Aurora Beam is reeling after the bombshell revelation of the secret supervillain´s identity... but is there someone else even more powerful pulling the strings? Light is fading across the globe, with whole countries being plunged into darkness and chaos. Aurora and the Bright Sparks must be brave and believe in themselves to save the day!
Hardware and programs drive efficiency, but talent trumps them both in Humanitys Shadow, the fourth Data Pack in the Genesis Cycle! In the future of Android: Netrunner, humans compete for work with bioroids and clones. Business is built as much from programs and hardware as from cash and concrete. To find your way in this tech-centric world, you need to be savvy to the latest upgrades, and you need a good deal of imagination. Humanitys Shadow gives you a chance to get your hands on both the most bleeding edge technology and the talent you need to make it sing. With a new Criminal identity, a daring new resource, and unique sysops for the Corporations, Humanitys Shadow profiles some of the most talented individuals pulling the strings behind the games cyberstruggles. New events for the Runners allow you to customize your strategies while the games Corporations look to increase their security with a more hands-on approach based upon new operations, talented sysops, traces, and traps.
Aliases: John RhodesAge: 58, give or take a few...Height: 5 9Weight: 220 lbsHair Color: Light BrownEye Color: BrownBirthplace: Anchorage, AlaskaPower Source: Alchemy, The Philosophers StoneGroup Affiliation: NoneOccupation: Drifter, Vagabond, Alchemist, Polymath, AdventurerFirst Appearance: Mystery Comics #1No one really knows where John came from. He just showed up one day in the Everglades on his houseboat. The gators didnt seem to pay him much attention. Once in awhile, one would crawl up on his boat, and John would come out and talk to it in hushed tones until it wandered off.Folks found John strange, but it was clear he wasn´t trouble. Just a kindly old coot who kept to himself. All sorts of stories were made up about the strange, swamp-dweller, but none came close to the truth. John Rhodes was, in fact, the worlds most talented alchemist, and wielder of the Philosophers Stone.John had always had an affinity for altering the very threads of existence. He could feel them as they stretched around him, connecting everything to everything else. So, when those lines drew him to a mysterious, glowing stone, he knew it was right and proper to take it with him. The stone allows him to twist the lines, rather than just perceive them, and he can now easily transmute objects into other materials.John, The Scholar, mostly keeps to himself, though hes always willing to share a bit of wisdom and a bite to eat with anyone who passes by. However, now and again, he feels the ley-lines pull and twang sharply, which shouldnt happen. Hell travel from one place to another, easing the tension on the lines by stopping the odd, extra-planar entity from entering this dimension, or keeping the crazed scientist from pulling the moon into the earth, or halting the nightmarish legions of a comatose little girl. Sometimes, hell work with other gentle souls to accomplish his goal - he doesnt mind a little company now and then.Mainly he just wants to keep things copacetic.