Tuu'mil (TOO-meel). Adopted son of a middle-class elven merchant. Lives in an as-yet unnamed seaside town. (Goblins are typically fresh-water fishfolk, so they tend to be uncommon in the region, though they're occasionally employed on seafaring ships. Still, they're generally considered a crass bunch. However, they tend to have a conversational grasp on multiple species' languages/dialects and employ a rudimentary alphabet, which is more that can be said for most goblins.) Tuu'mil can pass as half-elven when wearing a pair of contact lenses his father bought for him (lenses on right). He's kind of sheltered and naive at times, but his upbringing has afforded him a good education and he is surprisingly literate.
Inuuvika (ih-NYU-vih-kah). A feisty but determined young goblin. Lives in a small riverside village with Nathirajad. (Village has five elders, and, according to rural riverfolk tradition, each elder raises and mentors a young goblin to succeed them. Though raised by an elder, she still sees her family often and is the second of five children.) She is respectful, hard-working, and generally eager-to-please toward her seniors, but feels driven to become something Great. It is her desire for greater responsibility that initially sets off the plot.
Nathirajad (nah-THEER-ah-jahd). An intelligent but cautious fellow. He was also raised by an elder in the same riverside village as Inuuvika and thus has always had a subtle but palpable rivalry with her. He was very close to his mentor, studying carefully under her and loving her dearly in his own quiet way. Unfortunately, she died recently and he has yet to come to terms with it once the story begins. As his training is not techically completed, he does not serve as a full elder yet, though he is still given significantly more say than other apprentices. He reluctantly agrees to accompany Inuuvika because he knows his elder would have wanted him to go.
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