A self-assured thrill-seeker, Faith Connors is one of the most skilled Runners in Glass. Her carefree attitude cannot last forever though. Some day she'll need to face up to the Conglomorate as well as her own troubled past.
As a Runner, Faith possesses peak athletic skills as well as vast knowledge of the districts in the city of Glass. She is a skilled fighter and her martial arts abilities enables her to handle the city's oppressive security forces. Though Runners have an ambivalent attitude towards technology, Faith will make use of a couple of gadgets to gain unique traversal opportunities and a connection to the Runner network, helping her navigate the city.
Faith was only seven years old on that clear November day when her life changed irreversibly. A peaceful protest against corporate enchroachment escalated into full-scale riots on the streets of Glass, resulting in the death of Faith's entire family. She was saved by Noah, who came to raise and inspire her to become a Runner. These days Faith cares only for Noah, the small cabal of Runners around her, and the next run. But events will force her to take a stand in the fight against the oppressive authorities.
The ruthless head of KrugerSec is best not messed with. Kruger’s contempt for those living off the Grid is palpable and his hatred for the resistance, whom he relentlessly hunts, is immense. But within Kruger there are also feelings of conflict and guilt, stemming from the death of a loved one.
After the November Riots, Noah Kekai suddenly found himself with a child to raise – the daughter of Martin and Erika Connors. Now, the brooding Noah is one of the most powerful elders of the Runner cabals. He loves Faith as if she were his own and he has raised her to be prepared for a harsh world where softness can be lethal.
Birdman was a Runner long before there was a word for it. At first, it was simply a way for him to get around, but when the Conglomerate began to reshape Glass he saw his way of life threatened and started doing runs for the resistance. He came to inspire others, which in turn gave rise to the cabals. Though he still runs occasionally, he is now way past his prime and contemplation and pigeon-feeding have become a higher priority.
Specializing in black market goods and contraband, Dogen cares mostly about money and mischief. Conflicts between the city factions hold no interest to him beyond a steady source of income. Dogen can always be trusted to get a job done, but he shows allegiance to no-one but himself.
The competitive, independent Icarus rivals Faith in both skill and cockiness. They both compete for the affection of Noah, and the position as top Runner in the city. Icarus' true background is something he keeps well hidden, and only Noah is aware of the secret.
Nomad is no Runner, though he too lives on the rooftops. An outcast by choice and artist by trade, Nomad wages his own little war against the Conglomerate using his spray-cans and sense of humor. He and Faith have been close friends for many years.