NOTE: None of the pictures presented here were created by me. What can I say, I'm a writer, (or at least, I like to think I am!) not an artist. I hope to eventually have original pictures posted. Until that time, these will do.


Age: 17

Birthplace: Crotasia

Willbrand is the only son of Baron Golan Stromond and Lady Terresa. As the son of a nobelman he grew up living a priviledged lifestyle. Even though he is only 17, he is already the Captain of the Crotasia cadets. His determination and fortitute have caught the eye of his superiors, and Count Dormah has hinted to his father that he will go far, perhaps even attain his goal of becoming one of the Imperial Knights.


Age: 15

Birthplace: Donelan

Merigan was selected at birth to join the Maiden's of Donelan. But after her initiation rights the maidens were betrayed by Irissa Cardone and all of them were killed. By some miracle she managed to survive the carnage. She was found later by Ktan Hammerlane and raised by him ever since.


Age: 37

Birthplace: Allecar

Before Irissa's betrayal Ktan was a leutenant of the Holy Order of the Sacred Knights. He was in charge of the defense of the Donelan Stronghold during the battle of Mergess Hill. With the battle going against the Sacred Knights, and knowing that the stronghold was well defended, he led a contingency of troops out of the stronghold to help the Sacred Knights on the field of battle. Because of his intervention the Knights were eventually victorious, but unknown to Ktan, Irissa had betrayed them and let the Kings knights into the Stronghold. With the enemy inside their defenses, the troops left behind were inadequate to fight off this assault and were defeated, and the Maiden's of Donelan wiped out. For this mistake Ktan was stripped of his Knighthood and sent away in disgrace. But shortly after the battle Ktan had returned to the Stronghold to find a small infant still alive. Merigan Maniore, the last of the Maidens of Donelan.


Age: 32

Birthplace: Keesa

Jenya was the only female ever to become one of the Sacred Knights. When the King declared the Maidens of Donelan as witches, she sided with Talamar, Ktan and the maidens. After the Maidens were killed in the battle of Mergess Hill, she was the only Sacred Knight to defend what Ktan had done. They have journeyed together off and on ever since.


Age: 28

Birthplace: Saskwoon

Sarimas fancies himself a magician and world traveler. Although he does have a tendency to overexagerate his accomplishments, he probably knows more about the Kingdom of Mandaria than any man alive. Ktan and he have worked together many times to the benefit of both.


Age: 42

Birthplace: Teklos

Variman was once the Captain of the Sacred Knight, but when the Maidens of Donelan were branded as witches and the Knights had to choose between their loyalty to the Maidens and the King, he sided with the King. He led the Sacred Knights that fought for the King during the war and was rewarded by the King for his loyalty with a Baronhood and a place in the Imperial Knights, the King's elite guard. He has served the King faithfully ever since.


Age: 38

Birthplace: Donelan

Irissa was the High Priestess of the Maidens of Donelan during the Holy War. After three years of battling the King's forces to a standstill, she determined that the Maidens would soon be beaten. Fearing for her life, she turned against the Maidens, leading the King's forces into the Maiden's fortress which they destroyed, killing all the Maidens in the process. Irissa then became the consort to King Gultane. But soon afterwards she discovered that one Maiden, an infant who had just been initiated into the sect, had not been killed. She has been searching the Kingdom ever since to find and slay this girl.


Age: 41

Birthplace: Hadell

King Gultane Deltorre ascended the throne after the death of his father from food poisoning. Many of the court suspected Gultane of murdering his father, but no proof was ever obtained. Shortly after coming to power, King Gultane began a secret campaign to discredit and ultimately destroy the Maidens of Donelan, a religious sect said to have magical powers that weilded great influence in the Kingdom, influence Gultane was jealous of. After having his Inquisitioner declare them witches he tried to take them by force, thus starting the Holy War of the Witches of Donelan. The war lasted three years, with both sides fighting to a stalemate. This stalemate was broken when the High Priestess of the Maidens, Irissa Cardone, betrayed them and let the Kings Knights into their stronghold. With the destruction of the Maidens, King Gultane finally thought himself secure in his position, but, though they were not strong enough to fight against him on their own, his war had turned many of the common people against him.

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