Now I know for certain that there’s no way my ill-prepared nerd could possibly make it from one city to the other on his own, let alone get across a kingdom. Well, to be fair, he might make it, but he’d be one hell of a mess… Er, more of a mess than he’ll wind up with help.
So… he picks up a number of people. Oddly, mostly women. I didn’t plan it that way, they just happened to be women…
There’s Katarina, a human hedgewitch (a sort of scholar from the neighbouring country). Although if you plan on calling her a human, you also better be prepared to run and run far because where Katarina’s from, they believe they’re the descendants of dwarves. She’s mainly with them because she stuck and there’s no one else around to help her return to her homeland.
Authril is a common elven soldier from the king’s army. Alongside Tracker, she’s the one who has a valid reason to be sticking around for as long as she does.
Marin, as a hunter, generally flies solo. She originally comes due to forces threatening her current abode and, as far as I can tell, stays for the yuks. She also tends to treat Dylan as a little brother.
|Drawn by the lovely Tsyele|
And lastly, we have Tracker, an elven hound, (that’s the king’s secret elite, trained to seek out, and occasionally nullify, spellsters). Seeing that Dylan is a spellster, this guy finds himself sort of obliged to tag along.