Aelfraed and the staff of the Caerleon Order are worried. Sir Differel appears to be going insane: she can't sleep, she's hearing voices and having hallucinations, and she has become paranoid of and hostile towards her own people. Nothing they can do seems to help; even Dracula cannot break through her malaise.To make matters worse, she must appear at a meeting of the Privy Council within a week, and if she has not recovered by then, there is a real danger that they will depose her as Director and appoint someone else to replace her, who most likely would defer to them rather than follow his own judgment.
In desperation, Aelfraed has turned to her best friends, Eile and Sunny of Team Girl, for help. They agree to do what they can, but they're not sure if they can do anything at all. Especially when they discover that Differel's trouble has been caused by a new enemy, one who will prove to be her most persistent, as well as her most implacable.