Baron Von Kulk was a patient of Dr. Leopold Valkenberg, and a suspected lunatic, in 1913

  • Between February 16 and February 17: Dr. Leopold Valkenberg first meets with Baron Von Kulk, a man he suspects of being a Lunatic, to begin psychoanalysis.[1]
  • February 20: Dr. Leopold Valkenberg first attempts dream analysis to determine the root of Baron Von Kulk's problems with accepting his werewolf nature.[2]
  • February 21: Dr. Leopold Valkenberg attempts a "dream experiment" involving hypnosis to lead Baron Von Kulk into a dream-state that he might lead him to confront the wolves in his dreams, but fails.[2]
  • February 22: Dr. Leopold Valkenberg attempts another form of dream therapy, in which he enters the Chimare, the dream world that Baron Von Kulk generates as he sleeps, to combat the wolves in his dreams and try to teach the Baron to do the same – to "master the wolf ... become the wolf."[2]
  • February 24: Meeting Dr. Leopold Valkenberg again, the Baron Von Kulk describes an awful dream he had the night of February 22nd, a nightmare that confuses and disturbs Valkenberg. He plans again to enter the man's dreams in an attempt to resolve the problem there.[citation needed]
  • Between February 24, February 25 and February 26: Dr. Leopold Valkenberg makes the attempt to enter the Baron Von Kulk's dreams to resolve the problems there. Once in the man's dreams, he confronts a Shadow, which attacks him; Valkenberg bests the Shadow, but it manages to flee. As Valkenberg leaves the Chimare, he emerges into the reality of his office to discover that the Baron Von Kulk is possessed. Valkenberg flees the office, leading the possessed Von Kulk out into the streets, eventually luring him out of the city and into the woods beyond. Before he could double back to surprise the Lunatic, Dark Blood Gushing and his fellow Red Talons come upon the Baron and attack him. The Shadow eventually leaps into Dark Blood Gushing, and then another packmate, before Valkenberg enters the Umbra and scares it off. Before it leaves, the Shadow tells Valkenburg that he will never escape, that he, the Shadow, will always be lurking and waiting for a time of weakness. When all is said and done, Baron Von Kulk is comatose and the Red Talons injured and filled with hatred regarding Valkenberg.[3]


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