Main Characters

Rikter. In Part 1 of the comic he is a young boy of about 12. He and his brother Nikt are twins. Birth of twins is considered a bad sign in his tribe, and to prevent any mischief that can possibly come from the visual identity of two people one of the twins - usually a younger one - is to be marked with a red tatto on the face. Being a younger brother Rikter has such tattoo - three red stripes on his right cheek. He is interested in everything about cave dwellers and wandering ice.

Elie. A young girl about 12 from the cave dweller's tribe. Being her blind grandmother's apprentice she studies wandering ice and their "gifts". She has an artistic talent and dreams of crossing the ocean to see what the rest of the world really looks like. She wonders if there are other people, and whether the civillization that had made so many wonderful things exists yet. She likes Rikter but he is obviously not the right person to help her to answer these questions.

Rita. Rikter's and Nikt's big sister and also their mentor and protector. She is six yeas older than her brothers. And when she was only 12 she had to protect them from the hungry monster - one of the "gifts" brought by some melting iceberg. She was mortally wounded during the fight. It took the mastery of cave dwellers - tribe who managed to recover some secrets of the ancients - and a good deal of luck to save her life. Three long scars on her neck remind of that day. Rita is a calm, clever and strong person. She loves her little brothers very much.