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This is a brief introduction to all current developed characters at Torn World. All artwork and stories that a character appears in is linked in their full character sheet - click on the picture, or their name for more information about them!

Lead characters ~ All current characters ~ Adoptable characters ~ Owned characters ~ Northern characters ~ Southern characters
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Alainya ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Alainya is a curious, intelligent, and determined six year old. Recently she has expressed a desire to be a hunter, but she has also showed interest in cooking and healing herbs and even storytelling.

Bio picture by: Jenny Heidewald

Aliffifi ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon

Aliffifi is a Senior in the Carnal Guild, who works out of the Web of Pleasure house. She can seem sinister and even scary if she wants to, especially to people who see her spider jewelry and know the specialties of her House. She loves art, fashion, and roleplay. She says that illusions are the catalyst that shape reality.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Alko ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Southern character

Alko is a retired soldier who lives in Affamarg. He limps slightly from the old injury that ended his military career. Though outwardly brusque, Alko cares deeply for his family.

Bio picture by: Ellen M.

Amirel ~Adoptable Character!

Amirel works as a domestic in Itrelir. Her excellent theoretical skills are undercut by her wretched practical skills, a combination that has left her with many poorly healed injuries. This makes her grouchy, but some people still value her insights.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Anler ~Owned by Layla Lawlor ~ Northern character

Anler is a ranger from Fala, Birka, and Tetefii's age-set. He is easygoing and passive, a natural follower, and gets along well with most people.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Anya (Dulilm) ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon

Dulilm owns The Smiling Sea Serpent, a restaurant on Pebble Beach. It is often abbreviated as The Smiling Serpent, The Sea Serpent, and sometimes even The Serpent.

Araida ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

Araida is a friendly outgoing girl seeking to better the world in anyway she can.

Bio picture by: Misti Turner

Areluu ~Owned by Lorna (Comtessa) ~ Northern character

An almost devious woman, balancing precariously on the edge of decency. An excellent drummer with perfect tempo and a skilled leatherworker.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Arremina ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

Arremina is an athletic and adventurous 10-year-old with a secret past. Since her mother told her that secret, they have grown closer, and Arre has gotten permission to start learning more exciting skills, such as rock climbing.

Bio picture by: Deirdre M. Murphy

Bai ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Southern character

A large, friendly man who believes wholeheartedly in the good of the Empire and has a tremendous work ethic.

Bio picture by: Cris Griffin

Birka ~Non-adoptable Character ~ Northern character

Birka is a pleasant person, easy to be around and easy to like. She is quietly observant, careful not to offend and works diligently at whatever task is before her. She is tall, dark-haired and blue-eyed.

Bio picture by: Laura Melis

Dalvo ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Northern character

Dalvo is young and good looking, and is learning to make the best of that. He traded beads with his age-mate Shraalan right after their final adulthood test, and now she is pregnant. He dreams of finding rich ancient caches and loves exploring the wilderness.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Dareg ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette

Dareg is a handsome, headstrong ranger of Itrelir with a nose for trouble. He has fair skin, silky black hair, and hazel eyes.

Bio picture by: Laura Melis

Denel ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Southern character

Denel is a quiet, unassuming young woman, plain in appearance and much smarter than she looks. She carries the rank of Scientist, but delayed her studies to marry Jerumal. They have two children.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Diren ~Owned by Holly H. ~ Southern character

An innocent, enthusiastic explorer with map-making and geology skills.

Bio picture by: Tod

Dlameda ~Owned by Holly H. ~ Northern character

Dlameda is a quiet, competent man who enjoys his position as a ranger for Itadesh. He feels most alive when he's facing danger or working to beat the odds. He is also a healer, and for more than a decade served as Itadesh's primary healer, but now that there's another healer, he is glad he's no longer stuck in the village all the time. Now he's hoping to find some excitement, a little danger, and perhaps a little romance.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Dlujan ~Adoptable Character!

Dlujan is a normal-sized (dwarf) Duurludirj man. He currently studies how to kill sea monsters at the University of Affamarg.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Dorje ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Dorje is a woman whose unfortunate past overshadows her present, making it difficult for her to enjoy life. She is competent at many domestic skills and usually willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Draiden ~Owned by Melissa Nelson ~ Southern character

Draiden is the creator and manager of 'Draiden's Caravan of Curious Oddities', a traveling sideshow. He is seen as a womanizer but has a soft spot for maidens in distress. He has a passion for taxidermy and is quickly losing his heart to his employee, Mirsa.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Effa ~Owned by Ellen Million

Effa is a big, friendly woman who owns the Beads of Necessity, a high-end bead and jewelry supply store on Montage Promenade. She reads voraciously and is deeply prejudiced against cripples and other misfits.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million.

Egreth ~Owned by Ellen Million

An unremarkable monitor responsible for checking day-to-day licenses in Affamarg.

Emeroma ~Owned by mikka ~ Southern character

A brilliant engineering scientist specializing in application of magnetic and electromagnetic fields. Tall, straight and a touch overweight, with silvering brown hair and brown eyes.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Enlaar ~Adoptable Character!

A shy man besotted with Areluu. He is content to hunt and skin, spend time with others listening, and hold out hope that Areluu will settle with him, knowing deep inside that this might not happen.

Esarrali ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Southern character

Esarrali is nearly a scientist, and wants to make a name for herself. She wants to write her dissertation about something no one has ever seen before.

Eshra ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Northern character

Eshra is a ranger born in Itakith who moves to Itadesh after a personal tragedy. She cares for snow-unicorns and hunts game in the wilderness.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Fala ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Northern character

Fala is a Northern ranger noted for her skills as a guide. She often leads hunting, gathering, or exploration parties. Enthusiastic and always ready to help do what needs to be done, Fala has many friends and lovers.

Bio picture by: Jen Lundin

Ferelye ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Southern character

Ferelye is a no-gender person of Slunai descent who is studying to be a medic and dreams of working with children. She is currently sailing on the Rainbow Chaser, looking for a university to complete her studies in, and working as assistant to the ship's medic to pay for her passage.

Filor ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

A child in Affamarg, who thinks acting would be more fun than science. Nephew of Dini and Lalya.

Fleitamelo ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

Fleitamelo is an artist and businesswoman whose life is focused on her daughter, Arremina, and keeping a certain fact in her history secret. Her pottery ranges from practical to decorative.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Gliffana ~Adoptable Character!

Gliffana is half-Mayaloi, and grew up dreaming of the theater. When she didn't have the skills to do well there, she went into the carnal guild instead. She's delighted that her daughter has the Mayaloi looks and is in theater, and quickly came to consider her son's actor-fiance part of the family.

Ikaluu ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Northern character

Ikaluu is slender and intense, stronger than she looks, and curious about everything. She is the second eldest child in Alainya's age-set

Ilav ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Ilav is a tall and lanky young man in the same age-set as Areluu, Lenarai and Enlaar. By preference he keeps to himself, helping wherever he's needed. He's especially popular among the raisers when they're short-handed.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Iremima ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Southern character

A capable ships captain, Iremima is decisive and sharp-witted, with a fun-loving streak. She loves sailing and hexball.

Bio picture by: Laura Mori

Iri ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Southern character

Iri likes to know everything; she's good with research and paperwork, and can find out what you need to know to satisfactorily complete just about any license application.

Ivara ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Ivara is a strikingly attractive, fit older woman. She thinks of herself primarily as a dancer, but her primary role is as an elder and mediator. She teaches hunting and snowy-training, and helps mind small children. Her necklace is well-fringed with descendants' beads.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Jakal ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

Jakal works as a painter and jewelry maker, to hide her secret occupation as an assassin. She can be violent, but tries to hide it. She is secretive and lonely. She has one friend named Araida.

Bio picture by: Misti Turner

Jerumal ~Owned by Uneide ~ Southern character

A charming, charismatic young man who rose through the Science ranks to Leader in very short order. He is married to Denel, with two young children.

Bio picture by: Laura Melis

Jramela ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Southern character

Born in Affafilalo, Jramela won the chance to study under Emeroma and be involved in the building of the City of Lights.

Jrilii ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Northern character

Jrilii loves snow unicorns and sees increasing the herds as vital to the survival of her people. She is practical and good at outdoor skills. The oldest in her age-set, she was raised to be a leader, but she wasn't expecting to be the leader of an important excursion mere weeks after becoming an adult. When she and her age-mates see some wild snow-unicorns, she is thrown into that role, and takes that responsibility very seriously.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Kalesita ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

Kalesita is a shy, timid 16 yr. old girl that loves nature and being by herself.

Bio picture by: Misti Turner

Kalitelm ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Kalitelm is an accomplished healer, with an active curiosity about the world around her. She suffers from Amukiiron, a type of dwarfism similar to Diastrophic Dysplasia which is particular to the north, and as a result has chosen to remain a Domestic, but she loves hearing travelers' tales. She lives in a house with frail elders, and treats patients there or in their own homes.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Karavai ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette

Karavai is a furshirt who lives in Itrelir, also capable at many wilderness skills and some crafts. His handsome features and outgoing personality endear him to friends and lovers alike.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Karii ~Owned by Ellen Million

Karii is a bright, ambitious young woman who passes herself off as deaf in order to gather information.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Kativa ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Northern character

Kativa is an active, cheerful, chattery young woman who is impulsive and generous.

Bio picture by: Tiziano Baracchi

Kether ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Northern character

Kether is as patient as the sea, but more gentle. A northern ranger, he is a big man with an easy smile.

Bio picture by: Alexandra Knickel

Krai ~Owned by Kayleigh Webb

Krai became a domestic after an accident that changed her life. Now she focuses her attention on cooking, as she enjoys creating new recipes, always thinking a little differently to the others around her.

Krethel ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Northern character

Krethel is an elegant older woman, sweet but occasionally a bit smothering. As Itrelir's senior healer, her expertise includes chronic illnesses and attending births or deaths.

Lalya ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Southern character

Lalya is very much in love with his boyfriend, Dini, and they both want children, so he has embarked on the process of becoming licensed as a woman to make their dreams come true. Since he never really thought much about gender roles or his own gender before, he really doesn't know what to expect.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Latusha ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette

Latusha is a motherly woman living in Itakith, whose greatest talent is birthing healthy infants. She enjoys sharing her affections with different men, but remains attached to Brujan as a long-term favorite.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Lei ~Owned by Amy Waller ~ Southern character

A star actress in the Theatre Guild, Lei specializes in male roles. A very career focused woman, she sometimes finds it hard to keep her professional persona from bleeding into her everyday life.

Lenarai ~Owned by Lorna (Comtessa) ~ Northern character

Lenarai is an open and honest woman. Content with her life and happy with producing children. She looks after her possessions and gives respect where it is deserved but is sometimes oblivious to the thoughts of those around her. Find her by the fire listening to a well told tale whilst embroidering a coat or by a cooking pot stirring that evenings dinner. Sometimes she is found with her Uncle, Lenaroth.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Lenaroth ~Owned by Toni Sturtevant ~ Northern character

Lenaroth is a Ranger, and is notable for his skill at off-color jokes and bawdy stories, and his ability to fade into the landscape, even keeping different winter and summer coats and dying his hair green in summer to enhance the effect. He is kind-hearted and generous, and very loyal to his friends.

Maathu ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Southern character

Maathu is the License Master of the local licensing office in Affamarg, and Bai's rival.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Malaamig ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Southern character

A quiet, capable man of extreme strength and outdoor skill. He's very difficult to get to know. He owns several working dogs.

Bio picture by: Marianne Mathiasen

Marai ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Marai is a plump, motherly woman who works in the infant-house. Because she is deaf, this gives her a safe and comfortable place to work -- and she has no trouble sleeping through the night, even when babies don't.

Bio picture by: Tod Wills

Margaa ~Adoptable Character!

A studious woman with a love of natural sciences, Margaa is also a secret romantic, very much in love with her husband and with exploring new territory.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Mirsa ~Owned by Melissa Nelson

Mirsa is an exotic woman from a purist culture. Suffering from an abused past, she was taken in by Draiden and now works as one of his traveling acts.

Neteilyu ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Southern character

Neteilyu is a canny businesswoman and an artist who works in found objects and monster parts. She sells her wares in a rustic sales tent that's set up on Pebble Beach between The Smiling Serpent and The Jiggling Sea-Jelly.

Bio picture by: Deirdre M. Murphy

Nleimen ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Southern character

Nleimen is a cute young woman currently studying Fifth Form, with an emphasis on animal genetics. She networks avidly to advance her academic and scientific interests.

Bio picture by: LiveJournal user catatonic_cats aka DeviantArt user Changeweaver

Nrath ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Northern character

Nrath is a boy of Itrelir. He's very close with his age-mates, especially Karavai's son Druuth and Amirel's granddaughter Vrimani. Nrath is the grandson of Krethel, Itrelir's senior healer, and his knack for trauma care already has him studying to become a healer as an adult.

Olarali ~Owned by Lorna (Comtessa) ~ Southern character

Senior Prostitute for the House of Scarlet Wings. Company for the 'rich and famous' and undercover blackmailer in a bribery ring.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Omorth ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

Omorth has the classic Glifai features and performs the no gender role for a Trefoil dance troupe in Affabreidalam.

Bio picture by: Artwork by Ellen Million

Oranaan ~Owned by Mike Hebel ~ Southern character

A wild scientific genius with little self-control. Not terrific-looking, but animated and out-going enough to be appealing.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Orimala ~Adoptable Character! ~ Southern character

Orimala is a friendly, active girl and a member of the Musicians Guild, training to become a vocal performer.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Ortein ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Northern character

Ortein is tall and dark and a little shy. He's a jack of all trades, and Jrilii's constant companion, so he has trained to become a ranger. He's glad that trying a month with Jrilii did not make their friendship uncomfortable.

Rai ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Southern character

Rai is the fraternal twin brother of Bai. Blind from birth, Rai runs a small luxury shop catering to people with impaired vision. Rai can be charming or ruthless depending on how well people treat him.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Rassun ~Adoptable Character!

Rassun is an undercover agent for the Empire's Propaganda School, taking on new personas frequently to steer public opinion and report on questionable activities.

Relissem ~Owned by Rhiannon Rose ~ Southern character

A straight-laced, irritable, traditionalist, and stern engineer-officer with no patience for people and endless patience for systems and mechanics.

Reqem ~Owned by Valerie Joanne Higgins

Reqem is an elder of the snow-unicorn riders. Vain and arrogant, but very capable at practical skills and physically strong. Not always popular but has physical charisma.

Bio picture by: Valerie Higgins

Ressa ~Owned by Ellen Million ~ Southern character

A highly efficient and linear-thinking woman of great beauty.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Rraneffa ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Southern character

Rraneffa is a Chief and priestess of her people, blessed by the Crystal Desert itself.

Sherith ~Owned by Lorna (Comtessa) ~ Southern character

A sly, devious, and manipulating man who works for Jarl.

Shraalan ~Owned by Deirdre / Wyld_Dandelyon ~ Northern character

Shraalan is a pretty young adult, and the first of her age-set to become pregnant. She makes her own clothes, and enjoys making festive clothing for her age-mates and sometimes for other people as well. She has skills in food gathering, herbalism, and even complex first aid.

Bio picture by: Deirdre M. Murphy

Taiv ~Owned by Toni Sturtevant

Taiv is a very tall young woman. She is quiet and kind and enjoys young snowies and little children alike. She is still deciding where she fits best in Itrelir.

Bio picture by: Laura Melis

Tekoth ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Tekoth is an artistic carver who enjoys trading his work for embellished patches for his clothes. Slightly accident prone though quick to smile about it.

Bio picture by: Lorna Cowie

Tekura ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette

Tekura works as a raiser in Itrelir. He is a lover of men who hopes to find True Love. He is close to his age-mates Karavai and Ularki.

Bio picture by: Tod Wills, known as djinni at LiveJournal.com

Tenyo ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Northern character

Tenyo is a childbearer and weaver of Itakith, known for her fine cloth. Due to a childhood accident, she has no eyes and her face is badly scarred.

Tetefii ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Tetefii is a pretty, friendly person with a mischievous streak. She prefers to work on the edges of the village, gathering materials for her many craft projects.

Tikite ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette

Tikite is the middle of Itrelir's famous triplets. He has golden skin, blue eyes, and shoulder-length black hair. He serves as a messenger, carrying news within Itrelir and between the three villages.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million

Tiren ~Owned by Layla Lawlor

Tiren is a capable wilderness guide and ranger from Itadesh who balances his love of the outdoors with his social nature.

Tobern ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Tobern is a ranger of the snow-unicorn riders. He is an exceptionally skilled climber and has loved climbing from a very young age. Confident of his own skills, he often does things considered reckless by his elders.

Bio picture by: Valerie Higgins

Toreld ~Owned by Holly H.

Toreld is an energetic, hard-working scientist accomplished in multiple fields (both a naturalist and a folklorist), full of enthusiasm and curiosity, and a proponent of sometimes outlandish theories. Personable, but not always very socially astute or comfortable, with a bit of a chip on his shoulder regarding his odd eyes and need for glasses. A friend of Diren and Margaa, and connected to the Northern expedition; was devasted not to be able to go, but has had plenty of challenges to occupy him in the meantime.

Tosh ~Adoptable Character!

Tosh is a horse farmer working on a family farm that he will someday inherit. He is particularly interested in unusual "square-paint" horses. He hopes to find a wife soon.

Bio picture by: Ellen Million.

Vlanir ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Vlanir's elders would like to see him choosing a profession, but all that's on his mind these days is Jrilii.

Bio picture by: Deirdre M. Murphy

Vlaran ~Adoptable Character! ~ Northern character

Vlaran is a lively young woman who lives in Itrelir. She prefers women as lovers. Her specialty is fishing, though she is also good at embroidery.

Bio picture by: Tod Wills

Vloroshaal ~Owned by Elizabeth Barrette ~ Southern character

Vloroshaal is a fiery man in his forties. He runs an art gallery called Points of Interest in the city of Faajaffug.

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