There are those who take a different path to power, one of pacts and binding. These are not the infernal pacts of the Deamons, but instead they are made with the forces that oppose the chaos the Hellbourne bring. The creatures of the world and the forces of life, death, and nature themselves all wish to have their say in the fate of Newerth. To ensure the Hellbourne are driven back into the pits from which they spawned, each will empower an avatar to fight on their behalf, a Prophet to ensure that fate favors the bold. Although the pacts started out as noble, the Prophet did not realize that Raven is a trickster and his pacts come at a cost. The power that the Prophet wielded was more than any one man should taste, and soon he craved more. The only way to achieve such levels of power was the sacrifice of others and when the Legion discovered this wickedness, the Prophet was marked for retribution. He escaped to join the ranks of the Hellbourne where his prophecies can be cast without regard for life or morality.