Remanence resembles subsumption indices in that it is a measure of how well an object or a region of space retains its original physics, albeit when immersed in a region of altered parameters. Though remanence is somewhat dependent on the subsumption index of the object's original universe, other factors, such as the object's composition and energy density, can also affect this value. This number is used in calculating the rate of physics alteration in a trans-universal region of space, with the universe's remanence being subtracted from a universe's subsumption index and used as a coefficient on several other factors that determine the fluxion. If the remanence of an object is greater than the subsumption index of the surrounding space (i.e, fluxion is negative), then that space shall begin to assume the characteristics of the foreign matter's parent universe, rather than the latter coming under sway of the laws of the former.
Results and ApplicationsEdit
Softspace-derived fluidmatter, such as the Sparkforms, has a tendency to retain all of the former's penetrating powers, resulting in the Sparkforms' transformative aura that destroys normal mass-energy and thus these organisms' destructive power.
Starbuilder relics have been discovered that possess remanence-modulating properties; this technology no doubt accounted for their success in expansion as well as the destructive power of their weapons, such as the Arahon Traversal device and the Galaxy-Crackers, respectively. Currently extant civilizations lack this same technology, and must thus rely on acquired Starbuilder technology to cross Softspace and survive for extended periods in other universes.