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New Chronicle: And Sometimes the Fear

Posted by Keith Cross on May 07, 2009  | Comments

New Chronicle: And Sometimes the Fear - EVE Online - MMORPG.com

The folks at EVE Online have published a new EVE Chronicle, a short story which provides insight into the background lore of the game.

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Lauder was going to die.

A long time ago he'd bought, modified heavily, and inserted an ocular implant that allowed him to function as a module designer despite a crushing depression. It sent him into a conceptualization of his own subconscious, where he could access memory patterns and, increasingly, take refuge. It had worked fine, until one day when it didn't. Everything functioned fine except for the subconscious gateway, which was closed off no matter what Lauder tried.

Medicine had never worked; he felt it dulled his senses. Therapy was out; it had bored him and he'd always given up. The implant had been an engineer's solution, and had served him for a long time, leaving him without need to develop any other coping mechanisms. When it broke, the illness came in with a vengeance, and he saw absolutely no way out while it wrapped him in its black arms.

Read more here.

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