Proposed new name: Remote
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Faction Paradox fitted the Remote agents with receivers that broadcast media directly into their nervous systems and biodata. The Remote were also rendered sterile, and were only able to reproduce using remembrance tanks. The remembrance tanks were also directly connected to the media, so with each generation, the Remote became more and more a part of the image-intensive culture fed to them by their receivers. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
Many human colonies were dependent upon their media, regarding the broadcast images and celebrity icons as more important than the actual politics of their world. During the War, Faction Paradox attempted to take advantage of this fact by influencing the media of said colonies, but this effort was interrupted by the House Military's Second Wave, (PROSE: The Book of the War) which wiped out planets like Ordifica where the Faction was seen to have influence. (PROSE: Interference)
Refugees from these planets, evacuated by the Faction, established new colonies in safe zones of the Spiral Politic. There, through the use of receivers and remembrance tanks, the Faction turned them into the Remote. (PROSE: The Book of the War) One group was relocated to Anathema in 1799 and sent towards Earth. (PROSE: Interference - Book Two)
The Faction intended to use the Remote as unpredictable shock troops against the Great Houses. However, when sent to fight the Houses on planets like Simia KK98, most of the Remote were killed by the House Military, so the Faction cut ties with the Remote under the "Viewers and Listeners Protocol". Freed from Faction control, the Remote spread their forces throughout the universe and, enabled by time travel technology, they became the unpredictable warriors they were always intended to be. They were notably unbound from the Protocols of Linearity, which allowed Compassion to be born during the War but travel in a pre-War timeship. However, the Great Houses were able to neutralise the "Broken Remote" by manipulating their media.
After abandoning the Remote colonies, Faction Paradox began Remote experiments in many other cultures, most notably 19th century Native American warrior tribes like the Kiowa, the Paiute, the Cheyenne, and the Arapaho. (PROSE: The Book of the War)
- 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.