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    Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht
    
    Database FAQ
    by tamashii (aka Christiana Bakarich)
    
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    NOTES: I directly transcribed this from the game itself, by myself. The former
    Database FAQ was removed for some unknown reason, so I'm putting my copy up so
    that GameFAQs users have it available. I don't mind if you use it, just let me
    know in advance. See the Legal Section and Contacts at the end of the document
    if you have any questions. The text shown is exactly as it appears in the game
    except for characters like the Greek Beta symbol, which are not represented in
    basic ASCII.
    
    This guide is considered complete. The only future updates I can imagine would
    be updating the list of sites permitted to host this guide. Thanks, and enjoy!
    
    
    
    
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       AAA class encryption                                                  001
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       Read as "Triple A class..."
    
       It is a designation given to areas requiring the
       highest levels of restricted access.
    
       As one of the highest classified components of Project
       Zohar, KOS-MOS falls under this designation.
    
       KOS-MOS' importance to this project is evident in Jr.'s
       comment that the only other entities with that class of
       restriction would be the "Federation government's
       motherframe, or the U.M.N. operating system."
    
    
    
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       absolute coordinates                                                  002
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       Spacial coordinate values based on the supersphere
       structure of the universe.
    
    
    
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       Abyss                                                                 003
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       The literal translation is "deep chasm."
    
       This word can be defined as a "deep hole" or it can also
       be a reference to Hell.
    
       The in-game reference is to a double black hole which
       appeared in Old Miltian space.
    
    
    
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       Acute Neurosis Treatment Facility                                     004
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       A medical facility on Old Miltia, where Shion's mother was
       treated.
    
       The type of illness or condition this facility specializes in,
       is unknown.
    
    
    
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       A.G.W.S.                                                              005
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       Short for "Anti-Gnosis Weapon System."
    
       A name used to describe all weapons systems designed to
       fight the Gnosis, not all of which come in humanoid forms.
       The A.G.W.S. were substantially downscaled in size to
       better respond to the Gnosis' sudden attacks, and are
       roughly equivalent in weight to a large automobile.
    
       Their primary power source, called the Transmit Generator,
       does not contain any fuel or energy-conversion device;
       all energy is transmitted directly to these generators
       from the mother ship or base station. Thus, the term
       "generator" is not appropriate for these systems. Similarly
       the propellants used by the A.G.W.S. for locomotion are also
       continuously provided by the mother ship or base, so
       A.G.W.S. can in effect run indefinitely as long as they
       remain within the area of influence.
    
    
    
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       A.G.W.S. (2)                                                          006
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       A.G.W.S. come in various shapes which are determined by
       their functions. The Federation military's standard issue
       A.G.W.S. are all fitted with a standardized, interchangeable
       cockpit module. By exchanging their limbs, weapons, and
       armor, they can be modified to adapt to various situations
       and environments.
    
       Vector Industries' A.G.W.S. are not mass produced, but
       test models intended for eventual distribution to civilian
       consumers. Thus only government Special Ops units and
       certain divisions of the military have access to them.
    
       The A.G.W.S. used onboard the Durandal were also Vector
       made models obtained via the same channels.
    
    
    
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       Albedo                                                                007
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       BORN: T.C. 4741
       AGE: 26 years old
    
       Albedo Piasora
    
       In <Psychology and Alchemy> (1944), C.G. Jung refers to
       albedo, or "whitening", as one stage in the process of
       human individuation as symbolized in alchemic terms.
    
       A nickname for U.R.T.V. Unit #667, in reference to his
       milky-white hair.
    
    
    
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       Albedo's Mech                                                         008
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       The details of this mech are currently unknown. However,
       judging from its enormous size (over 10m tall), its lack
       of equipment such as the D.S.S.S., and its ability to
       destroy Gnosis several kilometers long with one blow,
       it outclasses the A.G.W.S.
    
       Its primary power source also appears to differ from a
       standard generator or a transfer-capable generator.
    
    
    
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       Allen Ridgeley                                                        009
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       BORN: T.C. 4743
       AGE: 24 years old.
    
       Assistant Chief Engineer of the KOS-MOS Project General
       Operation System Research Center, Vector Industries
       First R&D Division.
    
       Upon graduation from the University of Bormeo, he joined
       Vector's First R&D Division. Although he is two years older
       than Shion, Allen is her junior by one year in the
       corporate hierarchy of Vector.
    
       He apparently comes from a wealthy family, but he does
       not share details of his background with anyone.
    
       Hobby: Fishing
    
    
    
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       ...all part of the plan from the very beginning                       010
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       Ziggy voices his suspicion that even if he had successfully
       rescued MOMO, arrangements were already in place to
       countermand his actions.
    
       The details of this counterplan include broadcasting images
       from the Woglinde the moment MOMO was handed over to
       the Miltian state government or any of its affiliated
       organizations, and the seizure of MOMO by her erstwhile
       captors.
    
       Indeed, the incident involving MOMO is closely linked to the
       events surrounding the Zohar Emulator.
    
       Judging from the fact that Margulis' "Plan 31" and
       "Plan 401" are interlinked, Ziggy's speculations
       seem fairly accurate for the most part.
    
    
    
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       amplifier                                                             011
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       A device used by warships to amplify the Hilbert Effect
       generated by the 100-Series Observational Units.
    
       It has a secondary function as an omni-directional
       broadcaster as well. However, due to broadcast limitations
       (coverage is limited to a 100km radius), it is necessary
       for several ships to use their systems cooperatively during
       battles.
    
       This device runs anywhere between ten to several hundred
       tons, so only large vessels or cities have them.
    
       All Federation Fleet warships built after T.C. 4766 have
       them pre-installed as part of their standard equipment.
    
       The Woglinde also had an amplifier onboard, but due to the
       lack of a complementary 100-Series Observational Unit, it
       suffered tremendous damage during battle.
    
    
    
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       android                                                               012
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       An artificial humanoid life form.
    
       The first recognized use of the term "Android" was in
       <"Tomorrow's Eve,"> a novel by Villiers de L'Isle Adam (1838-
       1889), to describe the artificial woman Hadaly.
    
       During the game, a character comments, "It's hard to
       believe they're making an android in this day and age."
       However, he fails to recognize the fact that Realians,
       whose biological structure is nearly identical to that
       of humans, can also be categorized as androids.
    
       In fact, this scene is a great illustration of Vector's
       technological prowess. In an age where "simulated" A.I.
       -- which rely on the spontaneous growth of networks --
       have become the norm, Vector continues to pursue the
       elusive goal of creating a completely man-made A.I.
    
    
    
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       archetype                                                             013
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       According to Jungian psychology, an image from the
       collective unconscious, an inherited memory represented
       in the mind by a universal symbol and observed in dreams
       and myths.
    
       The in-game reference is to the KOS-MOS prototype Kevin
       designed.
    
    
    
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       Atalya                                                                014
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       A planetary member of the Galaxy Federation.
    
       It is located in close proximity to the area in which
       the Woglinde disaster occurred, and functions as a
       relay point for the transfer column to Senir.
    
    
    
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       Attract Inhibitor                                                     015
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       A device used to inhibit the Zohar emulator's functions.
    
       In biochemistry an "inhibitor" indicates a substance used
       to block enzymatic functions.
    
    
    
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       Auto-Mode                                                             016
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       An operational mode which relies on independent decision
       making.
    
       In this case, the term refers to KOS-MOS' ability to
       process data captured by her sensors, reach her own
       conclusions based on that information, and act on
       them.
    
    
    
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       autonomous state                                                      017
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       The Galaxy Federation is comprised of approximately half
       a million autonomous state governments.
    
       Each autonomous state, divided according to planetary
       systems, has its own administrative and law enforcement
       agencies, but the Federation government's laws take
       precedence over them all.
    
    
    
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       Auto-Tech terminal                                                    018
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       An unmanned battle craft used by the U-TIC Organization.
    
       Each individual terminal is jump-capable, and carries
       approximately ten small remotely operated weapons
       units in a rear compartment.
    
    
    
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       battle in hyperspace                                                  019
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       If an object comes in contact with the inner boundary of
       hyperspace (the column wall), it disintegrates into
       subatomic particles.
    
       Matthews was referring to this danger when engaging in
       combat inside such a high-risk environment.
    
    
    
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       Betty                                                                 020
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       A specimen of a transformed Gnosis in the Kukai
       Foundation's possession.
    
       She was named "Betty" for the letter "B" monogrammed
       onto her personal effects.
    
    
    
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       binding                                                               021
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       A locking mechanism used to physically restrain KOS-MOS,
       located inside the maintenance unit.
    
    
    
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       black box                                                             022
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       A term used for objects whose contents are unknown.
    
       The in-game reference is to KOS-MOS' central components
       and their respective software.
    
    
    
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       book                                                                  023
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       Refers to a book printed on paper, an antique in this time
       period.
    
    
    
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       bookworm                                                              024
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       An insult directed at people who spend all their time reading.
       Shion's brother, however, hardly seems to be just an
       average bookworm...
    
    
    
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       Bormeo University                                                     025
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       One of the best educational institutions in the Galaxy
       Federation.
    
       It is a technological institution, and many Vector employees
       are graduates of this university, including Allen.
    
    
    
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       cage partition                                                        026
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       Data which forms the essence of KOS-MOS' being is stored
       within these sectioned areas of her main database.
    
    
    
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       Captain Lapis Roman                                                   027
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       BORN: T.C. 4738
       AGE: 29 years old
    
       A captain within the Galaxy Federation Military's Special
       Operations Command Intelligence Unit.
    
       She works for Helmer, the Representative of the Second
       Miltian government.
    
    
    
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       Captain Moriyama                                                      028
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       BORN: T.C. 4727
       AGE: 40 years old
    
       Captain of the space cruiser Woglinde.
    
       Loyal to his mission, he is also quite generous and
       understanding towards his subordinates who all trust him.
    
    
    
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       cargo weight                                                          029
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       Tolls for the U.M.N. Transfer Gate are determined by the
       total weight of the matter to be moved, and the distance
       it will travel.
    
       Each class of cargo or passenger vessel has an assigned
       weight limit; the amount by which the Elsa was over its
       weight limit certainly cannot be attributed entirely to
       the addition of Shion and her party.
    
       The speculation is that the Elsa contained salvaged
       wreckage that was smuggled in at one point or another.
    
    
    
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       chaos                                                                 030
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       BORN: unknown
       AGE: unknown
    
       A slender young boy, his perpetually melancholic expression
       as well as the depth and scope of his conversations give
       rise to the impression that he hails from a higher plane of
       existence.
    
       As he volunteers no information whatsoever about his past
       other than his name, everything about him, including whether
       he even has any memory of his past, is unknown.
    
       His relationship with Matthews and the crew appears to go
       back for quite some time, and they all respect him highly.
    
       His translucent blue eyes and silver hair are particularly
       notable features.
    
    
    
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       charter flight                                                        031
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       Cherenkov mentioned going to search for one at the dock
       colony, when Hammer asked where he was going.
    
       He was most likely searching for a vessel that would take
       him directly from the dock colony to his destination (in
       this case a facility associated with the U-TIC Organization).
    
    
    
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       Commander Andrew Cherenkov                                            032
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       BORN: T.C. 4731
       AGE: 36 years old
    
       A Commander in the Federation Marine Corps, and second in
       command of the battle cruiser Woglinde.
    
       There is more to this man, than meets the eye.
    
    
    
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       commercial model                                                      033
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       A mass-produced product targeted for the general
       consumer, as opposed to those intended for the
       military or law enforcement agencies.
    
       This categorical distinction is often seen in firearms,
       where the military and law enforcement agency models
       do not differ greatly except for modifications that
       allow disabling of the full auto switch, or limiting
       the number of rounds in the cartridge.
    
       During the story, an operator comments "...even their
       commercial models differ greatly between those that've
       seeen action and those that haven't." What she means is
       that Vector must be trying to boost the appeal of the
       commercial model KOS-MOS to consumers, by building its
       reputation as a military model first.
    
    
    
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       condenser                                                             034
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       The in-game reference is to a device used by KOS-MOS to
       store the energy she requires to function. Due to the
       fact that KOS-OS' current setup was for simulated
       battle, her condenser is also a test version.
    
       Second Division on Second Miltia is apparently developing
       a working model of this item.
    
    
    
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       congestion                                                            035
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       A condition in which communication lines are busy due
       to excess traffic.
    
    
    
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       Connection Gear                                                       036
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       A PDA often used by Shion and the others.
    
       When activated, a holographic monitor and keyboard appear.
       Its capabilities can be further expanded via downloads of
       various plug-ins.
    
       Best thought of as an advanced version of a PC, or a
       wireless phone.
    
    
    
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       ...constantly make sure I watch what I'm thinking                     037
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       When telepaths converse with their minds, they must
       maintain a barrier so that subconscious thoughts are
       not unintentionally divulged to one another.
    
    
    
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       counselor                                                             038
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       A specialized doctor responsible for maintaining the
       physical and mental health of Realians.
    
       The standards for qualification in this field are higher than
       other medical professions. Therefore, it is one of the more
       challenging occupations.
    
       However, the unabated high demand for counselors has
       resulted in a proliferation of temporary maintenance
       stations for Realians.
    
       Most counselors work in the companies which manufacture
       Realians.
    
    
    
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       counterterrorism                                                      039
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       The literal translation is "anti-terrorism."
    
       One hundred years ago, Ziggy was a member of the 1875th
       Special Ops Command Detachment of the Federation Police
       Bureau, a unit which specialized in counterterrorism.
    
    
    
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       creator and creation                                                  040
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       Refers to the creator and all life created by it.
    
       God and man.
       Man and Realian.
    
    
    
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       curry                                                                 041
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       One of Shion's culinary specialties.
    
       A reaction by an American game fan who saw this scene at a
       recent game show was: "What the hell are they eating?!"
    
       Alas, culinary cultural differences...
    
    
    
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       cyborg                                                                042
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       A living organism which possesses artificial organs.
    
       An obsolete technology, once popular in the age before
       nano and Realian technologies emerged.
    
    
    
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       Dämmerung                                                             043
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       A free orbiting colony, it also functions as Vector's
       headquarters. However, its 1000km size makes it
       more of an artificial planet rather than a colony.
    
       All the core branches of Vector and its subsidiary
       corporations are located here, including the First
       R&D Division and Shion's living quarters.
    
    
    
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       DIG-<B>                                                               044
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       Short for "Digitalis Beta."
       Read as "Digi-Beta."
    
       A plant of the genus Digitalis which is native to southern
       Europe. Although its leaves can be dried and used as a
       potent cardiotonic, it is also extremely poisonous. When
       ingested in quantities above a safe dosage, it can induce
       a coma.
    
       Whether Dig-<B> is an extract of the digitalis plant or an
       entirely different substance with the same name is
       unknown.
    
    
    
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       direct approach                                                       045
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       A process which entails disengaging the VR-2000, the
       conduit that connects the perspectives of two
       individuals, and transferring one's consciousness
       directly into the Encephalon of the other.
    
       This act of directly entering another individual's realm of
       consciousness can inadvertently cause one to lose their
       own sense of self.
    
       Also known as "diving."
    
    
    
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       Director                                                              046
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       BORN: T.C. 4726
       AGE: 41 years old
    
       The director of Vector's First R&D Division, and Shion's
       immediate superior.
    
       Although he appears to be a simple easy-going person,
       as the head of an entire division, rumor has it that
       he is quite sharp and competent.
    
    
    
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       DME addiction                                                         047
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       An addiction which results from the consumption of Realian
       body tissue.
    
       The blood vessels carry the ingested tissue (mainly from
       the central nervous system) to the brain, which results in
       neural structural changes. The physical and mental states
       are then altered, but occasionally this results in death
       when an allergic reaction occurs.
    
       Once the brain has undergone an alteration, the addict
       must continue to consume new Realian tissue to avoid
       withdrawal symptoms, thus necessitating a drug dependent
       intervention.
    
       There is as of yet no complete cure since the consumed
       Realian tissue growns and mutates along with the host's
       neural networks.
    
       In some corners of the galaxy beyond the reaches of the
       Federation's control, there is an active black market for
       Realian tissue, as a new form of recreational narcotics.
    
       The external symptoms of ths addiction include hardening
       and cornification of the skin.
    
    
    
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       Don't forget to take your meds...                                     048
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       A phrase spoken by Cherenkov's wife.
    
       She refers to the medication he requires to maintain the
       effects of a personality corrective procedure.
    
       Apparently individuals who have undergone this procedure
       require supervision, as evinced from her comment, "I'm the
       one who'll be held responsible..."
    
    
    
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       Dragon Skull                                                          049
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       A multi-purpose rail gun capable of firing various types
       of ammunition.
    
       KOS-MOS used this gun to fire a signal transmitter,
       to notify Vector headquarters of the Gnosis' transfer
       coordinates.
    
    
    
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       D.S.S.S.                                                              050
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       Short for "Double Slot Sensory System."
       Read as "D-triple-S."
    
       A device developed by Vector Industries, used to detect
       Gnosis in the imaginary realm.
    
       It consists of a double-slit camera lens mounted on the
       sensory area of an A.G.W.S. or other fighter craft.
       (The military A.G.W.S. have them mounted on the chest,
       while the Vector models have them on the waist.)
    
       The concept behind this device is similar to that of the
       double-slit light interference experiment often used in
       quantum physics.
    
    
    
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       dual-stage protection                                                 051
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       Something to do with the central nervous system of Realians,
       but details are currently unknown.
    
    
    
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       dummy protocol                                                        052
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       A network protocol used to connect KOS-MOS' perspective
       to that of the operator, via the VR-2000.
    
       Since KOS-MOS is a stand-alone unit and does not require
       external feeds, this protocol is used only when KOS-MOS
       is shut down.
    
    
    
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       Durandal                                                              053
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       A 4000m class heavy armor battle cruiser owned by the
       Kukai Foundation.
    
       It is designed to dock with the Foundation's headquarters,
       a free orbiting colony. Once docked, it functions as the
       colony's main propulsion system.
    
    
    
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       ECM                                                                   054
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       Short for "Electronic Countermeasure."
    
       A system or device which utilizes electromagnetic waves to
       interfere with electronic equipment.
    
       The in-game reference is to the ECM deployed against the
       Gnosis, leading to the speculation that it is more than
       just an electromagnetic countermeasure device.
    
    
    
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       Elsa                                                                  055
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       Length: 166m
       Weight: 8400t
    
       A Lohengrin class high velocity interstellar cruiser.
    
       Formerly a luxury vessel owned by a criminal organization,
       it was converted into a cargo ship by Captain Matthews,
       and used as part of the Kukai Foundation's fleet.
    
       Though not apparent from the outside, Matthews made
       quite a few modifications, such as the installation of
       hidden compartments to stow unlicensed weapons. He also
       upgraded the propulsion system to the latest Logic Drive
       (logic propulsion device), making it the fastest ship in the
       galaxy (according to Tony).
    
       The name "Elsa" comes from the heroine of Wagner's
       opera, <Lohengrin> (1850).
    
    
    
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       Emergency Federal Charter                                             056
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       Under normal circumstances, it is a violation of Federation
       law for anyone, including the Federation Fleet, to engage in
       military operations within an autonomous state's territory,
       without prior notification and consent of the state govern-
       ment.
    
       However, this charter allows for exemptions from such laws
       during certain predefined states of emergency.
    
       The announcement in the story, "The deployment is in
       accordance with the Federation Emergency Powers Act."
       refers to the invocation of this very charter.
    
    
    
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       emergency level 3                                                     057
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       Denotes level 3 of the emergency readiness system.
    
       Judging from the fact that all lines of communication were
       allocated to the CIC (Combat Intelligence Center), this
       emergency level is apparently invoked during Gnosis
       encounters.
    
    
    
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       emergency override code                                               058
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       Secret codes used to control a Realian's emotions or the
       actions that result from them.
    
       These codes are easily executable via Connection Gear.
       However due to the power they exert over Realians, whose
       basic human rights are legally recognized, the use of
       these codes is limited to "emergency-only" situations.
       Only members of Vector's Third R&D Division and a limited
       number of other employees know of their existence.
    
    
    
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       emulator                                                              059
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       Hardware or software which mimics the behavior of other
       computer operating systems.
    
       The in-game reference is to the Zohar Emulators.
    
       What "emulating" a Zohar actually amounts to, nor the exact
       purpose of the emulators, is as of yet unknown.
    
    
    
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       Encephalon                                                            060
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       The word for "brain" in the Greek language.
    
       The in-game reference is to the simulated environment
       built inside KOS-MOS' main network.
    
    
    
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       environmental bug                                                     061
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       Another technological legacy of the late Joachim Mizrahi,
       these nanomachines are used to maintain the quality of
       the conditions within an enclosed area.
    
    
    
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       EPR (EPR Paradox)                                                     062
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       A paradoxical theory presented in 1935 by Albert Einstein,
       Boris Podolsky, and Nathan Rosen in support of their
       argument that quantum mechanics still falls short in
       its explanation of reality.
    
       A simple theoretical experiment to illustrate this paradox
       consists of a particle decaying into two identical particles.
       Because the internal angular momentum or spin of the
       particle must be conserved, the two decaying particles
       will have two opposing spins.
    
       As these particles decay, they are launched in opposite
       directions. When the distance between the two particles
       reaches a great distance, say several light years, the spin
       of one of the particles is measured.
    
       At the precise moment the spin of one particle is deter-
       mined, the spin of the other can be determined to be in
       the opposite direction because the two spins must equal
       zero.
    
       Herein lies the paradox, since quantum mechanics dictates
       that the intrinsic property of an entity cannot be deter-
       mined until it is actually measured. By determining the
       spin of the second particle several light years away
       without measuring it, the experiment would introduce
       the existence of some strange force that can transmit
       the information of the first particle's spin to the
       second particle faster than the speed of light -- a
       force that cannot be explained by quantum mechanics.
    
    
    
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       EPR radar                                                             063
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       Radar which utilizes the EPR Paradox to overcome limits
       imposed by the speed of light. Its effective range is
       thousands of light years across.
    
    
    
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       Ether                                                                 064
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       Short for "Especial Theory of Rudimentary."
    
       A generic term to denote various types of special powers.
       It encompasses everything from paranormal abilities, to
       medical treatments using nanomachines, as well as the
       ability to control spatial dimensions using transference
       technology.
    
       The Ether skills used by Shion, KOS-MOS, Ziggy, and MOMO
       can be categorized into two types: those using applied
       transference technology, or special skills which use
       nanomachines.
    
       In real life, "ether" is a hypothetical medium with special
       light-conductive characteristics which is believed to fill
       air and space.
    
    
    
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       Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground...                        065
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       <Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall
       into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die,
       it bringeth forth much fruit.
       (John 12:24)>
    
    
    
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       Executive Committee                                                   066
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       The central governing body of the Galaxy Federation is
       comprised of Representatives from all member systems.
    
       A conference of the highest level to determine the course
       of the Federation, it is referred to as the Executive
       Committee or Executive Committee assembly.
    
       The 24 upper council members are the central figures in
       these conferences.
    
    
    
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       Executive Committee Director                                          067
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       A title given to the head of the Executive Committee.
    
       Since Federation law grants the person in this position
       enormous influence over all federal policymaking, he or
       she must be elected to the seat by a majority vote
       from the entire Federation government.
    
       Wilhelm, CEO of Vector Industries, served in this post
       until several years ago.
    
    
    
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       factory-loaded                                                        068
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       Refers to certain features that are part of the original
       spec for products shipped direct from the factory.
    
       When Realians are shipped out of the factory, they have
       pre-installed security measures so that subsequent
       maintenance can only be done at properly equipped
       facilities or by qualified individuals. This is to
       prevent the use of Realians in criminal acts.
    
    
    
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       FAE (Fuel-Air-Explosive)                                              069
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       Conventional FAEs disperse a cloud of fuel which is then
       ignited once it reaches the intended coverage, resulting
       in a powerful explosion. Those in close proximity to this
       explosion will either be flattened by the massive pressure
       wave, incinerated by the extremely high heat, or suffer
       the effects of rapid decompression caused by the updraft
       of super heated air (mainly suffocation and internal
       hemorrhage).
    
       The largest weapon of this type has a range with a radius
       of several kilometers.
    
       Although the FAE used by the Gnosis is smaller, it appears
       to have the same effects. However, the substance used as
       fuel is unknown.
    
       Here, by the way, is another mystery:
       Since Virgil was inside an A.G.W.S., his survival can be
       explained but how could Shion, who was totally unprotected,
       come out unscathed? It appears that Shion is quite a bit
       tougher than she looks.
    
    
    
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       Febronia                                                              070
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       The female Realian at the church inside the Encephalon.
    
       She is connected to an incident in Shion's childhood, as well
       as Nephilim.
    
       She may also have some connection to Virgil, as evinced by
       the flashback he had, right after he was shot by KOS-MOS.
    
    
    
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       Federation assembly                                                   071
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       A Galaxy Federation assembly, comprised of Representa-
       tives from nearly half a million autonomous states. The
       assembly hall is located on the capital planet of Fifth
       Jerusalem; however, many Representatives choose to
       participate via the FTL (faster than light) U.M.N.
       connection.
    
       Different assemblies are held, based on the topics of
       discussion. The assembly which discusses the situation
       in Miltia is held regularly, and involves all autonomous
       state Representatives.
    
       The Executive Committee assembly is responsible for
       determining vital policies on a federal level.
    
    
    
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       Federation fleet                                                      072
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       The Galaxy Federation's armed fleet.
    
       The Navy and the space Marines were combined to form
       the Federation space force, and distinctions between the
       branches were minimized (although some traditions still
       linger within certain units).
    
       The fleets regularly deployed on space missions are
       comprised of the space Marines and the Navy, with
       the occasional inclusion of the special operations
       fleet.
    
    
    
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       Federation fleet commander                                            073
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       The commander of the Gedalian fleet, he holds the rank of
       Rear Admiral.
    
       Although he is quick-tempered, he is loyal to the mission,
       and a stickler for regulations and punctuality.
    
       he has a younger brother from whom he was separated at birth.
    
    
    
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       Federation police                                                     074
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       Short for "Galaxy Federation police force."
    
       Their function and organizational structure is basically
       the same as the police force in our time, but following the
       transition of human habitation to outer space, a specialized
       unit was created.
    
       The Special Operations Command detachment, of which Ziggy
       was a member in the past, specialized in anti-terrorist
       operations as well as the protection and rescue of VIPs.
    
    
    
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       Fifth Jerusalem                                                       075
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       The capital planet of the Galaxy Federation, and seat of the
       central legislative, judicial, and administrative agencies.
       The headquarters of the S.O.C.E. is also located here.
    
       Its name originated from the fact that it was the fifth
       planetary capital of the Galaxy Federation.
    
    
    
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       Frailty, thy name...                                                  076
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       From Shakespeare's <Hamlet>.
    
    
    
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       Gaignun Kukai                                                         077
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       BORN: T.C. 4741
       AGE: 26 years old
    
       The chairman of the Kukai Foundation, a special Foundation
       based in Miltia (an autonomous member state of the Galaxy
       Federation).
    
       With black hair and deep green eyes, he shares some
       semblance to Jr. He has a gentle personality and is well
       respected both within and outside of the Foundation.
    
       He is listed as the first son and heir to the industrialist
       Soze Kukai.
    
    
    
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       Gaignun Kukai (2)                                                     078
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       U.R.T.V. Unit #669.
    
       A biological weapon whose life energy wavelength cancels
       that of U-DO. All 669 U.R.T.V. units originated from the
       same embryonic culture, but were then subjected to an
       induced mutation to develop their unique gifts. This
       accounts for the differences in hair or eye color
       despite their shared embryonic origins.
    
       Jr.'s ability is to control growth (time), while Albedo can
       regenerate his own body. Gaignun can telepathically
       communicate with Jr., but uses his voice to hypnotically
       manipulate people.
    
       "Kukai" was a fictional persona created by the second
       Miltian government, as a means to pool their special
       operations funds. Following the Miltian Conflict, and
       Helmer's rescue of Gaignan and Jr., they took on the
       Kukai surname to justify and establish the Kukai
       Foundation.
    
    
    
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       gate-jump                                                             079
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       The act of entering hyperspace.
    
       The process involves transitioning from normal space into
       warp space.
    
       Also known as a "warp-in."
    
    
    
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       gate-out                                                              080
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       The act of exiting hyperspace.
    
       The process involves transitioning out of warp space and
       back into normal space.
    
       Also known as a "warp-out."
    
    
    
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       Gedalya                                                               081
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       An autonomous state within the Galaxy Federation.
    
       Headquarters of the fleet which surrounded the Kukai
       Foundation. An individual affiliated with the U-TIC
       Organization holds a position of power here.
    
    
    
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       generator                                                             082
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       The in-game reference is to Elsa's main engine.
    
    
    
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       geodesic structure                                                    083
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       Geodesic domes were invented by the engineer/mathemati-
       cian Richard Buckminster Fuller, and patented in 1951
       as a means to provide efficient housing structures
       using fewer resources.
    
       This name is used to describe the visual representation
       of a basic U.M.N. structure, since it resembles the
       shape of a geodesic dome.
    
    
    
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       GFG (Galaxy Federation government)                                    084
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       An interplanetary republic comprised of approximately half
       a million planets. Each planetary system maintains
       autonomous rule within the framework of Federation
       law.
    
       Its planetary capital is Fifth Jerusalem.
    
    
    
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       Gnosis                                                                085
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       Entities shrouded in mystery, of which the only known
       attribute is their hostility toward mankind.
    
       Gnosis exist in a unique dimension, separate from the
       physical plane. Therefore it is normally impossible to
       come into contact with them.
    
       Due to the variations in external appearance, the
       standard practice is to name them after mythical
       creatures.
    
    
    
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       grave                                                                 086
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       An image from Allen's recollection which he speaks of
       during a conversation at the Durandal's observatory.
    
       The vision is of Shion as she mourns at Kevin's grave two
       years ago. The grave itself is located at the central
       cemetery inside the Dämmerung. The engraving on the
       headstone reads:
    
         Kevin Winnicot
         4739 - 4765
         ecce universa terra coram te est recede a me obsecro
    
       The Latin text is a quote from the Bible. They are Abram's
       words to Lot:
    
         <[Is] not the whole land before thee? separate thyself,
         I pray thee, from me: if [thou wilt take] the left hand,
         then I will go to the right; or if [thou depart] to the
         right hand, then I will go to the left.
         (Genesis 13:9)>
    
       The emblem of the Galaxy Federation also reflects these
       same words.
    
    
    
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       Hammer                                                                087
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       BORN: T.C. 4740
       AGE: 27 years old
    
       Navigator on the passenger cargo ship Elsa.
    
       He may not look it, but he was once revered as a brilliant
       hacker in his teens. However, he got in way over his head
       when he hacked into a criminal organization's database,
       and he has been on the run since then.
    
       He was rescued by Matthews, and the two have worked
       together ever since. He knows Tony, the pilot, since
       childhood.
    
       Although he may be a clown, he is an excellent navigator
       and engineer.
    
    
    
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       headgear                                                              088
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       The object thrown at Cherenkov by his wife.
    
       A sensory linkage device using the U.M.N. as a conduit, it
       provides virtual reality experiences at home. It is similar to
       the goggles used by Shion and her team for KOS-MOS'
       maintenance.
    
       The phrase, "I can get all the love I need with this!" refers
       to her "affair" with another man via the headgear. That,
       combined with the fact that she applied for self-cloning,
       indicates that she does not seek direct contact with
       another individual, in any way.
    
       Regardless, our hearts go out to poor Cherenkov who was
       simply used and abused.
    
    
    
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       Helmer                                                                089
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       BORN: T.C. 4711
       AGE: 56 years old
    
       The Representative of the current autonomous Miltian state
       government.
    
       A former military officer, he is a sympathetic ally of Jr. and
       Gaignun, and he was partially responsible for the
       establishment of the Kukai Foundation.
    
       He fears the U-TIC Organization's rise in power and the
       awakening of U-DO.
    
    
    
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       Hilbert Effect                                                        090
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       A device which generates a finitely bound realm (a
       "sensory" realm, to be exact), to enable an inter-
       section with the imaginary realm.
    
       There are specific wave energies that exist in both the
       realms of real numbers and imaginary numbers. This device
       "interprets" such wave energies into a "common language,"
       thereby allowing the physical realm to interact with the
       imaginary realm (the realm of Planck scales).
    
       What this means, then, is that the Gnosis, which exist
       outside our physical laws, can effectively be dealt
       with using a physical, real-world approach.
    
    
    
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       hoodlums                                                              091
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       The group of hoodlums who confront Cherenkov at the dock
       colony.
    
       It is uncertain whether they resented soldiers in particular,
       or if they were simply looking for a fight. Either way, all of
       them get the daylights beaten out of them by an out of
       control Cherenkov.
    
    
    
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       hyperspace                                                            092
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       A realm of alternate space that vessels pass through during
       a gate-jump.
    
       It is shaped like a tube, and is thought to be similar in nature
       to what are commonly known as wormholes.
    
    
    
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       identity diffusion                                                    093
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       One of the psychological outcomes of adolescence, as
       proposed by developmental psychologist Erik Erikson.
    
       A state in which an individual has an incomplete sense
       of self, a result of the inability to resolve identity
       conflicts during adolescence.
    
    
    
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       illusion and reality                                                  094
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       Since humans process all incoming information within the
       mind, there is no clear distinction between reality and
       hallucination. Surely you've experienced this: a moment
       of pure bliss in which everything around you suddenly
       looked brighter, due to one reason or another.
    
       That is, from the perspective of the observer, everything
       that is perceived as "real" is in fact only real within the
       observer's mind. Furthermore, there is absolutely no proof
       to deny the possibility that the world as we know it,
       exists entirely as a figment of our imagination.
    
       That is the point Shion was trying to make.
    
    
    
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       Interconnection                                                       095
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       Mutual interaction.
    
       The in-game reference is to the act of establishing a non-
       local connection using the VR-2000. This method frees
       data transference from the limitations of physics,
       allowing an instantaneous exchange of data across
       distances millions of light years apart.
    
       It utilizes the EPR Paradox, which constitutes the
       heart of the U.M.N.
    
    
    
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       interlink                                                             096
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       An exchange of thought between two individuals who are
       physically connected via an apparatus.
    
       This is normally achieved by tapping into the U.M.N. network
       via a control device implanted inside the body.
    
    
    
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       Isolation Area                                                        097
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       A holding area within the Durandal, used to quarantine the
       Zohar.
    
       Since the Zohar emulators emit a certain wavelength of
       energy that attract the Gnosis, all recovered emulators
       are kept in a specialized protective container.
    
    
    
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       It was very dark, and the wind...                                     098
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       "It was very dark, and the wind howled horribly
       around her..."
    
       L. Frank Baum's <The Wonderful Wizard of Oz>
       (1900)
    
    
    
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       Jin                                                                   099
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       BORN: T.C. 4732
       AGE: 35 years old
    
       His full name is Jin Uzuki and he is Shion's older brother,
       related by blood.
    
       It is difficult to discern his characteristics from just the
       visuals, but he does appear to be hiding something behind
       that goofy look.
    
       He is an expert swordsman -- maybe.
    
       Unfortunately his moment to shine will not arrive until
       the next episode (our apologies to those of you who
       are just dying to see him in action).
    
    
    
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       Joachim Mizrahi                                                       100
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       BORN: T.C. 4701
       AGE: 52 years old at time of death
    
       An advocate of the 100-Series Observational Units, and
       essentially MOMO's father.
    
       A scientist renowned for his genius, he died in T.C. 4753,
       the year the Miltian Conflict began. The Federation
       benefited greatly from his contributions, as his
       numerous research findings played a large part in
       the Federation's growth.
    
       He was also Juli Mizrahi's former husband.
    
    
    
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       Jr.                                                                   101
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       Gaignun Kukai Jr., director of Kukai Foundation.
    
       His hobby is collecting ancient text and literature, as well as
       ancient (relative to his time period) weapons.
    
       The official records state that he was born in T.C. 4755 and
       is the adopted son of Gaignun Kukai.
    
    
    
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       Jr. (2)                                                               102
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       BORN: T.C. 4740
       AGE: 26 years old
    
       One of the surviving U.R.T.V. units, he is a human specially
       "created" as an antithesis to U-DO, the living consciousness
       which jeopardized the Galaxy Federation in the past.
    
       His relationship to Albedo and Gaignun Sr. shall be revealed
       in further detail, in subsequent episodes.
    
    
    
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       Jr. and Albedo's powers                                               103
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       The aura surrounding Jr. and Albedo is one of their special
       abilities, a result of the induced mutation process to
       which they were subjected to at birth.
    
    
    
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       Juli Mizrahi                                                          104
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       BORN: T.C. 4723
       AGE: 44 years old
    
       One of the top members of the Galaxy Federation's
       Subcommittee on Close Encounters (S.O.C.E.) and widow
       of the late Joachim Mizrahi.
    
       In T.C. 4754, her alarm over the increase in Gnosis
       phenomena prompted her to form the S.O.C.E. She is the
       current legal guardian of MOMO, one of the 100-Series
       Observational Units which she developed in conjunction
       with her late husband Joachim.
    
       Her maiden name is Niwashiro.
    
    
    
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       Keltia                                                                105
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       A planetary member of the Galaxy Federation, and the
       location of the Seraphim Sisters' concert.
    
    
    
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       Kevin                                                                 106
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       BORN: T.C. 4739
       AGE: 26 years old
    
       Former Chief Engineer of the KOS-MOS project, Vector
       Industries First R&D Division.
    
       He was Shion's immediate superior and also her boyfriend,
       but he was killed 2 years ago during an incident when
       KOS-MOS went out of control.
    
       He was in charge of not only KOS-MOS' software compo-
       nents, but the design and development of its hardware
       as well. The hardware for the current KOS-MOS was
       developed by Second Division, at a later time.
    
    
    
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       Kindling                                                              107
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       When bursts of electrical charges occur repeatedly in the
       brain, and neural impulses pass through the limbic system
       repetitively, the result is a permanent acceleration of 
       certain neural connections or the opening of entirely new
       neural paths.
    
       Kindling is any process that permanently alters the inner
       emotional state-of-being of the host.
    
    
    
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       kirschwasser                                                          108
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       The word for "cherry brandy" in the German language.
    
       An Observational Realian created by Joachim Mizrahi for
       the purpose of collecting data for the prototype MOMO.
    
    
    
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       KOS-MOS                                                               109
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       An armored female android developed by the interstellar
       conglomerate, Vector Industries.
    
       She is comprised entirely of mechanical parts, a rarity in
       an age of advanced Realian technology. The basic tenet to
       which she adheres to is based on logic, probability, and
       completion of her mission above all else. She also
       unconditionally protects Shion, her creator.
    
       She is equipped with a "simulated personality OS" to aid in
       communication, and though her speech conveys her role as
       an android in service to humans, her tendency to put logic
       and probability first makes her quite difficult to manage
       at times.
    
       The name KOS-MOS is a general acronym to denote an anti-
       Gnosis tactical system. It stands for "Kosmos Obey
       Strategic Multiple Operation Systems."
    
    
    
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       KOS-MOS' main equipment from Second Division                          110
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       The equipment KOS-MOS would have when ready for
       deployment.
    
       Since the military brass was getting impatient with the slow
       pace of development, Allen thought to stave off their
       worries by handing Shion a list of equipment which
       Second Division provided.
    
    
    
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       Kukai Foundation                                                      111
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       A unique foundation whose membership extends to both
       Matthews and his crew.
    
       Its headquarters is located on a free orbiting space colony.
    
    
    
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       Kukai Foundation (2)                                                  112
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       The Kukai Foundation was a special organization establish-
       ed soon after the end of the Miltian Conflict, and its
       sole purpose was to subjugate the U-TIC Organization.
    
       Since then, most of its military forces were decommission-
       ed, and the other divisions branched off into independent
       civilian corporations, thus forming the basis of the
       foundation's present structure.
    
       The fact that Vector is one of its primary investors
       explains why the lion's share of the equipment
       installed onboard the Durandal, is made by Vector.
    
    
    
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       Labyrinthos                                                           113
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       Legend has it that Daedalus built a great maze in Knossos,
       Crete, to imprison the half-human, half-beast minotaur.
    
       It is unknown as to why this name was given to an U-TIC
       Organization facility.
    
       The etymology is <Labrys>, a Greek word for a double-bladed
       ax.
    
    
    
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       Lake Turkana                                                          114
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       A lake located at the northern tip of Kenya which covers an
       area of 7000 sq km. Its maximum depth is 73m.
    
       Many ancient hominid (human) fossil discoveries were made
       at this site.
    
       Also known as Lake Rudolph.
    
    
    
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       Lieutenant Commander                                                  115
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       BORN: T.C. 4734
       Age: 33 years old
    
       A member of the U-TIC Organization and a subordinate of
       Cherenkov's.
    
       He infiltrated the Woglinde in order to take possession of
       the Zohar.
    
       He tends to wear his heart on his sleeve, but he is very
       conscientious of his duties, and quite the stickler for
       regulations, and time.
    
       He has an older brother whom he was separated from at
       birth.
    
    
    
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       Lieutenant Commander Vanderkam                                        116
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       A lieutenant commander in the U-TIC Organization.
    
       Rumor has it that he was onboard the Woglinde to secure the
       Zohar.
    
       Whether he was the same officer who reprimanded Shion is as
       of yet unknown.
    
    
    
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       life pod                                                              117
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       A life preservation craft used in emergencies.
    
       The Woglinde was equipped with many of these life pods,
       but by the time Shion and Allen escaped, only one remained.
    
       Maximum occupancy is limited to two, and the life support
       system can run for 500 hours. However, judging from the
       levels of remaining oxygen, it seems that Shion's pod
       already had problems on or before takeoff.
    
    
    
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       Life Recycling Act                                                    118
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       Introduced as a bill in T.C. 4590, it passed with unusual
       speed and was voted into law the following year, in 4591.
    
       In the age when cyborg technology was at its peak, human
       resources were dwindling and this law was intended for
       "effective utilization" of these resources.
    
       However, with time the interpretation of the law expanded
       to condone human cloning, genetic and neural engineering,
       and other procedures formerly considered to be off-limits.
    
       Various corporate interests are suspected to be behind
       this development.
    
       This law remained in effect for 160 years, until it was
       revoked in T.C. 4754.
    
    
    
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        Life Recycling Variant                                               119
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       A term which encompasses individuals or their descendants
       who have had their DNA, neural structure, or other bio-
       logical components heavily modified. Some may display
       extraordinary physical abilities or superhuman powers
       depending on the level of modification, but on the
       other hand many suffer from adverse mental effects.
    
       In the case of Cherenkov, he was part of a Super Soldier
       program developed by a "certain branch of the military."
       He was created via artificial insemination, and equipped
       with several modifications before being sent off to battle.
    
    
    
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       link experiment                                                       120
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       An experiment led by Cherenkov to activate the Zohar
       emulator.
    
       The word "link" indicates that the procedure entails
       connecting the Zohar with another entity.
    
    
    
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       Lion's Heart                                                          121
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       An auction house that deals with ancient artwork and
       weapons obtained through the U.M.N. network.
    
    
    
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       Logic Drive                                                           122
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       A logic propulsion device.
    
       A new type of propulsion system which replaced traditional
       reactionary propulsion systems. It works by reconfiguring
       the spatial phase around its direction of travel.
    
       Substantial amounts of energy are needed to power this
       system, but since the energy source is relatively easy to
       compact, the system is being considered for use in fleets
       with transfer type generators as well as A.G.W.S.
    
    
    
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       Lost Jerusalem                                                        123
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       The home world of mankind, which was lost thousands of
       years ago -- Earth.
    
       In this age, not even its actual location is known.
    
    
    
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       LPS                                                                   124
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       Short for "Local Positioning System."
    
       A system which monitors the location and physical status
       of each crew member within a vessel, and reports that
       information to the CIC (Combat Intelligence Center).
    
       The LPS onboard the Woglinde (which had a capacity well over
       the total amount of data gathered), appears to have been
       overwhelmed by incessant use of the D.S.S.S. by the A.G.W.S.
    
       Without the support of the 100-Series Observational Units
       for search and adherence, the A.G.W.S. must calculate the 
       timing of the interference for the Gnosis on their own.
       Thus high demands on the D.S.S.S. apparently overloaded
       the CIC mainframe, which constantly backs up the D.S.S.S.
       of every A.G.W.S.
    
    
    
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       maintenance lab                                                       125
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       A room equipped for A.G.W.S. maintenance.
    
       Onboard the Elsa, a room in the corner of the A.G.W.S. hangar
       functions as the maintenance lab. KOS-MOS ran a bypass
       from the co-generator to this room, where her maintenance
       unit was located.
    
    
    
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       maintenance unit                                                      126
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       A mobile unit used for regular maintenance on KOS-MOS,
       it also executes system checks when she is shut down.
    
    
    
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       Margulis                                                              127
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       BORN: T.C. 4723
       AGE: 44 years old
    
       One of the key figures of the U-TIC Organization and
       commander of Pleroma, one of their primary bases.
    
       He is intricately connected to both the incident which
       occurred 14 years ago, and the Miltian Conflict.
    
       He appears to be a former soldier, judging from his strong
       physique and the sword scar running across his cheek.
    
       A master swordsman with a cold, merciless personality.
    
    
    
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       man in a scarlet cloak                                                128
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       An individual that appears to be Wilhelm's advisor.
    
       His true identity is unknown, but the fact that he was giving
       orders to Lieutenant Virgil indicates that he is a man of very
       high rank.
    
       Whether he has any connections to Vector is yet unknown.
    
    
    
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       marienkind                                                            129
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       From Grimm's <Marienkind (Mary's Child)>, a story about a
       girl who received from the Virgin Mary, the keys to the
       13 doors in heaven.
    
    
    
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       A mark that appeared on Cherenkov's forehead.
    
       This marking is given to every individual who has undergone
       the personality corrective procedure.
    
       The mark is made by modifying the inner skin at a molecular
       level, then connecting that area with the part of the brain
       that was corrected. Therefore, it appears when the
       recipient's emotions rise beyond a certain threshold.
    
    
    
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       Mary                                                                  131
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       BORN: T.C. 4747
       AGE: 20 years old
    
       Chief of the Kukai Foundation's Strategy Division.
    
       She supports Jr. and Gaignun, and commands the Durandal
       along with her older sister Shelley.
    
       Although she was born in Miltia, she speaks with an unknown
       planetary accent. She is the life of the party within the
       Foundation.
    
       Her full name is Mary Godwin. She adopted that surname
       after being rescued by the Foundation.
    
    
    
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       Matthews                                                              132
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       BORN: T.C. 4727
       AGE: 40 years old
    
       Captain of the passenger cargo ship Elsa.
    
       A chronic spender, he is constantly in debt. In particular, he
       owes a large sum to the Kukai Foundation, and his beautiful
       ship was made into collateral.
    
       After retiring, he worked as a junk trader collecting and
       selling debris from around the universe, but in recent years
       he works mainly for the Kukai Foundation.
    
       He met chaos several years before the beginning of this
       episode, and they have been traveling together since.
    
    
    
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       memorial service                                                      133
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       Refers to the Buddhist practice of holding a memorial for the
       deceased every 7 days for 49 days, as well as the services
       given during the anniversary of the deceased.
    
       Shion's brother, Jin, has apparently read about this Buddhist
       tradition in a book, and was attempting to recreate it, but it
       is uncertain whether he is in fact a practicing Buddhist.
       (We think not.)
    
    
    
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       Miltia                                                                134
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       The planet where the war that came to be known as the
       Miltian Conflict, took place.
    
       Miltia is also Shion's birthplace.
    
    
    
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       Miltian Charter                                                       135
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       A body of Federation laws enacted after the Miltian Conflict.
    
    
    
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       Miltian Conflict                                                      136
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       A war constantly referred to throughout the episode.
    
       The outbreak of hostilities begain 14 years ago and ultimately
       dragged the entire Federation into it.
    
       The name originated from the fact that the territory of
       Miltia, where Shion was born, was the site of the most
       vicious battles.
    
       As for what exactly happened in Miltia at the time, that
       story will have to wait.
    
    
    
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       Miyuki                                                                137
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       BORN: T.C. 4747
       AGE: 20 years old
    
       A systems programmer at Vector's First R&D Division.
    
       She's a younger colleague of Shion's, and quite a mechanical
       otaku. She submits patent applications as a hobby, and
       constantly creates new inventions using Shion and the
       other as guinea pigs.
    
       As her supervisor, Shion is plagued by her constant
       expense authorization requests.
    
       Her full name is Miyuki Itsumi, and in a way, she is a
       woman very true to her ambitions.
    
    
    
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       Mizrahi Cerebral Sciences Research Center                             138
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       The research institute where Joachim Mizrahi worked as
       chief scientist, before the U-TIC Organization was
       established.
    
       It is a unique institute which combines neuroscience with
       phenomenology, and aside from the fact that it was
       sponsored by Vector Industries, there is very
       little known about it.
    
    
    
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       MOMO                                                                  139
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       Short for Multiple Observative Mimetic Organicus.
       Activation date unknown.
    
       She is a 100-Series prototype Realian designed to observe
       and contact the Gnosis, beings that can only be detected
       by a "special sense."
    
       She was created by Joachim Mizrahi, and she resembles his
       deceased daughter, Sakura Mizrahi. Her outward appearance
       is that of a 12 year old.
    
    
    
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       MT field                                                              140
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       The MT field of the temporal lobe.
    
       Damage to this area of the brain results in a condition called
       "motion blindness," in which the eyes can see but cannot
       track the continuous motion of an object (such as a person
       who is running or a moving car). Instead, objects in motion
       appear as a series of flash photography images.
    
       It is said that to individuals with this condition, a normal
       conversation is perceived as a teleconference call with
       very slow transmission speeds.
    
    
    
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       ...mutations in genomes                                               141
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       A phrase implying that genomes, or hereditary information,
       will somehow get around all obstacles in order to pass
       itself on.
    
    
    
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       M.W.S.                                                                142
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       Short for "Multiple Weapons System."
    
       A portable, multi-function weapon storage unit designed
       and built by Shion's younger colleague Miyuki.
    
       Contained within the unit are various types of weapons
       including fighting knuckles, taser rods, and anti-Gnosis
       beam launchers. It also has a built-in shield that utilizes
       spatial phase shifting, thus providing a high level of
       defensive ability in addition to the offensive capability.
       The unit also contains a makeshift Logic Drive, which not
       only counterbalances but also enhances physical attacks.
    
       Thus even the weakest individuals can go head-to-head
       with an armored tactical weapon (in theory).
    
    
    
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       nanomachine                                                           143
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       Nano is the word for "dwarf" in the Greek language.
       One nanometer equals one billionth of a meter.
    
       The in-game reference is to atom-sized machines which are
       used for everything from repairing body cells to terraform-
       ing. Many varieties of nanomachines exist for various
       purposes, and their components range from complex
       proteins to traditional mechanical parts.
    
       Nanomachines are used in recovery items and certain ether
       skills used by Shion and the other characters.
    
    
    
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       nanotreatment                                                         144
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       A medical treatment technique utilizing nanomachines.
    
       Nanotreatment of illness and injury in this world is about
       as common as our use of drugs.
    
       MOMO tried to treat Cherenkov's injuries with nanomachines
       capable of cellular restoration. However, Cherenkov
       adamantly avoided this treatment for fear that it would
       trigger a violent reaction to the chemical which
       controls his emotions.
    
    
    
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       NATARAJA                                                              145
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       An avatar of Shiva, represented as a dancing figure with
       many arms.
    
       It is of particular interest that this system is named after
       Shiva, who is also the god of creation and destruction.
    
       The system itself was designed by Kevin.
    
    
    
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       Nephilim                                                              146
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       According to the Bible, the sons of fallen angels.
    
       References to the Nephilim can be seen in the Old Testament:
    
         <The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also
         afterward, when the sons of God came in to the
         daughters of men, and they bore [children] to them.
         Those were the mighty men who [were] of old, men of
         renown.
         (Genesis 6:4)>
    
    
    
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       Nero                                                                  147
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       The fifth emperor of Rome.
    
         "Nero is an angler in the lake of darkness..."
         William Shakespeare, <King Lear 3:6> (1605)
    
    
    
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       Nexus 6                                                               148
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       Serial number of the artificial dog that Ziggy gave to his
       stepson as a gift.
    
       His phrase "I wanted to get you a real one..." reveals how
       real purebred dogs were extremely rare in that age, and
       Ziggy, a policeman, could not possibly afford one. Hence,
       cheaper artificial dogs were popularized as substitutes.
    
       "Nexus" is the name of the company that manufactures
       these artificial dogs, and their lifespan exceeds well
       beyond four years.
    
    
    
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       Nigredo                                                               149
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       In <Psychology and Alchemy> (1944), C.G. Jung refers to
       nigredo, or "blackening," as the initial stage in the
       process of human individuation as symbolized in
       alchemic terms.
    
       The nickname for jet-black haired U.R.T.V. Unit Number 669
       (Gaignun).
    
       The assumed name "Gaignun" was taken from a kitten he
       owned with Rubedo. Gaignun, incidentally, is also the
       name of King Marsil's horse in the 11th century
       French epic: "<Song of Roland.>"
    
    
    
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       Notice of Cloning Procedure Completion                                150
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       A document which Cherenkov's wife received from the
       Federation health department.
    
       Since the revocation of the Life Recycling Act, strict
       restrictions were placed on the process of cloning for
       personal reasons. After a lengthy application process,
       only those deemed physically and mentally sound, with a
       record of positive contributions to the Federation
       government, are granted this privilege.
    
       For Cherenkov's wife, who has always avoided intimacy
       (both physical and emotional) with others, the method
       of cloning to leave behind descendants must have been
       a fairly natural decision.
    
       However, to Cherenkov, who dreamed (or imagined that he
       dreamed) of experiencing a connection with others, her
       decision came as an unbearable blow, a negation of his
       very existence and purpose.
    
    
    
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       Old Miltia                                                            151
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       Otherwise known as Miltia.
    
       An area in the galaxy closed off since the Miltian Conflict,
       14 years ago.
    
    
    
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       pêche                                                                 152
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       French for "peach."
    
    
    
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       péché                                                                 153
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       French for "sinner."
    
    
    
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       Pellegri                                                              154
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       BORN: T.C. 4732
       AGE: 35 years old
    
       A female commander within the U-TIC Organization.
    
       She serves as Margulis' aide on Pleroma.
    
    
    
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       Penfield mapping                                                      155
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       A map of the brain which shows the distinct functional
       regions of the cerebral cortex.
    
       The in-game reference is to the digitized procedure which
       links Shion's cerebral regions to their respective regions
       in KOS-MOS.
    
    
    
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       personality reconditioning facility                                   156
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       The facility to which Cherenkov was committed.
    
       Its purpose is to literally recondition an individual's
       personality by processes such as altering neural networks,
       or placing implants that regulate hormone production.
    
       In this age, vicious criminals are subjected without exception
       to this procedure. Those that go through the procedure are
       returned to society after they successfully complete their
       re-education programs.
    
    
    
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       phase transfer cannon                                                 157
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       A weapon which utilizes the principle of phase transfer
       within a vacuum.
    
       The main body is compacted to Planck scale, and it expands
       into true space once it receives the system activation
       key from the cartridge.
    
       The part that looks like a handgun is actually a part of the
       phase transfer cannon, and once the cannon is activated it
       doubles as the laser locking device and trigger component.
    
       In the story, the "mass" in the phrase "...by limiting the
       phase transfer mass..." refers to mass in vacuum and the
       amount of fluctuation in its phase.
    
    
    
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       PT cartridge                                                          158
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       Short for "phase transfer" cartridge.
    
       An energy cartridge for the phase transfer cannon, which
       doubles as its system activation key.
    
    
    
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       ...phenomena like this...                                             159
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       Occasional Gnosis sightings have been recorded throughout
       history, but due to the small scale of attacks and minimal
       damage which resulted, most of these encounters were lost
       as unofficial reports.
    
       Joachim Mizrahi was one of the few scientists who focused
       and researched these Gnosis encounters.
    
    
    
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       photon torpedo                                                        160
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       Although called a photon torpedo, this weapon actually
       utilizes matter/anti-matter reactions. Matter and
       anti-matter are isolated in a protective field that
       is disengaged right before reaching the target,
       releasing the destructive force of matter/anti-matter
       reaction.
    
       The "photon" refers to the bright light given off by the
       protective field once it is launched. Due to the extreme
       difficulty in creating anti-matter, the amount of
       reaction from one photon torpedo is minimal.
    
    
    
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       Pieta                                                                 161
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       A central supercomputer owned by the Yuriev Institute.
       They in turn are a research facility built by another
       giant business conglomerate rivaling Vector, the
       Hyams Group.
    
    
    
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       Plan 31                                                               162
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       Codename for an order given to the U-TIC Organization's
       474th Special Operations Fleet.
    
       It seems to refer to a certain action relating to the capture
       of the Zohar. We hope to resolve the mystery by the time Jr.
       is introduced.
    
    
    
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       Plan 401                                                              163
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       Codename for an order given by Margulis.
    
       This plan apparently entailed taking control of the
       Federation's military through political means, rather
       than resorting to the U-TIC Organization's fleet.
    
       The goal of this plan was to surround Miltia with his
       fleet and usurp the vested rights of the planet.
    
    
    
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       planet Ariadne                                                        164
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       A planetary member of the Galaxy Federation which vanished
       during the Zohar emulator experiment. It had a population
       of approximately 1.5 billion.
    
       An experimental laboratory owned by the U-TIC Organization
       was located here. It was also home to Cherenkov after his
       personality corrective procedure.
    
    
    
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       Pleroma                                                               165
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       One of the U-TIC Organization's operational bases, it is
       comprised of several linked asteroids, and serves as
       Margulis' post.
    
         *Pleroma
         This term and concept can be found in both Jungian
         psychology and Gnostic doctrine.
    
       Although we will not reveal any answers at this point, it
       may be of interest to delve further into this concept. It
       may offer a glimpse of things to come in the future of
       Xenosaga, or it may provide some insight into the various
       themes that appear in the current story.
    
    
    
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       PM                                                                    166
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       Short for "Pistolet Makarova," the gun which Gaignun
       gave to Jr.
    
       An automatic pistol made in the former USSR, it was issued
       to the Soviet army in 1951, replacing the Tokarev TT1933.
       It uses a 9x18mm round, which is slower and therefore packs
       less penetrating power than the older Tokarevs. It holds
       eight rounds in the cartridge plus one in the chamber.
    
       The background story is that this gun, which Gaignun
       acquired at an auction, was made by the former Soviet
       Union as a gift to a foreign VIP.
    
       A less known fact, however, is that Jr. had already
       purchased a SPP-1 at another auction, unbeknownst
       to Gaignun...
    
    
    
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       Porter                                                                167
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       The U.M.N. acts as a recording medium, holding every
       incident and every phenomenon in this world, as
       permanent records.
    
       Porters are agent-like A.I.s that exist in order to manage
       and preserve those records. Porters owned by the govern-
       ment run U.M.N. Management Agency usually manage an
       individual's information, whereas corporations usually
       have their own proprietary Porters manage their
       company records.
    
       The term "Porter" is an encompassing name for "any A.I.
       that behaves autonomously within the network." For
       example, mail traffic is regulated by a type of A.I.
       called the Mail Porter.
    
       There are as many different functions for Porters, as
       there are business models practiced on the Net.
    
    
    
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       postwar reparations                                                   168
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       A policy for reparatory compensation, established at the
       end of the Miltian Conflict, that caused a severe drain
       on all parties.
    
       However, many sectors from various autonomous states
       failed to benefit from these reparations, and after
       14 years, the issue is yet to be fully resolved.
    
    
    
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       potential phenomena                                                   169
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       A term mentioned by Nephilim.
    
       In other words, one possible path of the future. Since the
       future has yet to be determined, nothing is definite;
       only a myriad of possibilities exist.
    
    
    
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       power loader                                                          170
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       A humanoid machine used to carry heavy loads inside the
       Woglinde.
    
       It is standard issue labor machinery, used throughout the
       Federation. Some of them are equipped with a flamethrower
       on the right arm.
    
    
    
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       primer walking                                                        171
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       A technique used to detect traces of Zohar wave energies.
    
       The term is derived from a DNA sequence analysis technique.
    
    
    
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       Procurator                                                            172
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       An agent-like A.I. which extracts services from the U.M.N.,
       as requested by the user.
    
       A Procurator is essential in order to navigate through the
       U.M.N.'s vast information network, and it manages most of
       the routine work related to the U.M.N. in place of the user.
       For example, the task of sending and receiving mail is
       overseen by one type of A.I. called the "Mail Porter."
    
       By having the Procurator act as a go-between for the user
       and the Mail Porter, the user can send and receive mail
       simply by instructing the Procurator, without having to
       deal with the Mail Porter.
    
       The environmental simulator and database can also be used
       via the Procurator (though a specific plug-in is necessary).
    
       Usually instructions to the Procurator are given vocally,
       but some complex operations require the use of a keyboard.
    
       A smaller Procurator resides within mobile units such as the
       Connection Gear. Vector's line of Connection Gear, the
       "Rios" series, also contain a Procurator named ANGE.
    
       Incidentally, Shion has replaced this Procurator with
       another which she created, Bunnie.
    
    
    
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       Proto Merkabah                                                        173
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       An immense industrial plant built under the supervision of
       Joachim Mizrahi.
    
       Although its purpose is unknown, it has the power to absorb
       Gnosis and convert them into a power source.
    
       It is also the birthplace of MOMO.
    
    
    
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       ram                                                                   174
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       A protrusion at the front of a vessel which breeches the
       walls of enemy ships.
    
       The Durandal has a holding area for troops at the very
       tip of its ram, enabling them to engage the enemy
       immediately after impact.
    
    
    
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       reactor room                                                          175
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       The room where Woglinde's main propulsion systems are
       located.
    
       Equivalent to an engine room.
    
    
    
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       Realian                                                               176
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       An artificial human.
    
       A wonder of molecular bioengineering, its biological
       composition comes in various forms based on need, from
       carbon based duplicates of real humans to those based on
       silicon or liquid metal. Many of the Realians onboard the
       Woglinde were made by Vector, and they are hybrid models
       with a carbon/ silicon base.
    
       Since the Miltian Conflict, the alteration of a Realian's
       emotions is no longer allowed. The only exceptions are
       for Realians in the military or other dangerous
       occupations, such as terraforming.
    
       Their basic rights equal those of humans and are recog-
       nized by law. However, due to the fact that their minds
       are initialized with a slight bias, all Realians tend to
       display similar personality traits. This bias is applied
       not only for the purpose of preventing criminal behavior
       by Realians, but also in consideration of humans who may
       feel threatened by their "superiority" (albeit only in
       certain specialized skills).
    
       Several companies manufacture Realians, but Vector makes
       the basic program (in other words the central nervous
       system) of all Realians.
    
       This program is essentially a black box, and any modifi-
       cation beyond regular maintenance and adjustments can
       only be performed by Vector.
    
    
    
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        Real Mode                                                            177
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       The procedure where data on the Gnosis is incorporated
       into a combat simulation.
    
    
    
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       recycler                                                              178
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       Individuals who salvage space wreckage to sell (sometimes
       after fixing them up) to brokers.
    
       Laws governing this type of activity vary from state to
       state, but in general it is considered illegal.
    
       Matthews and his crew engage in recycling as a side
       business.
    
    
    
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       reload                                                                179
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       Normally refers to the act of putting a new round of
       ammunition into a gun. Here, it means replenishing
       the power source.
    
    
    
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       Rhine Maiden                                                          180
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       Vector's latest development in weapons technology.
    
       Named after Wagner's <Ring of the Nibelung: Prelude -
       Rhinegold>, in which the Rhinemaidens are three naiads
       who guard the magic Rhinegold lying at the bottom
       of the river.
    
       The three ships which have this weapon onboard are called
       Woglinde, Wellgunde, and Flosshilde (after the original
       Rhinemaidens). The vessels themselves are massive
       battleships over 8000m in length, and are equipped
       with this specialized anti-Gnosis weapon.
    
    
    
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       Rubedo                                                                181
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       In <Psychology and Alchemy> (1944), C.G. Jung refers to
       rubedo, or "reddening," as one stage in the process of
       human individuation as symbolized in alchemic terms.
    
       A nickname for U.R.T.V. Unit #666 (Jr.), who unlike the
       other units, has bright red hair.
    
       Apparently Jr. got his name because he is physically
       smaller in stature than Gaignun, hence "Gaignun Jr."
    
    
    
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       Second Miltia                                                         182
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       Planetary capital of the current Miltian autonomous state
       government.
    
       The planent is 13,200km in diameter, with a gravity ratio
       1.03. It was only recently terraformed, so it still has an
       abundance of forests. The atmosphere-generating
       nanomachines within the ocean are still active, causing
       the planet to appear light green from space.
    
       Shion's parents' home is located here.
    
    
    
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       secondary equipment                                                   183
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       Part of KOS-MOS' combat equipment.
    
       It allows for the exchange of parts, such as body frame
       and armor.
    
    
    
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       Sellers                                                               184
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       The man with motorized sunglasses, with whom Margulis was
       discussing the Zohar and plans for future, at the command
       center on Pleroma.
    
       His appearance and demeanor indicate that he is a scientist
       of some sort. The fact that he spoke to Margulis as an equal
       indicates that he is also a very high ranking individual,
       but he is otherwise a mystery...
    
    
    
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       Senir                                                                 185
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       A planetary member of the Galaxy Federation.
    
       Judging from what Cherenkov said, there seems to be a
       facility on this planet linked to the U-TIC Organization.
    
    
    
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       Seraphim Sisters                                                      186
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       The object of Matthews' adoration.
    
       Their name suggests that they are a female vocal duo.
    
    
    
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       Shelley                                                               187
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       BORN: T.C. 4745
       AGE: 22 years old
    
       Aide to the chairman of Kukai Foundation, she assists Jr.
       and Gaignun in running the Foundation.
    
       She was once part of a group of people, who were illegally
       "owned" by a pharmaceutical company that used them as
       guinea pigs. Twelve years ago, Gaignun rescued her along
       with Mary, and she has made her home in the Foundation
       ever since.
    
       Her full name is Shelley Godwin.
    
    
    
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       Shion Uzuki                                                           188
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       BORN: T.C. 4745
       AGE: 22 years old
    
       Assigned to Vector Industries' First R&D Division at the
       age of 18 in T.C. 4763.
    
       Her official title is Chief Engineer of the KOS-MOS Project
       General Operation System Research Center, Vector
       Industries First R&D Division. Although two years younger
       than Allen, Shion is a year his senior in the corporate
       hierarchy of Vector.
    
       Although she appears clumsy at times, she is actually quite
       athletic. In particular, her high kicks are powerful enough
       to render a grown man unconscious. She apparently also
       wields a jujitsu-like technique passed on from her
       grandfather, but unfortunately this skill does not
       appear in this episode.
    
    
    
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       Shion's father                                                        189
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       A high-ranking official in the Federation's Ministry of Energy,
       he served as supervisor of special operations.
    
       As to what exactly his job entailed, or what operations he
       was supervising, remains to be seen in following episodes.
    
    
    
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       S.M.S. tracking signal                                                190
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       Short for "Somatic Monitoring System."
    
       A monitoring system used by U-TIC agents to track an
       individual.
    
    
    
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       S.O.C.E. (Subcommittee On Close Encounters)                           191
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       A panel of researchers convened by the Federation
       government in T.C. 4754 to counter the Gnosis phenomena.
    
       While it is called a "Sub" committee, it has over 2000
       members representing government agencies, corporations,
       and various scientific fields. At its operational core
       are seven members, each of whom holds high positions in
       the Federation.
    
       Juli Mizrahi, MOMO's creator, is one of the seven members.
    
    
    
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       Song of Nephilim System                                               192
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       One of several giant machines created by Joachim Mizrahi.
    
       It emits a song-like frequency that only certain individuals
       can hear, but the actual purpose of this device is yet
       unknown.
    
       It does, however, curiously reappear throughout the story,
       be it in the meaning behind the word "madness" uttered by
       Jr. and Margulis, or the appearance of a girl with the
       same name. The fact that Shion saw this device on Miltia
       as a little girl, only furthers the mystery.
    
    
    
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       Species Preservation Act                                              193
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       A law enacted in order to revive the human race, which had
       degenerated due to the harmful effects of the Life
       Recycling Act.
    
       The purpose behind this legislation was to preserve and
       propogate a pure breed of humans that was untouched by
       genetic engineering, cloning, or organ enhancements. It also
       strove to restore the original genetic code that had been
       altered by the Life Recycling Act.
    
       Due to the fact that enforcement is left to the discretion
       of each autonomous state, there is a pointed lack of
       standardization and effectiveness across the
       multitude of jurisdictions.
    
    
    
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       Tactical Sim Lab                                                      194
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       Refers to Vector's "Combat Technology Research
       Laboratory."
    
       A division within Vector which evaluates all weapons created
       by the company, for their wartime efficacy. In some cases,
       it also develops new technologies as well.
    
       It is separate from the other R&D divisions for practical
       reasons, and is located onboard the Dämmerung.
    
    
    
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       target drone                                                          195
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       A drone used as a target in battle simulations.
    
    
    
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       telepathy                                                             196
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       An ability to converse via the transmission of thoughts only.
    
    
    
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       telomerase                                                            197
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       An enzyme that restores and extends telomeres (the protein
       complex at the ends of a chromosome).
    
    
    
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       Tessedora                                                             198
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       One of the planetary members of the Galaxy Federation.
    
    
    
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       Togashi                                                               199
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       BORN: T.C. 4745
       AGE: 22 years old
    
       A younger colleague of Allen.
    
       Togashi joined Vector's First R&D Division right after the
       incident in which KOS-MOS went out of control.
    
       He finds great satisfaction in giving his mentor Allen a
       hard time.
    
       His hobby is judo.
       And he is in love with Miyuki -- maybe.
    
    
    
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       Tony                                                                  200
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       BORN: T.C. 4738
       AGE: 29 years old
    
       Pilot of the passenger cargo ship, Elsa.
    
       Normally handsome and debonair, he completely changes
       when he's in the pilot seat. To his credit though, he
       is in fact a brilliant pilot, having saved the Elsa
       from countless perils.
    
       Definitely a ladies' man.
    
    
    
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       ...too close to fire the cannons                                      201
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       In zero gravity space warfare, a basic rule of engagement is
       to take into account the possibility of incurring damage to
       oneself via debris from a destroyed target.
    
       During the story, an officer exclaims, "We're too close to
       fire the cannons!" because the Gnosis were too close to the
       ship, and could not be fired upon for fear of debris damaging
       the ship.
    
       (Although it sure did look like they were firing those things
       with reckless abandon...)
    
    
    
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       trade column                                                          202
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       The U.M.N.'s columns are divided into separate routes
       according to their use. The trade column is a route
       used mainly by cargo and passenger vessels.
    
       During the story, Ziggy chose to navigate through this
       particular column, in hopes that the heavy traffic will
       interfere with his pursuers' tracking system.
    
    
    
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       transfer system                                                       203
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       A material transport technique which utilizes an unique
       feature of the U.M.N.
    
       It's usage is fairly common in this age. However,
       transference of materials with amorphous network
       information -- that is, living organisms -- is considered
       virtually impossible. This is due to the serious impact
       such transference has on the actual information
       contained within these living networks, such as
       personality and biological functions.
    
       Transference of living organisms requires a protective
       shield, and due to the size of such shield-generating
       systems, it would in turn require the use of a vehicle,
       like a space vessel. This explains why Matthews' ship
       is both a passenger and cargo ship.
    
    
    
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       transfer wave                                                         204
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       A signal emitted by the U-TIC Organization's Auto-Tech
       terminals, which specify transfer coordinates.
    
       After infiltration of the Elsa, the Auto-Tech began
       transferring its remote drones from outside the ship
       into various coordinates throughout the ship's interior.
    
       Since the drones were not transferred directly onto the
       bridge, it appears that the transfer wave only works
       within a certain range.
    
       Why the Auto-Tech chose to take over the aft hangar,
       is yet unknown.
    
    
    
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       Twelve Apostles                                                       205
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       The twelve followers of Jesus Christ.
    
    
    
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       Type 7 personality corrective procedure                               206
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       A personality control procedure administered to Cherenkov.
    
       In this age, every violent criminal whose behavior is a
       result of brain abnormalities, is given this procedure
       without exception.
    
       The procedure itself actually entails implanting a nano-
       machine which suppresses emotional impulses into the brain.
       However, there are a few individuals that are not cured by
       this, and even more extreme procedures, Type 8 and Type 9,
       are available.
    
       Incidentally, the ratio of male to female recipients of
       this procedure is 8 to 2, an increase in the proportion
       of females from the current ratio of male to female
       violent criminals with abnormal impulses, which is
       9 to 1.
    
    
    
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       Type G target drone                                                   207
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       Drones used as targets during simulated battles.
    
       They differ from ordinary ones in that they are programmed
       to emulate Gnosis.
    
    
    
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       Uberhumans                                                            208
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       During the heyday of the Life Recycling Act, many people
       opted to undergo artificial procedures to enhance physical
       abilities or to increase brain capacity. This term is used
       to describe those individuals or their descendants.
    
       Although Allen refers to them as "mutants," these gifted
       individuals do not exhibit any external differences when
       compared to ordinary humans.
    
       Current Federation law prohibits any acts of discrimination
       against such people, yet feelings of hostility still abound
       in various corners of the galaxy. The Kukai Foundation not
       only protects these individuals, but also provides them
       with a means to support themselves.
    
    
    
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       U-DO                                                                  209
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       The entity depicted as a massive shockwave originating from
       Old Miltia, in the futuristic vision shown to Shion by Nephilim.
    
       Judging from the words of Gaignun, Helmer, and Wilhelm, it
       is clearly related to the incident which occurred 14 years
       ago.
    
       Nephilim claims that the wave is a living consciousness,
       but the truth is yet to be revealed...
    
    
    
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       Ultra Wide-Range Hilbert                                              210
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       The deployment of the Hilbert Effect over an extremely large
       area.
    
       Ordinarily, the range of KOS-MOS' Hilbert Effect is set to
       cover a radius of about 300,000km. However, when Shion
       witnessed the impending massive swarm of Gnosis, she
       decided to enlarge the effective range to a radius of
       several hundred AU (astronomical units).
    
    
    
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       U.M.N.                                                                211
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       Short for "Unus Mundus Network."
    
       An informational network that spans the entire universe.
       Its non-locality is a large factor in its use in space
       warps and FTL (faster than light) communications.
    
       The term <unus mundus>, literally "one world," was used by
       psychiatrist C.G. Jung to describe a state beyond this world
       where every contradiction in physics, like synchronicity and
       the EPR Paradox, can be explained.
    
       A place where every relationship, such as that of the mind
       to mind, or mind to matter, can also make sense.
    
    
    
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       U.M.N. Control Center                                                 212
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       The U.M.N. Transport Gate management facility, located in
       Second Miltia.
    
       This and all facilities associated with the U.M.N. come under
       the jurisdiction of the U.M.N. Management Agency. As such,
       the U.M.N. Management Agency virtually controls all
       information within the Galaxy Federation, making it a
       very influential agency within the central government.
    
       The agency relies on Vector to provide 98% of its
       facilities and resources.
    
    
    
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       U.M.N. pulse                                                          213
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       A navigational signal, constantly being emitted from the
       U.M.N. transfer column.
    
       Each column emits a different pulse, so one must receive
       the pulse from a column located at the destination, or
       the set of pulses from the columns located along the
       jump route, during a gate-jump.
    
    
    
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       U.M.N. transfer column                                                214
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       The U.M.N. Transport Gate has relay points called columns
       located at certain intervals in hyperspace. These columns
       connect every Transport Gate in the galaxy to one
       another. It is similar to the connections within a
       neural network.
    
       Since each column has a limited area of influence, a gate-
       jump cannot be performed from outside that area.
    
    
    
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       UNP                                                                   215
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       Short for "U.M.N. phone."
    
       A type of wireless communication device used commonly in
       this time period.
    
       The Connection Gear, which Shion uses all the time, also
       comes with a communications function, but since Connection
       Gears are rather expensive, not everyone utilizes them.
       Shion also carries a U.M.N. phone as a backup
       communication device.
    
       Since the Connection Gear uses a special communications
       line reserved for the military, in situations where the
       central system of the CIC (Combat Intelligence Center)
       is congested, it is easier to get a connection via the UNP.
    
    
    
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       U.R.T.V.                                                              216
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       Short for "U-DO Retro Virus."
       Also known as U-Retrovirus.
    
       A biological weapon whose life energy wavelength cancels
       that of U-DO.
    
       669 units were created by the late Dr. Dmitri Yuriev,
       head of the Yuriev Institute.
    
       Dr. Yuriev is the genetic father of the U.R.T.V.
    
    
    
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       U-TIC Organization                                                    217
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       Official name: Unknown Territory Intervention and Creation
       Agency.
    
       An agency connected closely with the Miltian Conflict,
       references of which are made throughout Episode I.
       It was buried in obscurity for decades, but reappeared
       in T.C. 4767, which is when this story begins.
    
       An independent organization not associated with the Galaxy
       Federation, it nevertheless boasts a level of technology
       and military force that far surpass those of the
       Federation government or military.
    
       Its origins can be traced back to the Mizrahi Neuro-
       science Institute, which means that Joachim Mizrahi
       is the agency's founder. However, the connection
       between him and Margulis is yet unknown.
    
    
    
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       V4 field                                                              218
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       One of the visual fields of the brain.
    
       The human brain is said to contain 30 or more of these
       visual fields. Damage to both sides of the V4 visual
       field will result in complete color blindness.
    
    
    
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       variant                                                               219
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       The central mainframe, "Pieta," is made up of numerous
       processors. All of them, except for the main processor
       are referred to as variants.
    
    
    
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       Vector First R&D Division                                             220
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       Referred to as "First Division" amongst Vector employees.
    
       Its origins date back to a joint venture by the government
       and private sector to manage the U.M.N. Although it now
       functions as a department within a corporation, it has
       retained its original title of "Division."
    
       After relegating the management of the U.M.N. to the
       government, the Division's primary function has been the
       development of various computer chips and supporting
       software for industrial supercomputer A.I.s.
    
       The KOS-MOS R&D project, to which Shion and her team are
       assigned to, sought to develop an emotively controlled OS.
    
    
    
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       Vector fleet design department                                        221
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       A section within Vector's Second R&D Division which
       specializes in the construction of interstellar warships.
    
       The Woglinde also originated from here.
    
    
    
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       Vector Industries                                                     222
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       The largest business conglomerate in the Federation,
       and an integral part of modern civilization.
    
       It is involved in the production and distribution of almost
       every product, from food and medicine, software and
       hardware, to communication and weapons.
    
       It has a multitude of divisions, of which the core components
       are the First, Second, and Third R&D Divisions.
    
       Vector Industries has a very long history, and its presence
       dates back to the initial formation of the Federation.
    
    
    
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       Vector Second R&D Division                                            223
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       The division responsible for hardware development.
    
       Its duties include the development and production of
       Federation fleet vessels and A.G.W.S.
    
    
    
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       Vector Third R&D Division                                             224
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       One of the three core R&D divisions of Vector Industries.
    
       Its sole purpose is to oversee the development, production,
       training, and distribution of Realians.
    
       Though her motives were unknown to others, Shion
       apparently requested a reassignment to this division.
    
    
    
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       ...violation of protocol                                              225
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       The records within KOS-MOS' subconscious are part of
       Vector's most highly classified information, and in the
       story Allen declares that any unauthorized duplication
       of them is a clear violation of company regulations.
    
       Actually, the motive behind the duplication is to clear any
       suspicion toward the Foundation (of which Vector is a
       primary investor), and the Second Miltian government.
       Therefore, in light of the situation, it seems highly
       unlikely that permission for such would be withheld.
    
       The only requirement would be to censor any information
       that should be withheld from the public, (this is not
       considered a falsification of records), and filter the
       record.
    
       However, Shion decided that the current situation qualifies
       as an emergency, and took it upon herself to move forward
       without any pre-authorization.
    
    
    
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       wave ride                                                             226
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       A piloting technique where a vessel's force field is
       intersected with the inner walls of hyperspace in
       order to obtain high velocity.
    
       This technique pushes the vessel to the very edge
       of hyperspace, therefore it requires extraordinary
       piloting skills.
    
    
    
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       Weapons-Grade Realian                                                 227
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       A Realian specially modified for combat.
    
       Their senses and physical abilities are better developed than
       those of regular Realians. They are also designed to operate
       for long periods of time in the battlefield, and their emotions
       have been modified so that fear or other feelings detrimental
       to combat will not surface. (Although Realians in general are
       designed not to feel fear, there are occasional anomalies.)
    
       Although the Realians' weapons appear similar to those used
       by humans, the caliber of their weaponry is comparable to
       that of a tank-mounted gun, and they fire reinforced
       ammunition.
    
    
    
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       Wells' Aliens                                                         228
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       Refers to the octopus-like Martians invented by H.G. Wells.
    
       The in-game reference is to a comment Shion makes
       regarding Allen stubbornness:
    
         "You're usually so hardheaded with your logic and
         preconceptions, I was a little worried that you'd
         become like one of Wells' aliens."
    
       For better or worse, it appears as though Shion believes
       that Wells' Aliens have very hard heads.
    
    
    
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       whitening                                                             229
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       A phenomenon in which a human being touched by a Gnosis
       turns completely white and shatters into dust.
    
       Shion and Cherenkov have both experienced a near-
       whitening. Cherenkov later transformed into a Gnosis,
       but whether Shion will do the same is unknown.
    
    
    
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       Wilhelm                                                               230
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       Founder and CEO of the interplanetary conglomerate,
       Vector Industries.
    
       He also served as the Executive Committee Director of the
       Galaxy Federation, up to a decade ago.
    
       Like chaos, his origins and personal history are shrouded
       in mystery.
    
       A man in a scarlet cloak, his advisor and aide, is ever present
       at his side and the strains of Wagner can always be heard
       in his office.
    
    
    
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       Woglinde                                                              231
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       Built by Vector Industries and loaned to the Federation
       Marine Corps, it was the first battleship specifically
       built to combat Gnosis.
    
       Although Vector hastily added a bridge and a bare bones
       propulsion system to make it operable on the test flight,
       the ship remains eighty percent incomplete.
    
       Due to its status as a test prototype, the Vector logo
       can be seen in place of the usual Federation Marine
       Corps insignia.
    
       The ship consists of a unique bi-level design, which
       enables it to split into an upper and lower section. The
       upper section houses the bridge. The lower section is not
       actually a part of the vessel's body; it was created with
       recycled material to temporarily house the new Logic
       Drive during its test flight.
    
       Vessel length: 1000m
    
    
    
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       Y Data                                                                232
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       A series of research data left by the late Joachim Mizrahi,
       sought by the U-TIC Organization and the S.O.C.E.
    
       In the story, this data is said to exist in MOMO's
       unconscious memory, although it is not very certain.
    
       Dialogs surrounding it suggest that this data is vital to
       the Zohar Project.
    
    
    
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       Ziggurat 8                                                            233
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       Ziggurat Industries Cyborg version 8.0.
    
       Since the advent of Realian technology, all effort to develop
       new cyborgs was abandoned, but pre-existing models
       continued to be upgraded.
    
       However, with the enactment of the Species Preservation
       Act this practice was also stopped, making version 8.0
       the last in the Ziggurat series.
    
    
    
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       Ziggurat Industries                                                   234
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       A corporate entity specializing in cybernetic technology
       and biotechnology.
    
       After the enactment of the Species Preservation Act, it
       eliminated its ailing cybernetics department and shifted
       its resources towards the development of nanotechnology.
    
    
    
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       Ziggy                                                                 235
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       BORN: T.C. 4637
    
       A combat cyborg assigned the task of recovering and
       protecting MOMO, the 100-Series Observational Realian.
    
       Upon his death in T.C. 4667 at the age of 30, his body was
       donated to science, and two years later he was reborn as
       a combat cyborg.
    
       The last rank he held was captain of the 1875th Special
       Operations Command detachment of the Federation Police
       Bureau.
    
       He is currently appropriated to the S.O.C.E. According to
       Federation law, upon death, an individual's body is desig-
       nated as "public property", thus they are no longer able
       to control their own fates.  Perhaps this is why Ziggy
       considers himself simply equipment owned by the S.O.C.E.
    
       His thinking is in direct contrast to MOMO, who longs to be
       human. Ziggy constantly strives to turn himself completely
       into a machine through repeated tune-ups that eliminate
       his human parts, piece by piece.
    
       His looks belie his extremely old age, and his advice gained
       from years of experience is both practical and precise.
    
       His former name was Jan Sauer.
    
    
    
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       Zoar Incident                                                         236
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       The incident that triggered a massive war within the
       Federation, which culminated in the Miltian Conflict.
    
       Although details pertaining to this incident are unknown,
       it was around this time that Cherenkov was born as a
       super soldier (biological weapon).
    
    
    
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       Zohar                                                                 237
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       A mysterious golden object, and the focal point of the story
       throughout the entire Xenosaga series.
    
       The word originates from <Zohar ('Book of Splendor')>, a
       central literary work of the <Kabbalah>.
    
    
    
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       Zohar Project                                                         238
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       A project involving the Galaxy Federation, S.O.C.E., Second
       Miltia, and Vector, among others.
    
       As to the exact nature of this project, please stay tuned
       for the following episodes.
    
    
    
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       100-Series Observational Unit                                         239
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       The Anti-Gnosis Observational Realians that were slated
       for duty onboard the Woglinde.
    
       They are capable of unleashing the Hilbert Effect.
    
    
    
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       100-Series Realian                                                    240
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       Another name for the 100-Series Observational Units.
    
       The 100-Series System, which combines D.S.S.S. and the
       Hilbert Effect, is a brand new technology which was
       only recently developed. The entire system weighs over
       10 tons, making it virtually impossible to scale it
       down to human size. Thus the 100-Series System that was
       issued to the military consisted of two parts; the main
       system (a 15m x 15m block resembling a supercomputer),
       and a mass-produced 100-Series Realian as a terminal
       device.
    
       This system and the one installed in KOS-MOS share the
       same technology, leading to speculation that the two
       are somehow connected.
    
    
    
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       117th Marine Division                                                 241
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       A Federation Marine Corps Division assigned to escort the
       cruiser Woglinde.
    
       Since the Division's HQ was not in close proximity to the
       Federation bases, resupply of their equipment was delayed.
    
    
    
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       1st Lieutenant Virgil                                                 242
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       BORN: T.C. 4735
       AGE: 32 years old
    
       A first lieutenant of the Galaxy Federation Marine Corps
       and a brilliant A.G.W.S. pilot.
    
       He is afflicted with DME addiction (which is caused by
       the consumption of Realian body tissue), as evidenced
       by the condition of his facial skin.
    
    
    
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       1st Lieutenant Virgil (2)                                             243
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       How the man who was shot to death by KOS-MOS manages
       to show up in front of Shion, is unclear. What is clear,
       however, is that something had happened to him and he
       now has superhuman powers.
    
       The fact that he was taking orders from Wilhelm's advisor
       indicates that he has some kind of connection with Wilhelm.
    
    
    
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       400 level of the program                                              244
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       Part of the program used to measure KOS-MOS' combat
       capabilities.
    
    
    
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       474th Special Operations Fleet                                        245
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       The fleet that attacked Jr. and company.
    
       It was deployed by Margulis, who predicted that the Kukai
       Foundation would take action to investigate the Woglinde
       incident.
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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