Snowskeeper wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:41 am
Alive/Active; permit expired.
[*]Born December 7th, 2000
[*]United States citizen.
Shaman. Chemo. Pain Pill. Overdose.
Dextral - Molding - Regeneration.
Emma is capable of stimulating rapid cellular growth through direct physical contact. This process is “always on,” although Emma has reported that she is able to prevent it from taking effect through concentration. The growth process follows an observable pattern, and can be divided up into several stages.
Emma will be referred to here as “the agent,” and subjects who have been exposed to her ability will be referred to as “patients.”
If the patient is human, and has not recently been exposed to the agent’s ability (timeframe: one day), agent’s ability will induce extensive regeneration. Pattern of regeneration generally conforms to the patient’s idea of a “fully healed” human body, with some variance (agent’s ability has not been observed increasing a patient’s physical fitness, for example). This process is not bound by the limits of ordinary human regenerative capability. The agent’s ability has been observed resetting improperly set bones, restoring failed or failing internal organs, and even regrowing lost limbs. More extensive regeneration may take longer than the “safe” four-second window for stage 1, and must therefore be spread across several sessions in order to prevent harm to the patient. Changes directly caused by the agent’s ability are purely physiological in nature, and do not seem to cause any physical discomfort.
Testing suggests that while this stage does induce the fatigue in the patient associated with later stages, the euphoria associated with this process renders it imperceptible. While she was enlisted in the program, the agent was banned from attempting to treat patients with histories of severe head trauma, and whether she has attempted to do so since exiting the program is unknown. Researchers in the field of neuropsychology have strongly recommended against exposing individuals with any such condition to the agent.
If the patient is nonhuman, or if agent remains in contact with a human patient for a period exceeding the “safe” four-second window, the patient will rapidly become exhausted. During this stage, regeneration will continue in human patients at a declining rate, until the patient loses consciousness. The rate at which patients lose consciousness appears to be dependent on the patient, but rarely exceeds four seconds. Contact between agent and patient must be broken at this point to prevent lasting damage.
If the agent remains in contact with the patient after loss of consciousness occurs, the patient will begin to develop tumorous growths. Tumors will continue to grow until agent breaks contact. In stage 3, tumors are always benign, and can usually be removed safely so long as contact is broken before stage 4 begins.
Growths at this stage will continue to grow even if the agent breaks contact, albeit at a greatly reduced pace. Stage 4 is easily discernible from stage 3, as the patient’s growths will begin to glow.
Patient detonates. Agent will likely be incapacitated by proximity. Please see incident log H-5901-037 for a more detailed explanation of this process.
Emma Dumont was born in Detroit, and was raised at 302 36th street. Her family was middle-class around the turn of the century, but the city’s tenuous economic situation, coupled with the stresses and expenses associated with raising a child with an Occula, strained the family’s finances. Her parents, Lucas and Camille, continue to struggle with debt; Camille is currently unemployed and seeking work.
Emma was licensed at a very young age, and given limited training to help her manage her abilities. Training primarily focused on avoiding excessive physical contact. When it was determined that she was old enough, she was asked to assist in a number of minor experiments to determine the effective parameters of her ability. Prior to incident H-5901-037, it was not known that stages 3 and 4 applied to humans. Emma was also given permission to visit several regional hospitals, where she used her ability under strict supervision to assist seriously ill patients in recovering.
School reports suggest that Emma had difficulty interacting with other students on an informal level, and had anxieties about physical contact of any kind. Reports filed following incident H-5901-037 contain many lurid details indicating some form of antisocial personality disorder or schizophrenia, but given the atmosphere in which these documents were filed, their credibility is considered suspect.
Following the incident, Emma escaped custody and fled to a derelict section of the city, where she took up residence in an unoccupied apartment. She now operates a back-alley clinic, which she uses to pay for rent. While many of her clients are clearly criminal, her presence in the area is considered a net benefit; at this time it is recommended that no action should be taken to bring her into custody or in any way threaten her operations in the area. There has not been a repeat of incident H-5901-037 in the two years since, although on three occasions individuals with patterns of tumorous growth consistent with stage 3 have been admitted to hospitals near Emma’s clinic.
UPDATE: Emma Dumont, “Shaman,” fell victim to an arson attack perpetrated by ██████████, “Firebrand.” Firebrand was apparently attempting to consolidate local criminal resources, and is reported to have issued an ultimatum to Shaman the day prior to the attack. No sign of Shaman’s corpse was found on site, although large amounts of blood and skin was found that matched Shaman’s DNA pattern. If she is still alive, her condition and whereabouts are presently unknown.
Emma is roughly 5’3”, very slight, and tanned. Her hair is dark brown, and is worn in a short ponytail. Emma typically wears heavy clothing, even in very hot weather, and always wears gloves. Emma appears athletic. Emma’s Occula is lime green. Activation of her ability causes it to darken, until it turns fully black; this does not appear to correspond to any stage change. Her unaffected eye is brown.