The son of a great general in Renaz. He was exiled for being a SoulWielder. The reasons remain unclear for him. He was in the Arena during the festival and watched Stonewall cleave through the Ki'oure stands and butcher innocents. He was soon arrested shortly after. After escaping Drake prison he discovered Baount was building a soul-wielder army and had effectively been deceiving him his entire life. He escapes with three other prisoners; Ming who he had encountered in the Arena, Tessa and Eden. After escaping on a large boat, with help from Ming they collide with another ship at sea.
Valen Septimus & Ann Belrose
Valen was the son of a noble family that is greatly in debt. Valen was in the stands when an assassin named Ann made a kill. He investigated shortly after and encountered a fight between Tessa Framil and the Assassin, only to have the assassin captured under King Rosemeister's orders. He fled before the stadium erupted into chaos. He later freed Ann from becoming a prisoner. The two escaped the city together into the woodlands of Renaz, and Valen later discovered his own family had been butchered in the stadium. The forest later burnt down around them and the two made passage on a boat, with Big Mike. They drift to the sea.
Jeremiah 'Stonewall' Knox
Jeremiah, a loyal commander in the Aurenstrauss army. At the festival he initiated and provoked combat in the arena with King Barclay's approval. After defeating his challenger, a barbarian girl named Ming he is exiled by his king. He accepts this gracefully, and begins to massacre Ki'ouran citizens hidden in the stands. He later flees the city, and adopts the persona of 'Big Mike' and obtains a boat. Ever since the massacre, Jeremiah is often plagued by nightmares. When the forest begins to burn down around him, he butchers parents trying to escape on his boat, leaving their children alone.
He comes across two travelers he had seen earlier. Valen and Ann, who he lets on his boat for paying him a fee. The boat takes off. When Jeremiah goes under deck he finds a trail of blood. Before he can investigate their boat collides with another.
Daughter of a well known family in Ki'oure, Tessa takes it upon herself to hunt down the assassin in the stadium. After a brief fight, Ann is arrested by Rosemeister's royal guard. When the stadium erupts into chaos she attempts to flee with her father and King, but ultimately fails and is imprisoned. In the following days Tessa is raped and tortured to prevent her father from invading Renaz.
During her imprisonment, Tessa is saved by the barbarian girl Ming. The two agree to flee together and come across Jackson and Eden. The four flee and escape the prison, only to crash into another boat at sea.
She was in the Arena and faught with Jackson. Their fight was cut short when King Baount issued the other countries an ultimatum. She was exiled by King Barclay, and in her rage she cut down several of Baount's soldiers before fleeing the stadium and the city.
In her despair she and Avery spent a night of passion together. She fled onto Stonewell's boat and watched as the two ships collided.
Avery Graham & Karsten
Shares an unpleasant history with Ann Belrose. He was at the stadium and tried to help Ann when she was in a difficult situation. He later fled with Karsten. Later Avery took advantage of an emotional, yet willing Alexandria. When the forest burnt he fled with Karsten and Alexandria into Jeremiah's ship, without the consent of Jeremiah.
A mysterious girl with a split personality. The darker side of her tries to kill Valen and Ann while sleeping, but flees onto Jeremiah's ship, leaving a trail of blood beneath the deck.
When the chaos erupts in the stadium, Eden loses her father figure Desmond in the violence. She falls into grief, and is imprisoned. Shortly before her prison escape, Eden kills her captor Tamera. She is then rescued by Tessa Framil before soldiers can close in on her. Herself and the three other prisoners flee onto a ship before colliding with another boat.
Ming Li Sung
A young optimistic barbarian girl on a pilgrimage. Ming is the first combatant to answer Jeremiah's beckons in the Arena. After a short battle she becomes unconscious. She later finds herself in prison, where she becomes oblivious to the suffering around her. Ming leads the prison break, strengthening those around her with her perky nature. She re-unites with her sword Sashou, which she uses to slaughter many enemy Renazian prison guards. She escapes with Tessa, Jackson and Eden.
She later becomes the catalyst in which causes the ships to collide.