This is a round-up of the main characters from my fantasy story, which I am tentatively titling "The Staff of Serpents". The story takes place in a fictional, mythic age of heroes, monsters, and magic, with the main conflict pitting the empires of ancient Egypt and China against each other. Our protagonist is the Egyptian princess Nefrusheri, who must retrieve her people's sacred Staff of Serpents before the vengeful Chinese Emperor Bao Yen can use it to summon a weapon of mass destruction. Joining her will be her rambunctious brother Amset and the nerdy Greek inventor Isokrates. Can they pry the Staff out of Bao Yen's clutches before it's too late?