First page of The Quintessence Machine, for anyone who's interested.
January 8th 1583
The last rotare fitted into its socket with a satisfying click. Matteo Galdini sighed and leaned back on the tall stool, removing the magnifying lenses from his eyes and stretching his knotted muscles.
“It is done?” asked the dark-clad man behind him, and Galdini nodded, turning slightly