Claudius goes to speak with the Abbot:
Upon Claudius’ return, he will ask to see everyone and will announce the following to whoever shows up:
“So I’ve been to see the Abbot and, well, he’s rather a perceptive fellow so it seemed like deception was not going to go well.
I’ve thus had to tell him (most of) the situation about the Arch Deacon – namely that “a wizard done it”, said wizard is an associate of ours (though I was vague about how close an associate), that we have the Arch Deacon now and that we’re working to fix it.
He would like the Arch Deacon returned to his former self and wants to check in on his progress. As in, he wants to come here and see the Arch Deacon within the next few days (though we can possibly move the meeting to Allerton Church if Father Allen consents) to check the Arch Deacon isn’t being held in terrible duress. I have explained that the Arch Deacon doesn’t appear himself right now, but he explained that God will show him the truth (we would say that he has quite powerful Second Sight).
He also wants to see the Arch Deacon in a house of God (preferably the Abbey) when the treatment is complete but before a return to duties and wants that meeting within 6 months (which Remus tells me is easily achievable).
Lastly, I explained that the Arch Deacon may not wish to return to his duties when he is restored to his normal self (at least, he may wish to extend his sabbatical) and that would not be something I would force.
I hope you’ll all agree that this was one of the least-bad outcomes given the circumstances."
The other magi bring Alexia up to speed on their various adventures and incidents over the past couple of years. Alexia reveals that she is the daughter of the Black Unicorn, a faerie king.
The Summer season passes.