Six Impossible Things
The Unfallen Temple
The central temple on the site of the ruined city of Meru. Constructed in the First Age to serve the needs of the Deliberative, this massive Solar manse serves as central archive, command and control, place of worship and barracks large enough to house each member of the Deliberative and their dependents.
The hearthstone is known as the Speaking Stone, and allows the bearer to communicate with the artificial intelligence that runs the manse. SHODAN has access to all the manses’ systems and all Deliberative archives. Before Meru was destroyed in the Usurpation, SHODAN could monitor all of Creation from his perch at the Pole of Earth, but with the twisting of the essence flows during the Usurpation it can now barely see past the ruins of Meru. SHODAN can also access and read back any records archived in the temple which currently is the majority of Deliberative records up to the date of the Usurpation.