Herbert claims to be a witchfinder attacked by a demon, but is actually a demon himself. Not much of one; he’s extremely weak, and his only noteworthy ability is changing his body into a perfect human simulacrum. He takes great pride in this ability, though, and believes it has managed to "fool" the Holy Birch. As long as he’s he’s in the village, he’s locked in human mode and can’t use any of his demon powers. Still, he isn’t in any particular hurry to leave, since he owes Hell several millenia worth of human souls which he failed to corrupt.
The unlucky soul who found Herbert half-smashed on the ground one day. She’s scrawny, short and ditzy, but can be perceptive when it comes to people she likes. Unfortunately, most of what she says or feels is handwaved as drivel, which means nobody pays attention when she’s got something important to say.
Being female and an only child, she’ll have to be married off to some guy so she can inherit the Inn. She hasn’t really thought too hard about what that means for her future, though.
Nancy’s mother, who pilots the Inn’s kitchen and serves the food. She’s a practical woman, and likes her work; in many ways, she’s similar to her sarcastic, no-nonsense husband. But despite her portly physique, she’s a formidable woman who doesn’t take shit from anyone – even Herbert has learned to fear and respect her.
She’s a good mother, but doesn’t really take her daughter seriously.
Nancy’s father and Catherine’s husband, he’s a short, grizzly, cynical and no-nonsense old man who imposes respect just by the thickness of his arms. He doesn’t take whining and bullshit very well; deep down inside, though, he’s a nice guy, and a bit of a coddling father. The owner of the Inn by marriage, he mostly takes care of finances and bouncing, but does some smithing on the side.
Beautiful and cunning, crafty and petty, Beatrice is Nancy’s cousin, and the next in line to inherit the Inn. She’s already made plans to turn the Inn into a more efficient money-making machine, knowing that a shake of her bontiful bosom will bring the suitors lining up, and the inn will be hers… so long as Nancy remains single.
Terry and Jerry
Good childhood friends; Terry was the only child who would befriend the lumbering, greasy, creepy Jerry. As a result, Jerry developped more than friendly feelings towards Terry.
Terry is a journeying doctor; Jerry works on the fields.
Nancy’s cousin and husband-to-be, who was set to inherit the inn as the last male in both families. He’s loud, violent, jealous and overprotective of Nancy to the point of obsession. He’s protected Nancy since childhood, and thus believes she owes him extra consideration for it.
He was chased away after crossing several lines, but one wonders if that would be enough to get rid of him…
Samuel and Salome
They’re young, and they’re in love. A young couple with a happy and bright future ahead of them. The marriage is going to happen any day now.
For some reason, they think Herbert is the coolest guy ever.