Hailing from the Ashenvale in the Easternmost of the Five Kingdoms, Alar works as a court wizard in the seaside citadel of Caer Caladh. Training as a swordsman in the Regent’s Army, he kept his innate magic powers a secret during less tolerant times. Now a respected battle-mage, he splits his time between swordplay and spellcraft. Alar is earnest, sometimes arrogant, but loyal to a fault… with a painfully archaic sense of humour.
Kim works as a fact checker at Real Life, a well-established lifestyle magazine, while struggling to make it as a journalist. She once dreamed of travelling the world, making issue-driven documentaries, but the mysterious death of her parents made her the legal guardian of her slacker younger brother, WES, who is now her reluctant roommate. Chronically single, Kim is a pub-trivia champion and on winter weekends teaches skiing at the local bunny hill.
A talented, open-minded sketch artist, Wes has a love-hate relationship with his sister. He works part time at a comic book shop and spends his off hours smoking weed, playing video games and generally avoiding the real world.
Khalesh is an inscrutable, humourless master tracker and deadly assassin, a member of the fearsome Saheen race. He would break any contract for the right price, his actions governed by a strict but incomprehensible Saheen moral code.
Kim’s fun-loving, mischievous co-worker and confidante, Tracy is a graphic designer who defines herself as “spiritually materialistic”.
Elegant, ass-kicking social activist and the editor of arts and cultural magazine, Versa, Chantal is basically who Kim wants to be when she grows up.
Kim’s immediate superior, Kenji, is a stylish fashonista with impeccable facial hair. He works as assistant editor at Real Life and takes his position wayyy too seriously.
Hrant is an old family friend of Kim’s – a reclusive Armenian collector of trinkets and curiosities, trained in the art of letting on less than he knows.