A Winkle is a person who has spent unusually long time (...often several generations) in cold sleep.
- They are also commonly known as Girgis.
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Such people often suffer severe psycological problems from being suddenly cut off from their roots, everyone they knew dead, and the whole universe drastically changed. Winkles often compensate by forming excessively tight loyalty bonds, either to their fellow survivors or to the organization they were working for at the time of their accident.
It happens most often as a result of misjumping to somewhere far from a star system and having to travel back to civilization by sublight drive. It is named after the hero of an old Solomani folk tale (see Rip van Winkle).
Winkles may also occur as part of a Timer Club ritual.
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