The journal lies open on its final entry:
Helladius ignores all results that do not support his own hypotheses, brushing them off as "anomalies" and "expected deviations." He posits that there will be an acceleration in the channel's creation—and will no doubt test the theory without guaranteeing a secure channel can even be maintained.
I have argued the inherent risks, the catastrophic tear in the Veil that will result from such foolishness, but he has the others convinced. He grants only a sneering permission to conduct countermeasures in the event of failure.
If I am correct, the only course of action will be to redirect the resulting power into sealing the event itself. The odds of survival are less than ideal, but the surrounding lands will be preserved.