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10.27.2012 , 12:20 PM |
Lord Vizloch and Lord Naught
"You are researching, my Lord?" Broan stepped lightly about the laboratory, curious about the experiments that were being conducted, but careful not to touch anything. Lord Vizloch sat hunched over a microscope, peering with some distaste at the tiny world it contained. She waved Broan over, not looking at him, and indicated to the wall of information dominating the end of the room. Great arrays of data flowed from left to right, some in blue, others green and a very few in red. Graphs that appeared to show a correlation of time and some sort degrading dominated one corner, while another was filled with rapidly escalating numbers. "I... see."
"I cannot fault you for not understanding it all, Naught," Lord Vizloch adjusted the magnification on her microscope and then re-adjusted the focus. The striations of the rock fragment disappeared and the faint outlines of her etchings came into view. "I have, after all, requested that you study Sith philosophy and not the finer points of my area of science."
"My Lord, are you studying the half life radiation of rocks and the inherent Force of inanimate objects?" Broan looked over his shoulder, unsure if he had spoken out of turn. To his mild delight, Lord Vizloch smiled and nodded.
"Very astute, Naught. I found that a purely intellectual pursuit of understanding the universe and how the Force affects it, and vice versa, was insufficient. I had to couple it with a practical examination and understanding of physical objects."
"So, I am studying some of the philosophers that you read in your early days of research to understand the underlying principles of what are you currently researching?" Broan waited for confirmation. Lord Vizloch nodded again. She held him in place with her eyes: her gaze forming an uncomfortable prison. Broan turned back to the wall and found himself released. "May I guess as to the purpose of the research?"
"Certainly, Naught, it would be interesting to see if you are capable of such expanded thinking after all your time in the Jedi order."
Broan rankled at the insult, but decided it was best to ignore his master's barbs.
"If you are looking into whether or not there is Force resonance in inanimate objects, then..." Broan chewed his lip and stared at the information for some time. He heard Lord Vizloch sigh as she returned to her microscope. "Is it possible for the Force to be imbued into objects or is it something inherent in them from their creation?"
"Exactly. Well done, Lord Naught, you aren't as stifled as I'd first thought."
"You have an interesting way with compliments, my Lord."
"Careful, Naught," Lord Vizloch looked up from her microscope and smiled. It was cold and cruel, and a shiver ran down Broan's pine. "I suggest you return to your books, for now."
"At once, my Lord."