Neither the Alastors nor the Justicars care why Raymond Narcisse is slaughtering Camarilla and Sabbat members alike. Should it be revealed that Narcisse believes himself to be the one Kindred who has been tasked with redeeming Caine's terrible sin all those years ago, they would certainly sit up and take notice. After all, a vampire who hunts other vampires is certainly a threat to the Camarilla, but a self-righteous vampire who believes he is an agent of God is even more dangerous, for he has the one thing many Kindred desire: a purpose for being.
Titles and Accolades
- None Known
- Father Raymond served his lunatic master as a ghoul for a number of cruel years, long after the witch trials faded away. The priest's master, who was called Jardine by some, enjoyed toying with his blood slave, and was delighted to keep the Inquisitor as his pet. Raymond was stripped of his former identity and was provided with a surname – Narcisse – to better serve his master. As Raymond Narcisse, the former priest hid the truth of his master's murders and was often forced to listen to the victim's tormented screams. The combination of the blood bond and mental manipulation kept Raymond Narcisse frozen in place, powerless to fight back, unable to rescue his master's victims.
- Then, after many long years, Raymond Narcisse's subconscious prayers for salvation were answered in an unusual way: he was saved by another vampire. As it turned out, Jardine had been meeting in secret with an Anathema named Erik Kuster. The Alastors had been tracking Kuster for decades all over Europe, but had yet to confront the Anathema face to face. Finally, the Alastors decided to ambush his ally, Jardine, believing that Kuster's avenues of escape would be cut off. They were right. Luckily for the Alastors, Kuster was present during the night of their attack and sustained many wounds before escaping through the wine cellars that crisscrossed beneath Jardine's lair. In the commotion, the Alastors destroyed Jardine but were unable to capture the elusive Kuster, who fled into the night.
- Ironically, it was Kuster who saved Narcisse from the Alastors, for the Anathema's escape prompted his hunters to quickly chase after him, leaving the ghoul behind. A few nights later, the cloudy haze that infected his mind cleared, and Narcisse realized what he had been doing for the last few years. A terrifying guilt infected him, and Narcisse vowed to use the knowledge he gained to destroy vampires. For a few months, the reinvigorated Inquisitor managed to set fire to a few abandoned havens, not knowing that they belonged to the Anathema. In retaliation, Kuster turned Narcisse and damned him for all eternity, believing it was a just punishment for the former ghoul's failure to protect Jardine from the Alastors.
- Shortly afterward, the Alastors caught up with them in Paris, Kuster fled once more. The Alastors captured the neonate and brought Narcisse to the local Prince for judgment. For a time, Raymond Narcisse was slowly indoctrinated into Kindred society at the behest of the Alastors who captured him, believing that the former Inquisitor would become one of them. A careful and quiet student, Narcisse was instructed in the Traditions and ways of Kindred society, before secretly becoming obsessed with Noddist lore.