Sangwine Schloeffel – Elven prince, exiled.
Bactine Gallagher – Human peasant, a healer.
Xylic Ward – Half-elven, of mysterious parentage.
Derf Derfinson – Half-ogre, the brains.
Stump (Hersminth) – Midget dwarf, an enigma.
Hope – Fairy of House Schloeffel, bubbly and immortal.
Fang – Overlord of Darkness, brother of Sang, cruel and unusual.
Zedwig – Insanely powerful elven mage under Fang’s control.
Al’bert du Fromage – Once best friend of Fang, once Sangwine’s enemy, now ally.
Geeves – Once-valet to Sangwine’s father, traitor, then not-so-traitorous.
Regnar – Captain of Fang’s human guard.
Brenge – Captain of the old elven guard.
Gaffer – Gardener to the Schloeffel family for as long as anyone can remember.
Goose/James – A silly goose, but actually a shape-shifting spy.
Kelneth – Leader of the resistance fighters, best sword master in all of Schloeffelonia.
Ellinya – Aunt to Sangwine and Fangline, killed by Fang.
Dead King and Queen – One killed by Fang, the other by the birth of Sangwine.