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  • 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.

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    • 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

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      • 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...)
            Last edited by Gardner; 10-24-2017, 01:55 AM.

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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 ?
                Last edited by Gardner; 10-24-2017, 08:22 AM.

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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
                  Last edited by Gardner; 12-09-2019, 05:02 AM.

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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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                      • Kashta of Nubia
                        Known aliases: Yatuta Tembo, Kafele Banda,
                        Solomon Grant, Abdul Zhakir
                        Notable characteristics: Bald; 6' 6
                        Weapon: Moroccan Nimcha
                        Weapon background: Gift from Sudala
                        Recorded kills: Oxyntas of Numidia, Kuku Akili-Mali,
                        Deo Mongola, Masuko Yapwantha, Mofokeng,
                        Gumboot Dlamini, Hussein Khali, Omar Matoub
                        Inconclusive fight against Akencheres, 205 BC

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations: Cairo, Egypt
                        Occupation : Agent, Ravenwood International
                        Secutiry; Western Europe Division
                        Prior occupation: Businessman; restaurants, bars
                        and nighclub shareholder
                        Roster of Immortals Status: Active
                        Date:
                        Place:
                        Victor:
                        Watcher: Abdulrahman al-Madri

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation: Nubian
                        Born: 697 BC, Kingdom of Kush
                        First death: 663 BC; In battle against the Assyrians
                        in Northern Egypt
                        First teacher: Sudala
                        Known associates: Sudala, Sit-Hathor-Iunet,
                        Olapede Chukwu, Owusu Ojokolo
                        Known past associates: Barbrak Kamal, Fire from
                        the Sky, Bogoni, Bakongo Clan, Echijole Chimoh
                        First recorded sighting: 662 BC Egypt. Student of
                        Sudala

                        Kashta of Nubia, known in Immortal circles and by ourselves as the "Son of Sudala", appears to all intents and purposes to be a respectable and successful businessman. And Kashta has his fingers in many pies, owning a quarter of all the bars, nightclubs and restaurants in Cairo. He is not involved in crime and all his business dealings are legitimate, but the city's underworld do not mess with this giant of a man. He exerts an authoritative and calming influence on the various factions vying for control of the city's seedier suburbs , accepting that a certain amount of illegall activity must exist in order to cater for Cairo's poor. However, Kashta won't tolerate any crimelord or crime that steps over his moral line. How many rapists, pedophiles or people traffickers have been fished out of the Nile in recent years? The giant Nubian has eyes and ears everywhere and watches over our city like some giant guardian of morality and protector of its citizens, and his connections in the cooridors of power ensure that no investigation has ever targeted Kashta the Nubian and never will.

                        Abdulrahman al-Madri 2009

                        Written by Apollo1 and Apolo2, 2009


                        Sit-Hathor-Iunet
                        Known aliases: Shahira al-Sadat, Samira Salam,
                        Silya Saidi-Sief, Zahra Sudani
                        Notable characteristics: None
                        Weapon: Mamluk sword
                        Recorded kills: Ankh-Psantek, Amal Tahri,
                        Efra Saad, Tahar Tarek, Haidar Zidane
                        Inconclusive fight against Esra Sevin, 1978

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations: Cairo, Egypt
                        Occupation : Agent, Ravenwood International
                        Secutiry; Western Europe Division
                        Prior occupation: CEO, Sudani International Hotel
                        Complex
                        Roster of Immortals Status: Active
                        Date:
                        Place:
                        Victor:
                        Watcher: Muhammed Belhaj

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation: Egyptian
                        Born: 1112 BC, Abydos, Egypt
                        First death: 1086 BC; Killed by jealous lover
                        First teacher: Nefertiri
                        Known associates: Kashta of Nubia
                        Known past associates: Nefertiri, Ankh-Psantek,
                        Haremsat, Katherine, Kyra of Sparta I, Ceirdwyn,
                        May-Ling Shen, Supriya Bashkar, Frances
                        Drummond, Meryataten, Djeserka, Ouanamon
                        Aziza Ghali, Eumolpyus , Harkhuf Atiqa
                        First recorded sighting: 1080 BC Thebes. Student
                        of Nefertiri

                        The Sudani International Hotel Complex has become a mecca for royalty and the glitterati and a jewel in the crown of Morocco's tourist trade. Most of the crowned heads of Europe and the Middle East, presidents, prime ministers, Hollywood film stars, and billionnaire business tycoons have made Zahra Sudani's six-star hotel among the top five holiday destinations in the world. I wonder how many of them know that the stunningly beautiful young woman, described by Vogue magazine as one of the youngest and most successful of a new generation of Arab businesswomen, is actually the 3000-year-old Immortal Sit-Hathor-Iunet. She is one the oldest living female Immortals and the last remnant of ancient Egypt with Ya Nefer Ma'at. She is also the only known student of Nefertiri still alive, but unlike her teacher who couldn't let go of the past, Sit-Hathor-Iunet has adapted down through the centuries, kept a low profile in the Immortal community, fighting only when she had to, hence her low head count, and changing with the passing of time.

                        She hasn't been idle in her three millenia on this earth, having had over 2000 lovers, 37 husbands, and her latest partner, one of the richest men in the Middle East, who is aware of her immortality and loves her still. They are Africa's very own Bradd Pitt and Angelina Jolie, but have managed to keep the paparazzi at a distance and scrutiny at a minimum thanks to Zahra's centuries of expertise in the matter.

                        Muhammed Belhaj 2009

                        Written by Apollo1 and Apolo2, 2009



                        Zoraida (NB : Zoraida and Zwira were two separate Immortals, I merged them to turn them into one single, stronger character)
                        Known aliases : Nabilla Ben-Said, Zwira Negrouz
                        Notable characteristics : None
                        Weapon : Moorish broadsword
                        Recorded kills : None known
                        Inconclusive fight against Hussein Khali, 1816

                        Status
                        Most recent base of operations : Cairo, Egypt
                        Occupation : Hospital nurse
                        Prior occupations : Slave/disciple of Hamza el-
                        Kahir; shrine keeper, poetess, writer, warrior
                        woman, rebel leader
                        Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                        Date :
                        Place :
                        Victor :
                        Watcher : Zohra Brahimi

                        Background
                        Original cultural affiliation : Nubian
                        Born : 14th century, Nubian Kingdom
                        First death : During collapse of Dongolan
                        government of Nubia, killed by Muslim soldiers
                        during Islamisation of Sudan
                        First teacher : Hamza el-Kahir
                        Known past associates : Hamza el-Kahir
                        First recorded sighting : 1654. Algiers, Algeria
                        Identified as past disciple of Hamza el-Kahir

                        Zoraida has been hunting Xavier St. Cloud for centuries after the death of Hamza el-Kahir in 1656, this is a willful Immortal woman who wouldn’t leave the ghost of her teacher and mentor unavenged. In 1815 she nearly caught up to Xavier when he was in France with his student Morgan d’Estaing but only found Morgan to kill. She let him off the hook when she saw the pathertic specimen of immortality that he was - he certainly was no Xavier ! In 1992 she was in Paris, trailing the ancient Moor, but lot his trace when Duncan MacLeod severed his hand in combat and she lost him again. Finally in 1994, Xavier was killed by MacLeod and that meant MacLeod was possessed with the Quickening of Hamza and she wanted the memories of her lover very much. She confronted MacLeod and the Scotsman, who always had his way with women, introduced himself to Zoraida as a past disciple of Hamza himself and Zoraida didn’t have the heart to kill a line-brother, a disciple of her beloved.
                        MacLeod found solace in Zoraida, forgetting Tessa Noel for a time; and in the arms of MacLeod, Zoraida was briefly reunited with Hamza. Sometimes, there are love stories in the Game, not all onfrontations between Immortals end violently.

                        Zora Brahimi, Zoraida Chronicle
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                        • Thanks for the list, my friend. Week by week i'm now gradually updating my old chronicles.

                          I'm sure I've got Koschei the Deathless, i'll root it out for you ASAP.

                          Cheers
                          Apollo1

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                          • Apollo, can you please post the list of the Immortals currently on your files ? Just the names, so I know who are presently on your roster...

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                            • Originally posted by Gardner View Post
                              Apollo, can you please post the list of the Immortals currently on your files ? Just the names, so I know who are presently on your roster...
                              No problem, my friend. It's gonna be a long list so i'll post in instalments if that's okay, most likely in alphabetical order.

                              Cheers
                              Apollo1

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                              • You must have 2,200 right ? Can you post them by regions ?

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                                • I could post them in regions if you want, but it might take a while for me to sort them out, since all my original chronicles were copied onto paper and i'm still sorting through them all, although i did type out a complete alphabetical list of Immortals a few years back when i originally compiled the chronicles. I have four file folders of written chronicles! Lol

                                  Let me know what you need; alphabetical will be quicker, regional might take a little while.

                                  Cheers
                                  Apollo1

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                                  • Alphabetical then, it will do.

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                                    • Okay, my friend, i'll post them in batches.

                                      Cheers
                                      Apollo1

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                                      • Okay, Gardner, my friend, i'm afraid your idea for the Hellfire Club and an ongoing adversary for the SIS sparked a little bit of inspiration in me! Lol

                                        As such, I've kind of had the idea that the Hellfire Club wasn't an 18th century creation but one iteration of a pre-existing group who have been a thorn in the side of the SIS for centuries.
                                        For me, Aldrich Monk is more of an interesting character in his own right if he has some kind of connection to Richeard of Mercia; so, what if he and Richeard were both students of Timothy of Gilliam, blood brothers in a sense, but something happened that created a rift that led to a rivalry and the creation of two opposing shadowy groups?

                                        Here is my idea for the origin of the Hellfire Club and Aldrich Monk:

                                        The various iterations of the Club dating from the Middle Ages to the present day:

                                        BRIMSTONE BROTHERHOOD (the original Hellfire Club)
                                        FRATERNITATI FIERI
                                        IGNIS SCARI ("Fire Cult")
                                        BRIMSTONE LEAGUE
                                        BLACK FRIARS CLUB
                                        HELLFIRE CLUB (18th Century to early 20th century)
                                        INFERNUS CLAVA (early 20th century to 1999)
                                        BRIMSTONE (2000 - present)

                                        Aldrich Monk

                                        Known aliases (to be added to current stats): Ailef of Deira (birth name),
                                        Aldrich the Monk

                                        Born: 584, Kingdom of Deira, Northern England
                                        First death: 616, Killed in battle by the River Ide fighting
                                        for Raedwald of East Anglia, ally and protector of Edwin,
                                        soon-to-be-King of Deira
                                        First teacher: Timothy of Gilliam, at this time one of King
                                        Raedwald's personal guards

                                        635 - Timothy and Ailef are at the Battle of Hatfield Chase fighting with King Edwin of Deira in the army of
                                        Northumbria. Richeard of Mercia dies his first death and is mentored by Timothy. Ailef and Richeard
                                        become "brothers in blood and war".

                                        645 - Richeard and Ailef part company with their teacher and strike out on their own.
                                        710 - Richeard and Ailef help the Northumbrians repel a Pict invasion

                                        722 - Richeard and Ailef fight with King Ine of Wessex as he tries and fails to conquer Cornwall. Disillusioned,
                                        they leave the British Isles for northern Europe.

                                        732 - Richeard and Ailef are at the Battle of Tours near Poitiers, France, fighting with the Frankish army of
                                        Charles Martel against the Moors.

                                        740 - Richeard and Ailef fight with the Byzantines at the Battle of Akroinon in Anatolia against the Umayyad
                                        Arabs.

                                        772 to 795 - Richeard and Ailef fight for the Duchy of Saxony against the Carolingian Empire of Charlemagne.
                                        Realising the Saxons are facing defeat in a few short years and the futility of further bloodshed, Richeard and Ailef return to England.

                                        At this point, Richeard comes to realise he can use his immortality to fight for the survival and eventual prosperity of his people. Ailef disagrees, wanting to abandon futile causes and instead use his skills and immortality to gather power and wealth for himself, bitter at the neverending mortal obsession with land and status. After 150 years of brotherhood of wine and sword, Richeard of Mercia and Ailef of Deira part on bad terms.

                                        825 - Richeard is at the Battle of Ellandun as a commander in the army of Egbert of Wessex. He mentors Alfgar of Winchester who dies his first death in the battle. Alfgar, along with Richeard and Eadwulf, would go on to found the Secret Immortals Society.

                                        838 - Richeard and Alfgar help Egbert of Wessex defeat the combined Danish and Cornish armies at the Battle
                                        of Hingston Down in Cornwall. Ailef was there advising the Cornish as a mercenary. Furious at Richeard for finding another "blood brother" in Alfgar, they fight. Richeard defeats Ailef but spares his head in honour of their previous friendship. Ailef swears revenge.

                                        Inconclusive fight between Richeard of Mercia and Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk, 838

                                        840 - Ailef leaves England for Denmark and offers his services to the Norse king Horik I.

                                        844 - Richeard and Alfgar fight for Beorthwulf of Mercia in his defeat of Merfyn Frych, King of Gwynedd at the Battle of Cetyll.

                                        851 - Richeard and Alfgar fight with King Aethelwulf of Wessex in his defeat of the Danes at the Battle of Oakley. Richeard and Ailef fight again, but they are swept up in the battle and lose each other.

                                        Inconclusive fight between Richeard of Mercia and Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk, 851

                                        866 - Ailef is with the Danish forces that capture York and in 867 helps them defeat the Northumbrians.

                                        869 - Richeard and Alfgar are both killed at the Battle of Hoxne in which the Danes defeat the East Anglians and kill King Edmund the Martyr. Richeard and Alfgar retreat south.

                                        871 - Ailef, now a top commander in the Danish army, helps defeat the West Saxons at the Battle of Reading. He is then killed in battle at Ashdown as the Danes are beaten by King Aethelred of Wessex. Richeard and Alfgar are captains in the West Saxon army. Ailef fought Alfgar, but was shot down by a Saxon arrow.

                                        Inconclusive fight between Alfgar of Winchester and Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk, 871

                                        876 - Ailef helps the Danes capture southern Northumbria and found the Kingdom of York.

                                        877 - As the Danes, including Ailef, capture Exeter, Richeard and Alfgar enter the service of Alfred the Great.

                                        878 - Richeard and Alfgar are with Alfred the Great at the Battle of Edington in Wiltshire as he defeats the Danes and captures Chippenham. Ailef is with Guthrum as the Danes retreat to Cirencester and take control of East Anglia.

                                        886 - Richeard and Alfgar join Alfred as he restores London to Mercia and signs a treaty with Guthrum, granting the territory between the Thames and the Tees to the Danes. Alfgar accepts a challenge from Ailef, but Richeard deliberately gets Alfgar drunk, so he oversleeps and misses the duel, afraid for his student's life against Ailef's superior swordsmanship.

                                        893 - Richeard and Alfgar help an alliance of Anglo-Saxons and Welsh defeat a Viking army at the Battle of Buttington in Powys, Wales.

                                        896 - Ailef joins the Danish army that leaves Wessex.

                                        910 to 920 - Richeard and Alfgar help Edward the Elder, King of Wessex, son of Alfred, and his sister, Aethelfreid, conquer most of the Danelaw.

                                        Okay, that's the first part of the origins of the SIS and the Hellfire Club/Brimstone. I'll continue the next chapter tomorrow, which will deal with Richeard's revelation that sees him decide to stop fighting on the battlefield but fight from the shadows, and Ailef's decision to abandon his birthname and become Aldrich Monk of Brimstone.

                                        Cheers
                                        Apollo1

                                        BTW Could you post the chronicles of the active and inactive Immortals of Southern Africa, please.

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                                        • You defintitely caught the ball I was launching Apollo! Brillant ideas there, a great timeline of events. I am looking forward to read what comes next and if you have background stories for the other Hellfire Club members. Have you notice the chess names are all present for both colors in my stories (knight, bishop etc..) exept for the King and Queen. Only one King and Quen to rule the club unless there was a White Queen and Black King who were killed by Aldrich and his Black Queen before the Hllifre Club made itself known.

                                          I love how you are turning Aldrich and Richeard into a Magneto/Xavier kind of duo, that's good writing. It reminds me of the days when we created this world together.

                                          Battle of Hatfield Chase is 633, not 635.
                                          Addendum :

                                          732 - Richeard and Ailef are at the Battle of Tours near Poitiers, France, fighting with the Frankish army of
                                          Charles Martel against the Moors. They meet Kyra of Sparta who fights and kills Moorish Immortal Nasr-el-Din

                                          Here are your Southern African Immortals, some entries I haven't written yet.

                                          Cheers!
                                          Gardner




                                          Aisha al-Fadhil
                                          Known aliases : Anamaria, Dolores Torres,
                                          Theresa Jones
                                          Notable characteristics : Expert markmanship,
                                          accute sniper, superb hand-to-hand combattant
                                          Weapon : Afghan cavalry saber, gift from Yalvatch

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Eastern Cape
                                          Occupation: Ranger, Addo Elephant National Park
                                          Prior occupations : Mercenary, resistance cell
                                          leader Middle East and Central American countries
                                          Sniper, US Army Special Operations « Cultural
                                          Support Teams »
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Thomas Hicks

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : Afghan, American
                                          citizenship
                                          Born : 1946; Khabul, Afghanistan
                                          First death : 1980; Killed with husband and foster
                                          children by Soviet soldiers, Afghan-Soviet War
                                          First teacher : Yalvatch
                                          Known associates : Yalvatch, Tomi Mets, Stacy
                                          Goldhawk, Juanita Vasquez, Olapede Chukwu
                                          First recorded sighting : 1980. Khabul. Found,
                                          shell-shocked and amnesiac by Yalvatch who
                                          restored her to health and trained her.

                                          Aisha al-Fadhil has been involved in the War in Afghanistan since the beginning, I think she had enough.
                                          She asked to be demobilized. She wants to join the poacher-hunters of Eastern Cape, those trying to protect South African wildlife. Power to her, people are noticing she doesn’t seem to age and is impervious to wounds which would normally kill any other then her. Time to move on. Who knows, she may hook up with Olapede Chukwu also huntign poeachers in the Cape.

                                          Cpl Hicks, October 2016




                                          Pamela Cetu
                                          Known aliases : Augusta Nawale
                                          Notable characteristics : Lesbian immortal,
                                          tomboy, Game-agressive, no-nonsense attitude
                                          Weapon : Damascus, steel rapier
                                          Recorded kills : Clarence Maake

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Johannesburg
                                          Republic of South Africa
                                          Occupation : Photographer, militant for the rights
                                          of the lesbian and bi-sexual women in South
                                          Africa; vigilante going after men responsible of
                                          sexual violence against lesbian women
                                          Prior occupations : Undetermined
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Leila Ferguson

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : South African
                                          Born : 1968; Hankey township, Eastern Cape,
                                          Republic of South Africa
                                          First death : 2000; Black lesbian woman raped
                                          and murdered by male negro, ‘corrective rape’
                                          First teacher : Lali Naidoo
                                          Known associates : Sheila Meintjes
                                          Known past associates : Lali Naidoo
                                          First recorded sighting : 1994. Johannesburg,
                                          South Africa. Photographer recording acts of
                                          violence from white policemen against blacks

                                          All that anger and agression, she take it out on aggressive players of the Game, but she has Sheila to bring balance in her life. If in the end there can truly be only one, she hopes there still be two : herself and Sheila, the love of her young life. It is already not easy to be anegro woman and lesbian in Sout hAfrica, but an Immortal ? You’d have to be crazy to stay here, but Pam wants to stay with Sheila and both women wouldn’t have it any other way.

                                          Leila Ferguson, May 2016


                                          Olapede Chukwu
                                          Known aliases: Obiang Nze, Oscar Lobo, Seko Ley
                                          Notable characteristics: None
                                          Weapon: Tuareg takoba
                                          Recorded kills: Atsu Lamptey, Avery de Beaumont,
                                          Carsten Block, Arizus of Axum, Duridar Reis,
                                          Kenefer, Girk Coejemans, Cecil John Rhodes.
                                          Inconclusive fight against Charles Quasah, 1956;
                                          Aicha Guelleh, 2011

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations: Eastern Cape,
                                          Republic of South Africa
                                          Occupation: Head Ranger, Addo Elephant National
                                          Park
                                          Roster of Immortals Status: Active
                                          Date:
                                          Location:
                                          Victor:
                                          Watcher: Didi Mde

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation: Nigerian
                                          Born: 764, Kingdom of Ife, Western Nigeria
                                          First death: 798; Tribal warfare
                                          First teacher: Kashta of Nubia
                                          Known associates: Kashta of Nubia, Meja Kola,
                                          Rodis, Ekundayo, Aisha Al-Fadhil
                                          Known past associates: Kalif Farah, Nambitha,
                                          Sembagare, Gatura and Jetta Kamnuwize,
                                          Kizzy Afrani, Inah Gaetswe, Nantobeko, Seka Rize
                                          First recorded sighting: 800 Kingdom of Ghana.
                                          Fought and beheaded Atsu Lamptey

                                          Olapede has just become the new Head Ranger at the Addo Elephant National Park, fulfilling a long-held dream of his. Since the time of his First Death, Olapede has taken on the lone burden of preserving Africa's heritage; her wildlife and cultures in the face of first, European colonialism, and then the post-Colonial upheavels that saw the dark continent plunged into countless civil wars, inter-tribal warfare and genocide. It is a lone battle and a burden he has shouldered with remarkable dignity and resilience. It's notable Olapede's heads include two European Immortals who took advantage of the African conquests for their own selfish ends, including that obnoxious English game-hunter Avery de Beaumont, who thought Olapede's head would be the perfect trophy to adorn his mansion wall back in the Old Country.

                                          These days it is poachers and crooked businessmen exploiting the treasures of Africa and her people and wildlife who command his attention and Olapede meets that challenge with the same determination and valour that he does when he faces an Immortal. Long may it continue.

                                          Didi Mde 2009

                                          Apollo1/Apollo2


                                          Sigmund Holthaus
                                          Known aliases : Sigfried von Richtoffenn,
                                          Simon Pretorius
                                          Weapon : Stirling Basket-hilt backsword
                                          Recorded kills : Tonye Moyoyo, Cecil John
                                          Rhodes
                                          Inconclusive fight against Agathe Vierny, 1636;
                                          Mossane, 1880; Koffi Eyadéma, 1885; Ruben Um
                                          Nyobé, 1906

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : No fixed adress
                                          Homebased in Pretoria, Republic of South Africa
                                          Occupation : Profiler, hunting serial killers
                                          Prior occupations : Law enforcement, mercenary
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Gaspar Andries

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : German
                                          Born : 1523; Germany, Holy Roman Empire
                                          First death : 1547, Landsknecht mercenary killed
                                          during the Battle of Mühlberg
                                          First teacher : Hans Kerschner
                                          Known associates : Cinderella, Agathe Vierny
                                          Known past associates : Hans Kerschner, Judith
                                          Botha, Claudia Loehr, Nils Dacke, Emil Von
                                          Zelewski, Teutonic Immortal League, Werner Roth
                                          First recorded sighting : 1547, Fortress of
                                          Koenigsburg. Student of Kerschner

                                          After having been a Landsknecht mercenary, a WWI airplane pilot and war hero fightintg side by side with Hermann Goering (don’t he wish had had shot him down himself!) and fabled Von Richtoffen whose name he took later on, Sigmund Holthaus is hunting serial killers in South Africa,using the same hunting skills he used when he had mastery of the sky. He takes his time studying his target’s hunting patterns, attending autopsies, studying casebooks and interviewing imprisoned serial killers. He is good at his job but I am afraid getting immersed in so much darkness is taking its toll on Sigmund, he is drinking a lot and his mood has changed. I don’t want him to go in depression or to undergo a personality change that would put him on the wrong side of the Game. He is a dark, brooding character with a tragic past, he has his hands full of the blood of past victims himself and I believe he tries to redeem himself by being a profiler, following in the pattenrs of Matthew McCormick. Heaven help us if an Immortal like Sigmund starts using his skills in the wrong way!
                                          But this is a strong character who won’t fall so easily unless he kills the wrong Immortal and undergoes the dreaded Dark Quickening. It’s becoming more and more frequent with passign decades.

                                          Gaspar Andries, Holthaus Chronicle


                                          Moon Mandele
                                          Known aliases : Tommy Masuku, Bruce Kangwa
                                          Notable characteristics : None
                                          Weapon : British infantry saber
                                          Recorded kills : Kenny Ngulube, Clem Tholet
                                          Inconclusive fight against Kenny Nugulube, 1976;
                                          Sekai Rize, 1985

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Bulawayo,
                                          Zimbabwe
                                          Occupation : Football player, Highlanders F.C
                                          Zimbabwe Premier Soccer League
                                          Prior occupations : Football player, Rhodesia
                                          National Football League
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Joann Mrisho

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : Zimbabwean
                                          Born : 1906; Makokoba Towship, Zimbabwe
                                          First death : 1926, Football player, Lions Football
                                          Club, hit by lightning while training
                                          First teacher : Dumisani Maraire
                                          Known past associates : Rory Calhoun
                                          Known ennemies : Kenny Ngulube
                                          First recorded sighting : 1972. Southern Rhodesia
                                          Playing in Rhodesia National Football League,
                                          encounter with immortal Rory Clahoun and his
                                          protege, Irish League player Tony McIlveen

                                          Good game tonight, the F.C of Zimbabwe won another victory against their arch-rivals from Harare and Moon Mandele against yet another immortal, I swear that man won’t be happy till has challenged and killed every immortals living in South America. Latest quarry was Clelm Tholet, a pacifical singer and musician whose voice has been silenced forever.

                                          Joann Mrisho, 17.10.2016


                                          Sheila Meintjes
                                          Known aliases : Victoria Mxange, Sheila Kantsje
                                          Notable characteristics : Bi-sexual
                                          Weapon(s) : Persian falchion
                                          Recorded kills : Janus Walraff, Rufus Makoe,
                                          Sdumo Kotwe, Antoinette Sithole, Cornelius Mbeki

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Johannesburg
                                          Republic of South Africa
                                          Occupation : Police officer, in relationship with
                                          Pamela Cetu
                                          Prior occupations : Anti-Apartheid activist, student;
                                          University of Johannesburg
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Sid Copley

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : South African
                                          Born : 1943, Johannesburgh South Africa
                                          First death : 1967, Raped and murdered by serial
                                          killer Elias Xitavhudzi
                                          First teacher : Bebe Kenyatta
                                          Known associates : Bebe Kenyatta, Kotsi
                                          N’Dabane, Pamela Cetu
                                          Known past associates : Busi Mutwa, Griffiths
                                          Mxange, husband; Black Panthers group (1974-94)
                                          First recorded sighting : 1967, Johannesburgh.
                                          Found and mentored by Bebe Kenyatta

                                          Another serial rapist sent to prison for twenty years, thanks to the efforts of Sheila Meintjes, as ferocious in the tribunal as she is in the Game. An apt survivor, she is not a disciple of Bebe Kenyatta for nothing, a good way for her to deal with the demons from her past. Not even the Immortals War could undermine her will to survive, to be the sharpest sword in the Game or the sharpest attorney of Johannesburg.

                                          Sid Copley


                                          Callestina Oyini
                                          Known aliases : Yvonne Ndongo, Anne-Marie
                                          Mburu, Daphne Mashile
                                          Notable characteristics : None
                                          Weapon : Flamerge rapier
                                          Recorded kills : Michelle Zvenyika

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Pretoria,
                                          Republic of South Africa
                                          Occupation : Businesswoman
                                          Prior occupations : Village leader, slave trader
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Achmet Traoré

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : Myeni people
                                          Born : 18th century, Orungui Kingdom, Gabon
                                          First death : Clan warfare
                                          First teacher : Callestina
                                          Known past associates : Callestina
                                          First recorded sighting : 1875 Gabon-Congo
                                          Region during exploration of Gabon by Pierre
                                          Savorgnan de Brazza, at this time married to
                                          Callestina

                                          Callestina named herself after her teacher and when she heard of her death by the blade of Duncan MacLeod, she sought to avenge her by hunting the Scotsman. When she realized she couldn’t fight him, or vainquish him, she manipulated a Nubian immortal by name of Hasdrubal Skaras who did the job for her, in Colombia. Callestina is a manipulative vixen who always gets her man, using any means necessary

                                          Achmet Traoré, 2012


                                          Alice Lenshina
                                          Known aliases : Alice Mulenga Mulusha
                                          Notable characteristics : None
                                          Weapon : Custom broadsword
                                          Inconclusive fight against Raymond d’Amboise,
                                          SIS, 1897; Eadwul, SIS, 1923

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Lusaka, Southern
                                          Rhodesia, present Zambia
                                          Occupation : Guru/sect leader
                                          Prior occupations : Rebel fighter, leading the 1963
                                          Lumpa Uprising against the British Crown
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Research ,Southern African immortals

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : Angoni people
                                          Born : Present day Zambia, unknown date
                                          First death : Unrecorded
                                          First teacher : Bomani of the Ngoni
                                          Known associates : Yaphet Kinyonga
                                          Known past associates : Hipolito Cabral,
                                          Bomani of the Ngoni
                                          Known ennemies : Secret Immortals Services
                                          First recorded sighting : 1798. Kazembe region of
                                          Zambia. Encounter with Hipolito Cabral during
                                          exploration of Kazembe by Francisco de Lacerda

                                          Alice Lenshina knows her way with men and that the better way to defeat a man if either though kiss or kill. She killed many but she kissed the SIS Immortals coming after her, sensing the innate goodness in Raymond d’Amboise and Eadwulf of the Secret Immortals Services, defeatign them in single combat and then taking htem to her bed where she conviced them that the ways of the British Crown in Africa was wrong and that they did as much damage to her culture as it did to the culture of Kenya and India. This is a woman with huge sexual charisma and though d’Amboise and Eadwulf have knows many victories I nwar and love, they know a strong woman when they meet one and always admitted to their “deafeat” in the arms of Alice Lenshina.

                                          Watcher Bureau, Southern Africa


                                          Sipho William Mdletshe
                                          Known aliases : Simon Williams
                                          Notable characteristics : None
                                          Weapon : Gladius
                                          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Johannesburg
                                          Republic of South Africa
                                          Occupation : Intern, posing as medical student
                                          Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital
                                          Prior occupations : Intern, posing as medical
                                          student at Rio Grande General Hospital and later
                                          at Cook County Hospital, Chicago Ill
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Sophie Pistorius

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : South African
                                          Born : 1969, Johannesburg South Africa
                                          First death : 1993, Traffic accident
                                          First teacher : Peter Gaicus
                                          Known associates : Peter Gaicus
                                          Know ennemies : None
                                          First recorded sighting : 1994 Johannesburg
                                          Found by Peter Gaicus during medical check-up
                                          at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital

                                          Twenty years after having been locked in a coffin for two days, Sipho came back to the city of his birth and tried to reunite with his fiançée who since then had married and was a mother and grandmother. The horrified Julia denied the re-appaearance of Sipho, calling him a zombie , giving the poor man a lesson in how sometimes, it is better to leave the past behind. Peter Gaicus taught him the rules of Immortality, the Game, how to ight with a sword but he didn’t teach him to move on with his life by the look of it.

                                          Sophie Pistorius, June 2015


                                          N!Xau
                                          Known aliases : Gcao Tekene Coma
                                          Notable characteristics : Unable to understand
                                          the purpose of the Game, although aware of its
                                          existence and of its dangers
                                          Weapons : Spear, bow & arrows
                                          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game,
                                          but will kill to protect his life and his tribe

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : Bostwana
                                          Occupation : Farmer, hunter-gatherer
                                          Prior occupations : Hunter-gatherer
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Research, Southern Africa

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : Bushmen, Sans tribe
                                          Born : Unrecorded, Mozambique
                                          First death : Unrecorded
                                          First teacher : Unrecorded
                                          First recorded sighting : 1858. Mozambique.
                                          Evading the attentions of Martin Hyde, big game
                                          Hunter; later met Olapede Chukwu

                                          N!Xau never understood the Game and the stories of immortals, but he is aware there are dangerous men out there, with sharp swords and that the only way to escape from them is to move out in the bush cosntantly, and he has been doing so ever since he first appeared in our chronicles in 1858. A calm, pacifical man who keeps out of the modern world, from its technologies and likes nothing more than his peace and quit among his fellow bushmen.

                                          Watcher Bureau, Southern Africa


                                          Kotsi N’Dabane
                                          Known aliases : Lebohang Nowele
                                          Notable characteristics : African nationalist
                                          Weapon : Custom broadsword
                                          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : No fixed location
                                          Operatiing on Republic of South Africa territory
                                          Occupation : Corporal, South African National
                                          Defence Force (SANDF)
                                          Prior occupations : Soldier, Umkhonto we Sizwe,
                                          armed wing of the African National Congress co-
                                          founded by Nelson Mandela
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Inactive
                                          Date :
                                          Place :
                                          Victor :
                                          Watcher : Oliver Mfume

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : South African
                                          Born : 1932; Sharpeville, Transvaal (today
                                          Gauteng), Republic of South Africa
                                          First death : 1960; Sharpeville Massacre, part of a
                                          crowd of black protesters shot and killed by South
                                          African police forces
                                          First teacher : Griffith Mxange
                                          Known associates : Sheila Meintjes, Nelson
                                          Muholi
                                          Known past associates : Griffith Mxange,
                                          First recorded sighting : 1960. Transvaal. Trained
                                          by Griffith Mxange

                                          Kotsi Ndabane appears to live head in clouds where the Game is concerned, he fights only for the SANDF corps and evades the attentions of players of the Game as much as possible, protected by the numbers of the soldiers he is surrounded with. In ten years, five Immortals came after his head, he managed to avoid them because he either was carrying missions in Eastern Cape or was in training maneuvers, so it would have been difficult for anyone to openly challenge him. But someday he will meet the challenge he can’t run from and he will have to face his man sword in hand, instead of with his gun. And we shall see how he fares.

                                          June 2016



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                                          • A little bit odd. Before, the forum said this was page 14. Now it says this is page 9.

                                            I love what you guys are doing.

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                                            • Thank you Bystander, we are having great fun.

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                                              • Is it too much to ask for screenshots of the Immortals?

                                                Originally posted by dubiousbystander View Post
                                                A little bit odd. Before, the forum said this was page 14. Now it says this is page 9.
                                                I doubled the # of posts seen per page.
                                                Highlander: Dark Places

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                                                  How do I post pictures ?


                                              • Glad you like what i'm doing with the Hellfire Club and SIS, my friend. I'm afraid you've opened the floodgates! I've got lots of ideas and i'm having fun inserting the journeys of Richeard and Aldrich into real history. And yes, i was inspired by the Xavier/ Erik frenemy relationship by having Richeard and Ailef/Aldrich be two former "brothers" who had a major falling out over differing ideas on what they should do with their immortality, and each went on to found their own shadowy cabal, but with opposing goals and ideals.

                                                Thanks for pointing out the error with the Battle of Hatfield Chase, i misread my own handwriting, mistook a 3 for a 5! Lol

                                                And also, thankyou for adding the Kyra of Sparta note to Richeard and Ailef's chronicle. I'm so caught up in the journey of these two rivals that i don't really get time to cross-check with other Immortals, so if you do know of any other potential encounters as i go along, please don't hesitate in adding them to the record.

                                                And yes, Gardner, i do have backstories for the other members of the Hellfire Club/Brimstone, and i hope you enjoy the reveals!

                                                Now, onto the next chapter:

                                                927 - Richeard and Alfgar are with the army of King Aethelstan as he occupies York and unites the Anglo-Saxon Heptarchy into the Kingdom of England.

                                                931 - Richeard and Alfgar are at the first Council of All England in Colchester. Ailef heads north for Scotland to the court of Constantine II, King of Scots.

                                                934 - Richeard and Alfgar join King Aethelstan as he invades Scotland, reaching as far as Caithness.

                                                937 - Battle of Brunanburh. Richeard and Alfgar help King Aethelstan defeat the combined armies of Olaf Guthfrithson, the King of Dublin, Constantine II, King of Scots, and Owain ap Dyfnwal, King of the Cumbrians. Ailef, once again meets Alfgar on the battlefield, and once again he is cut down before he can kill Richeard's student, this time by an English spear through his chest.

                                                Inconclusive fight between Alfgar of Winchester and Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk, 937

                                                Ailef slips away from the battlefield and leaves the mainland for Dublin, offering his services to Olaf Guthfrithson.

                                                939 - King Aethelstan dies and Richeard and Alfgar enter the service of his brother Edmund I of England. Edmund is aware of their immortality as his brother was, and values their service. Ailef is with Olaf Guthfrithson as he captures York.
                                                A young woman, a sometime-prostitute and petty thief, is raped and murdered by the Viking invaders. Elfrida of York is mentored by Ailef, becoming his protégé and lover. He teaches her the sword and how to use her wit and wiles to survive and thrive in the Game. As Ailef would one day abandon his own name and become Aldrich Monk, so would Elfrida, becoming Evangeline Black.

                                                Evangeline Black

                                                Known aliases (to be added): Elfrida of York (birth name), Abbess Elfrida
                                                of Iona.

                                                Born: 915, Scandinavian York, England
                                                First death: 939, Raped and murdered during the
                                                capture of York by Olaf Guthfrithson, King of Dublin
                                                First teacher: Ailef of Deira, aka Aldrich Monk

                                                944 - As King Edmund takes York from the Vikings, there is a first clash between the students of Richeard and Ailef, as Alfgar and Elfrida duel. Alfgar defeats Elfrida but is unwilling to take the head of a woman, she repays him by stabbing him in the heart with a hidden dagger and fleeing before Richeard can intervene.

                                                Inconclusive fight between Alfgar of Winchester and Elfrida of York, aka Evangeline
                                                Black, 944

                                                946 - Seeking revenge for the defeat at York, Ailef and Elfrida plot the death of King Edmund. Elfrida seduces an exiled criminal and convinces him to murder Edmund at Pucklechurch. He is succeeded by his brother Eadred of England.

                                                947 - Continuing his revenge plot, Ailef persuades Wulfstan I, Archbishop of York, to invite Viking leader Eric Bloodaxe to become King of Northumbria.

                                                948 - At the behest of Richeard and Alfgar, King Eadred expels Eric Bloodaxe from Northumbria.

                                                952 - Ailef and Elfrida are with Eric Bloodaxe as he reconquers York. Richeard responds by convincing King Eadred to imprison Wulfstan, Archbishop of York, Ailef's puppet.

                                                The story continues tomorrow!

                                                Cheers
                                                Apollo1

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                                                • Good job on historical research and the origins of Evangerline (the poor woman). Never challenge an Englishman on his own grounds when it comes to the history of his homeland! lol I love how Elfredstabs the poor Alfgar, I wonder what she thought of him after he went through the Dark Quickening incident.
                                                  It seems the two blood-bothers/ennemies are competing against each others in your story, a bit like Claremont and Byrne on X-Men and Fantastic Four in the 1980's, when they tired to damage each other's work. Actually Byrne was being an unpleasant rival.
                                                  Looking forward to what comes next.

                                                  Btw, I have a nice idea for a rival to the Black Queen Evangeline , the Club's would-be White Queen : Messalina of Rome, the historical character and also bitter rival to Seraphina. A nice nod to the comci book's Hellfire Club where an ancient and powerful sorceress took over.
                                                  She is still active those days, triggering sexual scandals in Manhattan, biting people where it hurts. An important figure of the finance and political scenery. Sexually promiscuituous, great in bed, a deadlier shade of Seraphina. A dark Seraphina, played by Asia Argento.


                                                  Known aliases : Selene the She-Wolf of Rome,
                                                  Sulpicia Memmia, Isalyndre Blackheart, Vannozia Dei
                                                  Cattaniei (Lucrezia Borgia's mother), Valeria Cipriano
                                                  Notable characteristics : Sociopathic, cunning,
                                                  manipulative personality; sexual predator
                                                  Weapon : Roman gladius

                                                  Status
                                                  Most recent base of operations : New-York, NY
                                                  Occupation : Businesswoman, blogger uncovering
                                                  sex scandals in the finance world of Manhattan
                                                  Prior occupations : White Queen of the Hellfire
                                                  Club, 19th Century; socialite, kingmaker
                                                  Roster of Immortals Status : Active
                                                  Date :
                                                  Place :
                                                  Victor :
                                                  Watcher : Jenna Milano

                                                  Background
                                                  Original cultural affiliation : Roman
                                                  Born : 17; Rome, Roman Empire
                                                  First death : 48; Executed for conspiring against
                                                  her husband, Emperor Claudius
                                                  First teacher : Lucretia Garibaldi, named her daughter after her teacher
                                                  Known past associates : Hellfire Club, Andre
                                                  Korda, Grayson, Callestina, Artur Drakov
                                                  Known ennemies : SIS, Deoneces of Sparta,
                                                  Seraphina, Appius Lepidus Baro, Hellfire Club
                                                  First recorded sighting : 235. Rome. Spouse of
                                                  Emperor Severus Alexander, conspired agaisnt
                                                  his life, leading to the Crisis of the 3rd Century,
                                                  encounter with Appius Lepdis Baro

                                                  All children the historical Messalina, Vannozia and Sulpicia may have had are foundlings or children from unwed young mothers she poisoned after they gave birth to the children she wanted. She faked her pregnancies and paid her doctors so they kept silent.

                                                  Cheers!


                                                  PS : To be added to the Inactive roster of Eastern Africa...
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