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who is the Leader of the Inquest?

mauried.5608mauried.5608 Member ✭✭✭

Been searching for this with no luck.
Seems there are sort of sub leaders in differant parts of the world , but there doesnt seem to be an el supremo.
Given that they seem to be a pretty well organised mob there would have to be some sort of oversight by someone.
tnx

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  • I would imagine the Inquest is divided into several subgroups like the rest of the Asurans when it comes to labs, so there is really no "overseer" in general terminology. Certain krewes are more well-organised than others, and some have more members than others.

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 12, 2018

    Ah finally someone asked the question! I was wondering the same. We don't really know who is it, the leader of the CoE was Kudu (dead), Kuda her daughter is the responsible of the specimen chamber, Rata Primus leader is a male, we don't know his name, every records expunged his name. Some Inquest members have a dialog in sandswept isles telling he would not be able to join them.... Not sure they are speaking of him, he should be alive then.. :)
    " Inquest Technician: Haven't seen the new lab director. Doesn't he start today? "
    " Inquest Engineer: He won't be joining us. Questioned the current research directives "
    " Inquest Technician: Expunged? "
    " Inquest Engineer: Expunged. "

    Inquest is very well structured, more than some other krewes, she is a megakrewe, you surely have a leader over everybody, under him/her, high and low inquisitors and Councillors, under them lab overseers. Within the labs: Overseer/krewe leader if it's a sub-krewe like terror 7 then under it, branch chiefs, lead scientist, under them researchers, scientists, engineers, at the bottom of the hierarchy, recruits and assistants. I would say the leader of the Inquest is Kudu, since like zojia, he met snaff, it's quite a recent organization. But now, he is dead so surely Kuda is the new chief. We are still missing a piece, who is Kudu's wife/Kuda's mother? :/

    To sum up: Inquest Leader > Inquisitors > Councillors > Overseers/Facility leader/Krewe leader > Branch chief and lead scientists > Researchers/Scientists/Engineers > Assistants/Technicians/Recruits

    I'm sure they are someone at the summit pulling the strings, telling to areas leader what to do, leaders telling to the labs what they have to do and their research field:
    I mean, identifying each lab with a specific krewe number and name using Greek alphabets is a real ant work, Inquest is more than sophisticated, just see how many Inquest foes we have: 278.

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  • Arden.7480Arden.7480 Member ✭✭✭

    I think Kuda certainly is one of the leaders- with a very high rank.

    If we'll ever touch the lore of Asura I think she will be the next antagonist.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 12, 2018

    Hmm I've made some research through the wiki and in-game, here are the leaders and links between members that I found:
    Kudu + ??? -> Kuda, Kudu is the apprentice of Snaff like zojia, and Tazza the apprentice of Kudu. Plunka was working for Kudu, but at the end of the story instance you freed her from him. Indri is the leader of Biocauldron Alchemics. Master Genius Jettz lead the Funhouse. Kudu is the leader of the Crucible of Eternity. The unnamed champion platform master is in charge of the Mark II World Boss event and hyleks experimenting in Mount Maelstrom. An unnamed leader of terror seven krewe or blaster krewe..

    They have some powerful figures within the society: Councillor Yahk influence the Arcane Council, and represent the Inquest. High Councillor Flax is clearly for me part of Inquest, during the story he seem to put all the merit on Inquest stolen invention whereas she is made by the player. Varkk is really present in asuran story, and he is spying the college of synergetics imo. Arcane eye, the asuran police would be with Inquest too for me, here are little notes found during story again:
    "Primary qualifications are innovation, peer acclaim, and an advanced facility for managing large, comprehensive projects. Additional qualifications: ruthlessness, hubris, and unbridled ambition." to became an Arcane Eye Agent. Don't it remember you something?
    Plus: "Agent Rakt is a top-ranking officer in the Arcane Eye. He is currently detailed to {REDACTED}"(a mission)", where is primary functions are {REDACTED}"(corruption)", {REDACTED}"(spying)", and {REDACTED}"(extermination)" in support of {REDACTED}"(The Inquest)"." Seriously, just see the progeny area in Metrica Province, Inquest recruiters are near them and these peacemakers don't say anything too...

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  • I'd say they are ruled by a council. Much like the Asura nation is ruled by then Arcane Council, the Inquest might also be ruled by a council.

  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭

    This Idea is very interesting Bosanac, would be awesome if they have a meeting room too like the Arcane Council :D

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  • Konig Des Todes.2086Konig Des Todes.2086 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 12, 2018

    Ultimately, never stated. We don't even know how their top brass is structured - a council? one man above all? it's unclear.

    Some have suspected that High Inquisitor Maut is the de facto leader, but it could be he's just another Kudu-ranked fella.

    @Lametoile.7394 said:
    It is never adressed. If I remember correctly, Kudu was reffered as the leader of the inquest, but it was a long time ago.

    He was just the leader of the dragon research branch. So a very high ranking person, but ultimately not the leader of the entire group.

    @hugo.4705 said:
    I would say the leader of the Inquest is Kudu, since like zojia, he met snaff, it's quite a recent organization.

    Inquest predates Kudu though, so I don't see how the Snaff's relation or Inquest's age is relevant here. It may be recent, but it isn't a "in the modern generation" recent. It was formed as a result of the asura being forced to surface, so while we do not have an exact age, it's likely about three asuran generations old (that is to say, somewhere between 150 and 250 years old). There's actually documents from Oola's lab that suggests, to me, that Oola may have been the founder of the Inquest - or at least her ideas, arguments, and studies were used for the core of Inquest idealogies.

    Besides, nothing suggests Kudu was the de facto leader, just the leader of Elder Dragon research.

    @hugo.4705 said:
    They have some powerful figures within the society: Councillor Yahk influence the Arcane Council, and represent the Inquest. High Councillor Flax is clearly for me part of Inquest, during the story he seem to put all the merit on Inquest stolen invention whereas she is made by the player.

    Flax is 100% NOT part of the Inquest. Flax is for asuran domination, however, and this means he benefits greatly from the Inquest's advances, so he supports / turns a blind eye to them. He even says such in one of the asura PS, and favors groups that can achieve the same results as the Inquests without such costs (such as the M.I.G. storyline). Flax never favored the Inquest over the PC in the asura storylines. The closest we get is him saying this in synergetics:

    Teyo: Unacceptable! That device derived from Inquest research, and I have evidence to prove it.
    Councillor Flax: That's a serious allegation. The judges will certainly look into it, but in the meantime...
    Councillor Flax: The decision stands. However, in light of Teyo's evidence, the Inquest may now reclaim its property.
    Councillor Flax: After the Council fully investigates, credit and blame will be assigned to the deserving parties.

    Yahk also suggests that he is the only Inquest member on the Council if you talk to him in the Arcane Council instance. They did try to get another Councillor stooge up, Varkk, during the synergetics PS but that attempt failed. The others, even Phlunt as much as people hate him, are definitely not Inquest.

    @hugo.4705 said:
    -snip all the rest of the conspiracy theories-

    You're forgetting one very crucial detail in all your "THE INQUEST ARE IN EVERYTHING!" tinfoil hat posts.

    The Inquest is NOT treated as a terrorist organization. Flax, who is not Inquest, allows their existence in cities of asuran territories due to their advancements of asuran dominance. He does not care the cost, so long as the outcome is beneficial, but will always take low cost same/similar outcome alternatives, Inquest or not. For this, he allows the Inquest in Rata Sum (they even have a recruiting base in the city) and its neighboring area. They're not listed as criminals, so of course the Peacekeepers won't go attacking the Inquest recruiting progeny not yet in college.

    This is why they can have a councillor openly state he is a member of the Inquest.

    And for the record, Varkk wasn't a spy, he wasn't part of the college anymore just an alumni like the PC at that point. Varrk was simply bought out and was being turned into a puppet councillor. Similarly, the Arcane Eye are not pure Inquest. That redacted message (which you twisted to fit your tinfoil hat theory) is about something we know about - that redacted "current mission"? To eliminate evidence of Elder Dragons eating magic. Nothing that supports the Inquest there (if anything, it hinders them).

  • mauried.5608mauried.5608 Member ✭✭✭

    Thanks everyone.
    Trying to figure out how all these differant groups of bad guys fit into the game is really interesting stuff.
    I didnt think much at all about the lore when I first started playing, but the more you play, the more you want to learn how it all fits together.
    This inquest mob seem to be everywhere.
    I presume that only asura can be part of the inquest.

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  • hugo.4705hugo.4705 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 13, 2018

    Mmh my first post was only describing what I
    thought about the structure, first of the second some infos on characters and at the end, what I understood through the story and my point of view. No need to be rude or harmful.

    Anyway, Thanks for clarification about flaxx and varkk Konig. It's not really that I want to see Inquest everywhere, arcane eye part is pure speculation. I'm aware they are lead by the arcane council, but they have an inquest councellor, I only tried to make a link. I'm sad you took this post as a conspiracy theory, I mean if Inquest was not tolerated, they would have no labs, a recruiting station in Rata Sum, and a councillor.I put redacted meaning in parenthesis BECAUSE that's my opinion, speculations. Now that you have said that, redacted should tell about elder dragons since the story arc was globally "shutting down Gorr and his theory about dragons"
    actually, all the redacted I proposed would be correct apart the last one, maybe arcane council or anti-dragon politic.
    I agree I haven't introduced the proper way, but my sentence about peacemakers was only a statement about "see, they are accepted/tolerated" not, "oh look they are bad, they kidnap progenies under their eyes!"

    PS: I never told they were terrorists, stop deforming. I'm not the only one who spoke about flax, stop giving all the credit. They only have different medium and manner of thinking than regular colleges. That is totally legetimate to protect their research fields. And I would rather see them as neutral enemy on maps.

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