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1 Re: History of Arcanum on Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:32 pm

Mike

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A man by the name of Clark Christian Cameron Callahan was visiting the South Deep gold mine in Westonaria, Gauteng Province, South Africa while working on his doctorate in energy resources engineering. He was writing a paper on the feasibility of using heat from beneath the earths crust as an alternate form of energy when he discovered Arcanum. Arcanum was discovered at over 9000 feet (1.7 miles) below the earths surface and was a byproduct of the pressures of deep mining and the artificial cooling process used to keep the mines at a workable temperature. After Dr. Callahan received his doctorate he started focusing all his attention on Arcanum but his research was never taken seriously as the material was regarded as nothing more than detritus from the mining process and had no value. During a presentation to his peers Dr. Callahan attempted to show his colleagues how Arcanum would become a beneficial alternate energy when his prototype caught fire and nearly burned down the auditorium. After this Dr. Callahan refined his work and again attempted to present his findings to his peers. He was never able to finish his presentation as he was laughed at and openly belittled by nearly everyone in the room. Everyone except Dr. Mitchell Scott who had been following Dr. Callahan's work.

After the disastrous presentation and subsequent withdrawal of funding, Dr. Callahan vowed to give up on Arcanum altogether and try to rebuild his reputation as best he could. Dr. Scott approached Dr. Callahan a few days after his final presentation on Arcanum and tried to convince him to come work for him. Initially Dr. Callahan refused but Mitchell started coordinating the removal and shipment of Arcanum to the states from the South Deep mine in Africa anyway. Though mildly rare, the mine company gladly gave Dr. Scott all the Arcanum he wanted as it was seen as an item of cost and not profitable.

After Dr. Scott had a small stockpile of Arcanum and a working lab fully devoted to the research and refinement of the material he again contacted Dr. Callahan and was able to arrange a meeting though Dr. Scott didn't mention his work on Arcanum. The two met at Dr. Scott's Arcanum lab and after Dr. Scott showed him what he was doing and the progress he was making with Dr. Callahan's initial research he finally gave in and agreed to work lead on the project. With Dr. Callahan's help it was quickly realized that Arcanum was viable as an alternate form of energy. Research would have continued but the outbreak hit and the lab had to be shut down. The Arcanum power cells were only small working prototypes at the time.

Dr. Scott's SkyMedix division was tasked with delivering the antivirus but he needed a longer term source of energy. With Dr. Callahan's help his team was able to quickly adapt the Arcanum technology to SkyMedix delivery drones and production on the downsized "prototype" Arcanum cells was quickly ramped up. After the outbreak Dr. Callahan started calling himself 4C in an attempt to hide from those who blamed SkyMedix for the outbreak while at the same time attempting to build a larger, full size, Arcanum cell which would use a few hundred Arc Pellets and power his portion of the grid keeping SkyMedix up and running for many years to come.

This got a whole lot longer than I intended but I think it ties in nicely with the current story.

What do you guys think?

2 Re: History of Arcanum on Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:04 am

meganry

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LOVE IT! Smile

3 Re: History of Arcanum on Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:07 pm

waffleman

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I love it.

4 Re: History of Arcanum on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:51 pm

yhad73


I like Mike's info about the arcanum, however some suggestions I would like to offer is changing the area ofthe source to be the Atlantic Rift (large but unique area, heat, pressure, and large mineral possibilities with unique properties)... second I don't see 4C as the "founder", but I could see David or possibly even Jax (that might make it more interesting for his daughter's disappearance)... or the person might not even be alive anymore.

5 Re: History of Arcanum on Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:57 pm

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yhad73 wrote:I like Mike's info about the arcanum, however some suggestions I would like to offer is changing the area ofthe source to be the Atlantic Rift (large but unique area, heat, pressure, and large mineral possibilities with unique properties)... second I don't see 4C as the "founder", but I could see David or possibly even Jax (that might make it more interesting for his daughter's disappearance)... or the person might not even be alive anymore.

Yeah, I can see David being the guy who discovered it. That type of discovery and work fit david much better than 4c.

6 Re: History of Arcanum on Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:22 pm

Mike

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yhad73 wrote:I like Mike's info about the arcanum, however some suggestions I would like to offer is changing the area ofthe source to be the Atlantic Rift (large but unique area, heat, pressure, and large mineral possibilities with unique properties)... second I don't see 4C as the "founder", but I could see David or possibly even Jax (that might make it more interesting for his daughter's disappearance)... or the person might not even be alive anymore.

The Atlantic Rift could be another alternate location for the discovery of Arcanum. I picked the South Deep mine because it's one of the deepest in the world and they deal with a lot of heat and extreme pressures.

waffleman wrote:Yeah, I can see David being the guy who discovered it. That type of discovery and work fit david much better than 4c.

I like 4C as the person who discovers Arcanum mainly for the reason that he is the guy in the series trying to get the power back up. If he's doing that then he must have some form of education in that field and a valid reason for his connection to team SkyMedix.

4C is also shown in the picture with Dad and David. Dad works on the vaccine, David has already said he works on drones and if 4C works on energy we have the perfect trinity; medicine, delivery method and energy.

Of course this is just my opinion and getting a fresh take on things and more opinions is why the new faces so please don't let my opinions discourage you! Very Happy

7 Re: History of Arcanum on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:00 pm

yhad73


There is another location also, but the exact place escapes me...it was a place I think in South America where those gigantic crystals wete found...I'd have to look through my National Geographic magazines, but more than one place, but on almost equal sections on Earth would make sense, however, I wouldn't make it more than 4 locations... allows the uniqueness and availability all over the globe.
My reasoning for not using 4C was he seems more of a boss/ middleman...maybe acting like it was his idea for putting up the grid, but someone more of a powerplayer having the idea (plot lines for season 2?)
Though 4C is a man that knows how to use people resources... what the "big man" would need for his reign of power... maybe one of the extremists?

8 History of Arcanum on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:23 pm

yhad73


Mike, you mentioned 4C being in the picture with David and Kitch's father...I could see 4C as maybe the boss of Skymedix's delivery services, using and coordinating the drone network. That would explain all 3 together...kinda like a awards picture for sales Wink

9 Re: History of Arcanum on Tue Jan 13, 2015 1:48 am

Mike

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yhad73 wrote:...a place I think in South America where those gigantic crystals wete found...

Are you talking about the Giant Crystal Caves under the Naica mountain in Mexico?

10 Re: History of Arcanum on Tue Jan 13, 2015 3:21 am

yhad73


I'm pretty sure that's it, Mike...thanks for getting the image too... double thumbs up to you!!!

11 Re: History of Arcanum on Fri Jan 23, 2015 4:58 pm

Mike

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Can we get the title of this wiki changed from "Arc Pellets" to "Arcanum" since that's the official name for the material?

12 Re: History of Arcanum on Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:03 pm

meganry

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Done!

13 Re: History of Arcanum on Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:06 pm

Mike

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meganry wrote:Done!

That was quick! Thanks! Smile

I had actually just figured out how to do it when I saw it change! Very Happy

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