Athan -- leader of the Skullan team Black Tide. One of the Skullan Champion teams to play in the Gold Harbor Arena.
Baldar - a companion to Prince Tryst.
Catrona - Woman of Agben, Brista to the Skullan team in Port Leet. She is in on plot against the king.
Charis, First Minister to King Bactor.
Drail - Leader of the Hand of Victory Comet team. He is Trumen.
Fallon - joins the Hand of Victory in Missea.
Fenna - Woman of Agben, Rain's pigeon
Fox Boots (or Kratchett) - the man who came to claim Tryst's unconscious body. He is one of those who plot against the King. Marra calls him Fox Boots upon seeing the fox emblem cut on the inner ankle of his boot.
Jason - Defense Master to the realm, Tryst's mentor and friend.
Karna - Young Skullan noblewoman visiting the Palace.
Kayle –youngest member of the Hand of Victory. Choose not to travel to the Great Continent.
Kellan - a companion to Prince Tryst.
King Bactor rules the Skullan people. Father to Tryst.
King Ganny - Tryst's grand sire, former king of the Skullan Empire.
Kirth - Skullan Woman of Agben. Elder at the Agben School.
Kratchett (or Fox Boots) - the man who came to claim Tryst's unconscious body. He is one of those who plot against the King. Marra calls him Fox Boots upon seeing the fox emblem cut on the inner ankle of his boot.
Leah - Young Woman of Agben. Helps Marra get in the Agben School.
Lump - Kratchett's henchman.
Manten – part of the Hand of Victory. Closest in age to Drail.
Marra - Once Apprentice to the Herb Mistress Britta, Marra is the Brista of the Comet team Hand of Victory. She is Trumen.
Mauric - of Canton, in the Draylin Province. Youngest companion to Prince Tryst, and his closest friend.
Mistress Britta - Marra's mistress in the desert. She died before story begins.
Old Merle - Trumen, mentor to Drail. He was the youngest teammate to Raston.
Olver –Oldest Gamesman on the Hand of Victory. Wears his hair short.
Quentis - Skullan gamesman, gambler and team member of Athan's Black Tide.
Rain - Woman of Agben, powerful and skilled in things she should not know. Part of the plot against the king.
Raston - Drail's famous grandsire, who played Comet against Skullan in the famous Black Arena. He is Drail's hero. His team was the Red Storm.
Snark - brother to Mistress Britta, who took over her shop when she died.
Tinge - Terrin of Agben, living on the Dim Continent.
Tryst - Prince of the Skullan people.
Wulfbur - old Skullan Gamesman, played against Raston's team. He mentor's Raston's grandson.
Zak - Rain's brother, a zealot in the tower of Zaria.