Shards of Light, Shards of Shadow
- Humphrey (Played by CatOfEvilGenius): Hobgoblin manservant and Man Friday to Thurg Omrish.
- Jak (Played by remytheknife): Minotaur bodyguard to Professor Barrasten.
- Valna d’Lyrandar (Played by sjj261): Khoravar bosun of the Storm Ascendant. Suspected of having bad luck, she was hired by her cousin Malfin to take over the duties of his former bosun.
- Xendrohs Gilvheerr (Played by blackknightxiv): This “Son of Xen’drik” is joining the expedition as a guide and as a means to return to his homeland.
Fallen and Departed
- Harbinger (Deceased, played by blackknightxiv): Late House Deneith unmarked scion, late member of the Defender’s Guild, late subordinate to Donovan d’ Deneith, and eternal devotee of the Silver Flame. Killed in the line of duty protecting the Storm Ascendant.
- Miri (Deceased, played by sjj261): Human Bosun of the Storm Ascendant. Killed repelling pirates aboard the Storm Ascendant.
- Zinnia Elanora Barrasten (Coma, played By dragonsong): A Gnome student of wizardry, Morgrave University, on co-op with the Expedition; niece of Professor Barrasten. Currently in a coma after failing to return properly from the Dream Laboratory.
- Alain Gourthan: Professor of Giant History at Morgrave University; leader of the Expedition
- Malfin “Mal” d’Lyrandar: Captain of the Storm Ascendant.
- Zorra d’Lyrandar: First Mate of the Storm Ascendant.
- Donovan d’ Deneith: Captain of the Blademarks upon the Storm Ascendant.
- Thurg Omrish: Lecturer of Battle Magic at Morgrave University.
- Beverlea Ginasa Barrasten: Professor of Arcane Studies and Theoretical Thaumaturgy, Library of Korrenberg.
- Aldus Thunderspanner: Dwarven retired explorer and finder of the Koldoran Piece.
- Cookie: Goblin cook of the Storm Ascendant.
In addition the the above, there are the Storm Ascendant’s six additional airship crew, four porters, 10 Blademarks for security, and 3 miscellaneous students for a compliment of 37.
NPCs of Note
- Vhir: An unusual kobold with some association with Aldus. Agent of the mysterious benefactor.
- The Mysterious Benefactor: A House Cannith scion that remains hidden aboard the Ascendent. Possibly the true leader of the Expedition.
- Lyra Trashonen: Former midshipman on the Storm Ascendant and part of the plot to destroy it.