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I dunno, I always took cleaning up the archives to be code for not having anything to give us right then, but reserving the right to "discover" it in the future, possibly after a chat with Esty. That's how I use it for the library, at least. Damaged archives are a useful excuse for not knowing scholarly things, since it's not as firm a commitment as saying that something is entirely unknown. It leaves you with a very convenient escape route into suddenly knowing a thing, once you've decided what that thing should be.