"Vetala Buddha" is two stories in one. One is the story of an ancient monk name Javas who becomes a vampire to save all vampires, the Vetala Buddha. The other story is in present day Sacramento, California. A newly reborn vampire, Heidi Helgamann, is told the story of the Vetala Buddha by her vampire teacher or "guru", Sloka, as part of Heidi's training as a vampire while Heidi deals with issues concerning her death. The two stories appear in each of the first, five issues and converge in the sixth and final issue.