PRIORITY: CCNode: FILE 1 OF 3

Central Processing

PRIORITY THREE MESSAGE

PRIORITY: CCNode: FILE 1 OF 3
[index]
Introduction: PROLOGUE
Introduction: Day 1: June 1, 2106
Central Processing: PRIORITY: CCNode: FILE 2 OF 3
Homer: PRIORITY: CCNode: File 3 of 3
Historical Cultural: ENTRY: MIGRATION RESISTANCE
Narration: Psilink locked
MED10: VIRAL DISEASES
Narration: Vanished
Narration: Alone
Narration: 1 June 2106: This terminal is active.

TRANSIT QUERY ACTIVATED!

Entry by: Ezekial Fortune, DNA#93675791/2478A

INCOMING, LOG November 23, 2093 CHRISTCHURCH NODE

1506:55 LOCAL TIME

DESTINATION GENEVA WORLDNET CENTRAL

Diverted Deadletter File @28922CCN

This morning I spliced into Med10 for routine diagnostic augmentation - we had a new viral disease here in Christchurch, something we hadn't seen in almost twenty years. It was nothing serious; a few sheep were showing signs of lethargy. Med10 led me through the usual series as we examined the viral DNA together. Suddenly the mindlink went crazy; it seemed a system override was under way, shorting out my link. It hit my hippocampus pretty hard, because I started confabulating - a glowing tunnel, lights in the sky, a boy hunched over a console, walking through a meadow wet with dew - a series of random but intensely real images that took over awareness. Then nothing. The whole Worldnet went down for over an hour.

PRIORITY THREE MESSAGE

Entry by: Ezekial Fortune, DNA#93675791/2478A

INCOMING, LOG November 24, 2093 CHRISTCHURCH NODE

1004:05 LOCAL TIME

I've tried all peripherals here and at Christchurch Node itself. Geneva remains off line. Mindlink is still down, and I don't trust it anyway since yesterday. Routing through other major Nodes brought strange messages: Intercorp Council has sifted personal databases for conservative psych profiles, people willing to resist the Migration. I asked, What is this Migration? I'm only a Veterinary Technician. The Council does not consult me. I found hints in some of the nearby restricted zones in SciTech. A Field is building further South. What kind of Field? I asked. SciTech offered some equations but I could make nothing of them.

PRIORITY THREE MESSAGE

Entry by: Ezekial Fortune, DNA#93675791/2478A

INCOMING, LOG November 25, 2093 CHRISTCHURCH NODE

0954:21 LOCAL TIME

Since the Migration began the net is swamped with rumors: Some kind of radiation is destroying all human life; Elpie-5-4 Node suggested another war had started in Antarctica, but someone in Nairobi said they were just extrapolating from the old assault on Erebus. Why doesn't the Council do something? Why is it called Migration? That should mean that people are going somewhere, not dying.

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