Aline: A young girl of Rijou, daughter of Lady Tiarren
Bal Armidor: A traveling storyteller, rumoured to be one of the Bardatti.
Beatta: A young girl of Chevor in the Duchy of Baern.
Bellow: A Greatcoat.
Boxer: A young hoodlum of Rijou.
Brasti Goodbow, the King’s Arrow: A Greatcoat. Also, a poacher, a drunkard, and, on at least one occasion, a thief.
Cairn: A young man of Rijou and a member of the so-called ‘New Greatcoats’.
Cole: A man of Rijou and a member of the so-called ‘New Greatcoats’.
Dara, the King’s Fury: A Greatcoat.
the Khunds: An Eastern tribe.
Barret: One of the lesser noble families of Rijou.
Calabrian, Irobel: A nobleman of Rijou.
Caeolo the Mystery: A man rumoured to be a mage from an older time and councillor to King Ugrid.
Cunien from Orison: A Greatcoat turned brigand and one of the original twelve Cantors.
Dergot: Dead son of King Greggor & Queen Yesa; King Paelis’ half-brother.
Ethalia, of the Order of Merciful Light: A woman of Rijou.
Etricia: A woman of Rijou and a member of the so-called ‘New Greatcoats’.
Falcio val Mond, First Cantor of the Greatcoats, the King’s Heart: A man of Pertine.
Fost: An axe-wielding mercenary.
Feltock, Captain (once General): A former soldier in the Ducal Armies, now a caravan captain.
Greggor, King: Deceased King of Tristia, father to Paelis.
Hajan: A monk of Gazia
Heimrin: The King’s Armourer.
Holm, Duke: Former Duke of Luth, now deceased.
Humber, Richel: A nobleman of Rijou.
Isault, Duke of Aramor.
Jakin: A Greatcoat.
Jillard, Andreas, Duke of Rijou: A Duke who brought the tradition of the Blood Week to his Duchy.
Kest, the King’s Sword: A man of Luth and a Greatcoat.
Kreff: A caravan guard.
Kurg: A caravan guard.
Laetha: An apothecary of Rijou, supposed daughter-in-law of Aline’s nursemaid, Mattea.
Laffariste, Lady: A confidante of King Paelis.
Lorenzo: A swordsman of Rijou, leader of the so-called ‘New Greatcoats’.
Lynniac, Captain: A Knight of Aramor.
Mixer: A sharpney dog. Also sometime bodyguard to Venger.
Morn: A Greatcoat.
Mott: A man of Rijou, one of the so-called ‘New Greatcoats’.
Murrow: A swordmaker of Luth, father to Kest.
Nile, the King’s Arm: A Greatcoat.
Old Tobb: a Greatcoat.
Oldeth, Mallia: A noblewoman of Rijou.
Paelis, King: Now-deceased King of Tristia.
Patriana, Duchess of Hervor: Ruler of Hervor and the instigator of the removal of King Paelis.
Perault, Duke of Orison.
Pimar: Valet to King Paelis.
Quillata: a Greatcoat and one of the original twelve Cantors.
Radger: An apothecary and supposed son of Mattea.
Ran: A Greatcoat.
Shana: A Greatcoat.
Shiballe: Chief councillor to the Duke of Rijou.
Sulless: A woman of Rijou and one of the so-called ‘New Greatcoats’.
Yerren: A minor noble family of Rijou.
Quistellios: A minor noble family of Rijou.
Tailor, the (also known as Mattea): A woman of Tristia, councillor to the King and creator of the coats worn by the Greatcoats.
Tiarren, Lady: A noblewoman of Rijou and the mother of Aline.
Tommer: A boy of Rijou and son of Duke Jillard.
Tremondi, Lord: One of the Lords Caravaner.
Trin: A young woman of Hervor and maidservant to Valiana.
Ugh: A torturer in the dungeons of Rijou.
Ugrid, King: A once King of Tristia.
Valiana: A woman of Hervor.
Venger: young leader of a gang of hoodlums in Rijou.
Winnow: A Greatcoat.
Yesa, Queen: Second wife to King Greggor
Yered, Duke of Pertine: Now deceased.
Zierry: A noble family of Rijou.