Animal control (rats)
Vermina is a young female (24) who has been living in Portland’s Shanghai tunnels and using her control over rats to steal gems and jewelry from some of the richer neighborhoods. Though quite attractive she was teased unmercifully during her teenage years for her love of rats. She even told some of her “friends” that she could talk to them, this lead to more ridicule by her peers. When she was 16 she ran away from home, living off of what her rodent friends would steal for her. For a while she found a home with a traveling side show act. Unfortunately that was to be short lived when it turned out the Ringmaster was actually a criminal. The Ringmaster never harmed Vermina, in fact he treated her better than her own parents had, but he was caught in the act of trying to steal valuable equipment from Intel/Mattel’s Smart Toy Lab in downtown Portland. When a series of other high tech crimes was linked to the Ringmaster he wound up at the maximum security facility at Castle Rock with a sentence of 25 years. This was 3 years ago and Vermina has taken up residence in Portland’s underground.