According to the storyline, Zeke was originally an orphan and grew up in Louisiana. He applies to become the caretaker of the mansion. Zeke needed to work in the mansion in order to help his finances in becoming a writer. With the help of Madame Leota, Zeke is given a magical lantern known as the Beacon of Souls, which is a magical weapon to be used against the unruly spirits of the mansion. Despite being a coward, he helps save the mansion from Atticus Thorn's conquest of the afterlife.
Zeke goes around the mansion, overcoming the dark barriers and twisted spells Thorn has erected around each of the rooms.