From early on, Simmons only pleasure was the hunt. As his family was poor, he often poached the local wildlife, until he was eventually caught. He was brought before the local lord, and was saved from execution by the Gangrel domitor of the secretly ghouled lord. The Gangrel ghouled Simmons after he had proven his worth by aiding the noble's son in succeeding his father by killing him. The old Gangrel had made a game out of this, pitting son against father since he had insituated himself there. For over centuries, Simmons and his domitor lived there, until Archon Geoffrey Leigh discovered the practices of the Gangrel overlord. Desperate, the Gangrel overlord set fire to the estate and embraced Nathaniel, hoping that the frenzied neonate would distract the Archon long enough that he could escape. Instead, Simmons betrayed his sire and left afterwards, wandering through various domains and dabbling in Camarilla politics. Soon, he was feared as a participator of the Blood Hunt, always killing his prey before dawn. When he eventually settled in London, many cainites watched their steps more closely, for everyone knew, that if a hunt would be called out, it would be fatal.