Eventually, Graham came to the cottage with a pot of chicken soup he'd recovered from the Little Dwarf on behalf of Anastasia. The two became acquainted, and Lavidia thanked the king for his kindness by giving him a black cloak and a ruby ring that belonged to her ill-fated husband.Later that night, alerted of his love's failing health by Graham, Count Caldaur came to the cottage and transformed Lavidia and Anastasia into vampires. Lavidia and Caldaur returned to the castle in time to see Graham attempting to escape from the castle's window. Together the count and his countess, in bat forms, knocked him from the tower wall he was climbing down and brought him back into the castle. When he awoke they sent him to retrieve the sapphire tiara that Caldaur sought to give his wife.