Roderick and his wife attended the meetings at the London Institute, then headed by Granville Fairchild, to discuss the early plans for the signing of the proposed Accords. Certain Clave members were also present, and they discussed terms with selected Downworld representatives.
There were a number of meetings in 1857, for which Roderick came always prepared with very long speeches that listed the Nephilim's requirements—speeches which the representative Downworlders all found tedious. When Achaieral demons attacked outside the Institute, Roderick immediately joined in the fight and helped the werewolf Ralf Scott defeat a demon, despite the dispute their sides had just gotten into.
- Vampires, Scones, and Edmund Herondale (first and only appearance)