CastleVania: The Unfinished Symphony Prologue
By The Dark Requiem
Come with me on a journey.
We are going to witness the journey of a man.
A great man.
An evil man.
A noble prince.
A savage barbarian.
A national hero in life.
A vengeful madman in death.
Come journey back with me
Journey back to the Transylvanian countryside of Romania
Witness his birth
Witness the death of his father and brother at the hands of the Wallachian aristocracy
Witness him claim his birthright as the warlord prince and governor of Wallachia
Witness his revenge on the aristocracy by forcing them to build his now infamous castle on the feast of Easter
Witness him triumph over the Ottoman Turks, a triumph overshadowed by the suicide of his first wife
Witness how, in his imprisonment, he fathered two sons by a Hungarian noblewoman, one of which would lead a life of solitude and tragedy
Witness his second marriage to that same noblewoman, whose death would force him to turn his back on his heroic legacy
Witness his assassination at the hands of a Turk disguised as one of his own men
And then and THEN
His REAL story begins
For the man in this story is no ordinary man
He is the Great Voivode
He is Vlad III
He is Tepes the Impaler
He is known by many names but all know him as
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