Summary of Chapter 23 so far: Tirinisho sacrificed herself to stop the time-fuckery of Cadence who is from the future. But who is Cadence? and how is she related to Tirinisho? Tirinisho told Tirin, Sariel, Reny and the goblins that Torgi would know the answers. Torgi explains how Tirinisho confided in him, seeking his help to investigate further. Torgi tells them about how Tirinisho was bit by a Zenithian Nosferatu. Although the vampire was killed, Tirinisho began to act strangely. Alarmed, Tirinisho accessed Sariel's time probe - a device that can travel into the future. Torgi helped unlock the device and helped Tirinisho use it to view what happens to herself in the future. Tirinisho finds out that her future self seeks pleasure and wellness outside of Tirinite HQ and develops a hunger for human blood --- she is not a vampire because Frilengo, the vampire that bit her, has been killed, but as an unfortunate side effect, Tirnisho has a thirst for blood. She hides this well and doesn't confide in any of her Tirinite colleagues. She continues to function as a Tirinite, but she secretly clones herself to help her obtain the blood she needs. After multiple generations she establishes her own syndicate of clones that farm blood and do other illegal activities to fund their efforts.
Tirinisho's timeprobe has advanced far into the future, taking her to an encounter of her future self with one of her clones, Cadence. Cadence has scheduled a combat practice event with Tirinisho in order to make a performance improvement suggestion for obtaining more blood for Tirinisho's blood hungry clones. The HEX (human extinction virus) has limited their blood supply, but if they storm Tirinite headquarters, they can have full access to time travel by taking over the Uon spice.