Reunion – 1

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I honestly don’t know if I should believe this leaked chatlog — it seems surreal in some ways.

For now, I’m treating it at as real… it appears Calvin was able to bring together all the former Niantic Researchers (most of whom have stayed way, way underground since their recursion after the events of #Abaddon) to discuss what’s happening in the Portal Network right now.

An interesting conversation — I’ve transcribed it below:

lightman joined the conversation.
nagassa joined the conversation.
Victor joined the conversation.
CC joined the conversation.

lightman
We all in?

MartinSchubert
I count 10– no Jarvis… no ADA and no Oliver.

Calvin
Thank you for joining this chat. I suppose by now you’ve all read my letter.

MartinSchubert
yeah

nagassa
I’ve come to terms with it, Calvin.

Victor
As have I. I agree that at this point our greatest resource is each other.

lightman
I suspect I speak for most of us when I say that our circumstances are too bizarre, too outlandish…

nagassa
I think most of us are unsure if our state of limbo is a gift or a curse.

Victor
I feel much the same — as if I’m preparing to be vaulted into the future — an unexpected life path.

nagassa
knowing what is coming, one can prepare.

Hank
Changes your relationship to your journal, for sure.

CC
Yes.

DevraB
Sorry to rush past the pleasantries, but to the topic at hand? What meaning do you ascribe to the Shards bearing our images? I half expected to disappear. I was preparing for the worst… again, I guess…

Hank
No. Our personas are safe.

MartinSchubert
Easy for you to say — you’re not a simulacrum anymore.

Hank
Fair point.

Calvin
My best understanding is that the Shards only have to do with the composition of the MAGNUS — our connections to the Archetypes.

Hank
A MAGNUS lives and changes. Those who assemble our shards determine whether the MAGNUS remains and who remains in the MAGNUS.

DevraB
Do we die if we leave the MAGNUS?

MartinSchubert
Unknown.

Hank
Yeah. The sources are silent on that, but it seems that some of the members of the Vesuvian MAGNUS lived after the debacle with the shield and what I presume was the destruction of their attempt to build a Tecthulhu.

DevraB
So these Shards only affect the bonds that tie us to the MAGNUS?

Hank
I think so. Not sure if the fact that we’re a disharmonious MAGNUS is what made it possible for our bonds to be disrupted this way.

DevraB
Were we that disharmonious?

Calvin
A different meaning. I was attempting to form a synthetic MAGNUS. What I did not know was that in a 13MAGNUS or an ANTI-MAGNUS all of the members are of the same alignment. We were of different alignments.

DevraB
So it was inevitably going to go bad?

-PAC

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