strangers : walltown
The kendrimer
prefix
ken
suffix
drimer
IPA
/ˈkɛndraɪmɚ/
ID
01700
value
1:7
I.Q.
1,186
height
9'4"
length
42'9"
weight
77,450 lbs
ext. temp.
int. temp.
✗+12°F
variance
34%

title
the Bodybags
conscriptor
type
trained
rank
baron
phlegmatic
temper, sub
callous
division
foundry/loft
division, ▞▟▘
▜▞▞▚▚▛▝▝▝
stability
0.9%
prevalence
0.3%
constancy
81%
lifespan
6-14 days

Much has been speculated about the kendrimer's role as a "failed" strain, whose contradictory conditions prevented it (with inevitable certainty) from attaining even a fraction of its supposed lifespan. Another sub-strain of the kendride, the stretched-sheet stranger would have made itself a profane sight strung out on barbed wire above the roofs of the warehouses that became new museums and experimentation test sites for both the sensitives and the less-than-scrupulous non-sensitive exploiteers who still hoped to profit from the supposed existence of the various strangers.

Aside from this and several other visceral but tangential details, nothing remains to describe the kendrimer's behaviour, territory, or effect. During the flood, its body would have bobbed in frozen gulp pantomime from just beneath the waves, until it sank along with church and theater bricks as the currents churned. With the waters covering a world that turned redder by the second, the waterlogged kendrimer's corpse would have settled heavy at the bottom of the sea, even as the lifeboats bobbed above.

It is not without a touch of perversity that much of what is known about the flood itself comes largely through the deaths of the kendrimer and other such lost strains. Were the strain not snuffed out by the waters, so too would the crumbling of the billboards and the highway-scrapes go unremarked, as would all depiction of the darkening clouds above the banks and hilltop-mansions (where the churning brood of the gold-lipped privateers seeped static-charged out barred-over windows) – and for that, we thank it.

total generated
43
direct sub-strains
3
sensitives encountered
6
sensitives killed
3
total killed in flood
12

The subject squints at the image with a look of distraction on their face, as they rub their bandaged left hand against the edge of the table.

I'm not sure I remember much about this one...I want to say it was right before that coffeeshop show, but...no, it must have been...I don't know, I really can't remember.

Though, I wonder if it was from the same development cycle as the mimetizade, kineticontouri, and kendrizade...we were trying to figure out ways to consolidate this really limited set of design elements into a whole range of forms. My memory isn't quite so good...the subject frowns. Though it would have been when we were starting to worry about the outside limitations set upon us, in terms of what assets we could use. So keeping them really restricted, anticipating how to work within those parameters, in that case.

Though I guess it didn't really end up mattering all that much...half of these, I don't think received even a quarter of their circulation rate.

the subject bears no trace of neurological damage.