Sightings and Sounds[edit | edit source]
The capsules are large, pill-shaped devices that appear to be made of some kind of metal. They are seen sparingly in some areas and numerously in others. Some are half-buried in the ground of an open field and others have smashed into buildings and homes and caused considerable damage in their wake.
The capsules are motionless devices and a large mystery in the beginning. The sound coming from some of the capsules is unknown. Although it may be the sound of gas still being released.
Origin and Purpose[edit | edit source]
Partway through the game the Conductor comes across what appears to be a large factory that produces the capsules. But this is only due to the sound emitted in certain areas of the 'factory'. Some of the capsules found outside can be heard emitting a similar sound.
The capsules fell from the sky, seemingly without warning, according to one old character early in the game. It was only after the capsules fell that the First Visitation began. The old man describes the gas released from the capsules as affecting everyone differently. But even he doesn't know, or explain, what they are or where they come from or why.
Late in the game another character reveals the capsules contain some kind of medication. This comes after traversing a location that contains what seems to be experiments. It appears people were selected to be exposed to the 'medicinal' gas to see how it would affect people with varying personalities and aptitudes.
Every visual and verbal hint the game gives seems to imply they were created by humans and deliberately dropped in an effort to affect the general public.
But nothing is known for certain and anything is possible.