In late Victorian London, within the district of Whitechapel manifested the brutal slayings of several women. Due to the killer's mode of operation, which included butchering their victims and/or removing body parts, and letters sent by the supposed killer to the London Police, the city's inhabitants soon came to know this menace as 'Jack the Ripper'.
Unfortunately, the Ripper was never caught. With the rise of innumerable suspects, theories and little but poor evidence, investigators closed the case, leaving these heinous crimes forever unsolved.
In the Order universe, the Ripper is a vampire named Lord Hastings, whom is also a chair holder in the United India Company. Using his extensive wealth and influence upon the Order's council, he planned to transport Half Breeds as cargo in traveling airships, attempting a global invasion.
Lord Hastings is presumed to be in his late 50's. He has short, side-parted, thinning and greying brown locks with blue eyes. He possess a slender build and is one of the taller members of the cast.
For most of the game, he sports all-black garments of elegant design, with badges signifying his upper-class status. In Brothers in Arms, he wears an equally refined, red-violet robe.
Personality and Traits Edit
Lord Hastings is perceived as meager, expansive and even friendly, but later shows a highly differentiating, complacent and hostile demeanor when he discloses himself to be the Ripper.
- Jack the Ripper was the name given to the real-life unidentified serial killer responsible for the murders of 5 women, and possibly more, who roamed Victorian London during 1887 to 1891.
- Being a vampire, Lord Hastings' full name, Jacob van Neck, serves as a pun.
- Lord Hastings' full name may be a reference to the Dutch explorer of the same name.