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  • #26
    From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
    To : Watcher Tribunal
    Date : 18.11.2011

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

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

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


    From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
    To : Watcher Tribunal
    Date : 06.12. 2011

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


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

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

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    • #27
      From : Watcher Bureau, South Asia
      To : Watcher Tribunal
      Date : 10 December 2011

      Top be added to the chronicle of Peter Gaicus

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


      From : Watcher Bureau, Northern Asia
      To : Watcher Tribunal
      Date : 26.11.2011

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


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

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

      From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Italian Subdivision
      To : Watcher Bureau
      Date : 13.12.2011

      Reporting the death of Fortunato Cortesi against Ayzebel of Berytus, marking her second victory against
      Ravenwoodafter she took out Durante De Rosa in September.

      To : Watcher Tribunal
      From : Elodie Desarte, Watcher Research, Immortal Fighting Techniques
      Date : 23 September 2000

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


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

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


      From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Iberian Peninsula
      To : Watcher Tribunal
      Date : 23 December 2011

      To be added to the Chronicles of Frances Drummond and Daria De Souza
      Daria De Souza decided it was time to take down Ravenwood's operations in Iberia. And what better way to do this
      than take on Frances Drummond herself ? The Crimson Butterfly wasn't afraid, she killed nearly forty Immortals in her
      life and De Souza wasn't even a prolific headhunter, just a woman who used the Game for her own purposes.The battle
      between the two women was a furious exhibition of raw power, a mix of rage from De Souza and nearly-orgasmic
      pleasure from the Butterfly who ENJOYS fighting other Immortals and takes as much pleasure from her battles as
      Xavier St. Cloud himself - Moroccan king of hedonism that he was. One hour later, the battle was done : Daria De
      Souza was on her knees, her eyes a mix of pain (right forearm lost in battle, sliced stomach) and anger. Then her
      eyes expressed nothing : her head fell to the ground.
      The Quickening was a medium one, but Frankie Drummond enjoyed it.
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      • #28

        From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Asia, Japan Subdivision
        To : Watcher Bureau
        Date : 24.12.2011

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


        From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Europe
        To : Watcher Tribunal
        Date : 31.12.2011

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


        From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Europe
        To : Watcher Tribunal
        Date : 03.01.2012

        To be added to the chronicle of Alexi Garnoff
        Reporting the first Immortals War casualty of 2012 : Father Alexi Garnoff, hunted down in Kiev and around by Alexi,
        'the Raven of Warsaw', after the death of her Ravenwood colleague and love interest, Jasper Abraham, a few days
        before. As soon as she got news of Jasper's death through the grapevine (read : the infamous Watcher Initiative of
        London), she packed a bag, her sword and went of the prowl. She found Garnoff in Katowice where the old priest was
        resting, taking the time to assimilate the strong Quickening of Abraham. Alexi wasn't called 'the Raven of Warsaw' for
        nothing : in 1942 she led the underground resistance against the Nazis, having taken the codename that became her
        monicker all thought the second part of the 20th century. Alex Raven against Alexi Garnoff.
        The ancient monk fought like his British counterpart, Damon Case, also found and mentored by Leofric : in the name
        of God, for the sake of the forces of heaven against the forces of hell. H was a serene hunter, one who tok out
        twenty-four Immortals from Russia, Siberia and satellite countriesof the former USSR. He managed to evade the
        attentions of the BMLR Immortals and also of Henry of Kent who heard of his reputation. This was a slippery Immortal,
        very dangerous, but he proved no match against the relentless fury of the Raven who, at some point, asked him if
        maybe he hadn't been manipulated into playing the Game all along : wasn't Leofric an agent of chaos before you, she
        asked, and didn't he give you the taste for the pointless butchery you have been a part of for centuries ? This had
        Garnoff pause for a second, reflecting that maybe indeed he had been a pawn in a bigger Game than the one he
        played. Then he resumed his attack techniques, mockingly quoting lines from Edgar Poe's poem, 'the Raven' : is
        there balm in Gilead, Raven ? Soon you will join the plutonian shore !
        Nevermore ! ' Laughed Alexi of the Carvetti who furiously broke though Garnoff's offensive stroke and put him on the
        defensive : then she relentlessly attacked, concentrating on her goal, avenging the death of Jasper Abraham and
        scoring another victory for Ravenwood. Once more, the Raven stood victorious and took another Quickening.
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        • #29
          From : Watcher Bureau, Southern Europe, Italy Subdivision
          To : Watcher Tribunal
          Date : 04.01.2012

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

          From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Asia, Japan Subdivision
          To : Watcher Tribunal
          Date : 07.01.2012

          Reporting the heated fight of Hideo Tanaka of Ravenwood against the mysterious German Immortal who has been
          killing members of Ravenwood International in recent weeks : Peter Gaicus and Maude de Valerie fell to his blade,
          overpowered by the German's knack at finding his opponents' weaknesses.
          Hideo Tanaka's weakness lies in his greatest quality : his code of honor he has been following for eight hundred years,
          the Bushido that guides each of his actions : Hideo Tanka never cheated for his entire life and has ben expecting
          other Immortals to follow his strict set of rules : naturally, he took out the Immortals who didn't value honor, tradition
          and discipline and often clashed swords with westerner Immortals with different set of ethics.
          'The Teuton', as we dub him since there already is an unidentified German Immortal on our list, did everyting to destroy
          Hideo's life in Tokyo and to imperil his balance : he set the Japanese counterpart of the IRS on his bank account, he
          sent photographs of him confronting Matushiro Kanagawa (a known Yakuzaleader) to his mortal friends and colleagues
          of ravenwood - Japan, set his car on fire, set a bomb in his home : when that wasn't enough, he captured Hideo's
          associate Fujita Isei and sent to the Bushido warrior photographs of Fujita's mutilated, hideously tortured and
          decapitated body, going so far as to send a video of Fujita's last moments to hismoral wife and foster children. The
          horrified and pained Hideo Tanaka understood he was facing an Immortal who knew no bounds in dishing out misery
          and horror, and reported to his friends of Ravenwood in London, seeking informations about who the mysterious
          Immortal could be. Deoneces gave him the answer before boarding a plane to Tokyo : Vandal Immortal Huneric,
          former SS assassin and scum of the earth.
          While Deoneces was on the plane, Huneric made his move against Tanaka, using every dishonorable tacticspossible
          : bullets, explosives, ninja weaponry, everything to weaken him before facing him. The fight was short, while a superb
          wordsman Hideo wasn't in a good Shape : his morale was hit, his right hand was missing and so was his left eye
          becasueof a solid charge of TNT. Hideo Tanaka died on his knees, but didn't beg for his life : he looked at Huneric in
          the eye, smiling 'Deoneces of Sparta is coming for you, German, I envy him and pity you.' After enjoyjng his second
          Quickening in mere days, Huneric the Vandal took a plane for Australia, right before Deoneces's landed in time to bury
          his friend.


          From : Watcher Bureau, Australasia
          To : Watcher Tribunal
          Date : 15.01.2012

          To be added to the Chronicle of John Frederick Horrigan

          Huneric the Vandal set foot in Melbourne, having targeted John Frederick Horrigan of Ravenwood : needing the time
          necessary to digest the accumulated power, memories and knowledge of Hideo Tanaka and Fujita Isei, Huneric lied
          low, travelling the roads of Australia, bidding his time. One week was enough.
          When he felt ready, he tracked down Horrigan but didn't have to hunt for long : the Irishman had been warned - as all
          personnel of Ravenwood - that Huneric the Teuton was on the prowl and anyone could be attacked anyday.
          he tall, lanky bonde Immortal is the master of zen, taking Immortal life with a grain of salt and the Game seriously,
          but not to the point of letting it destroy his soul has it happened to Charles Mako : he has a life in the mortal world,
          friends, lovers. When the war erupted and Immortals died in Australia, Horrigan stood ready to fight : the Immortal
          community he was responsible for was smaller than on the other continents and he felt he made a good sheriff - real
          shame he had to take out Corey Raines, though. Horrigan kept his alliance with Robinson to whom he asked to keep
          an eye on the fourth-to-last surviving Immortal of the continent,

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

          From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa
          To : Watcher Tribunal
          Date : 19 January 2012

          Reporting the arrival of Huneric the Vandal in Nairobi.
          Huneric expected Ravenwoodagents to come after his head, but not the group of five Immortals who faced him in the
          center town of Nairobi and chased him through the city until he was in a secluded area, surrounded by five angry
          Immortals.
          Deoneces's sirens are doing well, he knows it, and there is no one on earth who can give him the stability and edge he
          needs in his life as an Immortal warrior and member of Ravenwood. In front of the old Spartan, Huneric started taunting
          him, stating that without his soldiers he wouldn't amount to much : however, it wasn't too late : he could join him at
          the side of his master, and ensure the peace of Memnet-Ra across the world. 'Peace ? ' Retorted, Deoneces, then
          turning to his friends, 'Ravenwood, WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION ? ! ! ' he yelled. 'WAR ! WAR ! WAR ! '
          answered four Immortals screaming. 'See ? Your master brought war to us, you chose dishonor while we answer with
          honor, and this is what will give us the victory in the end ! ! '.
          While Huneric, dishonorable hunter, a plunderer, a murder and aformer SS had only murder and mayhem in his heart :
          he fought like a professional killer but had none of the skils and grace his quarry showed. In the end, Huneric realised
          he was the quarry, not the otherway around. A minute of distraction that proved fatal when Deoneces severed his
          swordarm through the armpit, leaving the Vandal screaming in pain on the ground. Deoneces didn't even let him
          murtter a few last words. A nazi didn't deserve a better fate. Watchers and Immortals quickely left the scene, the
          Quickening was going to be powerful and terribly hazardous to the attendees. Indeed it was : a beautiful phenomenon,
          the song of revenge of every Immortal Huneric killed and their scream of victory. It set such a powerful fire that the
          entire battleground was sterilized with but raw stone left.
          Frances and Henry of Kent helped the exhausted Deoneces on his feet and the group quickely left the area
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          • #30
            From : Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa
            To : Watcher Tribunal
            Date : 20.01.2012

            To be added to the chronicles of Kashta of Nubia, Sit-Hathor Iunet, Aref al-Mutadee and Tahar Tarek.

            Kashta of Nubia and Sit-Hahtor Iunet were sent to Paris, to stand guard over one of the centerpoints of the Game in
            Europe, a city that had seen Immortal conflicts since the days of Merovingian Kings. They worked with the Immortals
            of Paris, being reported unusual Immortal activities such as missing Immortals or old ones popping up unexpectedly.
            For two months they gathered their strenghts. As they were near the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, investigating the
            appearance of two Egyptian Immortals bearing the hallmarks of ancient origins (powerful presence, undecipherable
            language patterns and the like), they were challenged by two Egyptians, both males, dressed in black with long coats,
            shades masking the top of their faces.
            To Kashta and Sit-Hathor they spoke in a language used in the Lower Nile that predated the arrival of the Romans :
            their deameanor screamed 'challenge' and they wouldn't be denied. The Immortals, who introduced themselves as Aref
            Al Mutadee and Tahar Tarek, weren't known to us but Kashta and his companion seemd to know them well : two
            assassin in serice to the Roman, then the Arabs, then the Ottomans, who betrayed their homeland countless of times
            and knew no master, nor God. The two men boasted they knew only one master : Ra ! 'He who rules the world and
            shall rule it until the end of times'.

            From : Watcher Bureau, United Kingdom, England Subdivision
            To : Watcher Tribunal
            Date : 21.01.2012

            Report on the Battle of London
            While Immortals warred on in Paris, London became the battleground for the second invasion of Memnet-Ra's forces in
            England. It lasted three days, caused hundreds of thousands pounds in property damages and the deaths of another
            score of Immortals from both sides of the war.
            There were a pitiful number of Immortals left for him to send to London, a city well-known for its countless cameras
            located on every street of the megalopolis : naturally, the people behind the cameras couldn't watch over every person
            passing by, which meant the Immortals of London still had a chance to defend themselves in case of an attack from
            Immortals who - themselves - needed to be discreet.
            In London, Deoneces’ battle against Ari al-Muzaiyin was the clash of two titans, two of the most powerful warriors of
            the known world pitting each other’s strenght against his adversary. An enraged bull against a ferocious grizzly bear.
            The dark knight of Ravenwood against the super-man of Southwest Asia. Deoneces won and stood victorious while his
            lover showed as much cold rage against Ayzebel of Berytus who proved to be her equal in strenght, agility and
            knowledge of swordfighting. One has to imagine two lionesses fighting over fresh meat to get an idea of the battle's
            intensity.
            The massive Quickenigns were shared by the two Spartans and by several witnesses who recorded it all on cameras
            as the biggest fireworks display to ever illuminate the outskirts of London. The Watcher Initiative quickly seized the
            cameras before the movies would be sent on the Net.
            The Son of Athena and the Daughter of Ares knew time was of the essence : they needed to travel to Ra's
            headquarters and find him before he vanished again and started a new cycle of violence.
            The war was far from over, for there were more soldiers of Ra standing living.


            From Watcher Bureau, Southern Asia
            To Ravenwood
            Date : 8.04.2012

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


            From Watcher Bureau, Northern Europe
            To : Watcher Tribunal
            Date : 12.08.2012

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


            From the Chronicle of the Combined Immortals of America

            Updated 29.12.2012

            In London, Kellistra and Cleophon of Athens decided the CIA needed to disappear for good, their death assuring that
            America would evolve on its own, without the interference of Thomas Morehead and his group. The daughter of Ares
            and the son of Athena were aware not all CIA Immortals were evil : Moses Johnson, Estrella Acosto, Alice Chase and
            Gabriel Calvino did some good in their times : unfortunately, this was the COMBINED ImmortalS who needed to
            disappear. Cleophon wanted to spare some lives, but Kellistra reminded him they were at war and being merciful
            wasn't an option. Richeard of Mercia, however, disagreed and decided only the CIA's head needed to be severed.
            Cleophon complied and sent the order to Richard of Mercia : the SIS was to hunt and kill the CIA Immortals who
            already were slowly disbanding : Estrela Acosto was investigating the matter of prisoners rights violations in
            Guantanamo Bay : Moses Johnson was clearing the ghettos of New-York from drug dealers : Chase and Calvino
            were hunting child-pornographers in California. Morehead, Felder and Fujita were the only ones active in Washington
            DC on the battlefield of the Senate.
            Richeard of Mercia, Helen Bondeville and Eadwulf fought out the latter three in Washington, Morehead couldn't believe
            his mentor was coming after him and, in rage, violently fought for his life. Unfortunately, Richeard was stronger and
            prevailed. Felder and Fujita faced Helen and Eadwulf and showed as less mercy as Richeard had toward his former
            protege, although Eadwulf let Fujita keep his head. In Guantanamo Bay, Estrella was found by Allegra Chambers and
            had no choice but to face the British Immortal determined to finish her American counterpart.
            The fight was brief, yet Allegra decided against killing Acosto and let her live but she had to sever all ties with the
            American governement, Estrella swore to do so.
            The same deal was done in Washington with Fujita and in Calfornia with Chase and Calvino when faced with Raymond
            d'Amboise and with Moses Johnson in Manhattan when Alice Ming came after him. The Combined Immortals of
            America needed to stay disbanded and that meant its survivors had to stay clear from each others... or else.
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              To be added to the chronicle of Memnet-Ra and Nefertiri

              The following has been written five days after the dust settled, when the battle was fought and won. It is a combination
              of the reports from Watchers on both sides of the chessboard as well as speculations on what exactly happened in
              Ra's house to trigger such a violent ending to the Immortals Word War, not counting the impact it had on the mortal
              world. Cleophon of Athens, Kellistra, Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta, Katherine of Samothrace, Xanthia of Melitus, i.e
              the last survivors of the group who took down the original Zodiac Brotherhood, as well as Seraphina, Henry of Kent,
              Frances Drummond, Clemont Haynes, i.e the surviving roster of Ravenwood with Kashta of Nubia, Sit-Hahtor Iunet
              and Alex Raven entered Ra's palace that was built like an ancient Egyptian shrine.
              A stairway led to a gigantic grotto where stood, throning, Memnet-Ra, his Queen Nefertiri and the ancient Naga-ed-er
              who supervised the fortress personnel.
              Ra and Nefertiri were a regal sight, two imposing Immortals believing themselves to be the equals of Gods, ruling over
              their court. Ra’s eyes shone with the intensity of a sun gone nova, an hypnotic gaez threatening to ensnare the group
              of intruders. Kellistra broke the silence by adressing the Immortal with harsh words, stating it was time to pay for the
              atrocities had had perpetrated in two thousand years. The so-called Game, the countless lives lost, the return of the
              self-delluded Zodiac Brotherhood. This ‘only one’ nonsense. ‘There Can Be Only One Ra ! ’ screamed Memnet-Ra in
              rage, stating that Immortals were born from gods’ blood, that they are the chosen of the gods and must rule the
              universe as they are born to do. ‘We are princes of the universe, he said, we have blood of kings coursing our veins
              and tomorrow belongs to us. No man can be the equal of the Gods ! ’
              Kellistra stated that no Immortal had the right to impose his dictate on the mortal world. Mortals have been building
              countless wonders, also committed countless atrocities, but ultimately Earth belonged to them. Not to a
              self-genocidal race on the brink of oblivion. Harsh words to be true, but there was passion in Kellistra’s voice. This was
              the true Kellistra : Abellona, the daughter of Ares, disciple of Kronos, Methos and many others who understood al-too
              well the true nature of Immortality : nothing but a reflection of mankind, capable of the best and of the worst.
              Memnet-Ra’s crimes, she spoke, was to have awaken the worst in the hearts of Immortals across the globe : their
              violence, their greed, their taste for power, fortune, fame. The capacity of living centuries, millenias, ruling the world
              and perpetrating the worst atrocities escaping punishment. When last they met, Cleophon and Kellistra understood all
              this and spent the next two thousand years as a counterpoint to Ra’s ambitions, his endless hunger for power.
              Ravenwood International was but the lastest generation of heroes who fought the forces of darkness over the last
              twenty centuries. Ra laughed at Cleophon and Kellistra : ‘the world is mine, my army is destroying yours and all
              those who do not join me will perish against the swords of my followers ! The final battle is being fought, the fruits of
              victory shall be mine ! I AM THE END OF TIMES ! ! ’

              ‘If you take my head, he muttered, you will sign your death warrant’. To which Kellistra answered ‘I declare today the
              end of the Game, the end of your reign, and if my life is forfeit, SO BE IT ! '
              Then turning to her brothers-in-arms, 'It’s been a thrill working with you guys, this is what I have been fighting for.’
              Then she rushed to Memnet-Ra, sword held high. The fight, as reported by Drummond, was the asteroid hitting
              Tunguska : a veritable onslaught to end the carnage started two thousand years ago in Crete. Cleophon, the
              Ravenwood survivors, all watched ‘Kellistra of the Northern Winds’ take on Memnet-Ra, the one responsible for nearly
              destroying the Immortal world. In the end, Ra stood defeated, Kellistra’s chaos-fire sword at his throat. Everyone stood
              silent. Her last words were ‘leave the place quickly, everyone. And good luck.’
              Ra’s head fell. So did Nefertiri's. The whisper of countless souls murdered by Ra seemed to permeate the mind of the
              attendees, the air charged itself with electricity. In awe, the Immortals left the cave and started running. Then it broke
              out like a sudden, furious storm.
              The double-Quickening was the wrath of all the Immortals Ra and Nefertiri ever killed during their long reign, it triggered
              a chain-reaction that led to the cave caving-in, followed by a brusque eruption of life-energies that disintegrated
              Cleophon and Kellistra’s bodies. The Son of Athena and the Daughter of Ares made the ultimate sacrifice so the
              remnants of the Immortal world population could live in peace, Deoneces swore to all those present that they didn’t die
              in vain and that he and the survivors of Ravenwood would make sure peace would last as long as possible.
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                Greetings, Gardner, old friend! Long time no see! So glad to hear from you again. Seeing you posting again on here made me dig out all those Chronicles we did together and chuckle at the fun times we had. I think I counted about 2500 Immortals or there abouts in my records.

                BTW Did you ever do the Chronicles for those 12 Immortals Xanthia of Melitus killed during her Dark Quickening period?

                Apollo1

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                  Greetings, Apollo1 Glad to hear from you too ! You have 2500, I have 3500 and a director's cut of about 200 more lol Yes, I did the chronicles for the Dark Xanthia period.
                  I had the best of times with you and Apollo2 as silent partner. Did he ever finish that Immortals epic of his ?
                  Send him my best.

                  Srivatsan Rhagavan
                  Known aliases : None
                  Notable characteristics : Bore the hallmarks of
                  ancient origins; sadistic streak
                  Weapon : One-handed broadsword
                  Recorded kills : None, Xanthia of Melitus was his
                  Only known challenge

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : No fixed location
                  Occupation : Serial murderer, targeted holy men and
                  women all through the Valley of the Gange
                  Prior occupations : Horseman, raider
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                  Date : 550
                  Place : Valley of the Gange
                  Victor : Xanthia of Melitus
                  Watcher : Research, the Chronicle of Rebecca
                  Horne

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Harappan
                  Born : 1700 BC, Indus Valley Civilisation
                  First death : Unrecorded
                  First teacher : Kronos and Methos, at this time
                  leading the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
                  Known past associates : Kronos, Methos, Silas,
                  Caspian
                  First recorded sighting : 550. Valley of the Gange,
                  india. Challenged Xanthia of Melitus to a fight and
                  lost, infecting her with a Dark Quickening

                  In retrospect this former student of the Four Horsemen may well have been sent after Xanthia in a ploy from Memnet-Ra ti tide the Mycenean over to the dark side of the Game. An immortal who made his presence known in India by butchering innocent civilians, desecratign Holy Grounds until finally Xanthia was forced to come out of her shrine to fight the ancient immortal. When he faced Xanthai, Srivatsan claimed to have been a disciple of the Four Horsemen and that he would known no respite until the Mycenean's head was his. Xanthia knew the risk she took by taking the power of an immortal like him but took hte chance anyway.
                  The Quickening tore her soul apart, destroyed her inhibitions and her education and changed her into a vicious assassin who sough to destroy everything in her path, as if to counteract the good nature of Xanthia the teacher. For one century Xanthia rampaged and murdered her way across Iinda, Central Asia, the Middle Eastern countries until finally, Methos caught up ot her, had her captured with a few immortal friends of his and brought her to a holy spring located near Ankara, present Turkey. There, Xanthia was cured from her Dark Quickening and became herself again.
                  Methos was forced to explain to his friend who Srivatsan exactly was and where he came from.
                  When Methos himself changed and became a man of peace, forsaking the Horsemen, he couldn't bring himself to kill his former disciple : it would have been killing a part of himself, one he preferred forgotten, hidden in a part of his soul. And through his fault, Srivatsan's power and memories were now a part of Rebecca's psyche, something the old Mycenean had a hard time forgiving to Methos.

                  From the Chronicle of Xanthia of Melitus


                  Chandrakirti
                  Notable characteristics : Lived on Holy Grounds
                  Weapon : Not carrying one
                  Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Valley of the
                  Gange, India
                  Occupation : Buddhist scholar, disciple of
                  Nagarjuna, aka Lung-shu
                  Prior occupations : Monk, traveller
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                  Date : 552
                  Place : Valley of the Gange
                  Victor : Xanthia of Miletus, under the spell of a
                  Dark Quickening, hunting holy immortals
                  Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Brahaman
                  Born : 5th century BC, Southern India
                  First death : Died during famine outbreak
                  First teacher : Lung-shu
                  Known associates : Lung-shu, Xanthia of Miletus,
                  Sanjiv Gupta
                  Known past associates : Hsien-Tsiang, Xue Fang
                  (aka Kellistra), Yau Chouan Chou
                  First recorded sighting : 455. Valley of the Gange
                  Encounter with Sang Yum, aka Secret Mother

                  After taking the Quickening that did her in two years ago, Xanthia of Miletus had become a furious killer, a rampagin immortal woman leading an army of cutthroats and killers, sacking and pillaging villages, killing and raping, desecrating Holy Grounds, like a woman possessed. Her first kill as ‘Dark Xanthia’ (as she was colloquially named by historians) was Chandrakiriti, a holy immortal living I nthe Valley of the Gange who she personally murdered in front of her cohorts. He was a scholar, a past disciple of Lung-shu and of Hsien-tsiang as well as of Xue Fang, the mysterious witch/artesan from China. He fought like a demon against Xanthia, for this was a well-trained immortal, but perished anyway against a woman he once called his friend and whome he didn’t expect to murder him. He did heard wild tales of a red-haired fury coming ot him, but gentle Xanthia simple knochked on his door, gently speaking to him before her men sacked his refuge.

                  Friom the Chronicle of Xanthia of Miletus


                  Bumin Qaghan
                  Known aliases : None
                  Notable characteristics : Air of nobility
                  Bearing hallmarks of ancient origins
                  Weapon : Turkic curved saber
                  Recorded kills : None known

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Inner Asia
                  No fixed location
                  Occupation : Founder of the Turkic Khaganate
                  Prior occupations : Turkic warrior
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                  Date : 592
                  Place : Bukhara, Uzbekistan
                  Victor : Xanthia of Miletus, under the spell of a
                  Dark Quickening
                  Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Gokturk
                  Born : 409; Altai Mountains, Central Asia
                  First death : 439, Gokturk ruler killed in battle
                  against Emperor Taiwu of Northern Wei
                  First teacher : General Huang Guigu
                  Known past associates : Huang Guigu
                  First recorded sighting : 439. Northern China
                  Found and mentored by Hang Guigu, was
                  predicted a future as Turkic ruler

                  There are rumors of the mysterious Metopholus tracking a Turkic tribe in Uzbekistan, in search of the elusive immortal Burmin Qaghan in Uzbekistan, hot on the trails of Xanthia of Melitus, at that time known as Dark Xanthia. Methos was huntign Xanthia whom he felt had targeted Burmin and had invaded the Turkic Khaganate in 592. When he finally arrive at Bukhata, he was six months too late : Burmin was dead and buried, decpaitated by a madwoman amidst a fury of lightnings and pouring rain. Xanthia had murdered another immortal and was at large.

                  From the Chronicle of Methos
                  Afdam Pierson, Paris 1994


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                    Lady Sun
                    Known aliases : Feng Xiaolian
                    Notable characteristics : Chalk-white skin, delicate
                    as a flower, hiding a skilled fighter
                    Weapon : Black Lotus Clan sword
                    Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Afghanistan
                    Occupation : Servant girl of Empress Mu,
                    travelling to Bactria on her behalf for a secret
                    mission
                    Prior occupations : Handsmaiden
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                    Date : 613
                    Place : Central Afghanistan
                    Victor : Xanthia of Miletus, under the spell of a
                    Dark Quickening
                    Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                    Born : 3rd century; Late Eastern Han Dynasty
                    First death : Undetermined, during Three
                    Kingdoms period of China
                    First teacher : Xanthia of Miletus
                    Known past associates : Xanthia of Miletus
                    First recorded sighting : 581. Bactria. Hunted by
                    Xanthia of Miletus, identified as a past disciple

                    Lady Sun was on a mission for Empress Mu of China when Xanthia finally caught up to her after thirty years of hunting her former disciple. Lady Sun was a skilled fighter but couldn’t thing of raising her sword against her teacher and Metopholus had wanred her : if she took Xanthia’s head, she risked beign infected with the dreaded Dark Quickening. Sun had few possibilities left, other than running and hinding, two things Xanthia originally taught her to avoid. She taught her to stand her ground. And finally Lady Sun just did that and faced what was to come. Bactria’s night skies were illuminated with her passing Quickening and when Xanthia received the life-edssence of her student, her Watcher could swear he saw the killer cry over the grave she herself dug for her with her own two hands.

                    From the Chronicle of Xanthia of Melitus


                    Abraham of Kratia
                    Known aliases : None
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : Iberian kriss broadsword
                    Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
                    but knew how to put a good fight when needed

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Ulan Bator,
                    Mongolia
                    Occupation : Christian missionary, Byzantine
                    Empire
                    Prior occupations : Monk; abbot, monastery of
                    Kratia; Christian missionary stationed in Nubia
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                    Date : 613
                    Place : Ulan Bator
                    Victor : Xanthia of Miletus, under the spell of a
                    Dark Quickening, hunting holy immortals
                    Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Syrian
                    Born : 474; Emesa, Syria
                    First death : 500, Repelling raid on monastery of
                    Kratia
                    First teacher : John of Ephesus
                    Known associates : Darius
                    Known past associates : John of Ephesus
                    First recorded sighting : 501. Bithynia. Found and
                    mentored by John of Ephesus

                    In a moment of lucidity, when rationality was hers again, Xanthia of Melitus sought the help of Darius whom she heard was living in Mongolia, but found one of his disciples instead : Abraham of Kratia, a holy immortal and Christian missioniary, known to help the infirms of body and of mind and who could cure Xantia’s madness, at least she hoped. Abraham got wind of the madwoman coming to him through the immortal grapevine (a letter sent by the shadowy Manius Remus, possibly Methos) and was a bit on his guard, but Christian charity commanded him to help the ancietn immortal and Xanthia looked truly sincere.
                    Abraham put his hand on her forehead, his Watcher reported, and sent a prayer to God. But that wasn’t enough. Xanthia seemed to recover for a time but suffered a brutal relapse and took Abraham’s head outside of Holy Grounds before leaving.

                    From the Chronicle of Xanthia of Melitus


                    Shibtu of Yambad
                    Known aliases : None
                    Notable characteristics : Teenaged immortal
                    Weapon : Hittite broadsword
                    Recorded kills : None. Inconclusive fight against
                    Ankh-Psantek, 1274 BC
                    Missing between 1274 BC and 626 AD

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Constantinople
                    Occupation : Consort to the Emperor
                    Prior occupations : Queen of Mari, Syrian city-
                    State, warrior queen, leading Hittites in battle
                    against the invading Egyptians
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                    Date : 626, siege of Constantinople by Persians
                    Place : Constantinople
                    Victor : Xanthia of Miletus, under the spell of a
                    Dark Quickening
                    Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Semitic
                    Born : 18th century BC; Kingdom of Yambad,
                    present-day Syria
                    First death : 1762 BC, Wife of King Zimri-lim killed
                    during sack of Mari, Syria, by Hammurabi
                    First teacher : Ishtar of Erech, history disclosed to
                    Jesus of Nazareth during visit ot the Louvres
                    Known past associates : Ishtar of Erech
                    First recorded sighting : 1274 BC. Kingdom of the
                    Levant. Nearly killed in battle by Ankh-Psantek

                    The Siege of Constantinople in 626 saw the battle of Xanthia of Melitus (again under the influence of a Dark Quickening) against ‘Shibtu of Yambad’ as she introduced herself, a consort and favorite of the Emperro fo Constantinople. The fight, long and harduous, ended with Xanthia’s victory, the Quickening was quite powerful and rich, alluding to an immortal of ancient age. Shibtu’s background remained undetermined until her name was found mentioned in a chronicle of Egyptian Ankh-Psantek in 1274 BC, she was a consort of his and had to defend herself against his jealous rage until she disappeared from Watcher scope.
                    Ishtar of Erech is the immortal who disclosed her origin story of Jesus of Nazareth during their yearly trip to the Museum of Louvres in Paris, as she was the subject of an exposed painting.

                    Watcher Research, The Chronicle of Xanthia of Melitus


                    Gershem Ben Zion
                    Known aliases : Gavriel; David ben-ami
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : Custom broadsword, forged it himself,
                    apt swordsmith

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Daraa, Syria
                    Occupation : Rebel fighter
                    Prior occupations : Israelile warrior, Zealot
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                    Date : 630
                    Place : Outskirts of Daraa
                    Victor : Xanthia of Melitus, under the spell of a
                    Dark Quickening
                    Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Hebrew
                    Born : 46, Galilea
                    First death : 66, Part of the Zealots founded by
                    Gideon, killed during uprising against Rome
                    First teacher : Gideon
                    Known associates : Xanthia of Melitus, Avram
                    Mordecai, Ruth bat-Seraph
                    Known past associates : Gideon
                    Known ennemies : Marcus Constantine
                    First recorded sighting : 66. Galilea. Disicple of
                    Gideon, developped a fanatic hatred for those who
                    persecuted the Jews

                    The Zealots were originally a political movement in 1st century Second Temple Judaism which sought to incite the people of Judaea Province to rebel against the Roman Empire and expel it from the Holy Land by force of arms, most notably during the First Jewish–Roman War (66-70). One of those Zealots was immortal Gershem Ben-Zion, a disciple of the legendary Gideon and a ferce ennemy of Rome and devoted to the cause of Jews's freedom to suimply exist.
                    For six hundred years he fought the legions led by Marcus Constantine until the fall of Rome.
                    In 630 he was helping fellow Israelites running from persecutions by Emperor Heraclius when he was found and killed by a red-haired Jewess identified as Xanthia of Melitus, still udner the influence of the Dark Quickening she received in 550 in India.

                    From the Chronicle of Xanthia of Mellitus


                    Protis of Cadiz
                    Known aliases : Benjamin of Tiberias
                    Notable characteristics : Lived on Holy Grounds
                    Immortality triggered past his prime
                    Weapon : Not carrying oen at time of death
                    Recorded kills : None known
                    Missing between 206 BC and 650

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Tiberias, Galilee
                    Northern Israel
                    Occupation : Financing Jewish revolt against
                    Byzantine Empire in 614; shrine keeper
                    Prior occupations : Shrine keeper, Temple of
                    Cadiz dedicated to Phoenician God Melqart
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
                    Date : 636
                    Place : Tiberias
                    Victor : Xanthia of Melitus, under the spell of a
                    Dark Quickening
                    Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Phoenician
                    Born : 1110 BC; Gadir (present Cadiz), Spain
                    First death : 1060 BC; Defending temple against
                    robbers
                    First teacher : Cassandra, at this time Gadir oracle
                    Known past associates : Cassandra
                    First recorded sighting : 206 BC. Gadir, Iberia
                    Encounter with Carpus Cornelius, centurion under
                    Scipio Africanus’s command

                    Protiz of Cadiz was the first known disciple of Cassandra and the man to whom she referred to as her first student to Roland Kantos when she mentored him in Hispania, circa 415 AD and as having lived for eight hundred years at the very least before he disappeared in 206 BC at the time of Gadir’s capture by the Romans. After Kantos parted ways with his teacher, he sought to find Cassandra’s older student in the hope to learn from him and – we suppose, knowing that man well – in the hope of taking his Quickening. Kantos spent one century hunting Protis but never found him. However, the beheaded body of an ageing man was found in Southern Spain, in Murcia in 489, with evidences of a Quickening around. While we cannot prove this was Protiz, there is still a possibility that Kantos found his man. Indeed, elderly immortal are very scarce and Kantos was dedicated in his quest. Did Protis die by the blade of Kantos, nothing is certain.

                    Watcher Research, Iberian Immortals

                    Update :

                    Protis of Cadiz was killed in 636 by a red-haired madwoman we can assume was Xanthia of Melitus during the centuries when she was possessed by a Dark Quickening. Protis lived in Tiberias in Galilea and was keeping a shrine where he housed Jewish families. He didn’t suspect the beaitiful Minoan woman posing a a Jewess would come after his head.

                    Adam Pierson, Paris 1994
                    Methos Chronicle


                    Prisca Negra
                    Known aliases : None
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : Custom broadsword, forged it herself
                    using techniques found in ancient scrolls
                    Recorded kills : None known

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Alexandria, Egypt
                    Occupation : Chief librarian, Library of Alexandria
                    In charge of collecting all the world’s knowledge
                    Prior occupations : Ditto
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                    Date : 642, Capture of city by Muslim army of Amr
                    ibn al’Aas who ordered the burning of the library
                    Place : Alexandria
                    Victor : Xanthia of Miletus, under the spell of a
                    Dark Quickening
                    Watcher : Research, Xanthia Chronicle

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Nubian
                    Born : 76 BC; Kingdom of Nubia
                    First death : 47 BC, During Siege of Alexandria,
                    Alexandrine Civil War during reign of Julius
                    Caesar
                    First teacher : Sunda Kastagir
                    Known associates : Sunda Kastagir, Ya Nefer
                    Ma’at
                    Known ennemies : Marcus Constantine
                    First recorded sighting : 47 BC. Nubian Kingdom
                    Disciple of Sunda Kastagir

                    After 92 years of hunting his old friend, Metopholus finally caught up to Xanthia in Alexandria the year the city was besieged by the Muslims who ordered the burning of Alexandria’s library. A tragedy for the wise Prisca Negra, a Nubian woman once disciple of Sunda Kastagir, and who sought to preserve the world knowledge, only to see it burnt down. But nothing could save her from pillaging Arabs and from the demented Xanthai who took her out after a brief battle. Did Prisca Negra’s Quickening sane her up ? Or was it Prisca’s innate goodness and widsom which washed away Xanthia’s anger and hate ? When Metopholus found Xanthia, it was as if she was reverting to her old self, but the ancient immortal knew better and took her to Tripolitania, to an ancient shrine located in a cave, where he left her on her own for seven days and nights, until Xanthia finally rid herself from her demons. The shrine was kept by a Muslim friend of his, Fayrul ibn al-Din who made sure Xanthia was kept safe.
                    In the end, Xanthia’s goodness prevailed and she was back to her senses, but befallen with the memories of the good immortals she murdered and of the mortals lives she destroyed during her rampaging years.

                    Adam Pierson, Paris 1994
                    Methos Chronicle



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                    • #35
                      Hey there, Gardner, old friend! Great work on the Dark Xanthia Chronicle. It's been a long time since I've read these chronicles by you, I never knew how much I missed it. Love to read more, got any new ones you've done while we've been away? I look forward to these Immortal sessions again LOL

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                        Hello Apollo1. Did you write other bios yourself ? Cheers.

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                      Welcome back Apollo1 & 2! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

                      Gardner, any chance of you posting the Chronicles of the Immortals from the Original movies?
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                        Hey, Gardner! Kind of lost my motivation when this place became unavailable and had no one to share ideas with. It wasn't the same without that fun back and forth between us, me coming up with names and you creating these wonderful characters from a brief outline. Plus, life problems got in the way a bit, so I kind of had even less motive to carry on. Then, I discovered this place was back so I rejoined and have been visiting ever since, wondering if you'd be back. Now that you are I've suddenly got a little of that spark back again!

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                        Sunda Kastagir
                        Known aliases : Sundiata Keita, Roger Kibanga
                        Tewolde; Casper (Three Magi)
                        Notable characteristics : Flamboyant dresser
                        Weapon : Manchu broadsword
                        Recorded kills : Mebrahtom, Soumaoro Kanté, Assane Ouadraogo, Gaius Septimus, Katao Wanaganga,
                        Jawara Mbaye

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : N'Djamena, Chad
                        Occupation : Politician, trying to bring peace
                        between Muslims and Christians of Chad
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                        Date : 9 February 1986
                        Place : N'Djamena
                        Victor : Lucius Oranius Capito
                        Watcher : Joma Kikuyu

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Axumite
                        Born : 400 BC, Kingdom of Axum
                        First death : 360 BC, Trying to negociate peace
                        between rival tribes
                        First teacher : Sudala
                        Known associates : Connor MacLeod, Duathor
                        Negra, the Knigh of Eon, Owusu Ojokolo
                        Known past associates : Marcus Constantine,
                        Seraphina, Alim ibn Al-Nasr, Barbrak Kamal,
                        Melchior of Babylon, Halis Ag Emoctar, Khalifa
                        Keita
                        Known students : Shapur Vajpayee, Sekou Nkruma, Dina Katumba, William Sumaye, Fernao Vaca, Mossane, Angelo Quattrocchi, Zé Kalanga, Queen Anna Nzinga, Roxanne Bangura, Sambo Kunda, Daniel Buckland, Ohane Munroe, Mossa Quatey, Idrissa Diagana, Jakaya Mrisho, Gebre-Eghziaber, Mebrahtom, Arizus of Axum, Prisca Negra
                        First recorded sighting : 30 BC, Rome. With Marc
                        Anthony and Cleopatra, encounter with Marcus Constantine

                        The Legendary Sunda Kastagir, aka Sundiata Keita, was not only legendary for his prowess with a sword, his ability to charm women of all ages, but for his parties. He learned his craft in the court of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, he was one of the <insert names>. The <insert name> through drinking parties after the defeat at Antioch and kept at it until Marc Anthony and Cleopatra commited suicide. Not long after Sunda found himself in the party capital of the Ancient World -Rome. It was here that Chroniclers say that he began to work on a liquor he called Boom Boom. It was called Boom Boom because the next day that’s the only thing that you could hear was “boom boom” inside your head. But although he loved a great party, Sunda was a good and loyal friend. If you were in trouble he would drop what he was doing and rush to help.

                        Jerry Jackson, February 1985

                        Traditions identify a variety of different names for the three wise Magi who presented Jesus Christ and his parents with presents at the time of his birth. In the Western Christian church they have been commonly known as:

                        Melchior, a Persian scholar, identified as the late Melchior of Babylon. Caspar, an Ethiopian scholar, identified as Sunda Kastagir
                        Balthazar, an Arabian scholar, identified as Alis Ag Emoctar. Encyclopædia Britannica states that "according to Western church tradition, Balthasar is often represented as a king of Arabia, Melchior as a king of Persia, and Gaspar as a king of India." These names apparently derive from a Greek manuscript probably composed in Alexandria around 500, and which has been translated into Latin with the title Excerpta Latina Barbari. Qataban was one of the ancient Yemeni kingdoms which thrived in the Beihan valley (4th century BCE – 3rd century CE). Like the other Southern Arabian kingdoms, it gained great wealth from the trade of frankincense and myrrh incense, which were burned at altars. The capital of Qataban was named Timna and was located on the trade route which passed through the other kingdoms of Hadramaut, Saba and Ma'in; the immortal who became known as Balthazar was bon in the First Century before the birth of Christ and was mentored by Kellistra, at that time the wife of a merchant of frankincense. Nothing else is known of Kellistra's activites at that time, aside for her mentoring Balthazar who would later associate himself with Melchior of Babylon and Sunda Kastagir.

                        Watcher Research, Western Asia


                        Connor MacLeod
                        Known aliases : Adrian Montague, Jacques
                        Lefeburt, Alfred Nicholson, Major Dupont, Rupert
                        Wellingford, David Carruthers, Russell Nash
                        Notable characteristics : Rugged looks, staccato
                        laugh, dressed in trench-coat, jeans and sneakers
                        Weapon : Dragonhead Masamune katana
                        Recorded kills : Black Margaret, Kinmont Armstrong, Geordie Bourne, Knut Tjodolf, Nerissa, John Hawkwood, Robert Campbell, Lachlan Murdoch, The Persian Raider, Savely Zuev, Isaac Russell, Maxwell Polokov, Pierre Mulet, Nicholas Ward, Nwebube Iheatu, Henry Rochia, Khordas, Felix Bischoff, Marlinje Koon, Hikoshiro Sadamune
                        Inconclusive fight against Patrick Stanze, 1773; the Kurgan, 1804; Daemon ap Tudor, 1980

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : No fixed adress
                        Occupation : Antiques broker, Davis Import
                        Prior occupations : Merchant ship captain; Major
                        of Scottish Highlander, Napoleonic campaigns,
                        traveller, sword-for-hire
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
                        Date : 10 November 1994
                        Place : Cairo, Egypt
                        Victor : N.A
                        Watcher : Dana Brook

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Scottish Highlanders
                        Born : 1516, Glenfinnan Scotland
                        First death : 1536, Killed by the Kurgan during
                        battle against the Frazers
                        First teacher : Tak-Ne of Alexandria
                        Known associates : Duncan MacLeod, Amanda
                        Known past associates : Tak Ne, Sunda
                        Kastagir, Pierre Boucher, Nakano, Hugh Fitzcairn,
                        Sean Burns, Robert Montague, Jacob Van
                        Houten, Nicholas MacGill, Elijah Denton, Graham
                        MacDonald, James François, Hiram Scudder
                        Known ennemies : The Kurgan, Iman Fasil
                        First recorded sighting : 1541 Glencoe Scotland
                        Found and mentored by Ramirez

                        The elder MacLeod is an enigma. He's a very serious player of the Immortal Game and a very good one. He has deep respect for its Rules and nuances, and is always calculating, staying one step ahead of his opponents. Unlike his younger kinsman Duncan, Connor MacLeod keeps his thoughts and feelings very much to himself, although occasionally he will let a smile or his trademark staccato laugh slip out. There are a few things that can penetrate his serious exterior -- the Scottish Highlands, the sea, and "good women." He's rarely happier than when he has a field of blooming heather or the deck of a fast ship beneath his feet. Connor venerates the memory of his first wife, Heather, but that has not prevented him from finding love several times since. The legendary Juan Sanchez Villa-Lobos Ramirez, his first teacher, helped show him how to strike a balance between serious Game player and lover of life. Although Connor MacLeod hasn't won The Game yet, you can bet he'll be a force to reckon with when The Gathering finally comes.

                        Dana Brook
                        Davis Imports, NY 1983

                        I think the death of Brenda Wyatt was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. After the death of Brenda Wyatt, Sunda Kastagir, countless lovers and friends over the last four centuries, Connor MacLeod just couldn't take it anymore. The pain, the loneliness, the endless fighting, the pointless butchery caused by the Game. His cheerful attitude in when he fought Slan Quince in Seattle was faked :
                        he pretended to be happy when he felt hollow inside. Ramirez was dead, Kastagir was dead, all the other heroes were too much in the shades of grey of the mortal world. Connor wanted respite from the Game and maybe he obtained it wherever he is hiding in present times.

                        Marcia Brooks, 1994




                        Colonel Melike
                        Known aliases : Melike M'Bantu, Melike Zabidjé,
                        Omar Melike
                        Notable characteristics : Sharpened teeth
                        Weapon(s) : Zulu war axe
                        Recorded kills :Soe-Tehpe and Mamawa
                        Nayangari, Ohelia Saytumah.
                        Inconclusive fight against Ophelia Saytumah, 1875

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : Liberia
                        Occupation : Warlord; in service to Master
                        Sergeant Samuel Kanyon Doe
                        Prior occupations : Colonel, Liberia army; warrior,
                        Zulu army
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
                        Date : 17 March 1990
                        Place : Monrovia, Liberia
                        Victor : N.A
                        Watcher : Xolelwa Azania

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : South African
                        Born : 1180 Southern Africa
                        First death : 1220, Unknown circumstances
                        First teacher : Marcus Octavius
                        Known past associates : Grayson, Elias Xitavhudzi,
                        Azomina Dangbo
                        First recorded sighting : 1820, Fighting with Shaka
                        at the Battle of Mhlatuze River, encounter with
                        Grayson, implied on conversation to have waged
                        wars in Africa for 640 years

                        Colonel Melike took out Opheliah Saytumah, her death has been confirmed by Watcher Research.
                        A Colonal Liberian, she was involved in every political revolutions and wars in Liberia and had she lived forty more years, she would have seen the democratic elections of 2005, although 85% of its piopulation still live in utter poverty. She wasn’t as disullusioned about revolitions as her teacher Talia Bauer turned out to be, she fought with the same vigor and found a bitter ennemy in Colonel Melike, standing against him for the last time during the military coup of 1980 that overthrew the leadership of President William Tolbert, led by Colonel Samuel Doe, himself supported by Melike.

                        Watcher Bureau, Western Africa


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                          Jin Ke
                          Known aliases : Man Pan Lee, Kyung Jin Sohn,
                          Leung Bok-chao
                          Notable characteristics : None
                          Weapon : Ivanhoe sword
                          Recorded kills : *See Addendum I*

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations : Taiwan
                          Occupation : Security Agent; Ravenwood
                          International Security; East Asia Division (China)
                          Prior occupations : La enforcement, physician,
                          vigilante, international courier, soldier, sailor
                          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                          Date : 18 0ctober 2011
                          Place : Taiwan
                          Victor : Immortal Maiden
                          Watchers : Beth & Susan DeMarco

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Chinese
                          Born : 225 BC, Qin Dynasty China
                          First death : 202 BC, Failed plot against Emperor
                          Qin's life, took his own life
                          First teacher : Yau Chouan Chou
                          Known associates : Yim Wing-Chun, Violet Song,
                          Ravenwood Immortals
                          Known past associates : *See Addendum II*
                          Known ennemies : Midnight’s Fire, Isuke Ishkand,
                          Blacksoul Yasu Shin, Matsuhiro Kanagawa
                          First recorded sighting : 202 BC. Student of Yau
                          Chouan Chou

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

                          Immortal Maiden and Jin Ke fought in one of the longest and most ragins fights ever recorded in Watcher history. While Jin Ke used to be one of the best blades of China an retained al his vigor, Immortal Maiden was a devious and tricky fighter who managed to take advantage of Jin Ke's weaknesses, eventually getting the upper hand. Jin Ke fell to his knees, muttering 'Ravenwood will come for you, your little war is over' before his head fell to the ground. The ensuing Quickening was a mighty one, triggering a sudden, raging storm over Taiwan and causing for several millions of Taiwanese dollars of property damage. After properly disposing of the bodies and giving Jin Ke the funeral he deserved, May-Ling Shen and Hideo Tanaka went in search for the Maiden had vanished without a trace. They are presumably looking out for their next targets, possibly in Japan or in Europe where the Immortals Word War is still going strong.

                          ADDENDUM I

                          Recorded kills : Wang Tao-Chen, Dominic Goh, Yim Win-Chun
                          Inconclusive fight against Yuenü, 182 BC; Kyra of Sparta, 185; Blacksoul Yasu Shin, 865; Naranbaatar, 1211; The Kurgan, 1225; Isuke Ishkand, 1230; Safiyah Khan, 1509; Azeem al-Bachrim, 1519; Victor Markov, 1858; Midnight’s Fire, 1888; People's Protectorate, 2011

                          ADDENDUM II

                          Known past associates :
                          Yau Chouan Chou, Long Chao, Khabul Khan, May-Ling Shen, Song Tsui, Xi'an Coy Man , Darius, Kyra of Sparta I, Khan Singh, Lang Xiong, Abbess Ng Mui, Mustafa Niyazov, San-lang, Wang Kouei, Wang Tcheng, Liang Iron Fist, Ling Buwei, The Eight Immortals, Seraphina, Oppa Enkyhung, Xin Qian Chu, Amyr Beg




                          Kane
                          Known aliases : Huan-Ti
                          Notable characteristics : Elaborate tattoos on chest
                          Weapon : Demonhead katana
                          Weapon background : customized the hilt to give it
                          terror-inspiring features
                          Recorded kills : Huang Guigu, Jong Dong-Wong,
                          Yoon Hwa-Soo, Yang Guifei
                          Inconclusive fight against Aihara Kenji, 1274;
                          Yang Guifei, 1395; Nakano, 1590; Ngawang
                          Namgyal, 1714

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations: Shansi Province,
                          China
                          Occupation: Posing as Huan-Ti, the Chinese God
                          of War
                          Prior occupations: Plunderer
                          Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                          Date : 10 December 1754
                          Place : Shansi province, China
                          Victor: Deoneces of Sparta
                          Watcher: Lao Lo-ping, Chronicle of Deoneces

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Mongol
                          Born : 987, Outer Mongolia
                          First death : 1023, Warlord dead of raging venereal
                          disease
                          First teacher : Uv Bukhar
                          Known past associates : Uv Bukhar, Khabul Khan,
                          Senghi Khan, Master Nakano
                          First recorded sighting : 1180. Samarkand.
                          Reuniting with teacher Bukhar.




                          Khabul Khan
                          Known aliases : Chao Kung Ming
                          Notable characteristics : None
                          Weapon : Mongol sword

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations: Shansi Province,
                          China
                          Occupation: Posing as Chao Kung Ming, the
                          Chinese demi-God of War, servant of Huan-Ti
                          Prior occupations: Henchman of Kane
                          Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                          Date : 3 December 1754
                          Place : Shansi province, China
                          Victor: Deoneces of Sparta
                          Watcher: Lao Lo-ping, Chronicle of Deoneces

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Mongol
                          Born : 1242, Eastern Mongolia
                          First death : 1279, Invasion of China, fighting in the
                          army of Kubilay Khan
                          First teacher : Isuke Ishkand
                          Known associates : Kane, Senghi Khan
                          Known past associates : Jin Ke, Kiem Sun
                          First recorded sighting : 1285 Peking, China
                          Student of May-Ling Shen


                          Senghi Khan
                          Known aliases : Chin-Chiang Fyu-ya
                          Notable characteristics : None
                          Weapon : Mongol sword

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations: Shansi Province,
                          China
                          Occupation: Posing as Chin-Chiang Fyu-ya, the
                          Chinese God of archers and punisher of the gods,
                          Servant of Huan-Ti
                          Prior occupations: Henchman of Kane
                          Roster of Immortals Status: Deceased
                          Date : 12 November 1754
                          Place : Shansi province, China
                          Victor: Deoneces of Sparta
                          Watcher: Lao Lo-ping

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Mongol
                          Born : 1244, Eastern Mongolia
                          First death : 1279, Invasion of China, fighting in the
                          army of Kubilay Khan
                          First teacher : Isuke Ishkand
                          Known associates : Kane, Khabul Khan
                          Known past associates : Isuke Ishkand
                          First recorded sighting : 1287 Peking, China
                          Met and befriended Khabul Khan


                          Watcher Research recorded that the Immortals Kane, Khabul Khan and Senghi Khan vanished in 1590 on Mount Niri, Japan, at the time that Master Nakano was listed as Missing believed Killed at the hands of Kane. 164 years later, the three Immortals resurfaced unexpectedly in Shansi province, China, where their chronicles were to cross that of the fearsome Spartan Immortal Deoneces. At the time, he was travelling in the Far East when he heard wild tales of three Chinese gods walking among the people of Shansi province, bringing fear and terror and demanding tribute.

                          Deoneces went to investigate and discovered countless towns and villages living in fear of the God of War, Huan-Ti and his servants, Chao Kung Ming, the demi-God of War, and Chin-Chiang Fyu-ya, the punisher of the gods. Suspecting the work of Immortals, Deoneces tried to convince the people that the gods were not gods at all, merely men posing as gods, but the fearful population had seen too much to be convinced by the words of not just a stranger, but a barbarian. Determined to prove his words were true, Deoneces had to show the cowed populace the tyrants were not gods. He discovered that once a month, Huan-Ti (or Kane, as the Spartan was soon to learn) sent one of his henchmen to collect tribute from the villages; a virgin girl for Kane's harem.

                          Deoneces was there when Senghi Khan, posing as Chin-Chiang, rode into one of those villages to collect tribute. The Spartan challenged the Mongol and the two fought in the village square in front of the villagers and Khan's warriors. Deoneces overpowered Khan, and there, in full view of everyone, he struck off his head. The Quickening lit up the night sky and convinced the people, including Khan's own terrified warriors, that Deoneces was the Slayer of Gods. Filled with hope, young men and women from the surrounding towns and villages flocked to him and pledged themselves to him. Deoneces began training them in the Spartan way, preparing them for a fight he knew was coming.

                          When four weeks passed and Kane had not seen or heard from Senghi and word reached him that rebellion was brewing among the people, fermented by a stranger who had apparently "slain a god," he knew an Immortal was involved and dispatched Khabul Khan and his best warriors to deal with the problem. But Deoneces was waiting for him. He lured Khabul and his elite cavalry into one of the villages and then sprung a deadly trap: hordes of archers emerged from hiding and a third of Khabul's warriors fell in the first volleys, before phalanxes of spearmen surrounded the rest and put them to the sword. Amid the slaughter, Deoneces confronted and slew Khabul Khan. He sent the severed head to Kane in his mountain fortress, before marching to confront the false god.

                          Deoneces and his army laid siege to Kane's fortress for a week before its defences crumbled and the Spartan and his army stormed inside. While his well-trained army of peasants and former warriors of Kane sacked the castle, Deoneces confronted Kane. It was an epic battle, fought through the corridors and on the battlements, finally ending in Kane's own thrown room. Eventually, the Spartan's strength and relentlessness was enough to overcome Kane, who sank to his knees, his swordarm severed at the elbow, fear etched on his face for the first time, but defiant to the end. The Spartan's sword brought Kane's reign of terror to an end and the Quickening destroyed the throne room, set fire to the drapes and left the entire fortress ablaze.

                          In the chaos that followed, Deoneces slipped quietly away into the night, but his legend lives on in Shansi province to this day as the "Bringer of Lightning, Slayer of Gods."

                          Watcher Research,
                          Chronicle of Deoneces of Sparta





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                            Zai Jie
                            Known aliases : Xu Shen, Faxian, Zhang Binglin,
                            Zai Jie Shang
                            Notable characteristics : Curious aboput
                            everything, unquenchable thirst for knowledfge
                            and discovering foreign cultures
                            Weapon : Song Dynasty zhanmadao sword
                            Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game
                            Inconclusive fight against Chuko Chao, 1290

                            Status
                            Most recent base of operations : Chang'an
                            archaeological site. Xi'an, People's Republic of
                            China
                            Occupation : Archaeologist, medical doctor
                            Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                            Date : 14 December 1986
                            Place : Chang'an
                            Victor : Undetermined, possibly Kyala
                            Watcher : Yang Jianli

                            Background
                            Original cultural affiliation : Chinese-Malaysian
                            Born : 15th century, Malaccan Empire, Malaysia
                            First death : Cave-in exploring ruins of ancient
                            village near Chang'an
                            First teacher : Yau Chouan Chou
                            Known associates : Carlo Baldoni, Kang Liwan
                            Known past associates : Yau Chouan Chou,
                            May-Ling Shen, Chen Chin-nan,Jaidee Samak,
                            Jaidee Prinya, Ke Xi Ping, Liang Iron Fist, Hark
                            Jing-zhi, Amadou Sidibé
                            First recorded sighting : 1279 Repelling Mongol
                            forces with May-Ling Shen

                            Zai's quest for the origins of immortality began one thousand years ago in a remote valley near Beijing, looking for the location of ruins indicating the origins of the source of immortality : the answers to why do the immortals exist, why do they keep on living when empires and civilisations crumble around them, why do they keep fighting each others to death. Zai has heard of ancient scroll, mythical texts telling of the origins of the Game and the story of the first immortals who searched for answers. Zia has been combing the four corners of the world, present on every digging sites possble, in the hope of making his dream come true : to find the origins of immortals. A foolish quest, but we wish him well and wait for him to find out. We are as impatient as he is.

                            Yang Jianli, 1986




                            Kyala
                            Known aliases : Kyo, Midori Kisano, Deathmask
                            (assassin codename, Russo-Japanese War)
                            Notable characteristics : None
                            Weapon(s) : Broadsword manchu
                            Recorded kills : Oluwafiresayo, Zai Jie,
                            Kang Liwan, Flameshadow

                            Status
                            Most recent base of operations : Tokyo, Japan
                            Occupation : Government operative, headhunter
                            Prior occupations : Bodyguard of Matsuhiro
                            Kanagawa; assassin & spy, Russo-Japanese War
                            Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                            Date :
                            Place :
                            Victor :
                            Watcher : Keiko Hideki

                            Background
                            Original cultural affiliation : Japanese, Azai Clan
                            Born : 1540, Village on the outskirts of Edo, Japan
                            First death : 1560, Killed fighting Clan Rokkakuo,
                            arrow shot throught the heart, Battle of Norada
                            First teacher : Marcus Octavius
                            Known associates : MarcusOctavius
                            Known past associates : Matsuhiro Kanagawa,
                            First recorded sighting : 1560. Japan. Found on
                            battlefield by Kanagawa, at this leading Rokkaikuo
                            Clan’s army

                            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.

                            Watcher Research, Japan




                            Nakano Yodaruchi
                            Known aliases : None
                            Notable characteristics : 3'2" Illusion-casting
                            abilities
                            Weapon : Never seen carrying any
                            Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                            Status
                            Most recent base of operations : Mt Niri, Shikoku
                            Occupation : Hermit
                            Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                            Date : 3 August 1952
                            Place : Mt Niri
                            Victor : Kobayashi
                            Watcher : Research, Eastern Asia, Japan

                            Background
                            Original cultural affiliation : Yambushi
                            Born : 806 BC, Japan
                            First death : 743 BC, According to folk tale, trying
                            to find immortality
                            First teacher : Yau Chouan Chou
                            Known associates : May-Ling Shen, Hattori Hanzo,
                            Xanthia of Melitus, Kanchang Ch'ih, Izumo no
                            Okuni, Connor MacLeod, Katsushika Hokusai
                            Known past associates : Kane, Juan Sanchez
                            Villalobos Ramirez, Natsuta, Lee An-Kor,
                            Yamazaki Yukari, Tanaka Seiko, Sun Tzu;, Jiro Eto
                            First recorded sighting : 250. Hokkaido, Japan
                            Encounter with Matsuhiro Kanagawa who sought to
                            know the power of illusion-casting, was denied by
                            Nakano

                            Nakano's first death dates from 743 BC when he was an old monk trying to discover the secret of immortality so that he could benefit mankind with his knowledge; he had heard tales of immortal men and women who rose from the grave hafter having been struckl by lightning bolts. Nakano learn one of the most important lessons of his life during a stormy night when he was electrocuted by a lightning bolt and was resurrected. Since then, Nakano has crossed paths with many Immortals, including his first teacher, the ancient Sun Tzu who studied the arts of war and taught the rules of immortality to Nakano. Nakano studied Zen Buddhism under Nichiren the monk in the 1200s AD and became one of the ancient Japanese wise men known as "Yamabushis" who taught their Way to a select few. He has trained many mortals and Immortals over the centuries, including one Juan Sanchez Villalobos Ramirez (aka Tak Ne of Egypt) who learned from Nakano his metallurgy skills. Nakano was also a great sorceror and mastered the mystical power of illusion. Some of his more ambitious students, such as Kane, have desired this power and tried to kill him. His last student was Connor MacLeod, whose spiritual education he expanded, making him a better warrior, adding some illusion tricks to his skills. Nakano disappeared from Watcher records after Kane’s attempt at killing him, but we dought the Mongol managed to kill him : an old devil like Nakano with illusion-casting powers cannont be put down so easily. We believe he is still living outhere, drinking to the health of past friends and enjoying his immortality.


                            Watcher Research, East Asia - Japan

                            A violent character with uncompromising morals, placing the Law before everything, possibly to atone for the countless cimes he comitted in his “youth” : Kobayashi killed Immortal holy men from Japan on orders from Matsuhiro Kanagawa who sought to destroy Master Nakano Yodarushi and thus sent his disciple after any Immortal shrine keepr he could find, helped by hired muscle who would forcefully take the unfortunate Immortal out of Holy Grounds where Kobayashi would execute him or her. So far, four that we know of were murdered, all from different religions in Japan, including a Christian priest, two shintoist monks and a zen buddhist who studied under Nichiren in the 13th century. All innocent men, none of them Nakano Yodarushi.

                            Kobayashi got a change of heart after his encounter with a “Holy Man” in 1952, whose Quickening altered his personality and changed a bandit into a champion of the Law. The identity of the Holy Man isn’t known to us but clues point us to Master Nakano Yodarushi, missing since the 17th century and whose illusion-casting powers match the Holy Man’s : apparently an Immortal able to blend so much with his environment that it looked like magic. Who knows. Kobayash, a master hunter, found him anyway and killed him. The Q. Kobayashi received is called a “Light Quickening’, contrary to a Dark Quickening that changes a good man into an evil Immortal, the Light one does the opposite. Kobayashi has been at war with his teacher Kanagawa ever since, before the latter’s death in 2006.The Law hasn’t had a champion like him since the days when Mako was taming the wild west in the 19th century or the state of Texas in the 1990’s.

                            Ishy Matsu, 2015

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                              Amergan
                              Known aliases : None
                              Notable characteristics :
                              Immortality triggered past his prime
                              Weapon(s) : None
                              Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Stonehenge
                              Present-day Salisbury
                              Occupation : Druid
                              Prior occupations : Not known
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                              Date : November 327
                              Place : Stonehenge
                              Victor : Blasius Suetonus
                              Watcher : N.A

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Celtic
                              Born : 1 AD; Anglesey, Britannia
                              First death : 61 AD; Menal Massacre, killed during
                              destruction of Druidic stronghold on Inglesey by the
                              Roman Empire
                              First teacher : Asteria of Gaul
                              Known past associates : Asteria of Gaul
                              First recorded sighting : 327. Stonehenge
                              Challenged and beheaded by Suetonus

                              Gaius Suetonius Paulinus ordered the Roman army to destroy the Celtic Druid stronghold on Anglesey in Britain, sacking Druidic colleges and sacred groves. The massacre helped impose Roman religion on the world and sent Druidism into a decline from which it never recovered; Amergan was high priest of the Anglesey stronghold and survived only to bury his brethen and to see the Druid cult vanish into obscurity until his death three hundred years later by the blade of Blasius Suetonus, marking his first and only recorded appearance.
                              Later research allowed him to identify him as a past student of Druidess Asteria of Gaul at a time when she lived as a Druidess in Celtic Britain during the times of Britannia's invasion by the Romans.

                              Watcher Research, Celtic Britain




                              Winston Mobay
                              Known aliases : Desmond LaFleur, Mu’ammar ibn
                              Sallah
                              Notable characteristics : Tattoos on right arm
                              Weapon : Sharpened metal stakes, cup-hilt saber

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : No fixed locatiuon
                              Occupation : Bombmaker, ISIL
                              Prior occupations : Enforcer, Jamaican criminal
                              underground of London
                              Prior occupations : Vaudou occultist, mercenary;
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                              Date : 27 June 2017
                              Place : London
                              Victor : Allegra Chambers, SIS
                              Watchers : Robert Saidé

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Jamaican
                              Born : 1854 Morant Bay Jamaica
                              First death : 1884, Killed during represals of anti-
                              British riot
                              First teacher : Luther
                              Known past associaters : Luther, Carlos Jonus,
                              Grayson, Callestina
                              First recorded sighting : 1899. New Orleans, LS.
                              Found and mentored by Baron Samedi

                              Winston was born a slave and was killed by British soldiers who murdered his family during the represals of 1884 in Jamaica. After that, he became a fearsome adversay for the colons, posing a a vengeful spirit. By the turn of the century, Winston left the island and landed in New Orleans where he became a Voodoo cultist under the guidance of Baron Samedi, a houngan and fellow immortal who taught him of his true nature and of the Game. Winston lived in New Orleans another twenty years until he moved to the black continent, hiring himself to petty warlords and dictators as merc, using his immortality and voodoo knowledge to forge a rep for himself. Then, in 1944, he met up with Grayson and Callestina in North Africa who hired him to do their ‘dirty laundry’ : assassinations and enforcement.

                              Watcher Research, Immortals of Jamaica

                              The SIS’s own explosive expert, Allegra Chambers investigated a string of terrorist attacks from a gang of bombmakers making dozens of victims in the centertown of Manchester where only recently she took out the ringleader of a sex-slave operation and also an Immortal. This time the ringleader also turned out to be an Immortal mercenary working for the Jamaican underground of London with links to ISIL. It seems Winston Mobay became a Muslim and had his mind turned over by the Caliphate of Iran, triggerred several attacks between London, Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. The SIS was on the call and it was Allegra who had to take the Jamaican out of the Game he played on 27 June after the three successive attacks on London this same months.

                              SIS Chronicle, 2017




                              Jacob Kell
                              Known aliases : Father Jacob, Jacob Case,
                              Jacopo Gui, Jason Kellman
                              Notable characteristics : Raving lunatic, led other
                              immortals as pawns in the Game
                              Weapon : Crusader sword
                              Recorded kills : Maximilian Schulz, Slavisa Vukelic,
                              Haris Nillson, Sean Burns, Asheed Awuja, Liam
                              Riley, Dela-o-Kande Umaru

                              Status
                              Most recent base of operations : Black Friar
                              Mental Asylum, Swansea Wales
                              Occupation : Mental patient
                              Prior occupations : Catholic priest, preacher,
                              Missionary priest, judge of Spanish Inquisition
                              Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                              Date : 24 October 2013
                              Place : Dublin
                              Victor : Lang Quing
                              Watcher : Sylvia Krause, Black Friar Chronicle

                              Background
                              Original cultural affiliation : Scot
                              Born : 1448; Stirling, Scotland
                              First death : 1488; Battle of Sauchieburn, part of
                              Second Rebellion against King James III
                              First teacher : Keith Fraser
                              Known associates : Sean Burns, Black Friar patients
                              Known past associates : Keith Fraser, Roland
                              Kantos, Coronus of Persia
                              First recorded sighting : 1488. Stirling, Scotland
                              Found and mentored by Keith Frazer

                              A raving madman, Kell plays in the same team as Charles Manson, Jim Jones, David Koresh and other sect leaders who believe they have a God-given power over men and that they shouyld rule over the world until kingdom come. On three separate occasions he surrounded hismelf with acourt ofimpressionable, young immortals whom he sent on suicide missions against other immortals, calling it his crusade against the forces of darkness. His holy calling. Like Manson who believed in an impending apocalyptic race war, Kell wanted to trigger the Gathering with as many immortal casualties as possible. during Renaissance days, when he had that brief, unpleasant dispute with Connor MacLeod over the death of the Scot's foster mother; during the dawn of the industrialized age when he tried to prevent the comeing of a new era and finally in the 1960's when he gathered young hippies around him and lauched them into a murder spree to rival Charles Manson's in intensity. Since no immortal want his Quickening, he has ben confined in isolation at Black Friar and his forbidden even the most remote of contact with his fellow immortals. Needless to say, when the Immortals War erupted, Kell was howling at the moon like the crazy bug he is.

                              Sylvia Krause, 2012

                              From Watcher Bureau, Great Britain
                              To Ravenwood
                              Date : 17.09.2012

                              Breakout at Black Friar ! Under the command of two of the most dangerous inmates kept under Sean Burn's watch, Jacob Kell and Alfar of Winchester, five extremely dangerous Immortals have escaped from their confinement, with eight other Immortals who pose as much risk to the Immortal and mortals communities due to their varying degrees of madness. The attached files describe who those Immortals are to be approached with extreme caution : Alfgar of Winchester, Jennifer De Chaillot, Jacob Kell , Loretta Lynn, Kieson MacDougall, Karolina Olin.
                              Potentially dangerous : Abel Attwood, Ugolin Ferrant, Charmian, Berg Doepker.
                              The following notes on Kell's followers have been compiled by field Watchers and by Sylvia Krause, Sean Burns' Watcher :
                              - Abel Attwood, already mentally unstable, could permamently settle for the personality of the lethal Cain Attwood and thus become a formidfable weapon for Kell.
                              - Charmian could become Kell's new concubine and be entranced into playing hte Game on his behalf.
                              - Berg Doepker, a fragile being prompt to violent anger could become a dangerous killer in the hands of Kell.
                              - Ugolin Ferrant, even as foolish as he is, can become a savy player if led by Kell.

                              From Watcher Bureau, Ireland
                              To Ravenwood
                              Date : 24.10.2013

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


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                              • #42
                                Iman Fasil
                                Known aliases : Gautier of Savoie, Fasil ibn Said,
                                Don Diego Torres y Sanchez, Fasil Say, Al-
                                Rahman,Gianmarco Salieri, Aman Abbasi,
                                Samuel Frend
                                Notable characteristics : Fondness for black clothes
                                Weapon : Toledo Salamanca rapier
                                Recorded kills : *See Addendum*

                                Status
                                Most recent base of operations : Damascus, Syria
                                Occupation : Diamonds broker
                                Prior occupations : Diamonds broker, circus
                                acrobat, sword-for-hire; soldier, Ottoman Turks
                                army, scholar
                                Roster of Immortals Stauts : Deceased
                                Date : 6 February 1986
                                Place : Damascus
                                Victor : Ari al-Muzaiyin
                                Watcher : Hassan ibn Muhammad

                                Background
                                Original cultural affiliation : French
                                Born : 1145; Montmelian, Savoy, France
                                First death : 1187, Fighting with the Saracens
                                during the Crusades
                                First teacher : Selim Ubadah
                                Known past associates : Selim Ubadah, Sharifa
                                Fatima, Tengiz Davidov, Terence of Coventry,
                                Arjando of Castile, Polo Metaxas, Fevzi Oz,
                                Chand Bibi, Erdem Cosarn, Khayrul Khalis
                                Known ennemies : The Kurgan, Connor MacLeod
                                First recorded sighting : 1195 Mecca; fought and
                                killed the Chameleon of Iberia

                                There are many examples of brave immortals whose lives have been completely ruined by immortality and by the Game, whose extreme lifestyles have eventually worn them out, changing them into parodies of the men and women they once were. Iman Fasil was one of those men.

                                Originally a noble warrior, Fasil had lost view of his original cultural affiliational goal, that of living the great life of an immortal away from the Game - taking more and more part in the fighting, and losing pieces of his soul year after year, century after century. A flamboyant dresser, Fasil's last choice of clothing reflected what he had become: a player with darkness in his heart, in his mind. When the end came, Fasil thought only of the Game as he came after Connor's head. But the Scot got the upper hand and quickly put an end to the dark immortal's life.

                                Born Gaultier de Montmelian, French knight, Fasil was a firm believer in the Christian God and was among the leaders of the third "Holy Crusade" against the Infidels who allegedly held Jerusalem prisoner. He constantly preached to his men that they were God's right hand, warriors of righteousness. However, his faith faltered when he was taken prisoner by the Muslims and came in contact with the Arab culture and civilisation. He was taken to Damascus as a slave, and there, after learning not only Arab but Persian - perhaps the most melifluous language ever created for poetry! - and reading the Koran, Gaultier found there were many ways to love God and discovered his love for Allah. And maybe falling for one of the Sultan's handmaidens helped too.
                                Anyway, Gaultier converted to Islam, rejected the Christian god and was welcomed with open arms into Saladin's court. His name was now Iman ("faith") Fasil ibn Said, after the Muslim who taught the Koran to him. Fasil had no qualms about betraying his fellow countrymen since they pillaged and raped their way across the whole country, behaving like the savages they were.

                                On Saladin's side, Fasil had the promise of paradise after his death, if he behaved like a good believer and a good soldier. Then came the year of glory for Saladin when he got the upper hand on the French army, starting with the Battle of Hittin and ending with the reconquest of Jerusalem. Unfortunately, Fasil wouldn't enjoy this victory much, as a Crusader sword stabbed him in the chest ... and that was the end of Iman Fasil's pre-immortal life.
                                It would be an understatement to write that Fasil felt disgruntled about coming back to life: he found himself with no reward, even though he had done the proper thing and died, a martyr, on the field of battle. Where was the paradise promised? Where were his fifty houris, his eternal reward? Fasil was looking forward to fighting the good fight, to repaying Saladin for his kindness and generosity, even to dying in Saladin's name. He had been a true believer, after all. But no. Fasil was alive, and well aware he had been killed. And been cheated of his prospect of paradise. What a joke it was !

                                Fasil came back to his master among those soldiers who had survived Hittin and felt for the first time the presence of an immortal : his mentor turned out to be Said (aka Selim Ubadah) a fellow immortal, himself nine hundred years old. Selim instructed him in the Game, told him that his immortality was not only a proof that Allah existed but also that he was doing his will. Fasil took this to heart and went on fighting for the Saracens until the year 1229 when Al-Kamel delivered Jerusalem to the Emperor Frederic II.
                                Iman was challenged by an immortal named Kevin of Lincoln we strongly suspect to have been Sir Kay of the Knights of the Round Table.

                                Al-Kamel's betrayal triggered an outcry of indignation throughout the Arab world. Fasil, disillusioned and weary of war, felt he had done his part in Allah's name. He was ready for peace.
                                Fasil's chronicles during this period reveal a deeply divided soul. His belief in Allah still held firm. As a good Muslim, he knew that paradise awaited his mortal companions - if they died fighting for their faith. But by this time, Fasil had died on various battlefields a dozen, a score of martyr's deaths. Each time, he was returned to the blood and muck of an unending war. Was this all that immortality meant?
                                While still loving Allah, Fasil decided he should explore the vast world and followed his mentor Selim to southern Europe, toward Spain.

                                In Toledo, around 1592, Fasil made a new friend in the person of Armando Torres, a master swordsmith and mortal who taught Fasil about the Renaissance in Europe and who presented him with a beautiful gift when Fasil married his daughter Constanza: a Toledo Salamanca rapier, a wonder of a weapon which Fasil used until his death. I think that period was the happiest of his life, considering the hell he went though in later years. This is not counting the lost century when he vanished in 1799 in China, and was not identified by any Watchers for almost a hundred years; our researchers are of the opinion that he was in the Himalayas, but his adventures there are unknown.

                                After thirty years of marriage and the death of his beloved wife, Fasil wandered back to Syria, finding the country changed and settled in Istanbul for almost half a century. There, after three changes of identity (Don Diego Torres y Sanchez, Fasil Say, Al Rahman), he became captain of the city's guard until a fatal wound forced him to flee the locale.
                                In 1640 Iman moved to Florence, Italy hiring himself as mercenary sword until a fateful encounter that changed the course of his life. The Kurgan had been rampaging through the city for over a week and had killed half the immortals living there (the other half having fled); Fasil decided to obey Allah's will one more time and to protect the city from the Russian behemoth. Fortunately for Fasil, the battle was Inconclusive. He was certainly overmatched and would have died at the Kurgan's hands; in fact, no Watcher knows why he survived. It is recorded that the challenge devolved into a running fight - with Fasil running for his life, and the Kurgan pursuing - which eventually ended in a cemetery. Both immortals entered a crypt, remaining there some time. When they emerged, they went their seperate ways. The reason why? This is just one of the mysteries of the Game.

                                No one knows what the Kurgan told Fasil, mewed up with him in the darkness of a tomb, but it became obvious the Kurgan had put the fear of God into him, so to speak.
                                From that day forward, Fasil became an active participant in the Game, killing with abandon, gaining ferocious enemies and killing people who might have been his friends in other circumstances. He met both Connor and Duncan MacLeod and started a feud with them after killing a young protege of Connor's.
                                Fasil felt more and more that his life had turned into a black joke and felt less and less the presence of Allah in his heart. In 1656 he went to the immortal Hamza el-Kahir for counsel and advice, and maybe could have found some peace if not for the interference of Duncan MacLeod and for Xavier St.Cloud taking Hamza's head.

                                After that, Fasil gave up his faith in his beloved God and hired himself out to circuses around Europe, working as an acrobat. He did various jobs, took several heads and even fought Connor on three separate occasions. The fourth time they met was the last.
                                Yet, before that, Fasil had regained a bit of the person he used to be: meeting Charles Mako ("the law is all that separates man from the animal") and Carmina La Morte ("You are but a shadow of the man you were. Good lord, get a life !") apparently did him good, because he did afterwards return with renewed faith to his religion. He continued playing the Game, but succeeded at putting his life together. Lately, he worked in law enforcement in Damascus, again a believer in Allah who had never abandoned him after all. And then he was challenged by Ari al-Muzaiyin and met his end against the immortal who murdered his teacher centuries ago.

                                Watcher Research, the Chronicle of Iman Fasil

                                Addendum
                                Recorded kills : The Chameleon of Iberia, Farjad of Damascus, Kishore Sahu, Ishaq ibn Jhanda,
                                Mir Chakar Rind, Zerai Deres
                                Inconclusive fight against Kay de Marys, 1229, Ibn Mohamed Kara, 1378, Rudjer Djapic, 1440; Samson Bilecik, 1553, Polo Metaxas, 1669; Carol Sremac, 1766; Safiyah Khan, 1816; Lidio Valora, 1905; Inconclusive fight against Connor MacLeod at unknown dates


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                                • #43
                                  Tak-Ne of Alexandria
                                  Known aliases : Xanthos of Mycenae, Epitectus
                                  Cuspianus, Cuspianus Secundus, Xanthopoulos,
                                  Salvo Montalbano, Luciano Calaveri, William of
                                  Baskerville, Jacques Belarmand, Juan Sanchez
                                  Villalobos Ramirez
                                  Notable characteristics : Flamboyant dresser
                                  Immortality triggered past his prime
                                  Weapon : Dragonhead Masamune katana
                                  Recorded kills : *Se Addendum*

                                  Status
                                  Most recent base of operations : Hedgeburg, Scotland
                                  Occupation : Teacher of Connor MacLeod
                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                  Date : October 1541
                                  Place : Hedgeburg, Scotland
                                  Victor : The Kurgan
                                  Watcher : Angus McQuillan

                                  Background
                                  Original cultural affiliation : Egyptian
                                  Born : 896 BC, Alexandria Egypt
                                  First death : 846 BC, Trampled by runaway cart
                                  First teacher : Achilles of Troy
                                  Known associates : Nakano, Xanthia of Melitus,
                                  Achilles of Troy, Cassandra, Hideo Tanaka
                                  Known past associates : Lucretia Garibaldi, Raan,
                                  Peter Gaicus, Gaius Septimus, Ptolemaios, Tyroc
                                  Of Babylon, Zhang Shi, Haiim of the Twelfth Tribe,
                                  Andreas of Melk, Otavio Consone, Connor MacLeod,
                                  Pharzanabus of Sardis, Reuben Xanthou, Sabela of
                                  Majorca, James Wallace, Hikoshiro Sadamune
                                  First recorded sighting : 405 AD Memphis
                                  Egypt Holding a party with Marcus Constantine

                                  Sometimes, Ramirez felt the immortals were the unlucky ones, compared to the immortals : the freaks of nature forced to live longer than the ordinary men. After living more than two thousand years, Ramirez felt that he wouldn't be among the survivors during the time of the Gathering; as if he had lived too long.
                                  It is a sad day for me to report the untimely death of immortal Juan Sanchez Villalobos Ramirez, one of the greatest of his kind, at the hands of the Kurgan who he had fought on three separate occasions, in Babylon, China and Greece, each time barely escaping with his head. The Kurgan was looking for Ramirez'protege, the young Connor MacLeod, seeking the scotsman's head. He found a brave opponent, but in spite of his two millenium of experience, Ramirez fell prey to the enraged Kurgan. As if it wasn't enough for him to kill Connor's teacher and friend, the Kurgan brutally raped Heather MacLeod, Connor's wife, leaving her broken and dishonored. The following morning, when Connor returned to Hedgeburg, he and his wife buried the Egyptian immortal. Connor replaced his claymore with Ramirez' sword, a dragonhead katana given to him by his father-in-law, Masamune-Saman in 480, carrying with him found memories of his friend and mentor.

                                  Angus McQuillian
                                  6 October 1641

                                  Addendum

                                  Recorded kills : Ouanamon, Teushpa of Cimmeria, Hammuran of Babylon, Remus, Palaemon of Thebes, Jezebel of Carthage, Broken Blade, the Demon of Hokkaido, Bernardo Gui, Desdemona
                                  Inconclusive fight against the Kurgan, 479 BC, 1180, 1270; Bernardo Gui, 1323




                                  Kate Devaney
                                  Known aliases : Faith Blaine, Elinor Dashwood,
                                  Kate O'Riordan
                                  Notable characteristics : None
                                  Weapon : Damascus steel rapier
                                  Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                                  Status
                                  Most recent base of operations : Belfast, Ireland
                                  Occupation : Fashion designer
                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                  Date : 3 June 1990
                                  Place : Belfast
                                  Victor : Gabriel Piton
                                  Watchers : Beth & Susan DeMarco

                                  Background
                                  Original cultural affiliation : Irish
                                  Born : 1692, Kildare County Ireland
                                  First death : 1712, Killed by highwaymen on the
                                  Road to Dublin
                                  First teacher : Connor MacLeod
                                  Known past associates : Connor MacLeod
                                  Known ennemies : Gabriel Piton
                                  First recorded sighting : 1712 Dublin Ireland, found
                                  by Seamus of Athlone

                                  Kate Devaney met her First Death on the road to Dublin where she was joining the man to whom she was bethroted, when her carriage was attacked by a band of highwaymen. She was killed by the band's leader while defending her virtue and was left abandoned in a ravine in which she came back to life in shock, violated and dishonored. Eventually she was picked up by another carriage which too her to her fiancee, a mortal friend of immortal Connor MacLeod who took her aside and told her exacly what happened to her.
                                  Disbelieving, incensed at the prospect of never carrying children, Kate sent the man away - ruining the friendship between Connor and her groom - and got married. Seasons came, then years. Angus grew older while his wife stayed young and barren. A faithful woman, Kate stayed by his side in spite of the nasty rumors branding her a witch, a fairy who could never get old and never carry children.
                                  When Angus died from peritonis, Connor was by Kate's side and this time she listened to him.
                                  It took years of unhappy marriage for Kate to accept that motherhood would be lost to her, but Connor managed to give her a modicum of hope and hapiness with his enchanted tales of immortality - he isn't the greatest storyteller of Europe for naught. Kate decided to start travelling in earnest thanks to her husband's money under the name of 'Faith' : she could be her own woman, adopt orphaned children, get married time and time again and, why not, settle with a fellow immortal and live happily ever after.
                                  Three centuries later, Devaney became the toast of Belfast society, a fashion designer who came into conflict with the immortal Gabriel Piton, fellow designer and robber who murdered a mortal girl, student and friend of Kate. Devaney usually avoided the Game, but she was forced to take action against Gabriel's actions.
                                  Unfortunately for her, Gabriel was a much better sword than she was and was quickly killed by her ennemy.

                                  Watcher Research, from the Chronicle of Gabriel Piton




                                  Lachlan Murdoch (not an Immortal, but WWE Edge made that character shine :-))
                                  Known aliases : The Ghost Bandit
                                  Notable characteristics : Known as a ghost around
                                  Cork County, attacking stagecoaches
                                  Weapon : Irish medieval braodsword
                                  Recorded kills : None known

                                  Status
                                  Most recent base of operations : Cork
                                  County, Ireland
                                  Occupation : Bandit leader, highwayman
                                  Prior occupations : Undetermined
                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                  Date : 3 May 1712
                                  Place : Cork County
                                  Victor : Connor MacLeod
                                  Watcher : Connor MacLeod Chronicle

                                  Background
                                  Original cultural affiliation : Unrecorded
                                  Born : Unrecorded
                                  First death : Unrecorded
                                  First teacher : Unrecorded
                                  Known associates : Bobby Ramsey
                                  Known ennemies : Connor MacLeod
                                  First recorded sighting : 1712. Cork, Ireland
                                  Attacking stagecoach in which Kate Devaney and
                                  Duncan MacLeod travelled

                                  The highwayman who challenged Connor MacLeod on a deserted road of Dublin in 1712 has been confirmed as an immortal who made the mistake of provoking the wrong kind of immortal, a man who play the Game when those under his protection are in danger. Lachlan had an edge about himself, certainly a dangerous man who tricked stagecoach drivers by using the immortal child he kept as his servant, Bobby Ramsey, and then would shoot everyone in sight with a pair of pistols, before robbing the dead from their valuables.
                                  Unfortunately, the passengers he intended to rob were an immortal and a pre-immortal woman, Connor and Lady Kate Devaney.
                                  After Lachlan’s death, Bobby ran away in fear, afraid that Connor would kill him too. A true shame, Connor never killed any immortal children, so who knows were Bobby would be now, had he trusted the Scotsman ?

                                  From the Chronicle of Connor MacLeod


                                  Giovanni Battista
                                  Known aliases : Janus Severus, Paulus Orosius,
                                  Antonio Andrade, Dante Boccario, Peter Deunov,
                                  Gianfranco Fassino
                                  Notable characteristics : Lives on Holy Ground
                                  Eyes sensitive to sunlight
                                  Weapon : Crusader sword
                                  Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                                  Status
                                  Most recent base of operations : Vatican, Italy
                                  Occupation : Bishop
                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                  Date :
                                  Place :
                                  Victor :
                                  Watcher : Rodolfo Visconti

                                  Background
                                  Original cultural affiliation : Italian
                                  Born : 1327, Sienna Italy
                                  First death : 1357, Drank poisoned wine
                                  First teacher : Leofric
                                  Known past associates : Marcantonio Fitipaldi,
                                  Jost von Meggen, Leofric, Ludovico Da
                                  Bologna, Alima Nguessan
                                  First recorded sighting : 1655 Paris; encounter with Darius

                                  With use of political stratagems, coercion and various degrees of blackmail, Cardinal Giovanni successfully had Joseph Ratzinger elected as Pope in 2005 after doing all he could to keep his previous tool living as long as possible. Giovanni loves the manipulation of Christian masses he can make by being the counsellor of the Pope in power. He has been doing this for the past seven hundred years. His great secret Game. The other Game, the one practiced by the Immortals isn't thrilling to him anymore, he prefers to dabble in politics.
                                  As far as immortality is concerned, there is only one question to which he wants an answer : where do the Immortals come from ? How many of them are there on Earth precisely ? (From our numbers, 692 all told in 2007)
                                  Why did Immortals keep fighting and what is the source of their power ? Those questions obsess Giovannand he will use every mean necessary to obtain answers, even if it means sacrificing the lives of mortals or immortals.

                                  Rodolfo Visconti 2008




                                  Pierre Mulet

                                  Known aliases : Pierre Lenoir
                                  Notable characteristics : None
                                  Weapon : French marine saber
                                  Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                  Status
                                  Most recent base of operations : Waterloo, Belgium
                                  Occupation : Second musketeer, Army of Napoleon
                                  Prir occupations : Marine officer at Battle of
                                  Trafalgar
                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                  Date : 17 June 1815
                                  Place : Outskirts of Waterloo, Belgium
                                  Victor : Connor MacLeod
                                  Watcher : Oscar Tripette

                                  Background
                                  Original cultural affiliation : French
                                  Born : 1785, Calais France
                                  First death : 1805, Sailor killed at Battle of Trafalgar
                                  First teacher : Jean-François de Margelasse
                                  Known past associates : Jean-François de
                                  Margelasse
                                  First recorded sighting : 1815. Waterloo, Belgium
                                  Challenged Connopr MacLeod to a fight and lost

                                  The battle of Waterloo that marked the beginning of the end for Emperor Napoleon was a hotbed of immortal activity : no less than eight immortals were found on the scene : the MacLeod cousins in the army of Wellington, Captain William Essex at their command, Darius administering help and last sacraments to the wounded and dying, Beck and Ertl with with army of Von Büchler and finally Jean-Marc Claret on the French side
                                  A more obscure infantryman on the "wrong" side of the battle this day, young infantryman Pierre Mulet who had suffered his First Death fighting a losing battle in Napoleon's army at Trafalgar ten years earler. He was mentored by immortal Seraphina, at this time disguised as an English lieutnant and as a man. Pierre couldn't believe the wild tales coming out of that strange woman's mouth but was forced to when three immortals came after his head at Austerlitz and during the Peninsular Wars.
                                  Finally, he decided he had taken enough and that it was time to show teeth. And so, on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo, he challenged the first Immortal he could meet, going straight after Connor MacLeod's head.
                                  A true shame MacLeod wasn't in the mood to spare Mulet's head. But Mulet had already died two years ago.

                                  Oscar Tripette, 1815




                                  Pierre Boucher
                                  Known aliases : Paul Buzard, Philippe de
                                  Gonzague
                                  Notable characteristics : Suffers from acute
                                  depression, feels his immortality has become a
                                  burden; suicidal behavior in the Game
                                  Weapon : St. Maurice sword
                                  Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                                  Status
                                  Most recent base of operations : Paris
                                  Occupation : Aristocrat
                                  Prior occupations : Soldier, Army of
                                  France; explorer, New France colonist
                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                  Date : 21 August 1792
                                  Place : Paris
                                  Victor : Guillotine, Quickenign lsot
                                  Watcher: Research, Connor MacLeod Chronicle

                                  Background
                                  Original cultural affiliation : French
                                  Born : 1477 Nantes France
                                  First death : 1515, Battle of Marignan
                                  First teacher : Fouchier of Nantes
                                  Known associates : Connor MacLeod
                                  Known past associates : Olivier Barthelemy
                                  First recorded sighting : 1515. Marignan, France
                                  Student of Fouchier of Nantes

                                  On this sad day of April 25, 1792, another dear friend of Monsieur Connor MacLeod was led to Dame Guillotine, blinded and hands tied behind his back. Monsieur MacLeod was convicted of treason the day before yesterday and sentened to death by decapitation and awaited his sad fate in the Conciergerie when his friend Pierre Bouchet visited him last night. I do not know what was said between those two men but Monsieur Bouchet seems to have taken the place of he Scotsman, for God knows what reason. Maybe a need to sacrifice himself or his yearning to end his immortality led him to this decision. Whlie I am confident Monsieur MacLeod is glad to still have his head on his shoulders, I feel he will be visiting the church of Vincennes tonight, mourning and praying for the sake of his friend's soul. Louise Duval 25 Vendemiaire 1792


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                                  • #44
                                    Manuel Diaz
                                    Known aliases : Manny Ortega
                                    Notable characteristics : None
                                    Weapon : Cutlass, double-lenght of chain to use as
                                    whip
                                    Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                    Status
                                    Most recent base of operations : El Salvador
                                    Occupation : Mercenary
                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                    Date : 7 April 1988
                                    Place : El Salvador
                                    Victor : Quani Colotl
                                    Watchers : Research, the Chronicle of Quani Colotl

                                    Background
                                    Original cultural affiliation : Half latino-American,
                                    half-Sioux
                                    Born : 1945 Molokai Hawai USA
                                    First death : 1968, First tour of duty in Vietnam,
                                    artillery barrage
                                    First teacher : Wayne Guthrie
                                    Known past associates : Wayne Guthrie (in pre-
                                    immortality)
                                    First recorded sighting :
                                    Pre-immortal : 1968. Mentored by Wayne Guthrie
                                    Immortal : 1988. Found and killed by Quani Colotl

                                    When Manny was first drafted in Vietnam, he was a terrified young man who got lost in the jungle where thousand young men lost their lives, because the government of their country couldn't figure out that Vietnamese folks were in their element. Manny's platoon sergeant was immortal Wayne Guthrie, a berzerk man who loved war and battles and told Manny that he shouldn't be afraid, that bullets couldn't kill him. I'm positive that he didn't mention the mines that could tore his legs off of his body. Anyway : Guthrie's got unlucky as an artillerie barrage decimated the lot of them, leaving few survivors, a dead immortal (Guthrie's head got blown off) and a re-awakened young immortal who felt utterly disoriented, and decided to leave the hell out of Dodge, without looking back.
                                    Manny spent the next two decades years running away from immortal predators, tryiing to protect himself with a sword he stole to an antiques shop and selling himself as an enforcer to mob guys, or as a merc in war-torn countries of South-America. And then in 1988, he met Quani Colotl, in San Salvador, who discovered the inexperienced boy Manny was and quickly took his head, mercifully ending Manny’s lifetime of terror.

                                    From the Chronicle of Quani Colotl
                                    Research, Central America Immortals




                                    Stsoch Basalok
                                    Known aliases : Jasna Gora, Max Bashkin,
                                    Victor Osbourne, Hugo Stiglitz, Osta Vasilek
                                    Notable characteristics : Sensitive to immortal
                                    range. Gift for outthinking opponents'maneuvers
                                    Weapon : Battle axe
                                    Recorded kills : Damir Yieroslav, Inek Procjnow, Andre Bolkonsky, the Janissary, Pyotr Nikolievitch, Ditmar Jost, Sava Bochjuk. Inconclusive fight against Llona Zhuganova, 1579; Father Alexi Garnoff, 1582; Millij Chojecka, 1617;
                                    Turpak Glik, 1785; the Kurgan, 1940

                                    Status
                                    Most recent base of operations : Newark NJ
                                    Occupation : Manager, Cafe Vasilek
                                    Prior occupations : Soldier, sword-for-hire
                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                    Date : 4 February 1985
                                    Place : Newark NJ
                                    Victor : The Kurgan
                                    Watcher : Sonia Ivanova

                                    Background
                                    Original cultural affiliation : Polish
                                    Born : 1466, Southeastern Poland
                                    First death : 1506, Killed with family during Tatar
                                    raid
                                    First teacher : Victor Markov
                                    Known associates : Boris Ulov
                                    Known past associates : Victor Markov, Silas,
                                    Inek Procjnow, Miloslaw Bem, Czibor Gemerek,
                                    Ryszard Peczak, Max Polokov
                                    Known ennemies : the Kurgan, Rolf-Gunther Kolb
                                    First recorded sighting : 1648; During destruction of
                                    Jewish community by Cossacks led by Bogdan
                                    Khmelnitsky, fighting Cossacks with Gideon

                                    First a farmer who defended his farm and his family from Tatar raiders and got killed for it, Stosch became a wanderer after his farm was torched with him and his family inside. His teacher, Victor Markov, found him naked in the woods, half-starved and half-crazed from the trauma of coming back from the death in his burnt farm. Markov taught him the rules of immortality and gave him a beautiful Cossack sword which had been made by a master metalsmith in Moscow. Basalok spent the next centuries as a traveller, a soldier, educating himself and learning more about the vast world. Sometimes he married and adopted children, other times he would fight immortals and get more powerful.
                                    But the Game always catch up the best immortals : taking the alias Vasilek, Basalok had settled for a quiet, undisturbed life in Newark, cautiously checking the local immortals for any troublemakers. His cafe was very popular among the mortals and was sometimes visited by other immortals.

                                    What is it that pushes immortals to rush for fights ? Is it the same call of nature that push lemmings to drown in the sea ? No one knows, countless theories have been built, studies have been made by better Watchers than I am. All I did was discreetly follow "Vasilek" as went out one night and watch as he roamed the Newark streets, waiting for someone.
                                    That someone came in the huge shape of the Kurgan, who didn't even introduce himself (as if he needed to). The fight was quick, uneven. And another good man died, victim of the Game's wanton cruelty.

                                    Sonia Ivanova
                                    5.02.85




                                    Kim Yun-Dol
                                    Known aliases : Hong Gilgong, Kim Dol-sung,
                                    Bang Hyun-Seok, Kim Ki-duk, Jonathan Kim
                                    Notable characteristics : Ambidextrious
                                    Weapon : Twin falchions
                                    Recorded kills : Long Chao, Kitbuga, Halim Saad, Kutemeikashite, Anousheh Khayami, Valeria Rozhkova, Kwon Jun-ha, Song Hae-sung, Abdul-Mu’id Daher

                                    Status
                                    Most recent base of operations : New-York NY
                                    Occupation : Security guard, Schlumberger
                                    Prior occupations : War photographer, sailor,
                                    mercenary, soldier, silk merchant
                                    Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                    Date : 7 February 1985
                                    Place : New-York NY
                                    Victor : The Kurgan
                                    Watcher : Research, Kim Yun-Dol Chronicle

                                    Background
                                    Original cultural affiliation : Korean
                                    Born : 1552; Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
                                    First death : 1592, During invasion of Korea by
                                    Japanese army
                                    First teacher : Matsuhiro Kanagawa
                                    Known past associates : May-Ling Shen, Zhang-
                                    Shi, Cho Chan, An Jon, Kim Yun Joon, Qiu Jin
                                    Known ennemies : Matsuhiro Kanagawa
                                    First recorded sighting : 1595, Okinawa Japan;
                                    Indentured servant of Matsuhir oKanagawa

                                    Surrounded from all sides by Oriental countries, Korea was often subjected to invasions like in 1592-98 when Japan attacked Korea with destruction of many buildings and the killing of many Koreans. Among them a pre-immortal merchant named Kim Yun-Dol. Kim's body was found by Hattori Hanzo, ancient immortal and forger of swords who taught Kim of the Game and kept him as indentured servant, in exchange for letting him keep his head on his shoulders. Kim's hate for his master grew every passing day, until he managed to flee from him, poisoning him and robbing him of money, but without daring to take his head.
                                    The Korean society changed as traders and merchants began to trade with Japan and the West, and Kim knew he could never fit in any of those countries anymore. So he left for China and travelled to Outer Mongolia with several headhunters on his trail. He met Zhang-Shi, master of Kung-Fu and May-Ling Shen who both taught him more of the Game and to defend himself from his pursuers. A merchant by trade and heart, Kim evolved into a powerful fighting machine, so deeply involved in the Game that he lost track of the peaceful family man who saw his wife and children slaughtered by the Japanese.
                                    After witnessing the invasion of Tibet by China, the destruction of Hiroshima and Nagazaki, the Vietnam war, the rape of Nanking and so many other horrors, Kim felt it was time for him to retire after four centuries of fighting. The Korean immortal vanished in the middle of the 1960's and didn't re-appear until this year when he fell prey to the furious onslaught of the Kurgan; the Kurgan's Watcher reported that Kim no longer wanted to play the Game and was tired of fighting, wanting only to rest. The Kurgan granted him his wish, contemptuously taking his head and Quickening.

                                    Sarah Lao, 1985
                                    Watcher Research, US Northeast

                                    Update, 03.03.2015

                                    It seems Sarah Lao’s write-up for the deceased Kim Yun-Dol was greatly exaggerated. Kim Yun-Dol never was a proficient player of the Game as Sarah seems to believe, unless this was a fantasy from her part.
                                    Kim Yun-Dol’s life with Matsuhiro Kanagawa disgusted him from immortal life and he only sought training with May-Ling Shen and Zhang Shi to find self-defense techniques to ward off potential immortal opponents.
                                    His fight against Flameshadow was based on a misunderstanding, the Japanese kabuki mistook him for a serial killer of Japanese schoolgirls. And where on earth did Sarah find the idea that such an honorable warrior like Hattori Hanzo could take Kim as slave ? Matsuhiro Kanagawa was Kim’s tormentor, not Hanzo. Kim did keep twin falchions in his place of work, out of common sense, but I don’t think he used them in the past twenty years since he retired from the Game. Yung was a lot of things, but he never became a champion of the Game.
                                    Or only in the imagination of Sarah Lao.

                                    Watcher Research, US Northeast






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                                      The Kurgan
                                      Known aliases : Ganderfal, Och Ragenko, Nogano,
                                      Korrigan, Count Von Krohn, Koschei the Deathless,
                                      Captain Blackmane, Andrei Kiprov, Anatole
                                      Kuragin, Gustave Kergen, Victor Krueger
                                      Notable characteristics : 6'6" homicidal pychopath
                                      Scarred throat and voice from wound received in
                                      battle against Tak-Ne of Alexandria, 1641
                                      Weapon : Custom broadsword
                                      Recorded kills : *See Addendum*

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : US NorthEast
                                      No fixed adress
                                      Occupation : Headhunter, independent means
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                      Date : 12 February 1985
                                      Place : New-York NY
                                      Victor : Deoneces of Sparta
                                      Watcher : James Horton

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Scyths
                                      Born : c. 1000 BC, Shores of the Caspian sea
                                      Scyth Kingdom, present-day Eastern Russia
                                      First death : c. 965 BC, Fighting Persian army
                                      First teacher : Kellistra
                                      Known associates : Memnet-Ra
                                      Known past associates : Kellistra, Tizcar of Sumer,
                                      Ankhanaten Rey, Carnelian the cannibal (Caspian)
                                      Known students : *See Addendum II*
                                      Known ennemies : Maharbal of Carthage, Juan
                                      Sanchez Villalobos Ramirez, Connor MacLeod,
                                      Sunda Kastagir, the Ghost Brigade
                                      First recorded sighting : 539 BC, Babylon. Fought
                                      and beheaded Gilgamesh and his student Ubiartu

                                      From the Records of the Tribunal
                                      3 April 1993
                                      The following was found in the private diary of renegade Watcher James Horton

                                      The Kurgan's life story can be summarized in one sentence : no love, no friends, no senses of humour (albeit a perverted one). The Kurgan lived only for the Game : when he crossed paths with an immortal, the immortal was dead. If the immortal was a woman, she was raped before being beheaded. If the immortal was one of the best fighters ever, he stood only two minutes in front of the Kurgan's fury. For the Kurgan was only made of fury, hate, lust for battle, thirst for blood. Other Watchers will say I am overstating the Kurgan's reputation. I am not. That monster was like a tsunami, like a tornado. Nothing could stop it.
                                      Even if I live one century, I will forever remain amazed by the fact that Connor MacLeod managed to take his head in a single blow. After a terrific fight, I must admit. (There is also the fact that Connor's mortal girlfriend, managed to distract the beast long enough to allow MacLeod to gather some strenght.)
                                      Yes, the Kurgan scared the living hell out of me.
                                      Yes, I believe that creature to have been a spawn of Satan, a demon who escaped from the darkest pits of hell. Yes, I hated him for his acts of violence, pillage and rape. Yes, I also hate myself for having been forced to sit down and watch without interfering. Connor MacLeod did the world one great favor when he beheaded the Kurgan. He got the mortal and immortal communities rid of a major plague.
                                      Yet, how many remain living, terrorizing the world ?
                                      How many like Kenny, Peter Kanis, Xavier St.Cloud ?
                                      Isn't it time we took the matter in our own hands ?
                                      Isn't it time to abandon all pretense of non-interfering and start culling the immortal population of its more vicious elements ?
                                      I cannot imagine myself raising my daughter in a world ruled by a demented sociopath lile the Kurgan used to be.

                                      From the Chronicle of the Kurgan :

                                      What made the Kurgan the 'king' of all tall, dark, temperamental headhunting immortals on earth was his mad sense of humor, his keen understanding of human nature : he could see that man, under its veneer of sophistication and civilisation, was no better than the wild dogs he fought in a pit during his childhood.
                                      For three thousand years he fought on countless battlefields on the five continents and bore witness to the utter savagery of men who - once removed from civilisation - were turning into murdering and raping beasts. The Kurgan felt that if the winner of the Prize, someday, he would reign over the world and tame the wild beasts forever, building an army of demons that would obey to no one but him.The Kurgan felt he was the only one to see this and that's why he felt lonely, never making friends, only choosing the best swords to clash his might against. As for women... rape was conquest to him, as a conquered land, as taking the Quickening of a vainquished foe. He took what he needed and wanted by force. And still had the gusto of making practical jokes to his ennemies and to his occasional students. The Kurgan has had over a dozen of them in his life, all of whom could see the dark humor hiding behind the barbarian.

                                      Gimillu the Babylonian was a madman and murderer, but also an architect who wanted to build a city so vast, that it would become the Eighth Wonder in the world. A crazy genius ahead of his time.
                                      Bolster terrorized the Frankish Kingdom before being put down by Achilles of Troy.
                                      - Hasdrubal Skaras is a competent leader and a man who feels African immortals should be the ones to inspire fear to white immortals; he knows mortals originate fom the African continent and is incensed at seeing how his homeland has been pilaged by the Europeans. He is also the only one of the Kurgan's disiples to be active and healthy to this day.
                                      - Ragnar Danneskjold was a barbarian and a Viking who kept the names of ancient Norse Gods living in mortal memories two hundred years after the Vikings had turned to Christianity.
                                      - Blacksoul Yasu Shin cared less about conquering the world than about discovering new civilisations and acquiring knowledge. Once a cauldron of hate and rage, the Kurgan tamed him into becoming a cultured, efficient war machine.
                                      - Llona Zuganova was a woman who had been raped and butchered to death when the Kurgan found her and turned a frightened farm girl in to a warrior woman. Llona was quite a firebrand in Central Asia and Russia, until the beginning of the 20th century when she had an epiphany about what she had become : she the peaceful farm girl, had become a killer who terrorized entire countries for centuries. She lost her head in 1918 to an immortal who barely touched hs sword and never played the Game, Artur Drakov the kingmaker.
                                      - Bertulf, a terror in the Dark Ages, adapted himself to societal changes and discovered the joys of the Renaissance, relived to finally see the end of obscurantism in Europe. He went missing in 1789 when the French Revolution erupted in France.


                                      ADDENDUM I

                                      Recorded kills : Gilgamesh, Ubiartu, Shamsi-Adad of Assyria, Verrus Basus, Hypsenor of Chalcis, Octamasadas of Bishapur, Octar the Hun, the Three Nephites, Oraz Yegorov, Kassar Olsvoi, Chendrakent, Martinian of Ephesus, Draga of Regensburg, Grimoald, Yoo Cho-Mi, Gennadi Belanog, Libuse, Ivan Trotski, Illya Muromets, Aliosha Popovich, Dobrynya Nikitich, Cuchulain of Muirthemne, Juan Sanchez Villalobos Ramirez, Crommach of Brittany, Flavio Parrocchi, Francesco Niccoli, Oscar Lapaglia, Madelena Padovano, Reuben Xanthou, Keraja Ben Bella, Said al-Arabi, Izzat Qazai, Artamanya of Ascalon, Malthace of Palestine, Jean-François de Margelasse, Theseus, Alistair Wallace, Octavio Consone, Gertrud Strazzer, , Charlie Ring, Maharbal of Carthage, Stosch Basalok, Kim Yun-Dol
                                      Suspected kills : Constantine of Ephesus

                                      Inconclusive fight against Haiim of the Twelfth Tribe, 370 BC; Nicodemus, 365 BC; Verus Bassus, 197 BC; Endymion of Argos, 146 BC; Decima Justus, 64 AD; Odolf, 532; Ivan Trotski, 766; Theseus, 855; Gennadi Belonog, 896; Andrew Kaspis, 1074; Guard Guedj, 1220; Jin Ke, 1225; Yoo Cho-Mi, 1231; Abdul Shattar Edhi, 1242; Rodelinda of Lombardy, 1400; Ailell of Kells, 1544; Kronos, 1680; Captain Jacques Montpellier, 1705; Sunda Kastagir, 1725; Connor MacLeod, 1804; Seraphina, 1810; Stosch Basalok, 1940; Dimitri Bukharin, 1963; Osaga, 1970; Juan Sanchez Villalobos Ramirez, 479 BC, 1180, 1270.

                                      ADDENDUM II Students

                                      Spitama of Hyrcania (521 BC); Gimillu (370 BC), Hasdrubal Skaras (216 BC), Niklos the Aegean ((65 AD), Dragos Torok (4th century), Bolster the Giant (400), Ragnar Danneskjold (765), Bertulf (920), Sigurd Jarlson (1074), Kaspar Borg (1090), Lobon Naro-Boshung (1140), Llona Zhuganova (1470)


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                                        Ragnwald Veland
                                        Known aliases : Reggie Weller
                                        Notable characteristics : 3'2’’
                                        Collector of rock, pop and funk music
                                        Weapon : Dutch cutlass
                                        Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                        Status
                                        Most recent base of operations : Montgomery AL
                                        Occupation : Astronomer
                                        Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                        Date :
                                        Place :
                                        Victor :
                                        Watcher : Sandra Faber

                                        Background
                                        Original cultural affiliation : Norwegian
                                        Born : 1695, Oslow, Norway
                                        First death : 1720, Hung as witch for his theories
                                        on the movement of stars
                                        First teacher : Tycho Brahe
                                        Known past associates : Tycho Brahe
                                        First recorded sighting : 1720 Constantinople,
                                        Byzantine Empire. Witnessed his teacher’s death
                                        by the blade of Ya Nefer Ma’at of Egypt

                                        A vodka-guzzling astronomer, yet also a scientific genius that looks to the stars for an answer to why he was spared death and pain like those around him. Small in stature, he uses humor and bluster as survival skills. People saw the young man in the high-top sneakers and the ripped jeans and they underestimated him for centuries, yet he thrived on challenges in the Game, in the bed and among the stars.
                                        Long may he live !

                                        Sandra Faber

                                        Billy-Bob Burdette
                                        Known aliases : ‘Cracker Bob’
                                        Notable characteristics : Questionable mental
                                        health & taste in clothing
                                        Weapon : Nail-studded bat
                                        Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                        Status
                                        Most recent base of operations : US SouthEast
                                        No fixed adress
                                        Occupation : Drifter
                                        Prior occupations : Moonshiner
                                        Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                        Date : 14 July 1978
                                        Place : Dodge County GR
                                        Victor : Tyler King
                                        Watchers : Derek Duke

                                        Background
                                        Original cultural affiliation : American
                                        Born : 1895 Flat Rock GR USA
                                        First death : 1931, Moonshiner'shoot-out
                                        First teacher : Undetermined
                                        First recorded sighting : 1978, Dodge County.
                                        Found and killed by Tyler King

                                        I don't know how that little guy survived the past forty years in the Game with just a nail-studded bat and the most offending garbs ever recorded in Watcher's history. Billy Bob had probably gone cracker even before his pre-immortality and the unfortunate immortal who tried to mentor him probably lost pâtience befroe he could even teach him to fight. Cracker Bob survived as a drifter in Georgia, running from challenges, the way I figure it out, before he got hunted by my man King and lost his bat, his ridiculous hat and his sword.

                                        Derek Duke, 1978
                                        From the Chronicle of Tyler King




                                        Carlos Johnus
                                        Known aliases : Carlos Collins
                                        Notable characteristics : Shaven head, covered
                                        with tattoos
                                        Weapon : Custom broadsword
                                        Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                        Status
                                        Most recent base of operations : Charleston, South
                                        Carolina
                                        Occupation : Majiruana smuggler
                                        Prior occupations : Mercenary, vigilante
                                        Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                        Date : 17 September 2010
                                        Place : Charleston
                                        Victor : John Doe I
                                        Watchers : Malcom Coyle

                                        Background
                                        Original cultural affiliation : Afro-American
                                        Born : 1795, Charleston SC USA
                                        First death : 1863, Hung by Ku Klux Klan members
                                        First teacher : Undetermined
                                        Known past associates : Winston Mobay, Grayson,
                                        Callestina
                                        First recorded sighting : 1991 Chicago Ill
                                        Encounter with Winston

                                        After being reborn, unaware of his new condition, Carlos took bloody revenge by killing his tormentors one after the other. Later he confronted members of the Ku Klux Klan in various southern states during the decades following his first death. Each time he got killed, he would come back as an angel of veangeance, taking great pleasure in terrorisiing those would would crush the black people of rural America.
                                        By the end of the 20th century, his ideal of revenge become tiring and there always was the need of getting a little bit of money to live. So Carlos took a more lucrative way of life as a marijuana smuggler in the mid-Eighties. It's at this time that he met fellow immortal Winston, a mercenary and assassin working for Grayson and Callestina who recruited him into the service of Kell. And so, after being a dark angel and a smuggler, Carlos became a merc and an assassin until the deaths of Grayson and Callestina. Carlos is now back on the streets of LA as a petty smuggler and dealer, staying as much out of the Game as possible.

                                        Malcom Coyle
                                        Charleston 2010


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                                        • #47
                                          Thanks for these updates, Gardner, old friend! You've no idea what a thrill it is to read these again after so long. Ah! The memories...!
                                          BTW Any chance you could post the updated Chronicle for Deoneces of Sparta? After all the work we did I can't find the damn thing in my records...! Got everyone but him! No idea where the damn thing went and I never transferred the info when I got a new PC!

                                          Thanks, mate
                                          Apollo1

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                                            Deoneces of Sparta
                                            Known aliases: Marcus Dominius, Damasos of
                                            Colchis, Marco Montisori, Mando Montevideo,
                                            Matthew of York, Drake Matthews, Damian Magos,
                                            Markos Damaskinos, Matthew Deacon
                                            Notable Characteristics: Facial scar over right eye
                                            Current Weapon (s): Hand-and-a-half broadsword
                                            Recorded kills : *See Addendum*

                                            Status
                                            Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                            Occupation: CEO, Ravenwood International
                                            Security / Head Tribune, Watcher Tribunal
                                            Prior occupations: Cell leader, National Republican
                                            Greek League, 1941-1944; Leader, Greek partisan
                                            group, 1940-1941; Greek Intelligence Agent, 1910-
                                            1914; Founder member, Filiki Eteria, 1821-1830;
                                            Greek; mercenary; tribune, Roman auxilia, cohortes
                                            equitatae; Spartan warrior
                                            Roster of immortals status: Active
                                            Date :
                                            Place:
                                            Victor :
                                            Watcher: Derek Thurston

                                            Background
                                            Original cultural affiliation: Spartan
                                            Born: 518 BC, Sparta, Laconia Greece
                                            First Death: 480 BC; Battle of Thermopylae
                                            First Teacher: Methopholus (aka Methos)
                                            Known Associates: Kyra I, Ravenwood Immortals,
                                            Xanthia of Melitus, Fallen Angels
                                            Known past associates : Alexon of Thessaly;
                                            Methos, Maharbal of Carthage, Aegilaus,
                                            Katherine of Samothrace, Clymene of Thespia,
                                            Medios of Thebes, Appius Lepidus Baro, Browen
                                            Hughes, Epistor of Macedon, Cleophon of Athens,
                                            Rajeshwari, Lord George Byron, Timocleia of
                                            Thebes
                                            First recorded sighting: 480 BC, Corinth. Student of
                                            Methos

                                            ADDENDUM

                                            Recorded kills : Djeserka, Shopak of Saba’a, Atropates of Dascylium, Tenagon of Aleppo, Trebatius Juba, Gavius Dexion, Shisupala, Kane, Senghi Khan, Khabul Khan, Edouard Niquet, Koert Bloodgood, Atek Kazaz, Abd al-Haqq, Ejder Orga, Hank Denke, Chiaro Colleano, Catajano Grande, Jerome Haller, Patrick Kraus, Taher ibn Hamed al Jaber, Malik Tanju, Bassan ibn Emad, the Kurgan, Issa Job, Kalif Farah, Kronos, Huneric the Vandal, Ari al-Muzaiyin, ESA Abdul al-Nigeri, ESA Zahir 'Imran Abadi
                                            Dark Deoneces : Durand of Burgundy, Calvinus Viator, Decebal of Dacia, Averki of Bospora, Baldewyn of Septimania

                                            Inconclusive fight against Clerophon of Athens, 478 bc. Pharzeanabus of Sardis, 331 BC; Lucius Oranius Capito, 223; Hugo Hauser, 1537; Hazeem al-Bachrim, 1689; Jamal Laboudini, 1827; Huneric the Vandal, 1972


                                            Deoneces and Kyra of Sparta handled the Western Asian ISIL operatives themelves, thanks to the information gathered by Nuha Kalash who was lucky to have returned to London with her head on her shoulders. It was a miracle she survived, but Deoneces and Kyra train their troops well and can turn anyone willing into a perfect Spartan warrior. Against the combined might of the duo, Zahir Abadi and Yazir Kanaaan didn’t stand a chance.

                                            Watcher Bureau, England

                                            Omar Matoub spent two years running from Kyra and Deoneces of Sparta after the Eternal Swords of Allah were destroyed by the two Spartan warriors. In 1992 he was found in Rome, a place were he hid, preparing the Jihad against Occidental immmortals but was found again, and nearly killed by Kyra. He escaped with his life, his small group of mortal followers dismantled by Kyra and Deoneces.
                                            In 2011, the Immortal War broke out. Omar spent the two years of the war proving weapons and informations to the Muslim immortals who targeted innocent immortals everywheren and especially in London. The Secret Daggers couldn't find him, he is with no doubt in a place of hiding in the Sultanate of Daesh plotting the demise of more immortals.
                                            Since November 2015's killings in Paris; Omar Matoub has been leading three Jihadist immortals like himself, including a former disciple of Mossane Nkobé, indiscrimnately killing Westerner immortals and murdering civilians with bombs.
                                            Ravenwood is on the lookout for him, the two Spartans are coming the cities of Europe searching for him, with help from Kashta of Nubia and Sit-Hathor Iunet, overseeing immortals activities from Brussels, Belgium.

                                            Watcher Bureau, Western Europe

                                        • #48
                                          So Carlos survives the ending of Kell in this story! Nice!

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                                            I negated the Highlander IV movie, I found it dumb : the Sanctuary doesn't work for me, I do not like Duncan killing his kinsman, three pre-immortals born In Glenfinnan is too much. I didn't like the posse massacre at the end either. That movie simply didn't work for me.

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                                            I did notice also that you completely changed Kate's story.

                                        • #49
                                          Thanks for the Deoneces stats, mate, I thought I was going mad losing that one! Lol I agree with you about that movie; hated the whole Sanctuary idea, and having Jacob Kell being another Glenfinnan native (seriously?) was a lousy idea. Immortals are rare enough as it; two is a stretch, three is simply not realistic. And Kell taking over 400 heads? Having Duncan take over 200 was also a bit far-fetched. I think our headcounts are a tad more realistic.

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                                          • #50
                                            I changed several minor things sice 2012. Includign the fact that the CIA immortals (aide Morehead and Felder, the most dangerous of the lost) where spared their heads by the SIS. However, they have reunited in Washington DC after the lection of Donald Trump as "the Redeemers" trying to curb the damages done by the CIA durign the last centuries and by Trump sicne his election.

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