An explosion rocks the city; Allan confesses a suspicion to Adelaide during an unenthusiastic birthday party.
At last the Heroes’ Festival! Allan, Adelaide, and ‘Gert’ head down to Dockside to attend a performance of a banned play and get far, far more than they expected.
Gordon finally gets what he wants – the long awaited meeting with Sligh Skinner. But as always, he gets more than he bargained for.
Winston receives an unusual invitation to a demonstration put on by Lord Victor Woodborne, and is troubled by what he sees.
Adelaide and Luthus spend more time together learning about Hwaathi history; Neville takes a gamble on a new line of work; at long last, the day of the Duchess’s Birthday celebration arrives, complete with parade and the Heroes’ Festival.