Characters

Over the days of the tournament, watch this page fill up with characters — both those in the series, and those who might be. Scroll down to see the all the possibilities.

At the bottom, below the donation button, is the “Out of Action” list. If you’re averse to spoilers, you might want to avoid that.

SPONSORS & SUPPORTING CAST

BRUTUS MAXIMUS
The organizer of the tournament. Formerly a gladiatorial editor at Colossa.

WIZARD-PRINCE AMONTET
The sponsor of the games. One of his ships discovered the lost island of Shumakai.

BRONWYN – battle mage aboard Hammack’s ship
CAPTAIN HAMMACK
– discovered the lost island of Shumakai
HERRIN ‘CLOCKWORK – master engineer of the tournament, maker of devious traps
ILSA GORVALD – beast mistress in charge of creature challenges
SOL REIFWORM
– sea mage aboard Captain Hammack’s ship
ROGINA “ROGI” – Max’s right-hand woman
TAVEREAU – mate aboard Hammack’s ship
VIOLET – Rogi’s right-hand gnome
WINSTONE WITTING – Brion Wilde’s librarian friend

CONTESTANTS

ROJ BOND – muscular human warrior

BOTAX THE MIGHTY – dwarf hero

BRAK – the basilisk “lizard-man” warrior

FATHER PIUS V. CORPUS – warrior priest of St. Vardin

CRIMSON – red-haired warrior woman

FELICE DELNEGRO – Al Qiist mage

ERISA & ULDRED – Midknight duo

FINNEK BROTHERS: HEILO, GEILO, & NEILO – elf warriors

LINDY GRIFFENHOLT, BARRONESS – woman warrior always looking to increase her holdings, member of the Golden Order

HU JAZT – shapechanging mage

NEPTOS – triton starwatcher

ORLANDO – human acrobat

PIROKLES (PIRO) – fire mage from the Isle of Prophecy

REX REGUS – Al Kabar warrior

SETH – half-elf swordsman, bodyguard to Amontet

TARKON – Vortex Gladiator (undersea warrior)

ULDRED & ERISA – Midknight duo

UMIRA THE ACCURSED – accursed triton starwatcher

VALARD GOLDENWING – siren “Saikur” warrior, gladiatorial champion

BRION WILDE, BARONET – elf swordsman

YAN ZHIGONG – girl from Wudan

POSSIBLE CONTESTANTS & CHARACTER TYPES – As originally envisioned

The characters and character types listed below were proposed to readers for possible inclusion in the story. You can look at the final lists above and figure out what got used, and what didn’t.

Crimson from “Forever Crimson”
Rik Armstrung from “The Blood Red Isle”
Brak from “The Blood Red Isle”
Menalo from “Shipmates”
Konstantine from “Festival at Wolfnacht”
Li Wu from “Shipmates”
Tindalin from “The Captive”

Lycanthrope
Dwarf
Basilisk (lizard man)
Siren (winged folk)
Triton (merfolk)
Al Qiist (cat people)
Al Kabar (dog people)
Centaur
Half-ogre
Elf

Kung Fu fighter
Acrobat
Bard

MAKOTO SHIRATORI – didn’t end up in this story

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OUT OF ACTION

I originally thought it might be fun to make a list of characters who have been killed or otherwise put out of action in the tournament. But I didn’t keep up with it as I went, so it only contains a few characters from the prologue. Don’t read this if you’re avoiding spoilers!

Bronwyn
Tavereau

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