The Society is obviously long established and very influential, if only
in a manipulative sort of way. Preparedness is very high, always
alert for a Xzrchn attack or action.
Agents consist of Society members and human elements. In all
cases, operatives are highly trustworthy and capable of independent
actions. Since they've been working together so long, even
independent actions tend to coordinate well with each other. This
is particularly true in the case of Members.
Jill has been working independently for so long she pretty much has her
own agenda. She has no contact at all with the Society, and would
be considered a rogue element. Her purposes are to find a black
ship; but all is really subordinate to holding the Foreven Main.
The scope of her operations are whatever she needs. She has no
consideration for collateral damage to humans, individually or as a
group. People -- beings -- are mere tools. For the last few
decades, she has controlled Jack and used his IFSS-SB resources to
influence local politics and gather information. She is convinced
the Roaches are Xzrchn influenced in the same way that humaniti is
Society influenced. She is particularly good at computer
operations, especially malicious ones.
Corinne Elliot is a field operative. She commands the
conventional ship Baba Yaga, ostensibly a private yacht but
with encrypted and secure information that indicates the ship is
actually operating for the Vilis Secret Service. Particularly
persistent intrusions will reveal that but no more -- at that point a
counterattack will be launched. The deep cover is almost
unbreakable. Baba Yaga itself runs a black computer
system that monitors and oversees the regular computers. Corinne
is an experienced and highly capable secret ops specialist, covering
all methods of intelligence and counter-intelligence work, including
computer operations using the black systems.
Jane Southcombe is an engineer. Rarely in the field except for
special operations such as the Saginaw crisis. She could pretty
much put together a black ship from first principles. Her job on Digitis
was two-fold -- to determine whether Mich knew anything about ZPE, and
to sabotage his work, preferably fatally.
Mike is an elderly administrator. He is the most expendable of
the Members, as he's probably within several hundred years of
death. His manner is not pleasant, but he has extensive knowledge
of all aspects of the Society, and is willing to do what is necessary
to further its aims.