Grendel (Hunter Rose) and Argent continue to talk on a rooftop after they have seriously wounded each other. Rose told his origin last issue, and now asks Argent to do the same.
Argent says that he is an Algonquin Indian, and is over 300 years old. He fell in love with a woman from his tribe, but she was selected for sacrifice. He tried to save her, but was cursed for his troubles, and became a wolf. He found himself filled with bloodlust and a desire to live among mankind even in his cursed form.
The two of them then discuss their shared friendship with Stacy Palumbo. Her uncle, Barry, tried to manipulate them both in a complex double-cross scheme, but Grendel knew about it and poisoned him. Rose then left Palumbo to join his party. Unexpectedly, however, Stacy found Barry's body and screamed, alerting everyone as to what had happened.