|“||I'm averse to using Objects of Power. I don't want to lean on things I ultimately can't trust. But the Ashtray and the Cigarette, smoking there forever, have their uses.||”|
The Ashtray and Cigarette (OOP11-KE) are a pair of objects which together constitute a single Object of Power.
The Ashtray and Cigarette consist of a single cigarette within a steel ashtray, which has a maze engraved on the bottom. The cigarette is eternally burning. The object's ability allows any parautilitarian who binds it to create an endless, ever-shifting maze which does not spatially affect its surroundings, at wherever the object is placed. Only the object's binder can naturally navigate the maze, although they can also give access to others.
The object's existence was first known by the Bureau after reports of multiple disappearances from a care facility for the elderly, consisting of residents and local authorities alike. An agent from a team of Rangers sent to investigate discovered the object and recovered it for the Bureau, though the missing people could not be found and were presumed lost in the Maze.
The object was most recently bound to Director Zachariah Trench, who used it to create the Ashtray Maze in the Research Sector to hide the Dimensional Research wing from the rest of the Federal Bureau of Control. The maze still persists despite Trench's death, and proves an obstacle to Jesse Faden when she attempts to access Dimensional Research during the story mission Finnish Tango, as she was not given access by Trench. However, with help from Ahti, who gives her his Pony Walkman with Take Control on it, she is able to navigate through the Maze, after which it ceases to block her path on subsequent journeys.
|Altered Items / Objects of Power|
|Objects of Power||Service Weapon • Hotline • Floppy Disk • Benicoff TV • Songmaster Jukebox • Ashtray and Cigarette • Slide Projector • Merry-Go-Round Horse • X-Ray Light Box • Home Safe|
|Altered Items||The Oscillator • Game Hammer • Waist Mannequin • Arctic Queen • Ocelot's Anchor • Smoking Pram • Holiday Memories Tree • Swan Boat • Jasper Post Box • Arcade Cabinets • Guru Surfboard • Pink Flamingo • Maneki-neko Statue • Red Light • Rubber Duck • Simulacrum • Bremen Basket • "Get Well Soon" Balloon • Victorian Mirror • Human Hand Chair • Ramen Lantern • Wolff Globe • Oh Deer Diner Coffee Thermos • Moving Letters • Eagle Limited Train Car • Movie Camera • Vending Machine • Cowboy boot • Burrough Tractor • Typewritten Page • Crowbar • Chain Letter Post Box|