Once she had been subdued and faded into unconsciousness he laid her onto the stone floor before he drew his sword and stabbed it into her heart. He leaned down and kissed her forehead before he whispered into her ear. "Tell Judas I said hello when he wakes you." He knew that she couldn't have heard her but he did it nonetheless. Before he had time to return to his throne and contemplate what he had down her brothers returned and were stunned to see their sister murdered. "Abadon, go prepare your soldiers you and your men are going to kill what remains of your sisters brood." His voice was cold and uncaring. He felt something in his chest, a reminder of his humanity attempting to grasp at his heart. He had killed her but was it necessary to kill her entire brood as well? His will over threw his remaining humanity and his stare continued to pierce Abadon's hallow shell. "Of course milord." Abadon bowed before leaving the room, then Amos's glare turned to the two remaining sons. "Kain travel the streets and slander her reputation, I'll ensure that the senate understands her betrayal and necessary banishment from Constantinople. Kain will back and provide false documents proving that Valeria was a traitor to the Byzantine Empire." He looked at her corpse and when he looked back his two sons had left leaving him alone with Valeria's corpse. She had temporarily escaped the fate of undeath, she would not know time had passed between her impalement and her release. He prepared her body for transportation to the cave where she would remain sealed, until Judas released her that was. Hours had passed and the preparations were finally complete. Her body had been wrapped in crimson silk and her arms were crossed over her chest but room was left for the wooden stake that had replaced the sword so she could fit into the coffin. The coffin was made out of solid marble and was worth far more then he should have spent on a 'traitor.' He had several of Abadon's men carry the coffin off to a boat that he boarded that would travel to Jerusalem where he was going to bury her so she may be found by Judas years later. It would take several months of travel in dangerous territory for Amos but once they arrived he guarded her coffin until it arrived at it's final resting place deep inside secret tunnels that reached deep into the Earth below Jerusalem. "Good bye my daughter I shall see you in another time." He sealed the tomb behind him already knowing the fate for her. There was more he hadn't told her that he wish he could have but something far beyond both of them had sealed his lips, and thus she was destined to hate him until she got the vengeance she would seek. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Over 300 years pass before the Crypt is disturbed by Judas the only other surviving son of Brutus other then Amos. Judas approaches the coffin and opens it. Inside the coffin was the perfectly preserved corpse of Valeria still looking as she did when Amos had plunged his arm into her chest. "Finally found you darling." His words echoed throughout the crypt as he ripped the stake from her heart bringing her back from the edge of death and slinging her forward into undeath. Her soul torn from the limbo it had been forced to linger in for over 300 years just to be placed back into the frail shell it had escaped all those years ago. Her body would be burning like fire as her vampiric essence search for blood. Her hunger would surpass any mental barrier she had set and it would force her to mutilate her next victim. "Welcome to the land of the undead." Judas' last words before Valeria woke from her deep slumber.