Hour of the Witch - Chapter 21.5
Mikaela Reid was sixteen when her father passed away. Drowning in grief, she almost lost herself, but resiliently, with love and care, she made her way back to shore.
Well-surrounded and supported by her friends, Mikaela put the past behind her and sought out new experiences. She showed interest in witchcraft and crafted body butters and lotions, aspiring to live off the products she made for her family and friends. Storytelling became her outlet and Halloween her favorite holiday. Every year, she threw a grand production to celebrate, hosting her friends for a thrilling night of horror stories and scary games.
Mikaela worked full-time as a barista at the Moonstone, an eccentric and independent coffeeshop. She hosted the open mic at the coffeeshop every Friday, performing her stories in front of customers. Thanks to an application sent by Julian, her best friend who recorded her shows, Mikaela was admitted to the Endless Halloween Festival where renown storytellers perform their stories on stage for Halloween. As she began crafting her Halloween tale, she was haunted by a recurring nightmare. She asked for Julian's help and together they faced a darkness that left them both restless. Then shortly after, Julian disappeared.
Mikaela looked for him for weeks, without success. Halloween arrived too quickly, bringing along the Endless Halloween Festival. Between Mikaela's nightmares and Julian's disappearance, she had been too worried to prepare a story. Yet to honor Julian's wishes, she decided to compete anyway.
At the Endless Halloween Festival, Mikaela boldly stepped on stage dressed in witchy costume. She spoke into the microphone in a deep, haunting voice.
A thick black fog engulfed Mikaela mid-story, to the audience's amazement.
And no one saw Mikaela Reid again.
After cleansing a Totem, hold the Ability Button while empty-handed to activate your aura-reading ability. The auras of exit-gate switches, generators, hooks, chests, and the hatch become visible across a large area.
Hold the Ability Button near a Dull or Hex Totem to create a Boon Totem. Survivors within the Boon Totem’s range gain a substantial healing speed-bonus and can heal themselves without needing a Med-Kit. Only one Totem may be blessed at a time.
Hold the Ability Button near a Dull or Hex Totem to create a Boon Totem. Survivors within the Boon Totem’s range will have their scratch marks and auras hidden to the Killer. Only one Totem may be blessed at a time.