Dr. Remer’s assistants enjoy excellent benefits… if they survive.
The card artwork in the Clarity Experiments theme deck does a great job of capturing the chaotic laboratory setting of Sunreach Tower and the characters that work there. But sometimes, there’s more to these cards than meets the eye — little stories hidden away in the artwork, where the same characters keep popping up.
Today we’ll take a look at one of these little vignettes: the tale of Remer’s Assistant.
Hidden away in Sunreach Tower, Clarity, Inc.’s massive staff of scientists, researchers and inventors toil day and night to perfect new technologies and medical advances for the company. Many of these exceptional men and women work as assistants under the renowned scientist, Gerry Remer, in his state of the art xeno-botany lab.
Dr. Remer himself is… well, a bit eccentric, if the rumors are to be believed. Despite his massive research staff, Dr. Remer prefers to perform his most advanced experiments by himself, paranoid that some junior researcher will steal his formulas.
The assistants who work in the xeno-botany lab have a great respect for Dr. Remer, nonetheless, and he is much beloved in spite of his strange idiosyncrasies. Many among his staff credit the good doctor for giving them their start at Clarity, as more than a few junior scientists have found themselves rapidly promoted beyond their expertise in order to supplement the laboratory staff.
Not everyone is entirely happy about their assignments, however. Work in the xeno-botany lab is exciting, but dangerous, too. Less-careful assistants have lost their lives to out of control plant subjects…
… deadly toxic spores…
… accidental radiation venting…
… and even chemical explosions when an experiment did not proceed as planned.
Still, if the higher-ups on Clarity’s board of directors have taken any notice of the lab’s unusual death toll, they’ve done nothing about it. So long as Remer and his staff continue to generate record profits for the company, then what’s the problem. After all, Clarity’s miracle technologies improve the lives of everyone on Skellium. So what’s the harm if it costs a few lives along the way?