also surprisingly cunning. Many years ago, he was accused of a terrible crime. Though he was never convicted for it, Orson doesn’t deny his involvement and most of the townspeople distrust him because of this. Despite this, Orson is good-natured, but also quite serious when it comes to his duties—a natural leader. He is the person who asks Azalea to come to the city and deal with the demon.
Fakhri is a young prince from a faraway southern kingdom. Due to his birth order, he wasn’t able to inherit much and thus decided to travel to this city in order to make his own fortune as a merchant. Because of his connections to his homeland, he is able to procure rare and exotic goods no one else can. One of his most popular acquisitions is a vivid blue dye, the likes of which have never been seen on the continent. Due to its cost and rarity, it’s become a symbol of status and nobles buy the blue cloth whenever they can. Fakhri is polite and a smooth talker, especially with the ladies, but he also seems somewhat detached and superficial in his relationships with others.
Zhi is, on paper, the official city wizard. To everyone’s dismay, however, he’s shown that he cares much more about learning and studying magic than about helping others. He spends the majority of his time squatting in one of the library towers and ignoring anyone who comes to visit him. Zhi is blunt to the point of being cruel and does not tolerate anyone he deems less intelligent than himself—which is everybody. Originally from another country, the magic-limiting collar around his neck signifies that he chose a life of relative freedom over working for the government there.