Aileana Ashlan: He is a fraud in every way.
Bastien Arx: To shoulder burdens no one can see, suffer knowledge no one can share, sacrifice everything for people one will never meet and face doubts and recriminations from the very souls one strives to save... I am no longer entrusted with his care, but I feel kinship with him even so. He is the loneliest man I have ever met.
Addison Brandivere: He’s like a father or an older brother to me, half the time I want to slap him, the other half I want to hug him, but I’ll always be grateful to him that he got me such nice stuff .. and that he didn’t have me executed.
Shayne Barca: The Keeper? Well, he's a man with a lot of pressures on him. A lot of expectations. I think he could use some help working out some of his tensions.
Eleanor Caprios: He's hot and cold and you don't want to be on his bad side, but he's my brother and I love him regardless.
Philomena Caprios: To be loved by the Keeper is akin to loving a hurricane. It is exciting, consuming and breathtaking, and can wound you to the very core if not treated with respect and caution. I wouldn't change a thing about my own relationship with him. He is an amazingly strong Keeper, and has the potential to be a truly great Emperor once he accepts his humanity again.
Ellie Clapton: I know some people are afraid of the Keeper. Others don't care so much, as long as they don't have to deal with His Majesty directly. Oh, if only they knew! Well, he may have his bad days (Who doesn't?) but that doesn't mean he's not one of the nicest people in the Empire, with a great sense of humor. If he allows you close enough to see.
Dorian Claremont: He may not always be right -- heck, he's often wrong -- but he's the Emperor so we have to do what he says.
Timothy Crestwood: He acts and speaks without thinking and doesn't always put the Empire first. He makes requests that he thinks are clear and yet can be interpreted many different ways. Many people cut him slack because he's the Keeper: I just think he's spoiled, unintelligent and irrational. Megalomaniac might be the gentlest term I could apply.
Raziel Devonshire: Have you ever -really- looked deep into the Keeper's eyes when he's controlling the currents? It's as if he's possessed. He's an enigma, Rourke. A man you can trust and have faith in one moment pursuing the good of the People and Empire for all it's worth, and in the next the most dangerous man you'll ever come across.
Cynara Dhaval: It is.... difficult to reconcile the things I know with what I see. In all the world there is no one I fear or worry over more.
Phaedrus Forester: He is my oldest friend, and I would sooner rend the sky or stride into the Portal at his request than inflict misery upon him.
Phoebe Forester: Rourke Caprios? He's the Keeper of the Isles, the Champion of Providence, and Emperor of the Gateway Isles. Keep in mind that he's also my brother-in-law. We're a close family.
Eamonn Kilgannon: Are you serious with this question? Open my mouth and give him an excuse to depose me? Not a chance. No, it wouldn't matter what I said. He'd find something to dislike in it regardless, I'm sure. You know what, don't tell him I said that, either. Just to be safe.
Ysora Kilgannon: While I may miss the easy laughter that was quick on his lips when I first met him, I think that perhaps it has matured to a subtler amusement at the world around him, and recognition of the dark moments that are far too common. He hears so many voices that sometimes it is difficult to recognize his - but there are moments of burning urgency and clarity that can inspire a change of currents in people's lives, for better or worse, and not solely in the seas. He is our Protector - and most days, I thank Providence for it. It's a rare day when the thought becomes Providence save us all.
Nicholas Labrec: Never did meet a grander fella. It's always like that with them super powerful sorts. Feed 'em a drink they like and they'll have yer children. Proud to call 'im my friend and hope he feels likewise.
Isolde Lieberman: The Keeper is a man who knows how to please an Empire.
Briony Marchora: Petulant, demanding, petty, over-concerned with duty and obtuse; this Keeper personifies what nobility is about, good and bad. To speak against him is both blasphemy and treason. How can a man truly live when he has so much weight on his shoulders? I think he needs a good smoke of Draughtian weed, and to lay in the spring grass and take a tumble or twelve. That's the best medicine at all for a broken heart. This man's been dying of heartbreak since I have had the pleasure of meeting him. And avoiding him.
Imani Paggion: He is my Keeper, my Emperor, and never will I set a poor word against my most sovereign Lord. It is both honor and privilege to call oneself but His lowly but loyal servant, and such shall I always be.
Helena Soranus: He is a man both blessed and burdened in ways we cannot imagine, but as Providence places our lives and safety in his hands, so too must we place our trust in him. I am proud to serve him and while I do not always agree with him, I see potential in him to be a great Emperor. I pray that I live to see that day.
Ravelle Soranus: He needs to be saved at all costs. All of those waiting to loose their sword from their sheath to do so are about as useful as bookends in a fire. The pages are curling from the heat already; once the inspiration within is destroyed, we will be looking at the ashes of an empire.
Joseph Starling: The Keeper is my leige it is my honor and duty to serve him as best I can, the man is a compassionate soul, one I've had the pleasure in watching grow as a squire to an Emperor his father would be proud of and a family man that cares greatly for those under his watch.
River West: Sort of a peach, actually - who knew, right? - though I think he's got a little bit of devil in him, too.
Xylinka: Redefining power.
Vaia Wendt-Ortus: ...Ass.