The teams converge back at the motel and process the seized hard drive, uncovering the business files of Ebden Burns, the proprietor of Burns’ Books. They discover that he has been searching for The Revelations of Glaaki Volume IV online without success. A search of Ebden’s e-mails reveals communications with a Ralph Myers and an unknown party linked to the Miskatonic University library. The group decide that they will return to the deserted shop that day and conduct a thorough search of the basement.
Back at the shop they secure the entrances and post Carl on guard. The rest of the group then descends into the basement and tentatively investigate the maze like configuration of rooms. They discover room after room, all eerily similar – identical dimensions, numerous boxes of books, doors, bloody hand prints, puddles of blood and the odd ominous bloody drag mark. Furthermore the complex doesn’t seem to make geometric sense when the investigators map the site. They systematically mark their route and persevere to the outer limits of the maze discovering, after 90+ mins, a series of tunnels at the north end of the basement complex. The scene becomes too ominous for Dale and he decides to return to the surface and wait with Carl.
The rest of the team proceeds down one of the tunnels and shortly comes to an opening. They observe a middle aged man kneeling in the middle of an occult symbol daubed on the floor, next to the pulped remains of a human being. Daring to move forward the group discover that the horrifically mutilated body is that of Ralph Myers and that the kneeling man is Ebden Burns. Ebden is covered in blood, rocking backwards and forwards, and quite insane – apparently traumatised by some terrible event; all he will say is the phrase “It isn’t real!” over and over again. He is also tightly clutching a book to his chest. The group decides that the best course of action is to get out of the sinister cavern and take the near-catatonic bookshop owner with them. They carry him back to the shop and pry the book from him, finding that it’s the stolen copy of The Revelations of Glaaki Volume IV. After a discussion on the best course of action the group decides that Team B will drive Ebden out to Arkham General Hospital and leave him outside the ER (after stripping him of all ID and his shop keys). The group then informs Ed O’Brian of the good news.
That evening Heather resumes reading the copy of Azathoth and Others that was found in a local bookshop and once again suffers a night of horrific and terrible dreams concerning a swirling and terribly powerful living chaos.
The next day, Thursday, Team C inspects Ralph Myers’ broken cell phone and discovers a series of calls to and from Ebden; they also have Myers’ house keys, although his driving licence reveals that he lives in Boston, not Arkham. Team A heads over to the university and informs Dean Clements of the recovery of one of the books before handing it over to him, they also request a list of all the people who work in the Jeremiah Orne library; a slightly more relieved Dean happily agrees to this.