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=== Replacement ===
 
=== Replacement ===
 
On the first trip to the [[Outside]], [[Ela Ribeira]] created the [[Recolada]] (re-gluer) and replaced the Descolada on the world of Lusitania with it by killing off the old virus.<ref name=":1">[[Xenocide (Novel)|''Xenocide'']]</ref>
 
On the first trip to the [[Outside]], [[Ela Ribeira]] created the [[Recolada]] (re-gluer) and replaced the Descolada on the world of Lusitania with it by killing off the old virus.<ref name=":1">[[Xenocide (Novel)|''Xenocide'']]</ref>
 
== Timeline ==
 
'''(???? AX) ???? SC:''' [[Descoladores]] somehow introduce the Descolada to the Planet
 
 
'''(2860 AX) 1830 SC:''' [[Lusitania]] discovered by a robotic probe
 
 
'''(2916 AX) 1886 SC:''' First explorers arrive on Lusitania
 
 
('''2955 AX) 1925 SC:''' Colony founded
 
 
'''(2966 AX) 1936 SC:''' Descolada cured
 
 
'''(2972 AX) 1942 SC:''' Starting point of [[Speaker for the Dead (Novel)|Speaker for the Dead]]
 
 
 
== References ==
 
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Latest revision as of 01:48, 4 February 2021

The Descolada (Portuguese for un-gluer) was a superintelligent virus on the planet of Lusitania.[1]

Biology

The virus ripped, or "unglued" DNA strands. The strand would attempt to repair itself, but its proteins were scrambled in the attempt. Death was the end result for the infected host, either resulting from the immune system's rejection of or the physical ripping apart of the body. It changed human DNA, causing flesh to fall off, or extra limbs to grow onto parts of the body where there shouldn't be limbs.[1]

History

Creation

Thousands of years before humans arrived on Lusitania, the Descoladores created the virus and spread it in a wide swath throughout the galaxy. Eventually, a ship came to Lusitania, home of the Pequeninos, and infected the ecosystem of the planet.[2]

Most Lusitanian species died out because they could not adapt to the virus, but several incorporated the Descolada into their life cycles and became immune to its devastating effects, including the intelligent Pequeninos.[1]

Speaker for the Dead

Millennia later, humans originating from the planet Baía settled on Lusitania. They quickly discovered the Descolada, and named it appropriately. As soon as the symptoms of the virus were discovered, research for a cure began. Vast amounts of the colonists died off before Gusto and Cida von Hesse could design a temporary cure for the disease.[1]

After Andrew Wiggin arrived on the planet, the Xenobiologists learned more about the Descolada and how it interacted with the native life of the planet. The virus had paired each species with another, one becoming the other when they died.[1]

Xenocide

Planter suggested that the Descolada regulated the planet's climate by causing the Pequeninos to wage wars that result in the planting of numerous trees when the planet is too warm, which they would later cut down for shelter when it is too cool.[3]

Replacement

On the first trip to the Outside, Ela Ribeira created the Recolada (re-gluer) and replaced the Descolada on the world of Lusitania with it by killing off the old virus.[3]

References

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