The Parliament of the Old Flesh, often abbreviated as just "The Parliament", is a mysterious and malevolent orginization older than existence itself. They have been implyed to have a very strong connection to Fern's Son.
If the story we find is true then in the begining of the universe there was a BIRTHDAY CAKE and there was NEVER EVER anything else. Everything was fine, but like any normal real-life cake that's left uneaten for too long… cultures of microorganisms eventually settled upon the BIRTHDAY CAKE, and it decayed completely as nature took its course. The BIRTHDAY CAKE wasn't able to comprehend that something other than itself may exist, and felt such an intense hatred of the Zones because of this that its remains (the crumbs) became the Parliament, running purely on The Power of Hate.
They appear to be very powerful and all seeing as they let the reader know they're keeping tabs on Fern. When she returns from Internal Sub zone there is a picture of the BIRTHDAY CAKE with the words "SOON :)" written on it. Clearly them sending a message. To use if not here. It's unclear what their connection is with Fern or her son is. Every page in Awful Hospital isn't just numbered, but cleverly titled as well. The Parliament's debut comes on page #184, with them looming over the crib of Fern's baby. Scroll down the webcomic's archive and see for yourself what #184's been titled. so clearly somthing very dark is going on indeed.
What they see Fern has do to her implyed indrect connection with them is unclear but they do send the flipper to save her from Dr.Balmer thaw thet migth just have use for her. there appear to be five members of the parliament but only one has been named redbert. He's an enormous red worm that seems to be specifically affiliated with The Parliament. He appears to be the Rod of Asclepius on The Hospital's door. he is unike among the parliament becuse while the otheres are gray stone like creaters hes a big red worm.
the full extent of the there power is curently un know other then the fact that they controll flipper and can seem to see ever thing that gose on. its implyed they are resonsible for bringing all the gray zoners to the hospital. its also implyed they have several unseen conections to several already seen characters. the bio bags seem to worship them. writing wired drallings and simbles in there likness.
they are also reviled to b the ones responsible for jays condition. they use a it to make new slob monsters and try to use a creature now has the Emissary to try and recrut them. Its possible that all Jay's murdering might well be secretly directed and influenced by them. Even if it isn't, it at least has their full blessing and approval.◊ What makes this all the more disturbing is that Jay hasn't given any indication of being aware The Parliament even exists. (Are you associated with the Parliament or are you just a person with bad grammar? )
First Appearance Edit
In Awful Hospital.