Sook Mark I took a consulting gig with Dr. Kye's
archaeological expedition, that led to becoming crew of the
Hippocrates. Her origins as part of the mysterious shapeshifting
group mind called the Hive came out eventually, when the Hive decided
that the crew of the Hippocrates was their best chance at surviving
the Flames. Sook Mark I vanished into space-time for three months
after the rescue of the Blue Hegemon, and then died on the Well,
sacrificing herself to allow her teammates to escape a nuclear
explosion. In the meantime, though, Sook Mark II had been recreated
by the Hive...
Dr. Julian Gallagher
OmniNet's chief computer scientist once Sook left, Phaeton would
rather be hacking, except that that doesn't have enough of a
paycheck. A thrash-metal fan with a wireless antenna built into his
fiber-optic mohawk and a wardrobe of black leather, Phaeton also has
the tendency to refer to himself in the third person.
Dr. Gallagher has the
unenviable position of keeping the OmniNet group organized, funded,
and working. A general scientist with a good grounding in physics
and computer science, he doesn't have the time to do his own
experiments now as much as he'd like. And the war isn't helping...
Omninet's perpetual intern and Phaeton's perpetual target, Scooter was
instrumental in discovering the serial-criminal R4X0R and stopping him
before he got to Murder.
Scooter's girlfriend. Or maybe his Secret Master. She works for the
military, as part of Scooter's liason between OmniNet and the
military, and seems to have Scooter wrapped around her little finger.
Phaeton thinks she's really a succubus.
Another Hippocratic Oath regular before his transfer. Wilson's
been Sook's straight man for years. His wife, Penelope, lives on
Riden and Wilson mostly lives everywhere but Riden. Wilson
stayed behind on Gateway when the party left Sook's
cockle-of-the-heart in the fountain, and was somewhat nonplussed to
discover that she was alive and living on Tinara before that.