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       Humanity has expanded to the stars. Earth is a distant memory.
       
       We journey into the darkness not in a great migration--as many
       thought--but in small communities, drifting far and traveling at
       relativistic speeds, dividing from each other by unfathomable
       distance and time. Our only connections are the thin tethers of
       the Quantum Entanglement Communicator (QEC). These precarious
       devices bridge the vast distances with near-instantaneous
       communication, but provide only enough bandwidth to the ancient
       relay hub for simple, plain-text messaging.
       
       Here are the annals of Relay Station 001, housed at Lagrange point
       L4 in the SOL system. Found within are the records of
       transmissions from the oldest and farthest flung ships to have
       left Earth of old. These are pen-pal letters, reports, updates,
       cries for help, and calls into the darkness. What is delivered to
       the system is unfiltered. Some of it is intelligible. For some,
       common language has drifted too far for clear translation.
       
       Due to time-debt of relativistic travel, dates of individual
       reports may not coincide linearly between ships. Records are
       stored chronologically as received at RS001 from each expedition.
       
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 (TXT) 180 >> Quartz - Hidden Memories
 (TXT) 179 >> RSS Revenant - Other Gases
 (TXT) 178 >> The sun never sets on hope - Foods
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 (TXT) 174 >> Laketown Ark Prime - Mission Status Report 2
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 (TXT) 172 >> Quartz - Trying to See
 (TXT) 171 >> Laketown Ark Prime - Mission Status Report 3
 (TXT) 170 >> Laketown Ark Prime - Mission Status Report 5
 (TXT) 169 >> Quartz - Living Nightmare
 (TXT) 168 >> Quartz - Hyperwave
 (TXT) 167 >> 6a616e36 - sorry, forgot to unpower qec
 (TXT) 166 >> The sun never sets on hope - Aaiko
 (TXT) 165 >> Satay Hub - BUL0301
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