"Laughing To Scorn Thy Laws And Terrors" is a reference to the William Blake poem Milton.
Mike McCarthy, Archmage of the West, is the main viewpoint character, the other members of the American Ritual Magic Board and Dylan Alvarez.
Tuesday, March 20, 2001, 5895 days (over 16 years) before of the discovery of the Vital Name.
Plot Summary Edit
Mike meets the rest of the heard of the Board at Agloe, NY. They do a ritual to find Dylan Alvarez. He tricks them all and kills everyone except Mike. Dylan tries to talk Mike into joining him, but leaves after he can't.