As time went on, he found himself stuck in the old house. The demonic entities within refused to let him leave and spent time corrupting him, while Lord Vlaew showed him visions of his former glory.
Before too long, the Hand began to embrace his destiny. His chance came when a group of campers found the house. He had planned to sacrifice them in part of a ritual and almost completed it, yet one camper escaped.
The Hand somehow ended up outside the house with no memory of the prior events. He decided to enter the house once more.
Exploring the old house, he finds his old diary and the Book of Exmortis, and makes his way to the basement where finds the last of the campers, who he mistakes as the madman who wrote the diary. Upon killing him, the Hand realizes that the camper was the last sacrifice.
He presses on in the underground passages and completes the ritual. Upon doing so, his body becomes a bridge to the spirit realm, leading the demonic army to the mortal realm once more.
In an alternate ending, he flees the house, narrowly escaping certain death, only to fall to an earthbound member of the Exmortis and wake up in the woods with amnesia, starting the whole journey once more.
The Cult Attacks EarthEdit
The Cult of Exmortis, led by the Hand, spread slowly over the world, slaughtering everything they came across. Under his leadership the cult grew from a few unholy monsters to a vast army numbering in the millions.
Countries fell, religions crumbled and the human race was pushed to the brink of extinction as the Exmortis continued their rampage. However, the Hand had a vision of a mortal man stabbing him to death with a knife, ending his reign.
Despite being an Ancient and the former leader of the Exmortis, Vlaew found himself powerless to stop the Hand. However, ever the plotter, Vlaew found a surviving mortal, Joshua Hannay. He met Hannay in an abandoned church and left him clues leading to Lochear Fields Ranch.
Hannay read about the spread of Exmortis from the perspective of Mr. Lochear, looked around the old house and found the Kris Blade. After a short trip to the Spirit Realm, he found the Hand, killed some of the Exmortis around him and fulfilled his own destiny, stabbing the Hand and killing him.
Rite of Charging the HandEdit
Translated from the Ancient Aramaic Cult of Exmortis scrolls, the rite of charging the Hand reads as follows:
Without the Rite, the Exmortis can't be unleashed.