JULY 21 – Back at the Caern Fixer and the rest have a grand 4th of July celebration. Fixer notices Kyleah hasn’t been bothering him, and wonders what her problem is. However, more importantly he misses James and realizes it’s been about a couple of weeks since he left and wonders what could be keeping him. He casts a ritual and “locates” James but the ritual says he is here, in Gary, but apparently not “here”. Fixer talks with Po and decide to go into the Fanumn’s occult library and do some research considering the whole thing. They do so, learning the Umbra is like a book with many Realms, or “chapters”, and pages other than the one they dwell on. Travel between the numerous pages is usually quite difficult, but they find hints on what it entails and how it can be done. They continue to research for nearly two weeks before they finally find the information they need. Fixer returns to the Caern and tells Anna she is in charge while they are gone, and not to let anything happen, if possible. Then he visits the vault and recovers some bottles of Eternity Dust, a Screech Whistle, and Caliburn.
Properly armed, Fixer contacts Jupiter and asks for some aid in opening a Moon Bridge so he can go get James. Jupiter agrees, and Fixer travels down the new Moon Bridge, noting it seems to descend a lot, is tight, and barely easy to travel. He exits in Gary, which all seems the same, and moves theu the landscape toward the Ironhorse Saloon. There he finds the usual collection of people, except he notices Carl there as well, but they all seem possessed. Overhearing their conversation, Fixer deduces James might be hidden away in “the Fanumn”, so he heads that way.