R. Gohrlay's power to resist the alien Huaoshy arises from "her" control of time travel technology. R. Gohrlay develops the technological means to view alternative Realities. I'd originally imagined that R. Gohrlay is defeated by Huaoshy advanced technology: particularly by the ability of the Huaoshy to view "Reality Chains". However, it might be the case that R. Gohrlay also had the ability to view Reality Chains and simply did not share that capability with foot soldiers like Trysta.
The Dead Hand of R. Rycleu
|Grean the Kac'hin|
The severed hand of R. Rycleu is useful for Grean because it retains some cells of Trysta, revealing the presence of an Asterothrope on Earth. Only much later do the Kac'hin realize that there is a Nereid agent on Earth who is responsible for teleporting R. Rycleu to safety.
I'm now imagining that the Fru'wu can send rather primitive robots to Earth where they are "hijacked" by advanced Nereid nanites. For example, Betty originates as a Fru'wu robot, but functions as the mysterious Nereid agent on Earth, doing so with such skill and stealth that the Kac'hin are unable to figure out what is going on.
However, what would happen if the Fru'wu teleported one of their robotic agents off of Earth for return to the Fru'wu base at Klyz? I'm thinking that the Nereids would have a fail-safe system for preventing their advanced nanites from leaving Earth and falling into Fru'wu hands.
Overseers might detect the nanites.
Originally, I was thinking that the Nereids might not be masters of sedronic technology, but more recently I've been open to the possibility that the Nereids have "transcended" the limitations of their original physical bodies and adopted an existence within the sedronic domain of non-conventional matter. If the Nereid's use nanites that are also sedronic, then the risk of detection by Overseers might be minimal.
One of the functions of nanites when inside a biological host is the repair of tissue damage. Nereid "medical nanites" might protect the health of their human hosts and perform certain seemingly miraculous functions. Further, if a human host died or was teleported away from Earth by the Fru'wu, then what would happen to the remaining nanites after the host body was gone?
Previously, I've included Henry VIII and Jane Grey in the Exode story (see also). With the impending arrival of the Buld spaceship at Earth only 500 years in the future, the Interventionists were rather desperately seeking ways to move Earthlings towards science and away from religious mysticism.
I'm now thinking that it might be worth including Henry III in Exode as a convenient way to illustrate what the Interventionists were up against. His "Relic of the Holy Blood" provides and interesting example of how rulers in the Middle Ages tried to consolidate power by linking their kingdoms to "holy relics".
example). Henry III was one of the kings who played the game of touching subjects in the hope of curing them of such afflictions (see).
Several cultures developed the idea that curative miracles might be associated with "death relics". What if there were a scientific basis for such beliefs? I want to include in the Exode Trilogy the idea that Nereid medical nanites were occasionally detached from Nereid agents on Earth. Those nanites could be carried around in the form of a "death relic" and used to cure other people of their ills.
I'm exploring the idea that King Henry's daughter Katherine was unable to efficiently integrate nanites into her developing brain, resulting in health problems. Since there was no support system in England to care for such a child, she was removed from Earth, resulting in a "disembodied" swarm of nanites.
For Parthney, Syon might be the main source of information about Katherine and the time period before the founding of Lendhalen. Parthney learns from Syon that Katherine helped train the Interventionist who killed Llywelyn.
Wales has a special role in the Exode Trilogy. Knowing the history of previous Realities where there was an important role played by England in Earth's industrial revolution, Syon might encourage actions that promote the formation of a British Empire by the Interventionist agents who she helps to train. Katherine is teleported off Earth in 1256 at the age of 3. She helps train an Interventionist agent who goes to Earth in 1275 and plays a role in bringing Wales under English control.
Related Reading: In my next blog post, I further develop and define Katherine as a character in the Exode Trilogy.