Gydeon is an aristocratic elf from a wealthy bloodline of draconic sorcerors. Her home city, Silverscale, is located high among the snow and ice of the Xutlong Peaks and is a shadow of its former glory. Gydeon’s driving force is to pursue knowledge of all kinds, and she doesn’t give a damn about interpersonal relationships.
Tonreir is an aloof half-elf druid. His intentions often shrouded, he works on bettering the land and ensuring its survival. He maintains a rather stoic presence, which has been molded over the years by callusing experiences. His owl companion Rul’Thuin is always nearby, whether others are aware of it or not.
Iria is a wandering catfolk bard who plays the hang drum, and sometimes hits people with it. Her idealism and tendency to rush headlong into situations often gets her into trouble. She’s motivated by love, and is on a musical quest to find recognition, gold and maybe a soulmate or two along the way.
Wingthe is a human fighter and adventurer. She grew up alone on hard streets, cut her teeth in a band of mercenaries and is now fulfilling her dream to see the wonders of the world. She values personal freedom, loves a good scrap, and cares about money only as far as it buys her freedom.
Rihva is a kayal — a descendant of humans trapped in the Shadow Plane — with an obscure past. Her solution to any problem is to bluff her way out, and if all else fails, to stab it and vanish. An opportunist and schemer who acts before she thinks, she’s on the run from some sort of debt.
Kazz Baloo (she/her)
Kazz plays Gydeon on Bad Heroes. She enjoys swing dancing, outdoor adventures and baking. Her goals include learning how to play the banjo, traveling to eat things, and saving up enough to buy a Mean Bean trailer.
Koulnis plays Tonreir on Bad Heroes. He is very much a traveling man, a real-life Viking and mild musician! He enjoys experiencing other cultures, seeing new corners of the globe, doing (legal) Viking things and sleeping!
Rev Winter (he/they)
Rev plays Iria on Bad Heroes. His curiosity about people’s stories and desire to help others has led to a career within the criminal legal system. In his free time, he loves to play with sports balls, run and walk on trails, and eat all the new tasty treats — not unlike a labrador. You can often find them cuddled up with multiple cats on a couch or playing various games with friends.
Lian Xia Rose (she/her)
Lian plays Rihva on Bad Heroes and also substituted in to play Wingthe for several episodes in 2020. When not covered in cats or rock climbing (hopefully not at the same time), she acts as the show’s co-producer, editing wizard and social media manager.
Drea Silvertooth (they/them)
Drea is the GM of Bad Heroes. They are a writer, podcaster and voice actor who loves hopeful, enchanting, and sometimes terrifying stories. They aspire to tell trauma-aware, LGBTQ+ inclusive stories that weave diversity seamlessly into fantasy worlds. When not spinning a yarn, they can be found fostering kittens and raising their rescue dog, who looks suspiciously like a hellhound.
Jake Hoskinson (he/him)
Jake played Wingthe for the first 13 episodes of Bad Heroes. He’s an aspiring author of fantasy fiction and can often be found juggling his many passions, including hiking, photography, video gaming, medieval combat sports, Celtic music, driving people around, and reading whatever he can get his hands on. Jake left the show near the end of 2019 to focus on being a first-time father.
Character portraits illustrated by Rachel Denton.
Our theme song is “Solve the Damn Mystery” by Jesse Spillane.
Other art and music used in the show is credited in the episodes in which they appear.
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