In Dalton, music is eclectic and varied. It has been influenced by the Oglala community of Pine Ridge, the spoken word tradition popular with the rebel groups, and the folk music of the rail riders.
The Citadel uses a variation of the Genext serializing to keep track of the Mixed who live in Dalton. These IDs determine a Mixed's status in Dalton, and are often faked in the runaway and rebel communities to attempt to avoid arrest.
Stuart is an anarchist leader who temporarily allied with Anja, but left when he discovered she cared more about his partner Deana than him, and that he was unable to convince her of the necessity of a violent revolt.
Dalton's culture is a mixture of those of its residents. One of the largest minority cultures is Native American, and the Mixed themselves have developed species-specific traditions.
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.