A young woman who somehow managed to be collected into the group of scientists, depsite the fact that all of her practical education has been in music. She might have been a child prodigy, but if she was, she's forgotten that now. She writes symphonies in her sleep and keeps an ongoing list of places she cannot drown. [It's not that she fears death by drowning, that is, not exactly.] Mundanely speaking, she works as an assistant, secretarial and practical, in their university labs. According to The Geologist, she is sedimentary.
Ancient enough to be ageless. Listens to the earth speaking to him and sometimes gets wrong ideas for the fossils. He's old enough for death to be a natural concern, and when he goes, he wants to be fossilised. As far as he knows, both his heart and soul are formed of igneous rock. Perhaps walks the fine line between genius and insanity. It's not certain whether he is the one taking care of Calliope or if she is the one who looks after him. As far as Calliope is concerned, The Geologist knows everything and is infalliable. Perhaps she's right.
Prem is a middle-aged geophysicist and lecturer. His area of study is glaciers. As a child growing up in Eurasia, he dreamed of North American Ice Ages. He doesn't tell anyone that he was moved to tears the first time he felt snowflakes melting on his eyelashes. His lab-coats tend to be powder-blue in colour. Smoking is his only vice, unless love also counts - in which case, he's probably doomed. He's a lecturer and a researcher, he loves his students and is an asset to The University.
Elias Biró came to The University with his wife, who is also a scientist. He's a bit flighty for a scientist and is horrible at keeping still. [He blames his gypsy ancestors for his never-ending wanderlust]. Dr Biró studies plate techtonics, especially. He is also a lecturer, although one that's not terribly fond of his students. He's a bit mysterious, sharp and cranky, known to mutter under his breath in Hungarian whenever upset by things - which is often.
She is a cryptozoologist, and so doesn't work in the geology lab. She is connected, however, on account of her husband. Her life's work is involved with the study and discovery of unknown animals. In Roza's case, it's Sasquatch she's looking for. This may seem foolish, but there's something about Roza that makes people take her and her work seriously.
He's not a scientist; he's a Doctoral candidate in the Humanities - Modern English literature, to be specific. His thesis is on the works of Joseph Conrad and he knows better than to bore the scientists going on about it. He's shy, almost painfully so, and is reknowned for blushing all through the Freshmen English courses that he teaches.
Sir Charles Lyell
Sir Charles Lyell is a Great Dane puppy that belongs to Calliope. He was a gift from The Geologist, who apparently has a soft-spot for strays. He and Calliope are inseparable. She often brings him to work, although The Geologist worries about the puppy's safety when she does that. His namesake is Sir Charles Lyell, father of modern geology.
We'll know more when Roza manages to find her again.
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