Amos joined the Vigilants, not out of any sense of duty to community or Kolrehs, but because that's what the Crows do. His older sister Laybeth is a Vigilant, and his mother Trisa was a Vigilant who died heroically in the line of duty when he was young. His father Liam (who took his wife's name upon marriage) is a baker who did most of the child-raising. His grandfather Eli is a retired Vigilant who lives with Liam, Amos, and Laybeth.
Amos wants to be a credit to his family, but isn't happy with how hard-nosed the Vigilants can be. He often finds himself empathizing with the criminals he is supposed to bring to justice, and feels drawn towards The Solari.
Amos is kind of the "team mom" and would rather de-escalate than use violence. Bit of a bleeding heart/social worker type. Interested in going beyond simply enforcing the law and wants to look at the underlying causes of crime.
Meriel has traveled from town to town as a street magician, performing card tricks and minor feats of illusion—not with actual magic, but with sleight of hand and misdirection. She was working as a performer for the Gilded Stage until Ragor got her a job as an agent of the Vigilants.
Oak has lived most of his life far from Sentra, enjoying the simple ratfolk life with the rest of his village. After a rare disease outbreak, a family shaman has sent him on a quest to find the medicine that will save the village. He knows little more than that it can be found somewhere in the shady underworld of the city, so he has spent his time in Sentra working on making connections among the less reputable element of the city.
Ren has been raised on stories of his family in the Imperial Watch enough that he wants to be the kind hero his Great Grandfather was. He was able to use his great grandfather’s name to actually get into the Watch, but quickly felt disheartened. No one seemed to really care about justice like his great grandfather. Add to this the mocking that he often receives being a mix of two "lesser" races, and Ren quit the Watch. He probably would have happily joined the Vigilants except he has been many stories from the Watch and his family that do not paint them in a good light. Now that he is no longer with the Watch, Ren tries to work as a kind of vigilante in the poorer districts like the Warrens, hoping the Watch will notice his good work and ask him to come back.
Ren has been sheltered by his family's above average status and shaped by their stories which makes him a little naïve on how things work in the real world. He also tends to be a little clumsy (He tends to break cobblestones when dropping his mace.) Despite his size and appearance he is absolute rubbish at intimidation and persuasion. Still, he is driven in the pursuit of justice, and is more than okay with bending the rules to see it done. He considers himself heroic, aiding those that need it and helping them find justice too. Despite being actually less than half elvish, he tends to take after that side of his family in his looks. He is tall with long lanky hair and skinny for someone of orc blood, although still well muscled. He could possibly be considered attractive if one also liked green skin and prominent canine teeth.