Mister Dark continues having his effect on the mundy city of New York, as Castle Dark rises menacingly above the skyline. But now one of the Fables (no, we won't tell you who) has vowed to kill Mister Dark in a duel. What has to happen before a duel? A visit from one's "Seconds" to try to talk them out of such folly. But who's powerful enough to call on the Dark Man without getting his body corpsified and his teeth stolen?