Chase Turnleaf is a student at the Ever After School. His father is Jack the Giant slayer, and his mother, Lady Aspenwind, is full Fey, which makes him half Fey and half human. Halflings age depending on the parent they live with, so Chase's actual age is unknown. His mother liked to keep him at the age 5. His half brother, Cal, was murdered by the Snow Queen at the beginning of the war. Ever since he was a child he has lived at Ever After School with his dad. He does live with his dad, but most of the time Jack is away from EAS. For the first few years of his life he lived with the Fey, so he is a very skilled swordsman due to the strict training with the "Iron Hemlock" method of punishment. One of his best friends is (Aurora) Rory Landon. His other best friends are Lena LaMarelle and Ben Taylor. When he was born, he was gifted with a extremely amazing voice, graceful movements, and curly blond hair during his christening (a Fey tradition). He has orange wings.
Chase Turnleaf is tall for his apparent age, with curly dirty blonde hair and green eyes. In the book of Sorcery and Snow, Rory thinks that Chase's eyes are even greener up close. When Rory and Chase met, Rory had said that Chase has a dimple in his left cheek and a smile that takes up almost all of his face.
Chase is very full of himself, smug, confident, and mischievous at first, which makes him and Rory somewhat enemies in the beginning of the first book. Later on, he turns out to be kinder than he seemed. Rory discovers this when they are climbing up the beanstalk to reach the giant's house for Lena's Tale. He still has his old characteristics, but has become nicer to Rory and Lena. He is one of the best and one of the most experienced fighters at EAS, so he is chosen to go on many questing Tales. He would die for any of his friends, but that won't stop him from constantly arguing with them.
Chase's tale is Sleeping Beauty. It was triggered by The Snow Queen. His tale started when he was on a mission with George, Ben, and Kyle. The Snow Queen cast a sleeping spell on Chase when he was in Glass Mountain. Lena, Rory, Adelaide, and Kyle were sent as companions to go rescue Chase from the tower. They went through several obstacle courses to get to Chase at the top of the tower. When they got the the top of the tower Adelaide attempted to break the enchantment by kissing him but failed. Lena told Rory to kiss him and Rory hesitated but then eventually kissed him. At first, Chase didn't wake up and Rory thought the kiss didn't work but then Chase woke up.
His second tale was Jack the Giant Killer, which he received in the war against the Snow Queen, when he was slaying many of the pillars, including Jimmy Searcaster, Likon, Ori'an, and Ripper (the Big Bad Wolf).
Chase has been a companion for many other tales.
Relationships (This has some spoilers about the lastest book)Edit
Rory Landon - (best friend/possible love interest) At first, Chase and Rory are enemies, since he and Adelaide had tricked her into seeing Iron Hans and scared her with the Wall of Failed Tales. But as the story in the first book progresses, Rory, Chase, and Lena become good friends. Rory was very worried about Chase when he got bitten by a baby dragon. However, it is hinted very strongly that Chase has romantic feelings towards Rory which takes her a long time to understand. Chase has a crush on Rory and kissed her in the last book.
-see Chase and Rory
Lena LaMarelle - (best friend) Lena and Chase were at first not very fond of each other. But after Lena invited him on her Tale, they became better friends. They are now part of the newest Triumvirate together.
Cal - (brother/ role model) Cal is Chase's older brother, now deceased. Cal was full Fey. Cal was murdered by the Snow Queen along with his betrothed Princess Dyani in a miscalulated effort to ensure that the Fey would stay out of the war. The Fey instead sided with the Characters in the war and helped the characters win. Chase thought of Cal as his rolemodel.
Adelaide- (possible enemy/ex-girlfriend) Chase and Adelaide were friends in book one but soon were drifting farther apart when Chase started spending more time with Rory. Chase and Adelaide tricked Rory into thinking they were Iron Hans. Adelaide was shown to still have feelings towards Chase when she used wishing coins to make Chase her boyfriend and be with her when she wants him to in Book 4. But, Chase has no recollection of dating Adelaide and still has feelings for Rory.
-Chase's hair on all the books aren't shown curly
-On the book covers Chase's eyes are shown as blue although Rory describes them as incredibly green when they are dancing at the Fey pavilion.
-Rory and Lena threw Chase his first normal birthday party, something he never had due to the Fey's differing traditions and Jack's absent parenting.
-Chase is shown to want to be like his father by copying him.