1939. Leeuwarden, Netherlands.
Escher is busy at work. Brilliant hues rush through his cornea as he paints strokes of passion. He is in a trance, half drunk and in a sullen mood on account of his fathers death, an eccentric civil engineer, a dark horse. Streaks of madness gush through his body. All that his father had left him was his steam punked watch, a watch that could possibly help a person time travel, help him transport through Hyperspacial warp. Hence, to save it from prying eyes, Escher hid it behind his freshly completed painting.
Within a few months, Escher had forgotten about the watch behind the painting. The painting, titled 'the Madness' had gone viral, making its way to various international exhibitions and museums. Finally, it was returned back to the Netherlands National Museum.
The painting, being a piece of meditation for many and getting as much fame and attention as the MonaLisa, was very susceptible to theft. Thus it was kept secured und