Magellan cells

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Central to the mystery of the powers of the Gifted. The Magellan cells are mysterious, idiopathic non-cancerous neurons that impart to their hosts the power to perform feats considered scientifically impossible. The higher the concentration of cells in an individual, the greater the power. Thus far, it is known that only unaltered humans can become hosts. The cells have bizarre behaviour - moving from host to host without physically moving and triggered by deaths, births and sometimes cataclysm. The data surrounding the migration patterns and previous hosts are kept in a distributed online Blockchain repository: The Benedictine Codex.

Their discovery was in the early 2030’s on old Earth by a Jesuit, Father Benedict. Many Civil Corporations wish to suppress the information of the Magellan cells, manipulating media agencies to discredit evidence of Magellan phenomena as fake news.