Quinn is a wolf-Mixed Southern rail rider who came to Dalton looking for his missing sister, but is hiding a life-altering secret.
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.
The rail riders make use of the restored train system to travel across the former United States.
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.
The Mixed were developed to be enhanced soldiers and spies, and the work was kept secret for years before it was finally legalized and Mixeds became a part of everyday life in prewar years.
List of currently existing Mixed species, the original rationale for creating them, and the uses for which they were intended.