While he was still a mortal Peter Manuel had an infatuation with death. He is one of the most notorious serial killers of all times, being dubbed the Beast of Berkinshaw. He is originally from the United States of America, having been born in New York City to Scottish immigrants. His family later moved to Detroit before moving back to the United Kingdom. Once back in England, Manuel began his murderous rampage. His spree last from 1956 to his arrest in January of 1958. He was caught after using banknotes that were proven to belong to one of his victims. He confessed to the murders when confronted by his mother in a police station. Peter Manuel was sentenced to death and was one of the last to be hung at Glasgow's Barlinnie Prison before Scotland ended capital punishment.
Manuel's love for the hunt didn't end with his demise. Rather, when he ascended into the metaphysical realms for afterlife is when the ultimate hunt really began for him. He was risen as some sort of Grim Reaper creature, if you want to call it that. His fascination with capturing people followed him to the afterlife where he became a collector of souls. Using his powers he has amassed quite the collection of souls. He uses the energy from these souls as a means of sorcery to create whatever powers he wishes to create. It is what he has been doing since in execution in 1958. This piece was bought an estate sale after Deedee had a psychic connection to the piece and knew that there was a presence conjured into it. Normal people don't realize these things but she does. After testing, we determined that the presence of Peter Manuel had been bound to this piece. We don't know how and we don't know why. All we know is that we were able to make contact with him on several occasion, using this piece. The communication did eventually become more regular, during which Peter communicated with us that he still possesses the ability to collect souls.
Using this piece, you will gain the ability to collect any souls that are hovering right around the mortal plains. For example, you can collect traveling souls, or souls that didn't cross over yet. You can collect a soul that is haunting a place. You can collect any soul forms that you find. Additionally, you can use this piece to have Peter search for souls for you. He can bring you an array of souls, with no maximum capacity. You can collect souls of power, to use for magic just like he did. In collecting souls, you can create powers that reflect who you've collected. If you want to be a funny comedian, you might want to collect Robin Williams soul. If you want fame and fortune, you might collect the soul of Marilyn Monroe. The choice is up to you. You can use your souls as you please. He will also search all metaphysical realms to bring you special types of souls such as those of vampires, werewolves, leprechauns, mermaids, griffins, wizards, witches, warlocks. Each of these souls hold a specific power. For instance, collect a Leprechaun soul for wealth, or a phoenix soul for spiritual rebirth, or a griffin for spiritual ascension. By doing this, you will be able to build quite the extensive list of powers and abilities by collecting souls that reflect the powers and abilities that you desire.