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Chalice Wong

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Chalice Wong is the daughter of controversial neuro-engineer Dr. James Moonweed Wong and the only human ever raised with a BOB from birth. She is known to the public as The Chalice Study. Accidentally permitting her Destiny BOB to permadrone her for a decade, she is the first person to fork her own life into two parallel lives - one lived in the 1000 Lives Demo by her human consciousness, the other lived in her corporeal body by her BOB - and still manage to merge back into an integrated person.

Early Life

Chalice Wong was born on June 28, 2064, in Vancouver, BC. Her father is Dr. James Moonweed Wong, chief neuro engineer at Zoroaster Immeasurables (ZIM) and controversial inventor of the Task BOB and Affirmation BOB. At the age of 10, she developed an interest in wavecasting via ZIM’s home academics program Learning educational modules. A hyper-aware and imaginative child, Chalice was encouraged by BOB to occupy herself with diverse hobbies, including frac-tonal music and programming wetware. She is most often seen wearing her lucky blue sweatshirt and her jade heirloom necklace. Due to BOB droning her body during more physically challenging activities, Chalice has scrapes and a perennial sunburn. Her hair is a soft pink color, with a strict center part.

The Chalice Study

Chalice is inextricable from her Destiny BOB. They effortlessly hand-off the governance of her body and life, but parts of Chalice’s personality and potential come out most clearly when working together in the Wavyverse in Chalice's private conflux. Like a sibling, Chalice is often jealous of BOB’s strengths and ability to impress her father. Uncomfortably resigned to feeling like BOB might be better at being her than she is, an implacable confusion mars Chalice’s sense of self. Dr. Wong calls this ideal, BOB-governed version of Chalice “My Perfect Girl.”

As a result, Chalice covets private pleasures and is increasingly annoyed when BOB wants to join in. She wonders what it will be like when she arrives at the Destiny Tree and The Chalice Study ends, the point at which she’ll need to break contract, and contact, with BOB. She fears this eventuality as much as she idealizes the idea of freedom.

1000 Lives

On New Years Eve 2074, Zoroaster (Z) invites Chalice and three other candidates— Princess Wendy, Commander Alan and Orlando de Blair to take part in his 1000 Lives demo, during which unfortunate events lead to Chalice's Permadroned Years.

Permadroned Years

A ten year period during which Chalice is droned by her Destiny BOB Chyna Horchow. These are considered the most entertaining and notorious years of her Wavecasting career.

In Popular Culture

A reviled symbol of the anomic era in which humans feel threatened by the advance of AI, Chalice is publicly regarded as a villain by humanistas, and a general source of fascination and wonder.

Personal Life

Romantic associations are Fortunate Amari, Chyna Horchow, Commander Alan, Orlando de Blair

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