The anodroni (/ˈænədroʊni/) is a medium-sized stranger with unambiguous markings. Its tail and long, tendril-like fingers seem to taper into threads. Its skin is rubbery to the point of squeaking when stroked, but the anodroni is not impossible to cut with any blade sharp enough to pierce skin. It is dully warm to the touch, and seems firm when its outer surface is pressed. The anodroni's insides are soft and milky, parting with ease, with the anodroni displaying no ability to heal itself when wounded1. It has a blood-like odor, but only when pounded or rubbed vigorously, with this smell most evident around the head (regardless of point of impact), but accompanying no bruising or other visual distinction.
The anodroni's voice is tinny, and echoes in resonant, blaring tones, both sharply and in a crackling pattern.
The anodroni appears in any room in which no non-sensitive human has entered in one to ten years, with larger anodroni appearing in less frequently touched rooms. It seems to prefer dirty white tiles, pale walls, bright fluorescent light, and washed-out paper and paint. It almost never appears in rooms with windows that are not boarded up or otherwise covered. Within these spaces, the anodroni starts off as a network of thin veins and wires, which bear the anodroni's coloration. These threads thicken and weave together, forming a cohesive structure within ten minutes. This formation is accompanied by audio production and holographic projections which transform audio and distort light in the area.
The anodroni generates in groups of one to three individuals, and, appearing in tandem, their distortion amplifies exponentially2.
The anodroni behaves as though patterning itself a pivotal figure in its view. When it moves, it seems to do so in a daze, its head half-limp, lolling with its most energetic swells forward. It keeps a small territory, within which it observes its surroundings with dim suspicion. It nods its head, nudges his snout against surfaces above it when able, and chortles along to only certain small sounds. The crinkle of aluminium in the midst of dead silence may cause it to utter forth a quick burst, while a commotion will elicit only silence.
Though its fingers and tail seem to taper out into threads, the anodroni can grow indefinitely long, but only finitely discernible, its arms usually appearing to extend eight to eleven feet out from its body. The thinner these tapers become, the more fragile they become as well.
While this strain appears in groups, the anodroni has no social behaviours, although it does not avoid physical contact with its companions, either.
Sensitives touched by an anodroni are affected by a compulsive desire3 to destroy all photographic images. A proximity to media, by nature, can make this effect debilitating, but all impulses grow deadened once exposure to photographic images is severed for one to four years straight.
Scratch their fingernails down, until
All photos are destroyed."
Braun, S. "untitled." collected from beneath mass graves
Due to the nature of the anodroni's size, sensitives can fall victim to this effect even when in apparent great distance to the anodroni.
The anodroni is indifferent to sensitives.
The anodroni dies with a sudden slump, and remains limp and inert for several hours, after which point its skin loosens and separates at the seams between its color. Its surface sloughs off, shortening in width and decaying into brown rinds by the end of the day. Its exposed inner flesh grows sweet-smelling if sniffed, and melts into a milky substance, out of which moisture evaporates within the hour, leaving a discolored white-to-tan crust upon the ground. This substance is inoffensive and breaks apart to nothing following heavy handling or re-exposure to water.