Is it possible to display a list of major characters in your story, so users can click something and have it tell them who is who? And if you can, can it be updated if character statuses change (e.g. if someone dies, can you put a note next to their name)? I'm very new to Squiffy, and would appreciate any help.
Sure. You have several ways to accomplish that. You can make a passage that prints out the info you previously stored into variables, and call that passage anywhere you want. Or you can make a js function that do the same thing. The second way lets you call the list even from the external html, so it can be molded into the GUI instead into the story itself.