Dr. Grace PalmerEdit
Dr. Grace Palmer is the chain-smoking, no-nosense Head of Research at the Maunsworth Research Facility. Overseeing the missions into the Heavenfield, she is responsible for the safety of all those involved in the Standing-Point Project.
Palmer first appears at the beginning of the Heavenfield story, when the Expedition Team are preparing for their ill-fated trip into the Field. Along with Thomas Sullivan she is the main focus for rest of the story.
Thomas first makes an appearance when he is brought in by Sanders and Burns at the request of Commander James (in order to protect him from the attacks on SP personnel, as well as a mis-guided attempt to help rescue the stranded Expedition Team). James is aware that Sullivan has been under surveillance by the original Hayden Hill research team, on account of his radical, and ground-breaking theories on Standing-Point. Grace Palmer, who had been on suspension from the team, is initially unaware of Sullivan's genius.