Allan picked up Lyra Silvertongue from Norham Gardens and took her to South Parade. Since Allan did not open the door for Lyra, she had to climb out of the blue Rolls Royce over Boreal. Because of this, Boreal was able to steal the girl's alethiometer.
Carlo Boreal, under the pseudonym of Charles Latrom, employed Allan as a servant. Boreal spoke freely about Æsahættr and the world of Cittàgazze in front of Allan, suggesting he trusted him greatly.