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So, a few additional thoughts:

a) We don't really have a lot written on the various tools and institutions that are involved in studying ascension/transcension and guiding/teaching those who seek to jump an S-level - even though this is a major foundation element of the setting. As such, this could again be an area where (if it folds into your interests) you might help expand the setting and work in some of your thoughts and ideas on transapients and such.

b) Related to 'a' above, we don't currently have a term for those seeking to become a transapient or jump from one S-level to a higher one. Your term 'transcedens' might work in this regard and would be an initial step along the path of reviewing and potentially updating/expanding our current pages on toposophy and related areas. I realize this is a somewhat different usage from what you originally described, but as mentioned in my reply the majority of sophonts in the OA setting are already is this state as you originally describe it, or can become such with trivial effort any time they please. And its a fun termSmile

On a different note - In my summary of the sort of genetic and cybernetic enhancements that sophonts in OA routinely have, I forgot to mention the use of Backup technology - which allows them to either resurrect from death, or at least makes them very durable, or leaves an heir behind who is not them but a copy - depending on who you ask in the setting (there is considerable diversity of opinion on this subject both in setting and among the OA communitySmile).

On yet a different note (see what happens when I get extra sleep on the weekendTongue) - Regarding your character in the story - Perhaps e has sent multiple Copies to study all the different transcension mazes and schools and such simultaneously - due to being granted some kind of special dispensation by an archailect somewhere in eir career - and then those copies have merged (perhaps via Unityware) to form a sort of advisory council (managed by the Aivisor suggested earlier, perhaps) and also perhaps a sort of super exocortex. The idea here (which may or may not be difficult to convey to a reader of the story) is that the 'advisory council' is also somewhat a part of the character emself and between that and the Aivisor and not necessarily being so much highly augmented as each possessing expertise on a different ascension resource, there is less chance (but perhaps not zero, as a source of dramatic tension) that the character will be manipulated or subsumed by eir copies.

Or something like that. Just some ideas to consider.

Ok, off to walk the dog and start the daySmile

Hope this helps,

Todd
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