Turpin is a wise old thoriphant who has spent years working farms and gristmills in the area. He’s one of the few thoriphants left who believes in the Uprights— and hopes one day to see them face to face.
Bemus is the swarthy salesman who runs “Bemus’ Traveling Medicine Show” with his hapless cohorts, Shank and Ollie. Word of advice— don’t buy the beauty cream.
Bera is Mosley’s partner and the mother of Rue. Fearless and protective, Bera is spurred to action by the revelation of the Upright cave. “I would run and run— and I would not stop until I found them.”
Rue is the five year old son of Mosley and Bera. Endlessly curious and bubbling with energy, Rue will be challenged during the adventure to “be like papa.”
A bounty hunter whose expertise is runaway thoriphants, Warfield is a phantom, a brutal force of nature— and now he’s after Mosley.
A bachelor farmer with an ill temper and a tragic past, Simon’s world is turned upside down when Mosley and his family discover the cave of Uprights.
A friend Mosley makes on his journey to find Kinesareth, the City of Uprights. Kind but stern, Warnie is hesitant to share all he knows with Mosley and tight lipped about a secret that will effect them all.
Deaver is Warnie’s younger brother. Quick to laugh and make a joke, Deaver proves that, even at one hundred and four years old, a little brother is always a little brother.
Sold at an early age from his mother, Mosley sadly resigned himself to a life of servitude as a beast of burden— until he and Rue discovered the Upright cave. Now Mosley will embark on an adventure to find the fabled City of Uprights and discover his true nature.