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The Tenno are too dangerous, too profitable, to provoke!

—Frohd Bek

Frohd Bek is the current Chairman of the Corpus Board of Directors and the father of Darvo. Though players have yet to directly encounter him, Bek's interactions with the Tenno have been the catalyst for several events.

LoreEdit

GeneralEdit

Unlike other members of the Corpus, Frohd Bek tries his best to maintain a neutral relationship with the Tenno, fully aware that their wrath would be best avoided. As such, he typically prefers to stay out of their way unless a mutually beneficial proposal can be agreed on.

The Hunt For Alad VEdit

After the Corpus' defeat during The Gradivus Dilemma, Frohd Bek tracks down Alad V to Jupiter in order to claim Alad's debts generated from both the Dilemma and the Zanuka Project. Alad retaliates by diverting the Infested to Frohd's ships, impeding his progress. Frohd Bek contacts The Lotus and proposes that the Tenno help him clear out the Infestation in exchange for Alad's location, revealing his own motivations for tracking Alad down; to prevent him from getting more power in the Board via the Zanuka Project. The Lotus reluctantly agrees to Bek's offer, as Alad has a captive Warframe in his possession and The Lotus wishes to rescue her. The Tenno clear out the Infestation, confront Alad and rescue the Warframe, allowing Bek to safely collect Alad's debts.

Ties That BindEdit

Darvo contacts the Tenno to rescue him from the Corpus, and during the escape Frohd Bek contacts Darvo, pleading his son to stay with him. He had been grooming Darvo to take a seat in the Board (most likely Alad's now-vacant position) and is angered when Darvo refuses, forcing Frohd to detain him. During his pleas, Frohd mentions that "Project Tethra" will be the death of them, which was later revealed to be Vay Hek's attempts to rebuild the Fomorian fleet.

The ArchwingEdit

Searching for information regarding Hek's Fomorians, The Lotus sends the Tenno to a Corpus ship (with Frohd onboard) in order to find more details. The investigation is cut short when Hek ambushes the Corpus with his Fomorian Fleet, forcing the Tenno to retreat. During the ambush Hek boastfully severs his business contracts with the Corpus, though it is unknown if they were reinstated following Hek's defeat during Operation: Eyes of Blight.

Black Seed Scourge Tactical AlertEdit

Frohd Bek contacts the Tenno regarding the Black Seeds, a splinter group of Corpus merchants that seek to undermine the Board's efforts. He explains that the Black Seeds have raided Alad V's Mutalist labs and have stolen Juggernaut spores, intending to unleash these spores on Bek's facilities. Frohd Bek asks the Tenno to halt the spread of the spores by capturing key Black Seed Operatives to narrow down the Juggernaut's location and destroy it. The Tenno succeed at halting the spread and the Black Seeds are forced into hiding, though as Bek thanks the Tenno he warns them that some of the Juggernaut spores may have been released to the wild, urging them to stay on alert.

Ambulas Reborn Edit

Frohd Bek, with the help of numerous investors (including the Perrin Sequence), revamps the current Ambulas, turning the proxy into an incredibly dangerous foe. Under the guidance of Animo, each Ambulas unit collects combat data from the field, ensuring that each Ambulas proxy learns from other Ambulas proxies' past combat experiences. Fearing that the Animo processor's learning capability could lead to another rampant AI problem like the Sentients, Ergo Glast, the leader of the Perrin Sequence, contracts the Tenno to defeat Ambulas units on the field and to collect the Animo Nav Beacons that drop on their defeat. Eventually, when enough Animo Nav Beacons are collected, Ergo Glast concludes that the site of the Animo processor is located on Frohd Bek's capital ship-- currently in orbit over the Ambulas manufacturing site.

As the Tenno battle Ambulas proxies and the Corpus units sent to reinforce them, Frohd Bek reveals Ergo Glast's past apprenticeship to him, and further taunts Glast over his stubborn dedication to his anti-corpus ideals and the corruption of Animo's intended purpose. Eventually, when enough Ambulas units are hacked and returned to Frohd Bek's flagship, Ergo Glast activates the programming hacked into these units-- a protocol that destroyed Frohd Bek's flagship and the Animo processor inside. Frohd Bek's ultimate fate is unknown, however he orders his ship's bridge module to be ejected just before it exploded, hinting that he may have survived its destruction.

TriviaEdit

  • Frohd Bek had a cameo appearance in The Profit, during Alad V's Zanuka Project auction. He was one of the four revealed Corpus board members, on the third slot from left to right.
    • Curiously, what appears to be a Locust Drone also makes an appearance projecting the hologram of the Corpus Board Members, almost a year before it was added in the game.
  • In one of Bek's taunts during The Hunt For Alad V, he mentions Alad throwing his research down the Void. This is a possible reference to the Arid Fear Event, considering it was Alad V who ordered his scouts to travel in the void.
  • "Ties That Bind" reveals that Darvo is almost 105 years old, suggesting that Frohd Bek is a great deal older than that. This could explain his hoarse voice and difficulty speaking.
  • Bek appears to be incredibly overbearing, at least in regards to his son, Darvo, who refers to him as a "neck breathing control freak" at the end of "Ties that Bind".
  • Humorously, Frohd Bek is mentioned during the Howl of the Kubrow quest after the player locates the Incubator Segment. In an intercepted message, Bek argues with a "Dr. Intehb", revealing that Bek has been attempting (and failing) to get a Kubrow of his own.
  • Frohd Bek is possibly an allusion to the word fraud.
  • Frohd Bek's voice changes upon his return in Operation: Ambulas Reborn, where it went from raspy whispering to relatively normal, albeit still raspy. The cause of it was his larynx being rebuilt, which he is delighted about.
  • During Operation: Ambulas Reborn, it is revealed that Ergo Glast was Frohd Bek's past apprentice.
    • The event was also the very first instance that Bek had a direct conflict with the Tenno, of whom he tried cautiously not to get hostile with. However, Bek still treated the Tenno in a rather "friendly" manner during the entire event - he called them "volunteers" when Ambulases were deployed, and he blamed Glast and the Perrin Sequence for "bringing them to danger" during the last battle - signifying that he may still wish to have a mutually beneficial relationship with the Tenno.
  • Curiously, for a high-ranking Corpus official, Bek's outfit resembles an orange version of the ones worn by a standard Crewman, which is in direct contrast to the outlandish outfits worn by Nef Anyo and Alad V, or even the unique gilded look of the legendary John Prodman.

MediaEdit

  • Frohd Bek emerges with this message to the Tenno.
  • Frohd Bek during Ties That Bind
  • Frohd Bek's cameo during The Profit (closest to right). A Locust Drone is also visible to the right of Bek.

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