Rio and Dante start searching for further clues that may lead them to understand where they are and who caused the carriage to explode. The sailor insists they are supposed to pick up the pieces of masks and mirrors, as they seem to be related to the strange Gemini symbol blazing in blue.
However, the night doesn’t let them have a break, given that there’s a sudden howling of wolves who seemed to be approaching. Van Basten and Dante lead the run downhill, and the former wonders if anyone has seen the suspect, Hristos Halkias. Dante seems to be worried about it but opts to prioritize the group’s safety.
A hill of pine trees bathed in clean, white mist surrounds them in their escape. Their agitated faces start disappearing on the run, and their paranoia clicks in. After jogging it down and getting lost again in the process, Rio sees a cottage surrounded by a “fence” of rocks. In that moment a wolf pack catches up with the group and a violent, wild battle starts.
Rio and Dante lead the defense and even have the time to throw the wolves at their kin. However, their red eyes and bubbling mouths startled them before hiding in the mysterious cottage to spend the night. Everything is old and unpleasant: bottles filled with eyes and fingers, jars of fetid liquids and rotten, sticky books inhabited by ants.
A slimy, disgusting creature of disfigured limbs and features welcomes them, especially the priest. Forsaken by its master and the forgiveness of the gods, they are to spend a night at the cottage with The Homunculus