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Diyero Rube - Age 23
The protagonist of Rune Master (and the source of the story's title), Diyero is a fairly young and inexperienced adventurer
with a lot of formal training of various backgrounds. He has skills to hold his own in a fight and great survival instincts
(and a TON of outright dumb luck), but has yet to prove himself as a great warrior. He decided to take on the task of demon slaying partly for the
excitement and partly to carry on the tradition of his family (mother's side), who have a long line of great demon killers going back many generations.
Though he overall has good intentions at heart, his goofy nature and bad habits tend to leave a negative impression on most people. The young Half-Duendo
picked up a bad drinking habit at 18 and is already infamous for being constantly buzzed or drunk, and spends much of his time womanizing.
This habit has begun to change in recent months. Some weeks after meeting Kalanu, Diyero discovered the barmaid had a talent
for magic, but didn't know much Archaic to cast spells. An arcane enthusiast himself, Diyero offered to teach her the language,
and Kalanu agreed -- on the condition that he remained sober. Reluctant at first, Diyero has thus far managed to stay dry and
educate his newest friend in the language of magic.
Kogeru Yubi - Age 34
Kogeru is a ronin -- a masterless bushi from
the Senjo nation. By the time he met Diyero, he was already a long
time wanderer and guardian of Mushin.
He is like many from his homeland of Senjokuni: bound by honor and
a sense of duty. Though his duty
isn't to any lord or ruler like most bushi, Kogeru does feel a sense
of duty to his friends and companions, most of all to little Mushin.
He has a deep soft spot for the child, and his affection shows. It
is unknown what happened to his right eye and his hands, and it may
never be known, because Kogeru refuses to talk about it. A good natured
soul, Kogeru is more an introvert, acting rather than talking,
and preferring to speak only when he feels something needs to be said. In traveling with
Diyero, this happens more often than Kogeru is accustomed to.
Mushin Kido - Age 6
Mushin is a very quiet little girl, bordering
on muteness. Though she is capable of speaking, she chooses not to
most of the time. Also a shy individual, Mushin can often be found
hiding her face in Kogeru's robes
when approached by anyone other than Kogeru himself, and sometimes
Diyero. Though at this point it
is unknown why she travels with the two men, Mushin is obviously
very attached to the ronin, looking up to him like an older brother
or father. She is also growing fond of the strange Diyero, referring
to him as "Uncle Diyo" and once in a while tries to communicate
with him using the few Trade words she knows.
Myron Zorba - Age 28
Myron is not an outcast in his society, though
sometimes he feels like one. Most Ziegun study the arts or philosophies
and spend their time debating viewpoints or entering the political
forum. Myron, however, is a warrior at heart (albeit a mellow one),
and while he appreciates the artful and philosophical history of
his culture, holds little passion for it. Wishing to find more excitement, he
joined Diyero and Kogeru on their trip back to the west. He has a
rather amusing (to others, not him) speech impediment that makes
him sound like a goat. Being a Ziegun doesn't help the matter seem
any less humorous to his companions.
Hikari - Age 21
An old friend of Kogeru's --
or, so it seems -- Hikari is a well-trained assassin who has no qualms
That is, provided it doesn't violate her personal code of honor.
She believes in bringing swift justice (often in the form of death)
to all those who deserve it, the moral alignment and gender of the
violators be damned. Her concern is honor and justice, not good and
evil, though she seems to have little issue with the others' good
inclinations, and does show some concern over the destruction caused
by evil beings. Giving an outward indifferent attitude most
of the time, Hikari is more caring and sometimes more
unsure of herself than she lets on. The shinobi also has a
soft spot for Mushin, who looks up to her as an older sister.
Kalanu Aduladi - Age 25
Perhaps the first (non-loose) woman to resist the urge to react violently to Diyero's flirting, Kalanu is a barmaid in a
small bar run by her father. At first very skeptic of Diyero and his friends' abilities to take on demons, (wondering if their
current success has more to do with luck, rather than skill), she has started to befriend the crew. She has the innate ability
to cast arcane magic, but a lack of knowledge in Archaic prevents her from doing much with it. Though not formally educated,
Kalanu is literate in both Trade and Illphi, and is greatly interested in anything related to the arcane arts - history,
spells, alchemy, magical theory and mathematics - if it's arcane, she'll happily read about it. Kalanu is headstrong and
fairly quick of wit, and sometimes even quicker to irritation. However, she does have a prominent caring and helpful side
as well, as evidenced by her willing to teach Mushin Trade with encouraging patience.
Maggie Magdalene - Age 24
A wandering teacher/priestess who doesn't
seem to have anywhere to go, Maggie sometimes appears teaching in
a town or on a demon hunt where the crew is. She at first appears
to be an old-fashioned, strict teacher but she is really a gentlewoman
and a calm, agreeable person. Maggie loves children and feels it
is a teacher's duty to protect them. Despite their obvious differences,
she has a lot of respect for Diyero and
his friends but doesn't seem to want to join their party on a long-term
basis. Why is she wandering
alone across Ehrdi? She seems to want to keep that a secret. Despite
her "curse," everyone she meets admires and looks up to
her. She never complains and is stone-faced in pain. Although short-statured,
many demons fear the sight of her book and her thick-rimmed glasses:
the last things they'll ever see.
Fayte Higgi - Age 15
Possibly toeball's biggest celebrity, Fayte
made it into the professional and international leagues at the age
of 14. The crew
met him on their first trip to Primo, where the young athlete was
being threated to throw a game in favor of a gang boss' betting habits.
Fayte did not comply, and when violence broke out, the young teen
proved he was more than capable of taking care of himself. Though
he'll sometimes jokingly refer to himself as "awesome" or "the
Fayte actually doesn't let his fame go to his head.
Quite mature (and tall) for his age, the young sports star nearly
always keeps up a cool, calm front... One that betrays his inner,
goofy, fun-loving self. Though Diyero and his crew have yet to see
much of it, Fayte does have a lighthearted, quick-witted side that
he tends to lets shine once in a while. A loyal friend and caring
(yet perhaps a bit "rough around the edges"), Fayte is
a handy man to have in a fix, and won't back down from a challenge.