Alexis comes seeking sanctuary at the inn. But, he's running from a lesser House of Winter. A strange solution emerges, to keep everyone safe.
When Limni comes to work at the Inn, she is plagued by strange dreams of a large black pearl which calls to her. After a little help from Alia, Limni and a group of friends go off to seek the pearl.
Some of Aiko's sister-nymphs have been kidnapped from their garden. How will she rescue them, and what horrors will be met on the way?
Kei's going to be staying at the inn, for a while, but she needs some things from her house. Unfortunately, so do her pursuers.