The younger daughter of Aleksandr, Dariya Nazarov never knew her mother or her motherland. It was just before her twenty-first birthday that the world collapsed, and Dariya was caught in the middle of a swarm of activity with no place to go.
Like her brother Valentin, the constant exposure to her father's work led Dariya into that same life. After a few years working various secretarial and low-managerial positions, Dariya turned to her father for more challenging work, and got training in managing some of the business interests of the Nazarov empire.
After the dust of the war settled, Dariya took it upon herself to revitalize the society by overseeing the establishment of new businesses and entertainment, while remaining among the top council to the New City as a whole.
A former cubicle drone and weekend warrior, Devon Smith worked his way up the ladder before the world collapsed around him.
After leading his coworkers to the war effort, Devon worked on consolidating and inventoring the remaining groceries and kitchens. Having proven his intelligence and value to the New City, Aleksandr gave him the honorary name "Yevgeniy Kovtun" to signify his acceptance into the Nazarov family. With the original members of the Nazarov organization dying off, Devon vigorously worked his way into complete control of the supplies and, weeks later, control of the military.
Over the next few months, his influence around the city grew, as did his animosity toward the authoritarian government. While continuing to excel at his given tasks, he knows that staying in the city will not last and secretly harbors an agenda to move the survivors to more fertile lands.
Aleksandr's elder daughter, Nadezhda Aleksandrovna Nazarov is a cunning mind and calculating businesswoman who spent her life distancing herself from the family business.
After emancipating herself from her father's business, a young Nadia became very successful, earned several degrees, and established a home in New York City. A business meeting in Seattle lined up with her sister's birthday, and she was in her car when the freeways stopped. Forced to move into the chaos on foot, Nadia wasted no time planning a course of survival.
Her quick organization and strong presence formed an efficient and well-structured system of messengers that allowed her father's empire to rally, survive, and gain control of the city amidst the chaos. She now controls the network of communication inside and outside the New City, and thereby controls the flow of all information.
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Former bookworm Claire Reed is as fascinated by the new world as she is terrified by it, and views every situation as an opportunity to learn despite the risks.
Claire was a student at the university when the apocalypse occurred. She saw the city falling around her, but rather than trying to escape the city, she spent the early hours hoarding food and barricading her dorm room She holed up in that tiny sanctuary for over a week before daring to venture into the hallway, and thereafter lived a meticulously slow and deliberate life. She avoided contact with the infected by barricading hallways, locking & blocking doors, and constantly moving from room to room.
After nearly a month in the dorms she was found by a skullhunter, who dropped her off at the New City. Claire was immediately tagged for a messenger job, and is now being trained by Marion Clark for the upper echelon.
Running is always something that Marion Clark has done well, but in the new world, it's the only thing that keeps her alive.
After a horrifying week on the move, scavanging food and hiding from the ruthless claws of the infected, Marion joined the war effort and was taken to the chaos of downtown. Her speed and persistence were an immediate asset on the battlefield, where she filled endless days running news, supplies, and instructions across the war zone.
In the aftermath, she was recruited by Nadezhda Nazarov into the messenger fleet for the New City. Given the nickname "Marathon", she is a courier for the citizens, a messenger for the government, and a spy for Nadia.