Golden Circle Diplomats
Khunta Kol, Ambassador of Ashante
Khunta [Duke, roughly] Kol is a tall man whose once muscular physique is turning to fat. Still, he could easily go toe to toe with a Lipunese sumo wrestler and win. He is a friendly and inquisitive, but somewhat lazy man, who has caused some scandal from flaunting his concubines. Polygamy is normally banned by Amber law, but diplomatic immunity has its privileges... He's getting old now, but seems likely to stay Ambassador until he dies.
Countess Haruka, Ambassador of Begma
Countess Haruka is Lord Keitaro Orkuz's aunt, a chain-smoking, hard-bitten woman who is not someone to mess around with. She's on the taller side with short brown hair and a perpetual cigarette in her mouth, usually dressed like a merchant instead of a noble. She watches out for Begma's interests with an eagle eye. Her aim is reknowned; she's known to have outshot Utena, Ota, and Shizumaru alike. Her combat skills in other areas are not so impressive, but she's still not someone to mess with.
She seems to be seeing Seta these days.
Enlai, Ambassador of Cathay
Enlai is of Ungolian descent, making him an unusual choice as a Cathayan ambassador, but his years of loyal service earned him this post. He spends most of his time watching out for the inhabitants of the Ward of the Far Traveller, better known as New Cathay City, and can often be found there patronizing shops and helping the inhabitants with their problems. He is noted for his skills at horseriding.
Count Boris Badenov of Daiga
Short and dumpy with a thin black moustache, short black hair, and dark
clothing, Count Badenov considers himself a master of intrigue. He's
quite wrong, and is quite regularly used by everyone as a pawn and made
a fool of. But he keeps trying. His wife Natasha is quite stylish
and elegant, and somewhat better at intrigue than he.
Paddy O'Connell, Voice of the High King of the Isle of Emeralds
Paddy is a brave warrior of the Isles, a great hero, who only sometimes gets drunk and attacks people he barely knows. He just started six months ago; there's a running betting pool on how soon he will get himself killed.
Lesbia, Head of the Boetian League's Diplomatic Mission (Euboea)
Lesbia, the head of the Boetian League's Diplomatic Mission, is known to have frequently contemplated changing her name for the duration of her stay in Amber for reasons you can probably guess. She's short, with dark hair turning grey, aging gracefully. A strong-willed and quick-witted woman, she's been fairly successful in promoting Boetian interests in Amber.
Shing, Head of Hang-Kung's Diplomatic Mission
A cheerful young man, he is a total gladhandler, who serves his nation's trade interests well, but is rumored to be heavily corrupt and taking bribes from anything that moves.
Duke Dalt, Ambassador from Kashfa
Blond, muscular, not very talkative. Duke Dalt is known to have
a great hatred of Countess Haruka, the Ambassador from Begma, and it's
believed they've both tried to kill each other in the past. He also
hates Seta Noriyasu because the man is frequently seen with Haruka.
Dalt is known to be on quite good terms with Prince Kentaro, Prince Saionji,
and Princess Sumire. He dated Wakaba for a while, but
things fell apart due to Queen Coral. They remain friends.
Morozumi Taizan, Ambassador from Lipun
Prime Minister Asuma chose Morozumi Taizan, a minor bureaucrat in the old Shogun's administration known for his skills in communication both orally and written, as the new ambassador to Amber from Lipun. It also helped that Taizan had expressed doubts about Lipun's hostility toward Amber--undoubtedly the reason that Morozumi was left in a dead-end job under the Shogun, despite his obvious talents.
Taizan is often a soft-spoken, serious man. He knows that his country has been out of favor among most of the Golden Circle for some time, even before the Annadil Crisis, and carefully works to mend fences. He tends to be mildly self-deprecating, which generally gives a good personal impression to those he meets. He is, of course, particularly careful around the Hang-Kung and Cathayan ambassadors. However, he does not go too far to lower himself around them; though he is respectful, he does not grovel.
He has displayed occasional flashes of anger and indignation, when those wishing to keep Lipun down go too far, in his eyes, whether in trying to negotiate treaties that he feels weaken the country even further, or simply insult his nation or, on occasion, himself. He does still have a sense of honor, though not overplayed the way that his predecessor's was. And though much of his efforts are dedicated to smoothing relations with Amber and other Golden Circle nations, he is also devoted to returning Lipun to glory. He insists, of course, that such a Lipun would not be the aggressive, expansionist, warlike nation of old, but rather, an equal partner in the Golden Circle....
Morozumi Taizan is a slender man of average Lipunese height. He wears
rather plain clothes most of the time--they are of good quality, as befits
his station, but is purposely not flashy. His neatly trimmed goatee and
wire-rimmed spectacles add to his intellectual appearance, and he usually
wears a bandanna tied over his short hair. He is known to be an accomplished
artist and calligrapher; one of the items of note in his office is a gigantic
brush, taller than he is. Some say that they have seen him practicing staff
katas in the early morning with it, although most discount that as being
somewhat outlandish and impractical.
Princess Amelia of Sailoon, Ambassador from Sailoon
Princess Amelia is a young and enthusiastic sorceress who endlessly
rants about fighting for justice. She looks and frequently acts in
a ludicrous manner, but she's strong enough to suckerpunch warhorses and
a fairly skillful sorceress. She is generally known to have a crush
on Prince Kentaro, who seems to like her, but not in the way she wants.
Holli the Monk, Ambassador from Siam
Shaven headed and wearing saffron, short and fat, he is a cranky man who hates Amber, hates his job, hates the Unicorn, hates Sind, hates boats, and in fact, seems to hate everything except his own faith, which he's lousy at explaining. But good at telling other people they stink.
It remains obscure as to why this fool was made ambassador.
Jaipung, Head of the Nogul Empire's Diplomatic Mission (effectively the Sindhi ambassador)
Jaipung is a proud member of the Ralya (warrior) caste. He hates Holli the Monk, but seems more favorable to Amber these days, though he seems to fear Amber is going to devour Sind inch by inch.
Aristophanes, Ambassador from Singh
Aristophanes was a playwright of reknown in Singh, and has become one
of fame in Amber as well, writing biting satires and broad (often crude)
popular comedies. Most of his plays these days make fun of Uila and
seek to sway Amberite sympathies to support Singh--but he is skillful enough
to not be too blatantly political. He gets along quite well with
Miki, who has composed music for several of his works.
Mistress Talia, Ambassador from Talma
Medium in height, thin and elegant, Mistress Talia is a leading trader in dyes and cloth, and has turned her embassy into an emporium for her products. When not busy making formal dress clothing for the nobles and other ambassadors, she presses for better trade terms for Talma and tries to convince Amber to dump Uila from the Golden Circle. She seems frustrated by her failure to achieve this after the Annadil Crisis. But she keeps trying.
Grand Duchess Catherine, Ambassador from Therin
Catherine is the very essence of Therinese grace and beauty, fighting with every weapon she has of word and deed to prevent the final annhilation of Therin at the hands of its enemies. This is not an easy struggle. Prince Kentaro has offered her much support in the past, and they are sometimes seen together at parties. She is a tall, thin, elegant blonde with her hair in ringlets.
Duke Seleceus Aristedes, Ambassador from Uila
Duke Seleceus is short, ugly, fat, and annoying. But he's an effective ambassador, and very generous to the poor, which has made him many friends in Amber. He is a frequent target of Aristophanes' parodies.
Duke Szolazny Rackozi, Ambassador from Wroland
The Duke supported the King's faction in the Wroland Civil War and was
rewarded with the plum job, where he hasn't much work to do but a large
salary and house to do it in. He is fat and happy, and he also paints
beautiful landscapes. He is known to be a good friend of Prince Thoric.
Dwellers in Shadow
Little is known of the legendary bad ass Stagger Lee for sure. During the Second Day of Darkness, he drove his '28 Ford along a cloud into Tir'na'nog and into the Pattern Chamber, hosing down Annadil and his servants with bullets from his .45, razor sharp playing cards, and the elder sign grill of his car. He's also known to wear an ox-blood Stetson hat and to curse like an entire fleet of sailors. Prince Makoto is said to have braved many challenges to free him from his eternal sleep on a mountain to bring him to Amber's aid.
It remains unknown whether Stagger now sleeps until Amber needs him
again, or is out terrorizing shadow and defying the police to hang him.
Lord Keitaro Orkuz
Son of Nadia Orkuz (Prime Minister of Begma) and Lord Jean of Loire
"He'll be a good ruler for Begma one day. He's loyal, brave, honest, and trustworthy. And he draws well. And anyone trained since childhood by me just can't go wrong."--King Tylor describes Keitaro
"Delusions of grandeur, as if his petty little Golden Circle Kingdom couldn't be evaporated in two seconds by the Jewel of Judgement or a true Amberite. Sure, he'll rule it one day, but that's like declaring yourself king of a back alley in the Ward of the Dead Unicorn. And he's lazy, lacks social graces, and obsesses over those stupid photo stickers. I can't see what Mutsumi sees in him."--Prince Kentaro describes Keitaro
"I turned over the next card. It was amazingly photo-realistic.
A young man with short cut black hair and glasses stood turned off to one
side, camera in hand, snapping a shot of a raging sea-shore with a look
of excitement on his face. He wore expensive Begman silks and velvets
in blue and gold, along with sensible black hiking boots. Full of
youth and enthusiasm, he didn't seem to notice the large wave about to
crash onto the shore, right over him."
Keitaro is an amiable young man, the heir to the Prime Ministership of Begma, a title which is a king in all but name. He is, unfortunately, far better at being an artist than in the skills of kingship, as he's rather shy and retiring, rather than strong leadership material, though he does have a knack for making people like him once they get to know him. He's studied with King Tylor since he was little, but seems to have gotten a lot more from his training with Prince Miki and his friendship with Princess Mutsumi, as he's a skillful Trump Artist.
Keitaro is most noted for being a bit of a photography maniac, having made a trump camera which works everywhere, or so it seems. He loves photostickers and has huge folders full of them. He also practices trump sorcery and experiments with interesting Trump Artifacts, often in conjunction with Mutsumi. They're known to be close friends.
He has an endless feud with Kentaro; they hate each other. He is close to Mutsumi and is known to get along well with Prince Thoric and Prince Makoto. He and Naru are both trying to get into Panopticon University, and alternately study together and bicker. Countess Lily has been known to flirt with him; he's been known to faint in response.
Since the Herald Crisi, Keitaro has become Prime Minister of Begma and
married Princess Shinobu Minor. He is doing his best to lead his
Prince Hayao of Lipun
Prince Hayao looks like a sumo wrestler. He was last seen being deported back to Lipun, having claimed Jade Mask had brainwashed him into being her flunky. Not a very bright man. He is now a monk, if rumors are true.
His true identity is unknown, as are his allegiances. Shizumaru has met him in both Amber and the Courts of Chaos, and knows someone tried to pay him to assassinate Shizumaru. Kenji refused the job, however, and told Shizumaru about it. A short, wiry, smiling young man with a sword, who appears to be Lipunese. Prince Moriya encountered him at the Demogorgon Memorial Service.
A young child whose father abuses her mother. She is a friend of Lord Totoro and brought Shizumaru to him. Within Totoro's domain, she becomes a young princess. Destiny unknown.
A powerful forest spirit who guards a very dim reflection of the Pattern in Lipun. He lives near Shizumaru's home village there.
This scar-faced captain was once a Rebman naval officer, whose squadron
was out on manuevers when Rebma vanished. Now he has become a mercenary
pirate, preying on Rebma's old enemies and hiring out his services to those
in need of a small squadron of ships.
Al-Ghazali, the Grand Vizier of the City of Brass
Al-Ghazali inherited his title from his father, also named Al-Ghazali. But where his father was a somewhat middling good mage, Al-Ghazali is able to wield obscene amounts of magic. His mother was one of the legendary Maidens of Ore, whose lineage harkens back to the primeval days of the City. How the former Al-Ghazali was even able to court her for breeding is a closely followed mystery.
Al-Ghazali grew up quickly in magic, training first at the Maiden House, then later heading off onto the Fire Highway to seek other instructors. A century later, he returned, his already formidable fire powers verging on godlike and bearing powerful ice magics that make even the Caliph tremble. Still, he doesn't seek to overthrow the Caliph like other Grand Viziers of the City's history have sought to do. He seems content to keep the peace between the guilds, lead the occassional army and tend his palace on the northern border. He has two sons and five daughters by his current wife, Yuki.
Derith of Embra
After successfully obtaining Kozue's mind-affecting spikard and nearly killing many Amberites at the Kozue/Madoka duel, he then tried to take over Rebma, only to be defeated by Drake's expedition to Embra. He is known to possess the Embran DemiJewel of Water and to have lost his right arm to a blow from Werewindle. He is sealed away behind a barrier Derith made. Or possibly dead.
Grand Caliph Fahram ibn-Alshuana
Ibn-Alshuana is the longest living king of the City of Brass, of the House of Malablin. The Malablins have been in power since approximately 880 AY, with Ibn-Alshuana coming to power in 962 AY.
In one of his many trips into Shadow before the Theran Wars, Gendou found the City of Brass. Ibn-Alshuana was just beginning his reign and welcomed Gendou with hospitality and suspicion. He was right to do so, for Gendou trapped Ibn-Alshuana in a bottle and escaped along the Fire Highway back to Amber. Ibn-Alshuana remained Gendou's prisoner for many years until he escaped by setting Gendou's chambers on fire. When he returned to the City of Brass, he set forth a decree: all Amberites are to be killed on sight.
After healing from his wounds, he embarked on an ambitious quest: to storm the castle of Amber and drag Gendou back to the City of Brass to be ritually disemboweled by fire-lizards and his entrails put to fire. The largest army in the history of the City of Brass was gathered and they got as far as the Tree of Yig before being met by Drake and the Amber army. The following battle lasted two months, in which casualties were suffered on each side, but as Drake was able to continually raise reinforcements from neighboring shadows, the efreet were eventually overcome and driven back.
Since then, Ibn-Alshuana has made it his life-long dream to eventually see the downfall of any of Gendou's progeny. It is said that he lent aid to the Ulians in their wars, but this is disputed by most modern Amber scholars. There are also rumors that he is in league with the Courts of Chaos.
Jade Mask is a sorceress involved in drug smuggling who bears a strong resemblance to Wakaba. Her sorcery tends to be serpent themed. She clashed with Shaft and Nagisa long ago, but escaped. She has been shown to be the Embran shadow of Wakaba. Shaft severed her right arm and took her spikard. Either dead or sealed in Embra.
The white-haired, gun-toting court mage of Embra. She filled Lina Inverse with cold iron buckshot at the battle of Sakhalin Island, but perished in the battle.
The Man with the Silver Arm
The Man with the Silver Arm appears to be a shadow of Drake, probably from Embra. His left arm is silver, and he has demonstrated he can outfight Shizumaru, and that he wields a shadow of Werewindle. His horse seems to be intelligent and doesn't take him as seriously as he takes himself. He has attacked Ramon, who he maimed, and Shizumaru, who lost an ear to him. Believed sealed away in Embra.
Naga the White Serpent
Naga is an over-endowed sorceress who wears not much more than a leather bikini and has the #1 rank in 'Annoying Laughter'. She is, despite being basically a nutcase, a skillful sorceress and mercenary, if you don't mind collateral damage.
Venir 2.0 and SKYNET
A white-haired man, who wears sunglasses and a trenchcoat. He has a jewel in place of his left eye, and his left arm is made of silver. He carries a shape-changing weapon known as 'The Ends of the World', and seems to report to something called 'SKYNET'. Whatever his true nature or identity, he talks like a cyborg and seems to be after the Demi-Jewel of Wood for reasons unknown. He possesses some degree of sorcerous ability.
Events of the Annadil Crisis showed him to serve a trio of Goddesses. He has not been seen since the Annadil Crisis.
HOUSES OF CHAOS DESCENT:
House ????? (probably Erle):
| |- "One to Destroy"
+------|- Fuyutsuki + Grey / Crystal Knight / Unicorn
| | |
???????? |- "One to Keep |--- Gendo (d)
The Balance"/ |
The Hanged Man |--- Moire (d?)
|--- Shayla (d)
+-------- Anno + ??????
???????? |--- Akio/"Annadil"
|--- Anthy + ?????(Akio/"Annadil")
| |--- Mamiya
(Possible that Fuyutsuki and Anno are -brothers-, given Fuyutsuki's
recent 'nephew' comment in reference to Annadil)
"Die, foul giant!"
Think Norse Gods. With the Logrus. Some houses like to make fun of them by saying they're descended from a cow. Odin leads this house.
"Like the willow, we have bent to the storm, and returned to our true shape now that the storm has passed, stronger than before."
Nearly destroyed by a series of battles with Amberites and the Serpent's Horn, under the wise leadership of Lady Kodachi, and the not-so-wise, but not too bad either leadership of Lady Talia, this house has rebounded, and now is one of the stronger ones in Chaos, though it is weak in old, powerful members.
Its members possess the Logrusfoil Memory, the reforged Hummingbird, now named Covenant, the Wyrm Ourobous Unicorn Spikard, the Hoard of the Dragon Dragon Spikard, and the Heart of Flame. It's also generally expected that attacks on House Alars would bring House Helgram and the Quartet down like a hammer.
And they've got THE MAN WHO SAVED THE UNIVERSE, Lord Atleby. What more could you want?
Alars, Helgram, and Nurgal seem to be allied these days.
Anno, Keeper of the Logrus
A depressed old man who watches over the Logrus and grumbles about the good old days. He is known to possess a copy of Peterson's Guide to Pattern Blades in Sidar. Possibly Fuyutuski's brother.
Bebop Bounty Hunters
This crew of bounty hunters was good enough to actually capture Prince
Shaft once. The members are: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Julia, Faye
Valentine, and Radical Edward. They mostly work as Special Agents
of the Crown of Amber these days.
"Creation is the very essence of Chaos."
This is an artistically inclined house of chaos, noted for producing
beautiful works of art. Some of its members craft entire shadows
as works of art, and they're a good house to go to if you need a custom
shadow. They have a feud with House Formorian. Lugh the Mighty
"We rule the waves."
House Darios are noted sailors. Jesby, Darios, and Venir tend
to argue a lot about which one of them invented sailing, boats, fish, etc.
Darios and Jesby feud quite a bit. Ahab the Obsessed leads House
Darios. House Darios is the only house to have totally refused any
contact with Prince Miki's diplomatic mission.
House Dormammu (minor)
"We burn with Pindin's Flames."
House Dormammu is a minor house, home to flame headed people who live in a strange multi-colored psychedelic shadow full of floating rocks connected by great silvery ribbons. Lord Dormammu leads them.
A son of Lord Dormammu of Chaos, he is the faithful retainer of Prince Mikage, and usually accompanies him on his trips to court, where he has made himself beloved of all the children of the court by giving them Ice Cream. He seems to be rather quirky, but that's Chaosians for you.
Daughter of Millard Fillmore, she is a notable warrior and Idol Singer,
forming one half of M^2, a very successful Chaosian Pop band. She
is married to Hoji of Helgram and is the mother of Melissa Fillmore.
She looks remarkably like Motoko, if Motoko lost half her clothing.
She is one of the Ten Swords of Helgram.
Millard Fillmore is a crazy old man who lives in a house with 41 cats
and claims to be the Emperor of Chaos. Millard Fillmore is a very
ancient Trump Master and explorer of Shadow. Millard Fillmore is
the head of M. F. Productions, which plays an important role in the Chaosian
Music Industry. It remains unclear which of these identities is more
"Through shapeshifting, we can embrace all possible forms, transcending the limits we so often place upon ourselves."
Motoko nods. "House Formorian's decor is quite unlike any I've
ever encountered before."
The pilot heads over to the control spire, which grows up organically out of the floor at one end of the salon, and places several tentacles around it. He begins to glow, and gently the blimp takes off. Terminyan sits down on a chair that seems to have been made out of frozen snot. "There will probably be a little turbulence soon, don't worry, we'll rise above it."
Terminyan says, "Well, you see, most houses reject almost all of the possibilities of the world, because they have blinkered themselves, trapped in just a tiny sliver of what could be, because they are obssessed with Beauty."
Motoko folds herself into an almost z-shaped chair, looking quite comfortable in a position that someone with normal bones shouldn't be comfortable in.
He says, "And so, instead of exploring the infinite variety the Serpent has given us, they just confine themselves to a tiny little box, and claim it's all that's worth living in." He shakes his head sadly. "But our ancestor learned better, and set us free to explore all possibilities."
Moriya says, "And so, House Formorian reaches beyond that sliver." He sits down in another chair, perching on the edge.
Twisted, warped, and ugly. Fond of Zeppelins. They
have a feud with House Danaani. They are led by Kaled, son of Balor,
who has a talking left hand with an eye in the palm. They are noted
as the premeire aerial combatants of Chaos.
House Gainax (minor)
"We must remain above the fray."
Technically a 'minor' house, though they possess geat influence. Keepers of the Logrus and Keepers of Lost Items. Ever wonder what happens when the dryer eats a sock? They know.
"We are the arms of the Serpent, and his fangs as well."
Serpent-worshipping Super Freaks. They are led by Lord Loewen. Once Loewen was the enemy of Amber. Now Loewen seems to be on very good terms with at least some Amberites, and has even trained multiple Amberites, and had two children by Motoko: Kanako and Nanbara.
"We are the strong shield-wall which protects the weaker houses."
Noted warriors of Chaos. They are also the Royal House of Chaos. King Ishmael leads them, and General Gilva commands their armies under him. They are known to feud with Helgram.
The gladhandling King of Chaos. A noted warrior, but more noted for his clever plans and his ability to make his enemies destroy each other. He is known to greatly desire a spikard. Still.
"Darios may rule the bottom of the ocean, as that's where you'll find all their ships, but the surface is ours."
Noted sailors of Chaos, who claim to have invented sailing. They are led by Perry the Swift.
"Alright, inscribe the sixth pentagram, then three drops of solvent..."
House Nurgal are noted sorcerors and experimenters with power word forms. You can't go ten feet in Nurgalways without setting off a rune, it's said. They also work with glass to create marvels. Lord Nurgal VII leads this house when not recovering from one of her experiments.
"The Serpent commands us to eat, drink and be merry! Preferably all at the same time."
Think Greek gods. With the Logrus. Horny old bastards, but
powerful. Zeus the Horny rules House Olympus.
"Each of us contains an infinite number of selves. We seek to explore and master them all."
House Suroth are the best shapechangers of Chaos, their bodies fluid
as clay in a potter's hands. Lady Suroth leads House Suroth.
Her son Xaemyl is married to Lady Talia of House Alars, and the houses
have moved into alliance.
"Yes, of course we can make you the sword you desire. It will, of course, cost you."
Noted artificers of Chaos, a very tightly controlled clan who do magick
for hire for the other Houses. Few trust them, but they do seem to
keep to their contracts reliably. House Tremere is led by a council
of seven, whose chairman holds the rank of 'Lord Tremere', although there's
rumors they answer to some sleeping entity of power.
"o/~ A drop of Nelson's blood won't do us any harm... o/~"
Noted sailors of chaos. They are close allies of House Aesir,
expert sea-raiders and traders. They are led by Eric the Red.
Visitors from Other Universes
(d) is deceased
(d?) is unknown if deceased or not
(m) is missing
(?) is unsure parent
(D) is VERY VERY VERY *DEAD*
?????? is unknown parent
FAMILES FROM OTHER UNIVERSES
[[Only 'relevant' portions listed here...]]
White Rose Avalon:
GEN 0 GEN 1 GEN 2
+------- Oberon(d) + Faiella (d)
| | |
The Unicorn | |--- Eric (d)
| |--- Dierdre
| |--- Corwin
Corwin Pattern ......
GEN 1(or 2) GEN 2(or 3) GEN 3(or 4) GEN 4(or 5)
King With No Name
+ Morgan (d)
| |--- Tess + Bleys of Avalon-Amber
| | |
| | |--- Horatio + ????/Juri/Etc
| | |
| | |--- Julian
| |--- Angus + Ryoko (d)
| |--- Juri + Roderick --
| |--- [Horatia]
+ Ryoko (d)
| |--- Darako (d)
| |--- Trucido
+ Cait (d)
| |--- Venir (d)
| |--- Dante
|--- Gideon + Kim -
| |--- Dara
+------- Oberon(d) + Clarissa (d)
| | |
The Unicorn | |--- Bleys + Tess of Shadow Avalon
| | |
| | |--- Roderick
| |--- Fiona + Mandor --
| | |
| | |--- Rhianna
|--- Brand (D) + Jasra (d)
|--- Rinaldo (d)
Corrine's Harem (Aka, the Spoon Gumi)
This trio claimed to be from another universe, but most people believe they are simply part of Corrine's Harem she keeps in Ember. They haven't been seen in forty years.
Prince Gideon of Avalon
Prince Gideon looks like Vash, but thankfully doesn't act like him. He and Princess Juri are siblings from yet another shadow with delusions of grandeur. Or possibly, we're the shadow with delusions of grandeur...naaah. He is notable for his vast collection of toys and his broad range of powers. And a really spiffy red coat. He is currently building some sort of giant machine which he assures everyone won't explode or try to eat the Pattern.
Princess Juri of Avalon
It's not too hard to guess who Princess Juri of Avalon resembles. Wielder of a Patternblade, she's shown she knows how to use it very well. Most often seen in the company of Princess Corrine, Princess Hiko, and Prince Roderick, no one knows where she came from, although the rumors range from her being Corrine's lover to her being the last survivor of a destroyed alternate universe to her springing out of Tylor's head during one of his migraines. None of this explains why she carries a wooden spoon everywhere, though.
Prince Roderick of [Squid Gumi] Amber
This muscular redhead has attracted quite a lot of attention, both from his broad range of magical skills and his tendency to follow Princess Juri around like a puppy. He seems an amiable sort, and a bit of a ladies' man, although the word 'train' makes him twitch. His origins are also unknown, although it's generally assumed Corrine picked him up in shadow somewhere along with Gideon and Juri of Avalon.
Probably father of Prince Demetrius.
"Handsome with a thin red moustache and twinkling grey eyes, a smile upon his lips, he could be the son of no one else but Bleys, though his nose was a touch larger, and his face a little more round. He wore stylish clothing in red and purple, a ring upon each hand, a rapier at his hip. He was tall and well muscled, ready to pose as a Greek god if necessary. Yet, I could read just a touch of frustration in him; likely he had spent his life trying to measure up to his father and failing. He had not yet learned like his father to simply act as if he was the best at all things, whether he was or not; indeed, I'm not sure if Bleys even realizes he is not number one anymore."
--Corwin's first impression of Roderick
Other Beings from Beyond Space and Time
Rhianna assisted Moriya and Motoko and Davros in the Demogorgon hunt after being summoned forth by the Gloom Device. Believed to have returned to her own universe.
The Three Goddesses
Beings from another universe beyond the cave of worlds, they resemble
the Norse Goddess of Fate...well, sort of. One of them, Urd, declared
herself married to Shizumaru; she then vanished during the last days of
the Annadil Crisis and hasn't been seen since. VENIR 2.0 seems
to serve them.
Psycho-bitch who tried to kill 12 Princes at once, and got spanked for
it. Now sent far, far away, ideally to never return.
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