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Yes, you can say:

- If the first vampire had come into existence that day and bitten one person a month, then there would have been two vampires by Feb. 1, 1600.

Hello, Gustavo, sorry to bother you with my belated inquiry.

In case I think of the original sentence as a kind of mixed conditional, is there any possibility that the "had come/had bitten" of the 3rd conditional in "If the first vampire had come into existence that day and bitten one person a month" could be simplified into "came/bit", thus, resulting in a mixed conditional like we usually use 'past tense'  instead of past perfect with time conjunctions (e.g. after, as soon as, when, once) to talk about two actions or events that happened one after the other in "After it got dark, we came back inside."?

Really would hope to hear again.

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