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Overdraft: The Glossary

The following material indexes everything and everyone mentioned in the Overdraft series to date, including the original short story and the Overdraft: The Orion Offensive serial. This isn't intended as an encyclopedia, but rather a quick-reference guide. As additional episodes are released, this will be updated regularly.

A spoiler warning is appropriate, given that some items refer to events in the book. Read the works first.

The key to the sources is at the bottom of the file. Also check out the Overdraft Timeline!


ENTRY DEFINITION SOURCE
37 Geminorum a star, 56.3 light years from Earth (OO-5)
Abaza, Walter John a human male, member of Surge Three (OO-5)
Alabeyd an asteroid orbiting Altair (OO-1)
Altair a star, 16.7 light years from Earth (HE)
Altair Sunward Product and Equipment Center, ASPEC a Quaestor trading station on Alabeyd (HE)
Arcturan Plague a disease affecting humans (OO-7)
Arcturo-Solar War Earth’s first intergalactic war, started in 2030 (OO-1)
Arcturus a star, 36.7 light years from Earth (OO-1)
Ascot Chang a real 21st Century men’s clothier, exists in 22nd Century New York (OO-2)
Avallorenes an alien species (OO-7)
badge, the emblem/device worn by Signatory traders (OO-2)
Bachmann, Jeanette an alias for a Walled Garden agent (OO-8)
Baghu the native species of Baghula (OO-2)
Baghula a planet around Struve 2398A, home to the Baghu (OO-2)
Baines, Lucas ("Skinner") a male human; member of the Walled Garden (OO-5)
bangbox, ’box a shipping container 16.5 meters long, 5.5 meters across, and 5.5 meters tall (HE)
bioblanket a nanoid-using covering used in medical care (OO-5)
Black Butte Surge Sigma's nickname for the mesa containing the auction hall on Leel (OO-4)
Black Priest Kolvax’s title (OO-1)
Blasted Plain of Tarchos a region on Moog (OO-5)
Borranz a female Xylander, informant for the Dominium (OO-5)
Bosch, Paymer a male human, shock comic on 2050s Earth (OO-6)
Bouchard, René a male human, auditor for Quaestor (OO-3)
Breathers nickname for the Baghu (OO-2)
briefcase, the handheld case used by traders, contains the assayer and the menu for the fabricator (OO-2)
Buchwalder, Lorraine a stewardess from the 1950s (OO-2)
Charlie one of the whirlibangs orbiting Venus (OO-1)
Clemmons, Eustace real name of Victor Gideon (OO-4)
Coandăcar an aerial Earth hover-vehicle, utlizing the Coandă effect (OO-3)
Constant Friend a real-life East India Company ship (OO-3)
Cowbell Capital Investments a shell company, owned by Jamie Sturm (OO-1)
Cowling, Leah a human female; member of Surge One (OO-4)
Dalrymple, Theda a human female; works for the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (OO-5)
Deeliah a female Xylander, member of the ruling Dominium (OO-2)
Dinner, Arbutus a male human; member of Surge Sigma's first squad (OO-1)
District 211 a region on Kano during the Great Kano Clearing (OO-6)
District 280 a region on Kano during the Great Kano Clearing (OO-6)
Dominium a governing body among the Xylanx (OO-1)
Dragon’s Depot nickname for a space station at Sigma Draconis (OO-1)
dreadcase slang for a human whose adrenal glands were manipulated by nanoids  (OO-4)
EndoSys a nanoid-using subdermal computer that displays messages on the surface of human skin (OO-2)
Exotic Formation Seven-Alpha, Seven Alpha an extraterrestrial organism (HE)
fabricator large device which manufactures samples (OO-2)
Falcone, Leonid (“Leo”) a male human, age 50s; one of several expedition administrators for Quaestor (HE)
fieldmaster a title among the Gebrans (OO-6)
fire-bolo a Xylanx hand-weapon (OO-2)
Fomalhaut a star (HE)
Forrah Glay a location named in the Xylanx religion (OO-1)
Frocky a Porriman trader (OO-4)
Funworld Mumbai an amusement park on Earth (OO-1)
Gardener a member of the Walled Garden movement (OO-2)
G Cloud a stellar region near Earth (OO-1)
Gebran an alien species (HE)
Gebran Clearing Command the Gebrans' ruling body during the Great Kano Clearing (OO-6)
Gerrok a male Xylander (OO-1)
Gharion Preserve a Xylanx space citadel, orbiting Pi3 Orionis (OO-2)
Gideon, Victor a male human, leader of Surge Two (OO-3)
Giotto Colony a human colony orbiting Luyten’s Star (OO-2)
Grand Moogle nickname for the Moogle spokesman (OO-5)
Great Kano Clearing an event on Kano in 2138 (OO-5)
Haarfat a male Xylander, member of the ruling Dominium (OO-2)
hand-cannon a Xylanx hand-weapon (OO-2)
Happy Entrance a real-life East India Company ship (OO-3)
HardSHEL a type of armored environment suit (OO-1)
Hell's Hunter 15 a popular video game on Earth (OO-6)
imagers cameras (OO-2)
immerso, immersos a 3-D virtual reality entertainment (OO-3)
Indispensable Surge Sigma’s shuttle configuration; also, a real-life East India Company ship (OO-2)
isopanel a crystal screen that delivers information (HE)
jaerkat an alien mammal known to the Xylanx (OO-2)
Jerroj a male Xylander (OO-1)
jorvil a space monster living on Leel (OO-3)
Keeler, Elaine (Sturm) a female human, Jamie Sturm's mother, United States Senator (OO-4)
Keeler, Jacob a male human, a past U.S. Secretary of Transportation  (OO-4)
Keeler, Olivia a female human, a past European Union Vice President (OO-4)
Keeler, Taffy Jamie Sturm’s younger stepsister (OO-2)
knowglobe a dodecahedral database of all information known throughout the Signatory Systems (HE)
Kolvax a male Xylander; leader of the Severed (OO-1)
land-smasher a robotic Gebran terrain modifier (OO-5)
Lazarius a Earth conglomerate that runs space expeditions (OO-2)
Leel an iceworld orbiting Mu Cassiopeiae (OO-3)
Leelite, Leelites an alien species living on Leel (OO-3)
Liandro a Xylanx male, old (OO-2)
Little Arkansas a suburb outside Beijing, China on Earth (OO-1)
Lopez-Hererra a male human, medic for Surge One (OO-3)
Lorraine a Sheoruk researcher (OO-2)
Luk'a an ancient species of thieves (OO-4)
Luyten’s Star a star, 12.4 light years from Earth (OO-2)
Madaki, Geena a female human, age 60s (OO-1)
Millau Viaduct a real bridge in France (OO-5)
Moog a planet around Xi Boötes A (OO-4)
Moogle, Moogles an alien species living on Moog (OO-4)
Mournful Howells, the a band Jamie Sturm once owned a stake in (OO-7)
Mu Cassiopeiae a double-star system, 24.6 light years from Earth (OO-3)
nanoid a microscopic machine (OO-1)
Nördlingen an Earth spacetug (OO-1)
O’Herlihy, Corporal Michael (“Mike”) a male human, from Little Arkansas, China (HE)
Ops Station, Ops a space station near Venus; trading center (OO-1)
Orion Arm the region of the Milky Way the Earth is in (OO-1)
Osman Corporation, OsmanCorp an Earth conglomerate that runs space expeditions (OO-1)
Overland disaster, Overland affair a historical event taking place in 2030 in Overland, Nebraska which set off an interstellar war (OO-1)
Overland Option Bridget Yang's backup plan against treachery (OO-7)
Parrus a Xylander (OO-1)
Pattern Eagle a tactical configuration for armored infantry (OO-5)
Phipps, Coach a male human in O’Herlihy’s past (OO-3)
Pi3 Orionis a star, 26.2 light years from Earth (OO-4)
Porrima a star, 38.1 light years from Earth (HE)
Porriman, Porrimans a species native to Porrima (OO-4)
Praetor Corporation, PraetorCorp a Earth conglomerate that runs space expeditions (OO-1)
Proxima Centauri a star, 4.22 light years from Earth (OO-5)
Q/A nickname for the person holding the quartermaster-armorer job in an expedition (HE)
Quaestor Corporation, QuaestorCorp a Earth conglomerate that runs space expeditions (OO-1)
quartermaster- armorer a job title (OO-1)
Queen's Own Rifles a reserve regiment of the Canadian Forces on Earth (OO-5)
Regulans a species native to Regulus (OO-1)
Regulation Three a standing order for Surge teams: “Don’t kill the customers” (OO-3)
Regulus a star, 77.5 light years from Earth (OO-1)
ridge-blaster a robotic Gebran terrain modifier (OO-5)
robo-hunter a Gebran pest-killer (OO-6)
Rumber a female Xylander (OO-1)
Santos, Peter ("Saint Peter") a male human; investigator for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (OO-5)
scour-bot a robotic Gebran terrain modifier (OO-5)
Selena a female human, age 20s; trader on Ops Station (OO-1)
Senegambia a nation on 22nd century Earth (OO-6)
Severed, The Severed a Xylanx movement (OO-1)
Shaft, the the receiving area at the center of the Dragon’s Depot (OO-2)
Sheoruk (s. and pl.) an alien species (OO-2)
Sigma Draconis a star, 18.8 light years from Earth (OO-1)
Signatory Pact in interstellar agreement on the use of the whirlibangs (OO-2)
Signatory Systems the group of interstellar civilizations agreeing to the Signatory Pact (OO-1)
Silvers, Phil a 20th century human actor (OO-4)
Skippy nickname for the organism Formation Seven-Alpha (HE)
Slumlord: The Next Generation a popular game on Earth (OO-6)
SoftSHEL a type of environment suit (OO-2)
Spore, (t)he Spore nickname for the organism Formation Seven-Alpha (HE)
Spraecher 300 a rifle used by human forces (OO-4)
Staging Area Bravo a location on Kano during the Great Kano Clearing (OO-6)
Stalkers a Xylanx military organization (OO-1)
starcrete a substance (OO-1)
star shell strontium nitrate incendiaries, used for lighting battlefields (OO-4)
Struve 2398A a star, 11.4 light years from Earth (OO-2)
Stubek, Lynn a female human, age 20s; member of Surge Sigma's third squad (OO-1)
Sturm, Jamison Philip (“Jamie”) male human, born 2107; from Coral Gables, Fla. (OO-1)
superconductor column a totem-pole like item used in whirlilbang construction (OO-3)
Supralight Hygienic Environmental Layer protective coating worn within a spacesuit or armor (OO-4)
Surge Altair, Surge Team Altair collective name for Leonid Falcone’s expedition’s surgical strike team, when based on Altair; led by Bridget Yang (HE)
Surge One tactical code abbreviation for Surge Sigma’s first squad, led by Michael O’Herlihy (OO-1)
Surge Sigma, Surge Team Sigma, Surge Sigma Draconis collective name for Leonid Falcone’s expedition’s surgical strike team, when based on Sigma Draconis; led by Bridget Yang (OO-1)
Surge Three tactical code abbreviation for Surge Sigma’s first squad, led by Hiro Welligan (OO-1)
Surge Two tactical code abbreviation for Surge Sigma’s second squad, led by Vincent Gideon (OO-2)
Swenk-Keeler, Loren a female human, a past U.S. Supreme Court Justice (OO-4)
Szaferi birch an Earth tree, extinct in the wild (OO-7)
Tellmer a male Xylander (OO-1)
Temmons, Jake a male human, born 2121; Q/A for Surge Altair (HE)
Torgaard, Sven a male human; Jamie Sturm's college roommate (OO-5)
Torquin a Leelite (OO-4)
Trades Increase a real-life East India Company ship (OO-3)
Trovatelli, Lissa female human; Q/A for Surge Sigma Draconis (OO-1)
Uutherum (s. and pl.) an alien species (HE)
Vangwoo a Porriman trading supervisor (OO-4)
vids two-dimensional video recordings (OO-2)
Visitor Contact Group an international body handling alien visits to Earth (OO-5)
Vremian a Leelite; lead auctioner (OO-3)
Walled Garden a political underground movement on Earth (OO-2)
Weber, Kayman an eccentric 21st century billionaire (OO-7)
Welligan, Hiro a male human, leader of Surge Three (OO-1)
whirlibang a circular device, half a kilometer across, for sending bangboxes through interstellar space (OO-1)
Wo-Grump a Gebran; fieldmaster during the Great Kano Clearing (OO-6)
Wu, Cathe a female human, member of Surge One (OO-4)
X-560 Xylanx space vessel, commanded by Kolvax at Leel (OO-4)
Xi Boötes A a star, 21.8 light years from Earth (OO-4)
Xylander (s.), Xylanx (pl.), Xylanx (adj.) an alien species (OO-1)
Yang, Bridget (“Bridgie”) female human, born 2105 (HE)
Zazzy the Zoobear an animated bear (OO-2)
zoobear term for a bear in captivity (HE)




SOURCE KEY    
HE "Human Error", first appearing in Baen Books' Armored, 2012  
OO-1 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 1: Greenmail, released April 2, 2013  
OO-2 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 2: Golden Handshake, released April 16, 2013  
OO-3 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 3: Underwater Holdings, released April 30, 2013  
OO-4 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 4: Winner's Curse, released May 13, 2013  
OO-5 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 5: Tip from a Dip, released May 27, 2013  
OO-6 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 6: Tender Offer, released June 11, 2013  
OO-7 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 7: Strike Price, released June 25, 2013  
OO-8 Overdraft: The Orion Offensive Episode 8: Poison Pill, released July 8, 2013  





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