The Hero (or Heroine) is a mortal cursed with Shalius' damnation, usually related to the Winterleaf Family by blood or marriage. They are usually far more powerful than standard mortals. They also are naturally attuned to Nierma and The Blades of Power.
- Typhus Winterleaf, Hero of Snows. Born at the climax of the 800 Year War, this hero used the Blade of Valor to slay Acrillico and seal Shalius into the Void, temporarily.
- Tiberius Winterleaf, Hero of Seas. Sent away by Typhus to protect him, Tiberius found the Council of Redhoods and put an end to their tyranny at sea, and killed Teuthis the Kraken to brighten the Darkwater Sea. It ended with his death.
- Titus Winterleaf, Hero of Autumn. Adopted by the King of Briskwind, Titus rebuilt the Blade of Valor, and slew Dhavato with it. He also held back Caron's Invasion. It ended with his death.
- Taliesan Winterleaf, Hero of Hell.
- Bronwen Winterleaf, Heroine of War.
- Thaddeus Winterleaf, the Assassin.
- Tarquin Winterleaf, the Gladiator.
- Johntar Winterleaf, the Last Hero.
- Aluxes Larson, the Binder of Shayrat.