Angry shouts and arrows pierced Salata, the inevitable consequence of her grisly research. As Vladlen rushed to her lifeless body and held it in his arms, the mob shouted "Kill the monster!" before firing another salvo. Confused by their words, he turned his attention to them only to find he would soon meet the same fate as his beloved. He was unaware that Salata had also been using him as a test subject, and the treatments to cure his disease also corrupted his appearance beyond recognition.
Vladlen or Vladilen is a masculine name of Russian origin, a blend of Vlad and Len; a contraction of Vladimir Lenin, the name of the founder of the former Soviet state.