I heard a rumor from a traveler, who himself had only heard of it as a rumor. Somewhere out there, presumably in the Main Belt, there's a place called Casaclanka, where people are working on getting as many people out of clod storage as fast as they can. The story goes that they're optioning stored egos for an interview, basically ask "Do you think you can stand being an infomorph and / or synthmorph and help us making more morphs until you're at the head of the line, at which point to shove off wherever you want to?", take everybody who accepts to Casaclanka, and then churn out morphs as fast as they can while also scaling up as fast as they can.
On one hand I'd think we'd have heard of an operation like that simply because that many people probably wouldn't be able to keep a secret, and seeing how many Autonomists would happily throw some support their direction, secrecy seems counterproductive. On the other hand such a morph factory would be a prime target for pirates, and a thorn in the side of the hypercorps, who wouldn't want potential indentures to have a better alternative. And on the third hand (if you don't have one, I can fix that) something more sinister might be going on. Where would the resources come from to option cold storage egos? Would they be going through IndEX? The Night Cartel? And if there's a node in the Belt running many egos, should we be afraid of someone or something manipulating them for nefarious purposes? Is somebody building an army?
And if there is no Casaclanka... How do we best make it a reality?
Morgan's Butchery | Body bank, morph individualization and upgrades | Psychotherapy and Psychosurgery, therapeutic and recreational | http://eclipsephase.com/comment/59484#comment-59484