Bunny is pretty much Castle Oress' mascot since he hangs out there so much! Of course, he hangs out with Umbra a lot, too... but Cel doesn't mind that, Bunny is a purely neutral party that everyone can count on! And he's cute! He's a weirdly reassuring presence considering he's just a weird mysterious rabbit with a :3 face.
Cel has... complicated feelings about Umbra. Umbra's Alliance has always been in direct opposition to the Castle Oress Alliance, but Cel knows that Umbra is actually a good person deep down. Heck, not even that deep down at all! Cel recognizes that in the end, Umbra is really just another person trapped in the system and has her own unique way of helping everyone cope. She wishes they didn't have to be enemies, but even during times of peace it's hard to trust her...
Umbra can't help but feel bad for Cel. She's not sure what happened that made Cel maintain some semblance of her pre-awakened self, but it's unfortunate that it caused her to end up in a position she clearly wasn't prepared for and would never want in the first place. As neutral as she tries to stay, it does pain her to constantly be the source of Cel's woes. She's far too gentle a being to be stuck in the Competition, but people like her are exactly why Umbra does what she does.
Dicro seems like a really nice guy, but Halyn's Alliance is so weird. It'd be a lot nicer if they were more on the Castle Oress side than the Umbra side, but they seem to prefer being on the darker side of neutral. Dicro's helped them out in a pinch at least once, though, and she figures she could probably trust him between Competitions... and he's cute but,
Mood. Big mood. Dicro can sympathize with Cel, being stuck needing to be a leader and have opinions when he'd rather just do his own thing and not have anyone relying on him. He feels bad for her, but having the alliance firmly on her side would make things awkward for a lot of their connections. He's not too sure he could ever bear to hurt or kill her, though. It'd be like kicking a puppy...
A technically neutral party who runs a Doll Shop. The Doll Shop Alliance is really more on the Castle Oress side of things, so Cel feels pretty comfortable around her and her associates. They've been dependable, but also the Doll Shop is just really cute!!! She wants dolls of everyone!!!!
Cel is a nice girl, which is unfortunate because the Test Reality shows no mercy toward her type. She's happy to aid the Castle Oress Alliance when needed and hopes that Cel will be able to hold on to who she really is. She's seen so many good people lose themselves to violence, and Cel doesn't deserve to be one of them.
A constant nuisance. Larya loves bugging Castle Oress in particular, constantly stealing various trinkets and annoying everyone on her way out. Who does she think she is?! She's not even part of the Competition! Why does she even keep showing up?!
Ah, Cel. People are so casual these days that it's always nice to have someone who actually complains when you break in! Larya just can't help but bug her and the rest of her goody-two-shoes alliance. It's just too easy!
Muri likes to pop up in Castle Oress now and then. The Test Reality and There are so closely connected that she might as well! It's a shame that she's not allowed to devour everyone there - quite difficult to resist since they're just walking bags of soul juice - but surely Cel could spare just a little nibble? Her soul must be ever so sweet...
Cel will never understand how such a little angel like Ara managed to end up in Umbra's Alliance, but she supposes Ara's just another sign that Umbra's a good person after all. Her existence always makes Cel hesitate to take any action against Umbra's Alliance, though. The last thing she wants to do is send people to storm the mansion and hear Ara was a casualty from it...
Ara thinks Cel is a really great and nice person! She'd love to hang out with her someday, and she really wants to get her strawberry sammich recipe! Unfortunately, they're on opposite sides and Ara understands why Cel has little interest in coming over even during times of peace. Nonetheless, Ara hopes the Competition won't break Cel, and that they'll get the chance to be friends someday.
Soleil is probably the top on Cel's list of people she wishes were in her alliance. Soleil always lights up the room and knows how to lead and get things done on top of that... she's essentially everything Cel wishes she could be.
Soleil is super interested in Cel; she's an amazing person who's trying so hard, and Soleil would love to be able to validate her efforts in some way! It's hard to be a soft person in a vicious world, but Soleil hates seeing Cel grow weaker with each new Competition. She's always nice to her when she gets the chance, but it's not like their alliances hang out together much considering Halyn's Alliance might as well be an offshoot of Umbra's...
The worst!!!!!!! The actual worst, ever!!!!!!!! Ignis is the bane of Cel's existence, second to Opine... you know what? Maybe not even second to Opine! At least Opine isn't personally killing her friends for fun! All Ignis ever does is set her house on fire, kill her friends, and torment anyone she expresses interest in... and then he laughs about it! He's, like, peak evil! Cel doesn't hate easily, but she doesn't see anything redeemable about him! Good thing he's locked away in some prison somewhere and can never get out or do anything to impact the outside world ever again, right? Right...? Right?!
Black has been a constant lifesaver for Cel, being a mainstay of the Castle Oress Alliance throughout the various Competitions. He's always been the wise words and calm voice she's needed to keep herself out of a breakdown, not to mention he's always pulled the weight of defending her and her fellow allies with his multitude of talents. Cel holds Black in high esteem and is always happy to see him around, though she knows no number of strawberry sammiches can truly express her gratitude.
Cel doesn't understand how anyone could be so cruel. Why would someone want to create life just to make them hurt each other? Why does death make her so happy? Why does messing with their minds and lives not bother her? Why can't she just let them be happy?
Though she knows Cel wouldn't think so, Cel is really the closest thing to an ally she has, isn't she? She plays her role well, her character develops nicely, and she's got a distaste for certain spoilsports. There's a reason Opine keeps casting her as someone important.
Orchid might be the absolute worst person she's ever had the misfortune of interacting with, and that's saying something considering she knows Ignis! Which makes matters worse, because he's promising a second Ignis! Wasn't the first one bad enough?!
Orchid almost feels bad for giving her such a hard time, given that her worst nightmares are about to come true. But she's just so easy to bully, you know? He really gets why 2gnis could never help himself now.