The Epica Chip was a pre-Scourging technology highly advanced and highly valued. Designed and produced thousands of years before the Great Scourging, it was a minor chip created to make the host near immortal, allowing them to live several thousand years from the date of their implantation. However, throughout the millennia it was lost, even during the Great Scourging few of them remained and fewer still had hosts, as their expensive production halted many centuries beforehand. Today it is regarded as a lost technology, if acknowledged at all. The Reaper is the last recorded host of an Epica Chip.