Junpei got a sealed package from his upperclansmen, calling for his immediate attention. Inside there was information on a breaking news story about an insidious winged creature that had attacked a young couple at the park, leaving one dead and the other missing. Understanding that this incident could be blamed on him, Junpei takes action immediately to unravel the mystery. He notifies Montana and Phil of the task, and they lend their aid once again. Montana delves into research on strange winged creatures from the supers era, and Phil infiltrates the hospital morgue to see if she can get any clues from the victim. Phil finds from the coroner’s report that the body seems to have been exsanguinated other than having the throat torn away by large claws.
Montana searches near the scene of the incident and finds several interesting things. There is a light amount of blood but much less than would be expected for such a savage injury, corroborating the blood-draining peculiarity. He also finds that the attacker seems to have climbed out of the river at some point preceding the attack.
The group decides to visit the otherworld market again to get some clues on items of import. Montana has a seer investigate the panel of the drone that was spying on him, and found that it likely originated from the University computer science department. Junpei worked with Iconoclast to manufacture some special adhesive-based tracking darts that will function in a conventional firearm. Phil had a set of advanced body armor made for her, but had to lift a valuable item off of Montana in order to bargain for it without his knowledge.