Before Ivan Isaacs became the undead pilgrim who battles Temozarela's forces, he was just a mortal man, with all of humanities failings. Orphaned at an early age, Ivan was adopted by Jacob Isaacs, a wealthy frontiersman who wanted his only daughter, Jenna, to have a companion. In the solitude of the Isaacs homestead, the two developed stronger feelings than their father or society would allow. Ivan joined the church to escape his desire, but the feelings lingered. So Isaac focused his energies on a new passion, the study of ancient religions, which introduced him to an evil force nearly 500 years old-the fallen archangel Temozarella.