- "The center of the lobby was occupied by a large multi-media sculpture, real, not a projection. Trickling water cascaded down a fountain reminiscent of a little mountain, complete with impressionistic mountain-paths one could actually walk upon. Colored flakes swirled in the air around the mini-maze, making delicate tunnels."
- ―Beauty as bait[src]
"Autumn Leaves" was a complex artistic sculpture large enough for people to walk through. It was purported to have been created by ghem-lord Yenaro, although it turned out to have actually been the work of some unknown other person or persons. It was given as a gift to the Marilacan embassy on Eta Ceta.
It cycled through seasons, with very attractive impressionistic effects for spring, summer, and fall. The effects associated with winter, however, were scenes of despair and death.
The beauty of the work concealed a malicious intent: When a person wearing metal leg braces walked through it, a hysteresis effect would occur, causing the braces to heat rapidly to a point where they caused significant burns.
- Cetaganda chapter 2