Eclipse Phase - Red Sands
Dr. Mary Kimm
Director of Special Projects Division - Cognetiks
Dr. Mari Kimm is the lead researcher on the Project Manifold program being conducted at Aerolab 30. In an attempt to correct the mental degeneration problems experienced by the Project Manifold subjects, Dr. Kimm was experimenting with a strain of the Exsurgent Virus known as Glory. Despite the code modifications and the security measures in place, Glory broke containment and quickly attacked Aerolab 30’s computerized systems. Within minutes it corrupted the station’s wireless datanet and hacked into the brain of every user currently streaming data from it. All of the infected victims began to rapidly transform into biomechanical monstrosities, attacking any uninfected human they discovered.
Dr. Kimm was wounded when the feedback produced by the virus overloaded her system and caused a minor explosion in her lab. She was discovered during the ensuing chaos by her colleague Dr. Oswald, a biogenetics engineer, who rescued her and escaped with her unconscious body to one of the emergency pod bays along with a handful of other survivors.