You, the venerable A, are touring some of the more remote buildings under your
religion's control. Alas, all of the many good reasons for this undertaking
escape you now. You're pestered, manipulated, beseeched and cajoled... and
that just from every B, C, D and E who just happen to be in the neighborhood.
The next sycophant who kisses your ring is going to get a bigger taste of it.
The masses--wasn't this area supposed to be "remote"?--surround you nearly
everywhere you go.
The crowds are more than irritating, it's true. But you're experiencing a
vague, unsettling feeling--you've had it since you arrived here and were shown
the place (what they wanted you to see, at least) by the local Hierarchy--that
is occupying your principal thoughts. You've been an A a long time, and you're
confident of your intuitions. Disjointedly connected situations, deceptively
revealing conversations, and frankly just a bad "feel"? There is definitely
conspiracy afoot. If you guess correctly, there's a plan to eliminate you soon.
At the moment, you are stuck attending a formal service. The services you've
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