The Enemy's mask
|Also known as:||
The Enemy of Death
Con (by Anastasia Tarquin)
The Magisterium (formerly)
|Hair color:||Dark brown|
Constantine Madden was a mage who was eventually discovered to be capable of accessing the void and performing chaos magic, making him one of the very rare and powerful Makaris. By this time, Constantine was already a student at the Magisterium, fourteen years old at Silver Year. Constantine's twin brother, Jericho, agreed to become his counterweight, who would balance and help him control the chaos element, as Constantine agreed to work with the chaos expert Master Joseph to learn more about the void and its power.
Eventually, the apprentice and his Master grew obsessed with it, to the point where Constantine began putting pieces of the void into animals, making the first of the Chaos-ridden. At one point, he tried to perform an experiment that almost killed him. While he survived, his counterweight, his own brother, was destroyed. Motivated by his desire to have his brother back, Constantine began looking for ways to use chaos magic to perform necromancy, earning him the epithet "Enemy of Death" for trying to conquer it. He was unsuccessful, however, as he only succeeded in making Chaos-ridden people when he pushed chaos magic into humans, making them mindless and blindingly loyal to him.
His failures did not stop him. Rather, Constantine became more desperate, his intentions becoming more malevolent. When what he was doing was discovered by the Masters, they tried to strip him of his powers, to no avail. Joseph, still loyal to him, destroyed a wall of the Magisterium, the explosion supposedly nearly killing them both. The explosion mutilated and scarred Constantine's face, and he has since been wearing a silver mask.
Jericho eventually died, and though Constantine was desperate to bring him back, he did not live long enough to see this through. The evil Makar Maugris transferred his own soul into Constantine's body, pushing out Constantine and thus killing him, making him one of his last vessels, with no one ever noticing the change.
During what came to be known as the Third Mage War, Maugris, now living as Constantine, was set to go up against Verity Torres, the only other Makar of his generation. Instead of facing her on the battlefield, he went to the mountain at La Rinconada where the mages in no condition to fight (the elderly, the children and some of their parents) were in hiding. There, he was mortally wounded by the mages who put up a fight. At the brink of death, Maugris once again transferred his soul into another vessel—the body of the infant named Callum Hunt.
Constantine's body was brought to Joseph, who immediately realized that his soul was elsewhere and instantly went on a quest to find where "his soul's" new body. Somehow, his dying body was kept alive, preserved by Joseph and awaiting his return.
Constantine was charming and charismatic to some. However, those close to him saw the cruelty he was capable of.
Constantine had dark brown hair, gray eyes, and sharp features.
- Constantine's hair was described as blond in The Iron Trial and dark brown, like his brother's, in The Copper Gauntlet.