Characters in The Unconquering, and La Desconquista
Vic Castenada- Chief of Police in Greenfield, California, Former and perhaps current friend of Etienne Duvall.
Rodolfo Barajas-10 year old resident of Greenfield, California
Sofia Robles- Newscaster Newschannel 23 Salinas California.
Belinda Barajas-Mother of Rodol
Vern, Sofia’s Cameraman
Velma, Dispatcher, Greenfield Police
Chelito, Rodolfo’s Grand Mother
Casimiro, Caz, owner operator of the Corner Store
Josh Bagnold, Sofia’s corporate overlord
Preston Witt, Farmer
Noe Baza, Preston’s Foreman
Gil Tanzini, Farmer
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Etienne Duvall-Former resident of Greenfield and friend of Vic Castenada.
Eduardo, Freelance Spy
Ana, Lupita, Lili first at the ATM in San Miguel
Juanita, Luis, Diana, Adriana, Jose Martin, Mercedes, Yoana, Eriberto, the getaway
Balthazar the Emperor Jones, Gamer
Amy Wu, Gamer
Jeffrey Stark- Director of the Secret Service, Washington D. C.
Clyde Munst- Secret Service Agent, Washington D. C.
Ernest Krause-Secret Service Agent, Washington D. C.
Melssa Hunt-Secret Service Agent, Washington
Casino Fortunatus- Etienne Duvall’s website and Brand Name of the Automatic Teller Machines that distribute equal daily dividend
The Transcendental Number e- 2.718281828.. 100% interest compounded continuously.
excalibrator1%solution- Cosmic monetary elixer. Brought to Earth by J in order to save the Milky Way
The Milky Way- The Galactic Home of Earth
The Conch- Metathetical manifestation of the Logarhythmic Spiral
Archangel San Miguel, Saint Michael
FreEqSS- Free Equal Sentient Sapient beings of the Milky Way
J-Lieutenant to Archangel Michael, San Miguel
Alan Turing- Galactic Hero and inspiration of the Turing Brigade, Damn the Torpedos
The Szilard/Einstein Refrigerator
The e-fect– Coffee Bar, Seattle, Washington
World Meet World- 24 Screen Conscious World Interface
Puerto Rico- Tan Rico, Tan Puerto
Iceland- The Last Free Place on Earth
Barack Obama- President of the United States of America
Larry Summers- Disappointed Nephew
Bill Black- The last law North, East, West, and South of the Pecos
Michael Hudson-Economist, Arkieologist, Slate Cleaner
Alan Greenspan- High Randian Priest
Police Chief Vic Castenada witnesses a building containing 10 automatic teller descend into the quiet town of Greenfield, California. Also witnessed by Rodolfo, youth on his Bicycle.
The tellers are accompanied by a fiddler.
All receive money from the ATMs. Vic Castenada phones local News caster Sofia Robles to broadcast the story. Sofia comes to Greenfield.
Rodolfo arraives home with milk and cereal he has bought money from the ATMs.
Vic considers his old friend Etienne as possibly behind the cash machines.
Amy, one of the three developers of the Alter Reality Video Game “La Disconquista” phones their unofficial fourth partner, Etienne Duvall, in San Miguel de Allende Mexico.
Amy has jitters over the opening of “La Disconquista” that evening in Seattle. Amy chides Etienne and tries to get him to catch a plane to Seattle. He refuses. Amy resigns herself.
Second partner Balthazar phones Etienne with same agenda, same result.
Rodolfo takes his mother, grandmother, and little sister to the cash machines. They all get cash from machines.
Balthazar goes to the e-fect café where Amy is working. Amy shows Balt the television report that Sofia Robles is broadcasting from Greenfield
Office of Jeffrey Stark, Director of the Secrete Service. He dispatches agents to Greenfield, Seattle, and San Miguel.
Chapter 8, Greenfield.
Sofia takes a break from broadcasting. Learns Greenfield is blocked in by traffic
Amy and Balthazar sit on the patio at the e-fect and try to figure out if they have been hi-jacked or supported and wonder what Etienne has to do with it.
Vic gets Etienne’s number and calls him. He asks directly if Etienne is behind the cash machines and Etienne laughs at him, saying he can barely pay his rent.
Etienne calls Amy to get her take on the ATMs. She and Balt are both suspicious of him because the ATMs use the name of Etienne’s website, Casino Fortunatus.
They absolve each other of guilt and Christen themselves the Turing Brigade, Damn the Torpedoes.
Sofia connects with Etienne and schedules an interview.
Etienne phones Amy to let her know about the impending interview and ask her what she wants him to say about their Video Game Launch that evening
Field workers begin to desert their work to go to cash machines. Foreman Noe tries to stop them and they go into open revolt and all leave.
Sofia uses her pending interview with Etienne to push back against being sidelined in the story. Also to demand a bonus.
Etienne ponders the influences that have brought him to this point, especially Rosamond’s painting.
Janet Yellin and Jeffry Stark arrive at the White House after being summoned. President Obama has advisor Larry Summers with him.
Janet Yellen reads them a letter she has received from a group called FreEqSS, Free, Equal, Sentient, Sapient creatures of the Galaxy.
Amy and Balthazar talk to Etienne before his big interview.
Etienne Duvall’s interview with Sofia Robles, Part One. Amicable and the take a Pause.
White house reaction to Etienne’s interview. Larry Summers goes nuts, accuses Yellen of being behind the cash machines.
Sofia asks Vic if Etienne is crazy. Vic is offended and defends his former friend. Tells Sofia some of his history with Etienne.
Etienne Duvall’s interview with Sofia Robles, Part Two.
Etienne phones Balt and Amy to ask their impressions of the interview. Third partner Frank shows up.
They worry about being able to handle the crow due to new interest.
Frank tells the he has the solution, a new building next door that has been offered as a venue for the Launch of their Alter Reality Video Game.
Stark and Yellen leave White House. Stark sees his position as untenable. He exits early and gets a Taxi to Andews Air Force Base and hops a Military plane to Seattle incognito.
Noe goes to Preston Witt’s ranch house to tell him what has happened with the crews. Preston does not take it well and starts to plan violence.
MINIMAX Apocalypse, Opening of the long secret code on mitigating the worst case scenario of money