Family: Tess (mom), Walter (dad), Briar (sister)
Belfry is a bat, with (she thinks) a bit of squirrel mixed in. She’s clumsy, well-meaning, naive, sweet, and tries her hardest to do the very best she can!
Belfry’s first appearance was on Page 3.
Family: Milo (godson)
He’s not grumpy, you’re just inconsiderate, loud, and far too energetic for an old yote like him. As much as he likes to bark, residents know he’s not much for biting. Honestly, he seems to care far more about the residents of Treehollow than he would ever admit.
Oakewood’s first appearance was on page 25.
Family: Belfry (mom)
The eponymous Tamberlane is a strange creature that the citizens of Treehollow found in the woods. She’s not very good at communicating verbally, but she seems to know a bit of pidgin Trissol (Silver Sage Sign Language). How she wound up in the Rattleglen Forest is anyone’s guess.
Tamberlane’s first appearance was on page 20.
Family: Molly (mom), Ginger (sibling)
Ainsley tries very hard not to let their imagination run away with them, but when you’re a creature with anxiety and a deep love of monster stories, sometimes it’s inevitable. They also try not to isolate themselves from society at large, but sometimes it’s just so much easier to stay at home with a cup of tea, a good book, and your own company.
Species: Domestic Cat (Nawanese Bobtail)
Family: Jason (ex), Anthony (child), Piper (child)
Avery has spent most of her life wrangling hyperactive kids or demanding customers so she tends to have a pretty cool demeanor. She’s pretty quick to let things go and spends a lot of time trying to keep one step ahead of her kids. It’s not easy being a single mom!
Avery’s first appearance was on Page 110.
Briar Waliton Baker
Species: Badger / Deer
Occupation: Waitress / Student
Family: Tess (mom), Walter (dad), Belfry (sister)
Briar is your typical teenager, doing her best to just survive her adolescent years in order to grow up. She is very serious about contributing to society, but she also isn’t always sure how to go about it, and her inexperience leads to mistakes which lead to a bout of temper. Still, under all her teenager-y moodiness, she’s a kind heart with a good soul. She loves her family and her town and would do anything to keep them safe.
Briar’s first appearance was on page 9.
Family: Sylvia (mom), Terra (mom), Janya (bio mom), Ranjan (bio dad)
Marie is the sunniest little personality you could ever meet. She’s sweet and demure and kind, and always thinks the best of others (though it’s a trial, sometimes). Her major weakness is sugar: she has a bit of a sweet tooth, and sugar makes her uncommonly hyper.
Marie’s first appearance was on page 63.
Species: Grey fox
Occupation: Town doctor
Family: Henry (husband), Parker & Penny (children)
Nora may seem like a down-to-earth mother who knows how to do everything, but inside she’s a young adult with a thirst for adventure that she put aside to raise a family. She’s wry, silly, and often has a longing to go make trouble that’s tempered by her motherly worries for her kids. She’s a Nawanese second-generation immigrant, having been born in Shepherd’s Tail, a small village in greater Silver Sage.
In her downtime, when she’s not doctoring, mentoring, or mothering, she loves to paint and has a pretty decent talent for it. Once Terra graduates to a full-fledged doctor, she plans on taking more time off to hone her skills.
Nora’s first appearance was on page 51.
Parsley Anseliton Server
Species: Red fox
Occupation: Server at the Wealthy Jackal, information broker
Family: Coriander (mom), Ansel (dad; deceased), Cilantro (brother), Caraway (sister)
Parsley is a goofy kid with a heart of gold who tries to help others help themselves. In his spare time, he works down at the Wealthy Jackal inn and tavern, serving tables and helping keep the place clean as he keeps an ear out for interesting new information.
Parsley’s first appearance was on page 73.
Species: Domestic Cat (Tortoiseshell)
Family: Avery (mother), Jason (father), Anthony (brother)
Piper is always in trouble, and for good reason: ‘trouble’ is her middle name! Creatures are her pawns and machinations are her hobby. Still, deep down she does care about other creatures and does her best to be good in her own way. Just, sometimes being good is so much harder than being bad!
Piper’s first appearance was on Page 6.
Occupation: Baker and Business Owner
Family: Walter (husband), Belfry (child), Briar (child)
Tess is, above all, a strong personality. She never does anything in half-measures: she loves wholeheartedly and can hold a grudge like no one’s business. She’s aware of these faults in herself, but sometimes her emotions just carry her away.
Once one of the proudest and best pit fighters the country of Silver Sage had to offer, she has since settled down into a domestic life of motherhood. … Still, sometimes she wishes she could get away with just a little fighting again. But that would be foolish.
Tess’s first appearance was on page 6.
Species: Hyacinth Macaw/Andalusian Horse
Occupation: Research Assistant / Doctoral Candidate
Family: James (father; deceased), Edith (mother), Kaia (sister), Oakewood (godfather)
Milo is a very smart, very shy kid who has gone into the world to study evolutionary sociology. He spent time in Lumiens with his advisor before she moved them both to Tangled Branch. Now he spends time in Treehollow helping Oakewood identify the strange creature known as Tamberlane.
Milo is a Patreon cameo! Thanks to Darch for letting me use your character!
Milo’s first appearance was on page 125.
Occupation: Doctor’s apprentice
Family: Kaiya (mom), Gustav (dad), Sylvia (wife), Marie (daughter)
Terra is a somewhat recent addition to Treehollow, having moved here alone in her teenage years. She was taken in at first by the Bakers, but in short time she apprenticed herself to Doctor Nora and moved in with her and Henry. She loves kids, loves to help creatures, and loves to make sad people happy; and though she’s still somewhat young in her apprenticeship, she’s shown a lot of promise.
She’s married to Sylvia and mother to Marie.
Terra’s first appearance was on page 51.
Occupation: Cook and Gardner of the Jumpin' Guppy
Family: Gillian (adoptive Father)
Winnie has always been exceptionally tall and gangly, with giant wings and giant arms and giant ears that are all easy to trip over or bang on things. She tries to make herself as small as possible, and unfortunately it doesn't work. Still, she's found a long-term home on the Jumpin' Guppy under the care of Captain Gillian.
Winnie first appeared on page 122.
"Back straight, Winnie ol' girl," Gillian said, smacking her lower back with a heavy thump of his tail. The bat straightened like a shot, trying to stir a little faster. "Yes, sir."
A wet cough sounded through the cabin, and Winnie found herself hunching again, only to be corrected once more.
"It's not contagious," Gillian reminded her in an undertone. "We don't have to worry, eh?"
"Yes, sir," Winnie replied softly. She couldn't help but look over at the pair huddled in the guest area. They were bats, though not bats like her. (Few bats were bats like her.) One of them looked so pale and sickly, she could barely stand to look at her.
They were forbidden from telling anyone they made these trips. Winnie wasn't sure if it was necessarily illegal, but it wasn't something other creatures would look fondly on. Gillian had drilled that into her head from an early age. She didn't like these trips, honestly. Mortality is a hard thing to confront as a teenager.
"Eyes forward," Gillian growled, and Winnie focused on the stew pot once more.