A longtime friend of the West family, Blackwater is a powerful biomagneticist from the Terran pocket universe of Alleste. The nature of their business relationship allows for West to call on his services whenever he needs serious weapons-grade psionics support, or a babysitter for his base of operations in Australia.
Ornix doesn’t let trivial things like ethics and morality get in the way of his loyalties or sense of reality. A longtime friend of Thad and a fellow “victim” of the Templar Waking God Protocols, Ornix has a long-standing hatred of the regenerating Templar field agent Beef Knuckleback and an even longer-standing mental link with Thad.
While generally less impulsive than Thad, Ornix strongly prefers to solve his problems with violence whenever possible. In his mind, the Templar are the “Them,” a vast hidden covert organization on a par with the CIA or the Mafia.
Matt (aka DJ Imperium) is a member of The Night Shift, the DJ crew that runs Ceremony. Matt has a personal preference for New Wave and Black Metal – while the tracks that fill the dancefloor are far from his favorites, he’s an excellent DJ and quite popular with the regulars.
BMC Long Term Care patient 6656, Annathena Val (hence Val) is a Cognitive Empath, born with an incredibly rare neurological disorder that arises only under a “perfect storm” of genetic abnormalities – a condition afflicting roughly one out of every ten billion humans. In simple terms, Val’s brain is a “receiver” that tunes in to the strongest signal in relative range – though in this case the signal isn’t a radio tower, it’s the human mind – and the “range” seems to have more to do with the strength of the transmission than its proximity.
Annathena Val is just like you.