Claidi was raised as a slave in the House, she left with Nemian when his hot air balloon crashed. They crossed the Waste together, and after having stayed with Argul's Hulta tribe for a time, they reached Nemian's home, called the Wolf Tower.
Prince Nemian is a prince whose hot air balloon was shot down by the House Guards. He takes Claidi back with him to the Wolf Tower.
Argul is the leader of the Hulta tribe Claidi and Nemian stay with on their way to the Wolf Tower.