"Dissolution" is the thirty-fourth chapter of Blame!, and the fourth chapter of Volume 6.


Cibo and the handful of remaining Electrofishers have regrouped in the thirteenth cave of Toha Heavy Industries. Zuru gives Cibo a data package which was harvested from her previous corpse after their battle to enter Toha.

Mensab communicates by hologram with Cibo’s group. She explains that Toha Heavy Industries will teleport one cave at a time, and shows them how to reach an escape pod that can save them before the thirteenth cave departs.

The sections of Toha proceed to teleport, and are annihilated by intersecting with the City’s matter, as Mensab and the other factions predicted.

Cibo and the Electrofishers reach an escape pod as the thirteenth cave energizes for teleportation. Cibo operates the pod with a mental interface, allowing the refugees to board, but she realizes she will not be able to board the pod herself and launch it in time to clear the teleportation radius. She stays behind as the pod carries the Electrofishers to safety.

Character Appearances

Notes & Trivia

  • This is the first chapter that Killy does not appear in.

Blame! - Volumes and Chapters
Volume 1 The Net's OffspringMemories of EarthTechno NomadsEX-LOGThe AuthoritiesEscapeSilicon Souls
The Builders
Volume 2 EX-LOG - Nest RuineThe CapitolThe CorporationNet SphereSafety Guard
Volume 3 The Great SurfElectrosilos FishermenPlantersAwakeningAssaultBasic LanguageMassacre
Volume 4 Backup CyberspaceLimit CancelHybridToha Heavy IndustriesElectronic KnightThe Eighth Cave
Volume 5 HackingScattered SpaceGravity FurnaceVersionCave 13Cease Fire
Volume 6 Sanakan and CiboVibrationCollapseDissolutionDisappearanceBeautiful LifeUnofficial Megastructure
Volume 7 Central NexusClass 1 Critical Effect WeaponCaptureAnti-Intrusion Electron Space
The Megastructure's Internal FissureSpecial Safeguards
Volume 8 Inside the MegastructureMultiple Dispersion Molecule MovementProvisional Connection CertificationRaid
UrgeLevel 9Far-Off
Volume 9 Parallel Electricity Storage Tank ClusterThe CallerLacking EscapeThe CaptorAnother MeetingPeople
The Observer
Volume 10 Unified Metal BeamsContinuumOrganicBurning SiliconRescue of the ReceptacleExterminator, First ClassRetrieved ConsciousnessThe Edge of the City