- John Openshaw – Young man whose father and uncle have both died under mysterious circumstances after receiving an envelope containing five orange seeds.
- Elias Openshaw – Uncle and benefactor to John Openshaw, secret former Klansman.
- Joseph Openshaw – Father to John Openshaw and first heir to Elias Openshaw's fortune after his brother's mysterious death.
- Captain James Calhoun – Leader of the K.K.K. and all-around villain.
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