The story's protagonist and narrator and a twenty-two-year old impoverished clerical scholar.
The man whose death sets the stage for Nicolas to meet and join the group of actors.
The group's leader and the company's principal actor.
A former archer who lost part of his finger in battle, an accident that forced him into another profession.
Name likely derives from his physical appearance. A young man in his early twenties, he has fair hair and pale and unsteady eyes.
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.
The oldest member of the acting company, and the handyman capable of fixing things on request and who looks after the horse.
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