the Prince of Shapeir, Hero of Spielburg, Tarna, Mordavia, and Silmaria,
fiancé of Katrina, the ex-Dark Master, one of the only "living"
vampires on Gloriana today. Katrina marked him when he was in Mordavia,
and since then he has died twice- he went to Hades and offered himself
as a sacrifice to the Dragon of Doom, the latter being his cause for undead-ness.
He has saved five lands and is a wizard of medium ability. (It is
thought that if he actually studied magic more he would be one of the greatest
wizards of his time. As it is, adventuring occupies all of his time.)
Born in the town of Willowsby, near Spielburg, Devon currently lives with
Katrina on the isle of Zante off of Silmaria.
King Elsa von Spielburg of Silmaria, Hero of Spielburg and previous Brigand Leader. As a young child her father, Baron Stefan von Spielburg, angered the ogress Baba Yaga, who cursed him to loose everything he had, and he did: Elsa was taken away by a dragon. She wound up in a brigand camp, became their leader, and slew the dragon. Her memory had been erased by the curse, so she had no idea of her true identity until Devon used a dispel potion on her. Since then she earned the title of Hero of Spielburg by driving the remaining brigand out of the valley. Her brother, Baron Bernard von Spielburg became baron after their father retired, so Elsa left to find her own mark upon the world. She went with Minos to compete in the Rites of Rulership in Silmaria and became King of Silmaria after Devon declined the throne. It is rumored that she is in a relationship with the bard Toma, and that she and Devon are old flames. Other rumors say that she is a thief and has an active hand in the Thieves' Guild of Silmaria, and that she holds the coveted blackbird.
Toro, the minotaur bodyguard of King Elsa von Spielburg. He was found as a calf by the then-Brigand Leader, and has been a fiercely loyal protector to her since. He accompanied her to Silmaria, where he became the Adventurer Guild's Guildmaster. He is a master of the mace and axe, and participates in Arena duels frequently. He helped defeat the Dragon of Doom with Devon, King Elsa, Gort, Katrina, and Pholus.
Trismagister Merlin of Gramarye, seer of the future, keeper of Gramarye's magic and history, Master Bard. Born Taleisin Ambrosius, he was the son of the King of Gramarye. When his father died and his uncle took the throne, Taleisin went to Avalon to study magic. Taleisin became a wizard in Avalon, gaining the title Merlin once the old Merlin died. He met Morgan le Fay, his distant relative, and Nimue, a faery who became his apprentice. She stole his knowledge and became a powerful magic user, leaving him powerless. The Merlin of Gramarye must be a scholar, sorcerer, healer, and bard, and since he had no more magic in him, he left Avalon to study natural lore and bard craft. Once he had seen the world and returned to Gramarye, he traveled the land, meeting its inhabitants and communing with nature. He became advisor to the new king, his nephew Artorus, and spoke on behalf of the people of the land and the land itself. Morgan le Fay was also at the court, and she angered the King by revealing his wife, Gwynhefara, to be in love with another man, the knight Lancelot du Lac. Artorus banished all magic users from his realm, and the Merlin was forced to roam the land once more. In his journeys he met Toma, who was studying to be a bard, and took him as his new apprentice, to learn the lore of the land, and eventually become Gramarye's new Merlin. Recently the two have arrived in Mariana to consult another seer, the Oracle of Delos, on what appears to be another prophecy in the making.
Magister Erasmus, Archmage Extrordinaire, Wizard of Spielburg and Silmaria. Erasmus and his familiar Fenrus (or is it the other way around?) are Devon's patrons in the mystical arts. They helped him in Spielburg by giving him a spell and advice on how to defeat Baba Yaga (since she cheated at cards), became his sponsors at WIT in Shapeir, teleported him from Mordavia to Silmaria, and paid for a room at Gnome Ann's Land Inn, along wih a new spell in Silmaria. Erasmus was drugged in the Rites of rulership by the scientists in an effort to get rid of all magic users, but Devon restored him with Lethe water. Recently Erasmus has had the Dreamstone stolen from his house, an artifact that makes people's worst nightmares come true- if only for a short amount of time. He and Fenrus, along with a party of wizards, were the first victims of the Dreamstone's power, being knocked unconcious after their worst fears came true momentarily.
Princess Ruzhat of Shapeir, Chief Thief of Silmaria. Ruzhat was visiting Raseir when Ad Avis took over and was forced to stay in the harem (see Nawar). She and her handmaiden, Dunya, returned to Shapeir when Raseir was freed. After tolerating her real brother, Bahman, for months she went to the coronation of the new King of Silmaria. When Ferrari fled the city Ruzhat took over on the position of Chief Thief, having acquired the blackbird for a short amount of time before Ferrari stole it from her during his escape. She plans on buying the island of Minos and staying in the now-empty manor house there in an effort to get away from Shapeir and Bahman. Her father, Sultan Harun al-Raschid, has given her many gifts as a sign of his affections, including a magic carpet.
Reeshaka mar Kreesha, warrior of Tarna, Paladin. Reeshaka is the daughter of Rasha Rakeesh sah Tarna and Kreesha mar Asha. She was acting as a warrior of Tarna when she led the peace mission from Tarna to the leopardmen of East Fricana. The mission was a failure; not only did they not get to speak with the leopardmen, everyone save Reeshaka and Khatib Mukar'ram were killed by demons, and Reeshaka was taken prisoner. Devon found her trapped in the Lost City in the jungles of East Fricana. With her help and that of Rakeesh, Uhura, Johari, Yesufu, Harami, and Manu, Devon got past the demon barriers and defeated the Demon Wizard. Reeshaka returned to Tarna with her father and continued her service to the city. She went to Silmaria with her mother when the coronation took place. Since then she has stayed to become a paladin by Rakeesh, gaining the sword Soulforge.
Calypsokles, soldier of Silmaria. Calypsokles is acting as the current head of security in Silmaria, normally guarding the Hall of Kings. He has helped King Elsa numerous times after her coronation, being one of the few guards who does not care if his monarch is a wommon.
The Archmage Erana, bane of the Dark One Avoozl, Paladin. Erana was a peace loving mage many years ago who made magical shelters for those in need. Her havens were beautiful gardens, providing food, water, and protection from dangers beyond its boundaries. She disappeared mysteriously and was never heard from again. That was until Devon, the Prince of Shapeir, found her, trapped by the Dark One in Mordavia. Eighty years ago she had tried to stop a cult from bringing Avoozl into Gloriana. With help from the Paladin Piotyr and his army, she found the Chernovy Cult and started to banish the Dak One. The cultmembers suddenly mutated into horrible creatures and the army almost lost. Erana banished Avoozl to a world between worlds, but she used her soul to do so, and the Dark One took her with it when it went. She cast her staff out right before she was imprisoned, and Piotyr carried it back to the town of Mordavia. Erana and Avoozl lay trapped for years until Devon started summoning Avoozl again. When the Dark One was back in the world Devon used Erana's Staff to free the archmage's soul, and she sent Avoozl back to his own dimension. She was still dead, however, and her soul went to Hades. When Silmaria was attacked by beast men and the blue-plated army, the bard Toma tried to summon help. He summoned Erana, accidently using the lifeforce of a blue-plated warrior in exchange for her life. Since he summoned Erana he is bound to her, not able to go far from her side without becomeing sriously ill.
Noved, demon wizard. A demon wizard had used Ad Avis' death energy to return to the world and make a World Gate. One of the things he made was a demon mirror. When someone would look into the mirror, a demon counterpart would come alive and attack. The demon counterpart couldn't be killed as long as the real person was alive. The Prince of Shapeir and his friends went into the Lost City in an effort to send the demons back to their world. They encountered the demon mirrors and five counterparts were made. Devon broke free to kill the demon wizard and destroyed the Gate Orb, sending the demons back to their land. Somehow, one of the demon mirrors managed to survive the Gate Orb's destruction and let Devon's demon counterpart, Noved, enter Gloriana. He destroyed the demon mirror, obliterating ay chance for other demons to enter Gloriana or for him to leave it. His current wherabouts are unknown.
Magnum Opus, Paladin. Magnum Opus is one of the greatest paladins of the world, and few know it. From Nova Roma, the Hesparian became a paladin after gaining fame as a master of warfare. Thinking that his fame would kill the element of surprise, he kept his status as paladin a secret and acted arrogantly to mask his true self. In this way he traveled the world, defeating unsuspecting foes. He journeyed to Silmaria to compete in the Rite of Rulership, along with Elsa von Spielburg and Devon, the Prince of Shapeir. During the Rites he was attacked by the assassin but managed to get away. Magnum persuaded Logos to proclaim him dead so that he could track the assassin to his master and hopefully weed out the treacherous contestant in the Rite of Rulsership. Unfortunately he never got the chance, and after making sure Silmaria was in good hands he traveled North to Jotenheim to battle the blue-plated army which had recently invaded. He is going under the name "Lisha" at the moment to throw off any pursuers he might have.
A boat. Boats are used in Mariana to
transport people and goods to and from islands, and to harbors. The Dark Master stole Senor Ferrari's getaway boat, the Dark Mistress, and used it to escape Silmaria, taking Ferrari with him.
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