Intruders Hide And Seek-CODEX
You take on the role of Ben, the oldest child in the Richter family, in this novel VR experience. You observe three threatening intruders sneaking into the country home where your parents are staying on vacation and holding them hostage.
Intruders Hide and Seek-CODEX
The anatomy and physiology of an agbako is bizarre, and perhaps closest to sea creatures such as anemones or sea cucumbers. Although they have vital organs, these appear to migrate through the body. Their heads show radial symmetry, and their legs are more like strengthened tentacles than actual jointed appendages. They can soften or harden their skins at will, to the point where their hide can break metal weapons. And they reproduce by budding. An agbako will grow a handful of juveniles throughout its lifetime, which grow on their backs nestled in tentacles, and then abscise off and live separately following a gestation of several years.
Friendless and hunted, Tessa takes refuge with the Shadowhunters of the London Institute, who swear to find her brother if she will use her power to help them. She soon finds herself fascinated by and torn between two best friends: Jem, whose fragile beauty hides a deadly secret, and blue-eyed Will, whose caustic wit and volatile moods keep everyone in his life at arm's length...everyone, that is, but Tessa. As their search draws them deep into the heart of an arcane plot that threatens to destroy the Shadowhunters, Tessa realizes that she may need to choose between saving her brother and helping her new friends save the world... and that love may be the most dangerous magic of all.
Tessa is restrained and tied to her bed but breaks her bindings by Changing into the Emma again. Sensing someone outside, Tessa hides behind the door and injures the intruder: Will Herondale, whose investigation of the Pandemonium Club led him to the Dark House. After a confusing first introduction, including Will cursing at her, quoting poetry, and comparing himself to the fictional character, Sir Galahad, Will declares that he will help Tessa escape. The Dark Sisters catch up and a battle breaks out. Two other Shadowhunters who came with him arrive and join the fight, in which Mrs. Black is killed and Tessa is knocked unconscious.
Since it was the same night when de Quincey is supposed to strike, most of the Shadowhunters leave to kill de Quincey in his hideaway in Chelsea. Mortmain, the mundane who informed the Shadowhunters of de Quincey, visits the Institute to tell Will and Jem about the Dark sister who is trying to help the Magister in resurrecting his army and also told them about her location. They rush off to kill her, leaving Nate, Jessamine, and Tessa alone with Sophie, Agatha, and Thomas in the Institute.
Vehicles: When introduced to the armored hide of a vehicle the charges flash through the hull cooking ammunition and destroying peripheral circuitry. Vehicles in base to base conduct with a Channeler in the assault phases takes a glancing hit per Channeler in contact. Resolve the strike at initiative 10 as normal.
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