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Bio: Now here is a very interesting man within British and American politics, his name is simple Sir Alfred Barnabe…..the man, the MYTH, the legend; the man who served as Prime Minister for England, served within Parliament holding the seat Lord Neely currently occupies as Speaker of the Commons and is the current sitting Minister of War within England. Yup this man is deep within British Politics and don’t be fooled, many other overweight, rich, and white Englishmen don this ensemble made famous by Sir Winston Churchill though Sir Barnabe seems to pull the entire look and mannerism off in a very creepy and spooky fashion.
The only other man to pull this tribute and vestige off would be the Monarch also known as the Lord of War though he is just a tad to tall where Alfred has the proper height, weight, hairline and dress to truly be a modern day Churchill. Sir Alfred’s career within politics would begin as a young man when he would run for the House of Commons just after he retired from the Royal Marines and would become fed up with the antics of the nobles during the War of the Nobles (2020 – 2040) and quickly become the voice of reason within the government. He would not stay silent and demand that those in power were held accountable and that England never again become a true monarchy again…..well he failed in that department, as the Royal Family have far more power than ever before; though I personally believe that he was simply gas lighting his frustration seeing Alfred is a long standing member of the Kingsmen and London Dungeon.
This man entered the political arena to force change and oppose the war that was being wagged throughout the countryside as the nobles feuded over territory, money and taxes; using privately funded military units to exact revenge and impose their will over their people and invade other nobles territories leading to an escalating conflict that even Parliament seemed unable to or unwilling to quell. The United Kingdom Military was overly cautious about stepping in to defuse the situation, the Steel Legion was deep in the fighting trying to restore law and order, and the people would become the victims of the gambit being played by Avery Cortland and Edmund Wellington in there ploy to usurp Parliament and seat Cortland as the rightful King of England.
During this period of time and sadly the exact dates and time of the War of the Nobles (2020 -2040) is up for debate as many state it’s still ongoing and others state that it never actually happened, though Lord Wellington would care to disagree as his head was placed on the block during the height of the war and it’s a miracle that he didn’t get a really look at the inside of the basket. Some state that the War of the Nobles would begin sometime after the Inishmore Invasion (2018) during the chaos left in the wake of the multi day conflict that tore England, Scotland and Wales apart and killed nearly 2 million citizens of the United Kingdom in three days….without the 401st, 51st, and 82nd countless more lives would have been lost to the World War Two style attacks and chemical warfare that snuffed out millions in a blink……even the 2 million recorded casualty report would be simply an estimate.
Alfred here would be one of the lucky veterans of the Inishmore Invasion (2018) as he was currently serving as a colonel within the Royal Marines 501st Airborne Division and fighting within the Battle of Cornwall where he would be one of only 12 men to survive from his regiment of 3,500 men……needless to say he wasn’t thrilled and very upset about how his countrymen where turning on each other during a time when the nation needed to heal. Colonel Alfred Barnabe would be unable to continue his military career do to his wartime injuries and would find solace and his voice inside politics and honest debate, he would run for Parliament as part of the UK’s Labour Party and win in a landslide election; the people seemed to stand behind their war hero and well this would begin his long tenure within British Politics, Sir Alfred Barnabe would enter Parliament representing the people of Cornwall in 2025 and thats where he would remain till his run for Prime Minister in 2056 serving four terms ending in 2072; where he would become England’s Minister of War where he still serves today.
This man is extremely popular with the people of England and the United Kingdom just like Lord Gerald Neely and has become the outspoken voice of the citizens. He was loudly and openly object to the coronation of Avery Cortland being crowned King stating that England is still divided and reeling from the War of the Nobles, the population is divided between the common man and the aristocracy. We have moved past our long history of monarchs, royals and nobility, we have become a democracy, we represent the people and allow the voice of millions to be heard loud and clear…..and they don’t want to return to the days of old, they don’t want to be within a monarchy once more and I fear that on this day April 4th 2074 British Democracy will die and once more we will be be under the rule of a monarch and the people will be forever silenced.
He goes onto state that yes our traditions should be adhered to, the traditions that guided England and the United Kingdom to be the greatest empire in the world needs to be continued….but that doesn’t mean we need to hand the power back to the nobles, and royals; nope we simply need to move forward with progress, learn from out past, keep the titles as tradition and birthright but strip them of any real and long lasting power that will only lead to further conflict and a greater divide……our way never truly worked, democracy has spoken and even the great British Empire got her but kicked, history is a constant reminder of what we had become and what we became….once enemies with our sisters across the pond, now allies with our once colony; lets learn from the Americans and let democracy prevail, let the people’s voice be heard and lets keep the monarchy nothing more than a vestige of tradition and history but let it end there. I will proudly as an Englishman bow before a King or Queen as I should, but as a politician for the people I should never have to fear loosing my head for speaking against them, I should never fear being hanged for doing my job and representing the people of this great land……and as we have learned before, the English can only be pushed so far before we bite back; lets not allow for history to repeat itself and truly restore the monarchs to a station of godly power.
Now this is simply an exert from his address to the nation on April 4th, 2074 and needless to say his words upset many within power that had been grooming the people for the return of Kingly rule and undermining the traditions set forth by the Magna Carta and Parliamentarian Rule as the final say within England…..nope with the coronation of King Avery Cortland England would once again be under the rule of his majesty and parliament being nothing more than an advisory council, for now this is working and Speaker Neely, the Council of Ministers and the leaders within Parliament maintaining order and being able to properly govern; though even Lord Neely has expressed his concerns about England’s survival as a parliamentary democracy and it’s eventual return to a true monarchy; speaking of how Cortland simply manipulated the system, shut down Parliament, installed Duke Wellington as the Lord and Protector of England and than browbeat the elected officials into submission and poured oil onto the inferno that was the War of the Nobles.
Even recent history speaks of this when in 2064 when the Crimson Bloods blockaded the English Channel, and its Atlantic Coast as way to usurp the voice of Parliament, to further his own political and financial interests to become the Grand Admiral of the English Navy and absorb part of the Royal Navy into his pirate clan thus weakening the nations military power and forcing them to accept the Crimson Bloods and other Pirate Clans as a legal and legitimate military and defender. In a joint statement from Sir Barnabe, Lord Neely, Minister Yates and Lord Swanson they fully objected to this power play and stated how England the nation that brought an end to piracy is know being forced to kneel before the King of the Pirates……in closing they simply stated well played Governor. Even though King Cortland has done some very needed and good work during the infancy of his reign as King for example: the removal of the Treaty of the Nobles (2040), restoring noble titles and lands stolen or lost during the War of the Nobles (2020 -2040), Limiting the judicial power of the Steel Legion, Recognising the Veterans of the Inishmore Invasion as Hero’s of England, and restoring the British Courts, Restoring the British Navy, and limiting the power of the nobility within their regions. He has as well done many things that have Barnabe, Swanson and Neely not to mention others that are simply to afraid to speak out publicly for example; He declared war twice on our sister nation America, he restored public executions such as hangings, beheadings and drawing and quartering, he increased the number of capital crimes, he reduced the appeal process to “One” and appointed a new division of magistrates known as the “Appellate Branch” (it consists of 20 judges that individually overview capital cases and decree on a individual basis if someone lives or dies), he has restored the rights of the nobles to tax as they see fit within their region, he has fully pardoned all members of the Crimson Bloods and Sea Wolves within the United Kingdom under royal decree and he has deepened the racial divide and hatred of the elves.
For every good deed he has done it is marred with a vile act that makes honest politicians, patriots and citizen of the Common Wealth deeply concerned that the darkest days are still ahead of them. Many including Sir Alfred Barnabe fear that one day the King will grow tired of his antics, speech and attempts to hold all accountable will simply end with him being drawn through the city, marched up to the scaffold where he will meet his demise either being hanged, and quartered or simply put to the block. His fear is not unwarranted as members of the Conservative and Labour Party have been recently executed for simply disagreeing with the King publicly, Sir Barnabe was forced to witness his former colleagues suffer the humiliation of being strapped into the guillotine and hearing the sicking sound of the blade slicing through flesh, muscle and bone and the indignity of the men to be than dumped into a wicker casket as the bench simply dumped them off like yesterdays newspaper. Sir Alfred states that we are at a pivotable point in our history, we can regress back to the dark ages when executions where common place, used as a fear tactic, and a way for those in power to dispose of political opponents….or show that we as a nation have evolved, we are better than our ancestors, and we have truly matured as a government; we knew this once before, we have simply become the masters once again of execution, this is not a legacy I can stand behind, this is not a legacy I want to leave for our grandchildren…..we have simply become like our sisters in America, and even worse the Deaths Hand!
Sir Alfred Barnabe as a man is one that I can stand behind, he is simply risking his neck every time he speaks out against the injustices performed on a daily basis by the new government of England. He can see the morale of the people being low, he can see the executions increasing and he can see the once innocent being wrongfully arrested, tried in secret and being sent to the block in great numbers and the people divided as many simply don’t give a damn while others protest knowing it could be their necks within the rope. England currently is at war with itself and its current governing bodies, the Steel Legion has taken a step back from it’s bloody legacy of instant executions, they have loosened there restrictions on Catholics, and they have as well removed mandatory church attendance; and they have opened up a direct line for the citizens to report and address their grievances without fear of retaliation from local nobles and well the King!
Though the state sanctioned justice system simply looks to the King and the regional nobles for direction and has gladly resorted itself to a death first justice system. The King himself has disbanded the executioners guild and decreed Edgar Malone an outlaw and murderer, though this hasn’t ceased the executions performed by Malone as he is simply granted sanctuary within the countryside as many nobles simply don’t care nor consider the King to be anything more than a false monarch. Again this is going to not end well, and will only result in further conflicts and the continuation of the War of the Nobles as Edgar has become a target for arrest by the Kingsmen, London Dungeon and Steel Legion this itself can spark war within England as the nobles simply ignore royal decree, ignore the warrants issued by magistrates in Manchester, Yorkshire, Bathe, Cornwall, London and London Town.
Now that you have been informed about whats going on in England currently and up to date on Sir Alfred Barnabe’s political career, I will get down to the details you are chomping at the bit for and why he is being listed here on this shadow site. The man they simply call Myth is man that has a dark rooted history here in England and America and has been serving within the rebellion for some time. He is a highly trained soldier of fortune working for the Brotherhood of Mercenaries “Sons of Odin” division, he serves the Kingsmen as a Grand Master of the Highest Regard and Highest Honour, works deeply with the Presidents Men and is a 00 agent within the London Dungeon. He serves multiple “secret” orders so that he can continue his public facing work within the government, this noble is far older than you actually think as he served during the First World War, and was within the Royal Navy for sometime prior…..this man is the man that actually captured, arrested and hanged the Slave Trader and Pirate Captain Arthur McGowan. How he survived being hanged and left to rot on the docks as a warning to all…..well thats a mystery, but one I don’t want to uncover. Barnabe lives within Cornwall England as as well has a home in Nantucket Massachusetts where he has lived for some time; I mean this man fought for the colonists during the American Revolution, he than returned with the British Navy in 1812 to fight against them, and after ordering the burning of the White House and nearly being killed in the War of 1812 to the hand of the Pale Rider he crawled back to England a broken and beaten man.
He holds no anger, nor frustration towards the Americans for defeating him during the Burning of Washington (1814) he states that he was simply doing his duty to King and Country back than; he openly believed the stories being told within London that America was planning on invading Great Britain and even though he helped them prior, he was sickened by the unprovoked attack that was being spoken about back home….he feel victim to the rumours and after serving hard time in a London Prison after returning to England for his actions during the American Revolution and narrowly escaping the gallows; he was given a choice, being hanged drawn and quartered for treason within the privacy of the London Dungeon and his head to be displayed for all to see and his body being buried throughout Great Britain or well prove your worth and devotion to the Crown and serve once again within the Royal Navy as they prepared to strike first before the Americans and restore the colonies back to there rightful place.
We have records that state Myth simply signed on the papers, had his commission restored, given a ship to command and sent with the English Navy straight towards America to give them hell. He was angry, frustrated and well fearful of a brutal execution that loomed over his head back home so it was serve faithfully or well be once again in chains, during the conflict this man proved that as a naval captain he was brutal, ruthless and had no equals….well till he met the Blue Claw and would suffer great causalities to the whalers of that vessel. This would be one of the many defeats he suffered at the hands of the Whalers, they simply overpowered him numerous time, and eventually sunk his vessel leaving the captain to abandon ship and take to land; now furious over the American attacks on York Canada in 1813 and well once on land this man proved his skill set was simply not on water, he took command and well he would attack Washington with a garrison of men and set the town ablaze including the White House; all seemed lost for the Americans as the English had stormed the capital and well the city was burning bright into the night.
Now we all know the history and how the Americans defeated the English but this fight wold not be one that would be recorded in the history books, nope this fight would be one spoken about in the halls of the secret societies that rule the land. It is said that Captain Alfred Barnabe would meet his match when a unit of Americans would collide with Barnabe’s forces, as was tradition the commanders would ride to meet in the middle and discuss the terms of the fight, offer surrender and well be simply stupid! Captain Barnabe, Colonel Edgar Douglas and Major Winston Howell would meet with General Montgomery Hilliard, Colonel Wesley Burns, and Major Arthur Swanson to discuss the terms and conditions of the conflict……mind you the fighting hadn’t stopped, this was just how old fashioned warfare was fought, the Americans long since abandoned this practice the English not so much.
As the story goes Barnabe stated that “You American Traitors need to simply surrender, we have the superior numbers, your city is burning and my men are butchering your citizens as we speak. Surrender now and you will be spared the block and simply put to death properly like a honourable solider and not a traitor.” records indicate that Montgomery simply looked at his men, looked at the three British officers and stated…..”Not Gonna Happen, here is how this plays out blighty; you pack your shit up, get the fuck out of my country, and return to England with your head between your legs…..or me and my men will simply shove your bloated heads up your prissy asses!” Barnabe stated “You and what army, your outnumbered and outgunned, we will gladly bury you all here in the ashes of your fair city.” Monty simply stated….”Well Barnabe, you simply overlooked something…..Well those odds seem fine to me, you will be the one I leave alive to tell the story.”…Barnabe simply stated “Well General, what would you like on your tombstone?” as the officers broke rank and began to return to their men….Swanson quipped up with “Oh….this conversation isn’t over, get your privileged asses back here and face us! We simply want to prove to your men that your are nothing more than a overweight buffoon that has forgotten his way.”……with that the three Americans drew their sabres and challenged Barnabe and his officers to a duel; Now according to legend this ended with the English accepting the duel and than in a grand display of martial prowess Hilliard, Swanson and Burns simply overpowered and defeated the men killing Barnabe’s officers before Monty drove his sword into the gut of Barnabe and left him for dead.
The other legend states that when the three English officers started to ride back to there regiment….they paused when Burns bellowed “Hey Barnabe…….you forgot something?” and when they turned around to laugh once again in their faces the three opened fire and left the three men bleeding on the ground…..when the three rode up to the downed English to finish them off, Barnabe cursed at them for their dishonour and asked as he was coughing up blood “So what did I forget?” the response “The Free Chest Wounds….Game Over you Blighty Idiot!” than they blasted the other two men and left Barnabe to crawl back to his division a broken and beaten man with a grievous injury. Regardless of the legend you believe, I find them both to be amazing and totally fitting for three whalers, and pissed off American Bad Asses!
But in all seriousness the English lost the War of 1812, Barnabe was shipped back to England and was once again in chains sent to prison for some time for his failures, tortured and nearly executed by a botched strike from the headsman’s sword that nearly sliced his head clean off…..it is reported that the Kingsmen rescued Barnabe and managed stitch the would closed and save his life. Barnabe dresses the way he does to cover the nasty scar left behind on the side of his neck and it is stated that this is when he fully turned his back on the monarchy and became the rebel and heartfelt politician we know today.
Barnabe was imprisoned within the London Tower from 1815 till 1850 when he would be nearly executed within the tower grounds, it was than he would become a thorn in the side of the governing body; though 1850 is also decreed as his date of death within England and it wasn’t till 1915 that we see him officially again, it would be that nasty neck wound that would destroy the illusion of him being anyone other than Alfred Barnabe. The once disgraced knight of England, scourge of the Pirates, Royal Navy Admiral, and governor of Jamaica would simply become a forgotten man….a prisoner, a failure, a traitor that was beheaded in private and his body discarded; than like a phoenix he would rise from the ashes a changed man, one that has stood opposed to tyranny, fought for freedom, needlessly was injected with the FIP serum and well has become a true defender of the people and now once again fears loosing his head for speaking out.
Alfred Barnabe would marry a young women named Martha Swanson the daughter of Arthur Swanson and Cora Webster in the summer of 1900 and produce a young son with gifted abilities that we all know as Fable. I find it to be ironic that nearly a century after being bested by the Blue Claw and defeated by her officers in Washington DC this man would marry into a pirate family….now thats karma for the once scourge of the pirates to now be married into their world, this man hanged hundreds of pirates, privateers and basically anyone that sailed the seas under the black flag or no flag. He Commanded a grand fleet of mercenaries that were tasked with bringing an end to the scourge of the seas under the banner of England and under contract with the East Indian Trading Company; and one of the officers of the one ship he could never catch, or best would become his father in law and brother in law to the ships first and second mate, not to mention rumours abound that the Webster family is as well married into the Hilliard and Belmont family.
Alfred would send his son to live in the states to protect him from the dangers that lurked within England at the time and would grow up within Nantucket before eventually landing in Seattle. Though from what we know Barnabe would have family, and servants within Nantucket that would care for his infant son while his father went off to war, I guess young Richard wold never be told that his father once sacked Washington, and that his grandfather was a whaler aboard the great ship the Blue Claw. Barnabe himself would spend his time divided between the two countries and making amends to the sister nation for his actions against her in 1812, he would eventually become very outspoken against the great class divide and knew that even though he was born into privilege he needed to use his station and status to ease the suffering of the people and fight for the people of England and thats just what he does every single day, he gets up each day, puts on his stiff collar and bow tie and marches into work ready and prepared to lead a nation….Barnabe might currently be the Minister of War but he again has his eyes set on the station of Prime Minister, he knows only truly there can he impact true change or end up dangling at the end of rope with a soiled diaper.
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