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Maddie
Hatu
Aislin
Charlotte
Khiêm
Poguri
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Makhótanhan
A Lakota boy in the late 19th century, Makhó is stolen away from his home and family and placed in an government boarding school, where he endures years of abuse. After an escape attempt ends in disaster, all hope seems lost. Until a mysterious red door leads him to another world...

There he soon discovers the one thing that separates him from all the other children. He alone remembers where he came from, the so-called "Forbidden Place". Worse yet, he seems to be in a hurry to return.
 
Maddie
Maddie is the unofficial leader of the Sun Kings — the most short lived band in the history of Nou, or a rag-tag gang of troublemakers — depending on who you ask. She makes it a point to know all of the goings-on in her home city of Merridjen, which often means getting a little too involved in other people's affairs.

She might also be the most prodigious mattercrafter in the world.
 
Hatu
Hatu works as a tailor in the Merridjen marketplace, where he crafts clothing from an eclectic range of influences. When he's not stitching, he's probably getting into mischief around town with his noumina-kin Rikka and Mongo.

What few people know is that his work as a fashion designer is part of his training to become a matterstitch, a hallowed group of healers who ply their craft all over the world.
 
Aislin
Aislin makes her temporary home in the Mellow Marsh on the outskirts of the bustling City of the Sea. She and her fellow "marsh rats" are part of a complex and lucrative trade network, which relieves people of items they don't really want — right from their pockets or bags — and replaces them with objects they haven't yet realized they need.

Lately, she's begun to feel the "itch" of her wanderlust, and might be inclined to pack up her things and find the next adventure.
 
Charlotte
Charlotte is well-known at the Materiel School of Peryllion for her meticulous attention to detail: never a stitch out of place on her fabulous dresses, or a single stray mark in her glyphwork. This translates into a precision that draws both admiration and envy.

She and Maddie share some contentious history, each deciding to settle on opposite sides of the world. But whispers of a mattercrafting competition suggest a reunion may be coming sooner than either would like.
 
Khiêm
Known as the "Prince of Cloudfare" Khiêm has garnered quite a following in the flying city. His admirers are all the more smitten because of his aloofness, as he performs all manner of acrobatic feats and elaborate stunts in his cloudship to elude their advances.

His fans don't realize he actually settled in Cloudfare to escape the crush of the crowded ground settlements, the overwhelming sounds, colors, and physical contact more than he could stand.
 
Poguri
One of the monsters. Just not a very good one. Although his body is made for violence, Poguri's heart wrenches at the sight of it.

But as the world falls apart, revelations of a greater purpose hurl him right into the center of the conflict.