"I have beheld the beast and the beast is God."
A snake charmer, Josiah Torrent seduced Sarah Boniface with his power to charm snakes shortly before she was set to marry Zach Boniface. When Zach found out, there was a fight, and Josiah beat him very badly, but Zach got his friends together and they went after him. When they found Josiah, they beat him and buried him alive in an unmarked grave, where he died.
One night, over 20 years later, while Zach was on his way home from the bar, Master Darque forced him to take him to Josiah’s grave, where one of his servants dug up Josiah’s corpse.
The next day, Josiah killed Jacob Williams and Tom Behrens, two of the men responsible for his murder. Afterwards, as Sarah stood by Josiah’s side, they revealed the truth of their indiscretion to Jack Boniface, their son, who in the guise of Shadowman engaged Josiah in battle to stop him from killing anyone else. Just then, Master Darque showed up and revealed that he resurrected Josiah to force Jack to undertake his quest. During the struggle that ensued between Josiah and Jack, Josiah killed Zach until Jack beat him.
As Josiah’s corpse turned to dust and snakes crawled out of his crevices and attacked the town’s people, one of them grabbed Sarah, who Darque threatened to kill unless Jack agreed to serve him. Ultimately, Jack surrendered to save his mother, and Darque brought back everyone to life except for Zach, whose death served as a reminder of what could happen to Sarah.