Before Lincoln and his allies arrive in Springfield, Sturgess travels there and meets a vampire named "Steve". Steve has the appearance of a young woman, but is actually a vampire (although he is not as powerful as other vampires). Steve is involved in a long-standing political struggle with a man named "Doug" who is a vampire. Sturgess shows Lincoln the secret passageway which allows him to enter Doug's house unharmed. Although Sturgess realizes that he is outnumbered, he instructs Lincoln to go into the house when the vampires rise from the dead. The two battle and Sturgess falls into the basement of the mansion, where the vampires are preparing to rise. Lincoln saves him, killing the vampires and burning their bodies in the basement, and falls himself into the catacombs below the city.
In the catacombs, Lincoln and Sturgess find a vampire named Vadoma, who has been turned into a vampire over 500 years ago. Vadoma explains to Lincoln that the vampires do not use the same silver that exists today, but are protected by one supplied to them by a sorceress known as "The Black Witch". They also are able to drain the blood of humans, which the Black Witch heals them with. Vadoma agrees to help Lincoln find The Black Witch. She leads him back to Springfield, telling him she can only heal the witches and giving him an address to visit. Once he arrives there, Vadoma continues to lead Lincoln into the supposed city center, where the vampires are revealed to be in St. Peters. Upon arrival, he learns that the vampires are in fact three ancient pre-Columbian-style Egyptian vampires, which the sorceress cursed ages earlier to protect them from being killed. Vadoma is later reunited with her brother, Adam, who agreed to aid Lincoln in his quest. Vadoma is also reunited with her friend, Jack, a were-jaguar, whom she also left when she became a vampire. With his allies, Lincoln heads to New Orleans, where he finds the Black Witch imprisoned.-Sophialite d2c66b5586