COALITION OF ORDERED GOVERNMENTS
Dizzy Wallin is one of the many Stranded that Chairman Richard Prescott left to fend for themselves during the Hammer of Dawn strikes that killed millions of people shortly after Emergence Day. Dizzy has no reason to trust the Coalition of Ordered Governments, but when his wife died, he had every reason to join the military—his daughters. Under Operation Lifeboat, Stranded who join the COG are given food, medicine and shelter for themselves and their loved ones. Many Gears despise the Stranded, but they respect Dizzy.