EEVI ‘SPARROW’ RINASDOTTIR
Eevi is a former street rat turned combat hacker turned street rat. Dismissed from her old job because of an injury she suffered during an operation, these days, she’s mixing drinks in the Ragnarocks, the bar of her foster father Harald.
Eevi is longing for the corporate life she was once allowed to enjoy. But then, she doesn’t have much time to ponder these things anymore, as she too is infected with the mysterious entity… and for Eevi, the entity shows itself in a very bizarre manner.
Grumpy and chronically depressed, prone to alcohol and drug abuse and with an unhealthy obsession with androids, Eevi is probably the most troubled person in our trio. She’s quite good at pretending nothing’s wrong though. Usually with a gun. Or her cyberclaws. Or with her gun and cyberclaws. Or in cyberspace. Okay, she’s just trouble.
Grandmaster Flashdrive, or ‘Flash’, as his friends call him (he has no friends), is an older-generation android roaming the streets of Bornholm. He has an unhealthy obsession with both 1980s gangsta rap and gaming culture of the late 20th, early 21st century.
Most people perceive Flash as quite annoying, since he likes playing his music loudly, talking loudly, and in general,being – you guessed it, loud.
Flash gets involved with Eevi because one innocent day, he decides to download illegal rap music from cyberspace onto his brain-drive. Don’t forget, kids, don’t pirate music, because if you do, a strange entity may infect your circuits!
Infection or not, Flash is a good man… person… thing… at heart… uh… servo-motor… uhm… this android thing is complicated.
MARIPOSA ANNIKA DEL CORRAL-FLORES DE SOTOMAYOR
Mariposa is the CEO of the biggest mega-corporation within the island limits of Bornholm, Mitsotomo. Born and raised on Cuba, Mariposa only recently accepted the post as chief of operations in the Baltic. Many employees ask themselves why she was chosen, rather than someone with years if not decades of experience with local politics and economics.
The stereotypical mega-corp CEO would be an evil, greedy monster, right? Well, not so Mariposa! Whilst she is not able to show it much on the outside, she does care about her subjets a lot. Too much, perhaps, as caring as a concept is considered a weakness in the rough and cut-throat 22nd century.
Whatever infected the three main protagonists, Mariposa got it first… and got it hard. The entity in her head has her body under complete control, forcing Mariposa to literally fight for her life, confined to a little corner of her own mind. Let’s hope she gets out! Or not, in case the entity is actually right about having to control her to change humanity’s trajectory forever.