Knight / Paladin
Under the stars House Bryndelion tries to stay honorable in the web of deceit that is the Republic of Benem. The house is known for its powerful magi and wise cosmographers, but Lunara Bryndelion is a knight in charge of their armies. Her mother rules the family, and her two elder sisters both have powerful marriages to further them in their careers as heirs. When Lunara refuses to take part in the plots of rival houses, she gets herself in more trouble than she can get out of…
Guardian / Geomancer
They look like crude stone statues with magical crystals growing from their skin, but the Agurians hold much wisdom lost to the other peoples of Agemonia. Deathless and ungrowing, they live, carve their memories in their stone flesh, then sleep for aeons, then wake up and live again. The runes in their skin remind them of their past. But Torrax’s runes have been smoothed out, and he knows not who he is. When his mentors are killed for their crystals, he sets on a journey to find out the truth of his past. His only help is a mighty maul of stone and crystal, made from his own body.
Assassin / Witch
The bird-like quothians live in ancient Heartwood, worshipping the skulls of their Grandmothers, tasked to keep the demons of the Breach at bay. They live in moonlit tree houses, weave silk from cobwebs, and practice dark magics. Venia is given a mission by the beaked skull of her dead ancestress and must face untold horrors to save Heartwood. But will she have the strength and the will to keep her own mind?
Hydromancer / Telepath
Under the sea live the Korallians in the fiercely competitive society called the Thalassocracy of Zheebul, driven by profit and strict loyalty to the rich Creators. Although Zuvasai’s telepathic skills set him apart, he has a lowly job censoring foreign texts. When he finds out about the mythical Staff of Bekora, he realizes it could grant him the power to become rich himself. Or would he rather use it to set his people free from the tyranny of the Creators? But first he must find all of its pieces…
Ranger / Shaman
Matajam has done his best to be a modern pattangan: tied down his fins, took a job cutting trees for the Amethyst Order, and abandoned the primitive ways of his ancestors. So when a nalam totem spirit appeared and sent him on a quest to save the jungle from demons, he had hard time explaining it to his family. Now he travels with a bow and dagger, hoping to one day return home.
Marauder / Pyroblade
The ignisaurs of the Megeian Empire worship fire and the sun. Drenosh is a scion of the proud noble house of Eight-Songs, and was preparing for the skin shedding ceremony in the church of the Burning Sun. Sexless, like all young ignisaurs, Drenosh was supposed to choose whether to become a male, a soldier or a merchant, or a female, a priest or a leader. Drenosh decided not to choose, which made them an outcast at first, but also saved them from the assassination of his family. The last of their house, they took refuge working as a mercenary in Copperton, but seek vengeance on those who betrayed their house.