Remnants of a Slain God
Taranath was a Melian Saint that was said to closely resemble a four armed Anubis. Before his ascension to sainthood in the Saints Legion, he was the right hand of Saint Scythen. Due to deals between Scythen and Tesra of Gabranth, Taranath was given the earliest tomes for Blood Magic. He used this and was personally taught by Tesra how to raise the dead using that magic, making him the second necromancer in recorded universal history.
Before he was a saint legionnaire, he served in the Melian Crusades fighting the Nosferatu, which is how he was discovered. After his master died and he took his place, he began to delve in the deeper blood magic arts and eventually opened up communications with the Chaos Gods. Upon making deals with them, he went rogue from the Saints and they desperately sought him out to kill him. Supposedly he was trying to bring a Chaos God’s spawn into this realm.