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Tyler meets helpful human Sara, and becomes good friends. They are invited to a party hosted by the principal’s daughter. Vallery Vanport, a known bully in her own right. The party is just a hideous trap designed by Vallery to figure out whether Tyler is a Vampire. Her plan succeeds, and forces Sara and Tyler to flee. T & S meet an unlikely friend, a siren named Narca. Narca helps them escape Vallery, but gets shot with a silver bullet and dies. Sara soon after gets attacked by a water serpent and nearly drowns. The two of them survive the attack, and hurry onward into the forest. They head west, where Zsa Zsa resides. A strange voice comes to them, at first threatening, soon playful. The voice belongs to Rust, a six-year-old Velscencroptr looking for a playmate. Velscencroptr are known to eat Vampires and humans, so Tyler and Sara are wary. But, Rust shows to be a true friend. (Velscencroptr live only fifty to sixty years at most. So a six-year-old would be around twelve/thirteen in Velscencroptr years. The also speak Vimmji, not English, so Rust has an odd and funny speech. She likes to sing.) They soon find a clearing with Vallery and some of her new minions, and get spotted. Tyler Sara, and Rust evade Vallery while searching for Zsa Zsa’s Tavern. (Zsa Zsa supposedly knows the cure to Vampirism and any other Dyrism) They take on a long journey, it lasts around a week, (Real long, I know.) and find Zsa Zsa’s tavern. A small temple-like building in the mountain. Zsa Zsa ends up being another fanatic like Vallery, and the only cure to any of these things is death. Tyler and Rust don’t know what to do, after seeing in Zsa Zsa’s mirror that, if turned back to human form, they would die. Sara is aggravated at Zsa Zsa for being a cruel liar. She picks up, and hurls a jar of holy water at her, which proceeds to make her catch fire. This reveals that she is a Shinx. A creature known for spreading lies and telling half-truths to gain what they want. (Usually gold or food. Food in the form of any other creature’s flesh.) Zsa Zsa lives, but holds horrific scars, slashing her once beautiful appearance. She vows revenge, speaking of the time of purification and goodwill, where every ‘unholy’ being will be wiped from the face of the earth by force. (Zsa Zsa considers herself ‘holy’, I say this in quotes because only God is holy, and therefore she is an idiot.) Vallery and her minions join her reign of greedy power, much to the expectancy of Tyler, Sara and Rust. They seek refuge at Wolven Plains, a place known to be full of danger. But they have nowhere left to go.
End of first book.