!IqtS6VgEC2 06/27/09(Sat)17:35 No.5020588|
The maidservant bows low, places the towel and robe on a table, and backs out of the room.
Node addresses you. Her eyes are gray, and clouded with cataracts; her voice is clear and monotone.
"The alien female you have named Phyrra has served you for 312 years, since shortly after she and her associates assisted Laman in that moon's rebellion against you. After study of her comrades, you installed a mechanical warpcraft device in her skull, with the intention of affecting her psychology. As a result, she is compelled to do her utmost to serve and obey you. While your notes at the time record that you could have forced her to love you and delight in your service, you did not, as punishment. A complex series of orders and compulsions, amended and reviewed every three years, regulate her behavior."