Armand Duquesne was a government official in Sin-Cong and father of Jacques Duquesne. On Jacques' 18th birthday, Armand told his son the story of the Crimson Cavalier and bequeathed his son a sword. Armand was then interrupted by one his servants, Nguyen. Armand beat the man and deducted his wages. Jacques joined Nguyen and listened to a revolutionist, which inspired Jacques to become the Swordsman and assist in the Revolution of Sin-Cong. Within the first year, Nguyen reportedly killed Armand, and his body came into the possession of Wong-Chu, who used it to lure the Swordsman into an ambush.