Red Rhyder
Characters

Characters


Ansel "Annie" Brinksley
Age: 13
Height: 5' 2"
Weight: 120 lbs
Hair Color: Reddish Brown
Eye Color: Green
Keirsey Temperament: Protector
Bio: Ansel's mother, Gretta, died of consumption when he was eight, leaving him in the care of his great-uncle Beargrard Brinksley. From the moment he arrived in Beargrard's care, Ansel did his best to become a suitable successor as Surrey County's huntsman. While he learned his tracking and survival skills just fine, Ansel repeatedly fails at the actual hunting part of the job. True to his cheerful (if not a teensy bit spastic and reckless) nature, Ansel refuses to quit -- though his optimism remains tempered by his own self-doubts and insecurities.


Rhyder "the Red" Snow
Age: 16
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 159 lbs
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Blue
Keirsey Temperament: Performer
Bio: Before coming to Surrey County to live with his grandmother, Blanche, and making a name for himself as a local hero, Rhyder lived in London with his well-to-do family. While reasons surrounding his sudden departure from the family home are generally mystifying, Rhyder himself claims to have been kicked out, citing that he'd been caught "dabbling in booze and snuff, hanging around the gambling houses and cock-fighting rings, and seducing just about every milk-maid and stable-boy in London". How much of Rhyder's outlandish claims are to be believed, however, is another question altogether. Rhyder also claims to be a fervent Catholic, though from his apparent belief that the need to visit confessional three times a day makes him a better Catholic, it can be concluded that Rhyder has never opened a bible in his life. The red-caped hero is known for having an ego of outlandish proportions and a propensity to fib. However bold Rhyder makes himself out to be, though, there are hints that, just beneath the surface, he may be every bit as insecure as Ansel.


Beargrard Brinksley
Age: 60
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 233 lbs
Hair Color: Brown/Grey
Eye Color: Brown
Keirsey Temperament: Composer
Bio: Beargrard serves as the aging huntsman of Surrey County. Back in his prime, he was renown throughout England for his feats of heroism, including a local goblin outbreak that he managed to singlehandedly put an end to. Because of the solitary life he lives, choosing to remain celibate in the true huntsman tradition, Beargrard has had little contact with other people and as a result is quite the introvert. His brother's family visited from London occasionally, which was how he became acquainted with Gretta, who would later become his favorite niece. Upon Gretta's death, Beargrard stepped up and took Ansel under his wing when no one else would. Despite his introversion and rugged exterior, Beargrard is a soft-hearted, compassionate gentleman who cares deeply for his foster-son. Contrary to Ansel's blind optimism, Beargrard has a level head on his shoulders, and is very down-to-earth. He's not really worried about Ansel's abilities as a huntsman -- he just wants to boy to be happy.


Shamus Crowther
Age: ???
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 212 lbs
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Gold
Keirsey Temperament: Performer
Bio: As the supposed head of the Welsh invasion, Shamus seems much more preoccupied with the capture of Rhyder the Red than the capture of the English crown, leaving military affairs in the capable hands of his mother, Morwyn Crowther. Like his mother, Shamus is a major user of magic. He possesses the ability to transform into a giant white wolf named Atlas. Shamus is largely apathetic towards the circumstances of others, caring only for his own affairs. The only person capable of fazing him is his mother, of whom Shamus appears to be ever-so-slightly afraid...


Morwyn Crowther
Age: ???
Height: 5' 0"
Weight: 91 lbs
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Black
Keirsey Temperament: Field Marshal
Bio: Shamus Crowther's mother, and a major user of magic. She has the ability to transform into a giant raven named Kilkelli. A nationalist at heart, Morwyn is determined to see a Welsh king -- her son -- upon Great Britain's throne. Her tactics are ruthless and her cunning is every bit as potent as her magic... though the latter seems to have lately dulled with age. Moreover, Morwyn can be ignorant at times (perhaps willfully so) of her own son's character.


Rasjax
Age: ???
Weight: 220 lbs
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Copper
Keirsey Temperament: Supervisor
Bio: Shamus's right-hand canine and the elder brother of Celeribraum the Wolfspeaker. A minor magic user of limited talents. Rasjax is extremely devoted to maintaining order, and often blindly follows his master's directives.


Celeribraum the Wolfspeaker ("Cal")
Age: ???
Height: 5' 4"
Weight: 112 lbs
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Blue
Keirsey Temperament: Inspector
Bio: A powerful and unstable sorcerer of the major order. Despite his talent, he is usually content to follow in Rasjax's shadow. His desire to protect himself and his brother led to his learning magic, and in particular, the art of shape-shifting. He has the ability to turn into a human friar of unknown name. Years spent living on-and-off in a human body have caused his personality to gradually disassociate: sometimes, he catches himself even thinking like a human. While deeply protective of his family, he has zero regard for the safety of most everyone else, and is not above cold-blooded murder if it means survival.


Sir Lucien "Lucy" Brown
Age: 75
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 171 lbs
Hair Color: Chestnut Brown
Eye Color: Red
Keirsey Temperament: Mastermind
Bio: A court magician, and president of the Commission of Preternatural Affairs. Although he comes from something of a besmirched background -- having acquired the nickname 'The Oxford Cannibal' as a young man for his involvement in nefarious acts of black magic -- he has for years been a trusted confidante of the queen on all matters magical. He is proud, petty, and socially inept, but driven to do the right thing, even if his own personal division of right from wrong does not always align with social standards. Though a sorcerer by trade, he is also trained as a surgeon and doctor. He prefers to keep to himself, leaving the business of being the face of the Commission of Preternatural Affairs to his young apprentice and ward, Deatrix.


Lady Deatrix Beaumont
Age: 17
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 126 lbs
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Violet
Keirsey Temperament: Inventor
Bio: A court sorcerer and vice-president of the Commission of Preternatural Affairs. She is feisty, energetic, and incredibly vain. As a sorcerer, she shows great promise, as well as a particular knack for combining sorcery with technology -- an unusual trait in a field of study that is known to eschew modernity. She enjoys constant attention from friends and admirers back home in London, where she lives with her mentor and legal guardian, Lucy.


General Philip Ward
Age: 34
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185 lbs
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Green
Bio: Once known as a brilliant young general, General Ward is better known these days as the young-ish handler of the Commission of Preternatural Affairs' tactical unit. With the Commission of Preternatural Affairs's reputation being what it is, most of Ward's associates generally agree that he should have accepted an early retirement package.


Thomas Thumb
Age: 48
Height: 5' 10"
Weight: 228 lbs
Hair Color: Blonde
Eye Color: Brown
Bio: The High Sheriff of Surrey county. A very uptight, nervous man.


Ella Cinders
Age: 35
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 188 lbs
Hair Color: Light brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Bio: A baker from Dorking. An amiable, sweet woman who learns all the local gossip from the folks who stop by her bakery. She is a touch naive.