In his lifetime, Masters fought in various British colonial wars and was disillusioned when he returned to London in 1829 and saw the high crime rates. Questioning how a country could bring others culture and civility when they were not even able to maintain those values in their own homelands, he joined the Londoner police under Robert Peel, becoming one of the first "bobbies". He patrolled through the East End and eventually exposed a criminal cult that practicioned human sacrifice. Because the government did not think that the public would be able to withstand such an alarm and destroyed all evidence, promoting Masters to a post that was quite different than he thought- he became the progeny of Valerius. Under Valerius protection, Masters became the secret master of the Londoner police force. He uses them to maintain order in "his" city, but attends social Kindred meetings regularly and keeping healthy contact to the Toreador native to London.