artreus wrote: ↑
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:28 am
I find it strange that we havent heard from the hacker yet, his wereabouts where known, and he was expected to spill the beans fast, to save his ass, as to who gave the orders.
Yes, that is an unresolved plot item, it's been a couple weeks since they took down the UN Officials, and no mention about the findings from apprehending the hacker. Which means the hacker either evaded capture, or the Kimdori are still investigating the leads the hacker turned over.
2 more theories :
-the retrovirus spreads over commune ?
If by "commune" you mean the biogenic network. If a person is able to directly engage in commune, they're either a Generation, Kimdori, or a Biogenic entity(Rook/CBIMs/etc).
Except if that were so, you'd expect that Karis would be the hotspot for the outbreak, not Draconis. Likewise if it was simple proximity to others using Biogenic Commune, considering biogenic tech is everywhere on Karis, and nearly all of the Generations are there as well. Which would mean the bulk of the Commune activity is on Karis, and thus that is where the outbreak should be most potent. It isn't, so commune is not a factor in that way. (And ignores the matter of why it is an issue now
when it wasn't one the first time around, when it should have been more unstable)
The other issue with that theory is "the viral signature" belongs to Jason and Dahnai. If it was "a commune thing" in general why would it end up with their "fingerprints" on it and not some more generic result?
Another thing that can be thrown into the mix for breaking that association is the matter that Draconis has far more people infected would indicate Dahnai, rather than Jason, was the first one to be "infected" rather than their current theory. I'd also say that should be throwing red flags to some of the Karines and Kimdori alike as to this
outbreak being natural(I'd almost expect one of the CBIM's to have crunched numbers on those probabilities in the near future story time-line wise).
If Jason and Dahnai "infected each other," the affected population should be relatively comparable as they should have become contagious at nearly the same time. The population breakdown of those infected is highly Asymmetrical instead, which says Dahnai was infected first and by a large time margin, which suggests they didn't "infect each other" and someone else did so instead(in order for the "it's both of them" scenario to show in the signature). Of course, I guess you have some hedging that can be done in regards to the matter that Jason spends a lot of time in the company of other Generations--who'd be immune, while Dahnai does not(and Dahnai's Imperial guard presence that Jason now can avoid). Which would put a curb on the growth curve likely to be seen on Karis given the presence of an immune population as it has fewer opportunities to spread.
-the virus was spread by the new zealous race, around the shielded galaxy, and there caught by jason and crew ... and hence spread over commune when jason returned to his body ?
Time line doesn't completely
work, the zealots would have needed to also be the ones who infected Miyai(or her family members) 4 years ago. As the Karines didn't even reach that region of space until this past month, that makes it a bit difficult for events from 4 years ago to have been a consequence of that.
That said, I seem to recall Fel commenting at one point that another Intergalactic Civilization had noticed
what was going on in Andromeda and that Jason was going to be glad to he handled that situation the way he would(did now) later on because of that. So it is possible "the Zealots" are that civilization which noticed their activity in Andromeda, and they've been meddling since. In which case we might have the "unknown (advanced) third party" identified. It may not be the Zealots, but it could possibly be whomever that other civilization is(that noticed the Karine/Kimdori ships zipping around Andromeda).
i dont see how the defect spiders on Cybi can be anything else but a red herring ,
I'd expect it's an outgrowth of the Rook storyline, and likely to be a hook for some later story development that may remain years down the line as it relates to the story timeline. It's probably unrelated to Revolution's storyline, so in that respect it's a red herring, but it is plot relevant for other things coming down the line.
Also: Going back to the possible commune angle, even if you wanted to suggest "Jason was the vector" and commune was the means of his being infected, you then have the explain the how/why of that working, and how it pointed to Miyai the first time? In the recent contact situation, Jason probably was not the only person using biogenic commune to use a bionoid on that ship. (Although I guess he may have been the only generation
doing so) As even the people using the other forms of merging rely on the biogenic commune to reach interstellar distances. So that "extra layer" could have protected them from whatever Jason was exposed to, as well as the matter that not being generations there would be no symbiotic viral component to trigger as well. That said, it still doesn't account for "the Miyai event" 4 years ago, which I'm certain is very connected to what is going on here, as a then 3 year old, she was not communing over interstellar distances.