Episodes 21-24 of the Japanese anime series. In these episodes the Vatican falls victim to political unrest between humans and vampires in the city of Albion, and the Order of Rosen Kreuz seeks to fan the flames to encompass the world. Allies and enemies alike seek salvation. The meek must stand forth, and not even the dead are to be allowed their final rest. This is the beginning of a new age for the whole world. Episodes comprise: 'The Throne of Roses II: The Refuge', 'The Throne of Roses III: Lord of Abyss', 'The Crown of Thorns I: City in the Mist' and 'The Crown of Thorns II: The Lord of Oath'.