When I first started the series, I hadn’t thought that there should be a limit to the number of character. It wasn’t after a literary agent read through the first Nocte Yin, did I understand that I may be confusing readers with so many characters. I can keep them (sort of) on track in my head, but that may not be the same for my audience. Ever since then, every story I write – that is not part of the Nocte Yin series – has a minimum set of characters. It is hard to maintain, and I usually break those rules.
For those who have trouble remembering the characters, here is a list of most of the characters, form the most popular to the most obscure:
The Yin Clan
Description: A Villain Powerhouse whose rival is the Paine Clan; their greatest adversary is the Yang Clan.
Great-Aunt: Nox (Second; sister of Tao)
Great-Uncle: Channing (Third; brother of Tao)
Great-Uncle: Hamish (Fourth; brother of Tao)
Father: Umbra (Lord Yin)
Mother: Malise (Lady Yin, née Hēi)
Heir: Gash (First Son)
Spare: Ebony (First Daughter)
Third: Nocte (Second Daughter)
Fourth: Occult (Third Daughter)
Fifth: Dire (Second Son)
Father: Hadrian (Brother of Umbra)
Mother: Kirra (Sister of Umbra)
Fourth: Keeran (Deceased)
The Hēi Clan
Description: Allies to the Yin and rivals to the Noir
Grandfather: Shui Lóng
Grandmother: Fèng Huáng
Grand-Uncle: Nebulous (Second, brother of Shui Lóng)
Grand-Uncle: [Unnamed] (Third, brother of Shui Lóng)
Father: Mayon (Lord Hēi)
Mother: Ciara (Lady Hēi)
Heir: Siyamak (First Son, the Heir)
Spare: Ohanzee (Seond Son, the Spare)
Third: Lae (First Daughter)
Fourth: Sauda (Second Daughter)
Father: Merrit (Brother of Mayon)
Mother: Huyen (First Wife, divorced, ran away)
Mother: Daray (Second Wife)
The Opal Clan
Description: Joined to the Yin Clan through Theron’s marriage to Ebony.
|Father: Theron (Ebony’s fiancé)
First: Ayers (First Son)*
Second: Jade (First Daughter)*
Third: Garret (Second Son)*
Fourth: Emi (Second Daughter)*
Fifth: Lewellyn (Third Son)**All from different mothers.
The Villain Powerhouses
The Paine Clan
Description: Rivals to the Yin Clan. Their greatest adversary is the Lucent Clan.
Father: Thorne (Lord Paine)
The Bloodstone Clan
Description: Their rival is the Kheftey Clan and their greatest adversary is the Prosperitas Clan.
Father: Vile (Lord Bloodstone)
The Kheftey Clan
Description: Their rival is the Bloodstone Clan and their greatest adversary is the Freesia Clan.
Head: Sheut (Lord Kheftey; mute)
The Hero Powerhouses
The Yang Clan
Description: Greatest adversary of the Yin Clan.
The Lucent Clan
Description: Greatest adversary of the Paine Clan.
Father: [Unnamed] (Seventh brother to the Lord Lucent)
The Prosperitas Clan
Description: Greatest adversary of the Bloodstone Clan.
Father: [Unnamed] (Lord Prosperitas)
The Freesia Clan
Description: The Royal Family of Selkies whose greatest adversary is the Kheftey Clan.
Father: Merrick (Lord Freesia)
Heir: Savvy (Nocte’s “friend”)
Pyralis (An orphan; an alchemy prodigy; the Lady Alchemist)
Corliss (A healer; the Lady Healer)
Aeolus and the Four Winds
Description: Loyal spies of Nocte Yin, the Lady Necromancer.
|Aeolus: Melissa Witley
Boreas: Ivy Armstrong
Eurus: Janelle Huntington
Notus: Kara Sundancer
Zephyrus: Christine Evelyn
The Noir Clan
Description: Allies of the Paine Clan and rivals to the Hēi.
Heir: Hayai (Deputy Headmaster of Evil Academy)
Patriarch: Zenos (Pharmkon) (Ramiro’s great-grandfather)
(Yhaemel’s Royal Vampiric Family)
Lit Sek (Orc; Master Monk of the Fog Mountain Sect; Nocte’s sifu)
Xonese Imperial Family
Empress: Mĕi Fèng (Born with high chakra and chi energies)
Marie (A mother who can sense spirits)
Alex (Skilled charms maker; older brother to Chantée)
Queen Tatiana (Seelie)
Queen Mab (Unseelie)
Ewan (The prophet)
Death (Occasionally refereed to as Thanatos)