- Saint-Just: "Be at ease, my child; this will be over soon – this will be far more easier if you aren't restraining!"
- Citzen: "No! No! No! Please! I don't want to do this! Help! Help!"
- Saint-Just: "Shhh! We don't want to attract unnecessary attention, do we, my child?"
- Citzen: "Stay away from me, your bâtard (bastard)!"
- —Saint-Just bickering to a patient before cutting of the patient's leg
Doctor Saint-Just had always lived in the shadows of aristocrats
1 March 1752
14 February 1790 (aged 37)
Templars (December 1789–death)
Saint Vierge (1789–death)
French Army (1780–1790)
Alphonse Vidocq Saint-Just was a doctor who operated during the French revolution. He was a Templar who served under the duke of Orléans, and a doctor who killed innocent, and used their bodies to execute medical-studies.
Alphonse lived in La Bièvre, and hated the upper class; to make sure that the world was reformed, knowledge had to be given to the people. At the time being it was only men and women with power and influence who got a real education. A man like him could never get anywhere on the background of his estate.
At some point, Saint-Just was to be located in the Parisian Rite of the Templar Order. He worked close with a woman named Marguerite LaVenduz. Alphonse planned to betray his master, Louis Philippe, together with LaVenduz and her acolytes. He was entrusted to carry a Templar key, a key to unlock a secret chamber in the Court of Miracles.
Saint-Just operated in the La Bièvre district, where he found men and women who could serve his medical-studies. One night, when he found a citizen to operate, he was attacked by Assassin Marie Anne Étienne. She followed him to Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, where Marie Anne saw a bold man with black coat talking with Saint-Just. They fighted and it ended with the bold man leaving the hospital, while Saint-Just entered. He was escorted by some guards to two houses, where he took a cop of tea. While he saw over some journals, he did not notice Marie Anne entering the building, killing a guard and then use her hidden blade to kill him through his back.
Alphonse Saint-Just was the son of a chambermaid. He was born in the city of La Rochelle, growing up accustomed to the bizarre and extravagant demands of the aristocracy. At a very young age, Saint-Just began running errands for the governor of La Rochelle and his family, acquiring the rarest goods at the lowest prices.
Jean-Honoré, comte de la Fontaine noted the beauty of Saint-Just's mother, and sexually assaulted her. Saint-Just's mother was proud however, telling her son that their social standing would be improved if she gave birth. With his mother pregnant, Saint-Just was delighted to see her happy. Using a small stash of money he had kept hidden, Saint-Just ran to the market and bought toys for his future sibling.
- "I will revenge mine and your family, Ginette – trust me!"
- ―Saint-Just to Ginette leaving the farm, 1773
Saint-Just's mother died in childbirth however, and de la Fontaine had her corpse dumped in a pit along with commoners. Saint-Just's silbing was stillborn, so the young boy left La Rochelle immediately, in search of a new home. He established himself in the home of a farmer-widow, Ginette. The widow had no children of her own, and her husband had died many years ago. Ginette's landowner, comte de la Fontaine, was to be blamed for that: he had demanded food – far too much that she and her husband could approve. Ginette's husband was driven to death by exhaustion. Saint-Just could try to make his living with her – if he managed to do the work that was needed at the farm, to which Saint-Just agreed.
Years passing, and soon the seeking of justice and vengeance of his mother grew too strong. Saint-Just left the farm at the age of 21 in 1773. Ginette told the boy that killing de la Fontaine would not get him anywhere. She hated the man too, but had managed to stay away from killing him. Why? If she decided to take the aristocrat out of the day, she would be nothing more than a murder – just like de la Fontaine. Saint-Just told Ginette that he would vengeance not only his own family, but also his housekeeper's husband. Ginette said nothing, only gave him the farm's fastest horse. That night, Saint-Just left the farm.
De la Fontaine
- "Look me in the eyes! These eyes belonging to a woman you sexually harassed, and those eye's son will take your breath … literally!"
- ―Saint-Just at de la Fontaine's deathbed, 1773
Back in La Rochelle, Saint-Just asked at an inn if they had any news about the aristocrat de la Fontaine. The innkeeper told that the fat aristocrat was supposed to hold a ball to honor a great transaction he had done with the King Louis. "All-that-was-something" was invited – so people like the innkeeper, Saint-Just and other men and women was of course not invited. Saint-Just did however rented a room for the time when de la Fontine's ball. At the eve of the ball, Saint-Just observed a man at his own size on the way to the house of the rapist de la Fontaine. Saint-Just followed the rich man to a dark alley – where he killed the man by using a rock. The now disguised Alphonse Saint-Just made his way to the estate.
At the estate of de la Fontaine, Saint-Just made sure that he had the invitation still. Soon it was time to kill the man who had taken away his mother. At the gate, Saint-Just gave his invitation to the guard: Pierre, Le Chevalier du Telem. Inside of the house of de la Fontaine, the man tried to locate the count. De la Fontaine was to be located in the dancing hall – along with his wife and twin-sons. Saint-Just walked up to the man, but was stopped by his daughter: Louise de la Fontaine, who wanted to dance with the young "knight" all the evening.
At one point, Saint-Just managed to get rid of Louise. He seized the chance to be alone with the count. They walked through the garden, and there was no one else to be seen: it was now or never. Saint-Just draw his sword. The count was just as fast, and soon it became a fight between the two of them. At last, the self-proclaimed "knight" Saint-Just managed to force the aristocrat to his knees and killed him. The count was not going to do any more harm. He suddenly heard a scream, and saw Louise coming against him. She asked of what had happened, and Saint-Just answered that he had heard some noise; when he came out in the garden, he found comte de la Fontaine like that. She did not trusted him, and called for the guards – who arrested Saint-Just in a hurry.
- Saint-Just: "A doctor are giving the information to the society. A reform in France is needed, and one voice can do great things. Look at Voltaire!"
- Soldier: "Who?"
- ―Saint-Just to a soldier discussing if firstnamed should be a doctor, 1784
As a 21-year-old, Saint-Just was put inside Le Bastille in 1773. He was released in 1781 however, for good behavior; but the judge said that in turn, Saint-Just had to serve the French Army for at least 10 years – if he managed to live all that long. He was stationed in Amiens, where most of his years went to practice and playing with other member of the Army. While Saint-Just was in the Army, he became known with a former doctor – who learned him everything he needed to know about anatomy and so. The doctor himself managed to teach away everything he could, but died of a stroke. Not even the things he had told Saint-Just could help him. The doctor was thrown in a mass grave for dead soldiers – but at the night, Saint-Just took this body and buried it properly.
Except for the former doctor, Saint-Just got one friend in the Army: Marguerite LaVenduz. He had seen her swim in a lake, and from that day he kept her secret for himself. She told that she had come into the Army to let her brother be back in Paris. To not give the image that he was a former criminal, Saint-Just told that one of his siblings had done the same for him when he was young.
Marguerite was dismissed from the Army in 1789, but Saint-Just had to serve in the Army for one more year. But the last year went fast. It was trouble in the capital of France, and the Army was supposed to find and kill revolutionaries. Saint-Just did never executed his tasks while the Army fought against the anti-royalists. He was happy for going out of the Army in 1790, but for his actions in the last year he was not given military compensation: therefore he located himself in La Bièvre.
- "May the Father of Understanding guide us"
- ―Templar motto
One day, after operating a man in the La Bièvre, Saint-Just was contacted by his old friend LaVenduz. The woman had served as a prostitute a long time, but now she served as a woman in a secret order. At 23rd November 1789, LaVenduz had been recruited into the order under the pseudonym of "The Coach". She followed the Grand Master Germain's play; together with a fellow Templar, LaVenduz managed to recruit other members to the Order whom helped in her quest for a country overwhelmed by peace, prosperity and free for any lie – large or small. She had been given the role to control all of Paris' boroughs through the Black Office, the Jacobin Club, and her recruits; her role was also to take over La Cour des Miracles when Le Roi des Thunes was removed from the ranks. She was a soldier of Louis Philippe II, duke of Orléans and did therefore served him during the revolution.
As the Queen of Beggars, LaVenduz knew everything that happened in the boroughs of Paris. As the new Queen of the Cour des Miracles – a Parisian counter-society devoted to criminals, beggars and thieves – LaVenduz had a network of criminals who served her. Her actions as the Queen was not appreciated by the Marquis de Sade, however, and did therefore had to remove him from the Court of Miracles. She got a criminal to escort the marquis to a fairway place called Franciade.
Now she wanted to recruit Saint-Just to her ranks. The doctor did not wanted at first, but LaVenduz begged him for old days' sake. If he joined her, the Order would also give Saint-Just what he needed for studies. He accepted, and was recruited into the Order in December 1789. The one who dedicated him into the Order was Mme. Flavigny. Along with Flavigny and the Order, Saint-Just managed to come in contact with the University of Paris – where he managed to deliver his knowledge. He worked in the La Bièvre, where he also found some "volunteers" who could be examined. The victims was brought to Hôptial de la Salpêtière, where he worked alongside Jacques Roux. Roux made sure that people from the hospital was either killed or examined.
LaVenduz had trusted him a Templar key, and when he was killed the key ended in the hands of the Assassins Order. One night, when Saint-Just found a citizen to examine, he was attacked by Assassin Marie Anne Étienne. She followed him to Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, where Marie Anne saw Jacques Roux talking with Saint-Just. They fought and it ended with the priest leaving the hospital, while Saint-Just entered. He was escorted by some guards to two houses, where he took a cop of tea. While he saw over some journals, he did not notice Marie Anne entering the building, killing a guard and then use her hidden blade to kill him through his back.
Saint-Just: "At last it ends. My terrible life does finally comes to an end; but then again: I just started to make things good! For the first times in years, I lived!"
Marie Anne: "You lived? The short time you have been in the Order, you have managed to kill more than the whole French Army!"
Saint-Just: "Don't you dare to pull that card! I was in the Army, and we did nothing! And all these men and women who have died by my hand, was too terrible – too difficult – to examine. They was killed because they could not do one thing! I gave them peace faster!"
Marie Anne discovers the key.
Marie Anne: "What is this? "
Saint-Just: "You're an Assassin, you tell me!"
Marie Anne: "What is your role in all of this?"
Saint-Just: "I'm sorry, were you hoping for a confession? Go after my friends in the higher society!"
Saint-Just succumbed to his wound.
Marie Anne: "Even if you did not gave me information, a mad doctor is dead!"