Niri (Nirine) – A Water Elemental born on the island of Tiero in the Archipeligo of Bellaia. Her abilities were discovered by the Church of Four Orders when she was nine, which is when she was taken to the Temple of Solaire to be trained as a Water Priestess.
Ria (Ariadne) – Born outside of Mirocyne, a small city along the north shore of the Sea of Sarketh to parents who own a vineyard and orange/almond orchard. Her family is afraid of the Church of Four Orders for the number of family members taken, and subsequently disappear, by Priests and Priestesses. Ria harbors the gift of magic, an ability forbidden by the Church.
Lavinia – Ria’s best friend since childhood. Lavinia was born to a sailing family in Mirocyne, one of modest standing. She has no elemental gifts by birth and is preparing to leave on her two year apprenticeship, which is traditional among the Northern Sarkethian families.
Ty (Tylee) – Lavinia’s older brother. He is in the final year of his apprenticeship on a large merchant vessel, or at least he is supposed to be. He’s long admired Ria, nearly as much as he tries to protect his sister.
Darag – Born in the forests of Lus na Sithchaine, Darag is a Kith, an isolated race whose skin resembles bark and whose soul is bound to a tree at birth. This kinship with the forest grants long life, as long as the life of their tree, to the Kith, but also tends to keep them hidden in the forest. Unlike most Kith, Darag is restless… and very powerful. All Kith are born with power similar to Earth Elementals.
Beite – Darag’s younger sister.
Laireag – A friend of Darag and Beite.
Cuileann – A friend of Darag and Beite.
Laith Lus – Kith Elder
Shai Bannan – Second Kith Elder
Zhao – Air Elemental born in Xiazhing and so Tiak. Tiak rules regarding Elementals are strict. They protected gifted children by hiding them from the Church while also confining them to an austere life where they cannot marry and live apart from every day society.
Yihn – Zhao’s sister
Gagee – Yihn’s husband and a friend of Zhao’s
Kalail/ Khodan – Born on the Island of Kailal during the war of the Orders, Khodan was captured by the newly formed/forming Church of Four Orders. They used his strong gift of magic against him, changing him into a creature that would hunt, and kill, those with magic.
Tam – Captain of the Water Fox.
Jistin – Ty’s friend. He lives in Sardinia, a dangerous and exotic port, helping his father with a merchant shop. Jistin is mute though he never has a problem getting his message across.
Finneous – Jistin’s father.
Minna – An old woman strong in magic. She lives in Akhetta, the ruins of an old school for Elementals inland from the Archipelago. There she trains others who escape the Church and come to her for help.
Elantha (the Moon’s Light) – an Elemental like few others, she practices her brand of magic within the archipelagic city of Peurtoroyal, hiding within sight of the Church in a city known as Solaire’s mirror.
Lyrick – An Air Elemental at the Temple in the Clouds. He helps teach Zhao and Ria.
Rameth – An Earth Elemental (Son of Stone) born in Akypf, a city along the dark Coast of Storms. He helps Ria and Zhao reach Vykipf located in the Mountains of Night.
Minerva – An Air Elemental (Daughter of Storms), who lives in Ryvndark. She also helps Ria and Zhao reach Vykipf along with Rameth.
The Church of Four Orders – is the ruling force in the world of Myrrah. Based in the Temple of Solaire located on the island of Erowok, it is headed by a High Council comprised of twelve of the most powerful Elementals. All Elemental’s that the Church discovers, usually at blessing ceremonies throughout the year, are taken from their families to be trained and to serve the Church.
High Priest Sinika – Fire Elemental born along the Archipeligo of Bellaia. He is not the most powerful Elemental on the High Council, but maybe the most clever. He took an interest in Niri and helped train her.
High Priestess Timpada – Fire Elemental born along the Archipeligo of Bellaia and one of Sinika’s greatest adversaries on the council. She is slightly older than Sinika and more powerful.
High Priestess Ci’erra – a Fire Elemental and a Valain, which is a rare combination. There are few Valian in Myrrah as it is a difficult land and a race that cherishes bravery, and proof of bravery, more than a long life. Elementals are rare to the Valain, and strong Elementals like Ci’erra are even more extraordinary. Ci’erra was a protege of Timpada’s.
High Priest Rhinnault – Born in Finndale along the southern shore of the Sea of Sarketh and the only Air Elemental on the High Council.
High Priest Greneth – Bellaian as most of the High Council are and one of two Water Elementals on the council.
High Priest Nuvahl – Valain and a Water Elemental. He is old, the oldest member of the High Council, his powers are waning. His greatest pride is to see Ci’erra, another Valain, on the council at the same time he holds a seat.
High Priestess Kheten – Earth Elemental and a Nifail born to the tribes of the Steppes of Umbrel
High Priest Pronius – Earth Elemental and Bellaian, he was born in a city near Sinika and are of the same age. They tend to support each other in the High Council.
High Priestess Nahrhia – Fire Elemental born along the Southern Shore
High Priestess Oveehn – Fire Elemental who is Northern Sarkethian by birth
High Priest Dohnovan – Fire Elemental and Bellaian
High Priest Sah’Tef – Fire Elemental from the Southern Shore
Felya – an Air Priestess sent by Timpada to help rescue Sinika
Misshal – a novice Water Priest sent along with Timpada to rescue Sinika
Dahal – an Erowok servant sworn to obey Timpada. He doest her bidding and lives within the Temple of Solaire, using his magic for the Church mostly as a healer