Aug 25, 2020
[ EXCERPTED FROM THE FIELD NOTES OF ADLER KASSNER, REMNANT SPECIALIST AND PROFESSOR OF HISTORY AT THE TERMINUS SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES, ON SABBATICAL TO CHANDRA ]
What’s most interesting about the Remnants on Chandra is, in fact, the pattern of them. Their distribution. Chandra is popularly known as having one of the highest concentration of Remnant artifacts in the Sector, and certainly is the source of the bulk of currently sentient (ie., awakened) Remnants we see in our day to day lives. However, large swathes of Chandra’s surface are, in essence, Remnant-less.
According to some of the locals, there’s some… we’ll call them a religious organization, here on Chandra, who believe that there is a reason for that. A pattern, to the distribution, with some sort of greater meaning behind it, something… suspiciously mystical, one might guess. How they claim to have this information, I can’t yet say, but I find myself skeptical at best about the idea. I’ve scoured the maps, myself, every logged Remnant artifact found on Chanda, the areas of high density vs. low density, even the organization of individual Remnants within those areas of high density, and there is no discernible pattern, at least that I can see. Not to mention how little research has been done, due to all the restrictions in place, on whether or not there are Remnant artifacts beneath Chandra’s oceans which, if there are any there, and there is a pattern, would potentially throw off the pattern these people seem to believe exists entirely.
Or… complete it?
Surely not. Surely there’s some logical fallacy to the belief that any pattern that might exist with the Remnants that have been found would not exist for perfectly explainable reasons. A higher density of Remnant artifacts in what once might have been a city, for example, and a relative dearth on land that might have been primarily unoccupied, or otherwise rendered inhospitable. I would argue that if there is a pattern, it says more about the society of the beings who happened to have made them then it does about some “grand design…”
This week, on Tango Sector: Following a distress beacon from a member of the Chosen of the Sacral Hollow in pursuit of a stolen Remnant artifact, the crew of Pelagian takes on a mysterious mission that may be more dangerous than it seems. Flux scans the area. Claus searches for answers. Cash runs into some unpleasant feedback. Serant gets distracted. Liam has some suit trouble.
CONTENT WARNING: vocal and audio distortion
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