Raydan, a character in "The Crown and the Flame" series, is a spy-master of The Gilded City, Aurelia. He is first seen in Book 1, Chapter 7.


Raydan has brown eyes, long black hair and a moustache. He wears dark grey and gold flowing robes. He also has three scars on his chest and two on his right arm


Raydan is a skilled spy, who, while he's working, only lets people see him if he wishes to be seen. He is shown to be mysterious, but as he becomes closer to Kenna, he opens up more. He is very charming and charismatic, also seems rather kind sometimes.


Kenna Rys

Kenna is a close friend of Raydan, and, if the user chooses, a love interest. It is implied that Raydan has a crush on Kenna throughout the books, he presents Kenna with flowers when they secretly meet in the garden. Kenna can choose to spend the night with him at the end of Book 2 and Book 3 before the final battles. He tires to cover up his feelings for Kenna, most likely to protect her. Kenna can also choose to marry Raydan. If so, he will appear as her husband in the epilogue.

Annelyse Adair

Raydan officially works for Annelyse when he's introduced. He keeps track of what's happening in Aurelia and reports back to her. They are close friends.


Adder is Raydan's sister. Before the series began, they had a falling out that caused him to leave Lykos, but they made up in Book 2.

Empress Azura

It is implied that Azura has a thing for Raydan. In Book 3, Chapter 10, depending on the player's decision, the player can choose to unlock a diamond scene featuring a romantic rendezvous with Azura in the gardens of Fydoria. She also kisses him after he saves Lia from stormholt soldiers in Book 3, Chapter 11.

Val Greaves

Val appears to not like or trust him at first but it is shown in Book 3 that Val actually cares for Raydan when she jumps in front of him to protect him from Azura's lightning bolt during the final battle. She was also very affected from his supposed betrayal in Book 3, Chapter 7.


Lia meets Raydan in Book 3, Chapter 10 when she visits him in his cell. She eventually soon grows to be quite fond of him after he engages her in a game called 'Sly Fox Sees'. In Book 3Chapter 11, she helps Raydan translate the Ancient Irithi in the Anti-Magic Book to help stop her mother. After Raydan saves her from the Stormholt soldiers, he gains her full trust. She offers to join Raydan at Stormholt. Should the player decide to spend diamonds to recruit her as an ally, she will accompany Raydan back to Stormholt and help Kenna test out the anti-magic spells in Chapter 13.

Aurynn Amanth

Aurynn is shown to have a crush for Raydan. She also invites Raydan to dance in the final chapter of Book 3 if Kenna does not choose him as her betrothed hinting that there might be a future romantic relationship between them.

Other Looks


  • The player gets a chance to play as him in Book 3.
  • He bears a resemblance to actor Avan Jogia.

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