Antoinette Bax is a starship pilot in the Rust Belt. She is harassed by police authorities in the area until she rescues Clavain, which draws her into the conflict between Clavain and the Conjoiners. She goes with Clavain to Resurgam and Ararat and participates in the battle against Triumvir Volyova. During the events of Absolution Gap, the Nostalgia for Infinity leaves Ararat. Antoinette opts to remain on the planet and is thus caught in the inhibitor bombardment of the planet (although it is implied that the Pattern Jugglers may have absorbed her into the ocean before the bombardment commenced).