Traian is an ancient, sent out by Prince Vladimir Dubrinsky. He meets his lifemate Joie when she astral projects into a cave where he is recovering from vampire-inflicted wounds. Eventually, he heard of the many women and children that disappeared, and his sister, Elizabeta, was among them. However, he didn't find a trace of her, coming to the assumption that she had been killed. Though, it is revealed that Sergey, one of the Malinov Brothers, had actually kidnapped her and kept her prisoner for centuries.