I just ask because from what I can tell it seems odd to think that, Mandus mentions that the gatherers/brute were made by his 'great uncle.' As far as we know Alexander made them, or at the least we can say that Daniel didn't, they existed before he ever got involved. As well Mandus got the info about the Aztec temple from his uncle's writings, Daniel wasn't researching orbs, he found one and unless he left Brennanburg and decided FURTHER researching them (after all the death and trauma) was a good idea, then it's far more likely Alexander would've had that information. He spent centuries trying to get home. Of course it's still wildly confusing because as far as we know he had no siblings, but given the distance maybe 'great uncle' could just be code for relative? I was just wondering because it's listed on Mandus' page as if it's a fact but there's no official confirmation whatsoever as far as I can tell.