Two weeks pass by.
Alba is intrigued by the events of the battle that scarred her living room. She works her contact (a local know-it-all named “Shave”) that points her in the right direction of someone who is known to have information regarding that incident. Due to a poor die roll that someone is revealed as Robinson thatcher. He is reluctant to help her because she is so condescending when talking to humans (Aspect).
Robinson has spent the last two weeks in a daze of reading and searching for any scrap of information about the creature that attacked Nieve in The Thatcher House. Eventually he managed to borrow a book belonging to the Shadow Shaman depicting some of the creatures of the Summer Court. In there he discovers the description of the Summer Stabber, a blood hound of a tracker used by members of the court to track down specific kinds of prey.
Alba reluctantly follow Robinson into Neutral Grounds Coffee House were they grudgingly exchange information. The news is filled with the recent victory of Mr. Johnson of the Thatcher, Johnson and Sow-Ohn law firm (an old friend of Lee). During that time both Lee and Nieve delve more and more into apathy. Nieve return to work and disregard the attack while Lee takes a long and luxurious bath in the Nile (“denial”).
Alba also tries to talk sense into Nieve despite Robs (the current manager and son of the owners of The Far Side roof bar where Nieve works) she fails.
Robinson appears at Lee’s house and collapse on her sofa. She helps him despite her better judgment (Compelling an Aspect). Johnny the rabbit warns Lee that Robinson need to be well dressed and so should she. She ignored some of the advice of the future divining rabbit but get a suit for Robinson. A letter arrives inviting her to a private dinner at The Hanging Gardens, a trendy Babylon style restaurant. She tries to excuse herself but to no avail.
A similar letter invites Nieve to that same dinner, although she had difficulty understanding the transaction of signing for your mail (Aspect) she eventually get it and dress appropriate for the event (a flowing silver dress fitting for a banquet).
Lee (followed by Robinson) and Nieve (followed by Alba) go to the restaurant. Alba and Robinson meet outside and have a loud conversation in front of Mathew (a teenager who works at The Dragons Lair comic book shop).
Lee and Nieve are seated at the private outer room and discuss their previous meeting while Lee is denying anything supernatural. Meanwhile Robinson and Alba attempt to enter the trendy restaurant but are stopped by the head waiter who asks them to remain silent so as to not disturb the shrimps.
Eventually Robinson and Alba are admitted (apparently they were on the guest list all along and will probably discover letters of invitations at their respective apartments when they’ll get back). Following a short delay a short Asian lawyer approaches the group and identifies himself as Sow-Ohn, a lawyer employed by an anonymous third party. Said third party would like to extend his regards to the group via a free meal and something else that is located at a certain address (he give them a card with an address and a business card with his contact information.
The lawyer leaves while Robinson orders “all the shrimps you have” and a fine whiskey. The order is delivered as “the Gilgamesh platter” a buffet design to feed 10-20 guests and some excellent whiskey. The group eats and drink while the huge amount of shrimps sway (apparently Lee can’t hold her liquor and fall asleep). When they return their attention to the card they find it’s gone. Alba look among the shrimps for the cards when the pile of cocked shrimps rear up, extend fishy tentacles and attacks!