The Song of Amergin
CHRONICLERS: THE INFORMATION GATHERERS
The Stream was once a worldwide data net, one that sowed odd seeds. Sects now cluster themselves at data terminals, letting themselves be propelled through the data stream. Th ey chase after unexplained bursts of errors just as a priest scampers from miracle sighting to miracle sighting. The Chroniclers are the premier technical cult in Europe — they are also much more. Th ey aim to absorb the world’s knowledge, reactivate the Stream, and lead humanity back into the light of civilization. Emanating from their order’s strongholds, the aptly named clusters—which serve as both refuge and research facility—the Chroniclers travel the land equipped with voice distorters and bizarre shock devices. Th ey lead expeditions into the dangerous world, searching for more and more knowledge from the ancients. Written in chalk, their barcodes appear on the walls and monuments of every village and city. These marks inform the junk-dealing Scrappers that the cult is prepared to trade their knowledge for the technological relics pulled from the ruins.