A NPC (Non Player Character) are characters you'll meet in your travels throughout Aetherra, with whom you can interact with. Some examples are Merchants and Quest Givers. Some may simply impart knowledge and lore. Others may be necessary for you to complete an objective.
When viewing the world map:
A blue marker represents an NPC (from an Unbended supporter who purchased the 'Meeting' package)
A yellow or pink marker represents an NPC with a detailed biographic.
For a listing of all NPC's, please visit this page. Unbended NPC's
Clicking on any NPC name on that page will display detailed information about that individual.