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The HErmits of Hermitville


  • Tomma Bedlam (Swift), 45, performance artist, ‘zine publisher, Barbie collector. Gender fluid: ze, zir.
  • Babe Bump, 49, neo-burlesque performer, costume designer, and bookkeeper. Most frequent first person narrator. Intersex woman (PAIS): she, her.
  • Ginger Croom, 72, founder and owner of Hermitville. Cisgender woman: she, her.
  • Sidley Croom, 65, Ginger’s brother and presumed heir. Cisgender man: he him.
  • Maximus Gordon, 68, musician. Cisgender man: he, him.
  • Joe Hillstrom, 40, Sidley’s former love and personal trainer, photographer. Cisgender man: he, him.
  • Jennifer Juniper, 40, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her.
  • Oyster Olson (Lemelin), 45, musician. Transgender man: he, him.
  • Aarrf Perry, 50, Hermitville security, human puppy. Gender multiple: they, them.
  • Sybil Perry, 58, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her. (No relation to Aarrf.)
  • Rozaline Rae (McRae), 58, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her.
  • “Mini” Maxine Richmond (Guelph), 65, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her.
  • Glysandra ShaktiOm (Phylaxia), 51, tantra teacher, artist. Cisgender woman: she, her.
  • Frank Talk (Durfee), 43, musician. Intersex man: he, him.


  • Nar (Artanáro Alma – Noble Fire Flower)
  • Professor Osbert Almond (Laurina Eälótë – Golden Sea Flower)
  • Maud o’ Bedlam (Elemmírë Ohtar – Star-jewel Warrior)
  • Parsifal Berry Blue (Lúnë Pië – Blue Berry)
  • Breadcrumb (Titta Massánië – Little Breadgiver)
  • Hamfast (Nectë Morco – Honey Bear)
  • Nen (Fantur Nen – Cloud Lord River)
  • Gingevus Sitwell (Lindë Sorno – Sky Singing Eagle)
  • Septimus Sitwell (Irmo Arwë – Long for Treasure)
  • Who’s There (Yéva Sanomë – Who Will Be There)

• Nienna, Varda, Tulkas the Laughing Warrior, and other Tolkien Elf deities are mentioned.

• Vesta (aka “Secret Salamander’), ageless, deathless, immortal. Supernatural being, female.

• Wubbies, three magic peach pits from the Elven Realm.


  • Elsewherians, interdimensional adversaries.
  • Stanford Lawsome, 32, Anna’s assistant. Cisgender man: he, him.
  • The Lawyer®, 37, lawyer for Anna. An Elsewherian. Gender neutral: ze, zir.
  • Sri Niri Nimrod, unpleasant troublemaker posing as spiritual guru. Cisgender man: he, him.
  • Anna Phylaxia, 45, CEO of Anna’s Wicked Wares. Cisgender woman: she, her.
  • Wethrini, interdimensional adversaries.


  • Keiki`okalani Iolana Kamapua`a: Infant. Namaka’s youngest. Gender unknown.
  • Namaka Kamapua`a: 32, mother of Kia’i and Keiki`okalani.
  • Kia`i`okamauna Kamapua`a: 10: Namaka’s oldest son.
  • “Uncle” Iolana Samuel Kamapua`a: 79, an elder. Grandfather to Keiki`okalani.


  • Eddie Sedgwick, twenty-something, film crew. Transgender man: he, him.
  • Miranda Jackson, 58, leader of film crew, Tomma’s former lover. Cisgender woman: she, her.
  • Shank Stoma, thirty-something, film crew. Cisgender woman: she, her, but okay with ze, zir.
  • Toledo Jackson, forty-something, Punatic, sells goats. Miranda’s brother. Cisgender man: he, him.

Plus, various supernatural Powers are referenced in the narrative.

The Elves of The Realm

The Opposing Forces

The Film Crew

The Neighbors

Preternatural Characters

Other Characters

And that’s all for the first book! Enjoy!