A military commander that ordered the shot that bring down Gharr's shuttle, and later was tasked with overseeing the research project that was established over the crash site. He's very patriotic and first of all acts in the interests of the state, rather his own, like a good soldier should.
Zane Htrua Sha
Age: 70 (Earth years)
Calm and calculating, Zane is a commander of the Expeditionary Fleet. Possesses impressive charisma that intimidates most people, despite the fact that by standards of his species he's quite short. Everybody assumes him to be grisly ex-military veteran, thanks to his impressive scar, but the truth behind it is rather mundane, and by character Zane is quite warm and protective towards those under his command, but he tends to not show it during the working hours.
Age: 22 (Earth years)
Communications officer on board of the "Dawn", she's the one who was the first person to discover Earth civilization's signals. Ever curious but very cautious, despite that she's fascinated by members of other species. Ahshu is open and honest, often to brutal levels. She's friends with Gharr and Hekaht.
Gharr Neht Ra
Age: 30 (Earth years)
A brilliant xenobiologist and xenopsychologist, although, he often lacks certain professionalism in his actions, too eager to embrace and study the unknown. He's a massive idealist and optimist. Gharr is friends with Zane, Ahshu and Hekaht.
Hekaht Ruhane Kr
Age: 32 (Earth years)
Hekaht is a chef engineer of one of the sections of the "Dawn" mothership. He's a close friend of both Gharr and Zane, although for the latter the line of duty often stands in the way of their friendship. All the while he's a bit awkward and insecure among people he doesn't know, and often prefers company of friends or technology. Ruhane especially fond of AIs and spends lots of his free time in discussions with shipboard AI xenolinguist.
Dan is the one who found and dragged Gharr away from the crash site. Dan (short from Daniel) is a "conspiracy nut", slightly paranoid, and distrusts the government very strongly, believing that you can't expect anything good from it. Along with it, he believes in UFOs and is an avid sci-fi reader and nerd in general. Dan also can be slightly misanthropic.
Flamboyant, bold and quite tomboyish, she's been friends with Dan since childhood. Val (short of "Valeria") often acts as a voice of reason for Dan, and despite not sharing his beliefs towards UFOs and conspiracies, generally supports him - as long as it is harmless. Her hobbies include extreme sports and hiking - in fact she was the initiator of a camping trip that lead them to witnessing Gharr's crash.
Mark has initially stayed with the group because of Val, but in time grown into it, and now participates out of his own desire. He's often deadpan and scarce to emotions, proclaims that he finds "all that sci-fi stuff is rather dumb and y'all should grow up already", but it rarely sounds sincere - in fact he himself secretly enjoys classic pulp fantasy stories.
Age: NaN (known - 219 earth years)
A mysterious character watching from the shadows... for now.