On their way out of Biothaumaturgicalopolis, they run into Khalid Kasabian, who was lured there by the psychic energy unleashed by the psychoscope. He and H’ada recognize each other and join forces. He’s quickly put to good work manipulating Vhereg Cambion, one of the Pale Dogs hoping to step into Orion Clay’s place. They find out the Pale Dogs are financing some of their work through slavery. Khalid buys some of the slaves and sets them free. As they return home, the Ugothol has returned to tell them that he has news of the Balacazar Syndicate.