Claire Diehl is an Olin student studying robotics with a focus on developing the next generation of cold, heartless, and unfeeling machines. To Claire, the Defender of Thermopylae represents one small step toward that future.
Abe Levitan is studying Engineering Physics at Olin, where he spends most of his days strung out on caffeine. He is working on the Defender of Thermopylae to spread a thin veneer of meaning over the ruins of a life that has long since lost it's own.
Erin Pierce is studying Electrical Engineering at Olin, and is well known for her impressive debugging abilities and abiding love of blankets. She hopes that one day the Defender of Thermopylae will help her get revenge on those who cross her without having to leave the warmth and comfort of her blanket.
Marena Richardson is a mysterious computer engineer and dancer whose motives remain shrouded in darkness. Why exactly she chose to give hypothermia to the population of Olin college is only clear to those who can no longer tell us.