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  • You do have a talent at finding beautiful, inspiring names, don't you Apollo. Cheers!
    (later that day) I found who she is, who were her teachers (a warrior and his three sirens) and what she was up to last time her Watcher saw her.
    Last edited by Gardner; 10-14-2017, 12:59 PM.

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    • Thanks for the compliment, my friend. I love creating these characters. And i look forward to the story of Kallisto of Nicopolis.

      Cheers
      Apollo1

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      • What was old becomes new again with updated origins of Immortals. Cheers !!



        Rubea of Galilee
        Known aliases : « The Jewess of Tangier »
        Notable characteristics : Inspired painter Charles
        Landelle for his painting, La Juive de Tangier
        Weapon : Moorish broadsword
        Recorded kills : Any immortal responsible for
        persecutions against Jews
        Inconclusive fight against Xavier St. Cloud, 1442

        Status
        Most recent base of operations : No fixed location
        Last sighted in Morocco
        Occupation : Headhunter
        Prior occupations : Slave-girl, village girl;
        Courtesan, Fatimid Court of Cairo, Egypt,
        Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
        Date : 13 May 1874
        Place : Tangier, Morocco
        Victor : Xavier St. Cloud
        Watcher : Research, Immortals of the Maghreb

        Background
        Original cultural affiliation : Galilean
        Born : 1001; Galilea, Jund al-Urdunn
        (District of Jordania)
        First death : Raped and killed by Fatimid soldiers
        First teacher : Fakhria Bint Mohsen
        Known past associates : Fakhria Bint Mohsen
        First recorded sighting : 1020. District of Jordania
        Found by Fakhria, married to a Fatimid warlord
        aware of his spouse’s immortal nature, took
        Rubea as his secondspouse

        The mysterious Jewess of Tangier was hunting Julius Adenauer in Morocco, an immortal she knew was reponsible for the massacre of countless Jews in Morocco during the 15th century but the German had left the city a long time ago. Instead of him, she found former slaver Xavier St. Cloud a man who had few sympathies for women in the Game but still took their threatening stance seriously. When the Jewess challebnged him, he responded in kind and killed her. Painter Charles Landelle was a suitor of the mysterious, beautiful woman in 1843 and he knew her nature as an immortal, the sight of her decapiated body caused him so much grief that he decided to honor her memory with the painting today called La Juive de Tangier.

        Watcher Research, Northern Africa


        Kulleni Dereje
        Known aliases : The Chameleon of Eritrea
        Notable characteristics : Taking the identiries and
        weapons of the Immortals she killed
        Weapon : One-handed broadsword
        Recorded kills : Jabari of the Wahehe, Jakaya
        Mrisho, Tessa Amalfitano, Tangaki,Ayondela
        Kawime, Justin Odong Latek, Nelson Muhole,
        Yaphet Kiniyonga. Inconclusive fight against Apolo
        Obote, 1869 1970

        Status
        Most recent base of operations : Eritrea
        Occupation : Independent means, headhunter
        Prior occupations : Undetermined
        Roster of Immortals Status : Active
        Date :
        Place :
        Victor :
        Watcher : Research, Eastern Africa

        Background
        Original cultural affiliation : Abyssinian Highlander
        Born : 12th century; Zagwe Dynasty, Abyssinian
        Highlands, present-day Ethiopia
        First death : Undetermined
        First teacher : Tangaki
        Known past associates : Ataui the Huntress
        Known ennemies : Apolo Obote
        First recorded sighting : 1869. Italian Eritrea
        Inconclusive fight against Apolo Obote

        The mysterious Immortal once dubbed as ‘Jane Doe V’ appeared across most of the Horn of Africa fighting Immortals, taking their names and their clothing, switching from one identity to another. Now listed as the Chameleon of Eritrea, she may have been a past disciple of the infamous Chameleon of Iberia who collected quite a few of Middle Eastern most famous Immortals before being killed by Iman Fasil in 1195. Thirteen Immortals perished by her sword and not only in Eastern Africa but also in countries from Southern Africa, this was a very serious and prolific player of the Game as was the original Chameleon in her time. Both women travelled across an entire continent and immersed themselves in as many cultures as possible. Little was learnt about the Chameleon when she was mentoring Ataui the Huntress, she disclosed few things about herself, aside from her origins in the Abyssianian Highlands of Ethiopia.

        Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa
        Last edited by Gardner; 12-09-2019, 04:54 AM.

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        • Nastasia of Pannonia
          Known aliases : cross-identified as Milja of Travunija,
          Milan Drasir, Ante Slojevic
          Notable characteristics : Teenaged immortal
          Survived in the Game under male identities
          Weapon : Byzantine cavalry saber
          Inconclusive fight against Mor Than, 1356

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Duklja, Serbia
          Occupation : Soldier, Army of Serbia
          Prior occupations : Peasant girl; mercenary sword in
          Bulgarian, Slovene and Serbian armies
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : 1371, Battle of Maritsa
          Place : Chernomen, present-day Bulgaria, Ottoman
          Empire
          Victor : Jamal Labdouni, Eternal Swords of Allah
          Watcher : Research, the Chronicle of Katherine of
          Samothrace

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Serbian
          Born : 1024; Province of Pannonia, Serbia
          First death : 1040; During occupation of Serbia by
          Byzantine army, raped and killed by drunk soldiers
          First teacher : Katherine of Samothrace
          Known past associates : Katherine of Samothrace
          Known ennemies : Mor Than
          First recorded sighting : 1047; Province of Pannonia
          Found and mentored by Katherine; witnessed her
          battle against Lars Skullbuster (aka Silas); both
          women participated in the Travunian rebellion
          under Prince Ljutovid

          The end of the 14th century in Serbia was a period marked by the rise of a new threat: the Ottoman Turk sultanate which spread from Asia to Europe. They conquered Byzantium and then the other states in the Balkans. Two Barons in the Serbian region, Mrnjavčević brothers, gathered a large army to repel the Ottomans. They marched into Ottoman territory in 1371 to attack the Turks, but they were too self-confident. They built an overnight camp near the river Maritsa at Chernomen in today's Bulgaria, and started celebrating the victory in advance, and eventually got drunk. During the night, a detachment of Ottoman forces led by Jamal Labdouni and his immortal brothers (see Eternal Swords of Allah Chronicle) attacked the drunk Serbian knights and pushed them to the river. Most of the knights were either killed or drowned. This battle became known as the Battle of Maritsa.

          The result of this battle was that Serbs lost control over the south half of their former empire. Natasia of Pannonia's death was an added bonus to Labdouni's victory; the young immortal was a competent player of the Game and had an indomitable will to survive, unfortunately Labdouni was led by the will of Alah and she had been as drunk as her male counterparts that night.

          Watcher Research, Immortals of the Balkans




          Lyubochka of Pskov
          Known aliases : Maria Riabouchinaska
          Once listed as “The Tuxedo Lady” in the databases
          Notable characteristics : Dressed in tux, hair cut
          short; spoke with a Slavic accent
          Weapon : Shell-guard rapier
          Recorded kills : None, apparently not a player of
          the Game

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Prague,
          Czech Republic
          Occupation : Performer, Wenceslaw’s Caffe,
          ringleader of the Spring of Prague
          Prior occupations : Rebel fighter resisting Mongol
          hordes; sniper, Red Army, shooting Nazi officers
          down
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : Night of the 20th to 21st August 1968
          Place : Prague
          Victor : Anton Vanko
          Watcher : Research, Central Europe

          Background
          Original cultural affilation : Kievan Rus
          Born : 1010;: Pskov Oblast, Russia
          First death : 1035; Bethroted to Sudislav
          Vladimirovich, Prince of Pskov imprisoned by own
          brother, died trying to free him from his prison
          First teacher : Dessislava of Bolghar
          First recorded sighting : 1968, Prague Czech
          Republic. Found and killed by Anton Vanko

          The night worldly known as 'the Spring of Prague' was a pacifical coup against the communist-backed dictatorship that ruled over the Czech Republic and was squashed by five armies of the Pact of Varsovie, proving that any isolated attempt to overthrow a regimen is condemned in advance. Anton Vanko was part of the 'Danube Operation' that would put an end to the short-lived Spring, the captain of the Russian forces which invaded Prague; Vanko ruthlessly killed the unnamed young woman and fellow immortal who was part of the coup, taking away not only her dreams of freedom but also her Quickening.

          From the Chronicle of Anton Vanko
          Watcher Research, Central Europe



          Sybil Dvorak
          Known aliases : Julia Cojocaru
          Notable characteristics : None
          Weapon : Archer sword
          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
          although a skilled swordswoman
          Inconclusive fight against Erno Jocszak, 1659

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Prague,
          Slovaquia
          Occupation : Seamstress
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : 17 June 1753
          Place : Prague
          Victor : Czibor Geremec
          Watcher : Mikel Miroslav

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Wlach
          Born : 1356, Wallachia
          First death : Prostitute who died from exposure
          on the streets of Prague, winter of 1376
          First teacher : Edwina of Mercia
          Known past associates : Edwina of Mercia,
          Anya Mizva, Arminius Vambery
          First recorded sighting : 1376. Prague. Found by
          Edwina during a travel to Slovakia

          Sybil was purchasing pieces of silk and satin from a merchant in Prague centertown, for she had a dress to make, when she suddenly tensed and looked around her : certainly the presence of one of her kind. I wasn't mistaken, it was indeed a dark-haired, tall gentleman who introduced himself as Michael Rojek and offered challenge. Sybil, not in the mmod for a challenge, falsely accepted and gave an appointment around ten, near the walls of the city. Rojek waited for a long time, but such is the way with women : devious and wily creatures, especially the cunning Sybil, once a student of the great Edwina of Mercer.

          A former lady of the night, Sybil was like a jewel sculpted from of piece of charcoal : an illiterate pauper forced to sell her body, Sybil turned into a graceful lady adept of the needle like her teacher, who was taught to never be afraid of any challenger, be it in the mortal or immortal world. But Sybil cares about her pretty head and wants to live very much, which is why she often chooses to go away and live another day.

          Adam Pierson, Paris 1985
          Watcher Research, Western Europe



          Marie-Claire De Lucien

          Known aliases : Vuissance of Dijon
          « The Poisoner of Versailles »
          Notable characteristics : Witchcraft practicioner
          Weapon : Not carrying one at time of death
          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Versailles, France
          Occupation : Fortunes teller, poisoner and alleged
          sorceress, Court of Louis XIV
          Prior occupations : Undetermined
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : 1652
          Place : Paris
          Victor : Isadora Wynther
          Watcher : Research, Western Europe

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Nuregundian
          Born : 1112; Dijon, Duchy of Bugundy, Kingdom of
          France
          First death : 1132; Killed during Great Fire of Dijon
          First teacher : Ingeltrude of Burgundy
          First recorded sighting : 1652. Versailles, France.
          As Isabelle Millau, Isadora investigated her
          activites on behalf of a French noble whose friends
          were all found dead in bizarre circumstances

          The Poisoner of Versailles was a woman ahead of her time : opinated, smart, devious, wily, using her wits as well as her beauty and with the soul as black as a pieace of coal. She also worked as murder-for-hire for a local Baron, Hugues de Montmarsant, doing his bidding and killing her master's political rivals. De Montmarsants hope was to elevate himself in court enough to have the King's hear. His plan was foiled when his mistress was hunted by Isadora after her activities were fully disclosed. The baron was hung, while his lover was found in a field, decapitated with evidences of a violent storm nearby.

          From the Chronicle of Isadora Wynther



          Dara-Petak Djambek
          Known aliases : Soewarsih Muljana
          Notable characteristics : 4’5’’ tall; teenaged Immortal
          Weapon : Machete
          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
          Inconclusive fight against Fritz van der Meer, 1619

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Java, Sumatra,
          Indonesia
          Occupation : Conscripted laborer, work camp of
          Sumatra, Japanese occupation of Java, WWII
          Prior occupations : Freedom fighter; rebel leader,
          Java war
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : 10 June 1945
          Place : Pakan-Baroe railway, Sumatra
          Victor : Matsuhiro Kanagawa
          Watcher : Research, Southeast Asia

          Background
          Original cultural affilation : Indonesian
          Born : 1501; Sultanate of Aceh; Indonesia
          First death : 1520; Killed by pirates boarding ship
          First teacher : Hamza el-Khair, one of hte Islamic
          traders travelling through Malacca Straits
          Known past associates : Tjipto Adjeng
          Known ennemies : Jacob Van Houten, Fritz van
          der Meer, Ramelan of the Batak
          First recorded sighting : 1619. Jayakarta, West
          Java. Repelling colonization of Java by the Dutch
          Indies Company; in conflict against business
          partners Jacob Van Houten and Fritz van der Meer



          Tjipto Adjeng
          Known aliases : None
          Notable characteristics : 5’6’’ tall; teenaged Immortal
          Weapon : Machete
          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
          Inconclusive fight against Jacob Van Houten, 1619

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Java, Sumatra,
          Indonesia
          Occupation : Rebel leader, Java War
          Prior occupations : Freedom fighter
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : 3 October 1828
          Place : Java
          Victor : Ramelan of the Batak
          Watcher : Research, Southeast Asia

          Background
          Original cultural affilation : Indonesian
          Born : 1598; Sultanate of Aceh, Indonesia
          First death : 1615; During conflict against Johor
          Sultanate
          First teacher : Dara Petak-Djambek
          Known associates : Dara-Petak Djambek
          Known ennemies : Jacob Van Houten, Fritz van
          der Meer
          First recorded sighting : 1619. Jayakarta, West
          Java. Repelling colonization of Java by the Dutch
          Indies Company; in conflict against business
          partners Jacob Van Houten and Fritz van der Meer

          In 1602, the Dutch parliament awarded the VOC (Dutch East India Company) a monopoly on trade and colonial activities in the region at a time before the company controlled any territory in Java. In 1619, the VOC conquered the West Javan city of Jayakarta, where they founded the city of Batavia (present-day Jakarta). The VOC became deeply involved in the internal politics of Java in this period, and fought in a number of wars involving the leaders of Mataram and Banten.
          The Dutch followed the Portuguese aspirations, courage, brutality and strategies but brought better organisation, weapons, ships, and superior financial backing. Although they failed to gain complete control of the Indonesian spice trade, they had much more success than the previous Portuguese efforts. They exploited the factionalisation of the small kingdoms in Java that had replaced Majapahit, establishing a permanent foothold in Java, from which grew a land-based colonial empire which became one of the world's richest colonial possessions.
          The immortals Tjipto Adjeng and his wife Dara-Petak Djambek were freedom fighters who fought the VOC's influence on the Indonesian archipelago until their death against Ramelan of the Batak during the Jawa Wars of 1825-1830, twenty-five years after the VOC dissolved because of bankrupcy and the Dutch state took over the VOC's possessions.

          Watcher Research, Southeast Asia


          Rashea bint Ishaq
          Known aliases : The Mongoose of Chandigarh
          Notable characteristics : Teenaged immortal
          Under the influence of a Dark Quickening
          Weapon : Malaysian kriss, gift from Sanjiv Gupta
          Recorded kills : Krishna Raji, Maraja-Kalo,
          Shabuddin Kow
          Inconclusive fight against Natharawan, 1364;
          Cassivellaunus, 1521

          Status
          Most recent base of operations : Brunei, Borneo
          Indonesia
          Occupation : Traveller
          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
          Date : 1720
          Place : Thailand
          Victor : Panyarachun Sundaravej
          Watcher : Research, Brian Cullen Chronicle

          Background
          Original cultural affiliation : Indonesian
          Born : 1368, Empire of Brunei, Indonesia
          First death : 1384, Bitten by cobra
          First teacher : Sanjiv Gupta
          Known past associates : Saniv Gupta, Supriya
          Bhaskar
          Know ennemies: Kamir, Krishna Raji
          First recorded sighting : 1384 Bombay India
          At royal court of Maharaja, fought and beheaded
          Krishna Raji

          Alas she is dead, The Mongoose of Chandigarh,the child with white teeth, many victories and countless travels, the wonderful oriental pearl. In the end, There Can Be Only One and it won't be her, my precious mistress, the young woman I had been entrusted to bodyguard by my mortal master and to Watcher as it is my foremost and secret duty.
          For two hundred years, she had wanderlust in her heart, the young woman prisoner of a girl's body, before becoming a hunter, she was the hunted and then a student of Sanjiv the Warrior of Bombay; she was taught to use her diminutive size to her adventage in the Game, like small moongooses against giant cobras and small krayt serpents. In the name of Krishna, I can swear she fought many of those vipers, both mortals and immortals. Slavers, pirates, highwaymen, robbers, the most wicked of men; oh she challenged many and always won.
          But courageous and cunning as she was, there was a battle she could not win : her last battle. This time, she didn't challenge a snake, or a sand viper, she challenged Panyarachun Sundarave who made little care of the petulant flower. The Great Wheel turn, and my heart cries, cries,because The Mongoose of Chandigarh is no more.

          Candra Patel, 1720


          Last edited by Gardner; 12-09-2019, 04:58 AM.

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          • And please Apollo :

            4 Immortal women born in the Oceanian region of the world :
            1 Micronesia,
            1 New Guinea,
            1 New Zealand
            1 Australia.

            17th century, 18th century.

            Thanks in advance. Cheers!
            Last edited by Gardner; 10-17-2017, 04:40 AM.

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            • More great chronicles, my friend. Loved reading the stories of these Immortals.
              I'll have those names for you ASAP. In the meantime, could you post the chronicles of the active and inactive Immortals of Eastern Africa, please, excluding the Chameleon of Eritrea that you recently posted.

              Cheers
              Apollo1

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              • No problem. I also need four female immortals from all countries of south Africa, born before the 9th and 14th century please.
                And also :

                1 Maoist woman 18th century
                1 Italian (19th century)
                1 Yougoslavian
                2 Israel (1 : 20th century)
                1 Cambodian Khmer Rouge

                We are back in the game, aren't we :-)

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                • Bebe Kenyatta
                  Known aliases : Raphaella Osewe, Edith Ogola,
                  Bebe Kenyatta, Lisa Ndereba
                  Weapon : Falchion
                  Recorded kills : Simret Goitom, Raul Hernandes,
                  Edwin Clutterbuck, Elias Xitavhudzi, Jwahir Bile,
                  Sabacus, Mwai Yongo, Thierry Ndiaye,
                  Sabacus,
                  Inconclusive fight against Majuddin Bin Rajab,
                  1660; Mouss Mamadou, 1973

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Nairobi, Kenya
                  Occupation : Detective, Nairobi Police
                  Department
                  Prior occupations : Kenyan spearwoman
                  (Uruguay, 1820)
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Paul Korir

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Kenyan Highlander
                  Born : 1478; Mumbasa, present-day Kenya
                  First death : 1498, Murdered by Portugese
                  Soldiers when she wouldn't "accomodate" them
                  First teacher : Hipolito Cabral
                  Known associates : Ravenwood Immortals,
                  Sheila Meintjes
                  Known past associates : Hipolito Cabral,
                  Raphael Osewe, Meja Kola, Mariella Mendoza
                  First recorded sighting : 1498 Mumbasa Kenya
                  Student of Figueira

                  Hipolito Cabral, wealthy merchant, taught to Bebe as a young immortal that everything and everyone on earth could be sold. Particularly Bebe's people during the organized genocide that was the trans-atlantic slave trade that lasted two hundred years. Two centuries of hell for the Western Africans who populated the Northern American continent through force.Bebe Kenyatta understood that immortals had to be bound to the same laws as mortals, because the Law made the difference between civilized people and the others. And ths is why she is in law enforcement : to tame the wild things lurking in the hears of men and women.For centuries she has been fighting other immortals, policing countries of East, West and South Africa, living under different identities and creating her own legend in the Watcher Chronicles and among the African immortals.

                  Paul Korir, 2016




                  Meja Kola
                  Known aliases: Maggie Cole, Noni Mika, Mapenzi,
                  Sera Kisito
                  Notable characteristics: Strong sense of justice
                  Weapon: Tuareg takoba
                  Weapon background: A gift from Olapede Chukwu

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations: Nairobi, Kenya
                  Occupation: Detective, Nairobi Police Department
                  Roster of Immortals Status: Active
                  Date:
                  Place :
                  Victor:
                  Watcher: Antony Obago

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation: Kenyan Highlander
                  Born: 1896, East Africa Protectorate
                  First death: 1921; Beaten to death during robbery
                  of house by thieves
                  First teacher: Olapede Chukwu
                  Known associates: Bebe Kenyatta, Ravenwood
                  Immortals, Sheila Meintjes, Sonayenga Olengais
                  Known past associates: Olapede Chukwu,
                  Raphael Osewe
                  First recorded sighting: 1922 Western Nigeria
                  Student of Olapede Chukwu

                  While Olapede Chukwu fights to preserve Africa's wildlife and culture, his newest student, Meja Kola, fights to bring order to the chaos that is Africa. Ever since the Colonial powers withdrew from the continent and Africa's newly-independent fledgling nations plunged into civil war, starvation and genocide, Meja has struggled to bring Law and justice to little corners of the continent. Accra in Ghana was her most recent posting. She quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the best detectives in the city and it was there she made her name by bringing to an end the rampage of serial rapist and Immortal, Zakayo Erza. When he "died" in police custody and escaped, Meja tracked him down to a brothel in the suburbs and took his head. When she left Accra for Nairobi, Immortal Bebe Kenyatta requested her as her new partner. In only a few months, Meja and Bebe have gained a reputation as bloodhounds when it comes to catching criminals. They've also tracked and killed two Immortals who brought terror and murder to the streets of Nairobi. Their latest quarry is serial killer Sabacus, an Immortal from ancient Cyrenaica who has terrorised cities for nearly 1500 years. He has claimed eight victims so far, but Nairobi's two best detectives are hot on his trail and determined to bring this ancient killer's bloody rampages to an end.

                  Antony Obago
                  December 2009


                  Written by Apollo1 and Apollo2, 2009





                  Kwame Nyerere
                  Known aliases : Kalume Ungara
                  Notable characteristics : None
                  Weapon : Afghan cavalry saber, originally belonging
                  to Reginald Carstone

                  Status
                  Most recent base of operations : Mombasa, Kenya
                  Occupation : Attorney, political lobbyist
                  Prior occupations : Kenyan highlander; student,
                  University of Rio de Janeiro, traveller; Rebel fighter,
                  Mau-Mau rebellion
                  Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                  Date :
                  Place :
                  Victor :
                  Watcher : Maria Djambé

                  Background
                  Original cultural affiliation : Kenyan Highlander
                  Mau-Mau
                  Born : 1872; Region of Mombasa, Kenya
                  First death : 1900, Kenyan native murdered with
                  entire village by British platoon
                  First teacher : Duncan MacLeod
                  Known associates : Bebe Kenyatta, Meja Kola
                  Known past associates : Duncan MacLeod, Mwai
                  Yongo
                  Known ennemies : Simon Killian
                  First recorded sighting : 1900. Kenya, East Africa
                  Protectorate. Student of Duncan MacLeod

                  A former disciple of Duncan MacLeod, Kwame Nyerere views himself as an indestructible man, strong and opinated, sure of his place in the Game and assured he will have his place among the last contenders of the Gathering when the last few Immortals alive will fight to the last one. But Kwame however as resilent that he perceives himself to be isn’t so : he keeps deep scars from the time of his First Death when a British platoon destroyed his village, murdered his children and his beloved wife Kahina. He fights in the Game because he has few options left and he needs to keep on living. On the board he is know as a tiger-shark, against those of his kind he is merciless and he doesn’t even have the consolation of hunting Reginald Carstone, the man who murdered his wife, since Duncan MacLeod killed him a long time ago. We will see how solid he still stands when he really has to fight to the end the day the Gatherign comes.

                  Maria Dajambé, 2015

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                  • Apolo Obote
                    Known aliases : Jeremiah Obote, Ali Kushayb
                    Notable characteristics : Fierce temperament
                    Fearsome reputation as warrior
                    Weapon : Spear, machete
                    Recorded kills : Musa Diop, Ataui the Huntress
                    Inconclusive fight against Safiyah Khan ,1312;1958;
                    Assane Ouadraogo, 1400; Anansi the Spider, 1958,
                    The Chameleon of Eritrea, 1970

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Juba, South Sudan
                    Occupation : Captain, Sudan People's Liberation
                    Army, South Sudanese Civil War
                    Prior occupations : Captain, Sudan People's
                    Liberation Army, First & Second Sudanese Civil War
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Research, Eastern Africa

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Nilotic, Luo people
                    Born : Bahr El Gazal, South Sudan, unknown date
                    First death : Unrecorded
                    First teacher : Unrecorded
                    Known ennemies : Anansi the Spider, Assane
                    Ouadraogo, Thierry Ndiaye, The Chameleon
                    First recorded sighting : 1150, Bahr El Gazal.
                    Encounter with Garang of Sabwa and Yalute Bol

                    Apollo Obote is the muscle of the Sudan’s People Liberation Army and has countless atrocities on his conscience, but we do not believe him to have a conscience. His fights against aggressive players of the Game are infamous for their intensity, this is an Immortal of strong character and bravura who ejoys the battlefield and has no qualms with lettign his men loot, rape and burn vuillages if only so this keep them distracted from his immortal activities. Lately he has been stationed in Juba, hunting for local Immortals.

                    Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa




                    Rodis
                    Known aliases : Rhonda Parks, Rodis Kanarakis,
                    Rodika Canescu, Rhonda Farrell
                    Notable characteristics : None
                    Weapon : Greek Hoplite sword

                    Status
                    Most recent base of operations : Mombasa, Kenya
                    Occupation : Biologist, protector of animal species
                    Mombasa National Reserve
                    Prior occupations : Huntress, tourist guide,
                    occasional headhunter, eco-terrorism
                    Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                    Date :
                    Place :
                    Victor :
                    Watcher : Italo Vassalo

                    Background
                    Original cultural affiliation : Celtic Gauls
                    Born : 2 AD; Galla Lugdunum Roman Empire
                    First death :25 AD, Mauled to death by wolves
                    First teacher : Kyra of Sparta
                    Known associates : Olapede Chukwu
                    Known past associates : Kyra of Sparta,
                    Ceirdwyn, Seraphina, Marcus Constantine,
                    Fethi Zouaoui, Alexandra Quirk
                    Know ennemies : Cassius Polonius, Martin Hyde,
                    Anton Kimserg
                    First recorded sighting : 950 AD Athens., Greece
                    Reuniting with Kyraxanthos I

                    She may no longer call herself Rodis but her love for hunting and nature is still the same. She learned from her father, who taught her to hunt to help feed the family. Not long after she became the villages best hunter.Over time she began to hunt not for food but for pleasure. Pitting her skills against new and different animals. She made quite a bit of money supplying the Roman Coliseum with new and exotic animals to kill. Around the end of the nineteenth century she resettled in Africa as the wife of a coffee plantation owner. When money was scarce she hired herself out as a safari guide. Most were quite amused at the novelty of a woman hunter, but it didn’t take long for them to appreciate her outdoor skills and knowledge. The last fifty years has seen quite a change in her though, instead of hunting animals with a bow and arrow she now uses a camera. After watching the extinction of several species she now puts her energies towards preserving them. Any poachers stupid enough to hunt on her land end up running for their lives.

                    Robert Langdon
                    Research, Ancient Immortals

                    DmvTrek, 2008

                    Comment


                    • Boimah
                      Known aliases : None
                      Notable characteristics : Immortal child
                      Weapon : Tribal spear, cutlass
                      Recorded kills : None; Unconclusive fight agaisnt
                      Mtyela Kasanda, 1902

                      Status
                      Most recent base of operations : Tabora region
                      Westner Tanzania
                      Occupation : Shepherd
                      Prior occupations : Village leader
                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                      Date :
                      Place :
                      Victor :
                      Watcher : Research, Eastern Africa

                      Background
                      Original cultural affiliation : Eastern African
                      Basukuma
                      Born : 1535; Western Tanzania,
                      First death : 1560 Killed during raid on village by
                      slaver and warlord Mtyela Kasanda
                      First teacher : Mtyela Kasanda
                      Known ennemies : Mtyela Kasanda
                      First recorded sighting : 1902. German East Africa
                      Challenged Mtyela Kasanda to combat, in revenge
                      for the massacre of his village, finally decided to
                      spare his head

                      Boimah was once taken as slave by Mtyela Kasanda and was tormented for years before he could escape with his life, until he could find a proper teacher to teach him how to survive in the Game? The man or woman’s identity isn’t known to us but what we know of is Boimah’s confrontation against Kasanda in 1902. At this time, Kasanda was a changed man, no loger the cruel warlord who enslaved, raped and killed mortals. He was a marabout, a village doctor who wanted only peace between men. He had a hard time convincing Bimah of the truth and then Boimah assisted him during a storm in deliverign a vilage woman’s first child and he understood when he was Kasanda’s love gleaming in those once cruel eyes. No one can fake this.
                      Bouimah left the Immortal to his new life, neither friend, nor ennemy, returning to the Tabora plains of Tanzania. There are a lot of tales like that one in Immortality : Kage, Darius, once evil men who changed for the better. So why not an evil killer like Mtyele Kasana ?

                      Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa




                      Fanta Damba
                      Known aliases : Brigitte Matiba, Grace Ogot
                      Cross-identified as Zenawi of Gondar
                      Notable characteristics : None
                      Weapon(s) : Custom saber
                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                      Status
                      Most recent base of operations : Mumbasa, Kenya
                      Occupation : Librarian
                      Prior occupations : Research work, writer
                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                      Date :
                      Place :
                      Victor :
                      Watcher : Reearch, Eastern Africa

                      Background
                      Original cultural affiliation : Ethiopian
                      Born : 1676; Gondar, Capital City of Ethiopia
                      First death : 1700, Chief librarian of Ethiopian
                      capital city killed in fire
                      First teacher : Ya Nefer Ma'at
                      Known associates : Ya Nefer Ma'at, Xanthia of
                      Melitus
                      First recorded sighting : 1978. Paris, France
                      Encounter with Xanthia of Melitus

                      Fanta Damba is the gifted calligraphist who asked Xanthia of Miletus for ancient scrolls she had in her possession. Those scrolls were survivors of the texts which were destryed during the Great Fire of Alexandria 1600 years ago. Fanta wanted to copy them and to translate them, so that copies would be available in Alexandria.

                      Eastern Africa Bureau, 1980.

                      UPDATE

                      Research in the earlier chronicles of Ya Nefer Ma'at, allowed to pinpoint a disciple of hers in 1700, after the fire that ravaged Gondar, capital city of Ethiopia. Ma'at took in the young librarian of Gondar and disclosed to her the secret of the immortal world, but never amanged to turn her into a player of the Game.
                      Fanta Damba loved old books, scrolls, doing research and the chronicles of immortal beings became her passion, making her a true Watcher historian among the immortals until her death in 1980.

                      Watcher Research, Eastern Africa





                      FekareYessus
                      Known aliases : Nerayo
                      Notable characteristics : Upper half of body
                      painted white, wary of other immortals
                      Weapon : Custom broadsword
                      Recorded kills : None known, inconflict against
                      Farid al-Zafir, 1884

                      Status
                      Most recent base of operations : Bari lands
                      Southwest Ethiopia
                      Occupation : Farmer/cattle breeder
                      Prior occupations : Farmer
                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                      Date :
                      Place :
                      Victor :
                      Watcher : Research, Eastenr Africa

                      Background
                      Original cultural affiliation : Ethiopian, Bari People
                      Also known as the Karo People, Christian
                      Born : 1824; Bari Lands, Southwest Ehtiopia
                      First death : 1854, During confrontation between
                      Portuguese traders and Bari people
                      First teacher : Evliya Celebi
                      Known past associates : Evliya Celebi
                      Known ennemies : Farid ibn Muhunnad al-Zafir
                      First recorded sighting : 1854. Ethiopia. Found and
                      mentored by Evliya Celebi, at this time ivory trader

                      FekareYessus has been wary of other Immortals ever since his teacher told him of sword-wielding foreigners who will be coming after his head someday, with the intent of robbing him of his power and of his life. Fekare feels his soul belongs to no one else than God and he intends to preserve it for the day he is reunited with Him in Heaven after his death. So while not a player of the Game and choosing to live in isolation, he still keeps his sword with him for the day he must defend his soul, or for the day of the Gathering when he will be called to fight for his life in a faraway land.

                      Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa





                      Salma Jaydee
                      Known aliases : Saa Kinyonga, Saida Sanga
                      Notable characteristics : Forged a new sword
                      each time she fought a new Immortal
                      Weapon : Custom broadsword
                      Recorded kill : Siphiwe Shoke

                      Status
                      Most recent base of operations : Buboka district,
                      Kagera region of Tanzania
                      Occupation : Metalworker
                      Prior occupations : Student, University of
                      Mombasa; rebel fighter
                      Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                      Date :
                      Place :
                      Victor :
                      Watcher : Nakaya Hause

                      Background
                      Original cultural affiliation : Tanzanian
                      Haya People
                      Born : 1671; Western Tanzania
                      First death : 1699, Slave of local Portuguese,
                      during ousitign of the portuguese by Omani Arabs
                      First teacher : Olapede Chukwu
                      Known past associates : Olapede Chukwu
                      Known ennemies : Eternal Swords of Allah
                      First recorded sighting : 1978. Western Tanzania
                      During invasion of Kagera region by Ugandan
                      President Idi Amin Dada, fought Ugandan
                      soldiers with Olapede Chukwu

                      For a scrawny Immortal girl no one gave a week in the Game since her encounter with Olapede Chukwu, this is a woman who put her mark on the world since her first recorded appearance, going from one revolution to another in the last decades until she chose to retire from wars and start studying, putting her mind to studies and finally retiring discreetly to the Kagera region of Tanzania where she lived as a metalworker, participatign in all kinds of celebrations of the Haya people. Dancing, singing, planning events, Salma did them all and where the Game was concerned she had a wicked swordarm, creating a new sword for each other her new battle against an Immortal.

                      Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa

                      Comment


                      • Mtyela Kasanda
                        Known aliases : Mirambo
                        Notable characteristics : Bearing hallmarks of
                        ancient origins
                        Weapon : Not carrying one presently
                        Recorded kills : Unidentified Arab trader and rival
                        of Mirambo, turning a warlord into a man of peace
                        Unconclusive fight agaisnt Boimah, 1902

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : Southern shores
                        of Lake Victoria, Tanzania
                        Occupation : Farmer/pastoralist
                        Prior occupations : Trader, warlord reigning on
                        Great Lakes area of Tanzania (1860-1884)
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                        Date :
                        Place :
                        Victor :
                        Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Eastern African
                        Southern Nilotes
                        Born : 4th Century BC, Northern Tanzania or
                        possibly Southern Sudan
                        First death : Unrecorded
                        First teacher : Unrecorded
                        Known past associates : Sigmund Holthaus
                        First recorded sighting : 1498. Eastern Tanzania
                        Encounter with Hippolito Cabral, travelling with
                        Vasco de Gamma

                        Mtyela Kasanda once reigned as a warlord on the Great Lakes of Tanzania until he took out an Arab trader rivalling in power with him, a fellow Immortal, ancient and powerful. The Quickening reshaped Kasanda and turned him into a man of peace, or maybe the Arab’s psyche was too strong and it took over because now Kasanda is a devout Muslim Immortal iving in peace in his village, with his women and his cattle. He no loger reigns over people, isn’t cruel anymore. He is a man of peace. Who was this Immortal to change him so brutally ? Research is in motion to find the identity of that man, a Middle Eastern of Islamic religion.

                        Watcher Research, Southern Africa

                        Dina Katumba has been scouring the African continent for generations, from Timbouctou to Cape Town, from Cape Town, to Eritrea, from Eritrea to Congo, trying to convince her black brothers and sisters to lay down their sword in the name of peace, to end this madness brought by the white immortals. The black continent has been pillaged, raped, for centuries, its population enslaved and nearly destroyed, and now the immortals are victims of this self-imposed genocide. It is time to stop it. I am afraid the woman is delusionnal, paricularly in light of the death toll caused by the 'other Methos', another proponent of peace who left a trail of decapitated bodies behing him. Dina is trying to put an end to the Game, but so far she only managed to put an end to the lives of the immortals foolish enough to listen to her.

                        Lidya Sidimé, 2009




                        Dina Katumba
                        Known aliases : Irene K’Twanah, Madior Diouf
                        Notable characteristics : Proponent of peace
                        Preaching peace and the rejection of the Game
                        Weapon(s) : Never seen carrying any
                        Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : South Sudan
                        Occupation : Working for the Red Cross; trained
                        nurse
                        Prior occupations : Hospital nurse, Cook County
                        Hospital, Chicago Ill; herbalist, midwife
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                        Date :
                        Place :
                        Victor :
                        Watcher : Lidya Sidimé

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Aksumite
                        Born : 350, Kingdom of Aksum, present-day
                        Ethiopia
                        First death : 380, Midwife wrongly killed for the
                        death of a woman in childbirth
                        First teacher : Sunda Kastagir
                        Known past associates : Sunda Kastagir
                        First recorded sighting : 391. Alexandria, Egypt
                        Encounter with Sunda Kastagir

                        In a world now bereft of Sekou Nkrumah, Grace Chandel and Peter Gaicus, Madiour Diouf (aka Dinah Katumba) is now the sole representant of the immortal community if the medical world, as a nurse working for the Red Cross. She travels the world, helping the poor and suffering wherever she can, in spite of Ravenwood's warnings that other immortals may still be n the prowl for immortals like herself. She is way too valuable to the immortal word to let her own life endangered. However, this is a stubborn woman who won't let those considerations slow her down in her chosen mission : spend her immortal gift saving as many lives as possible.
                        Long may she live, but I wish she would spend more time on Holy Grounds and less taking risks by going in those war-torn countries she sets foot in.

                        Victor Ayabe, 1 March 2016




                        Beka Kuti
                        Known aliases : Beko Assabé
                        Notable characteristics : Child immortal
                        Weapon : Not carrying one at time of death, relied
                        on Fumilayo Kuti for protection
                        Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : Asmara, Eritrea
                        Occupation : Independent means
                        Prior occupations : Child soldier
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                        Date
                        Place :
                        Victor :
                        Watcher : Elodie Kouré

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Eritrean
                        Born : Eritrea, unknown date
                        First death : Unrecorded
                        First teacher : Unrecorded
                        Known associates : Olikoye & Beko Kuti
                        Known ennemies : Anansi, Marcello Bartoli,
                        Anansi
                        First recorded sighting : 1547. Sultanate of Harar,
                        Eritrea. Encounter with Hamza el-Kahir




                        Fumilayo Kuti
                        Known aliases : Fumilayo Assabé
                        Notable characteristics : None
                        Weapon : Custom broadsword
                        Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
                        Inconclusive fight against Marcello Bartoli, 1891,
                        at the time of Eritrea’ colonisation by Italy

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : Asmara, Eritrea
                        Occupation : Occultist
                        Prior occupations : Ditto
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                        Date
                        Place :
                        Victor :
                        Watcher : Elodie Kouré

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Eritrean
                        Born : 1547; Sultanate of Harar Eritrea,
                        First death : 1567, Killed in tribal warfare
                        First teacher : Beko Kuti
                        Known associates : Olikoye & Beko Kuti
                        Known ennemies : Anansi, Marcello Bartoli,
                        Anansi
                        First recorded sighting : 1547. Sultanate of Harar,
                        Eritrea. Encounter with Hamza el-Kahir




                        Olikoye Kuti
                        Known aliases : Olikoye Assabé
                        Notable characteristics : None
                        Weapon : Not carrying one at time of death, relied
                        on Fumilayo Kuti for protection
                        Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : Asmara, Eritrea
                        Occupation : Witch doctor
                        Prior occupations : Ditto
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                        Date
                        Place :
                        Victor :
                        Watcher : Elodie Kouré

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Eritrean
                        Born : 1542; Sultanate of Harar Eritrea,
                        First death : 1567, Killed in tribal warfare
                        First teacher : Beko Kuti
                        Known associates : Fulimayo & Beko Kuti
                        Known ennemies : Anansi, Marcello Bartoli,
                        Anansi
                        First recorded sighting : 1547. Sultanate of Harar,
                        Eritrea. Encounter with Hamza el-Kahir

                        Belying all appearances, Fumilayo and Olikuye Kuti from Eritrea aren't Beka Kuti's parents. It is Beka who is their foster mother, having found them as younglings in the Sultanate of Harar in Eritrea when the Arabs occupied the land. Hamza El-Kahir was the master of Beka, his indentured servant, and Beka already was a seasoned Immortal who pleaded with her master to keep the young boy and girls he found in an abandoned shrine. Hazma permitted so and thus was born the strangest trio of all : a 12 years old girl who was an old woman, fostering two children who grew in age, became an adult man and woman and treated Beka with deference, never forgetting who was hiding behind those eyes. Let that be a lesson to the Westerner Immortals who fell too easily prey to a con artist like Kenneth the Saxon. The Kuti family has been surviving against all odds and they do not need to cheat in the Game to do that.

                        Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa


                        Comment


                        • Rebeka Mwaze
                          Known aliases : Xanthia Lilisolo, naming herself
                          after her mentor to honor her kindness and wisdom
                          Notable characteristics : Living on Holy Grounds
                          Weapon : Cutlass
                          Recorded kills : Marian

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations : Northern Kenya
                          Occupation : Healer, village leader sheltering
                          women victims of female genitalia mutilation
                          Prior occupations : Village woman
                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                          Date :
                          Place :
                          Victor :
                          Watcher : Research, Eastern Africa

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Samburu
                          Born : 885; Northern Kenya
                          First death : 908; Drought
                          First teacher : Xanthia of Melitus
                          Known past associates : Xanthia of Melitus,
                          Grace Chandel, Peter Gaicus
                          First recorded sighting : 908. Northern Kenya
                          Found and mentored by Xanthia during a travel to
                          Africa with Sunda Kastagir

                          Rebeka Mwaze has been known as sheltering the unfortunate girls and young women victimes of excision in Northern Kenya and while relatively young in the Game, she knows how to stand her ground when facing others of her kind and also to stand her ground in front of infuriated excision practicioners who consider her work as blasphemy before God. Rebeka is not only a midwife and herbalist, she is also a gifted surgeon who learnt her trade with immortals such as Peter Gaicus and Grace Chandel in the medical world, so this is a formidable woman who is as much skilled with medical instruments than she is with the sword.

                          Watcher Bureau, Eastern Africa




                          Amadou Sidibé
                          Known aliases : Modibo Toumani, Alioune Bà,
                          Bakari Sumano, Adamane Drabo
                          Notable characteristics : None
                          Weapon : Manchu broadsword, gift from Zai Jie
                          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations : Axum, Ethiopia
                          Occupation : Archaeologist, film director
                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                          Date :
                          Place :
                          Victor :
                          Watcher : Baba Sissoko

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Kenyan
                          Born : 1383; Malindia, Coastal Kenya
                          First death : 1418, Clan warfare
                          First teacher : Jin Ke
                          Known past associates : Afafa Owusu, Zai Jie,
                          Derejé Jima
                          First recorded sighting : 1418 Malindi, Kenya.
                          Found by Jin Ke during Fifth Expedition of Admiral
                          Zheng He

                          Amadou was found by Jin Ke during the first exploration of the black continent by the Chinese; Jin Ke pefected Amadou’s skills as a warrior but centuries later Zai Jie instilled in Amadou his passion for archaeology and gave him a purpose in his life : show the world the untold wonders hidden in Africa's past history, restoring the past to help Ethiopians create a future for themselves in spite of the dire situation they face with poverty, corruption and the AIDS pandemic.
                          Amadou's work on the Axum site helped bring proof of the presence of white colonizer around the Fourth Century AD, originating from Southern Europe.
                          The elements that helped him bring his theory was the presence of a gladius found next to a decapitated squeletton, but Amadou didn't share his theory on who the squeletton might have been when he had his head on his shoulders !

                          Baba Sissoko, 2008


                          Zeina Taban
                          Known aliases : None
                          Notable characteristics : Immortal child
                          Weapon(s) : Machete
                          Recorded kils : None, not a player of the Game

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations : South Sudan
                          Occupation : Soldier, Sudan People’s Liberation
                          Army
                          Prior occupations : Soldier, Liberia Army;
                          Soldier, Lord’s Resistance Army
                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                          Date :
                          Place :
                          Victor :
                          Watcher : Ibrahim Malika

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Ugandan
                          Born : 1975, Eastern Uganda
                          First death : 1987, Soldier of Lord’s Resistance
                          Army killed in civil war strife
                          First teacher : Justin Odon Latek
                          Known past associates : Justin Odon Latek
                          First recorded sighting : 1987. Uganda. Found and
                          mentored by Latek

                          Zeina, child of war, discovered the violence of the Game after his First Death in East Uganda. When his teacher told him he would live forever as an agent of the Lord, Zeina thought he had been blessed and that he would fight for his God forever.
                          Then he discovered that wars and revolutions are not clear-cut, and that God wasn't on the side of his comrades, buth rather on the side of the money - or rather, those who had the money that paid for their weaponry and guerillas.
                          And after what he had endured as a child-soldier - the countless deaths, the rapes, the countless atrocities perpetrated by his superios - Zeina decided it was time for a change. After faling his death, he went to Liberia where he enlisted himself as a soldier, and then to Somalia, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, wherever there was war. Because war was the only thing he knew, shooting people the ony thing he felt good at.

                          Watcher Research, Eastern Africa




                          Lamie Yusuf
                          Known aliases : Marbue Jamal, Fomay Abdol
                          Notable characteristics : Muscular-shaped, won’t
                          play the Game but still a skilled fighter
                          Weapon : Moorish broadsword

                          Status
                          Most recent base of operations : Addis-Adaba,
                          Ethiopia
                          Occupation : Athlete
                          Prior occupations : Distance runner
                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                          Date :
                          Place :
                          Victor :
                          Watcher : Gadisse Abdol

                          Background
                          Original cultural affiliation : Ethiopian Oromos
                          Muslim
                          Born : 1870; Addis Adaba, Ethiopia
                          First death : 1896, Murdered by Italian soldiers
                          during Italian invasion fo Ethiopia
                          First teacher : Siham Rabiyah
                          Known past associates : Siham Rabiyah, Sunda
                          Kastagir, Omoro Clan
                          First recorded sighting : 1896. Northern Ethiopia
                          Found and mentored by Siham Rabiyah

                          This is quite an immortal, one who has been inspired by sportswoman Christianne Krause and who trains constantly, in case an immortals bent on killing would come after his head. If that immortal takes him down it won’t be easy : he is good at running, at jumping, at fighting and also taught himselfto outmaneuver other immortals. Forty years of living on the immortal scene turned him into an overachiever and there is no one who can bring his morale down.

                          Gadisse Abdol, 2014


                          Comment


                          • Thanks for posting the updates, my friend. I'm slowly starting to get all my chronicles updated at last! Lol

                            I'll have all those names you want ASAP.

                            Cheers
                            Apollo1

                            Comment


                            • Thank you Apollo. About the African immortal women, it is a special project so let's say five :
                              Botswana
                              Lesotho
                              Namibia
                              South Africa
                              Swaziland
                              One for each of those countries.

                              Comment


                              • Okay, my friend, i have those names you wanted:

                                17th century/18th century

                                Mercedes Cosamayor - Mariana Island female
                                Rewi Te Huia - Maori female
                                Rikali Tapai - Aborigine female
                                Rossa Nuia - New Guinea female

                                Southern Africa

                                Nantobeko of Basutoland - 9th century female
                                Sekai Rise - 14th century Zimbabwean female
                                Inah Gaetswe - Mapungubwe female
                                Kizzy Afrani - 11th century Ghanian female

                                Adelaide Capobianco - 19th century Italian female
                                Julija Brezavsek - Slovenian female
                                Sobel Har-Zahav - Mandatory Palestine female
                                Ahavah Machuv - Israeli female
                                Baen Sihanouk - Khmer female
                                Jia-ni Lok - Maoist Chinese female

                                Cheers
                                Apollo1

                                Comment


                                • Brillant! And much appreciated, thank you. Although I changed Kizzy Afrani into a Herrero from Nambia instead of a Ghanian. I already found their background and present occupation.
                                  The Oceanian are done, thery background found! I will post their stories when I am ready.

                                  Can you please give me a female Rapa Nui ? Eastern Island needs its Immortal :-)

                                  For another project : 5 English people 3 Males 2 females; they will become antagonists to the SIS.
                                  All born early to mid-20th century.

                                  Cheers!
                                  Gardner
                                  Last edited by Gardner; 10-20-2017, 06:18 AM.

                                  Comment


                                  • No problem, my friend.

                                    Here's your Rapa Nui: Koteoho - female

                                    And your 5 English antagonists for the SIS:

                                    Aldrich Monk - male
                                    Dominic Piper - male
                                    Theobald Cleaver - male
                                    Serena Harper - female
                                    Evangeline Black - female

                                    Cheers
                                    Apollo1

                                    Comment


                                    • Hellfire Club Evangeline Black
                                      Known aliases : Lady Emma Wharton, Lady
                                      Emma Dashwood, Paula Brimstone
                                      Notable characteristics : Dresses in Victorian-era
                                      clothing during Hellfire Club gatherings
                                      Weapon : Italian 16th century rapier

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                      Occupation : Black Queen, Hellfire Club
                                      Prior occupations : Founder, 18th century
                                      Hellfire Club; racketeering and sometimes
                                      murdering important figures of British society
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Hellifre Club Watcher team

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1659. London, England
                                      Found the Black Friars Club, satirizing and
                                      ridiculing important figures of London society



                                      Hellfire Club Theobald Cleaver
                                      Known aliases : Robert Vansittart, Morgan Steed
                                      Notable characteristics : Dresses in Victorian-era
                                      clothing during Hellfire Club gatherings
                                      Weapon : Colombus clamshell rapier

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                      Occupation : White Bishop, Hellfire Club
                                      Prior occupations : Founder, 18th century
                                      Hellfire Club; racketeering and sometimes
                                      murdering important figures of British society
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Hellifre Club Watcher team

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1659. London, England
                                      Found the Black Friars Club, satirizing and
                                      ridiculing important figures of London society


                                      Hellfire Club Serena Harper
                                      Known aliases : Jane Whitehead, Diana Rigg
                                      Notable characteristics : Dresses in Victorian-era
                                      clothing during Hellfire Club gatherings
                                      Weapon : Single-ring rapier

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                      Occupation : White Rook, Hellfire Club
                                      Prior occupations : Founder, 18th century
                                      Hellfire Club; racketeering and sometimes
                                      murdering important figures of British society
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Hellifre Club Watcher team

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1659. London, England
                                      Found the Black Friars Club, satirizing and
                                      ridiculing important figures of London society


                                      Hellfire Club Aldrich Monk
                                      Known aliases : Sir Philip Wharton, Sir Francis
                                      Dashwood, James Brimstone
                                      Notable characteristics : Dresses in Victorian-era
                                      clothing during Hellfire Club gatherings
                                      Weapon : Charles III sword

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                      Occupation : White King, Hellfire Club
                                      Prior occupations : Founder, 18th century
                                      Hellfire Club; racketeering and sometimes
                                      murdering important figures of British society
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Hellifre Club Watcher team

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1659. London, England
                                      Found the Black Friars Club, satirizing and
                                      ridiculing important figures of London society


                                      Hellfire Club Dominic Piper
                                      Known aliases : Thomas Potter, Michael Wyngarde
                                      Notable characteristics : Dresses in Victorian-era
                                      clothing during Hellfire Club gatherings
                                      Weapon : Bronze Charles V sword

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                      Occupation : Black Knight, Hellfire Club
                                      Prior occupations : Founder, 18th century
                                      Hellfire Club; racketeering and sometimes
                                      murdering important figures of British society
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                      Date :
                                      Place :
                                      Victor :
                                      Watcher : Hellifre Club Watcher team

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1659. London, England
                                      Found the Black Friars Club, satirizing and
                                      ridiculing important figures of London society


                                      The Hellfire Club, an organisation of rich Immortals who have been a thorn in the SIS'side since the 17th century and are like a wet bar of soap : impossible to hold for long. Richeard and his group could never catch them in time and put a permanent end to their activites. Not exactly major villains, but still severe nuisances. Irritatign and frustrating, hedonistic, scheming, anti-patriotic, everything the SIS isn't! They even made friends with the SIS ennemies such as the Spanish Cabal, the Knights of Charlemagne and the Court of Beauties.

                                      They dress up in Victorian-era clothing, are involved in racketeering, counter-inelligence, wanton acts of terrorism and also extortion. They don't mind murder too. They tend to target and kill, ridicule, harass important figures of the Londonian society. Everything that can annoy, piss off or endanger the SIS they do it! Their credo is: do what you want unto others, but don't get caught.. and don't lose your head!

                                      Watcher Bureau, London England


                                      TIMELINE

                                      1659 : The Black Friars Club comes under the surveillance of the SIS as slave traders, also creatign a chain of monasteries and holy grounds in Great Britain housing all the Immortal criminals and madmen
                                      1665 Black Plague in England brought by merchant ships captained by the Black Friars
                                      1668: Bawdy House Riots took place following repression of a series of attacks against brothels; the Club had interests in most of those brothels and are behind those riots.
                                      1689 : Black Friars Club is dissolved by the SIS as is their monasteries network; only one stands, to be purchased by Sena Burns for his Blck Friars Asylum project.
                                      1690's : Help trigger several coups and rebellions agaisnt British Crown in Scotland and Ireland

                                      1719: Spitalfields weavers rioted, attacking women wearing Indian clothing and then attempting to rescue their arrested comrades; the Black Friars are strongly suspected by the SIS who cannot prove anything (well...)
                                      1735 : The Black Friars Club Immortals come back as the Hellfire Club with chess pieces monickers
                                      1743 : The Club trigger the London Riots against Gin Taxes and other legislation to control the Gin Craze, principally the Gin Act 1736; rioting was fuelled by consumption of the drink itself in clandestine pubs held by the Club.
                                      The Club's Black Bishop comes after one of the SIS, tries to kill him and loses his head.
                                      1744-64: Durign those years when the SIS is buy elsewhere, the Hellfire Club grows i ninfluence over London, actively participating in the slave trade and financing the Carmatic War. They start creatign alliances within the House of Wigs and the Chambers of Lords, creating havoc and involving respectable dignitaries in scandals involving human sacrifices and sex with 12-years prostitutes.
                                      1781 : The Hellfire Club manipulates members of the parliament so they increase concessions to Catholics, thus triggering more riots.
                                      1790's Industrial Revolution; The Club opens factories where workers are worked to death in the name of profit.

                                      1833 : SIS engineer Slavery Abbolishment Act and must fight the Hellfire Club's White Knight in a duel to the death.
                                      1887 Bloody Sunday in Ireland, the Club triggers a riot protesting British coercion in Ireland
                                      1888 : Kellistra orders all Londonian Immortals out of town for a decade. The SIS complies as does the Hellfire Club which relocate to America where they shape the New-York Victorian Hellfire Club for ten years.
                                      1898 Back to London, are maintaining several brothels specializing in underage prostitution. The SIS' ladies come after the Club's black-hearted Black Rook and kill her.

                                      1936: The Battle of Cable Street saw rioting against the Metropolitan Police as they attempted to facilitate a march by the British Union of Fascists well-supported by the Hellfire Club
                                      1942-1945 : The Herllfire Club dispaears durign the Blitz, theri mansion/HQ bombed out. They are belived dead until 2017 when they re-appear.

                                      Notes:

                                      This Hellfire Club is as far removed from the previous version of he Hellfire Club as once written, remember ? A small number of manipulated Immortal children and teens instead.
                                      This is more in tune with the Hellfire Club from A Touch of Brimstone, the Avengers' classic episode which inspired Chris Claremont and Joyn Byrne's rendition of the Club.
                                      And it is White King, Black King, White Bishop, Black Knight and White Rook, with colors being alternated.

                                      Where the SIS are more or less heroes, the Club is made up of "anti-villains", they did truly bad things and were involved in the slave trade before it became illegal. They backed up the Brothers of the Coast piracy brotherhood I once referred to. They are to the SIS what Doctor Doom is the to the Fantastic Four, or Magneto and his Brotherhood is to the X-Men. A perfect foil not afraid to use foreign immortals - coming from countries exploited by the British Empire - against members of the SIS. Their troubles against the Immortal Republican Army and the Khond Brothers is due to manipulations from the Club.



                                      And here are our three other antagonists.

                                      Hellfire Club Sampson Brass
                                      Known aliases : Jarvis Lorry
                                      Notable characteristics : Sociopathic
                                      Weapon : Nickel Charles V sword
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
                                      Inconclusive fight againSt Richeard of Mercia, 1786

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                      Occupation : White Knight, Hellfire Club; also
                                      attorney-at-law helping Club members in legal
                                      troubles
                                      Prior occupations :
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                      Date : 13 May 1833
                                      Place : London, England
                                      Victor : Eadwulf, SIS
                                      Watcher : Research, Hellfire Club

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1786. London, England
                                      Confronted the SIS who created the Committee for
                                      the Relief of the Black Poor, providing sustenance
                                      for distressed people of African and Asian origin


                                      Hellfire Club Honoria Dedlock
                                      Known aliases : Lady Annelise Stanford
                                      Notable characteristics : Manipulative mind
                                      Weapon : Double-ring rapier
                                      Inconclusive fight agaisnt Helen Bondeville, 1668

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : London, England
                                      Occupation : Black Rook, Hellfire Club; also a
                                      madam running underage prostitutes brothels
                                      Prior occupations : Brothel madam
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                      Date : 7 November 1898
                                      Place : London, England
                                      Victor : Helen Bondeville, SIS
                                      Watcher : Research, Hellfire Club

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1668. London, England
                                      Brothel madam, helped trigger Bawdy Houses
                                      Riots, in conflict against Helen Bondeville


                                      Hellfire Club Nicholas Kedgick
                                      Known aliases : Nicholas Crook
                                      Notable characteristics : Impulsive behavior, taste
                                      for underage prostitutes of both sexes
                                      Weapon : El Cid Tizona sword
                                      Inconclusive fight against Raymond d’Amboise,
                                      1743

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : New-York, NY
                                      Occupation : Black Bishop, Hellfire Club; running a
                                      Manhattan-based pubs network
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Missing
                                      Date : 7 May 1890
                                      Place : ManhattaN, NY
                                      Victor : N.A
                                      Watcher : Research, Hellfire Club

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : British
                                      Born : England, unknown date
                                      First death : Unrecorded
                                      First teacher : Unrecorded
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club’s Inner Circle
                                      Known past associates : Spanish Cabal, Court of
                                      Beauties, Knights of Charlemagne
                                      Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                      First recorded sighting : 1743. London, England
                                      Challenged Raymond d’Amboise to a duel, lost

                                      Last edited by Gardner; 10-23-2017, 04:45 AM.

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                                      • I really like this new iteration of the Hellfire Club, a bunch of hedonistic Immortals more interested in wealth and power than being truly evil. And the SIS need an antagonist, a thorn in the side to keep them on their toes! Another great job, my friend.

                                        Could you post the chronicles for the active and inactive Immortals of North Africa, please.

                                        Cheers
                                        Apollo1

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                                        • Glad you liked them. Okay for the north African immies!
                                          For another project I need six Persian names from the 7th century, from the Hyrcanian region of modern Iran. Three females, three males.

                                          Also, can you pull up the chronicle of Ayashe and a central african Immortal named Khonvum, please ?

                                          Thanks in advance.
                                          (To think it just took five modern English names to trigger my inspiration for the Heffire Club...)
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                                          • Originally posted by Gardner View Post
                                            Glad you liked them. Okay for the north African immies!
                                            For another project I need six Persian names from the 7th century, from the Hyrcanian region of modern Iran. Three females, three males.

                                            Also, can you pull up the chronicle of Ayashe and a central african Immortal named Khonvum, please ?

                                            Thanks in advance.
                                            (To think it just took five modern English names to trigger my inspiration for the Heffire Club...)
                                            Okay, my friend. I think I've got Ayashe in my old lists, but i don't think i had Khonvum. I'll see what i can do and let you know.

                                            In the meantime, I've got those Persian names for you from the 7th century, although i had to spread them out across Persia rather than just Hyrcania, there just weren't enough locations to believably have them come from. Is that okay?

                                            Diaexis of Bactra - male
                                            Tharybdis of Ardistan - male
                                            Histaeus of Qumis - male
                                            Artysbone of Peshawar - female
                                            Hutaosa of Hulwan - female
                                            Parmys of Turan

                                            Hope these help!

                                            Cheers
                                            Apollo1

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                                            • Brillant! You must have every Immortal in creation in that mind of yours !
                                              Would you have Koschei the Deathless in your list, per chance ?
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                                              • Watchers Database Northern Africa

                                                Safiyah Khan
                                                Known aliases : Priya Zaheen, Zwina Matoub, Rani,
                                                Karima al-Ashaiqir, Kreeda Al-Jurr, Yaqib bin Zim
                                                Notable characteristics : Religion-fixated, thinks of
                                                herself as the ‘Hand of God’. No relation to the
                                                Swords of Allah her sworn ennemies
                                                Weapon : Damascus Steel rapier
                                                Recorded kills: *See Addendum*

                                                Status
                                                Most recent base of operations : Syris, Libya
                                                Occupation : International carrier
                                                Prior occupations : Assassin, mercenary sword,
                                                soldier under male identities
                                                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                                Date :
                                                Place :
                                                Victor :
                                                Watcher : Khaled el Ketaoui

                                                Background
                                                Original cultural affiliation : Indian Muslim
                                                Born : 1218; Delhi Sultanate, India
                                                First death : 1236, Sultan courtier poisoned by
                                                jealous rival
                                                First teacher : Farid al’Zafir ibn Muhunnad
                                                Known past associates : Farid al’Zafir, Ginjer Wu,
                                                Emad Abder-Razi, Mohammed Zein, Kareem
                                                Rassul, Tawfiq Youssef, Mayra Alejandra
                                                Known ennemies : Carlos Montoya, Iman Fasil,
                                                Ibn Mohammed Kara, Garang of Sabwa, Kassim
                                                ibn Sallis, Sid’Ahmed Taya
                                                First recorded sighting : 1236. Delhi Sultanate
                                                Disciple of Farid ibn Muhunnad

                                                Safiyah Khan envisons her immortality as a gift from Allah, a mission to clease the world of the "living dead", those gifted with life but who died and should have stayed dead. Her sword, she claims, is a gift from a sainted man who found her in the desert after her First Death, a man who taught her of the Game and that her life belonged to Allah, and that by living and playing the Game she was doing her will. That man was Farid al'Zafir ibn Muhunnad, a collector of swords and religious art who thought himself guided by Allah.
                                                With her holy sword, Safiyah Khan took the lives of many immortals, travelling the world, from the Middle East to South-East Asia and for the past hundred years concentrating her efforts on South American territory.

                                                Khaled el-Ketaoui, 2008

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

                                                To be added to the Chronicles of Safiyah Khan and Ya Nefer Ma’at

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


                                                ADDENDUM : Recorded kills

                                                Axamuk Behar, Rasha Shebata, Sunday Babajaro, Ogunsanawa Solaja, Jaida Alzeshi, Ra’d bin Malik,
                                                The Horseman of Bähedern, Leather-face, The Illustrated Man, Guard Guedj, Lim Jao-hee, Sudarak Praetung, Alim ibn Al-Nasr, Ishaq ibn Jhanda (suspected), Malika Benarbia , Keraja Mellouk, Bobo Okara, Afafa Owusu, Magdi Bin Aswad, Gostanza, Mustafa Niyazov, Oh Ok-Hee, Li-leng Wah, Abdul Shattar Edhi, Benson Samay, Sharifa Fatima, Liberto Clemente, Taro Honda, Ya Nefer Ma’at, Indira Bedi, Doc T. Widders, Bjorn Gustavson, Kareem Al-Jurr, ESA Bahij Najib Isa

                                                Inconclusive fight against Apolo Obote, 1312; Ikmat Ibn Abid, 1229; Garang of Sabwa, 1340 & 1623; Lalica, 1392; Nino Avalov, 1417; Yalvatch, 1450; Abdul Shattar Edhi, 1458; Supriya Bhaskar, 1467; May-Ling Shen, 1497; Jin Ke, 1509; Guyuk Khan, 1512; Sarah of Antioch, 1532; Sit-Hathor Iunet, 1613; Sunda Kastagir, 1635; Xavier St Cloud, 1658; Ali Ibn al-Quattan, 1713; Durante De Rosa, 1730; Thanos of Athens, 1742; Amanda, 1759; Iman Fasil, 1816; Kassim ibn Sallis, 1824; Ikmat Ibn Abid, 1856; Kassim ibn Sallis, 1829; Razak Mohammed, 1886; Ruth Bat Moshe, 1958; Belinda Liu, 2010; Henry of Kent, 2012


                                                Bouchra Ouaziz
                                                Known aliases : Aisha Benchmesi, Karima
                                                Boukhari, Najat Khanache, Faziah Kheredit
                                                Weapon : Moroccan cavalry saber
                                                Inconclusive fight agaisnt Xavier St. Cloud, 1655;
                                                Hazeem al Bachrim, 1805; Hemmuc Ben Bella,
                                                1953; Abd el Said, 1985

                                                Status
                                                Most recent base of operations : Fez, Morocco
                                                Occupation : Planner/organizer, Fantasia event,
                                                celebrating North African tradition of a close
                                                relationship with masculinity, horses and warfare
                                                Prior occupations : Anti-colonial resistance
                                                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                                Date :
                                                Place :
                                                Victor :
                                                Watcher : Sarah Benaim

                                                Background
                                                Original cultural affiliation : Moroccan
                                                Born : 1558; Fez, Morocco
                                                First death : 1578; Battle of Ksar el Kebir, repelling
                                                Ottoman invasion of Morocco, fought to protect
                                                lover involved in the battle
                                                First teacher : Anne DeBrabant
                                                Known past associates : Anne DeBrabant,
                                                Ya Nefer Ma’at, Keiko Watanabe, Kassim ibn Sallis
                                                First recorded sighting : 1578 Alcazer Qibir,
                                                Morocco. Student of Anne DeBrabant, at this time
                                                part of a corps of Flanders volunteers


                                                Sid’Ahmed Taleb
                                                Known aliases : Osmane Kalish, Ossama ben
                                                Ezab
                                                Notable characteristics : Religious fundamentalist
                                                Weapon(s) damascus steel rapier
                                                Recorded kills : Mehmet Simsec, Moahamed el
                                                Ouaer, Omar ibn Ibrahim, Robert Castelli
                                                Inconclusive fight against Assadollah Javadi, 1740;
                                                Ali Ibn al-Quattan, 1820*

                                                Status
                                                Most recent base of operations : Algiers, Algeria
                                                Occupation : Ringleader, Groupe Salafiste pour la
                                                Predilection et le Combat, leading terrorist
                                                campaign against government of Algeria
                                                Prior occupation : Leader, National Algerian
                                                Movement & National Liberation Front; soldier of
                                                fortune, traveller, soldier of Algerian army
                                                Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                                Date :
                                                Place :
                                                Victor :
                                                Watcher : Atmen Lattrache

                                                Background
                                                Original cultural affiliation : Algerian
                                                Born : 1544, El Djefa, Algeria
                                                First death : 1589, Killed fighting berber tribe
                                                First teacher : Xavier St.Cloud
                                                Known associates : ESA; Ari al-Muzaiyin, Aicha
                                                Guelleh, Safiyah Khan, Sghair M’Barek,
                                                Known past associates : Xavier St.Cloud,
                                                Callestina, Paul Musonge,
                                                Known ennemies : CIA, François Marchette
                                                First recorded sighting : 1589, outskirts of Oran.
                                                Found and mentored by Xavier St. Cloud
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                                                • Halis Ag Emoctar
                                                  Known aliases : Hasso Ag Akotey
                                                  Cross-identified as Balthazar, Three Wise Magi
                                                  Notable characteristics : None
                                                  Weapon : Takoba, Tuareg long sword
                                                  Recorded kills : Rashid al-Qadir
                                                  Inconclusive fight against Rasha Shehata, 1042

                                                  Status
                                                  Most recent base of operations : El-Aaiún,
                                                  Western Sahara
                                                  Occupation : Singer, guitar player
                                                  Prior occupations : Violin player, camel trader,
                                                  herdsman, warrior, magi; leader, Beni Hassan tribe
                                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                                  Date :
                                                  Place :
                                                  Victor :
                                                  Watcher : Ali Kouiret

                                                  Background
                                                  Original cultural affiliation : Beni Hassan tribe
                                                  Born : 1st century BC, Kingdom of Qataban,
                                                  Southern Yemen
                                                  First death : Unrecorded
                                                  First teacher : Unrecorded
                                                  Known past associates : Isra of Algiers, Isadora
                                                  Wynter, Ahmed Sahiri; part of the Three Magi with
                                                  Melchior of Babylon and Sunda Kastagir (Caspar)
                                                  Sophonisba, Kareem Al-Jurr
                                                  First recorded sighting : 1st century BC. Jerusalem,
                                                  Palestine. Travelling with Melcior and Kastagir

                                                  Halis is a tuareg living in Western Sahara, living off as tour guide for occidental tourists looking for new sensation in the immensity of the desert. Halis loves the place, the loneliness and the fact he is so much removed fromm the Game and its perils. It is a good life and, as the Arabs say, "the past flew away, the future is missing but the present is to be enjoyed". And Halis does. Everyday of his life.

                                                  Ali Kouiret, 2007

                                                  Update

                                                  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


                                                  Nura Al-Habash
                                                  Known aliases : Rachida Ibn Yusuf
                                                  Notable characteristics : Missing left eye; wound
                                                  suffered during circumstances of First Death
                                                  Weapon : Iberian kriss broadsword
                                                  Inconclusive fight against Magdi Bin Aswad, 1705

                                                  Status
                                                  Most recent base of operations : Sfax, Tunisia
                                                  Occupation : Political activist, tadvocatign the rights
                                                  of teenaged girs forced into marriage with the men
                                                  who raped them
                                                  Prior occupations : Traveller
                                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                                  Date :
                                                  Place :
                                                  Victor :
                                                  Watcher : Omar Kassim

                                                  Background
                                                  Original cultural affilation : Tunisian
                                                  Born : 1579; Tatooine, Tunisia
                                                  First death : 1599, Suspected of infidelity by
                                                  husband, murdered
                                                  First teacher : Xanthia of Miletus
                                                  Known past associates : Xanthia of Miletus
                                                  First recorded sighting : 1705, Hussein Dynasty of
                                                  Beys, Tunsia. Assaulted by Magdi bin Aswad
                                                  during travel to Libya

                                                  Nura Al Habash of Sfax, Tunisia, rules her houselhold with an iron hand, even her husband obeys her every whim. No one dares to mock her or to contest her, because this is a fierce woman with an ancient darkness in her good eye, the other one long lost and replaced with a glass eye. For centuries she fought others of her kind and never let her bad eye turn into a weakness. She fought like a demon, she loved the men she married, cried over her chidlren when they died, buried hundreds of loved one but never let the wildness of the Immortal Game impact her soul in a negative way. It gave her the strenght she needed and with that strengh became a better, stronger person. If the Gathering – the true one, not that faux gathering of 2012 – ever comes, we all expect her to be among the last survivors, ready to put down any immortal foolish enough to come after he beautiful head.

                                                  Watcher Bureau, Northern Africa


                                                  Solomon ben Judah
                                                  Known aliases : Solomon ibn Gabirol,
                                                  Solomon he-Nagid, Solomon boaz Yerubin
                                                  Notable characteristics : None
                                                  Weapon : Toledo Salamanca rapier
                                                  Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                                  Status
                                                  Most recent base of operations : Tunis, Tunisia
                                                  Occupation : Professor in philosophy, Tunisia
                                                  Private University
                                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                                  Date :
                                                  Place :
                                                  Victor :
                                                  Watcher : Saoud Amin’a

                                                  Background
                                                  Original cultural affiliation : Andalucian Jew
                                                  Born : 1021, Malaga Spain
                                                  First death : 1058, Poet murdered by jelous rival
                                                  First teacher : Hamza el Kahir
                                                  Known past associates : Ibn Mohammed Kara,
                                                  Hamza el-Kahir, Malik bin-Ayoob, Ousman Ngum,
                                                  Zoraida, Alim Ibn Al-Nasr, Barbrak Kamal,
                                                  Melquiades of Lisbn
                                                  First recorded sighting : 1059 Spain. Travelling
                                                  with Kara

                                                  This day, I must close the Chronicle of my charge, the great poet Solomon ben Judah, who vanished two years ago in Damascus. For those past two years I have been relentlessly looking for him but to no avail. Solomon is missing, possibly killed facing one of the immortals living in Damascus circa 1851 : Farid al'Zafir, Iman Fasil, Isra of Algiers.
                                                  Solomon was an outstanding poet and writer in medieval Spain and was fortunate enought tot be mentored in poetry by Achilles of Troy himself who latter taught him swordsmanship when he was murdered by a jealous rival. During eight hundred years, Solomon illuminated the Middle East and Renaissance-era Europe with his poetry, how fortunate the mortals were to know such a poet ! And what greatness he gave to the world !
                                                  I live in the hope that Solomon didn't die against one of the Damascus immortals and that he is living peacefully somewhere away from the Game.

                                                  Aaron bar Moshe, 1853

                                                  Solomon has finally re-appeared in Cairo, alive and well; congratulations go to Ankhanaten Rey's Watcher who spotted him talking to his assignment. The meeting took place in Cairo's medina no challenge was issued and no battle took place. We may now re-integrate Solomon on the Actice roster of immortals.

                                                  1993


                                                  Malik bin Ayoob
                                                  Known aliases : Malik el-Kahir, Malik al Katib,
                                                  Shaleb bin-Yousef
                                                  Notable characteristics : None
                                                  Weapon : Scimitar
                                                  Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                                  Status
                                                  Most recent base of operations : Casablanca,
                                                  Morocco
                                                  Occupation : Poet, independent means
                                                  Prior occupations : General, Jewish army of Bilad
                                                  el-Sudan
                                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                                  Date :
                                                  Place :
                                                  Victor :
                                                  Watcher : Hassan ibn Faruk

                                                  Background
                                                  Original cultural affiliation : Jews of the Bilad el-
                                                  Sudan, Bani Israeel
                                                  Born : 7th century, Atlas Mountains, Maghreb
                                                  First death : In war against Arab Islamic expansion
                                                  First teacher : Kahina, Berber Queen
                                                  Known associates : Alpha Addy
                                                  Known past associates : Kahina, Hamza el-Kahir,
                                                  Kassim ibn Sallis, Solomon ben Judah, Alim ibn Al-
                                                  Nasr, Celeste Paramanga, Bani-Israeel leaders
                                                  First recorded sighting : 1402. Tirdima, Niger
                                                  During invasion of Niger by Musilms led by Hamza
                                                  el-Kahir, leader of local Jewish community

                                                  Manuscript C of the Tarikh al-fattash describes a community called the Bani Israeel that in 1402 CE existed in Tirdirma, possessed 333 wells, and had seven leaders, among whom immortal Malik bin-Ayoob, and that they had an army of 1500 men. For nearly six hundred years Malik livedon the African continent, never leaving the Western Coast, but travelling regularly to the Maghreb when he often reunited with Hazma el-Kahir with whom he made his peace and with Solomon ben Judah in Tunisia to whom he confirmed that the six other leaders fo Bani-Israel were Immortals and his brothers, in spirit if not in blood

                                                  Watcher Bureau, Western Africa


                                                  Tarif ibn Safiyyah
                                                  Known aliases : Tarif al'Irzed, Ata Demirer,
                                                  El Hachemi, Kateb Yacine, Adjir Boulmerka
                                                  Notable characteristics : Left arm paralysed from
                                                  Pre-First Death wound received in car accident
                                                  Weapon : Flamerge rapier
                                                  Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                                  Status
                                                  Most recent base of operations : Algiers, Algeria
                                                  Occupation : Actor / comedian
                                                  Prior occupations : Bedwi
                                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                                  Date :
                                                  Place :
                                                  Victor :
                                                  Watcher : Nour el-Sherif

                                                  Background
                                                  Original cultural affiliation : Rushallan
                                                  Born : 1907, Northern Algeria
                                                  First death : 1930, Hit by lightning during storm
                                                  while travelling in the desert
                                                  First teacher : Kassim ibn Sallis
                                                  Known associates : Evliya Celebi
                                                  Known past associates : Kassim ibn Sallis
                                                  First recorded sighting : 1935 Tunis. Found and
                                                  mentored by Celebi.

                                                  Tarif takes the Game liked a joke, especially since his teacher told him headhunters would come after him with big sword, and that with his left arm dead he wouldn't live out the decade. But Tarif doesn't care. All he wants is to live out until the age of ninety-nine like his grandfather, the most ancient of mortals in his tribe of Rushallah, and after this... it will have been a good life. So since he turned out 101 last January, Tarif, lives as an actor, moving from towns to towns, staying in relative obscurity and staying wary of strangers sending him "the buzz", the unmistakable presence of an immortal. When Sid'Ahmed Taya cornered him in Algers, Tarif tried to talk his way out of the confrontation as he usually did; the stage comedian was a success with an audience of mortals, even Sid'Ahmed laugh at his antics left the humorist in peace in a gesture of mercy.

                                                  Nour el-Sherif, February 1999

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