In council at the Palace of Westminster, Lafayette is knighted and assumes Percival’s seat at the Round Table. The Lord Chancellor is highly critical of the mission, asserting that Percival’s death and the extensive collateral damage were in vain. The council is interrupted when rebels stage a major attack on Westminster Bridge aimed at killing Hastings, who is once again saved by the knights.
Still enraged by Percival’s death, Galahad returns to Whitechapel seeking a confrontation with the rebel leader, who is revealed to be an Indian woman named Lakshmi. Pleading with Galahad that the United India Company is the true enemy, she leads him to the company’s warehouses in Blackwall where they discover a large number of hibernating vampires packed in crates bound for the Northeastern United States. According to Lakshmi, Lord Hastings himself is a vampire (known to the general public as “Jack the Ripper”) and is acting in response to the Order’s recent success.