The illustration depicts The Custodian in the act of punishing Rhodomunde and Baron Z for violating their contracts. Major contract violations allegedly include time crystal (nonfiction) trafficking, low-level crimes against mathematical constants, and unlicensed nuclear warfare.
The act of burning in The Furnace uncreates all timelines affected by the contract violations, returning Rhodomunde and Baron Z to previous timelines.
Both men report that the experience of burning in The Furnace is "painful, to say the least."
"Don't make me get the shovel" is a well-known catch phrase widely attributed (perhaps apocryphally) to The Custodian, who supposedly uses a mop to clean up lesser messes, such as computing high-level crimes against mathematical constants), secretly profiting from unlicensed time travel, and promoting Wumpus-compass syndrome.
In the News
The Custodian "will continue to use the mop often, and the shovel seldom," according to new computational forecast.