The Troop Symbols & Objects

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Modified hydatids

Modified hydatids are genetically engineered worms that are the creation of Edgerton and serve as the source of the infestation and contagion in the novel. The modified hydatids were supposedly originally intended to be ingested and flushed out as weight loss pills, but were later re-engineered for the purposes of weaponization. The modified hydatid infects its host with two purposes: to feed and reproduce. Infestation occurs within hours. The hydatid survives only as long as it has a food source. It has the ability to adapt to any situation it finds itself in. For example, it can become airborne if ground travel is impossible. As the hydatid invades a host, it takes over everything from the host’s nervous system to its bodily functions, fighting for control of the host. The hydatid has only one weakness, and that is itself. It eats and colonizes until...

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