|“||The Service Weapon is, of course, a prime example of an OOP - a VERY powerful one - ingrained in the Bureau's DNA. A key component in our Prime Candidate program. Come out of that Russian roulette a winner, and you... you're it.||”|
The Service Weapon, also known as the Director's Gun, is an Object of Power belonging to the Federal Bureau of Control. It is the primary weapon Jesse wields throughout Control. Owning the Service weapon by definition makes the owner the Director of the FBC, as The Board ordains through the gun the Bureau's leadership.
While on an expedition team in the caverns below the Oldest House that would become known as the Foundation, Broderick Northmoor would be the first to encounter the Service Weapon, presented to him by The Board on a pedestal at the base of the Nail which had not been seen during the thorough examination on a previous day.
The Service Weapon is an Object of Power tied to the Astral Plane, and only those chosen by the Board are considered worthy to wield it — those found to be unworthy are killed. To prove one's self worthy of becoming Director, the Service Weapon is held to one's head (much like one would in a game of Russian Roulette), and — if the individual does not meet the Board's approval — they are shot dead. Should the Board find the candidate in question worthy, however, said individual immediately becomes the Director of the FBC.
The Service Weapon is a shapeshifting firearm that can assume a variety of different forms with different applications. It is implied to have changed drastically throughout history — though always taking the form of what the general collective unconscious would perceive as a weapon. Throughout history, the Service Weapon is believed to have taken the forms of legendary weapons of lore including but not limited to Mjölnir and the Sword in the Stone. Security Chief Simon Arish notes that he's seen images of the weapon in the form of a firearm prior to Jesse's binding to it, but that it appears to be different now than he remembers.
The known forms the Service Weapon include:
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|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 • Guru Surfboard • Pink Flamingo • 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 • Typewritten Page|