Komui and Bak meet with other Branch heads and the four Generals, and were confronted by Special Inspector Malcolm C. Levellier and his Howard Link. Levellier and Link outlined all the events that started in Edo, and proposed severe punishments for Cross because of his unorthodox handling of his mission. They also proposed putting Allen on trial for heresy, because he and Cross clearly have some sort of tie with the enemy, specifically the Fourteenth Noah. Cross was alarmed that Leverrier knew about the Fourteenth, but he was confident that nothing would be turned up in any investigation. Thus, Leverrier assigned Howard Link to supervise Allen's every movement.