Colleen Doran comic
The first issue of A Distant Soil. Rieken and D'mer save Lianna Scott from alien beings trying to capture her. The alien beings succeed in capturing her brother Jason. Later Rieken, D'mer, Liana, Brent Donewitz, and Antonio Minetti gather in Minetti's apartment where Rieken relates the tale of his race and Liana's father.
Liana and Jason, aged 15 and 17, are held in The Martin Institute for Mental Health and Research, where they are subjects of study for powers they do not understand and fear they cannot control. Jason has discovered The Institute has nightmarish plans for them. Despite their fears of what the outside world may hold, they plan their escape, only to find the outside world is far more dangerous than they could have imagined. The first issue of the digitally restored and re-mastered classic.
Vervain is one of the most common herbs in the American South...so why is it that a plant that grows like a weed is so hard to find in Mystic Falls? The Salvatore brothers must be involved.