Daedalus has been relieved of duty when his dealings with Re-l
and the dead Proxy are discovered. Raul
watches him as he mopes about without his raison d'ętre. Raul discovers also that the council are the ones that sent the AutoReivs to kill Re-l. A power outage takes place within the city and Raul makes the connection with it and Daedalus. He makes an appointment with him and, with the entourages out of the way, talks to him about his studies into the dead Proxy and that fact that he knows Re-l is still alive. He offers to reinstate the doctor in exchange for him giving all of his research results to Raul.