The communicators of all Shadows of Argus members pinged quietly this afternoon. A message appeared, projected on the nearest wall or flat surface for them to read, Lena’s face next to it.
Greetings, brothers and sisters of Shadows of Argus.
You communicators have recently been updated and overhauled to include important locations, documents, and services for your - and our - convenience.
First, you will find updated, more refined location services. For us to know where you are when we need you, and for you to more easily find each other. Your location can be sent to the order at large or to a small group, or to an individual. Use these functions carefully. In addition, in most cases, your communicator will be able to produce a map of known planets.
Second, you will find a system of projections similar to this one with all our current rites, rituals, and other important documents regarding the order, including basic healing spells, funeral rites, and procedures for evacuation should evacuation ever be necessary.
Third, a holocrystal can be conjured using your communicator. If you are in need of sending a longer message, or a more personal one, or need to record a message in the unlikely event that you fall during your time with us, feel free to use the holocrystal to record your memories, thoughts, and messages for loved ones and fellow Shadows. If the event rises that you are stuck down in service to the Shadows, your communicator will be left in the care of the Archons, and holocrystals will be delivered to their intended recipients.
Fourth, hearthstones can be conjured with the communicator. These hearthstones are different than the ones that many of you carry on your person. They are set to various safe houses that the order controls and frequently magically secures. Use these hearthstones with caution, for they will only be conjurable upon a signal from Archon or Shield communicators indicating that we are under attack and must evacuate to safer locales.
Fifth, enhanced communication abilities. Your communicator will allow you to broadcast to the entire order, to a specific rank (such as Archons, Shields, Valiants, etc.), to a non-rank specific group, or to an individual. Again, use these features with caution and discretion.
Sixth, your communicator has been updated to imprint your person. Once you are finished reading this message, you will need to press your thumb or finger to the light from which this projection emanates, so that the communicator will learn your fingerprints as well as the basic makeup of your individual molecular makeup. In the case that your communicator falls into the wrong hands, it will appear as a malfunctioning or broken comm unit, unusable by anyone other than yourself.
If you have questions about the functionality of your communicator, please see me or the other Archons.
Light be with you,