Her parents did give her a name when she was born, but she hasn't used it in years. She wears her name like a haircut: good for a while, but every so often in need of a change. For now, she calls herself Casper. Many who have never seen her know her as the Poltergeist--a dwarven wizard who uses her talents for theivery. She has a magpie-like attraction to shiny objects and an odd fascination with dragons.
The mysterious figure who commissions Casper to steal the Vorpal Sword is known only by the name of Styx. No one quite knows who he works for or what his agenda is, but everyone agrees that he's dangerous. Has a tendency to appear and disappear when you least expect it--he might be a wizard, but will neither confirm nor deny it. Don't even ask what happened to his eye.
Helena is a small-time reporter who works for a local neighborhood newspaper. Has aspirations of working somewhere bigger and better, but isn't quite sure how to get there. Gets mixed up with EpiCorp when Casper accidentally drops the stolen Vorpal Sword into her bag. Owns several cats, all except one of whom are capable of speech.
While Raymond's main focus has been on catching the Poltergeist, he's recently become sidetracked by some, shall we say, "supernatural disturbances". He suspects that EpiCorp is involved with these and is currently investigating the matter.
Deshere is our resident mad scientist. She mainly experiments with genetics and biology, with a dash of magic added for flavor. She is a dwarf and a friend of Casper's from before the start of her theiving career, although they only ever see each other sporadically. Her neighbors have long since gotten used to the strange sounds and smells emitting from her laboratory.
The result of a genetic experiment that involved, among other things, crossing the DNA of a human and a butterfly, Punkin now works as Deshere's assistant. She's very childlike: curious about the world around her, but as she hasn't been to many places outside the lab, she's also very naive. Seems to posess magical abilities but doesn't really know how to use them. Named herself after a pumpkin because she likes its bright orange color.
A freelance inventor specializing in robotics, Godric suffered from severe burns on half of his body when part of his lab mysteriously exploded. While he was in the hospital, his assistant salvaged some android designs. Godric modified these and had the burned parts of his body replaced with cybernetics. He claims that he has no idea how the explosion happened but has become increasingly paranoid since then.
Isamu is an elf, but was raised by humans. A couple years ago he decided to learn more about his elven heritage and got a bit sidetracked. He is now quite knowledgeable about magic and folklore from several elven nations (he isn't sure whicn one his family was originally fom, and Belna was a melting pot similar to the U.S.). His two jobs at the Museum of Magic and Science and at a local library certainly didn't hurt. Tried to learn archery once, but decided that darts just make more sense.
Caesar is the vice president of EpiCorp and one shady dude. Is personally overseeing some projects in EpiCorp's basement.
Oberon is, to put it simply, an elven wizard with a magical umbrella and a cool hat. He works with Styx, or for him; we're not sure yet. Also happens to be an old acquaintence of Casper's.