Ander Eskwana is the Engineer of the Gum on its mission to World 4470.VEMS His job is largely repair and maintenance. He suffers from narcolepsy, and sleeps at least half the day; under the negative influences of Osden, he can sleep upwards of twenty-five hours in the thirty-two hour day (equivalent to nineteen hours on our timescale). The combination of his narcolepsy and night terrors causes much pain for the empathic Osden. He has a soft, hesitant voice. After Osden is attacked, Eskwana's fear forces him into full-time sleep, completely unable to be awoken. He is brought in his sleeping state with Osden, Haito and Harfex as a medium to communicate with the plant-sentience; Osden actually uses him to communicate to Haito that he will not return from the forest.