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Comm Chain

Summercamp Prompt: A system to send messages between distance places

Comm Chains are networks of devices chained together with information being sent both ways. They are used by Explorers and Adventurers as a means to create a line of communication back out of a secluded system, such as a cave or dense construct.

Because all CommLink have a very limited range, these chains are needed in order to boost their signal to spread a wide area or to penetrate into areas where the signal might be broken by too many corners, dense materials, or jammers.

Children Technologies
Other Names
Daisy Chain, Linkchain

When navigating the underground, make sure to bring a stack of relay disks with you. It's easy to think you don't need help until it's too late, and it's always handy to have a connection back to your ship so that you can access your onboard AI and look things up.

— Prospector Wisdom

A good antennae can be placed up high and cover an area miles wide. This option is the best for long-term settlements, but also requires the most investment and maintenance.

Relay Disk

Relay Discs can be stuck to a surface or placed somewhere high, and will pick up and amplify the signal of any connected devices. They are designed to be picked up on the way back through a location, though it's not uncommon to find them forgotten and left behind.


If no other option is available, a party can spread out over an area and become the relay points in a chain. This is the method of rescue groups and adventurers, at least until another method can be set up. It allows fast discussion up and down the line from operator to commander.


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Jul 31, 2023 11:59 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I am calling them daisy chains forever. :D

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
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