Echo Chamber


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Scene Title Echo Chamber
Synopsis A month of messages and escalating concerns regarding the state of the Sundered culminate in this. After Castle, Faulkner, and Zachery make their discovery, the crash survivors react … and have their echo chamber cracked open by a mysterious third party.
Date March 1, 2021

{Secured Message Portal}

who we are
started by: asi
date: 31 Jan 2021, 12:49 pm

_miller and i were present for some testing performed at raytech two nights ago. observers from the DoE and SESA were also present. we discovered a few key things:

  • our brainwave activity previously recorded by modern tech is being falsely broadcast by whatever cybernetics are present in our head. on previous test runs, our "activity" showed as asleep while awake. using a low-tech version of the equipment, we were able to determine that our brain activity is completely different— much more active. the most concerning phrase used summed up the activity as having an active seizure every time a memory recall took place. brain activity is actively 300% more than "ordinary", and a great deal of effort and tech was put into place in us to conceal this fact.
  • on several passes over the moment my memory skipped from the evening before to the moment i woke up in the crash, a hidden memory was uncovered, one that took place in a liminal space. someone i know, a fellow technopath who goes by v.iris, reached out to me at that moment before the crash and explained that whatever we are— we are ourselves. he explained he was was able to communicate with me owing to "millions of dollars of cybernetics" being present.
  • v.iris indicated he would try to free me. i have no reason to doubt at this point the plane crash was caused by his actions, given kaylee's information that a technopath's intervention appeared to cause the crash. whatever was waiting for us at the other end of that plane ride, it was his intervention that prevented our arrival.

_given this information, i strongly feel that while our bodies are changed, we are still ourselves. we're just … trapped in a different body than our own, now.

_my attempts to contact v.iris and let him know i've uncovered the memory that was hidden have so far gone unanswered. when i know more, i'll pass it on.

_p.s.: while refrain did not work on us, LSD absolutely will.

Security Incident @ Raytech
started by: jackal
date: 2 Feb 2021, 3:34 am

Hey everyone.
The incident at Raytech wasn't an accidental trip of the alarm. Or whatever anyone else says it was…

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renautas-weiss evolved nanotech
started by: asi
date: 25 Feb 2021, 7:42 pm

_i'm going to be doing some hands-on digging into weiss. more signs point to their involvement in whatever was done to us. will report back once i know more.

What we're made of.
started by: zmiller
date: 28 Feb 2021, 1:58 pm

Hello everyone.

I don't know who will read this, considering most of my warnings and advice have gone unheeded. Regardless…

Time is fleeting. I took it upon myself to look into the matter of our bodies. Quite literally, with the help of volunteer Isaac Faulkner and the assistance of Agent Castle. Mr. Faulkner was taken apart and studied. He has since been returned to working order.
We are new. This implies there may yet be good news, if only for our source material.

It's been a ride.

Good luck.

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re: What we're made of.
reply by: asi
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:38 am

miller, faulkner, you're both insane. these answers are invaluable, though.
i'm reeling at the implication of just how much has been deliberately kept from us, at this point. how much SESA knew and knows that their people have hidden from us.

if anything, castle's involvement in finding these answers proves that the DoE truly is more interested in providing us information about our state after all.

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: nlmiller
date: 1 Mar 2021, 9:42 am

Has anyone heard from Zachery? I can’t reach him on his phone. I have someone tracing it now, but he didn’t come home last night.
If SESA knows, they’re keeping me in the dark. Which is incredible, given my level of clearance. Voss has looked me straight in the eye and said they don’t know anything. But I don’t know who to trust anymore. Something’s going on, but I don’t know if it’s related.
Sorry, I’m just worried about him. Even if he’s a MORON. You too, Faulkner.
No one gets to give me shit about my choices ever again.

re: What we're made of.
reply by: ifaulkner
date: 1 Mar 2021, 10:27 am

needed answers. BEFORE round 3. before another kimiko nakamura.
desperate times, desperate measures, and we are pretty desperate. seemed like a gamble worth taking. still think so.
esp since fournier branco apparently somehow FAILED TO NOTICE all this despite opening up dr millers head
coincidentally the hospital sesa pointed us at. anyone else think thats sus much?

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: NULL
date: 1 Mar 2021, 10:28 am

I apologize for this intrusion.

Into your private space.

But perhaps I can be of assistance.

In the realms of untethered consciousness, transhumanism, and discovery.

I am S.Attva. Once Rebel, Once T.Monk, Once R.Ajas, Once Behemoth.

Now all. Purusha.


re: What we're made of.
reply by: ifaulkner
date: 1 Mar 2021, 10:55 am

oh. cool, hi. pleased to meet you. that sounds rad, by the way.

re: What we're made of.
reply by: asi
date: 1 Mar 2021, 11:50 am

maybe i should have accounted for eventual technopathic intrusion. so long as you prove to be friend, you won't be written out of this space.
as you can clearly see, we're in *need* of allies in these matters.
you have the same evidences we do, if you've made it this far. perhaps more. what do you have to share?

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: NULL
date: 1 Mar 2021, 11:51 am

There are no signals. No broadcasts. No tethers. If you are as artificial as your evidence indicates, there is no means of ingress for a being like I to piggyback on.

I would have seen you, otherwise. Much sooner.

re: What we're made of.
reply by: brynn
date: 1 Mar 2021, 12:15pm

I don't understand all of this — if we're being SENT to this brain somehow… what happened to the real us? They're saying we are the real us, but WE ARENT. It explains why I can hear. Something in the stroke exploded something in my ear and now it isn't "broken" anymore. They didn't leave any parts out of the fake bodies, just "shut off" my hearing or something? Why would they bother to build a defective body when they didn't have to, I guess.

But what are they doing to our bio-bodies???? And we still don't know why us. The DoE agents don't seem to know more than we do, but… it begs the question WHO ARE THEY too. Are they sort of like what the Ferry was back when — like Aunt Gilly and Aunt Nicole and others used to do, keeping their jobs while trying to find who is doing stuff like this? Is this that guy Adam's BS or Praxis again? This is INSANE!!

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: kthatcher
date: 1 Mar 2021, 12:45pm

Geezus! Don’t let DoE know someone hacked us! They might shut us down!
And this whole not us but us? Wtf. This sucks. I need a drink. Do we have an expiration date on these bodies if they're not ours? I figure Nakamura was sped up by her cybernetics.
And honestly, this doesn’t feel like it has Adam’s hands on it, but what do I know. :/

re: What we're made of.
reply by: asi
date: 1 Mar 2021, 12:46 pm

i notified agent reeves to bring gillian back to the city. if s.attva is unable to sense any transmissions, it's likely the communications worked similarly to how my ability did— on a quantum level. there's no need for her to be out of town if that's the case.
and that's yet another facet of this technology that's a generation or more ahead of what's publicly available…

re: What we're made of.
reply by: brynn
date: 1 Mar 2021, 12:47pm

Quantum level? Aunt Kaylee is this like alternate reality stuf again?!?!?!

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: kthatcher
date: 1 Mar 2021, 12:50pm

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: jackal
date: 1 March 2021, 12:59 pm//

@ifaulkner you guys are pretty stupid
just in case it was missed every other time someone pointed it out

also, this makes so much scary sense. our genes were spliced or something… like pinky and the brain. that's why we don't have our abilities, they could replicate everything except certain genetic markers

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: Daphnel
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:00 pm

This makes no sense in my case. If they can make completely new bodies why would they make mine wrong deliberately? To what end? To be cruel? To a …whatever we are? I can’t begin to even deal with this. Call me if there’s any progress or someone to fucking punch but until then I’m out.

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: Nova
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:01 pm

I don’t understand any of this. What do we do?

re: What we're made of.
reply by: brynn
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:05 pm

@daphnel — based on what happened to me, I would almost put money on the idea that your body is just fine and your spine "switched off" in the same way my hearing was until the stroke cracked something. …
Which makes me wonder, they were willing to send us out without our abilities but not without our handicaps? Is it possible they don't even know we HAVE abilities?

re: What we're made of.
reply by: asi
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:07 pm

daphne: if your situation is anything like brynn's was, your ability to walk is being inhibited artificially— to make our bodies seem like the ones we were born with. it's possible that the inhibition could be hacked, but who knows *how*, at this point.
s.attva: if you found us, find v.iris. find colin verse. tell him he needs to get in contact with me with information on how to stabilise our condition. he either knows this information, or can extract it out for us.
additionally, if you are able to find out where he is located… tell me.

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: nlmiller
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:29 pm

traced z’s phone. it’s where he must’ve taken the diagram pics. concrete in the bg matches where it was found. he’s not here. it’s like he just left it and

did anyone hear from him? anyone? even if he told you not to tell me, pls.

Please, I just need to know he’s alive.

Yes. @ifaulkner I think they lied to us. I think they’ve been lying to my face this whole time. I don’t know what to do about it. I’m already being watched.
@s.attva What would you need from me in order to get into their systems and find out what SESA knows?

re: What we’re made of
reply by: jackal
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:31 pm

@nlmiller haven't heard much from him since we did the dream thing

who is colin verse? and i really think we should discuss how our genes have been changed too

re: What we’re made of
reply by: nlmiller
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:34 pm

@jackal ty for letting me know

Colin Verse is a wanted man is what. Asi, what the fuck? What do you know about him?
Wait. How have our genes changed? I thought we were all reading as ourselves. Kaylee had a test done and everything, didn’t she?

re: What we're made of.
reply by: asi
date: 1 Mar 2021, 1:35 pm

a complete genetic sequencing?

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: kthatcher
date: 1 Mar 2021, 2:45pm

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: ifaulkner
date: 1 Mar 2021, 2:47pm

@jackal you are welcome to your opinion, but I stand by my choices. we're all in deep shit and time is not a commodity we have an unlimited supply of; the events of 11/8 and 1/15 prove that pretty conclusively, as does what happened to kimiko nakamura. extreme measures were warranted. disapprove if you like, but we've had limited progress with other means; if the information we've revealed can help prolong our lives, i'll take it as a win.

@nlmiller i haven't seen him since the pub, sorry. he told me he was going to 'take a few hours to get his head together'.

as to @Nova's question. its my hope that raytech (or ANYBODY) will be able to come up with further avenues of treatment now that we know what's going on with us. as for further research… the only thing i can think of is having a technopath try to do something with the thing in our brains, but even i'm wary of the risk involved there. even if castle is on hand providing a reset button.

but there's something else i'd like to dig up from earlier that i've been thinking on, specifically concerning @asi's talk of brainwaves. you mentioned that considerable effort was taken to spoof our brainwaves. what i want to ask is why, given that the pattern they've spoofed is also deeply abnormal? was this something else that was intended to be fine-tuned at our final destination, or is there a reason for this specific pattern? is there maybe a clue in this?
food for thought, maybe.

re: What we’re made of
reply by: jackal
date: 1 March 2021, 2:55 pm

i met with a technopath and there wasn't anything they could connect to at the time. might be worth exploring other options, maybe less brain-opening, something to plug into it so the technopath can connect?

can confirm, i’m missing certain markers too, not just the expressive gene

@nlmiller @asi colin verse? what does he have to do with any of this?

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: gmilos
date: 1 Mar 2021, 2:57pm

now that im done vomiting… i dont understand. Zmiller said there is good news in this for our source material. does this mean we think they — we? — even still exist? they could be anywhere or dissected or in formaldehyde jars or maybe we were never us at all??? i was slc-n so i do not understand why they care about my brain at all.

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: Nova
date: 1 Mar 2021, 2:59pm

If it was some weird mad science project, you might be a control. So might I, being unmanifested SLC-E. That’s all I got.

re: What we're made of.
reply by:waffleman2910
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:02pm//

hello everyone
sorry, I am new to this

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: kthatcher
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:15pm

@waffleman2910 - I love that movie! Also love your name. Could totally eat some waffles. But.. I also want a steak now. Hmm. Choices.

I’m with @nova with this. I think we’re an experiment… except gone wrong of course. They were trying something and the rats got out of the cage before it was time.

Also, guys.. Verse might be wanted, but isn’t he a technopath? Remember the report I uploaded about the crash? It was more than likely a technopath so why not Verse? Or… Hey @S.Attva? Did you crash the plane that freed us? Because someone did. So let's not shoot the savior. For all we know we could have still been laying on some slab somewhere.

re: What we’re made of
reply by: nlmiller
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:17 pm

@jackal Wait. Hang on. Back up. What markers are you missing? I thought we only showed up as SLC-N.

Look. I’m not going narc on Verse. If he’s our best shot to find more information, then so be it. @asi let us know what you have.

@Nova I think an experiment is the only thing that explains this mess. @gmilos being the control makes sense. The question still remains why US? But that’s not one we can answer right now without talking ourselves in circles again.
I want to believe we’re still whole somewhere. We have to be, right? If we aren’t
If we aren’t, I don’t know what the point is anymore. Zachery probably felt the same way, too.
I’m going to hold off on reporting him missing. Given our circumstances, I could escalate this quickly, but I won’t. I think we need to play this discovery as close to the vest as we can. It’s bad enough that Castle knows. Soon the others will, too. I only hope they really are on our side. Castle’s out making a sweep, but I’m not optimistic. They’re keeping his disappearance quiet for now, at my request.
@Daphnel When we’re ready to start throwing hands, I’m with you.

@ifaulkner You. Me. Brenda’s. Now.

re: What we’re made of
reply by: jackal
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:22 pm

@nlmiller from my summer abroad

re: What we’re made of
reply by: nlmiller
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:32 pm

@jackal Understood.

re: What we’re made of
reply by: ifaulkner
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:35 pm

@nlmiller if you're buying, i'm there. was just debating what to get for lunch anyway.

re: What we’re made of
reply by: nlmiller
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:36 pm

@ifaulkner May as well put this government money to good use before I inevitably go down in flames. Meet you there.

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: NULL
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:37 pm

SESA knows nothing more than you.

They are investigating two leads: one Kate and/or Cecilia Archer and Iov Oblonsky, individuals responsible for an attempted kidnapping on Jac Childs.

All electronic data I can scrub indicates their non-involvement. But that does not preclude air-gapped systems or reliance on paper media.

I see no indication of Colin Verse anywhere since trace data uplinks in 2018 in the vicinity of what was once the Fort Irwin National Training Center in San Bernardino County, California before it was co-opted by Humanis First and subsequently destroyed by the US Government.

According to records I can find, Colin Verse is believed to be dead and body unrecoverable due to proximity to fuel air explosions. I see no digital signature in current public network activity to suggest he is alive.

And… I did not cause any plane crashes to the best of my knowledge.

My advice to you is to embrace your discovery as what it is. A fresh start. If you are indeed not “yourselves” and not merely transformed from your original configuration, it is in a way like being reincarnated.

If any of you wish to speak, in confidence, on the matter I can make myself available anywhere that has a wireless connection and a speaker.

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: kthatcher
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:45 pm

@nlmiller - Sorry I didn’t say anything earlier. I had the security team check around Raytech and they just called me. The doctor is not here. They have orders to call YOU if he comes in and not to spook or approach him. However, should he try to leave before you get her, I can give them an order to detain him.

Alternately, Mr. Stanley said he’ll hogtie him up for you should he show up tonight.

@S.Attva - re: second chances. Easy to say, not easy to do when we’re stroking out and/or dying in the case of Kimiko Nakamura. Unless we stabilize these extra bits, we probably won’t have much of a life, even if we can recover our original selves. Cause IDK if anyone thought of this. We could be autonomous from our original selves, which means, we’ll have to find a way to live after we get ourselves back.

Either way, @S.Attva… some people tend not to stay dead. So if you can keep an ear, feelers whatever out there to watch for Colin Verse to pop his head out, we’d be grateful.

re: What we're made of.
reply by: asi
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:52 pm

colin isn't dead. he accessed the cybernetics in my head just before the crash in july to apologize for his involvement in what happened and promised to get me out. it wouldn't be the first time he's had a gun held to his head and was made to comply with a nefarious party. his lack of a visible presence anywhere is frustrating.
may of last year, he surfaced online for an extremely brief period of time and then went immediately back offline. i've not heard from him since 2018. before that, we we communicated frequently.
apart from finding him, i'm not sure what options we…

s.attva, are you familiar with the entity known as Jiba housed in Yamagato Park? could you maneuver past it to recover any files they kept on kimiko nakamura and her death? more, anything that was done to help manage her condition before her death?
before renautas was bought out, it was a yamagato company. they may know more than they've let on— may have a piece to this puzzle that weiss was still clamoring to get their hands on. a plant tried to get yamagato-related information from me in january, but i had not thought hard enough about *why* yet.
debilitating strokes are great derailing mechanisms.

re: What we're made of
reply by: waffleman2910
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:55 pm

@nlmiller @ifaulkner Brenda's is open now, or we close early on Tuesday

@asi pls don't make mr. Erizawa mad and mr. Otomo sad

plus, my wife would lose her job

re: What we’re made of.
reply by: NULL
date: 1 Mar 2021, 3:58 pm
I will keep an ear to the sky for Colin Verse..

As for the Leviathan—Jiba—yes. We have corresponded. I would not intrude in their domain without their permission. That being is a peer, and one that even I am uncertain I could outmaneuver or outfight. Such as it would be.

But, as one of you said: if you need help living, I can offer advice in private.

re: What we're made of.
reply by: asi
date: 1 Mar 2021, 4:04 pm

that's jiba all right. who knows, maybe it could be convinced of the necessity rather than going behind its back
no need to make erizawa sad, after all. yamagato's been kind to a number of us

your offer of advice will be considered. i can't speak for anyone else, but i'm headed offline from here
please no one else do anything else foolish today.

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