Ivo the Cruel was a Horde vampire. Five years ago he controlled Mt. Oblak Castle but lost it to the Forbearers.

He had command of 2-3 turned Demons and attacked Val Hall, Nikolai Wroth and Myst the Coveted before finding Emmaline Troy.

He had planned to use Emma's legitimacy to take control of the Horde but Demestriu interrupted him. While Demestriu attempted to kill Emma, Lachlain MacRieve killed him trying to get to her.