This is a list of some of the most important characters in the story. Some minor spoilers follow. This page is liable to be updated from time to time as different characters become more important.
Bradley Turner (bizzariarox) is a Hercynian teenage girl (her name is gender neutral, not masculine) and a pupil at Alexandra Lane School. Bradley is a very caring person who often goes out of her way to look after people who she perceives to be vulnerable or upset. Bradley is a huge music fan, who maintains a collection of “hard format” albums. She is a talented singer. She also enjoys sport and soap operas. Bradley tends to wear clothes that are associated with a slightly infamous youth subculture called “nettla”, in contrast to many of her friends. Making Bradley angry is emphatically not recommended.
Megan Rodriguez (CloudsAreGatheringOverMe) is a Hyperborean teenager who recently moved to Hercynia and attends Alexandra Lane School there. Megan is extremely shy and vulnerable, but attempts to compensate for this by projecting a cheerful, friendly personality when around other people. Megan has a fondness for dark clothes, but has recently made some attempts at presenting an image that’s more in line with mainstream fashion. Megan is also a writer, with ambitions of becoming an author. Megan is a very thoughtful person, but this means that she worries a lot more than she normally lets on.
Iaru Coen (Iaru01) is a Hercynian teenager and pupil at Alexandra Lane School, in the year above Johnny, Bradley and Megan. Iaru is somewhat quiet and sometimes comes across as rather antisocial, but in reality, he just likes to keep his thoughts to himself and not open his mouth when it’s not necessary. Iaru works at a warehouse in the South Dock. He is a skilled martial artist and fencer, and a decent footballer. He can be irritable at times, but is caring and honest.
Sakura Kim (funkyloon) is a Hercynian teenager who recently moved to Eiriendor City in California. Sakura is a close friend of Bradley, and they remain in contact with one another. Sakura can be slightly immature and childish, but she is not stupid. She cares a lot about her friends, and misses them immensely.
Tom is a Gloucestershire farmer. He lives with his sister Caitlin and his brother Mark. Tom is very practical and intelligent. He can be quite gruff, but he has a big heart.
kard is a shadowy and ominous figure, who is in some way connected to the even more mysterious Sapiens.
ianmalcolm is the author of a rather bizarre blog post, “i’ll See You Later, k?”. His relationship with the mysterious Sapiens is unknown.
Renard is an individual who intercepted various transmissions and placed them on the Internet. Little is known about him.
honorineblanchard is a blogger who likes to watch swans on a lake. She is quiet and introverted, and her brother worries about her.
AJ Rich is the name used by the author of a website purporting to be written on behalf of Research Team Seven. The name is actually derived from Johnny’s nickname for Cardinal Richelieu; the true identity of AJ Rich is unknown.