A Note for the Ethereal Lore of Norwegian Rot
In his attempts to uncover the operating principles of polychrons, Zincovovich came to believe that the human brain itself was tool with polychronic capabilities, more often acting via a ‘community effect’ in those locales where the consumption of Norwegian Rot had become a frequent, if private or hidden, activity among most or many of the members. Since the exile and probable death of Zincovovich along the waters of the Mahoning in Nerraw, no further experimentation has been feasible or desirable on the part of the crew of the Due Return. The common distate for solitary consumption of Norwegian Rot, though, likely has more to do with the unpleasant visions and concentration that can arise when Rot is consumed by one and not many.
Zincovovich is said to have frequently attributed to an unnamed mentor the following thought: “Time travel is an event for humanity no less than that of the arrival of the Messiah. Then again, maybe it is bigger than that. Maybe God will turn out to be a time traveller, too.”