We’ve been referring to them as Cell 147. We should start with introductions.
Adhara seems to be their leader, such that they have one. She’s an anomaly, much older than the others. How old is an open question, and we may never have an answer to it. Some sort of limited control over the flow of time and space. Possible relation to very ancient beings.
Alloy and Swift are both new to the world. Before they escaped from their respective parents, they’d seen nothing but what was shown to them. Of the two, Alloy is certainly the more grounded. Naive, but sharp. Impressive control over metallic elements, with a much greater scope than he realizes. Swift is unused to strangers, and seems to deal poorly with unexpected encounters. Recently acquired a… pet mango. Yes, I know it’s odd. Control over plants. The potential is frightening. The parents want that one back quite a lot.
Victoria‘s entire identity is her rebellion against her parents. Considering that, it’s unsurprising that she’s taken the direction she has. She’s connected to some sort of ‘shadow monster’ – possibly a demon, possibly a figment of her internal conflict – that she sometimes struggles to control. It bears further observation and study, and could prove useful to our long-term objectives.
Clinic is the newest-comer. She came into contact with the others during a… violent encounter with one of the LaVere’s cleanup crews. Her reputation precedes her. Biological manipulation and encoding. She appears to be host to an extradimensional organism, though its origin and purpose are unclear.
Cell 147 have taken to squatting in the Shrewsbury ‘spiritual retreat’ in Paris’ 16th arrondissement. They’re reportedly the first people to actually use it for living since the 1930s remodel. The property is owned by Victoria’s parents, but has mostly been overlooked by the televangelists in recent years. It’s unlikely to remain a safe haven for long, however, following the events of Sunday afternoon.
Reports suggest Cell 147 first came into contact with the specimen during a routine visit to market. Alloy felt the presence of the specimen’s, ah, unique accoutrements, and pursued him through the crowd. Adhara pursued Alloy. What followed was a brief and uneventful encounter. Adhara referred to the specimen as ‘Francoise’, and he insisted she was mistaken before departing.
Victoria, meanwhile, became aware of the presence of the Metahuman Response Division, and began digging. Jean-Sebastien Moreau contacted her, requesting she stay indoors while the specimen was contained. This contact was unauthorized, and Agent Moreau has been disciplined. Regardless, it proved fortuitous.
The incident at the Arc de Triomphe occurred suddenly and unexpectedly. The specimen has shown two new capabilities not prior catalogued, including an apparent capacity for teleportation. Regrettably, Agent Farad was killed in action before the specimen’s retreat. Were it not for the intercession of Cell 147, Agent Moreau would have been lost as well, and others likely would have perished. Live capture no longer appears to be a valid option.
The specimen is believed to still be in Paris. Whether or not the eponymous ‘They’ he has referred to in past interrogations have plans for him here is uncertain.
Agent Luisa Caputi