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 The Trust encounters problems informing Eternals, or even finding some. Many eternals are recluses that live bored and alone in deserts with memories and minds crumbling. Other eternals are afraid they'​ll get "found out" and purposely escape the trust. Mark Faire was known to the Trust since the mid-1800s but they never actually got to contact him until 2012. The Trust encounters problems informing Eternals, or even finding some. Many eternals are recluses that live bored and alone in deserts with memories and minds crumbling. Other eternals are afraid they'​ll get "found out" and purposely escape the trust. Mark Faire was known to the Trust since the mid-1800s but they never actually got to contact him until 2012.
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 ==== Research and Charity ==== ==== Research and Charity ====
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 During the Cold War, the Trust considered the possibility that the Earth might be rendered inhospitable to life, and arranged the construction of the Runaway, a nuclear-pulse Orion spacecraft, to evacuate the Trust membership in the event of nuclear war. In the 1970s, the Trust suborned two Russian space probes bound for Mars to establish a small base ([[The Cave]]) on the planet. Since then, Macarius and Nicolet, the two eternals at the base, have dug a permanent habitat - aided by several further supply drops from Earth, which were covered up as lost satellites. The Cave will become impossible to hide with higher-resolution imaging of Mars by NASA spacecraft, and the Trust is currently voting if the Masquerade should be ended or not. During the Cold War, the Trust considered the possibility that the Earth might be rendered inhospitable to life, and arranged the construction of the Runaway, a nuclear-pulse Orion spacecraft, to evacuate the Trust membership in the event of nuclear war. In the 1970s, the Trust suborned two Russian space probes bound for Mars to establish a small base ([[The Cave]]) on the planet. Since then, Macarius and Nicolet, the two eternals at the base, have dug a permanent habitat - aided by several further supply drops from Earth, which were covered up as lost satellites. The Cave will become impossible to hide with higher-resolution imaging of Mars by NASA spacecraft, and the Trust is currently voting if the Masquerade should be ended or not.
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 ==== Dealing with Rogue Eternals ==== ==== Dealing with Rogue Eternals ====
  
 On occasion, the Trust has also dispensed justice against eternals. The most prominent case was that of the Blood Knight, who was consigned to burial in an oceanic trench as punishment for murdering 22 eternals, five of whom have not yet been located and revived, and at least five thousand ephemerals. Gregorios has recently petitioned for the Blood Knight to be excavated, with a view towards potential rehabilitation and to aid in locating the missing victims and potentially other victims that were unknown at the time of the original conviction. On occasion, the Trust has also dispensed justice against eternals. The most prominent case was that of the Blood Knight, who was consigned to burial in an oceanic trench as punishment for murdering 22 eternals, five of whom have not yet been located and revived, and at least five thousand ephemerals. Gregorios has recently petitioned for the Blood Knight to be excavated, with a view towards potential rehabilitation and to aid in locating the missing victims and potentially other victims that were unknown at the time of the original conviction.
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 ==== Insignia of The Trust ==== ==== Insignia of The Trust ====
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 The official insignia of The Trust. It is described thusly: //"An hourglass crossed with an infinity symbol. Note that the infinity symbol crosses with the hourglass at the glass neck connecting the two bulbs. Thus, the sand inside is stopped in both directions and the measurement of time becomes meaningless:​ A symbol for the natural immortality of Eternals worldwide. It also highlights the grimmer implications of the gift of immortality - i.e. time still flows, eras and individuals come and go, societies change. Over time, you lose everything and everyone you knew and loved. Aging may have stopped for the Eternals, but time itself hasn't stopped - and the Eternals have to learn how to live with that."//​ The official insignia of The Trust. It is described thusly: //"An hourglass crossed with an infinity symbol. Note that the infinity symbol crosses with the hourglass at the glass neck connecting the two bulbs. Thus, the sand inside is stopped in both directions and the measurement of time becomes meaningless:​ A symbol for the natural immortality of Eternals worldwide. It also highlights the grimmer implications of the gift of immortality - i.e. time still flows, eras and individuals come and go, societies change. Over time, you lose everything and everyone you knew and loved. Aging may have stopped for the Eternals, but time itself hasn't stopped - and the Eternals have to learn how to live with that."//​
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 ==== Operational Subdivisions and Branches ==== ==== Operational Subdivisions and Branches ====
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 **TISSUE** - Trust Intelligence Service and Special Unit for Emergencies **TISSUE** - Trust Intelligence Service and Special Unit for Emergencies
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 ==== See Also ==== ==== See Also ====
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 **[[Autobiographies of Eternals]]** **[[Autobiographies of Eternals]]**
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 ==== Navigation ==== ==== Navigation ====
  
 **[[AH.com Eternals]]** **[[AH.com Eternals]]**
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