a spidery looking man with delicate hands.
"My name is Troy."
"I make clocks. The movements of the various
parts are very complex and interconnected."
"Like the @moons and stars, or the pieces on a chess board."
"The ticking of clocks is the pulse of civilization."
"Without clocks, people would just sit around uselessly, with no idea what to do next!"
"Of course, the ticks would be useless without the tocks."
"They're much deeper sounding and more satisfying than ticks."
"Ephemerides is going to build a model of the whole system."
"I helped him design the gearwork that makes it go."
"I know all about gears."
"He lives at the Lycaeum."
"It's a great center of learning."
"If you didn't run around asking foolish questions all the time, you might learn something yourself!"
"I like to play chess. Keeps ones mind fit."
"Some people don't use theirs - but I do."
"Until we come into conjunction again."
"The sound of the clocks is so soothing... Excuse me, did you say something?"