1 : furnished with wires (as for electric connections)
2 : feverishly excited
The Wired are amongst the more secretive of the Changelings.
It has been frequently suggested that this bizarrely marked
group of creatures has a hidden agenda, and there have been
accompanying rumours of some theocratic conspiracy. Certainly
they seem to be obsessed with various cults and peculiar and
disturbing beliefs, but world-wide organisation?
Nothing has ever been proven.
In form, the Wired are unmistakable. Across a large portion
of their bodies sprawls a series of violent and detailed black
tribal markings. These fluctuate, moving and changing themselves
- and the longer the Wired has been infected, the more swiftly
the black symbols alter. Basic research into Wired physiology
indicates that the markings on their wings may be magnetic
liquid crystal, but like Haemophages
their bodies degenerate swiftly after death. They seem to
have an uncany affinity for electronics, and a deep fondness
for circuitry and systems of all kinds.
The Wired are amongst the more organised and outspoken Changeling
groups, apparently retaining all knowledge and most of the
habits they had as Purebloods. They often congregate together,
perhaps because their unusual appearance and Changeling status
means that making Pureblood friends is difficult. Campaigning
frequently for equal status with Purebloods, they often attempt
to form political parties. Networking seems to come naturally
to them, and were they trusted they would undoubtably soon
win non-Changeling status for themselves as the Ciphers
The markings the Wired bear are extensive and spread violently
over their forms in what is thought to be a form of biological
circuitry. Certainly, those species with large areas of skin,
such as bats or gliders, tend to become Wired far more often
than any other. Perhaps 95% of the Wired have wings or gliding
membranes covered in these markings, and they appear to graft
physical hardware to themselves as well.
The transmission method of the Wired version of the Changeling
virus is at present unknown, but some selection method must
be possible. They show some similarity with Machine Children,
but are far more politically motivated and cunning then their