Sir Whilom Bloodbourne was once the world’s most famous monster hunter. He was the star of 27 novels, 16 audio cylinder plays, and was portrayed on film 5 times. In his day he was a larger than life hero; travelling the world in search of great beasts to slay, and crowds of adoring fans to share his tales with.
Following the Accordance War, public opinion turned against Bloodbourne. It was revealed that his earlier adventures contained not only the exaggerations and tall tales that many had believed them to hold; but outright lies, fabrications, and adventures that never happened. As public support waned, his old friends and business partners turned against him; culminating in Bloodbourne’s former bodyguard Benicio Tactence’s scathing tell-all autobiography.
In his later years, Bloodbourne fell to alcoholism and anger. He was known to show up at small town public appearances surly, violent, and drunken. He died in a hotel in Vano in 235 NDE.
Following his death Bloodbourne’s legend has seen a bit of a resurgence; not as a master monster hunter, but as a legendary showman, charlatan, and brilliant businessman. His daughters, Violet and Marianne, inherited the remains of his estate and have worked tirelessly to restore their father’s good name and fame. His books are still widely available in second hand shops, and Violet’s biography of her father is to be released next year.
A graphic novel version of Bloodbourne's adventures first appears in 0102: Bloodbourne.