This chapter originally ended this story with the next story in Spanderverse being Glory's Moment (9 chapters). In reposting, I've decided that the next story is really so much a continuation of 'Battling with a God' that I've decided to combine these stories together. Next chapter will be ch 20 of Battling with a God, rather than ch 1 of Glory's Moment.
Okay, since we got that settled; in this latest chapter, Buffy and Spike have arrived to look for Giles after the destruction of Glory's condominium. But the dark magic that Giles has tapped has far ranging implications for our gang, especially for Xander's mindscape and his alternate personalities.