Sara finds a letter from her father in the box that was hidden under the massive tome.
James gets to his job in Administration , and worries briefly about Sweetheart's request. He sees the sim Active Track request for the Masterminds, and remembers Sweetheart's request to put Outcast Corner on the Active Track. He reflects on the variety of course requests and other administration that he deals with in Hartford 's out box.
Then Sara runs into another cultist (David) who has captured Whiskers and is attempting to sacrifice the poor kitty to her. James interferes, and Sara has to work to straighten out the mess. After getting rid of the cultist, she has a talk with James. James, as usual, tries to avoid saying anything about himself.
The Three Little Witches manage to get through the hidden door into the Magic Department's underground quarters and find a book in the library which has a spell to drain essence from a spirit before binding it.
Palantir, Abracadabra and Clover try to get essence from Shroud. This doesn’t do quite what they expect: they wind up covered with chalk dust (this happens off scene. I'm assuming it's on the 19th, if it's later the next events have to be moved later as well.)
Outside of Denver: Jamie has another session with Dr. Jacobs. He suggests that she might try for some kind of a reptile spirit. She succeeds, and is bitten by Rattlesnake Woman in the vision. She has a major trial (the rattlesnake is a testing and purifying spirit in many Native American cultures) that ends with her shedding the old skin. At the end of the trial, she feels a good deal lighter, and seems to have transformed into the snake. Then she sees another man who tries to kill her. She bites him, and he fades out.