"Planters" is the fourteenth chapter of Blame!, and the third chapter of Volume 3.


Sutezo and Pops travel with Cibo and Sanakan to the Electrofisher’s village, carrying the unconscious Killy. They ride a train which stops and proceeds automatically, heedless of passengers. At a large, dormant Builder, Pops remarks that Builders are not directly hostile to humans.

The village is a layered habitation sector built around a core structure, which Cibo identifies as Toha Heavy Industries from inscriptions on its wall. The two Fishermen are surprised and excited at Cibo’s ability to read, a skill which their people have lost. They recount their distant ancestors, named Planters for a forgotten reason, once residing within the Toha structure. At some point, they exited, and were unable to return.

At the village, the group leaves Killy in the care of a healer called Zuru. Pops and Sutezo ask Cibo to examine an entry hatch to Toha, as they are unable to read the directions. Cibo opens the hatch, potentially offering the Fishermen access to their heritage.

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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