Sandford Fleming's Postage Stamp
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Origin

Sandford Fleming

Type

Postage Stamp

Effects

Universal Time Device Synchronization

Downsides

Slow Molecular Dispersal

Activation

Adhesion to Postage

Section

Out and About List

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Origin[edit | edit source]

Although he first worked for the Royal Canadian Institute and created the first Canadian postage stamp, Sandford Fleming was more well regarded for his efforts as a railroad engineer. He initially functioned as a mere surveyor for Nova Scotia, but quickly gained connections with government heads; when contractors overcharged, Fleming did the construction work instead at a cheaper rate. Although his deployment of a transcontinental railroad went off without any setbacks, he was devastated when a private company was hired to complete the job. Still, he was present to drive the ceremonial final spike as director of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

It was during this period that he conceived the idea of a universal or standard time to coordinate all areas of the globe with ease rather than obeying local and conflicting time zones. He established Greenwich, England as the international meridian from which all points would be measured from, which was eventually accepted by all major countries.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Placing upon postage syncs together all time-keeping devices within their zone of effect to a prime dial. No matter what manipulations befell the pieces or how they are powered, they will always revert to the primary device. However, continuous usage over several days will cause all nearby a subordinate mechanism to experience what can be akin to molecular shredding. Like a nation traversing railcar, the subject will sense their bodies slowly dissipate and spread apart as if they were going on an arduous journey and incrementally leaving their presence behind.

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