I think No.14, the ex-Count and chess champion of Checkmate may very well have had a handle about No.1. He used a curious phrase to No.6, 'In time most join the enemy against ourselves.' In other words, citizens who can not resist further, join the enemy despite themselves, their inner fight against themselves. A matter of conscience you might call it. That also being the case with No.6.
I wonder what it was that had No.14 brought to the Village? That he has survived to struggle on against himself for so long! He is to be commended. Be seeing you.