So many events in motion, each exerting subtle gravity. With Delilah, a new empire could be drawn, and all the old barriers broken. Much could be accomplished.
My Clockwork Soldiers have played their part, but each costs more coin than a wealthy man sees in a lifetime.
It could take me years to find a solution on my own. But if Sokolov can be tamed, together we might refine the process, making new clockworks at a fraction of the cost.
Whether I seduce my old teacher with the thrill of discovery, or whether I'm force to apply the clamps to his flesh and turn on the voltage, no matter.