The diary fragment is examined. Balthazar the Thebian offers his aid in the recovery of the rest of the book. An attack is planned on Amalgam #23 at their safehouse on New Wakefield Street. There is some fighting, magery and considerable property damage. Several members of Amalgam #23 are killed. The diary is recovered, but under the pretense of needing to study the diary in seclusion, the Thebian steals it and flees into the Umbra.