|“||We call it the Anomaly Stone.||”|
|— Gabriel Santiago [src]|
The Anomaly Stones, also known as The Device, or simply the Stones, are mysterious alien artifacts of an extraterrestrial origin. These objects were originated from Bardo, and were created by the native Bardoans, an alien race that created the Stones.
The Anomaly Stone is thousands of years old and has 744 symbols on it. It was presumably created by the Bardoans before their extinction. Gabriel thinks the stone is likely responsible for the radio signal disruption on the moon. This artifact is able to control the Temporal Anomaly and is present on each of the worlds the Anomaly exists on. By entering a specific code, the Anomaly can be targeted for a specific destination.
Hope explains that each mind has its own unique code, a biometric signature. By entering Hope's code, Octavia was able to pull her to Sanctum while Hope could send Octavia back through using a tag. As later revealed, Levitt used a device left behind by the native Bardoans to get the code and tattoo it on Octavia's back. The Bardoans had used this method to pull back people who got stuck in the Anomaly when they used it.
Gabriel suggests that the species that created the Anomaly Stones did so while looking for a new home too. Using the Stones and the Anomaly, they could search for a new planet without the need for years of space travel or cryosleep.
The Anomaly Stone has what Becca Franco calls "the final code" leading to Judgment Day, the end of humanity.
Known Planets Edit
This is a list of known planets/moons that have Stones.
The Symbols Edit
In the series Edit
Gabriel studied the Anomaly and its symbols for over 150 years. He stored all that information in the outpost located above the Anomaly Stone.
Behind the series Edit
During the Title Sequence, the anomaly symbols appear transitioning from original latin letters:
The Anomaly Stones were first created on Bardo by an extraterrestrial race of giants, known as the Bardoans. The Bardoans used the Stones to travel to different planets in order to find a new home. The Anomaly Stones were left abandoned on six different worlds, after the Bardoans went extinct.
Bill Cadogan, the leader of the Second Dawn, had discovered the Anomaly Stone on Earth, in the South American country of Peru, where he found it in a secret observatory beneath the Temple of the Sun in Machu Picchu. Cadogan spent ten years before the Nuclear Apocalypse and two years after it trying to get the Stone to work without success. However, Becca Franko was able to figure out the code for Bardo using the Flame and Cadogan eventually led the Disciples through the Anomaly to there.
On Bardo, the Disciples found logs left behind by the native Bardoans describing their history and use of the Anomaly Stone. After centuries of work, the Disciples were able to translate the Bardoan language and discovered a log discussing activating the Stone and it becoming a bright star leading leading to judgment and transcendence, the same effect that Becca experienced when she discovered what Becca called "the final code" using the Flame. The Disciples translation suggested that there would be a last war fought when this code was entered, something that they based their whole mythology and effort around. However, the Bardoans did not record what this code was forcing the Disciples to search for it on their own.
Throughout the Series Edit
In The Blood of Sanctum, the Anomaly Stone makes its first appearance, as Gabriel shows Bellamy, Octavia, and Echo the artifact. Octavia activates a code tattooed on her back, causing the Anomaly to expand and release Hope Diyoza who stabs Octavia. As the Anomaly returns to normal, Octavia vanishes as Hope collapses.
|Red Sun Rising||Absent|
|The Children of Gabriel||Absent|
|The Face Behind the Glass||Absent|
|The Gospel of Josephine||Absent|
|The Old Man and the Anomaly||Absent|
|What You Take With You||Absent|
|Ashes to Ashes||Absent|
|The Blood of Sanctum||Appears|
|From the Ashes||Absent|
|Welcome to Bardo||Appears|
|The Queen's Gambit||Appears|
|A Little Sacrifice||Appears|
Notes and Trivia Edit
- The Anomaly Stone has a mysterious symbol known as an Octonion taking the form of a simple letter O. Gabriel Santiago believes that it may be connected to Octavia Blake in some manner due to her time in the Anomaly and her having the Anomaly Stone combination on her back.
- One of Octavia's nicknames is "O". If the O symbol does indeed stand for Octavia, a B symbol could stand for either Bellamy or Bardo, as the people who kidnapped Bellamy were from Bardo, according to the HUD in their helmets, and they also had Anomaly markings similar to Hope and Octavia.