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Here's some bios for characters from Iversia! Ordered by the subcategories in my brain

Sort of Main Characters

Lisem Rossem, 19, M.

Born on the streets of the now assimilated Urou-Sadia with no parents or guardians, Lisem is most widely known for establishinging the country of APUS at age 14 after leading the resistance to the oppressive F'nyek tyranny. Most people consider him a child prodigy and honorable leader who prefers to stay out of the spotlight ever since the war ended over two years ago. He holds two college degrees in business and politics, and his hobbies include playing gacha games inbetween meetings and organizing files in google drive to be completely alphabetical and color-coded. [Chapt. 1-4 Spoilers:] He exists as one of four psychic primarchs, and is currently the only one known to feel pain from non-psychic attacks. However, he will adamantly refuse that his powers make him any different from any normal human being. Between his boyfriend, his brother, and his job, Lisem holds onto everything he has with a vice-like grip, refusing to let go of any of them. His insistent attempts to maintain complete control of his life at all times has been known to be his greatest strength, but also his greatest weakness.

Erik D'yrin, 24, M.

Erik was born in the neighboring country of F'nyek and worked breifly as a government physicist before fleeing the country. Though his history is spotty, he now works as a general aide to the prime minister's cabinet and a personal assistant, among other things. His favorite thing to do is cook meals at the end of a long day, and to go drinking with his friends. His exposure to computers has been very low his whole life, so he struggles with using new technology, but he always tries his best. He tends to keep a positive demeanor, which means he can easily make friends! [Chapt. 1-4 Spoilers:] Finding a distaste for his previous life as an assassin, Erik has tried to move on from his crippling depression and alcohol addiction to become a better boyfriend to Lisem, and a better person in general. He has adjusted to his new job far better then anyone who knew him previous ever thought he would. He also feels a deep respect for everyone in the office (especially Sara) and has vowed to protect them all, even at great personal cost. He can be trusting to a fault of the new people that he meets, wanting to believe that the world is a much better place then he previously thought it was.

Lupi, 21, M. [Spoilers for Chapters 1-4!]

Previously Erik's boss in the Black Magnolias, Lupi reached new heights first as a general of Eunic, and now as a consultant for the APUS governmental staff. Like Lisem, he exists as one of four psychic primarchs, though he seems to have some disconnect with reality that makes it hard for him to talk to normal people. Even though he tries to be positive and friendly to everyone he meets, it's almost impossible for him to make close friends, as he refuses to place any more then a fraction of his trust in anyone. He was born a twin, though his sister recently passed away in unfortunate circumstances. Though initially vowing revenge on Erik and Lisem, he seems to have changed his mind, and wants to do "the right thing." Usually his memory is extremely unreliable, but he can recite the name and date of any assassination off the top of his head, and has memorized the names of all past and present employees within the organized hierarchy of APUS. Though he's never had any real friends before, he's shocked at the amount of people who are trying to connect with him, and he may be changing his mind on a few things.

APUS Prime Minister Office Workers

Sarenya Kadengras-Cambron- 27, F.

Sara has a double major in business and statistics, aiding her position as head financial director and second in command of the PM office. Though she can get easily frustrated with people, she believes in everyone she works with, and tries her best to be empathetic to everyone she meets. She’s incredibly strong-willed, usually beliving in herself no matter what, as she finds that the key to success. Though she can come off as abrasive, most people who know her well have realized that's the way she shows her affection. She's married to a very successful model named Eliyana Cambron, known widely for being the most popular trans woman in the modelling industry so far, and Sara loves to brag extensively about her. She feels a strong sense of protection over Lisem since she and Jessi were his first hires back when he was 15. Since Lisem has no parents, she's always felt like he needs a strong adult figure in his life, and has tried her best to be that for him. This has ranged from having him come over multiple times a week to eat dinner at her house to having him sit with her family at her wedding. Her number one goal in life is doing the best job she can at making APUS the best it can be!

Jessi- 26, F.

In the time that Sarenya was graduating college with a double major, Jessi was becoming a full-fledged lawyer, having passed the bar exam at age 23. She’s considered a prodigy in the court of law, but almost as soon as she became able to practice, the Urou-Sadian court system was destroyed in the creation of APUS. However, Lisem found her writing extensive letters to him about laws he was establishing having large and gaping holes in them. She was almost immediately hired to facilitate the production of a new judicial system for the country. The first thing she did was not only work intensely to tighten up the new laws, but also helpeed create reeducation programs for people who were displaced by the new government. Though she seems entirely emotionless, she actually is deeply emotional, caring about every single person she meets to the point of flaw. She takes a lot of time out of her day to help other people even if it means she can't complete all of her own tasks. She has a second job as a cosplay artist and has found quite a following online.

Nyem- 25, F.

Nyem is one of the most highly motivated people ever born. She's worked her entire life to learn as much as she could about every other country, even before APUS's creation, just so she could work as an ambassador one day. Instead of being hired, she walked right into Lisem's office and demanded he hear out her application for a position that didn't even exist yet. Even so, she soon found herself working overtime to establish good relations with other countries as an integral part of the office. Just by coincidence, her and Carl actually went to highschool together, and they started living together in a small apartment because it was closer and cheaper then living apart. She cares for Lisem, but isn't afraid to call him out on decisions that she thinks are bad, because she thinks nobody else will. In fact, that goes for everyone- she's been known to march into people's offices and give them unprompted opinions on anything. But because of her tactfulness and skills as a negotiator on the international plane, her opinion holds a great deal of weight, seeing as how she doesn't just blurt things out without thinking about them extensively. She is a very eloquent speaker, and believes in pulling the most use out of everyone in the office as possible. She also tends to hold leadership positions in group meetings, and both Sara and Lisem have admitted to letting her take control every once in a while when things get out of hand.

Carl- 25, M.

Despite his crippling anxiety, Carl absolutely adores running the military division of the country. Even though he struggles with talking to people and tends to come off as antagonistic, he has a deep desire to get along with everyone, even if it seems like he's doing the opposite. He feels like he owes everything to Nyem- even though his hiring had nothing to do with her, she found him at an incredibly dark time in his life and helped him get on his feet again. Though you would expect such a prominent military leader to be someone with a bit more education and history, he actually barely scraped by his military history degree in college, and most of his knowledge comes from experience and virtual simulation videogames. Still, nobody can doubt his affinity for the task set out for him, especially Lisem. Even though he's made a lot of friends in the office, he still tends to keep to himself, preferring to go home after a long day and play MMOs. He also doesn't care for alcohol, and usually won't touch the stuff.

Tyler- 23, M.

Originally a temporary hire from the Felklands to deal with setting up a communications system within the office, he was quickly hired full-time to set up email systems between the different departments of the government. He’s probably the only average guy in the office. He’s dealt with severe depression, but is largely recovered and in a good mental state. However, he can get really overwhelmed with the assignments he’s given, so everyone else around the office tries to help him when they can, especially Jessi. After stressing out about something for a few days, he tends to buckle down and finish whatever he’s assigned in record time, making up the lost few days. He took up this job as a way to make good money to move out of his shitty apartment, but he really cares about computers and loves working on them.

A Few Important Side Characters

Laniatores, Age unknown (23?), F. [Spoilers for Chapters 1-4!]

Lania is one of the top generals of the Eunic empire, though she was removed for failing to kill Lisem, even with Lupi's assistance. She wields a large broadsword imbued with some sort of psychic ability. Her attitude seems to be cold and unemotional, but the truth is that she's still figuring out a lot of stuff about herself. She is a psychic construct, created by Miss Opilione to fufill a purpose that was never disclosed to her. She holds a database of almost all the information about the Eunic Empire, as well as all the infomation at the Empire's disclosure. She used to believe psychics were superior beings to regular humans, but now, she's not so sure. She appreciates Lupi a great deal for his positive attitude and penchant for questioning orders, something that she never realized she could do before she met him. Though a lot of her brain is telling her that all she can be is a tool for something greater, a larger part is telling her to be something more.

Opilione, Age unknown, F.

The queen of Eunic. More powerful then you could imagine, she rules the country with an iron fist, having fought her way to the top in the monarch trials. She radiates unseen power, and bears a large gauntlet on her right arm, seemingly made of a million weapons spliced together. Though she seems kind upon first glance, one can feel the malice behind her words as she speaks. Her intentions remain a mystery to all, especially to Lisem.

Jasmine, Arch-Princes, 22, F.

As the recently-appointed ruler of Ceyan and as an eldest sister of 6, the responsibility wears heavy on her shoulders, but she bears it with stride. Though she seems innocent and carefree, the reality is that she takes her job with the utmost seriousness. Though the majority rule comes down to her cabinet, the important decisions are still left to her, in the end. Her and her country have long been considered APUS's strongest allies, and she heavily values tradition and chivalry, or so it seems. [Chapt. 1-4 Spoilers:] In reality, Jas grew up with an incredible amount of control over her environment, and after mastering that at a young age, she finds herself bored with most things. She loves playing online games and learned common through the internet slang, so she has a very casual and leetspeaky way of talking. Everything is a game to her, but she loves playing with Lisem the best- she sees him as a less refined version of herself. Her psychic powers are only rivaled by the primarchs, as she has incredible affinity for it. She was raised in a small but deeply technological town in one of the huge deserts of Ceyan before being moved to the capital at a young age.

Garic F'nyek, The King of F'nyek, 23, F.

Appointed during the end of the 5-year war when his father suddely dropped dead, F'nyek has sworn himself to rivalry with Lisem for what APUS did to his country. Known for his short temper, he holds the greatest army in the world in his hands, but has spent the last few years laying low. What his leadership lacks in nuance it makes up for with brute force and straightforward hostility. If one thing could be said about him, it would be that he's not a liar, nor a coward.

Lisem's Family

Xerus Rossem, M, 31.

Lisem's older brother, an ex-assassin from before the 5-year war. Though now retired, he remains in hiding between the folds of reality in a liminal space maintained by Lisem. He could be described as a shut-in to the extreme, as he never leaves and has people from the outside do all the work for him. He makes money by picking up remote freelance programming work and uses it to buy takeout, as he has no idea how to cook. His psychic powers are well beyond the normal limit, as he holds the power to see the future- or at least, he used to, before Lisem's birth. Despite his past, he despises violence and aims to be a good person for Lisem to rely on. He raised Lisem with the help of his old assassin group, and once they all fell apart because of their leader Alex's death, he took it on himself to be his sole guardian. His favorite drink is milk and his favorite food is curry cup noodle.

Alex, M, deceased.

The leader of Xerus's old assassin group. Though you would expect a guy like him to be tough, he was actually a big softie- he was Xerus's best friend, and Lisem called him his "big brother-in law." The two of them met in college, freshman year. He made sure that all the cases that the group took on were against corrupt politicians or morally awful people. His psychic powers included long distance communications- he could connect two people from anywhere in the world and project their thoughts to each other. His hobbies included playing videogames and watching movies with the two Rossems, as well as general guardian tasks such as making sure that Lisem was going to school, eating all his meals, and getting along with others. Nobody knows how he died, but the strong suspicion is that he was taken out by an opposing group.

Karen, F, 31.

Another one of Xerus's old assassin group, who met them in freshman year of college. Her psychic powers allow her to immobilize and control other people's bodies, though she refrains from doing so on moral grounds. Though she's no longer on speaking terms with Faraday, her and Xerus are still good friends, and she picks up food for him all the time. She never was as close to Lisem as Alex, but she still loves him dearly, calling him her "little bro," and bringing him gifts when she goes on trips for her office job. Though they haven't seen each other in years, the three of them text all the time.

Faraday, F, 30.

The final member of Xerus's old assassin group. Her powers included the ability to create illusions and control other people's emotions. After Alex died, she went silent and left the other three immediately. Nobody knows where she is now, but they can understand, as her and Alex were engaged.