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Basilio

Born into nobility, Basilio's path was to become the future leader of their town. But during his childhood, he had witnessed various conquerors attempting to invade their lands and realized that reasoning is beyond these kinds of people. The incident led him to join and train under the Royal Militia, a group of elite warriors tasked with protecting their town through various means. Basilio trained hard and became a Royal Commander in just 2 years. Equipped with a Rentaka made from the very same metal the invaders are trying to get from their town, he thinks that it's time for them to become the conqueror themselves.
Juli

Born to a poor and abusive family, Juli learned thievery at a very young age. Once, she tried to steal from a woman bearing a special fan. She failed, thus the beatings from her family when she went home empty-handed. But her life changed when the very woman she tried to steal from, saved, and adopted her. She was then trained in a secret order which aims to protect the weak in the shadows.

Juli, now a capable member of the Abaniko order, became the unseen protector of the helpless. Using her fans, she lurks in the shadows to fight corruption and discrimination within the city.

Kali

Known as one of the strongest warriors from his clan, Kali is calm and collected by nature. However, he transforms into a ruthless terror every time he held a sword. His power during the great battle of Hinalung Valley was felt across islands after he cut down every single one in the battleground— enemies and allies alike. The incident became both his greatest triumph and defeat at the same time.

Sworn to never wield a blade ever in his life, Kali formed his new fighting style. Arming himself with wooden sticks, he invented and popularized the combat art he called Yantok. His discipline and principles gained students, which eventually led to the foundation of the Bladeless. This group aims to teach people how to demilitarize enemies without bloodlust.

The armor is based on the coconut shell halves worn by maglalatik dancers.
Elias

Adopted by a family of Sarangays, Elias grew up tending to a vast expanse of land used for farming. The said land is surrounded by mountains and blessed with a geographic advantage against different weather conditions. The only problem with this land is its low fertility soil, in which the Sarangays make up with their tremendous knowledge in farming and monumental effort. They also possess magical gemstones that grant them immense strength. These qualities, as well as their farm, became known across the lands. They received praise from merchants and clients, but also hatred and envy from their rival farms.

The Sarangays have lived peacefully for centuries, with Elias having a share of this tranquility for a fair amount of time. However, their peaceful and quiet life has ended when one of their rivals found out the source of their power. The said rival strategically took the gemstones and their strength down and made it their own. The young Elias was helpless, unable to defend himself or his foster family. During their enemies' last invasion, Elias was bound by his parents with their gemstones, hid him in a large pasiking, and threw him on the other side of the mountain as a last-ditch effort to save him.

Elias survived the fall and was able to escape the massacre. Unable to forget the tragedy his family suffered in the hands of their enemies, Elias trained to strengthened himself every day and learned the secret of the gemstones. Now that he is armed and ready to face them, Elias starts his lifelong journey to take revenge against the invaders that took the life of his family and take back the gemstones to honor them.

Clara

Clara is a Katalonan, a human possessing shamanic ability. As a long-standing family tradition, she was sent to a foreign land on her 13th birthday to train her abilities. It was also in this stage where she must pick a medium to focus her powers.

Upon arriving on the foreign land, a village full of musicians welcomed Clara. The musicians influenced her to pursue the use of musical instruments to utilize her powers. Clara eventually chose the Kulintang as a medium where she learned to commune with spirits through the use of sound. She also gained the ability to heal others through beats and pulses.

After her training, an organization known as Yanig recruited Clara. They have been recruiting warriors and musicians for decades, to prepare them for the arrival of the mother Bakunawa.

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