Doctor Tate was Daniel's and Hazel's physician. Daniel visited Doctor Tate regarding his horrible nightmares a while after coming home from Algeria. After his visit, Doctor Tate was killed by The Shadow.

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In the 1830's, Doctor Tate worked as the family physician for Daniel and his family in Canterbury, England, presumably at Canterbury Hospice.[1] He diagnosed Hazel, Daniel's younger sister, with some form of very dangerous disease and said that he didn't expect her to live past 1836, when she would turn 12. She had to stay in bed during the summers because of her sickness.[1]

In 1839 Hazel turned 15. She had lived three years beyond what Tate had predicted, and her tired parents have her committed for permanent treatment at Canterbury Hospice.[1] In the summer of this year, Daniel returns from his expedition in Algeria, haunted by sleeplessness coupled with horrible nightmares.[2][3] On the 15th of July, Daniel travels from Mayfair, London to his hometown of Canterbury to pay a visit to Doctor Tate regarding this.[3] Little does Tate know, that Daniel's nightmare is caused by The Shadow, a revenge-seeking guardian which had been awoken after Daniel removed an Orb from the Tomb of Tin Hinan, and is now hunting him. Doctor Tate is slain by The Shadow the same night or the night after. Daniel found out about this on the 17th, which prompted him to travel to Brennenburg to seek help from Baron Alexander.[4]

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  • When Hazel turned fifteen she had lived three years longer than doctor Tate had foreseen. Her parents had given up from exhaustion and decided to have her committed for permanent treatment at Canterbury Hospice, but she was still alive. She had embraced him and wished him a grand adventure in Algeria. - Appears when Daniel gets captured by the servants in the Chancel.


Characters (The Dark Descent)
Main characters DanielAgrippaAlexander
Monsters The ShadowKaernkGruntBrute
Supporting characters HerbertHazelJohann WeyerWilhelm
Background characters AbdullahSir William SmithProfessor TaylorDoctor TateHenry BedloeGabriel

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