cast of characters
Default
age
24
type
height
5'6"
weight
115 lbs
handedness
right-handed
nature
shy, moody, imaginative
occupation
artist
skills
dancing, visual art
hobbies
model dioramas, JRPGs
weapon of choice
mind games
home
always lives with someone else
fav. food
PB&J sandwich
fav. drink
black coffee
music
experimental, ambient, alt-rock
likes
colors, shapes, letters, symbols,
creating worlds and characters
dislikes
when Bracey doesn't skip
the skits on hiphop albums
fun fact
excellent posture
sexuality
gay submissive
The psychic who goes only by Default he/him is a creative dreamer who never walked across a bridge he couldn't burn. As he attempts to escape from an unseen past, tumultuous romances send him drifting between hypnotizing highs and violent lows – the only constant, the endless crayon drawings that he scrawls with his right hand. He claims not to see the way his indecipherable drawings cast light on a larger structure, but what does this shy boy notice that we don’t?
Bracey Wray
:)
height
5'11"
weight
170 lbs
handedness
left-handed
nature
manic, horny, anxious
occupation
drug dealer
skills
tech mods, synthesizing drugs
hobbies
urban exploration, graffiti
weapon of choice
knife
home
trendy apartment, then bomb shelter
fav. food
instant ramen
fav. drink
vodka + energy drink
music
90s hip hop, dubstep
likes
intoxication, raw sex, getting his way
dislikes
social interaction, cooking
fun fact
vegetarian
sexuality
bisexual (dislikes masculinity)
In the North Mural club and party scene, Bracey Wray he/him is a dealer whose high-end drugs give psychedelic effects found nowhere else. To the rest of the world, he's a withdrawn outcast who finds refuge in the city's unexplored spaces – scrawling abstract graffiti, caring for one of the city's feral cat colonies, and kept grounded only by the fated connection that he shares with his frequently moody boyfriend, Default. But how long can he hide the dark source of his unknown narcotics – and what secrets do his own fantastical ambitions threaten to disclose?
Olivia North
age
38
height
6'4"
weight
180 lbs
handedness
right-handed
nature
cold, industrious, ruthless
occupation
pharmaceutical executive
skills
chemistry
hobbies
stocks
weapon of choice
poison
home
high rise upscale apartment
fav. food
shellfish
fav. drink
martini
music
classical, minimalist experimental
likes
cleanliness
dislikes
people
fun fact
loves to feed pigeons
sexuality

lesbian, but convinces herself she's asexual
Olivia North she/her is both a cunning scientist and an ambitious businesswoman who is forced into contact with the younger sensitives of North Mural in her quest to discover the chemical and financial benefits of the stranger infestation. Her research is some of the first scientific investigations of the phenomenon, and her partnerships with the self-taught chemist Bracey Wray and fellow researcher Argona Cox help bring some of the first stranger-derived chemicals to market – but will her risky ventures pay off?
Argona Cox
age
32
height
5'5"
weight
150 lbs
handedness
left-handed
nature
curious, excitable, vengeful
occupation
digital scam artist
skills
catfishing
hobbies
upholstery, carpentry
weapon of choice
stiletto knife
home
suburban childhood home
fav. food
pizza
fav. drink
Ripe, PhD
music
metal (speed, thrash), industrial
likes
maps, dollhouses
dislikes
surprises
fun fact
extremely good accountant
sexuality
panromantic, asexual
(but not sex averse)
Argona Cox she/her first encountered a stranger when a ganeshidroni murdered her father. Since then, she has studied the generating and stability parameters of strangers, taking advantage of the the warehouse compound she purchased with her inheritance. She first leases out the extra space to other sensitives, but quickly finds herself renting out her trapped strangers for use as deadly weapons. After a botched hit, she befriends Bracey Wray, giving him space for his drug processing operation. But will she be able to get away with murder?
Chuck Rockwell
age
22
type
height
6'6'
weight
280 lbs
handedness
right-handed
nature
empathic, laid-back, practical
occupation
mechanic
skills
guns, cooking, playing guitar
hobbies
wrestling, gardening
weapon of choice
pistol, improvised club
home
apartment above a mechanic
fav. food
beef dip sandwich
fav. drink
beer
music
hip hop, country
likes
dogs, thriller and romance movies
dislikes
cowardice
fun fact
afraid of spiders
sexuality
gay
Chuck Rockwell he/him moved into North Mural from his rural town looking for work as a mechanic. He found a career and a home, as well as the strangers, and the sensitives tormented by them. Taking up the mantle of protector of the neighborhood, he started stranger patrols and trained other sensitives in self-defense. His recklessness, showcased most dramatically in the infamous underground stranger fighting rings, however, raises the question – is he truly selfless or does his penchant for danger hide a secret death wish?
Xoridromella Oneirohazard
age
27
height
5'1"
weight
110 lbs
handedness
ambidextrous
nature
narcissistic, dramatic, competitive
occupation
theatre performer
skills
acrobatics
hobbies
sewing/tailoring
weapon of choice
pocket pistol
home
rented room in old house
fav. food
strawberry cheesecake
fav. drink
vodka tonic
music
musicals, punk
likes
victorian & goth fashion
dislikes
being ignored
fun fact

her birth name is Cynthia Bunderberger
sexuality
pansexual
Xoridromella Oneirohazard she/her is the head drama queen of North Mural, both in her career as a stage performer, and in her personal life, where her passion for the spotlight and demands for control make her a wrecking ball in the sensitive community. She performs each night in the small and avant-garde "Eye of Xanadu" theater, utilizing her projector abilities to mystify audiences and boost her own popularity. But will she ever win over the crowd?
Christine Verity
age
26
type
height
5'3
weight
200 lbs
handedness
left-handed
nature
withdrawn, paranoid, creative
occupation
IT / web management
skills
coding, pixel art
hobbies
video games, writing digital music
weapon of choice
frying pan
home
cheap apartment
fav. food
sushi
fav. drink
WANT energy drink
music
electronic house, chiptune
likes
virtual pets
dislikes
going outside
fun fact
never been kissed
sexuality
bisexual
Christine Verity they/them lives a quiet life doing IT work for a range of corporations. In their freetime, they manage a popular North Mural sensitive messageboard, and monitor the large amount of stranger chatter in the area. Few, however, know their role as an anonymous member of the indie game development co-op Sadware, a group of reclusive and maligned "strangers rights" extremists. But how far will this brainiac shut-in go to protect their beloved pets?
Angel "Virgo" Yuri
age
25
height
6'3"
weight
215 lbs
handedness
left-handed
nature
introspective, intimidating, wild
occupation
shifter, underground activities
skills
stealth, mimicking accents
hobbies
meditation
weapon of choice
box cutter
home
apartment with girlfriend
fav. food
white chocolate
fav. drink
seltzer water
music
big beat, trip hop, new age
likes
meeting his friends' pets
dislikes
being asked where he's from
fun fact
reads at least one novel a week
sexuality
heterosexual
After moving to North Mural from London, Virgo he/him gained a quick reputation as an experienced hunter who will accept even dangerous or illegal jobs – for a price, and one condition: no personal questions. His eclectic array of knowledge regarding stranger destabilization makes him a respected figure in the community, but what does his carefully crafted facade hide - thoughtful poet, or dangerous provocateur? (And just where does he go on his long night drives out of the city?)
Kazma Bones
age
23
type
 (locked)
height
6'3"
weight
250 lbs
handedness
right-handed
nature

charismatic, hedonistic, compartmentalized
occupation
pro streamer
skills
high pain tolerance, persuasion
hobbies
collecting toys, weight-lifting
weapon of choice
metal bat
home
trendy apartment
fav. food
fried gator tail
fav. drink
sweet milk tea
music
alt-rock, chillwave
likes
pastels, rainbows, potted plants
dislikes
toy dog breeds
fun fact
only smokes menthols
sexuality
pansexual, polyamorous
Having already made a name for himself as a pro streamer, Kazma Bones he/him is no newcomer to attention and controversy - both of which he draws within the sensitive community. Fueled by his self-described "addiction" to cute strangers, he offers tempting rewards (and a chance at momentary fame) to those who can bring him a new toy for his collection. Once he's settled his eyes on a goal, he doesn't give up - but what is this "ultimate prize" that he seems so fixated on?
Adrian Zhan
age
28
type
height
6'0"
weight
190 lbs
handedness
ambisinestrous
nature
steady, systematic, incalculable
occupation
journalist
skills
guns, mineral identification
hobbies
maxing out stats in video games
weapon of choice
rifle
home
modern condominium
fav. food
protein bar
fav. drink
protein drink
music
post-rock, avant-garde
likes
having all objects in his
apartment lined up at right angles
dislikes
colors, details
fun fact

knows the latin names for 4,201 animal species
sexuality
not sure and doesn't care
The ambitious yet indifferent Adrian Zhan he/him moved to North Mural to begin an abrupt career as a journalist. His unassuming disposition and calculated life seem at odds with the showiness of his conspicuous cheek tattoos, which - much like his former military experience - he refuses to talk about. Default's sudden presence in his life rouses his connection to the half-diety, FM, as well as a world that some might know as "the Fade" - but what greater plans did it interrupt?
Valeks Tomasi
age
19
type
height
5'4"
weight
110 lbs
handedness
right-handed
nature
playful, spontaneous, friendly
occupation
hacker, programmer
skills
computers, braiding
hobbies
video game asset pulls
weapon of choice
laser pointer
home
cheap basement apartment
fav. food
an entire jar of pickles
fav. drink
diet off-brand soda
music
anime/video game OSTs
likes
90s computer games, blankets
dislikes
when his sleeves get wet
fun fact
knows how to see zymbols
sexuality
mostly asexual...mostly
Valeks Tomasi he/him is a well-adjusted (if somewhat unconventional) member of the sensitive community, with a unique point of view and boundless wonderment towards the strangers. His optimistic outlook and good-natured disposition help to balance out his more moody peers, while his questions help reveal many unexpected details about the strains. But why does he seem to know so many secrets, and could he really have a "guardian cube" looking out for him?
Fifi Cherish
CHERISHME
age
25
type
height
5'2"
weight
115 lbs
handedness
ambidextrous
nature
curt, unpredictable, antagonistic
occupation
terrorist, arms dealer
skills
bombs, combat, vehicles
hobbies
bonsai, original origami folds
weapon of choice
the motherbomb
home

modified VW type 2 bay camper van (army grey)
fav. food
Korean BBQ
fav. drink
water
music
progressive rock from 1969-1976
likes
objects with no text or logos
dislikes
weakness
fun fact
still sleeps with a stuffed animal
sexuality
"heterosexual"
The ominous figure known as Fifi Cherish she/her seems to hold a deep connection to both Default and Adrian's past, though neither will say how. Despite her unknown motivations, one thing is certain – she is not afraid to destroy that which stands in her way in order to complete the Motherbomb – an unfathomable weapon that threatens to annihilate the fiction's own reality. But who is she; a radical terrorista, or spurned exile?