Logic Beacon

Belgoth's Beacon
Belgoth’s Beacon (Star Wars Expanded Universe) – from Wookieepedia .  Not a perfect representation of a logic beacon as I imagine it, but has a nice gothic wh40k type touchto it.

Logic beacon – allozonally fixed spacetime transmitter placed along FTL lanes and axials in paraspace to counter the liminal and transliminal dreamlike instability and psychophanic mutability in paraspace by emitting a series of regular signals according to specific rational physical and mathematical formulae.

The more unstable the local paraspace the faster the logic beacon is erodes and the more often they need to be replaced. Hence, logic beacons are most reliable and long lasting along major FTL conduits, but less robust in less travelled paths. For this reason, most FTL travel tends to be along major paraspace conduits. To attune to a Logic Beacon requires special focus and consciousness. Various groups have developed their own methods; the three most popular are the clerics who use faith (they are called astrofideles), clairvoyants who use spirit-sight (astroclairs), and the roswells who are humans who have been created and grown in paraspace, and hence take on bizarre characteristics (“greys”). Logic Beacons also help to preserve the Centrality (personal meaning and identity, integrity) and Tamas (seperative identity, material intertia) of ships in paraspace. Over time, logic beacons create a buildup of zonal entropy (paradox pollution) which has to be constantly dissipated (which means spreading low grade pollution over a wider area of paraspace) if it is not to result in local catastrophic collapse (called local nihil).

To attune to a Logic Beacon requires special focus and consciousness. Various groups have developed their own methods; the three most popular are the clerics who use faith (they are called astrofideles), clairvoyants who use spirit-sight (astroclairs), and the roswells who are humans who have been created and grown in paraspace, and hence take on bizarre characteristics (“greys”).

 

Development notes:

Inspired by “Redspace” – chapter 1 of Gavin Smith’s Scorpio Rising – ” In Red Space the rules are different. Some things work, others don’t. Best to stick close to the Church beacons. Don’t get lost. Because there’s something wrong about Red Space. Something beyond rational. Something vampyric…”  – Goodreads