Salvagers who work the car and computer dumps, scrappers have earned their name as much for their violent natures as their work.
Patrols are the Dalton police force, tasked with both keeping the peace inside the city and protecting it from outside forces.
The Citadel Academy is a specialized school training those who are intent on gaining high-level government postings.
Em feels like the invisible member of her family and has retreated into her own world as a result.
The former Genext labs have been converted into a place that is now a symbol of injustice and terror to the Mixeds of Dalton.
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.