Sir William Blackwater

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 Khan

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.

Matt and Jason share a common interest in SPK, Test Department, Echo & the Bunnymen and Cabaret Voltaire.

Annathena Val

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.