SYED wrote:I thought all dreamers were oracles, not simply one in a million. (...) . but why not attempt empathy, such a rare gift would be a powerful wild card.
With the confederation aware of the dreamers, Jason can ask them to aid him in the search of the Dreamers origins. Different races may hold different pieces of the puzzle, so need to bring them together. He should ask the kimdori to also search both the syndicate and consortium historical archive. We know that the benga secured the dreamers on a moon, but we have heard next to nothing about their home world.
Does anyone one the movie, the core? It is a movie where they created a vessel to travel to the earth core to get it spinning once more. If the Karrines could create something to induce a planet into creating and maintaining an EM field, then it would aid in terraforming. Or at least make it safer for domes on a world.
Next story, we will see shaman magic more fully which will be awesome. I hope that it can also be used to more fully heal the little girl mind, and even perhaps allow her to use her precognition without enduring such terrible nightmares. I bet the nightmares are largely due to the benga desire to control and dominate everything. A properly educated oracle could be a superior asset, but would be more independent then the benga would ever accept.
I don't know but I think that that, although the dreamers are precogs, the oracles are the very strong ones, those who go mad.
The Benga solved that problem by questioning the oracle with nightmares and connecting the answers of those infinite possible futures to a "probability computer".
I also think that another tactical and strategic problem the Benga have is that; the oracles NEED questions to work, they won't volunteer dreams. Questions that I don't think they will even be able to make, like: Does the other galaxy know about you guys? After all they are a secret that even only a few Benga know. I also agree with Kell that the Benga are facing a dreamer 5th column,"dreamer oracles" that try to shape events to help the liberation, and the Benga cant find it with the oracles because they can't conceptualize the problem -See above-
About empathy, perhaps they could only work with what they had? No genes of empathy? Its not easy to find in Fae.
About the core... open a gateway to someplace in a planetary core and pour power into it, or simple plasma or some grams of antimatter, little enough to not blow the planet, rinse and repeat until melting replace matter with heavy isotopes to keep the heat going and voilá...
Shamans..very very interesting.... Perhaps the precursores were such a powerful race that also had hiperlight travel and voisited all the galaxies around then finally got tired all of that technology and retired peacefully to do some gardening...
You see there are these fabulous trees that.....