Ernst Stachouwer

Ernst Stachouwer

Age: 68.
A descendent of the last count Von Stachouwer, Ernst has been an army officer, travel agent and vintage car dealer before dissatisfaction with existing naturist venues prompted him to start a campsite on the island his ancestor owned. He likes vintage cars, classic rock music, nature conservation and embarking on hare-brained schemes. Also the occasional consumption of weed, which he grows himself in a hidden area of his land. Ernst grew up on Greyfriar's Isle, in the Stachouwer villa in the dunes, and has no memory of ever not being a naturist.
Ernst is a widower who never remarried after his wife passed away. Ernst is a dual German/Dutch national and from a blue-blooded family but he prefers not to show that. His ancestors lost most of their German holdings after World War I and all their Dutch ones on the island after World War II despite having tried to insulate the island from the occupiers' reign of terror. However, two generations later, Ernst was able to buy some of them back to start his campsite on.
Ernst is an effective organizer, thanks to his army past, and can always find a posse of ex-army buddies to help him get a job done.


Sarah Ondank-Stachouwer

Sarah Ondank-Stachouwer

Age: 35.
Ernst's only daughter. Formerly a raver and wild child, she learned to handle sound mixing at illegal raves, but gave up that life when she became a mom. As a mom to two boys, she's very protective of them but often chafes against the limitations having kids places on her life. Nevertheless, Sarah managed to travel around the world with her sons before joining her old dad in his latest hare-brained scheme, which was the campsite on his ancestral land. She still likes dance music and would go back to the raver lifestyle in a heartbeat. As was the case for with her father before her, naturism was what she grew up with. Her ex-husband was initially less keen but overcame his objections over time. The marriage didn't last and they split amicably some years ago. Sarah is level-headed and tries to balance out Ernst and George's optimism with regular reality checks, which her father and son frequently fail to cash. She likes techno music, Indonesian food (the stuff made in Indonesia, not the Dutch bastardizations of it) and bicycle touring.



George Stachouwer

Age: 11.
Sarah's son, adopted some time after her divorce, which is why he goes by the Stachouwer name. He admires no one more than his grandfather and is a committed naturist, though he loves the culture and the feeling of belonging more than the nudity per se. He lives at the Stachouwer villa with his mother, brother and grandfather, and acts as the spokesperson of the campsite whenever the adults will let him. He loves being with his friends, the beach and the water, and supports any organisation that seeks to preserve the islands's pristine natural beauty.



Jamie Ondank

Age: 11.
Sarah's son with her ex-husband. Compared to his brother, Jamie is the more cautious and introverted one who prefers to keep to himself. Nevertheless, he is one of the terrible trio with his brother and their friend Caroline, because he figures he will still be able to read with just one eye if it comes to that. He loves growing and cooking extremely hot peppers, running, birdwatching and cardamom-flavoured tea. He is less bothered by inauthentic Indonesian food than his mom, but prefers Surinamese cuisine.
Jamie is trying to learn to play keyboards and would like to own a synthesizer some day.



Alderman Geertruyda (Trudy) Schuymer

Age: 48.
A member of the local council of the island's only village, and by extention of the whole island. Trudy has been extremely supportive of revitalising nude recreation on the island, in part because she believes it will bring much needed tourist money to Greyfriar's Isle, but also because she and her daughter, like about 75% of the islanders, have always used the nude beach. Trudy has an encyclopedic knowledge of the island's by-laws as well as its traditions, and is extremely good at having signed permits on hand that the other characters may need. There are limits to her willingness to bend the rules, but so far Ernst hasn't found them. Because there is no death certificate on file for her husband, Trudy is believed to be divorced.



Caroline Schuymer

Age: 11.
It is not technically correct to call Caroline a rule-breaker; she chooses to remain entirely unaware of any rules that may affect her. Her attitude to rules is like a bullshitter's attitude to the truth; coincidentally, she has a good line in bullshit as well. She spends so much time at the campsite that everyone thinks she lives there with the Stachouwer boys, and most of that time, she's right in George's personal space. Her favorite book is an old catalog of fish, which she has annotated to indicate which fish are good for slapping people with. Otherwise, despite her nerdy appearance, she does not read.
Caroline plays guitar, a little bit. Enough to get by teaching others the songs she's made up.



Cass Gwenhaëlle Caerns

Age: 23.
Cass is a van-dwelling nomad, vlogger and influencer who has moved onto the campsite and does odd-jobs there. She spends her entire summer on the campsite, only getting dressed to shop for groceries. From getting up at dawn to do her yoga practice, to crashing in her van after nightfall, her days are packed with video making, music, painting, photography, and a variety of sports she can do at the campsite and on the beach. Some time after the fall equinox, she goes south. She prefers for people to think her name is Cassandra, because it's actually Bécassine.
Cass plays guitar and flute, sings and does production. She has two boyfriends but apart from the boyfriends themselves, only George seems to be aware of this. Cass has a large collection of vaguely inappropriate T-shirts.


Mycelia Spore

Age: 28.
Mycelia is the owner and only full-time employee of the village museum (and tea house), where she offers a variety of gourmet teas and tours of the museum's modest permanent collection, which consists of items that washed ashore over the centuries. Occasionally she offers nude tours and she is considering making part of the tea house area clothing-optional. In her spare time, Mycelia enjoys growing mushrooms of the edible, mind-expanding and colorful-but-poisonous variety; she is one of several guardians of Greyfriar's Isle Marsh Yeast, a natural organism that was originally developed by Adamite cultists in the 11th Century AD and gives the local beer its distinct flavor and potency. She also enjoys playing modular synthesizers and occasionally tries to teach others how they work. Her Eurorack setup doubles as a mushroom health monitoring system.

Eisso Klop

Eisso Klop

Age: 30.
He is the last person in the country to bear the title of Postmaster, at least officially. The island has had its own postal system since the 19th century. For much of that time, the title of Postmaster was just a fancy local affectation but in the era of modern delivery companies, it has ironically become meaningful, because all the modern delivery companies stop at the ferry. From there on, it's up to the Greyfriar's Isle Postal Service's only employee to make sure that letters and parcels actually get there in time. So for the time being, the combination of life under COVID lockdown and the ongoing contracts with the likes of Amazin', Deets-L, Marktsplat and have kept Mr. Klop very busy and well-funded. Nevertheless, policy makers on the island expect that the title of Postmaster will be retired with Mr. Klop, whenever that happens. Mr. Klop himself is only about 30 years old and very fit especially considering he's never seen the inside of a gym in his life. He has an efficient energy in his movements, but often appears world-weary and older than his years when he calms down. One day when he'd had a little too much Beerenburg, he talked at length about his belief in reincarnation and mentioned that he thought he'd lived hundreds of mostly ordinary lives, and a handful of truly epic ones.



Age: 25.
Boyfriend of Cass.



Age: 26.
Also Cass's boyfriend. An easy-going guy who stays calm and is good at organizing things.