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  • Brillant! I wonde how you find those names and forgotten places lol Here are your completed stats...
    Can you find more Immortals for hte previously established parts of the Hellfire Club timeline ?



    Huidemar of Avranches
    Known aliases : None
    Notable characteristics : Scar bisecting right side
    of face
    Weapon : French Medieval broadsword
    Recorded kills : None known

    Status
    Most recent base of operations: Caen,
    Normandy
    Occupation: Captain in the army of Guy of
    Brionne, son of Reginald I, Count of Burgundy
    Prior occupations: Mercenary sword, soldier
    Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
    Date: 10 August 1047
    Place: Battle of Val-es-Dunes, near Caen
    Victor: Richeard of Mercia
    Watcher: Research, Medieval Europe

    Background
    Original cultural affiliation: Gaellic
    Born: 461, Kingdom of Soissons, Western
    Roman Empire
    First death: 485; Soldier in town militia killed in
    Saxon raid
    First teacher : Clovis
    Known past associates : Clovis
    First recorded sighting : 485. Kingdom of Soisson
    Found and mentored by Clovis, investing folktale
    of a ghostly soldier

    Caedela of Haestinges
    Known aliases : None
    Notable characteristics : Towering juggernaut
    Weapon : Hand and a half sword
    Recorded kills : None known

    Status
    Most recent base of operations: Dover, Kingdom
    of England
    Occupation: Rebel leader
    Prior occupations: Peasant farmer, blacksmith
    Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
    Date: September 1051
    Place: Dover
    Victor: Saegar Lightfingers, aka Sampson
    Brass
    Watcher: Dremca of Dover

    Background
    Original cultural affiliation: Saxon
    Born: 526, Kingdom of Haestinges
    First death: 557, Blacksmith murdered by a
    wealthy client for failing to deliver a sword on time
    First teacher: Ceirdwyn
    Known past associates : Ceirdwyn
    Known ennemies : Sampson Brass
    First recorded sighting : 557. Kingdom of
    Haestinges. Taught the rules of Immortality by
    Ceirdwyn, at this time married to Caedela’s client

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    • Please give me 15 names from India, any background or culture of your choosing.
      Any place you like. 2males/1female ratio.
      Thanks in advance

      Some updates on the Cairo street children:


      Cairo Street Kids Ahmad El-Amari
      Known aliases : None
      Notable characteristics : Lightning speed and
      releflexes learnt from decades of runing from
      headhunting Immortals; Immortal child
      Weapon : Not carrying one
      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

      Status
      Most recent base of operations : Cairo, Egypt
      Occupation : Homeless child, living off mendicity
      and occasional theft
      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
      Date :
      Place :
      Victor :
      Watcher : Research, Northern Africa

      Background
      Original cultural affiliation : Egyptian
      Born : 1944; Cairo, Egypt
      First death : 1952; Cairo Fire riots, during burning
      of the building where he lived with his family
      First teacher : Farah Ibn Said
      Known associates : Cairo Immortal street kids,
      Zwira Negrouz
      Known ennemies : Ra Brotherhood who tried to
      recruit them as indentured servants
      First recorded sighting : 1952. Cairo, Egypt
      Found begging on the streets of Cairo by Farah


      Cairo Street Kids Bya El-Amari
      Known aliases : None
      Notable characteristics : Lightning speed and
      releflexes learnt from decades of runing from
      headhunting Immortals; Immortal child
      Weapon : Not carrying one
      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

      Status
      Most recent base of operations : Cairo, Egypt
      Occupation : Homeless child, living off mendicity
      and occasional theft
      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
      Date :
      Place :
      Victor :
      Watcher : Research, Northern Africa

      Background
      Original cultural affiliation : Egyptian
      Born : 1947; Cairo, Egypt
      First death : 1952; Cairo Fire riots, during burning
      of the building where she lived with her family
      First teacher : Farah Ibn Said
      Known associates : Cairo Immortal street kids,
      Zwira Negrouz
      Known ennemies : Ra Brotherhood who tried to
      recruit them as indentured servants
      First recorded sighting : 1952. Cairo, Egypt
      Found begging on the streets of Cairo by Farah


      Cairo Street Kids Nabila El-Amari
      Known aliases : None
      Notable characteristics : Lightning speed and
      releflexes learnt from decades of runing from
      headhunting Immortals; Immortal child
      Weapon : Not carrying one
      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

      Status
      Most recent base of operations : Cairo, Egypt
      Occupation : Homeless child, living off mendicity
      and occasional theft
      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
      Date :
      Place :
      Victor :
      Watcher : Research, Northern Africa

      Background
      Original cultural affiliation : Egyptian
      Born : 1942; Cairo, Egypt
      First death : 1952; Cairo Fire riots, during burning
      of the building where she lived with her family
      First teacher : Farah Ibn Said
      Known associates : Cairo Immortal street kids,
      Zwira Negrouz
      Known ennemies : Ra Brotherhood who tried to
      recruit them as indentured servants
      First recorded sighting : 1952. Cairo, Egypt
      Found begging on the streets of Cairo by Farah



      Cairo Street Kids Hassan
      Known aliases : None
      Notable characteristics : Lightning speed and
      releflexes learnt from decades of runing from
      headhunting Immortals ; Immortal child
      Weapon : Not carrying one
      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

      Status
      Most recent base of operations : Cairo, Egypt
      Occupation : Homeless child, living off mendicity
      and occasional theft
      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
      Date :
      Place :
      Victor :
      Watcher : Research, Northern Africa

      Background
      Original cultural affiliation : Egyptian
      Born : 1870; Cario, Egypt
      First death : 1882; Killed during invasion of Cairo by
      British soldiers, Anglo-Egyptian War
      First teacher : Farah Ibn Said
      Known associates : Cairo Immortal street kids,
      Zwira Negrouz
      Known ennemies : Ra Brotherhood who tried to
      recruit them as indentured servants
      First recorded sighting : 1882. Cairo, Egypt
      On the run from British soldier,s foudn and
      protected by Farah Ibn Said



      Cairo Street Kids Farah Ibn Said
      Known aliases : None
      Notable characteristics : Lightning speed and
      releflexes learnt from centuries of runing from
      headhunting Immortals; Immortal child
      Weapon : Saber with short blade, throwing daggers
      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

      Status
      Most recent base of operations : Cairo, Egypt
      Occupation : Homeless child, living off mendicity
      and occasional theft; leading and protecting the
      Cairo Street Kids
      Prior occupations :Occasional prostitute, mistress
      to wealthy men with taste for underage girls
      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
      Date :
      Place :
      Victor :
      Watcher : Research, Northern Africa

      Background
      Original cultural affiliation : Egyptian
      Born : Egypt, undetermined place or date
      First death : Unrecorded
      First teacher : Unrecorded
      Known associates : Cairo Immortal street kids,
      Zwira Negrouz
      Known ennemies : Ra Brotherhood who tried to
      recruit them as indentured servants
      First recorded sighting : 1535. Cario, Egypt
      Encounter with Mihrimah Pamuk, found beaten
      and raped by Mamuluk soldiers, taught her to stop running
      and start to use throwing daggers and a short sword
      Last edited by Gardner; 12-14-2017, 06:16 AM.

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      • Thanks for completing the bios, my friend, great work. And yes, i'm going to go back and create some chronicles for the time period I've done so far, which i'll get you to help me complete. I need some Immortal victims for Aldrich and Evangeline! Lol

        Do you have the active and inactive Immortals of Central and Eastern Europe?

        Cheers
        Apollo1
        Last edited by Apollo1; 12-14-2017, 09:21 AM.

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        • Looking forward to reading what you write !
          Can you find those Indian names ? Unless you are too busy with the Hellfire Club timeline ;-)

          Comment


          • No worries, my friend i'll get you those Indian names ASAP. In the meantime, you asked for it!

            Beathan of Ce

            Most recent base of operations: Northumbria
            Occupation: Warrior
            Prior occupations: Ditto
            Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
            Date: 710
            Place: Northumbria
            Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
            Watcher: Research, Immortals of the British Isles

            Original cultural affiliation: Pict
            Born: 236, Kingdom of Ce, Scotland
            First death: 269; killed in tribal warfare
            First teacher: Undetermined

            One of the earliest Pictish Immortals on record, somewhat of a legend in Dark Ages Scotland as a formidable warrior, invincible in battle, often described as "bathed in the blood of his foes", though in hindsight, this was probably his own blood from the many wounds he suffered in battle. During the Pict invasion of Northumbria in 710, he fought Ailef of Deira, who along with Richeard of Mercia, was fighting with the Northumbrians. Beathan is most notable as the first recorded kill of the infamous Aldrich Monk.

            Research, Immortals of the British Isles

            Any chance you could fill in the blanks?

            Cheers
            Apollo1

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            • Here you go!

              Beathan
              Known aliases : None
              Notable characteristics : Wore reddish/brown
              clothing and armor
              Weapon : Llongsword, originally belonging
              to Morag of Caledonia, killed by Lucius Oranius
              Capito circa 209

              Status
              Most recent base of operations: Northumbria
              Occupation: Warrior
              Prior occupations: Ditto
              Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
              Date: 710
              Place: Northumbria
              Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
              Watcher: Research, Immortals of the British Isles

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation: Pict
              Born: 236, Kingdom of Ce, Scotland
              First death: 269; Killed in tribal warfare
              First teacher: Lucius Oranius Capito
              Known past associates : Lucius Oranius Capito
              First recorded sighting : 270. Kingdom of Ce
              Found and mentored by Lucius Oranius Capito
              who taught him to pick only on the best of their kind

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              • Central Europe Immortals


                Milos Arczynski
                Known aliases : Jazon Wolosz, Tomek Wojcik,
                Demosthenes Arkanos, Michel Archambeau,
                Tibor Marchowski
                Notable characteristics : None
                Weapon : Russian Kindjal
                Recorded kills : Nicholas and Pernelle Flamel,
                Zizi Szabo, Cecelia Holtzmann
                inconclusive fight against Michael Rojek, 1953

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Warsaw, Poland
                Occupation : Professor, Comparative litterature
                Prior occupations : School teacher, monk
                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Anton Szabo

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Bohemian
                Born : 1396, Prague Kingdom of Bohemia
                First death : 1441, Professor at University of
                Prague stabbed by enamoured student
                First teacher: Undetermined
                Known past associates : Darius,Harlan Fabiszak,
                Roderyk Cowalski, Leszek Ivoropoj, Riva
                Sklarz, Trish Siekewicz
                Known ennemies : Michael Rojek
                First recorded sighting : 1648. Poznan, Poland
                Encounter with Gideon and Stosch Basalok,
                referenced as a retired player of the Gam through
                conversation with Basalok

                Who would have thought Milos Arczynski the lover of mortal woman was a player of the Game after all. He has been conclusively identified behind the deaths of at least three Immortal women in the last decades and a dozen more in the previous five centuries of his immortality. Watcher research can lead us in surprising discoveries sometimes. The women were identified as Florica Marga, Cecelia Holtzmann and Zizi Szabo, all killed during lecture tours of Professor Arczysnki at the universities located in cities where those women lived. but we have an inkling there are more killed over the centuries.

                Anton Szabo, 2017


                Eike Koubek
                Known aliases : Lise Von Braun, Kaethe Ilrick
                Notable characteristics : Suffers from sleep
                deprivation syndrome; hyperactive Immortal
                Weapon : Austrian cavalry saber
                Inconclusive fight against Thor Steen, 1615;
                Albert Munte, 1680; Walter Reinhardt, 1710;
                Horvan Kant, 1850; Ernst Daimler, 1938

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Baden, Austria
                Occupation : Captain, Austrian police force
                Prior occupations : Soldier, Ottoman-Habsburgh
                War; soldier,j Thirty Years’ War resistance cell
                leader, WWII, sent to Dachau concentration camp
                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Marjorie Braunsterner

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Austrian
                Born : 1527; Vienna, Austria
                First death : 1547; Battle of Mühlberg, Protestant
                Reformation; enlsited herself to prove to her family
                that a woman could fight as well as a man
                First teacher : Sigihild of Teutoburg
                Known associates : Alex Raven
                Known past associates : Hans Kershner, Ceirdwyn
                First recorded sighting : 1547. Vienna, Austria
                Trained by Sigihild, also involved in the Battle of
                Mülhberg


                Alex Raven
                Known aliases : Siora (birth name), Rhionnan of
                Wales, Alexena Sirinakis, Alexandra von Zemlinsky,
                Alexandra Kamp, Aleandra Kane, Alexandra
                Naruszewicz, Alexandra Clarke, Sandra Corneille,
                Alexandra ‘Lexi’ Davis
                Weapon : Celtic broadsword
                Recorded kills : *See Addendum*

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Warsaw, Poland
                Occupation : Security Agent, Ravenwood
                International Security; Central Europe Division
                Prior occupations : Bounty hunter, mercenary,
                freedom fighter, American Civil War Underground
                Railroad, Celtic warrior
                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Sally Ayerdhal

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Iceni
                Born : 31, Eastern Celtic Britain
                First death : 60, Warrior in Boudicca's army against
                Roman army; committed suicide after Iceni’s defeat
                First teacher : Xanthia of Melitus
                Know associates : Ravenwood, Eike Koubek
                Known past associates : Gerard LeBlanc, Ingrid
                Henning, Gideon, Harlan Fabiszak, Boris Ulov,
                Avram Mordecai, Patrick Dziuma, Flaviusz Rosiak,
                Ceirdwyn, Kellistra, Matthew of Salisbury, the Six of
                Vinland, Marcus Constantine, Betsy Mitchell
                Known students : *See Addendum II*
                First recorded sighting : 60. Eastern Celtic Britain
                Daughter and student of Xanthia of Melitus

                To the outside world, Alex Raven presents a pretty intimidating front. She's a small ball of leather-clad attitude with a wicked right hook and an even more wicked blade. If you project a strong enough front, no one tries to get close to you, and you don't get hurt, physically or emotionally. Or at least that's the theory.
                It would be easy to think that's all there is to Alex, but to understand what she's really like, you need to watch and understand Max. Max Leiner is a good man, one of the best I've ever seen, and a wise one, wiser in some ways than many Immortals ten times his age. And what Max is today is a product of what he was taught and shown, first by his father, and then by Alex. Max is their child as much as any child is the product of their biological parents -- Max is the best of David and Alex in combination. Max loves Alex unconditionally, not only because she mothered him, not only because she saved his life, but because he can see the good shining within her, he knows what she's really like. Max trusts Alex not only with his own life, but with the lives and memories of his people. To Max, Alex is a good, righteous, and caring person, and that's a good enough recommendation for me.

                Kelly Quinn, 1996


                ADDENDUM I
                Recorded kills : Ferrun of Frisia, Cenwulf the Saxon, Cormac of Connacht, Ivar Ragnarsson, Bronwen of Powys, Ludwig Ortlieb, Marie-Sophie Cali, Gerard Leroi, Detlef Gerback, Isaiah of Assyria, Lucas Kagan, Millij Chojecka, Samir Mostafa, Jiri Beranek, Father Alexi Garnoff
                inconclusive fight against Corin McGeary, 1023; Anton Kolnov, 1549, Kern, 1554, Olena Ovorova, 1780, Lord Francis Lee, 1813 and Steven Ligotti, 1958

                ADDENDUM II
                Known students : Richomer of Dover, Beadwhyrd of Ely, Edwina of Mercia, Ingeltrude of Burgundy, Hugh O'Neil, James McCosh, Dobromira Corej, Yelena Varsenick, Patrick Dziuma, Brynn Steele, Fatou Bassolo M’Bo




                Arminius Vambery
                Known aliases : Reshit Efendi (as a pre-immortal)
                Professor Van Helsing, Doctor Franz Ambrosius,
                Professor Armin Gilles, Abraham Vambrey
                Weapon : Turkish cavalry saber
                Recorded kills : The Prairie Witch, Khemistos,
                Khaneptah

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Budapest,
                Hungary
                Occupation : Occultist, hunting immortals posing
                as supernatural creatures
                Prior occupations : Turkologist, scholar, traveller,
                freelance agent of the SIS in the Ottoman Empire
                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Ava Fermzen

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Magyar
                Born : 1832; Hungary, Austriam Empire
                First death : 1864, Attacked by bandits on the road
                From Teheran to Constantinople
                First teacher : Evliya Celebi
                Known associates : Eviya Celebi, Ahmet Dede,
                Secret Immortals Society, Whitechapel trio
                Known ennemies : Khemistos, Khaneptah,
                Nicholas Ward, Olena Ovorova, Vlad Tepes
                First recorded sighting : 1861. Teheran, Iran
                Found and mentored by Eviya Ceelbi

                Arminius Vambery once hunted the Prairie Witch in America, an Immortal passing herself as a witch on her broom who robbed and killed her way across most of the Midwestern states in the 1870's and 1880’s with Matthew McCormick and Mako hot on her trails. She disappeared in 1892 and was thought killed by eaither Mako or MacCormick but resurfaced in 1923, her reputation surpassing even the shenigans of Corey Raines and Amanda, the infamous duo of bank robbers. Corey and Amanda never killed anyone but the Prairie Witch did. Imagine, a gun-toting Immortal, sword in hand ,sitting on her broom ! Which has to be taken metaphorically : her broom was her faithful horse in the 1880’s, then a Ford Model-T in the 1920 ‘s right thought the early 1930’s when finally Arminius caught to her and dispatched the so-called witch.

                From the Chronicle of Arminius Vambery


                Michael Rojek
                Known aliases : Mlichail Borcek, Rudolf Weigl,
                Jan Sniadecki
                Notable characteristics : 6'6''
                Weapon : Crusader sword
                Recorded kills : *See Addendum*

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Warsaw, Poland
                Occupation : Inspector, Warsaw Police
                Department
                Prior occupations : Law enforcement, bounty
                hunter, aristocrat; soldier, Czechoslovak Legion
                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Marian Goldflam

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Slovak
                Born : 1472, Poszony (Bratislava) Slovakia
                First death : 1506; Kiled in duel of honor
                First teacher : Matthew of Salisbury
                Known past associates : Matthew of Salisbury
                Known ennemies : Stosch Basalok, Victor
                Markov, Petar Krupova
                First recorded sighting : 1527. Katowice, Poland
                inconclusive fight against Tomir Drimmer

                Rojek's last quarry was Ionel Oltenau in Romania . I wonder what he has accomplished by taking his head. Did he enjoy his Quickening ? I cannot help but notice that most players of the Game are either delusional, psychotic or self-righteous champions of good vs evil (aren't you, Mister MacLeod), bent on challenging and killing immortals until only one remains; I know, it is the point of the Game, but look at it this way : of the five hundred plus immortals living on Earth presently, 88% are living AWAY from the Game : they don't take challenges, and avoid each others, or sometimes befriend each others, but the point is : they don't spend their time taking heads.
                Most of the so-called "k'immies" who were active during the nineties are now dead, the world is a much better place. But still, a nice guy like Oltenau died and it's a painful reminder that the Game is still there, after all.

                John Snedeger, 2001


                ADDENDUM : Recorded Kills

                Adriana of Constantinople, Imre Romani, Monika Kluk, Shavo Dolamavan, Andrei Kroviak, Ygor Pasternak, Anezka Pokoj, Yelena Varsenick, Ionel Oltenau, Daniel Capraru
                inconclusive fight against Tomir Drimmer, 1527; Mary MacGreggor, 1743; Bodog Gurka, 1755; Etienne Pascolo, 1794; Micha of Linius, 1831; Zoltan Szabo, 1897; Jeroslav Corej, 1938 and Milos Arczynski, 1953




                Vasilisa Vasilyevna
                Known aliases : Vasilisa Chemerkina, Vasily
                Chemerkin, Pavla of Novgorod
                Notable characteristics : Feisty character, survived
                in the Game under male identities
                Weapon : One-handed broadsword
                Recorded kills : Zourab Shelia, Cheslav Taranenko
                Inconclusive fight against Father Alexi Garnoff,
                1240

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Budapest,
                Hungary
                Occupation : Independent means, headhunter
                Prior occupations : Sword-for-hire, soldier
                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Research, Immortals of Russia

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Kievan Rus
                Born : 11th century, Kievan Rus, under the reign
                of Yaroslav the Wise
                First death : 11th century, Killed during attack on
                Kiev by nomadic Kipchaks
                First teachers : Svyatopolk & Nadyenka Chemerkin
                Known associates : Simon Vasilyev
                Known past associates : Svyatopolk and Nadyenka
                Chemerkin, the Bogatyris
                Known ennemies : Father Alexi Garnoff
                First recorded sighting : 1099; Smolensk, Russia
                Witnessed battle of Nadyenka Chemerkin against
                Sidor Tadui, unaware of her own immortality, taken
                as student by the Nadyenka and her brother

                A daughter of a priest wore men's clothing, rode horses, and could fire a gun. One day the king saw this "young man", but his servants insisted that the "young man" was in fact a girl. The king did not believe the servants; he wrote to the priest asking him if his "son" could have dinner with him. The priest sent his daughter to the king’s home. Before she arrived, the king sought advice from the witch regarding the true identity of the "young man". The witch advised the king to do many different things to test if Vasilisa is a girl or not, such as place an embroidery frame and a gun positioned on a wall and to see which object she will notice first. If she is a girl she will notice the frame first, and vice-versa. The "young man" passed every test, but the king remained doubtful. The king tries several times to find the true identity, but on the last time the king asked the "young man" to take a bath with him, and the "young man" agreed. While the king undressed, the "young man" undressed, bathed quickly and fled, leaving a note for the king saying

                "Ah King Barkhat, raven that you are, you could not surprise the falcon in the garden! For I am not Vasily Vasilyevna, but Vasilisa Vasilyevna"

                From Russian folklore, 'Vasilisa, the priest's daughter'
                Watcher Research, Eastern Europe

                The Novgorod Republic, together with Pskov retained some degree of autonomy during the time of the Mongol invasion of mid-13th century and were largely spared the atrocities that affected the rest of the
                country. Led by Prince Alexander Nevsky, Novgorodians repelled the invading Swedes in the Battle of
                the Neva in 1240, as well as the Germanic crusaders in the Battle of the Ice in 1242, breaking their attempts to colonize the Northern Rus'.
                From 1232 to 1242, Father Garnoff settled in Novgorod where he administered the spiritual needs of the locals, playing the Game at one point, when he challenged immortal woman Vasilisa Vasilyevna who joined the army of Pince Nevsky against the Swedes; during the battle, Garnoff's Watcher was killed, his opponent went missing and was thought killed. Vasilisa didn't re-aappear in the Watcher chronicles before this year's Immortals War.

                From the Chronicle of Vasilisa Vasilyevna
                Watcher Research, Eastern Europe




                Artur Drakov
                Known aliases : Artur Dracnovsky, Arturo Diaz,
                Arthru Drake, Zoryn Boujinski
                Notable characteristics :
                Immortality triggered past his prime
                Weapon : Flamerge rapier
                Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Budapest,
                Hungary
                Occupation : Head of cabine, Victor Orban
                Government, promoting anti-migrant policies
                Prior occupations : Kingmaker; Director, Soviet
                Intelligence, hunting ‘traitors’ to Stalinism and
                Communism
                Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Sava Vukovich

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Belarus
                Born : 1702, Minsk Bielorussia
                First death : 1749, Executed for robbing a church
                First teacher : Anatoly Kazansky
                Known past associates : Anatoly Kazansky
                Vladimir Rankov, Grayson, Stenka Bulavin,
                Mark Kraniqi, Fernando Chamarro Alfaro
                First recorded sighting : 1749 Petrograd; student
                of Kazansky

                The Greek Military Junta (1967 - 1974) was a misguided attempt from Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta to bring democracry to their homeland and prevent it from falling in the clutches of the Communisits. Cleophon of Athens advised against if, feeling that the best ideas spawn disasters. Deoneces didn't listen and would bear the responsabilities of his actions for the rest of his life.
                On 21 April 1967, just weeks before scheduled elections, a group of right-wing army officers led by Brigadier General Stylianos Pattakos and Colonels George Papadopoulos and Nikolaos Makarezos, gathered by Deoneces and Kyra, seized power in a coup d'etat. The colonels were able to seize power quickly by using elements of surprise and confusion. Pattakos was the commander of the Armour Training Centre and a disciple of Deoneces.

                U.S. critics of the coup criticised the Johnson Administration for providing aid to a "military regime of collaborators and Nazi sympathisers." Phillips Talbot, the U.S. ambassador in Athens, disapproved of the coup, complaining that it represented "a rape of democracy", to which Jack Maury, the CIA station chief in Athens, answered, "How can you rape a whore?" Papadopoulos' junta attempted to re-engineer the Greek political landscape by coup. As a matter of fact, Deoneces for support from the Combined Immortals of America, a group of immortals who elevated Innterferences With Tragic to an art form in their centuries of meddling with American history.

                The colonels preferred to call the coup a "revolution to save the nation". Their official justification was that a "communist conspiracy" had infiltrated Greece's bureaucracy, academia, press, and military, to such an extent that drastic action was needed to protect the country from communist takeover. Thus, the defining characteristic of the Junta was its staunch anti-communism. The immediate consequences of the coup were establishment of military courts, suppression of civil liberties and dissolution of political parties. Everything Deoneces and Kyra hated. It is the first time that Deoneces and Kyra actually separated, in dispute over how to handle the whole matter, now that's it was going sour before their eyes.

                Greece was internationally accused of violating human rights, with 6,188 suspected communists and political opponents imprisoned or exiled to remote Greek islands. Among them, Artur Drakov, master manipulator whom Deoneces felt he was the man responsible for manipulating the men he had been mentoring. Kyra saw through his dellusion, in time to save Artur Drakov.
                Under the junta, torture became a deliberate practice carried out both by the Security Police and the Greek Military Police. Immediately thereafter, Kyra and Deoneces manipulated the colonels, turning them against each others, trying to repair the catastrophe they had triggered. The collapse of the junta both ideologically and politically was triggered by a series of events which unfolded soon after Papadopoulos' attempt at liberalisation, with ideological collapse preceding its eventual political collapse. During and following this ill-fated process the internal political strains of the junta came to the fore and pitted the junta factions against each other, thus destroying the seemingly monolithic cohesion of the dictatorship.

                Eventually, the Junta collapsed and democracy was restored. Shaken, Deoneces retired from mortal affairs and didn't speak with the angry Kyrauntil they reconciled during their hut for the Eternal Swords of Allah in 1990.

                From the Chronicle of Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta




                Petar Krupova
                Known aliases : Jan Kubis, Jozef Katov
                Notable characteristics : Czech patriot
                Weapon : Husstie sword, discarded
                Recorded kills : None, retired from the Game
                Inconclusive fight against Ernst Daimler, 1942

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Bratislava,
                Slovakia
                Occupation : Writer, pub proprietor/manager
                Prior occupations : Freedom fighter, soldier in the
                Czechoslovak Legion
                Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Maria Uspensky

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Czech
                Born : 1886; Dolni Villemovice, Moravia
                First death : 1914; Infantryman, Czechoslovak
                Legion, in battle against Russian Third Army
                First teacher : Michael Rojek
                Known past associates : Stosch Basalok
                Known ennemies : Ernst Daimler
                First recorded sighting : 1942. Prague, at this time
                Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Shot and
                killed by SS troopers after attempted murder on
                SS General Heydrich ,« Operation Anthropid »

                Florica Marga
                Known aliases : Camilla Ressu, Jeanne Sterrani,
                Cornelia Dimitria
                Notable characteristics : Red hair, teenaged
                Immortal; untrusting of immortal men after
                encounters with Michael Rojek and Zoltan Laszlo
                Weapon : Two-handed broadsword

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Prague, Czech
                Republic
                Occupation : Innskeeper
                Prior occupations : Leading Czech resistance
                agaisnt Nazi occupation , WWII
                Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Alexandra Nechita

                Background
                Original cultural affilation : Vlach
                Born : 1703; Oltenia, Western Wallachia
                First death : 1718; Raped and killed by Austrian
                soldiers during occupation of Western Wallachia
                First teacher : Jacques Morant of Brittany
                Known past associates : Jacques Morant,
                deceased
                Known ennemies : Michael Rojek, Zoltan Laszlo
                First recorded sighting : 1720. Western Wallachia
                Found and mentored by Jacques Morant

                Just a locale immortal innskeeper trying to keep out of trouble; unable to lift as word, lost Zoltan Laszlo in the woods and bashed Michael Rojek on the head with a frozen ox limb before escaping him. She finally decided to play the Game for good and discovered she had quite a talent with swords, cutlasses and kitchen knives. Took out six immortals, including three who came after her. She looks like a mere slip of a girl, but is a wicked lady when things get pushy. However, she cannot resist mature men and good-looking Immortals which may prove to be her downfall after all.

                Alex Nechita, 2016




                Derek Markham
                Known aliases : Michael Derek, Didier Meers
                Notable characteristics : Sociopathic
                Weapon : Double-ring rapier

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Warsaw, Poland
                Occupation : Kidnapping racket, specialising in
                children from rich families
                Prior occupations : Highwayman
                Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                Date :
                Place :
                Victor :
                Watcher : Patrick Salzer

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : English
                Born : 1717; Bedford, England
                First death : 1746; Highwayman ambushing
                Swenja Batz and Lootje De Groot
                First teachers : Swenja Baatz and Lootje De Groot
                Known past associates : Swenja Baatz, Lootje De
                Groot, Amanda, Viktor Hansen, Andrew Franklin
                First recorded sighting :1746; the road from
                Ipswich to Bedford. Tried to rob Swenja and Lootje
                who laughed, killed him and then mentored him

                In 1746, Swenja Baatz and Lootje De Groot were travelling from Ipswich, fresh from having kiled Irishman Ethan Callaghan and were going on with their business as highwaywomen. On the road, while travelling to Bedford, they had the surprise to meet a pre-immortal highwayman who tried to rob them from their money and other valuables; the two women felt the pre-immortal presence from Markham and looked at him with a knowing smilebefore Swenja drew her pistol and shot him in the heart. When Markham came back from the dead, he had his would-be victims by his side who explained to him exactly why he wasn’t dead; with his new friends’ teachings, he discovered the world was his playgound and that he could be anything he ever dreamt of. The trio then spent two years robbing the riches,giving only to themsevles before Swenja decided to end their little menage à trois and to leave for Cornwall; they ended their relationship with Markham by suggestign he makes the most of his immortality... and he did, constantly living on the fringes of the Law, evading the attentions of the like of Charles Mako or Matthew of Salisbury, associating himself with immortals such as Viktor Hansen or Amanda.

                From the Chronicle of Derek Markham :

                My father told me what kind of lousy scum I was going to Watch, he didn't prepare me to encounter such a despicable character : egocentric, cowardly, cunning, greedy, obsessed with women and especially with the ancient lady Who made the mistake of associating herself with him. Amanda should have known better, according to what Watcher Archives sent me about her. The two associates were involved in some kidnapping racked, targeting children of London's upper society. This time, the game turned sour with the kidnapped child accidentally killed by Markham. Amanda angrily turned on him and threatened to feed him to the policemen only to feel Markham's sword to her throat.
                Amanda being the only witness of Markham's crimes, he offered her a choice : marry him or die. A wife cannot testify against her husband on court, he reasoned. Amanda, not too good with a sword, agreed and the "lovebirds" were married by a defroqued priest in the hour. But Amanda, amoral thief and loving to mortals, sold her husband to the constable winning the gratitude of a family of mortals and the undying hatred of her ex-husband.

                Oliver Pickwick, Manchester 1867


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                • Eastern Europe Immortals


                  BMR Sofiya Boklova
                  Known aliases : Sofia Bakunin, Irene Riabushinska,
                  Tasya Desny, Lyudmila Beketova, Irina Belinskaya
                  Notable characteristics : None
                  Weapon : Spanish cavalry saber, originaly
                  belonging to Jobo Bermudez
                  Recorded kills : Misha Isyanov, Nabil el-Awali,
                  Alexei Voshin
                  Inconclusive fight against Anton Vanko, 2009

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Moscow, Russia
                  Occupation : Goverment agent, part of the
                  Immortals of Mother Russia (BMR)
                  Prior occupations : Guerilla warfare, espionnage
                  and assassination missions on behalf of the BMR
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Doushka Kirova, BMR Watcher Team

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Russian
                  Born : 1858; Out-Ordinski, Siberia
                  First death : 1878, Russo-Turkish War of 1878
                  fought under male garbs
                  First teacher : Dimitri Bharkov
                  Known associates : Maude de Valerie, Immortals of
                  Mother Russia, Ravenwood
                  Known past associates : Boris Ulov, Vasily & Vera
                  Dionisy
                  Known ennemies : Anton Vanko
                  First recorded sighting :


                  BMR Dimitri Barkhov
                  Known aliases : Sandor Kadalyi, Boris Turgeniev,
                  Alexander Newsky
                  Notable characteristics : None
                  Weapon(s) : Tatar cavalry saber
                  Recorded kills : Nikolai Krylenko, Anton Vanko
                  Ingrid Henning,
                  Inconclusive fight against Etienne Pascolo, 1682;
                  Huneric the Vandal, 1923; the Kurgan, 1963

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Moscow, Russia
                  Occupation : Intelligence, Government of Russia.
                  Leader, Immortals of Mother Russia
                  Prior occupations : Chief of Staline’s secret police,
                  Captain of Czar’s security personel
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Leonid Lapchine, BMR Watcher Team

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Russian
                  Born : 1584, Salekhard Russia
                  First death : 1634, Killed in duel of honor
                  First teacher : Victor Markov
                  Known associates : Kir Bulchyev, Sadko, Sofiya
                  Boklova, Vadim Glick, Nicholas Kuchinka,
                  Ravenwood Immortals, Father Vasiliev
                  Known past associates : Alexei Voshin, Ivan
                  Ogareff, Anton Vanko, Zourab Shelia, Boris Ulov,
                  Vadim Arsov, Tatiana Papamoschou, Agathe
                  Vierny, Nikita Chernov, Vasily & Vera Dionisy,
                  Pyotr Nikolievitch
                  First recorded sighting : 1634. Moscow, Russia
                  Found and mentored by Victor Markov


                  BMR Vasily Dionisy
                  Known aliases : Ivan Kuznetsov, Vladimir Tatlin,
                  Yury Veltern, Konstantin Melnikov
                  Notable characteristics : Scar on the back, wound
                  predating First Death
                  Weapon(s) : Tatar cavalry saber
                  Inconclusive fight against Touktar of the Tatars,
                  1571; Sergeil Chalibashvili, 1824

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : St. Petersburg
                  Occupation : Intelligence, Government of Russia
                  Charter member, Immortals of Mother Russia
                  Prior occupations : Soviet intelligence agent,
                  traveller, seaman, woodcarver,
                  mercenary sword, soldier of Czar Ivan III
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Ivan Starov, BMR Watcher Team

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Russian
                  Born : 1429; Grand Duchy of Moscow, Russia
                  First death : 1464, In battle against Crimean Tatars
                  First teacher : Victor Markov
                  Known associates : Vera Dionisy, Dimitri Barkhov,
                  Kir Bulchyev, Sadko, Vadim Glik
                  Nicholas Kuchinka, Sofiya Bklova, Ravenwood
                  Immortals
                  Known past associates : Victor Markov, Zourab
                  Shelia, Boris Ulov, Agathe Vierny, Nikita Chernov
                  First recorded sighting : 1464. Grand Duchy of
                  Moscow. Travelling to Kiev with Markov


                  BMR Vera Dionisy
                  Known aliases : Vera Karalli (birth name), Elena
                  Kuznetsov, Katerina Tatlin, Sofia Veltern, Olga
                  Melnikov
                  Notable characteristics : None
                  Weapon(s) : One-handed broadsword
                  Recorded kills : Llona Zhuganova

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : St. Petersburg
                  Occupation : Intelligence, Government of Russia
                  Charter member, Immortals of Mother Russia
                  Prior occupations : Soviet Intelligent agent
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Ivan Starov, BMR Watcher Team

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Russian
                  Born : 1577; Ekaterineburg, Tsardom of Russia
                  First death : Russian Famine of 1601, during reign
                  of Ivan IV the Terrible
                  First teacher : Vasily Dionisy
                  Known associates : Vasily Dionisy, Dimitri Barkhov,
                  Kir Bulchyev, Sadko, Vadim Glik
                  Nicholas Kuchinka, Sofiya Bklova, Ravenwood
                  Immortals
                  Known past associates : Victor Markov, Zourab
                  Shelia, Boris Ulov, Agathe Vierny, Nikita Chernov
                  First recorded sighting : 1607. Ekaterineburg.
                  Found and trained by Dionisy

                  From the Records of the Tribunal

                  From : Eastern Europe Bureau
                  To : Watcher Tribune

                  IMMORTALS OF MOTHER RUSSIA (BMR)

                  Immortals of Mother Russia (Byessmyertniye Matyere Rosseya) or BMR is an organisation of immortals dedicatied to protect their homeland from external
                  and internal threats. They have made rabid ennemies over the centuries and have adapted to political changes over times, from Ivan the Terrible-era to the fall of the Communism. Their goal is to preserve the traditions and customs of their great nation, however great the cost. They are a merciless team, dubbbing themselves 'Winter Soldier' after the devastating climate that utterly destroyed the armies of Napoleon in 1812 and of Adolf Hitler during WWII.

                  Although devoted soldiers of their homeland and proficient players of the Game - Vera Dionisy is even more dangerous than Barkhov himself, the small group isn't made of fanatics : Barkhov and his colleagues have seen empires rise and fall in four hundred years (eight hundred in the case of Sadko) and are aware that the ennemies of yesterday will be the allies of tomorrow.

                  After having fought side by side with the England-faring SIS and the America-born CIA during WWII, they kept their distance during the Cold War, but have now resumed their relationship with Richeard of Mercia and Thomas Morehead's teams. They are also close allies of the Ravenwood group but keep themselves distant from Immortal Maiden and the China Force.

                  The original BMR was made up of the Bogatyris, legendary warriors Tyros of Babylon, Illya Muromets, Dobrynya Nikitich and Alyosha Popovich who were active from the
                  10th century to late 15th century when they were killed by the fearsome Kurgan.
                  Fortunately for mother Russia, the spirit of the BMR didn't die, the flame has been kept by Dimitri Barkhov and his team of four immortals : Kir Bulchyev, Vasily Dionisy, Vera Dionisy and Sadko, surviving member of the original BMR
                  who survived an encounter with the Kurgan using trickery.

                  When Barkhov co-founded the new BMR with Kir Bulchyev and the Dionisy husband-and-wife team, he started looking for a fourth associate and wxent in search of Sadko, independent agent of the Bogatyris. When he found Sadko, he gave him the choice between losing his head for allowing the Kurgan to kill the Bogatyris or join the team he was creating. Over the centuries, Sadko has paid his debt to the memory of his departed friends and is now a pillar of Russia's immortal front.

                  After WWII, when Eastern countries fell under the control of the newly-born Soviet Union, the BMR had no choice but to infiltrate the Party, biding their time, waiting for opportunities to curb the regimen's violent tendencies.
                  Through political manipulations and assassinations, they suceeded over time and recruited agents from satellite countries of the Eastern block. When Anton Vanko, his prize student and former colonel of Russia imperial army turned rogue after the disintegration of the USSR, he allowed Maude de Valerie the necessary mandate to terminate Vanko. The fact that he welcomed a member of the Ravenwood organisation in his country speaks volume about his eagerness to create a solid relationship with Westerner immortals.



                  Nicholas Kuchinka
                  Known aliases : Nicholas Krychenko, Franklin
                  Krycek, Nicholas Kaminski
                  Notable characteristics : None
                  Weapon : Cossack saber
                  Recorded kills : None known
                  Inconclusive fight against Sabahat o the Khazars,
                  1079; Ubutai, 1240; Vovochka Chazov, 1440

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Minsk, Bielorussia
                  Occupation : Security officer, Minsk Nuclear Facility
                  Also agent of BMR (Immortals of Mother Russia)
                  Prior occupations : Chief of guards, Romanov
                  Royal Court; Soldier of Russian Imperial Army and
                  of the Red Army; formerly BMR, USSR
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Nadine Portia

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Kievan Rus
                  Born : 940, Kiev Ukrain
                  First death : 970, Killed by nomads
                  First teacher : Unrecorded
                  Known associates : Arseni Kozak
                  Known past associates : Ivan Shamiakin, Andrei
                  Kroviak, Olga Tchernienko, Ivan Oskarevitch
                  Paskevich, Asmira Azad, Sharif Mansur, Gennadi
                  Belanog, Olga Jojovich
                  Known enemies : Dimitri Barkhov, Sabahat
                  First recorded sighting : 1070. Pereyaslov, Ukraine
                  Encounter with Lev of Pereyaslov

                  Kuchinka is currently in charge of security at the Minsk Nuclear Facility. He was put in charge after the higher ups discovered a discrepancy in the inventory. He has been going through the staff with an intensive focus that can be quite unnerving. But it is not as unnerving as knowing that components to make a nuclear device are unaccounted for.
                  He has always been an honorable player in the Game and when waging war, he never liked the idea of Weapons of Mass Destruction. So he is quite motivated personally and professionally to find out where they have gone.
                  He returned to Russia in 1994 after the collapse of the communist regime, something he had been hoping for since the murder of the czar Nicholas and the Russian royal family in 1917. I think it had been his hope to see the return of the Romanov’s to power.

                  Nadine Portia

                  DMVTREK 2008




                  Maria Rostova
                  Known aliases : Maria Illyanova Rostova,
                  Countess Marya Bolkonskaya, Sandrile fa Toren,
                  Countess Lisle von Schaffenberg
                  Notable characteristics : None
                  Weapon : Tatar cavalry saber
                  Recorded kills : None known

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Minsk, Belarus
                  Currently located on King George Island,
                  Antarctica
                  Occupation : Genetic research
                  Prior occupations : Medical doctor, healer
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Stanislas Kirov

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Russian, of Orthodox
                  religion
                  Born : 1592, Moscow Russia
                  First death : 1617, Drowned walking on frozen
                  lake
                  First teacher : Llona Zhuganova
                  Known past associates : Llona Zhuganova
                  First recorded sighting : 1717. St.Petersbourg
                  Student of Zhuganova
                  Touktar of the Tatars
                  Known aliases : Tatjana Borokovna, Chulpan
                  Ordanova, Alina Kabaeva
                  Notable characteristics : Independent-minded
                  Weapon : Tatar cavalry saber
                  Inconclusive fight against Gennadi Belanog, 988;
                  Vasily Dionisi, 1571 ; Dimitri Barkhov, 1917

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Sevastopol,
                  Republic of Crimea
                  Occupation : Professional gymnast
                  Prior occupations : Model, freelance photographer,
                  Tatar warrior woman and raider
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Sacha Bhukovna

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Crimean Tatar
                  Born : 835; Theme of Cherson (military-civilian
                  province), Crimea
                  First death : 855, Killed in Khazars raid
                  First teacher : Tatjiana of Serbia
                  Known past associates : Gennadi Belanog, Umryl,
                  Kilina Borschak
                  Known ennemies : Immortals of Mother Russia
                  First recorded sighting : 988. Theme of Cherson
                  Found by Gennadi Belanog who took her as his
                  « lover » and raped her during destruction of
                  Cherson by Vladimir of Kiev

                  Sometimes I wonder how so many immortal women manage to survive the Game, the agressions from men, the wars, the revolutions and the gulags in Stalinist Russia. Maria Rostov is an exeptional woman in a community of exeptional beings with good weapons, aside from her Tatar saber : her strenght, her determination, her will to live, to survive. She is a strong woman, indeed, molded that way by her teacher, Maria Zhuganova, herself a student of the Kurgan. Zhuganova is dead, but she lives through Maria Rostov.
                  Maria has been doing remarkable progress in cellular research and in the study of Quickenings, of immortals regeneration. I think she want to help mankind that way: by trying to impart humanity with the gift of fast -healing, so that no one has to suffer from any disease anymore. My belief is that some gifts aren't fit for humanity, but Maria won't consider my point of view. She is really determined.

                  Stanislas Kirov, 2017

                  Last edited by Gardner; 12-17-2017, 08:27 AM.

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                  • Thanks for the chronicles, my friend. Greatly appreciated!

                    In the meantime, here are those Indian names you wanted:

                    Bahupatu Dehiya - male Hindu
                    Abhijvala Badesha - male Hindu
                    Cikita Jai - male Hindu
                    Bhavarniprasada - male Hindu
                    Blajit Gowd - male Hindu
                    Ajara Durai - female Hindu
                    Biju Gujral - female Hindu

                    Ajeet Baweja - male Sikh
                    Brijdev Dhudwal - male Sikh
                    Harjeevan Judge - male Sikh
                    Fateh Prewal - female Sikh

                    Din Ali - male Muslim
                    Moin Bari - male Muslim
                    Sara Sajjad - female Muslim
                    Seeta Gul - female Muslim

                    Cheers
                    Apollo1

                    Also, i have three more Immortals i could do with your help to complete:

                    Gonand of Bude

                    Most recent base of operations: Cornwall
                    Occupation: Soldier
                    Prior occupations: Fisherman, warrior
                    Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                    Date: 722
                    Place: Cornwall
                    Victor: Richeard of Mercia
                    Watcher: Research, Immortals of the British Isles

                    Original cultural affiliation: Cornish Briton
                    Born: 550, Bude, Cornwall
                    First death: 577, Battle of Deorham, defeat of the
                    Britons of the West Country by the West Saxons led by
                    Ceawlin and his son, Cuthwin
                    First teacher: Any ideas?

                    A Cornish patriot who died his First Death in battle against the Saxons and continued to be called upon to defend his people from the Anglo-Saxons, despite some time spent as a fisherman. His last battle was against the Kingdom of Wessex in 722, and although he lost his head to the Saxon Immortal Richeard of Mercia, his people successfully repelled the invasion of their territory.

                    Immortals of the British Isles

                    Faiz Raboud

                    Most recent base of operations: Anatolia
                    Occupation: Soldier in the army of Abdallah
                    al-Battal
                    Prior occupations: Sword-for-hire, soldier
                    Date: 740
                    Place: Battle of Akroinon, defeat of an Umayyad
                    army by the Byzantines under Leo III the Isaurion
                    Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
                    Watcher: Research, Immortals of Anatolia

                    Original cultural affiliation: Persian Arab
                    Born: 334, Al-Hirah, Khuzestan, Sasanian
                    Empire
                    First death: 359; during the second campaign of
                    King Grumbates against the Romans
                    First teacher: Any ideas?

                    Musaed ibn Rihaz

                    Most recent base of operations: Anatolia
                    Occupation: Soldier in the army of Abdallah
                    al-Battal
                    Prior occupations: Merchant trader
                    Date: 740
                    Place: Battle of Akroinon, defeat of an Umayyad
                    army by the Byzantines under Leo III the Isaurion
                    Victor: Richeard of Mercia
                    Watcher: Research, Immortals of Anatolia

                    Original cultural affiliation: Umayyad Arab
                    Born: 662, Damascus, Umayyad Caliphate
                    First death: 683; during the Second Fitna, a period
                    of general political and military disorder following the
                    death of Caliph Muawiyah I
                    First teacher: Faiz Raboud

                    Faiz and Musaed were a pair of Immortals encountered by Richeard of Mercia and Ailef of Deira during their exile in Byzantium when they fought for Leo III against the Umayyad Arabs. Research confirms that Faiz found Musaed after the merchant trader had been killed by Alid rebels during the Second Fitna. He trained him in swordsmanship and the two fought many battles together across the Arab world until their fateful encounter with the two Saxon Immortals at the Battle of Akroinon.

                    Immortals of Anatolia

                    Cheers
                    Apollo1






                    Last edited by Apollo1; 12-17-2017, 10:56 AM.

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                    • Thank your for the Indian names, more Immortals to dig off the ground so to speak lol
                      Here are your completed stats, three more interesting kills of Richeard and Aldrich.


                      Gonand of Bude
                      Known aliases : Gonandus
                      Notable characteristics : Missing left ear, pre First
                      Death wound, agressive personality from lack of
                      Earing: distrustful of other Immortals
                      Weapon : English Medieval broadsword

                      Status
                      Most recent base of operations: Cornwall
                      Occupation: Soldier
                      Prior occupations: Fisherman, warrior
                      Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                      Date: 722
                      Place: Cornwall
                      Victor: Richeard of Mercia
                      Watcher: Research, Immortals of the British Isles

                      Background
                      Original cultural affiliation: Cornish Briton
                      Born: 550, Bude, Cornwall
                      First death: 577, Battle of Deorham, defeat of the
                      Britons of the West Country by the West Saxons
                      led by Ceawlin and his son, Cuthwin
                      First teacher: Beadwhyrd of Ely
                      Known past associates : Beadwhyrd of Ely
                      First recorded sighting : 577. Cornwall, England
                      Found and mentored by Beadwhyrd of Ely on the
                      side of the West County Britons



                      Faiz Rabud
                      Known aliases : Faizal Al-Kal, Faruk al-Rahman
                      Notable characteristics : Deeply religious, fought
                      other Immortals in the name of Allah
                      Weapon : Persian shamsir

                      Status
                      Most recent base of operations: Anatolia
                      Occupation: Soldier in the army of Abdallah
                      al-Battal
                      Prior occupations: Sword-for-hire, soldier
                      Date: 740
                      Place: Battle of Akroinon, defeat of an Umayyad
                      army by the Byzantines under Leo III the Isaurion
                      Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
                      Watcher: Research, Immortals of Anatolia

                      Background
                      Original cultural affiliation: Persian Arab
                      Born: 334, Al-Hirah, Khuzestan, Sasanian
                      Empire
                      First death: 359; during the second campaign of
                      King Grumbates against the Romans
                      First teacher: Selim Ubadah
                      Known associates : Musaed Ibn Rihaz
                      First recorded sighting : 359. Mecca, Arabia
                      Disciple of Selim Ubadah


                      Musaed ibn Rihaz
                      Known aliases : Mohamed ibn Muhunnad,
                      Hussein Al-Amari
                      Notable characteristics : Deeply religious, fought
                      other Immortals in the name of Allah
                      Weapon : Umayyad caliphate sabezr

                      Status
                      Most recent base of operations: Anatolia
                      Occupation: Soldier in the army of Abdallah
                      al-Battal
                      Prior occupations: Merchant trader
                      Date: 740
                      Place: Battle of Akroinon, defeat of an Umayyad
                      army by the Byzantines under Leo III the Isaurion
                      Victor: Richeard of Mercia
                      Watcher: Research, Immortals of Anatolia

                      Background
                      Original cultural affiliation: Umayyad Arab
                      Born: 662, Damascus, Umayyad Caliphate
                      First death: 683; during the Second Fitna, a
                      period of general political and military disorder
                      following the death of Caliph Muawiyah I
                      First teacher: Faiz Raboud
                      Known associates : Faiz Raboud
                      First recorded sighting : 683. Umayyad Caliphate
                      Disciple of Faiz Raboud
                      Last edited by Gardner; 12-18-2017, 01:53 AM.

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                      • Thanks, my friend, for completing those chronicles, your help is much appreciated!

                        I have three more for you:

                        From the Chronicle of the Hellfire Club:

                        Thanks to new information provided by Richeard of Mercia, leader of the SIS, we are finally able to close the chronicles of three Immortals, all women, whose decapitated bodies were found in the 8th century but no Immortal was ever credited with their deaths. In fact, for centuries we suspected they were killed by three different Immortals who were operating in or around Saxony at the time. Now though, we can confirm that their killer is none other than Aldrich Monk, who at the time was known by his birth name Ailef of Deira. According to Richeard, Aldrich was already exhibiting misogynistic tendencies and, tying in with what we know about his antagonistic relationship with the Club's Black Queen Evangeline Black, and Richeard's assertion that Aldrich would have seen those Immortals as easy Quickenings, we are confident Monk is their killer.

                        Folgarda of Aachen

                        Most recent base of operations: Munster, Duchy
                        of Saxony
                        Occupation: Innkeeper
                        Prior occupations: Prostitute
                        Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                        Date: 776
                        Place: Munster
                        Victor: Aldrich Monk
                        Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval Europe

                        Original cultural affiliation: Frankish
                        Born: 486, Aachen, Kingdom of the Franks
                        First death: 515; prostitute murdered by unsatisfied
                        client
                        First teacher: (any ideas?)

                        Etheria of Spoleto

                        Most recent base of operations: Osnabruck, Duchy
                        of Saxony
                        Occupation: Midwife
                        Prior occupations: Peasant
                        Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                        Date: 783
                        Place: Osnabruck
                        Victor: Aldrich Monk
                        Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval Europe

                        Original cultural affiliation: Lombard
                        Born: 642, Spoleto, Kingdom of the Lombards
                        First death: 673; raped and murdered by husband's
                        cousin
                        First teacher: (any ideas?)

                        Ideswif of Westphalia

                        Most recent base of operations: Paderborn, Duchy
                        of Saxony
                        Occupation: Artisan
                        Prior occupations: Farmer
                        Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                        Date: 790
                        Place: Paderborn
                        Victor: Aldrich Monk
                        Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval Europe

                        Original cultural affiliation: Saxon
                        Born: 547, Westphalia, Old Saxony
                        First death: 570; farmer's wife murdered with husband
                        and adopted children by bandits
                        First teacher: (any ideas?)

                        Cheers
                        Apollo1


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                        • Very inspiring, unfortunate Immortal women. Good work!

                          Folgarda of Aachen
                          Known aliases : None
                          Notable characteristics : Strong personality,
                          domineering to her husband
                          Weapon : Not carrying one, didn’t believe in that
                          There Can Be Only One nonsense
                          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations: Munster, Duchy
                          of Saxony
                          Occupation: Innkeeper
                          Prior occupations: Prostitute
                          Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                          Date: 776
                          Place: Munster
                          Victor: Aldrich Monk
                          Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval Europe

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation: Frankish
                          Born: 486, Aachen, Kingdom of the Franks
                          First death: 515; Prostitute murdered by
                          unsatisfied client
                          First teacher: Huidemar of Avranches
                          Known past associates : Huidemar of Avranches
                          First recorded sighting : 520. Kingdom of the
                          Franks. Found and mentored by Huidemar of
                          Avranches who realised she was an Immortal after
                          sleeping with her


                          Etheria of Spoleto
                          Known aliases : None
                          Notable characteristics : Bitter and untrusting of
                          Men, still devoted to caring for young mothers and
                          Infants, reveling inthe births she could never
                          experience
                          Weapon : Not carrying one
                          Recorded kills : None, not a player odf the Game

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations: Osnabruck,
                          Duchy of Saxony
                          Occupation: Midwife
                          Prior occupations: Peasant
                          Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                          Date: 783
                          Place: Osnabruck
                          Victor: Aldrich Monk
                          Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval Europe

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation: Lombard
                          Born: 642, Spoleto, Kingdom of the Lombards
                          First death: 673; Raped and murdered by
                          husband‘s cousin
                          First teacher: Nezetta of San Marino
                          Known past associates : Nezetta of San Marino
                          First recorded sighting : 673. Spoleto, Kingdom of
                          Lombards. Found and mentored by Nezetta


                          Ideswif of Westphalia
                          Known aliases : Heinrich of Westphalia
                          Notable characteristics : Warlike, though reired
                          from the Game, rejecting its violence
                          Weapon : German zweihander, discarded
                          Recorded kills : None known, though theorized to
                          have killed her fair share of Immortals

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations: Paderborn, Duchy
                          of Saxony
                          Occupation: Artesan
                          Prior occupations: Farmer, warrior under male
                          identities
                          Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                          Date: 790
                          Place: Paderborn
                          Victor: Aldrich Monk
                          Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval Europe

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation: Saxon
                          Born: 547, Westphalia, Old Saxony
                          First death: 570; Farmer's wife murdered with
                          husband and adopted children by bandits
                          First teacher: Gundehar, Valkyries
                          Known past associates : The Valkyries
                          First recorded sighting : 570. Saxony, Germany
                          Disciple of Gundehar, briefly a cohort of the
                          Valkyries warrior-women group



                          Comment


                          • Thanks for your help with the latest chronicles, my friend. Once again, very much appreciated!
                            More to come from Richeard and Aldrich, and i haven't even got to Evangeline and Alfgar yet!

                            Cheers
                            Apollo1

                            Comment


                            • You are welcome. Looking forward to the other Immortals killed by the Hellfire Club members.
                              Meanwhile...



                              Ajara Durai
                              Known aliases : Parmita Dalai
                              Notable characteristics : None
                              Weapon : Flamerge rapier

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : New Delhi, India
                              Occupation : Police officer, Delhi Police
                              Department, investigating sexual violence against
                              women and children
                              Prior occupations : Bodyguard, Maharadja of
                              Bangalore; bodyguard, Indira Bedi
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Savita Rao

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Hindu
                              Birthdate : 1690; Madras, India
                              First death : Bodyguard of the Maharadjah of
                              Bangalore, killed by fallen debris from 1721
                              Madras Cyclone
                              First teacher : Lang Quing
                              Known associates : Nuha Kalash
                              Known past associates : Lang Quing
                              First recorded sighting : 1721. Madras, India
                              Trained by Lang Quing


                              Biju Gujiral
                              Known aliases : Supriya Masala, naming herself
                              after legendary Immortal Supriya Bhaskar
                              Notable characteristics : None
                              Weapon : Malaysian kriss

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : New Delhi, India
                              Occupation : Police officer, Delhi Police
                              Department, investigating sexual violence against
                              women and children
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Savita Rao

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Hindu
                              Birthdate : 1839; Jharkhand, Eastern India
                              First death : 1855; Raped and killed by British
                              soldier durign punitive expedition folowing
                              Santhan Rebellion agaisnt British Empire
                              First teacher : Ajara Durai
                              Known associates : Ajara Dural
                              Known past associates : Supriya Bhaskar
                              First recorded sighting : 1855. Jharkhand, India
                              Found and mentored by Ajara Dural

                              Khalistan Movement Ajeet Baweja
                              Known aliases : None
                              Notable characteristics : Sikh Independance
                              fanatic
                              Weapon : Sikh cavalry saber
                              Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Punjab, India
                              Occupation : General, Khalistan movement
                              Prior occupations : Bodyguard, Indira Ghandi,
                              involved in her assassionation in 1984
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Khalistan Mov. Watcher Team

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Indian Sikh
                              Birthdate : 1707; Punjab India
                              First death : 1737; Sikh warrior killed during
                              expedition agaisnt the Afghans, West of India
                              First teacher : Harjot Shahraj
                              Known associates : Khalistan Movement Imortals
                              Known ennemies : Sanjiv Gupta, SIS
                              First recorded sighting : 1799; Sikh Empire, India
                              Captain of guard, Maharadja Ranjit Singh who
                              unifed the Sikh Empire, encounter with Sanjiv
                              Gupta


                              Khalistan Movement Brijdev Dhudwal
                              Known aliases : None
                              Notable characteristics : Sikh Independance
                              fanatic
                              Weapon : Sikh cavalry saber
                              Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Punjab, India
                              Occupation : Soldier, Khalistan Movement
                              Prior occupations : Bodyguard, Indira Ghandi,
                              involved in her assassionation in 1984
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Khalistan Mov. Watcher Team

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Indian Sikh
                              Birthdate : 1808; Punjab India
                              First death : 1845; Killed by British infatrymen
                              during Anglo-Sikh War, Battel of Ferozeshah
                              First teacher : Ajeet Baweja
                              Known associates : Khalistan Movement Imortals
                              Known ennemies : Sanjiv Gupta, SIS
                              First recorded sighting : 1845. Punjab, India
                              Disciple of Ajeet Baweja


                              Khalistan Movement Harjeevan Judge
                              Known aliases : None
                              Notable characteristics : Sikh Independance
                              fanatic
                              Weapon : Sikh cavalry saber
                              Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Punjab, India
                              Occupation : Soldier, Khalistan Movement
                              Prior occupations : Bodyguard, Indira Ghandi,
                              involved in her assassionation in 1984
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Khalistan Mov. Watcher Team

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Indian Sikh
                              Birthdate : 1907; Punjab, India
                              First death : 1947; Killed by Muslims during
                              conflicts leading to the parition of India, leading
                              to the creation of Pakistan
                              First teacher : Ajeet Baweja
                              Known associates : Khalistan Movement Imortals
                              Known ennemies : Sanjiv Gupta, SIS
                              First recorded sighting : 1947. Punjab, India
                              Found and mentored by Ajeet Baweja and Brijdev
                              Dhudwal


                              Khalistan Movement Fateh Prewal
                              Known aliases : None
                              Notable characteristics : Sikh Independance
                              fanatic
                              Weapon : Sikh cavalry saber
                              Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Punjab, India
                              Occupation : Soldier, Khalistan Movement
                              Prior occupations : Wife and disciple of Harjeevah
                              Judge in pre-Immortality
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Khalistan Mov. Watcher Team

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Indian Sikh
                              Birthdate : 1959; Punjab, India
                              First death : 1984, Killed durign anti-Sikhs riots
                              following murder of Indira Ghandi by Sikhs
                              First teacher : Harjeevah Judge
                              Known associates : Khalistan Movement Imortals
                              Known ennemies : Sanjiv Gupta, SIS
                              First recorded sighting : 1984. Punjab, India
                              Disciple of Harjeevah Judge


                              Karim Raschid
                              Known aliases : None
                              Notable characteristics : None
                              Weapon : Not carrying one
                              Recorded kills : None

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Daulatdia brothel-
                              town, Bangladesh
                              Occupation : Laborer
                              Prior occupations : Manuel worker
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Research, Southern Asia

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Rohinga Muslim
                              Born : 1996; Rakhine, Republic of Myanmar,
                              formerly Burma
                              First death : 2017, Killed by Burmese soldiers
                              during Ethnic Cleasing in West Burma
                              First teacher : Khadiga
                              Known associates : Khadiga
                              First recorded sighting : 2017. Bangladesh
                              Civilian refugee fleeing persecutions in Burma,
                              found and mentored by Khadiga while seeking the
                              company of a prostitute in Daulatdia


                              Sara Sajiad
                              Known aliases : Seeta Gul
                              Notable characteristics : Teenaged Immortal
                              Weapon : Flamerge rapier
                              Recorded kills : Usually not a player of the Game,
                              though a skilled fighter

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Jaipur, India
                              Occupation : Bollywood actress
                              Prior occupations : Companion/wife of Din Ali
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Sita Khan

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Indian Muslim
                              Hindu converted to Islam to escape the Caste
                              system
                              Birthdate : 1573; Gujarat Sultanate
                              First death : 1591; Murdered by husband for not
                              producing an heir
                              First teacher : Din Ali
                              Known past associates : Din Ali
                              Known ennemies : Sher Khan Nasher
                              First recorded sighting : 1591. Lahore, India
                              Wife of Din Ali, married her after her First Death,
                              protecting her from agressive players of the Game


                              Yogesh Sani
                              Known aliases : Dhanush Bhai
                              Notable characteristics : Low-cast Indian, in
                              theory won’t be killed off by an Indian of higher
                              caste
                              Weapon : Kriss
                              Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Jantar Mantar,
                              New Delhi, India
                              Occupation : Political lobbyist
                              Prior occupations : Farmer, laborer
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                              Date :
                              Place :
                              Victor :
                              Watcher : Savita Bedi

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Dalit, part of the
                              Untouchables caste
                              Born : 1981; Uttar Pradesh, India
                              First death : 2011; Low-cast Dalit man killed for
                              sharing the same name as a man of a higher
                              caste
                              First teacher : Sanjiv Gupta
                              Known past associates : Sanjiv Gupta
                              First recorded sighting : 2011. Bombay, India
                              Found and mentored by Sanjiv Gupta, who
                              mentored Yogeshan in spite of this lower caste


                              Comment


                              • Great chronicles as usual, my friend. More Immortals to add to the active/inactive list. It seems more survived the Immortals War than originally thought! Lol

                                In the meantime, another Immortal i'd appreciate your help fleshing out:

                                Asbjorn Blacktooth

                                Most recent base of operations: Denmark
                                Occupation: Warrior, champion of King Horik I
                                of Denmark
                                Prior occupations: Warrior
                                Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                                Date: 840
                                Place: Jutland
                                Victor: Ailef of Deira. aka Aldrich Monk
                                Watcher: Research, Immortals of Scandinavia

                                Original cultural affiliation: Dane
                                Born: 592, Skaneland, Denmark
                                First death: 621; killed by adoptive father for beating
                                up step-brother when he stole his sword
                                First teacher: (any ideas?)

                                After Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk, broke his friendship with Richeard of Mercia and left England for Denmark, he sought to offer his services to the Viking King Horik I. But these things are never easy when it comes to the Norsemen. To prove he was worthy enough to be useful to Horik, Aldrich was made to fight the king's champion, the huge and imposing Immortal Asbjorn Blacktooth. But the smaller and faster Aldrich outfought Asbjorn, dancing around him like a mongoose and brought him to his knees. The lightning show after Aldrich took Asbjorn's head, convinced Horik to accept the offer of the Saxon Immortal.

                                Research, Immortals of Scandinavia

                                Cheers
                                Apollo1




                                Comment


                                • A lot of Immortals survived the Immortal War, Apollo1. Just the culminating point of the 1980's-9à's gatherings.

                                  G.

                                  Asbjorn Blacktooth
                                  Known aliases : None
                                  Notable characteristics : Rotten teeth, appeared
                                  Black; violent character, plunderer and rapist
                                  Weapon : Tow-handed Viking longsword
                                  Recorded kills : None known

                                  Status
                                  Most recent base of operations: Denmark
                                  Occupation: Warrior, champion of King Horik I
                                  of Denmark
                                  Prior occupations: Warrior
                                  Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                                  Date: 840
                                  Place: Jutland
                                  Victor: Ailef of Deira. aka Aldrich Monk
                                  Watcher: Research, Immortals of Scandinavia

                                  Background
                                  Original cultural affiliation: Dane
                                  Born: 592, Skaneland, Denmark
                                  First death: 621; killed by adoptive father for
                                  beating up step-brother when he stole his sword
                                  First teacher: Kanwulf Odinson
                                  Known past associates : Kanwulf Odinson,
                                  Ragnar Danneskjold
                                  First recorded sighting : 793, British Isles. During
                                  pillage of Monastery of Lindsifarne with Kanwulf,
                                  encounter with Ragnar Danneskjold

                                  Comment


                                  • Just an update, my friend. Christmas holidays and a faulty PC have prevented me posting for a little while, but with any luck everything should be hunky dory in the next week (fingers crossed!)

                                    Cheers
                                    Apollo1

                                    Comment


                                    • A merry new year to you Apollo !
                                      3,800 chronicles on the database and counting. Let's see if we can make it to 4,000 this year...

                                      Cheers !

                                      Comment


                                      • Originally posted by Gardner View Post
                                        A merry new year to you Apollo !
                                        3,800 chronicles on the database and counting. Let's see if we can make it to 4,000 this year...

                                        Cheers !
                                        Happy new year, my friend!

                                        The project is on! Lol

                                        Cheers
                                        Apollo1

                                        Comment


                                        • Apollo, I need 12 Middle Eastern names, 6 males, 6 females please. Any origins you like, but let's try diverse backgrounds.

                                          Female Immortals :
                                          5th century BC : 1
                                          3rd century BC : 1
                                          3rd century AD : 1
                                          9th century AD : 1
                                          13th century AD : 2

                                          Cheers !

                                          Gardner
                                          Last edited by Gardner; 01-03-2018, 04:08 AM.

                                          Comment


                                          • I decided to give a little polish to the Immortals War story so you know who dies, and who doesn't, with dates adjustements.
                                            Here is a timeline, and then the story :

                                            IMMORTAL WAR Victor

                                            20.11.2011 Aref Al Mutadee Kashta of Nubia
                                            Tahar Tarek Sit-Hathor Iunet
                                            07.02.2011 Eto Jiro Kiem Sun
                                            22.02.2011 Kiem Sun Hideo Tanaka
                                            27.02.2011 Nariko Genji Hideo Tanaka
                                            27.02.2011 Mito Ogiwara Flameshadow
                                            27.02.2011 Ogai Sanjo Fujita Isai
                                            28.06.2011 Lucy Sparks Flameshadow
                                            28.06.2011 Kin Oriyama Hideo Tanaka
                                            02.08.2011 Ali Ibn al-Quattan Timoteo of Lusitania
                                            Hipolito Cabral Joana Vaz
                                            12.08.2011 Myron Corman Richie Ryan
                                            05.09.2011 Kyra Xanthos Seraphina
                                            12.09.2011 Luara Capeci Durante De Rosa
                                            Arcangelo Bartoccini Fortunato Cortesi
                                            11.09.2011 Timoteo of Lusitania Frances Drummond
                                            Joana Vaz Viola Blanco
                                            14.09.2011 Supriya Bhaskar Lalica
                                            19.09.2011 Fausta De Rosa Ayzebel of Beritus
                                            21.09.2011 Marcantonio Fitipaldi Sigrid Solvig
                                            30.09.2011 Baron Samedi Suicide
                                            05.10.2011 Elene of Sparta Suicide
                                            10.10.2011 Jin Ke Immortal Maiden
                                            18.10.2011 Mykhaltso Demidas Seraphina
                                            26.10.2011 Immortal Maiden Hideo Tanaka
                                            11.11.2011 Ya Nefer Ma’at Safiyah Khan
                                            18.11.2011 Kamir Sanjiv Gupta
                                            24.11.2011 Kajira Bedi Kainath Bedi
                                            25.11.2011 Lalica Maude de Valerie
                                            30.11.2011 Kainath Bedi Saniv Guupta
                                            01.12.2011 May-Ling Shen Huneric the Vandal
                                            10.12.2011 Peter Gaicus Huneric the Vandal
                                            12.12.2011 Ragnarok Gang Secret Daggers
                                            13.12.2011 Fortunato Cortesi Ayzebel of Beritus
                                            21.12.2011 Ayzebel of Beritus Frances Drummond
                                            26.12.2011 Maude de Valerie Huneric the Vandal
                                            30.12.2011 Daria De Souza Frances Drummond
                                            31.12.2011 Jasper Abraham Father Alexi Garnoff

                                            03.01.2011 Father Alexi Garnoff Alex Raven
                                            08.04.2012 Indira Bedi Safiyah Khan
                                            05.05.2012 Godebert of Worcester Richeard of Mercia
                                            14.05.2012 Li-ming Wu Siah-Seck
                                            12.08.2012 Ceirdwyn Ari al-Muzaiyin
                                            21.08.2012 Ari al-Muzaiyin Deoneces of Sparta
                                            29.08.2012 Thomas Morehead Richeard of Mercia
                                            Oskar Felder Helen Bondeville
                                            05.09.2012 Isei Fujita Huneric the Vandal
                                            07.09.2012 Hideo Tanaka Huneric the Vandal
                                            14.09.2012 John Frederick Horrigan Huneric the Vandal
                                            19.09.2012 Huneric the Vandal Deoneces of Sparta
                                            31.12.2012 Ra Brotherhood Ravenwood
                                            Nefertiri Cleophon of Athens
                                            Memnet-Ra Kellistra
                                            Kellistra Quickening disintegration


                                            Comment


                                            • The Chronicle of Menmet-Ra is an enigma, sometimes its difficult to disentangle myth from reality. Now known to us as the mysterious leader of the Zodiac Brotherhood, a group of twelve Immortals, all students of Menmet-Ra.

                                              He has been identified as another student of the oldest Egyptian Immortal Inyotef, pre-dating Raan by several centuries. According to research, in pre-immortality he was a humble farmer, but how he died his First Death is unknown. He shows up later in the records as an officer in the Egyptian army under the Pharoah Tuthmosis I during his campaigns in Syria and Palestine between 1507 BC and 1494 BC. Before that, one earlier account places him at the court of Amenemhet I in 2000 BC as a bodyguard or captain of the place guard.

                                              His place as founder and leader of the Zodiac Brotherhood is said to have originated from his belief that Immortals are born superior to mortals and should not have to hide among them and fight each other to extinction. He came to embrace the idea that Immortals should be ruling their inferior cousins. It is these beliefs that are said to have led to his conflict with his teacher Inyotef. A conflict that culminated in a confrontation in 1420 BC in Abydos in Lower Egypt. According to legend, they fought from sundown to sunrise, but eventually Inyotef triumphed. He spared his student's life at the point of his sword, unable to kill his former friend, but this defeat did not extinguish Menmet-Ra's beliefs.

                                              Inyotef must have known his student would one day have to be stopped and it is believed he passed this warning on to the legendary Magos of Ur, who in turn passed on the knowledge to his student Aganesthes of Tyrins.

                                              According to legend, Memnet-Ra walked the known world, searching for others of his kind, gathering to his side twelve disciples fiercely loyal to him. It is written that Memnet-Ra came to believe that because Immortals were so few in number compared to mortals, they would have to rule from the shadows. He set up a base at Knossos on the island of Crete in 205 BC and his Zodiac Brotherhood hired mercenaries as a garrison to defend the fortress they built.

                                              Why Memnet-Ra adopted the Zodiac as a symbol of his cult is shrouded in mystery, as are the Immortals who became his acolytes, since Memnet-Ra was elusive and difficult to keep track of, especially with the limited resources of those days. Almost nothing is known about his Brotherhood other than they were Immortals found by Memnet-Ra and indoctrinated into his beliefs. Memnet-Ra and the Zodiac Brotherhood were a secret society that prided itself on its anonymity, and legend has it that their plan was to infiltrate the mighty empires of the ancient world and rise to power from the shadows with Memnet-Ra as supreme ruler.
                                              Records show that Achilles of Troy, legendary student of Aganesthes of Tyrins, discovered the plot by the Zodiac. He recruited to his side students, friends and trusted allies to stop Memnet-Ra: Xanthia of Melitus, Cleophon of Athens, Epistor of Macedon, Medios of Thebes, Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta, Marcus Constantine, Take Ne of Egypt, and Katherine of Samothrace. The Immortals planned to storm the Zodiac's fortress on Crete, but were heavily outnumbered by the cult's 2000 mercenaries. According to records, Marcus Constantine used his influence in the Roman Senate to convince the Republic that the army on Crete posed a threat to Rome's Mediterranean trade routes and he was given command of a legion.
                                              With this force, the Immortals landed on Crete and laid siege to the Zodiac's fortress. After three days, they breached the walls and swept into the fortress. The legend says the Romans put the mercenaries to the sword, slaughtering them without mercy to a man, while the Immortals hunted down the Brotherhood and slew them all...
                                              All but two members of the Zodiac who escaped with their master. Memnet-Ra was nowhere to be found.
                                              Several of the Immortals, including Cleophon and Achilles, searched for the cult leader for several years afterwards, but never found him. He had vanished off the face of the Earth.

                                              It has been over 2000 years and no trace of Memnet-Ra has ever been found, but rumours persist of a mysterious ancient Immortal moving silently in the shadows, quietly gathering acolytes to an ancient cause.

                                              Is the Zodiac Brotherhood on the move again ? Time will tell...

                                              Watcher Research,
                                              The Legend of Memnet-Ra and the Zodiac Brotherhood

                                              ************************************************** ************************************************** **

                                              From the Records of the Tribunal
                                              Dark Henry of Kent Chronicle

                                              After Walter Graham's Watcher was found killed near the Immortal's house, with Graham's body missing, the worst was feared : the return of a rogue Watcher death-squad, targeting innocent Immortals. An inquiry was made but with no conclusive proof that Lynn Horton may or may not have followed in her father's footsteps, the infamous James Horton. Actually, Lynn is a good woman who feels concerned by the number of 'evil' Immortals having a negative influence on the course of mankind's history and felt appaled when she found out about her father's operations.

                                              As it turned out later, during the investigations of the murders of Betsy Mitchell in Los Angeles, the guilty part was none other than Henry of Kent, grandmaster of headhunter-slaying who had seemingly gone mad after killing Lucius Oranius Capito last december. Henry's Watcher reported how his assignment demonstrated psychotic behavior and used to drive entire nights around Los Angeles, looking for something. The ancient crusader was looking for Quickenings, either under the spell of a Dark Quickening (see James Coltec, Duncan MacLeod, Guy LeStrange) or addicted like his former student, Gerszon Telek.

                                              In the span of ten days, four Immortals fell to his blade, two were experienced fighters, the two others younger Immortals under the wing of Betsy Mitchell. After those four murders and attracting the unwanted attentions of L.A's police department as well as FBI's finest, Henry left LA for Northern Calfornia where he hoped to find his former student, Lang Quing and her assocites, Ginjer Wu and the Shaolin Three.

                                              The utter lack of discretion and avidity for Immortal's lifeforces seems to prove an addiction to Quickenings, that's even worse that what Gerszon Telek endured, which would be unavaoidable when you think of the total of headhunters Henry killed in the course of his travels : around forty evil Immortals perished by his blade. This new 'Dark Quickening' incident was foreseen by Henry's past Watchers, but never taken into consideration. After leaving L.A, Henry drove to Burbank where his former student, Amy Ross, worked as a teacher. Fortunately for her, she was still in England with Rhiannon Teague, having been invited by her Welsh friend for the holidays.

                                              When she came back, the Immortal community of California was in a state of shock after four of their numbers had been found beheaded. Amy warned Rhiannon that her former teacher had gone md, and thus, though the grapevine, the SIS Immortals could tell of it to the Ravenwood agents who felt appaled that their beloved line-brother became one of the monsters he fought for eight hundred years.

                                              Lan Quing, aka 'Little Dragon', the fifth best blade of East Asia right after Jin Ke, May-Ling Shen Zhang Shi and Hideo Tanaka, was next in line. She was happy to see her master again, but could see something was wrong about her old friend : a brusque, cold demeanor, flashes of anger and then rumors of Immortals brutally murdered in Los Angeles. Lang Quing had heard about DQ's but to her they were an urban legend. Then Henry assualted her without even a proper challenge and the little dragon was forced to fight, showing the same ferocity she had when challenged by older, more powerful Immortals. It is no wonder some Immortals referred to her as 'the mongoose of the far east'.
                                              Little Dragon was very competent with a sword, but she soon found herself disarmed, her master's blade at her throat. If not for the intevention of her friends, the Shaolin Three, she would have lost her head.
                                              Henry of Kent fought the four women like a demon and then managed to escape, running away, seemingly in agony between his addiction and the despair of hurting his friend.

                                              Lang Quing and the Shaolin girls tried to hunt Henry, not knowing what to do with him, but the Englishman vanished like a puff of smoke, moving far north, to the Pacific Northwest. He was briefly seen in Sacramento, scouring the city, but found no Immortal living in the area.

                                              ************************************************** ************************************************** **

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Northern Africa
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 20.01.2011

                                              Kashta of Nubia and Sit-Hahtor Iunet were near the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, investigating the appearance of two Egyptian immortals bearing the hallmarks of ancient origins (powerful presence, undecipherable language patterns and the like), they were challenged by two Egyptians, both males, dressed in black with long coats, shades masking the top of their faces.To Kashta and Sit-Hathor they spoke in a language used in the Lower Nile that predated the arrival of the Romans; their deameanor screamed 'challenge' and they wouldn't be denied.The immortals, who introduced themselves as Aref Al Mutadee and Tahar Tarek, weren't known to us but Kashta and his companion seemd to know them well : two assassin in serice to the Roman, then the Arabs, then the Ottomans, who betrayed their homeland countless of times and knew no master, nor God. The two men boasted they knew only one master : Ra ! 'He who rules the world and shall rule it
                                              until the end of times'.
                                              Aref threatened to destroy the immortal community, taking each of its members one by one until Kashta and Iunet yelded and acknowledged Ra as their only master. Naturally, the two agents of Ravenwood couldn't let their ennemies threaten Paris and challenged them to a fight : the following night, Quarter de la Defense at Midnight. Just the four of them.Tarek boasted that once they were through with them, the Parisians would be so demoralized that they would be easy picking for Ra's forces. Sit-Hathor retorted that the Parisian Defense Forces were well-organized that that Ra was welcome to try his might against hte denizens of Paris.

                                              The two duos separated. Iunet and Kashta gathered the ten immortals of Paris and advised them to e prepared for the battle to come : anyday, now. It could be tommorrow, the day after tomorrow.Agathe Vierny was ready, so were the more neutral immortals. Robert and Gina de Valicourt offered safe haven to those who needed it in their manor.The following night, Kashta and Sit-Hahtor met Mutadee and Tarek for the second time.The fight was long, took a lot of strenght and wits from the Nubian and his Egyptian friend against the two agents of Ra. Retrospectively, it is obvious the two assassins were meant to destroy the head of Ravenwood's operations in Paris but they didn't suceed : however skilled with the sword as they were, they would have needed to use the tactis of snipers to take their quarries out and immortals - especially long lived ones - are creatures of traditions.They proved to be extremely skilled with blades and at some point, Kashta and Sith-Hathor's Watchers thought Ravenwood would lose two more of its numbers. Yet no.
                                              Aref al Mutadee and Tarek fell on their knees and were quickly disposed of.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Japan
                                              To : the Tribunal
                                              28 January 2011

                                              Words in Watcher Circles of Japan is that Kiem Sun has found the recipe for the Kwanlo root, with which is is building an army of invicible mortals, as help in the Game. For the past five weeks, reports have been flowing in that Immortals from all corners of Japan have been assaulted by packs of men dressed in fancy garbs, demonstrating super-human strenght. Tomonaga Ijiro, his student Kondo Tatsumi, Eto Jiro and Genjo Ito have been assaulted and kidnapped. They are now on the missing roster of Immortals. All are high-profile Immortals, with the exeption of Genjo Ito, student of Hideo Tanaka. We expect the Samurai master to come knocking at Kiem Sun's door whnever the hunt for Henry of Kent ends.
                                              Kiem Sun has also been reported travelling a lot since the kidnapping and was present in each city where an Immortal diseappeared. It is to fear the seven aforementioned Immortals were murdered by Kiem Sun, a childlike Immortal hidig his cowardice, first behind walls, and now behind an army of supermen.


                                              From : Yoko Fujikawa, Head of East Asia Bureau, Japan Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 7 February 2011
                                              To be added to the Chronicle of Kiem Sun

                                              After preliminary investigations and confirmations, I sady report the death of Eto Jiro, his decapitated remains found in a secluded place, bound and gagged.. The likely guilty part is Kiem Sun who had decided to leave a mark on the Immortal world by becoming a headhunter after eight hundred years of living on Holy Grounds.
                                              Tanaka is up for a revenge-driven quest for Kiem Sun and his battalion of supermen.
                                              We shall see who prevails : the noble warrior, or the coward hiding behind and army of mortals.

                                              From the Records of the Tribunal
                                              13.02.2011
                                              Ardath Bey, a diminutive woodcarver from Memphis who made his first appearance on the Immortal scene during an encounter with businessman Habib ben Younes : a short encounter that led to a discussion in one of the provate rooms of Ardath's cafe of Casablanca. Habib's Watcher never figured what the two men said to each other before Habib left the place.
                                              Between 1860 and 1900, Ardath travelled on two occasions, first in Iran, where it is suspected he visited Hassan-ii-Sabba, the old man on the mountain living a secluded life in his fortress of Alamut : then to Ankara, Turkey, where an encounter with Siah-Seck ended with the pirate woman's blade at his throat.
                                              He told her something that made her scared to the point of getting her truly angered. Ardath and Siah-Seck's Watchers were unable to record the verbal exchange between the two Immortals.
                                              Had an encounter with two other Immortals in the 20th century : Musa Chekhamani in Tripooli during the mid-1970's and Connie Richland in 1991, during her explration of the Valley of Kings in Egypt. Ardath warned Cordelia that the Pharaoh's curse would strike her down if she dared violate the holy grounds of Egypt, but Cordelia shrugged it off... and lost her head against Keith Boyer just asshe uncovered the burial chambers of Seti I's wives.
                                              The inquisitive Watcher Research feels there may be connections between Ardath Bey and the aforementioned Immortals : Richland's death by the blade of Boyer was too coincidental : could he have contacted the young pounk so he'd go after Richland ?
                                              And isn't it a bit curious that an Immortal woodcarver could have had 'pacifical' encounters with political big guns such as Hassan-ii-Sabbah, Habib ben Younes and Musa Chekhamani ?


                                              From : Ancient Immortals Research Team
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 19.02.11
                                              To be added to the chronicles of Inyotef and Tizkar of Sumer
                                              In light of current events, we are forwarding to you an extract from an old myth we had previously dismissed as local legend or folklore. It recounts a conversation between the ancient Egyptian Immortal Inyotef and the Sumerian headhunter Tizkar just prior to his death in 523 BC :
                                              ...but as the old Egyptian warrior, defeated, fell to his knees, his eyes flashed in defiance. Lifting his head, he said to his conqueror, "Before you kill me, Sumerian, know this : I know who sent you, i know who it is you serve ! I have a message for you to deliver to your master. Tell him i have seen the Old Woman, the Oracle. She knows what it is he seeks. Tell him she has seen the future, she has seen his end. It will not happen now, but far, far from now. At the time of the Gathering, when he sends his followers out into the world, bringing chaos and death to all, two of our kind will stand against him : One, a Son of Athena, the other, a Daughter of Ares. Together, they are the Sword and the Chalice, the Harbingers of his doom. They are the Future. My old student seeks godhood, they will see to it he is forgotten, his name reviled. All those who bear the mark of Ra will be mercilessly slain to their utter desolation. This is the message i bring, Sumerian. One day soon, your own head will fall and we will meet in the afterlife..."
                                              And Inyotef was still laughing as Tizkar's sword fell.
                                              It would seen this War was foretold over 2500 years ago by an Immortal known to Inyotef and Menmet-Ra as the Old Woman or the Oracle. Further research is required to discover her origins.
                                              We leave it to you to assess the identities of the two Immortals referred to as the Son of Athena and the Daughter of Ares.
                                              Robert Langdon, Head Researcher


                                              From East Asia Watcher Bureau, Japan Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Report on the activities of Hideo Tanaka
                                              20 February 2011

                                              As expected, the samurai master investigated the deaths of the four Immortals, and mourned the passing of his friend Eto Jiro and of his hoodlum student, Genjo Ito, swearing their death wouldn't stay unavenged. Hideo made contact with Koji and Kokuten Tadokoro, leaders of the Tadokoro Ninja clan who welcomed him as a friend and valuable ally and agreed to follow him on his search-and-destroy mission against Kiem Sun and his army of killers who had been positively identified as the murders of Jiro and other six other Immortals.
                                              After a video-conference with Richeard of Mercia and Cleophon of Athens, Tanaka and the Tadokoro brothers decided an alliance with the Yasujiro Clan was necessary if they were to survive the coming war. Fujita Isei of Japan intelligence agency and associate of Tanaka was also enlisted as well as kabuki hero 'Flameshadow' : but first they needed to convince stubbord Nariko Genji that, on her own, she had little chance to survive against Kiem Sun and his army : the mortals hired by Kiem Sun could be anyone, could hide anywhere and strike at the least expected time. They were worse than the Ninja in the sense that they could be anyone anywhere.
                                              But Nariko Genji would hear none of an alliance with the nine heroes and swore the death of not only Hideo Tanaka, but also of all the Tadokoro Clan and of the Ravenwood Immortals, boasting that she made alliances that would ensure her final victory over her hated ennemies.
                                              Naturally, this tantalizing revelations allows speculations on who her master may be : is he the powerful adversary rumored to have triggered this senseless war ? Is Nariko delusionnal enough to believe that she stands a chance against Ravenwood International and their allies ? Time will tell, soon enough I am afraid.


                                              From the records of the Tribunal
                                              22 February 2011
                                              To be added to the Chronicles of Hideo Tanaka and Kiem Sun

                                              The attack of Hideo Tanaka and of the Tadokoro Clan was swift and merciless. Using stealth and speed, they invaded Kiem Sun's villa on the outskirts of Kobe and killed the the bodyguards, the dogs, the servant, all mortals imbued with superhuman strenght, all of Chinese origins. It took a mere hour for the Ninja to fight the crazed mortals whose strenght was merely boosts of adredaline triggered by a powerful drug, a deadly mix of cocaine and artificial adredaline, as well as an unknown molecule : all this discovered after an autopsy was performed by Tokyio's Watcher scientifical team on some of the people killed by Tanaka and his friends. Twenty-four mortals armed with swords and assorted weapons creamed in the space of sixty minutes by the combined might of Tanaka and his associates : they expected some losses on their side but fortunately suffered none.

                                              Hideo Tanaka and the Tadokoro's Watchers witnessed how Kiem Sun was dragged out of his house, bound and gagged and then taken to an isolated house for interrogation. The ear-piercing shrieks suggest violence and torture on poor Kiem Sun, Tanaka didn't look pleased when the interrogation was done, I do not believe Kiem Sun's answers satisfied him. I guess Tanaka hoped for clues on the identity of the man who gave Kiem Sun the recipe for the Kanloo root.
                                              Tanaka later disposed of the Immortal as he saw fit, allowing us to finally put Kiem Sun on the list of deceased Immortals for Japan.


                                              From : Yoko Fujikawa, Head of East Asia Bureau, Japan Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 27.02.2011

                                              Barely one week after Hideo Tanaka took out Kiem Sun of the Game, the Bushido warrior and his associates - Flameshadow in Yokohama and Fujita Isai in Tokyo - were attacked in their homes by, respectively, Nariko Genji, Ojiwara Mito and Sanjoi Ogai. The three immortals didn't bother with respecting the rules of the Game : this was an assassination contract - on who's payroll is another mystery - and they had not time for the luxury of rules. Each of the three Ninjas was escorted by a dozen of genin - including those operating overseas.
                                              Thanks to the wonders of cell-phones, help was soon on the way : the six immortals combining the Kawasai Clan helped the three immortals fight off the mortal genin - wiping out most of the Yasujiro Clan in the process : Ijiro and Shun Kawasai in Tokyo with Okada Iso and Tanaka Sinbei; Kawakami Gnsai and Kirino Toshiaki in Yokohama.
                                              Tanaka, Flameshadow and Isai were left with their immortal opponents who they defeated and killed after strenuous fights. A well-needed victory for Ravenwood after the deaths of Vasquez and Haynes yesterday.


                                              From the Records of the Tribunal
                                              18 March 2011
                                              To be added to the Chronicle of Henry of Kent

                                              Deoneces, Frances Drummond and Clemont Haynes reunited with Hideo Tanaka after the attack against Kiem Sun's army. Henry of Kent was seen in Tokyo, cruising for an easy Quickening, which he won't find with Japan's Immortal population so severely depleted after Kiem Sun's attacks.
                                              Tomorrow, the tag-team will resume its search, but time is of the essence : the Adversary is gathering its forces, more and more Immortals are killed and the Ravenwood Immortals need Henry of Kent safe and sound of mind.The Englishman is hiding somewhere on Hokkaido, safe in a Buddhist shrine, torn between his hunger for more Quickenings and his torments over the lives he has taken so far.There are talks among Field Watchers to interfere and disclose Henry's location to Deoneces, but we believe Deonecs and Hideo Tanaka, master hunters that they are, shall find Henry soon before he is forever lost to the world as a champion of the Game.
                                              Meanwhile, all of Ravenwood Immortal agents have gathered to London per instructions from Cleophon of Athens. The Adversary is building his army, but so is the old Athenian.


                                              From the Records of the Tribunal
                                              30 March 2011

                                              Word came in from East Asian Bureau, Japan Subdivision, that Deoneces of Sparta, Frances Drummond, Hideo Tanaka and Clemont Haynes finally found their rogue colleague and friend, Henry of Kent, after four weeks of hunting and the murders of four Immortals from Calfornia and Pacific Norhtwest.
                                              The following is a report written by the Watchers of the four aforementioned Immortals to be entered in the Chronicle of Henry of Kent. Henry of Kent was found in a Buddhist shrine located north of Honshù, an island nearly depleted of most of its Immortal population in the last twenty years where Henry had still managed to kill two more Immortals : athlete Kei Nishikori and historian Kanda Nobuo (see their Chronicles, Japan Database).

                                              In contemplative prayers for the last few days, Henry welcomed his friends with a part of relief - the hunt was over - but they could see he wasn't his usual self : serene, calm. This was a pained, tormented soul, thinner from not having had a decent meal for weeks, shaking like a junkie under withdrawal, ill-shaven and with longer hair.
                                              Frankie Drummond was the one who suffered most from her friend's condition : he was the one who got her out of her 'dark years' during mid-19ht century, and she so wanted to help her friend. Brooding Deoneces understood all too well the darkness embracing Henry and Clemont, always the scholar, took the opportunity of studying the after-effects of a Dark Quickening on an Immortal.
                                              The four Immortals went to a sacred grove of Honshù, an ancient, hidden cave the Tadokoro brothers knew about from their days of training with the White Witch of Honshù (see her chronicle for reference purpose). The cave has been existing for 2500 years at the very least, and was a haven for Immortals of Japan seeking respite from the Game and for those needing to be cured from temporary madness brought by the Game. It is written in the Chronicles that the great Ramirez himself took his student Matsuhiro Kanagawa there and trained him in the use of the Katana before the Game turned a brave warrior into the rogue and murderer he became.

                                              There, Henry of Kent was left alone, having to fight his worst ennemy : himself. Because at this moment of his life, Henry of Kent realised he had become what he hated most : a headhunter, a murderer of his own kind, well before he targeted the Californian Immortals. Even if he came after rogue Immortals and players of the Game, it didn't change what he was, that is a born-warrior who killed with gusto and enjoyed travelling and fighting other Immortals in duels to the death. Even though he saw himself as a warrior doing what needed to bedone, the dark part of himself enjoyed killing.And when Henry kiled Lucius Oranius Capito, a headhunter who lived in the gray area of Immortality, the power of Capito's Quickening engulfed Henry's psyche and not even a favor of God could have saved him from the darkness that engulfed him. In the cave, twenty feet underground, Henry fought the most important battle of his life and faced his demons : the endless tortures he suffered during his First Death at Jerusalem, the shock of awakening on Earth, not in Heaven and feeling so alone and Godforsaken. The confusion that came when Cleophon of Athens taught him of the Game, of other Immortals. How he single-mindedly decided to come after those of his kind when Damon Case nearly killed him.

                                              Then the memories... the filth accumulated over ten centuries of taking the life-essences of the most evil, depraved men and women who ever walked the Earth.. centuries, millenias of serial killing, rapes, torching villages, sacking cities, enslaving men and women, torturing people : memories acquired from the Quickeninings of Immortals Henry killed. All of this, Henry of Kent faced. He also faced the women he loved and lost, the friends he made and saw wither and die, his line-brother Maharbal of Carthage who was killed by the Kurgan : he faced the temporary deaths he suffered - buried alive in a landslide, being burnt on a stake, drowning while crossing the Atlantic sea, being captured and put to death by the Spanish Inquisition : countless horrors he endured in his long, adventurous life as an Immortal.

                                              All of this, Henry of Kent faced.

                                              The darkness was his, and his alone. Finally, the Englishman stopped fighting. He welcomed the darkness in him, embraced it. He let it be a part of the good man he was, let the old wounds bleed then sew them up and finally healed.
                                              When the ancient crusader got out of his cave, he was healed. But he would never be the same again : he explained to his friends that he was done with the Game, with hunting other Immortals. It was over. In spite of their protests and the fact a war was raging in the Immortals world, Henry felt their side had enough rave warriors and heroes and that the Adversary had no chance against their combined might.


                                              From : Lindley Osbourne, Watcher Bureau of England
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 06 April 2011

                                              To be added to the Chronicles of Evliya Celebi, Ahmet Dede and Nasreddin Hoca.
                                              We are signalling the arrival in London of Middle Eastern Immortals Evliya Celebi, Ahmet Dede and Nasreddin Hoca. They met at Picadilly Circus and were joined by Richeard of Mercia and Eadwulf of the SIS : all five went at a local pub and had a serious discussion about an espionnage assignment from none other than Kellistra for whom they already did some work as agents in her search for Methos during hte 15th century on the North African coast, which open a window to another past identity of K : Isra of Algiers, mysterious and elusive woman briefly associated to the aforementioned three, and also the the murderous Hassan-ii-Sabbah.
                                              Apparently, Kellistra wants the three of them to put their lives on the line as spies in Ari al-Muzaiyin group of hunters. They are to travel all the way to Alexandria and hook-up with the smal group, pretending to be on the side of the Adversary.

                                              Celebi, Dede and Hoca are not only a friendly and well-liked lot in both the Immortal and Watchers communities, but those are historical people, important to our records : Celebi the legendary explorer and writer, Hoca the trickster and Ahmet Dede of the Islam Saint-Fools who 'never forgets a face'and survived encounters with more than one headhunter.Kellistra certainly has good reasons to send them after Ari al-Muzaiyin and his men - Generals need good spies in every war - but we do hope those three guys will live to see the end of the war and the defeat of the mysterious 'Adversary'.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, North Africa
                                              Date : 08.05.2011

                                              Mossane gathered her four students, the Water Snakes, and was heard telling them she didn't teach them how to survive in the Game to become the foot soldiers of a power-hungry, half-crazy demi-God. She instructed them to pack bags and swords and to take the next plane with her to London where she hopes she can forge an alliance with Ravenwood International in spite of the bad blood she had with Immortal like Kellistra. Mossane belives she has two things for her : informations on the whereabouts of the Serpent Squad and her past as a disciple of Sunda Kastagir and vigilante on the African continent. Good luck to her ! Here is a woman in over her head : she is an ennemy of Ravenwood and she just betrayed the Adversary.

                                              From : Watcher Research, Southern Europe
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 30.05.2011

                                              With Cleohon of Athens and Kellistra having gathered around them Kyra I, Katherine of Samothrace and Deoneces of Sparta, we have in London the five survivors of the original group that went after the elusive and powerful villain Mmenet-Ra ! Could the old Egyptian be the elusive Adversary the Immortals are facing now ? If this be the case, who could be the new Zodiac Brotherhood ?
                                              And if Memnet-Ra really was behind those manipulations why shouldn't he have done so before ? After cross-checking with the Watcher Research departments of Western Europe, It wouldn't be too much to infer that some of its members can be identified as Helen King as well as - possibly - the Immortal Maiden. Those Immortals have shown connections not only to HISS and to Ari al-Muzaiyin but are certainly behind the current Immortals War and have proven to have powerful connections in the mortal world, able to trigger chaos at any given time.

                                              From : Watcher Tribunal
                                              To : Watcher Research, Southern Europe
                                              Date : 30.05.2011
                                              Do you even realise what you are writing ? It would give an entire new meaning to the Game : all those Immortals who died in the last 2000 years were then killed by a power-hungry Immortal with the dellusion of ruling the Immortal world.It would mean that all those powerful, ancient Immortals weren't killed for the sake of the Game, but because they could figure out who Memnet-Ra is. If Memnet-Ra is REALLY the villain Cleophon and Kellistra are fighting, then he may be hiding under our noses somewhere in the Database, either a minor Immortal of unknown origins or one who has never been identified so far.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Asia, Japan Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 28.06.2011

                                              A co-jointed attack took place in Tokyo and Yokohama against Hideo Tanaka and Flameshadow, from respectively Kin Oriyama and Lucy Sparks.
                                              The attack was expected, not only from us but also from Tanaka and Flameshodow, forwarned by Ravenwood thanks to Mossane Gasira Nkobe's informations.
                                              Thez two students of Matsuhiro Kanagawa proved to be fearsome fighters, mixing martial arts figures with their fighting techniques, like dances of death; although bereft of one arm thanks to Kellistra's blade, Lucy Sparks showed no weaknesses and kept her balance against Flameshdow while her friend Kin fought for her life in front of the honorable Samurai. In the end, both women fell on their knees, didn't ask for mercy and received none.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Iberian Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 03.08.2011

                                              Ali Ibn al-Quattan and Hippolito Cabral, recruited by Frances Drummond have been challenged and killed by Timoteo of Lusitania and Joana Vaz in Madrid. The latter two have been missing on the roster of Immortals since - respectively - the 8th and 14th centuries : imagine our surprise to see those two Immortals, long thought dead. We are now urging our counterparts from the branches of Western Europe and from the other continents to search for any missing Immortals who may re-appear and pose a threat to the forces of Ravenwood International.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Balkans Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 11.08.2011
                                              Deoneces of Sparta, Kyra and Katherine of Samothrace have relocated to Athens after the events of England Riots. In Athens they were joined by joined Thanos of Athens and Virgil of Naples, standing vigil over any invasion of Greece by the forces of the now-identified 'Adversary' : Memnet-Ra of Egypt. The five Immortals travelled to the island of Crete in search of Ra's former fortress, finding only ruins.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Balkans Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 11.08.2011

                                              Deoneces of Sparta, Kyra and Katherine of Samothrace have relocated to Athens
                                              The five Immortals travelled to the island of Crete in search of Ra's former fortress, finding only ruins.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, North America, US Northeast Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 05.09.2011

                                              Kyra II ambushed Seraphina in Central Park last night, but was aware she was on Kyra's kills list thanks again to Mossane's informations. She clahshed swords with the Thessaloniki Adder before standing victorious

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, North America, US Southeast Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 07.09.2011
                                              Marie Laveau stormed in Baron Samedi's lair like a fury, and trashed the whole place, looking for the Houngan master. Unfortunately for her, the Houngan was gone, so were his zombified slaves. The house was empty. Samedi somehow vanished like a puff of smoke and is nowhere to be found : He is to be recorded as missing on the list of active Immortals.
                                              The Watcher's anti-advertisement squad spent all its time checking the media and squashing reports of Immortal activities in the aformentioned regions : TV, newspapers and even the Internet. It is fortunate for us that both the Immortals and the Watcher organisation has adapted itself to the 21st century's way of life and to modern technologies.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Iberia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 11.09.2011

                                              To be added to the chronicles of Timoteo of Lusitania and Joanna Vaz
                                              Taking a pro-active stance in the war, Frances Drummond and her former student Viola Blanco hunted Timoteo of Lusitania and Joanna Vaz all across Iberia. They found the two headhunters in Salamanca, where the two ancient Immortals were processing the powerful Quickenings of Hippolito Cabral and Ibn al Quattan : Frances felt confident she could take on Timoteo or Vaz but she wasn't too sure about Viola.
                                              However, Viola had been insistent on taking part in the war, not wanting to share the sad fate of the other Iberian Immortals who chose to stay in hiding.
                                              A long time ago, she swore she would never hide again, and by God she would get a piece of the action ! Beside, she had other weapons than just mastery of the sword : a crafty psychologist, she knew she could see though her opponent's fighting techniques, a talent that helped her face other Immortals time and time again.
                                              Ten years after a war of terror was brought on American grounds, two butterflies brought terror to two agents of Memnet-Ra, coming after them in the middle of the night, yelling like furies and barely leaving theri quarries the time to get out of bed and pick their swords.
                                              The fight was brutal. Frances brought her usual speed and agility while Viola paced more, carefully studying Vaz's swords move : when they were ready, both women took the offensive and utterly destroyed the Immortal couple's confidence before finally taking them out. Frances and Viola's Watchers witnessed a rare occurence in the Game : a double Quickening shared by two Immortals : it happened only with the Hauser Brothers, once with Frances and Henry of Kent, another time with Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta during the Horsemen Crisis and now.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Rome
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 12.09.2011

                                              Luara Capeci and Arcangelo Bartoccini fell to the blades of Fausta De Rosa and Fortunato Cortesi after Marcantonio Fitipladi sent his two immortal assassins against his ennemies from Ravenwood.De Rosa and Frances Drummond's student made short work of the Red Brigaders. For years, Capeci and her lover spread terror all through the Italian Peninsula, with assassinations, sabotaging and intimidation maneuvers and helped Fitipladi through the rise of Silvio Berlusconi to power. Having proven themselves to be valuable soldiers, time and time again, Fitipaldi felt it was time for them to pit their strenght against others of their kind during the Immortals War. Unless they were sacrificial gambits needed to give him the time to run from Ravenwood...

                                              From the Immortals War Chronicles


                                              From Watcher Bureau, Southern Asia
                                              To Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 14.09.2011

                                              Supriya Bashkar is dead. Early this morning, she was challenged by Lalica : the fight was fought by the Persian lioness challenging the Indian mongoose. For eight hundred years, Supriya played the Game with a vigor and a passion scarcely observed in an Immortal woman, ranking her with the likes of Ceirdwyn, Alex Raven, and even the legendary Kellistra. Lalica is a villain with class, a beautiful woman who played the Game because she felt this was in the nature of Immortals : as centuries passed by, sheearned the respect of Ari al-Muzaiyin, Lucius Oranius Capito and even Safiyah Khan. Is it any surprise if she is now among the last contestants of the ongoing Gathering ?


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Rome
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 19.09.2011
                                              Fausta de Rosa and Fortunato Cortesi scoured the criminal underground of Rome in search for members of the so-called Red Brigades, thus attracting the attentions of Marcantonio Fitipaldi who sent his best assassins after the two Immortals. As worthy students of Henry of Kent and Frankie Drummond, they made short work of the Red Brigaders : keeping one survivor, they managed to track
                                              Fitipaldi to his lair where they found Fitipaldi's bodyguards and a huge surprise for us Watchers : a woman of Roman ascendance, Immortal, her neck and left side of face marred by burnt scars. Ayzebel of Meritus, introducing herself as such unsheated her sword and challenged Fausta while Cortesi took care of the remaining mortal Brigaders before going after Fitipaldi.Fitipaldi was nowhere to be found, having left his female associate handle their opponents. The battle of Fausta against Ayzebel ended with the Italian's death. After digesting her Quickening, Ayzebel came after Fortunato Cortesi : her Watcher lost her trace in Rome.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Italy
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 21.09.2011
                                              Starting the hunt for the Zodiac Brotherhood, the Secret Daggers hunted Marcantonio Fitipaldi right to his roots, the Valley of Tuscany where they found him hiding in a vineyard, posing as a rich landlord, surrounded by heavily-armed bodyguards. They were no match against the combined might of six powerful Immortals who gunned them down before finally catching up to Fitipaldi.
                                              Sigrid Solvig urged Fitipaldi to surrender, lest his life was forfeit, but the old fanatic had served the likes of Mussolini before bowing before Memnet-Ra and knew no other way of living than under the boot of one overlord or another. Surrendering wasn't an option.Fitipaldi fought Solvig like a madman until she was forced to lop off his head with a quick maneuver learnt from Thor Steen.Searching through the dead man's house, the squad found no evidence of his belonging to the Zodiac Brotherhood : however, they found on his computer a heavy correspondance with Immortals Mario Cardoza, Helen King and Pharamond, suggestign the Fitipaldi was at least a close associate of the Zodiac.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Western Africa
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 30.09.2011

                                              Baron Samedi has re-appeared in Porto-Novo, Benin, the root of Louisiana voodoo practiced by the old houngan. After leaving his zombified slave-warriors in New Orleans to be institutionalized in a psychiatric ward, Baron Samedi managed to create new ones in the space of a few months.

                                              Suspecting foul play from Samedi, the two women investigated the origins of those attacks, which they found in Porto-Novo : not wanting to take on Samedi on their own, Meja and Bebe asked for reinforcements which came under the shape of the Secret Daggers.The six Immortals met and decided on a plan : there were at least twenty to thirty of those zombies, they would need to be killed immediately before they could arrest Baron Samedi. Bebe and Meja warned the Daggers that the houngan wouldn't let himself be arrested, he would rather kill himself before he would be brought down by agents of Ravenwood.

                                              Meja and Bebe would proceed to the arrest while the Daggers would be the 'muscle' against Samedi's army. Sumaye and Assia were lucky to be alive as it were, Ravenwood didn't want to risk more losses.
                                              Samedi's mansion was located on the outskirts of Porto-Novo by Marie-Louios d'Orty and Cain Brewser, guards everywhere, armed to the teeth with dogs : the Daggers had little difficulty taking them down with guns and ammo. The slave-warrior were another matter : thirty men and women armed with razor-sharp machetes, all mortals fortunately.

                                              There was nothing Sigrid Solvig and Radu Cozma couldn't handle while Swenja Baatze and Lootje De Groot fooled around until Cozma reminded them to act like professionals : shoot first, play with swords later. Inside the house, a grizzly sight awaited Bebe and Meja : Samedi, in a gesture of defiance, took his own life, his body ceremonially sat on a throne, his head carefully placed in a jar. Baron Samedi had escaped the justice of Ravenwood.
                                              Searching Samedi's house, the Daggers found conclusive evidences that Samedi was indeed a member of the Zodiac Brotherhood as Ravenwood suspected. He bore the robes of the Cancer, a sign that is as much a symbol of life and rebirth as it is of suffering and pain, perfect fit for a master of the undead world. His journals, written in a coded, undecipherable language, gave few clues on his associates in the Brotherhood : his computer, once cracked, allowed to give away the Helen King, Kamir, Mykhaltso Demidas as members of the Zodiac.


                                              The Secret Daggers have landed on the island of Crete, joined by none other than KELLISTRA who got busy looking for the elusive Helen King (aka Eleni of Sparta). The group of Immortals hoped to find Helen cowering on the former headquarters of Memnet-Ra, a place they investigated last August, finding no clue on the Adversary's current whereabouts.

                                              Kellistra gathered her troops for her third and final confrontation against the Black Serpent Queen of HISS. It is on the archaeological site of Knossos that Kellistra and her band fought a squad of swordsmen clad in black attire, their clothes bearign the mark of HISS : a royal cobra swallowing the earth, tattoed on their chests, two dozen wild-eyed fanatics surrounding theri mistress, the pathetically ageing Helen King, looking like a shadow of herself : Kellistra is rumored to have tempered with Hzelen's life-essence, thus negating her regenrative abilities. The ensuing battle proved to be epic, Kyra, Seraphina and the Daggers cutting a bloody trail though Helen's army while the woman cowered on Holy Grounds.

                                              When the dust settled, the mortals had been disposed off : then suddendly an explosion shook the site of Knossos, the gatherered Immortals witnessed Helen's shrine being disintegrated by what sounded like thermite. All what was left of Helen were bloodied clothing band. The Serpent Queen evaded capture in her own fashion. Surprisingly, her Quickening wasn't reeived by any Immortal present : Kellistra explained how seven years ago she took Helen's life-essence, living her in the state of a frail mortal. What power she must master to be able to perform this !
                                              In the city of Knossos, Kellistra acknowledged she made a mistake by leaving the child in Helen's care and decided to bring her back to London where she could be raised as a decent Immortal.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau : Eastern Asia, China
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 10.10.2011

                                              To be added to the Chronicles of Immortal Maiden and Jin Ke
                                              Immortal Maiden and Jin K were, fighting in one of the longest and most ragins fights ever recorded in Watcher history. While Jin Ke used to be one of the best blades of China an retained al his vigor, Immortal Maiden was a devious and tricky fighter who managed to take advantage of Jin Ke's weaknesses, eventually getting the upper hand. Jin Ke fell to his knees, muttering 'Ravenwood will come for you, your little war is over' before his head fell to the ground. The ensuing Quickening was a mighty one, triggering a sudden, raging storm over Taiwan and causing for several millions of Taiwanese dollars of property damage. The Maiden's victory gave her cohorts the moral strenght they needed against May-Ling Shenand her team. But the China Enforcers didn't stand a chance against the coimbined might of China and Japan Immortals who set their differences aside and, in mere minutes, saw their respective heads divorced from their shoulders.
                                              After properly disposing of the bodies and giving Jin Ke the funeral he deserved, May-Ling Shen and Hideo Tanaka went in search for the Maiden had vanished without a trace. They are presumably looking out for their next targets, possibly in Japan or in Europe where the Immortals Word War is still going strong.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Northern Asia Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 12.10.2011
                                              Deoneces of Sparta, Kyra and Katherine of Samothrace are making progress in their search for Memnet-Ra : already they have concluded that Koschei the Deahless was the arch-rival of Memnet-Ra for the last one thousand years, allowing us to place an approximative date of birth for him, and that the old Russian is unlikely to re-appear on the Immortal scene : Ra finally had him executed by one of his agents in Russia, eather the Kurgan or Lucius Oranius Capito according to the Immortals of Mother Russia.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, US Southwest
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 18.10.2011

                                              Pro-active Seraphina rushed to Los Angeles, in search for the elusive Mykhaltso Demidas, an Immortal financialist who so far gave few clues about his true loyalties. Lying low in the Game, so far, he never met any challenge and was thought to keep a neutral position by Ravenwood.
                                              We were wrong : the Immortal with Midas' touch coordinated all the attacks against Immortals living on US territory, in relation with Pharamond, the Maiden and using sleeper agents across the entire country. His place on the Zodiac roster is of the Scorpio, it certainly fitts him : a man obsessed with wealth and power, and thus corruptible, we knew who he was all along and he played us all for frogs ! Naturally, reading his earler chronicles, he looks like a sympathetic hero who discarded his sword and choose the ways of peace : a former associate of Kellistra and Grayson who always walked between light and shadow and who should have been kept under better scrutinity.
                                              Seraphina confronted him as the Scorpio of the Zodiac, but she didn't have the time to negociate an understanding as Demidas viciously went on the attack, relentlessly keeping the offensive, keeping the most vicious moves against the former gladiatrix. We finally understood he wouldn't let himself be taken alive because in the end, instead of blocking Seraphina's sword, he let it slice though his neck ! Like a scorpio, Demidas chose death over betray

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Western Europe
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 19.10.2011

                                              Methos himself took a plane for Dublin, where he hoped to confront his former disciple, Pharamond, and put an end to this massacre. The man he met has been his student 2,000 years ago, they drank wine in Babylon together. Like most of his discples, Pharamond took after Methos : an elusive man who passed himself as a legendary Immortal, one rumored to have existed ages ago and who likely died against a better sword. Until he reunited with his teacher as well as other Immortal at the top of the World Trade Center in 2000, he hadn't had a Watcher since Cherlemagne sent his armies across the Danube : he was an unknown quantity, a minor Immortal who associated himself with shady Immortals such as Annie Devlin, Andre Korda and Grayson.
                                              The two Immortals met in a church and spoke in an ancient, undecipherable dialect : it sounded like Sanskrit, only altered. Methos seemingly warned Pharamond that Cleophon of Ahtens and Kellistra were coming for him and that the days of his master's reign were numbered. Pharamond retorted he would prevail as he always did, and that if Ra fell, another one would take his place and the Game would beging anew. Methos spoke eloquently of how his allies were detrmined to end the Game forever but also agreed that forever was too long a time not to be an utopia.
                                              'We are mankind's dark mirror, Pharamond : Gengis Khan fell, anothertone took his place, Hitler fell his dreams survive even as we speak'. The Australian bush isn't deep enough, the Everest not tall enough to help you hide from the Son of Athena and the Daughter of Ares. Be careful.'
                                              The two men parted ways, Methos went back to London while haramond organized a travel for himself for an undetermined location.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Asia, Japan Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 26.10.2012

                                              After a long, harrowing fight, the Maiden managed to take the advantage against Hideo Tanaka and right as her sword was at his throat, Tanaka seized the Maiden's blade between his palms and kept such a pressure that it gave time for hsi sliced stomach to heal and to reverse his position in front of the Maiden. Hideo Tanaka is a master of the sword, his moves are the stuff of legends, but what makes him a true master of the immortal world - at least in the Far East - is his ability to take the advantage in the most extreme circumstances. Against Hideo's mastery of the Martial Arts, the Immortal Maiden found herself disarmed and soon she had to use her karate, jiu-jitsu and tae-kwan-do techniques against the Japanese immortal. The duel between the two masters lasted for hours - enough to make Bruce Lee green with envy. Then Tanaka got the upper hand and sent the Maiden to the floor, kiling her by hitting pressure points on her chest. The Maiden's heart explodedin her chest and then she was dead. Tanaka waited for the exhausted Maiden to revive, and handed her Cixong sword to her. The Maiden knew defeat when she saw one, and mutely took the position.
                                              In a matter of seconds, her life was forfeit and her head rolling on the ground. And so ends the Chronicle of the second-to-last survivor of the Eight Immortals of Chinese Mythology.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southwest Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 30.10.2011
                                              After a two weeks-long search with assistance from Ahmet Dede, Hoca and Celebi, Bin Fauzi and his trio couldn't be found : Radu Cozma reported no progress in their research. Ravenwood called the team back to London, pending further orders.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 11.11.2011

                                              To be added to the Chronicles of Safiyah Khan and Ya Nefer Ma’at
                                              In Mumbai, Ya Nefer Ma'at was fighting Safiyah Khan. The battle between the two women was epic, the Berber from Morocco against the Egyptian from Alexandria, the lover of Immortal life against the God-driven fanatic. The battle proved to be unconclusive as both Immortals were of equal strenght, in the end the two fighters were both so exhausted that they called for a truce and decided to choose the following evening to finish their battle. Both women
                                              are liked in the Watcher community - Safiyah may be a remorseless killer, but she has class, a vision, she is practical and fair. This week we found out where she stads in the ongoing war.
                                              The following evening, exactly twelve hours later, Khan and Ya Nefer Ma'at met again. Ya had been documented about Safiya Khan and knew that this was no ordinary killer she was facing : a player of the Game who believed Allah gave her a purpose in life and who had submitted her will to the power of an ancient and powerful Immortal from Egypt. Being Egyptian herself, Ya understood the fascination the ancient Egyptian gods could have on mortals and Immortals : Horus the hawk-god, Anubis keeper of the dead, Osiris whose chief-priest Raan had been her teacher. Ya tried to explain to Safiyah that whatever Memnet-Ra promised to her, he could never deliver : the ancient gods were long dead and forgotten, they could have no hold on anyone anymore. Allah's message to the Prophet Mohammet
                                              was a message of peace, neither of war, nor of hatred. What hold could he posibly have on her, she questioned.
                                              Safiyah honestly answered : she ddn't care about the so-called Adversary, and felt she was above wars ruled by Immortals with dellusions of grandeur. She fought in the name of Allah, and only to Allh would she give her life for he gave a purpose to the empty life she was living. She was going to take the head of Ya in His name, not for the sake of the war. Again the two women fought. This time, Ya Nefer Ma'at knew she had a death sentence on her head : if she lost the fight, Safiyah would show no mercy for she was too far gone. Safiyah's ferocity and speed knew no bounds : she had opened her heart in a moment of weakness, and she could afford no weakness.
                                              With anger, precision and skill she landed the Egyptian woman on her knees and before Ya could say one word... the sword fell down. Ya Nefer Ma'at was dead, but Memnet-Ra's forces didn't score another victory. Safiyah Khan is a wild card through and through. But to Safiyah, the victory was hollow. After disposing of the speedingly-decaying body, Safiyah went to a hrine and was last seen in prayers, her Watcher lost her in the crowd of Mumbai

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 18.11.2011

                                              To be added to the Chronicles of Kamir and Sanjiv Gupta
                                              After a relentless hunt across India, Hazeem al-Bachrim, Carter Wellan, Sanjiv Gupta and Peter Gaicus found Kamir, hiding in a shrine on the outskirts of Tanjore, Southern India. Clay and his squad gave an armed response to the attacks perpetrated by Kamir : they cleaved, hacked and butchered their way across one hundred armed-to-the-teeth thugs before finally being able to capture Kamir. Keeping his usual serene demeanor, Kamir told the four Immortals that Kali was his sole reason for living, serving her the only honor he asked and that when his master would finally rise to power after the final victory, he would siege by his side and rule Southern India forever, ridding it from both Muslim and Christian presence. The four warriors couldn't believe what they were hearing. All of this in the name of Kali ? Kamir finally offered a proper challenge to Sanjiv Gupta, his former teacher : 'let the blade decide who is in the right', he said.
                                              Sanjiv Gupta's heart was broken : he had been Kamir's mentor and had taught the old Immortal everything he knew about warfare and about the goddess Kali. But he was unable to teach him the ways of peace, thus knowing hte same failure with him than Darius knew with Grayson. Two great men separated by hatred and who could have acomplished so many great things together, that is is a tragedy for us Watchers to have recorded the final battle between these two men.
                                              The battle was fierce and savage, Kamir demonstrating enormous skills of the blade and that he wasn't the servant of a goddess of war and death for nothing : it was as if Kali herself was reincarnated behind Kamir's wild eyes. Sanjiv Gupta fought likea demon : the usually pacifical man wasn't afraid to let the mask slip and to show that he had been a warrior and leader of men 1700 years ago, a general who turned into a man of peace after one thousand years of warfare like Darius at the gates of Paris, centuries ago.
                                              In the end, Gupta prevailed. Kamir adressed a mute prayer to Kali and closed his eyes. The Quickening was powerful enough to level Kamir's shrine while Hazeem al-Bachrim, Carter Wellan and Peter Gaicus watched from afar.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 24.11.2011

                                              To be added to the chronicles of Kajari and Kainath Bedi
                                              Sister fought sister when Kainath Bedi, disciple of Kamir, came after Kajari Bedi in New Delhi : Kainath urged Kajari to join her on the side of the Adversary, to avenge the death of Kamir. Kajari wanted nothing of this war, all she wanted was to survive. She was forced into a fight she didn't want and in the end, Kainath stood victorious. We never believed the two sisters would fight agaisnt each other someday, in spite of the Western world's belif about the Game. Alas, that day has arrived.

                                              From Watcher Bureau, Eastern Europe
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 25.11.2011

                                              Finally after 1800 years of playing the Game, Lalica micked a fight she couldn’t win against Keren-Happuch, right in the middle of the Immortals War, though it is unproven wether this challenge was part of the actual war or a challenge like any other she disputed over the centuries. Lalica wanted to try her sword against a fellow warrior woman she respected and took her defeat with grace, showing fatalism on her face before her head fell. In the end, though, she proved to get the last laugh as her Quickenign weakened Keren to the extant she could hold her own against the rampaging Huneric one week later.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 30.11. 2011

                                              Kainath Bedi, adopted daughter of Indira Bedi and disciple of Kamir, came after Sanjiv Gupta's head, in revenge for the death of her mentor. Gupta tried to convince her that the war between Immortals would at long last be over, that it was time for peace to be settled between those of their kind. Kainath would hear none of this talk and backed Gupta to the point he was forced to fight to kill. Feeling this was his karma, that after killing Kamir he needed to give closure to his student's line, Gupta switched to a more agressive tactic and took the head of Kainath, days after he and the other allied Ravenwood Immortals had finished disgbanding Kamir's thugee cult.


                                              From Watcher Bureau, North Africa
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 08.12.2011

                                              Reporting the arrival in Alexandria of Pharamond and Helen King. Pharamond looked in good shape as usual, while Helen King... is a sorry sight. She walks with a limp, with help from a stick, looking withered and tired, an ageing mortal woman. Since King is know to have reached her Immortalhood in her mid-twenties, it doens't seem possible. But King does look like a woman in her mid-forties now. What could Kellistra have done to her in 2005 so she ends like an ageing, weak shadow of her former self ? After landing in Alexandria, the two Immortals lost their Watchers and are presumed active in the area. More reports to follow.


                                              From Watcher Bureau, US Southwest
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 12.12.2011

                                              To be added to the Chronicle of Ludwik Malek, Roclaw Gajewski, Tanja Hammerstein
                                              Upon request from SIS and Cleophon of Athens, the Swenja Baatz, Lootje DeGroot, Radu Cozma and Sigrid Solvig set foot in Silver City, NM, to put order in the city overrun by the Ragnarok Hell's Angels gang as a pre-emptive strike against possible agents of Memnet-Ra. We do not believe Malek's gang were on the payroll of Memnet-Ra : they were wildcards who played for themselves and would answer to no authority other than their own : had not Ravenwood disposed of their lot, Ra's forces would have as they did with Amantalojak and his team of crooked scientists.
                                              The four Immortals put an end to the Ragnarok gang by slaughtering every twenty-six members of the group in one of the most violent shoot-outs to be ever recorded in the history of New Mexico. The gang's leaders - Ludwik Malek, Tanja Hammerstein and Roclaw Gajewski - managed to escape with enough ammo, heroin and mone to start their operation a new in another state. Unfortunately, Ravenwood's rogue agents were too fast and caught up to them before they could cross the state line to Arizona. Radu Cozma gave his female companions the honor of taking the villains' Quickenings themselves.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 10.12.2011

                                              Top be added to the chronicle of Peter Gaicus
                                              Reporting the death of Peter Gaicus by the blade of an as-yet-unidentified Immortal - blonde, muscular, in his forties with a Germanic accent - on the outskirts of Calcutta..
                                              Gaicus was once the greatest swordsman in Rome, but his skills with the blade dimmed over time, the Roman having lost interest in the Game, preferring using the scalpel and the laser in modern surgery. While he proved competent against Cassius Polonius in 2008, the ancient manipulator was no fighter : the German headhunter apparently is and that's why he prevailed against a man who dedicated his life to curing mankind from its ills.
                                              Research is in motion to pin a name on the mysterious individual who took out a valiant soldier of Ravenwood.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Northern Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 26.12.2011

                                              The Babylonian powerhouse finally lost her head in a fight she couldn't win when a Germanic Immortal carrying a customized broadsword came after her head, the day following her battle against Lalica : Lalica having been major player of the Game herself, Maude would have needed the time to process her energy, her power and memories : time the German Immortal didn't give to her.
                                              Maude may be a tough-as-nail, tall and vindictive fighter, she is like any Immortal after a fight : too weak to sustain another battle and its ensuing Q. Every Immortal is aware of it. This Immortal had all the luck against De Valerie. It is true she put up a good fight, and she proved to be still stronger than the average Immortal, but the German was lucky.Her passing enegy illuminted the sky of Moscow, alerting the BMR that another Immortal had just die. Fearing for their Ravenwood ally and the Immortals under their charge they rushed to the battle scene in time to see the German drive away.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Asia, China Subdivision
                                              Date : 01.12.2011
                                              Place : Beijing, China

                                              Reporting the fight of May-Ling Shen against an unidentified Immortal of Teuton origin, wearing dark spectacles,wearing a conservative suit, using a customized two-handed broadsword. The Immortal appeared out of nowhere, didn't introduce himself and simply assaulted May-Ling : May-Ling is the fastest, most acrobatic fighter in the Far East (not counting the Crimson Butterfly) but the German took advantage of her small size by patiently waiting for her to wear out and then hitting her with tremendous blows, in the end he got to his target and severed her swordarm, his customized sword having seized her katana'shandle.
                                              May-Ling didn't fall on her knees : the competitive acrobat started running, but to no avail, the German was faster and took her head swiftly.He has been cross-identified as the same Immortal who took out the powerful Maude de Valerie in Moscow last week.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Italian Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Bureau
                                              Date : 13.12.2011
                                              Reporting the death of Fortunato Cortesi against Ayzebel of Berytus, marking her second victory against Ravenwoodafter she took out Fausta De Rosa in September.

                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              From : Elodie Desarte, Watcher Research, Immortal Fighting Techniques

                                              Scholars have debated since Huneric’s disappearance in 1972 how a man of limited intelligence could become such a dangerous and powerful Immortal. Much has been made of his uncanny ability to outwit and defeat so many of his kind with reputations as skilled swordsmen and women. The fact others of great charisma have used him down the centuries as a powerful weapon seems to indicate an individual limited to the ambitions of those he has pledged his loyalty to, but with no aspirations of his own.
                                              I have a theory : just as people with autism compensate by becoming great artists, mathematicians, etc., so Huneric has made up for his personal shortcomings by having an amazing ability to instantly analyse an opponent’s technique in battle and then overcome it with the appropriate counter-moves. He’d fought and killed ten Immortals with fearsome reputations before he took the head of Rosendo of Castile from the Spanish Cabal and then wiped out the Knights of Charlemagne. In fact, it appears the only opponents he has a weakness against are those able to quickly switch techniques multiple times in mid-fight : Richeard of Mercia, Frankie Drummond and Deoneces of Sparta, who took out his right eye and nearly his head. Is he still alive out there somewhere ? If he is, I speculate it won’t be long before he emerges again, as it seems he enjoys pitting himself against the best swords in the Immortal community.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Iberian Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 21.12.2011

                                              To be added to the chronicle of Ayzebel of Berytus and Frances Drummond.
                                              After burying her student in Venice, Frances Drummond started hunting Ayzebel of Berytus but didn't have to look for long : the old Immortal was expecting Fortunato's teacher and rejoiced at the idea of taking out the fabled 'Crimson Butterfly' rumored to have killed as many Immortals as the Kurgan himself.
                                              (Watcher note : not far from the truth since the Kurgan killed over fifty Immortals in his long life, while Drummond killed over forty : however, we do believe he may have killed ten to twenty more.)
                                              The battle between Frances and Ayzebel was vigorous, the redhead combined six different fighting techniques against her opponent who proved to be a proficient and cunning player : each time counteracting France's moves. Ayzebel laughed while she danced around the Butterfly : 'they didn't call me the Dragonfly of Carthago for nothing, sweetheart ! Dance, dance with me ! '
                                              Then, in the middle of the fight, Ayzebel simply unsheated her sword and took her leave, boasting that luring the Butterfly to Italy had been easy : 'see who protected those under you charge while we fought ! ' And then she was gone. Indeed, while Frances was busy looking for Cortesi's killer, two other Immortals lost their lives the day before.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Asia, Japan Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Bureau
                                              Date : 24.12.2011
                                              To be added to the chronicle of Lan Bai
                                              Lan Bai's Watcher was tried and executed two years ago, after conclusive evidence that she had been interfering in the Game since Lan's First Death in 1989. Six Immortals died because of Xu Lin's own game of manpulations. To her, Lan, Bai was the daughter she could never have.
                                              Unfortunately, we can show no leniency toward traitors.
                                              Left on her own, Lan Bai tried to survive in the Game but wasforced to runfrom headhunters and found no Immortals she could consider 'easy pciking' : with the Immortals War erupting, her days were numbered. Her death by the blade of Flameshadow was onlmy a matter of time.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southwest Asia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 26.12.2011
                                              Katherine, Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta are now in Ankara, Turkey, ready to investigate the archives of the Malamut Fortess, following rumors that Ra was acquainted to Hassan-ii-Sabah during the 19th century. A likely suspect would be Ardath Bey. Is Ardath Bey the Adversary ? If Memnet-Ra is indeed Bey, isn't it our duty to INTERFERE and pinpoint the old man to the trio of Immortals ?
                                              We already failed in seeing Ardeth for the Immortal he might be... but we might risk the life many more Immortals if we don't make contact with the three Greek Immortals.

                                              From : Watcher Tribunal
                                              To : Watcher Bureau, Southwest Asia
                                              Date : 27.12.2011

                                              Then don't ! If Deoneces and his team have already found the final fate of Koschei and linked Hassan-i-Sabbah to Memnet, then they will find him !
                                              And is Ardath Bey is really the adversary - unlikely from such a diminutive old man - then the war will be over at last. It is not advisable to disclose the secret of our society to the Immortals now : if we had to interfere, it should have been at the beginning of the war before so many good Immortals died. We didn't interfere at this time, so let the Game being played on. Beside, Mement-Ra's forces are now 28 against 106, i.e Ravenwood has 79% of chances to win the war yet we aren’t seeing the end of it yet.
                                              You are herby ordered to stand by your oath, with the reminder that any interference by yourself or your Field Watchers is tantamount to receiving the death sentence.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Iberian Peninsula
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 30 December 2011
                                              To be added to the Chronicles of Frances Drummond and Daria De Souza
                                              Daria De Souza decided it was time to take down Ravenwood's operations in Iberia. And what better way to do this than take on Frances Drummond herself ? The Crimson Butterfly wasn't afraid, she killed nearly forty Immortals in her life and De Souza wasn't even a prolific headhunter, just a woman who used the Game for her own purposes.The battle between the two women was a furious exhibition of raw power, a mix of rage from De Souza and nearly-orgasmic pleasure from the Butterfly who ENJOYS fighting other Immortals and takes as much pleasure from her battles as Xavier St. Cloud himself - Moroccan king of hedonism that he was. One hour later, the battle was done : Daria De Souza was on her knees, her eyes a mix of pain (right forearm lost in battle, sliced stomach) and anger. Then her eyes expressed nothing : her head fell to the ground.
                                              The Quickening was a medium one, but Frankie Drummond enjoyed it.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Europe
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 31.12.2011
                                              To be added to the Chronicles of Jasper Abraham and Alexi Garnoff
                                              Father Alexi Garnoff of Kiev came after Jasper Abraham . Jasper was ready, his induction in the Ravenwood group seemed to have done him some good : he has colleagues, new friends and the opportunity to do some good in the Immortals community, making penance for his past imagined sins.The old priest spent one thousand of years hunting those who rejected the 'true fath', the pagans, the hippies, the single mothers, the sinners. To him, Jasper Abraham was an agent of evil and he needed to be cleansed : Jasper didn't feel this way : he stood ready for any Immortal coming after him, yet in the end lost his life against the crazy priest.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Europe
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 03.01.2012
                                              To be added to the chronicle of Alexi Garnoff

                                              Reporting the first Immortals War casualty of 2012 : Father Alexi Garnoff, hunted down in Kiev and around by Alexi, 'the Raven of Warsaw', after the death of her Ravenwood colleague and love interest, Jasper Abraham, a few days before. As soon as she got news of Jasper's death through the grapevine (read : the infamous Watcher Initiative of London), she packed a bag, her sword and went of the prowl. She found Garnoff in Katowice where the old priest was resting, taking the time to assimilate the strong Quickening of Abraham. Alexi wasn't called 'the Raven of Warsaw' for nothing : in 1942 she led the underground resistance against the Nazis, having taken the codename that became her monicker all thought the second part of the 20th century. Alex Raven against Alexi Garnoff.
                                              The ancient monk fought like his British counterpart, Damon Case, also found and mentored by Leofric : in the name of God, for the sake of the forces of heaven against the forces of hell. H was a serene hunter, one who tok out twenty-four Immortals from Russia, Siberia and satellite countriesof the former USSR. He managed to evade the attentions of the BMLR Immortals and also of Henry of Kent who heard of his reputation. This was a slippery Immortal, very dangerous, but he proved no match against the relentless fury of the Raven who, at some point, asked him if maybe he hadn't been manipulated into playing the Game all along : wasn't Leofric an agent of chaos before you, she asked, and didn't he give you the taste for the pointless butchery you have been a part of for centuries ? This had Garnoff pause for a second, reflecting that maybe indeed he had been a pawn in a bigger Game than the one he played. Then he resumed his attack techniques, mockingly quoting lines from Edgar Poe's poem, 'the Raven' : is there balm in Gilead, Raven ? Soon you will join the plutonian shore !
                                              'Nevermore ! ' Laughed Alexi of the Carvetti who furiously broke though Garnoff's offensive stroke and put him on the defensive : then she relentlessly attacked, concentrating on her goal, avenging the death of Jasper Abraham and scoring another victory for Ravenwood. Once more, the Raven stood victorious and took another Quickening.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Italy Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 04.01.2012
                                              The Secret Daggers have made their presence kown in Milan where they recruited two Immortals in heir ranks : professional informant and opportunist Cain Brewser, a former student of Thor Steen like Radu Cozma and the former disciple of Swenja Baatz and Lootje De Groot, Marie-Louise d'Orty who had gone underground for the past four months.
                                              Both Immortals living on the fringe of the Law were offered complete amnesty for past crimes in return for their help in finding the whereabouts of the missing Zodiac Brotherhood.
                                              For the Daggers have received their new assignment : find the twelve missing generals of Memnet-Ra, at least those whose identity is known : Marcantonio Fitipaldi, Helen King, Baron Samedi. Not an easy task, but Cozma and his team have proven themselves and with now three former disciple of Thor Steen on the side of the angels, they are scoring good points with Ravenwood : the Ragnarok gang is out of commission.
                                              Of those five, we believe Fitipaldi, King and Baron Samedi will be easiest to find : Fitipaldi certainly never left the Italian mainland, King has strong ties to Crete and Samedi to Western Africa. Time will tell.


                                              From Watcher Bureau, Southern Asia
                                              To Ravenwood
                                              Date : 08.04.2012
                                              We are reporting the death of Indira Bedi by Safiyah Khan. Bedi’s Watcher suggest the culprit may be the missing Safiyah Khan who also may be behind the deaths of Mossane and the Water Snakes in Egypt.
                                              Bedi was challenged on the outskirts of Chandigarh as she was visiting sickly family. The fight was quick, Khan no time with Bedi : it was less a fight than summary execution, in our opinion.

                                              From Watcher Bureau, England
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 05.06.2012

                                              Godebert of Worcester never accepted the fall of the British Empire and that’s why he chose to join the ranks of the British Nationa party, hoping for better days in England. But England evolved without him and he was a relic when Richeard of Mercia and the SIS chose to adapt themselves to constantly changing times. Godebert wanted to strike at the heart of England, to trigger a painc in the middle of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, with the blame pinned to ethnic minorities of London, Pakistanis, Arabs, negroes, whichever he could find.
                                              His plot was uncovered, Richeard of Mercia tracked him down on the outskirts of Buckingham Palace and while Eadwulf and Raymond d’Amboise defused the bombs set in the Tower of London, the Underground, in Picadilly Circus, in the British Museum and in the London Metropolitan Musem, Richeard delt with his age-old ennemy once and for all. Oh the madness of a so-called patriot who was going to destroy treasures of London in the name of patriotism !


                                              From Watcher Nureau, Southeast Asia
                                              To Ravenwood
                                              Date : 14.05.2012
                                              The pirates-infested seas of Malaysia have seen the activities of Siah-Seck in recent years, leading a band of marauders and cutthroats of the shores of Malaysia. Siah-Seck is also seen an active member of Singapore's criminal underground, selling stolen goods for money, gold, diamonds to the highest bidders. The Game is decidedly a lucrative business to her. When Li-ming Wu came after her she stood ready and took the woman out after a furious fight.


                                              From Watcher Bureau, Northern Europe
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 12.08.2012
                                              Ceirdwyn is dead ! One of the greatest warrior women who ever existed has fallen before the blade of Ari al-Muzaiyin, great hunter of ancient Immortals. The fight took place in Edimburgh, Scotland, and took hours, ending with the defeat of the Briton warrior. Ceirdwyn fell to her kneese, giving a dark look to Ari : 'the Kanwulfsson are coming after you, now ! '. Then her head rolled on the ground, the ensuing Quickening causing a massive power outage in the northeastern part of Edimburgh. The Watcher Clean-up Team did its job, her body wasn't found. Her sword has been picked up and will ornate one of the many walls of Watcher Academy's Hall of Heroes. The Kanwulfsson Clan, now active in Scandinavia, gave a burial to Ceirdwyn, and then have started hunting Ari al across Norway.


                                              From : Watcher Bureau, United Kingdom, England Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 21.08.2012

                                              In London, Deoneces’ battle against Ari al-Muzaiyin was the clash of two titans, two of the most powerful warriors of the known world pitting each other’s strenght against his adversary. An enraged bull against a ferocious grizzly bear. The dark knight of Ravenwood against the super-man of Southwest Asia. Deoneces won and stood victorious while his lover showed as much cold rage against Ayzebel of Berytus who proved to be her equal in strenght, agility and knowledge of swordfighting. One has to imagine two lionesses fighting over fresh meat to get an idea of the battle's intensity.
                                              The massive Quickenigns were shared by the two Spartans and by several witnesses who recorded it all on cameras as the biggest fireworks display to ever illuminate the outskirts of London. The Watcher Initiative quickly seized the cameras before the movies would be sent on the Net.

                                              The Son of Athena and the Daughter of Ares knew time was of the essence : they needed to travel to Ra's headquarters and find him before he vanished again and started a new cycle of violence.
                                              The war was far from over, for there were more soldiers of Ra standing living.


                                              From the Chronicle of the Combined Immortals of America
                                              Updated 29.08.2012

                                              In London, Kellistra and Cleophon of Athens decided the CIA needed to disappear for good, their death assuring that America would evolve on its own, without the interference of Thomas Morehead and his group. The daughter of Ares and the son of Athena were aware not all CIA Immortals were evil : Moses Johnson, Estrella Acosto, Alice Chase and Gabriel Calvino did some good in their times : unfortunately, this was the COMBINED ImmortalS who needed to disappear. Cleophon wanted to spare some lives, but Kellistra reminded him they were at war and being merciful wasn't an option. Richeard of Mercia, however, disagreed and decided only the CIA's head needed to be severed.
                                              Cleophon complied and sent the order to Richard of Mercia : the SIS was to hunt and kill the CIA Immortals who already were slowly disbanding : Estrela Acosto was investigating the matter of prisoners rights violations in Guantanamo Bay : Moses Johnson was clearing the ghettos of New-York from drug dealers : Chase and Calvino were hunting child-pornographers in California. Morehead, Felder and Fujita were the only ones active in Washington DC on the battlefield of the Senate.

                                              Richeard of Mercia, Helen Bondeville and Eadwulf fought out the latter three in Washington, Morehead couldn't believe his mentor was coming after him and, in rage, violently fought for his life. Unfortunately, Richeard was stronger and prevailed. Felder and Fujita faced Helen and Eadwulf and showed as less mercy as Richeard had toward his former protege, although Eadwulf let Fujita keep his head. In Guantanamo Bay, Estrella was found by Allegra Chambers and had no choice but to face the British Immortal determined to finish her American counterpart.
                                              The fight was brief, yet Allegra decided against killing Acosto and let her live but she had to sever all ties with the American governement, Estrella swore to do so.

                                              The same deal was done in Washington with Fujita and in Calfornia with Chase and Calvino when faced with Raymond d'Amboise and with Moses Johnson in Manhattan when Alice Ming came after him. The Combined Immortals of America needed to stay disbanded and that meant its survivors had to stay clear from each others... or else.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Asia, Japan Subdivision
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 07.09.2012

                                              Reporting the heated fight of Hideo Tanaka of Ravenwood against the mysterious German Immortal who has been killing members of Ravenwood International in recent weeks : Peter Gaicus and Maude de Valerie fell to his blade, overpowered by the German's knack at finding his opponents' weaknesses.

                                              Hideo Tanaka's weakness lies in his greatest quality : his code of honor he has been following for eight hundred years, the Bushido that guides each of his actions : Hideo Tanka never cheated for his entire life and has ben expecting other Immortals to follow his strict set of rules : naturally, he took out the Immortals who didn't value honor, tradition and discipline and often clashed swords with westerner Immortals with different set of ethics.
                                              'The Teuton', as we dub him since there already is an unidentified German Immortal on our list, did everyting to destroy Hideo's life in Tokyo and to imperil his balance : he set the Japanese counterpart of the IRS on his bank account, he sent photographs of him confronting Matushiro Kanagawa (a known Yakuzaleader) to his mortal friends and colleagues of ravenwood - Japan, set his car on fire, set a bomb in his home : when that wasn't enough, he captured Hideo's associate Fujita Isei and sent to the Bushido warrior photographs of Fujita's mutilated, hideously tortured and decapitated body, going so far as to send a video of Fujita's last moments to hismoral wife and foster children. The horrified and pained Hideo Tanaka understood he was facing an Immortal who knew no bounds in dishing out misery and horror, and reported to his friends of Ravenwood in London, seeking informations about who the mysterious Immortal could be. Deoneces gave him the answer before boarding a plane to Tokyo : Vandal Immortal Huneric, former SS assassin and scum of the earth.

                                              While Deoneces was on the plane, Huneric made his move against Tanaka, using every dishonorable tacticspossible : bullets, explosives, ninja weaponry, everything to weaken him before facing him. The fight was short, while a superb wordsman Hideo wasn't in a good Shape : his morale was hit, his right hand was missing and so was his left eye becasueof a solid charge of TNT. Hideo Tanaka died on his knees, but didn't beg for his life : he looked at Huneric in the eye, smiling 'Deoneces of Sparta is coming for you, German, I envy him and pity you.' After enjoyjng his second Quickening in mere days, Huneric the Vandal took a plane for Australia, right before Deoneces's landed in time to bury his friend.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Australasia
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 15.09.2012

                                              To be added to the Chronicle of John Frederick Horrigan

                                              Huneric the Vandal set foot in Melbourne, having targeted John Frederick Horrigan of Ravenwood : needing the time necessary to digest the accumulated power, memories and knowledge of Hideo Tanaka and Fujita Isei, Huneric lied low, travelling the roads of Australia, bidding his time. One week was enough.

                                              When he felt ready, he tracked down Horrigan but didn't have to hunt for long : the Irishman had been warned - as all personnel of Ravenwood - that Huneric the Teuton was on the prowl and anyone could be attacked anyday.
                                              The tall, lanky bonde Immortal is the master of zen, taking Immortal life with a grain of salt and the Game seriously, but not to the point of letting it destroy his soul has it happened to Charles Mako : he has a life in the mortal world, friends, lovers. When the war erupted and Immortals died in Australia, Horrigan stood ready to fight : the Immortal community he was responsible for was smaller than on the other continents and he felt he made a good sheriff - real shame he had to take out Corey Raines, though. Horrigan kept his alliance with Robinson to whom he asked to keep an eye on the fourth-to-last surviving Immortal of the continent, Mandawuy, Immortal shaman and Aborigene.
                                              Mandawuy foresaw in his dreams the death of Horrigan, as he had foreseen the death of the Australian Immortals, but he didn't warn anyone : the ancient shaman keeps a neutral ground in the war, believing that the forces of good will prevail once again, as they did two thousand years ago, only to see the forces of darkness rear their ugly head again, starting a new cycle of violence. Mandawuy saw all this and told so to Carl Robinson. The angry Immortal told the old man that, had he been honest about his predictions, many lives would have been saved.

                                              While Robinson was away, Horrigan was alone to face Huneric the Teuton. The fight was brutal, the Vandal broke through Horrigan's defense techniques and not once did he let him take an offensive stance in the battle. In the end, the Irishman's head rolled on the ground : his Quickening was strong, but not as powerful as Tanaka's according to his Watcher. Huneric the Vandal left the scene and boarded a plane the following day for South Africa.

                                              From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa
                                              To : Watcher Tribunal
                                              Date : 19.09.2012

                                              Reporting the arrival of Huneric the Vandal in Nairobi.

                                              Huneric expected Ravenwood to come after his head, but not the group of five Immortals who faced him in the center town of Nairobi and chased him through the city until he was in a secluded area, surrounded by five angry Immortals.

                                              Deoneces's sirens are doing well, he knows it, and there is no one on earth who can give him the stability and edge he needs in his life as an Immortal warrior and member of Ravenwood. In front of the old Spartan, Huneric started taunting him, stating that without his soldiers he wouldn't amount to much : however, it wasn't too late : he could join him at the side of his master, and ensure the peace of Memnet-Ra across the world. 'Peace ? ' Retorted, Deoneces, then turning to his friends, 'Ravenwood, WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION ? ! ! ' he yelled. 'WAR ! WAR ! WAR ! ' answered four Immortals screaming. 'See ? Your master brought war to us, you chose dishonor while we answer with honor, and this is what will give us the victory in the end ! ! '.

                                              While Huneric, dishonorable hunter, a plunderer, a murder and aformer SS had only murder and mayhem in his heart : he fought like a professional killer but had none of the skils and grace his quarry showed. In the end, Huneric realised he was the quarry, not the otherway around. A minute of distraction that proved fatal when Deoneces severed his swordarm through the armpit, leaving the Vandal screaming in pain on the ground. Deoneces didn't even let him murtter a few last words. A nazi didn't deserve a better fate. Watchers and Immortals quickely left the scene, the Quickening was going to be powerful and terribly hazardous to the attendees. Indeed it was : a beautiful phenomenon, the song of revenge of every Immortal Huneric killed and their scream of victory. It set such a powerful fire that the entire battleground was sterilized with but raw stone left.
                                              Frances and Henry of Kent helped the exhausted Deoneces on his feet and the group quickely left the area



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                                              To be added to the chronicle of Memnet-Ra and Nefertiri

                                              The following has been written five days after the dust settled, when the battle was fought and won. It is a combination of the reports from Watchers on both sides of the chessboard as well as speculations on what exactly happened in Ra's house to trigger such a violent ending to the Immortals Word War, not counting the impact it had on the mortal world. Cleophon of Athens, Kellistra, Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta, Katherine of Samothrace, Xanthia of Melitus, i.e the last survivors of the group who took down the original Zodiac Brotherhood, as well as Seraphina, Henry of Kent, Frances Drummond, Clemont Haynes, i.e the surviving roster of Ravenwood with Kashta of Nubia, Sit-Hahtor Iunet and Alex Raven entered Ra's palace that was built like an ancient Egyptian shrine.
                                              They had to fight the combined strenght of the Brotherhood of Ra, twelve fanatics of Egyptian background who zealously followed Memnet-Ra's every command and were taken down in furious fights by Cleophon's followers. The details of who killed who are lost to us but it is likely they didn't last long against the determined pack of Immortals.
                                              A stairway led to a gigantic grotto where stood, throning, Memnet-Ra, his Queen Nefertiri and the ancient Naga-ed-er who supervised the fortress personnel.

                                              Ra and Nefertiri were a regal sight, two imposing Immortals believing themselves to be the equals of Gods, ruling over their court. Ra’s eyes shone with the intensity of a sun gone nova, an hypnotic gaez threatening to ensnare the group of intruders. Kellistra broke the silence by adressing the Immortal with harsh words, stating it was time to pay for the atrocities had had perpetrated in two thousand years. The so-called Game, the countless lives lost, the return of the self-delluded Zodiac Brotherhood. This ‘only one’ nonsense. ‘There Can Be Only One Ra ! ’ screamed Memnet-Ra in rage, stating that Immortals were born from gods’ blood, that they are the chosen of the gods and must rule the universe as they are born to do. ‘We are princes of the universe, he said, we have blood of kings coursing our veins and tomorrow belongs to us. No man can be the equal of the Gods ! ’

                                              Kellistra stated that no Immortal had the right to impose his dictate on the mortal world. Mortals have been building countless wonders, also committed countless atrocities, but ultimately Earth belonged to them. Not to a self-genocidal race on the brink of oblivion. Harsh words to be true, but there was passion in Kellistra’s voice. This was the true Kellistra : Abellona, the daughter of Ares, disciple of Kronos, Methos and many others who understood al-too well the true nature of Immortality : nothing but a reflection of mankind, capable of the best and of the worst.
                                              Memnet-Ra’s crimes, she spoke, was to have awaken the worst in the hearts of Immortals across the globe : their violence, their greed, their taste for power, fortune, fame. The capacity of living centuries, millenias, ruling the world and perpetrating the worst atrocities escaping punishment. When last they met, Cleophon and Kellistra understood all this and spent the next two thousand years as a counterpoint to Ra’s ambitions, his endless hunger for power.

                                              Ravenwood International was but the lastest generation of heroes who fought the forces of darkness over the last twenty centuries. Ra laughed at Cleophon and Kellistra : ‘the world is mine, my army is destroying yours and all those who do not join me will perish against the swords of my followers ! The final battle is being fought, the fruits of victory shall be mine ! I AM THE END OF TIMES ! ! ’
                                              ‘If you take my head, he muttered, you will sign your death warrant’. To which Kellistra answered ‘I declare today the end of the Game, the end of your reign, and if my life is forfeit, SO BE IT ! '

                                              Then turning to her brothers-in-arms, 'It’s been a thrill working with you guys, this is what I have been fighting for.’

                                              Then she rushed to Memnet-Ra, sword held high. The fight, as reported by Drummond, was the asteroid hitting Tunguska : a veritable onslaught to end the carnage started two thousand years ago in Crete. Cleophon, the Ravenwood survivors, all watched ‘Kellistra of the Northern Winds’ take on Memnet-Ra, the one responsible for nearly destroying the Immortal world. In the end, Ra stood defeated, Kellistra’s chaos-fire sword at his throat. Everyone stood silent. Her last words were ‘leave the place quickly, everyone. And good luck.’
                                              Ra’s head fell. So did Nefertiri's. The whisper of countless souls murdered by Ra seemed to permeate the mind of the attendees, the air charged itself with electricity. In awe, the Immortals left the cave and started running. Then it broke out like a sudden, furious storm.

                                              The double-Quickening was the wrath of all the Immortals Ra and Nefertiri ever killed during their long reign, it triggered a chain-reaction that led to the cave caving-in, followed by a brusque eruption of life-energies that disintegrated Cleophon and Kellistra’s bodies. The Son of Athena and the Daughter of Ares made the ultimate sacrifice so the remnants of the Immortal world population could live in peace, Deoneces swore to all those present that they didn’t die in vain and that he and the survivors of Ravenwood would make sure peace would last as long as possible.
                                              power.
                                              Last edited by Gardner; 01-04-2018, 05:25 AM.

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                                              • Thanks for this update, my friend, finally i'll be able to do a comprehensive update and revision on my old Immortals War chronicles and sort out the mess. Much appreciated.

                                                Now I've got my PC sorted out (at last!) i'll be able to get those names for you and i'll continue the story of the SIS/Hellfire Club.

                                                Cheers
                                                Apollo1

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                                                • I am tempted to rewrite the War's timeline so everything happens in 2012. Over only one year. I erased a lot of deaths stories because the story was too messy and comùplicated : the Battle of London, the Battle of Paris, the Battle of Rio, the war in the Middle East and Africa and the destruction of St. Christopher for instance.

                                                  One slight adjustement :
                                                  Victor :
                                                  18.11.2011 Kamir Sanjiv Gupta
                                                  24.11.2011 Kajira Bedi Kainath Bedi
                                                  30.11.2011 Kainath Bedi Sanjiv Gupta

                                                  In the story those events happen one year later. For a better balance in the numbers of deaths in 2011 and 2012
                                                  And correcting one editing mistake :
                                                  03.01.2012 Father Alexi Garnoff killed by Alex Raven

                                                  For Eastern Africa :

                                                  Chaggan Clan Immortals, previously listed as Inactive
                                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
                                                  Date : 1890
                                                  Place : Mt. Kilidmandjaro
                                                  Victor : N.A
                                                  Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                                  I don't really know if that third version of the Immortal War makes sense, storywise. Your opinion ?
                                                  Last edited by Gardner; 01-05-2018, 01:24 AM.

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                                                  • Yeah, i think the current revision you've made is pretty much okay. I don't think there's really any need to do a third pass. What you've currently done is okay by me.

                                                    Cheers
                                                    Apollo1

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