Sir Gottfrey grows impatient with J-Clone's inability to get into character. Ever since Double-M 091, the only one who might help him cope with his stage-fright, has gone missing, J-Clone has become love-sick and now refuses to master his lines for the upcoming Pageant. At the Vatikan, Elano cuts a deal with the Pope: he will deliver the Lord's body double to the Church, but that will be his last mission. On his way to Harlequin Island, Elano stops aboard Domus Mariae, the carrier-turned-abbey, where he rejoins Father Micon, his longtime Franciscan mentor. Pressed by Elano, Micon reveals his involvement with Gottfrey in the early days of the bioengineering revolution. Back on Harlequin Island, during the weekly Sunday show, Sir Gottfrey witnesses the clash between King Richie's motley crew of veteran gladiators and a squad of augmented Steampunk Templars. Meet Klaudette: the one-eyed geisha who aspires to become a major player in the human blood traffic inside the replika Ghetto.