strangers : walltown
The Xoride
prefix
xori
suffix
de
IPA
/zɔɹaɪd/
ID
01484
value
0:99
I.Q.
966,958
height
7'4"
length
16'
weight
6,775 lbs
ext. temp.
✗-10°F
int. temp.
F
variance
0%

title
the Snares
slanderer
type
sublime
rank
princet
choleric
temper, sub
vulgar
division
barrack
division, ▞▟▘
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stability
70%
prevalence
0.081%
constancy
55%
lifespan
0.58-23 years

Though there has been a great deal of speculation as to the xoride's ultimate influence upon the walltowns that formed its territory, very few details about its lifecycle or physical distinctions have survived the flood. Most primary sources lie in the hands of private collectors, such as the Szyszyszki sisters. Because these materials do not tend to reach public circulation, many facets of the strain's life and demeanor must be left to the reader's imagination.

This is not to say that the xoride does not still feature as a prominent player within the Strangers canon. An unnamed xoride is kept as a "pet" by the narrative's antagonist, having been outfitted with what is best described as a crude, pre-VHZ attempt at a puppet unit. (This xoride can be inferred as the likely source of the cyclo-resonant fluid used to power the antagonist's prototype hypno-crown.)

Although made near-inert following inferred experimentation, the xoride does display some mobility, and even a level of anthropomorphism unseen in its parent strain, responding to individual people as though tamed. Before it is butchered in an act of misplaced revenge, the captive stranger (more commonly referred to as "Bracey's xoride") spends its time running its arms along the walls of its chamber, lazy in its search for escape. Even during its own slaughter, its disposition remains one of seething somnolence.

Though it is not known what remains of the unnamed xoride's body following the protagonist's escape, it can be speculated to have been pillaged during the chaos immediately before the bombings.

total generated
550
direct sub-strains
5
sensitives encountered
32
sensitives killed
12
total killed in flood
348

The subject struggles against their restraints. They are still wearing the same clothes from the day before, though the stains around the collar seem to have been washed away. There are fresh marks upon the neck and collarbone. They appear otherwise healthy, if mildly underweight.

Mmmph, mmph! Mrmmph...

Mrrghrgh, mmmphhhh! Mmmhh, mmm....mmmm.....

The subject remains dazed, disoriented. Their words cannot be discerned through the tape over their mouth.

Mrrph...mmn.

The light is turned off, and subject's tone grows frantic, before all noises cease altogether.

the interview ends, with further details left unstated.