Having stopped the clock with 30 seconds left the group tries to decide what to do next. They realize that while the clock is stopped the otherworldly assailant has stopped attacking Tabby. Upon further examination they discover that that attack has not stopped but slowed down to the point that there sense can’t detect the fight.
With the immediate threat of Tabby being killed in his fight with the otherworldly creature the group decides to turn its attentions towards Leland. They know that he may have more information about why Tabby and the creature were fighting. They also suspect that he was involved in the creation of the pact that David Jones entered into so many years ago. A pact that may be behind the mystery the group is currently investigating.
They return to Leland’s apartment to see if they can’t discover any more clues about his disappearance. Upon examining the apartment they realize that whoever broke in the apartment only wanted Leland and did not take any of the valuable magic items in his apartment. Drake is relieved to find some of Leland’s most treasured items are still in the apartment. He uses that item to cast a tracking spell that will lead the group to the older wizard.
The group tracks Leland through the city to a hotel in downtown Hamilton. They discover that Leland is being held captive in a room on the hotel’s 13th floor. Ginger volunteers to take a closer look and try to determine who has taken Drake’s mentor prisoner.
Even without the benefits that her were-form provides her Ginger is a very sneaky person. She manages to approach the room where Leland is being held captive and even gets a peek inside. She notes that there are about 4 people guarding Leland. At first she can’t understand what the kidnappers are saying to each other because they’re speaking in Spanish. She does hear Bram Stokers Dracula playing in English in the background and catches one of the guards saying, “Damn that Stoker guy had it right when he wrote about those Black Court guys.” Her scouting done Ginger returns to tell the group what she discovered.