Laufey, king of frost giants, and reigning sovereign of Jötunheim. Siring Loki, he deceived Fárbauti in telling her that their firstborn did not survive, and kept Loki from her -- raising him as the runt he saw him to be. Quick to the use of the back of his hand, he viewed Loki as a mistake, for a king's firstborn was to his his heir, and where Loki stood before him, he saw only disappointment and shame in his small stature and wiry limbs. Laufey boasts a fearsome status as a warrior, unparalleled in his cruelty, and curiously quick-witted for one of his kind. Having forsaken Loki during the final battle for Jötunheim and the Casket of Unending Winters, he was relieved to be without the runt, and later sired two more sons by Fárbauti -- Helblindi and Byleistr. Helblindi stands to inherit the throne, and is much the son that Loki never could be.
Queen of giants and the Frost, alike, Fárbauti rules over Jötunheim at Laufey's side. Known across the nine realms for her beauty and her charms, Fárbauti is hardly just a lovely face. She knows the taste of blood, and the kindness in her heart is reserved exclusively for her children. Having lived the better part of Loki's life unaware to his vitality, she has only just met her firstborn son -- and carries with her only memories of his birth, which took place in the midst of the war for the Casket. Loki remembers her only as a ghost, floating about the halls of Laufey's palace, nameless and lovely -- unapproachable. It is often that Loki dreams of his childhood on Jötunheim, of the back of Laufey's hand and the taste of blood in his mouth, but sometimes he is visited by her image, dancing among pine trees and smelling of winter.
Raised as a mere friend to Loki and Thor, Balder is, indeed, a true Odinson. Given to a widower farmer for adoption after his birth, because of the prophecy of his death and the role it played in Ragnarok, he happened upon Loki and Thor by chance one day, and held fast as a friend ever since. Ever was Loki his idol -- making him the one person in Asgard to completely overlook Loki's heritage and trickery in almost all circumstances. Balder offered a brotherhood that was, in many ways much the same as Thor's. However, after his adoptive father was slain by frost giants, he was adopted by the court of Asgard, and soon lost that humbleness that made him so amiable and kind towards the lesser-loved Odinson. Consumed in vanity, Balder soon responded to Loki with nothing short of utter disregard -- shrugging shoulders and shooing hands. His betrayal took place the day of Loki's shaming with the awl and twine, and from that moment until Loki pressed a mistletoe knife against Balder's mouth according to his request, they were enemies based off of Loki's grudge. Proceeding what seemed to be endless trials, the two of them have grown past a sense of brotherhood and have adopted one another as lovers.
Thor, the eldest Odinson and chosen hair to the throne of Asgard, is known as the Son of Asgard, The God of the Storm, and The Thunderer, among other names. Wielding the fabled hammer Mjolnir, there are none whose strength can overcome his own, and he is renowned across the nine realms for his warrior's prowess and famed adventures. In the wake of Ragnarok, Thor was the lone survivor of the Norse gods, and so he endeavored to resurrect his kinsmen through power of the Odinforce imbued unto him upon the death of Odin Allfather during the battle of Ragnarok. Due to his resurrections, Asgard was placed upon Midgard, hovering over farmlands in the outskirts of Broxton, Oklahoma. Ever since boyhood Loki has had profound jealousy for Thor -- and firmly believes to this day that he was brought into the house of Odin for one purpose, and one purpose alone: to provide a backdrop of black against which Thor could shine.
Odin Allfather, God of Gods Discovering Loki at the end of the war for the Casket of Unending Winters, Odin gathered the runted jötun child and resolved to adopt him as one of his own sons -- for the dwarfed giant had been forsaken upon the steps of his own refuge. Taking Loki back to Asgard, the Allfather told his son, "His name be Loki, Thor... The way I treat him as a son, you shall treat him as a brother." However, throughout the years, Odin proved to have a much different motive at work -- or, at least through the eyes of his newest child. In every area that Odin sought to praise Thor, he found inadequacy in Loki. In Loki's every failure, he found three more. Yet, he ever promised Loki love, shelter, kindness, and never, ever struck him as Laufey had -- and so Loki grew to love him as a son might truly love his father, and it was through this love that Loki was destroyed. His interminable disappointments whittled him away, from the inside out, and turned his sonly affection into rage and hatred, for he did not truly belong anywhere.
Once a mortal, Sigyn was engaged to be married to her beloved upon Midgard. Every morning she would pick the plums from the tree just outside her home, and it was upon one of those cold mornings that Loki's gaze happened upon her. She was gangly and thin, like him, with golden hair and bright eyes, and he thought her to be the most beautiful woman he had seen, apart from the lady Sif. And so, with careful guile, he went about watching her. Tiptoeing into her home in the night in the form of a flea or a wasp, he would watch her and covet her -- but, it was not long before he came to know that she was betrothed. In a fit of rage, Loki slew her husband-to-be, and hid his body in his humble home. Opportunity struck him then, and he took the form of her beloved and wed her in his place, revealing his true identity only after the ceremony, and only after she was made his rightful wife. Odin, seeing this trickery and treachery, offered to annul her binding to him, but she refused in favor of her duty and honor, and was thus made Aesir -- the Goddess of Fidelity and Constancy. Some half-century passed, and Loki disappeared, fleeing from the Aesir for his crime of slaying Balder, and upon his return, Sigyn cared for him as no other. It was however, short-lived, for each day that he spent with her, it became clearer that her love had become madness -- and he had become her villain. Casting her out of Asgard in informal divorce, Loki stripped her of her godhood, but, to this day, saves the pillows that she used, so that he might keep some trace of her in their scent.