An elderly leader of the residents of New Canaan, Bishop Mordecai was content in living out his years among his congregation. Daniel recounts the events of when the White Legs sacked New Canaan, leading to the bishop's death. Daniel explained that Mordecai was advanced in years, in poor health, and could no longer walk.
Daniel shares that when the White Legs attacked, the bishop's home was set on fire. Since the elderly man was not ambulatory and on the second floor of the home, they could not get him out of the building in time. Daniel is still troubled by the experience, in that the bishop did not die of smoke inhalation, subsequently resulting in Daniel experiencing reoccurring nightmares.
- The Courier: "You're the man in charge. If something's troubling you, it could affect all of us."
Daniel: "[SUCCEEDED] I never thought I'd be in charge of anything. Don't know why. Bishop Mordecai was old. He had been sick for years. He couldn't walk anymore. It wasn't a problem for the rest of us. When the White Legs came... We couldn't get him out in time. The house caught fire at the base and worked its way up. Fast. He didn't die of smoke. I wish he had. Sometimes I wake up and for a minute or two, I think all of it was a dream. But it's not. It wasn't. I wish all of this were some fevered vision of what could have been. Instead of what is, what we let happen."