Ed Nelson was an insurance claim adjuster in his thirties, as well as a LARPer known as Thargrim the Difficult in the roleplaying game Moondoor. He lived alone, in an apartment filled with fantasy memorabilia. As he entered his apartment one night, he was having a heated discussion with his friend Lance Jacobsen who suspected him of cheating. As he lay in bed, he awoke to an itching sensation in his arm, which formed into the black tree shape of a Celtic tattoo. Horses could then be heard, and he was invisibly drawn and quartered, resulting in his death.