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Instant communication at any distance

Here, take this into the other room, and let me know if anything happens.
Is this going to be anything like last time? Because if it is...
Don't worry, if everything goes according to plan, nothing bad will happen. Probably.

    The single biggest invention to come out of Simulrendology, the Rendulgraph is a device that allows for instant communication between two points, no matter the distance. It uses a phenomenon found uniquely within the undying Rendlings, where certain paired organs will instantly respond when their twin is subjected to electrical shock, allowing for instantaneous data transfer across any distance.    


The mechanism inside a Rendulgraph, a Stimbox, is constructed using paired organs found within Rendlings called Twinflesh housed within a small metal chamber capable of introducing electrical stimulus to the enclosed Twinflesh, as well as recording the responses that occur. This metal chamber is known as a Stimbox, and is at the heart of all Simulrendology tech. Because of the difficulty that comes with "slaying" a Rendling, and the expertise required to dissect the monster enough to find the Twinflesh, Simulrendology technology is almost exclusively controlled and distributed by the Legion.      
Can you hear me? Is this thing transmitting?
Damnit. Another explosi--
No no! I'm okay! Just couldn't find the button. It's working, sir. It's working!



The first Rendulgraphs constructed were relatively simple. A pair of devices, Rendulgraph-alpha and Rendulgraph-beta, were constructed; at first they were only able to send basic information from Alpha to Beta in the form of a single blinking light. But more experiments followed, with a bulk of the research going into how to take the basic outputs that the Rendulgraphs produced and turn it into more sophisticated communication. More Rendulgraphs were soon built, following the schematics used to make the first pair, improving on the size and quality each time, and eventually allowing for two-way-audio communication between the pair.    
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The Inventive Process


The discovery of Simulrendology was taken straight to Hansun's head of scientific research, T.P. Blashum. Blashum had been interested in improving communications for as long as he had been interested in science; so when the discovery of paired Rendling flesh was literally dropped on his desk, he immediately got to work on his latest invention -- the Rendulgraph.   Mere months later, Blashum had his first working prototype constructed, and communications would never be the same again.

Accidental Success


The road to a working Rendulgraph was not without its pitfalls. Several problems arose during the prototyping phase and initial construction. One of the biggest problems was occasionally getting a strangely strong response from a paired piece of Twinflesh, resulting in a fairly large explosion when receiving a transmission as the corresponding Stimbox was overloaded.   Of course, after the first few mishaps, Legion management became incredibly interested in triggering such results intentionally. It was determined to be a combination of having too much electricity stored within either Stimbox as well as an especially well-paired bit of Twinflesh, allowing for remote detonation of electrical charges that soon saw use within military excursions.  
Technology / Science | Dec 13, 2019

Cover image: by Hafidh Satyanto


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Dec 16, 2019 18:01 by Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)

I personally like all the conversations. The last one is a good example of what can go wrong. It reads fine to me. Very interesting device by the way.

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Dec 16, 2019 18:16 by Stormbril

Wonderful! Thank you very much then, I was worried it didn't work out that well haha.   Glad you liked the article and the conversations :) Thanks so much for the comment!

Dec 16, 2019 18:32 by Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)

You're welcome. :-)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Dec 22, 2019 20:55 by R. Dylon Elder

OOOOO OK so, the conversation is fantastic! what ever do you mean read easier? I spose a nice way to make it stand out since that seems to be the intention is to make the red convo boxes center aligned if you can. Doing so could really punch home that its not supposed to happen. Maybe add line breaks or HR to the final one as well to give a tiny bit of space? either way.   I love this! this tech is amazing. I love taking modern or sci fi ideas and trying to make it fantasy. Its always unique and the idea of what seems like quantum entanglment between rendlings is just... OOOOOOOF i cant even. Its a lovely idea and amazingly executed. The layout is awesome, the second convo made me literally LOL. If the second convo is what your wanting to alter, id suggest not having three boxes for one speaker. Maybe combining into one or two but just removing the elipsis or adding a break in one box to keep that even line with the sidebar.   Awesome work Storm! Sorry it took so long. its been a rough week.

Jan 3, 2020 18:00 by Stormbril

Sorry for a late response here! I'm really glad you liked the article though!   I wish I had looked at this earlier, because you're right, centering those convo boxes would've been a perfect fix! Ah well, I will remember to do that after the WorldEmber award stream thingy! haha.   I'm happy the conversation at the end was good! Thanks again for the wonderful feedback and wonderful comment. Happy new year!

Jan 3, 2020 22:25 by R. Dylon Elder

Ahhh dangit. Oh well. Still looks darn good. Of course my friend! No problem at all. Happy new year to you as well.

Jun 28, 2023 19:08 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

The Legion is terrifying. I'm using that word a lot today. This technology is really kind of awesome, though. :D

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Jul 4, 2023 23:08 by Stormbril

They really are, they have so much power and have developed so much awesome and terrible tech :O they're so fun to write, thank you <3

Jul 11, 2023 08:10

Gotta love some good techno-organic stuff, it was fun seeing how the technology evolved and uses the organs to provide instant communication. Though I can't imagine it smelling fresh unless they find a way to prevent the organ from decomposing.   I think I did notice a small spelling mistake in the Construction paragraph with "Capabale"?   Either way, great article!

Jul 11, 2023 18:11 by Stormbril

Thanks Endrise! It was a joy to update this and bring it more in line with what I wanted for Cathedris :D Also that's the fun thing about Rendling flesh, for the most part it doesn't decay :D   And thank you for pointing out that typo! Appreciate it.

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