It's connected to Sync, cause in Sync, when they returned to GTVA space, some of the pilots jumped out on their way, and because of the Sync they appeared at random places, each further than the other, depending on who jumped later. Some were found, damaged and/or dead. One wasn't found, who jumped lastly. Or was it firstly? Anyway, the one that wasn't found became the Transcendant.
P.S. Sorry if this is incomprehensive.