In his younger days, Lord Sterling slew a local dragon and rid the forest of its orc infestation, earning him reputation with the courts of the Empress. If the Empress has heard of the current situation, she's shown no inclination to remove control of …
Headmaster Clarion Zephyr
Newton, the school's namesake, was the headmaster's late familiar. He was, of course, a newt.
Is he the same 'Clarion' mentioned in Lord Sterling's journal?
Fingolfen is Merewen's father.
James the Butler
James knows the group is trouble, but has been convinced to keep quiet so long as nothing is stolen from the house. He does not want to take the blame for any trouble.