Signs that Bonn once had its share of conversion centres, just like Grimsby, London, and Rotterdam. These have been completely dismantled, as if the drones have been working here for a long time. Almost all signs of the Menial work areas are gone. Except for the blood stains. I can tell by looking at the floor in this room that this used to be an operating room - or whatever you want to call it. I think of them more as butcher shops, where men like my brother were carved up in preparation for the alien implants. How many gallons of blood spilled down this drain? How many men died, turning the Rhine red? Except it's not the Rhine anymore, is it? Now the entire river has become something else, a reservoir, a water supply source, maybe a power source, for the Chimera. It's as if the Chimera pulled a giant plug beneath Bonn, allowing the biggest river in Europe to drain away.
-- Journal Entry, 01 September, 1951 -- James Grayson