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Courtney Willis was a rather flamboyant and self-centered teen of seventeen. A native to the Village of Lindwyrm, she considered herself an expert in the area and loved to chase the boys, especially tourists. At least she was that way until she met Anwen. That's when she realized just how self-absorbed and shallow she really was. Since then, she's discovered there's more to who she is than she'd originally thought. Not only is she a dragon mage, but is now a champion for the last Key Keeper and Kaida of Tarragon.
Physical Appearance: Courtney has blond hair of a medium length and muddy-hazel eyes. She prefers to wear trendy clothes when possible but has no problem going rugged when necessary. Living in a mountain village, she is very fit, with good stamina and endurance.
Personality: Courtney starts out rather shallow. She grew up with a sense of privilege that went to her head. Tending towards pettiness, she hated competition and would often turn up her nose at anything she deems beneath her. She also couldn't understand why Tyler wouldn't just succumb to her good looks and charms. She was easily jealous, especially when it came to Tyler. Deep down, she's very insecure and unsure of herself. When she's not pretending to be something she's not, she's often off on her own, wishing things were different. All she really wants is to be accepted for who she is, but is afraid of showing that more sensitive and dependable side to her peers. However, once she meets Anwen, she discovers she has a greater sense of purpose in life and develops a sense of loyalty towards her new friends.
Brief History: Born of local parents, Courtney has spent her entire life in Lindwyrm Village. As a member of the elite, she gained a rather skewed vision of her importance in society. Wishing to be trained by the upper echelons of her class, she later changed her mind due to her mother's influence. When Anwen came to the Village, she was quickly thrown into the mix, learning that there is more to life than she originally realized. She decided to join the quest to wake the dragons and gives her loyalty to Anwen and Tyler. Later, she helped defeat the Mage Circle, who wished to subjugate the dragons to their will.
Walter Watkins is a native of the city of Blaucii. A bachelor of many years, he just hasn't found the right woman yet, or so he says. He doesn't like zombies, believes in being prepared, and has no problem blowing things up.
Physical description: Walter is darker in coloring. His skin has been described as reminding people of milk chocolate. He likes to keep his hair cut to military regulation length, wears functional clothing that is easy to move in, typically jeans and button-down shirts or t-shirts.
Personality: Walter is loyal to his friends and kin. He is a good leader and is innovative in a pinch. Having served in a military capacity, he knows what war is like and suffers from the occasional bouts of PTSD. He loves to cook, doesn't mind organized chaos, and has a decided sense of humor.
Brief History: Walter comes from a small family. Early on, he knew he was meant to be a soldier so he enlisted in the Reserves and became a field medic. During one training exercise, he got separated from his platoon and was rescued by Tyler. He has never forgotten that and will do anything for his friend. He has no problem just minding his own business and doing his own thing. When asked for help by Tyler, he was more than willing to repay the life-debt he owed and became part of the cause against the Mage Circle, helping to defeat the group of mages so Anwen could wake the dragons.
Leslie is a dragon mage of immense power. In appearance, she is medium-toned with dark hair and eyes. She is fit and very athletic. A natural-born leader, she has no problem taking charge of a situation.History: Leslie was born to a long line of Walkers, living separate from the other mages in the Village of Lindwurm. She is part of a thriving community, which she leads.
Personality: Leslie is pretty down to earth but has no problem taking the lead or being tough as nails. She can be playful but is no-nonsense when it comes down to things that matter. She is also cautious but fair with her peers.
Sarah is best friend to Leslie Walker, also living apart from the mages in the Village of Lindwurm. She is tall and athletic with a tanned complexion.
Personality: Sarah is very serious about her position as Leslie's second. She is very protective of those she loves and can be suspicious of those she does not know. Her skill in battle and magic are rivaled only bey her mentor and friend, Leslie.
Kern Nurrim is the oldest of all the dragons. He is also the head of the Dragon Council, the highest governing body of the dragons. He is also the father of Kaida Magus, the first Kaida, head of the dragon mages, and therefore Anwen's many times' over great grandfather.
When in dragon form, Kern resembles the classic Western Style dragons of our world, with white scales. White symbolizes not only his age, but is associated with light, the sun, air, holiness, perfection, innocence, and purity. He is also sometimes called, "One who creates".
When in "mortal form", Kern resembles an old man with white hair and a long beard. He typically wears Eastern style clothing in the form of a formal robe of white and silver.
Kern possesses several abilities, including the ability to manipulate matter, use Soul Sight and Dragon Sight, use Soul Speech, and can transform his shape into anything he likes.
Callum's appearance is similar to his brother, Tyler. His appearance, however, is different in that he has darker hair (think medium brown) and slightly taller (closer to six foot odd). He also tends to not show up often, only when he wants to make a point or bring bad news. Also, his eyes are a soft green in color. He's well built, but not overly muscled.
Not much is known about Callum, other then that he tends to be a bit of a prig, very stickler for rules, and has no problem letting other people know when they've done something they shouldn't. He also doesn't like anyone of mortal descent, especially those with mage blood.
Tyler's older brother (sort of), Callum has no problem lording over the younger dragon lord. He considers himself very wise and powerful.
Kaida Magus is the offspring of Kern Nurrim and Anna Durand Magus. She is also the first Kaida, leader of the dragon mages, as well as the first dragon mage in existence.
In appearance, she is tall and graceful, with vibrant red hair and green eyes. She often favored a dress over more masculine clothing. She is regal and powerful, with a sense of justice and a great wisdom.
Emma served as Kaida during her lifetime, removing herself and her family from the Village of Lindwurm during the rise of the Mage Circle. She led the Lost Mages away from the village, those true to the ideal of the dragon mage, and then departed from them to keep herself separate in the off chance those of the Mage Circle tried to find her or her kin.
Though not introduced by name until book three, Emi is a mystery. A child of three to four years old, she visits both Tyler and Anwen at various different times.
Physical Characteristics: Emi is slight of build, almost elfin or Puck-ish in feature. She has darker red hair, like the dying embers of a fire. She also usually wears a long white dress of simple design. She is very active and agile.
Personality: Emi can be described as a bit of an imp and is decidedly playful. She likes to play but can be serious when she needs to be. She also likes being mysterious and is good at keeping a secret.
Margo is the wife of James Porter, but returned to her maiden name of Pack upon his death. She is the mother of Anwen Porter. She raised Anwen by herself after her husband died.
Physical description: Margo is slight of build with auburn hair. She likes comfortable clothes. She is deceptively skinny looking but is actually quite strong and fast.
Personality: Margo is a sort of no-nonsense type of individual. She has no problem taking charge of a situation and will often do so without thinking. She has a soft spot for her daughter but doesn't usually show it to anyone. She was/is a devoted wife and never remarried when her husband was murdered.
Brief History: Margo grew up outside of the Village of Lindwyrm, mostly due to her grandmother taking them away from the area to preserve their family line from being polluted by the Mage Circle. On the outside, she met James Porter and fell in love. They were married and brought Anwen into the world. After her husband died, she took on the responsibility of raising her child without the help of others while keeping secret her heritage on both sides of the family. Margo was killed at the end of the battle against the Mage Circle and her soul entered the Mage Ring, which Anwen wears. When she died, she passed on the title of Kaida to her daughter.
James Porter is the husband to Margo Porter, and father to Anwen Porter. Descending from a long line of the same name, James was a devoted father, a dreamer, and a designer. A graphic artist by trade, he worked by commission on various projects, including illustrating books, designing maps, and occasionally spinning a few tales of his own.
Physical Characteristics: Not much is known about James' physical appearance. He was of average build, with brown hair, and wore glasses. He preferred comfortable clothes that were functional, and often had a studious air about him.
Personality: Though studious in his craft, James was easy to get along with. He loved to tease, but could be serious when needed. A devoted husband and father, James only wanted what was best for his family. He was dedicated, loving, and protective. Like his daughter, he was more than willing to give the shirt off his back to help another, often at the expense of himself. Perceptive and generally calm, he had a way of soothing over hurts and helping others see a broader perspective on life. He tended to bring the best out of people.
Brief History: James was born in New Hope to Nathan James and Jenna Loise Porter. After college, he met Margo, and they were married. Only a few years after Anwen was born, he felt compelled to move the family to Pallose, citing work as a reason. There, he worked various jobs to support his family, spinning fantastic tales to entertain his wife and daughter. When Anwen was around eleven, he died tragically. Before he died, he charged his young daughter to one day find their ancestral home and finish the work he'd started.
A doctor living and practicing in the Village of Lindwyrm. His real name is either unknown or never used as he goes by the nickname of "Doc" with everyone. He tends to be a bit scatter-brained but is an accomplished practitioner and can be quite observant. While you only see him briefly, he has a part to play in the whole of the story.
Anise Hayward is the many times great grandmother of Courtney Willis. A dragon mage, she did not follow the teaching of the Mage Circle and was ostracized by her family. They even changed their last name to distance themselves from her. She died an honorable death serving Tarragon and the dragons who dwell therein.
Mr. Willis is the father of Courtney Willis. While the blood of the dragon mage runs in their family, he did not inherit the ability to use its abilities. He is, however, an accomplished businessman, taking over the Dridi Inn at the end of the battle against the Mage Circle. He is kind, considerate, and tends to look out for the welfare of others.
Kira is the identical twin of Daphne Millard. Though she did not grow up in the Village of Lindwyrm, she has strong ties to it through her aunt. She is deceptive and finds nothing beneath her, be it using others or betraying them. She is manipulative and calculating, but can act with the best of them. And above all else, she seeks power.
Generally, she wears whatever fits the role she's chosen to play, though she likes cloaks. She has black hair and dark eyes, is build like a model and has a decided sense of confidence in everything she does.
Brief history: Kira was separated from her family at birth due to the suggestion of her aunt, Matilda Millard. She was raised apart from the others but knew of the existence of her twin and would often sneak into the Village to watch her in the off chance she needed to copy her. She quickly went up the ranks in the Mage Circle and served as Madame Millard's secret right hand, until she discovered the Revenants and was absorbed by them. She then became a tool in their arsenal of weapons against the dragons while still maintaining some autonomy. Her attempts to steal the soul of the acting Kaida (Margo Pack), resulted in the revelation that she had become a lesser Revenant, whereupon she was destroyed by the dragons.