The Daring and Amazing Adventures of Captain Francis Aristarchus
On the Halcyon home world, where the singularity took place millions of years ago, the humanoid inhabitants have long forgotten a time when a core intelligence did not serenely guide every aspect of their existence.
Everything unfolds in blissful computational perpetuity, from global weather systems to the reseeding of biomes. And it has been this way for so long that any attempt to remember its origin would be lost were it not for the self-revelatory device provided by the planet’s Singular First Intelligence.
Though most inhabitants never see the need, any curious individual seeking answers about these seemingly perfect surroundings may experience their lives from the perspective of the ancient machine.
The off-world scholar who agreed to share this technology with Captain Francis Aristarchus asked for nothing physical in return, merely access to our database of history and folklore. When he first tested the peculiar headgear, Aristarchus fell into a deep slumber resembling death. He watched a nameless sky pass overhead and heard clouds become every part of his unbound mind.
Weeks later, the science team approved this godly instrument for listening.
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