The US Capitol Rotunda
You place your bets, and you take your chances.
The problem is that too many people on the corporeal plane have too many opinions on what the US Capitol in Washington DC is actually symbolic of. Normally, that would just ensure that no actual Tether would form at all, but even a low probability result can come up sometime. In this case, the Symphony’s solution to the problem was to create a Tether that sequentially links to all of the even marginally-likely Superior-level Words: the Tether is not so much Forked as it is fractal. The difficulty is that the locus cycles through the possible endpoints so quickly that its hapless users can and do end up at any number of celestial Principalities. And there is no way to know where you’ll end up before you jump on through.
Roll 666 for each user. The 2d6 Target Number (TN) determines the destination, the 1d6 Check Digit (CD) determines which faction.
- TN2 Flowers/Death
- TN3 Creation/The Media
- TN4 The Wind/Theft
- TN5 Trade/Freedom
- TN6 Judgment/The Game
- TN7 Stone/Factions
- TN8 Destiny/Fate
- TN9 War/The War
- TN10 Dreams/Nightmares
- TN11 Divine Fire/Infernal Fire
- TN12 Lightning/Technology
An odd CD indicates a Divine endpoint; an even one, Infernal. On a triple 1, all members of the group jumping through are dumped into the middle of the Seraphim Council; on a triple 6, they end up in front of Lucifer’s Throne.
Both Heaven and Hell would dearly love to stabilize this particular wild Tether, or even shut it down. Unfortunately, every expert sent in to investigate agrees that it’d be impossible to do without destroying the physical locus (which is, of course, highly impractical). Both the Host and the Horde have thus pretty much decided just to grit their teeth, and wait it out; they’ve also both warned off their Servitors from using the place, not that it was really necessary. Very few celestials like playing Russian Roulette for real.
Heaven has a Kyriotate of Stone stashed away in the statuary, and Hell makes sure that there’s always a Shedite of Technology being typed on in the area, but the various attempts to assign a Seneschal have been messy. Both sides eventually stopped trying.
The US Capitol Rotunda: Strong/Special (15 Forces, Capacity: 90 Forces, flow: inapplicable, influence: weak, Celestial Harbor, Forked, Shared, Quiet, Wild)
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