• Tomma Bedlam (Swift), 45, performance artist, ‘zine publisher, Barbie collector. Gender fluid: ze, zir.

• Babe Bump, 49, neo-burlesque performer, costume designer, and bookkeeper. Most frequent first person narrator. Intersex woman (PAIS): she, her.

• Ginger Croom, 72, founder and owner of Hermitville. Cisgender woman: she, her.

• Sidley Croom, 65, Ginger’s brother and presumed heir. Cisgender man: he him.

• Maximus Gordon, 68, musician. Cisgender man: he, him.

• Joe Hillstrom, 40, Sidley’s former love and personal trainer, photographer. Cisgender man: he, him.

• Jennifer Juniper, 40, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her.

• Oyster Olson (Lemelin), 45, musician. Transgender man: he, him.

• Aarrf Perry, 50, Hermitville security, human puppy. Gender multiple: they, them.

• Sybil Perry, 58, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her.

• Rozaline Rae (McRae), 58, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her.

• “Mini” Maxine Richmond (Guelph), 65, musician. Cisgender woman: she, her.

• Glysandra ShaktiOm (Phylaxia), 51, tantra teacher, artist. Cisgender woman: she, her.

• Frank Talk (Durfee), 43, musician. Intersex man: he, him.


• Professor Osbert Almond, elf, senior researcher in human studies.

• Maud o’ Bedlam, elf, senior mage, wife to Parsifal, mother of Breadcrumb (aka The Wee One).

• Parsifal Berry Blue, elf, senior mage, husband to Maud, father of Breadcrumb. Obsessed with clowns.

• Breadcrumb (aka The Wee One), elf, clown, commander of “Operation Peachblow.”

• Hamfast, elf, shape-shifter.

• George Potts, elf, human studies researcher. Married to Archie.

• Gingevus Sitwell, elf, Captain of the Hunters.

• Septimus Sitwell, elf, human artifacts smuggler, hunter.

• Archie Smegley, elf, human studies researcher. Married to George Potts.

• Who’s There, elf, shape-shifter and liaison with “The Powers” of Hawai’i. Volunteers with human film crew.

• Vesta (aka “Secret Salamander’), ageless, deathless, immortal. Supernatural being, female.

• Wubbies, three magic peach pits from the Elven Realm.


• Elsewherians and Wethrini, interdimensional adversaries.

• Stanford Lawsome, 32, Anna’s assistant. Cisgender man: he, him.

• The Lawyer®, 37, lawyer for Anna. An Elsewherian. Gender neutral: ze, zir.

• Sri Nimrod, unpleasant troublemaker posing as spiritual guru. Cisgender man: he, him.

• Anna Phylaxia, 45, “Martha Stewart of BDSM.” Cisgender woman: she, her.


Keikiokalani, almost 1. Namaka’s youngest child. Kapu (sacred) child. Gender unknown.

Namaka, 32, mother of Kia’i and the kapu child. Cisgender woman: she, her.

Kia’i, 10, Namaka’s oldest son. Cisgender boy: he, him.

Uncle Iolana, 79, an elder. Cisgender man: he, him.


• Eddie Sedgwick, twenty-something, film crew. Transgender man: he, him.

• Miranda Jackson, 58, leader of film crew, Tomma’s former lover. Cisgender woman: she, her.

• Shank Stoma, thirty-something, film crew. Cisgender woman: she, her, but okay with ze, zir.

• Toledo Jackson, forty-something, Punatic, sells goats. Miranda’s brother. Cisgender man: he, him.


Plus, various supernatural Powers are referenced in the narrative.