8FOLD/META: Who's Who in Jolt City

Tom Russell milos_parker at yahoo.com
Wed Jun 9 18:08:30 PDT 2010

It's that time of the year again!  Time to give readers old and new a
little refresher in WHO'S WHO IN JOLT CITY, in preparation for the
sensational nineteenth issue, which should be moseying along very,
very, very soon.

MARTIN ROCK, the second GREEN KNIGHT: Jolt City's major superhero.  In
his costumed identity, Martin's extremely popular; as Martin Rock,
he's distrusted and despised.  Martin was the sidekick to the original
Green Knight, the late Ray Cradle.  In his mid-forties. (FIRST APP:

DEREK MASON, the BLUE BOXER: Martin's sidekick.  A former drug dealer,
he turned his life around when the Green Knight saved his life.  Derek
is also landlord to Martin, Dani, and Pam, renting out his late
father's house.  (He also lives with them.)  Just on the cusp of
twenty. (FIRST APP: JOLT CITY # 2)

DANIELLE "DANI" HANDLER: Martin's lover.  Currently Jolt City's Four-
Colour Liaison: if anyone, police or otherwise, has to get in touch
with the Green Knight, they do it through her office.  In her mid-
forties. (FIRST APP: JOLT CITY # 1)

PAMELA "PAM" BIERCE: Martin's other lover.  Owner-operator of Bierce
Bail Bonds.  Tough and brassy where Dani is hesitant and diplomatic,
she does not always get along with the woman she shares Martin with.
In her mid-twenties. (FIRST APP: JOLT CITY # 2)

FATHER ROY RIDDLE: Catholic priest and Martin's confidante.  A secret
sub-basement in his church serves as Martin's hideout, the Knight's
Den.  Father Riddle does not approve of Martin's polyamorous
lifestyle.  Approaching forty. (FIRST APP: GREEN KNIGHT ANNUAL)

DR. FATIMA TARIF: Head of the technologies department at Jolt City
University.  A devout Muslim but a terrible flirt, Dr. Fay often
provides gadgetry for the Green Knight.  Just turned thirty for the
fifth time. (FIRST APP: JOLT CITY # 5)

ANDERS CRADLE: Son of the original Green Knight, now CEO of his
father's company, Cradle Industries.  Aloof and emotionally stunted,
he's never been terribly close with Martin.  In his early twenties.

J. DONALD PROCTOR: The young head of Proctor Technologies, having
inherited the company from his late father.  A long-time rival of
Cradle Industries, Proctor Technologies produces the custom unicycles
utilized by the Green Knight and Blue Boxer for their personal
transport and has profited handsomely from the resultant unicycle
fad.  So handsomely, in fact, that they might attempt to unseat their
rival once and for all.  J. Donald is in his mid-twenties. (FIRST APP:

CARLOS CANTON: A city councilman, adept at media manipulation and
personal persuasion.  An ally of J. Donald Proctor, Canton used Derek
and the death of Derek's father to gain grassroots support for a
ballot proposal that has crippled the city budget.  In his late
thirties. (FIRST APP: JOLT CITY # 16)

MAYOR BERNIE BATES: Mayor of Jolt City since the early eighties.  When
we first met him, he was a meek and unlikely politician.  He seems to
have gotten better at it, but we'll have to see how he does under
pressure.  Mayor Bates is approaching sixty. (FIRST APP: GREEN KNIGHT
# 4)

BLAKE FOSTER: District Attorney for Jolt City.  (Not to be confused
with Jack Fisk, the former Assistant District Attorney who was allied
with druglord Samson Snapp.) (FIRST APP: JOLT CITY # 9)

BRIAN CLIPPER, the second DARKHORSE: Jolt City's other superhero.
This super-competent super-speedster has a knack for getting on
Martin's nerves.  He was placed into traction as the result of
injuries caused by Martin in his civilian identity, and has been on
the mend ever since.  Lives just outside of Jolt City and is
subsidized by the U. S. government.  In his mid-twenties. (FIRST APP:

DAPHNE CLIPPER: Brian's wife.  In her twenties. (FIRST APP: JOURNEY
INTO... # 3)

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