Lords of Magic Characters
Gavril (Varic Ayele Gavril Khalon)
Hair: Dark blond
Eyes: Aqua blue
Flaws: Scars covering his back
Magical Affinity: Control all four elements, conjure the Elemental Warrior
Born to a life of privilege, Gavril spent much of his youth enjoying the status and wealth that came from being heir to the Aquina throne. Years of peace between kingdoms fostered times of decadent parties, endless line of women, and an abundance of liquor. Three things that didn't change when he became king.
When a surprise uprising robs him of his throne, his magic, and forces him into captivity, Gavril is forced to re-evaluate his life and all the things he took for granted. His freedom, when it comes, costs a piece of his soul. The young king is suddenly a pauper with only the clothes on his back. Returning to the only home he's ever known, Gavril must fight for his very survival, while harboring no hope for his future.
Best Friend: Zander
Favorite Food: Stew
Least Favorite Food: Anything out of the garbage
Favorite Dessert: Peaches
Favorite Weapon: Sword
Most Embarrassing Moment: Being caught with a half-naked Shyla by a man who is like a father to her
He's the Type of Person Who Would: Save an animal from harm or set a fair law for his people
Shyla De Aven
Hair: Midnight waves
Eyes: Crystal green
Build: Thin but curved
Flaws: Shy and reserved
Magical Affinity: Can sense magic in others
Second daughter of a blacksmith, Shyla and her three sisters lived a simple but happy life in the kingdom of Tyrnali, until a stranger dined with her family. Sold into the neighboring kingdom's harem, she suddenly finds herself at the mercy of a handsome young king. She is ashamed to admit she is drawn to the king, but before their desire explodes, he is overpowered and taken captive.
Alone in a new kingdom, Shyla makes the terrible decision to not return to the family that sold a daughter for gold. Instead, she takes the blood money of the man who has taken over the kingdom and begins a new life. One she intends to make the most of.
Best Friend: Dianthe
Favorite Food: Lamb stew
Least Favorite Food: Roasted clams
Favorite Dessert: Sugared biscuits
Pet: A donkey named Bandit
Most Embarrassing Moment: Being caught ogling Gavril's body while he was in the bath
She's the Type of Person Who Would: Help a wounded stranger and provide food or clothing
Eyes: Jade green
Build: Very muscular
Flaws: Fight first, ask questions later
Magical Affinity: Can alter reality, changing what others see, and shift into a huge black dragon
As a child, Stefan's mother walked out of his life and never returned. That fateful night, his father was gravely injured and left for dead. Stefan and his twin patched their father up as best they could and fled the country. Ever since that night, questions about that night have haunted him. What became of his mother? Why did she leave them? Does she live? And further... are Stefan and his twin the only remaining dragons? How long will they live? Can they take a mate and have a family?
With those questions continually swirling in his mind, Stefan begins a quest for answers. Yet when he asks questions to the wrong person, he finds himself locked in a dungeon at the mercy of the very people he seeks. When a beautiful woman is placed in the cell beside his, Stefan if both drawn to her and wary of the peace he feels when she's near. Is she a spy sent to recover his secrets? Or a victim of the brutality his captors have shown?
Best Friend: His twin, Nikolai
Favorite Food: Anything he doesn't have to cook himself
Least Favorite Food: Carrots
Favorite Dessert: A beautiful woman
Favorite Weapon: His magic
Most Embarrassing Moment: Shifting into a dragon for the first time in front of a village full of people and then shifting back stark naked
He's the Type of Person Who Would: Follow a quest to the end, regardless of what he finds - good or bad
Build: Trim, athletic
Flaws: Allows her mother's opinion to influence her self-esteem
Magical Affinity: Can convert energy from one form to another and shift into a violet dragon
When Isabela's brother was killed in the great Mage / Dragon war, her entire world crumbled. In one day, she lost her brother who was her best friend and the notice of her father, whom she was closest to. As the years passed, her parents' respect turned to hatred in their grief over their lost son, until they no longer saw Isabela. Determined to win back their approval, Isabela joins the palace guard. But is isn't enough. In fact, it seems to make her mother even more spiteful.
When the opportunity to become Keeper - second only to the Queen's sentinel - arises, Isabela jumps at the chance to prove her worth to her family. If she can be Keeper like her brother once was, she believes she can finally prove her worth to her family. All she has to do is uncover the secrets of a mysterious prisoner in the dungeon. What she doesn't expect is the peace and passions Stefan rouses in her, and just how far she will go to prove herself not only to her family, but to the man who makes her feel as no other ever has.
Best Friend: Princess Corina
Favorite Food: Anything, she loves to eat
Least Favorite Food: N/A
Favorite Dessert: Sugared plums
Favorite Weapon: Her dagger
Most Embarrassing Moment: Being afraid of the dark in the dungeon in front of the mysterious prisoner, when she should be strong to gain his secrets
She's the Type of Person Who Would: Take on the biggest warrior to prove herself, even when it will mean a lot of pain
Nikolai Etienne Baudin
Eyes: Golden hazel
Build: Very muscular
Flaws: Scar on bicep
Magical Affinity: Precognition and shifts into a massive black dragon
Nikolai never wanted to be a king. As the oldest surviving member of his family, responsibility fell onto Nikolai's shoulders at a young age. Barely a man himself, he took his brother out of the small village they lived in a made sure to find them food, shelter, and clothing. Their travels led them through many lands until one day, they discovered an abandoned city in the desert of Semar. Nikolai made it their home, and as the years progressed, he took in others who also needed a home. Against his wishes, the people elected him king. But under his leadership, Semar is now a thriving city.
When the Grand Caravan comes to his kingdom, he finds among the merchants a beautiful and mysterious woman. She captures his attention, and soon, he realizes that they met once before - the day her mother was burned at the stake for witchcraft. But when his people begin to die, Nikolai is forced to face that the woman he's attracted to may be responsible for their deaths. With his brother on what Niko considers a foolish quest, he alone must learn the truth about the deaths in his city, even as he hopes she isn't responsible.
Best Friend: Kiril, his Second (in command)
Favorite Food: Anything beef
Least Favorite Food: Ginger cookies
Favorite Dessert: Fresh fruit from the trees in his garden
Favorite Weapon: His dragon talons
Most Embarrassing Moment: The time Kiril decided to bring the surprise birthday party, and half the residents of Semar, to him and caught him with his pants around his ankles as he began to make love to a woman.
He's the Type of Person Who Would: Stand between his people (or anyone weaker) and danger. He’s a hero at heart and would defend his people to the end. He deals with people swiftly and with lethal grace.
Eyes: Dove gray
Build: Full bust, slim hips
Flaws: Terrified of hurting people in her Other form
Magical Affinity: Turns into an Other at night
Aria was born cursed. She doesn't know how or why, but every night, when the sun goes down, she turns into another creature. One with the power to kill.
When a seer from her youth directs her to Semar, Arianrhod travels there with the Great Caravan. There she hopes to find a cure for her curse, and maybe the Dark Dragon himself. The man who saved her when she was to be burned at the stake for witchcraft beside her mother.
Best Friend: JoJo (her mouse), and Yuri
Favorite Food: Ginger cookies
Least Favorite Food: Beans
Favorite Dessert: Ginger cookies
Most Embarrassing Moment: Turning into her Other in full view of the people of Semar
She's the Type of Person Who Would: Do anything for those she loves, even if it was illegal
Height: 5' 8"
Build: Thin and wiry
Flaws: Turns thieves into farm animals
Magical Affinity: Transmutation, can turn anything into something else
Mared was once Vizier to the King of Aquina. Shortly before the king's death, he was forcibly retired and replaced by Constantine Lorcan. He moved to a cottage near the top of Mount Cadence and lives there quite happily. When he needs supplies, he has them delivered by a shop girl he met, named Shyla.
When Shyla brings a stranger to him for help, Mared recognizes the young prince, who was the only son of his king. Mared agrees to help Gavril regain his powers, in hopes that he will reclaim the throne of Aquina, and restore the kingdom to prosperity.
Best Friend: Flix, his owl familiar
Favorite Food: Stew
Least Favorite Food: Anything poisoned
Favorite Dessert: Cookies
Pet: An owl named Flix
Most Embarrassing Moment: The time he accidentally transformed the captain of the guard into a fish
He's the Type of Person Who Would: Help a person in need... if the person was worthy. Or if it would be fun
Flaws: Streaks of white in her hair from her deal with Raynard, selfish
Magical Affinity: Uses glamour, can teleport, and is impenetrable to harm
Decades ago, Helene was married to one of the princes of the Fae royal court. She was the most beautiful of her people, and could have been the next queen of the Fae when her husband became king. But her Fae husband, Brannock, fell in love with a human woman. The human was pregnant with his child by the time Helene discovered his duplicity. Helene became enraged and sought the couple when they met in secret. She killed Brannock and stbed the woman through the stomach. For her crimes, she was banished from the Fae realm.
Now, she's discovered a way to return to the Fae realm. She will take back all that she has lost. In doing so, she will take revenge on the child of Brannock's lover.
Best Friend: None
Favorite Food: Anything she doesn't have to prepare
Least Favorite Food: Anything she cooks. She's a horrible cook.
Favorite Dessert: Sweetmeat pies
Favorite Weapon: Her father's dagger
Most Embarrassing Moment: Being banished from the Fae realm
She's the Type of Person Who Would: Kill her lover for betraying her, or play with a baby because she wants one of her own
Height: 5' 5"
Hair: Chestnut brown
Eyes: Ocean blue
Build: Short but curvy
Magical Affinity: Can slip by people undetected, put someone to sleep, and turn into a green dragon
Princess Corina is the only daughter of Queen Felicia of Caeli. She's had the run of the kingdom and doesn't take no for an answer. She isn't spoiled, so much as she is mischievous. She loves to play tricks on her friends and family. However, at heart, she would do anything for them.
When a Mage appears at the gates of Caeli, Corina is intrigued. Her people hate the Mages, but she's never seen one. She had no idea they'd be so... handsome. Until he treats her like a bothersome child. In a fit of temper, she puts him to sleep and tries to rescue her best friend from the dungeon alone. She may not be trained in combat, but nothing stops Corina from saving those she loves. Even mages too handsome for their own good who think they can order people around and treat them poorly.
Best Friend: Isabela Florin
Favorite Food: Anything sweet
Least Favorite Food: Pheasant
Favorite Dessert: Sweet cream drops
Most Embarrassing Moment: When her brother, or step-brother as she discovered, declared her would marry her in front of everyone
She's the Type of Person Who Would: Do anything for a friend, use her looks and her status to get her way, play tricks on her loved ones to make them smile or make them frustrated
Height: 6' 3"
Hair: Dark brown, almost black
Eyes: Very dark brown, almost black
Flaws: Scarred on the inside from decades of captivity
Magical Affinity: The only magic he has left is the ability to set wards
Lucius Florin is dead. Or at least that's what everyone thinks. During the great Mage / Dragon war, he was brought down by the Nemesi's magic and captured. They tossed his family ring into a pile of dragon ash and stole him away to their kingdom. His dragon magic was stripped from him, forcing him into his human form, and into slavery for the Mages.
Now, he does anything required of him by Raynard, leader of the Nemesi, in order to keep his family safe. They may think he's dead, but as long as Lucius draws breath, he will continue to protect them.
Best Friend: None
Favorite Food: None
Least Favorite Food: Anything served by the Nemesi
Favorite Dessert: He can't remember the last dessert he had
Favorite Weapon: His poniard (a slim blade, longer than a dagger)
Most Embarrassing Moment: Being captured in battle by the Nemesi and stripped of his dragon powers
He's the Type of Person Who Would: Do what he wanted even against the advice of his loved ones