"Some speculate that the radiolarian fluid is the last vestige of a biological life-form that became the Vex." —Sister Faora, "Theories on the Vex"
Physically, I am beneath the surface of Mercury. That is what Sagira's sensors say. The Vex hollowed out the planet, replaced its molten heart with cold right angles.
But that is not what I see.
I see infinity.
An infinity of possible worlds, so perfectly simulated as to be indistinguishable from the experiences I once called "reality." I can touch them, taste them, pass lifetimes in them! They grow within this machine like fruit upon a tree—no, a forest of trees, its fractal expansion nigh unmeasurable.
I said that to Sagira and she replied, "Sounds like a challenge."
This Ghost of mine knows me too well.
It strikes me now that I could find in this Infinite Forest a reality in which Ikora accompanied me into its endless mysteries.
What an awful, destructive machine this is.
I must know everything about it.