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When Dracula dies he can either (a) come back naturally after a hundred years or (b) be hurried along by the dark magics of his followers. When his followers get antsy, they perform a Black Mass ritual and bring the Dark Lord back from the dead.
The specific details of a Black Mass ritual have never actually come up in the games series, but it seems to involve a few necromancers, a pentagram on the floor, some lit candles, and a virgin sacrifice. I'm sure details can be fudged as to the specifics, but the sacrifice does seem to be required.
 
    

When evil spreads across the land, and darkness rises and the monsters roam. When the creatures of the night make beautiful music, and the things that go bump in the night go bump with greater enthusiasm. When the world is in peril and is in need of a hero...

These guys are, sadly, the best the world can hope for. These are the adventures of the heroes of CVRPG. They mean well, they try hard, and occasionally they do the impossible...

They actually do something heroic.