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  • Thanks for the little tweaks to the Siege of Constantinople/Irene of Antioch report. Much better!
    And great work on the reworked Chronicles, nice to see Carolyn Mortimer getting some attention! Lol

    Meanwhile some updates on a Chronicle and a new ancient Immortal, thanks to the Special Projects team:

    The latest field research from our Sacred Order team has allowed us to add information we didn't previously have to an old chronicle and has given us insight on a previously unidentified Immortal in our records whom we can now positively give a name and background to. All the information was acquired from our imbedded agent in the Order's mortal ranks who has access to their extensive archive of personal journals and observations from dozens of Immortals the Order came into contact with over the centuries. See the addendum to today's report.

    William Forrester, Supervisor, 19 Jun. 2018
    Special Projects, Chronicle of the Order of the Sacred Knowledge

    Addendum:

    Inyotef

    Background
    Original cultural affiliation: Egyptian
    Born: 2947 BC, First Dynasty Egypt
    First death: 2910 BC; At the end of the reign
    of Qa' a, last king of the First Dynasty, most
    likely during the dynastic war that followed
    First teacher: Akunosh, at this time High Priest
    of Ptah for Qa' a.

    Akunosh

    Known aliases: Unknown
    Notable characteristics: Unrecorded
    Weapon: Unrecorded

    Status
    Most recent base of operations: Thebes,
    Nineteenth Dynasty Egypt
    Occupation: Captain of the Guard for Ramesses I
    Prior occupations: Unrecorded
    Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
    Date: 1292 BC
    Place: Thebes
    Victor: Memnet-Ra
    Watcher: Special Projects, Order of the Sacred Knowledge

    Background
    Original cultural affiliation: Amratian
    Born: c 4100 BC, El-Amra, Amratian culture,
    Upper Egypt
    First death: Unrecorded
    First teacher: Unrecorded
    Known associates: Unrecorded
    Known past associates: Inyotef

    First recorded sighting: 1292 BC. Thebes.
    In battle with Memnet-Ra, who was at this time High
    Priest of Seth for Ramesses I

    According to the records of the Sacred Order, Akunosh is the earliest Egyptian Immortal in the Chronicles, although his birth pre-dates the ancient Egyptian kingdom itself. Not much else is known about this ancient Immortal, other than his approximate date of birth, that he was the teacher of Inyotef, and that he was the previously unidentified Egyptian Immortal slain by Memnet-Ra in 1292 BC. That he was Inyotef's teacher was probably no coincidence.

    From the Chronicle of the Order of the Sacred Knowledge

    Cheers
    Apollo1

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    • Good work. An Immortal even older than Oromedon of Urkesh, whoa.
      Have you done stats for the members of the Sacred Order yet ? According to the names you gave me, I have a pretty good idea of where and when they were active in pre-Christ days. (WINK!)

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      • I have a chronicle for the Grand Master of Books all ready to post. As for the others, you're more than welcome to give it a shot, my friend!

        Keresher, Hapuseneb's oldest student is Egyptian, he is Master of the Black Books and his Sacred Name is Zenodotus.

        Moy Chi-ju is Master of the Books of the East (China, Japan & Southeast Asia) and his Sacred Name is Callimachus.

        Balshazzar of Kish is Babylonian, he is Master of the Books of Anatolia (inc the Middle East & Central Asia) and his Sacred Name is Eratosthenes.

        Arizus of Asaak is Parthian, he is Master of the Books of Egypt (and all of Africa) and his Sacred Name is Aristophanes.

        I'm still working on the Master of the Books of Rome and the Master of the Books of the Americas.

        Here are the stats for the Grand Master:

        Hapuseneb

        Known aliases: Demetrius (Sacred Name)
        Notable characteristics: Extensive historical
        knowledge of mortals and Immortals; never
        leaves Holy Ground
        Weapon: Never carries one

        Status
        Most recent base of operations: Temple of the
        Sacred Knowledge, island of Aegina, Saronic
        Islands of Greece
        Occupation: Grand Master of the Books, leader
        and founder of the Sacred Order
        Prior occupations: High Keeper of the Tablets,
        Sacred Order, scholar and philosopher
        Roster of Immortals Status: Inactive
        Date:
        Place:
        Victor:
        Watcher: Special Projects, Order of the Sacred Knowledge

        Background
        Original cultural affiliation: Egyptian
        Born: 1996 BC, Eleventh Dynasty Egypt
        First death: 1962 BC, during assassination of
        Amenemhat I by his own guards, court scholar
        murdered with his king.
        First teacher: Inyotef, at this time called Meketre,
        High Steward to Amenemhat I
        Known associates: Masters of the Sacred Order,
        Pathfinders and Sentinels of the Sacred Order, The
        Apostate
        Known past associates: Inyotef

        First recorded sighting: 1962 BC, Memphis, Egypt.
        Escaping from the Royal Palace with Inyotef. Evaded
        their pursuers along the banks of the Nile.

        Note: Disappeared from Watcher records during an expedition to the land of Punt in 1504 BC during the reign of Thutmose I, Eighteenth Dynasty Egypt.

        Write-up to follow....

        Cheers
        Apollo1

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        • Okay Apollo, here is what I found. I hope you like those four Immortals because I like them very much ! LOL



          Order of Knowledge Arizus of Asaak
          Known aliases : Aristophanes (Sacred Name)
          Cross-identified as Barsine of Asaak
          Notable characteristics: Extensive historical
          knowledge of mortals and Immortals; lived under
          male identities. Warrior turned librarian
          Weapon: Never carries one
          Missing since 224, Battle of Hormozdgan

          Status
          Most recent base of operations: Temple of the
          Sacred Knowledge, island of Aegina, Greece
          Occupation : Master of the Books of Egypt (and all
          of Africa), Sacred Order
          Prior occupations : Mercenary sword, traveller
          Repelling Seleucid counter-invasion of Parthia by
          Demetrius II Nicator, 142 BC
          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
          Date :
          Place :
          Victor :
          Watcher: Special Projects, Order of the Sacred
          Knowledge

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Parthian
          Born : 3rd century BC; Asaak, Parthian Empire,
          present-day Atrek Valley, Iran
          First death : Lost in the desert after being
          spurned by husband for not giving him heirs
          First teacher : Pantea Arteshbod
          Known associates : Order of Sacred Knowledge
          Known past associates : Pantea Arteshbod
          First recorded sighting : 255 BC. Atrek Valley, Iran
          Found and mentored by Pantea Arteshbod

          Barsanus of Parthia has been found to be Barsine of Asaak, an Immortal woman fighting the Sassanids under a male identity. She was a disciple of Panthea Artehsbod and lived for five hundred years before disappearing at the Battle of Homozdgan in 224. Being a disciple of Panthea it is likely she lived longer and that she thrived in the Game, unencumbered by the social weight of being a woman in a male-dominated society. She simply didn’t care about being a woman since she was an Immortal one, able to fake her death, change identities and live for centuries. All she had to do was hide her feminity like many other Immortals like her.

          Watcher Research, Middle East



          Order of Knowledge Balshazzar of Kish
          Known aliases : Eratosthenes (Sacred Name)
          Notable characteristics: Extensive historical
          knowledge of mortals and Immortals
          Warrior turned man of peace
          Weapon: Never carries one
          Missing since 616 BC

          Status
          Most recent base of operations: Temple of the
          Sacred Knowledge, island of Aegina, Greece
          Occupation : Master of the Books of Anatolia
          (Middle East & Central Asia) , Sacred Order
          Prior occupations : Warrior, librarian
          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
          Date :
          Place :
          Victor :
          Watcher: Special Projects, Order of the Sacred
          Knowledge

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Babylonian
          Born : 10th century BC; Kish, Greater Iran,
          Babylonian Kingdom
          First death : During war against Assyrian Empire
          First teacher : Devius, Zodiac Brotherhood
          Known associates : Order of Sacred Knowledge
          Known past associates : Devius
          Known past ennemies : Cleophon of Athens
          First recorded sighting : 616 BC. Assyrian Empire
          Took the head of a librarian during civil war,
          suffered a Light Quickening, encounter with
          Hapuseneb who recruited him in the Sacred Order

          It speaks volumes of Hapuseneb, an Immortal able to recruit a broken warrior like Belshazzar so destroyed by an aleged Light Quickening that he couldn't hold his own anymore, able to convince him to dedicate his life to preserving ancient knowledge and to forever renounce the arts of war, to forever forsake the Game. Belshazzar was a warlord and plunderer for three hundred of years and was a terror walking on two legs who had but contempt for books until he killed he wise and ancient librarian whose power was so great that it took a definite hold on Belshazzar's psyche.
          He has been a changed man for 2.600 years and has dedicated his life to being mankind's Watcher, living in shadows in the company of the Immortals who shaped the Order of the Sacred Knowledge.
          He is the Persian Darius, doomed to never be known among Immortals as the Gothic Darius, living in anonimity and having accepted it as an act of love to his teacher and to the order he founded.

          Watcher Research, Order of the Sacred Knowledge.




          Order of Knowledge Keresher
          Known aliases : Zenodotus (Sacred Name)
          Notable characteristics: Extensive historical
          knowledge of mortals and Immortals
          Weapon: Never carries one
          Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

          Status
          Most recent base of operations: Temple of the
          Sacred Knowledge, island of Aegina, Greece
          Occupation : Master of the Black Books, Sacred
          Order
          Prior occupations : Chief archivist, Library of
          Alexandria; Keeper of the Black Tablets, Sacred Order
          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
          Date :
          Place :
          Victor :
          Watcher: Special Projects, Order of the Sacred
          Knowledge

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Egyptian
          Born : 1786 BC; Nile Delta, Thirteenth Dynasty of
          Egypt
          First death : 1750 BC; During Hyksos occupation
          of Northern Egypt, tried to prevent occult lore from
          falling into Hyksos hands
          First teacher : Hapuseneb
          Known associates : Order of Sacred Knowledge
          Known past associates : Tak-Ne of Alexandria
          First recorded sighting : 1750 BC Northern Nile,
          Egypt Disciple of Hapuseneb

          During the razing of Carthage by the Romans, it is now our firm belief that Sacred Order founder and Grand Master of Books, Hapuseneb and his student and protector Keresher (who would become Master of the Black Books) preserved hundreds of valuable tablets pre-dating early Egyptian civilisation during the 17-day fire of 146 BC.
          Hapuseneb and Keresher were also present in China in 213 BC during the book burning ordered by the emperor Tsun Shi Hwang-ti. It was during this period that Master of the Books of the East, Moy Chi-ju, already a long-lived Immortal, was mentored by Hapuseneb.
          During the destruction of the Great Library of Alexandria during the Roman civil war in 48 BC, we can confirm that Keresher and soon-to-be Master of the Books of Anatolia Balshazzar of Kish managed to rescue hundreds of precious scrolls and tablets with no small help of Sunda Kastagir, at this time lording over the Great Librart.
          In 133 BC the Library of Pergamon was destroyed when the kingdom fell to the Romans. But we now know that Hapuseneb and Keresher were able to escape with hundreds of precious scrolls days before the legions fell on the city.

          Watcher Research, Order of the Sacred Knowledge.



          Order of Knowledge Moy Chi-ju
          Known aliases : Calimachus (Sacred Name)
          Cross-identified as Ang Chwun-hwa; lived under
          male identities
          Notable characteristics: Extensive historical
          knowledge of mortals and Immortals
          Weapon: Never carries one
          Missing since 106 BC, Han Dynasty

          Status
          Most recent base of operations: Temple of the
          Sacred Knowledge, island of Aegina, Greece
          Occupation : Master of the Books of the East
          (China, Japan & Southeast Asia), Sacred Order
          Prior occupations : Zhou Emperor concubine,
          Scholar, studyed the words of Shennon the
          Herbalist, aka the Emperor of the Five Grains
          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
          Date :
          Place :
          Victor :
          Watcher: Special Projects, Order of the Sacred
          Knowledge

          Background
          Born : 1046 BC; Zhou Dynasty, China
          First death : 1030 BC; Emperor’s concubine giving
          birth to Emperor’s son, according to legend
          First teacher : Methos
          Known associates : Order of Sacred Knowledge
          Known past associates :Xanthia of Melitus, Jin Ke
          First recorded sighting : 978 BC. Yangtze River,
          China. Midwife and healer, encounter with Xanthia
          of Melitus, found her to be an herbal genius

          Of course the tall tale of a pre-immortal woman dying in childbirth is apocryphal but this story is the one of Ang Chwun-hwa who was the concubine of Emperor Zhou in 1030 BC and had promised him an heir. She faked her pregnancy and presented him with a foundling she and I (as her physician) passed as legitimate heir. Ang had been poisoned by a jealous rival and was dying from slow poisoning, so we cooked a tale in which she died after giving birth to her child and once she was “buried” (an empty coffin) we both exited China for India where we lived for a few years. She decided she xould help women go through labor so she would never see the horror of bothced childbirths and dedicated her immortality preparign herbal remedies for pregnant women, wether to ease the pains of pregnancy and childbirth or to terminate one. Ang’s teachings have reached medieval times when herbalist Grace Chandel discovered her teachings in a monastery of eastern China; the manuscript was hidden in an ancient monastery.
          In 106 BC she became acqauinted to Immortal Jin Ke who was ready to take her head, but laid his sword down when this amazing woman helped Jin’s mortal wife through labor and saved the woman’s life. Jin Ke was so elated with the birth of his two sons that he spared Ang’s life.

          From the Journals of Adam Pierson, 2017




          From left to right : Balshazzar, Arizus (aka Barsine), Hapuseneb, Keresher, Moy Chi-ju
          Last edited by Gardner; 07-05-2018, 01:21 AM.

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          • And I do hope you find those two ladies to your taste, my good sir...


            Order of Knowledge Lucretia Garibaldi
            Known aliases : Lucretia of Rome, Livia Aquilonia,
            Guerina of Benevento, Nezetta of San Marino
            Apollonius (Sacred Order)
            Weapon : XV° century Italian rapier
            Inconclusive fiight vs Veranius Basso, 166 BC;
            Friario of Ravenna, 1240; Jean-François de
            Margelasse, 1797. Missing since 1797

            Status
            Most recent base of operations: Temple of the
            Sacred Knowledge, island of Aegina, Greece
            Occupation : Master of the Books of Rome (inc all
            of Europe), Sacred Order
            Prior occupations : Charity works, Venetian Jewish
            ghetto; Catholic nun, convent of San Marino
            Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
            Date :
            Place :
            Victor :
            Watcher: Special Projects, Order of the Sacred
            Knowledge

            Background
            Original cultural affiliation : Roman
            Born : 529 BC, Rome
            First death : 509 BC, Suicide
            First teacher : Cloelia of Rome, aka Cassandra
            Known associates : Cassandra, Xanthia of Melitus
            Order of the Sacred Knowledge
            Known past associates : *SeeAddendum*
            First recorded sighting : 1000 Rome; dinner
            with Rebecca, Achilles of Troy and Ramirez

            According to numerous historians, as well as Roman notables such as Cicero, the spark which ignited the Republican Revolution of Rome in 509 BC was the indignation incited when Sextus Tarquin, the son of the reigning Etruscan monarch Tarquinius Superbus, raped the virtuous Lucretia, who Romans idolized as the perfect wife and ideal woman. Two thousand years after she was raped by by Sextus Tarquin and comitted suicide, Lucretia of Rome at last found a modicum of hapiness in her life, a glimmer of hope for her future. Today, she married Baron Luciano Garibaldi, one of the richest, most generous men in Italy who certainly will give a world of love to Lucretia. Lucretia reciprocates by being a faithful spouse to Luciano and a wonderful mother to the Baron's children. During two thousand years, Lucretia lived only by her teacher's motto ("all men are predators to women") and by the shame of her rape, spending her immortality on holy grounds, either as churches'handmaiden or convent nun.

            Watcher Research, Southern Europe

            Update

            The Immortal women Nezetta of San Marino and Guerina of Benevento have been conclusively cross-identified as past identities of immortal Lucretia Garibladi (B: 529 BC). In 1503 Lucretia was living as a catholic nun in the convent of San Marino during the city’s occupation by Cesare Borgia where she evaded the attention of Pascal Chaussende, always on the lookout for an Immortal woman to use as pawn in the Game, in 1797 she lived as a Jewish woman married to a rabbi of the Venetian Jewish ghetto and went missing when the armies of Napoleon Bonaparte occupied the city, belived killed by French soldier De Margelasse.
            Hot-blooded Lucretia once had a tumultuous afffair with Hugh Fitzcairn in 1503 in Milan and with Sunda Kastagir twenty years later in Venice when the Ethiopian was known as "the Moor of Venice".

            Watcher Research, Southern Europe

            Addendum
            Known past associates : Achilles of Troy, Tak Ne, Enrico Belzoni, Remigio da Varagine, Immaculata
            Della Mea, Umberto Drago, Verus Bassus, Daena, Madelena Padovano, Giuliana Argento, Messalina
            of Rome, Paul, Hugh Fitzcairn, Sunda Kastagir, Etheria of Spoletto



            Order of Knowledge Xmucane
            Known aliases : Aristarchus (Sacred Order)
            Notable characteristics : The oldest known
            Immortal of Mesoamerica
            Weapon : Undetermined
            Missing since 1650

            Status
            Most recent base of operations: Temple of the
            Sacred Knowledge, island of Aegina, Greece
            Occupation : Master of the Books of the Americas
            (North, Central & South America), Sacred Order
            Prior occupation : Preparing cacao beverages,
            domesticated cacao after it was imported from
            Amazon basin
            Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
            Date : 1650 Posing as Mayan village woman
            Place : Valley of Mexico
            Victor : N.A
            Watcher : Research, Mesoamerican Immortals

            Background
            Original cultural affiliation : Amerindian
            Mokaya, pre-Olmec culture
            Born : 19th Century BC, present Chiapas, Mexico
            First death : Unrecorded
            First teacher : Unrecorded
            Known associates : Order of Sacred Knowledge
            Known past associates : Yarhuata Pachaco
            Known ennemies : Kosumi, may have been
            enslaved by his people i nthe 4th century BC
            First recorded sighting : 1590. Valley of Mexico.
            Encounter with Yarhuata Pachaco, entrusted him
            with her favorite cacao recipes

            Recently I was asked by the Watcher community in the department of research to be less sarcastic and more humble in my reports. Hence this : I humbly think of Xmucane each time I savor a cup of hot cocoa because this is the woman to whom we owe this modest pleasure since she started cultivating cocal in the 19th century before common era, a woman of major importance in the history of mankind who dwarfs modern preparations of cocoa because of the love and passion she put in it. Where some of you guy call me 'granddad' behind my back, I can tell you this was a 'granma' who could single-handedly beat every Immortal coming after her and have time for a cup of hot chocolate while she was processing the Quickening she took. And believe me, there is more than one Immortal who regretted not havign accepted a cup of her brew instead of foolishly challenging her.

            Fomr the Journals of Adam Pierson, 2017



            A Quechua actress playing Xmucane, an Italian actress playing Lucretia.
            Last edited by Gardner; 07-05-2018, 01:21 AM.

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            • There is a legend of how Pantea Arteshbod,warrior-woman, had six children : three sons and three daughters all foundlings from Persia and beyond whom she raised to be the perfect team of warriors. They became warriors, cutthroats, killers, thieves and mercenaries, walking on the Imortal scene between the area of good and the shadows of evil. Six shady Immortals in search of a sense to their existence who one day heard of the Order of the Sacred Knowledge, rumored to possess the knowledge of the Game, of Immortality, able to locate Methos the oldest Immortal alive, with treasure vaults to make the richest kings pale with envy. Pantea Arteshbod warned her children not to look for it, because any Immortal who searched too far for ancient secrets rarely came back with their heads on their shoulders. And indeed what happened is the six warriors died against the Order’s Apostate whose duty was to protect the Immortals to whom he took a pledge : hunt and kill any Immortal trying to violate their sanctum.

              The Karenas Clan faced the Apostate and died one after the other, their remains to be found and buried in the treasure vault of Navahand by their grieving mother.

              Watcher Research, Order of the Sacred Knowledge.



              Watcher Research, Order of the Sacred Knowledge.

              Karenas Clan Artysbone of Peshawar
              Known aliases : None
              Notable characteristics : None known
              Weapon : Scythian cavalry saber
              Recorded kills : None known

              Status
              Most recent base of operations : Nahavand,
              Hamadan Province of Iran
              Occupation : Warrior in service to House of Karen
              Aristocratic feudal family of Hyrcania
              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
              Date : Between 782-1910, body found decapitated
              and preserved in the treasure vault of Navahand
              Place : Navahand
              Victor : Undetermined
              Watcher : Research, Middle East

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation : Scythian
              Born : 7th century; Peshawar, Pakistan
              First death : Born in the ruling Scythian elite, killed
              by the Hinu Shahis of Kabul
              First teacher : Pantea Artershbod, foster mother
              Known associates : Karenas Clan
              Known past associates : Pantea Arteshbod
              Known ennemies : Selim Ubadah
              First recorded sighting : 654. Badghis Province,
              Afghanistan. Battle of Badghis, fightign Rashidun
              Caliphate with Pantea Arteshbod


              Karenas Clan Diaexis of Bactria
              Known aliases : None
              Notable characteristics : None known
              Weapon : Persian shamsir
              Recorded kills : None known

              Status
              Most recent base of operations : Nahavand,
              Hamadan Province of Iran
              Occupation : Warrior in service to House of Karen
              Aristocratic feudal family of Hyrcania
              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
              Date : Between 782-1910, body found decapitated
              and preserved in the treasure vault of Navahand
              Place : Navahand
              Victor : Undetermined
              Watcher : Research, Middle East

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation : Central Asian
              Born : 7th century; Balkh Province of Afghanistan
              First death : Buddhist monk killed during invasion
              of Bactria by Arab raiders
              First teacher : Pantea Artershbod, foster mother
              Known associates : Karenas Clan
              Known past associates : Pantea Arteshbod
              Known ennemies : Selim Ubadah
              First recorded sighting : 654. Badghis Province,
              Afghanistan. Battle of Badghis, fightign Rashidun
              Caliphate with Pantea Arteshbod


              Karenas Clan Histaeus of Qumis
              Known aliases : None
              Notable characteristics : Wore a skull mask
              Weapon : Persian saber
              Recorded kills : None known

              Status
              Most Most recent base of operations : Nahavand,
              Hamadan Province of Iran
              Occupation : Warrior in service to House of Karen
              Aristocratic feudal family of Hyrcania
              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
              Date : Between 782-1910, body found decapitated
              and preserved in the treasure vault of Navahand
              Place : Navahand
              Victor : Undetermined
              Watcher : Research, Middle East

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation : Persian
              Born : 7th century; Qumis, Iran
              First death : Undetermined
              First teacher : Pantea Artershbod, foster mother
              Known associates : Karenas Clan
              Known past associates : Pantea Arteshbod
              Known ennemies : Selim Ubadah
              First recorded sighting : 654. Badghis Province,
              Afghanistan. Battle of Badghis, fightign Rashidun
              Caliphate with Pantea Arteshbod


              Karenas Clan Hutaosa of Hulwan
              Known aliases : None
              Notable characteristics : None known
              Weapon : Sassanid cavalry saber
              Recorded kills : None known

              Status
              Most recent base of operations : Nahavand,
              Hamadan Province of Iran
              Occupation : Warrior in service to House of Karen
              Aristocratic feudal family of Hyrcania
              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
              Date : Between 782-1910, body found decapitated
              and preserved in the treasure vault of Navahand
              Place : Navahand
              Victor : Undetermined
              Watcher : Research, Middle East

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation : Sassanid Persian
              Born : 7th century; Hulwan, Zagros Mountains,
              Eastern Iran
              First death : 636; Battle of Al-Quadisiyya,
              between Arab Muslims and Sassanid Persians
              First teacher : Pantea Artershbod, foster mother
              Known associates : Karenas Clan
              Known past associates : Pantea Arteshbod
              Known ennemies : Selim Ubadah
              First recorded sighting : 654. Badghis Province,
              Afghanistan. Battle of Badghis, fightign Rashidun
              Caliphate with Pantea Arteshbod


              Karenas Clan Parmys of Turan
              Known aliases : None
              Notable characteristics : Master archer, dressed in
              male armor
              Weapon : Custom broadsword with dagger
              Recorded kills : None known

              Status
              Most recent base of operations : Nahavand,
              Hamadan Province of Iran
              Occupation : Warrior in service to House of Karen
              Aristocratic feudal family of Hyrcania
              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
              Date : Between 782-1910, body found decapitated
              and preserved in the treasure vault of Navahand
              Place : Navahand
              Victor : Undetermined
              Watcher : Research, Middle East

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation : Turanian
              Born : 7th century; Turan, Central Asia
              First death : Killed during nomadic invasion of
              Turan
              First teacher : Pantea Artershbod, foster mother
              Known associates : Karenas Clan
              Known past associates : Pantea Arteshbod
              Known ennemies : Selim Ubadah
              First recorded sighting : 654. Badghis Province,
              Afghanistan. Battle of Badghis, fightign Rashidun
              Caliphate with Pantea Arteshbod


              Karenas Clan Tharybdis of Ardistan
              Known aliases : None
              Notable characteristics : Camouflage master
              Weapon : Tulwar sword
              Recorded kills : None known

              Status
              Most recent base of operations : Nahavand,
              Hamadan Province of Iran
              Occupation : Warrior in service to House of Karen
              Aristocratic feudal family of Hyrcania
              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
              Date : Between 782-1910, body found decapitated
              and preserved in the treasure vault of Navahand
              Place : Navahand
              Victor : Undetermined
              Watcher : Research, Middle East

              Background
              Original cultural affiliation : Persian
              Born : 7th century; Ardestan, Isfaha Province, Iran
              First death : Undetermined
              First teacher : Pantea Artershbod, foster mother
              Known associates : Karenas Clan
              Known past associates : Pantea Arteshbod
              Known ennemies : Selim Ubadah
              First recorded sighting : 654. Badghis Province,
              Afghanistan. Battle of Badghis, fightign Rashidun
              Caliphate with Pantea Arteshbod
              Last edited by Gardner; 07-05-2018, 01:20 AM.

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              • THE TALE OF THE EIGHT DEVILS


                In ancient China there existed Eight Devils. Eight Immortals bearing the names of the ghosts and demons of Chinese folklore living as assassins, hiring themselves to whom could pay best. And in their spare time they murdered, vandalized, burnt their way across mainland China, spreading tales of terror which survive as folktales to present times.

                Meng Po, an unobtrusive old lady hiding a rotten soul beneath the manner of a sweet grandmother. Master hebalist who hired herself as cook in households and poisoned entire families. She was the Eight Devils ringleader and gathered them all under her firm rule.
                Ba Jiaogui, malevolent ghost who staged murders as rabid dogs attacks, suicides, spontaneous combustions, wreaking havoc everywhere she went. Leged has it that she was molested by a cousin and killed herself in dishonor, her ghost doomed to walk the Earth forever.
                Bai Gujing, a child Immortal, the innocent face of a little girl luring lone travellers to certain doom, appearing as a living squeletton (likely dressed in black with painted bones all over). She was as rabid as a dog, as ferocious as a gutter rat and as mean spirited and wicked as a demon from the deepest pits of Hell.
                Daji the Fox-lady, the succubus who seduced any men and could turn a monk into a rabid sex-crazed lunatic. Hundreds of men fell to her seductive charms and were felled by her poisoned cosmetics; Immortal men shared the same kind of fate, falling asleep beside her, never to wake up.
                E Gui, the hungry ghost, an obese and grotesque man known for his greed and gluttonnery who was the best wrestler of China, having mastered his sport for hundreds of years. Invicible, merciless, fearsome and known as an impotent man who sought favors from Daji but never obtained them because he truly disgusted her.
                Jiangshi the vampire, the other child Immortal of the group, working in pair with Bai Gujing, two heartless children luring men and women with sad eyes and pleas for help. Good at running when they met Immortals who saw beyond their looks.
                Pipa Jing, a pipe-smoking woman who put poisoned tobacco in her pipe; her quarries were dead before they even were aware they had been poisoned. Meng Po is the Immortal who recruited her and taught her to poisoned tobacco as means to commit murders.
                Nü Gui, the hermaphrodite, once a carnivale freak who decided he should have his fun too and started murdering people who wanted to do more than pick a look at him (or her). If people want a piece of him, he once stated, they'd better be prepared to pay for the privilege. Murdered his quarries in creative, gruesome ways.

                Who else than the Eight Immortals of Chinese folklore could put an end to their rampage ? The Eight Immortals (all benevolent, with the exeption of the Immortal Maiden) had been antagonists of the Devils for centuries and when the Devils started impersonating them, damaging their reputation on the Immortal scenery, the group led by Houng-ho decided to take action and gathered at the court of Emperro Ming in 1368, posing as his hireligns and bodyguard, waiting for the Eight Devils who they heard plotted against the Emperor's life. They didn't wait for long and soon a battle royale occured between the Eight Immortals and the Eight Devils. The Immortals were experienced in sword-fighting, kung-fu, acrobatics while the Eight Devils cheated in the Game and weren't as competent fighters as their ennemies.
                In the end, the Eight Devils were dead and when they were buried in a mass grave, legend as it that the land around the grave grew sterile and no men, no animal dared walk it.

                From the Chronicles of the Eight Immortals
                Watcher Research, China




                The Eight Devils Ba Jiaogui
                Known aliases : Banana Tree Ghost
                Notable characteristics : Posing as a malevolent
                ghost
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Recorded kills : None

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin, Eight Devils, staging
                murders as suicides by hanging
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Nanjing
                Victor : Houng-ho, Eight Immortals, bodyguard of
                Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Hung herself after having been raped
                by her male cousin
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 755-763. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan


                The Eight Devils Bai Gujing
                Known aliases : The White Bones Demon
                Notable characteristics : Immortal Child
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Recorded kills : None

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin, Eight Devils group
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Nanjing
                Victor : Chao Jingxiu, Eight Immortals, bodyguard
                of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Unrecorded
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 755-763. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan


                The Eight Devils Daji the Fox-lady
                Known aliases : None
                Notable characteristics : Intense sexual charisma
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Recorded kills : None

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin posing as fox divinity gifted
                with regenerative abilities, Eight Devils group
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Nanjing
                Victor : Immortal Maiden, Eight Immortals,
                bodyguard of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of
                the Ming Dynasty
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Unrecorded
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 755-763. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan


                The Eight Devils E Gui, the hungry ghost
                Known aliases : The Voracious E Gui
                Notable characteristics : ¨Perpetually hungry and
                glutonous, gargantuan physique
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Recorded kills : None

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin, Eight Devils, professional
                wrestler killing quarries in chokehold
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Nanjing
                Victor : Lu Dongbin, Eight Immortals, bodyguard of
                Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Unrecorded
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 760. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan



                The Eight Devils Meng Po
                Known aliases : The Lady of Forgetfulness,
                Old Lady Meng; Gui Po, the Old Witch
                Notable characteristics : Elderly Immortal
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Inconclusive fight agaisnt Jin Ke, 265

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin herbalist preparing
                poisoned herbal brews; leader, Eight Devils
                Prior occupations : Witch
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Nanjing
                Victor : Zhou Tong, Eight Immortals, bodyguard of
                Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Unrecorded
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 760. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan


                The Eight Devils Jiangshi the vampire
                Known aliases : Pale Demon Child (translated)
                Notable characteristics : Posing as vampire, taste
                for human flesh and fresh blood; Immortal child
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Recorded kills : None

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin, Eight Devils, drinking the
                blood from hsi victims
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Nanjing
                Victor : Iron Stick Li, Eight Immortals, bodyguard
                of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Unrecorded
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 760. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan


                The Eight Devils Pipa Jing
                Known aliases : None
                Notable characteristics : Pipe-smoker
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Recorded kills : None

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin, Eight Devils, smoking a
                jade pipa emitting an intoxicating cloud of smoke
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Nanjing
                Victor : Hsien-Tsiang, Eight Immortals, bodyguard
                of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Unrecorded
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 760. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan




                The Eight Devils Nü Gui
                Known aliases : Nan Gui
                Notable characteristics : Posing as ghost;
                transgender Immortal
                Weapon : Undetermined
                Recorded kills : None

                Status
                Most recent base of operations : Eastern China
                Occupation : Assassin, Eight Devils, seduces his
                or her quarries before murdering them
                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                Date : 1368 Ming Dynasty
                Place : Shangai
                Victor : Lan Caihe, Eight Immortals, bodyguard of
                Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, founder of the Ming
                Watcher : Research, Eight Immortals Chronicle

                Background
                Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                Born : China, unknown date
                First death : Unrecorded
                First teacher : Unrecorded
                Known associates : The Eight Devils
                Known ennemies : Lang Xiong, An Rokshan, the
                Eight Immortals
                First recorded sighting : 760. Tang Dynasty
                During An Lushan Rebellion against Emperor
                Tang. Posing as one of the Eight Immortals of
                Chinese myth, fought Immortal Lang Xiong and
                his disciple An Rokshan
                Last edited by Gardner; 07-05-2018, 01:20 AM.

                Comment


                • Well done, my friend! Great work with the Sacred Order Masters, just as i was thinking they were. And i really love the pictures you chose; a great line-up there, looking as i pictured them in my head.
                  Also, really enjoyed your hint as to the past actions of The Apostate protecting the Order from those trying to uncover its secrets.

                  Speaking of him...

                  The Apostate

                  What can be said about this Immortal? Once an avid player of the Game, who skirted the grey areas of the Immortal community, his many identities hinting at his talent for the hunt and his skill with the sword. The former Kotys the Hunter at some point in the past, most likely in the pre-Christ era, crossed paths with Hapuseneb, the Immortal who would go on to found the world's most secretive cadre of Immortals to ever exist, an Order with access to the most hidden secrets of the mortal and Immortal world. What was it that drove the friendship between the bookish, scholarly Hapuseneb, who discarded his sword centuries ago, and the fierce warrior and player of the Game, Kotys? The same question must be asked of his Immortal disciples, an eclectic mix if ever there was one. But whatever it is, Kotys dropped out of sight in the 1st Century AD and was never heard from again until we discovered the existence of the Order and Kotys at its heart, now calling himself The Apostate and fiercely loyal to the Immortals within its ranks. A fierce and skilled warrior who kills without mercy in its name, but takes no joy in the killing. It is just a means to an end. Anybody who threatens its existence is hunted down and eliminated. How many Immortals has he killed in its name? The next few years should reveal some interesting secrets. An Immortal who kills not for the Game but for friendship. For family. And that is the most dangerous and formidable Immortal of all.

                  Special Projects, Chronicle of the Order of the Sacred Knowledge

                  Cheers
                  Apollo1

                  Comment


                  • Oooh. The Apostate background is interesting!

                    Gardner, you said Jin Ke's wife had children. Were they biologically his? How did she survive, if so?

                    Comment


                    • All adopted, Dubiousbystander. A mortal woman cannot survive giving birth to pre-immortal children: she wither and dies in days. Explaining the matter of all Immortals being foundlings : their mothers died wihin hours or days of their births. Jin Ke loved his wife, he didn't want her to die carrying his children.

                      Comment


                      • Apollo, did you like the Eight Devils ? Did you think of something for the Order's master archivist and the Master of the Scriptorium ?
                        Cheers !

                        Donald Hoyt
                        Known aliases : Ivor Lomax
                        Notable characteristics : Gruffy character,
                        addicted to violence; mysogynist and rascist
                        Weapon : Basket-hilt boarding saber

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : Manchester,
                        England
                        Occupation : Hooligan, ultimate fighting
                        practitioner; Manchester United supporter
                        Prior occupations : Gangbanger, Hooligans Boys;
                        Drummer, Skrewdriver skin-head rock band
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                        Date : 13 May 1996
                        Place : London, England
                        Victor : Howard Lassiter
                        Watcher : Lars Boyd

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : English
                        Born : 1875; London, England
                        First death : 1894, Member of the first hooligan
                        gang, on the wrong end of a knife fight
                        First teacher : Piers Jacobs, SIS
                        Known ennemies : Howard Lassiter,
                        First recorded sighting : 1898. London, England
                        Found and mentored by Piers Jacobs, clearly not
                        interested by the SIS activities and patriotism

                        On the Immortal scene we have classy villains like Antonius Lalas, Xavier St.Cloud, mischievous children like Kenneth who are victims of circumstances, we have good-hearted thieves like Amanda and Corey Raines, merciless-yet-decent killers like Kotys the Hunter. And then we have trash and reprobates like Brian Cullen, Luther, Benny Carbassa and Donald Hoyt, the Immortal Hooligan, born in Victorian England whom we didn't expect to live out the 19th century and yet prospered as a violent character for one hundred years. Go figure. Addicted to violence, thus fit for the violence of the Game after all, a gruffy specimen who cheated in the Game and was illiterate for the first fifty years of his life until he finally taught himself to read and write his own name.
                        Donald Hoyt was a member of the first recorded hooligans gang in the history of England and was mentored by Pers Jacobs in 1989 upon the return of the Londonian Immortals who had bene exiled from the city for a decade by the elusive Kay Murdstone (aka Kellistra). Hoyt didn't care about British patriotis, about the Empire, about morals : to him staying younfg forever meant he could do drugs and sex without fear of dying or catching syphilis. He could keep on fighting without the risks of getting seriously injured or killed. And did he make the most of it !
                        In one hundred years he scourged every major cities of England, a brutal gangbangers taking on Pakistanis, Negroes, Jews, Poles and all manners of immigrants who had the misfortune of crossing him. And where the Game was concerned, he played it only if he was sure to have the upper hand. The Immortal bully finally met his end agaisnt a negro Immorta, Howard Lassiter, pro football player whose latest game he attended with his Hooligan friends, "ready for the combat". He wasn't ready for Howard Lassiter, drunk as a skunk, and lasted ten seconds against the Trinidadian Immortal.

                        Watcher Bureau, England

                        Comment


                        • Yeah, i loved the Eight Devils, particularly the gorgeous artwork of the pictures. As an artist myself, i suppose i would appreciate them! Lol

                          Still working on the Chief Archivist and the Overseer of the Scriptorium (unless you have any ideas!!), and i'll be posting the write-up for Hapuseneb over the weekend...

                          Good job with the Immortal Hooligan btw...lol

                          Cheers
                          Apollo1

                          Comment


                          • Donald Hoyt was from my own sense of humor. Trash in need to be taken out of the Game. No ideas for the Chief Archivist and Master of Scriptorium, I am waiting for your stories lol Do you have future stories I mind for the Sacred Order ?

                            Comment


                            • Well, I've got some vague ideas, but i need to flesh them out a bit first. I will say that James Horton and the Hunters were not the first renegade Watchers. In fact, Watcher archives record that around the time of the Roman civil war and the scouring of the Library of Alexandria, a splinter group of Watchers attempted to stop the Sacred Order from acquiring the ancient manuscripts. They believed the secrets should be for mortal man and that Immortals had no right to keep the books from them. There were 23 Watchers the Council recorded as having betrayed their vows and joined the splinter group. 7 of them were killed by the early Sentinels in the next decade, 7 others were hunted down by the Watchers and executed. The other 9 went underground. All knowledge of the activities of the unidentified Immortals in Alexandria was expunged and the names of the fugitive Watchers stricken from the records.

                              But those 9 renegade Watchers never gave up their opposition to the Sacred Order. They formed a secret society of their own (haven't come up with a good name yet) and its mission was taken up by the families of those Watchers, handed down from generation to generation. Those nine families are the leadership of the group, which employs mercenaries as foot soldiers and ex-Intelligence agents as its spies. This is why the Sentinels carry guns in their arsenal, to protect the Pathfinders from these ex-Watchers.

                              A secret war has been raging for centuries between the Order and the rival group of mortals, below the radar of the Immortal community and the Watchers Council.

                              Cheers
                              Apollo1

                              Comment


                              • Renagade Watchers opposing the Sacred Order. That would infer the Sacred Order would know about Watchers. Personally, I'd like to see a group of evil Immortals opposing the Sacred Order because the Order needs its antagonists in the battle of "good vs evil", right ? Each of them negative counterparts to the librarians, book-nerds and History lovers comprising the group. Specialized in destroying cultures and lores along the centuries. They existed centuries ago before the Apostate and the Sentinels finally took action and destroyed them all, like Kellistra and her group taking out the first Zodiac Brotherhood. Or they cold still be active in present times.

                                Now here is a list of adjustements, because there weren't enough Immortals born in the 20th century who were killed by players of the Game in the last decades.

                                Cheers!
                                Gardner


                                Aisha al-Fadhil
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 12 October 2016
                                Place : Eastern Cape
                                Victor : Samuel Ferguson
                                Watcher : Thomas Hicks

                                Zeina Taban
                                Date : 15 December 2013 Outbreazk of the Civil
                                War of Sudan
                                Place : South Sudan
                                Victor : Decapitated by artillery barrage,
                                Quickening lost
                                Watcher : Ibrahim Malika

                                Sipho William Mdletshe
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 1 January 2015
                                Place : Eastern Cape
                                Victor : Samuel Ferguson
                                Watcher : Sophie Pistorius

                                Enrique Grimaldo
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 12 May 2007
                                Place : Callao
                                Victor : Rascar Inca Huaco, investigating death of
                                a friend’s daughter, overdozed on Grimaldo’s
                                drugs
                                Watcher : Susanita Perez

                                Jose Marcelo Cruz
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 12 May 2013
                                Place : Rio
                                Victor : Stephane Witkowski
                                Watcher : Joaquin Duarte

                                Jose Marcelo Cruz is the figure in the shadows responsible for the depth of corruption in Rio. Cruz lives for gain, for money, fast women and even faster cars, caring little about the Game, but still training with the best sword players money can by. But can money buy your head ? Stephane Witkowski crossed in path and Cruz felt like a good fight would keep him I nshape, but that was a mistake to underestimate the Frenchman. One more bag of trash out of the streets.

                                Joaquin Duarte, 2016


                                Steven Crowe

                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 13 June 2016
                                Place : Atlanta
                                Victor : Elliot Harding
                                Watcher : Kay Pembleton


                                Claudia Jardine
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 7 October 2000
                                Place : Miamai
                                Victor : Margarete Mewes, Knights of America

                                Raphael Guillaume
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 11 May 2001
                                Place : Miamai
                                Victor : Margarete Mewes, Knights of America

                                After Amanda settled old scores with his boss, Andre Korda, and killed his friend Crysta, Raphael reinvented himself as security agent for a casino in Manaus, staying out of trouble as much as possible. One thing he learnt from Korda is that immortality spews trouble and that its better to stay on the side of the angels. So he does : Archangel Casino is the perfect place of hiding for him, and when an immortal comes for a challenge he takes his sword and chooses his ground. But that rarely happens now : what immortal can walk around with a sword those days with so many surveillance technology ?

                                Agnes Dugne, 2001


                                Naseem
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                Date : 18 August 2014 Battle of Sana’a
                                Place : Sana’a
                                Victor : Soldiesr, Yemen Security Forces, mortal
                                execution. Quickening lost
                                Watcher : Research, Middle East

                                In the four years we have followed him, little Naseem has been doing well in the Game, using the weapons he can to survive : a pumpgun like those of his generation does the trick, he doesn’t need to play by the rules unless he feels they don’t apply to him. Did he belive the fairy tales Jacques Morant told him . He must have started to believe in them when he found he wasn’t growing up and turning into a man. But this is not a child anymore, his innocence long gone even before his First Death in 2008. Like the children involved in wars and revolutions, his childhood was stolen from him and he nows plays on the Immortals scene as he does on the mortals battlefields, using whatever means at his disposal to simply survive.

                                Watcher Bureau, Middle East


                                Kondo Tatsumi

                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 12 May 2000
                                Place : Tokyo
                                Victor : Undetermined, body found beheaded
                                without evidences of a Quickening. Possibly
                                murdered by an online gamer , the Decapitator”
                                Watcher : Hiro Sakaki

                                Kondo lived in his parent's basement surrounded by computers and state-of-the art technology, sealed away from reality and living only in cyberspace. Then his parents went away for one week holiday during wich Kondo forgot to feed, drink and clean himself. And that's how he died. From self-exhaustion. Burnout. In 2004 Kondo has progressed: from a cyber-obsessed computer geek, he turned into a fine student under Ijiro's guidance, learning to appreciate the company of his fellow men and to properly use a sword.

                                Hiro Sakaki.



                                People's Protectorate Huang Xianshi
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 27 June 2018
                                Place : Beijing
                                Victor : Mei-Li Choe

                                People's Protectorate Maya Lin
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 27 June 2018
                                Place : Beijing
                                Victor : Mei-Li Choe

                                People's Protectorate Shi Lang
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 20 June 2018
                                Place : Beijing
                                Victor : Mei-Li Choe

                                People's Protectorate Thaksin Shinawathra
                                Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                Date : 20 June 2018
                                Place : Beijing
                                Victor : Mei-Li Choe

                                After careful cross-referencing work and second-guessing, it it our opinion that the remnant of the People's Protectorate (aka, China Force) did uncover the existence of Amestrin of Khotan's work and her bodyguard Mei-Li Choe and were threatening the work of Amestrin, her anonimity and possibly the existence of the Sacred Order, had they found about the two women's motives for explloring the temples and libraries of China. When they tried to enter the Forbidden City, both women were faced with Shi Lang and Thaksin who wanted to bring them for interrogation. Mei-Li Choe proved to be merciless and took out the two Immortals, even though Thaksin pleaded for his life when he was defeated. One week later, Maya Lin and Huang Xianshi sought to avenge their comrades but Mei-Li recovered form her two Quickenings and that was the end of the People's Protectorate.

                                From the Chronicle of Mei-Li Choe
                                Ancient Order Chronicles Project




                                Last edited by Gardner; 06-27-2018, 07:45 AM.

                                Comment


                                • Hmm, you may have a point, my friend, about a rival group of Immortals taken out centuries ago who opposed the Order. It may also involve several missing Immortals on the roster, since such a conflict would be a secret one, out of sight of the Watchers and the Immortal community at large. It could also be where The Apostate forged his reputation as a remorseless killer, hunting down the Order's enemies and dispatching them.

                                  Cheers
                                  Apollo1

                                  Comment


                                  • Good point on the Apostate wiping out the evil coutnerparts to the Sacred Order, forging his reputation.

                                    A few adjustements, dear Apollo: I think more interesting to have the Black Frtars breakout happen by the end of the Immortals War. Besides, there are less deaths in 2012 than 2011, this brings some equilibrium in the kills count.

                                    17.10.2012 Black Friar Ugolin Ferrant Delanda-O-Kande Umaru
                                    17.10.2012 Dela-O-Kande Umaru Jacob Kell
                                    24.10.2012. Liam Riley Jacob Kell
                                    24.10.2012 Black Friar Abel Attwood Seamus of Athlone
                                    24.10.2012 Black Friar Charmian Etain of the Second Look
                                    24.10.2012 Black Friar Berg Doepker Paddy Bell
                                    24.10.2012. Black Friar Jacob Kell Lang Quing
                                    30.10.2012 Black Friar Jennifer De Chaillot Alfgar of Worcester
                                    30.10.2012 Black Friar Loretta Lynn SIS Helen Bondeville
                                    04.11.2012. Black Friar Kevin MacDougall Robert Henderson
                                    07.11.2012 Black Friar Alfgar of Winchester SIS Raymond d'Amboise
                                    12.11.2012 Andrew MacNair Robert Henderson

                                    Karolina Olin, M.I.A 2012. Strongly suspected of being the killer of Badri Toppur and Howard Lassiter in London.
                                    (She is ! lol)

                                    The incident in the Forbidden City happens in 2013 and not this year...

                                    People Protectorate Huang Xianshi
                                    People Protectorate Maya Lin
                                    People Protectorate Shi Lang
                                    People Protectorate Thaksin Shinawathra

                                    Date of death : 2013

                                    Cheers!

                                    Comment


                                    • Those truly beautiful people have been found alive and well in Namibia by the Field Watcher attached to the usually lonely Waitavira Tjambiru who reunited with his people in a village of the Kunene region of Namibia. Chronicle write-up coming soon.


                                      Himba Clan Hikuminue Kapika
                                      Known aliases : None
                                      Notable characteristics : None
                                      Weapon : Custom broadsword
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : Himba lands
                                      Kunene region of Northern Namibia
                                      Occupation : Himba tribe leader, livestock farmer
                                      Prior occupations : Ditto
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Namibian,
                                      Himba tribe
                                      Born : Namibia, Himba lands, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known ennemies : Ernst Damler
                                      First recorded sighting : 1904-1908. Himba lands
                                      Fighting German troops during Herero Wars,
                                      decimated battalion led by Ernst Daimler


                                      Himba Clan Kakuve Katjira
                                      Known aliases : None
                                      Notable characteristics : None
                                      Weapon : Not carrying one
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : Himba lands
                                      Kunene region of Northern Namibia
                                      Occupation : Himba tribewoman, livestock farmer
                                      Spouse of Hikumineu Kapika; mother of Maipi
                                      Prior occupations : Ditto
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Namibian,
                                      Himba tribe
                                      Born : Namibia, Himba lands, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known ennemies : Ernst Damler
                                      First recorded sighting : 1904-1908. Himba lands
                                      Fighting German troops during Herero Wars,
                                      decimated battalion led by Ernst Daimler


                                      Himba Clan Maipi
                                      Known aliases : None
                                      Notable characteristics : Immortal child
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : Himba lands
                                      Kunene region of Northern Namibia
                                      Occupation : Himba tribe child
                                      Prior occupations : Ditto
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Namibian,
                                      Himba tribe
                                      Born : Namibia, Himba lands, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known ennemies : Ernst Damler
                                      First recorded sighting : 1904-1908. Himba lands
                                      Fighting German troops during Herero Wars,
                                      decimated battalion led by Ernst Daimler


                                      Himba Clan Peraa Muhenje
                                      Known aliases : None
                                      Notable characteristics : None
                                      Weapon : Custom broadsword, forged it herself
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : Himba lands
                                      Kunene region of Northern Namibia
                                      Occupation : Himba tribewoman, livestock farmer
                                      Spouse of Hikumineu Kapika
                                      Prior occupations : Ditto
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Namibian,
                                      Himba tribe
                                      Born : Namibia, Himba lands, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known ennemies : Ernst Damler
                                      First recorded sighting : 1904-1908. Himba lands
                                      Fighting German troops during Herero Wars,
                                      decimated battalion led by Ernst Daimler


                                      Himba Clan Karekare Uushona
                                      Known aliases : None
                                      Notable characteristics : Teenaged Immortal
                                      Weapon : Custom broadsword, forged it herself
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : Himba lands
                                      Kunene region of Northern Namibia
                                      Occupation : Himba tribewoman, livestock farmer,
                                      Spouse of Waitavita Tjambiru
                                      Prior occupations : Ditto
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Namibian,
                                      Himba tribe
                                      Born : Namibia, Himba lands, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known ennemies : Ernst Damler
                                      First recorded sighting : 1904-1908. Himba lands
                                      Fighting German troops during Herero Wars,
                                      decimated battalion led by Ernst Daimler


                                      Himba Clan Waitavira Tjambiru
                                      Known aliases : None
                                      Notable characteristics : Teenaged Immortal
                                      Weapon : Custom broadsword
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : Himba lands
                                      Kunene region of Northern Namibia
                                      Occupation : Mercenary gun
                                      Prior occupations : Himba tribeman; soldier,
                                      Koevoet paramilitazry unit
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Namibian,
                                      Himba tribe
                                      Born : Namibia, Himba lands, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known past associates : Himba Clan
                                      Known ennemies : Ernst Damler
                                      First recorded sighting : 1904-1908. Himba lands
                                      Fighting German troops during Herero Wars,
                                      decimated battalion led by Ernst Daimler
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                                      • Charles Herne

                                        Known aliases : Vassily Zaroff, Major Paul Hackett,
                                        Craig Spencer
                                        Notable characteristics : Hallmarks of ancient
                                        origins; wears an eyepatch over left eye, wound
                                        suffered during fight against Cassius Polonius

                                        So much for the theory that Charles Herne was a past identity of Koty the Hunter as those are two different men who still have a lot of things in common : merciless players of the Game who are decent people at the same time, moral to mortals a,d play the Game only when forced to. Kotys does it driven by his duty to protect the Order of Knowledge while Charles Herne, who once called himself Emil Zaroff, hunted Immortals because he was paid to do so by the Immortals of Mother Russia in Afghanistan and in USSR-controlled countries, and later by the Combined Immortals of America before he discovered their true nature as corrupted champions of the American people. Disgusted as much by the CIA as he was by the BMR, Herne renounced head-hunting and went for a healthier way of using his Immortal gift by gathering strong-willed women of South Africa to protect the truly endangered species of the world : namely the wildlife. The Canadian wilderness, the Austrian outback, and now the Limpopo region of South Africa. To him, the Gathering can wait and the Immortal ciommunity can go to hell.

                                        Watcher Research
                                        Order of Sacred Knowledge Chronicles

                                        Author note : interestingly enough, Major Paul Hackett is a villain played by Michael Ironside i nthe Extreme Prejudice movie, where he leads a team of American soldiers all presumed dead.
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                                        • BaKongo Clan Aminata
                                          BaKongo Clan Chadrak
                                          BaKongo Clan Musimbwa
                                          BaKongo Clan Rudahusha
                                          BaKongo Clan Sephora

                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                          Date : Late 17th century
                                          Place : Kingdom of Kongo
                                          Victor : Kotys the Hunter
                                          Watcher : Research, Central Africa


                                          Chief Mbazawe

                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                          Date : 8 June 1951
                                          Place : Bugumba
                                          Victor : Kotys the Hunter, his death triggering a
                                          violent storm and bushfire
                                          Watcher : Research, Central Africa

                                          The BaKongo Clan were targeted and killed by the Apostate for threatening the anonimity of the Sacred Order when they came after Elewechi of the Nok and Fire from the Sky decades after the chaos provoked by the Kombi War. No one knows how the battle between Kashta’s family and the Apostate was triggered but it is the Order’s executioner who took out the entire clan.
                                          Only Chief Mbawaze escaped the Apostate, only to finally be found and killed by the ancient Kotys.

                                          Watcher Research, Sacred Order chronicles project



                                          The pictures aren't exactly accurate where BaKongo people are concerned but, well, this is artistic license from my part !
                                          Last edited by Gardner; 07-05-2018, 01:19 AM.

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                                          • Great work fleshing out the activities of the Apostate, my friend. Lots of interesting tales to be told. And i love all the pictures. You can have all the artistic license you want! Lol

                                            UPDATE:

                                            Hapuseneb

                                            Who would have believed that an Immortal who barely appeared in our records; a bookish type, a scholar, who avoided the Game, would be the second oldest Immortal still alive. Second only to the legendary Methos. Who would have believed Hapuseneb would become the founder and leader of the most secretive and, probably, most powerful gathering of Immortals today. He has surrounded himself with like-minded Immortals who share his dream of gathering and protecting the greatest secrets of the world. Secrets which would bring down nations and likely threaten the pillars of organised religion. The Order has in its possession more knowledge than can be conceived of and riches beyond imagining. The treasure hoarded by the Templars was never in their possession when the knights were brought down. The Sacred Order had acquired it years before. They have safe houses scattered around the globe, hidden bunkers, and a group of fiercely loyal warrior Immortals in the form of the Pathfinders and their unofficial leader, the Apostate, an ancient Immortal who couldn't be more different to Hapuseneb and yet is his fiercest ally and most loyal friend. What could have happened to garner such loyalty from Kotys the Hunter to Hapuseneb? Whatever it is, Hapuseneb nonetheless commands an organisation that for centuries remained in the shadows, and it's only now that we are truly appreciating the scope and power of the Sacred Order and its Immortals.

                                            From the Chronicle of the Order of the Sacred Knowledge

                                            Cheers
                                            Apollo1

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                                            • Good write-up for that ancient Egyptian! Though we find ourselves with a lot of still breathing ancient Immortals now ! lol
                                              Speaking of which...

                                              Update :

                                              Elise Yeoh, huntress of ancient Immortals.
                                              Background
                                              Original cultural affiliation : Chinese Australian
                                              Born : 1840; Burrangong, New South Wales
                                              First death : 1860-61, Lambing Flat Riots, killed by
                                              white men during violent anti-Chinese protests
                                              First teacher : Lucius Oranius Capito
                                              Known past associates : Swena Baatz & Lootje
                                              De Groot, Immortal Maiden
                                              First recorded sighting : 1864Brisbane, colony
                                              of Queensland. . Disciple of Lucius Capito,
                                              witnessed him killing Quintus Orisilla Cita

                                              Found out to be a former disciple of Lucius Oranius Capito, rather than Swenja Baatz and Lootje De Groot. It fits the huntress better.


                                              Koschei the Deathless

                                              Known aliases : Grigori Rasputin, the Mad Monk
                                              Notable characteristics : Boots of superhuman
                                              strenght from exlixir; great fornicator and master
                                              alchemist
                                              Weapon : One-handed broadsword
                                              Recorded kills : Dimitri Bharkov, BMR

                                              Status
                                              Most recent base of operations : Nuremberg,
                                              Germany
                                              Occupation : Alchemist, trying to duplicate the
                                              power of the Methuselah’s Stone; revenge-plotter
                                              Prior occupations : Wizard and alchemist, at court
                                              of Tzar Nicholas II of Russia; warlock
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                              Date :
                                              Place :
                                              Victor :
                                              Watcher : Research, Western Europe

                                              Background
                                              Original cultural affiliation : Unrecorded
                                              Born : Unrecorded
                                              First death : Unrecorded
                                              First teacher : Unrecorded
                                              Known past associates : Zoryn Morozov, Baba
                                              Yaga
                                              Known ennemies : The Bogatyris, BMR
                                              First recorded sighting : 860. Constantinople,
                                              Byzantine Empire. Seen with Lazarus durign Rus’
                                              attack on Constantinople

                                              Grigori Rasputin, the "Mad Monk" who was chief adviser to the last Tsar of Russia, was assassinated by the Immortals of Mother Russia in December 1916. Because of his devil-derived magic powers (or superhuman strength, or protective insanity, or immunity to poisons) he refused to die, despite being fed a gigantic dose of cyanide, being shot at point-blank range in the back (or chest), further shot in the head and shoulders, and beaten seemingly to death by several men. He was tied up and thrown into a frozen river, in which he finally drowned - or else escaped from, subsequently freezing to death on the bank. This version persists in history books today, albeit usually stripped of its mystical aspects.
                                              Modern writers, using newly available Bolshevik and Soviet-era official documents, claim that the post-mortem found no trace of poison, and that Rasputin died simply of gunshot wounds. He was no harder to kill than any other mortal, and stories of him repeatedly rising from the dead that night originate solely with his killers-who were merely trying to turn a squalid murder into an act of demon-slaying heroism.
                                              The Watchers know the truth, since Rasputin was identified as an Immortal during two separate encounters with immortals : Vlad Dobrinski at Rovanova court in 1912 and with Boris Ulov in 1917 near Petrograd. Since his encounter with Boris Ulov, Rasputin has been living in Antwerp as an alchemist, staying on holy grounds and keeping as far away from the Game as possible.

                                              Watcher Research, Eastern Europe


                                              Finally Koschei the Deathless, aka Grigori Rasputin, made his move against the Immortals of Mother Russia now a decaying organisation who had proven unable to prevent the rise to power of Vladimir Putin in 2012 during the Immortals War which raged on for 24 months and killed one hundred Immortals across the world. Rasputin orchestrated the death of the BMR one by one in 2018, allowing himself the power to set the course to the election of his protege whom he felt was the right new Czar of Russia. He needed to kill off his ennemies and thus manipulated three Immortals into picking them off : Toutkar of the Tatars, Emomali Nabiyev, Simon Vasilyev, all three had scores to settle with the BMR and seized the Immortal War's opportunity to settle old, painful scores.All three had been persecuted by the Bolcheviks and hated the BMR who under unfortunate circumstances caused harm to Afghans, Tatars and Russian Jews. The fall fo the BMR was the rise of Vladimir Putin who we even suspected to be Rasputin himself. Rasputin himself handled Dimitri Bharkov, not wantign to let that privilege to somebody else.

                                              Watcher Bureau, Eastern Europe


                                              BMR Sofiya Boklova
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 2 March 2012
                                              Place : Moscow
                                              Victor : Tourkar of the Tatars
                                              Watcher : Doushka Kirova, BMR Watcher Team

                                              BMR Dimitri Barkhov
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 3 March 2012
                                              Place : Moscow
                                              Victor : Grigori Rasputin, aka Koschei the
                                              Deahtless
                                              Watcher : Leonid Lapchine, BMR Watcher Team

                                              BMR Vasily Dionisy
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 8 March 2012
                                              Place : Moscow
                                              Victor : Emomali Nabiyev

                                              BMR Vera Dionisy
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 8 March 2012
                                              Place : Moscow
                                              Victor : Simon Vasilov
                                              Watcher : Ivan Starov, BMR Watcher Team




                                              Simon Vasilov
                                              Known aliases : Viktor Nikitin, Iskander Loginov
                                              Notable characteristics : Side-effect to Immortal
                                              range, gets brain seizure(epilepsy)
                                              Weapon : Russian kindjal
                                              Recorded kills : Vera Dionisy

                                              Status
                                              Most recent base of operations : Moscow, Russia
                                              Occupation : Singer, Alexandrov Ensemble, Red
                                              Army Choir
                                              Prior occupations : Operatic tenor
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
                                              Date : 20 December 2016
                                              Place : Off the coast from Sochi, Russia
                                              Victor : N.A Airplane crash, 63 members of the
                                              Alexandrov Ensemble killed, body not recovered
                                              Watcher : Dimitri Yurgenev

                                              Background
                                              Original cultural affiliation : Russian Jew
                                              Born : 1547-1720; Tsardom of Russia
                                              First death : Killed with family by Russian soldiers
                                              First teacher : Unrecorded
                                              Known past associates : Immortals of Mother
                                              Russia
                                              Known ennemies : Kalas, Luba Luft, BMR
                                              First recorded sighting : 1929. Primorsky Kraj
                                              With the Alexandrov Enemble, entertaining troops
                                              of the Far Eastern Railway, encounter with the
                                              Immortals of Mother Russia


                                              Nabil el-Awali
                                              Known aliases : None
                                              Notable characteristics : Teenaged immortal
                                              Weapon : Pirate cutlass, gift from Nasreddin Hoca
                                              Recorded kills : Jacques Morant

                                              Status
                                              Most recent base of operations : Aleppo, Syria
                                              Occupation : Freedom fighter
                                              Prior occupations : Ditto, involved in Great Syrian
                                              Revolt
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 30 October 2015
                                              Place :Aleppo
                                              Victor : Helen Bondeville, SIS
                                              Watcher : Nordine El-Gouy

                                              Background
                                              Original cultural affiliation : Syrian, Christian
                                              Converted to Muslim religion, Sunni
                                              Born : 1846; Khan Sheikhun, Syria
                                              First death : Murdered with thousands of
                                              Christian civilians during 1860 Lebanon conflict
                                              First teacher : Nasreddin Hoca
                                              Known past associates : Nasreddin Hoca
                                              Known ennemies : Eternal Swords of Allah
                                              First recorded sighting : 1862. Tartous, Syria.
                                              Found and mentored by Nasreddin

                                              Between 1958 and 1961, Syria entered a brief union with Egypt, which was terminated by a military coup in Syria. Syria was under Emergency Law from 1963 to 2011, effectively suspending most constitutional protections for citizens, and its system of government is considered to be non-democratic. Bashar al-Assad has been president since 2000. Since March 2011, an uprising against the government of Assad, considered an extension of the events of the Arab spring, has thrown a significant part of the country into armed conflict. As of July 15, 2012, Syria is effectively in a state of civil war; the most recent bombing which wiped out several dignitaries of al-Assad's regimen was caused by a self-styled freedom fighter and immortal, Nabil al-Alawi, a cat-burglar mentored by Nasreddin Hoca in the 19th century and thought long dead, killed by one of the headhunters roaming the Western Asia.
                                              Alawi re-appeared last year and helped trigger the uprising against Assad no longer a Christian but a Sunni Muslim. His position in the Game and in the Immortals War has been unclear, we do not know what his agenda is : hero wishing to free his people, or religious fundamentalist fighting in the name of Allah ? What we know, is that his actions helped trigger a chain of events leading to the death of 3000 civilians and the exile of thousands others.

                                              Watcher Research, Western Asia

                                              The attempts to find a solution to the conflict began in late 2011, when the Arab League launched two initiatives, but without much success. On 30 October 2015, further talks started in Vienna involving officials from the US, the EU, Russia, China and various regional actors such as Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey and, for the first time, Iran. To give peace a chance, Helen Bondeville, SIS, targeted Nabil El Awali, fanatical about his hatred for the Western world and who threatened the peace talks.



                                              The Himba Clan :

                                              TThe Otjikandero Clan survived for one hundred years - and possibly for hundreds of years - by keeping a mobile target from players of the Game since their dramatic encounter with Ernst Daimler during the Herero/Nama Genocide of 1904. While not players of the Game themselves, they proved to be superior combattants with musquets and swords when their peace and quiet was brutaly interrupted by Daimler's troops and did they give a day to remember to the Germans !
                                              Where thousands of Heraro and Nama civilians were bruitally murdered by the Germans, the Otjikanderos survived and suffered no losses from Daimler or any other Immortals in the 114 years we observed them from afar, never taking challenges from other Immortals since their experience of the Game with the old Prussian.
                                              However, with the societal changes which occured in the last twenty years, the Himbas will need to assilmilate themselves in the Namibian population and certainly will lose their traditions and customs, while their Immortal counterparts will certainly died against active Immortals during the final days of the Gathering when they are pulled from the Kunene lands, like the Afar Clan in Ethiopia.
                                              They do not want to be involved in the violence of the Game but sooner or later, the Game will catch up to them : Waitavira Tjambiru warned them, the only Immortal Himba who has had experience of the outside world when he worked as a mercenary or during his tenure as a soldier of the People's Liberation Army of Namibia.
                                              More than one Immortal tried to take his head and lived to regret it; of the Otjikanderos, he is the one with the more chances to make it to the Gathering, at least on the African continent.

                                              Watcher Bureau, Southern Africa


                                              Kyala

                                              Dubbed ‘Deathmask’, little Flower of Carnage aka Kyala was a brillant and crafty assassin who murdered her way across the armies of Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese war and also killed Russian officers and soldiers, spreading tales of terror of an unkillable ghost who wreaked havoc wherever she went. Her motives for killing aren’t known to us but we suspect her to simply be a psychopathic immortal manipulated by Matsuhiro Kanagawa, using her thrillseeking personality to create chaos in this beginnig of the 20th century. Kyala disappeared in 1905, but for four hundred years she was the nemesis of the ennemies of Japan until her re-appearance in the 1960’s when she stastrted playign the Game in earnest. Her latest kill was the frenzied Keiko Watanabe, a once heroine turned killer while under the influence of a Dark Quickening. It seems Kyala’s madness negated the erffets fo the DQ and she remains the same Immortal as before : a remorseless killer.

                                              Watcher Research, Japan


                                              Keiko Watanabe

                                              Most recent base of operations : Tokyo, Japan
                                              Occupation : Rock/folk singer, troubeshooter
                                              Prior occupations : Kickboxing, mah-jong player,
                                              bodyguard, chaperone, ronin, onna-bugeisha
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 12 July 2018
                                              Place : Tokyo
                                              Victor : Kyala
                                              Watcher : Taki Yukimura


                                              Ijiro Tomonaga

                                              Status
                                              Most recent base of operations : Tokyo, Kanto
                                              Occupation : Martial arts instructor, Hama Dojo
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 3 June 2004
                                              Place : Tokyo
                                              Victor : Kyala
                                              Watcher : Hiro Sakaki


                                              Artur Drakov

                                              Known aliases : Artur Dracnovsky, Arturo Diaz,
                                              Arthru Drake, Zoryn Boujinski
                                              Notable characteristics :
                                              Immortality triggered past his prime
                                              Weapon : Flamerge rapier
                                              Recorded kills : Llona Zhuganova

                                              Status
                                              Most recent base of operations : Athens, Greece
                                              Occupation : Kingmaker, Greek Colonels crisis
                                              Prior occupations : Kingmaker; Director, Soviet
                                              Intelligence, hunting ‘traitors’ to Stalinism and
                                              Communism
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 13 June 1974
                                              Place : Athens
                                              Victor : Deoneces of Sparta
                                              Watcher : Sava Vukovich

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

                                              The Greek Military Junta (1967 - 1974) was a misguided attempt from Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta to bring democracry to their homeland and prevent it from falling in the clutches of the Communisits. Cleophon of Athens advised against if, feeling that the best ideas spawn disasters. Deoneces didn't listen and would bear the responsabilities of his actions for the rest of his life.

                                              On 21 April 1967, just weeks before scheduled elections, a group of right-wing army officers led by Brigadier General Stylianos Pattakos and Colonels George Papadopoulos and Nikolaos Makarezos, gathered by Deoneces and Kyra, seized power in a coup d'etat. The colonels were able to seize power quickly by using elements of surprise and confusion. Pattakos was the commander of the Armour Training Centre and a disciple of Deoneces.
                                              The colonels preferred to call the coup a "revolution to save the nation". Their official justification was that a "communist conspiracy" had infiltrated Greece's bureaucracy, academia, press, and military, to such an extent that drastic action was needed to protect the country from communist takeover. Thus, the defining characteristic of the Junta was its staunch anti-communism. The immediate consequences of the coup were establishment of military courts, suppression of civil liberties and dissolution of political parties. Everything Deoneces and Kyra hated. It is the first time that Deoneces and Kyra actually separated, in dispute over how to handle the whole matter, now that's it was going sour before their eyes.

                                              Greece was internationally accused of violating human rights, with 6,188 suspected communists and political opponents imprisoned or exiled to remote Greek islands. Among them, Artur Drakov, master manipulator whom Deoneces felt he was the man responsible for manipulating the men he had been mentoring.
                                              Eventually, the Junta collapsed and democracy was restored. Shaken, Deoneces retired from mortal affairs and didn't speak with the angry Kyrauntil they reconciled during their hut for the Eternal Swords of Allah in 1990.

                                              From the Chronicle of Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta


                                              Vasilisa Vasilyevna

                                              Most recent base of operations : Budapest,
                                              Hungary
                                              Occupation : Independent means, headhunter
                                              Prior occupations : Sword-for-hire, soldier
                                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                              Date : 12 July 2013
                                              Place : Budapest
                                              Victor : Arminius Vambery
                                              Watcher : Research, Central Europe
                                              Last edited by Gardner; 07-12-2018, 05:41 AM.

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                                              • Some really great updates, my friend. Interesting stories and backgrounds on a lot of complex Immortals. I also enjoy how you are incorporating the activities of the Apostate into the past history of the Immortals now we know the background to the Sacred Order and his role in its protection.

                                                Re: the still breathing spate of ancient Immortals. Yes, there are a lot more now, although i would argue those who are members of the Order don't count since they never leave the sanctuary of the Temple and play no part in the Game. The Pathfinders and Sentinels out in the world avoid contact with others of their kind where possible, only defending themselves as necessary. And the Apostate only acts to protect the Order and never announces his presence, except to those he sanctions on behalf of the Order.

                                                Cheers
                                                Apollo1

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                                                • Well , ancient Immortals, i.e born before Chris era or In the first centuries following the birth of Christ aren't that numerous, so I guess the Sacred Order Immortals ' continued existence isn't much of a stretch. Look at Darius : 2.000 years living on Earth before Horton got to him, but he was constantly on the move, mentoring Immortals from the four corners of the world. The Sacred Order must have had headquarters everywhere along the centuries, its latest one in Greece.

                                                  As for the final days of the Gathering... the Sentinels will die protecting the Pathfinders, the surviving Pathfinders will be killed or find safe haven on Holy Grounds before being lured out of holy grounds to their final deaths. The Apostate will die in combat, protecting the Sacred Order. As for the Order itself, they won't resist the final calling very long and will be forced to face what's to come. IMO. But that's not for today : around 2035... or sooner.

                                                  G.

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                                                  • I had way too many Immortals born in the 20th century who were on the active or inactive rosters, so I amde a few adjustements and also brought the Abigail Crane story to an end (wink!).

                                                    Cheers !
                                                    Gardner


                                                    Felix Borizé
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                                    Date : 12 July 2013
                                                    Place : Valley of Tuscany
                                                    Victor : Sharifa Shameq
                                                    Watcher : Paula Navarro

                                                    Felix Borizé gave up his internet scams after bad encounters with Immortal women and new lives in Turin, part of the recent
                                                    migrant waves from the African continent to Southern Europe. He doesn’t play the Game but keeps his sword sharp and trains
                                                    regularly with a mortal teacher… just in case. This is no fool, he knows how to quit a game when the going gets tough. Paul
                                                    Musonge taught him to avoid fights when he can and to keep his head underwater, so to speak.
                                                    Paula Navarro, May 2014


                                                    Hunter Cooper
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                                    Date : 1 July 2017
                                                    Place : Kingston
                                                    Victor : Samuel Ferguson
                                                    Watcher : Frank Mortimer

                                                    Hunter Cooper is the man who inspired the character of Quint to Steven Spielberg for his movie Shark, a rugged middle-aged
                                                    man with deep hatred of sharks, hiding his fears behind a veneer of bad manners and scarcasm. He has a lot of tales to tell
                                                    and some of them would raise hairs on your head : how he hunted a large white shark near the Australian coral reef only to
                                                    face what seemed to be a megalodon, the extinct ancestor to common sharks.
                                                    Exept this one was really big. Used to face prawning players of the Game, Cooper got the scare of his life when he faced a
                                                    scarred, giant-sized Russian Immortal calling himself Victor Krueger, an Immortal radiating an intense malevolent energy.
                                                    Cooper fled the scene, briefly hunted by the Russian. He was lucky the Kurgan wasn’t after him this day. Nowadays Hunter
                                                    stays out of the Game, safe on the high seas in company of the most dangerous predators in the animal kingdom, wary of
                                                    Immortals each time he sets foot on land.

                                                    Frank Mortimer, 2017


                                                    Samuel Ferguson
                                                    Background
                                                    Original cultural affiliation : Australian
                                                    Born : 1838, Perth Australia
                                                    First death : 1872, Trampled by horses
                                                    First teacher : Martin Hyde
                                                    Known past associates : Martin Hyde,
                                                    Andre Korda
                                                    Known ennemies : Dorsey Comegna
                                                    First recorded sighting : 1872, Perth. Found and
                                                    mentored by Hyde, at this time hunting Aborigene
                                                    immortals and kangaroos


                                                    Padraigh Bell
                                                    Original cultural affiliation : Irish
                                                    Born : 11th century; Leinster, Ireland
                                                    First death : Fighting the army of King Áed Ua
                                                    Conchobair of Connacht
                                                    First teacher : Sean Burns
                                                    Known associates : Etain of the Second Look
                                                    First recorded sighting : 1998. Belfast, Northern
                                                    Ireland. Encounter with Etain, survivor of the
                                                    Omagh bombing terrorist attack


                                                    Daffyd Huws
                                                    Background
                                                    Original cultural affiliation : Welsh
                                                    Born : 1837; Carnathen, Wales
                                                    First death : 1869, Taken in quicksands while
                                                    trekking in the forest
                                                    First teacher : N.A
                                                    Known associates : Black Friar mental patients
                                                    First recorded sighting : 1899, outskirts of
                                                    Carnathen. Mentored by Rhiannon Teague after his
                                                    body was recovered during swamps cleaning
                                                    Operation sponsored by government

                                                    When the intact body of Dafydd Huws was recovered near Carnathen, the scientific world was puzzled at seening an delirious
                                                    man who somehow survived drowning in quicksands and talked like a man born in the 1930’s. Rhiannon Teague got wind of the
                                                    affair and investigfated the matter, finding a new immortal; she took he matter in her own hands after warning the SIS which put
                                                    pressures on Wales agencies to release Huws to the competent hands of Teague. Dafydd Huws became a permanent guest at
                                                    Sean Burns’ Black Friar Asylum after it became obvious the man would never recover his sanity : drowning again and again for
                                                    thirty years, sliding from half-consciousness to coma, with watery sand in your lungs is bound to destroy your psyche. Dafydd
                                                    Huws thinks himself back in the Carnathen of the 1850’s; oblivious to the outside world, his mind forever gone.
                                                    When the Immortals War erupted and the other immortals patients of Burns rioted, Dafydd was away with the fairies, so to
                                                    speak, and was never aware of it.

                                                    Sylvia Krause,
                                                    Senior Supervisor, Black Friar Asylum
                                                    11 March 2012



                                                    Ender Gezmen
                                                    Status
                                                    Most recent base of operations : Stuttgart,
                                                    Gerrmany
                                                    Occupation : Professional racer
                                                    Prior occupations : Motorcar racer
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                                    Date : 12 May 2014
                                                    Place : Stuttgart
                                                    Victor : Rocco Mangiatesta
                                                    Watcher : Alper Al-Taftazarni

                                                    Like other motorcycle racers in the Game - Richie Ryan, Alex Raven, Lalica, Gregor Czardas - Ender Gezmen keeps a mobile
                                                    target, always ahead of immortals with agressive behavior, seemingly lured to racing contests like flies to neon light. Ender
                                                    was mentored by Nasredding Hoca, one of the wisest immortal in the world who kept his head for centuries by being paranoid
                                                    about immortals and stayed relatively sane even during the Immortals War. Ender is overcautious in his life as his is when
                                                    racing : he doesn'tt want his secret exposed by a miraculous recovery after a fatal accident and rides his motorbike like an
                                                    overachieving pro. After the war ended and the dust settled, Ender was unsurprisingly among the survivors, ready to face the
                                                    21st century with his two best friends : his bike and his Turkish cavalry saber.

                                                    Alper Al-Taftazarni, Stuttgart 2014


                                                    Victor Hesse
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                                    Date : 13 May 2016
                                                    Place : Honolulu
                                                    Victor : Bridget Ingvarsen
                                                    Watcher : Peter Berg


                                                    Diwil Lestari
                                                    Status
                                                    Most recent base of operations : Dili, East Timor
                                                    Occupation : Student, University of Dili
                                                    Prior occupations : Student, University of Dili
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                                    Date : 3 June 2017
                                                    Place : Dili
                                                    Victor : Boon-nam
                                                    Watcher : Susana Gusmao

                                                    Identified as another quarry of Boon-nam, the little kickboxing prizefighter.



                                                    Jamal Al Din

                                                    Status
                                                    Most recent base of operations : Damascus,
                                                    Syria
                                                    Occupation : School teacher
                                                    Prior occupations : Rebel fighter, protesting
                                                    French protesting French presence in Syria
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                                    Date : 22 December 2016 Battle of Aleppo
                                                    Killed twhile helping evacuate school children
                                                    Place : Aleppo
                                                    Victor : Sameh Hadad
                                                    Watcher : Al Arith Asgar



                                                    Djibrilla Kuyateh

                                                    Status
                                                    Most recent base of operations : Iraq
                                                    Occupation : Mercenary, among a platoon of
                                                    Leonean child-soldiers
                                                    Prior occupations : Child-soldier, Sierra Leone
                                                    conflict (1991-2002), Sierra Leonean Forces
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                                    Date : 6 July 2017
                                                    Place : Mosul, Iraq
                                                    Victor : Stacy Goldhawk
                                                    Watcher : Djibrine Said

                                                    Finally Djibilla is dead, killed in Mosul by Stacy Goldhawk. Djibrilla had a clear shot at Goldhawk but his shotgun
                                                    malfunctioned though sheer bad luck and the Canadian got to him quick, taking his head.

                                                    Djibrine Said, July 2017


                                                    Abigail Crane
                                                    Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                                                    Date: 12 May 2008
                                                    Place: Washington DC
                                                    Victor: Allegra Chambers, SIS
                                                    Watcher: Cindy Williams, FBI

                                                    Finally Allegra Chambers didn't take long before taking out Abigail Crane, in a search and kill party she headed with Rhiannon
                                                    Teague who hads the same exact background as Abigail : both women served as SOE agents durign WWII and were first
                                                    killed durign those terrible years. Aigail was like a sister to Rhiannon but soon became her dark reflection in the mirror,
                                                    terrorozing her for decades. It was to exorcize this particular demon that Rhiannon volunteered for the mission, a mission
                                                    which met both women's expectations : Allegra got her revenge and Rhianon finally laid old nightmares to sleep.

                                                    Cindy Williams, FBI, 12 May 2008
                                                    Chronicle of Abigail Crane, aka The Sin Eater VIII

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