A brief recap:
Zane carries with him a spirit known as "The Red Wolf". Accelletrix claimed it is one of their own, unjustly murdered by UncleThing, a Scavenger. UncleThing is certainly fighting to get it again, and his old Nemesis, Anatoly Pagonis Papadoupolos from the Greater Thelema Society has entered the picture.
Through luck and manipulation, Papa has Zane, as well as Katie and Mara, in his luxurious estate Ravenside Manor.
Meanwhile Prince is with Blackjack of Accelletrix, having just become UncleThing's enemy, and having severly undermined the trust many scavengers have in the mysterious electronic godfather figure.
Zane's best shot is with a fourth group: The Sisterhood of Salem, lead by the fearsome Marianna, who, apparently out of nothing but altruisim, wish to rehabilitate the Wolf -a wild card neither group particularly prefers.
4 out of 7, and 2 to go, we conitnue our journey through the Shadowside.