Some of the crew of the Salvation are featured prominently throughout the book, and I’d just like to share their characters and descriptions in this post. The main crew members that we follow are the ones that accompany Zeyn on a job in the first chapter and are caught up in the adventure, but there are also a few other members of his crew we get to know by name. I’ll start with the crew members who are with him through the first few chapters.
Annah Freeman is a human woman from Nadara in the northwest. She is tall with long, dark hair and brown skin and brown eyes. At the start of our story, she’s been with the crew for eight years.
Brill Smyte is a human man with brown hair down to his shoulders, blue eyes, and freckled skin. He’s been with Clarke for almost five years and joined the crew along with two close friends of his, Melzer and Phyra.
Melzer Rite is also a human man with tanned skin and brown eyes. His brown hair is kept short and he also keeps a well-trimmed mustache and goatee.
Phyra Brand is a human woman who is also tanned like Melzer. She has short blonde hair and bright blue eyes.
Rendal Traverse is another human man, and one of the longest serving members of Zeyn’s crew. He joined the Salvation to leave his shady past behind and turn over a new leaf. His skin is very fair and freckled, and his eyes are green. His long red hair is usually pulled back in a ponytail, and he has a thick mustache.
Shim Lett is a dwarven man that joined the crew when Salvation visited the faraway continent he was born on. Dwarves had never met humans before, nor humans dwarves until then. As a dwarf, he is shorter and stockier than a human, but twice as strong. Shim keeps clean-shaven and his long dark hair is pulled back into a pony tail. His green eyes are bright beneath his thick, bushy eye brows.
Bail Kan, another male dwarf, joined the crew when his best friend, Shim did three years ago. Bail shares the thick brows and green eyes with his friend, but keeps his dark hair cut short and has a thick, curled mustache. The two dwarves often get into meaningless arguments.
Shim and Bail weren’t the only two from their continent to join the Salvation three years ago, but the third was not a dwarf. He belongs to an unnamed race who keep to themselves and try to stay hidden. But Gor was unlike the rest of his people, and longed to leave and see the world. Gor looks like a man and his eyes are blue, but he had no hair, as his race grew none anywhere on their bodies. Instead he has very smooth, tan skin that shows his incredible musculature. He is also very tall, standing at eight and a half feet tall, towering over his crew mates. And if the dwarves are twice as strong as the humans, Gor is twice as strong as a dwarf. Thankfully for others, he has an even temper and a kind heart.
The last member that comes along with Zeyn on his adveture is Naaren Soor, an elven man from the town of Leaf (more info on locations to come in a future post). Naaren has been with Zeyn before he was even a ship captain and before he had the Salvation. He has light skin and pointed ears like all elves. He keeps his long, brown hair loose and his eyes are a piercing bright blue. Naaren also carries a sword at his left side that he never goes anywhere without, but he has never unsheathed.