Force of Wills: The Ties that Bind
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09.15.2012 , 11:31 AM |
Heavy chapter 2 and 3 agent spoilers. Also kinda short, but then again, it didn't need to be long.
The Star Chamber Space Station / Unknown Region of Space
Eckard Lokin stood in the lab he had claimed as his own, he very carefully pulled out the vial with the nearly century old frozen embryo. Under the microscope he carefully extracted genetic materials and deposited it into a new petri dish, he then safely returned the original embryo back into its icy holdings. He had to be sure it would work before applying his theory on the original.
He deposited an accelerant to the genetic materials, and with time the genetics turned into an exact clone of the original frozen embryo, he smiled when it naturally split, creating a second, then split again creating quads. He added a solution to the dish halting the process, then pulled up the research he had stolen from Sith Intelligence. Two files came up, the first outlining the eugenics program for the Watchers. The second he had to be very careful with, he had stolen it over twenty years ago, kept it safe, kept it secret from his would be Chiss daughter. He had to adjust the parameters, but if it worked he would be able to create a generation of Hunters that would have the castellan restraints ingrained into them on a genetic level, passed down to subsequent generations. Shiloh would not approve, but she was soft, in order for the Star Cabal to survive soft wouldn’t cut it. He had seen firsthand the effectiveness of the restraints, how it could be used. Shiloh let it become personal, got emotionally involved not seeing the potential of the program.
Having seen the independence and resistance Ainsley had displayed worried him, Hunters were tools and weapons, agents to be used by the Star Cabal. His daughter had entirely too much autonomy, thankfully she was the last of that particular generation. The new Star Cabal will have genetically engineered, loyal and deadly agents at its disposal to dispatch their enemies. He extracted one of the embryo’s and placed it under the microscope, with deft precision he began manipulating it, adding and removing genes while following the eugenics protocol. Finally when the embryo was at acceptable levels, he added a drop of the castellan restrain solution. He covered the petri dish, now to wait and see if the embryo survives. He felt almost giddy with excitement, this would be his legacy. This would be his gift, these girls he was creating would be her children, her tools, and her weapons.
Scorpio strode in and Lokin greeted her with a smile.
“It is done Doctor?” She asked in her deep feminine voice.
“It is Scorpio, it’s only the beginning, I shall have to monitor the embryo’s progress, I don’t expect this one to survive, but that’s science. Exciting isn’t it?” He spoke excitedly, he hadn’t been this pleased with a project since his Rackgoul experimentation.
“I admit, the idea of a restraining bolt for sentients is a compelling thought, I wish I had been present to observe Cipher 9 under its influence. How will you subvert her stance on the subject?”
“She won’t know. All she will know is that she has a new crop of Hunters. I’ve adjusted the restraints to not need a control word, they will respond on voice alone. Shiloh’s voice.” Lokin declared proudly.
“Fascinating. I shall leave you to your work doctor.” Scorpio left the lab, and the beaming Dr. Lokin behind her. This was an interesting development indeed.
Force of Wills
Force of Wills: The Ties that Bind