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Ruhn Danaan is the Crown Prince of the Valbaran Fae and half-brother to Bryce Quinlan.


Early Life

Not much about Ruhn's early life has been revealed yet.

He visited the Oracle at age 13, who revealed to him that the royal bloodline would end with him. This was a fact that he never told anyone; instead, he lied to his father and claimed the Oracle had said he would be a fair and just king.

Sometime afterward, he, Tristan Flynn, and Declan Emmet went through their Ordeals together, during which Ruhn ended up in a cave and drew his sword - the Starsword - out of a rock. This was how he found out that he was the Chosen One. Not long after their Ordeals, Flynn anchored Ruhn during his plunge.

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Physical Description

Ruhn has several piercings: a silver hoop through his lower lip and a line of rings in one arched ear. His hair is raven-black and falls to his waist, save for one shaved side. He wears sleeves of tattoos on his arms and is overall handsome and very muscular.

Powers & Abilities

Ruhn is both a starborn (from his father's line) and an avallen (from his mother's line) Fae, which means he can command light to his will on the former and control shadows from the latter. Although he can only use starborn magic with effort as he only possesses a drop of the power that was granted to his ancestors.

  • Fae physiology: As one of the Fae, Ruhn has enhanced senses and physical abilities, including a sense of smell much stronger than that of humans. It was mentioned that he was strong enough to break a number of Hunt's ribs during a fight despite his angelic physiology, and was able to dent the hood of a car with just his fist before it could hit him. He also heals from injuries much faster than a regular human.
  • Telepathy: He is a telepath meaning he can communicate with people via their minds, also called mind-speaking. However, he can't read their thoughts. This ability was passed down through his mother's line.
  • Avallen Magic: Through his mother's line, Ruhn has the ability to manipulate shadows. This includes summoning and walking through them, and cloaking himself and others in darkness.
  • Starborn Magic: Through his father's line, Ruhn inherited the abilities of Starborn from his ancestor, Prince Pelian. Unlike his sister Bryce who has access to the full potential of this power, Ruhn only has access to a fraction of the Starborn magic and often requires effort to produce light.


Tristan Flynn

Ruhn and Flynn live together and are often throwing parties, getting drunk, and high. They work together at the Aux.

Declan Emmet

Declan and Ruhn are close friends who are often seen around each other. They also serve together in the Aux.

Bryce Quinlan

After Bryce fell out with their father, Ruhn and Bryce maintained a relationship until she was sixteen, at which point they had a big argument where Ruhn insulted her. Bryce stopped speaking to Ruhn afterward, ignoring his various attempts to apologize. However, Ruhn still watched over Bryce and made sure she was safe. They later fixed their relationship, with Bryce forgiving him.