The team wakes up and heads to the Morning Hearing. The Aleph Society shows up, looking for Shadow plane texts and offering to help keep an eye out for future issues such as the Blood Shade. Higher Power sponsors and they’re approved. Some Ejerians petition for sanctuary while they seek a new homeplane and are temporarily granted it on the Queen’s mercy. The Court Historian warns of another secret faction, Vigilante, and rumors around the Court spread about their plan for something called “The Vigilance” which the team takes as some sort of reckoning centuries in the making.
The team heads to a lunch meeting with Aneki to debrief, and give him all of the Blood mom info, and he offers them further work on the material plane, satisfied with their performance. He tells them they shouldn’t associate further here for the time being, to avoid attracting suspicion. Some of the rest of the team runs more Taco Temple tests with Glasseater and confirms that HMHVV infection seems incompatible with retaining the strange reagent traces from Carcean. GE wants more info still. The team tries to find ways to High Priestess’ secret mountain chapel, but doesn’t make much headway and eventually just goes to talk to Xoc directly.
They have a fruitful exchange of info, with Test learning a lot more about coimeadiai creation, and who knows how to do the ritual, and the rest of the team getting a lot of 4th World and Horror info. They agree to do a job for her and head to the dungeons. 6 Cyl finally gets to have a weird torture date with Zeha, and she agrees to let them see Sacre Floot, who she is apparently holding onto for Hermit, though she doesn’t seem especially loyal to that faction. Floot agrees to let them read her mind and then wipe her memory with a massively over-powered Laes concoction that 6 Cyl brews up based on Thisbe Sorrel’s description.
Aylin finds most of the info they’re seeking- the Ashen Mirror was taken by Floot and hidden in the AZT temple in Geocache, where as far as she knows it still remains. They don’t find her motives but she seems relatively hopeless and also allows Aylin to mostly drain her to blunt the traumatic effects of the mind reading and erasure potion. They start prepping for an epic Foundation raid on Geocache- their most challenging hack yet! They are also warned off further fucking with Hermit, as they apparently have the ability to projects dreams (amongst other powers).
The team makes plans and preps for an epic Foundation dive for the next day, and heads to their Suite to sleep.