About the Creator | Acknowledgement | the Story | the Cast | the World

the Creator

Kelly is a comics creator, illustrator, and dragon dancer based in Australia. She enjoys baking for others, looking at dogs, and spends much of her free time thinking about the tricky situations the Vainglorious cast find themselves in.

Work contact: kellysketches@gmail.com
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Acknowledgement of Country

Vainglorious is a comic being created on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. I pay respects to their Elders, both past and present, and acknowledge them as the Traditional Custodians of this land. Sovereignty was never ceded.

the Story

When the small dragon Rei decides to challenge his Queen for the throne, he does not expect to get exiled and cursed into human form. Little by little, Rei searches for a cure in the big world outside his nest - making friends, adventures, and headaches along the way.

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the Cast

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Main Cast (spoilers up to Chapter 7!)



Rei | Dragon | He/him
A dragon who thinks he's more important than he actually is. He challenged his Queen for the throne and got himself exiled and cursed into human form. All in all, just another Tuesday for Rei.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 01
Likes: Sunlight; Attention
Dislikes: Walking on two feet
Hammer | Human | He/him
A bean farmer who ran away from home and responsibilities. Rei quite literally fell into his life, and Hammer has not known peace since then.

First Appearance: Chapter 2: 02
Likes: Recognition; Baked goods
Dislikes: Working


Von | Dragon Elf | They/Them
A dragon enthusiast who's been dreaming of the day they would meet a dragon. Once they met Rei, it was impossible for Von to not follow Rei on his adventures.

First Appearance: Chapter 4: 22
Likes: Dragons; Studying
Dislikes: Long sleeve shirts and jackets


Rei | Dragon | He/him
A dragon who thinks he's more important than he actually is. He challenged his Queen for the throne and got himself exiled and cursed into human form. All in all, just another Tuesday for Rei.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 01
Likes: Sunlight; Attention
Dislikes: Walking on two feet




Hammer | Human | He/him
A bean farmer who ran away from home and responsibilities. Rei quite literally fell into his life, and Hammer has not known peace since then.

First Appearance: Chapter 2: 02
Likes: Recognition; Baked goods
Dislikes: Working




Von | Dragon Elf | They/Them
A dragon enthusiast who's been dreaming of the day they would meet a dragon. Once they met Rei, it was impossible for Von to not follow Rei on his adventures.

First Appearance: Chapter 4: 22
Likes: Dragons; Studying
Dislikes: Long sleeve shirts and jackets



Rei's Nest ( Chapter 1 )



The Queen | Dragon | She/her
Highest ranking and one of the oldest dragons in the nest. Enjoys comfort and safety.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 11
Ygremm | Dragon | They/them
Rei's assigned guardian. They are looking forward to when their mandatory guardianship is over.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 01
Eynpar | Dragon | She/her  
Friend of Ygremm's. The cool aunt. Loves to sleep.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 01
The Queen | Dragon | She/her
Highest ranking and one of the oldest dragons in the nest. Enjoys comfort and safety.
First Appearance: Chapter 1: 11
Ygremm | Dragon | They/them
Rei's assigned guardian. They are looking forward to when their mandatory guardianship is over.
First Appearance: Chapter 1: 01
Eynpar | Dragon | She/her  
Friend of Ygremm's. The cool aunt. Loves to sleep.
First Appearance: Chapter 1: 01
Green Valley (Chapter 5)


Onbo | Dragon Elf | They/them
Von's long-suffering older sibling. A hunter and lover of good fashion.

First Appearance: Chapter 4: 20
Ava | Dragon Elf | They/them
Onbo's hunting partner and friend. Arm wrestling champion within their friend group.

First Appearance: Chapter 4: 20
Elder Mibe | Dragon Elf | They/them
One of the elders in the region of Green Valley. Very proud of their people and culture.

First Appearance: Chapter 5: 08
Mage Irka | Dragon Elf | She/her
Admired for her thoroughness and dedication, Irka is considered one of the best mages in the Valley's history. She works as a lecturer in Green Valley's schools and once taught Von.

First Appearance: Chapter 5: 25
Onbo | Dragon Elf | They/them
Von's long-suffering older sibling. A hunter and lover of good fashion.
First Appearance: Chapter 4: 20
Ava | Dragon Elf | They/them
Onbo's hunting partner and friend. Arm wrestling champion within their friend group.
First Appearance: Chapter 4: 20
Elder Mibe | Dragon Elf | They/them
One of the elders in the region of Green Valley. Very proud of their people and culture.
First Appearance: Chapter 5: 08
Mage Irka | Dragon Elf | She/her
Admired for her thoroughness and dedication, Irka is considered one of the best mages in the Valley's history. She works as a lecturer in Green Valley's schools and once taught Von.
First Appearance: Chapter 5: 25

Athalier ( Chapter 9 )



Princess Pyritha | Human | She/her
Crown Princess of Athalier. Eagerly anticipating the day she takes over the throne. She has little time for anyone but herself.

First Appearance: Chapter 9: 23
Ereva | Human | She/her
The Princess' primary Knight and general supervisor of the Princess' personal attendants.

First Appearance: Chapter 9: 24
Mercury | Human | He/him
A thief who seems to know everything about everyone, and is even more curious about those he doesn't know.

First Appearance: Chapter 9: 18
Baslo | Human | He/him
A friend and long time collaborator of Mage Irka's and an accomplished mage himself. Interested in helping break Rei's curse.

First Appearance: Chapter 10: 08
Princess Pyritha | Human | She/her
Crown Princess of Athalier. Eagerly anticipating the day she takes over the throne. She has little time for anyone but herself.

First Appearance: Chapter 9: 23
Ereva | Human | She/her
The Princess' primary Knight and general supervisor of the Princess' personal attendants.

First Appearance: Chapter 9: 24
Mercury | Human | He/him
A thief who seems to know everything about everyone, and is even more curious about those he doesn't know.

First Appearance: Chapter 9: 18
Baslo | Human | He/him
A friend and long time collaborator of Mage Irka's and an accomplished mage himself. Interested in helping break Rei's curse.

First Appearance: Chapter 10: 08


Background Characters
Chapter 1

Queen's Servants
They are constantly shapeshifted into the one uniformed appearance: gold, wingless, and with twisted horns facing forward.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 11
Executives
Oversee large groups of dragons and identified by gold bands around their horns and bodies. Only outranked by the Queen and her advisors.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 07
Palace Guards
Work in pairs. Rei's antics are the most exciting things to happen to them on any given day.

First Appearance: Chapter 1: 05
Queen's Servants
Queen's Servants
They are constantly shapeshifted into the one uniformed appearance: gold, wingless, and with twisted horns facing forward.
First Appearance: Chapter 1: 11
Executives
Oversee large groups of dragons and identified by gold bands around their horns and bodies. Only outranked by the Queen and her advisors.
First Appearance: Chapter 1: 07
Palace Guards
Work in pairs. Rei's antics are the most exciting things to happen to them on any given day.
First Appearance: Chapter 1: 05
Chapter 3

Dragon Hunters
Humans that capitalize on the general public's fear of dragons and the high demand for dragon made goods. Named hunters include Daria and Tam.

First Appearance: Chapter 3: 02
Bounty Hunters
Humans and Elves that travel where profit takes them.

First Appearance: Chapter 3: 16
Dusty (left; he/him) and Sandy (right; she/her)
Cattle ranchers that were lovingly named by a reader here . These two have many tall tales to tell.

First Appearance: Chapter 3: 12
Dragon Hunters
Humans that capitalize on the general public's fear of dragons and the high demand for dragon made goods. Named hunters include Daria and Tam.
First Appearance: Chapter 3: 02
Bounty Hunters
Humans and Elves that travel where profit takes them.
First Appearance: Chapter 3: 16
Dusty (left; he/him) and Sandy (right; she/her)
Cattle ranchers that were lovingly named by a reader here . These two have many tall tales to tell.
First Appearance: Chapter 3: 12
Chapter 5

Friends of Ava, Onbo, and Von
Accomplices, enablers, and saboteurs to everything Von, Onbo, and Ava get up to. They all love each other dearly.

First Appearance: All over Chapter 5!
Friends of Ava, Onbo, and Von
Accomplices, enablers, and saboteurs to everything Von, Onbo, and Ava get up to. They all love each other dearly.
First Appearance: All over Chapter 5!
Chapter 10 - Present

The Roelle Household
Allies of Mercury who have recently welcomed the Main Trio under their roof. The residents of the house change periodically but core members remain over time.

First Appearance: Chapter 10: 22
The King
The widowed King of Athalier. He is ill and not expected to live much longer.

First Appearance: Chapter 11: 10

The Roelle Household
Allies of Mercury who have recently welcomed the Main Trio under their roof. The residents of the house change periodically but core members remain over time.

First Appearance: Chapter 10: 22
The King
The widowed King of Athalier. He is ill and not expected to live much longer.

First Appearance: Chapter 11: 10

the World

Current Location: Kingdom of Athalier, Canyon Continent

Jump to a location: Rei's nest | Hammer's Town | Trading Town | Whispering Woods | Green Valley