- "I’ve seen it before. A long time ago, when I was boy."
- ―Gabriel, to a farmer while following a mysterious figure.
Gabriel was born and raised in the small town of Altstadt, to an unknown mother and father. His father was apparently killed chasing after a Gatherer while Gabriel was still young. Gabriel only witnessed his father stepping into the woods, never to return - he was most likely killed by the Gatherer. This event has scarred Gabriel and he still remembers it clearly as an adult.
At some point, Gabriel left Altstadt to work as an Outrider. This profession involved following carriages on horseback, scouting ahead for dangers and keeping the peace.
In 1839, Gabriel was assigned to escort Daniel, a travelling young geologist, from Bremen to his home town of Altstadt, where Daniel was to stay for a night before heading up to Brennenburg. Hesitant to take the job, he finally accepted because of the carriages destination - He hadn't been to Altstadt in over a year.
After a long trip he arrived at Altstadt with the carriage. After rendezvousing with his friend Jacob, the young innkeeper, he went in to the Der Mühle Inn with Daniel for some food. He advised Daniel to stay at the Inn for the night, before heading up to the castle.
A while later, Gabriel went out again to talk a bit with Jacob, who had just finished taking care of the horses. He also studied Herbert's broken old watch that he had recieved from Daniel after he realised it was broken. He also gave Jacob an apple. While talking, the local cat of the Inn, Tinker, was heard struggling. They went to investigate, and saw a mysterious black figure shoving the cat down into a bag. Jacob ran up to try and save the cat, but was struck by the figure. Gabriel pulled Jacob into the stables, grabbed a spare rifle, and ran after the mysterious cloaked figure heading for the forest.
Right before the figure headed into the forest, Gabriel took a shot at it, but missed. The shot alerted a local townsman, Zell, who informed Gabriel that he too had seen mysterious figures like the one before. Gabriel borrowed the townsman's lantern, and ran into the woods after the mysterious figure. At this time, he realises he is "following in his fathers footsteps". After a while, he found the creature. He shot it in the back, causing it to drop the sack with Tinker inside of it. However, the figure did not die, and instead made its way into a nearby cave.
Gabriel, wanting to take revenge on the figure for killing his father, followed into the cave. The mysterious figure spotted Gabriel and lunged at him. While wrestling the mysterious figure, its hood came of, revealing the thing to be a Servant Grunt (possibly gathering animals for Alexander's experiments on animals). He managed to escape the Servant's grip by smashing it in the face with the lantern. Realising more Servant's were approaching, he quickly ran back towards Altstadt. On the way, he fell down into the brook, where he lay face down for a while, thinking of ending his life because of the horrible things he saw. Deciding he didn't want to join his father, he got out of the water and made his way back to Altstadt.
The following morning, Gabriel took Daniel up to Brennenburg. He touched the brim of his hat as a final farewell, before heading back for Altstadt.
Gabriel was to stay at Altstadt until Daniel came back from Brennenburg. After that, he was to take Daniel back west. During this time, he managed to fix the old watch, which he called "Herbert", since it said so on the lid of the watch. Jacob, sad that Gabriel was to leave soon, hoped that Daniel would never return from the castle.
(Occurs when you enter the cell with the hole in the floor in the southern prison area )
Daughter: But mother, I don’t want to leave without you.
Mother: Hurry child – you must go. Find Gabriel the outrider and tell him to alert the king’s men.
Daughter: No, you come too!
Mother: Please, we don’t have time to make the hole any wider!
Mother: Someone is coming. Hurry! I’ll cover the hole with the bed. Everything will be fine – I promise.
2nd of August 1839
I have arrived at the village of Altstadt. It's a haven in the midst of a vast forest and it's the last stop before my final destination, Castle Brennenburg. It's late in the evening and the outrider, who has been with the coach since Bremen, advised me to wait until morning before I venture further.
I have arranged for a bed at Der Mühle, the village's only inn, and am now waiting for the sun to rise. I try to sleep, but as I close my eyes I see the men who fell victim in London. My fear and shame forces me to witness the same scenes over and over.
They are dead because of me.
|Characters (The Dark Descent)|
|Main characters||Daniel • Agrippa • Alexander|
|Monsters||The Shadow • Kaernk • Grunt • Brute|
|Supporting characters||Herbert • Hazel • Johann Weyer • Wilhelm|
|Background characters||Abdullah • Sir William Smith • Professor Taylor • Doctor Tate • Henry Bedloe • Gabriel|
|Characters (Remember - Amnesia: The Dark Descent)|
|Protagonists||Klaas Gottschall • Herbert • Johann Weyer • Elise Zimmermann • Gabriel|
|Deutoragonists||Faraj • Captain Ambroise • Sokal • Gustaf Zimmermann • Jacob|
|Other||Agathe Zimmermann • Anna Koch • Baki • Daniel • Emil • Margarethe Zimmermann • Servant Grunt • The Shadow • Tinker • Wilhelm|