more-or-less the middle of the day
Lemma and Marshmallow
Winkle leads you two back toward the manufactory, but you are intercepted as you pass the Tower. It is Clarion: he steps out of the shadows around the base and hails you. His voice is low and slightly harsh, and his features are pale and soft from a decade of dedication to his work. The glass chip behind his ear is the center of a little spiderweb of scar tissue ... he was implanted before Lemma came along and devised her process, when they'd just drill a hole in your skull and hope for the best.
He has no hair whatsoever, not even eyebrows. He shaves it all, for some reason.
"Marsh-mallow ... and so good to see you again Lemma. Always a ple-sure. I think we have something int-eresting for you. Come this way?"
He assumes your agreement as he turns to lead you up and into the Tower itself. Winkle stands uncertainly for a moment, but likely returns to the manufactory - at this point, Visage would be the only floor boss left in there.
Clarion takes you to the Tower's cell, which is down a short flight of stairs from the entrance - it's a low-ceilinged half-level sandwiched with the Tower's muster hall above and Marco's quarters below. Crine and Mice are standing guard at the bottom of the steps, but Clarion walks with assurance and the three of you pass ... Clarion alone might not have been permitted down here, but you have authority here, Marshmallow.
There's a small landing at the bottom of the stairs, and there's a door. It's hammered out of metal scrap, and there's a six-inch square hatch in it at eye level, closed with a simple bolt.
Clarion: "This woman. She came from with-in the ship, walking out of darkness. I have never seen this. Not but for Kirk, and he was quite mad when the ship returned him to us. This woman, she is distressed, but I believe she is fully rational. And there is something else about her. Some thing very strange."
He has a kind of schoolboy keenness to him as he unbolts the hatch in the door and swings it open. He gestures.
"Look. Do you see?"