Instant transmission of information, no matter the distance
So there we are, resting after a mission -- the Rendling that was our target blown in two. I plunge my Jolt-gun into its shredded flank, letting out my anger and frustration, because this bastard nearly took my left arm off. It twitches. Roughly 10 meters away, Smith lets out a yelp -- the other half of the corpse, just a mangled heap of arms and claws next to Smith, had twitched at the exact same time, unexpectedly slicing a savage cut into his calf. Of course, priority was patching Smith up. But after that, paying close attention to the Rendling's corpse, we began to experiment.
ConnectionOne of the hardest things about dealing with Rendlings has always been their attribute of being nigh-unkillable; despite the bullets they take, the stab wounds run through their monstrous forms, Rendlings never seem to quit. The leading successful strategy is total dismemberment or deconstruction of the monsters -- but even then, the flesh never truly dies. Roughly 50 years ago, when the Legion began to introduce electric weaponry into their arsenal as a method of stunning or slowing Rendlings, a strange discovery was made -- even when split in two, Rendling corpses exhibited a connection. Subject one half of it to electrical stimulus, and the other half responded, instantaneously, no matter the distance.
BreakthroughScientific communities responded enthusiastically to this, dubbing the new field of research Simulrendology. Over the next few years, the possibilities and limitations of this new technology were explored; Rendling corpses were dissected down to the pairs of organs responsible for the phenomenon, and the tech began to see wide-spread use within the Legion.
TwinfleshEvery Rendling "killed" is able to be taken and broken down, dissected until the small paired organs called Twinflesh are discovered. The purpose these organs appear to serve within a Rendling is unknown -- just like most of the biology of these incomprehensible monsters -- but they do exhibit paired responses to stimulus, and it's this ability that is at the heart of Simulrendology.
StimboxesRendling flesh, and in particular Twinflesh, never truly dies; despite never receiving nutrients or energy, it will continue responding to stimulus for all time. The paired organs are placed within devices called Stimboxes, small contraptions that are capable of both electrically stimulating the captive Twinflesh, as well as reading the resulting responses that occur from the twinned stimulus. Every single bit of Simulrendology technology has a pair of Stimboxes working within it, enabling the instantaneous transfer of data across any distance with just a small jolts of electricity.
Captain EveretteA Citizen of Hansun, extremely loyal to his country. Everette was sent to the Legion early on in his career, where he rose quickly through the ranks, soon becoming a captain of the Legion. His role in discovering Simulrendology is surprisingly not his most famous achievement; rather it's the fact that he has never had anyone under his command die.
Changing the WorldWhat once before was slow, inefficient, or obtuse, with Simulrendology became quick and easy. The simple fact that information could be transmitted from one location to another instantly had massive effects across many forms of technology in Cathedris. Of course, this came at the caveat of often becoming indebted to the Legion in order to receive any Simulrendology tech, as it's rare to be able to be able to kill and dissect Rendlings without them.
IndustryMining, construction, manufacturing -- any industry that required workers in dangerous locations were radically changed via Simulrendology. Now warnings of impending doom, such as in the case of Ichor Extraction, could be made instantaneously.
CommunicationsPerhaps the biggest impact Simulrendology had on Cathedris was on the way people communicated across distances. Prior to the discovery of Simulrendology, all communications were done via personally carried letters and notes, and supply chains. One of the very first inventions to come out of Simulrendology was the Rendulgraph; once this telecommunications device was invented, it became the main way to communicate across long distances.
A device made through subjecting paired Rendling Flesh to small amounts of electricity, allowing for instant communication at any distance.