of The Shadow War Saga
Every great story has great heroes and villains. However, every great hero will have a journey...and every great villain is not simply evil.
All the characters of The Shadow War Saga have gray areas. The heroes are flawed, and the villains are sympathetic. Keriya Nameless has grown up an outcast and yearns for acceptance, but before she can save the world, she has to figure out what exactly she's fighting for.
Many people help her as she grows into the person she was meant to be, and many try to stand in her way. You can learn about them here!
Our hero, a young outcast who is the only person in a world of magic-wielders who doesn't have any powers of her own. She leaps at the chance to prove her worth, only to quickly realize she's in over her head.
Keriya's best friend, who accompanies her from their small home village into the magical land of Allentria.
A strong wielder who gets drawn into Keriya's quest against her will. On the way, she discovers she has more power than even she realized.
The powerful and enigmatic goddess who enlists Keriya to save the last living dragon.
A young dragon who Keriya summons and ultimately befriends.
Prince of the Erastate and an expert on ancient lore who is assigned by the Empress to aid Keriya on her quest.
Bastard son of the Fironian King, an expert bowman and experienced spy. With a dry wit and a sharp tongue, he keeps everyone grounded.
Sebaris ("Seba") Wavewould
The princess of the Galantasa, who develops a rivalry with Keriya. Though inexperienced with magic, she is an incredibly strong wielder.
An ancient and powerful warlord, the strongest wielder in the history of the world. He tried to take over Selaras in the Second Age, and was subsequently imprisoned in a binding realm for 7,000 years.
The bogspectre is one of the most infamous denizens of Allentria. A soulless abomination that stalks the Galantrian Rainforest, it inhabits its victims bodies and feeds off of their souls, rotting them from the inside out.
A man with a dubious (and possibly criminal) background, who is the first Allentrian our heroes meet.
One of Cezon's business associates, who oftentimes acts as his moral compass.
Another one of Cezon's stooges. He's not the sharpest sword in the armory, but he somehow always manages to wiggle out of trouble.
A powerful and renowned elven healer. One of the members of the Allentrian Council of Nine, she represents the Delegation of the Elves.
Taeleia's loyal bodyguard. A Syrionese elf who is a skilled fighter and assassin.
Commander-General of the Imperial Guard, sworn to protect and serve the Empire. The highest and most decorated military officer in Allentria.
Originally a manticore, Grouge became a shadowbeast during the Great War of the Second Age. He is now bound, body and soul, to Necrovar.
A strange creature, Uhs is a werelion. When the Oldmoon is full, he has the form of a lion; over the course of a month he changes shape, until when the moon is new he looks like a human man.
Ansai of the Xamarai of Jidaeln and son of Rucion Kvlaudium. Viran becomes one of Keriya's new allies during her travels in Jidaeln.
Valerion of the Unknown Lands lived during the Second Age and fought in the first Shadow War against Necrovar. Widely praised as being the greatest hero who ever lived...but dark secrets revolve around him.
A mysterious woman who helped Valerion during his rise to power in the Great War.
The human who pledged himself as a mortal host for Necrovar. Once Necrovar inhabited Helkryvt's body, it gained a soul and the ability to wield, making it a thousand times more deadly.