|Author||Harry Turtledove, as Eric G. Iverson|
|First Appearance||Amazing Science Fiction|
|Publication date||November 1983|
It tells the story of Manes, thirteenth Count of Sirmion and his efforts to end the family tradition of being killed by vampires. Following the death of his father, Constans, Manes and the minstrel Valerian go in search of the vampire to kill it and end the tradition.