Jean tries to drink away his sorrow at the death of J.
He is sobered by the excitement of Tyrteus' completion of his project, a giant mechanical bird that he can ride.
Raj Pangol offers the HILT a job hunting a white dragon.
GEFF has several concerts
Concert one, acoustic set is passable
Concert two at the Crossed Spears is amazing. Hippest show since the Electric Six played.
Post concert party moved like a parade to the Topaz Flask, an upper crust mead hall. A place for the wealthy and important eat and socialize.
GEFF's entourage piles in, overwhelming the restaurant's normal patrons.
The concert opens with "Schuab it Up"
Two gatekeepers show up to the concert making Olive wary.
GEFF's old manager, Renaldo appears, tries to convince GEFF to come back to him. Gene determines that he is a demon, turns him, and he runs off into the night.
The legend of the HILT is growing, leading to many fans and exaggerated stories.
Tyrteus jets after the concert to visit his demon cult buddies in the extradimentional war room. Tells his leader, Lucas, about Olive being the prophet of Carras.
Also, Tyrteus is encouraged to slay the white dragon.
Jenevieve says she's leaving the caravan. Gives Gene a printed, leather bound book called "thelight and how to swing it."
Olive dreams of visiting the dream of another's dream:
She is wandering in a meadow of withered lotuses. There's a body laying in a pool of blood. It is the Lotus Eye Mystic, dead with ablackfletched arrow protruding from his throat.
The edges of the dream start to unravel.
She finds that she is not alone. There are two other figures there.
One isa lurking formless presense, watchingher and lingering on the edge of things.
The other is a human woman in her mid twenties with long black hair, Yelena.
Yelena confirms that the vision is of reality. She relates to Olive that mystics are corks. They exist at points of trauma, bottle it up, keep it from spreading, keep it from changing things.
Olive has a bit of a panic attack.
Åke lurks at the edge of reality making Olive increasingly uncomfortable.