1185: Riot explodes with the help of Epirius (Ventrue) and Tribonius (Brujah). All Latin Cainites dies except Gabriella of Genoa and Lillian who are sheltered by Symeon. Epirius and Tribonius are slain and Alfonzo becomes independent ruler.
Before the Latin assault, Michael ordered Malachite to save his brothers by taking them outside to Adrianople. Fra Raymond dies crushed under a cistern. One of the three brothers just after him, after having said this sentence: "I want to see the sun on the Mont Erciyes". He was apparently unharmed instant before he fell to dust. Malachite meets Myriam during the destruction of the city. They help each other's then part separate way in the burning city. Malachite try to protect one of the three dying blessed child Nosferatu. Verpus tries to capture Malachite in the subterranean of the city. He works for Baron Thomas Feroux, who is furious against Malachite because he abandoned the library of Saint Jean Studius, made on the order of Michael, to the flames. Verpus brings Malachite to Petrion, the fortress in ruins of Feroux. Ignatius frees him when the Duke Guy deProvence, a Latin vampire, attacks the fortress (an attack provoked by the Nosferatu).
Marsh 1204: Crusaders respond by launching war and looting the city. They divide the city among themselves and the fire burns for 8 days.
April 1204: Alfonzo becomes Prince of the Latin Empire of Constantinople. He is helped by Narses and the Inconnu. The New Roman Council is made of six Franks and six Venetians electors choosing a new Emperor.