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Fellowship of Saint Giles

The Fellowship of Saint Giles is a group of people who have been infected by Red Court vampires, but have yet to drink the lifeblood of another human to complete their transformation.


The Fellowship is named for Saint Giles, the patron saint of lepers and outcasts.[1]

The Fellowship helps its members control their urges, support each other, and fight the vampires who infected them.

In Death Masks, a member of the Blackened Denarius recognized Susan Rodriguez as a member because of her markings.[2]

They have mystic tattoos that are a binding, a spell cut into the skin to hold the darkness inside, grant them more restraint. And to warn them when it's rising, usually when they expend too much strength and are in danger of losing control. Normally the tattoos are not visible, but as the person uses the abilities their partial transformation gives them they begin to change. They initially are black and seem to swirl on the skin. As the Fellowship member reaches the danger zone, the tattoos turn red.[1]

They are allied with the White Council in the War against the Red Court, but have little communication with them.

In Changes, they're described as a collection of the supernatural world's misfits and outcasts, many of them being half-vampires. They hate the Red Court with a passion and do everything they can to confound them. They operate in cells, chose targets, train recruits, plant bombs—basically like terrorists. They fund their operations through many shady business activities.[3]

In the series[]

Death Masks[]

In Death Masks, Martin and Susan Rodriguez come to Chicago because they know that Paolo Ortega was intending to kill Harry Dresden; if the killing was successful, the War would peter out, to start again some years later when the Reds were much stronger. Martin says he was sent to make sure that Ortega did not kill Dresden and to eliminate Ortega if possible. Ortega survived, his vassals took him off the field.[4]

Proven Guilty[]

In Proven Guilty, the Fellowship is one of the Council's primary allies in The War with the Red Court. The Fellowship was turning out to be a formidable ally having been touched by the Red Court's dark powers and with a real interest in seeing its downfall. They are not capable of challenging the Reds in face-to-face combat, but wreak havoc on their supply chains, intelligence, and support from the mortal side. They help provide the Council with information on the Reds which has bought them needed time to launch successful raids and to regroup.[5]


In Changes, they send Martin and Susan Rodriguez to locate the Reds who have taken Susan and Harry Dresden's child.[3] Their first operation is to break in to the management office in Dresden's building to possibly gain information on their plans and location.[6] Martin, in an effort to help destroy the Red Court, gives them information on the Fellowship, allowing the Red Court vampires to nearly wipe the organization out. It is unknown if the Fellowship still exists following the end of the war.

Skin Game[]

In Skin Game, Hannah Ascher reveals that with the destruction of the Red Court via the Bloodline curse most of the Fellowship was wiped out with them. Every member who had been a half-vampire for a couple of decades literally withered away with the completion of the curse. After that the Fellowships coordination, finance and communication broke down completely[7]. It can be assumed that with their primary and secondary goal achieved on top of loosing most of their long standing agents and operational members the Fellowship is no longer operational on any significant scale.(reference needed)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Death Masks, ch. 25
  2. Death Masks, ch. 20
  3. 3.0 3.1 Changes, ch. 2
  4. Death Masks, ch. 30
  5. Proven Guilty, ch. 2
  6. Changes, ch. 3-4
  7. Skin Game, ch. 45

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