Appearing in "A Death in the Chapel!"
- Darkhold (Mentioned)
Synopsis for "A Death in the Chapel!"
Present Day Rome: In Vatican City a young man is taking a girl home with him unaware that she is really a vampire. However, before the girl can feed upon the man he is saved by Giuseppe Montesi, who has learned from pages of the book of Darkhold what is dubbed the Montesi Formula, a spell that can vanquish vampires. Holding the female at bay, Montesi destroys her by changing the spell.
Witnessing this, Dracula fears this man is a great threat and follows Montesi with the intent of killing him. However, he realizes that the Cardinal to the Vatican. Fearing entry because it would expose himself to many religious symbols, Dracula attempts to attack Giuseppe before he can enter the religious building. However, Montesi hears Dracula's approach and wards him off with a crucifix.
Desperate to stop Montessi, Dracula decides to take the drastic measure of entering the Vatican, knowing that destroying the Montesi Formula would be worth the risk. Killing two priests and stealing their clothing, Dracula enters the hated building. Although Dracula is weakened by the Vatican's many depictions of the cross, he manages to find Montesi in his study examining the page of the Darkhold that contains the Montesi Formula. Bursting into the study, Dracula forces the pages from Guiseppe's hands and sets it ablaze with a nearby candle.
With Gisueppe the only apparent source of the spell, Dracula chases after him, but finds himself assaulted from every corner in every hall with images of the Holy Cross. Dracula chases down Montesi who has stopped to make his final peace with God, Dracula attacks causing Montesi to strike his head fatally against the ground. With his dying words, Montesi tells Dracula that this is a bitter victory as prior to Dracula's arrival, Montesi had sent a copy of the formula to Quincy Harker. Furious, Dracula flees the Vatican not accepting Montesi's dying boasts as nothing more than a lie. As Dracula flees the room, other priests enter the room to find the deceased Montesi on the floor. The men try to make sense of the crime, however still find it in their hearts to pray to God to forgive the mysterious attacker that has killed one of their own.
Appearing in "The Mark of a Vampire!"
Synopsis for "The Mark of a Vampire!"
Appearing in "Blood Moon"
Synopsis for "Blood Moon"
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Appearing in "Shadow Over Versailles"
Synopsis for "Shadow Over Versailles"
1789: Dracula continues to operate out of Paris, France during the summer of that year. Out on his regular rounds to find a fresh victim to feast upon, Dracula comes across a man named Henri who is coming home from a bar, and makes hi his latest victim.
Meanwhile, Cagliostro meets with Montplier to discuss Dracula's effect on France, and witness Cagliostro's wife Lorenza Serafina feeding on a fresh victim. The two men decide that they must destroy Count Dracula before his vampirism blights the entire country. As Cagliostro departs Montplier scoffs at Cagliostro's belief that he has an important role in the scheme of things, and wonders if France is heading toward a big change what with King Louis the 16th's decline in popularity and the Revolutionary War going on in America. Further still the disapproval of the King and his Estate-Generals compounded by the arrival of Dracula and his rivalry with Cagliostro risk much change in the region.
Dracula meanwhile has gone out on another hunt and is about to feed upon a fresh female victim when he realizes that he has been lured into a trap. He is suddenly surrounded by an army of Frenchmen armed with wooden crucifix's. Dracula attempts to fly away in bat form, however there are others waiting for him on the roof tops armed with crosses as well. Dracula faints, reverting back to his human form and falls to the ground. There he is beaten by his attackers.
When he comes to he finds himself in a dungeon, chained to two crosses with a clove of garlic around his neck. Montplier is there to greet Dracula when he awakens, and informs Dracula that he intends to execute him to inspire a civilians revolt against the King. Dracula finds the notion preposterous as he is a vampire and most forms of execution cannot harm him. Montplier tells Dracula that he intends to use the guillotine, the one device that could kill Dracula by removing his head from his body.
However, history would happen to have other plans, as the date is July 14, 1789, the day that the citizens of French revolt and storm the Bastille. Breaking into the dungeon and over powering Montplier, the mob frees Dracula. They realize too late that who he is and that he is a member of the King's court. Dracula breaks free and flees the castle and reports what had happened to the King and Queen.
This leads to Montplier's ironic end, as he is sent to the guillotine himself.
Appearing in "Chapter II - Into the Spider's Web"
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