The Orchestra Verdammten was a death cult comprised of an assortment of virtuoso classical violinists led by The Conductor.
The cult seem to concentrate their efforts on the total annihilation of humankind. Vanya became involved with them due to her unusual abilities, to perform an orchestral piece that would orchestrate the Apocalypse. However, the Orchestra were foiled by the Academy and apprehended by the police. They may have been killed, as the Academy surmised that most of them would receive their wish, in the seat of an electric chair.
- Verdammten is German for “damned”.
- The orchestra is a testament to music’s place as a central theme of the story.