NSC wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:25 pm
This is all the more reason I'd expect Jason to be working triple overtime to get to the bottom of it. If I recall the story line correct when this all started, it hinted that the goal was to only affect the Faey. The ongoing plot where it has affected multiple species, and now they're envisioning it affecting every species, shows either a lack of control or a far deeper reaching scheme. SOMEONE has to be behind it all, and I'd expect Jason to be gunning for that person at all costs.
A few issues:
1) The Kimdori are working on finding the answer. They are the best
ones to be working on it, Jason trying to (further) involve his own people in it just makes things harder for the Kimdori and himself as well. It would also cause needless friction with Zaa and the Kimdori.
2) The virus has already been released, confirming the source does nothing
in helping them deal with the consequences of it having been released. As such, dealing with the consequences takes priority at this time.
3) The initial "Karis" mutation appears to have been a legitimate accident in the form of "unintended outcomes" when the engineered "Faey retrovirus" encountered Jason and the special retrovirus he has due to the synaptic pathway issue that is unique to Terran Generations. The only ones who even know about that specific retrovirus are the CBIMS(assuming Cybi shared that information with the rest) and the Kimdori, not even Jason or Songa know about it
4) The subsequent mutation that brought in the Urumi likely cycles back to "unintended interactions" and the Kimdori viral elements influencing things. "Too many" Urumi on a planet with "too many" Faey causing a LOT of the virus to be around, eventually leading to the virus finding a way to infect an Urumi. I figure it's a matter of time before the other races of the Faey Imperium get infected, and Terra starts seeing it jump over to non-Faey/Non-human species... Assuming Dahnai doesn't short-circuit the process in the Imperium by offering to deliberately infect her non-Faey citizens with the Karis strain. (Under more controlled circumstances--more later)
I thought the non-Karis version had mutated to impact others beyond the Urumi, but a quick search of the relevant chapters indicates just the Urumi so far. The Pai and Muri were hit with the Karis strain.
I'm still disappointed nobody has pointed at using the Benga Superships as a controlled environment for intentionally infecting people.
Getting back to Dahnai possibly "piloting" the controlled
/intentional infection of people with the Karis strain. THAT would likely be an event which would immediately cause friction with the Medical Service. If she does go that route, any Medical Service personnel involved would likely be screened by the Kimdori first(which will be a new kind of awkward as the newly minted Generations can sense the joining), and attached to the Karinne Medical services for the duration of the endeavor. The Medical Service will not
be given any data relevant to the Karis strain.
But more likely, IMO as I think about it, if any such "pilot program" is done regarding deliberate infections, and in particular the use of Super Ships to control it. I'd suspect it will actually be House Karinne running the project, and it won't be Empire specific in keeping with Karinne neutrality. The first participants would likely be a mix of the remaining Imperium races not impacted by the currently known Imperium strains(except the Pari), the Grimja and Sha’i-ree. Others would likely follow after the larger summit meeting occurs, something I just noticed Fel hasn't given us information on in regards to when it is being scheduled. Jason should know by Chapter 11, but nobody shared it with us.
kyli wrote: ↑
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:07 pm
Jason is probably already going triple overtime on the situation. It's a matter of priorities and the FMS is not at the top of that list. All Jason can really do is wait on the Kimdori anyway and they will have people working on it. And the FMS probably just didn't realize just how quickly the virus can adapt and mutate. They also might not have considered that it could at all effect other races, even Terrans, duo to unconscious bias.
Agreed on the unconscious bias regarding the Terrans. It might go a bit further than that given the situation with Kevin Ball and whatever they had been attempting with him during the Subjugation. While the reason it did impact the humans is a "duh" thing for us as we know the Faey are an engineered variant of humans. They only know that Humans closely resemble them genetically, closely enough to be able to interbreed, but nothing more on the how/why behind that resemblance.