Niles Calder is a pseudonym of Joseph “Toby” Tobias Darke, a retired Senior Field Officer who is now Curator-in-Chief of the Vaults Minor. They are an Adept rated Dramaturge, Wizard rated Benedanti and is recognised as a Paragon when wielding the Caledbullic sword Caledmae’r, to which they are bonded. They have a savant ability with creating resolute threshold wards.
Niles Calder and Joseph Darke are both the same person. With two separate backgrounds. One was a junior field officer sent undercover in Oxford to expose a secret death cult within Kebel College. The other may have been their cover identity. Due to an Edit while they were undercover they two identities became confused and distinct individuals from one another. Later the multiversal singularity resulted in another eleven alternate versions of them being stranded within the department’s jurisdiction.
A dozen of those died during the Covent Garden Hellmouth but due to the nature of the emergency all thirteen identities were saved. Unfortunately there is but one body for them to occupy.
Tara “Mina” Lombard has gone on record that she had a relationship during with Niles during their time in Oxford. Which ended after they drifted apart.
Prior to being invalided in the Covent Garden Hellmouth their codenames were “Toby Jug”
They have also had the codenames “Jadawin”, “Caled’dwr”, “Number None”, and “The Chief”.
They are married to their wife Katherine “Cutty” Darke.