Rook: "Mr. Edwards. I have a favor to ask of you. In the Culmination of our trap for the Black King, I made a deal with the Beast. You remember my offering my right hand, which was presaged by my earlier possession. I now feel that I have some sort of intimate connection with that force -- which has been reinforced by some recent private events." "Now, you have probably guessed that my work at the Foreign Office was rather shady... In short, I was and am a spy. I look upon this connection as simply the continuation of my work for the Empire." Edwards: "Are you sure that's such a good idea?" Rook: "I'm not quite sure -- but the bargain has been struck in any case. I doubt I can easily reverse it. What is more, we are critically lacking in information about our Enemy here. I am taking steps to see if I can find out more about the Beast -- perhaps learn to think like it." Edwards: "I don't like the sound of this, but it is up to you. What do you want of me?" Rook: "There is the possibility that this could go too far. I'm trying to be careful, but clearly it is possible for the Beast to possess me. I know from the basement of Malbray Asylum that you can be counted on to do what is neccessary should this happen." Edwards looks uncomfortable, but says: "You can count on me to do whatever is neccessary when the time comes."