"A man after my own heart, I like that." Cannonaid nods. He moves out from between the two file photo projections, and clicks once more on his clicker. A third image shows up of a plain woman with dark hair and glasses, wearing a sweater, a very conservative, professional skirt, a labcoat and glasses. "Vanansa Cranston, wanted by governments the world over for crimes against humanity itself. She was one of the Empire's leaders in the magical sciences before the great war fifteen years ago. Several years prior to the war itself, she disappeared from her station in the magic labs and was not seen or heard from for several years."
Cannonaid pauses a moment to let all that sink in. "Shortly after the war started, she turned up again, arriving at the Emperor's castle and requesting audience. At her request, the Blue Falls Research Facility was constructed underneath Blue Falls, and she was granted leave to do any research that would be helpful to the Empire. She promised the Emperor an army of super soldiers. What she gave us-"
Cannonaid clicks his clicker again, and all three images change. Each one changes to a black and white photo of dirty prison cells, filthy surgical rooms, and pictures of men, women, and even a few children- Even a dog- who look at the same time to be in various states of death and decay, but still active and aware. "Was this. She disappeared again just before military police inspected her facility. It wasn't one of the Empire's proudest moments, and it was decided the best course of action was to send an Armored Corps in to sanitize and scrub the facility clean as quickly and quietly as possible. However, shortly before the mission commenced, the facility was breached by a third party and the support columns bombed. Blue Falls collapsed into itself, leaving the entire city a haunted, uninhabitable ghost town."
Cannonaid shifts. "I apologize for the history lesson. What you need to take from it is that Vanansa Cranston is not only quite powerful, but has very little in the way of moral scruples. She is a person of interest due to likely having a hand in the creation of Lelorniel, as well as having the magical power and know-how to convert a child into a Wunderkind. Further, much of her later research was in the existence of celestial beings many would refer to as "gods." Cranston is extremely dangerous and not to be engaged without a full squad of back up and an Armored Corps on stand by."