"Returning to life time and again since the ancient Middle Ages, the evil lord Dracula has driven people to terror. Each time Dracula returned from the dead, the Belmont Clan fought him in the shadows, wielding the holy whip. Through their efforts, humanity avoided the Darkness, securing prosperity."
— Excerpt from the opening of Order of Ecclesia
"What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets! But enough talk... Have at you!"
— Dracula, Symphony of the Night