The Remote were a sterile race who reproduced using Remembrance Tanks. A lump of biomass was placed within the tank and all the people who knew the person fed in their memories; the person was reconstituted and 'remembered' into existence.
All of the Remote wore receivers and were constantly bombarded with signals from the media.
After Ordifica was destroyed, Faction Paradox relocated the survivors to Ordifica in 1799. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two) Father Self deposited Gerard Evangelista onto Anathema at this time as part of a larger scheme. (PROSE: De Umbris Idearum)
For two centuries, Anathema drifted towards Earth, soaking up its television signals along the way. The Remote went through about five generations of remembrance during this time, long enough to change them from original selves into sanded down stereotypes. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two)
- Laura Tobin who, through remembering, eventually became Compassion.
- Fitz Kreiner became part of The Remote, but left to join the Faction Paradox. Before he departed he was copied via the Remembrance Tanks to create an identical Fitz Kriener who, through remembering, became Kode.