Nathaniel Durand is an enlightened man, able to see the pervasive influences of the Dark Symmetry. He preaches against the corrupted thinking machines. With his blessed Art and power over the forces of Light, he spreads his crusade.

Durand's spiritual authority is publicly accepted, and Durand founds the Brotherhood to fight against the Dark Symmetry. He becomes its first Cardinal, and organizes the four directorates. Durand leads the crusade against the Dark Apostles, vanquishing Algeroth at the cost of his life.