Shortly after the demon posessing the artifact slew the CEO and inhabited her still-bleeding form, the GesteCo board of directors meeting dissolved into chaos.

Shareholders attempted to force the revenant from its (?) position, citing Clause 32 of the company bylaws (“in cases where the CEO dies or is incapacitated”). However, a white knight investor in the form of Necrotech Holdings prevented this. It injected capital into the company by buying shares and citing the case of its own CFO, a demonic gestalt of corrupted souls inhbiting the husk of a 13th-century alchemist.

Under the new (or the same?) CEO, GesteCo posted record profits its following quarter, due largely to its expansion into dark energy research, soul oil extraction, peonage, and consumer products.

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