Employ the Reflection of the Esurient Smith
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From: Perform Research
His image does not hold together. It is shattered, like so many shards among the trees. He seems constantly to be listening to a voice you cannot hear.
Unlocked with Laboratory Services from an Esurient Smith
He does not want to attend to your questions. His answers pertain to blades and wells. Nonetheless, there is something here that you can use, once you've rewritten his notes so that they stop dripping scarlet.