Picked up the new codex this weekend for Harlequins, and read the section about Vect’s funeral. It really does sound like he was killed, and he wasn’t just showboating. Mandrakes “hacking” him to pieces, and all of his contingency plans destroyed. I believe that Vect has achieved new heights of power as a living muse. It also says he is in debt of the Harlequins now.
Curious though, they mention at least twice that Lady Malys was not present.