Claire C. Lockridge “The Noble of Justice”
Claire C. Lockridge, a noble by birth, is from a wealthy landowning family in the forested hills of Dallena. Elected into office as senator following the death of her father who held the same position before her. Claire moves to hold her seat in the capital at the start of our story with lofty ambitions to ensure she lives up to her family name. She is driven to end corruption, poverty and the suffering that ordinary citizens face no matter their nationality, race or gender. Her time in the capital and the stories she will uncover will shape her world views and decisions forever.
Marianne E. Dawnmark “The Armoured Princess”
Marianne Dawnmark is the last descendant of the Dawnmark royal family who once ruled over Lorna. Born from the captured Cassandra Dawnmark, she is the second daughter of the King and Queen who went into hiding for almost twenty years. Marianne was granted reprieve from her family’s crimes, and was ‘gifted’ the title as ‘Guard of the Capital’. She is used by the politicians who designed her fate as a symbol of the royal family’s sworn fealty to the elected representatives. She believes in atoning for the Dawnmark’s crimes and fulfils her role as ‘Guard of the Capital’ with fiery resolve. Granted the nickname ‘The Armoured Princess’ by the people, she is often mocked by those who hold office.
Syrus Anagar “The Old Guard”
Syrus Anagar, a parliamentary aide that has served many senators in his twenty-five years as an adviser. He is part of the Perservor Families; the longest known group of family houses in Lorna, extending back five hundred years. He served Claire C. Lockridge’s father before his mysterious death and is considered a family friend to the Lockridge house. He has vast knowledge of the other houses that have influence and all other senators within the halls of Lorna’s Parliament. His knowledge will be a vital asset as well as his logical and calm advice.
Arna Rosanna Mirabell “The Courting Enemy”
Arna Rosanna Mirabell is the youngest daughter of the Mirabell family from the neighbouring country of Halerfelt. Whilst her country has been at civil war for many years, politics still plays a major role in securing funds and support. Arna has been sent by her father to Lorna in order to court the wealthy politician Ascer Brauidus for marriage, in hopes of gaining further political and financial support for her family. Not one to be a lady of tradition, Arna asked for a position within the parliament. The Brauidus family arranged for her to serve as secretary to the new Senator from Dallena, Claire C. Lockridge.