Head of the Veltaran Royal Guard, tasked with protecting the royal family from harm. A husband and father, and arguably the best swordsman in Veltara, Griven is a steady presence in times of constant upheaval.
Heir to the throne of Veltara, Darin is a young, bright idealist. He seeks an end to the war with the Delvirinn and dreams of peace for all of Talyria. But will he be able to stick to his ideals as the people around him fall?
Once an imaginative child with dreams of adventure, Kahri's hard life has beaten most of her dreams out of her. After years of surviving on her own, a cause to believe in and fight for might be just what she needs when she decides that simply staying alive isn't enough for her.
A no-nonsense sergeant in the Veltaran army, Brannum leads a squad of misfits who just happen to be one of the most effective squads in Veltara. As someone who has grown increasingly cynical
and doesn't trust nobility, it will be hard to sell him on the idea of leaders in either faction actually seeking peace.
A powerful mage and important political figure among the Delvirinn in years past, Maghdara has since stepped away from public life. Once a vocal advocate of peace, she could be a valuable ally in ending the war if she could be convinced to try again.
A regular soldier that routinely outperforms expectations, Anders has earned the trust of the Veltaran Royal Family as well as Griven himself.
Rivi and her twin brother Rolf joined the Veltaran Army in search of glory and honor, looking to defend their people from the Delvirinn threat. She considers herself the far smarter of the two.
Rolf and his twin sister Rivi joined the Veltaran Army in search of glory and honor, looking to defend their people from the Delvirinn threat. He considers himself the smarter of the two. And stronger. And better looking.