I'll play. The cast of character for "Dragons Rising." These are True Names appearing below, and Tie and Diji respectfully request nobody try to conjure or summon by them. You aren't ready for that. 🙂
Det. Sgt. Tieras Fae Durhanae - Summer Prince of Faerie, brother to the Queen, and police detective. Has spent almost twenty years among humans and on the force in Black City, Arizona. Tries to resist the impulses of his nature as an elven Fae, but doesn't always succeed at it. Prone to moments of pride and vainglory that usually backfire on him. Intensely dislikes anybody asking for favors, because he doesn't want them indebted by magical binds to him. Special Investigations' primary expert and knowledge source about the Shaded World and something of a celebrity in the post-revelation world.
Dijiraeli Outore Maa-Saa-siir - Tieras' best friend, incubus, demon, bound by the sorcerer Damien Van Wallaver. Diji's moral compass is questionable but generally leans to the good. One of the Fallen but as he says he didn't leave Heaven so much as trot out singing "Give My Regards to Broadway." Under his human name of Mark Israel, works for the FBI in Counter-Terrorism out of Phoenix. Among other powers as a high-ish level demon, can induce total amnesia on himself when he wants, with a break condition set up. 'Tieras is doing/did/has done something stupid' is a typical one. Prefers men and male summoners, and has a long-standing attraction to Tieras. Despite innuendo, jokes, and wisecracks, he'd never actually make a real move. On Tieras, anyway.
Damien Van Wallaver - One of the richest men in Black City, Damien grew up under another name, that he'd prefer not to share for magical reasons, in a bad part of Detroit running with gangs. Discovered the occult, magic and sorcery after trying to steal some Shaded World texts from a wealthy man's home. Through books and tomes, Damien learned to summon and bind more and more powerful beings. His current power access as a sorcerer comes from his years-long and immensely powerful bind on Dijiraeli, and a more recent one on Tieras to prevent a cartel boss from getting the binding in. His mansion just outside of town is a crash pad for the group more than he might like, but he's not going to turn away a powerful Fae royal like Tie. In keeping with a sorcerer's power being linked to study and knowledge, has a truly massive library all over the house of texts both magical and historical regards the Shaded World.
Det. Sgt. Esau Reynolds - Tieras' fellow detective in Special Investigations. Intensely dislikes and distrusts Fae, due partly to knowledge of their inhuman ways, and mostly due to his own captivity enthralled by a Winter Court Countess in Faerie. His girlfriend then, now his wife, Sarah had to summon up all her inborn power as a witch, and borrow the powers of two other older witches and borrow Dijiraeli from Damien to have enough power to fight and defeat the Countess in a magical duel to free Reynolds.