The Crumbs, also known as Bread's Crumbs, is an ancient artifact of unlimited power. It contains sacred energies that are capable of causing great destruction, and thus was hidden from the world for many years. Created by an ancient being who tried using it to destroy humanity, The Crumbs were guarded by Lord Tyresius and Big Beard for nearly a century - a duty The Clan thought they were also fulfilling, yet they were actually guarding a fake version of the artifact. When they found the true relic, it was stolen by Nazi Mitch, who kept it in the U.B.N.V.A. headquarters.
A year later, a devious Russian named Rasputin stole The Crumbs and withheld it from his adversaries. The artifact was lost numerous times before its powers were claimed by Nazi Mitch. The Clan and its allies joined together to destroy the all-powerful Aryan, yet The Crumbs' energies were dispersed in the process. John Bacchus would later reunite The Clan in a bid to remake the artifact, a goal they would ultimately accomplish, though many sacrifices were made in the process. Flynt Coal and Kick then went on to defend the relic.
Origin of the ArtifactEdit
The Crumbs was forged many years ago in Torture Wobbler Church by The Creator, a member of the Bacchus bloodline. For many years, Creator was obligated with defending the artifact from those who seek its power, while also keeping it intact as a means of fighting such evils. Yet in the early twentieth century, Creator began to realize humanity's capacity for violence, especially when World War I began. This realization moved Creator to try and usher in humanity's extinction using The Crumbs.
The Bacchus bloodline would soon realize Creator's intentions, as he began experimenting with ways of harnessing the artifact's power. He forged a spear that could pierce the artifact and inject it into a person, though this went unused. He also built a device that would contain The Crumbs's power and explode, with the Forbidden Sword being able to harness the power and place it in the device. Lord Tyresius would soon be called upon by the bloodline to confront Creator, which he did at the church. After Creator condemned Tyresius, he battled and defeated Creator, trapping his soul inside the artifact.
For the next century, Tyresius guarded the artifact alongside his trusted friend, Big Beard. During this time, thousands of people tried finding The Crumbs, but to no avail. Duplicates of the artifact, dubbed "Fake Crumbs", were created and scattered throughout the world to hide the location of the real relic. These duplicates were dangerous, as their corruptive energies could weaken a person if they were touched. Captain Jumpa, John Bacchus and several other people would eventually create The Clan, a team of treasure hunters dedicated to protecting ancient artifacts, such as The Crumbs. They long believed it was stored in the Tomb of the Bacchus, but a duplicate of the artifact was housed there instead. The Clan would find themselves battling Bread Nelson and his villainous organization, the U.B.N.V.A., as they also sought The Crumbs.
When Bread Nelson attacked The Clan at the Tomb of the Bacchus, he seized a Sun Chips bag that he believed contained The Crumbs. Unbeknownst to anyone at the time, the bag contained a duplicate of the artifact, resulting in many of the team's members being weakened until Jumpa destroyed the fake relic.
Glen Tennis would eventually learn of The Crumbs's location in Mekron Woods, and sought to lead The Clan there so they could take the artifact and safeguard it for years to come. As Glen planned this journey, a mighty brute, Biscuit Savage, schemed with a cunning Aryan, Nazi Mitch, to attack The Clan and find The Crumbs. Savage would battle The Clan on his own, killing Glen and forcing Bacchus to lead the team to Mekron Woods.
Captain Jumpa would experience a vision of Bacchus going rogue after he was driven mad by The Crumbs's power. In the meantime, Flynt Coal found The Crumbs in Mekron Woods, but the relic was stolen from him by Nazi Mitch. Mitch negotiated with Biscuit Savage to give him the artifact, but he instead gave Savage a duplicate of it while holding onto the real relic.
After learning that Savage had a duplicate of The Crumbs the entire time, Bacchus set off on his own to find The Crumbs, not knowing that it was in Nazi Mitch's possession.
During Bacchus's journey to claim The Crumbs, he slowly went mad in his quest for the artifact's power - partially because The Creator was communicating with him through the artifact. Nazi Mitch, on the other hand, didn't know how to seize the relic's power, and thus kept it hidden in the U.B.N.V.A. headquarters.
When The Clan raided the U.B.N.V.A.'s headquarters, a deceptive Russian named Rasputin would seek out The Crumbs. During his quest he confronted and stunned Tyresius, before heading deeper into the headquarters and seizing the artifact from under a plastic container. Rasputin escaped the headquarters and subsequently recorded a vlog of himself, in which he showed off the artifact and challenged anyone who seeks it to meet him at Mekron Woods. In the meantime, Bacchus returned with the goal of obtaining The Crumbs's power. To do so, he needed the spear forged by Creator, with which he could absorb the artifact's power and inject into his body.
After Bacchus claimed the spear, he went to Mekron Woods with Flynt, where they confronted and fought Vin and Kick after believing they had The Crumbs. The group would soon find Rasputin, who withheld the artifact from them and proclaimed he just wanted to watch everyone run after him for it. Rasputin incapacitated The Clan with a bass speaker before running downtown with the relic. As Jumpa confronted Bacchus, Rasputin continued downtown with The Crumbs before finding The Clan at a tennis court. There, The Clan and Bacchus's brotherhood attacked Rasputin, with Jumpa taking the artifact from him. A vengeful Bacchus then challenged The Clan to meet him at Kerr Park with The Crumbs.
Nazi Mitch would receive a call from Bread Nelson, who scolded him for the loss of The Crumbs. At Kerr Park, Vin and Kick met with the brotherhood, with Kick holding The Crumbs. Shortly after, Rasputin arrived with Flynt, who was possessed by Tea-Eee. In his maniacal state, Flynt attacked The Clan and the brotherhood, stealing The Crumbs and the spear before he and Rasputin met up with Nazi Mitch. Mitch and Rasputin deigned to sign a non-aggression pact that allowed Mitch to use The Crumbs. After Rasputin signed the wrong part of the document, Mitch stole The Crumbs and spear from him. He later confronted The Clan at the tennis court, where he absorbed the artifact's power into the spear and injected himself with it, becoming all-powerful.
Mitch teleported his enemies from near and far to an overhangar, where he began electrocuting them with The Crumbs's power in the form of searing lightning bolts. The Clan and their allies were overwhelmed at first, but Tyresius eventually stood up and used The Crumbs's power against Mitch by creating a force field with it. As The Clan rose up and strengthened the force field, Mitch stumbled back and was ultimately electrocuted to death by the repelled lightning bolts.
After Mitch's demise, The Crumbs's power was seemingly lost as the artifact was devoid of energy. Flynt, however, realized that the artifact's power was released into the air around them, and because it's no longer contained in the relic it's unlikely anyone will be able to claim its power. With the artifact gone, Jumpa decided to disband The Clan as it no longer had the purpose of protecting the artifact.
Consequently, the artifact's power began fading from existence over the next year. Bacchus reunited The Clan in a bid to remake the artifact and preserve its ancient powers. The team set off to claim the Forbidden Sword, which could harness the power from thin air, and a new artifact that Bacchus built, which could contain The Crumbs' power (the original artifact's shell became unstable after the energy was sucked out of it). The Clan would suffer many losses at the hands of The Paleman, who allied with The Creator and wiped out most of the team. Bacchus would eventually use the sword to harness the power and place it into the new artifact, and he died from his wounds shortly after. The survivors of The Clan, Flynt and Kick, took on the duty of defending the artifact in the years ahead.