This Comic's Cast:

Aljiba is, in fact, in the edge of Yuba Lake (I think I spelled that right), which leads into one of the mansions (Rover, not Grover, which would be so much cooler). You have to use a crystal to drain the lake (ecological nightmare) to gain access to the mansion, but the only way to get the crystal is to trade it for a different crystal in Aljiba. Also, there's a dude with a silver knife who will appear if you have garlic.

I'm starting to notice that the Castlevania games don't make a whole lot of sense.
 
    

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.