While staying at the village inn, Father Arno meets several interesting people : Ozana, the inn keeper; Janos Pekmester, a teacher at Alba Lula University; Maria Florescu, the doctor who has replaced Martha at the dispensary; and Stephan Luca, a journalist.
After hearing revelations about strange creatures called "vampires", Father Arno's mission changes: he is to investigate those monsters coming from the Romanian folklore to demystify them. The official position of the Catholic Church is clear: those pagan beliefs have to disappear.
Father Arno contacts Irina Boczow, who is famous for her book collection and knowledge about vampires. Irina agrees to help Father Arno in his mission and invites him to come and visit her in Budapest.
Dracula Series Part 1: The Strange Case of Martha