The riots at Heyhead over the Ringway car-park extension take place. Hemlock and Gideon have their first meeting. The group as a whole comes together in Heyhead Church for the first time and encounter Louise Blyth.
It is discovered that Persephone Rhys has been abducted and taken to St. Ann’s Priory in the centre of Manchester. She is liberated but an attack by Amalgam #23 leads to the theft of Guiley’s diary (also taken to St. Ann’s). Only a fragment is retained.