Jane Prentiss was a woman of unknown age and origin. She appeared to be possessed by, or contaminated with, unidentified parasitic worms.
She is described by Harriet Lee as wearing a long red dress and having "a head of long, matted black hair and wide, staring eyes" (MAG 6), and by Martin Blackwood as wearing a grey overcoat and having pale skin pockmarked with holes made by the worms that infested her (MAG 22).
She lived and worked in Archway, employed at a crystal shop called Good Energies. During this time, she seemed to have undergone a mental breakdown, possibly due to stress over finances and being rejected by friends. She left her job following the discovery of an infestation of ants in the building’s basement.
Later, she was found by police with her arm buried in a mass of organic material, not unlike a wasps nest, and she was rushed to a hospital. Whilst the nurses were trying to restrain her, she expelled worms into the eyes of those in the room with her, killing six of them and leading to the seventh breaking his neck fleeing from her.
The Flesh Hive Edit
Jane was infested with small parasitic worms. The worms are around an inch long, with silver segmented bodies and blackened heads. She seems to have infested Harriet Lee who transferred the infestation to Timothy Hodge, who was later killed by Sasha James.
It is not clear what link between the worms and Jane is. They do not appear to be telepathically linked in any way, as she didn't appear to be alerted when Martin crushed one - however, in her statement she refers to hearing their call as a "song".
The Siege of the Archives Edit
Over the course of a few months, Jane Prentiss started to invade the passages beneath the Archives. On the 29th July 2016, Jonathan Sims accidentally discovered Prentiss' worms within the walls of the Archives. She actively engaged in a short siege of the Archives, where she was found destroying some of the paper cases.
- Jane Prentiss is potentially based off of the main character of the short story Kid Stuff by Isaac Asimov. This character is named Jan Prentiss and, partway through the story, becomes controlled by a giant insect.
- Jane Prentiss' worm sounds in MAG 39 were created using "Lots and lots of pasta."