Project File: Iris (Ref EP1138 v3)
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ACCESS GRANTED Name
: Elaine PaigeCodename
: 16Date of Birth
The year is 2020.Hair
: Black / Shoulder lengthEyes
: 4’9” “and a half!”Weight
: 97 lbsBuild
: Lithe, wiry, dancer’s build.AppearanceBackstory
Growing up in Bomont, West Virginia, Elaine had an idyllic life while growing up. Walking with her dad on the forest trails, beginning her education at the local elementary school where her mother taught, riding with her friends in the afternoon after class and exploring the trails all over. It was never a wealthy life in that impoverished corner of the state, but it was filled with family, love and friendship. Even after she had to go to high school away in neighbouring Clay County, she kept her close circle of friends who made the trip back with her on the old yellow bus each afternoon from busy cosmopolitan (to her) Clay, it was like coming home again.
Whether through raw talent or broad support and tutoring at home, she was always gifted at mathematics and spatial awareness and in the Year 10 American Maths Competition she led the rest of her school by a substantial margin and was invited to take the AIME in Charleston. Once again she showed a remarkable gift, and this time she was offered a place at the USA Junior Maths Olympiad at Harvard in Boston. For her exam in Charleston, her dad had taken the day off work at the lumberyard and drove her to and from. Boston... Boston would take money the family simply couldn't afford. Elaine was devastated, leaning on both her parents and her teacher begging to go as she hadn't begged for anything in her fifteen years. Her parents met with her teachers, her teachers met with her principal and the school ran a fundraiser with a bake sale, a picnic lunch and a fun run. It was tight, but they raised the funds they needed and the Paige family took a few days off work and her younger sister out of school. The whole family would drive up to Boston with Paige and see her soar to win by a healthy margin.
If Clay was another country to the smalltown girl, Boston might have been the moon. Thrilled by her victory and her exotic experiences, Elaine talked a mile a minute down the east coast until at last she fell asleep as they crossed into Maryland. She was still asleep as the older sedan span out of control climbing up the Cumberland Gap, waking just long enough to scream before the car slammed into the trees and her world went black.
When she woke up she was in a secured Daedalus Corporation hospital wing, in the care of the doctors who had saved her life.Personality
Iris is cautious about making deep connections with people she doesn't already know. The one except to that is one of the doctors, who has become something of a surrogate parent to her. When the training gets too hard, the testing too painful she appeals to Doctor Chauncey. Sometimes it gets her a measure of relief, sometimes only reassurance. She is reserved, the passion and drive that took her to the top of her competition still mostly subdued beneath her grief. Yet slowly it is bubbling to the surface; through drugs, through indoctrination and suppressants and all the lies she has been told, she is beginning to realise there is something very rotten in Daedalus.
Thumb-sized nodules of rare crystalised dark matter have been implanted at each of her chakras, some before she even awoke at Daedalus for the first time. Smaller crystals have been placed in each of her her fingers and hands, as well as her toes and feet and they tend to ache when the barometric pressure drops or in the presence of spatial anomalies. Modifications
Energy Collection (Passive): When her powers aren't suppressed, dark matter energies slowly accrue in the crystals embedded in Iris' body. These are her primary power source, although she has learnt to draw past this on her own living energies. This can leave her very ill when she overdraws on them, but sometimes needs must.
Portal Manipulation (Active): Iris can create linked dark energy portals in two or more locations she can focus and concentrate her will on. Items can travel between them instantly without a meaningful alteration to their composition or state. As part of her training, she has tested and confirmed that living matter can travel through the portals safely, including herself. Interestingly the portals seem to block energy discharges that can be blocked with a disc-portal. Talents
Excellent spatial awareness What do you value most? What (or who) are you most afraid to lose?
My family and their memory. Honouring them as they would expect of me. What was your favorite thing to do, before you were taken?
Riding in the woodlands around her home town with her friends.What do you want?
To finish paying my debt to the doctors who saved me and Daedalus, and go home.
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