Book 1 HNMNBM
The "Gang of seven", seven, (post collapse - book 2), billionaires that have teamed together to try to make sense of the world around them. Introduce and character develop in book 1
Wonk, Lion, Otter, youngest of the seven, born 5-5-12 shares the date with Adele and Karl Marx. American/Filipino, Escrima. The "bad boy" of the 7. He made his money running close to the edge; respect the edge. Started with Bikini Barrista, (his sister was one), quickly came to understand the economics of coffee and at a time when coffee was getting harder to come by with climate change. Next he opened Gentleman Jim's Hair SPA Wonk realized that with pornography rampant, sex per se, couldn't sell, but the Geisha concept certainly could. Strictly pampering, never sex, like a long full body massage, a bit at a time, flirt.
Adrian, Beaver, Golden, Lion, second youngest of the 7, (23), patient, passions mostly under control, sometimes irritated, engineer, made his fortune with invention of the XXX. Serenetist, (seeker of serenity). Fun loving, More practical than intellectual. Adrian is of privileged birth and was in school since he was in diapers. In 1.7 we see a hint of crow.
From 1.2: Adrian. He stood out I’ll give you that, auburn hair, sun tints, tanned leather face for one in the springtime of life, especially in the land of cold rain. Orange spectacles, he would patiently explain, they aren’t orange, they just look that way since they block blue frequencies. A sense of peace, one of his close friends calls him the “balm of calm”. If he were a martial art he would be cross between Tai Chi and Aikido.
Without question, we’re living at the start of a dark era of warming climates.
Yolanda, Otter, Lion, second oldest, often called Yo, bigger than life, African Ameriasian/Jewish, confirmed cougar that collected the young men's sperm, Adrian's close friend, (and Godmother). In 2.1 we introduce the Children of Yolanda, Ahuva is her GSD
Gloria, Golden, otter, Israel, becomes a messianic jew very late in book 1
Guy, Crow, otter, French Canadian, builder software, Wonk's HS friend
Gizmo, 1.5, Crow, beaver, illegal alien, oldest of the seven, builder of high priced desirable machines such as submarines, mechanical, loves music, sense of humor, Catholic, quiet believer. Hispanic descent, bit of a limp, arthritis
Pedro, 1.5, Crow, lion, call me Pete, Gizmo's son, driven, yeah, I was in youth group
Angelica, Lion, Golden, Otter (influence not fun loving), Russian blond, the yin to Wonk's yang, American Geisha, father is 1/2 Inuit from Alaska
Operator, 1.4, Golden Retriever, beaver, quad.
Ahuva, GSD, way above average, GSDs channel alt right, (Retrievers were centrists and frowned on by GSDs.
Sandy, labrador retriever, Adrian's dog, there is a truce of sorts twixt him and Ahuva, Sandy is a certified vision imparied service dog and ALWAYS knows the exits.
Book 1 supporting characters
Gloria 1.1, 1.2, 1.3 spins up the jewelry stores, put QQQ in charge, aliya to Israel.
Clarissa, Lion, otter, Wonk's mom, a wanna be grunge/punk rock front Filipino woman; it had never worked out, dad, a semi-retired submarine captain played bass in her garage band. She still looked the part to some extent, short denim skirts, PNW boots, silver dagger earrings dangling.
Her big book 1 quote:
Rhea, Beaver, retriever. Guy's mom, Greek, his dad and mom met in Kapsali when he was on his summer trip after graduating engineering school in XXX. Classic beauty, of the ages. Her hair couldn't seem to make up its mind between black, brown, red, with highlights of each. Straight, relaxed posture, seemingly amused at all that she saw, unless they flashed of anger, she was, after all the product of centuries of warfare. Greek Otthodox church, but rarely attended, Guy was christened as a Catholic in his father's church. She takes over the jewelry store after Gloria makes Aliya. Her observation, retail is going down fast, but there are some great people/great talents. If you are going to sell at the high end, you need to attract them.
Her big book 1.2 quote:
= = = Book 2 new characters
Amber AI, trained by one of these personal assistants of 2020 era, but with Adrian's private back end crawler. It had been learning from each of Adrian's execs. "behind any successful man is a great woman" to the tune of Sisters are doing it for themselves Adrian AI's theme song:
EA1 = Eve, Otter Lion, athlete, super organizer, brought order out of chaos. She gets introduced during 1.5
EA2 = Sarah (auntie Sara), Crow, lion, she started the development of Amber, starting with a chatbot of Eve to handle routine
EA3 = Carla, Crow, otter, she supercharged Amber and began development of her security subsystem
EA4 = Yoshika, Retriever, beaver, martial artist, first EA to also be part of his security system
EA5 = Carla, Retriever, beaver, she comes into play at the end of book 2.
/* Is Amber intelligent? */
Jasper, Lion Beaver and Agate, Beaver Crow, retired CEO, COOs from No Problem Airservice. 1.7
Hank - ex Hotshot, ex-special ops, couldn't seem to stand crowds, 50 tall, lean, jeans, western shirts was one of the first Broch towers, then a Hotshot bunkhouse, later a settlement. Can we introduce Hank in book 1, as a guide protector to Adrian out west?
JB - 60, experienced weapons system engineer. Becomes Chief Weapons Officer for the marines.
Johan Muire - 35 had only slept indoors 3 nights in the past decade. He loved the outdoors and had found that he could pay for needed supplies by working as a naturalist. "You can think of it as a Lewis and Clark type mission except that you will be solo much of the time and the territory is far smaller. We need some high precision measurements and some sensors deployed."
Jasmine and Keesha, two mature ladies that were both highly qualified marksmen, hot shot fire fighters and sustenance farmers signed up for the first watch at High Point Tower at Broch Viavik. They were both artists and the job paid enough for their supplies and gave them time to work their crafts.