“Testy” is the Sundered name for a human attempt to weaponize the deadly water in the world of The Sundered. (Humans called Compound IG624). Though the main body of water flooding the planet kills if touched, it becomes harmless when removed (say, in a cup or bowl or bucket). These folks wanted it to retain its deadly properties even when separated.
Harry Iskinder is the main character in the book, The Sundered. He's nineteen years old and not very tall, to his great lament. However, he's in great shape. His diet is Sundered-designed, lean protein and a perfect balance of nutrition. He's been active since childhood, both in the Academy and out on the Black Water from the age of fourteen. His skin... never learns much about how it works; suffice it to say that frightened human governments attempted to force their Powerful but broken creatures, enslaved to keep mankind alive in a flooded world. [themedy_alertbox icon="warning-sign" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""] This wiki page is divided into TWO sections: Non-spoilers for The Sundered and spoilers for AFTER The Sundered. If you don't want spoilers for The Sundered, only read down to the halfway point (don't worry, I'll make it clear). If you're already read the... to alter the very nature of the water.
SPOILERS, I SAY!
When water is removed from A character mentioned in Love Makes Whole, a collection of short stories set after the novel, The Sundered. [themedy_alertbox icon="" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Spoilers! This kind of ruins the whole book. Don't read on unless you've read The Sundered. Seriously. I suggest you don't do it.[/themedy_alertbox] [themedy_alertbox icon="" colour="red" font_awesome_att="" custom_colour=""]Spoilers! Yes, this is the second warning. I'm so serious. If you..., it’s no longer “alive.” It has no sentience anymore. What the humans here essentially did was figure out how to reanimate it – and yes, that word conjures Frankensteinian imagery, but it’s also true.
Unfortunately, this reanimated water comes back to “life” remembering one thing: raw, furious hatred. It destroys anything living it touches – including Sundered Ones themselves, which is something Motherwater would never in a million years intentionally do.
Good job, humans.