Hidden Legacy Character Guide

The Hidden Legacy series is the story of a woman who exists in a world very much like our own, except this world revolves around Houses, magic dynasties.  They own corporations, they dominate politics, and they are in near constant conflict with each other.  It’s a story of over the top adventure, flashy magic, and unlikely romance between Nevada Baylor, who knows when people lie to her and Mad Rogan, the billionaire-mage who wields almost god-like power.

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– The Magical World –

In 1863, European scientists discovered the Osiris serum, which unlocked varied magical talents in a portion of the population – and changed the course of history. Magic became the ultimate arbiter of power, position, and wealth – those who don’t have it, want it, and those who do have it will do anything to keep it.

– The Houses –

Magical ability is passed from generation to generation, with the most gifted families forming their own dynasties called Houses. Like magical rankings, Houses too vary in status and wealth, with the most powerful controlling their own territories, employing their own armies, and influencing everything from economics to politics. To form a house, a family must produce at least two Primes in three generations.

House Baylor – led by Nevada Baylor, Truthseeker. Owner of Baylor Investigations. Includes Siren Prime Catalina Baylor, Metamorphose Prime Arabella Baylor, and Upper level significant Magister Examplaria Bernard Baylor.

House Forsberg – led by Matthias Forsberg. Hoppers. Runs Forsberg Investigative Services, concentrating on prevention of Corporate Espionage. Large private security force.

House Harcourt – led by Owen Harcourt. Summoners. Combat House. Manifest and control creatures from the Arcane realm.

House Harrison – led by Diana Harrison. Animal Mages. Not as powerful as some houses, but comfortably wealthy.

House Howling – led by Richard Howling II. A fulgurkinetic House.

House Lin – largest Truthseeker House in the country. Heavily involved in government contracts.

House Madero – led by Peter Madero. Freakishly tall and strong, able to magically harden their skin and create a biological armor. Each generation gets bigger, stronger, and dumber.

House Montgomery – led by Augustine Montgomery. An Illusion House. Runs Montgomery International Investigations. Influential and high status Investigative Specialists.

House Pierce – led by Peter Pierce. Pyrokinetic House. Runs Firebug, Inc.

House Rogan – led by Connor “Mad” Rogan. Telekinetic House. Owns the security company Castra, has one of the world’s largest private Armies.

House Shaffer – led by Garen Shaffer. Truthseekers. Controls the second-largest investigation firm in the country, Shaffer Security.

House Sherwood – led by Brian Sherwood, taken over by Edward Sherwood. Herbamagos House, or Plant mages. Controls the medical research company BioCore.

House Tremaine – led by Victoria Tremaine. The smallest and most feared of the three Truthseeker Houses in the US.

Other known Houses: House Ade-Afefe (weather mages), House Collins (Aquakinetic), House Duncan, House Marcus (Telekinetic), House Molpe (Sirens), House Pike, House Rio (Herbamagos), House Sagredo (Antistasi), House Shaw, House Smith (Antistasi), House Vidente (Precog)

– Magical Designations –

There are five ranks of magic user – Minor, Average, Notable, Significant, and Prime – with a vast power differential between them. Magical abilities are broken down into three classifications: Elemental, Mental and Arcane.

– Elemental –

Mages who fall into this group control the forces of nature, and the elemental-based Houses usually tend to specialize in industry and construction.

Aerokinetic – mastery over air. Controls wind, able to use currents to fly.

Aquakinetic – mastery over water.

Fulgurkinetic – mastery over lightning. Able to shoot lightning bolts as a weapon.

Geokinetic – mastery over earth.

Psychrokinetic – mastery over ice, a subset of Aquakinetics. Able to rapidly drop temperatures.

Pyrokinetic – mastery over fire. Relatively rare ability.

Elementalist – controls more than one element, usually air in conjunction with either water or fire. Rarely reach Prime status, but dangerous even as an Average.

– Mental –

Powers in this category are will-based, and cover a wide sub-set of abilities.

Aegis – creates an impenetrable, bubble-like shield. Often used in protection details.

Antistasi – specializes in mental defense. Able to block and deflect the effects of mental attacks.

Breaker – ability to break through Hexes placed on the minds of others. Very rare.

Cloaker – a type of Illusion Mage. Makes a person invisible by affecting the minds of others.

Egocissor – also known as a Manipulator or Dominator. A form of telepathy that takes over the minds of others, able to control the will and actions of their targets.

Elenchus – also known as a Truthseeker. Able to sense when people are lying, compel anyone to tell the truth.  Third rarest magical talent.

Empath – able to feel and control the emotions of others. Often times, can emanate their own feelings in a concentrated burst that will overwhelm their target.

Harmonizer – ability to arrange one’s environment to invoke a specific feeling or mood. Quite common power, usually work as interior designers or fashion consultants.

Herbamagos – a plant mage. Able to grow trees, fungi, flora and fauna. Often involved in medical research.

Hopper – able to compress space and “jump” through it, covering distances in an instant.

Illusionist – able to project visions, make anyone see anything they wish. The strongest can not only affect minds but alter their actual physical appearance.

Levitator – a rare sub-set of telekinetic that can move living beings. Highly prized.

Magister Examplaria – recognizes patterns, codes and encryptions.

Mech Mage – magical connection to things of metal and moving parts.

Metamorphose – has the ability to change shape, often into a monstrous and terrifying creature.

Mnemonic – near perfect metal recall, either auditory or visual. Able to reproduce what is seen or heard.

Oneiromancer – predicts the future through dreams, usually limited to a specific field like the stock market.

Projector – ability to transmit images and feelings to the minds of other.

Psionic – a type of Telepath that temporarily overloads the minds of others, inundating them with strong emotions. Able to influence on a mass scale.

Shielder – a Telepath who protects the minds of others from mental attack or control.

Siren – has the ability to command others by enrapturing them. When using their powers, a Siren makes those who hear or see them fall in love with them to the point of madness.

Sniffer – a mage who is sensitive to the magic of others, can sense the use of magic over some distance.

Tactile – offshoot of Telepathy. Able to physically “touch” another with their mind.

Telekinetic – ability to move objects with the mind. Inorganic Telekinetics only have power over non-living things – using their abilities on living beings is fatal.

Telepath – ability to communicate mentally, read minds.

Teleporter – able to mentally transport themselves or items instantly from one place to another.

Therionologist – ability to command animals. Practitioners are usually known as Animal Mages. Incredibly rare. Often has trouble bonding with humans, can lack empathy.

– Arcane –

Little is know about those whose powers are based in the Arcane. They are able to access a magical reality beyond their own.

Animator – ability to impart life to inanimate objects, and control them.

Barrage Mage – a form of Enerkinetic that charges items with raw magical energy, shoot those objects as weapons.

Binder – ability to fuse or bind something found in the arcane realm to human host, with purpose of giving the host new magic powers.

Enerkinetic – manipulates raw magical energy. Relatively common.

Summonitor – also known as Summoners. Have the ability to cause a manifestation of creatures from the Arcane realm and control them.

Swarmer – not so much a magical power as a procedure that created surveillance specialists bound by magic to split their attention between hundreds of independent tasks. Process information at superhuman speed.

Zoefactor – makes nearly indestructible constructs held together and animated by magic, which are then controlled by an Animator.

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character-guide*This is a breakdown of all of the characters in Ilona Andrews’ Hidden Legacy series, complete up to Wildfire.  While I have tried to keep things general, this is a reference that may include spoilers.

This is alphabetical by first name, with main or vital characters highlighted in blue.

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Abraham Levin

  • see Bug

Adam Pierce – Prime Pyrokinetic

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • from the very wealthy and respected House Pierce
  • spoiled most of his life by his snobby mother, Christina Pierce
  • his magical powers and family position made him wanted by the government and the private sector alike
  • smart, cruel and easily bored, but wicked and charming when he wants to be
  • takes what he wants, and is vicious when told no
  • left his family behind to become a bad-boy biker rebel
  • has become a celebrity in his own right, courts attention from the media
  • responsible for the robbery and arson at First National Bank that left a security guard dead and his family badly burned
  • part of the conspiracy to destabilize Houston, nearly managed to burn it to the ground
  • wants to remake the world to benefit those with power
  • extremely handsome to the point of almost being pretty
  • longish brown hair, rich dark brown eyes
  • tattoos of a Celtic knot and a snarling panther with horns
  • awaiting trial in a subterranean maximum security prison in Alaska

Adepero Ade-Afefe – Weather Mage

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • Head of House Ade-Afefe
  • father of Adeyemi Ade-Afefe

Adeyemi Ade-Afefe – Weather Mage

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • daughter of Adepero Ade-Afefe, head of House Ade-Afefe
  • helped to counter the mega-tornado created by Alexander Sturm
  • of Nigerian descent
  • a short woman with dark skin and dark eyes

Alessandro Sagredo – Antistasi Prime

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • second son of House Sagredo of Italy
  • specializes in mental defense, the best Antistasi Prime on record
  • able to deflect mental attacks, used to test the strength of Catalina Baylor’s Siren powers during the Trials
  • around 20 years old
  • stunningly handsome, with a square jaw and full mouth
  • narrow hazel green eyes and chocolate brown hair

Alexander Sturm – Dual Aero and Fulgar Prime

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • son of Gerald Sturm
  • an incredibly powerful Elementalist, controls both wind and lightning
  • high up in the conspiracy to destabilize Houston
  • plans to create the worst tornado ever seen, plans to level Houston
  • focused and patient, but ruthless
  • attractive but not traditionally handsome
  • about six feet tall, lean and pale
  • brown eyes, wavy shoulder-length dark brown hair
  • slightly raspy voice
  • beaten in battle by Nevada and Rogan’s people, captured and brought to justice by Lenora Jordan

Alyssa Harcourt – Prime Summoner

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • member of House Harcourt
  • daughter of Owen and Ella Harcourt
  • sister of Vincent and Liam Harcourt
  • strong willed, with strong mental defenses
  • 23 years old
  • mahogany red hair

Amanda

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • pretty, with auburn hair
  • hits on Connor Rogan at Takara’s Asian Bistro

Amy Madrid

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a seven-year-old child kidnapped by serial killer Jeff Caldwell
  • rescued after Nevada Baylor questions her kidnapper

Angela Sherwood

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • member of House Sherwood
  • younger sister of Edward and Brian Sherwood
  • 23 years old

Antonio de Trevino – Average Mnemonic

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • wife Elena de Trevino one of the four House Forsberg lawyers killed by Olivia Charles
  • father of John and Ava de Trevino
  • had an arranged marriage geared towards to producing Significant-level children
  • wealthy and successful
  • more worried about his social standing than the death of his wife
  • near perfect auditory recall
  • an athletic man of about 40, with a pleasant face and dark eyes
  • dark hair and carefully trimmed dark beard
  • works as an investment analyst

Arabella Baylor – Metamorphose

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • youngest sister of Nevada Baylor and Catalina Baylor
  • daughter of Penelope and James Baylor
  • granddaughter of Frida and Leon Afram and Victoria Tremaine
  • cousin of Bernard and Leon Baylor
  • only one of two people known to have her magic, a second Beast of Cologne
  • becomes huge and heavily muscled, with long, jet black fur, horns, and fangs
  • has a blunt head with a bone carapace and round, yellow eyes
  • powered by rage, but has her monster form under control
  • has an incredibly strong will
  • fiery personality and a fierce temper
  • short and compact, but strong and athletic
  • 15 years old, with blonde hair

Asli

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • a freelancer sometimes hired by Nevada Baylor
  • expensive, but highly skilled
  • doesn’t usually back down from a fight

Atwood

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • works for the District Attorney’s office
  • second-in-command under Lenora Jordan

Augustine Montgomery – Prime Illusionist

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • head of House Montgomery
  • owns Montgomery International Investigations, the largest investigative firm in Houston
  • holds the mortgage on Baylor Investigations
  • makes it his mission to know what is going on at all times, prides himself on his powers of observation
  • cares for his much younger brother and sister, will protect his family at all cost
  • intensely private, never shows the world his true face
  • one of the few who will go head-to-head with Connor Rogan
  • can make himself into a perfect copy of anyone, down to the fingerprints
  • uses his powers of illusion to cast himself as being nearly flawless looking
  • elegant, refined features
  • clean shaven with a strong nose and firm mouth
  • precisely cut thick blonde hair, intelligent green eyes
  • usually wears glasses to make him seem more human

Ava de Trevino – Mnemonic

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • young daughter of Elena and Antonio de Trevino
  • possibly as high as Significant-level magic
  • mother Elena one of the four House Forsberg lawyers murdered by Olivia Charles
  • younger sister of John de Trevino

Azora, Lady

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a statuesque and regal African American woman in her 50’s
  • aunt of Michael Latimer

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Basta

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • controlled the Southside of Jersey Village
  • killed by Peaches, who took over his territory

Beast of Cologne, The

  • see Misha Marcotte

Benjamin Cars

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • a man in his 30’s
  • used as a test subject for Nevada Baylor in the Trials
  • mind had been shielded by Arbiter Orlando Gonzales, but broken by Nevada Baylor

Bernard “Bern” Baylor – Upper Level Significant Magister Examplaria

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • cousin of Nevada, Arabella and Catalina Baylor
  • adopted by his Aunt Penelope Baylor and James Baylor as a child
  • older brother of Leon Baylor
  • grandson of Frida and Leon Afram
  • mother Gisela has a history of drinking and trouble with the law
  • brilliant with computers, able to nearly-instantly see patterns and encryptions
  • methodical and precise, usually completely literal
  • attends college on a full academic scholarship
  • strong and muscular, has been in both wrestling and judo
  • 19 years old
  • 6 foot 1 and still growing, 200 pounds
  • short, light brown hair and grey eyes

Blake Harrison – Animal Mage

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • brother of Diana and Cornelius Harrison
  • uncle of Matilda Harrison
  • not close to his family

Brian Sherwood – Prime Herbamagos

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • a plant mage Prime specializing in fungi, Head of House Sherwood
  • leads the House because his specialty makes more money
  • at the forefront of antibiotic research
  • family owns medical research company BioCore
  • husband of Rynda Charles Sherwood, father of Jessica and Kyle Sherwood
  • brother of Edward and Angela Sherwood
  • wealthy, successful and respected
  • needs stability and calm, runs away rather than face stress or conflict
  • easily overwhelmed and consumed with his own needs
  • passive-aggressive in his cruelty, only concerned with appearances
  • faked his own kidnapping, planned to have his wife and children killed to make his life easier
  • wanted free of his family because he considered his children defective, not a benefit to his reputation
  • would rather kill his wife and children than suffer the unpleasantness of a divorce
  • married Rynda for her mother’s business contacts
  • 32 years old
  • sturdy and tall, with broad shoulders
  • killed by his brother, Edward Sherwood

Brown Kowaski – Barrage Mage

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • attacks Connor Rogan and Nevada Baylor for House Forsberg

Bug – Swarmer

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • real name Abraham Levin
  • bound by magic to be able to split his attention over hundreds of independent tasks
  • processes information at superhuman speed
  • time as a Swarmer left him nearly manic when not medicated
  • one of the very few swarmers who survived their military service
  • spent time living in hiding in Jersey Village
  • sarcastic and cutting
  • goes to work for Connor Rogan as his chief of surveillance
  • paranoia and nervousness receding once he starts working for Connor Rogan
  • always in motion, never still or quiet
  • skinny and disheveled, with dark hair
  • small features, big brown eyes

-C-

Caesar

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • name assigned to the leader of the conspiracy to destabilize Houston

Carla – Levitator

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • extremely rare form of telekinesis that can moving living beings without causing death
  • part of the team that was sent with Mad Rogan to destroy the city of Cheutmal

Carolina Rogan Lancey

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • wife of William Lancey
  • disowned her daughter Kelley Waller when she refused to marry for magical advancement
  • grandmother of Gavin Waller

Catalina Baylor – Siren Prime

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • younger sister of Nevada Baylor and older sister of Arabella Baylor
  • daughter of Penelope and James Baylor and granddaughter of Frida and Leon Afram
  • cousin of Bernard and Leon Baylor
  • incredibly rare and remarkable magic inherited from her paternal grandfather, a Siren Prime from House Molpe
  • enraptures people, their love for her makes them obey her without question
  • people get so obsessed that they will become violent just to get closer to her
  • serious and calm, hates being the center of attention
  • 17 years old
  • tall and slender, with dark hair

Catherine O’Leary

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • lived in Chicago in 1871
  • wife of Patrick O’Leary
  • owned a cow that was blamed for starting the Great Fire of Chicago
  • became a pariah and died a few years later

Cesare Costa

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • hexed members of the Emmens family to never disclose the location of the amplification amulet

Cherry

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • a magic-warped drug addict that lives in the swamp in Jersey Village
  • probably sold herself to a House for experimentation
  • skeleton-thin, with clawed hands and mottled green skin
  • dull, empty eyes
  • triangular, crocodile teeth
  • willing to trade information for food

Cheyenne

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a society woman at Gabriel Baranovsky’s party
  • in her 40’s
  • blonde and vapid
  • dating a much younger man

Christina Pierce – Prime Pyrokinetic

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • a third generation Prime, has never been poor a day in her life
  • mother of Adam Pierce and Peter Pierce
  • spoiled and indulged Adam Pierce since he was a child
  • judgmental and entitled, but brilliant
  • an upper-class snob with a refined Georgia accent

Christopher van Sittert

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • leader of a mercenary team hired to kill the Baylor family
  • worked for Scorpion Protection Services, based in South Africa
  • killed in the attack on the Baylor family

Colin

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • former soldier who now works for Connor Rogan
  • short, with dark hair

Colin

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • chief of security for Edward Sherwood
  • stocky and muscular

Colleen Shaffer – Truthseeker

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • mother of Garen Shaffer, head of House Shaffer
  • tried to rig the Trials so Nevada Baylor would fail and be more accepting of marrying her son, Galen

Connor Rogan – Prime Inorganic Telekinetic/Tactile

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • billionaire head of House Rogan, a forth generation Prime
  • often called Mad Rogan, The Butcher of Merida, or Huracan
  • incredibly strong telekinetic, with some Tactile and Empathic abilities
  • entered into the military to escape the predetermined life of a Prime
  • capable of destruction on a massive scale, almost unequaled power
  • fundamentally changed after his time in the military
  • sees the world in black and white, will eliminate any threat without hesitation
  • considered by many to be the most dangerous man in Houston
  • has one of the best private armies in the world, owner of the security firm Castra
  • lives outside Prime society by choice, commands both fear and respect
  • obsessively controlling, but always keeps his word
  • will always do what needs to be done, no matter the cost
  • tall and heavily muscled, built like a fighter
  • rough, masculine and arresting
  • scar-covered bronze skin
  • striking blue eyes that appear to change shade
  • dark brown, nearly black hair
  • square jaw and hard, masculine features
  • engaged to Nevada Baylor

Cormack, Professor

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • Professor of Classics at Harvard
  • taught Connor Rogan and David Howling

Cornelius Harrison – Significant Animal Mage

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • from House Harrison, a comfortable but not excessively wealthy family
  • son of Rupert and Martha Harrison, brother of Diana and Blake Harrison
  • wife Nari Harrison murdered by Olivia Charles
  • had a rare true-bond with his wife, devastated when she is killed
  • was the stay at home father of Matilda Harrison, takes a job with Baylor Investigations after the death of his wife
  • smart and calm, rarely draws attention to himself
  • brought in as a child to be Adam Pierce’s friend and keeper, usually blamed for Adam’s wrong acts
  • separated himself from his family because they tend to use him for their own ends
  • summoned a swarm of rats to eat Olivia Charles after he finds out she was responsible for his wife’s death
  • in his late 20’s
  • compact and serious, with thoughtful blue eyes
  • dark blonde hair cut short

Cowboy

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • a freelancer sometimes hired by Nevada Baylor

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Dace Collins

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • a fictional character on a popular teenage soap opera called Liars

Daniela Arias, Dr.

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • served 10 years in the military, then went to work for an urgent-care clinic
  • treated patients who needed help, whether or not they could pay
  • went bankrupt after she was sued by the clinic she worked for
  • debt settled by Connor Rogan, became his personal physician
  • loyal and protective
  • Hispanic
  • around 40 years old, at least 6 feet tall and powerfully built
  • dark hair, dark eyes
  • large features, strong nose and full mouth

Daniel “Pegleg” Sullivan

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • was neighbors with Patrick and Catherine O’Leary, whose cow was blamed for starting the Great Fire of Chicago in 1871

Dave Madero

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • member of House Madero
  • grandson of Peter Madero, brother of Frank, Roger, Ethan and Evan Madero
  • works as a mercenary, family hired by Victoria Tremaine to capture Nevada Baylor
  • able to magically harden his skin to create an impenetrable biological armor
  • freakishly big and supernaturally strong
  • only understands brute force and violence
  • arms broken in five places by Connor Rogan after he tries to capture Nevada Baylor
  • at least seven feet tall and heavily muscled
  • blonde, buzzed hair

David Harrisson

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • a Chicago Police lieutenant at the time of the Great Chicago Fire in 1871
  • wrote crime fiction under the name John F. Shepard

David Howling – Prime Psychrokinetic

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • believed to be an average Fulgurkinetic, but is an Ice Mage Prime
  • never declared his true powers or registered as a Prime
  • son of Richard Howling II and Diana Collins Howling
  • working with Olivia Charles, responsible for several deaths including Gabriel Baranovsky and Matthias Forsberg
  • serves his family as an assassin
  • kidnaps and tries to kill Nevada Baylor and Connor Rogan
  • part of the conspiracy to destabilize Houston
  • wants the public destruction of his family’s House
  • smug and contemptuous, but always seems happy and smiling
  • in his early 30’s, with short dark blonde hair and light hazel eyes
  • killed by Nevada Baylor

Delun

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • a former soldier who works for Connor Rogan
  • dark-haired Asian man in  his early 20’s
  • faded scar on his left cheek

Diana Harrison – Prime Animal Mage

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • head of House Harrison
  • older sister of Cornelius and Blake Harrison
  • aunt of Matilda Harrison
  • short and compact, with silvery blonde hair and soft brown eyes

Diana Collins Howling – Prime Aquakinetic

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • former wife of Richard Howling II
  • mother of David Howling
  • from the New York branch of House Collins
  • has a Psychrokinetic specialization

Diego

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • schoolmate of Arabella Baylor

Diego

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • works for Connor Rogan

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Edward Emmens – Notable Pyrokinetic

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • lived in Chicago in 1871
  • 18-year-old son of Colonel Rudyard Emmens
  • believed to have started the Great Fire of Chicago using the amplifying amulet

Edward Sherwood – Prime Herbamagos

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • a plant mage specializing in fruit trees
  • business manager of BioCore medical research company
  • pulled the family business back from the brink of bankruptcy caused by their father
  • older brother of Brian and Angela Sherwood
  • uncle of Jessica and Kyle Sherwood
  • has been in love with sister-in-law Rynda Charles for years
  • calm and focused on the security of the family
  • assumed control of House Sherwood after he killed his brother Brian
  • 38 years old
  • tall and solid, with wide shoulders
  • brown hair and light hazel eyes
  • engaged to Rynda Charles

Elena de Trevino – Average Mnemonic

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • one of the four House Forsberg lawyers killed by Olivia Charles
  • wealthy and successful
  • wife of Antonio de Trevino, mother of John and Ava de Trevino
  • had an open marriage, arranged for social standing and to have powerful children
  • carried on an affair with Gabriel Baranovsky for over three years
  • visual mnemonic, with near perfect short term recall of anything read
  • young, blonde and beautiful

Ella Harcourt – Prime Summoner

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • from House Harcourt
  • wife of Owen Harcourt, mother of Vincent, Alyssa and Liam Harcourt
  • strong willed, with strong mental defenses
  • 55 years old
  • mahogany red hair

Elsa

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • works for Gabriel Baranovsky

Estelle

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • young Hispanic housekeeper for Elena and Antonio de Trevino

Ethan Madero

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • member of House Madero
  • grandson of Peter Madero, brother of Dave, Roger and Frank Madero
  • twin brother of Evan Madero
  • able to magically harden his skin to create an impenetrable biological armor
  • freakishly big and supernaturally strong
  • only understands brute force and violence

Evan Madero

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • member of House Madero
  • grandson of Peter Madero, brother of Dave, Roger and Frank Madero
  • twin brother of Ethan Madero
  • able to magically harden his skin to create an impenetrable biological armor
  • freakishly big and supernaturally strong
  • only understands brute force and violence

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Ferika Luga

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • owner of an exclusive Houston fashion boutique
  • business-like and no-nonsense
  • a short, plump woman of Native American heritage

Frank Madero

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • member of House Madero
  • grandson of Peter Medero, brother of Dave, Roger, Ethan and Evan Madero
  • works as a mercenary, family hired by Victoria Tremaine to capture Nevada Baylor
  • able to magically harden his skin to create an impenetrable biological armor
  • freakishly big and supernaturally strong
  • only understands brute force and violence
  • nearly eight feet tall and heavily muscled
  • shocked and nearly killed by Nevada Baylor

Frederick Rome

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • former son-in-law of Mark Emmens

Frederick Van Pelt

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • friends with fire mage Edward Emmens
  • part of the group that is thought to have accidentally started the Great Fire of Chicago in 1871

Frida Afram – Mech Mage

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • has a magical connection to machines, specifically armored vehicles
  • mother of Penelope Baylor and Gisela
  • grandmother of Nevada, Arabella, Catalina, Leon and Bernard Baylor
  • both she and her husband Leon Afram served in the military
  • adventurous and bold, completely unconventional
  • never judges those she loves
  • 72 years old
  • always smells of engine oil and gunpowder
  • of average height, but skinny
  • fair skinned, with curly platinum hair and blue eyes

Fullerton, Mr.

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • works for Scroll, the largest genetic database in North America
  • handles DNA testing for the Houses, reads DNA with his magic
  • around 40 years old
  • built like a marathon runner, tall and lean
  • dark hair, light blue eyes

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Gabe

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a soldier at the compound owned by Dedalus Corp. outside Houston
  • has an athletic build and a long scar across his face

Gabriel Baranovsky – Prime Oneiromancer

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • powerful and highly magical
  • predicts the future in his dreams, specifically focused on the stock market
  • made his first billion before the age of 30
  • got bored making money and turned to collecting the rare and unique
  • lover Elena de Trevino one of the four House Forsberg lawyers murdered by Olivia Charles
  • 58 years old
  • slender to the point of being slight
  • wavy dark hair and an intelligent, angular face
  • long nose and narrow chin, with remarkable light brown eyes
  • murdered by David Howling

Garen Shaffer – Truthseeker Prime

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • Head of House Shaffer, owner of the second-largest investigative firm in the country
  • took over House Shaffer at age 18, spent 12 years rebuilding the family business, Shaffer Security
  • gives the appearance of quiet self-assurance and confidence
  • proposes to Nevada Baylor to ensure a strong family line with powerful children
  • although more experienced and better trained, not nearly as powerful as Nevada Baylor
  • son of Colleen Shaffer, has one younger sister
  • 31 years old
  • very handsome, with a square jaw and full lips
  • medium length tousled blonde hair and smart green eyes

Gavin Waller – Teleporter

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • a short-range Teleporter, not very powerful
  • 16-year-old son of Thomas and Kelly Waller
  • mother the first cousin of Mad Rogan
  • worked with Adam Pierce to rob First National Back for a piece of the amplification amulet, leaving a security guard dead
  • forgotten by Adam Pierce after he had served his purpose
  • hunted by the police, arrested and charged with murder
  • made a deal to serve a year in a juvenile boot camp followed by 10 years in the military

George Kolter – Prime Fulgurkinetic

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • able to shoot lightning from 50 feet
  • accused of child molestation
  • publicly captured and brought to justice by Lenora Jordan

George Newmann

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • victim of a kidnapping by a rival house in the 1980’s

Gerald Sturm

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • father of Alexander Sturm
  • an incredibly powerful mage able to create and hold an F4 tornado
  • nearly killed several other Primes by holding a tornado over their underground bunker

German Orr

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • able to metamorphose into a bull-like beast
  • in his Minotaur form, starred in porn movies
  • arrested on beastiality charges and served six years in jail

Gisela

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • mother of Bern and Leon Baylor
  • sister of Penelope Baylor, daughter of Frida and Leon Afram
  • has a past of drinking and trouble with the law
  • has a form of sharpshooter magic

Gregory, Captain

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • leader of Connor Rogan’s team during the war
  • ambushed by the Cadazores
  • killed before the mission even got started

Gustave “Gus” Peralta

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • owner of Gustave’s Custom Cycles
  • helps funnels money to Adam Pierce when he is on the run
  • in his early 30’s
  • tall and lanky, with olive brown skin
  • shaved head with a short beard

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Harper Larvo – Average/Notable Harmonizer

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • daughter of Phillip and Lynn Larvo
  • interned at a fashion magazine, but is basically just a party girl
  • desperately searching for a wealthy, magically powerful man
  • considered a failed vector, with every generation becoming less powerful
  • part of the conspiracy to destroy Houston
  • seduced Jaroslav Fenley for the cause
  • 29 years old, with a throaty voice
  • slim and attractive, pretty and polished
  • hair dyed a soft strawberry blonde
  • large blue eyes

Hayashi

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • part of Connor Rogan’s team during the war
  • ambushed by the Cadazores
  • went down to infection in the jungle, carried for two days on Connor Rogan’s back

Heart

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • Senior NCO of Connor Rogan’s team during the war
  • ambushed by the Cadazores
  • works for Connor Rogan

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Itou, Professor

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • a history professor, one of Bern Baylor’s favorite teachers
  • full of energy, but doesn’t take himself too seriously
  • believed the Great Fire of Chicago was actually started by a pyrokinetic
  • bribed with a full scholarship to keep his theories secret
  • of average height with a compact, powerful build
  • hooded dark eyes
  • married, with two sons

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Jake

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a soldier at the compound owned by Dedalus Corp. outside Houston

James Baylor

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • husband of Penelope Baylor, father of Nevada, Catalina and Arabella Baylor
  • uncle of Bernard and Leon Baylor
  • spent his life in hiding from his Truthseeker Prime mother, Victoria Tremaine
  • didn’t have magic of his own, but was destined to have strongly magical children
  • one of a kind, the only triple carrier of magic – truthseeker, siren, and metamorphose
  • horrific treatment by his mother left him damaged, unable to hold down a job
  • always did the best he could, had a strong moral code

Jaroslav Fenley

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • one of the four House Forsberg lawyers murdered by Olivia Charles
  • career driven but lazy
  • estranged from his family
  • seduced by Harper Larvo for information

Jeff Caldwell

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • an unremarkable man in his 50’s
  • married to a school teacher with two college age kids
  • has no magic, not House affiliated
  • described as kind and considerate
  • a pedophile and serial killer of little girls between the ages of 5 and 7
  • questioned by Nevada Baylor to reveal the location of his last victim, Amy Madrid

Jeraldine Amber

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • called the Bangor Banshee
  • when she used her sonic magic, she metamorphosed into a strange, pale creature with black eyes and watery white hair

Jeremy Nather

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • husband Marcos Nather one of the four House Forsberg lawyers killed by Olivia Charles
  • father of two children
  • has no magic, but still successful in his career as a software engineer
  • in his 30’s, with light brown hair and short brown beard

Jesse Emmens

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • 18 years old grandson of Mark Emmens
  • disappeared from College at Edinburgh three months ago
  • dumped back at his dorm room 48 hours later with no memory of what happened
  • hexed at birth to not disclose the location of the amplification amulet

Jessica Sherwood – Empath

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • 6 year old daughter of Rynda and Brian Sherwood
  • sister of Kyle Sherwood
  • probably a Prime, powers manifested at 13 months

Jimenez

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • a Cadazor, or Mexican mage hunter, during the war
  • captured and tortured Connor Rogan
  • killed by Connor Rogan

Johanna Hemlock – Prime

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • a 19th century philosopher
  • wanted to limit House involvement in Politics

John de Trevino

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • young son of Elena and Antonio de Trevino
  • mother Elena one of the four House Forsberg lawyers murdered by Olivia Charles
  • older brother of Ava de Trevino

John Pike

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • former student at the Crownover Academy
  • dueled with fellow student Melissa Crownover

John Rutger – Enerkinetic

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • former military mage
  • a stockbroker with a decent, but not stellar, record
  • married for 9 years to Liz Rutger, father of two children
  • a philanderer and a liar, caught cheating by Nevada Baylor
  • heavily mortgaged, cannot afford for his wife to file for divorce
  • a distinguished looking man in his 40’s
  • tall and fit
  • brown, slightly wavy hair with a hint of grey

Jolina Howling

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • daughter of Richard Howling II and Valorie Howling
  • sister of Richard Howling III, half sister of David Howling

Joshua Sherwood – Herbamagos

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • father of Edward, Brian and Angela Sherwood
  • former head of house Sherwood
  • had contempt for his grandchildren for not having the right magic
  • deceased

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Kelly Lancey Waller

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • former member of House Rogan, first cousin of Connor Rogan
  • daughter of Caroline Rogan Lancey and William Lancey
  • not magically significant, disowned by her family because she refused to marry for magical advancement
  • wife of Thomas Waller
  • has been unsuccessful in business, declared bankruptcy
  • son Gavin Waller involved in the bank robbery with Adam Pierce that left a security guard dead and his wife and children badly burned
  • part of the plan to use Adam Pierce to destroy Houston
  • has hated Connor Rogan since they were children, jealous of his power and position
  • pale brown hair and wide eyes

Kevin

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • former college boyfriend of Nevada Baylor
  • a good, decent man, solid and dependable
  • left Houston when he was accepted into a graduate program at CalTech
  • now lives in Seattle, married with six-month-old twins

Kurt

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • highly decorated ex Navy SEAL with a high kill count
  • works as a PTSD specialist for Connor Rogan
  • helps council Leon Baylor after he discovers his talent
  • gruff looking, with a dense red beard and incredibly wide shoulders
  • killed by a creature summoned by Vincent Harcourt

Kyle Sherwood – Magister Examplaria

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • 4 year old son of Rynda and Brian Sherwood
  • brother of Jessica Sherwood
  • believed to have no magic, but is a discovered to be a Pattern mage
  • small, with dark hair and silver eyes

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Leif Magnusson

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • an attractive movie actor, star of Crash and Burn II

Lenora Jordan – Prime

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • Harris county District Attorney
  • a solid fighter for justice, no matter who commits the crime
  • fanatically devoted to law and order, impartial and resolute
  • serves as the last line of defense against the Houses
  • able to summon chains from thin air
  • incorruptible, powerful and smart
  • serves as an Arbiter of the Trials
  • athletic and attractive
  • in her late 30’s, with medium brown skin and curly dark hair
  • big eyes, wide nose and full lips

Leon Baylor

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • adopted by his Aunt Penelope Baylor and her husband as a child
  • cousin of Nevada, Arabella and Catalina Baylor
  • younger brother of Bern Baylor
  • grandson of Frida and Leon Afram
  • mother Gisela has a history of drinking and trouble with the law
  • helps with the computer research for the family business
  • completely unique ability to instantly predict bullet trajectory and targets
  • magical ability seems to be a melding of his family’s Magister Examplaria and Magus Sagittarius powers
  • at least Significant level, maybe Prime
  • refuses to register for trials, plans to stay a Dark Horse and serve as an assassin for House Baylor
  • almost 17 years old
  • lean, dark and fast
  • around 5 foot 10 and slightly built
  • dark eyes, dark hair and olive skin

Leon Afram – Notable Sharpshooter

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • husband of Frida Afram
  • father of Penelope Baylor and Gisela
  • grandfather of Nevada, Arabella, Catalina, Bern and Leon Baylor
  • served in the military
  • originally from Quebec
  • has sharpshooter magic that activated when he was under threat
  • huge and dark skinned
  • deceased

Li Min – Aegis

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • works for Connor Rogan
  • shielder

Liam Harcourt – Prime Summoner

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • member of House Harcourt
  • son of Owen and Ella Harcourt
  • brother of Vincent and Alyssa Harcourt
  • strong willed, with strong mental defenses
  • 18 years old
  • dark blonde hair

Lina

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • receptionist for Augustine Montgomery at Montgomery International Investigations
  • flawless pale brown skin
  • big blue eyes
  • hair constantly dyed vivid colors
  • impeccably styled at all times
  • aunt and uncle run a funeral home

Linda Madero

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • member of House Madero
  • daughter-in-law of Peter Madero
  • mother of Dave, Frank, Roger, Ethan and Evan Madero

Linus Duncan – Prime

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • head of House Duncan
  • former Speaker of the Upper Chamber of the Assembly
  • was the most powerful man in Houston until he was driven out of his position
  • has a sterling reputation, name commands respect
  • curious, hates to be bored
  • serves as one of the two witnesses to the foundation of House Baylor
  • in his early 60’s, with bold features and smart hazel eyes
  • light bronze skin
  • dark hair sprinkled with silver, greying black beard

Liz Rutger

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • married for 9 years to John Rutger, with two children
  • hires Nevada Baylor to find out if her husband is cheating on her

Luanne

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • highly skilled and well-trained private soldier
  • one of the 16 who escaped the jungles with Connor Rogan
  • a strong and athletic dark haired woman in her mid 30’s
  • faint Louisiana accent
  • mind-controlled by Olivia Charles to kill the Forsberg lawyers and her own team
  • killed during the attack

Lynn Larvo – Notable Harmonizer

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • part of a failed vector, with each generation getting magically weaker
  • wife of Phillip Larvo
  • mother of Harper Larvo
  • works in real estate

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Mad Rogan

  • see Connor Rogan

Magdalene Sherbo

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • college history professor
  • colleague of Professor Itou
  • working in India

Makarov

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • former soldier and friend of Frida Afram
  • a specialist who installs illegal shockers
  • can change his left arm into a blue, clawed, demonic hand
  • in his early 60’s, sparse and fit
  • thinning silver hair cut short and smart green eyes
  • Russian accent

Marcos Nather

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • one of the four House Forsberg lawyers killed by Olivia Charles
  • husband of Jeremy Nather, father of two children
  • had no magic, but was still successful
  • loyal, honest, and very private
  • devoted to his family, but unhappy with his career
  • considering leaving House Forsberg when he was killed

Margaret

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • housekeeper for Connor Rogan

Margaret

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • an employee of BioCore, works for Edward Sherwood

Marguerite

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • cousin of Connor Rogan’s mother

Mark Emmens

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • great-grandson of Colonel Rudyard Emmens
  • family has been hexed to never speak of the location of the amplification amulet
  • grandson Jesse Emmens disappeared for 48 hours and was returned with no memory of his disappearance
  • hex broken by Nevada Baylor to reveal the location of the amplification amulet
  • 79 years old, face marked with age
  • sharp, intelligent hazel eyes

Marko

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • older former soldier
  • works for Connor Rogan

Marsha

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a soldier at the compound owned by Dedalus Corp. outside Houston

Martha Harrison

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • from House Harrison
  • married to Rupert Harrison
  • mother of Cornelius, Diana, Reginald and Blake Harrison
  • grandmother of Matilda Harrison
  • old friend of Christina Pierce

Martin

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • nephew of Dr. Daniela Arias
  • 24 years old
  • served 4 years in the Army to pay for college
  • studying geology
  • injured a fellow student who was pulling a stupid prank
  • needs time to readjust to civilian life

Martinez, Dr.

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • a grief counselor
  • helped the Baylor family after the death of their father

Mateus

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • a freelancer sometimes hired by Nevada Baylor

Matilda Harrison

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • 4 year old daughter of Cornelius and Nari Harrison
  • has an affinity for animals
  • mother murdered by Olivia Charles
  • solemn and serious, seems almost adult
  • straight dark hair, slightly Asian brown eyes eyes

Matthias Forsberg – Prime Hopper

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • head of House Forsberg
  • able to compress space and jump through it
  • a typical Houston Prime, arrogant and entitled
  • a pro-Mage Steward within the Assembly
  • 52 years old
  • of average height with a broad, sturdy frame
  • dark eyes and dark hair
  • father of Sam Houston Forsberg and Stephen Austin Forsberg
  • killed by David Howling

Maxine Abner – Hopper Prime

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • head of her House
  • injured in an F4 tornado created by Gerald Sturm

Melissa Crownover

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • former student at the Crownover Academy
  • dueled with fellow student John Pike

Melosa Cordero – Significant Aegis

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • personal Aegis for Connor Rogan
  • able to create an impenetrable shield
  • well trained bodyguard
  • has African and Latino heritage
  • straight, dark hair and dark eyes
  • rich medium brown skin with an olive tint

Michael

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • works for the Records Keeper, deals with keeping the rules for emerging Houses
  • in his mid 20’s
  • light bronze skin, black and grey tattoos visible on his hands and neck
  • dark brown hair cut short on the sides and longer on top
  • long, handsome face and intelligent eyes the color of whisky
  • hands produce a blue fire, able to incapacitate or kill even a Prime

Michael Latimer

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a tall, athletic African American man in his mid 30’s
  • very short dark hair, well trimmed goatee and mustache
  • smart, powerful and dangerous
  • offers to help Nevada Baylor when he believes she is a victim of domestic abuse
  • nephew of Lady Azora

Michael Rivera

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • second-in-command under Connor Rogan
  • well trained and highly skilled solider
  • jovial, with a kind smile
  • a Latino male in his mid-30’s
  • athletic build, medium brown skin and dark hair

Misha Marcotte – The Beast of Cologne

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • a Belgian woman who discovered her metamorphose powers in her early twenties
  • assumed the shape of an enormous, shaggy, nearly indestructible beast
  • had no control in her beast shape, lost her humanity and went on a killing rampage
  • nearly leveled the city of Cologne
  • captured and kept alive under constant sedation somewhere in Europe
  • while sedated, used by Victoria Tremaine as a surrogate to carry her son, James
  • passed her metamorphose magic to Arabella Baylor

Montrel

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • lives in Jersey Village
  • a thug, but can be reasoned with
  • controls the Northside
  • was in a turf war with Peaches

Munoz, Sgt.

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • a police officer in his mid 40’s
  • questions Nevada Baylor after she is attacked by John Rutger
  • has an air of authority and world weariness
  • around 50 years old, with dark hair and a stocky build

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Nari Harrison – Empath

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • wife of Cornelius Harrison, mother of Matilda Harrison
  • worked as a lawyer for House Forsberg
  • executed along with three other lawyers and part of Connor Rogan’s team
  • death orchestrated by Olivia Charles
  • kind and intelligent, always tried to do the right thing
  • had weak magic, never bothered to register
  • around 28 years old
  • of Asian descent, with a round face and smart eyes

Nevada Baylor – Prime Truthseeker/Magus Sagittarius

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • Head of newly formed House Baylor
  • older sister of Catalina and Arabella, cousin of Bernard and Leon Baylor
  • daughter of Penelope and James Baylor
  • granddaughter of Frida and Leon Afram and Victoria Tremaine
  • knows when anyone is lying, can force them to tell the truth
  • has a secondary talent as a threat-based sharpshooter
  • hid her magical abilities so she would not be forced into life as an interrogator
  • powers work on anyone, no matter how strong they are
  • incredibly powerful, just lacks training and experience
  • took over her family’s Private Investigation firm at 19
  • family firm mortgaged to Montgomery International Investigations to cover her father’s medical expenses
  • worked her way through a degree in Criminal Justice
  • implanted with shockers, primed by her own magic, that can stop any attacker
  • highly protective, will do what she has to do to keep those she cares about safe
  • 25 years old
  • 5 foot 5, 130 pounds
  • tan skin, brown eyes
  • dark blonde hair
  • engaged to Connor Rogan

Nguyen Hanh

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • head mechanic working for Connor Rogan
  • an Asian woman in her late 20’s

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Olivia Charles – Prime Psionic/Manipulator

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a fourth generation Prime
  • registered as a Psionic, but is actually a Manipulator
  • mother of Rynda Charles Sherwood
  • grandmother of Jessica and Kyle Sherwood
  • despises Connor Rogan for breaking the betrothal to her daughter
  • mean and vicious, but with a solid reputation and vast network of connections
  • ruled her home with an iron fist
  • used her powers to take over the minds of others and used them to kill
  • responsible for the deaths of Nari Harrison and her co-workers, Senator Timothy Garza, and several of Connor Rogan’s team
  • eaten alive by a swarm of rats summoned by Cornelius Harrison
  • eaten down to her skeleton

Orlando Gonzales

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • a Prime and an Arbiter of the Trials
  • 42 years old
  • asked by Colleen Shaffer to rig the trials so House Baylor would not be formed

Owen Harcourt – Prime Summoner

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • head of House Harcourt
  • husband of Ella Harcourt, father of Vincent, Alyssa and Liam Harcourt
  • strong willed, with strong mental defenses
  • 60 years old

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Patricia Bridges

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • wife of William Bridges, part of the Emmens family
  • donated park land to the city of Houston where the third piece of the amulet was hidden

Patrick O’Leary

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • husband of Catherine O’Leary
  • a farmer whose cow was blamed with starting the Great Fire of Chicago in 1871

Peaches – Summoner

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • a thug who lives in Jersey Village
  • able to summon swarms of poisonous swamp flies
  • killed his former boss Basta and took over his territory
  • crazy and paranoid
  • tall and skinny, with pale skin
  • arms and legs too long for his body
  • limp, reddish hair
  • killed by Connor Rogan

Penelope Baylor – Magus Sagittarius

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • wife of James Baylor, a magical carrier with no powers of his own
  • mother of Nevada, Arabella and Catalina Baylor
  • adopted nephews Bernard and Leon Baylor
  • daughter of Frida and Leon Afram
  • a former soldier, critically injured in 1995 during military operations in Bosnia
  • captured and put in a hole in the ground for two months
  • left leg permanently damaged after time spent as a POW
  • lost her P.I. license after suffering from PTSD
  • magical talent of hand-to-eye coordination made her the perfect sniper, never misses her target
  • of average height, with medium brown skin
  • chestnut brown hair and brown eyes

Peter Madero

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • head of House Madero
  • grandfather of Dave, Frank, Roger, Ethan and Evan Madero
  • works as a mercenary, family hired by Victoria Tremaine to capture Nevada Baylor
  • able to magically harden his skin to create an impenetrable biological armor
  • freakishly big and supernaturally strong
  • only understands brute force and violence
  • in his seventies, but nasty and tough

Peter Pierce – Prime Pyrokinetic

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • head of House Pierce
  • older brother of Adam and Tatyana Pierce
  • powers didn’t manifest until he was 11
  • successful and respectable
  • around 40 years old
  • handsome, with dark eyes and bold features

Phillip Larvo – Notable Harmonizer

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • part of a failed vector, with each generation getting magically weaker
  • husband of Lynn Larvo
  • father of Harper Larvo
  • works in real estate

Philip McRaven – Significant Illusion Mage/Average Psionic

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • called himself Azazel
  • attacks Nevada Baylor and Troy Linman
  • uses his Illusion magic to look like a huge, scaled demon-like creature, and his Psionic powers to inspire terror
  • in his 30’s, with long dark hair and sharp features
  • excised from his house 12 years ago, worked as a free agent
  • a psychopath who enjoys torturing others
  • killed by Nevada Baylor

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Ray Cannon – Insect Mage

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • attacks Connor Rogan and Nevada Baylor for House Forsberg
  • dark haired

Records Keeper

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • name unknown
  • responsible for registering emerging Houses
  • an older man from the House of Records
  • warm brown skin, white hair
  • large, very dark eyes that turn completely black with his magic
  • creates a type of living darkness, able to devour the magic of others

Rendani Mulaudzi

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • part of a mercenary team hired to kill the Baylor family
  • works for Scorpion Protection Services based in South Africa
  • formerly a member of South African Special Forces
  • the only team member who survived, questioned by Nevada Baylor
  • somewhere between 30 and 50, with a dark complexion

Richard Howling II – Prime Fulgurkinetic

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • head of House Howling
  • married twice, to Valorie Howling and Diana Collins Howling
  • father of Richard Howling III, Jolina and David Howling
  • controlled the Moderates in the Assembly
  • mind taken over by Manipulator Olivia Charles, used to kill Senator Timothy Garza

Richard Howling III

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • son of Richard Howling II and Valorie Howling
  • brother of Jolina Howling, half brother of David Howling

Rodriguez

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • former soldier
  • works for Connor Rogan

Roger Madero

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • member of House Madero
  • grandson of Peter Medero, brother of Dave, Frank, Ethan and Evan Madero
  • works as a mercenary, family hired by Victoria Tremaine to capture Nevada Baylor
  • able to magically harden his skin to create an impenetrable biological armor
  • freakishly big and supernaturally strong
  • only understands brute force and violence
  • married and expecting his first child

Ronald Warden

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • highly successful jewellery maker

Ronnie

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • Nevada Baylor’s date to the junior prom
  • enlisted in the Marines

Rook

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a middle-aged African American male
  • works for Connor Rogan
  • part of the team killed by Olivia Charles

Rudyard Emmens, Colonel – Pyrokinetic

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • lived in Chicago in 1871
  • had been part of the British military, served most of his time in the Orient
  • found the amplification amulet during his time in India
  • one of the early subjects injected with the Osiris serum
  • son Edward Emmens is thought to have started the Great Fire of Chicago using the amplifying amulet
  • ancestor of Mark Emmens

Rupert Harrison

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • member of House Harrison
  • husband of Martha Harrison
  • father of Cornelius, Diana, and Reginald Harrison
  • grandfather of Matilda Harrison

Rynda Charles Sherwood – Prime Empath

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • betrothed to Connor Rogan when they were both children
  • always a peacemaker, likes to be taken care of
  • wife of Brian Sherwood, mother of Jessica and Kyle Sherwood
  • shunned by society after her mother Olivia Charles is revealed to be a major part of the conspiracy to destabilize Houston
  • has never had to be strong or stand on her own
  • married Brian because she craved stability, wanted and needed to be loved
  • has worked hard trying to be the perfect wife, mother, and daughter, but felt like a disappointment to everyone
  • hesitates to use her abilities because her magic makes others uncomfortable
  • husband Brian Sherwood helps fake his own kidnapping, plans to have Rynda and their children killed
  • has a genetic variant that makes the magic she would pass onto her children unpredictable
  • stopped scanning the emotions of others because she was tired of feeling their indifference or disappointment in her
  • 29 years old
  • willowy and beautiful, elegant
  • heart-shaped face and wavy copper hair
  • bright grey eyes
  • engaged to Edward Sherwood

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Sabrian Turner

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • a woman in her mid 30’s
  • serves as legal council to House Rogan
  • medium brown skin, curly black hair and dark eyes

Sam Houston Forsberg

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • member of House Forsberg
  • father Matthias Forsberg killed by David Howling
  • brother of Stephen Austin Forsberg

Santino

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • employee of Connor Rogan

Sergeant Teddy

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a genetically altered Kodiak bear
  • created by magic to be used in combat
  • smart and self-aware, communicates telepathically
  • part of Connor Rogan’s team
  • gets bored easily, watches cartoons and eats cereal
  • a pacifist, but will fight when he has to
  • enormous and shaggy, with chocolate brown eyes

Sloan Marcus – Telekinetic Prime

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • a wealthy and entitled third generation Prime from House Marcus
  • Princeton graduate
  • used to getting her own way
  • propositions Connor Rogan, offers him access to her profile
  • claims to be 21, with flawless skin and light blonde hair

Stephen Austin Forsberg

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • member of House Forsberg
  • father Matthias Forsberg killed by David Howling
  • brother of Sam Houston Forsberg

Svetlana

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • works for a nanny service
  • cares for Jessica and Kyle Sherwood

Sylvester Green

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • a Prime and current head of the Assembly
  • serves as an Arbiter of the Trials

Szenia

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • a trained paramedic, installs shockers with Makarov
  • in his early 20’s
  • sparse and fit, with blonde hair

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Tatyana Pierce

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • part of House Pierce
  • daughter of Christina Pierce
  • sister of Adam and Peter Pierce

Thea

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • works for House Shaw at the entrance to The Pit
  • short and muscular, with dark brown skin
  • glossy black hair worn in cornrows

Thomas Bruce

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • known as Bubba Bruce
  • former Mayor of Houston
  • not that bright
  • wanted to leave his mark on Houston by building a subway
  • ended up flooding and destroying Jersey Village

Thomas Waller

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • not magically significant
  • husband of Kelly Waller
  • son Gavin Waller involved in the bank robbery with Adam Pierce that left a security guard dead
  • betrayed by his wife when tried to destroy Houston, son arrested and charged with murder
  • a good man who lost everything

Tiana

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • works for Connor Rogan
  • Hispanic

Timothy Garza

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • a young and handsome United States Senator
  • killed along with his security detail by Richard Howling II, under the mind control of Olivia Charles
  • murdered because he was a proponent of limiting the influence of the Houses

Tom – Aegis

  • first mentioned in Wildfire
  • works for Connor Rogan
  • shielder

Top

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • Master Sergeant of Connor Rogan’s team during the war
  • ambushed by the Cadazores
  • killed in action

Troy Linman

  • first appearance in Burn For Me
  • former infantry soldier who left the military when his wife was pregnant with their second child
  • no matter how hard he tried, was unable to make ends meet
  • hired by Connor Rogan, with his debt cleared
  • in his mid 20’s
  • fit and strong, with broad shoulders
  • short blonde hair and military bearing

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Valerie

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • whiny schoolmate of Arabella Baylor

Valorie Howling

  • first mentioned in White Hot
  • former wife of Richard Howling II
  • mother of Richard Howling III and Jolina Howling

Victoria Tremaine – Prime Truthseeker

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • head of House Tremaine, the last Prime of her House
  • son James had no magic of his own, but was destined to have powerfully magical children
  • grandmother of Nevada, Catalina and Arabella Baylor
  • parents died when she was 12, had trouble having a child of her own
  • man she loved was killed 3 weeks into their engagement by a rival house
  • bribed or seduced three Primes trying to have a child, suffered 12 miscarriages
  • ended up using the sedated Beast of Cologne, Misha Marcotte, as a surrogate
  • holds herself and everyone else to the highest standards
  • both despised and feared, vicious and extremely powerful
  • about 20 years ago, captured and mentally destroyed Primes while searching for her son
  • arrested for her part in the plot to remake Houston
  • nearly 70 years old, grows more dangerous with age
  • tall and aristocratic, with cold eyes
  • short, silvery platinum hair and dark brown eyes

Vincent Harcourt – Summoner Prime

  • first appearance in Wildfire
  • son of Owen Harcourt, heir of House Harcourt
  • a cold-blooded killer with off-the-charts power
  • a psychopathic kidnapper and killer
  • has always been a bully with a penchant for cruelty
  • disavowed from his house after his attack on Rynda Charles and Edward Sherwood
  • dark haired and handsome, with a square jaw and dimpled chin
  • cold, dark eyes

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Watkins

  • first appearance in White Hot
  • works for Connor Rogan

William Bridges

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • married to Patricia Bridges, part of the Emmens family
  • donated park land to the city of Houston where the third piece of the amplification amulet was hidden

William Lancey

  • first mentioned in Burn For Me
  • husband of Caroline Rogan
  • grandfather of Gavin Waller
  • disowned daughter Kelly Waller when she would not marry for magical advancement

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4 thoughts on “Hidden Legacy Character Guide

  1. renpuspita says:

    I just finish Wildfire and found some interesting thing. My copy of Wildfire is not with me, but I remember when Nevada and Leon attack Strum’s house, she once said that she is a “Magus Sagittarius”. Do that mean, she also dual like Rogan?

    • kaleigha says:

      Yep, that is the official name of her shooting ability, I believe. Rogan gets all kinds of smug about it, too, when he finds out she is dual.

      • renpuspita says:

        Oh yes, I read about it in Wild Hot about the “Dual” comment after re-read it. Funny I missed in the first time reading.

        Anyway, you may check Ilona’s blog post. She mention that Reginald and Blake is the same person. Blake is apparently Reginald’s middle name.

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