Posted by Lieutenant Junior Grade Tera Casey (Counselor) in Main Sim - Vuzavue Away Team - Meeting the Govenor
Posted by CockRoach (GM) in Main Sim - Vuzavue Away Team - Meeting the Govenor
After a moment the governor replied once Tera had taken her seat where ever she was going “Well now that you’re seated what questions do you got?” he said
Jade looked at the governor then looked Tera, she wandered where this would go,
Tera smiled and began taking notes.
“Well I realize you may find this a bit boring at the beginning but give me just a little background on you. I need to know what type of person can do this job in this isolated area of space.” Tera said looking up at him with anticipation. She had to look up at him, the whole seating arrangement made certain of that. But was it meant to accentuate his perceived power or literally downplay that of the individual on the other side of the desk?
“Isnt that sort of thing in my file?” he said with a stubborn tone
Then sighing he relented, “I grew up on Rigel 2, my father was a contractor for several Federation civilian colonization agencies and once he retired I took over, managing many start up inner colonies for many years, then this opportunity opened up so I took it as a chance for something more on the frontier....that was…” he paused as if considering his words, “…more free and full of opportunity and new markets..” he explained. “so using some contacts with the scientific arenas we setup shop here given its remoteness and the absence of stellar dust and what not its ripe for study and experiments for those so inclined. And for me any new patents made I earn 10% Federation credits on..” he explained.
Tera thought all of this over. She wanted to lob a sharp barb at him, get him to stop being so arrogant or short sighted but, perhaps, there was nothing underneath. She decided to take a different tack for the moment.
“Ah yes, patents and credits. That must be what affords you such a varied and lavish art collection. I see a few things here I’ve only read about in museums.” she said calmly.
Anyone who knew her well enough would know that Tera was being generous and patient and she tried to get someone to open up just a little bit.
He glanced about with some pride and a genuine smile at a few pieces, then turning back to her he continued, “..I am a man of few enjoyments Counselor, while material wealth may be snubbed of culturally looked down upon within the Federation it still does give me enjoyment, and besides once one piece or two bores me its selling then has half the profits of such to the buyers funneled back into R&D and infrastructure efforts here on the colony, and the other quarter of the half remaining then given to charities. I am not a barbarian after all....” He explained.
Tera listened calmly and smiled. She could see that some of these were fakes but said nothing about it.
“I applaude your altruism. A very interesting way to raise capitol. I know I should be talking to the department heads of the sciences and I’ll get to them. But I want to know what interests you about this place.” she said bringing the focus back to the Governor.
Perhaps, if there was time, she would ask who designed the seating arrangement of the room.
- Tera, CNS
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