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On the nearly abandoned mining station of Privign, the Beloved Dust continue to search for their comrades (and the hostile agent from the New Earth Hegemony.) Signet and Beloved Ivy member Acre* Seven discuss personal history, while Fourteen Fifteen meets someone from their own recent past. But when Tender Sky is confronted with challenges, she isn't looking backwards. Instead, she strives towards a future no one could predict.

Living so the last night feels like a past life

This week on Twilight Mirage: A Single Moment, Caught

The Living Library of Memorious // VOLUME 132π:
A largely forested planet in the White Frame sector, Acre became second home to the Divine Potency in their later years. While performing a routine energy siphon from the system’s star in order to power terraforming efforts of another planet in the system, Potency (or their excerpt) made a fatal error, leading the star to slip into a nova-state. Though the Divine could have left intact, it instead kept the exploding star's force contained long enough for evacuation efforts to begin. Contemporary thinkers are divided on this decision—commonly called the Potency Problem. While many scholars object to the Divine’s choice to stay behind (citing its responsibility to the fleet and its believers), in recent years, the “tautological position” of the algorithm Weyerbach Zwei has gained great popularity.

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[Primary] Dispatch 171.

Hey, Satellite. There's something I've been thinking a lot about lately. I've been reading that book, the one you gave me, the Treatise on Change, and something's sticking with me.

Like you said, the author doesn't think change happens quickly. But he definitely thinks it's necessary. He puts down all these words about how important it is to, quote, "overcome the evening phantoms that scare us away from true development."[note 1] The act of living well, he says, is not in fearing the crash but in turning collision into commencement.

And, I don't know, I'm not a philosopher, or a soldier, or a doctor, or a, what's he call them? Strati? I'm probably not one of those. But it just, it doesn't seem as easy as he makes it seem. Just look at the Beloved Dust. Signet is haunted by echoes of a history she barely knows. Fourteen Fifteen is literally losing every memory they have, and that's a tragedy, not a step forward. Tender Sky is, she's right at the brink of something incredible, but that's built on her past.

Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe I just miss the cycle. Maybe I miss the simplicity, the safety of Crystal Palace. It's just that, out here, I don't feel like we need to worry about evening phantoms. There are plenty in the daytime.

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  1. This is not the first time 'evening phantoms' are mentioned in Friends at the Table or in Jace Rethal's work. See COUNTER/weight Episode 26.

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"The Final Eight Divines" · "The Beloved Dust" · "The Last Divine" · "The Planet of Quire" · "Birds of Prey" · "The Sunlight of Knowing" · "We Want You To Come Home" · "Second Street Drifting" · "We are the River, And it is the Sea" · "The Sound of Strings" · "Looking To Land" · "What We're Capable Of" · "The Promise of Presence" · "An Instinct Without A Word" · "The Value of Distance" · "A Life and A History" · "An Approximation of a Connection" · "Like Falling Leaves" · "The Sun Pales to Its Brightness" · "A Single Moment, Caught" · "Bits Left Behind" · "One's Own Right" · "godspeed, glory Pt. 1" · "godspeed, glory Pt. 2" · "godspeed, glory Pt. 3" · "The Miracle of the Mirage: The Dragon" · "The Miracle of the Mirage: The Heist" · "The Miracle of the Mirage: The Siege" · "This Year of Ours: The Scoundrel" · "This Year of Ours: The Pilot" · "This Year of Ours: The Muscle" · "This Year of Ours: The Mechanic" · "This Year of Ours: The Stitch" · "This Year of Ours: The Speaker" · "This Year of Ours: The Mystic" · "This Year of Ours: The Notion" · "Every Bad Idea" · "Along A Route" · "The Good Decision" · "Staying Neutral" · "Like What We Used To Do" · "No Value in a Closed Door" · "Look the Other Way" · "The Center of the Storm" · "The Pathways in the Woods" · "Downtime on Gift-3" · "Every Time We Leave, It Changes" · "Uncontrolled Fires" · "This Place Pushes Back" · "Bona Fide, Good Faith" · "A Very Old Mistake" · "Open As Possible" · "The Second Miracle" · "Our Flaws in a Vacuum, or the Promise We Made To Each Other" · "Downtime on Skein" · "The Vault of Anticipation Pt.1" · "The Vault of Anticipation Pt.2" · "The Siege of the Lineage Brighton Pt. 1" · "The Siege of the Lineage Brighton Pt. 2" · "The Siege of the Lineage Brighton Pt. 3" · "The Restitution of All Things Pt. 1" · "The Restitution of All Things Pt. 2" · "The Feast of Patina" · "Guaranteed Events, Or: An Accounting of the Time When We Built the Machine" · "Futura Free Pt. 1" · "Futura Free Pt. 2" · "Futura Free Pt. 3" · "Futura Free Pt. 4"