- Rock climbing instructor, amateur sketch artist, home brewer, long-term resident
of Berkeley, California, USA and the narrator of our tale.
- Drew's ex-girlfriend. English literature major. Division champion
women's softball pitcher. Gourmet cook. Passionate liberal.
- Drew's best friend. Vietnam vet, bicycle messenger,
part-time dope dealer, ladies' man and cryptic observer.
A slow talker with lightning reflexes and a sharpshooter's eye.
- Vomisa. Accidental tourist and stranger in a strange land. The best natural rock
climber Drew has ever seen. Responsible for recruiting Drew and his friends into the
adventures chronicled in The Journals of Drew Wilde - A Season in Methven.
- Geology grad student. Experienced backpacker and caver. One of Drew's best students.
Intelligent and capable. A natural leader.
Tran "Tong" Lowe
- War baby. Son of a Vietnamese refugee and a Black GI. Biker who joined the service
as an alternative to prison. Gulf war vet and Blandy's best friend.
Blanford Wellington "Blandy" Carstairs III
- Black sheep scion of a wealthy San Francisco family. Extreme sports
enthusiast. Drew's student. Tong's homie. Gulf War vet. Killed by the
- Læ's manservant and bodyguard. Short, bald, stocky and immensely
capable. Engineered for heavy-planet duty. A semi-cyborg with a
brain implant and augmented bone and muscle structure.
- Sorceress. Centran Intelligence Agency Government operative on a mission
to recover a priceless artifact, the Totalstone. Employer of Drew's
party. Highly intelligent and utterly ruthless.
- Læ's consort. Strong, handsome and loyal. An excellent fighter
and a trained swordsman. Former third-string Cleveland Browns quarterback.
Killed by the Deadman.
- Vomisa. Master of Scouts of Khasim Clanhome. Drew and Pith's instructor.
Friend of Læ. Ancient. Blind.
- Vomisa. Grand Mother of Khasim Clanhome. No friend of Læ's.
Ran to the Edge of the World and Back "Frank"
- Fallin. Horse's Mouth to Tarn ka-Tarn, heir to Tarnhold. Courageous and fiercely loyal.
- Methven. Heir to Tarnhold. Intelligent and forceful. Friend of Læ and Bruno.
(Copyright© 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002 by Thom Stark--all rights reserved)