Residents of the Butterfly Court
Teng Hanako (Andrea), is trained as a geisha. Graceful, gracious, sociable, artistic, and ethereally lovely (though she also looks just like her twin, Hiroki!). She and Hiroki have come to stay with their great-great-uncle Takanata after some trouble on the mainland.
Yoshinosuke (Chris), a great-nephew of Takanata's, is a swordsman of the Butterfly Kingdom who studies his opponents' spirits so that he can defeat and redeem people rather than killing them. He approaches social challenges with insight and honesty.
Song Min Feng (Kate) is a pretty, wide-eyed, but shy teenager, recently turned fifteen. Xiao Fa brought her from her home in the Jade Taiga to the Butterfly Court nine months ago, and she was adopted as a ward of Takanata's, though she is actually his granddaughter.
Deng Zhi-Hao (Brian) is the Weapons Master to the Court of the Butterfly King. The locally born Master Deng spent his youth as a weapons trainer in the Dragon Army before recently returning to the Isle of Butterflies.
Lijuan (Heidi), the one with the bow who's all "WOOOO!!", was once a retainer to a noble house in the Forest of Chin. Then she fell on hard times and became a poacher and petty thief for some while before being (somewhat) reformed by Yoshi, who also arranged for her to have a position under House Tokai's huntsman.
Arata Kasumi (Meg), an oddly cheerful young ninja.
Members of the Silken Wings Circus
Zhu Cai-Wen (Jerry) has only recently joined the circus after being escorted to the Butterfly Kingdom by Shen Wei Han. His official role is to warm up the crowd before a performance, but he does other odd jobs as well. His pet ferret is nearly as popular with young women as he is.
Anto (Kurgan) is a young man from Iron Mountain , a student of the Fivefold Way and its Five Essence Style of sorcerous martial arts. Raised on tales of great warriors, he seeks to prove himself worthy of the same greatness. He has recently been travelling with Xiao Fa.