Either in a fit of, well something or other, or due to excessive Voodoo Jellybean intoxication (her cybernetic systems can't handle alcohol) our beloved and much revered Shadow Queen just accidentally???announced to the world that this Official Shadow Court exists and is open for recruitment.
Was this really an accident, or another of her plans to plant subliminal messages in the reader?
You be the judge:
"Holy crap, it seems some people suspect conspiracy behind our claim of being merely a fictional dream corpor--um.