Veronica, the older of the two gargoyle sisters, has never fit in to gargoyle society, and started to act upon her dreams of the outside world as soon as she reached adulthood. Rather than completely leave her home, however, she decided to have her cake and eat it too: living amongst the other gargoyles by day, and sneaking out at night to explore the nearby city of Prague in her endless pursuit of experience, even eventually picking up Czech as a second language. (The other gargoyles speak English, the language of their creators.)
Veronica has a deep love of pop culture, often quoting human television and movies. She also has an extensive (and false) "human" digital identity, including a driver’s license, passport, and credit card.
Veronica is street-smart, but is reckless to the point of foolhardiness, having rejected the idea of living in fear to such an extent that she’s often dismissive of all personal risk or consequence.
Veronica's birthday is April 1, 1984, which makes her an Aries, though she doesn't know that. She and Maeve share one of their respective four parents, one of their mothers.
Orientation: Omnisexual aromantic.
Maeve, the younger gargoyle, used to fit in perfectly with gargoyle society. She was content to think of herself as a cog in the machine, working together with her brothers and sisters for the good of all.
Maeve’s only problem was Veronica, her wild-child sister and best friend who refused to integrate into society, and refused to recognize the danger she posed to herself–and then one day, when Maeve’s worst fear came true, she was forced to make a choice: remain in the only life she’d ever known, or follow her friend into the unknown outside world.
Maeve's birthdate is October 31, 1988, a Scorpio, though she doesn't know that. She shares one of her four parents, a woman, with Veronica.
Orientation: hetero demisexual, gargoyles only
An Arcane mage. Appears as a middle-aged woman with white hair, typically dresses all in white. Over eight hundred years old, at least.
Leader of an Arcana sect called the Firmament, who devised and maintained the Czech society of gargoyles for use as a power battery in the expected war against the System. If either the System or the other members of the Arcana discover this, it would likely precipitate that war, so after Veronica killed her husband (a gifted tracker) in her escape, Azrael pursues the girls to prevent global magical armageddon.
Her magical skills are based around her awareness and insight. Named for the angel of death--or Gargamel's cat, depending on who you ask.
CTO of multinational communications corporation Incom, Peter Moore is exactly as smart as he thinks he is. Friendly, chatty and somewhat flexibly moral, when he learned of Veronica's existence he first began a sexual relationship with her and then they planned murders together for over a decade. But it's fine! They were all bad people.
He loves Veronica and wants to protect her, which is exactly what Veronica doesn't want ever. Orientation: heteroflexible.
A young (100 years old on record, 60 chronologically) Arcane mage. Chronoturge. Her strengths lie in research and book-learning, and her magic leans toward the realm of the sciences: molecular transfiguration and time travel. People are not her strong suit.
Assigned as the Watchtower of Winnipeg in 1980, carefully took on a street-punk persona to better interact with her protectorate—and was immediately imprisoned for 40 years. Book-smart, not street-smart. Orientation: asexual.
The leader of the colony of gargoyles in the Czech Republic. Ostensibly he's supposed to be keeping his people safe from the threat of human or mage discovery--but then he dispatches Azrael's husband to kill Veronica. Shifty!
Neutral third party in the mage conflict. Is the girls’ initial source of magical information, and devises the Cloaked Gargoyle figurines that allow them to pass as human (randomly chosen nondescript human appearances) for an hour each day. The cloak only works on unawakened humans, and has no effect on gargoyles, mages or other supernatural beings. (It does work on cameras, depending on the nature of the viewer.) His goal in the mage war is balance: neither the Arcana nor the System are right or wrong, but the weakness of both is that they cannot adapt.
Leader of the Halifax gargoyles. Introduces the girls to Punch. Staunchly socially conservative. Attracted to Maeve. (Mutually.)
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A Firmament mage, at least eight hundred years old, sent by his wife Azrael to retrieve (or destroy) Veronica after her escape from the gargoyle mountain. A gifted tracker with energy-based magical skills.
An Unseelie fae black widow spider, who used glamour and trickery to snare humans and other magical creatures on the streets of Thunder Bay and hold them prisoner in her den, feeding from their life force--or magic, when possible--until they faded out. She captured the Arcana mage Rebecca Black in 1983, and used Rebecca's appearance to deceive and capture Veronica and Maeve.
During her years on the streets of Prague, Veronica befriended, and often violently defended, many at-risk women. Eliska was one of them.
One of Veronica's clients. Lives in London.
Unlike the majority of Veronica's clients, who either agreed not to out her as a non-human creature, or were silenced by Sentry online, Kip's conspiracy-theory beliefs only presented themselves after their engagement.
One of Peter's assistants (and driver) at Incom, when he's in London. One of a fair few Incom employees familiar with Veronica's nature and status. Wife and mother of seven-year-old Toby, Tonka enthusiast.
An Arcane mage of the Firmament, one of Azrael's acolytes. Age indeterminate. Less sanguine about the ends justifying the means. Named for the archangel of hope.
Half gargoyle, half other gargoyle, Pavol is one of the denizens of the Czech mountain colony, and is a fairly standard representative of that society. His mate's name is Amberly.
Part of the Halifax society of gargoyles, Autumn is a nine-foot-tall Fire element warrior, often tasked with guarding the perimeter. Because of her size she has even less opportunity to experience the outside world than the rest of the Halifax colony.
Orientation: lesbian (not permitted)
A German hacker who agreed to do a google search on behalf of a helpless boomer.