After some careful thought I’ve decided that I have to let Lord Péter go. I don’t have a compelling reason for him to be in the story. He has only been a bantering partner for Zsaka and that just doesn’t make him valuable enough to keep. So, I’m removing him from the master draft and editing the dialogue and story to reflect the change. Some of his actions and dialogue will be spoken and performed by other characters and some of it will simply be removed as unnecessary. Doing this will tighten things up a little bit and make for one less character for readers to keep track of. It will also make later parts of the plot easier to write if I don’t have to account for his presence in the story. So – “Alas, poor Péter! We knew him”… not so well, actually.