Emil was a farmhand who worked in Herr Stoss' farm, a tiny farm a couple of miles outside of Altstadt. He was born in or around 1684. He is featured solely in the Remember - Amnesia The Dark Descent short story House of Gerich.
On Thursday, 28th of September 1704, a large fire consumed the barn in the Stoss farm. During this time, Emil was sleeping alone inside the barn, as he did sometimes. Because of his nyctophobia he was unable to sleep, Herr Stoss' daughter, Anna, sneaked into the barn and brought Emil some lamp oil that he could burn in a tin bowl. Emil lighted a tin bowl, but fell asleep with the fire still burning.
Later he woke up screaming his lungs out, as the barn was on fire. The entire family quickly gathered in the yard, but Herr Stoss decided to go inside the barn and save the animals. He couldn't release them quick enough and burned alive. Emil, crying hysterically, was comforted by Anna, who hadn't yet realised what had happened.
Later on, Wilhelm arrived with his men and arrested Emil for arson. Dorothea Stoss spoke to the lawmen as he was being arrested, and sent a statement to the magistrate in town, claiming that one of Wilhelm's men had caught Emil in the act of torching the barn.
Considering Wilhelm's loyalties, it is presumed that Wilhelm brought Emil up to Brennenburg Castle as a prisoner, to be used by Alexander of Brennenburg for Vitae extraction. He probably died a short time after the arrest.
House of GerichEditIn 1774, a historian by the name of Klaas Gottschall tried to find the fate of Wilhelm of Gerich. After finding out about Dorothea's statement from a magistrate in Königsberg, he visits Anna Koch, formerly Stoss, who tells him about how sweet Emil was, and that the fire was all an accident. At a loss, he travels to Brennenburg to meet with the Baron.
- "Sometimes Emil had to sleep alone inside the barn. He was twenty years of age, but still afraid of the dark, so I would sneak him some lamp oil he could burn in a tin bowl. He fell asleep with the ﬁre still burning. Later he woke up screaming his lungs out. The barn was on ﬁre. The entire family quickly gathered in the yard, but father being the man he was, decided he was going to save the animals inside. As you well know, he never came out. Emil was crying hysterically. I tried to comfort him, as I didn’t yet realize what had happened. Later, that Wilhelm fellow, arrived with his men telling Emil that he would have to come with them. Us children were sent inside, but mother spoke to the lawmen and later wrote a statement to the magister in town."
- ―Anna Koch, formerly Stoss[src]
|Characters (Remember - Amnesia: The Dark Descent)|
|House of Gerich||Klaas Gottschall • Wilhelm • Anna Koch • Emil|
|Old Friends||Herbert • Faraj • Baki • Captain Ambroise • Daniel|
|With the Blessing of a King||Johann Weyer • Sokal • The Shadow|
|Waiting for the Rain||Elise Zimmermann • Gustaf Zimmermann • Jacob|
|The Outrider||Gabriel • Daniel • Jacob • Tinker • Servant Grunt|