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The Department of Finance deals with the financial aspects of the PPC; income, outgoings, overhead, and (occasionally and under duress) salaries. Its staff are called accountants. The most recent Head of Department was the Clover; the current temporary head is the Morning Glory.


The Department of Finance has a massive archive, in which the records of all transactions are kept in paper form. During the events of the Reorganisation, DIS guards were placed in these archives. It also has a front office, in which the accountants organise the budget for HQ, and prevent any financial errors entering the system. Adjacent to this is the head of department's office.

After the Reorganization, the department adopted stricter rules on trading to prevent PPC tech from being used to destabilize continua for profit. (See "Trade Routes".)

Known Personnel[]

Head of Department[]

The original head of the Department of Finance was the Evermind. Following her murder in 1998 HST, the department was given to the Bindweed. After the events of the Reorganisation, during which the Bindweed left the PPC with the Mysterious Somebody, control was handed to the Clover. He reordered the entire department, cutting off unethical sources of income, and commissioned the Evermind flash patch to commemorate the first head. For these actions, he was variously praised (for cleaning up the PPC) and condemned (for dropping the budget to an all-time low). During the Swan's Egg Trilogy, the Clover too was killed at the hands of Peter Piper of the DIO.

As of 'Empire State of Mind', the Morning Glory has been appointed 'temporary overseer' of the department. Whether she is aware of this appointment is an open question.


Accountants in Finance include:

Acquisitions Division[]


  • Acquisitions Division - partly responsible for supplying HQ. For typical supplies, they send agents into continua to act as merchants, generally focusing on video games and other places where goods can disappear without excessive disruption to the universe's internal logic. In other cases, they send agents into badfics to obtain supplies.
  • Espionage Division - gather information on the PPC's former financial holdings, such as BioInc and the League of Mary Sue Factories.


Records for the Department of Finance can be found on the Complete List of PPC Fiction, Department of Finance.