It is only a lab. Securely buried in the depths of the castle, safe from interruption.
Although he sometimes frowns at Even’s increasingly violent moods. He’s taken to shielding young Ienzo from them. Something is growing in the atmosphere, as if the Darkness they study is seeping into the very walls. He can see no harm in protecting the boy. There is little enough compassion in any of them, now.
It was only a lab, he corrects himself one day as finds Even about to actually strike Ienzo. Now it is wild as any forest, and they are the wolves.