"I see you've met my envoy. I assure, you he is completely harmless while I'm here. Excuse me, I must go and make coffee." -Preston Masonscale, to The Conference of Community Envoys.
The Hands of Glory
Preston is, secretly, a member of a secret order called The Hands of Glory. He is responsible for keeping Atall Varda oblivious to their doings, while managing movements in the name of the order. His relationship with them is a selfish one, him believing them to be doing the right thing, though not especially caring, being more focused on the development of the city and its standards, as well thinking himself justified in all that he does.