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Characters

The Vinestead Universe

characters

 

The Vinestead Universe

Characters


 

ANELA ZABORa

(b. 12 April 1977, d. 26 March 1999)

Leader of the ZabSix cipher den based in Austin, Texas. Older sister of Kaili Zabora.

anjali harishandra

Employee at Vinestead International. VP of Security (1995 - 2008), VFeed Technical Director (2009 - 2016).

armando carrillo

Technical Services Manager at GeneraPoint in Austin, Texas (Vinestead Prime Universe).

ARTHUR SEDIVY

CEO of Vinestead International (22 April 1995).

Bennett "BENNY" COKER

Owner and operator of White Line Media and the White Line Dragon Resort and Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. Husband of Eileen Coker.

CAMERON GRAY

(b. 26 October 1982)

Junior aggregator at Banks Media Productions (2012 - 2015). VFeed Technical Director (2016).

Holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California Berkeley.

Charles "CHUCK" HUBER

(b. 6 September 1971)

Chief Architect at Perion Synthetics. Graduated from Christa McAuliffe High School in Sarasota, Florida at the age of fifteen. Holds multiple degrees from MIT and Cal Tech, and served on the advisory committee of the National Science Foundation prior to employment at Perion Synthetics.

Charlie Park

Paranormal Investigator. Runs a hugely successful YouTube channel in which she investigates paranormal activity while wearing skimpy outfits (Vinestead Prime Universe).

CYNTHIA MESQUINA

(b. 2 October 1993)

Cynthia "Cyn" Mesquina is a freelance aggregator for the Lincoln Continental media feed. Augmented with a Guardian Angel biochip at age 11. Had Guardian Angel biochip removed at age 17. Thrill junkie. Augmentation enthusiast.

DANNY "GUNS" MONTREAL

(b. 20 November 1986)

Freelance hacker.

david yates

Former employee of Perion Synthetics. Ran multi-denominational church in Perion City. Quit after Synthetic Collapse of 2015 and moved to Umbra, California.

DERON BISHOP

High school senior suspected of causing Veneer system outage in Easton. Known associate of Sebo Kahani.

DONATO BANKS

Founder and CEO of Banks Media Productions media feed.

edward chen

CEO of Pattrn social networking company.

Eileen coker

Head legal counsel for White Line Media and husband to Benny Coker.

elan roark

Board of directors member at The Kagan Group, Los Angeles, California.

elise Portman

Actress.

EVER JOVOVICH

Actress.

frank gattis

Senior aggregator for Banks Media Productions.

frank kagan

Founder and operator of The Kagan Group, Los Angeles, California. Ranks #28 of Forbes Richest Americans list (2035).

GILBERT REYES

(b. 6 January 1985, d. 14 November 2015)

Aggregator for White Line Media. Employed by Perion Synthetics in tech repair role.

GORDON "G" KING

(b. 27 June 1979)

Hacker. Helped bring about the downfall of The Net in 1999. Known associate of X. Person of interest in death of Anela Zabora. Missing since 2000.

GRACE O'CONNER

Vice President of UX Design at social networking company Pattrn.

H. Thomas Burns

CEO of Hybrid Mechanics.

ilya yushchenko

Student at Easton Central High School.

ISAAC "EARL" GLASSER

Synaptic Engineer at Vitra Synth. Holds degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics from Umbra Technical. Heavily augmented.

jake six

Sixth generation synthetic soldier in Lassiter's army. Organic-hunter.

Jalay Chapman

Student at Easton Central High School.

JAMES PERION

(b. 3 January 1938, d. 10 November, 2015)

James Kirkland Perion is the founder of Perion Synthetics and served as its CEO from inception until his death in 2015. Husband to Victoria Perion. Father to Joseph Perion.

jane meade

(b. 1988)

Jane Meade is a public relations representative at Mainline Promotions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television, and Film from Columbia University. Her interests include film, photography, the essence of the human condition, and technology. She loves Chinese food, has a soft spot for four-legged friends, and is as adept at discussing global economics as she is at rattling off the characters on Leopold Spectre - Ghost Detective.

Jane Meade is a fictional persona designed by Adelai Associates for Danny Montreal.

jane zimmerman

Talent agent for Sepideh Ahmadi.

JOHN "X" DOE

Known associate of Gordon King. Suspected author of Null Echo virus. First person to instantiate a human consciousness in The Net. Missing since 1998.

JOHNNY SAN VITO

Freelance hacker.

JOSEPH PERION

(b. 11 September 1988)

CEO of Perion Synthetics (2015). Son to James and Victoria Perion.

JULIUS PARKER

From Provo, Utah. Social engineer at Vinestead International.

KAILI ZABORA

(b. 20 November 1983)

Leader of the Calle Cinco cipher den. Younger sister of Anela Zabora. Known domestic terrorism plots:

  • The Reaping (2004) - On March 26, 2004, Calle Cinco systematically executed employees of Vinestead International in Sacramento, California. Zabora logged her first kill for Calle Cinco by poisoning Vinestead developer Rick Diaz. Zabora has since used the alias Bonnie Diaz when travelling incognito.
  • Calle Cinco de Mayo (2009) - On May 5, 2009, a virus released by Calle Cinco attacked the Vinestead Air Traffic Control network and caused the deaths of 7,057 people.
“I’m here because David and Goliath is a fucking myth. A mouse can’t take down a lion; you need another lion. Perion Synthetics has the size, the power, and the money to put an end to Vinestead once and for all. They will win that fight, and I’m here to make sure that fight happens. That means keeping Perion Synthetics out of trouble and off the feeds. That means getting muckraking aggregators like you to shut their fucking mouths.”

katherine shaw

Former VP of Business Development at Nixle Chronos. VP of Business Development at Perion Synthetics. Wife of Nicholas Shaw. Assumed synthetic status in 2039.

KENNETH BARNES

(d. 1997)

Kenneth Barnes is the creator of the Guardian Angel Biochip and the rumored House of Nepenthe software. He worked for Vinestead International. He was killed by unknown assailants in Austin, Texas.

langley bhenderu

Lead Engineer, Synthetic Psychology division, Perion Synthetics.

lawrence sierra

Co-owner, Sierra Brothers Productions, Hollywood, California.

lily "c" Anderson

(b. 18 August 1982)

Born in Columbia, MD. Employed at Anne Arundel Medical Center as a registered nurse. She was the first consciousness to be instantiated inside the Net.

LINCOLN TATE

Owner and operator of the Lincoln Continental media feed.

LUCAS COTTON

Creator of peer-to-peer MESH communication platform. CEO of MESH Technologies, Inc.

MEGAN "TANZY" RILEY

Leader of the I.C.E-1 cipher den based in Portland, Oregon.

MEMO RUIZ

Vinestead Agent assigned to Easton and Sonora territories.

natalie purcell

Known associate of Gordon King and X.

NATASHA KUMANOV

(b. 31 December 2008)

Educational assistant at Dahlstrom Academy. Holds a degree from Berkeley with a focus in rapid-development pedagogy. Spouse of Sepideh Ahmadi (2035). Younger sister of Patrick Kumanov.

PATRICK "MELTDOWN" KUMANOV

Freelance hacker living in Atlantic City, NJ. Known associate of Gilbert Reyes.

paul "P.J." Downing

CEO of Vinestead International (2035).

RAFAEL OROZCO

Veteran of the MX Machine War.

RICHARD SIERRA

Half-owner of Sierra Brothers Productions. Producer. Director. Screenwriter.

rick diaz

Vinestead software engineer. Killed during The Reaping by Kaili Zabora.

robert Gantz

(d. 16 November 2015)

Head of Security, Perion Synthetics. Killed by Kaili Zabora.

roberta mendes

Roberta Mendes is a synthetic human imprinted with the modified consciousness of Jacqueline Dulac. Property of Perion Synthetics.

rosalia collier

Student at Easton Central High School (2145 - 2149).

russo rivera

Student at Easton Central High School (2145 - 2149).

sebo kahani

Student at Easton Central High School (2147 - 2149).

SEPIDEH AHMADI

(b. 21 December 2006)

Sepideh Ahmadi is an actress, producer, and model with dual American and Iranian citizenship. Her first role was in the 2024 television crime procedural CSI Abbottabad, but mainstream success came when she was cast as Priya Saleh in The Dark Desert (2026) opposite Claire Danes. In 2033, Ahmadi starred in the political drama Seven Kingdoms. Her performance received widespread critical acclaim and she earned her first Academy Award for Best Actress, her second Golden Globe Aware, the SAG Award, the BAFTA Award, and the BFCA Award in 2041.

Married her longtime girlfriend Natasha Kumanov in a private ceremony in 2035.

solomon boas

American fiction and biography writer. Boas' 2038 biography Take Me Home was on the New York Times' Best Sellers list for 35 weeks.

SOPHIA DAHLSTROM

One of the founding sisters of Dahlstrom Academy. Runs the Ontological department. Maintains a psychiatric practice.

stella starfall

Adult film actress.

VICTORIA DAHLSTROM

Primary founder of the Dahlstrom Academy.

WADE VUNAK

Founder of Nixle Chronos, pioneer of augmented reality technology.

Will Butler

Prior-service military. Driver for BRINKS security.