Guest Marlon Phoenix Posted January 29, 2015 Share Posted January 29, 2015 Board Index < Research Coordination < Bluespace < "How About We Talk?" Hello, Xenoarchaeology Research Director Steven Davidson here. As you all know, Nanotrasen has hired you fine ladies and gentlemen for your intellectual skills and ability to research, experiment, publish, and or just debate your theories. Now, our field has a very specific purpose: Figure out what the hell is going on with these artifacts and how or if they relate to bluespace. The research into this has been scattered, and with our field being so young we haven't had a formal method of cataloguing and citing each other's work (you people are really paranoid about someone stealing your publishable data, aren't you?) and I think it's time we changed that. For any lab assistants or unusually out-of-the-loop scientists, here's where we stand: In 2413, Dr. Samantha Tigard discovered bluespace. It was all very exciting, and now we can travel the stars. Well, years after this colonists and miners started discovering strange things. How many of you remember the New Refuge mining outpost incident of 2478? Some poor miner brought in "a bloody strange relic" and it ended up firing an EMP pulse that knocked out all the power and anyone with mechanical limbs. Anyway! Other discoveries include the lovable slime - believe it or not, our supply of slimes not bred in our labs comes from how many we can scoop up from artifact sites. Anyone wanna be assigned to "Xenobiological Asset Retrieval Duty"? Lol! The artifacts themselves are where we really shine - we know so far that the big important ones have a variety of abilities and... Powers, but all of them require different methods of "activation". Those are the questions that are the most dangerous to answer: "What does this do, and how do I turn it on?" I don't need to remind everyone about the mandatory life insurance and genetic back-up policies for this field... Anyway, this all leads into why you're reading this thread. I want run a census of sorts - we have two leading, broadly accepted theories in the scientific community. The first one is that these artifacts, slimes, fossils: all of them are related to the bluespace dimension. This theory says that a possibly advanced alien race from the bluespace dimension has made treks into our own dimension, and the artifacts we are finding are remnants of these outposts or gateway locations of theirs. How they got here is still unknown. The second theory splits bluespace and the artifacts into two different groups - bluespace is a completely separate phenomenon, and that these relics are actually evidence of an alien race that we've yet to encounter. There are of course, several different theories, but since they're not as mainstream as the 'Big Two' I'll let you bring up if you have a different vision of these matters. Now, because we're scientists, I need you to post 'why' you are a believer in the theory you're proposing. What evidence did you discover? Have you dated artifacts? The whole shebang! I'll catalogue everything you put here and see about making an actual database for us to cite and what-not. Cheers! -Director Davidson Report Post - Quick Response Xenoarchaeology and xenobiology get little lore love; since I've become the dev for bluespace, I thought I'd include the community in the creation of its lore by having these vague 'prelude' theories tossed up for us to debate over, IC. If you respond, please have it be IC'ly from a scientist - or someone you think would feasibly have access to a Nanotrasen forum for its scientists. Quote Link to comment
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