Sente is to open a small temporary portal between Earth and Perplex City, to take the Cube back to its rightful home.
By WILHELMINA BEST
The Academy Master, Sente Kiteway, announced today that the Academy has devised a method to open a small portal between Perplex City and Earth in order to retrieve the Receda Cube. The Cube is currently being held under heavy guard on Earth, in the London offices of Mind Candy. He declined to say on what specific day the transfer would occur, but he did say that he expects the Museum will have the Cube back in its possession "well before the Silver Solve ceremony on the 24th."
"We have completed testing of our portal, and we are fully confident the transfer will happen safely and successfully," he said. "I am overjoyed to be able to bring the Cube back to its rightful place, here in Perplex City, and restore it personally to its plinth in the Museum." He added that significant new security measures have been implemented to ensure that the Cube will remain safe in the future.
In order to keep the population of the city safe, Kiteway said, the transfer will happen in an unpopulated area outside the city. The specific location will not be disclosed to the public for security reasons. For similar reasons, once the Cube has been recovered, the portal device will be dismantled, he said, and the parts for it destroyed and dispersed.
When pressed, Kiteway admitted that this technology was related to the portal formed by the deadly secret society, the Third Power, in August, which knocked out power to a large part of Perplex City for several hours. The Third Power portal was allegedly built from parts stolen from Kiteway's own portal project in Viendenbourg, which has been the subject of the Academy Oversight Committee's scrutiny in recent weeks.
The Receda Cube, stolen from the Academy Museum during the annual PCAG Victor's Ball three years ago, has been found buried in Wakerley Great Wood in England, on Earth, by amateur archaeologist Andy Darley. It had been hidden there by Kiteway's own daughter, Violet Kiteway, who acted to keep the Cube out of the hands of the Third Power.