Introduced in: #1: On the Beach
Nine years ago, Jill awoke on the beach with no memory of who or where she was. Having pushed past this with no intention of digging into her past, she is currently employed as a metallurgist and spends much of her work life in isolation. At home, she lives with her step-brother Pete. Hers is a life of controlled quiet, punctuated only by Pete's antics.
Introduced in: #2: Discovery
Pete is a well-intentioned accidental deadbeat who sleeps on the couch because he can't open the door to his room. His enthusiasm often trumps his judgment, and in any case his judgment isn't right all that often. Pete doesn't have a job and spends his free time gaming and screwing around.
Introduced in: #5: The Other Girl from Nowhere
She was Pete's best friend when they were growing up in the country. Pete's family moved to the city of Selicia when he and Alex were still kids, and only now have they been reunited. Alex is even more enthusiastic about things than Pete, and in the new environment of the city she is lost in the element of exploration. Leaving her small-town roots behind, Alex believes she is where she is supposed to be.
Arthur Canfield, Jr.
Introduced in: #15: Life in Hardware
Art is a friend Pete made when he started school in Selicia, a quiet but friendly person who now works in the hardware department of Twigman's department store. Given to a sense of introspection, he has much in common with Jill, with whom he is also friends. Art looks for the best in people but is troubled by the feeling that things, however nice, are not as they were meant to be.
Introduced in: #20: Fitting In
A friend of Art's, Hank works in the loading bay at Twigman's. Hank doesn't talk much.
Clyde Kensington & Lisa Whittaker
Introduced in: #28: The Brevity of Happiness
By contrast, Jill's coworkers are far more outgoing than she is. Clyde and Lisa work with Jill on projects together, but her relationship with them ends in the parking lot at the end of each day.
Arthur Canfield, Sr.
Introduced in: #42: The Outer Sanctum
A surreal real estate agent, Art's Uncle Art has his own tastelessly appointed real estate office, Canfield Ocean Estates. Though far more eccentric than his nephew's parents, he nevertheless bribed them into naming their firstborn after him when they were hard up for money.