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Real Identity: Not Applicable
Appearances (BTAS): Prophecy of Doom
Powers/Skills: Music and Signaling
Voiced By: Not Applicable
The gong is a percussion instrument of Chinese origin that spread to Southeast Asia, presumably with the spread of Buddhism. It is a flat disk made of a bronze alloy consisting of Copper, Iron, Lead, Tin, and Zinc. Through a series of heating, cooling, and reheating, the gong is shaped with a hammer. The deep rim creates a resonance of sound upon impact, and was employed in a variety of special events such as weddings, processions, religious ceremonies, and festivals. In terms of processions, the number of strikes on the gong often stood for the seniority of the official. As part of his scheme, Nostromos had his partner Lucas ring a gong at the start of his meetings.