Rowan is an excellent hunter who lives in the forest. As such, he might actually know something about the monster that is meant to lurk there. He comes into town in order to sell the meat and furs he gets, but avoids interacting with people otherwise, so getting close to him is more than a challenge. He is sharp-tongued and distrustful of others, believing only in his own competence and abilities. Rowan seems to be connected to Orson somehow, but while the reason for their acquaintance isn’t clear, it’s obvious that Rowan can’t stand Orson.
Kenton is a young wood and stone carver who lives by himself in the forest at an old, abandoned mill. Originally hailing from the warm coastal area of the south, he seems to have gone through an awful experience in the city, so he refuses to go back there. He now relies on Fakhri, an old acquaintance, to help sell his creations. Kenton is completely mute and unable to read or write, but is nonetheless sassy and very upbeat; his emotions show right on his face. He’s very much at ease in the silence and tranquility of nature, having found comfort in solitude.
Almos is a noble lord who has been missing for weeks prior to Azalea’s arrival. He was brought up like a bird in a cage and is completely innocent to the ways of the world, super positive—as well as naive—and soaks up new information like a sponge. An avid fan of magic despite having no skill with it himself, he’d become a regular visitor to the library tower to bother Zhi, who was constantly seen forcibly removing Almos from his presence. Azalea later runs into a beautiful young man who fits his physical description wandering around the forest, but the “Almos” she finds is sharply sadistic and dangerous…?
Casimir is the so-called killer demon who dwells in the woods. No one knows who or what he really is, or where he came from. The one time he was captured, the king ended up dead and a young prince lost his eye. Stone-cold and calm, there’s definitely something to him that doesn’t feel human and he’s been alive for more than a century or two already. Casimir is utterly selfish and lacks empathy. Naturally, he feels no remorse for the crimes he’s committed, either. What is the reason for his existence and the misfortune that surrounds him, and can he be stopped?