This character is a civil servant and the narrator of the events that occurred during the time when he was in charge of administration of a frontier colonial town. He represents law while also trying to provide an account of what happened during his administration.
This character is in charge of the army while being part of the Third Bureau, an intelligence agency. He is an expert in extracting evidence under torture.
This character has been tortured and partially blinded during the investigation and is forced to beg on the street.
This character is a policeman in charge of the army during another character's absence. He also performs the duties of the guards.
This character has become someone's casual girlfriend. He has been seeing her twice a week for a year, but especially during the interrogations.
This character was another's lover...
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