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  • I like that fans are still working on creating Watcher Chronicles for characters who got a brief mention or screen time. One of the things that I noticed with the fan fiction writers has been that they often incorporate characters from the actors own iconography. For example...Peter Wingfield has also played doctors on Queen of Swords and on Holby City. On both shows he also worked with other Highlander alumni. The same could be said about both Tracy Scoggins and Claudia Christian when they worked together on Babylon 5. Each additional role and character can be used by fan fiction writers to add more depth to their immortals background chronicle. It also allows the chronicle writer to add photos to the chronicle too. One of the real life photos that inspired several writers was a picture Paul Johansson posted on his website of himself with Adrian Paul taken at Cannes. He also posted photos of himself with Peter Wingfield when they worked together. So...scour the biographies and filmographies of the actors who played the characters. If they crossed paths with another Highlander actor or a real life famous person...you can use that in creating your chronicles. Good luck.

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    • Thank you very much for your input, Coleegael. Much appreciated!

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      • Back at last, Gardner!

        And I've finally got 6 names for you, females from the Middle East:

        5th century BC: Pheretima of Pasergadae - Achaemenid female
        3rd century BC: Barsine of Asaak - Parthian female
        3rd century AD: Izdihar of Araba (Kingdom of Araba)
        9th century AD: Leila of Samarra - Kurdish female
        12th century AD: Talayeh Chenal of Galilee - French-Arab female

        I'll have 6 males for you next.

        Cheers
        Apollo1
        Last edited by Apollo1; 01-15-2018, 08:29 AM.

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        • Great names Apollo2 thanks, though I count only five lol
          Talayeh Chenal, a french arab of the 13th century ? Where did you get the idea ?

          The Persian Raider
          Known aliases : None, identity undetermined
          Notable characteristics : Ruthless behavior;
          master archer, cut off left breast for better mastery
          Weapon : Persian shamsir
          Recorded kills : None known

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Kingdom of
          Persia
          Occupation : Horsewoman, raiding caravans;
          ‘scorched earth’ tactic, leaving no witness behind
          Prior occupations : Undetermined
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : 1726
          Place : Teheran, Iran
          Victor : Connor MacLeod
          Watcher : Research, Western Asia

          Background
          Original cultural affilation : Unrecorded
          Possibly part of the original Amazons
          Born : Unrecorded
          First death : Unrecorded
          First teacher : Unrecorded
          First recorded sighting : 1589. Outskirts of
          Teheran.In battle against Connor MacLeod

          The mysterious Persian Raider who fell by the blade of Connor MacLeod during the Scot’s travel through the Orient, a journey that would take him to Japan and to the cave of the elusive Master Nakano, was the ruthless leader of a band of thieves and cutthroats that terrorized the merchant roads of Persia, leavign no witnesses behind, mercilessly slaughtering men, women and children like cattle. Connor hired himself as a bodyguard ot one of those caravans when the wagons under his care were attakced by the cruel bandit woman (and not manas previously stated) whose band attacked and killed all but one guard : Connor MacLeod, who quickly took the Persian out. The bandit leader is now recorded in our chronicles as ‘The Persian Raider’ and an earlier kill of Connor MacLeod.

          Watcher Research, the Chronicle of Connor MacLeod



          Esmira Azad
          Known aliases : Sharifa Zana, Nurhan Al
          Hamanadi, Leila Rashid of Samarra
          Notable characteristics : Teenaged immortal
          Weapon : Russian cavalry saber
          Recorded kills : Khaled Hosseini, inconclusive
          fight agaisnt Ahmet Necdet, 1736

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Mount Sinjar,
          Northwest Iraq
          Occupation : Resistance fighter against Islamic
          State (ISIL), Kurdistan Worker’s Party
          Prior occupations : Resistance fighter protecting
          her Kurdish family and clan from Iraqi troops, First
          Gulf War, mountain woman, farmer, nomad
          Roster of Immortals Status : Active
          Date :
          Place :
          Victor :
          Watcher : Research, Western Asia Immortals

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Kurdish
          Born : 9th century, Samarra, Abbasid Caliphate
          First death : Calpih courtesan murdered by jealous
          lover
          First teacher : Selim Ubadah
          Known past associates : Selim Ubadah
          Known ennemies : Ahmet Necdet
          First recorded sighting : 1736. Azerbaijian. During
          invasion of Azerbaijian by the Turks, raped and
          nearly killed by Kismet Necdet

          Esmira Azad has been conclusively identified as Leila Rashid, the Kurdish woman who fought American marines during the First Gulf War and was thought killed during a pre-emptive strike by American bombers along with her Watcher. She re-appeared in 2014 on Mount Sinjar fighting soldiers of ISIL and won a fight against Immortal Khaled Hosseini; since then she gathered a troop of women from the Kurdistan’s Worker Party and are fighting ISIL soldiers relentlessly.

          Watcher Bureau, Western Asia

          Last edited by Gardner; 01-15-2018, 05:39 AM.

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          • Greetings, Gardner!
            Thanks for pointing out my mistake with the female Immortals! Lol
            There are only 5, sorry about that! I'll add the extra female to the 6 males when i post them.
            As for the French-Arab, she's actually from the 12th century (which I've corrected btw), because during the time the Kingdom of Jerusalem was ruled by the Crusaders from 1099 to 1187, a number of them took local wives or mistresses, and Muslims did for a time live under the rule of their Christian conquerors there. Children were born of these unions.

            Cheers
            Apollo1

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            • Thank you for the information Apollo; but I found her background story. 12th century or 13th doesn't make much difference. French crusaders ruled the Kingdom of Jersualem up until the end of the 13th century. No problem at all.
              The four other names allowed me to find new great characters !

              An adjustement to the backgrounds of the Chagga people :

              Chagga Clan

              Most recent base of operations : Foothills of Mount
              Kilimandjaro, Tanzania
              Occupation : Pastoralist, warrior
              Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
              Date : 1590 Repelling slavers raid led by Immortal
              Farid al’Zafir
              Place : Mt. Kilidmandjaro
              Victor : N.A
              Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation : Chagga People
              Born : 11th century; Foothills of Mount
              Kilimandjaro, Tanzania
              First death : Unrecorded
              First teacher : Sudala
              Known associates : Chagga Clan
              Known past associates : Kashta of Nubia, Sudala,
              Known ennemies : Farid al-Zafir Ibn Muhunnad,
              slaver who kidnapped Chagga immortal women
              First recorded sighting : 1490. Mount Kilimandjaro
              Encounter with Kashta of Nubia looking for alleged
              disciples of his teacher, Sudala
              Last edited by Gardner; 01-16-2018, 02:21 AM.

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              • Greetings, Gardner!

                Here's that missing female name you wanted:

                Hekate of Antioch - Greek Orthodox Christian

                And the six male names from the Middle East:

                Boaz of Hebron - Kingdom of Judah
                Karif of Nabataea - Nabataean Kingdom
                Volkan Salbik - Seljuk Turk
                Ekmel of Canik (Beyliks of Canik)
                Galien of Adrianople - Latin Empire
                Andronik of Armenia (Emirate of Armenia)

                Also, could you post the active and inactive Immortals of Ireland, Scandinavia and the Balkans,

                Cheers
                Apollo1

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                • Bloody hell ! What an AWESOME list of names ! Definitely inspiring, a job well done Apollo! But didn't you promise seven males ? lol
                  Maybe someone from Oman ?
                  I'll have the active and inactive immortals you request soon.

                  Meanwhile, here is an updated older character for you...

                  Serena Nero
                  Known aliases : Julia Livillia
                  Notable characteristics : Questionable mental
                  health
                  Weapon : Celtic sword
                  Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Constantinople
                  Byzantine Empire
                  Occupation : Noblewoman
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
                  Date : 330
                  Place : Antium
                  Victor : N.A
                  Watcher : Caius Volaginius

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Roman
                  Born : 34, Rome, Italy
                  First death : 64, Slave/lover of Nero killed
                  during Great Fire of Rome
                  First teacher : Paul Karros
                  Known past associates : Paul Karros
                  First recorded sighting : 64. Found by Paul Karros
                  amidst the smoking ruins of Rome

                  Serena was a favorite of Emperor Nero, not just because of her sexual skills and great beauty, but also because of the fire burning in her eyes, the fire of madness. That woman was absolutely insane, even by the antique world standard when the Roman Empire was on the verge of disintegration.
                  There is a theory running around that Serena might have inspired Nero to start the Great Fire of Rome, fueling his madness with false rumors on the barbaric ways of the Christians. We shall never know for sure. What we really know of her is that she perished during the Great Fire and awoke immortal... to be found by a former gladiator, Karros, who had just fought immortal Carpus Cornelius and won.
                  Interesting to note Rome was a hotbed of immortal activity during the Great Fire : the Kurgan also fought immortal Decima Justus to a standstill !
                  Karros rescued Serena from the pile of debris in which she was buried and identifiedher as a new immortal, but also notice the madness hidden in the woman's frame.
                  Karros taught Serena what she needed to know, gave her an extra sword and took her out of the remains of Rome where she was too well-known. Both immortals travelled during a few years, until Karros tired of Serena's agressive sexuality and left her in Antium where she lived under an assumed name until her encounter with Marcus Aedilies, player of the Game and cowardly spirit who tried to murder the woman in her bed after a night spent with her. Serena was aware that immortal men would come after her, but she wasn't sound of mind and didn't belive that young man clad in leather would be a threat. She was very wrong. Fortunately she escaped from his blade and was last seen in Constantinople in 330 at the begining of the Byzantine Empire living a life of leisure and luxury, no longer the naïve Immortal, rather a manipulative vixen using her sexual power to entrap men in games of politics and Immortals in the Game.

                  Watcher Research
                  Southern Europe, Rome

                  I do like the Greek Orthodox Christian too.
                  Cheers !
                  Gardner

                  UPDATE
                  Ifeanaso Family
                  Amara Ifeanaso-Kabalaye
                  Known aliases : Elewechi Okagbue
                  Notable characteristics : Never seen without the
                  other members of the Ifeanaso Family
                  Weapon : Damascus rapier, stole it from an Arab
                  Immortal who once enslaved her

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Salvador, Bahia
                  Brazil; Nigerian community
                  Occupation : Events planner/organizer
                  Prior occupations : Indentured servant, Catholic
                  nun, teacher, social worker, political activist
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Ifeanaso Watcher team

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Nigerian, Igbo people
                  Born : Nigeria, unknown date
                  First death : Unrecorded
                  First teachers : Chialuka & Chidimma Ifeanaso
                  Known associates : Ifeanaso Family, Olapede
                  Chukwu, Orisa Kagame; spouse of Kamdibe
                  First recorded sighting : 10th century. Nri Kingdom,
                  Nigeria. Encounter with Olapede Chukwu


                  Kamdibe Kabalaye
                  Known aliases : Onyeoruru Iloerika, Iheatu Ugorji
                  Notable characteristics : Never seen without the
                  other members of the Ifeanaso Family
                  Weapon : Black-braiids katana, gift from legendary
                  black samurai Yasufe

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Salvador, Bahia
                  Brazil
                  Occupation : Fashion model
                  Prior occupations : Drifter, warrior, mercenary,
                  scholar, university student (Sorbonne, Yale,
                  Oxford); once led 1816 Black Rebellion in Jamaica
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Ifeanaso Watcher team

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Nigerian, Igbo people
                  Born : Nigeria, unknown date
                  First death : Unrecorded
                  First teachers : Chialuka & Chidimma Ifeanaso
                  Known associates : Ifeanaso Family, Olapede
                  Chukwu, Orisa Kagame; husband of Amara
                  Known past associates : Yasufe
                  First recorded sighting : 10th century. Nri Kingdom,
                  Nigeria. Encounter with Olapede Chukwu

                  Collectively the Ifeanaso family was fist met by Olapede Chukwui in the 10th century.
                  Last edited by Gardner; 01-17-2018, 04:33 AM.

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                  • Apollo, here are your Immortals but you didn't ask the United Kingdom Immortals... Do you want them too ?

                    Jason Samaris
                    Known aliases : Demetri Savalos, Samson Terzin,
                    Sebastian Vasilou
                    Notable characteristics : Raised as a Muslim and
                    enrolled in the corps of Janissaries of Ottoman
                    Army
                    Weapon : Ottoman infantry saber
                    Recorded kills : Galien of Adrianople

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Nicosia, Cyprus
                    Occupation : Antiques broker
                    Prior occupations : Janissary, Ottoman army
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Christopher Thanou

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Greek, of Muslim
                    religion
                    Born : 1705; Thessalia, Greece
                    First death : 1725; Janissary officer killed by rival,
                    murder disguised as suicide
                    First teacher : Kemal Sahin
                    Known associates : Olympe Dimitrakos (wife),
                    Kyra of Sparta I, Watchers Initiative, Xanthia of
                    Melitus
                    Known past associates : Kemal Sahin, Nilo Talos
                    Known ennemies : Victor Markov, deceased
                    First recorded sighting : 1725, Ankara Turley.
                    Student of Kemal Sahin


                    Olympe Dimitrakos
                    Known aliases : Stefana Mascopolis, Nana Terzin,
                    Demeter Vasilou
                    Notable characteristics : Feisty personality
                    Weapon : Greek hoplite sword
                    Recorded kills : Hekate of Antioch

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Nicosia, Cyprus
                    Occupation : Antiques broker
                    Prior occupations : Student, traveller, soldier
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Katherine Thanou

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Greek
                    Born : 1805; Peloponnese, Greece
                    First death : 1825, Murdered by Ottoman soldiers
                    in retaliation for Greek rebellion against Ottoman
                    rule
                    First teacher : Kyra of Sparta I
                    Known associates : Jason Samaris (husband),
                    Kyra of Sparta I, Xanthia of Melitus
                    Known past associates : Nilo Talos
                    First recorded sighting : 1825, village on the
                    outskirts of Pylos. Found raped with throat slit
                    among charred ruins of home by Kyra

                    The encounter of Jason Samaris and Olympe Dimitrakos with the band of roving headhunting migrant children who have been active since the beginning of the migrant crisis ended with the two Immortals taking out the band’s ringleaders, two Middle Eastern Immortals using the children as pawns in the Game as they have been doing for centuries.
                    Now the children are free to go where they please. Jason and Olympe decided to train the kids themselves adopting them as their own little family, but those are not innocent children anymore, they had a taste of the Quickening and a strange hunger animate them. A hunger for more. It will take a lot of work and efforts from the Greek couple to curb the pack’s violent tendencies, lest they become as dangerous players of the Game as the Coyoteros of Mexico.

                    Watcher Bureau, Balkans


                    IRELAND

                    Lang Quing
                    Known aliases: Little Dragon, Ou-yang Lai, Lee
                    Qui, Wendy Lee
                    Notable characteristics: Petite; very beautiful;
                    wanderlust and passion for other cultures
                    Weapon: Chinese War sword. A gift from Henry of
                    Kent, originally belonged to Hu Fa-tang
                    Recorded kills : *See Addendum*

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations: Dublin, Ireland
                    Occupation: Artist; proprietor, Wendy Lee's Arts &
                    Crafts
                    Prior occupations: Bodyguard, chaperone
                    Roster of Immortals Status: Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher: Jo Wong

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation: Chinese
                    Born: 1636, Szechwan province, Ming Dynasty
                    First death: 1659; Raped and murdered by bandits
                    on the road to Chin-ch'uan
                    First teacher: White Dragon, cross-identified as
                    Henry of Kent
                    Known associates: Henry of Kent, Amy Ross,
                    Ginjer Wu & the Shaolin Three, Hang Danzu
                    Known past associates: May-Ling Shen, Frances
                    "Frankie"Drummond, Roman Alvarez, Fu Kang-Ho,
                    Victor Tao, Gemma, Ajara Durai
                    First recorded sighting: 1660 Szechwan province
                    Student of the White Dragon

                    Lang Quing, or Wendy Lee, as she's known these days, is one of Henry of Kent's most successful students. Born in China, she has spent little time there; inspired by her teacher's tales of the wider world, Lang Quing has lived in most of the big cities in her three centuries on this earth: London, Paris, Madrid, Rome, New York. These days, it is San Francisco's Chinatown, as owner of Wendy Lee's Arts & Crafts, where she indulges her passion for art, in particular, her expertise at painting landscapes of most of the places she has seen. Don't let her small frame and beauty fool you, for Lang Quing is a well-trained student of one of the greatest swords of the Immortal world: Henry of Kent, grandmaster of headhunter-slayers. And like her teacher and mentor, the Little Dragon has slain a few headhunters in her time and i'm sure if any others cross her path, they will meet the same fate.

                    Long may she live.

                    Jo Wong, 2010

                    Apollo1/Apollo2 2010

                    From the Chronicle of Lang Quing

                    Lang Quing was in tears when Henry of Kent announced her the demise of Guo Jing at the sword of Frank Bascombr. An immortal of unknown origins, Guo was barely a bleep on Watcher scope; never playing the Game, seldom meeting other imortals and living in obscurity until she was found and killed by Bascombe.
                    She was an opportunity for a kill, as far as the Boer was concerned, but to Lang she was a good friend, albeit a poor student in swordmanship. Henry of Kent offered Kang to track down Bascombe but she would hear none of it : she wanted to nail the bastard herself, as she put it. Henry gave her the coordinates of the killer and acompanied her to the airport, giving her moral strenght. Two days later, after scoping out Cincinnati, Lang found Bascombe and challenged him to a fair fight. Bascombe never played fair, but Lang saw through his tricks and easly overpowered the arrogant Boer who fell to his knees, muttering 'finish it, Chinese whore'. 'The whore has a name, it's Lang Quing !' she yelled before sending Bascombe's rotten soul to the deepest pits of hell. Guop Jing was avenged and another headhunter has been removed from the active roster of immortals.

                    Jo Wong, 2010

                    ADDENDUM

                    Recorded kills : Ju Fai, Chu Mi-Na, Xu Juzhing, Abjit Gajendra, Khwaja Rana, Zusman Schwab, Joseph-Desire Bleneau, Lantos Rosza,
                    Qu Man, Frank Bascombe, Half Moon, Juan Moreno, Jacob Kell, Françoise Mouchotte
                    Inconclusive fight against Kameke Minoto, 1695; Esra Sevin, 1752; Henry of Kent and Maya Lin of China Force, 2011


                    Typhoid Mary
                    Known aliases : Black Annie of Strathclyde,
                    The Ghost of Perth, Sally-Ann McGee
                    Notable characteristics : Carrier of typhoid fever
                    Weapon(s) : One-handed broadsword
                    Recorded kills: Tony McIlveen
                    Inconclusive fight against Tony McIlveen, 2012

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Belfast, Ulster
                    Occupations : Assassin
                    Prior occupation : Mobile; Waitress, stripper,
                    occasional prostitute, mental patient, blues singer
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Charlie Bass

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : English
                    Born : 1327, London England
                    First death : 1347, Fell with family to the Black
                    Plague
                    First teacher : Sir Korvin of England, cross-
                    identified as Kronos
                    Known past associates : Kronos
                    First recorded sighting : 1347. London, England
                    Found and mentored by Sir Korvin, aka Kronos

                    We are reporting the unconclusive fight of Tony McIlveen against Typhoid Mary in London during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. With Godebert’s death against Richeard of Mercia that makes a lot of conflict in London during that particular week with everyone under constant surveillance by security teams all across London.
                    It is insanity for immortals to play the Game in a city like London.

                    Watcher Bureau, England



                    Paddy Bell
                    Known aliases : Mickey Coote
                    Notable characteristics : Teenaged immortal
                    Weapon : Basket-hilt rapier
                    Recorded kills : Berg Doepker, usually not a
                    player of the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Belfast, Ulster
                    Occupation : Webmaster; political satirist, film-
                    maker, Laughing Horse Productions
                    Prior occupations : University student
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Jackie O’Keefe

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Irish
                    Born : 1979; Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern
                    Ireland
                    First death : 1998, Omagh bombing, terrorist
                    attack
                    First teacher : Etain of the Second Look
                    Known associates : Etain of the Second Look
                    First recorded sighting : 1998. Belfast, Northern
                    Ireland. Found and mentored by Etain

                    From Watcher Bureau, Ireland
                    To Ravenwood
                    Date : 24.10.2013
                    We supposed Jacob Kell and his surviving followers would target Liam Riley, a lifelong ennemy of Kell but this time, the surviving immortals of Ireland stood ready : coming from other part of the island came Seamus of Athlone, Etain of the Second Look and her student, youngish Paddy Bell whom no one would give a decade in the Game. Remember Boyer ? Never underestimate a computer geek. Combined with the might of Lang Quing, China's Little Dragon, Kell's group didn't stand a chance. Etain of the Second Look's powers allow her to anticipate an opponent's moves during a fight, Paddy learnt all the tricks of the sword with mortal teachers and Internet, Seamus of Athlone found his fire back and Lang Quing, no surprise, was the one to take on Jacob Kell.



                    Etain of the Second Look
                    Known aliases : Edain Mor, Aidan of Kells,
                    Lola Thomas
                    Notable characteristics : Redhead; Wiccam
                    Practicioner; celtic tattoos on stomach
                    Weapon : Sword of Tralee
                    Recorded kills : Charmian, usually not a player of
                    the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Belfast,
                    Northern Ireland
                    Occupation : Children books illustrator
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Jill Thompson

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Irish
                    Born : 740, Northern Ireland
                    First death : 765, Circumstances undetermined
                    First teacher : Methos
                    Known associates : Methos, Pharamond, Ishtar of
                    Erech, Hob Gadling, Katherine of Samothrace,
                    Seamus of Athlone, Paddy Bell
                    Known past associates : Linda Flaherty,
                    Cassandra,Seamus of Athalone, Cuchulain of
                    Muirthemne, Beatha of Clontarf, Clodagh of
                    Leinster
                    First recorded sighting : 980. Ireland. Fought
                    And beheaded Ubbe Ragnarsson

                    From the Records of the Tribunal/Ravenwood
                    21 January 2013

                    One year after the Immortals War, after the dust has cleared and the dramatic takeover of the Watchers by Ravenwood, a census was made on the current population of immortals, worldwde, made of active immortals and inactive immortals (read : living on Holy Grounds).

                    Ireland always had a complicated history with its northern portion being part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ulster while the southern portion is part of Western Europe. It was decided to give it a particular status in the Northern part of Europe. Ever since the death of Annie Devlin, the Irish immortals have been livign in relative peace and now that the Immortals War is over, they no longer need to be afraid of the coming Gathering. Rasheed Awuja and Dela-O-Kande Umaru moved out of New-York to join hte Nigerian community of Dublin. Paddy Bell, a young immortal, is a webmaster; political satirist, film-maker, having founded the Laughing Horse Productions. Etain fo the Second Look is in Belfast. Lang Quing left San Francisco and settled in Dublin where Father Liam Riley also lives, bringing modern views of the world to the Catholic youth. Seamus of Athlone rea-appared in Limerick.

                    From : Jill Thompson (Field : Etain)
                    To : Nell Gaiman (Area Supervisor : Cincinnati)
                    Subject : Missing assignment

                    Dear Sir,

                    This morning, Etain of the Second Look rose up early and did her morning routine before freezing like a deerr caught in headlight, looking like she sensed the presence of another Immortal. She then quickly took her shoes, her purse and jumped out of her window before her flat suddenly exploded. Investigation by the firemen later concluded to a gaz leak.
                    Etain rushed to the nearest store for clothing and vanishedl, losing me in the crowd. I lost her trace, but I suppose she took the first train at the station, looking like she was running from something... or someone.
                    Did her clairvoyance abilities warn her of a gaz leak in her flat, or of the presence of a headhunter ?
                    I hooked on the Watchers Grapevine to find out about any headhunters in town, but there were none.
                    Etain took a Greyhound for New-York, trying apparently to put as much distance between herself and Ohio as possible. I do not know what went through her head, but I cannot follow her : my baby is due next week, not the right time for my Immortal to grow legs.

                    I would like to request re-assignment with your kind permission, Sir, in the hope that Etain of the Second look will be safe in New-York.

                    Cordially, Janie



                    Seamus of Athlone
                    Known aliases : Seamus O'Del, James Hanigan,
                    Seamus Finnigan; cross-identified as Finn Eces
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : Celtic broadsword
                    Recorded kils : Abel Attwood, usualy not a player of
                    the Game
                    Inconclusive fight against Corin McGeary, 1167;
                    Conan MacCartaigh, 1270; Devlin Halloran, 1712

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Limerick, Ireland
                    Occupation : Bard
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Sean Cohan

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Hibernian
                    Born : 413, Athlone Hibernia (present-day Ireland)
                    First death : 433, Killed by freak lighting bolt during
                    a storm
                    First teacher : Unrecorded
                    Known associates : Etain of the Second Look,
                    Pharamond, Hob Gadling, Ishtar of Erech, Methos,
                    Katherine of Samothrace, Xanthia of Melitus
                    Known past associates : Damian Thackaray,
                    Richard Sharkey, Gerald O’Flynn, Beatha of
                    Clontarf, Comac of Connacht, Clodagh of Leinster,
                    Ann McClatchey, Amadan Dubh, Sean Burns,
                    Shawn Lowery, Quail of Clonmachois, Loreena
                    McKennit, Morven of Strathclyde, Siobhan of Cork
                    First recorded sighting : 665, Ireland. Encounter
                    with Grayson and Ailell of Kells

                    The Celtic tradition has been an oral one. Poems, songs, stories were not written down but told from father to son, and Teacher to student. Seamus is a walking repository of Celtic music and stories. I shudder to think of all that would be lost if he ever loses his head.
                    I pray every day that he will begin to set down all that he knows. But that seems as likely as the ocean turning purple.
                    Right now the man is completely smitten with Linnett’s new receptionist Moira. Maureen Butler, my boss and Seamus’s former watcher, told me she was able to get many fine stories by buying him a pint or two and showing a bit of leg. When I said I don’t think that would work in my case, she said a real Watcher would do whatever was necessary to fulfill his oath.
                    At first I thought she was joking but when she showed up a week later at my apartment with a wig and a dress I was not laughing. I told her she was absolutely daft that there is no way the man would think I was a woman!
                    But she said that by 10 pm the man is so blind drunk that he can barely recognize himself in the mirror.
                    Well at 10 sharp I entered the pub all tarted up, Thank God no one recognized me, and sat a seat down from him. I no sooner had set my fanny on the stool when he started to chat me up. We talked for about 2 hours and I got some real good stories about the court of Brian Boru and he recited some love poetry in Gaelic. I had a tape recorder in my purse so I got down every word. It wasn’t till the end that he started getting grabby but I managed to hold him off. Maureen says that I did way better than she ever had and she has my outfit all picked out for next week.
                    Dear God I need a transfer !

                    Sean Cohan 1998

                    DMVTREK 2008



                    Emilie Valentin
                    Known aliases : Emily Valentine
                    Notable characteristics : Piercing blue eyes
                    Weapon : 8th Century frankish broadsword
                    Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Dublin, Ireland
                    Occupation : Nurse
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Tom Cullen

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : French
                    Born : 1982, Versailles France
                    First death : Medical doctor and student of Grace
                    Chandel, killed in January 2008 suicide bombing in
                    Zayouna, Baghdad
                    First teacher : Grace Chandel
                    Known associates : Liam Riley, Betric, Grace
                    Chandel
                    First recorded sighting : 1998, Paris France.
                    Pre-immortal student of Liam Riley, under
                    surveillance until her First Death

                    When Father Liam Riley found Emilie Valentin in that orphanage near Versailles, region of Paris, she was a fifteen-years old mere slip of a girl, shy like a mouse whose sole noteds of mark were a love of flowers and a powerful Presence of immortality - according to what he told Bertric and Amanda when referring to her.
                    Liam took her in and became her teacher, helping her mature as years went on. Seeing her passion for flowers blossom, he sent her to Bertric, immortal botanist and ancient warrior who taught her well too. Emilie is now a nurse in Cork County, living away from the Game, but with her is the strenght she acquired from Grace, a doctor who used to be quite a firebrand in Mediaval Europe.

                    Tom Cullen, 2016



                    SCANDINAVIA


                    Jorgen Hammer
                    Known aliases : Jorg Hammershack,
                    Ulrich Jorgensen, Richard Kovacs
                    Notable characteristics : Red head, mentally
                    unstable, lives by a strick morality code
                    Weapon : Two-handed German zeihander
                    Recorded kills : Thomas Helveg, Anne-Lis Rieper,
                    Arne Brundtland, Birkir Sigurbjornsson,
                    Alfwad Faltskog, Saku Isotalo
                    Inconclusive fights against Arne Brundtland,
                    1730; Sigrid Solvig, 1632 and 1705

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Copenhagen,
                    Denmark
                    Occupation : Law enforcement, headhunter
                    Specialises in immortals living outside of the Law
                    Prior occupations : Mercenary sword, soldier,
                    Formerly freedom fighter and nationalist
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Christian Krogh

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Danish
                    Born : 1110; Duchy of Holstein, Denmark
                    First death : 1150; In war against Duchy of
                    Schleswig
                    First teacher : Grayson
                    Known past associates : Grayson
                    Known ennemies : Damon Case, Sigrid Solvig
                    First recorded sighting : 1150, Duchy of Schleswig
                    Found and mentored by Grayson

                    From : Watcher Bureau, Northern Europe
                    To : Watcher Tribunal
                    Date : 20 April 2011
                    Ceirdwyn approached the lonely Jorgen Hammer and offered him to join her in the protection of Scandinavian territory along with the Kanwulfsson Clan.Jorgen denied Ceirdwyn, saying that he worked alone and didn't need the help of the Ravenwood immortals : 'you are too soft, not pro-active enough, and you let criminals live. Mortal ones. Evil must be punished at all cost.' Ceirdwyn left Hammer on his own, wishing him luck. But reminded Hammer to not harm any other innocent immortals in Scandinavia, or she would have to take actions against him. To which Hammer laughed 'no immortal is innocent !'


                    Genna Jorgensen
                    Known aliases : Genevieve Jorden, Elise Moreau,
                    Nina Torquer
                    Weapon : Early German swept-hilt rapier
                    Recorded kills : Kirsten Qvist, Odovacar, Jelena
                    Olijar, Bergjlotur Gjelsvik, Pia Eklund,
                    August Irmgard, Gunder Ellegaard, Maren
                    Hylgaard. Inconclusive fight against Sigurd
                    Jarlson, 1354; Maren Hylgaard, 1833

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Oslo, Norway
                    Occupation : English teacher, U. of Algiers
                    Prior occupations : Teacher, socialite, nanny, nun
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Boushra Said

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Swedish
                    Born : 1286, Melmo Sweden
                    First death : 1312, Beaten to death by husband
                    First teacher : Hans Kershner
                    Known past associates : Maurice DeYoung, Osmo
                    Jarvi, Jori Harju, Tycho Brahe, Asta Koskela,
                    Veiko Kamu, Fritjof Myrdal, Sven Kruspe, Frida
                    Alsvik, Irina Bjorklund, Gustav von Wrangel,
                    Jori Harju
                    First recorded sighting : 1312 Sweden. Student of
                    Hans Kershner

                    The Watcher Chronicle of Genna Jorgensen shows a Scandinavian woman best knows for spending her immortality in public libraries, conventes, monasteries and classrooms rather than on battelfields, playing the Game and killing those of her kinds. 'The pen is sharper than the sword' hasd been her motto for seven hundred years. A mouse hiding behind wall.
                    However, to our surprise, extended research tend to prove that the deaths of a number of immortals originally attributed to Alex Raven, Katherine of Samothrace and Betsy Mitchell were actually her own kills. Three other missing immortals from the Scandinavian databases were found to have been killed by Genna. The shy mouse did have teeth after all.

                    From the Chronicle of Genna Jorgensen
                    Northern Europe, Scandinavia

                    To: Marc LaSalle, Western Europe Division Personnel
                    From: Frederick Marchu, Supervisor Oslo Division
                    Re: Amelia Edwards

                    Greetings Marc,

                    I need to have a new Watcher assigned to Genna Jorgensen. While Amelia has done a very good job on her first assignment unfortunately she has failed to pass Jorgensen’s class. When she first arrived I had hoped that she would become Jorgensen’s new TA but her math skills are abysmal. She has managed to fail Jorgenson’s class for the second time and I don’t want to risk Jorgensen’s suspicions by having her sign up again. So I have no choice but to request a new watcher. With the latest graduating class coming out of Geneva I am hoping there is someone in it with a background in mathematics. Genna is the perfect first assignment for someone fresh out of the academy.

                    Freddy

                    DMVTREK, 2008



                    Eir Kanwulfdottir
                    Known aliases : Bergthora, Herdis Kettilsdottir,
                    Ignjborg Christiansen, Gudrun Onundsdatter,
                    Gertrud Bergstrom
                    Notable characteristics : Loves to sprinkle quotes
                    from movies through her conversation
                    Weapon : 16th cent. Sweden sword
                    Recorded kills : Dora Harafnsdottir, Ludovicus of
                    Holland, Janna Jullin
                    Inconclusive fight against Keith Aliek, 1990

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Kristiansand,
                    Norway
                    Occupation : Physiotherapist
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Sturla Thordarson

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Vinland Vikings
                    Date of birth : 11th Century, Vinland
                    First death : 11th Century, undetermined
                    First teachers : Sygin Fenrisdottir (aka Kellistra)
                    Known associates : Six of Vinland, Kellistra; Bjorn
                    Gustavson, Ceirdwyn, Alex Raven, Senja Turja,
                    Astrid Braddattir, Ravenwood Immortals, SIS
                    Known past associates : Kanwulf, Isadora Wynter,
                    Karnilla, Chief Watchful Fox, Bjorgolf Lidstrom,
                    Veiko Kamu, Thor Kanwulfsson, Lindberg Sisters
                    First recorded sighting : 1888 London, England;
                    Hunt for Jack the Ripper

                    Watcher Research for Nothern Europe
                    Report on the Six of Vinland
                    15.05.2000

                    The Vikings, like other sea-rovers, are not as romantic as nineteenth-century fiction would make them out to be; neither are they exclusively the blood-thirsty ravishers depicted in the chronicles of the monks of England and Ireland. They may not have worn horned helmets,
                    but they did sail ships carved with dragons' heads and they ventured far out into the western sea in search of new lands and adventure. In about 1000 AD, Leif Eriksson (son of Erik the Red) explored the new continent, acompanied by immortals Ejnar Kanwulfsson and Sygin Fenrisdottir, the latter being later cross-referenced as Kellistra, student of the fabled Four Horsemen. For the next ten years a number of voyages were made from Greenland to the new land, which the Norselmen called "Vinland" because of the profusion of grapes that grew there. Sygin and Kanwulf settled there and created a colony that flourished, adopted several orphaned Viking children they named after Gods of Norse mythology : Eir, Freya, Thor, Heimdall, Kvasir and Balder.
                    More than one century went on before the prophecy of six immortal Vikings born from Vinland would come true. Kanwulf and Sygin's clan enlarged itself and then came the time for her brethen to leave the paradise for a much harsher world. The six children she adopted and who all turned out to be immortals spent decades discovering the North-Amercian continent before
                    leaving for the land of their ancestors toward the beginning of the 12th century.
                    The Vinland immortals had originally decided to stay in the New World when their mortal comrades all returned to Greenland and Iceland because they were disgusted when the Vikings converted to Christianity. This happened just before the year 1000 AD and created much controversy. What happened is, some of the Vikings had converted; most had not; then some of them appealed for judgement to a highly respected thane, and he mulled over the question for about a year and then announced that the entire Viking nation ought to convert en masse. His opinion had the force of law and the pagan Vikings, much to their disgust, were obliged
                    to comply. This legal judgement led ultimately to the conversion of all Norsemen to Christianity . The Six of Vinland, though, rejected the whole business and washed their hands of their brethren in disgust. They still protect each other and each other's families and each New Year's eve they gather with their families and immortal students to remember legends of times past when all of them were heroes.

                    Following, are reports on each of the Six of Vinland, who were first identified in London during the infamous Hunt for Jack the Ripper (File#57458-1899).

                    Eir : in mythology, Goddess of healing
                    Eir ("help" or "mercy" in Old Norse) is, in Norse mythology, a goddess of the Æsir who is called 'best of physicians' in the Edda. Eir is also counted among the Valkyries, connecting her to the ability to 'choose the slain' and awaken the dead. As a master physician, Eir is a patroness of health-care workers. She is called upon by modern Healers not only for physical healing, but also for mental, emotional and spiritual healing. It is said that Eir would bestow healing upon all women who sought her out, and she taught only women her secret arts. Accordingly, only women could learn the art of healing in
                    Scandinavia.

                    Eir Kanwulfdottir, true to her namesake, has been a healer and doctor for the past thousand years, recorded since 1889 as a succesful doctor and physiotherapist in Copenhagen in recent times. Known for her kindness and the quotes from movies she puts at every turn of a conversation, she is known for her joie de vivre and her qualities of heart. But gentle Eir has her bite too and more than one missing immortal from our chronicles may have fallen to Eir’s sword.



                    Freya Kanwulfdottir
                    Known aliases : Hildigunna, Astrid Olafsdottir,
                    Hildigunna, Arnthrud Fornadottir, Jenna Koldotter,
                    Petra Odinsdatter
                    Notable characteristics : Very elusive
                    Weapon : Viking broadsword
                    Recorded kills : Quirlin of Frisia, Aleksa Munter

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Arendal, Norway
                    Occupation : Gynecologist
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Kara Solberg

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Vinland Vikings
                    Date of birth : 11th Century, Vinland
                    First death : 11th Century, undetermined
                    First teachers : Sygin Fenrisdottir (aka Kellistra)
                    Known associates : Six of Vinland, Kellistra,
                    Ceirdwyn, Alex Raven, Senja Turja, Ravenwood
                    Immortals, SIS
                    Known past associates : Kanwulf, Isadora Wynter,
                    Karnilla , Chief Watchful Fox, Veiko Kamu,
                    Thor Kanwulfsson, Lindberg Sisters
                    First recorded sighting : 1888 London, England;
                    Hunt for Jack the Ripper

                    Watcher Research for Nothern Europe
                    Report on the Six of Vinland
                    15.05.2000

                    The Vikings, like other sea-rovers, are not as romantic as nineteenth-century fiction would make them out to be; neither are they exclusively the blood-thirsty ravishers depicted in the chronicles of the monks of England and Ireland. They may not have worn horned helmets,
                    but they did sail ships carved with dragons' heads and they ventured far out into the western sea in search of new lands and adventure. In about 1000 AD, Leif Eriksson (son of Erik the Red) explored the new continent, acompanied by immortals Ejnar Kanwulfsson and Sygin Fenrisdottir, the latter being later cross-referenced as Kellistra, student of the fabled Four Horsemen. For the next ten years a number of voyages were made from Greenland to the new land, which the Norselmen called "Vinland" because of the profusion of grapes that grew there. Sygin and Kanwulf settled there and created a colony that flourished, adopted several orphaned Viking children they named after Gods of Norse mythology : Eir, Freya, Thor, Heimdall, Kvasir and Balder.
                    More than one century went on before the prophecy of six immortal Vikings born from Vinland would come true. Kanwulf and Sygin's clan enlarged itself and then came the time for her brethen to leave the paradise for a much harsher world. The six children she adopted and who all turned out to be immortals spent decades discovering the North-Amercian continent before
                    leaving for the land of their ancestors toward the beginning of the 12th century.
                    The Vinland immortals had originally decided to stay in the New World when their mortal comrades all returned to Greenland and Iceland because they were disgusted when the Vikings converted to Christianity. This happened just before the year 1000 AD and created much controversy. What happened is, some of the Vikings had converted; most had not; then some of them appealed for judgement to a highly respected thane, and he mulled over the question for about a year and then announced that the entire Viking nation ought to convert en masse. His opinion had the force of law and the pagan Vikings, much to their disgust, were obliged
                    to comply. This legal judgement led ultimately to the conversion of all Norsemen to Christianity . The Six of Vinland, though, rejected the whole business and washed their hands of their brethren in disgust. They still protect each other and each other's families and each New Year's eve they gather with their families and immortal students to remember legends of times past when all of them were heroes.

                    Following, are reports on each of the Six of Vinland, who were first identified in London during the infamous Hunt for Jack the Ripper (File#57458-1899).

                    Freya : in mythology, Goddess of fertility, wealth, love, beauty, magic, prophecy, war, battle, and death
                    While there are some sources suggesting that Freyja was called on to bring fruitfulness to fields or wombs, in the Eddas, she was portrayed as a goddess of love, beauty, and fertility. Freyja is described as the fairest of all goddesses, and people prayed to her for happiness in love. Freyja was also associated with war, battle, death, magic, prophecy, and wealth. She is cited as receiving half of the dead lost in battle in her hall Fólkvangr, whereas Odin would receive the other half at Valhalla.
                    In Heimskringla, Freyja is also presented as a mythological Princess of Sweden. Her father Njörðr is seen as the second mythological King of Sweden, and her brother Freyr is the third. Freyr and Freyja's mother is Njörðr's sister (who is has been often linked to the
                    ancient Germanic goddess Nerthus, as it is a custom of the Vanir and allowed by their laws.

                    A doctor and artist like her sister (Eir is a potter, she is a painter), Freya is a succesful midwife, well-liked by the mortal community. Once a fearsome headhuntress and hired killer, Freya laid down her sword when she saw the carnage mankind inflicted upon itself : two world wars took a toll on her blood lust and she decided to work for the common good. What made her change her mind is seeing the 50 million native americans massacred on the North American continent over four centuries by the Spanish, the Portugese, the English, adding to this the slaves imported from the African continent. After conversations with her brothers and sister, she finally changed her ways and tried to heal the poor and suffering she met.



                    Kati Outinen
                    Known aliases : Kristina Gullischen,
                    Jenna Wilhelms
                    Notable characteristics : Teenaged immortal
                    Living on Holy Grounds
                    Weapon(s) : Never seen carrying any
                    Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Espoo, Finland
                    Lutheran Convent on the outskirts of Espoo
                    Occupation : Gardener, posing as school child
                    Prior occupations : Runaway, prostitute, nun
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Hugo Simberg

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Finn
                    Born : 1852, Helsinki Finland
                    First death : Finnish Famine of 1866
                    First teacher : Zoltan Szabo
                    Known past associates : Zoltan Szabo
                    First recorded sighting : 1870. Outskirts of Helsinki
                    Found by Szabo, at this time touring Northern
                    Europe with his caravan

                    The nuns in this place call Kati 'the child of God', the 'miracle child', because she hasn't been agin the the past fifteen years since she settled with them. She already proved them that she didn't need any scolding or being treated like a child; they realised an adult was locked in the body of a twelve years old.
                    She told her friends that there were more like her, beings who never age, of all physical appearance and that someday, one would come after her with a sword. Although accepting her stories as the wild fantasies of a self-deluded child, the nuns have decided to offer her protection and have been checking any person coming to the church with a long coat, menacing demeanor and a sword in his or her had.
                    It is a rare thing to see such level of integration for an immortal. Miracles do happen, sometimes.

                    Hugo Simberg, Espoo 2016


                    Senja Turja
                    Known aliases : Irja Madetoja, Sonia Turgjenova
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : Hussar cavalry saber
                    Inconclusive fight against Veiko Kamu, 1897

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Mobile
                    throughout Scandinavia
                    Occupation : Freelance photographer, pilot
                    Prior occupations : War correspondant
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Helvi Mustonen

                    Background
                    Original cultural affilation : Finn
                    Born : 1864; Helsinki, Finland
                    First death : 1884; Hit by lightning bolt during freak
                    Storm caused by a Quckening
                    First teacher : Bridget Ingvarsen
                    Known associates : Veiko Kamu, Eir & Freya
                    Kanwulfdottir
                    First recorded sighting : 1884, Helsinki.
                    Found and mentored Veiko Kamu

                    Senja Turja is an immortal who has been traumatized by the circumstances of her First Death when a Quickening received by Bridget Ingvarsen killed her; even more traumatic were Bridget's wild tales of immortals playing the Game who someday would come after her. She was a bundle of fear when Veiko Kamu showed hernot all immortal men are evil; she was a more self-confident person when she met Eir and Freya of the Kanwulfsson Clan who taught her to use her sword and to become a proficient player of the Game, although she never dared take any challenge.

                    Helvi Mustonen, 2016


                    BALKANS

                    Katherine of Samothrace
                    Known aliases : Ekaterini Kyriakos, Catrain of Gaul
                    Katrina Belinskaya, Katina Podromides,
                    Katherine Sutherland
                    Notable characteristics : Fondness for leather
                    Weapon : Hand-and-a-half sword
                    Recorded kills: *See Addendum I*

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Thessaloniki,
                    Greece
                    Occupation : Independent means, mother
                    Prior occupations : Mercenary, traveller, healer,
                    midwife, nun
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Michael Scrobalak

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Greek
                    Born : 326 BC, Samothrace Greece
                    First death : 292 BC, Volcanic eruption
                    First teacher : Temarkhos of Pylus, aka Methos
                    Known associates : Methos, Deoneces and Kyra of
                    Sparta, Pharamond, Seamus of Athlone, Etain of
                    the Second Look, Ishtar of Erech, Hob Gadling,
                    Kellistra, Ceirdwyn, The Six of Vinland, Matthew of
                    Salisbury, Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta, Appius
                    Lepidus Baro, Seamus of Athlone, Xanthia of
                    Melitus
                    Known past associates and students :
                    *See Addendum I and III*
                    First recorded sighting : 238 BC Greece.
                    Inconclusive fight against Patrocles

                    She had such fire in her, for over fifteen hundred years.
                    But I think that when her Nicolas died in 1998, the passion that had kept Katherine Sutherland afire for so long guttered to the barest spark. Ekaterini and Nick Sutherland were very different in personality but at the same time just right for each other : the warrior from Samothrace and the Chicago cop, one full of energy and thirst for battle, the other passionate and collected. Ekaterini loved the sound of battles, Nick longed for the family immortality couldn't give him. When they decided to have a child together, they knew the risk that could come with it.
                    Alas, she traded the father for the son. Nick died within days of his son's birth. And poor Katie . . . her Nick was dead, her world was dead. And yet she found the strength to love her baby, though he must have reminded her of nothing but loss. The rest of us tried to help - Ceirdwyn was there and stayed with Katie for months after - but to no avail. K also visited, but Katie knows how badly K and I get along and won't give me any details of her comings and goings, damn her. Katie's been hiding on holy ground ever since, anyway. A strange fate for warlike Ekaterini - skulking in a Californian wicca shrine, mourning her Nick, living in the past. Raising the child as best as she could, yes. And a shrine's a good place for a child to spend his infancy, to be sure. Traditional. But an unhealthy way for Katie - of all the people! - to stick her head in the sand. Too many accidents happen when we have our guard down. Holy ground isn't that safe anymore.
                    Then bin Laden blew up the the WTC (may the Eurynides chew his entrails for one thousand years !) The tragedy must have hit Katie where she lived. She says she packed a first-aid kit, dug out her paramedic license, got out of her shrine and went on a 12-hour cross-country drive to New York. Couldn't help herself. She spent two weeks at Ground Zero digging, and now she's snapped out of it, good girl - she resettled in New York and got back in the Game.
                    Adam is now three years old, a beautiful healthy little boy who looks exactly like Nick and already show the wits and vitality of both his mother and father.
                    God, I love children.
                    It amuses me to write this small addendum to the Ekaterini Chronicles. The Watchers will never read it, of course, or know the story they cannot read between the lines. They don't even know there's another story than theirs . . . though some of them may suspect. Never mind. I'll have my little joke and they'll keep getting it wrong - and that, of course, is the way I want it to be.
                    But I take young Adam's name as a personal compliment.

                    Adam Pierson
                    11 September 2002

                    Author : Sylvia Volk, 2002

                    ADDENDUM I :
                    Recorded kills : Eteocles of Thespia, Eporedorix, Veranius Cassio, Oloros of Trimontium, Vadamerca, Rajeshwari, Phanaces of Anatolia, Lanfrank of Tolosa, Einard of Salz, Sveto of Norricum, Corin McGeary, Vovochka Chazov, Amand of Dieulouard, Pascal Chaussende, Fevzi Oz, Nikki Bakogianni, Wolfgang Ebersol, Chrsitian Welles, Bartholomew of Wessex

                    Inconclusive fight against Patrocles, 238 BC; Verus Bassus, 145 BC; Marcus Constantine, 58 BC; Darius, 251; Lalica, 386; Tigranes of Herat, 437; Majuddin Bin Rajab, 518; Kotys the Hunter, 639; Grayson, 835; Clemenz of Austria, 955; Bukarev, 999; Silas, 1040; William Nichol, Diotisalvi, 1226; 1337; Sigurd Jarlson, 1379; Wille Naukkarinen, 1408; Osmo Jarvi, 1432; Mirlinda Koba, 1534; Thor Steen, 1799; Ugo Hauser, 1641; Niki Bakogianni, 1805; Lucius Oranius Capito, 1878

                    ADDENDUM II
                    Known past associates : Achilles of Troy, Epistor of Macedon, Medios of Thebes, Altea of Patrae, Ara of Samartae
                    Known students : Seraphina, Esmeralda, Teuta of llyricum, Mawia of Assyira, Tatjana Kulovic, Althea of Patrae, Marie-Louise Biez, Natasia of Pannonia, Sabahat of the Khazars, Theresa Malloy, Caras De Trevyn, Bronwen Hughes




                    Tatjana Kulovic
                    Known aliases : Tatjana Brandemir
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : Slavic one-handed broadsword
                    Inconclusive fight against Samson Bilecik, 1459;
                    Andreas Jaeger, 1941

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Belgrad, Serbia
                    Occupation : Colonel, Serbian Armed Forces
                    Prior occupations : Freedom fighter, rebel fighter
                    agaisnt Ottoman Turks; involved in First National
                    Uprising of 1804 with Branislav Petrovic
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Sava Vikovich

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Serb
                    Born : 6th century, Serbia
                    First death : Invasion of Balkans by plundering
                    Slavs, raped and killed by Slavic soldiers
                    First teacher : Katherine of Samothrace
                    Known associates : Katherine of Samothrace
                    Known past associates : Achilles of Troy, Immortal
                    of Mother Russia who supported the Serbian
                    Revolution; Touktar of the Tatars
                    First recorded sighting : 1459. Smederevo, Serbia
                    Capture of the city by Ottoman Turks, repelling
                    invasive Ottoman army

                    Tatjana Kulovic as been identified as a past disciple of Katherine of Samothrace, once mentored when the Slavs raped and killed her during Serbia’s invasion by the Serbs. There are a lot of women like her who have been raped bny men and survived this horror, to face an eternity of violence in the Game, but she survived time and time again, never allowing her personal darkness to engulf her as it happened to other women. She learnt how men could be barbaric and demonstrated she could be even more barbaric in return until finally she found respite on Delos where the fabled Lady fo Delos rid her of the demons tormenting her and finally she was a freed woman.

                    Sava Vukovich, 2017


                    Thanos of Athens
                    Known aliases : Thanos Leivaditis, Terence of Trent,
                    Daniel de Saint-Phalle, Ejanr Karasson, Dane
                    Lambesis, Thanos Mikroutsikos
                    Weapon : El Cid Colada sword
                    Recorded kills : Kaspar Borg, Mark Krasniqi, Rajko
                    Zinzifov
                    Inconclusive fight against Fardulf, 937; Haresh
                    Clay, 1378; Safiyah Khan ,1742; Fezi Oz, 1815;
                    Sergei Chalibashvili, 1943

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Thessaloniki,
                    Greece
                    Occupation : Independent means
                    Prior occupations : Captain of Cyprus’ guard,
                    Traveler, mercenary
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Susana Poulos

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Greek
                    Born : 350, Athens Greece
                    First death : 390, Stabbed to death during robbery
                    First teacher : Archelaus
                    Know associates : Archelaus
                    Known past associates : Timon, Christos Savakis,
                    Dominic Petros, Diana Trojanos, Athalos of Thebes,
                    Emerenza of Cyprus, Eshref Cano, Kristion
                    Castriota, Isadora Kalvos, Telesphorus Karvelas,
                    Aphrodite, Reuben Xanthou, Eudora Koridian,
                    Vernita Conover, Marina Simitis, Filip Calimachos
                    First recorded sighting : 555, Thessaloniki Greece
                    Encounter with Achilles of Troy

                    Archelaus and Thanos of Athens hit it off in 2004 and never left each other since. They celebrated the end of St. Paul's cathedral in London in 2011 right in the middle of the Immortals War, a project Archelaus started in 1996 but had to quit a few years later when people noticed he didn't seem to age. Archelaus didn't belive in cosmetics like in the previous century so he got out of London in 2004 and met Thanos in Athens during Summer's Olympics.
                    They met several of their kind during the competitions, includign several players of the Game, but a truce had been decided for the duration of the event.Beside, Thanos was in charge of security and the main enforcer of the truce.

                    Susana Poulos

                    Thanos has been one of the major forces behind Athens winning the 2004 Summer Games. These last few months has been hurridly finishing various venues that will be needed when the Games start. His pride that the games are back in Greece is visible. I feel confident that all the festivities will go off without a hitch. Because I have seen how he has stressed over every single detail.

                    Michael Chiklis, 04
                    DMVTREK, 2008



                    Archelaus
                    Known aliases : Archelaus of Priene, Galeazzo
                    Alessi, Archibald Lawford, Arthur Crawford
                    Notable characteristics : Reddish hair and beard
                    Weapon : German Cavalry saber
                    Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game
                    Inconclusive fight against Kotys, 139 BC

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Athens, Greece
                    Occupation : Architect
                    Prior occupations : House renovator, temple
                    builder/renovator, also working on palaces and
                    places of worship
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Susana Poulos

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Greek
                    Born : c. 1000 BC, Athens Greece
                    First death : c. 950 BC, Put to death on order from
                    King Phorbas for alleged sedition
                    First teacher : Aganesthos of Tiryns
                    Know associates : *See Addendum*
                    First recorded sighting : 100 BC. Athens, Greece
                    Meeting Xanthia of Melitus

                    Archelaus and Thanos of Athens hit it off in 2004 and never left each other since. They celebrated the end of St. Paul's cathedral in London in 2011 right in the middle of the Immortals War, a project Archelaus started in 1996 but had to quit a few years later when people noticed he didn't seem to age. Archelaus didn't belive in cosmetics like in the previous century so he got out of London in 2004 and met Thanos in Athens during Summer's Olympics.
                    They met several of their kind during the competitions, includign several players of the Game, but a truce had been decided for the duration of the event.Beside, Thanos was in charge of security and the main enforcer of the truce.

                    Susana Poulos

                    That old house of his in on the outskirts of Cornwall has been under construction for he last 800 years. It has to be the longest Do-It- Yourself in history. No sooner has he finished one building project is complete, he is already planning the next. Or thinking about the renovations on a building he has just completed. Nothing brings him as much joy and excitement as building. He never ceases, always excited to try new variations of designs and styles or incorporate new techniques or materials.
                    And all his buildings are like his babies, for example St. Paul’s Cathedral, he was involved in the construction of all five of the incarnations of the building. He designed the fourth St. Paul’s under William the Conqueror that was destroyed in the Great Fire. But when he heard that they were going to rebuild he couldn’t help himself, he managed to get hired on as an assistant to Christopher Wren.

                    Alice Adamson 1996

                    Addendum

                    Known associates : Andre de Florac, Merlino Bolognesi, Thanos of Athens
                    Known past associates : Makar, Anatellon, The Suzerain, Benedict of Markenfield Hall, Eris of Macedonia, Raymond Tibbits, Maria Vaccario, Pegastagon of Persepolis, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Callicrates, Vatche Kasyan,
                    Savely Zuev, Assadollah Javadi



                    Hilaria Quintero
                    Known aliases: The Harlequin, Helene Queneau,
                    Ottavia Questi, Helena Quigley
                    Notable characteristics: Master of disguise;
                    Occasional bouts of psychosis; pedophile
                    Weapon: Toledo Salamanca rapier
                    Inconclusive fights against Amanda, 1715; Jade
                    el-Amin, 1758; Talia Bauer, 1826; Frances
                    Drummond,1934

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations: Athens, Greece
                    Occupation: Independent contractor, specialising in
                    assassination, theft, extortion & kidnapping
                    Prior occupations: Assassin, spy, master thief
                    Roster of Immortals Status: Inactive
                    Date:
                    Location:
                    Victor:
                    Watcher: Alex Kavos (temp.)

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation: Castelan
                    Born: 1483, Sevilla, Kingdom of Castile
                    First death: 1506; Victim of the Inquisition
                    First teacher: Coronus of Persia
                    Known past associates: Coronus of Persia
                    Know enemies: Deoneces of Sparta, Amanda ,
                    Jade el-Amin, Talia Bauer, Frances Drummond
                    First recorded sighting: 1506 Cordoba. Found by
                    Coronus, at this time posing as Cipriano De Cabrea

                    For nearly five centuries, Hilaria Quintero, known as The Harlequin, made her reputation among those Immortals who exist in the grey area that straddles light and dark, although Quintero was considered more dark than light; her bouts of psychosis often leading to murder or mayhem, satisfying a craving nurtured by her mentor and lover, Coronus of Persia, who exploited her trauma after her painful
                    First Death to mould her into a dark image of himself. She made use of the skills she learned over the centuries to carve out a career as a "fixer" and clashed often with those Immortals, mostly female, in a similar line of work. Away from her career, Hilaria relaxed by satisfying her sexual need to "break-in" young teenage boys. If she couldn't seduce them, she would pay those who offered such services to provide her with one of "her boys.“ Her first encounter with one of the students of Cleophon of Athens almost saw her lose her head, when she clashed with Frankie Drummond in San Francisco in 1934 while on an assignment to kill a friend of the Crimson Butterfly. The Harlequin barely escaped alive.
                    Watcher Research, The Students of Coronus of Persia


                    Emily Rochia
                    Known aliases : Emilie Roche, Emilia Roccia,
                    Emma Root
                    Notable characteristics : Pacifist
                    Uses aikido and karate to fight off headhunters
                    Weapon : Never seen carrying any
                    Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Thessaloniki,
                    Greece
                    Occupation : Helping migrant children, protecting
                    them from child trafficking
                    Prior occupations : Spy, MI5; art thief,
                    Troubleshooter, traveller, student
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Sylvia Volk

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Italian
                    Born : c. 1727, Stura Valley Italy
                    First death : 1755, Trapped indoors by avalanche,
                    suffocated to death
                    First teacher : Kellistra
                    Known associates : Kellistra, Juliet and
                    Mariotta Rochia
                    Known past associates : Etienne Pascolo,
                    Maple White
                    First recorded sighting : 1785 Rome Italy; meeting
                    Xanthia of Melitus



                    Juliet Rochia
                    Known aliases : Julie Roche, Josetta Roccia,
                    Juliet Root
                    Notable characteristics : Pacifist, teenged immortal
                    Uses aikido and karate to fight off headhunters
                    Weapon : Never seen carrying any
                    Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Thessaloniki,
                    Greece
                    Occupation : Helping migrant children, protecting
                    them from child trafficking
                    Prior occupations : Spy, MI5; art thief,
                    Troubleshooter, traveller, student
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Sylvia Volk

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Italian
                    Born : c. 1742, Stura Valley Italy
                    First death : 1755, Trapped indoors by avalanche,
                    suffocated to death
                    First teacher : Kellistra
                    Known associates : Kellistra, Juliet and
                    Mariotta Rochia
                    Known past associates : Etienne Pascolo,
                    Maple White
                    First recorded sighting : 1785 Rome Italy; meeting
                    Xanthia of Melitus



                    Mariotta Rochia
                    Known aliases : Marianne Roche, Matilda Roccia,
                    Mary-Ann Root
                    Notable characteristics : Pacifist
                    Uses aikido and karate to fight off headhunters
                    Weapon : Never seen carrying any
                    Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Thessaloniki,
                    Greece
                    Occupation : Helping migrant children, protecting
                    them from child trafficking
                    Prior occupations : Spy, MI5; art thief,
                    Troubleshooter, traveller, student
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Sylvia Volk

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Italian
                    Born : c. 1713, Stura Valley Italy
                    First death : 1755, Trapped indoors by avalanche,
                    suffocated to death
                    First teacher : Kellistra
                    Known associates : Kellistra, Juliet and
                    Mariotta Rochia
                    Known past associates : Etienne Pascolo,
                    Maple White
                    First recorded sighting : 1785 Rome Italy; meeting
                    Xanthia of Melitus

                    On March 19th 1755, there was a snowslide in the Piedmont near the town of Demonte in the Stura valley. All inhabitants were indoors at this time except for one Joseph Rochia and his young son. Rochia snatched up the boy and fled ... then fell fainting, as his house and his neighbor's house vanished completely under the snow, burying 22 persons altogether. Among them were Joseph's wife, and his two sisters-in-law. Five days later, Rochia went out with his son and two of his brothers; they tried to determine where, under the snow, was the site of his house. By the 24th of April he had still not found even his house, let alone his loved ones; on that evening, finally, he gave up.

                    His wife's mother (a gypsy woman named Kudra Ivanova, with the reputation of being somewhat of a witch) dreamed that night that her daughters lived, and were calling for her help. The next day she sent her husband out, to persuade Rochia to go on and join him at his work. Guided by the goodwife's dream, they found the house and gained entrance, only to discover the whole building empty. Hearing a voice faintly calling, they began searching for the stable which was not far from the house, and in it they discovered Rochia's wife, Mariotta, and his wife' sisters, Emily and Juliet, who had been buried under the snow for five weeks altogether. All those others trapped with them, had sickened and died, and the women said they had almost perished of the cold-dripping of snow-water down upon them, as they lay entombed under the snowslide.

                    The Rochia women returned with Joseph to Demonte and stayed with him, living contentedly in their isolated alpine valley. Their survival was a local legend, but nothing more . . . until Joseph, his friends and neighborhood noticed a strange thing: young Juliet didn't seem to be growing up. Her girlhood friends married and began their own families, but not the little girl. She remained the same. The legend grew. Joseph and Mariotta Rochia took to keeping Juliet out of sight, and eventually the rumors faded; then fresh rumors started, for the people around noticed now that Emily and Mariotta remained as youthful as they had before the avalanche.

                    And yet almost ten years had already passed, and peasant women age quickly in the harsh mountain climate. Joseph grew grey-haired and wrinkled. With every passing year, his women drew more notice. Finally he was forced to take them and settle in Switzerland where they lived as farmers for almost a decade.

                    By then they had come to the attention of the Watchers, and were under surveillance. Joseph called his wife "daughter" and invented a tale of a dead son-in-law, little Juliet's father. Still more years passed. Joseph called himself Juliet's great-grandfather, and then her great-great-grandfather. The family moved from town to town. At long last, Joseph died - he was then more than a hundred years old, but his womenfolk were still the rosy-cheeked youthful creatures they had been before the avalanche. They buried him, changed their names . . and the three immortals began to wander in earnest.

                    Sylvia Volk
                    Head Research, Western Europe




                    Virgil of Naples
                    Known aliases : Virgil of Naples, Verstraete,
                    Eudoxus of Cyzicus, Professor Arronax,
                    Keith Skinner, Jules Verne, St. John Mandrake,
                    Vincent Scagliese
                    Weapon : Briquet saber
                    Inconclusive fight against Ottavio Consone, 1530;
                    Nataraj Ganesh, 1857

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Heraklion, Greece
                    Occupation : Writer
                    Prioroccupations : Traveller, navigator
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactve
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Pierre Sabatini

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Roman
                    Born : 70 BC; Mantua , Republic of Rome
                    First death : 30 BC, Drowned bathing in a river
                    First teacher : Magia of Naples aka Cassandra
                    Known associates : Ludovico of Bologna, Michel
                    Strogoff, Athanasius
                    Known past associates : Cassandra, Rebecca
                    Horne, Sean Burns, Captain Nemo, Roger Bacon,
                    Alice McKenzie, Carmen Morales, Rascar Huaco,
                    Pedro de Torva, Zoya Rospotchine, Nishikant
                    Kamat, Whitechapel Trio
                    First recorded sighting : 350, Capri Italy,
                    Reuniting with Cassandra, on/off romance

                    Virgil was known as "Virgil the Magician" in Europe through the Dark Ages, as a magician and poet. He met his first death one century after the birth of Christ and was taken in by legendary Cassandra who taught him to survive by his witts and intelligence and to use persuasion as means to defeat opponents in the Game.
                    Virgil settled in Gloucestershire during the 13th century where he mentored Roger Bacon, the philosopher who advocated modern science. He disguised himself as Veranimus, an alchemist who sensed the pre-immortal nature of Bacon and housed him when Bacon met his First Death in 1254. The two immortals spent a few decades in the company of Xanthia of Melitus, travelling Europe and trying to bring modern science to a world that was going through the darkness and supersticions of the Middlke Ages.
                    It is those supersticions that did him in when he was convicted of sorcery by the Inquisition and burned to a stake, in spite of Rebecca and Roger's best efforts to free him. Virgil went through the agony of being burned alive and took one decade to recover psychologically.
                    After recovering from this ordeal, he sailed sailing to south-east Asia where it is written in a private journal, he wrote during the 14th and 15th century that he found a way to reach the not yet-discovered American continent where he travelled during two centuries, making for himself a place among the Maya civilisation where he mentored a two hundred years old immortal woman, Carmen de la Pica Morales, who had lived unaware of her immortality and of the perils of the Game. Virgil taught her what she needed to know and helped her forge a sword for herself.
                    Cross-referencing with Chronicles of the 16th Century allow to identify him as a mysterious Spanish immortal who appeared in Honduras in 1526 America and fought the invasion of Cortez' conquistadores, fighting immortal Isabel of Navarre, diabolical second-in-command to Cortez responsible for the death of hundred Mayas to a standstill in 1530.

                    After the destruction of the Mayas by Cortez and Pizarro, Virgil was so disgusted by mortal's savagery that he made his way up north, toward the region of Canada and Alaska. His journal stopped there. He abandoned it in a secret chamber on Vancouver Island, where it was found and claimed by Watchers over a century later.
                    Virgil himself eventually crossed the Bering Strait in the company of Samoyde whale-fishers, and traveled across Russia, returning to the comparative civilization of Europe where he vanished from Watchers records.

                    Virgil settled in France in 1879 and, under the name of Jules Verne, wrote works of science fiction so visionary that his nom de plume is still famous throughout the literary world. In 1888, he is involved in the infamous Hunt for Jack the Ripper with twenty other immortals, including the legendary Whitechapel Trio.
                    Today, Virgil lives in Heraklion under the name of writer Vincent Scagliese and toys with epic poetry that is never published; for amusement, he also forges 'undiscovered' Shakespearean plays and plants them where antiquarians and scholars can find them.

                    Pierre Sabatini
                    12 May 2002


                    Emerenzia of Cyprus
                    Known aliases : Irena of Salamis, Mother Elena
                    Notable characteristics : Never left Holy Ground
                    Weapon : One-handed broadsword, discarded
                    Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
                    Inconclusive fights against Patroclus, 710
                    and Niklos the Aegean, 927 which disgusted her
                    from the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Hvar, Croatia
                    Occupation : Senior Nun, Benedictine Convent
                    Prior occupations : Traveller, healer, midwife
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Brother Antoine, St. Christopher
                    Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Cypriot, of Christian
                    religion
                    Born : 629; Limassol, Cyprus
                    First death : 649, Killed with family during pirate
                    raid on Cyprus, home burnt to the ground
                    First teacher : Thanos of Athens
                    Known associates : Thanos of Athens
                    First recorded sighting : 649. Found and mentored
                    by Thanos, at this time captain of Cyprus’ guard

                    Emerenzia found peace in St. Christopher; the former herbalist and healer has made headway in her studies on debilitating diseases such as Parkinson or Alzeihmer by pooling her efforts with Bertic. She wrote a memorandum that she published in the newspapers of Zurich under a pseudonym, earning her the recognition of the mortal wprld which could never suspect the talented author learnt her trade before the Dark Ages of Europe.

                    Brother Antoine, September 2011



                    Dora Maar
                    Known aliases : Ivana Moric, Nina Wepper,
                    Alesandra Marec
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : One-handed broadsword, discarded
                    Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game
                    Inconclusive fight against Lucian Gogos, 1797

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Hvar, Coatia
                    Occupation : Senior Nun, Benedictine Convent
                    Prior occupations : Painter, potter
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Brother Antoine, St. Christopher
                    Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Croatian
                    Born : 1704; Zagreb, Croatia
                    First death : 1728, Undetermined
                    First teacher : Maksimiljan Vanka
                    Known past associates : Maksimiljan Vanka
                    Known ennemies : None
                    First recorded sighting : 1731. Zabreb, Croatia
                    Found and mentored by Vanka

                    Merlino spoke with Dora about his project of leaving St. Christopher. Dora isn't to sure about leaving the abbaye's safety with a war raging on the outside; she is deeply in love with the Genoese immortal but she still has her fears. I understand the feeling : when you spend two hundred years living on holy grounds, it is not easy to find your marks in placeswhere immortals may challenge you. However, she could take after Darius the Goth monk : the ancient immortal was never afraid to travel from one place to another ever since he took the Quickening that changed a powerful Goth warrior forever. Dora told Merlino she would think about it. Me, I believe she will say yes.

                    Brother Antoine, 12 September 2011


                    UPDATE :

                    Emerenzia and Dora have moved out of Zurichfor Croatia in an out of the way town where few tourists and Immortals dwell. Safe as hourses in a local Benedictine convent, replacing two ageing mortal nuns. Their project is to welcome any Immortal women asking for a safe house, same way Brother Paul did in Switzerland.

                    Watcher Bureua, Balkans

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                    • I will want the United Kingdom Immortals, my friend, but i'm holding out until I've completed the SIS/Hellfire Club chronicle, that way when you've updated the stats for the members of the SIS and Hellfire Club i'll have the complete picture so i can revamp my own chronicles.

                      Speaking of which, i have another chronicle i'd like your help completing:

                      Willa of Dunwich

                      Most recent base of operations: York, Kingdom of
                      Northumbria
                      Occupation: Wife of Saxon landowner
                      Prior occupations: Herbalist, peasant
                      Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                      Date: 867
                      Place: York
                      Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
                      Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval England

                      Original cultural affiliation: Saxon
                      Born: 596, Dulwich, Kingdom of East Anglia
                      First death: 624; ambushed and murdered by bandits
                      on the road to Soham
                      First teacher: (any ideas?)

                      Another easy victim of Ailef of Deira's misogyny. Willa was trained to use a sword by her teacher, but a near-death encounter with another Immortal in 772 saw her discard her sword and abandon the "madness" of the Game. Since then, she avoided other Immortals as much as possible. But when the Danes captured York in 866, Willa found herself trapped by unfortunate circumstance and was helpless to escape when, a year later, Ailef (the infamous Aldrich Monk) came looking for an easy Quickening.

                      Research, Immortals of Medieval England

                      Cheers
                      Apollo1
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                      • Ask and you will receive...

                        Willa of Dunwich

                        Known aliases : None
                        Notable characteristics : None
                        Weapon : Discarded
                        Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
                        Inconclusive fight against Ragnar Danneskjold,
                        772

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations: York, Kingdom of
                        Northumbria
                        Occupation: Wife of Saxon landowner
                        Prior occupations: Herbalist, peasant
                        Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                        Date: 867
                        Place: York
                        Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
                        Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval
                        England

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation: Saxon
                        Born: 596, Dulwich, Kingdom of East Anglia
                        First death: 624; ambushed and murdered by
                        bandits on the road to Soham
                        First teacher: Ceirdwyn
                        Known past associates : Ceirdwyn
                        Known ennemies : Ragnar Danneskjold
                        First recorded sighting : 629. East Anglia
                        Found and mentored by Ceirdwyn

                        Well, for an intense disciple of Ceirdwyn like Mirabelle of Gascony there is an unlucky one, not cut for the Game.
                        Poor Willa.


                        And not one to break with an old habit, a bit of 'spring cleaning' : redundant characters bringing nothing to the chroinicles :

                        Radoslav Belanov
                        Olga Jojovich
                        Emomali Nabiyev
                        Erna Layar
                        Peter Krupova

                        Africa:
                        William Sheppard
                        Rebecca Katzivah
                        Ali Neuman
                        Anthony Chance

                        Brazil (from London)
                        Ifeanaso Family

                        Also : The Chagga Clan
                        Missing : 1590, and not 1890
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                        • Thanks for completing Willa's chronicle, my friend! As usual, much appreciated.
                          Yes, Willa was, unfortunately, one of the more tragic students of Ceirdwyn.

                          And now another for your help! Aldrich Monk's rampage continues:

                          Sorcha of Dumbarton

                          Most recent base of operations: Scone, Kingdom of
                          Alba
                          Occupation: Thief and occasional prostitute
                          Prior occupations: Street urchin, adopted daughter of
                          farmer
                          Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                          Date: 933
                          Place: Scone
                          Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
                          Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval Scotland

                          Original cultural affiliation: Strathclyde Briton
                          Born: 712, Dumbarton, Kingdom of Strathclyde
                          First death: 729; Froze to death in blizzard with her adopted
                          family
                          First teacher: (any ideas?)

                          One of the youngest female victims of Aldrich Monk's early killing spree, Sorcha had survived, mostly alone, for over two hundred years, relying on her wits and cunning, heeding the lessons of her teacher, who taught her to use her small stature and feminine wiles to outsmart those who would come for her head. Preferring her own company, she survived by stealing and occasionally selling her body for food and a roof over her head, never staying in one place too long, that way she avoided the headhunters her teacher warned her about. Then in 931, the infamous Aldrich Monk, then known by his birthname, Ailef of Deira, came to Scotland and the court of Constantine II. Word soon reached him of an elusive girl thief who had survived fatal arrow hits and deadly falls from rooftops, so he set out to hunt her down. Unfortunately for Sorcha, she couldn't outwit the even more cunning and ruthless Ailef who soon tracked her down. Although she put up a spirited fight, she was really no match for the older Immortal.

                          Research, Immortals of Medieval Scotland

                          Cheers
                          Apollo1

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                          • Scotcha:

                            Known aliases : Quick Scorcha
                            Notable characteristics : Petite built, quick reflexes
                            Weapon : Medieval sword with short blade,
                            customised by Henry Fitzmartin
                            Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                            Status
                            Most recent base of operations: Scone, Kingdom
                            of Alba
                            Occupation: Thief and occasional prostitute
                            Prior occupations: Street urchin, adopted daughter
                            of farmer
                            Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                            Date: 933
                            Place: Scone
                            Victor: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk
                            Watcher: Research, Immortals of Medieval
                            Scotland

                            Background
                            Original cultural affiliation: Strathclyde Briton
                            Born: 712, Dumbarton, Kingdom of Strathclyde
                            First death: 729; Froze to death in blizzard with
                            her adopted family
                            First teacher: Henry Fitzmartin
                            Known past associates : Henry Fitzmartin
                            First recorded sighting : 730. Found and mentored
                            by Fitzmartin, at this time travelling to Scotland

                            Notes :

                            Hugh Fitzcairn isn't exactly tall either and never was a true player of the Game, Fitzmartin must have taught him to use his mind and speedness to evade players of the Game and to use agility over strenght when forced to fight.Same lessons here with Scorcha.

                            It takes a very courageous man like Aldrich to come after a petite woman like Scorcha or an unobtrusive one like Willa. Bastard. His Watchers probably cordially despise him as much as I do now.


                            Islam Immortals Tayeb Badawi
                            Islam Immortals Yalute Bol
                            Islam Immortals Garang of Sabwa
                            Islam Immortals Omer Khalifa
                            Islam Immortals Faziah Qasim
                            Islam Immortals Zubeir Wako

                            Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                            Date : April 1971
                            Place : Khartum
                            Victor : Eternal Swords of Allah, undetermined
                            victor
                            Watcher : ISLAm Watcher Team

                            For centuries, Garang of Sabwa and his group were a positive answer to the Eternal Swords of Allah in the world of immortality : seven immortals who dedicated their lives prserving the tradition of Islam against the invasive influence of the Western world they felt had become corrupt and threatened to engulf the Arab world. However, they didn't use terrorism and hate, rather diplomacy and trying to relive East African countries from his usual plagues : famine, disease, wars, drought, drugs. When the Swords of Allah finally confronted the ISLAm immortals in 1971, it was the start of their campaign of terror against mortal world and also against any immortal who they felt were a threat to their actions. What better way to start than take on Garang's group.

                            From the Chronicle of the ISLAm immortals



                            Fatou Bassolo M’Bo

                            Known aliases : Annelise Chukwu
                            Notable characteristics : None
                            Weapon : Portuguese Navy saber
                            Retired from the Game

                            Status
                            Most recent base of operations : Niaemey, Niger
                            Occupation : Militant, trying to curb rate of female
                            genital mutiltations in regions of Niger
                            Prior occupations : Journalist
                            Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                            Date : 3 June 2006
                            Place : Niemey
                            Victor : Unidentified, body found beheaded with
                            evidences of a Quickening
                            Watcher : Adaugo Chiagozem

                            Background
                            Original cultural affiliation : Nigerien
                            Born : 1956; Tessaoua, Niger
                            First death : 1974; Militant for freedom of speech,
                            ran a clandestine newpaper, shot and kiled by
                            Niger police force
                            First teacher : Djibo Bakary
                            Known past associates : Mossane Gasira Nkobé
                            and the African Water Snakes
                            Known ennemies : Djibo Bakary
                            First recorded sighting : 1974. Niamey, Niger
                            Found and mentored by Djibo Bakary who kept
                            her as his servant


                            Tantini Kahindu
                            Known aliases : None
                            Notable characteristics ; Suffers from PTSD after
                            having been raped and killed by Hutu soldiers
                            Weapon : One-handed broadsword
                            Recorded kills : None known

                            Status
                            Most recent base of operations : Lagos, Nigeria
                            Occupation : Women’s rights activist
                            Prior occupations : Student, Augustine Sisters
                            school maintained by Beatriz Kimpa Vita
                            Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                            Date : 21 May 2015
                            Place : Lagos
                            Victor : Unidentified, body found beheaded with
                            evidences of a Quickening
                            Watcher : Elijah Okello

                            Background
                            Original cultural affiliation : Congolese
                            Born : 1985; Minova, DMR of the Congo
                            First death : 2010, Raped and murdered by Hutu
                            soldiers, her village was suspect in aiding and
                            abettting Congo Defense Forces
                            First teacher : Beatriz Kimpa Vita
                            Known associates : Aletha Brown
                            Known past associates : Beatriz Kimpa Vita
                            First recorded sighting : 2011. Kinsashe, DMR of
                            the Congo. Found by Beatriz

                            The horrors of gang rape and of the war in Congo reminds Tantini Kahindu of the wildlife in Africa : untamed, savage, destrying all beauti and innocence in this world. Six years after being ravaged by Hutu soldiers, her village destroyed for futile reasons, Tantini has found a new home in the Augustine convent maintained by immortal Beatriz Kimpa Vita. She studies, trains with the sword, learns about the vast world outside so that when she feels ready, she can leave Congo for good and make a new life for herself, hoping to keepr her nightmares away forever. This is agood person, a young woman scared and scarred but who, under proper guidance, will find her way on the Immortals scene and maybe in the Game.

                            Sister Felicité, Augustine Sister, 2015


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                            • Thanks for completing Sorcha's chronicle, my friend.
                              I'm glad you're beginning to despise Aldrich Monk, that's what i want. The Hellfire Club are the polar opposite of the SIS and although the SIS have done questionable things down the centuries to further Richeard of Mercia's goals, there is also a line they do not cross; killing innocent Immortals is one of them. Aldrich and his ilk have no such compunction. Even though Evangeline has differing views to Aldrich, she is still the Black Queen for a very good reason, as you will find out. And you know Saegar Lightfingers is just a blunt instrument wielded by Aldrich, he has no moral centre either.

                              More to come!

                              BTW Nice touch with the Swords of Allah wiping out the Islam Immortals prior to their rampage that brought them into the crosshairs of Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta.
                              And who is the mystery Immortal who took out those two Immortal women? I'm intrigued...

                              Cheers
                              Apollo1

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                              • A mystery Immortal prawning for prey, because the Watcher chronicles need unidentified Immortals picking off non-players of the Game.

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