Little is known about Hadrian, including his name. He arrived at the north gate of Blackwell one day in a panic, terrified, injured, and begging the locals to find his wife and two children out in the swamp.
Town healer Haggard Brown attempted to tend to the man's injuries, but they were severe, and a bite to the arm required it to be amputated. Hadrian died shortly after the operation and quickly rose as a zombie, attacking Haggard and others before being decapitated.
His family were never located.