Mike suffers his existence in a desert full of barbarians, sorta like Mad Max without the coolness factor. Despite his misanthropic demeanor, he's very approachable and responds to basically all messages.
Modern wizard Henry Holiday and his snake-haired ex-girlfriend Lulu get roped into a religious potluck at the Amityville House, which may or may not really be haunted this time. Probably not, but you never know, and Henry's being paid, so he may as well look into it.
Mata the Fox is a ninja agent whose mastery of disguise allows him to change shape like the foxes of myth. He has infiltrated places thought impregnable, stolen things thought irretrievable, and killed those thought untouchable; thus Mata always gets the Shogun's most dangerous assignments.