According to their nature, Odalisques are fascinating creatures, in whose hands seduction becomes a lethal weapon. Spiritual heirs of Cleopatra, Scheherazade and Josephine, these women are capable of conquering a man at twenty feet without showing an inch of naked skin. Theirs is an intellectual talent, because the Art of Seduction’s power doesn’t depend solely on beauty, but sees desire and passion start in the mind. For that reason my darlings, Odalisques are the most beautiful, but more importantly the most astute, women in the Human Sphere… In this business, a fast and cultivated mind is as necessary as a good pair of legs. However, artificial enhancements like reinforced sub-dermal tissue, or enhanced sensory perception allowing continuous monitoring of the environment, are also useful tools of the trade. In their role as security professionals and VIP escorts, Odalisques must always be one step ahead of enemy plans. They must foresee any possibility and be ready to deal with it as fast and as effectively as possible. Always aware, always keeping the situation under control, never losing composure, perfect in all ways at all times. An Odalisque is a celestial houri descended to earth, a deity above mere mortals. A presence as lovely as it is intimidating. An icon of beauty devoted to automatic weaponry. A precious courtesan who is a sword and a shield at the same time, with a smile able to melt the ice of glaciers. A smile which does not waver when she removes any threat with such grace, elegance and refinement that her enemies will die with her name on their lips and the dream of her kiss in their hearts.
Introductory speech to new female students. Derya Özçelik, Director of the Çember Odalisques Academy, Dar el Funduq, Bourak.