Wil’s grandfather died and left him his estate, including a mansion in the city of Caerleon. Wil was frequently going through roommates who usually left either screaming or in a straight jacket. Until he met Lucy.
Lucy is a geneticist who just happens to be from a technologically advanced parallel universe. At one time Lucy worked as a field agent for the Echelon government but grew tired of that life. She transferred into the science division and began her next career developing biorecorders for various environments. After learning that she had to scrub (kill) one of her biomonitors that she had formed an emotional attachment to, she fled to another universe and ended up on Wil’s doorstep. Fate?
Paul aka Genetically Engineered Lifeform #1772 was created in an Echelon lab and was designed as a recorder on an off world environment. The budget for the project was cut and Paul was to be discarded (killed) as non-usuable material. His creator Lucy packed up everything and took him into a parallel world to escape his termination.
Not much is known about Alison. She’s smart, resourceful, and appears to have been friends with Wil for a long time.