Originally Posted by Fan
That does leave me to wonder, how is "Golden Goose" protecting itself from madness by Warp gaze? Viewing the warp unprotected, or even through a gellar field for a non navigator is instant insanity, or at least a gradual corruption.
There are two things:
1) Golden Goose
's Mind isn't warp sensitive. It's non-organic
2) It hasn't seen the Warp. The closest it has come is the Daemonship, which did give it alot of trouble with scrapcode
The most the Culture has seen of the Warp directly is viewing a developing realspace warpstorm from a safe distance away (a couple of star systems buffer).