Jiran is quite an enigma. Born to unknown parents and handed by the god Loki to the Cynosure refugee circus on Pandemonium, her Gehenna-born foster parents quickly recognised her ability to see somebody's past and future. They started travelling around the Planes with the girl in order to make money from her gift. Because they were a superstitious lot, they believed that Jiran's ability to see someone's future would diminish as she got older. So they paid a wizard to keep her in a continuous child-state.
In our campaign, Jiran got rescued by a PC, Kayana, who had the spell removed. As a result, Jiran now ages in metamorphic stages, like a normal tiefling. That means that she ages in bursts, remaining in one constant stage for years, and suddenly jumping to the next development stage (e.g. from child to teenager, from teenager to adult) within hours. These transformations are usually quite painful. During these transformations, Jiran also drastically changes her appearance. As a small child, Jiran had dark green skin, short horns, a tail, black nails and smelled of smoke. With every stage she starts to look more elven. That is, because her real parents are a renegade Eladrin (see Thandi below) and an obyrith. There is also some 'outsider' DNA involved (from the Far Realm). Jiran's gift has not diminished with aging.
Jiran sometimes has trouble with what she sees in people's past or futures. But over time, she has learned to live with it. Because she knows how a person 'ticks', she is usually good at approaching anybody and converse with them. She uses this ability to protect herself and others, as well as to help the person in question. Jiran has long, black hair that is so dark that it almost looks like it is swallowing the light around her. Jiran is colour-blind and has a passion for strangely-flavoured foods. Her taste in music is similarly strange. She loves dissonant music. Most of all, however, she loves volcanoes. People around her joke that she must be part smoke genasi.
AL: lawful neutral
Laetitia(female immortal human wizard/psionicist)
Laetitia is the current Sensate factol. She gives the outside impression that she is a superficial self-centred hedonist. Many people think that her main occupation is the orchestration of elaborate Sensate events. However, Laetitia uses these events not just for her pleasure, but to obtain information. After all, the Sensates are not what they seem. Laetitia also closely collaborates with The Bureau in Sigil. In private, Laetitia is still style-conscious, but a lot more introvert and serious.
Laetitia has black eyes and black hair that is cut into a bob (think flapper). She always wears extremely stylish dresses and matching jewellery. Her wealth comes from trading luxury goods in the Planes, some of which she uses to fund various small art spaces and charities across Sigil. She also finances the teaching in the orphanage and asks the orphanage to send her talented children for tutelage in return.
AL: lawful neutral (appears: neutral evil)
Marvent(male immortal human)
Marvent seems lik a typical Sigil business man. He appears to have his hands in all sorts of operations, and seems to get a kick out of particularly risky deals.
In truth, Marvent works for The Bureau. To the outside, he nurses his secretive, domineering personality, in order to get close to the powerful and unscrupulous . This extends to his relationships with Sigil's female VIPs. There are not many people who know the real Marvent. One of those is the Sensate factol Laetitia. Another is his patron, the goddess Waukeen, who regularly enjoys his negotiations.
AL: lawful neutral
Amun is the current leader or 'Secretary' of The Bureau. He appears to be in his late thirties, but is rumoured to be at least twenty times older. He has short blond hair and slightly sad golden eyes. Amun can be described as calm, thoughtful person and intensely charismatic. In his youth, Amun had some very dark and violent experiences as a 'plaything' of an abyssal lord. This experience has left him scarred and taken away his belief in the good. At the same time, it has awoken an intensely masochistic side in his private life, which he discreetly explores with both men and women.
AL: lawful neutral (?)
Chirak(male immortal human)
Chirak is a former member of The Bureau, in charge of spies. The Bureau is currently looking for him in order to punish him for unethical conduct. Chirak grew frustrated about the strict guidelines regarding espionage which he saw as a limitation of The Bureau's potential. He secretly started a 'business partnership' with an evil sorcerer who agreed to physically transform agents and brainwash them so that The Bureau could better infiltrate the evil planes. (Basically, Chirak commits evil in the name of neutrality.)
When Amun found out about these experiments, he confronted Chirak who subseqently sold him out to an abyssal lord who kept him as a slave. With the help of friends, Amun could eventually be saved, but Chirak has not yet been found.
AL: neutral good
Anari is the offspring of an Mount Celestia noble and a succubus. She grew up with her mother who had used Anari's naive paladin
father as a donor. Lilith, her mother, quickly realised that her daughter would probably never turn into the promising dark magician she was hoping to raise.
Anari eventually ran away from home and managed to find her shocked father. She was as 'impressed' with him as with her mother. As a paladin, he completely did not know how to cope with a half-demon child - or how to tell his family.
He ended up sending Anari to something like a 'boarding school' in a remote temple, hoping that his family would never find out. His friend aasimar friend Amun took care of her, but eventually withdrew, because he was worried about succumbing to her half-succubus aura.
Frustrated that the evil people could not deal with her personality, and the good and neutral people could not deal with her sexuality, Anari set out adventuring by herself. Initially shy and searching, she quickly became more feisty and mischievous. She currently works for the Bureau, while endlessly teasing Amun about his sexual repression. Anari is an Indep.
AL: chaotic good
T'zandri(female alu-fiend - sort of)
T'zandri is the child of a succubus and a fiend. Her mother ended up being cursed by the fiend and ended up bearing
an alu-fiend of chaotic good alignment. As a revenge, she sent the child under his name to a boarding school in Baator to
ruin his reputation.
At the boarding school she ended up sharing a room with another lower plane misfit, Khashani, who was the non-evil daughter of an evil god. The two became friends and sorted out some alternative education. After all, the library had extensive literature on all sorts of topics. While Khashani researched druidry, T'zandri was more interested in the quirks of the Planes. The two also shared a common taste for centaur culture (and males).
After leaving school, T'zandri started travelling the planes (as a rogue) and ended up working in a Sigil inn (pub and boarding house) whose ancient centaur owner became her mentor. The inn is a notorious brokering place in Sigil where people exchange information and hire adventurers. It also functions as a sort of post office for many.
T'zandri is very quick-witted and quick-tongued. She knows how to handle anyone from a market trader to a violent customer. Her sense of humour frequently raises eyebrows. T'zandri does not dress like an alufiend, preferring more practical clothes such as brown leather trousers and white tunics that she buys from Arborean traders. She is, of course, and Indep.
AL: lawful neutral
Khashani is one of the twin daughters of an evil god and one of his priestesses. To the great dismay of her parents, Khashani took more
to the profession of her maternal grandmother, a druid. Already as a child, she acquired an animal companion in the form of
a black wolf. She also tended to disappear quite a lot into the forest near the remote monastery where she grew up. To separate
Khashani from her wolf and the forest, she was sent to boarding school in Baator.
At the boarding school, Khashani was befriended by T'zandri, a fellow 'misfit', which made the compulsory stay in Baator more bearable. As the school was intended for baatezu nobles, at least the breadth of education wasn't too bad. Khashani particularly enjoyed the literature guest lectures given by a former archon who appreciated Khashani's wit and dark humour. After a session of steamy poetry reading, Khashani became his 'protege' and had more liberties in putting her timetable together.
Instead of returning to her home prime after leaving school, Khashani became the apprentice of Sigil wizard/psionicist Laetitia. The wizard recognised her druidic predisposition and found an appropriate mentor for her. Currently, Khashani is being trained as a wizard, psionicist, bard and druid, with an emphasis on the latter. She has long silver hair, black eyes and extremely pale skin. She prefers to wear black robes or capes that obscure her body's features.
AL: chaotic neutral
Rhaya is the other of the twin dauthers of an evil god and one of his priestesses. Only that her 'father' does not know that his brother,
banned from the pantheon for his extreme chaotic evil transgressions, is Rhaya's real father. Initially, Rhaya was the most obnoxious, violent
child and teenager ever to have graces the surface of her world. She also refused any education. Soon, the evil priests who fostered her
could no longer contain her or cover up her deeds, so she had to flee into the Planes. There, she suffered from culture shock, especially the
fact, that there were lots more powerful people. Rhaya could longer get away with her excessive violence and also had to answer to her real
father, who also hid in the planes. In a fit of fury, she attempted a warlock ritual without preparation, which nearly killed her. Instead, however,
it transformed her.
Not being able to handle the forces that were flooding into her, she had to let the forces 'rewrite' her. This completely changed her personality, although it did not erase her memories. Rhaya is now gravitating towards neutrality. She has acquired a renegade eladrin mentor, Thandi, and is slowly building a relationship of trust with her sister Khashani. She is constantly 'on edge', because various people are hunting her for revenge. She is trying to stay clear of her father who is trying to recruit her for the Doomguard.
Like Khashani, Rhaya is tall, lanky and has long silver hair and black eyes. She currently dresses like a mercenary. She always seems a little uncomfortable in her body.
AL: chaotic good
Thandi is a every old eladrin. She was the first to establish contact with the obyrith. When Thandi refused to side against the obyrith
in the War of Law and Chaos, she was expelled from eladrin society. She went into exile, protected by the obyrith Pazuzu.
Thandi sees herself as an explorer, researcher and diplomat. She rejects all warfare and prefers to understand 'enemies' instead. Since the discovery of the Far Realm, Thandi has directed her research at containing the danger, but also to further a greater understanding of this unknowable area. She tries to keep an eye on anyone coming from or accessing the Far Realm. This includes the Doomguard, who have been experimenting with the Far Realm. In the past, Thandi has used Doomguard facilities for her own research, so she can investigate them quite well.
Recently, Thandi has taken on Rhaya as a mentee. She also acts as her warlock patron. Apart from teaching her magic, psionics and combat, Thandi teaches Rhaya etiquette and general social manners, which Rhaya is lacking entirely. Thandi lives in the Lady's Ward in Sigil.
Thandi is exceptionally charismatic, but usually only flaunts this strategically, to persuade people to surrender information. She otherwise prefers to be low-key, in order not to attract attention. She has a weakness for expensive fabrics, however, always wearing the finest moonspider silks and real gold and silver brocades. Thandi has dark skin, elaborately braided and tied back black hair, and dark brown eyes.
AL: lawful good
Ashana Longreach(female aasimar)
Ashana is the daughter of the famous Tarsheva Longreach and her on an off partner, Amun. Like her mother, she is an
exceptional archer. For her age, she is astonishingly plane-wise.
Because of a long-standing feud between her parents and an abyssal lord, Ashana is constantly in danger of being abduced by said creature. She has long white hair and golden eyes.
AL: lawful good
Jhalass(female drow ranger/bard/cleric)
Jhalass is a high priestess of Elistraee. After her goddesses death, she fled into the planes where she worked as an entertainer and
caravan guide. She assumed that her goddess would be gone forever, but she was called to join a rescue mission. Since Elistraee has reappeared,
Jhalass is confused where she belongs - in drow society as her goddess high priestess, or in the planes, away from drow society and her priestly obligations.
Jhalass is the daughter of the former goddess Mystra. Mystra tried to help Elistraee with the removal of the drow curse and ended up giving her DNA to drow twins during a ritual which was support to reinforce the curse. Mystra successfully sabotaged this ritual with her intervention.
Jhalass has a familiar, a giant black tiger that also serves as her means of transport.
AL: lawful good
Kel(female drow ranger/bard/cleric)
Kel is the twin brother of Jhalass. He also used to be a priest of Elistraee. Unlike his meandering sister, Kel works as an agent for
The Bureau. He specialises in intelligence gathering on drow matters. His most high profile mission was against Kiaransalee in her abyssal realm.
Like his sister, Kel is accompanied by a giant black tiger, which he obviously does not take with him on certain missions. He is quite sombre and quiet, but also gentle. Kel is an accomplished and precise fighter, heavily drawing on his bardic martial arts training.
AL: lawful evil
Lilith is an unusual succubus. She is obsessed with research on ancient magic and the Far Realm. A fallen angel, she had maintained her
angelic discipline, which she elegantly combines with evil scheming. She conducts extremely risky experiments, which involve Pale Night, for instance.
Once, Lilith 'rescued' the queen of the succubi from a trap that she had set for Pale Night. Malcanthet was grateful for the rescue, but suspects
something darker than Lilith 'accidentally being in the area'. She continues to keep an eye on Lilith. Lilith actually supports Malcanthet,
because she is allowing her work in peace.
After her disappointment with her daughter Anari, Lilith has now managed to recruit the eldest daughter of Anari's father as a student. The daughter (Stella) does not know that she is an evil succubus, as Lilith operates in disguise. Without her disguise, Lilith appears as a typical succubus, with dark brown hair and brown eyes.
AL: chaotic evil
Malcanthet is the Queen of the Succubi. She is currently preparing for another contestation of her title. Her current strategy is to
get herself surrounded by loyal people. To these ends, she has forged alliances with lawful and even good people who prefer to see her
in power rather than the other succubi. As an unexpected result, however, her city and plane has started to slide. Malcanthet now has to
decide whether to keep her strategy, which will probably save her live and position, or to keep her city as it was.
In our campaign, Malcanthet is very similar in feel to Gail from Sin City.
AL: lawful evil
Parac is an incubus and current ruler of Ribcage. He deeply hates other incubi who he regards as weak and unambitious. He envies the
power of succubi and is trying to outdo them. At the same time, Parac respects the most powerful (and more sane) succubi has a playful
rivalry with Malcanthet. Malcanthet respects him enough to consider him as a potential father for her next child.
Parac cuts an imposing figure - tall, muscular with giant wings. He has short black hair and black piercing eyes and prefers to wear tight black leather clothing. He is incredibly vain, so he is always groomed well.
AL: lawful neutral
Tal is Malcanthet's second-in-command and administrator of her city Shendilavri. Originally, Tal joined Malcanthet's administration
as a spy from Mount Celestia. Her curiosity soon brought her not only closer to the Queen of Succubi, but also to experiments with
hedonism. Eventually, Tal was cast out from Mount Celestia, turned into a real succubus for punishment and joined Malcanthet for good.
Tal is a tall, androgynous person with short black hair and vibrant black eyes. She always dresses in black. Tal is exceptionally curious and also exceptionally loyal to Malcanthet. In contrast to Malcanthet, however, she has quite a strong sense of ethics. She is trying to alleviate (involuntary) suffering in Shendilavri.
AL: chaotic good
Leda is a young eladrin (by eladrin standards) who has advanced to second-in-command with the Sensates. She is Laetitia's closes confidant.
A relative of the eladrin queen, Leda also sports fiery red hair, which she keeps provocatively short. In many ways, she feels at odds
with eladrin society, which is why she keeps out of its way.
Currently, Leda is investigating the Doomguard.
AL: chaotic neutral evil
A long long time ago, Ashir and his twin brother Khan (Q'an) were almost ordinary drow, only that they were a bit more 'intense' (read: psychopath) than
others. Their outrageous behaviour eventually landed them in Harbinger House where they transformed into twin gods, only not for the
drow realm. Initially the two brothers got on well enough, with Ashir taking care of chaotic evil, and his brother of lawful evil. Khan eventually started
to disprove of Ashir's excesses and ended up kicking him out of the pantheon with the help of the neutral and good deities.
Initially, Ashir sought to merely seek revenge and take over his brother's position. However, in the planes, where he settled, he became more monastic, meditating on the nature of elemental chaos. He moved to Pandemonium and joined the Doomguard with the aim of becoming their factol.
As a firm believer in chaos and instability, Ashir prefers to appear in public as a gender and race ambigious person. He is very charismatic, if a little insane. He loves to philosophise about chaos or the multiverse in general.