Season 1, Week 8 – “Ghosts”

Note: This summary contains SPOILERS – if possible, read the original blog posts and tweets in chronological order to get the whole experience.

47) Elixir of MateriaHow True Is True?
48) Point ZeroGreetings and Apologies
49) All Hail The Fan GhostsThe Beginning Of The Middle
50) Cosmic IndividualitiesFuneral in spray paint…
51) Elixir of MateriaMiranda Update Video
52) All Hail The Fan GhostsThe Haunted City
53) Cosmic IndividualitiesEven Goddesses sleep
54) Cosmic IndividualitiesProtecting the council

HikariFan (Emily) started to read the antizine Fragments that EurythmyGirl (Kaia) posted, but she is far from convinced of their reality. However, she found one fragment, code-named Ceiling Holes, to be particularly compelling – it tells the story of how Jenny Samuels met Laura Elizabeth Watson, and fell in love, an event that directly let to the start of the Collective.

Emily also worked with TokiDokiDucky (Tokie), to track down any potential sightings of MirrorPlay (Miranda). Tokie eventually came across Miranda in a number of places in Akihabara, Japan. Namely, her image appeared on a magazine cover, a series of AV Idol DVDs, and in other situations throughout the neighborhood. Tokie concluded that it wasn’t actually Miranda in the images and video – instead someone had stolen her virtual Ghost, and was using it for nefarious ends. One prime suspect is Number 12, the former Collective member and Miranda’s mother, who apparently kidnapped her during the Fourth Event.

EurythmyGirl (Kaia) finally recovered from her injuries, and busily prepared for the visit of Ai Watson-Carver to Munich, Germany, for Phone’s funeral. Ai, the fifteen year old leader of the Collective, was acting uncharacteristically open about her activities, and her new blog only accentuated this fact. Ai seems to be obsessed with her mother, Laura, who died when she was 5 years old – she wants to find a way to not only repair the Universal Structure, but to bring her mother back to life.

Ai arrived in Munich on Friday with a small entourage:

Annabelle (A-Bell) – Number 2 in the Collective, and Ai’s Godmother
Amber – Ai’s other Godmother, and the former partner of Sasha Williams in the Collective.
Isabel – Number 11 in the Collective, with a long romantic history with Phone (Brian Thomas)
Cassandra – The sixteen old member of the Council at Point Zero who controls Time (and twin of Helena).
Helena – The sixteen old member of the Council at Point Zero who controls Space (and twin of Cassandra).

The core members of the Council at Point Zero all seem to be around sixteen years old. Besides Cassandra and Helena, Aurora can manipulate Energy, Miranda controls all Matter, and Ai has dominion of physical and spiritual Life. Their similar ages suggests a connection that has not yet been revealed. Also not yet revealed is the true origin and role of the Nameless, a force also present at Point Zero (the end of the Universe) which is aligned with both Information and Entropy. The Nameless and Ai are in constant contact, even though they seem to be seeking opposite ends.

Ai’s “army” has already been seriously weakened, with the absence of both Aurora and Miranda. She confided in Kaia that it seems unlikely that they will be able to “win” at the end of Variant 237 – that the Nameless will take over the Structure – and Cassandra’s unexplained visions of the future support this.