Meet the Divine Warriors

Meet the Divine Warriors

Meet the main characters from my YA steampunk fantasy series, the Divine Warriors, which starts with Riwenne & the Mechanical Beasts. This contains a few spoilers for the first two books.

A few notes: the Arqan calendar has twenty months which are 25 days long. The New Year is on the Autumnal Equinox, the start of the rains/planting season, so don’t try to draw parallels between their birthdates with our calendar. I can describe the calendar in more detail if you’re curious. I’ll add a guide to pronouncing the names at the end of this post.

Riwenne

Riwenne

Name: Riwenne Chysaja/Quillaxa
Birthday: 6/25
Age: 15
Gender/Sexuality: Cis girl, lesbian
Patron Deity: Sawycha, goddess of the sea/Quilla, goddess of the moon Hobbies: Eating sweets, reading romance novels, listening to pop music
Hair: Pink
Eyes: Brown
Height: 4’11″
Magic/Crystal Color: Blue/Silver
Weapon: Can’t choose one, hates guns
Strength: Eternally optimistic, devoted to her friends
Weakness: Clumsy, lacks confidence, has a blind spot for evil

Nexita

Nexita

Name: Nexita Chelynitsa/Quillaxa Birthday: 17/10
Age: 15
Gender/Sexuality: Cis girl, demisexual/lesbian
Patron Deity: Linar, god of blacksmiths
Hobbies: Tinkering with inventions, mathematics, studying
Hair: Blue
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’2”
Magic/Crystal Color: Orange
Weapon: Tool belt, pistol
Strength: Advanced technological knowledge, quick thinking
Weakness: Shy, afraid to speak up, poor vision (wears glasses), jealous of her sister’s popularity

Kyra

Kyra

Name: Kyra Ylnauta
Birthday: 10/13
Age: 15
Gender/Sexuality: Cis girl, queer
Patron Deity: Xiso, the god of livestock
Hobbies: Studying history, birdwatching
Hair: Black hair with purple highlights
Eyes: Red
Height: 5’3″
Magic/Crystal Color: Red
Weapon: Compound bow and arrow
Strength: Advanced magical training, very focused and disciplined on her work
Weakness: Shy, has trouble expressing her emotions, can’t make friends, quick to anger

Janera

Janera

Name: Janera Ibdalne
Birthday: 1/5
Age: 15
Gender/Sexuality: Cis girl, bisexual
Patron Deity: Omer, god of agriculture
Hobbies: Baking, reading novels, gardening
Hair: Red
Eyes: Green
Height: 5’6″
Magic/Crystal Color: Purple
Weapon: Spear and shield
Strength: Physical strength, very protective of her friends
Weakness: Helps others at her own expense, too blunt with her words

Deryt

Deryt

Name: Deryt Tamaran
Birthday: 16/3
Age: 15
Gender/Sexuality: Cis boy, asexual/aromantic
Patron Deity: Sano, god of the sky
Hobbies: Robotics, engineering, spying, piloting
Hair: Blue-black
Eyes: Blue
Height: 6’2″
Magic/Crystal Color: Sky blue
Weapon: Sword, smoke bombs
Strength: Can piece together complex puzzles, logical
Weakness: Shy, has trouble understanding others’ emotions

Amena

Amena

Name: Amena Qumejola (Dameetran)
Birthday: 13/22
Age: 15
Gender/Sexuality: Cis girl, lesbian
Patron Deity: Qachmy, goddess of the rainforest
Hobbies: Singing, writing music, playing the guitar, reading penny dreadfuls
Hair: Yellow
Eyes: Brown
Height: 5’0″
Magic/Crystal Color: Green
Weapon: Twin daggers
Strength: Spying/stealth, performing, fast
Weakness: Suspicious and doesn’t trust easily, hates people who don’t see their own privilege, afraid of romantic relationships

Vilqa

Vilqa

Name: Vilqa
Birthday: 5/17
Age: 15
Gender/Sexuality: Nonbinary (they/them pronouns), lesbian
Patron Deity: Sawycha, goddess of the sea
Hobbies: Sailing, fishing, pushing the boundaries of fashion
Hair: Blue-green
Eyes: Green
Height: 5’8″
Magic/Crystal Color: Ocean blue
Weapon: Rifle
Strength: Physical strength, practical knowledge of the sea
Weakness: Lacks formal education/doesn’t know how to read, tends to run away from their problems, shy

Pronunciation Guide

Amena (ah-MAY-nah)
Arkia (ahr-KEY-ah)
Chelynitsa (SHAY-leen-IHT-sah)
Chysaja (shee-SAY-ah)
Deryt (DEHR-eet)
Janera (yah-NEH-rah)
Kyra (KEE-rah)
Linar (LIHN-ahr)
Nexita (nah-ZEE-tah)
Omer (oh-MEHR)
Qachmy (KASH-mee)
Quilla (KEY-yah)
Quillaxa (key-YAHZ-ah)
Riwenne (rih-WEHN-nuh)
Sano (SAH-noh)
Sawycha (sah-WEE-shah)
Tika (TEE-kah)
Uqra (OOK-rah)
Vilqa (VIHL-kah)
Xiso (ZEE-soh)

Kristen

I'm an author, a blogger, and a nerd. I read and write fantasy.