Shadows Lying has a diverse cast of characters.  These can more or less be divided into several factions, with a few exceptions.


Collective term for non-human beings associated with the Gloaming, of monstrous mien, and sometimes disturbing predilections.  The name given above is derived from the archaic term “Gloamchilder”, and has recently led to the slang term “Gloomchildren”.  More formally, they are known as the “Children of the Gloaming“.

Among the Gloomchildren are:


  • Eucharist – Mysterious guy who likes to stand on buildings.
  • Escutcheon – Apparently someone in charge of a team of armed folks who work for Eucharist
  • The least important character is Mr. Guy, for he’s not really a character at all.