"A rutting beast you were, a beast you will become. Not all at once, my selfish one. Day by day, the change will come upon you, until you have suffered for every tear my daughter wept, for every drop of blood she shed this day."
Erik Trevayne is called the Demon Lord of Hawksbridge Castle for good reason. He is cursed by a witch to slowly turn into a "rutting beast." As he slowly loses himself to the curse and his humanity is slowly replaced by the very animal he is cursed to become, Erik decides that the curse may destroy him, but it can't take away his once secret longing, a family, a son to leave his legacy to. Donning mask and gloves to hide his changing appearance he seeks a bride from the only place left that a woman might agree to marry him-the gallows. Erik takes to bride Kristine in hopes of fathering a heir before madness and the curse takes him over completely. Once a loved husband, he lost his wife and son as childbirth took them both away and left him only with the dreaded curse placed on him by his wife's mother, the Witch of Cummerian Crag.Read More