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Special Investigation Unit Mission Briefing
From: General Harry Groves, SIU
To: Lt. Cmdr. Jon Siskel, SIU
Sorry to cut your vacation short, Commander. We appreciate the
work you did on containing the Videotape Apparition (Case # 021015: The
Ring), but our data indicate we've got a They incursion in Urban City,
and your team is the only one placed to move on it. Fortunately, Theys
pose a limited threat.
Theys are spindly dark grey quasi-humanoids, 1.5 to 2.5 m in height.
Theys can be easily identified by their distinctive quadrapedal crab-walking
gait, and by their aversion to light. Theys originate in a secondary dimension,
gaining access to consensus reality through the use of portals created
in spooky, dimly-lit areas. Preferred They portal locations are medicine
cabinets, air ducts, closets that haven't quite been closed, and the scary
dark gap under cage-style elevators. Like most Class 2 bogies, Theys attack
singly or in groups, and only ever attack when their prey is alone.
Known Powers and Weaknesses:
Theys are highly light-sensitive, preferring to move only in spooky
shadows. As compensation, Theys are able to generate an electricity-dampening
field, rendering useless all electronic devices and light sources.
Theys have among the least plausible feeding cycles of all known bogies.
In Phase I, a They emerges from an unsupervised 7 to 10-year-old's bedroom
closet or from under the bed. After a cursory terrorizing of the victim,
the They drags the victim into the They dimension and inserts a bone splinter
under the skin, leaving a distintive dime-sized mark that looks like an
infected boil. The They then returns the victim to his or her bedroom.
They victims typically show numerous psychological disorders associated
with their capture, often reporting night terrors. In Phase II, nineteen
years later, the They returns to harass the victim, scuttling around in
dark corners and scaring the victim until pulling him or her back to the
They dimension, presumably for consumption.
Recent They Contacts:
Billy, male, 21: An early Phase II victim, Billy shot himself rather
than be dragged into the They dimension.
Terry, female, 25: captured at the Urban City Swimming Pool, men's
Sam, male, 25: captured at his home, under the elevator.
Julia Lund, female, 26: having escaped a They retreival incursion in
the Urban City subway system, Lund was remanded to the Urban City Psychiatric
Ward, where she disappeared.
Investigate incursion; locate and enter active portal to They dimension;
destroy all Theys. A small team with a couple of flamethrower units should
be more than enough to deal with whatever They forces you encounter. This
should be a pretty quick clean-up, commander. We recommend starting at
the Psych Ward; standard dimension-portal techniques should reveal the
gateway. Try the closet first.