Postponed from last week due to certain technical hitches, this Sunday it's the turn of Kirill's love interest, legal owner and unintended rescuer, Nikolai Lunen.
Niko is a 29-year-old engineer, mechanic and alchemist with an affable, if somewhat solitary demeanour. He lived alone in a small manor in an upmarket part of the city until Kirill came to live with him, and makes a living by working on constructing mechanical and alchemical commissions.
He enjoys reading, working and music (sometimes both at the same time), and enjoys taking care of Kirill. He dislikes the practice of slavery and isn't quite sure how he ended up with one, although suspects a soft heart is a bad thing to take to an auction.