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It sensed Eden and Zion on their way to earth, Abaddon asked to exchange information with them. Eden accepted engaging in an exchange of shards. Because of this Eden became distracted and crashed into several earths.
Abaddon then continued on to its destination on, presumably, the opposite end of the universe.
Doctor Mother mentions that the shards Eden obtained during the exchange, a "foreign element", tended to yield powers without standard restrictions when administered to Cauldron subjects. These may have been unincorperated shards from Abaddon.
↑This entity sees new possibilities, now. Not simply conflict, but philosophy and psychology. Imagination. It is in these new patterns of thought that it can see a possibility for the future. - Excerpt from Interlude 29
↑Its ancestors had traveled a different path, easily hundreds of cycles ago, before the entities had begun traveling in pairs. This new arrival had encountered different worlds, less worlds, and it had developed differently. - Excerpt from Interlude 26
↑The lesser one crossed paths with the entity’s counterpart. For a duration, they intertwined, meeting through multiple realities, their bodies rubbing and crushing against one another.
A sharing of details, a wealth of knowledge, from hundreds of cycles. A sacrifice of the same.
The lesser one moves on, bloated with new shards and knowledge, but the counterpart flounders. - Excerpt from Interlude 26
↑They break apart. The third entity continues its path, moving to a distant star, its path perpendicular to the pair’s. - Excerpt from Interlude 29
↑It looked at the female, and it saw a shard that wasn’t its own, but wasn’t dead. - Excerpt from Interlude 26
↑They can alter the shards they put out there, before the shards hae[sic] mature, because a connection is maintained. No connection = 'dead' shard. - Wildbow on Spacebattles
↑“There is a foreign agent in them. The entity altered each power he granted to give them certain restrictions. No power would be able to truly affect him, no power would cross the boundaries he set in dimension, or in affecting other powers. There are no alterations to the elements in these, only to the accompanying abilities, or complimentary powers. The powers granted from these vials don’t cause the recipients to forget the visions they see. Eidolon was one such case. The extreme deviant cases on the special containment floor make up much of the remainder.” - Excerpt from Venom 29.7