0144 [chlori] drine
v. glaurus duke
The skin of the chloridrine is standard cis-1,4-polyisoprene rubber with a small amount of synthetic ultramarine pigment (specifically a version containing chloride in its crystal matrix). As with other strangers, there appears to be no traditionally physical way for the entity to move, as it lacks contractile molecules and any semblance of metabolism. Its internal cavity is full of water. Our tests have found that this water is sourced (somehow) from any rain that falls above the chloridrine, and may contain particulates of material found on the roof and gutters of the building within which the stranger resides. It adds high concentrations of chlorine to the mix, unsurprisingly. The “eye bolts” are composed of polyvinyl chloride with carbon pigment.
above: red, irritated eye.
The chloridrine is largely harmless, but the amount of chlorine in its body cavity can reach dangerously high levels. It is not recommended to use a chloridrine to source water for pools meant for human use: severe damage can be done to the skin and eyes, and other harmful chemicals may also be present, taken from the chloridrine’s surroundings.