Vanessa recounts events from several years before when she went in search of answers to who she was. She sought out a witch, known as the Cut-wife of Ballentree Moor, to learn more about her visions. She also wants to help her friend Mina who appeared to her in need of help. Even at that time however, Madame Kali wanted Vanessa though the cut-wife refused to release her. Slowly and patiently, Vanessa learns her craft but Madame Kali spins her own web, intent on getting what she wants.