The diablerie of Saulot, the waking of Mithras, the destruction of Michael the Patriarch, the return of the Dracon — it all means the time of reflection is over. The Inquisition stirs and the time to act is now. Across Europe, monarchs of the night set princes and barons at each other's undying throats. Young vampires take to the field ready to claim their domain and become powerful lords in their own right. Blood calls to blood.