mortimer was a psychopath but daphne loved him anyhow.
mortimer kills archibald in the seventh hour, thrusting an ash spear into his chest. the cause is daphne, the cause is the fate of the world, but the root is woland, the herald of old scratch. its the caine & able tale of our little gaol; mortimer turns from god to embrace love, & slaughters archibald for his bride. the oh so holy archie had it coming, let me tell you. but is now remembered, & on the most holy of saints a stigmata forms over the heart, where the mortal wound dealt by mortimer fell.