The characters send a letter to Antioch informing their sires that the translation is complete. They are ordered to return home. Kadir is to meet them half way.
Wanting nothing to do with his abusive sire, Christophe procrastinates for as long as he is allowed. The three neonates set their affairs in order, taking their leave of the Prince and also the Ashirra. They reassure Maria that their vow of protection will be honored and where she can find them. Christophe says farewell to Sabine, heartbroken. Colino finishes his research so far on Felix and presents it to the Seneschal. Aziz lets the Imam know where he can be reached.
On the way north, the characters are pursued by a trio of huge wolves, at least one of which is also a man. Just as they are about to be caught, Kadir emerges through the brush and takes them on. Incredibly, the Gangrel is victorious but has trouble controlling his inner Beast for the rest of the journey to Antioch.
Upon returning the neonates tell their sires of their time in Jerusalem. What catches their interest varies. All three though are pleased that the text is finally in their grasp. The six vampires settle in to every day unlife in Antioch.
Three years pass.