Shade returned to the manor and spent most of it locked away inside the treasure room, taking stock of all the different things there and studying the mirror tower. Most of the things could be neutralized easily and she could seal up some of the broken mirrors. But she couldn't figure out what had come out of the third one, the essence left behind wasn't one she was familiar with. Worse, she lost the trail of it, which meant whatever it was might have possessed someone. She sat down and breathed out a sigh, leaning back against a crate.
My candle burns at both ends It will not last the night; But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends - It gives a lovely light.