"Provisional Connection Certification" is the forty-sixth chapter of Blame!, and the third chapter of Volume 8.


Pcell’s minions deliver the sample of Seu’s DNA to Davine Lu Linvega’s facility. It is employed to prepare the provisional Netsphere connection permitted in the ‘unofficial’ megastructure stratum.

Cibo and the group reunite after the battle with Pcell. Iko and Dhomochevsky offer a truce, despite Killy’s ambiguous status as a Safeguard. Killy agrees to help retake the DNA sample.

The group travels to the Silicon life base within the megastructure to avoid detection. They visit an errantly reconstructed residential building. Dhomochevsky leaves a small device there.

Davine initiates the Netsphere connection. In a virtual reality portraying a river, she manifests in Seu’s body (due to using his DNA to connect). An Authority proxy denies her entry, but she begins to hack through the security restrictions, represented by crossing the river,. The proxy invokes extra defenses designed to delay an intruder’s access, widening the river.

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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