Kaiden is just an old D&D character of mine, and while he's changed a few times the name has stuck. Rune the Raven is my newer and main sona. It took me a while to come up with the name so it has an appropriately long story to match it. He came about after I finished reading Terry Pratchet's Soul Music (no plot spoilers ahead but I do spoil two of the better jokes) in which Rat Death has a raven who serves as his mount and interpreter. He was originally a wizard's familiar (the wizard named him Quoth and the raven hated the name because its a terrible pun. I am inclined to agree with this, so that is why I've not named my raven quoth) and part of his story was that he was now quite magical after being exposed to magic from the university. So I decided to name him after one of the other side characters from the university (technically two since I also drew inspiration from The Dean's "Born to Rune" jacket) the Lecturer in Recent Runes. So there you have my super tangential name origin.