Greetings, Agents! This is the first entry of a ‘column’ of sorts that I intend to update periodically with elaborations on aspects of the Thymosphere. If you have a question you’d like me to answer, send it to email@example.com c.o. Dr. Cornelius Rhine.
Today I’d like to address a phenomenon that happens quite frequently in the Spirit World: Esper Dissipation. Often when I explain the average day of a Field Agent to those unfamiliar with Geomon, they react in shock at the notion of fighting creatures and causing them to dissipate. It strikes them as inhumane. But once you understand the nature of dissipation, you see that it’s really a natural part of the Thymosphere’s ecosystem, and is generally harmless to the Esper.
Dissipaton occurs when an Esper loses the ability to maintain a solid state any longer, usually as the result of some kind of outside force. Its energy is depleted and its physical frame damaged in such a way that it undergoes a rapid breakdown in structural integrity resulting in dissipation. The Esper literally breaks apart into a multitude of little pieces of Energy and Matter that fly off in every direction. During the process, parts of the Esper might break off, fuse, or crystallize in various manners depending on the circumstance.