A strange creature that haunted Mortimer.
“Things eventually came to a head however one dark rainy night. The pair visited a new graveyard in the richer part of town and were instantly drawn to a large and imposing gothic tombstone. Without hesitation they dug up the coffin and pried it open. Inside was a corpse that was alive and with deathly vigor attacked them. After a struggle the two felled the creature and just before it collapsed into a pile of ashes it hissed “You shall never posses Arcano’s Deck!” Tired and suffering from a number of injuries Mort looked into the coffin and found it was filled with sparkling riches including a box crafted out of almost black mahogany and inlaid with gold.
Mort was instantly drawn to the box and before he knew what he was doing he opened it and inside he found a small pile of cards. similar in size to playing cards but with a back that was so black it seemed to consume all the light in the area. As he took them out a wave of nausea swept over him and before he knew it he had passed out. whilst he was unconscious strange, incoherent thoughts filled his mind. flashing images of corpses rising from their rest and living people having the life drained from them. One image that reoccurred multiple times was man in black wearing a skull mask crowned with a pair of stags antlers. The man stood atop a pile of writhing corpses and orbiting around him, glowing with dark power, were rings of black backed cards."