Lawrence was the youngest of five siblings--he had three older sisters and an older brother. The sister closest to him in age, Hyacinth, was condemned to death by the Order when Lawrence was eight years old: she had opened ways using her growing gift, which was prohibited by the Order, although Hyacinth had been unaware of this at the time. Hyacinth escaped to another world, but Lawrence entered the Order with reason to be skeptical of its ability to make good judgments. The older two of his sisters, Harriet and Circe, died after what Phoenix did to them during his early experiments. His older brother, Daniel, later died while on mission for the Order. His parents, Albert and Gertrude Smith, died of grief after the loss of four of their children. Lawrence entered adulthood alone in the world, except for his best friend, Rupert Greeves.
He is blond with blue eyes.
|Protagonists||Alan Livingstone • Antigone Smith • Arachne • Cyrus Smith • Daniel Smith • Dennis • Diana Boone • George • Gunner • Horace • Jax • Jeb • John Smith • Katie Smith • Lawrence Smith • Mrs. Eldridge • Niffy • Nolan • Robert Boone • Rupert Greeves • Silas • William Skelton|
|Antagonists||Anann • Babd Catha • Cecil Rhodes • Dr. Phoenix • Maxi • Radu Bey • Tamerlane • Vlad II • Vlad III • Vlad IV|
|Neutral||Ben Sterling • Gilgamesh|