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DRAMATIS PERSONAE

OUR PROTAGONISTS
Team Snakemouth

Kabbu
Species: Rainbow Scarab Beetle (Phanaeus_vindex)
The fighter/knight. Most of the time he's serious and determined, but has a goofy side that comes out sometimes. Seems to have had some bad experiences in the past which he doesn't talk about. Mostly fights with his horn.

Vi
Species: Western Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
The rogue. A bee who wishes to defy the expectations of her species, she struck out on her own to become an explorer. She's young, energetic, and (over)confident; she's also very greedy. Mostly fights with a boomerangbeemerang.

Leif
Species: Geometer moth ( Iotaphora admirabilis)
The wizard. Specialises in ice elemental magic. Vi and Kabbu found him in Snakemouth Den, held captive by a spider. Displaced in time, trying to decipher the mysteries of what happened to him and what became of his teammates and family. Has a strong competitive streak and a huge appetite. Weak to cute critters.

EXPLORERS' ASSOCIATION

Team Maki

Maki
Species: Generic/unidentified mantis.
The Ant Queen's Blade, and right-hand bug. Not an ant, despite being sworn to the Ant Kingdom. Seems to be well-respected in the Explorers' Association. A bit overbearing and very sure of himself, but he's earned it. Prone to starting fights.

Kina
Species: Generic/unidentified mantis.
Maki's overprotective sister.

Team Ant

Gen
Eri
Two generic ants.

Team Celia

Levi
Celia
A ladybug and ant team. Quite competent. They helped us save the game in Chapter 1, and worked with Team Snakemouth to entrap Monsieur Scarlet in Chapter 3. Are they friends, or is she his handler? They also frequent the Underground Tavern.

Team Slacker

Stratos
Species: Hercules beetle (Dynastes hercules)

Delilah
Species: mosquito

A very skilled team who are nevertheless infamous for never successfully completing missions. They claim nothing holds their attention long enough, so they prefer to pass on information to other explorers who then finish the job.
According to the devs, they were originally going to be the protagonists of their own game, as a lizard and a jellyfish.

Team Mothiva

Zasp
Species: Paper wasp, possibly Polistes metricus or Polistes annularis
A mysterious wasp explorer. Mothiva's "stalker" and exploration partner, he is very dedicated to her.

Mothiva
Species: Silk moth (Bombyx mori or Bombyx mandarina)
Bugaria's most popular idol singer, who seems to also work as an explorer. Not nearly as pleasant as her public persona.

Administrative Personnel

Eetl
Species: Rugose Stag Beetle (Sinodendron rugosum)
An administrator in the Explorers' Association. In charge of granting permits.

Artis
Species: Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus).
Handles the books of the Explorers' Association. In charge of distributing Hard Mode rewards.

ANT KINGDOM

Elizant II Administration

Elizant II
Species: Ant (queen)
Ruler of the Ant Kingdom. Imperious and brusque. Significantly less popular than her beloved mother, Elizant I, her administration is held in some scepticism by many of her citizenry. Determined to find the Everlasting Sapling to fulfill her mother's dream.

Zaryant
Species: Ant
An unusually large and imposing ant, she is Elizant II's primary bodyguard.

Rebecca
Species: Ant
Caretaker of the Ant Palace. Very old, served under Elizant I. Leif knew her but she doesn't remember him.

Diana
Species: Ant
A big miner ant the Queen put in charge of opening tunnels between regions. Likes to eat the berries used as currency, which other bugs think is weird.

Library Personnel

Libren
Species: Ant
A kindly librarian who runs the Fact Hunt and gives rewards for every 5 Discoveries.

Brooke
Species: Ant
A short-tempered ant in charge of the returns desk. Collects Lore Books.

Reeves
Species: Wasp
Known for his questionableexcellent taste in literature.

Shopkeepers

Fry
Species: Fly
A chef who set up shop in the Commercial District. Likes to cook for the common folk. He cooks items for free as long as you bring him the ingredients.
Also notable for being one of the few characters to have actual compound eyes.

Madame Butterfly
Species: Unspecified butterfly
Proprietor of the item shop in the Ant Kingdom commercial district. Vi looks up to her.

Merab
Species: Unspecified beetle
Travelling medal salesman who has taken up residence in the Ant Kingdom.

Samira
Species: Beefly (Bombyliidae)
A musician who was rejected by the theatre in the Ant Plaza. Vi convinced her to continue her career independently. Plays songs on request (for a modest fee).

Utter
Species: Unspecified butterfly
Runs the quest board in Ant Kingdom Plaza. Gives alerts when new quests are added.

Underground Tavern

Doppel
Species: Ladybug
Proprietor and bartender of the Underground Tavern. (Poorly) disguises himself as a beetle with a false horn. Offers bounties on dangerous monsters, possibly in exchange for Elizant II looking the other way.

Reed
Species: Unspecified beetle
The Underground Tavern's gatekeeper and bouncer. Has something of a mutual grudge with Vi over something that happened in the past, Team Celia had to convince him to let her back in.

Tatel
Species: Unknown/unclear
An information broker who hangs out in the Underground Tavern. Sells Spy Data.

Shades
Species: Mosquito
Set up shop in the Underground Tavern fencing stolen goods, mostly medals (though he claims not everything he sells is stolen). Uninterested in "common" berries, only accepts Crystal Berries in exchange. Sold Vi the Beemerang after it was stolen from Professor Honeycomb.

Other Residents

Leby
Dib
Species: Ladybug
A pair of ladybug siblings who live in Bugaria Outskirts.

Tod
Species: unidentified moth
A young moth who lives in Ant Kingdom City. Leif's descendant.

Muze
Species: Geometer moth
Tod's mother. The spitting image of Leif's departed wife, Muse. Leif's descendant.

Ann
Species: Ant
A young ant who lives in Ant Kingdom City. Has a pet pillbug called Pibu. Kabbu used to babysit her.

Janet
Species: Ant
A resident of Ant Kingdom City. Unremarkable.

Mun
Species: Orchid mantis (Hymenopus coronatus).
A resident of the Ant Kingdom, lives with Eophi. Shy and meek.

Eophi
Species: Unspecified mantis
A resident of the Ant Kingdom, lives with Mun. Wears a mask made of leaves.

Ali
Species: Cicada
A resident of the Ant Kingdom, lives in an inverted teacup full of books. Absentminded professor.

Alex
Species: Unspecified moth?
A resident of the Ant Kingdom. Seems to have been injured at sea.

Bomby
Species: Beefly (Bombyliidae)
Flirtatious. Has good fashion sense?

Dan
Species: Unspecified beetle
A gourmet travelling Bugaria in search of good food. Often shares recipes.

Oma
Species: Unspecified beetle
Lives in the corner of Fry's kitchen. Gives hints about recipes in their sleep. Possibly the avatar of one of the developers?

Vivi
Species: Ant
A fashion-conscious miner who prefers Bee Kingdom styles.

GOLDEN SETTLEMENT

Aria
Species: Praying mantis (Mantis religiosa), or possibly Hooded Mantis (Choeradodis)
Acolyte of the Goddess Venus, following in her mother's footsteps. Seems to have been a nonbeliever until personally meeting the Goddess. Beware the quiet ones.

Venus
Species: Orchid
The Harvest Goddess. Lives atop the Golden Hills where very few bugs venture, but her roots and buds extend across Bugaria. Benevolent, but has a capricious sense of humour. Not omniscient, but very knowledgeable; she hears and feels through her buds.

Kut
Species: Devil's Flower Mantis (Blepharopsis mendica)
An arrogant chef with the skills to back it up.

Arie
Species: Unspecified butterfly
A resident of the eastern Golden Settlement. Card player.

Tanjerin
Species: Beetle ("Fruity bug", based on a tangerine)
Came from "the east" to the Golden Settlement, supposedly just by walking left. Wants to prove his strength by moving a big rock with his horn.

Judie
Species: mosquito
Sells apparently intoxicating juice.

Dashy
Species: Western honeybee
A dashing bee who hangs out near the cochineal farms. Something of an aesthete, she enjoys red paint and finely patterned cloth.

Yumnum
Species: Snail-eating Ground Beetle (Scaphinotus_petersi)
A merchant who specialises in products made with Numbnail sedatives.

DEFIANT ROOT

Mayor Emmet
Species: Giant wētā
The mayor of Defiant Root. Cheerful and generous. He and Kabbu are quite friendly, after Kabbu's extended stay in Defiant Root before the game began. He's a big fan of "Whack-a-Worm" and hosted the game at the Golden Festival.

Isau
Species: Unspecified butterfly
A doctor who runs the clinic in Defiant Root. Very kind. Treated Kabbu's wounds sometime in the past.

Tory
Species: Unspecified moth
Proprietor of Defiant Root's museum.

Dran
Species: Dragonfly
A blue dragonfly who lives in Defiant Root. Worries about being confused for a bandit.

Locke
Species: Unknown
A resident of Defiant Root.

Will
Species: Unknown
A resident of Defiant Root. Likes to hang out by the well.

Nish
Species: Unknown
One of the bartenders in Defiant Root's pub. Wears an eyepatch.

Trey
Species: Cricket?
One of the bartenders in Defiant Root's pub. Manages the quest board.

Butomu
Species: Unspecified beetle
A blacksmith who specialises in making medals. Rumours abound of her great exploits.

Engira
Species: Unknown
A tinkerer who works in the smithy. Obsessed with his prosthetic "mecha claw".

Ven
Species: Unspecified butterfly
An angry butterfly who can be found in the smithy, near a wanted poster for bandits. Holds a grudge.

Anna
Species: Ant
Ven's friend. Apparently lost her leg in an encounter with bandits.

Shay
Species: Mosquito
A shady mosquito who likes to hang out in the commercial district. Card Master #3.

Genow
Species: Bumblebee
A travelling bumblebee visiting Defiant Root. Purchased cloth as a souvenir. Also doubles as a developer avatar.

Shopkeepers

Morty
Species: Unspecified moth
Operates the "bed bug rental service" in Defiant Root's main square. Probably won't be getting his wares back from Leif any time soon.

Sandy
Species: Cricket?
Runs the general store in Defiant Root.

Crisbee
Species: Carpenter bee
A chef-in-training who runs the bakery in Defiant Root. Constantly working to improve his skills.

Sun
Species: Unspecified beetle (possibly Rainbow Scarab, like Kabbu?)
A travelling salesman who specialises in stat-up berries.

Xic
Species: Black Beauty Stick Insect (Peruphasma schultei)
The "master of all poison", he runs a shop specialising in toxins in Defiant Root's back alley.

Charmy
Species: Unspecified beetle
The "charm dancer", she sells magic spells in Defiant Root's back alley. Her brother is the Golden Settlement fortune-teller.

Wayde
Species: Unspecified wasp
Defiant Root's innkeeper. Seems to be very upset about something that happened in the past.

BEE KINGDOM

Queen Bianca I
Species: Western honeybee (queen)
Ruler of the Bee Kingdom, and Vi's proud mother (despite everything). Serene, poised and friendly, her focus on promoting arts and technology has led the Bee Kingdom to new prosperity. Believes everyone has their destined place.

Doctor H.B.
Species: Western honeybee
One of the last surviving bees from the previous generation. Chief Scientist of the Bee Kingdom, she specialises in Ancient Roach technology. Has atrocious bedside manner.

Crow
Species: Western honeybee
Doctor H.B.'s beleaguered assistant. Card Master #4.

Professor Honeycomb
Species: Western honeybee
A cranky old scientist, one of the last surviving bees from the previous generation. The original designer of Vi's Beemerang, which she refers to as the Automated Drone Boomerang Prototype or ADBP. Resents losing the Chief Scientist position to Doctor H.B., her chief rival.

Hawk
Species: Hawk moth (Sphingidae), with bee-mimic colouring
Professor Honeycomb's level-headed assistant. He is not a bee.

Jaune
Species: Western honeybee
Vi's sister, an up-and-coming painter in the Hive. Holds a grudge after Vi insulted her art during a fight. Has questionable taste in literature?

Elias
Species: Grasshopper
A visiting scientist who was granted permission to work in the Hive. Invented the 'Eliascope' to view distant things.

Chubee
Species: Western honeybee
A cheerful, fat bee travelling the world to broaden her experiences. Vi's number one fan! She is also a talented actress who performs in Bugaria Theatre.

Jud
Species: Western honeybee
A well-known gourmet and the judge of the Golden Festival's eating competitions. Lives in the Hive between festivals.

Vilma
Species: Western honeybee
A friendly bee who manages the Hive's honey fountain and gives free samples to all comers.

Beil
Species: Western honeybee
Runs the clothing shop in the Hive. Very enthusiastic about her job. A lot of her merchandise is from Mothiva's brand.

Sasha
Species: Unidentified moth
A fashionable bug who hangs out near the accessory shop in the Hive.

Bib
Species: Bumblebee
A bumblebee who lives in the Hive.

Huni
Species: Western honeybee
A bee child living in the Hive. She's a big Mothiva fan. Leif thinks she looks like Vi.

Yap
Species: Western honeybee
A bee child living in the Hive.

Artia
Species: Western honeybee
An artist working in the Hive. Seems to have an aversion to colour.

Beette
Species: Western honeybee
A resident of the Hive who views it as better than any other place to live. Sold Team Snakemouth a house in the Ant Kingdom square. Vi doesn't like her much.

Aebees
Species: Western honeybee
The bulky and imposing guard stationed at the Wasp Kingdom border. Takes her duties very seriously.

Honey Factory Personnel

Beena
Species: Western honeybee
Overseer of the Honey Factory, only she can override the lockdown protocols. Recent winner of the Honoured Employee award.

Malbee
Species: Western honeybee
Maintenance Chief of the Honey Factory, and Vi's former boss. Gruff and irascible, but very competent.

Tuvi
Species: Western honeybee
The Honey Factory's tour guide. Normally cheerful and enthusiastic, not great in a crisis.

Claire
Species: Unspecified bee
Operates the Honey Factory souvenir shop. A new hire, she worries about meeting quotas in fear of losing her job.

Menders
Friendly robots that help out around the factory.

OTHERS

Merchant Caravan

Cricketly
Huscada
A (cross-species? she's a cricket, he's a cicada) married couple who run the travelling caravan with their snail. She has a very short temper, he does damage control.
Any medals which would otherwise be permanently missable (e.g. Artis' Hard Mode rewards) will instead appear in their shop.

Fuzzo
Species: Unidentified beetle
Another business associate of the merchant caravan. Sold Kabbu the Bug Ranger Plushie.

Other/Unaffiliated

Chuck
Species: Wood borer beetle (Woodboring beetle)
An elderly fellow (not that he'll admit it!) who lives in Snakemouth Way. Allows friendly bugs to rest for free in his house.

Professor Neolith
Species: Unspecified moth
A renowned itinerant archaeologist looking into the ancient artifacts. He and Kabbu met in the Lost Sands some time before the game began, they're good friends.

Carmina
Species: Velvet Ant (Mutillidae), i.e., wasp
A travelling card player and gambler, often found in the Underground Tavern. Taught Team Snakemouth to play Spy Cards on a whim. Very competitive.

Monsieur Scarlet
Species: Ant (male)
A notorious criminal known for entrapping and ambushing explorers through false quest postings. Acts flamboyant and flirtatious to lower his targets' guard. After a narrow defeat at the hands of Team Snakemouth and Team Celia, he escaped arrest and is currently at large.

Madeleine
Species: Cicada-killer wasp (Sphecius speciosus)
An aristocratic wasp who loves to travel. Has a house in Bugaria Outskirts across the way from the Explorers' Association. Dependent on her cicada butler, Seb.

Seb
Species: Cicada
Madeleine's loyal butler. Diffident.