The Splice

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Within the Schatten Star System there are many anomalies. They have the strange effect of aligning in unpredictable ways. When the anomalies align they create a Spatial Interface (known colloquially as a splice) in time where two points in space-time and across realities are directly connected. These splices last for only moments and the exact cause which changes what should be a random effect of alignment turn into a precise and stable alignment to occur. Scientific theories have been unable to explain this effect though Solas Tempus continues to work on the problem. Vident Obscura has put forward the idea of some purpose or unknown intelligence influencing the anomalies.

Those who have spliced in have been colloquially dubbed, Splicers.

Similar Phenomena

The effect is similar to a wormhole, however, unlike a wormhole the conduit through space-time is not constantly there, but transient. Nor does it shift through space-time but instead always appears within the Shatten Star System. Also similar is the effect of a Gravitational Displacement Drive which causes parts in space to be momentarily connected.

While this phenomena is similar to both these, it also differs in significantly from both making it a unique phenomena.


While the effect cannot be predicted, so far the anomalies do not align in a way which appears to be unstable while the splice is open. Also puzzling is that the splice, when open, stays open long enough and stable enough for complete artifacts to be transferred to the system. Rather than half a ship, or parts of a person, when it opens a complete object or person is conveyed to this side. One would also expect that a person being conveyed through space-time and across dimensional barriers into the system would have an even chance of appears in deep space or being burnt up, as people are fragile. This does not occur as one would expect. No bodies have been found in deep space but people have appeared within the station, coming across a splice.


While sensors seem to be able to detect a splice when it forms, technology has been unable to manipulate the alignment of anomalies which opens the splice in any way. For all intents and purposes they are immune to the effects of technology.