He/She/It appeared as many things.
Sometimes as geometric shapes and gently flowing gradients. Colours and light. An endless stream of codes and symbols.
Occasionally He/She/It would manifest him/her/itself as an androgynous humanoid, with smooth skin and a face and body that were eerily and impossibly symmetrical. But if you looked into his/her/its eyes, you would have seen only an limitless expanse of numbers and heiroglyphs cascading down like a infinite digital waterfall.
Pure logic distilled into matter. The fabric of the universe given form and will. A being of pure order and law. Mathematical elegance and perfection incarnate.
If the universe is built upon the God Particle, then the House and the stories that lay within it (and even beyond it) were built upon this number… this one equation. A number with a mind and soul and an imagination all of its own.
But any number can be expressed in a myriad ways.
1024 = 512 × 2 = 256 × 4 = 128 × 8 = 64 × 16 = 32 × 32.
Or, if you prefer…