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Daniel is a young archeologist, born and raised in the disctrict of Mayfair, London, the UK. He's a tall, well-built man with shoulder-lenght dark brown hair, and appears to be in his mid-twenties. His most evident traits are obliviousness, childish curiosity, cowardice and naivety. Since his early childhood he's been constantly physically and mentally abused, either by his own father or Henry Bedloe, a school bully. He has a younger sister who he used to be very close with, named Hazel, that has been severely sick since the birth. He used to read her bed-time stories all the time, feeling like Scheherezade - dreaming that as long as he'll keep on reading, she won't die. Their parents have given her out to a hospice shortly after Daniel's departure to Algeria.
There, he takes part in Professor Herbert's expedition where he discovers an ancient tomb. He finds a mysterious magical object called The Orb, which he takes back to England with him. Then, his unlucky fate begins. The Shadow, the guardian of the Orb, starts following him wherever he goes, and is out to make every single person involved with the object end up with their limbs severed and head splitted. The archeologist starts sending letters to various known and respected personas, hoping one of them would know a method to save him from the Shadow. One of those letters arrives to Alexander, baron of the castle Brennenburg, Prussia, who soon replies and invites Daniel over.
The young man gets completely blinded by the fear of shadow and trust for the baron; He gets manipulated into killing and torturing animals and people, criminals, as he's been told. The more he makes them suffer, the better. It soon turns into a routine for Daniel. He starts actually enjoying it, treating them like nothing but bloody sacks of potatoes, he turns into a sadist. And all that, being Alexander's faithful little dog. He'd never find out it doesn't really save him from the Shadow, but helps Alexander fullfill his long awaited plan.
One night, after especially brutal assault on a family with young children, Daniel revolts. Finally realizing the weight and consequences of his doings, he gets angry at Alexander and decides to kill him, putting a stop to this madness. However, he didn't want to remember. He didn't want to remember any of these things he's done. All he needed to do was get rid of the tyrant; Those flesh filled memories would only give him doubts. That soon leads him to drinking a bottle of a shiny, pink potion called Amnesia...