After the survivingType-V mutants encountered Arthur Farrell in ES 126, he took Vilma Fachiri to see his grandfather John. Jacco, who had been nursing a suspicion of Vilma for 50 years following the death of Zapolska at the hands of Arthur's great-grandfather Keiran, secretly followed them. He came across and killed Otti, who was posted on lookout duty in a watchtower. Vilma and Arthur later came upon Jacco with Otti's body and he revealed his suspicions of Vilma. This led to a fight between them that Vilma barely won. Her decision not to return to Victor Byron that night set the stage for their eventual confrontation.