Educational General Academic Research Unit aka “Edgar” is part of the first production line of non-limited Artificial Intelligence’s. He is currently one of the House Tindal researchers, and is Professor Gage’s second-in-command. Also one of the members of the Crystal One development team.
Grey of the “Deep Scaled People”. Grey was one of the explorers of his people who accidentally broke through the bottom of a Threllichock hive. As soon as he discovered that he had mistakenly invaded another’s domain, he pulled his explorers out and away. His quick thinking led the Threllichock to not attack his people as a “threat to the hive”. Relations have been steadily improving ever since.
Tunnelrunner extraordinaire An all around tough lady who doesn’t feel quite safe unless she has a couple of million tons of rock overhead. No one has ever had the guts to ask her why. She is also one of the leading characters in “The Tunnelrunners.”
House Tindal. Physicist, Head of the Crystal One development team and all around curious man. A late term cancer patient, Dr. Gage heads out to Bellisarius Territory to settle his own curiosity about some flaws in the eyewitness reports. He now finds himself spending the last days of his life with his reformed team of Crystal One scientists in an attempt to prevent the literal end of the world.