The Runners are a special group of voluntary offGrids who've decided not to be part of the Conglomerate machine.
Living on the rooftops and grouping together in tight-knit Cabals they race across the urban landscapes, performing burglaries and courier jobs for those willing to pay.
The Corporate Houses secretly depend on the Runners for their constant scheming and though KrugerSec has a standing order to neutralize any Runner on sight, some claim that they are not clamping down as hard on them as they could.
Possibly identified by various tattoos, known as “tags”, and colour themed clothing, the number of Runner groups in the city is currently unknown, although two groups have so far been identified.
Each group consists of a number of field agents, known as Runners, who physically carry the packages from origin to destination.
These field agents are directed over radio by Trackers, of which there is at least one in each Runner group.
Trackers are usually retired Runners who use their contacts, knowledge, and skills gained during their time in the field to create their own Runner organization.
They can then either employ the services of another Tracker’s Runner to move a package or begin training their own Runners to form an additional Runner group.
Faith was seven years old on the day of the November Riots and barely got away alive, saved by Noah Kekai, a friend of her parents.
He became her adoptive father, raising her on the rooftops far above the city and inspiring her, though that wasn't his intent, to become a Runner.
He has made sure to keep her out of the conflict between the Black November resistance movement and the Conglomerate, and Faith has adopted his neutral stance into her own.
Noah is the leader of a runner cabal, and Faith Connors's adopted father. He was a friend of Martin and Erika Connors, and the one who saved Faith and took her in following the November riots.
Raising Faith on rooftops far above the city, he unintentionally inspired her to become a runner.
When Icarus was seventeen he spotted a runner from his bedroom window. Two days later he snuck out of the apartment, a small rucksack strapped to his back and dead set on becoming a runner himself.
Life on the rooftops has never been easy, but Icarus is a fast learner and he soon made a name for himself as a fast, safe, and dependable player.
An avid graffiti artist, Nomad's profound hatred of the Conglomerate form a common theme for his works. In addition to his painting he has also found a way to hack into and subvert the giant advertisement projections to show the true nature of the Conglomerate - but for these endeavours he usually needs Faith's help.
With his roaming nature taking him to both the high and the low places of Glass he knows much about where to go and who to talk to, and though he's not a runner himself he fits well into their extended community.
The identity of Plastic, the finest coder in Glass, is initially a mystery to Faith. All Faith knows is that this off-Grid, technical mastermind could be a powerful ally to the Runners.
Plastic may not the most sociable individual around and prefers to live and communicate through The Beat. Taking on only the hardest tech assignments available, Plastic's usual fee is high enough to make even some Corporate Houses think twice before a consultation.
Birdman was a runner long before it became a concept. [...]For birdman it became a natural way to get from A to B, running, leaping and climbing, and doing it more out of an urge to stay on the move than for the joy of it.
These days he's stopped running and he's content to feed and care for his pigeons, with which he also provides a simple, offGrid, messenger.
Gabriel is the CEO of KrugerSec and manages all of the private security forces in Glass and the rest of Cascadia.
He is convinced that what he’s doing is for the best of the Conglomerate, Cascadia, and its inhabitants, and he is well aware that some hard sacrifices are needed to ensure that the Conglomerate rules supreme, and that House Kruger rules the Conglomerate.
Isabel Kruger was born Caitlyn Connors, the daughter of Martin Connors and Erika Connors, they were killed during the November Riots.
She is also the younger sister of Faith Connors, for a long time she believed Faith to be dead as well, her only means to cope with that loss was to convince herself that Faith never existed. Gabriel Kruger adopted Caitlyn and gave her a new name.