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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
    Last edited by Gardner; 12-05-2019, 06:03 AM.

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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.

                    Last edited by Apollo1; 10-31-2017, 03:54 PM.

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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?

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                            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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                          • 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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                                • Thanks for your observations, my friend. Appreciate it. Yes, it is a sort of competition between Richeard and Ailef, only with an entire nation as their playing field. Of course, during this period of history Ailef was still playing the game of politics for his own profit and reward, a sort of mercenary kingmaker. Later, as will gradually be revealed, he becomes more invested in his own wealth and power and frustrating the machinations of Richeard.
                                  I'm sure Alfgar regretted not finishing off Elfrida, her treachery was most likely a wake up call not to underestimate female Immortals, and i'm sure she took great delight in what happened to Alfgar.

                                  I love the idea of Messalina of Rome being a White Queen-in-exile. There could be some nasty business going on between her and Evangeline.

                                  And now for the next instalment of the Richeard/Ailef feud! Lol

                                  954 - Richeard and Alfgar take matters into their own hands to pre-empt the plans of Ailef and Elfrida. They enlist the help of Osulf, high-reeve of the northern half of Northumbria, who lures Eric Bloodaxe, his son Haeric and his brother Ragnald, to the remote Stainmore, where Richeard and Alfgar are waiting in ambush. Richeard kills Bloodaxe, while Alfgar cuts down Haeric and Ragnald. King Eadred then recovers York, forcing Ailef and Elfrida to escape north. The kingdom of Northumbria is reunited with England, under the administration of Osulf I of Bamburgh, the new Earl of Northumbria.

                                  955 - Ailef has Elfrida arrange the death of Eadred. She seduces the king's physician and uses her feminine wiles to convince him to poison Eadred with a concoction Ailef acquired from a herbalist that is undetectable. He is succeeded by his 15-year-old nephew Eadwig, son of King Edmund I and his Queen Aelfgifu of Shaftsbury. Richeard is at this time unaware that Ailef has become the lover of the former Queen and has influence over Eadwig. As a consequence, Eadwig orders the arrest of Richeard and Alfgar for the murders of Eric Bloodaxe and his kin, but with the help of trusted allies Richeard and Alfgar are able to slip away from the capital Winchester. Ailef and Elfrida are brought into Eadwig's council.

                                  956 - Bishop Dunstan, an ally of Richeard and Alfgar, is exiled by King Eadwig.

                                  957 - Richeard and Alfgar help ferment rebellion in Mercia and Northumbria, favouring Edgar, Eadwig's younger brother, as King. Richeard had arranged, with the help of trusted friends in Winchester, to spirit Edgar out of the clutches of Ailef to Mercia.

                                  958 - Archbishop Oda of Canterbury, another ally of Richeard, and supporter of Edgar, is murdered on the orders of Ailef, determined to purge his former friend's supporters from the court of King Eadwig.

                                  959 - Aelfsige, Bishop of Winchester, and lover of Elfrida, is enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury. Aelfsige journeys to Rome to be given his pallium by Pope John XII, but supposedly dies of cold in the Alps. However, Alfgar and a select band of chosen men had followed the Archbishop and ambushed him and his entourage in the Alps, killing them all. At the behest of Ailef, King Eadwig nominates Bishop Byrhthelm to succeed him, another puppet of Ailef. But Richeard takes direct action, leading an elite band of hand-picked warriors into Winchester and assassinates King Eadwig under the noses of Ailef and Elfrida. Ailef and Elfrida flee Winchester as Edgar is named the new King. Edgar overturns the appointment of Byrhthelm as Archbishop of Canterbury in favour of Dunstan, Richeard's closest ally.

                                  TO BE CONTINUED.

                                  Cheers
                                  Apollo1

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                                  • Well these are pieces of England's history I ddn't know. Good job. Yes, there must have been some nasty business between Evangeline and Messalina. Have you noticed that Messalina beign the White Queen of hte Club, all the children she adopted could have been her "hellions" like Lucrezia ? (wink)

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                                    • We needed a Black King, didn't we ?

                                      Roderick Kingsley
                                      Known aliases : Cornelius Black, Aurelius Fitzroy
                                      Notable characteristics : Master of illusion
                                      Weapon : Black knightly sword
                                      Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
                                      Inconclusive fight agaisnt May-Ling Shen, 1486

                                      Status
                                      Most recent base of operations : New-York ,Y
                                      Occupation : Warlock, master of mysticla arts,
                                      trying to overthrow Aldrich Monk’s rule of the
                                      Hellfire Club
                                      Prior occupations : Satanic cult leader
                                      Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                      Date : 12 May 1892
                                      Place : Manhattan, NY
                                      Victor : Aldrich Monk
                                      Watcher : Research, Hellfire Club

                                      Background
                                      Original cultural affiliation : Saxon
                                      Born : 1344; Surrey, England
                                      First death : 1364; From legend, died trying to
                                      wrestle a demon for his own soul
                                      First teacher : Sir Francis Bacon
                                      Known associates : Hellfire Club
                                      Known past associates : Secret Immortals Society
                                      Known ennemies : May-Ling Shen ,SIS
                                      First recorded sighting : 1486; Kualan Valley,
                                      China. Wrestling mystical power from local
                                      Immortal mystic, but failed

                                      A nasty customer, that one. The demon he wrestled my have been Kronos or another ancient Immortal with dellusions of demonhood.
                                      Monk knew him from way back and invited him over at the Hellfire Club in Mnhattan during the club's decade in America. He offered him a position as a Black King, but that was a mistake. An animal with two heads cannot live, and Kingsley the upstart understood it. He tried to get the upper hand in Monk's game and lost his head.

                                      Cheers!
                                      G.
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                                      • Here's the next chapter of the SIS/Hellfire Club Saga:

                                        953 - At the urging of Richeard, King Edgar grants legal autonomy to the Danelaw, stalemating Ailef and Elfrida, who were attempting to ferment rebellion in the region. Ailef and Elfrida once again retreat to Denmark.

                                        973 - Richeard and Alfgar sail with Edgar to Chester, where he receives homage from the rulers of Alba, Strathclyde, Wales and the Kingdom of the Isles.

                                        975 - 8 July. King Edgar dies and is succeeded by his 12-year-old son Edward. To alleviate suspicions among Edward's court about the two never-ageing advisers, Richeard and Alfgar fake their deaths and leave Winchester. Richeard determines to go underground for a generation but to watch over the Royal court from afar (this, however, would not last long, as Ailef's activities would force Richeard back into the political game again).

                                        978 - 18 March. King Edward is murdered by the servants of his stepmother Queen Aelfthryth at Corfe Castle, and succeeded by his stepbrother Aethelred the Unready. Richeard suspects the involvement of Ailef, who may have acted through the Queen, as he had fostered a friendship with her before he fled the country, but Richeard cannot prove it since Ailef and Elfrida are still supposedly in Denmark.

                                        980 - Vikings begin a new wave of raids on England, orchestrated by Ailef.

                                        981 - Viking raids on Dorset, Devon, and Cornwall begin. Elfrida appears at this time in command of a longship and dubbed by her crew "Elfrida the Black Wolf" because of her black furs and long mane of black hair. She becomes notorious for her merciless attacks on English coastal settlements.

                                        988 - Richeard and Alfgar return to Canterbury following the death of their friend Dunstan, Archbishop of Canterbury.

                                        991 - After Aethelred signs a treaty with Duke Richard I of Normandy agreeing not to aid each others enemies, a suspicious Richeard sends Alfgar to Normandy to spy on the duke.
                                        Elfrida leads a Norse invasion force that sacks Ipswich, and is then at the Battle of Maldon, where the Danes defeat an English army. Elfrida slays Byrhtnoth, Ealdorman of Essex, leader of the English army.
                                        Against the advice of Richeard, Aethelred pays the first Danegeld (of £10,000) to the Danes in return for their leaving England.

                                        TO BE CONTINUED

                                        Could you post the active and inactive Immortals of West Africa please

                                        Cheers
                                        Apollo1

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                                        • Originally posted by Gardner View Post
                                          We needed a Black King, didn't we ?

                                          Roderick Kingsley
                                          Known aliases : Cornelius Black, Aurelius Fitzroy
                                          Notable characteristics : Master of illusion
                                          Weapon : Black knightly sword
                                          Recorded kills : None, not a player of the Game
                                          Inconclusive fight agaisnt May-Ling Shen, 1486

                                          Status
                                          Most recent base of operations : New-York ,Y
                                          Occupation : Warlock, master of mysticla arts,
                                          trying to overthrow Aldrich Monk’s rule of the
                                          Hellfire Club
                                          Prior occupations : Satanic cult leader
                                          Roster of Immortals Status : Deceased
                                          Date : 12 May 1892
                                          Place : Manhattan, NY
                                          Victor : Aldrich Monk
                                          Watcher : Research, Hellfire Club

                                          Background
                                          Original cultural affiliation : Saxon
                                          Born : 1344; Surrey, England
                                          First death : 1364; From legend, died trying to
                                          wrestle a demon for his own soul
                                          First teacher : Sir Francis Bacon
                                          Known associates : Hellfire Club
                                          Known past associates : Secret Immortals Society
                                          Known ennemies : May-Ling Shen ,SIS
                                          First recorded sighting : 1486; Kualan Valley,
                                          China. Wrestling mystical power from local
                                          Immortal mystic, but failed

                                          A nasty customer, that one. The demon he wrestled my have been Kronos or another ancient Immortal with dellusions of demonhood.
                                          Monk knew him from way back and invited him over at the Hellfire Club in Mnhattan during the club's decade in America. He offered him a position as a Black King, but that was a mistake. An animal with two heads cannot live, and Kingsley the upstart understood it. He tried to get the upper hand in Monk's game and lost his head.

                                          Cheers!
                                          G.
                                          Yes! I like this. The White King offers an old "friend" the position of Black King, but should have known kings don't share power. Even the Spartans found that out when their dual kings always used to vie for power and influence over each other. Monk killed the Black King, how long before Evangeline will have to move against the White Queen?

                                          Cheers
                                          Apollo1

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                                          • Evangeline is in London, Messalina in New-York. I haven't figured it out yet.

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                                            • Yeah, no worries Gardner, i was just speculating. Unless Messalina makes overt moves toward displacing Evangeline, then the Black Queen probably won't perceive the White Queen as a threat. Kingsley directly challenged Aldrich's position and lost his head.

                                              The Saga of the SIS and the Hellfire Club continues:

                                              993 - Elfrida leads a Danish raid on Northumbria, destroying the original fortifications at Bamburgh Castle.

                                              994 - Norse and Danish armies ravage the south-east, but fail to capture London. Richeard reaches out to the Norwegian faction and offers them a deal, as a result Olaf II of Norway is baptised at Andover and swears not to return to England. This setback angers Elfrida, who suspects Richeard's involvement.

                                              998 - Danes raid the southern and western coasts. Elfrida's attacks have become ever more savage, frightening even the warriors sailing with her. Her ship the "Black Queen", now includes a special cadre of female warriors, or shield maidens, fiercely loyal to Elfrida, who she calls her "Valkyries".

                                              999 - The Danes, including Elfrida and her Valkyries, raid Kent, attacking Rochester.

                                              1001 - First Battle of Alton: a Viking fleet, led by Elfrida, arrives off the Sussex coast and the Danes clash with a united Hampshire army. Despite the Vikings losing more men, they win the field and advance further west, while the Anglo-Saxons retreat to Winchester, where Richeard and Alfgar receive word of the defeat and Elfrida's part in it.
                                              Anticipating Elfrida's next target, Richeard sends Alfgar to Devon. While the Vikings laid siege to Exeter, Alfgar slips into the village of Pinhoe disguised as a priest. Due to Exeter's strong fortifications, Elfrida ordered her troops to pillage nearby villages, including Pinhoe. Alfgar organised the men of Devon and Somerset to resist the invasion and the battle was hard, the defenders nearly used up all their ammunition. Alfgar sneaked through the Danish lines and ran to Exeter to get arrows and arms. He successfully returned to the defending Saxons and supplied them with the weapons. But the weapons were not enough to defeat the Vikings. Elfrida's Valkyries led the infiltration of Pinhoe and burned it to the ground. Elfrida confronted and challenged Alfgar. This time, the combatants were more evenly matched and the battle hard fought. Still, Alfgar was able to defeat Elfrida and, more wary of her tricks, was about to take her head until her shield maidens came to her rescue. Outnumbered and wounded, Alfgar was forced to retreat and fled back to Winchester.

                                              Inconclusive fight between Alfgar of Winchester and Elfrida of York, aka Evangeline Black, 1001

                                              TO BE CONTINUED.

                                              Cheers
                                              Apollo1

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                                              • Good stories there, Apollo. About those Valkyries, is there any chance they could have been the Immortal Valkyries I referred to earlier on ? I always thought my little group of shiledmaidens were an independent teams unless they threw their lot with Elfrida...

                                                I need you to do a research for me : the name of the French female disciple of Bethany Clarke please. Unless you retconned her out of existence from one of my deletions requests lol

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                                                • Originally posted by Gardner View Post
                                                  Good stories there, Apollo. About those Valkyries, is there any chance they could have been the Immortal Valkyries I referred to earlier on ? I always thought my little group of shiledmaidens were an independent teams unless they threw their lot with Elfrida...

                                                  I need you to do a research for me : the name of the French female disciple of Bethany Clarke please. Unless you retconned her out of existence from one of my deletions requests lol
                                                  No, my friend, not Immortal, as a character trait i'm introducing to Elfrida is that she doesn't trust other female Immortals, she's paranoid about them usurping her position with Ailef. She doesn't even trust the female members of the Hellfire Club! Lol
                                                  The Valkyries are a forerunner of what would become Evangeline's personal bodyguard of mortal female assassins she personally trains.
                                                  I'll find that student of Bethany Clarke for you.

                                                  Cheers
                                                  Apollo1

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