Meet: King Dan
A megalomaniac with a cult of personality and a southern drawl. King Dan is the leader of Phoenix Underground. His vision for his commune, is one where all his kin are well fed and protected without the tiresome bureaucracy of The Council. Daniel was turned shortly after returning from WWII, and not long after that his maker was killed.
King Dan harbored a seething hatred for The Council and its members after he went to them for help and received none. He and Agmes do not see eye to eye, which causes issues for his group and Agmes later in book one.