I can hear the Hotline ringing in my dreams, constantly ringing.
Ringing so loud I can’t hear the voice I’m straining to understand.
Why don’t I pick up?
It’s a secure line of communication with the Board.
They would tell me what I need to know.
Do I fear their answers?
Would they have warned me of this threat?
I didn’t see it coming, the traitor in our midst,
a conspiracy plotted right behind me.
I can’t trust anyone.
I must assume all my intel has been manipulated.
The Hotline is the only channel I can trust.
Bind it, control it:
the rule and the ritual with Objects of Power.
It can’t be tampered with.
The lifeline to the Astral Plane and the Board.
I must seek guidance.
Soon. I’ll rest first.
I’m so tired, always tired now.
But I must reach the Hotline.
I think I’m under attack,
an attack of dementia, exhaustion.
It’s a brain cloud,
making me forget.
The Hotline. I must reach the Hotline.
|Trench||Ashtray Maze • Control Points • Endless Grind • Hotline • Internal Lockdown • Management Team • Northmoor • Oceanview Motel • Panopticon • Prime Candidates • Slidescape-36 • The Coming Storm|
|The Board||Astral Constructs • Astral Entities • Board Countermeasures • Control Points • Departure • Dissent • Former • Foundation • Objects of Power • Rituals • The Directorship • The Future • The Hiss|
|Marshall||Becoming Director • End of the World • Out of Options • The Foundation • Two Birds, One Bomb|