'Enemies' with a question mark because, although these people are initially set up as antagonists to Blue Vitriol, not all of them remain on the same side as the story progresses. ^^ If I blab too much about them, I'll spoil the whole story though, so I'll keep it brief:Mirabilite (Evelyn Earl)
| 29 y/o | Ore: Sarastro
| Keeper/Leticia's bodyguard
Blue Vitriol's foil in the story. Where she is brash, rebellious, and immature, Mirabilite is caring, orderly, and understanding. She does have a natural curiosity that drives her, though. She's the kind of person who never stops searching for the truth, even if there's nothing she can do about it.
| 45 y/o | Ore: N/A | Head Keeper
The Keepers of the Law (often called KotL's, pronounced "kottles") are the police force in this universe (at least in the country in which the story takes place, which currently remains nameless). It was an organization founded by the Metallurgy, but has recently started to include the non-Inclined and even the areligious. Maureen Soto (Leticia's mother) is one of those, and has fought tooth and nail to become the Head Keeper of Velos against all odds. Mirabilite is also a KotL, but I decided to have Maury wear the uniform for the both of them (I can't really imagine her in anything else, so...).
Fun fact: The symbol on Maury's belt buckle (and lower left-corner of her coat) stands for 'justice'. The three-horizontal-line symbol on her husband's robe (which I've also drawn on a couple other Metallurgy characters) stands for 'peace'. Watch for other three-lined symbols on future characters, which I'll be making up as I go along! Marcasite (Bernard Soto)
| 47 y/o | Ore: N/A | High Priest
Bernard Soto is Leticia's father and the High Priest of Velos, which is sort of a combination mayor-and-religious-leader position. I'm slowly realizing that he actually holds a LOT of power...it's hard to take him seriously because he's such a goof. He's also a selfish, callous bastard, but he's so friendly about it that you don't notice right away. ^^
Fun fact: The Metallurgy founded the KotL initially as a sort of protection force for their religious leaders. So priestly robes, like the one Bern has on, have gold accents, while KotL uniforms have silver accents. Other societal positions had uniforms that contained the other metals of antiquity in descending order, but only these two have stood the test of time.Green Vitriol (Leticia Soto)
| 18 y/o | Ore: Ludmilla
It's Our Lady in Green
, the Patron of Velos. I don't remember how well I explained this before (if at all) so I'll do it again: a Patron is a special person chosen by the community to represent and protect the city. They do a lot of service work, visiting and talking to the people, capturing Ores, helping the KotL with law enforcement, or just preaching and giving counsel if they're unable to fight. Usually they're chosen because they have some kind of special power...but I won't talk about what Letty can do yet...partly because I just thought of it, like, yesterday, and I need some time to finalize my idea. XD