Oh, and Tobias – Collectors have some pretty weird defenses against scrutiny; we’ve seen that before though not exactly in this form. It is basically built into their makeup, as far as I can tell. Having him take over a Crafting of Memory isn’t actually particularly surprising, given what we’ve seen others do. When I was cursed by Mr. The Cruel, attempts to look directly into my curse were thwarted by the curse itself. This isn’t really that different. At least Elethiomel was polite about it.