Maida Kilwa
Pronouns: she/her
Class: fugee
Religious affiliation: Muslim
Place of birth: Martian Highlands

Maida was born on Mars and moved to Earth with her aunt. She has had trouble making friends, but hopes that that will turn around. She likes video games and is good with coding and math. She wants to be a poet most of all, though.

Zaynab Yongki
Pronouns: she/her
Class: farang
Religious affiliation: Muslim
Place of birth: Indonesia, Earth

More than anything, Zaynab strives to be good and to encourage good in others. Sometimes that doesn’t work out how she plans. Trying to get everyone to get along with each other is even harder. She has a bit of a crush on Maida, but don’t worry about it.

Tahmaseb Begum
Pronouns: he/him
Class: fraction
Religious affiliation: Shiite Muslim
Place of birth: Antarca, Earth

Tahmaseb is an artist and a revolutionary. His passion is memography, but his ambition is to change the world. He wants to shake you out of your stupor. He’s a year older than Maida, and she likes him a lot.

Orson Kim
Pronouns: he/him
Class: fraction
Religious affiliation: Christian on paper, atheist in fact.
Place of birth: Antarca, Earth

Orson is a revolutionary. The whole system is wrong, and it can burn to the ground for all he cares. If there’s a chance to light the match, he’ll take it. He and Tahmaseb have been friends for a long time.

Nat Fisher
Pronouns: she/her
Class: fraction
Religious affiliation: Anglican Christian
Place of birth: Antarca, Earth

Nat doesn’t like you. Her plan is to win at school, not by getting the best grades (or good grades), but by making sure everyone else knows she’s in charge. Challengers to her authority and social outcasts will not be tolerated.

Toya Uranchimeg
Pronouns: she/her
Class: fraction
Religious affiliation: Maoist
Place of birth: Antarca, Earth

Toya likes video games, and hates authority. The only hierarchy she respects is gamer street cred. All other rules and rule-makers be damned. She comes from a long line of troublemakers and rule-breakers.

Ujana Zhang
Pronouns: she/her
Class: fugee
Religious affiliation: Hindu
Place of birth: Martian Highlands

Ujana is Maida’s aunt. She lost her son to violence, and will do whatever it takes to protect and care for her remaining family. She works as a servant for the Morales-Parmar family, who hold her visa and pay for Maida’s education.

Hansa Tavaranan
Pronouns: she/her
Class: fugee
Religious affiliation: Buddhist
Place of birth: Aelita City, Mars

Hansa was born in the Martian Midlands and makes no apologies for being a fugee. She’s spent half of her life on Earth, though, and is deep into the revolution. Her new home could learn a thing or two from Mars.

Rivkah Odomo
Pronouns: she/her
Class: shidafu
Religious affiliation: Jewish
Place of birth: Trinidad, Earth

Rivkah is a teacher at John Calvin Charity Secondary, and at Hawkings University. She walks a fine line between being employed as part of the establishment, and also actively fostering the revolution in her spare time by running the Club of the Suns.

Saranjit Carolina Kaur Morales-Parmar
Pronouns: she/her
Class: vaisya
Religious affiliation: Sikh
Place of birth: Antarca, Earth

You’d never know it if you talked to her parents, but Saranjit is every bit as ambitious as they would want her to be. It’s just that at the moment, her ambition is to have an easy life, stay invisible, and stay powerful. There’s more than one way to get what you want.

Maria Januário
Pronouns: she/they
Class: fraction
Religious affiliation: Catholic Christian
Place of birth: Antarca, Earth

Maria feels caught between worlds– between gender, and also between fugee and fraction. She doesn’t easily fit anywhere, except maybe with the Muslima at her school, where she feels different enough to stand out, but enough the same to be included.

Srinivasa
Pronouns: he/him
Class: sudra
Religious affiliation: Hindu
Place of birth: India, Earth

Srinivasa is a friend of Rivkah, and of the revolution. He’s a grad student at a university in Chittagong, so only appears in Antarca via hologram.