Apries awoke in an unknown location, which would later be described as the Gargoyle Homeland (tentatively Mount Olympus in Greece). There were Gargoyles from all over the world visiting. It is here that he met his Grandsire, who took over his education (played by Adam Van). His sire would be absent from his life until more recent nights.
After the first 20 years of living in the homeland, Apries was set to digging tunnels and building statues to guard said tunnels. Not being a flyer, Apries had to get creative in his abililties, and quickly made friends with other Vampires, learning how to conceal himself and move through normal society easier.
He would also join the Camarilla during these days, being influenced by a few particular elders that made a point of being paragons of the Camarilla as to "show up" the Tremere. Not fully understanding what that meant, he was more than eager to assist because it just felt like the right thing to do.
During this time he also became familiar with helicopters and aeroplanes, learning how to fly them quickly. One elder noted (as played by Brax) that it spoke a lot of his character that his lack of wings didn't keep Apries from flying.
Towards the end of his time in the Homeland Apries guarded the tunnels below the mountain, keeping things safe for the younger Gargoyles that would show up from time to time. He also made many journeys into other locations to save Members of the Camarilla that got themselves stuck in bad situations. He quickly became known within the Gargoyle clan as someone who was very good at search and rescue.