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Francis Ewan Urquhart ([personal profile] mightthinkthat) wrote2014-03-10 03:50 pm

Video 5 ♔ Loyalty to the Crown - Filtered to Politicals

[Francis is just like his normal counterpart at the very beginning of his rise. The ultimate insider, he's a non-entity to those above him, charmingly roguish to those who actually know him, and a strict father-figure for those beneath him. His job is to make sure the people around the Emperor seem like spotless saints the closer they are to him.

It's naturally more challenging for some than others but Francis has been here long enough to know how to get you out of mischief.

He is not part of the inner circle but he's directly on the outside of it, knowing most of the aides involved.]

Good Morning, Excellencies. Hope you've got your packets for the day. Do let my office know if there's anything we can do. [And he does mean anything.]
strangehistorian: ([chroma] hmm~)

freshman senator chromie c:

[personal profile] strangehistorian 2014-03-10 09:22 pm (UTC)(link)
Good morning! My staff picked it up, thank you very much!
strangehistorian: ([chroma] hmm~)

[personal profile] strangehistorian 2014-03-11 02:11 am (UTC)(link)
Great! Thank you very much. Is there any of this I should be treating with particular urgency, sir?
strangehistorian: ([chroma] hmm~)

[personal profile] strangehistorian 2014-03-11 05:10 pm (UTC)(link)
Of course! What's the latest?
strangehistorian: (the reasoned)

Private

[personal profile] strangehistorian 2014-03-20 06:10 am (UTC)(link)
[She waits, horrified, for a moment, before:] Oh. Oh no.

[Chromie sounds considerably more shaken than she ever has among colleagues before.]

I'm, I don't know if my staff has told you. The ship, it came today? What is the date?
strangehistorian: ([chroma] hmm~)

Private

[personal profile] strangehistorian 2014-03-21 01:15 am (UTC)(link)
My synesthesia gives me problems telling the present from the near future. I thought I had it under control, I am sorry.
strangehistorian: (the curious)

Private

[personal profile] strangehistorian 2014-03-21 12:46 pm (UTC)(link)
Well, so to speak. There is still a Rix ship. What are we doing about it?
strangehistorian: ([chroma] orly :/)

Private

[personal profile] strangehistorian 2014-03-22 12:54 am (UTC)(link)
Thank you. How common is this knowledge?
deadly_ned: (working and quiet)

Senior senator Ned

[personal profile] deadly_ned 2014-03-10 10:33 pm (UTC)(link)
Thank you, Sir. I should be all settled with my staff and I've sent along my thanks for your hospitality this week.
deadly_ned: (peering in from up above)

[personal profile] deadly_ned 2014-03-10 11:04 pm (UTC)(link)
How is the Emperor and family? I saw the, uh, ship, on my way in. Do you know if we negotiating with the Rix now?
deadly_ned: (step out of the alley)

[personal profile] deadly_ned 2014-03-10 11:15 pm (UTC)(link)
Good.

Good.

Are you joining the rest of the senators for lunch today?
deadly_ned: (peering in from up above)

[personal profile] deadly_ned 2014-03-10 11:44 pm (UTC)(link)
It wasn't especially a 'need'. It was...an invitation.
deadly_ned: (working and quiet)

[personal profile] deadly_ned 2014-03-11 11:43 am (UTC)(link)
I look forward to seeing you.

not-quite-so-freshman not-quite-senior senator gard

[personal profile] gard 2014-03-11 12:07 am (UTC)(link)
On time, as always.

You will come to the dinner party tomorrow evening, won't you? I haven't had your return, and it would be so diminished without you.

[ Every word is polite, smooth, flattering, and there is a smile on her face as she murmurs it, sending the message through subvocals as her staff presents the information for the day. It shows, to him, as video and voice: an overlay program. Which Gard likes, not only for the vague slight it represents (I don't have time to speak to you directly) but also for the way it can disguise small body language cues that could be analyzed by professionals. She likes her privacy.

The dinner party is one she is ostensibly throwing as a fundraiser, but truly it's a particular mixing opportunity. She calibrates her crowds carefully, and creates matches to see what will happen. The invitation states it is thrown by herself and Chromie. ]