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As I entered the deepest area of the tunnels, I noticed strange glowing liquid seeping from the walls. When I turned around, the walls of the tunnels themselves were suddenly gone and I was standing in a vast plane of darkness. In the distance there was a sickly light that seemed to be calling me forward. Between it and me, malformed shadows moved. I blinked again, it was gone. I was back in the tunnel. It lasted but a split second but I am quite convinced that what I saw was no day dream. It was real.

Gaspar LaRue's otherworldly experience - 14th of May, 1916

Soldat Gaspar LaRue is a minor character in Amnesia: The Bunker. He was a French soldier stationed on the western front of the First World War.[1]

History[]

Early life[]

Gaspar LaRue was born somewhere in France.[1] He was presumably conscripted or volunteered for the war as a soldier in the French Army and was sent to the front to help repel the advance of the German army. He held the rank of "Soldat," which was equivalent to private. At some point in time, he and his unit were stationed at or transferred to the bunker. It is possible LaRue served under the direct command of officer J. Delisle, as his request for medical leave was found in Delisle's bedroom drawer.

Events preceding Amnesia: The Bunker[]

An esoteric experience[]

On May 14th, 1916, LaRue was ordered to assist the engineers in mapping the Roman tunnels.[3] As he entered the deepest area of the tunnels, LaRue at first noticed strange glowing liquid seeping from the walls.[3] When he turned, the walls of the tunnels vanished and he was standing in a vast plane of darkness, and in the distance there was a sickly light that seemed to be called him forward.[3] Malformed shadows moved around all the while.[3]

This experience only lasted a second, but it was enough to scar LaRue’s psyche considerably.[3] LaRue then returned to his barracks and told his compatriots of what had occurred, including the classicist Alex Noyer, who had deciphered texts describing things similar to what LaRue had seen.[4] Due to this, Noyer then began telling the other men about what was in the texts.[4]

The next day, LaRue sent a report to Comdt. Fournier and Major Blanchet, describing both what he saw and also requesting for medical leave.[3] Fournier and the other officers didn’t believe his story, and when they discovered that rumours were spreading, they ordered Sgt. Reynard to punish and interrogate him.[5] LaRue then confessed under pressure about Noyer, who was also punished.[5][6]

Farber’s plot[]

After what happened to LaRue and Noyer, no one dared to speak about the visions and nightmares, which were sharply increasing amongst the enlisted men.[2] Things reached a point where Engineer Ozanne Zabelle sent a missive to Soldat Farber, a friend of Noyer and LaRue.[2] Zabelle told Farber that something would have to be done, and arranged for them to have a discussion.[2]

Farber acquiesced, and gathered a group of men he could trust, which included LaRue, Zabelle, Sdt. 1st Class Johannes Nicolay, Sdt. 1st Class Jean Renoir, and Sdt. Toussaint Beaufoy.[7][8] The sextet plotted to blow up the tunnel entrance and seal off the demons within.[7][8] On June 2nd, they successfully carried out their plan, and the tunnel was sealed.[7][8] Comdt. Fournier was apoplectic, and ordered Sgt. Reynard to conduct a thorough and ruthless investigation to discover the culprits.[9] Reynard correctly assumed those who had warned the others about the tunnels were the most likely to be guilty, and by June 9th was able to round up four of the six mutineers, LaRue, Nicolay, Renoir, and Zabelle.[7][8] LaRue was the first of the men to confess and be arrested.[7][8]

After the arrests, Maj. Sgt. Delpy and Reynard tortured LaRue and the others for information. And under this pressure, he broke and gave up knowledge about the missing Toussaint Beaufoy, confirming that he was a mutineer and that he’d left the group a short while before the sabotage after telling him he had other stuff to do while pointing at his eyes.[10] LaRue and his fellow mutineers were then court-martialled on June 11th, and the officers decided to have them thrown into a pit to starve to death.[11] But Delpy and Reynard continued to sadistically torture them until at least June 14th.[7] After which they were executed, likely by the means which Reynard suggested.

Events of Amnesia: The Bunker[]

As LaRue is dead by the time the game takes place, he is only mentioned in the array of notes.

Description[]

Personality[]

Not much is known about LaRue, but it can be inferred that he was an amiable and well-regarded man, being one of the men Sdt. Farber trusted enough to bring into the tunnel sabotage plot.[7] After his hallucinatory experience in the Roman tunnels, LaRue's mental health took a turn for the worse, although not as badly as Sdt. Toussaint Beaufoy's, with him unsuccessfully pleading with his superiors for medical leave.[3] LaRue was thus easily broken by Sgt. Reynard and Maj. Sgt. Delpy during the brutal interrogations, giving up information to them about the missing Beaufoy, although LaRue managed to keep Farber's cover intact.[7][8]

Trivia[]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Amnesia: The Bunker store page. Steam, Valve Corporation. https://store.steampowered.com/app/1944430/Amnesia_The_Bunker/.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Note to Farber (The Bunker) – “Engineer Ozanne Zabelle- 25th of May, 1916”
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Gaspar LaRue’s Report (The Bunker) – “Sdt. Gaspar LaRue- May 15th, 1916”
  4. 4.0 4.1 Noyer’s Journal- Part 2 (1/5) (The Bunker) – “Sdt. Alex Noyer- May 14th, 1916”
  5. 5.0 5.1 Punishment (The Bunker) – “Sgt. Reynard- May 18th, 1916”
  6. Noyer’s Journal- Part 2 (2/5) (The Bunker) – “Sdt. Alex Noyer- May 18th, 1916”
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 Gathering of the Willing (The Bunker) – “Sdt. Farber- 28th of May-14th of June, 1916”
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 List of Guilty (The Bunker) – “Sgt. Reynard- 9th of June, 1916”
  9. Assumptions About Motive (The Bunker) – “Comdt. M. Fournier- June 6th, 1916”
  10. Toussaint Beaufoy (The Bunker) – “Maj. Sgt. V. Delpy- June 11th, 1916”
  11. Permission to Court Martial (The Bunker) – “Sgt. Reynard- June 11th, 1916”

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