Samual, after having been missing for some time, is seen again but with a complete change of habit and demeanor. He is sharply dressed, clean-cut, and dealing with very questionable ruffian crowds. Trent takes notice and out of concern, approaches him. But what he encounters makes it clear to him that Samual isn’t here anymore.
Rusalka, a demon, had gained control of Samual’s body while he was a thread away from death after a drug overdose, and it was now utilizing the new body for its own intents and purposes.
His own past with a demon rushed to the forefront of his panicked mind, and Trent rushed to the group to get them involved. After a bumbling rush to his location, the group confronted Samual, where he offered to leave them be, if they did so to him in turn. After a brash display of his power over Trent through his True Name, they relented.
They quickly consulted Hagatha for advice, and she was of little help aside from the advice to avoid the demon at all cost.