Significant Secondary Characters
Provos, an older woman who can effectively remember the future but cannot foresee the past. She becomes an anchor because her memory of future events has become foggy — there’s a blank space which troubles her, and she quests to recover these lost memories. Because of her backward memory, the others have difficulty communicating with her to any great extent.
Maresy Doats, a fictional mare to whom Colene addresses her journal entries. She represents Colene’s mature and rational self, and Colene considers Maresy her best friend until she meets Seqiro. Late in the series, Maresy becomes incarnate in a telepathic mare from Sequiro's Mode whose memories and personality have been erased due to persecution from the dominant horses of that society. Rather than leave the mare mentally impaired, Colene uses her improving telepathic power to imprint the personality of "Maresy Doats" upon the mare; in the process, Colene essentially creates the perfect mate for Sequiro.
Ddwng, pronounced, is the emperor of the DoOon. Ruthless and unethical, Ddwng is determined to coerce Darius into giving him the Chip that will allow him to travel to and exploit the Virtual Mode. Though clever, he is extremely suspicious, particularly after having been previously balked.
The mind predator, a creature of the Virtual Mode who attacks travelers whose minds are in conflict. It first attempts to feed on Provos, but later pursues Colene. It can be escaped by crossing into anchor modes, where it cannot pursue.
Prima, a mode traveler from a mode similar to Darius’ home who was captured on the Virtual Mode. Prima possesses an ability to magnify joy which rivals Kublai’s; in their youth, they sought to place Prima in post as Cyng of Hlahtar, but were denied because of sexual bias.
Doe, a null of the Caprine persuasion, has the appearance of a beautiful woman with a face suggestive of that of a goat.
Garret, Colene’s father. A victim of depression and the spouse of an alcoholic, Garret seeks to avoid troubles at home by having extramarital affairs. Though often absent, he attempts to be understanding to Colene and encourages her when she seeks to become more independent.
Morna, Colene’s mother. A victim of chronic, untreated depression, Morna turns to alcohol to dull her pain. Though she is aware of her husband’s infidelity, she generally avoids conflict lest he criticize her for her alcoholism. Brought up Roman Catholic, she attempts to instill many of her traditional values in Colene.
Amos Forell, aspiring biologist and Colene’s former eighth grade science teacher.
Kublai, a former Cyng of Hlahtar who assumes Darius’ post while he is traveling the Virtual Mode. After being forced to marry and discard many women during his tenure, Kublai has finally married Koren, the woman he loves.
Koren, once Kublai’s wife, must instead become his mistress while he performs the role of Cyng of Hlahtar.
Angus, a giant from the planet Jupiter in the Julia Mode who helps Nona after becoming enraptured with her music.
Slick, a member of the criminal underworld in Colene’s home town. Though he is a hired killer who carries a straight razor, he longs for a normal life. Slick longs to see his niece Esta, but her mother, his sister, has barred him from doing so because of his unsavory connections.
Esta, Slick’s niece, is a depressive twelve-year-old with an unhappy home life.
Stave, a peasant of Oria, is a friend and possible love interest of Nona.
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