Character Guide

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If you inquire what the people are like here, I must answer, "The same as everywhere!"

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Die Leiden des Jungen Werthers

What would a story be without characters? And most of these folks are definitely characters...



These are the first people to do something noteworthy in Fenspace. They're listed in rough order of their accomplishments.

First Fen in Space: the crew of the Uncertainty

First of the Biomods

First Fen Business: Hermes Universal Deliveries

  • Nikodemus Riddle, aka 'Scales'
  • Quincy Rosenkreuz, aka 'Quinn' or 'Ricky'
  • J.S. Yzak, currently J.Yin and S.Yang
  • Katz Schrödinger (see above, under Uncertainty)
  • Seth Reilly, aka 'Gecko'
  • Maetel

First Organized Space Miners: Rockhounds

First "Threat to Earth": the crew of the Sol Bianca

First Tour Guides: the crew of the Pinafore

Captain Corcoran originally gave tours on the Pearl Forrester, a small craft which is now the Pinafore's launch.

First Trading Post: the crew of Stellvia

First Gentleman Farmers: the crew of the Fateful Lightning

First Unreal Estate: the crew of the Island

First Fen Philanthropists: the Blue Blazers

First Long-Term Deep-Space Explorers: the crew of the Miranda

First Emergency Vehicle: the crew of the ambulance Mission of Mercy

First Fen Historians: the crew of the Inelegant Truth

First Heavy Industry in Space: the crew of Hephaestus

First to Call an Emergency Convention: the SOS-dan

Other Record-Holders

You don't have to be the first to do something to be noteworthy.

Space Commies: the Soviet Air Force and the crew of the Ptichka

The only locomotive in space: the crew of the Galaxy Express 999

  • Maetel

Farthest Out: the crew of the Hades

Biggest Unreal Estate: the crew of Grover's Corners

Flyboys: The Roughriders

A house of very good repute: the crew of Candy Apple Red's

  • Carol "Candy" Reed (writer avatar)
  • Absinthe
  • Corsair
  • Corona
  • Jinx
  • Lilac
  • Lavender
  • Nekoh-Chan
  • Miao
  • Tux
  • Spike


Folks who aren't Fen, but who are important to various people in Fenspace.

Mundane Military

  • Col. (USAF) Stephen Caldwell, commander, station Benjamin Franklin - the ranking US officer in Fenspace
  • Amy O'Connell, station Benjamin Franklin

Hoist the Colors: The crew of the USS Stingray

  • Cmdr. (USN) Tom Dodge, Captain, USS Stingray
  • Lt. Emily Lake, XO, USS Stingray
  • Lt. j.g. Wilhemina "Willie" Grumby, Dive and Manoeuvring Officer, USS Stingray
  • Ens. Virginia "Ginny" Kittredge, Nurse, USS Stingray
  • CPO Aldous Howard, engineer, USS Stingray


Particular Ships' Crews

The crew of the Coherent Anti-Raman Stokes Scatterer

The crew of the Admiral Heinlein

  • Duane E. Peters (writer avatar)
  • June Waterman
  • Durandal (AI)
  • Leela (AI)
  • Excel XL (AI)

the crew of Prometheus Forge

The crew of the Starbug 1

Fennish Military


An Army of One... or Two. Or maybe Three.

The crew of the Kobayashi Maru

Space Patrol

Section 6


Panzer Kunst Gruppe


Game On: The staff of 7-sided Dice Productions

Whistler Services: Salvage and Repair


Boo! Hiss!

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