Mayor Thomas Barrow, descendant of the town's founder. A harried but honest civil servant, more than a politician. Most of the Mayors of Barrow have been from the Barrow family.
Judas Barrister, a British expatriate, a top of the line defense lawyer. Rumour has him closely connected with organized crime, and stranger rumours float about.
Dr. Miles Sterling, world renowned historian and archeologist. He believes he knows what lurks in the shadows of Barrow. He's wrong.
Police Commissioner James Norton, a grizzled thirty year veteran of the force, with more than his share of scars. Last year his wife and child were slain by the supervillain King of Fools in what the monster referred to as
'mauling the Mall'.
Captain Michael Flannery, Third Watch Police Commander. He's tall, red headed, and Irish. No one is sure if he's as honest as they come, or just very good at hiding the evidence. But everyone knows not to cross him.
David James Flannery, Assistant DA. Michael Flannery's little brother. He's a total hard case, having begun his career as a lawyer in the Navy, attached to the JAG office.
Detective Sergeant Casey Bannock, a lifer nearing retirement who's just trying to get by. Unfortunately, he always seems to get the crazy cases, the ones where the costumes interfere.
Simon Barrow, the mayor's uncle. He's a recluse, rarely seen outside his home...but he holds a massive invitation only black tie party 4 times a year at the old Barrow Mansion on the Island.
Professor Miles Sterling
: famous archeologist and occultist
The BCPD Special Crimes Unit
the toughest cop on the force, a highly trained practitioner of Escrima
the best shooter the Marines and SWAT could train.
an astonishingly fast pistoleer.
unlike the rest of the BCPD, he has powers. He's tough and strong, but is still all cop.
the team's negotiator
a Shadow like pulp hero. He died in the twenties, and has been fighting the Mob ever since.
a devil of punishment in a teenage
boys body. He's a wall crawling, blending killer from hell. He regenerates, and has nasty claws.
, a blind martial artist and detective. She favors chain weapons.
a big, mean, tough biker. He looks like he's getting hurt...but he isn't.
a sad goth angel. She shares her body with an ancient greek spirit of anguish.
a bad boy gone good. Former gangster turned brick
Homeless, orphaned child of a millionaire family. Raised to hunt supernatural evil, she now does so to avenge her family.
Divinely mandated street vigilante.
A once normal dog, granted the powers of the Guardian of Hell's Gate.
He's immune to magic, and can mimic its effects.
His tattoos protect him from harm, and come to life when called.
The Motley Crew
King of Fools:
an undead jester with a taste for flesh and mayhem aka Jack Motley, Tom Fool, Fool, Tom Motley
a flying, betaloned, murderer and thief who won't stay dead
the devil's cat
A deranged 'vigilante' who engages in serial killing of those who are, by his standards, sexually immoral.
A doctor and nutritionist who hunts her overweight patients and drains their lives to feed her own eternal hunger.
A demonic psycho killer, he used to be a hellhound, until he went rogue.
embodied spirit of rot and corruption
a werewolf who is her own support
mummified remains of a murderer and thief from ancient Egypt.
An alchemical mass changer looking for eternal life.
a lawyer (and a vampire)
The Barrow Devil:
the Whale's Krew
the ghost of New Bedford
the zombie harpooner
the obsessed and undead captain
the Whale itself
That Which Crawls Beneath
A nameless horror from beyond time and space
The Deep Ones:
Its subterranean, submarine, subhuman minions
Plus any number of deluded cultists.