Harmony tries to convince Feard to try and contact his Lunar Mate with Infallible Messenger. Seven suggests this isn't a great idea and suggests a meeting with Magnificent Jaguar if he wants to talk to someone who might know about the whole being a Solar thing. Hai'li and Seven invite the Darkening Sky to the meeting, while Harmony invited Xian Lin.
Kazu chatted with Evening Mist about the Immaculate Faith while Hai'li fell asleep on his lap.
Bishop Zheng Dao invites DS to his investigation of the shadowland. DS in turn invites Kazu and Hai'li.
Feard talks to Dayshield about seeing her manse. She says he can win it as a boon if he wins a competition.
Xian Lin moves in to the Intent compound after having conviced Evening Mist to let her rents. (This seemed to distress Harmony, though Evening Mist argued that she would be spying anyways.)
Xian Lin talked with DS about his up coming investigation into the shadowland and how she wanted someone to go with him because it was dangerous.
At dawn, DS, Kazu, Hai'li and Zheng Dao arrive at the shadowland. The acolytes set up a signal so they can find their way back. Kazu helps power the ritual to pinpoint what is causing the trouble. They for the most part notice a mouse-shaped spy. When Hai'li gets bored, she catches the mouse, who's very upset by this and just wanted to watch DS because he was like her. She was revealed to be a tainted Mouse of the Sun who couldn't leave the shadowland, but she could when she was near the Darkening Sky. DS agrees to help her out, calling her Kviik since he couldn't pronounce her actual name which to humans sounded like some squeaking.
Zheng Dao discovered something seemed to be consuming the shadowland, which what was causing the fluctuations. They talked to some ghosts to see if they new what was causing it instead of heading there. One of the Great Forks ghosts talked of how something summoned them away, the ones who came back described someone who sounded like the Abyssal who caused trouble for DS earlier. Kazu agreed to remember the ghost to his sister before sending him on.
They decided that they should visit a ferryman to get assistance for dealing with the uninvited guest, which would require going to the Underworld. Bishop Zheng Dao commented the Ferrymen remember the Solars fondly so having the Circle would help their cause, and Marilee's diplomatic immunity would help as well.
Kazu sent an Infallible Messenger to Harmony and Feard saying they needed to gather the Circle and get food for a trip to the Underworld. Xian Lin wondered what changed DS's mind about inviting people along. Hai'li went back to Great Forks to get them, but forgot the message and talked about a mouse a lot. There was a lot of confusion.