Eupraxus asks the coterie for help as he is being hunted by his own cultists. The grudgingly agree to help him and are accosted by his followers and by Vitericus’ band of zealot Vampire hunters. Vitericus is killed by his own people and Eupraxus escapes Rome, sent to Egypt by the group. The coterie present the information that a group of well informed vampire hunters is loose and is ignored. Helvidius wants to act and is angry at the Senex’s lack of action.