>>2617>Time: A few minutes later
>As Mechanicus finishes his biometric scan of Chimera and Fugue, he then turns back to Hyperia, stating:
"It's exactly as I expected. They're Chronarchs now."
>Blinking for a moment, Hyperia then says:
"….I'm sorry, WHAT?!?!
>Mechanicus holds up one hand to clarify.
"Well, not entirely
. They're more like part
Chronarch now. Remember, each TTC needs a trans-dimensional key signature with a Chronarch in order to operate. That was the safety precaution made to ensure that they don't fall into the wrong hands."
>Looking at the interior of the console command area before him, Mechanicus continues speaking.
"But since our new friends in Paradise City seemingly broke out of containment here - the damage they did was so extensive as to force the TTC to reboot itself. That's very rare."
>Fugue looks up at Mechanicus upon hearing that statement.
"…So like a factory reset for a computer?"
>Mechanicus nods at Fugue as he responds.
"Exactly. The biometric key signature was lost, and the machine
so to speak, had to reboot itself. It needed a DNA signature to prime its initialization process - so it needed yours, Chimera."
>Nodding, Chimera then makes a flicking gesture with his fingers.
>Mechanicus then further elaborates.
"After that, it needed a Chronarch signature to obtain full operational status. As such, the TTC accessed the only Chronarch signature that it realistically could - the DNA signature back on Thulcandra."
>Mechanicus looks back at Hyperia as he finishes his explanation.
"In other words, it redeployed Ouranos's Chronarch DNA as the template."
>Pointing back at Chimera and Fugue, Mechanicus then says:
"So it more or less partially re-wrote their DNA to integrate the Chronarch sequence into their bodies. Hence, them being part Chronarch. Strange though…."
>Mechanicus takes a moment to assume a thinking position as he continues speaking.
"Their DNA must be awfully resilient in order to avoid a complete overriding. The benefits of being a Meta-Human I suppose."
>Hyperia then takes a long moment to look between Chimera and Fugue - then Mechanicus before she speaks up again.
"….So they're part alien now."
"They're not going to manifest much beyond the standard Thulcandran physiological traits. At least for now. However, even that alone should be a substantial boost to their intellect and energy efficiency."
>Looking back at Chimera and Fugue, he then says:
"So I suppose they're more Thulcandran than Chronarch. Still a substantial increase in intellectual capabilities - I would say."
>The TTC's interior then changes once more, to a larger open space - with a more dark grey aesthetic once again.
"The area is still in flux, due to your resilient DNA. It'll take a few days for the internal structure to stabilize - although the TTC has repaired itself enough to move."