Dappercat Posted October 26, 2012 Share Posted October 26, 2012 "Chairman?" A voice echoes through the dimly lit chamber. The light emanating from the holograph does not illuminate the darkest corners, nor reach to any wall, but exposes the cerulean-robed figure sitting formally on a featureless metal throne. "Chairman, an urgent matter requires your attention." The holograph, a feminine figure clad in sky blue, gold trimmed robes, awaits a response. A cursory observer would detect nothing abnormal in her demeanor-- she is as emotionless and facile as any of the men and women employed by the Corpus. But the tension in her voice, the uncontrollable pulses of excitement and apprehension, betrays her often modest disposition. "Yes, Celeste?" His voice, seething, though impotent, seems a violent din within the chamber. Upon first hearing the Chairman speak, the few given the honor, many are terrified of the almost inhuman quality of his voice. Multiplicity, serenity, a fierce hunger, a fiery rage, a child, a song, an elder, an innumerable number of clashing characteristics shade every syllable. They fear him, but she cannot. After all, she must converse with him regularly. She is the Attendant; she is the discerning eye of every camera, the ceaseless ear of every wire, the infinite beholder. She is but a single woman, but she is one of the most powerful tools the Directors have. What she relays becomes the impetus for their infamously precise hostile takeovers, their suppression of worker rebellions, their kidnapping of important targets-- every dirty hand and bloody knife in the dark, she is the unwitting coordinator. And she relays: "The Tenno." It is customary, in these high-echelon matters, to remain hooded, so as not to expose the face. Allowing one's reactions and emotions to carelessly project to those capable of exploiting them presents a serious disadvantage amidst negotiations. Despite this longstanding tradition, the Chairman remains unhooded, having mastered an iron gaze. These words, however, were diamond. "Find them. Kill them. Bring them to me." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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