Sunday, 15 December 2013

S6.200 - Hi Council

The Story So Far: The inhabitants of Fractal City have been teaching personified math about the nature of their existence. Very soon, a decision will be made as to whether the high school functions are reunited - or recycled.

QT gasped as they walked into the Council room. Granted, the space itself wasn't terribly interesting. Slightly elliptical, it featured a small presiding table at one focus. That table resembled a half circle, having five chairs around the circumference. Facing it were a couple of horseshoes, situated one behind the other, which contained small podiums. Thus not unusual.

No, the reason for the gasp was who QT saw at the chairs and podiums.

Dr. Weierstrass and Howie Mandelbrot both moved to sit on chairs at the main table, Weier taking the centre position. "Now then," the diplomat began, looking towards the new group of arrivals. "You know Julia and Howie already. But there is another formula iteration fractal like them. At the far left of the table, meet Henon Mappe. Also up here with us, Koch, of base-motif fame." She gestured to either side of the table as she made the introductions.

The year is 2013. The place, Fractal City.

QT tried to read the expressions of the advisory council. It was difficult, as her mind was still trying to process their appearances - an impossible effort in the case of Koch, who was cloaked in a suit. He was, indeed, the one she had encountered in the elevator.

"Moving around the room," Weier continued, "Is Sir Pinski, noted architect... Visek Fontaine, entertainer... and Candice Torrent, our inventor, whom you've also met." The dark skinned girl flashed them a smile.

"Continuing is Hill Bert, securities - note Bert is actually his given name... Mel Blancmange, psychologist... and Thomae West, who is not a fractal but is currently representing lesser used relations. Such as the Minkowski Question Mark."

"You can call me 'Popcorn'," Mae said, glancing up from a book she was holding.

"Pleased to meet you all," Logan said, before stepping to the side, gesturing at his companions. "On our side, we have 'Evvi, Signum and Flora, who are step functions, Cosecant, representing Trig, ParaB, representing conics, QT, representing polynomials, and me, Logan. I'm the inverse exponential."

There was a pause, then to the surprise of everyone present, Koch spoke. "If you go to Stat'st'cs, you won't die," he stated matter-of-factly.

"Pardon me?" Logan objected, stepping back in front of ParaB to better glare at Koch, eye-to-eye. "Are you implying we WILL die if we do NOT go??"

The being in the encounter suit seemed to shake his head. "You do not understand. But you will."


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