The man who calls himself Theo Horace first appears in history under the name Quintus Horatius Flaccus, born December 8, 65 BC. Known throughout the English-speaking world as Horace, he was the leading Roman lyric poet and a follower of Brutus, the senator who led the assassination of Julius Caesar. After Brutus’ defeat by Marc Anthony at the Battle of Philippi, Horatius returned to Rome and found that his estate had been confiscated. Reduced to poverty, he traded his soul for the evil gift of vampirism, while at the same time joining a literary circle that included the poet Virgil and producing some of the most brilliant poetry the world has known. He coined many terms that remain in use today, in Latin or in translation, including carpe diem, "seize the day," and aurea mediocritas, the "golden mean." Vampirism tied Horatius to Maecenas, the richest man in Rome and a confidant of the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar. Through his dark ties to Maecenas, Horatius acquired an estate outside Rome, in the area now known as Tivoli, where he practiced vampirism for several centuries. It is likely that Horatius first learned of the existence of the Holy Grail when Rome became the center of Christianity, in the Fourth Century, AD.

Horatio, as he came to be called, made his next historical appearance at Elsinore Castle in Copenhagen, in the Fourteenth Century, as a close friend of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. As revealed in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Horatio was quite familiar with conditions in Rome at the time of Julius Caesar’s assassination and described himself as “more an ancient Roman than a Dane.” After cursing Hamlet with the evil gift of vampirism, he sought unsuccessfully to seduce Hamlet’s sweetheart, the young and beautiful Ophelia, and render her undead as well. Horatio’s evil machinations were the real cause of Hamlet’s legendary depression and Ophelia’s misunderstood suicide.
After learning that Hamlet was searching for the Holy Grail to save his immortal soul and free himself from vampirism, Horatio became obsessed with finding and destroying the Grail. Through corrupt sources in the esoteric community, he learned that the Grail’s secret location was known to two sages, Christian Rosenkreuz and Ordred Goldenstone, fathers of the Clandestine Order of the Rosicrucians and Goldenstone (C.O.R.G.). His attempts to capture and slay these great men dominated his life for centuries and led him to Elizabethan England, where he assumed his present name.

It was in London in 1601 that Theo Horace met William Shakespeare, a playwright facing intense competition from Kit Marlow and Ben Jonson. According to the secret writings of Johann Valentin Andrae, founder of C.O.R.G., whose manifestoes describe in detail the sacred teachings of Rosenkreuz and Goldenstone, Horace dictated much of Hamlet directly to Shakespeare, giving the playwright his greatest work and immeasurably enhancing his stature. Horace used his great literary skill to help Shakespeare hide the historical facts in poetry. Nonetheless, a careful reading of the play reveals his evil intent.

The Reverend Andrae encountered Rosenkreuz, Goldenstone and Horace in London in 1601, while visiting his mentor, John Dee, astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I. Historians believe that Horace attempted to silence Andrae, to keep him from revealing the great spiritual truths he had learned from Rosenkreuz and Goldenstone. For the past 500 years, the Clandestine Order of the Rosicrucians and the Goldenstone (C.O.R.G.), founded by Andrae, has assumed the mantle of a double mission: first, to find and protect the Holy Grail, and second, to thwart the plans of Theo Horace, Master Vampire, for destroying the Grail.
C.O.R.G. members have tracked Horace to New York City, where we await his next move.

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