Tella Holloway is the protagonist of the series and a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. Tella is a small, skinny, girl. She has poofy brown hair which she describes as "the bane of my existence".
Tella found her Pandora, KD-8, under a bookshelf after the Pandora Selection Process. The egg was cracked and did not have the shiny qualities of the others. Once inside the race, Tella showed the egg great affection, singing "the sicky song" to it and naming it Madox.
Tella first ran into the Jungle portion of the Brimstone Bleed trying to escape the rest of the Contenders running forward. Once inside, she followed Guy Chambers through the jungle hoping to be able to survive better. Eventually she came across a small group of Contenders and asked to join them for the rest of the race.