This is Tiercel. He is a guy, yes. (Although teased mercilessly by both his friends and enemies for looking like a girl.) He lives in a fantasy world, invented my me, in fact, in a country called Brezoa. His family are Sykim, which are basically knights or lesser nobles, a relatively poor branch of a very exhalted house, the Theguas (hammer sigil). His father supervises the breaking of fighting wyverns and intrigues a bit down south in the capital city. Tiercel goes to a school in the middle of the northern deserts and gets beat up.