Nicolas Barber - The story's protagonist and narrator and a twenty-two-year old impoverished clerical scholar.
Brendan - The man whose death sets the stage for Nicolas to meet and join the group of actors.
Martin Bell - The group's leader and the company's principal actor.
Stephen - A former archer who lost part of his finger in battle, an accident that forced him into another profession.
Straw - Name likely derives from his physical appearance. A young man in his early twenties, he has fair hair and pale and unsteady eyes.
Springer - Though he claims to be fifteen, he is not certain of his age. He was born into a family of tumblers and trained as an acrobat before his father abandoned him when he was a boy.
Tobias - The oldest member of the acting company, and the handyman capable of fixing things on request...
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