Edge was then placed in a feud against the vampire wrestler Gangrel . During the feud, Gangrel introduced Christian, Edge's storyline brother, as his ally.  Eventually, Gangrel and Christian convinced Edge to join them, and the three of them formed an alliance known as The Brood .  At Rock Bottom: In Your House , The Brood defeated The . Squad in a six-man tag team match. At the Royal Rumble , Edge competed in the 30-man Royal Rumble match and was eliminated by Road Dogg . The Brood was later abducted and converted into The Undertaker 's Ministry of Darkness . In May 1999, the Brood broke away from the Ministry after Christian was attacked by Ken Shamrock and forced to reveal the location of the captive Stephanie McMahon .  The Undertaker chose to have Christian punished for his trespass, but Edge and Gangrel stood by him and betrayed The Undertaker, leading to a brief feud with the Ministry. At Backlash: In Your House , the Brood faced Ministry members Bradshaw , Faarooq , and Mideon in a losing effort. At King of the Ring , The Hardy Boyz defeated Edge and Christian in a match to determine the number one contender to the WWF Tag Team Championship, after their first match on Sunday Night Heat ended in a no-contest.