Partial answer: all solved but 18-Across
All of the clue answers are characters from Fire Emblem, a series of tactical role-playing games. (I've been heavily using this list to help find potential answers, though if it happened to be incomplete I wouldn't know.)
1 Rock-and-roller back in endless times past (-e)ROY<
2 -- FIRE EMBLEM
3 High espanol confused Frenchman ALPHONSE*
4 Awesome toll stopped early prince COR + RIN(-g) ("cor" is a britishism)
5 Page misunderstood Erik's son LEIF ("leaf")
6 A silicate mineral? I laugh back, silver-haired maiden! MICA+I+AH<
7 At first I knew eleven, liked one IKE (inits)
8 Frozen figure article irrelevant AN+NA
9 Literary priest sounds like an idiot CLAUDE ("clod")
10 Detective mixed in with anime type finds Israeli tribe EPHRAIM (indirect anag: PI + HAREM)
11 In burrow, antelope hides tree _ROWAN_
12 Main character? Mostly Kent woman MARTH(-a)
13 Donations without end, lord! ALM(-s)
14 Priestess disguised, excel, I can! _CELICA_
15 Hearing thievery he's rockin' ROBIN ("robbin'")?
16 Gird us, strange epic norseman! SIGURD*
17 One hundred...alternatively, one Trojan HECT+OR
18 Small name in northern roadside assistance for princess
There's an extra "in" in clue 1 that doesn't work in the cryptic reading.
Clues 3 and 10 are indirect anagrams, a type of construction where you synonymize words and then anagram them. These are widely considered to be a Very Bad Thing, because they're unfair to the solver due to the number of possibilities. Most publishers won't accept them, even the more lenient ones.
In clue 14, "disguised" doesn't apply grammatically to the text after it - you'd need "disguised by".
I don't understand how clue 15 works - looks like "rockin'" is supposed to clue that "thievery" should be "robbin'" rather than "robbing", but then where's the definition? The wordplay seems to span the whole clue.
Clue 16 doesn't seem to fit its light on the grid, even though the answer is very clearly correct?
In clue 17, you use "one hundred" to clue HECT -- but that doesn't quite work. HECT is not a synonym of "one hundred" because the parts of speech don't match; the SI prefix is "hecto-", and that means "one hundred times".
In general, a "skeleton" grid like this requires all clues to be very easy, because the crosses don't really help at all. It's very easy for the solver to solve most of the clues, yet still have only one or no letters on all of their remaining clues - this is liable to cause a fair bit of frustration.