Hash'bor'kanibal, better known as The Carver, is a powerful Dekn Lord and Emperor. He was the first Dekn brought into existence.
He commonly appears to beings in the form of his vessel, Lucifer "Luke" Anton.
The Dekn were the first beings created from The Hethe, and Hash'bor'kanibal was the first of them. The prime Hethe, De'ebo, crafted Hash'bor'kanibal specifically to be his vessel and "active player" among mortal beings, granting him a portion of his powers. Upon his creation, Hash'bor'kanibal learned morality and the difference between right and wrong. Recognizing that the Hethe were evil, and that the universe could not truly thrive and evolve while they controlled it, he decided to subvert their control. In order to keep the Hethe entertained and distracted, Hash'bor'kanibal ensured that the War would continue, prolonging the conflict by siding with whichever side happened to be losing (thus keeping the conflict in a continual state of "balance").
Hash'bor'kanibal initially lived with the Dekn in their tree home. The Arkn saw the Dekn, and wanted the tree they lived in, attacking it. Hash'bor'kanibal joined the Arkn in this attack in secret, and the Arkn claimed the tree. Hash'bor'kanibal claimed he had gotten behind behind enemy lines in the midst of it, and was revered for doing so amongst the other Dekn.
Using Hash'bor's knowledge, the Dekn fought back against the Arkn, and wound up reclaiming the tree. The Arkn were unhappy, and crafted weapons so they can fight back once again, only this time destroyed the tree almost completely by setting fire to it, leaving the Dekn homeless. It is possible that Hash'bor aided in this attack, planting himself amongst the Arkn and helping to tip the scale in their favor to prevent the war from becoming too one-sided.
Hash'bor'kanibal eventually rose up as Emperor amongst The Dekn. He continued using his shape-shifting powers over time to pose as a beautiful Arkn Lord. In this disguise, he became a favorite soldier (and lover) of the Arkn Lord Gilgamesh Xeth'i'stral, one of the first few Arkn (and the first Arkn King). Gilgamesh apparently became aware of Hash'bor'kanibal's true nature in time; however, he continued the affair, as he recognized the power and control it could grant him.
During this time, Hash'bor'kanibal also had affairs with a number of other Arkn while in a disguised form -- often revealing his true nature after the fact (and after an offspring had been produced). At some point, he entered into an affair with the renowned Arkn warrior Abaddon, the Third Arkn brought into existence by the Hethe. The two produced a son, Raphael, who was both the first son of Abaddon and the first Arkn to result from procreation.
Around this time, Hash'bor'kanibal also began seducing the Arkn Priestess of Heart and Salvation, Kry'atha, into creating an offspring. This offspring, named Eris Storn, became the first Arkn/Dekn hybrid. Hash'bor'kanibal hid this child from Kry'atha, claiming that the their efforts at procreation had failed. Distressed about the loss, Kry'atha left her sisters and submitted to Hash'bor'kanibal, trying two more times, creating Xerex Storn and Barith Storn. Soon after Barith formed however, Kry'atha discovered Hash'bor'kanibal's true, Dekn Lord identity. Despite learning of Hash'bor'kanibal's true nature and his deception, Kry'atha still loved him. This love, possibly born through manipulation, led her to forgive Hash'bor'kanibal and denounce her ways as an Arkn. This pseudo-defection to the other side turned the former Arkn Priestess Kry'atha into Kry'toha, The Dekn Queen of Love and Hatred.
Eventually, Gilgamesh became the first Arkn to attach to Humanity as a guardian. While the intentions were good, Gilgamesh's actions encouraged the other Arkn to do the same, essentially enslaving Humanity (and starting the first war of mankind); for this, he became a God in the eyes of humanity. This (allegedly) angered Hash'bor'kanibal, who wanted the attention. He went down to humanity's realm to reason with Gilgamesh, but a fight ensued and ended up destroying a large portion of humanity.
This destruction enraged Hash'bor, who preceded to behead Gilgamesh and carve his skull into a pair of knuckle dusters; one of these was attached to Gilgamesh's personal sickle-shaped weapon, Imulsyr, which Hash'bor claimed for himself, naming it the "Killer of Kings". Promptly after on-the-spot revealing himself to be a Dekn (and leaving the Arkn), Hash'bor'kanibal, now known as The Carver, brought the bones of Gilgamesh to a place of pure darkness and began to construct The Infernous. Once it was completed, The Carver allowed Gilgamesh to transfer part of his living legacy into a child before he sealed him away in darkness and torment. (It is highly possible that The Carver himself was the father of this child.) From here, Gilgamesh's fear and agony began to form itself into a source of pure power, which The Carver used to fuel the molding of the Infernous by (allegedly) trapping Gilgamesh in this state of agony. This became known to the Dekn as The Heart of the Infernous. The incident cemented The Carver as the greatest enemy of the Arkn.
The Carver may have been involved with The Watchers fornicating with humans, due to the fact he has a Nephilim child. However, it is unknown how his child came to be, and this is debatable as of now. What is known is that The Carver is the one who informed The Arkn Cabinet of The Watchers' actions, in which both sides begin slaughtering The Nephilim and The Watchers as a result. Only several children are sealed away in secret by Raziel, and only several Watchers survived, one of which was Asmodeus (the son of Abaddon and brother to Raphael) who, upon banishment, became one of The Carver's right-hands.
At an unknown time during the reign of the Arkn King Uriel, the son of Gilgamesh, The Carver (once again in disguise) produced a child with the First Arkn in existence, Gynesis. This child, named Azrael, and was one of the original ArknAngels. He went on to become a powerful Arkn Knight, having power on par with the Arkn Lords as well as possessing free will (which is very rare among Arkn). Because of this, the Lords feared of him. The main domain of this Knight was Castle Domm’erauj, where he ruled with absolute control; however, he was able to travel to The Beyond, Xoya, The Infernous, and The Golden City without being seen as a problem (the only exception being the Infinitium).
Several days after the creation of Azrael, Hash'bor and Abaddon came together once again (with Hash'bor bearing another disguise) and formed another child. This child, a son whom Abaddon named Raguel, was to take his place among the ArknAngels should its siblings ever fall and undergo the Bastard's Decay, failing to fulfill their destiny. Under Delphar's encouragement, Raguel was sent away shortly after his birth to be given as normal a life as possible, without the pressure of knowing he may one day have to uphold the legacy of the Hethe.
Unknown to Kry'toha at the time of her rule's beginning, one last child was to be spawned by her. Because of this, the birth of the child came to be the only pure-bred child of the Dekn. This child became the Prince of The Infernous, holding rights to Emperor-ship should its father ever fall. After the pure-Dekn child is born, Kry'toha leaves the Carver's side and goes off in secret only to be seduced once again by him, only this time, he had been pretending to be a lowly Dekn counterpart. This newly spawned-from-the-cluxious child is named Jezzebellus, and soon after becomes the Princess of the Infernous. Kry'atha however did not agree with her child's new rule and confronts the Carver, only to learn that he had gotten Asmodeus to spread lies to Jezzebellus about her mother. In the end, Kry'atha was thrown into a deep pit of The Infernous by The Carver, on the request of his manipulated daughter.
At a certain point in time, The Carver is summoned by The Hooks Killer into the body of a human man named Lucifer "Luke" Anton, whom he merges with. Thereafter, The Carver uses Luke's body as his natural appearance during his interactions with many characters.
Eons after The Carver revealed his true form and betrayed The Arkn, The Arkn Cabinet gathers together and proposes an idea to kill The Carver within his own realm. Their first initial choice is their King, Uriel, the son of Gilgamesh. To their surprise, Uriel declines, claiming he wouldn't kill a fellow Arkn, no matter how corrupt. The Arkn Cabinet then goes to their next choice, Uriel's son, the Arkn Knight of Time, Madness, and strangely, Beetles: Ellpagg. Ellpagg willingly enters The Infernous, under the ruse of attempting to convince The Carver to rejoin the Arkn.
When Ellpagg is sent into The Infernous, his memories as an Arkn are stripped from him, and he is left vulnerable to the eternities of torment that The Infernous and The Carver has waiting for him. Ellapgg is given a camera, which gives a direct feed into Cloud9 for the majority of Ellpagg's eternities as the "audience" of The Knight Shift assumes the roles of the Arkn and Dekn viewing his torments. Soon enough (eight eternities after his torment begins), the Carver reveals himself and begins personal torments of Ellpagg, before an entity known as Malek ends up rescuing Ellpagg and bringing him to the son of the Hethe, Cedric Kharon. This, in turn, also allows The Carver a chance in finding Ellpagg at his strongest upon finding Michael Knight, who had been Ellpagg's guarded human at the time.
The Carver orders from Michael Knight, the location of Ellpagg, and once learning that he is a vessel for him, Ellpagg and Carver have a short face off before deciding to have a chat over tea. The Carver informs Ellpagg that The Hethe, the prime evil, as well as the creators of existence, require his assistance. Later, before the events of May 15, Michael tears into reality and meets up with The Carver. The Carver informs Michael that The Hethe are coming for him. Much to The Carver's surprise, Michael is revealed to be possessed by an apparent "Fallen Hethe" named Edgar Kharon. Edgar then shoots The Carver in the head.
Within The Infernous
The Carver, upon being shot in the head, returns to the Infernous, now as a prisoner of the cage he once built. He is there with Ellpagg, where the two talk and plan on finding a way to escape the Infernous together. However, The Carver winds up having to face his own personal hell, which culminates in a corrupted version of Ellpagg coming to full power and overpowering The Carver. Upon returning from this hell, The Carver begins attacking Ellpagg (mistaking him for the vision that attacked him earlier), and the two have a brawl, during which they mention the other ArknAngels (and how The Carver is one of them through being bound to the body of Luke Anton). The Carver is eventually overpowered by Ellpagg, who briefly departs to contemplate his situation. Upon returning, Ellpagg finds The Carver apparently dying from the wounds he sustained in their fight, due to being bound to a human vessel. Ellpagg departs and seeks the help of The Hethe. The Carver's fate is left unknown afterwards; however, it is known that his power passed into Ellpagg, transforming him into a being that was neither Arkn nor Dekn.
Escape from The Infernous
Not dead and still within The Infernous, The Carver meets up with Michael Knight again, after he was gutted by The Hooks Killer. The two strike up a deal to escape The Infernous, the deal being that Carver leaves with Michael and the two assassinate Cecil Xeneth, as long as that The Carver becomes Michael's guardian. Betraying Michael, The Carver then departs on his own and leaves Michael in the Infernous.
Eventually, after Michael is broken out of The Infernous by "Edgar" (now revealed to be the ArkAngel Azrael Michaelis Winter), Michael is taken over by The Carver, who sends a message to the ArknAngels to warn them of the oncoming war; in the midst of this, Carver informs Michael that he is, in fact, not an ArknAngel. Upon learning this, Michael is distraught. Ellpagg discovers that The Carver had manipulated others into thinking Michael was an ArknAngel, whereas in reality, Michael had been The Carver's Nephilim son the entire time, bred to be his vessel, and managed to finally use him as such due to Michael's agreement on the deal. Ellpagg allows himself to be possessed by a shard of the fragmented Hethe, Malek, and goes forth to battle The Carver, who manages to escape when he arrives.
|“||Go and tell them that I'm coming.. Go and tell them that I'm here, and show them the evidence.. You're not ready for me. No one is.||”|
— The Carver to Azrael Michaelis Winter.
Upon Michaelis entering The Infernous due to his death at the hands of Samael Crow, his time there is interupted by The Carver himself, who proceeds playing Russian roulette with Michaelis. After all the shots reveal to be empty, Carver then uses Imulsyr to gouge Michaelis' eye out, and proceeds to tell him that he intends on going after every being in existence and destroying them all. Michaelis informs him that he and the other ArkAngels will stop him, only for Carver to respond with progressive torment, severely wounding his arm and other body parts. The Carver then casts Michaelis out of the Infernous for him to inform the other ArkAngels, after warning him that no one is truly ready for him.
While Michaelis is left in The Infernous after rescuing Tobias Kestler, he encounters The Carver while examining the first tree. He attempts to fight him, but is proceeded to undergo persistent torment by him. The Carver grows infuriated with Michaelis for not learning what he truly is based on his power, and begins to reveal that he is, in fact, the Hethe known as De'ebo. He brands Michaelis with a brand that will burn whenever one of the Hethe comes near. Before leaving again, Deebo warns him that the next time he sees Deebo, it wont be in his current form. Paranoid, Michaelis shoots Michael Knight in the face in an attempt to counteract this. However, upon learning what he did, he breaks down, and Deebo leaves.
|“||I'll shove my 13 billion light year cock they call the Epsillian Quasar into the lineage you call the sun.||”|
— The Carver
Appearance & Personality
Playing with masks of personality, the Carver can appear in an infinite variety of forms, depending on who sees him and what he wishes for them to behold -- or, in some cases, what they're capable of comprehending. (While in .Reality amongst humans, for example, he cannot appear in his Dekn form, and appears in the guise of his human vessel, Luke Anton. )
The Carver's personality appears to change accordingly, with his mood varying based on the vessel he's using as well as who he's dealing with. In Cedric's logs, Cedric describes The Carver as a malicious, but stalking entity; staying away from the action, and choosing to watch from the sidelines and smile, (and only rarely jumping in to attack directly), it appears in a purely unsettling way to Cedric. During Knight's encounter with The Carver, by contrast, Carver is a much more flamboyant creature, taking on the form of a former friend, Ed. Laughing, joking, and using quips, Knight has a totally different experience with Carver (to the point of the Carver even being friendly towards him).