Night's Black Agents: Dracula Dossier
Cardinal Heinrich Ausland
A dubious ally
During the numerous, relentless investigations of Vincente Rojas into the dark world of human trafficking, on behalf of the Vatican City Secretariat of State, Rojas has come across some of the darkest people humanity has to offer. One such individual is Cardinal Heinrich Ausland, a German cardinal stationed in Rome.
Part of Vincente’s investigation brought him to Cardinal Ausland. Everything that Vincente discovered made it seem as if Cardinal Ausland was deeply involved in a ring of predators that preyed on the youth. When Vincente confronted the Cardinal, the Cardinal’s response was curious – he did not deny anything Vincente had said but instead offered a deal: go no further with the investigation and the Cardinal would provide leads to other individuals in the human trafficking world.
Vincente, with a heavy heart, knew he was making a deal with the Devil by working with someone with such dubious morals. But was the evil that the Cardinal had been involved with something that could be washed away by the good that he could provide to Vincente? The intel provided by the Cardinal was always sound and led to the collapse of many rings and the destruction of some dangerous predatory groups. But the cost of during business with the Cardinal was a dark, dark price to pay.
Currently, the Cardinal sits as the Adjunct Secretary to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. The proper duty of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, according to Article 48 of the Apostolic Constitution, is to promote and safeguard the doctrine on faith and morals in the whole Catholic world; so it has competence in things that touch this matter in any way.
The Cardinal also works closely with Heal the Children, something that chills Vincente to his very core.
The Cardinal was killed, likely by Edom, in an attempt to frame Rojas and the other investigators. However, the quick thinking by Rojas led to proving that a third party was likely responsible.