The Divine Singularists (a.k.a. the Black Holers) are a religious sect that are implementing a plan to create a psionically powered singularity they believe will give them direct access to God. The sect is, in reality, a colony of beings that are the psychic hybrid of humanity and the Hastra, a sentient algae.
Pawl Hunstar, the patriarch of the sect, has been conducting a breeding programme to breed a host that he can transfer his consciousness into that will survive the creation of the black hole and the journey into it. This breeding programme has culminated in Pilorne Hunstar, a young pregnant woman. The child that Pil bears is a class VII psionic, his raw strength dwarfing that of Hunstar himself.
- Pleach Mason – Lawman of Angil
- Pilorne Hunstar – apostate cultist
- Lammer Hunstar – apostate cultist, Master Kineticist, Pil’s paternal uncle
- Dramenf Snaith – High Priest of the Singularity
- Taneel Thorneigh – information broker
- Pawl Hunstar – Patriarch of the Order of the Insiders
- Mallesse Hunstar – Weaver
- Daneet Junder – Master Meta-Physiologist, Master Kineticist, Adept Photonist, Head Watchdog
- The Hastra – algae on the verge of sentience