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Master Raymond is a character created by Betty Ann. He appeared in the episode "The Tale of the Whispering Walls".


Nothing is known about his past. Except that he is a powerful evil sorcerer who appears to look very young despite how old he might really be. He is skilled in hypnosis, mind control, illusions, teleportation and transformation. 

He owns the Whisper Inn: a small inn, that is somewhere off of the highway. He and the other spirits: The Elderly Man, The Dancing Couple, The Silly Man and The Elegant Woman Violet, are only able to appear on February 29 the day of a leap year, every four years. Also if only there will be a full moon during the evening. Raymond lures people off of the highway to the Whisper Inn. He then proceeded to lead them to his inn in the forest. 

Their spirits will become imprisoned in the walls. Then he and the other spirits at the Inn itself will slowly live off their life forces, to live forever and keep the Inn for crumbling down. The only thing that can defeat him is powerful gusts of wind. Since they make him and the other spirits blow away either temporarily, or permanently depending on how much they feel at a time.

In the 1990s, two children, Claire and Andrew, and their babysitter, Louise were coming back home from the Playland amusement park. They got lost off of the opposite of Highway 9 and ended up at the Whisper Inn. He got annoyed and snapped at Andrew for leaving the door open, because he hates the wind. He denies owning a phone. Instead he directed the three to another house nearby, Unknown to his victims he would just lead them into circles back to his Inn. Which he had done many times before to other lost people. When they arrived, Louise's car strangely broke down. Louise then left the kids in the car, and went inside to use his telephone. Then she got captured by him and locked into a room hidden upstairs.

Claire and Andrew waited inside the car for a little while. Then they got worried, because she had been gone for too long. Then they went inside to search for her. He is also shown to be very sadistic, as he left them banana splits that were laced with burning acid. Luckily they realized they were harmful before eating them. 

They finally found the room where he had hidden Louise. He transformed into Louise and pretended she was rocking a baby to sleep. This was done to gain their trust to make them walk right up to him. Then when they saw the big ruby ring on his finger, they realized he wasn't Louise but him in disguise. Then he begun laughing diabolically and tried to throw a venomous snake at them.

Later, he hypnotized both Claire and Louise, gaining complete control of their minds. He was then planning to make them stay in the walls and live of their life forces. He told Andrew to give up and surrender, because the full moon was nearing. Andrew attempted to use his air fan propeller to blow him away. Because Andrew remembered that he didn't like to feel the blowing of wind. Then Andrew found out it was jammed and wouldn't work anymore. He was about to succeed in capturing their spirits. That was until the spirit of The Elegant Woman Violet, intercepted him. Earlier she seemed to be one of his willing accomplices, but possibly also a poor victim too.

She pitied them and confronted him about victimizing innocent children. Violet told him that Claire reminded of her daughter Jane she had long ago. Raymond annoyed and angrily told her return to the walls and to not interfere. Instead, she opened the front door. Then the most powerful blast of wind came blowing in. He loudly screamed no and literally vanished into thin air, long enough for them to escape. Claire and Louise, were freed from their trance with no memory of what had happened. Then they joined with Andrew and they ran out as fast as they could. They made it back to Louise's car and to their surprise it worked again like a charm. Then they drove away without giving it a second thought. 

However, it can be seen that, they didn't defeat him, they only attacked him and got away. Because after they drove away another vehicle pulled up and a different man came out who appeared to be looking lost or having engine trouble.

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