Martin Rasan is the son of the accomplished artists Vikram and Helena Rasan. As the heir apparent to his family's reputation and connections, he himself is something of a departure from his families normal bent towards painting. He hopes to one day become a musician. The life of privilege that he was born into is not where he wants to be. He is not against it by any means but he believes that his parents strict ideas about class and who does and who does not have the right to hear his music is ridiculous. He hopes to allow his younger sister Serena to lead a normal life and shield her from their parents high, sometimes unrealistic expectations. In secret, he has also been taking steps to attempt to uncover the identity of Acti Horwal. Martin lives in the city of Heaven's Field in Sector 8.