!!O+eQDn0BBx8 07/25/11(Mon)18:50 No.15702192|
Your second leans her head back against the wall and closers her eyes before responding. “Kateryna. And this...” she sighs and shakes her head without lifting her head from the wall. “I would guess infighting. The factions in the Council are, or were, always at each other’s throats. Assassinations, cover ups, jockeying for power. Still,” she frowns, finally opening her eyes, “it never got to the point of civil war. I’m not certain how the loss of one ship could force that, either.”
“Vague. Three major factions fighting for control, I would guess, but then they were ‘joined by the one of many and many of one.’, whatever that means.” Her sharp features twist in thought, “Other factions, perhaps? Or allies? Neutral parties? I’m not sure.”
“Perhaps political affiliations the factions gravitated to?” You suggest, and she shrugs.
“That could be so, but I have my doubts. All the factions I knew fought for rule of what existed, not any sort of revolution.” but she pauses, shrugging again, “Then again, something obviously happened. It could be anything, we just don’t know enough. The people on the Asura might be able to tell us more.”
“Speaking of, do you have any idea who they are?”
She hesitates before responding, “I am... less than sure, but whoever they are they are important. A singularity bomb is not something used lightly. Council members, Intelligence agents, high ranking commanders, leading scientists, or maybe something even more exotic. Whatever they are, sir, I would advise having armed soldiers present when they are thawed.”
“That’s rather odd, why would you suggest that?” you question, and she responds with a dark smile.
“There are all sorts of things in the shadows of the Empire, sir. At least there were. Some of them can be less than friendly and, on occasion, capable of shredding unisteel with their bare hands. Better safe than dead.”