Without means of electronic communication, Dalton residents have returned to handwritten letters and print papers for most of their contact with each other. Handwritten propaganda is also distributed by those seeking change.
Roof runners own the top of the Blue, but the streets are home to a similar network of children and young adults, the street fighters.
Escorts are legal Mixed prostitutes, often forced into a hard life by desperation. Many have found ways to try to support each other and make a difficult life a bit more bearable.
Jabe is a Mixed patrol officer whose intimidating looks belie a heart as big as he is, and who will do anything to protect the people he cares for.
A crisis of leadership after the death of Dalton's first Commander created a power struggle from which the current Council was born. However, changing political currents in the city lead many to believe the Citadel may soon have another powerful single leader, Director Elizabeth Spaulding.
Rae, a roof runner and the youngest member of Anja's group, is an eternal optimist whose fascination with the protestors stems from their passion and eloquence rather than their actual goals.
Anja's partner, Deana, shares her passion for change, but has a different vision of what is necessary to achieve it.
In the Mixed sector, life is dangerous and brutal. Many Mixed are tired of the conditions and clamoring for a change.