Today the Rom are the masters of the #1 communication system in Terrapinia - the World Wide Web, or Funkeynet. However, they were not always so powerful.
Legend has it that the founder of the Rom clan, a mysterious traveler known only as The Ryder, was a struggling sales person living in old Funkeystown. Despite his cheap suit and bad haircut, he was somehow able to win the job of networking the entire tram system, known as the Metro. He turned that one job into a flourishing business, so that today, the Rom manage all of the computer software and network communication throughout Terrapinia!
Recently, the famous Rom nerd Billiam Gaytes believed that he had created an upgrade that would allow for all Rom to more efficiently use the Funkeynet. The said this upgrade would allow the Rom to see the Funkeynet more clearly, or as he put it, "Like looking through the window at the beautiful Vista!" At least that was the intention...
Unfortunately, this upgrade didn't work as it was intended. While the upgrade helps the Rom remember excruciating details about Funkeys they've met only once, they often forget other, more important details in life. The upgrade has caused the Rom networks to flow erratically, and they often either leak data, both soft and hard data, ot their networking lines become so clogged with data they have to be cleaned out - quite a long and painful process.
The Rom speak in a language that is entirely incomprehensible to other Funkey. While it sounds normal at first, they tend to rearrange letters in a kind of code that only Roms understand. No one is really sure why they do this but the language has become known as UMOC. The Rom and their followers find this language code very funny, but it's quite indecipherable to your average Funkey. I guess you have to be a Rom to get their humor?
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