After the Dream

This section will be updated at the end of each issue to include key information that has been revealed about some of the main characters. With that in mind, this section MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS for folks who haven't yet read through the latest pages.


 Arin (2031 story arc)

Arin is a mysterious artist who lives in a squat and hides her face behind a holomask. She hangs her finished paintings in alleyways and other hidden locations around San Francisco Bay.


 

 Khenbish (2031 story arc)

Khenbish is an elite commando for Taurus Defense, a mercenary contractor whose majority share lies in the hands of AIS CEO John Crohn. He has told Arin that he grew up on a farm in Mongolia, got his American citizenship through a stint in the Army Corp of Engineers, and now works on a large-scale water purification project.


 

Balum (2031 story arc)

A mysterious, gray-eyed individual who lives in a West Oakland squat with Arin. He seems very concerned with keeping the two of them hidden, and has warned Arin that Khenbish may be more than he seems.

 

Rhyda Izguerra (2012 story arc)

Rhyda is having a rough time lately. She's stuck working at a strip club, her girlfriend Molly just broke up with her, and she's nursing a cocaine addiction. To top things off, she's being haunted by disturbing otherworldly visions. Gregory Kincaid seems to know something of Rhyda's past, and he claims that her hallucinations are the result of an illicit pharmaceutical test which Rhyda's morther participated in while pregnant. Unbeknownst to Rhyda's mother, she was dosed with a powerful dissociative compound called Adonai by Advanced Intelligence Services, a shady private corporation.


 

 Jonas DeSantis (2012 story arc)

Jonas works at an after-school program where he teaches computer skills to kids. One of his students is Zach, who is the grandson of Rhyda's grandmother's partner. Jonas used to date Kim, and is friends with Gregory. After witnessing the 9/11 attacks firsthand, Jonas enlisted in military intelligence and was deployed to Afghanistan. He went looking for Jihadists but instead discovered mercenaries running opium for AIS. Now he's trying to use his hacking skills to bring AIS's crimes to light.


 

Kim Dee (2012 story arc) 

Kim Dee sings in a trip-hop group called 'The Conspiranoids'. She is friends with Gregory and Jonas, who she used to date. She maintains an apartment complex owned by Gregory which houses several survivors of AIS experiments.


 

Gregory Kincaid (2012 story arc) 

Gregory is a professor at Trinity College, teaching classes in chemistry and neurotheology. He seems to be connected with Luke Buldowski, an unsavory character who provides drugs to Rhyda in exchange for sexual favors. Gregory claims to have discovered the "omega of psychedelics," a compound he named Adonai. Unfortunately, his discovery was stolen by a corporation called Advanced Intelligence Services, which has used Adonai for illegal research into mind control.


 

 Molly Cladget

Rhyda's ex


Luke Buldowski

Rhyda's dealer


David Hunter

DEA agent and AIS operative 


Maria "Aba" Izguerra

Rhyda's grandmother


 Illiana "Illy" Ferguson

a survivor of AIS experiments


Carlos Merrick

Gregory's lover 


Chamile Parker

Maria's partner


Mark Johnson

AIS survivor killed by David Hunter

 

Zackary Dewitt

Chamile's grandson


Walter Wouters

a survivor of AIS experiments