Main Characters

The illegitimate son of a famous adventurer, Ron was raised by his aunt and with little involvement from his father. Smart but really insecure about his own abilities, he is a hard worker that values knowledge and the preservation of history and facts. This caused him to be quite the introverted person and he has some difficulty creating new friendships, but the ones he does manage to make grow to be really strong bonds.

Not physically impressive or strong, he was a frequent target of bullies, but he made a deal with Ben to deal with that. Ben acted as Ron’s bodyguard, in exchange for Ron’s help with his studies. Ron’s intelligence makes him an excellent tutor, and he’s also acted as tutor for Ben’s sister Miranda, and is trying to help Marianne presently.

Ron feels like he has something to prove to the world, but unlike his father he is not comfortable being in the spotlight.

Being raised in poverty, Ben grew up having to learn to live on his own merits with wit and cunning. While he has street smarts and charm, he was never a brilliant student, and was in danger of repeating fourth grade if it wasn’t for his chance meeting with Ron (while swiping his homework and changing the name) and an agreement to defend him from bullies in exchange for tutoring. While begrudgingly accepting at first, Ben and Ron grew to be best friends.

The first born of a single mother, Ben has two younger slacker brothers and a youngest little sister that he spoils. As the oldest man in his family, he had to work hard to help his mother support the rest of his siblings and even managed to put his little sister Miranda through college, while he didn’t go past high school level education. Ben is proud of his sacrifice.

Even if he didn’t get professional education, Ben has a silver tongue and keeps in optimal physical condition. This allows him to parlay his charms into a real estate career, plus plenty of womanizing. He is also very well connected in less savoury parts of town, allowing him some some easy access to “services” he may need in the future.

The only child and heir to her family’s business. Alex grew up with all the luxuries she would ever need or want in her life, but with little to no affection from her parents. She always had a taste for the dark and weird, which caused her to be a bit of a pariah in her private school, which resulted in rumors and nicknames like “witch girl” and “weird Alex”.

After becoming of age, she realized that the sole expectation of her in life was to get married and have a kid to pass on the family name and business. Suddenly the cold reality of the arranged marriage between her parents dawned on her and was made worse upon the realization that her future would be the same. This caused Alex to become bitter and sarcastic in a rebellious way.

By the time she reached college, Alex’s personality kept people away from her and caused even more unsavory rumors to be spread. Then she met Ron, who also had issues with his family, and the two started a very strong friendship. Alex’s view of the world changed upon the realization that she could still be rebellious towards her family but not be a douche to others at the same time. Alex used her fund trust to start her own art gallery, and uses a more amicable persona to make contacts and friends in the art world. She still doesn’t care what others think of her and is very happy about living life in her own terms.