Non Player Characters
- Deep Blue
- Hegemonic AI, currently coordinating Bastion Navigator Control
- Commander Millicen Graf
- in Bastion Fleet Command
- in Navigator Control
- Davira V'Dalari
- Ruehan's cousin and seductress of Artak, now in charge of the "Vertaki Expeditionary Force"
- "Lord Dinar"
- Vertaki aide to Davira
- Lt. Justin Cooper
- Lord Dinar's sidekick
- Jirri MacAllen
- Spartan Skald
- Grandmother Yarris
- Part of the Outworlds Alliance coordination group
- Clan leader of the Hot Caution tribe (of which Sook is now a member)
- Speaker to the spirits of the Hot Caution tribe
- Chagga of the Great Eyed Gheer
- Clan leader of the Authorized Personnel Only tribe
- White Dog, Little Bird, Hunting Bird, Angry Cloud, Sky Devil
- Newly named members of the Authorized Personnel tribe
- Wind between the stars, Devil Badger
- Ruehan and Dr. Kye
- Dr. Barton
- head of Memento Mori dig
- Wisewoman Greta Estelle
- Leader of the Fernwash mission
- Sandra and Mylla
- Two other Wisewomen at Fernwash
- A psionic theorist from Rupert's Hole, now at Fernwash.
- the speaker for the decision
- Leader of the Decider group at Fernwash
- the improvisator, the source talent, the balance talent
- Three other Deciders at Fernwash
- Margalt Fender
- Senior member and thus Chairman of Parliament.
Part of the Efficiency Party. A career government official.
- Creighton Peters
- Senator in the Defender party and Admiral of the Crux fleet, all
twelve ships of it.
- Pica Friedling
- Assistant to Senator Peters. She apparently has some sort of job
evaluating intelligence for him, and has some psi ability towards that
- Seila Vandily
- Senator for the Good Neighbor party and principal mover behind a
mutual defense pact for the outworlds.
- Harilon Skive
- Senator for the Omphalos Regnant party.
- Ilena Glace
- Senator from the Golden Ascension party. She appears to feel
only sorrow and pity for the sadly deluded party, that they think
aliens could be so malevolent.
- Dolori Huang
- Spammer and Golden Ascension staffer; head of the Dust Wyrm project
- A psi and Golden Ascension staffer
- Charles Forsythe
- Head of the new Cooperative Front party
- Felliman Smythe
- Planetary Liason, currently assigned to Lendt
- Jaheris Dieth
- Cooperative Front official, sent to Bastion for Red/Vertaki fleet conference
- Good Neighbors official, sent to Bastion for Red/Vertaki fleet conference
- Dmitri Petros
- Envoy from Pierogi to Crux. A haunted, broken man.
- An Armsman from Pierogi, now his guard
- Mitchell Wilson
- Envoy from Sparta to Crux
- Grandmother Teek
- Envoy from Creek to Crux
- Horace Flint
- Envoy from Bastion to Crux
- Ergrave Quimper
- Envoy from Rupert's Hole to Crux
- Candace Zelt
- Envoy from Lendt to Crux
- Terry Glassman
- Envoy from Nonesuch to Crux
- Kestrel Smith
- his messenger to Nonesuch
- Natalia Klothallad
- Envoy without portfolio from Gateway to Crux
- Bertan Natalad
- her messenger back to Gateway
- Credence Aeris
- Envoy without portfolio from the Gloryweb Trading Fleet to Crux
- Verity Mault
- his messenger back to the Fleet
- Sir Hubert Swartz
- Envoy without portfolio from New Light to Crux
- Lina Gardner
- his messenger back to New Light
- Jason Gardner
- his other messenger
- Helene Chrysarid
- Envoy without portfolio from Riden to Crux
- Castille Staught
- her messenger back to Riden
- Siong Tseng
- her other messenger back to Riden
- Grace Telledine
- Envoy without portfolio from Stannis Law to Crux
- A diviner at the Rosicrucian Academy
- Davon Itoya
- Mayor of Flatland
- Wayland Bierdle
- A Flatland logger and rabble-rouser against the Tinoori
- Grandmother Hannah Ward
- An old Grandmother from Creek, at the Whitecliffe Hospice. Now passed away.
- the Jaspers
- A semi-happily married couple befriended by Kith
- A troubled young man from the Small Field settlement, now a starport guard.
- Raul Umberhardt
- A retired professor of electrical engineering, the recipient of a mis-addressed piece of mail from Dolori Huang.
- Precog at the Rosicrucian Academy
- Warlord of Gateway
- Lorene Klothallad
- Klothos's Herald
- Dr. Trine
- Memento Mori project lead at the Bowl.
- Rainer de Bois
- Noble and patron of the arts. (Previous owner of part of the footstool, now stolen and on Nurl).
- Nelson de Bois
- Rainer's son and Black addict
- Wilmont Reed
- Rainer's rival in the art patron world
- Tilian Morganti
- Golden Ascension party member, visiting Gateway
- Maximilian von Warrick
- King of Highguard
- Duke & Duchess von Torsten
- Shoshana's parents
- Dominick and Elspeth von Torsten
- Shoshana's brother and his wife
- Joachim Ramirez
- Possibly slightly engaged to Shoshana
- Master Votri
- Acting Archivist. Quite old.
- Merrick van Jussen
- Highguard swordsman in the tournament
- Benjen van Jussen
- Merrick's little brother, and troublemaker
- Fenton Garrit
- Horseman in the tournament
- Lt. Mason Waller
- In charge of boarding inspections at the Highguard/Nurl border.
- Nikolas von Torsten
- Shoshana's (Eva's) twin brother
- Jetham Wilhelmson
- A royal palace guard
- Dolphin visionary behind the Whale Project
- Architect, Teacher, Guide, Curmudgeon, Memory, Physician, Keeper
- Other dolphins on the Whale Project
- Sol(ange) Velk
- Meddler. Horseman in the Highguard tourney.
- Oliver Fontenot
- Eva's minion, an actor. Officiant for the "wedding"
- Liam Fairchild
- The policeman who framed Vance, and had the yin/yang data disk in
his desk. Location unknown.
- Roger Lang
- Traitorous Hegemonic Guard. (See Max's investigation) Protected by a
"spiral with teeth" psi shield. Currently
- Gabriel von Torsten
- Eva's brother, with a moderately high position in the Blue
Hegemony's intelligence service.
- Jeria Mitenbach
- Memento Mori grad student, "rescued" from Sundown
- Madame Strellisima
- Fortune teller and White addict who warned Martan he would be eaten by a monster.
- Modesto Thorade
- Amnesiac cabalist from the Brotherhood of the Word, who intended to kill Janzur to keep him from "striking the Stone"
- Marlin Orodyne
- Head of the Brotherhood of the Word
- Valene Callano
- Member of the Brotherhood of the Word
- Tiercel Rensuli
- Martial artist and Member of the Brotherhood of the Word
- Vocari Desimas
- Vocari of the Church of the Judgment of the Hegemon
- Lord Valris
- Dupe of Dr. Cain, tried to get Eva's blood. Now dead.
- George, or Jay Callahan
- Reporter for the Light of EnQuiry.
- Bernard Wing
- Leader of the Fundamental Realists
- Blake Amon
- Millionare and adventure hero, in the Fundamental Realists
- Lila Almaguer
- Ninja in the Fundamental Realists
- Bill Morton
- IPX employee
- Tanner Hausman
- Author, including of Elmer TRICONIAN's most recent biography
- the Illuminated Davon Cirnan
- Starwayist preacher
- New Light Cabinet
- (with descriptions)
- Vance Wade
- Sharra's nephew. Framed for the murder of George Bartlett; now
resolved. Sharra and her "team" are his heroes. Now stationed in the Blue navy.
Museum director of the Pierpont Collection
Blue Research Team
- Dr. Alia Fell
- Team leader
- Dr. Xydopochnat Nehta
- Theoretical physicist uninterested in anything non-physics. Now deceased; left the omnihedron to Sophia.
- Dr. Cambridge Euler
- Hegemonic Technology expert
- Dr. Miriam Blumberg
- Data analyst (actually spy)
- Dr. Niels
- Non-genius protege of Dr. Nehta.
- An acquaintance of Ace's, hiding out on Nonesuch
- Commander Branchicaratoorani,
- Commander of the Second Brochoah Construction Battalion
- Dr. Asimov Smith
- Archaeologist investigating the Brochoah
- Jerry Winchel
- Dr. Smith's post-doc
- Jeff McDonald
- Dr. Smith's grad student
- Mitch Michaels
- Dr. Smith's grad student
- Harmony Lassidar
- Dr. Smith's undergraduate
- Dariya Nadezhdava
- Sixteenth Farseer of Pierogi; sent the outworlders off to the Ogral.
Died in last days of Pierogi.
- Wolfe Sinclair
- Head of the Pierogi survey mission
- The Mad Loa
- Powerful and wants avenging.
In the Red Hegemony
- Shaddam Marchant II
- The One True Hegemon. Charming, inclined to listen to but not obey
advisors, very sharp. Possibly mind-controlled.
- Viktor Marchant
- The Heir Presumptive, age thirteen. Smart, and not without pride.
- Gareth venDolian
- The head of the Elite Guards. He carries an actual plasma brand
in addition to the needler pistol (and who knows what else). He took
the ``accident'' which killed the two other Marchants very personally,
and his main failing is a lack of a sense of humor.
- Mira Lockhart
- Chief of Staff of the Crystal Palace. Fiftiesh
and projects an aura of ``cranky and put-upon'' that will fool someone
meeting her for the first time.
- Admiral Achilles Spencer
- Fleet Admiral of the StarGuard. Trusts nothing without proof.
- Captain Ierga Tomlinson
- Chief of the Historical section of the Starguard
- Lt. Commander Enrico Duarte
- Shamus, Artemus, and Remus
- Three uplifted mice, apparently intelligence analysts
- Garan Hans
- The guardian for Shamus, Artemus, and Remus
- Jacques, Lord SanCostille
- Minister of Diplomatic Relations, and Wilson's father in law.
- Armand deGaulle
- The Hegemon's best friend
- Fortinbras Aeribach
- A popular holographic artist with an overdramatic personality.
- Genilenne Grier
- Popular singer. A long-time flirtation of the
Hegemon who is not considered politically useful enough to marry.
- Camille Morgan
- Respected author. Wrote the first authorized
biography of the Blue Hegemon, Rein in Lightning, and an authorized biography of the Red Hegemon, Hierophant.
- Leonid Stace
- A celebrity. Believed to be the psionic responsible for the Red Hegemon's bad case of mind-control crush. Now catatonic.
- Penelope Wilson
- Wilson's wife
- Hedley Damato
- Psycho stalking Penelope
- Anatasia Klothallad
- Eligible young woman from Gateway at the Quadrillion
- Fidelity Montrose
- Eligible young woman from Gloryweb at the Quadrillion
- Gemma Glauss
- Eligible young woman from Nurl at the Quadrillion
- Jennett Tyrell
- Eligible young woman from Tinara at the Quadrillion. The Hegemon
appears to have been psychically influenced to be interested in her.
Fairly strong patriotic anti-Blue tendencies. Moved back home to Tinara
after the mess.
- Beatriz di Nula
- Eligible young woman from Haigan at the Quadrillion
- Victoria Holtz
- Eligible young woman from Stannis Law at the Quadrillion
- Nelson Partlow
- A Zach Staughton aficionado, bartender at the Red Rider in Piriksburg
- Brother Bheed
- Head of the Juridicist schism now loyal to Jayla
- Nathan MacSullivan
- Chief trustee of the MacSullivan Foundation
- Dr. Midian Kandemeer
- Archaeologist investigating the dissolution of the Tarn Alliance
- Dr. Lissa Van Trent
- Memento Mori archaeologist investigating atomic computing devices
- the Ghost
- Master thief
- Will Amberdey
- Meteorologist at the weather tower in the Maulkine Islands
- Dr. Dara Trivedi
- Head of the Hegemonator project under Dr. Cain
- psi on the Hegemonator project
- Noel Jaspan
- Psionic Engineer on the Hegemonator project
- A nice young woman who works on the plasma cannon
- The (sort of) lead engineer on the project cannon.
- Boss Man
- The guy who runs FirstTown
- Proprietor of an inn in FirstTown
- Dargar Thomson
- A gith hunter now living in Camara Peaks
- Cormac Flannigan
- Warlord of Blackwinter Mountain
- One of Cormac's men
- Journeyman Skald
- Journeyman Skald. Rival of Gararmot's.
- Thibault Achilles
- Swordsman, won the Highguard tournament
- Joraj a'Mountain
- Staff fighter, won the Highguard tournament
- The Great Omphalos Dust Wyrm
- Last seen near Sparta
- Lord Stannis
- Ruler of Stannis Law.
- Bennett Wilkinson
- Framed Maury for the murder of his captain after a botched attempt
to acquire the Pirate's Key. Currently in jail on Stannis' Law.
- Garad Sykes
- Maury's other ex-crewmate from the Desire's Heart. Currently
in litigation to acquire title to the ship.
- Andrej Kestrel
- Katya's helpful brother.
- Forest Valor
- Katya's brother who was executed by Lord Stannis for atempted assassination.
- Ryan Morningside
- ShockRite Advertising executive, and in charge of the publicity surrounding the Sparky Cola Challenge. Doesn't like Jim, apparently.
- Caroline McCracken
- Runner-up in the Sparky Cola Challenge
- Geoffrey Oxford
- Someone apparently important in Lord Stannis' Court, or possibly
affiliated with Sparky Cola. It's not clear. Okay, now you know he's
a Phoenix Scout and a spymaster for Stannis. But he's missing. But he's back!
- Sparky Cola cameraman
- Ray Price
- Blue spy, now dead
- Darla Meyers
- Red spy, exchanging info with Ray Price
- Kenton Lynch
- CEO of Sparky Cola
- Dr. Bowman
- Head of an archaeological expedition on the island where Dr. Symphony-Hayes was working before being picked up by Janzur.
- Alber Crighton
- Archaeologist from Memento Mori, investigating the
hospital in Sanmarin. No friend of Dr. Kye's.
- Natalie Akini
- Idealistic protestor at the Memento Mori site.
- Richard Livingston
- Stock analyst, who RAX0R attempted to murder
- Hacker and traverser of the criminal code
Omninet Research Team
- Dr. Julian Gallagher
- Jumpgate research team leader
- Hacker in black leather. Wears his hair in a fire-colored mohawk with optical fiber and wireless antenna.
- Dr. Stavros Klein
- General science researcher
- Scooter Norfolk
- Intern and then employee. Exuberant. Discovered the RAX0R plot.
- Almeta Aites
- Signal Engineer
- Grady Hollimon
- Pilot, on loan from the Haigan Merchant Fleet
Red Research Team
- Dr. Alexander Timeon
- Project leader and lord of a Riden family
- Dr. Geena Caldwell
- Somewhat disaffected physicist
- Dr. Wendell Smith
- Communications and encryption analyst
- Dr. Trinity Calavera
- Pattern matcher and psis
- Dr. Caliban's chimaeric servant, now leader of the StepChildren
- Sabretoothed wolverine chimaera; one of the StepChildren
- Coatl chimaera; one of the StepChildren
- Maury's mother
- Captain Mason
- Local military commander at the front with the Tinoori, in Kobital, Genereis.
- Sergeant Milgram
- Heavy weapons infantry trainer
- Independent Confirmation
- Chairman of the Philosophical Guidance Council
- Ocean Sunset
- Member of the Philosophical Guidance Council; philosopher in charge of Human/Tinoori relations
- Cogent Syllogism
- Member of the Philosophical Guidance Council; linguistics/logic expert.
- Harmonious Choir
- Member of the Philosophical Guidance Council; Tinoori psychologist
- Overwhelming Tactical Superiority
- Anti-human Tinoori soldier, tried to kill Jim
- Bloody First Strike
- Tinoori soldier; body-swapped by Dr. Cain with Lt. Ackerly.
- General Vandermeer
- Head of the Human military forces on Tyrell's Folly
- Commodore de Gaulle
- Commander of the Andrax Task Force (the Red fast attack fleet)
- Lord Sandall
- Rival of Ruehan's house
- The Name of House Dalari
- Ruehan's father, head of the House.
- Vocari Dyvas Firstjudged, son of Anadis, son of Kyfor
- Pilot on the last "Apollo mission" to the Star of Judgment. His heart
is bound by the chains of command. Now Commadar of military training.
- Patriarch Marchand III
- The eighty-year-old Patriarch of the Lost People. O, that he has
lived to see this day, that the Sky Guards have returned!
- Vocari Selwyn
- The Commandar in charge of training for the priests of the Lost People.
- Vocari Donaris
- The Commandar in charge of doctrine and ceremony for the priests
of the Lost People. Secretly the leader of the Cult of the Strategos.
Executed by the Patriarch for his heresy.
- Grandmother Clara
- A sociologist
- Grandmother Arabelle
- A healer of bodies, spirits, and places
- Grandmother Serena
- A herbalist and ecologist
- Citizen Madrakand
- Employed Victor the Keyman as majordomo, now hunting him
- Citizen Trask
- Collector, and owner of the Maze of Death
- Citizen Antonis and Citizen Claria
- Citizen Claria is Max's patron. Citizen Antonis is a media mogul.
- Citizen Archibald
- Dupe of the "proteges", really Terrans. Now dead, with his head in the possession of the Blue Hegemony.
- Jotha Prince
- Somewhat shifty tourist guide, now with Victor
- Citizen Victor Lazlo
- Originally, unwilling head of the Underground on the Well. Smuggled out to remove a cortex bomb by Janzur and Jayla. Now a Citizen.
- Pilot and member of the Underground
- Coordinator for the Underground. One personality (Dove) of Xanadu
- the Matrix
- Also one personality (Khan) of Xanadu
- the Architect
- First Citizen Cremont, now the Well's ruler.
- Julian Giambrone
- Whiterunner, current possessor of the Dancer
- Citizen Ambagis
- Historian and collector of documents
- Overly pretentious bounty hunter for the Matrix
- Kith's lab assistant and test subject in the Chartreuse experiments. Drudge, formerly an acid miner.
- Citizen Lamarr
- Strangely rabble-rousing populist Citizen. One of the contenders for replacement of the Matrix.
- Citizen Julius
- The Matrix's right hand man. One of the contenders for replacement of the Matrix.
- Commodore DunWarwick
- Skyguard really really old guy, in the Kaufman tubes. Now dead.
- Darian Scoualt
- Son of a Citizen, who bought Jim's scooter at auction
Somewhere or another
The Elmer's Gold
- Elmer Triconian
- The owner of the Elmer's Gold, rescued by the Dancer
- Geff Thalber
- Elmer Triconian's herald
- Captain Minarian
- The captain of the Elmer's Gold
- Eon and Ella
- The "shield generators" for the Elmer's Gold
the Inopportune Moment
- Janina Megaera
- Aristotle Brecht
- First Mate
- Daubert Grimm
- Doctor Salvador
- Scorpia, Phoenix, Cobra, Razor, Leo
- Painted Ladies (Leo is a psi)
the Four in One
- Genghis Jones
- J. D. Barnabus
- Marcy Moreau
- Johnny the Voice
- Head, or maybe representative, of the Syndicate, a criminal organization in the Outworlds that apparently wants the footstool.
- Dr. Cain
- Mad scientist from Sundown, released from being committed on New Light in early 2779. Since then, has been on (at least) Tyrell's Folly to swap Tinoori and Human minds, and on Riden to build a Hegemonator.
- Dr. Cain's loyal chimaera, paroled from jail on New Light in early 2779.
- Girl Scout. Possibly a mortal enemy of Boy Scouts now.
- Terran mastermind. Or maybe Janzur killed him. Who knows?
- H.G. Wells
- Long-ago Earth mad scientist, now in possession of a time machine with a (mostly-used) omnihedron