Scene 1 – Lak reawakens, still captive. Lak resists further torture, but his attacker engages him in a soulgaze, attempting to coerce the information from him. Lak gets an ugly picture of Samael, the Left Hand, but cracks under the strain. At Samael’s behest, Lak calls his Venatori contact and arranges an exchange for the book. Samael leaves Lak in the room, sealing the exit with earth magic.
Scene 2 – Walter and Kane discuss what to do about the attack on the Spirit of Durham with Santiago. Santiago instructs Kane to search the rubble of the Parapsychology Department for mystical signatures, and Kane discovers the remnants of a massive ward around the area, probably destroyed during Samael’s assault. This has most likely made the Spirit of Durham’s location in the Nevernever vulnerable. Santiago agrees to join them there.
Scene 3 – Lak escapes his bonds and finds the telephone in the room. He calls Walter and gives him an address on the bottom of the phone. Walter sets out to find him.
Scene 4 – Walter arrives at the Tobacco District in Durham, scopes out the building, then fends off threats from gang members. Some Royal Knights arrive and bust Lak out of his concrete prison.
Scene 5 – Kane goes shopping at a local hardware store for cold iron implements.
Scene 6 – Walter, Kane, Lak, and Santiago meet at the ruins of the Parapsychology Department and prepare to journey into the Nevernever to confront the Spirit of Durham’s attacker.