A dozen of the Old Gods reunite at at the House on the Rock at Mr. Wednesday's request. Shadow is allowed to enter but Laura and Mad Sweeney are denied. Bilquis arrives uninvited, but she's allowed in. Salim reunites with Jinn, who's working for Wednesday. Meanwhile, Mr. World orders Technical Boy to find Media. At the house, the carousel transports them into a dreamscape inside Wednesday's memories, where they debate Wednesday's war plans. Bilquis says they must embrace the New Gods' tools to increase their followers, but Shadow delivers a speech to convince them to give Wednesday's plans a chance. Later, as they're eating and parting in a Wisconsin diner, Mr. World orders an attack on them. Zorya is killed by a sniper and Shadow is captured.