|“||They tell me, "It's not enough towards victory, understanding knowledge, but finding a way to the key is what truly gets you." The night isn't only as dark as you make it, and the darkness comes from not being able to see the light. Light needs to be seen through good or bad or gray. Or bad or good? It's all just how you think. Choices, what you choose, to be the key to understanding and unlocking your inner potential, and that's why I leave you with this message of knowledge, per say, better understanding in a cryptic way put in it, in a way that the reader and the watcher and the viewer can film himself understanding we're not the bad guys.||”|
— Persophelus Redgrave
Persophelus Redgrave is the son of the third Dekn, Harbinger. He was the Dekn Lord of Humanity and Reality of Universe A, and was notable for being the architect of The Nexiumadris, as well as the right-hand man of The Carver. After the fall of The Carver, he resided over the Dekn as their Emperor.
Redgrave (originally known as Re'du'gravus) is the son of Harbinger, the third Dekn brought into existence by the Hethe. He gre up in the Nexellium among Humanity, learning the methods of vesseling and possession, as well as how to cheat, steal, rule and play checkers.
After his father's failed rebellion against the Dekn Emperor Hash'bor'kanibal (for which he killed Harbringer himself), he became the Emperor's lackey. He went on to become the architect of .Reality, along with the other Persophelums. The aim of the Persopheleums was to protect Humanity from being slaves to the Arkn, and from getting caught in a war they had no chance in. With the help of The Carver (who was not only Redgrave's boss, but his friend), they were able to do this, and transfer the souls of those lost in the Nexellium (after its destruction) into the simulation. Redgrave tended to mingle with humans, causing mischief under the names "Jacques" and "Satan", but never did anything too permanently harmful.
At some point, The Carver told Redgrave about his plan to create a Hethe-free universe, using the Hethian Scrolls of Creation. Thus, Redgrave set about create a new beta .Reality, known as .Mainframe.
Redgrave is hinted to be one of the two men (the other being the Carver himself) who escort Ellpagg into the Infernous, likely while using a different vessel. He latter appears after Ellpagg attempts to escape; calling himself "Satan", he possesses Ellpagg and punishes him by sawing off his arm with a plastic fairy wand (which contains a piece of the Reality Root).
Through Dr. Ellis' pills, Michael Knight is attached to a random Guardian -- in this instance, Redgrave. Redgrave prevents Michael from saving a neighbor girl from a rogue Skethe called the Condor (to supposedly give him an experience in "losing"), while explaining to Michael the nature of the Condor and .Reality. He instructs Michael to find the other ArknAngels and kill them, then uploades the video.
Eventually, Redgrave abandons Michael to avoid risk of The Debigrath Effect, as Ellpagg appears and shoves Michael into another timeline. Nevertheless, through his machinations (and with the later assistance of Samael Crow), Redgrave sets off the chain of events that lead Michael to be obtainable as a Guarded Human by The Carver. (This was most likely done as a deal or favor for Hash'bor.) During this time, Redgrave also becomes the Emperor of the Dekn (after the disappearance of Clubs, following the second May 15th Catastrophe).
Battle of the Arknza
During the final battle with The Carver, Redgrave awakens Alex Winter (the part of him that remained unfused as the Hethian Scrolls of Creation). With Alex's consent, Redgrave is allowed to access (or awaken) this power, destroying Alex in the process, but creating a rift of raw, pure Hethian power. From here, Redgrave combines .Mainframe with the raw power and creates an unstable entrance outside of Xua, the Hethian realm that contains Universe A. While the entrance works, it holds no god, so Redgrave goes about transferring as many relics he could obtain while he waited for Carver to finish his plan.
Following the Battle of the Arknza, as De'ebo grants the Carver Hethian power, Redgrave shows up and summons the .Mainframe core. Carver, absorbing the Hethian power, channels this new influx into .Mainframe, powering up the Hethian Scrolls (much to De'ebo's dismay). After Carver exhausts his Hethian power, channeling it into .Mainframe (with Malek merging with the core) in order to create Universe X. The new universe is left godless and untouchable by the Hethe. De'ebo accepts this, and realizes he was tricked. Proud of Carver and Redgrave for actually outsmarting him, he allows Redgrave a place among the Hethe that will be tasked with watching over Universe X. Redgrave declines, but asks to be moved there as the old universe holds nothing left for him, De'ebo obliges and moves over to the new Universe, to watch over its formation alongside Cedric and Ellpagg (who are now Hethe), along with Fabras (who has also decided to move over).
In Arkn: Legacy, Redgrave is a hermit known only as "Jacques", Initially, he was known for writing the histories of the "Old World". However, as one of the groups of humans from the First Seed evolvd into horned beings, Redgrave went to them, naming these new beings the "Dekn" (after his own race). He taught them the ways of survival within the realm, as well as how to use their horns to establish a mental connection with the Silulic Horror, granting them psionic powers.
Over time, "Jacques" rose in prominence among the Dekn, eventually becoming their first Emperor. He became the first Dekn to swear Inkaal'siitr, entering into a bond with a Dekn named Ama'dina. He fathered two sons, Xerinos (who followed in his footsteps, becoming the second Emperor of the Dekn) and Idolyn (who became the sworn enemy of Malachi Luca Fairfax). Tragically, Ama'dina was then murdered in an Arkn attack (in retaliation for refusing to allow the Arkn to use the Siy decoder).
Appearance & Personality
Redgrave appears as a dark-haired young man. After possessing Ellpagg during his torment in the Infernous, he continues to wear his face from then on, whenever he appears on camera. Like many Dekn, Redgrave's natural form possesses blood-red eyes. Redgrave typically dresses somewhat formally in black slacks, a red dress shirt (sometimes with the collar popped), and a black vest.
Redgrave admits that he isn't the smartest of the Dekn. However, he is highly clever, and often behaves like a typical "trickster" figure. He has a tendency to be talkative, and to use big words (to make himself sound more intelligent than he really is).