for use of the PC Silas Magnus in the nWoD: The Accord chronicle by the Mind's Eye Society (this timeline is proposed and subject to change/approval)
Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Calais/Silas begins his life in the city of Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
Calais begins to work for Andronikas, a well regarded alchemist. Andronikas becomes Calais' mentor into the paths of alchemy and education, but also, after a time, immortality.
Calais, now 17 and promised immortality by Andronikos, travels to Egypt to procure enough of one of the elixir's ingredients, "the blood of kings". According to Andronikos, the essence taken from any buried as royalty would do. In order to avoid local legal problems, Andronikos sends Calais to Egypt to obtain the essence from one of their famed tombs.
A large supernova is observed by astronomers, the remnants of which would form the Crab Nebula.
At the time of the Crab Nebula supernova, a Byzantine cult dedicated to the demon Abyzou sows discord and fear in the poorer section of Constantinople.
The cult had long been in possession of a rare ingredient needed for the alchemist's elixir. Calais infiltrates the cult's church and obtains the ingredient while the cult is out and about.
Takes name Silas Magnus, replaces Andronikos at shop and begins mastering the trade of Alchemy
Constantinople, Byzantine Empire
The cult of Abyzou determines Silas had stolen from them nearly two decades previous. They raid his shop in the middle of the night, destroying what they cannot take and stealing much.
Silas takes the long view, realizing it is simply stuff that he can re-accumulate. He does not seek revenge against the cult.
As Calais has not been seen in quite some time, he is presumed dead.
Silas is called to assist a noblewoman in labor. He performs a ritual to cast out a powerful demon attempting to possess the infant.
Successful, Silas realizes the cult of Abyzou will have issues anew with him. He begins to make preparations to leave Constantinople.
Journeys from Constantinople to Perpignan, France. The journey takes the better part of the year.
The Treaty of Alton, an agreement between Henry I of England and his older brother Robert, Duke of Normandy in which Robert agreed to recognize Henry as king of England in exchange for a yearly stipend and other concessions, is signed.
Silas engaged as a consultant to divine to fortune of the Duke of Normandy by a minor, superstitious French diplomat. Needing additional funds and some travel papers, Silas plays along and comes up with some fairly generic, but useful enough, predictions. This event brings Silas to England for the first time.
Relocates from Perpignan to Andorra
The Bubonic plague, one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, strikes. Peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350, and killing between 75 million and 200 million people.
Silas, who initially helped victims of the plague, begins to reconsider his actions. The plague is emotionless, taking the lives of the rich and poor alike. The immortal starts to think this is the planet's way of self correcting the errors of humanity.
The Council supervises a huge operation to remove all credible historical records regarding supernaturals. Masquerade, etc are all strengthened.
Hears rumors of "The Council" and its purge of supernatural records. Takes advantage and discretely moves to Malta to hide from the eyes of the watchful.
Silas' timing of a quiet move to Malta runs smack into the Maltese Revolution. Silas ends up participating, lending logistical support and tactics to the revolutionaries.
The Fall of Constantinople marks the end of the Byzantine Empire and the death of the last Roman Emperor Constantine XI and the beginning of the Growth of the Ottoman Empire.
Unexpectedly, the Tribunal of the Holy Office of the Inquisition, commonly known as the Spanish Inquisition, a tribunal established in 1480 by Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand II of Aragon and Isabella I of Castile begins in practice with the first auto-da-fé.
Agents of the Inquisition follow rumors of "an immortal witch" to Silas' new home on Malta. Silas is able to use a combination of cunning and misdirection to lead the Inquisitors to to believe the "witch" had moved on to Alexandria, in Egypt.
While regaining Essence in Shadow, Silas runs into another purified, Aesa. Shortly thereafter the two are interrupted in their initial discussion by the Inquisition, who is chasing both immortals for different reasons. Silas and Aesa begin a journey outwitting and evading the Inquisition agents for the following two years.
Silas spends this year in his hometown.
Silas and Aesa find themselves in Constantinople. They spend the year in the city, dealing with the descendants of the doomsday cults Silas dealt with centuries before.
Silas travels with Aesa throughout western African and the Indian sub-continent before traveling to Tibet.
Relocates to Massachusetts Bay Colony, specifically the area around modern day Salem, MA
Silas leaves Salem near the start of the Witch Trials, not wishing to get caught up in their madness (or be exposed).
Relocates to Menemsha, Martha's Vineyard. This residence is presumed to be his primary residence to this day.
September 9th, 1703 - Constance Brewer (NPC) is born outside of London.
Silas meets Constance Ainsworth, née Brewer (NPC), a widow with a varied and complicated past. Constance is a school teacher on Martha's Vineyard, and also a journeyman alchemist. After a few discussions, Silas agrees to be Constance's mentor to becoming Purified.
The Incident on King Street - was an incident on March 5, 1770, in which British Army soldiers killed five civilian men and injured six others.
The Destruction of the Tea - December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists, the Sons of Liberty, boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.
The American Revolution
Silas assists the Underground Railroad, enabling numerous slaves passage to freedom.
The War Between the States
Called together by the vampire Jacques Lafayette Saunier, Silas becomes one of the founding members of the Gatekeeprs: a group of occult specialists bound together with the common cause of defending the world from threats from other Realms.
Laurence White - Silas's alias in over three decades, a surveyor/old money adventurer.
Silas attends the Council of Mysteries in Boston, MA.
Silas, as Laurence White, flies in a heavier than air craft for the first time. Soon, Silas begins taking lesson and becomes and aviator in his own right.
Silas takes a safari to what is now Kenya and Tanzania. He grows outraged at the flagrant slaughter of the wildlife. Over the next few years Silas engages mercenary groups to hunt the hunters. He continues to disrupt the activities of European hunters until the outbreak of World War I.
Silas spends much of his time in Africa on safari, though his official residence remains in Martha's Vineyard.
On January 15th, 1919 a large molasses storage tank burst, and a wave of molasses rushed through the streets at an estimated 35 mph, killing 21 and injuring 150.
With the sudden death of so many, Silas works to resolve numerous fetters and enable the restless dead resulting from the Molasses Flood to pass on.
Alexander Ahab - Silas's alias during this time frame; primarily known as a mercenary and occultist working for OSS against the Nazis
The Allies vs the Axis powers.
Silas acts in the European Theater of War (with some excursions around the world as ties/events dictate)
Silas heads to Europe in February of 1940 to act against the Axis powers. He sets himself up as a freelancer who combats the more occult elements of the Nazi forces.
November 28, 1942 - This club was the scene of the deadliest nightclub fire in US history, killing 492 people (which was 32 more than the building's authorized capacity) and injuring hundreds more.
A group known as "L'Enfants Diabolique" are attempting a mass demon summoning, to create a platoon of Possessed soldiers. The mission to take them down is dubbed Operation Deus Volt by the Americans.
Silas joins other occultists and a special US Army detachment to defeat "L'Enfants Diabolique".
The Allies are victorious. A few of the occultists, just as John Harkin, will go on to work with Silas in the Accord.
After the war, Silas returns to the States, splitting time between homes in Boston and Martha's Vineyard.
Constance attempts to become Purified. She fails. Silas is devastated.
June 17, 1972 - The Hotel Vendome fire was the worst firefighting tragedy in Boston history. Nine firefighters were killed when part of the building collapsed.
Michael Ames - old money/aviator, this is Silas' mortal alias during these two decades
John Smith returns and revitalizes the Council, reforming it as the Accord to fight The Truth.
Silas, after joining the Accord, returns to Boston and starts the process of founding a Cell. Most of the early history of the cell is not generally known. In 2002, Silas joins with the mage known as Mr. Ashe to formalize the cell.
Joseph Strickland - old money/philanthropist, Silas's alias during these five years, "disappears" under mysterious circumstances
Silas officially joins The Accord, brought in by John Harkin, a colleague from Operation Deus Volt during WWII.
Javed Smith - old money/historian/writer; Silas's current mortal alias from 2010 to the current day.
Silas, as Javed Smith, has become a successful author of history texts for graduate level use. He meets Professor Andrew St. James at a mixer set up by his publishing company, as Prof. St. James had supplied a quote for Javed's latest dust jacket.
Silas meets Book, aka Professor Andrew St. James, again at a Council meeting.
Frank Langley appears at the Central Council meeting and kills over 100 Cell agents and the entire regional directorship.
After Frank Langley's return, and the resulting massacre, Silas becomes withdrawn. He doesn't speak about what is bothering him, but it is known he hits the books fervently, researching something with great intensity.