In Blake Langermann's horrific journey to save his wife from the Testament of the New Ezekiel, he ends up in the forest surrounding the Temple Gate - the Scalled's residence. He first sees Laird and Nick in a haze after falling off a bridge, in which Laird shoots down one of his own in a fit of rage. Exploring the forest further, Blake is attacked by Laird, Nick and his minions, until Laird's twisted imagination recognizes Blake as the prophet sent by God to die for their sins. Nick punches Blake in the face and begins to drag him over to a cross. Laird then orders the Scalled to nail Blake to be crucified, hoping he will reenact the resurrection of Jesus Christ so the Scalled can eat his flesh and drink his blood and finally be relieved of their deformities and welcomed back into Temple Gate. Nick partakes in the crucifixion by hammering two nails into Blake's right hand with the back of his hatchet. He also passes Blake's Camcorder to Laird, who believes that it is Blake's form of gospel.
Blake painfully detaches himself from the cross and is again hunted throughout the woods by Laird, Nick, and the Scalled, narrowly dodging Laird's flaming arrow fire. Blake slides down a cliff and is caught up in a gate of barbed wire, saved by Laird and Nick and buried alive to complete his "resurrection". Blake again escapes and encounters the duo one last time in his getaway from the forest, where he tries to slide down a rope onto the docks below from the open floor hatch of a shed. Laird and Nick catch Blake, but two of their minions, presumably fed up with Laird's constant abuse of them, push the two out of the shed which sends the entire party plummeting into the docks, killing both Nick and Laird.
- In a note from Sullivan Knoth to Laird Byron, it is mentioned that Nick loves salted crickets.