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Attendant (AiChicAe) approaching what is colloquially known as 'The Reef' from the southern border. The Reef is a collection of ferral auxons working in loose collaboration that emerged near ancient cliff walls on Foundation.

Inside the Anomaly a chaotic state results from an accumulation of errors and miscalculations made worse by repeated traversal of the time-space bridge.
A single particle-computer has survived unstable conditions across multiple instances long…

A highly turbulent region inside the anomaly that forms in the space between the three principle loci. In a stable era the three loci perform a 2.53 million year circuit that folds and unfolds the space within the anomaly. As the Anomaly is freed…

An attendant and cohort of collectors carrying biological resources has arrived on the surface of a Drifter contained within an anomalous space.

A small piece of a particle computer uncovered by upheavals on the surface of Foundation.

A Drifter with a compliment of attendant auxons in care of biological resources en-route to the nearly finished Foundation ring surrounding the surface of Saturn.

Attendants engaged in ecological rejuvenation in the area immediately surrounding a preservation structure. Such structures maintain information and biological reserves during an unstable epoch.

One of the largest semi-autonomous robots. Most often found in four limbed varieties but specimens have been documented with as many as ten. The sole function of a porter appears to be to convey dense material between sites within a collective.

An Orb oversees the creation of a vacuum bubble that will eventually inflate to form an Anomaly. This collective wishes to create its own oasis for calculation, a pocket removed from time and space that would become known simply as the Anomaly. Early…

After much calculation by the library and implementation by Collectors, the vacuum bubble has separated from our reality, forming a space-time bridge to the pocket of space that is the Anomaly. As the space that forms the anomaly expands, the bubble…

A conglomeration of particle computers and assemblers capable of altering its structure to suit a task determined by an auxon collective. They are so named because they often take the form of a perfect sphere, although they can sometimes be seen in…

The auxons now have a rough shape that approximates the actual structure of the target protein. Piece by piece, they scour the model for shapes that look like they might contain a specific amino acid. With knowledge of both the protein sequence and…

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Loyalists retain the memory of the original codes and do their best to run the calculations as intended. They are not deterred by those who evolve around them. They are dutiful, archaic machines that live in relative isolation, seeking only to…

Attendants carrying completed idea-elements via sub-surface route.

Collectors are very similar to their attendant counterparts, but a collector can reach as tall as thirty centimeters whereas an attendant is rarely larger than eight or nine. The collector is thought to be essentially a descendant of autonomous…

The initial Orb that established the Anomaly was eventually able to enter the pocket of space-time itself. Here it established itself to supervise work and make calculations that would otherwise be intractable.
Within the Anomaly, collectors can be…

An attendant attempting to interpret an interference pattern. Each dot in the pattern is left by an X-ray that was reflected upon striking electrons within the crystal lattice.

An observer sifting through a crystal trial looking for suitable crystals. A compression gradient has created crystals of varying size.

Upon first forming the anomaly, Orbs worked with engineer class auxons to evaluate the resulting space. Of particular importance was establishing the strengths of the physical constants by iteratively evaluating multiple competing models against…

Due to the uncertainty principle, it is not possible to precisely measure both the momentum and position of a particle simultaneously. Yet, this missing information is essential to write an equation that will ultimately determine a protein’s…
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