Story engine is remembering a character that I removed from all the fields

in the characters field in story engine, I included a character that should not be in the story until midway through the book. The first time generating chapter 1, story engine included that character. I then deleted the character from the character fields. And I've re-generated the chapter a couple times, I've even deleted the chapter, and created a new chapter, and it always includes this character that is now deleted, and not in any of the fields. It cannot seem to forget this character. I reviewed all the other fields in story engine to verify this characters name never shows up in any of them. And yet his character is still a primary character in every single chapter that the AI tries to write.