For We Are The Eyes of the Emperor

ELSEWHERE...

Taken from the case file of the Pentus Inquiry

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CASE FILE: ii4.68C:AA9:Xab

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TRANSCRIPT OF VOX-RECORDED TRANSMISSION

LOCATION: PENTUS
DATE: 002.005.023.M42

RECOVERED FROM ADEPTUS ARBITES TRANSMISSION LOGS

TRANSCRIBED BY SAVANT MEDRICK, ORDO MALLEUS
INQUISITORIAL DATA-LIBRARY FACULTY, MERIDIAN 024.M42

[SUBJECT (i) is using a vox-scrambler. Voice is unidentifiable]

SUBJECT (i): “Speak.”

[SUBJECT (ii) has a quavery voice, low pitched, with an accent placing him as a member of Pentus’ working class]

SUBJECT (ii): “Something’s happened.”

SUBJECT (i): “Evidently. Illuminate me.”

SUBJECT (ii): “One of the linemen got overeager, slipped an Ecclesiarchy initiate one of the Shards.”

SUBJECT (i): [Pause, a breath into the vox unit. Indistinct rustling] “I see. Have efforts been made to recover it?”

SUBJECT (ii): “I dealt with the lineman. He’s not a problem. The Shard… [pause] The initiate must have-”

SUBJECT (i): “I see. [long pause] I must admit this is most disturbing. I had expected greater efforts from you to control your users. This could draw attention, you understand. [SUBJECT (i) sighs into the vox] Are you with anyone?”

SUBJECT (ii): “Just Lem. He’s counting the take from today.”

SUBJECT (i): “Very good.”

[SUBJECT (ii) makes gasping (choking?) noises. A wet gurgling sound continues for 3 seconds.]

SUBJECT (ii): “…orry….please…I…”

[SUBJECT (ii) begins to make a high pitched sound (squealing or moaning?) indistinct voice in the background of SUBJECT (iii) voices alarm. SUBJECT (ii) gets louder, building until an indistinct sound distorts the vox and SUBJECT (ii) has stopped.]

SUBJECT (i) [Loudly]: “Lem, I know you are there. Pick up the vox, Lem.”

SUBJECT (iii) (LEM): “Y-yes?”

SUBJECT (i): “Good boy. Congratulations are in order. You’re moving up in the world. I’ve just had a vacancy in my organization and you are just the one to fill it. Keep up the distribution network. But keep your people in line This does not happen again. [pause] I want to hear it, Lem.”

LEM: “It…it does not happen again, sir.”

SUBJECT (i): “Delightful. I’ll be in touch.”

TRANSCRIPT ENDS

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