The would-be pack of misfits gathers again at Abel’s Birthplace to observe him a bit more and discuss strategy. With nothing but the name “Thromm” gathered from a homunculus and a semi-hidden symbol found in the warehouse, the group is at a loss as to how they should find out more about The Creature. With few ideas on the table, the conversation shifts. They begin to realize that with a vampire owner who has plans for the warehouse, they have little choice but to either find a way to purchase it themselves, or find another suitable location to hide Abel and meet safely. The dead teenager Bo, who’s presence continues to shake up the others, suggests the condemned house he haunts. Accepting it as a short term solution, the group makes use of Sarah’s seemingly immense resources and moves everyone and everything from the warehouse to Bo’s Haunt.
In the house, Sarah and Abel begin to make alterations to the basement for their own purposes. The group considers the possibilities of electrical and plumbing as well as the possibility of purchase of the house. Henry the vampire divulges quietly that he is doing a “favor exchange” with a vampire called a “Nosferatu” in order to gain some information, and that this is how vampire society works. He plans to investigate some notion the Nosferatu has that a major current of the illegal drug flow in L.A. is being targeted at a specific demographic, on a large and alarming scale.
Wary of the vampire’s schemes and with little explanation, only the overly curious Glass Walker and suspicious Wendigo agree to help with the investigation, if only to keep an eye on what the Leech is doing. They follow Henry to the UCLA campus where he uses his strange powers to convince a party-goer to get help them get an invite. At the party, the trio attempts to mingle but finds that every single person there is wildly intoxicated. It’s only a matter of time before Henry gets the name and number of the dealer behind most of the substances at the party.
Meanwhile, Bo asks for help with a problem he is having, and the Silverfang Dmitri agrees to assist. The two head to the home of Bo’s parents who are away at church, and Dmitri retrieves a couple of items that seem like common objects- but the impact they have upon him are immediately obvious. They leave the house without incident, but outside Bo appears to be delayed by other wraiths, invisible to the waiting Dmitri, the presence of which Bo seems to take quite seriously..