Grendel [Eppy Thatcher]; Pope Innocent XLII; Orion Assante; Sherri Caniff; Pellon Cross; Cesti Assante; Neki Assante; Mother Aimee; Captain Zebra Herriman; Captain Alfonse Kierch
Orion is in hiding. As Easter approaches, Grendel enacts sabotage on the church. Neki and Cesti die trying to rendezvous with Orion. Zebra and Kierch look for their boss, Cross, find him, and are attacked. There is a mention of protesters called "Orion's Sword."