The Anomaly

How it feels to cross The Anomaly? The memories are confusing. Even after telling this story many times, words fail me. Nothingness invaded me. I ceased to exist. I was everything. My mind and my body were light floating in the void. I forgot who I was. When it was over, it was hard to recuperate. We only have to do it twice. It won't be that bad.
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A bright wound in the dark sky

Our gods returned to their home. The night is on fire after they departed.
— Old Tale from Vina.

The Anomaly
No intelligent being in any of the planets Fatan's crew has visited knows the truth about this phenomenon. There is one agreement: whatever it is shouldn't exist. The search for an explanation has lead to myths, disastrous attempts to replication, and explorations with unknown results.

The Anomaly has been catalogued by several scientists as a wormhole because they don't have a better explanation. Only three planets were capable of studying it and even cross it and came the other way alive. They are not closer to understand it than the civilizations that created myths and tales to give it meaning.

The Anomaly has no apparent logic for its appearance. Sometimes it appears close enough to the planet to be seen without telescopes, which has caused many troubles. Chaos and fear erupted, but when it was clear that there was no danger, people shifted to adoration and exploration. Most of the planets have seen it at least once for a brief moment. Those unfortunate enough to have endured its presence for years are the ones that had the means to venture inside. Some of them come back to their original planet. But this didn't mean they mastered space and time travel. That was just another trick of The Anomaly.

-If we cross The Anomaly one more time and Dethion is not there...
-We both know it won't.
-Yes, well, let's hope there are no giant insects or mind controlling cults.
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Whim or intention?

-I don't understand. I could come back.
-This is not Dethion, Captain.
— Book 1 "There is no Destiny?"

The records about The Anomaly's appearances show it stays for years in planets where the civilizations have the technology to leave the surface and make ships able to endure the journey through it. Sometimes even decades pass, the people grow accustomed to its presence. What they can see with the naked eye are bright reflections in the night sky.

The Anomaly presents in all its glory over the planets where civilization can't explore it. These are mostly very brief apparitions of minutes or even seconds. Fatan arrived on strange planets thanks to these appearances.

After all they went through, Fatan's crew is almost certain The Anomaly is not a random phenomenon. There must be a reason, someone out there using it and them for a purpose. There must be a purpose. What would happen if there isn't?

-We must keep trying. Until we come back or found a new home.
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The galaxy is big.

The planets are a grain of dust.

How they will find each other in the endless sky?

Planets that crossed The Anomaly

  • Dethion
  • Enis
  • Deroth

Spaceship built on the planet Dethion.

Home of The Lost.

Fatan is the spaceship the people on Dethion built to travel across The Anomaly and colonize another planet.

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