Presently, I'm not aiming for fluency, as that can come with further editing. My current priority is to extract all of the information that should be there, as best I can.
The first thing I checked out was the "hologram room" in the Solaris laboratory, to obtain additional clarification on this and that. Here I'll post the character entries as-is, with my comments in brackets.
Lambs Number 001589750
Fei Fong Wong
Ether Response... Infinite
Anima Alignment... Infinite
Comments: Contact. Immediate disposal desired.
["Ether Response" is a truncated translation of "Ether Response Rate". "Anima Alignment", similarly, should be "Anima Alignment Value". Not sure what either of those MEAN, exactly...]
Minister [Gazel] Number 6920188-2
Elhaym [Elehayym] Van Houten
Ether Response... Infinite
Anima Alignment... Infinite
Comments: Possible Antitype. Approval for retrieval and necessary analysis granted.
["Minister Number" should be "Gazel Number", here and in subsequent entries. Not sure how that substitution happened.]
□ Citan [Shitan]
Lambs Number 584921547
Hyuga Ricdeau [Rikudou]
[Citan having a "Lambs Number" isn't a mistake, as he was born a "worker bee".]
Lambs Number 221589542
Ether Response... 210
Comments: Upon retrieval of Anima “Dan”, schedule for Animus adjustment. [This actually says "schedule adjustment as Animus", that is, Bart is to be "adjusted" in his capacity as (part of the?) Animus. Very slightly more lucid than just "Animus adjustment".]
Test Mixture Number 000-215914
Comments: Created by the Ethos [the Church] as an experimental mixture [same phrase here as used for "test mixture" above]. Used by the Kislev Battling Association [Committee] to measure battle potential. The data has been transferred. Schedule for Animus adjustment. [Schedule adjustment as Animus.]
Minister [Gazel] Number 321658-11
Anima Alignment... 92
Comments: Schedule for Animus adjustment. [Schedule adjustment as Animus.]
Lambs Number 54109854
[What, they won't accept an Anima Alignment Value under 90? On an aside, Maria was at one point intended to get an Omnigear.]
Ether Response... N/A [incompatible]
Anima Alignment... N/A [incompatible]
Comments: Unusable. Annul and dispose.
Ether Response... N/A [cannot be measured]
Anima Alignment … None [alignment ?inadvisable or ?impossible]
Comments: Nanomachine colony. Data analysis complete. Annul and dispose.
[Much mystery here, probably on account on me not knowing the nuance of the terms used. "Cannot be measured" meaning there's nothing to measure, or...? I also can't tell whether it's saying aligning her with Anima would be a bad idea or just outright impossible.]
Next up are parts of Citan's big info-dump in the lab, right before Fei and Elly are captured. I'll put Honeywell's in bold.
Citan: This place was not meant to be seen since the origin of time.
This is definitely not what he's saying, but the language he's using is incredibly difficult for me and the best I could come up with on my own is, "Here is one compromised from the start, bound since the origin of time to an ever-living body." Citan seems to be opening the info-dump with a cryptic reference to Emperor Cain, but beyond that I got nothing. I need to consult someone of a higher skill level about the line.
Fei: The origin of time?
Citan: Yes... 10,000 years ago, beings called humans were born here. The first were the Emperor and the Ministry's elders.
Shitan: Yes, 10,000 years ago. The creatures called humans were born upon this earth. Those first humans were Emperor Cain and the old men comprising the Gazel Ministry.
[It doesn't say "men" specifically, but the original word seems more a generic term for old people, lacking the connotations of "elder".]
Elly: How could a human... live 10,000 years...?
Citan: Now only the Emperor is left. His destiny is to never die. However, the Ministry is different.
Shitan: Naturally, that was only one person, the Emperor. He is the human whose destiny is to never die. But the Gazel's destiny was different.
Citan: Once, during the Diabolos invasion... the Ministry elders died losing their bodies.
Shitan: The war with the former surface-dwellers... Due to the Diabolos' invasion, the old men of Gazel completely lost their bodies.
Citan: Now, the Solaris governing Ministry exists as data in memory banks.Each of their personalities are bits of data.
Fei: It's the data on the memory bank?
Fei: They're data in a memory bank?
Citan: Having neither flesh nor souls they are just binary numbers.
They both exist and do not exist at the same time..."
Citan: After the Fall, wanting to resurrect their bodies, and create a worthy vessel, they transferred a research facility that was once the Soylent System on the land to Etrenank.
Shitan: After the Day of Collapse, they who were fixated upon corporeality and desiring their resurrection transferred one of the Soylent Systems that had been on the surface to Etemenanki, in order to produce suitable bodies for that [their resurrection].
[Can be streamlined to: After the Day of Collapse, they became fixated upon their [lost] corporeality. Desiring resurrection, they transferred one of the Soylent Systems from the surface to Etemenanki so that it might produce suitable bodies.]
Citan: Eventually the facility was no longer only for the Emperor's life and the Ministry's resurrection, but it began producing food and drugs with additives that controlled the public.
Shitan: Eventually the institution, no longer limited to researching only the Emperor's longevity treatments and Ministry's corporeal resurrection, came to double as a facility researching organic weapons, along with special food and drug additives that would regulate public opinion.
Citan: Of course, the 'Ethos' also sent various data to help.
Shitan: [do this line later]
Fei: That means we were living for those elderly people of Gazel?
Elly: They're transferring and taking living data via memory cubes to the Ministry so they can use them to resurrect their bodies!?
Elly: Individual bio-data is transmitted via the memory cubes every time a record is taken, to be put to use for the Ministry's physical resurrection?!
Fei: You mean those mutants getting disassembled at that factory were too?
Fei: You mean the demi-humans getting cannibalized at the factory were, too? [Tidy this up later.]
Citan: Basically, they wish to reuse the useless dregs.
Shitan: Unusable dregs... It's more like re-using them. [A little off. Try to fix later.]
All for now.
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