Daniel Lu

Daniel Lu
Illustration by VShane
Age 32
Gender Male
Height 5’9 feet - 175.26 centimeters
Title Danny boy – engineer with Air Restoration Services
Homeworld Earth
Society Civil Earth
Affiliation Tier Four - building thirty-three

Daniel has spent his entire life in Tier Four’s mouse wheel of starvation as a working-class contributor to building thirty-three. His coworkers know him as someone who can fix anything with gears or components, a natural talent since his youth, and training from his father. Daniel has spent most of his adult life getting by without causing waves, and his supervisors at Air Restoration Services have looked to him during difficult projects because of his skills. His life changes in a moment after a cranking system failure while serving an air scrubbing unit on the side of a support building connected to his megastructure.

His childhood best friend is Captain Tobias Norcross, who grew up in Tier Four but got promoted to Tier Three. Daniel and Tobias still talk, and their friendship gives him a clear impression of the difference between the tiers, even though he doesn’t show any bitterness towards their differences. Daniel feels pressure from caring for his ailing mother and helping to raise his sister Lilly.


Daniel’s a cautious man who wants nothing more than to keep his head down and get through the daily grind of Tier Four life. He’s a careful person and wants nothing more than to be left alone so he can take care of his family.

Famous words from Daniel:

“You need to go through the checklist. Easiest to hardest and clear each item one at a time. It’s patience that fixes problems, not band-aids or haste.”

Appearances to date

  • Free Worlds of Humanity - Book 1