It’s interesting to note that in the programming language C++, a tilde (~) identifies a destructor, a subroutine in object-oriented programming which is invoked when an object goes “out of scope” in order to clean house and free resources. To put it simply, what out of scope means here is that the object has reached the breadth of its usability
What this update seems to suggest to me is that is Caliborn, along with the separate incarnations of Lord English which Doc Scratch alluded to, is a literal “destructor.” Doc Scratch refers to English’ rampage as a congenital and well-documented function of paradox space.
The math which can be used to determine the amount of players in a session (48/4 = 12; 12/3 = 4; 4/2 = 2) eventually creates a conundrum where the amount of players can decline no further (2/1 = 2). This is Calliope and Caliborn’s session, wherein Paradox Space has gone out of scope. At this point, Paradox Space will enliven a destructor to free resources. This is the reason for Lord English’s existence.
If time is the fire in which we burn, then I would surmise that space is the great giver of life. It is even implied here—the tilde is formatted in red, and the U, for universe, is formatted in lime green. It would be interesting to see the surviving children and trolls usher in the new Paradox Space that will be created.
(Captcha code for uploading the screencap of the cruxtruder was “you win.” I’ve got it all figured out, guys.)