Apparent Age: 60+
Archetype: Swordsman Adept: Circle (Run…..Just Fucking run from this short bastard!!)
Preferred Weapon: Twin English Short Blades
Bio: Order, Order……bangs gavel…..Order Gentleman, I said Order!!! Well lets introduce the Gerald Neely the Speaker of the House for the British House of Commons, the second most powerful man in all of Great Britain and a man that has allot on his plate during the day keeping the House of Commons running smoothly and as well maintaining order within the House of Lords where he sits as a hereditary Earl of Grantham and long standing member of that body of government.
Lord Gerald Neely The 3rd Earl of Grantham is another of the English nobles to forgo the treaty of the nobles and never put his pen to paper when it came to signing away his claim to power as a English nobleman. This lack of signing the document would normally be a death sentence for Gerald but do to this tenure status within the House of Commons as the Speaker he has been able to avoid the gallows and snub his nose at the Guild of Hangman especially the acting president Lord Edgar Malone who longs to a have all rogue nobles swinging from a rope and considers it a slight that these nobles are forgoing law over tradition.
Lord Gerald has earned the handle Order do to his having to yell it often when presiding over the House of Commons and within he House of Lords; unlike the United Canadian American States Congress that is very refined and silent, the British Parliament is loud and rowdy with members all shouting over each other and vocally objecting to what another is saying. For the Speaker it is his job to keep order while allowing for tradition to stand and this can be a tiring job for any man; keep in mind Uncle Jerry is not just a normal man and this added pressure can be seen in his face and white hair, not to mention this man is quite short and he does take offence to short jokes and references that the members of the House of Commons through his way daily. He needs to have a booster seat in Parliament and his clothing needs to be custom made as he can’t purchase proper attire in the boy’s department.
Gerald has had to deal with his smaller stature his entire life and the jokes do fly, though if anyone actually knew that Order was a Grand Master Swordsman, studied Knight, former Lt. General in the Royal Marines and a 7th degree black belt in 5 different martial arts as well a 10th degree in two and not to mention the founding father of his own mixed blend of martial arts. One would leave the short jokes at the door, this man’s hands are far more lethal than most criminals guns and his words are just as dangerous. Uncle Jerry as they also call him might hate the short jokes, but he doesn’t have a temper like Salvador Ferrara and is normally very jovial and chipper; far more jovial than an Englishman should be and he holds true to the philosophy of “Stiff Upper Lip” though he is English and that means their is a deep seated temper that when brought to the surface can be very lethal….remember Order’s hands are just as deadly as his gavel and sword, he has sent many a MP to the hospital with a fractured hand, wrist or shoulder.
His temper might normally be in check and he keeps himself calm with the traditional English tonic of either wine or whiskey and the normal multiple cigars or cigarettes a day; see most runners of the European shadows don’t have a day job nor do they have a job that is more stressful than running the shadows; Uncle Jerry well he does and he knows that he is playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the law and one day it might end up with him locked in irons. Though for Order he has found away to even snub his nose at those that enforce the laws he helps write, he is a Grand Master of the ancient order known as the Kingsman and thus he holds diplomatic immunity as well he is granted a license to kill in the name of national security. Must be nice to be living on both sides of the law and able to help design the laws that will be there for him to break, bend and manipulate to his whim. Seems like Boston Police Chief Anthony DiCane learned from Uncle Jerry when he penned a law into the books for Seattle before resigning his post as Deputy Commissioner and fleeing to the Commonwealth of Boston.
Gerald Neely is another shining example of corruption within the system, this man has been allowed to remain as Speaker of the House and as well sits as the Leader and Departmental Minister for the House of Lords and the direct adviser to the King personally as Uncle Jerry oversee’s the entire House of Lords as they act as the King and Prime Minister’s cabinet making Uncle Jerry the second most powerful man in all of the United Kingdom the first most is of course King Avery Cortland with the Prime Minister Hampton Walsh being the third; Gerald Neely is also the direct ambassador to the Common Wealth of Massachusetts and Boston that pulls many of it’s rules and regulations from the Common Wealth of the United Kingdom. I guess Chief Anthony DiCane will now eventually get to meet his mentor and inspiration; also now it’s been exposed as to who has been pulling the strings behind the curtain to protect Anthony DiCane and as well influence General Archibald Kingsbury First Earl of London.
Well allot of negative things can be said about Uncle Jerry and his choke hold on the United Kingdom and trust me as a citizen on Great Britain we have suffered under his reign for decades and with no sight of his retirement in the future it’s something we must just accept as the status quo. Though for all the oppressive laws and actions this Speaker and Leader has taken to further his bank roll and keep himself and other nobles in power as well keep the doors open to their large manor homes and castles; Uncle Jerry has also done allot of good for the United Kingdom as a whole excluding Central and Southern Ireland as his anger towards our elven brothers is quite real and somewhat understandable seeing he is a veteran of the Elvish Invasion of 2018 and served with the Sentinels within the Lost Battalion and was one of the few to survive that brutal battle.
He has stood as the number one supporter of English tradition and is one of the only voices willing to openly speak out against the false noble Edgar Malone and his tyrannical control over the Hangman’s guild, he fights tooth and nail to free the exiled nobles that wish to remain free of the treaty and able to police and govern their holds as they have for generations prior. He rallied with the other nobles to help bring an end to the War of the Nobles in 2025 and thus free the United Kingdom of the ruthless lords and their private military’s from dividing this nation into nothing more than baronies and under the control of ruthless warlords. He has kept the Steel Legion in check and has made certain that the House of Commons remains the voice of the people; though the House of Lords is still the true voice of the country; he also sits on the board of directors of the Steel Legion to make certain that the traditions of England are not over looked an it’s still Hail to the King. Though these might seem to be wonderful things and they are, but the big issue is that the United Kingdom has many layers of powerful blue bloods enforcing their whims on to the people and we have been forced to accept this as the norm for many decades and our complacency is exactly what Uncle Jerry wants and needs.
He might be on our side but he is still a politician and aristocrat so his motives are never to be trusted, as I said before his words are as dangerous as any weapon and thats do to him being a legendary social adept and using his magical talents towards soothing the people with his words. We haven’t had a orator like him since Winston Churchill and this man knows how to deliver an address to the people and he can get the masses to applause a tax increase or a new law being added to the Capital Punishment list. According to public records Gerald Neely studied within Ireland before the awakening and learned the secrets of the Bards long before the Elven people bonded the way of the Bard to the land itself thus cementing any further teaching to only Tir natives; he as well did this with the Irish Way of the Warrior and than blended these arts within his magical nature and founded his own path The Way of Stonehenge.
Neely was one of the few physical and social adepts to have magical talent long before the return of the sixth world and with this rare gift flowing through his veins he was able to uncover and master the true secrets of the way of the voice and warrior long before anyone would be the wiser and long before the Elves would lock the power to the stones of the land. This would allow him to redirect the power to the Way of Avalon and eventually the Way of the Common Wealth and thus allow him to travel the world and never once worry about his powers failing.
You would think that having on the record the powers of the voice he would have been forbidden to enter politics and act as a public speaker and you child would be wrong, Uncle Jerry acted as the spokesman for the magical studies and chairman for the rights of the awakened and as licensed barrister he would bring these civil rights violations to the forefront and within the court system; this would be his platform that would get him elected to the House of Commons, though he was already a member of the House of Lords and once in the Common’s he would use his voice and his legendary skills with the pen to construct laws that would become beneficial to adepts like himself and the rest is history.
Gerald Neely would also win over the people with his heroism and dedication to the nation and her people when in 2018 when the Elves of the Tir would invade the England, Scotland and Wales he would step down as a member of the MP and volunteer for the trenches and front lines to help defend England’s Southern coast from the invading Elves and end up standing shoulder to shoulder with what would become the Ghost Division and under all odds he would stand tall and fight within the mud and rain and eventual snow and ice as they defied orders to retreat and held their ground in what many say was only a few days of fighting; though in reality the battle within the trenches lasted from August 20th 2018 to January 30th 2019, these men fought hard and true under impossible odds and with very little supplies many of their resources ending up within the Irish Sea or dropped onto the enemy itself and these soldiers needing to rely on their wits and instinct to survive. They would become the hero’s of the war with Ireland and their sacrifice would become the heralds call for many of the laws that would be penned in the coming years.
The members of the Ghost Division might now be within the Valley of the Kings but those that survived those bloody months would become a brotherhood bonded in blood and the Sentinels will forever stand united and forever be hailed as the hero’s of Great Britain and show the world what simple men can do when their backs are up against the wall. Uncle Jerry would become wounded in that battle and while wounded he continued to fight regardless of the outcome; these men were given orders to retreat multiple times and they ignored the command as they would rather die than allow the Irish Elves any chance of securing England as theirs. for his sacrifice I salute him and for this he has been haunted by the demons of war ever since.
Those days and months under heavy fire would be forever burned in Neely’s mind and he would leave the war a scarred man only a shell of what he originally was and even loosing an inch of height as he had to have his lower limbs amputated do to trench rot, frost bite and wounds. As his soul was traded for chrome he would become far colder and with the war burning in his mind and ravaging his soul it would help direct him as the fighter for peace and once the War of the Nobles would begin in 2022 and last till 2025 he would not take up arms against his fellow countryman nor would he have his private military invade any of the other regents land. He would act as a spokesman for peace and keep fighting within the Commons for a civil end to the war. This action of peace and his decorated service during the Irish Invasion of 2018 would warm the hearts of the people still reeling from the tides of war only a few years earlier and he would end up becoming England’s beloved son and quickly rise to power as England’s most powerful man only to be overshadowed by the return of the true monarchy in 2073.
Like I said before there is allot to hate Uncle Jerry for and allot of things that he has done to only advance himself within power but he has sacrificed allot as well and he continues to fight for the little guy and understands that the people of the United Kingdom are just as important as her nobles and even more so. So I have mixed feelings for the speaker, and I know that Edgar Malone whats to hang Lord Neely for his openly defiant nature to the Treaty of the Nobles; though I believe that Lord Neely will continue to speak out against the Treaty for as long as he has breath in his lungs and for that I am thankful.
Under the Treaty of the Nobles of 2025′ the Royal Family would have full and absolute control over the people of the United Kingdom and are to be treated as above God and man. This rule failed once before and would fail again if allowed to be the standing law of Great Britain; the nobles that signed the treaty get to keep their title and land but handover any rights of power to govern and defend their people in exchange they are given a lump sum of tax money each fiscal year and allowed to sit within the House of Lords that now only meets once a month and prepares laws to be approved by the reining King or Queen. As well within the Treaty is written that any noble that fails to sign the document will be considered a traitor to the United Kingdom and is exiled from their regency and as well only welcome within London as a common man; their title and land stripped and if they ever step outside London Town they are to arrested and swiftly and publicly drawn and quartered for treason.
With many nobles forgoing the signing of the Treaty and fighting openly about it’s legality the country is allowed to remain with it’s elected officials in the Common’s and Prime Minister and as well the House of Lords is allowed to convene and continue to produce the laws of the land; the rebel nobles have not been stripped of their titles and wealth, though their regencies are still forbidden land to them and they must govern from afar or within London Town or face summary execution either by a swift hanging or the feared drawing and quartering. Many nobles have risked execution to stay true to their people and their hold keeping the traditions of Great Britain alive.
Lord Neely, Lord Swanson, Prince Grimm, Lord Millburn, Duke Oxford, Duke Wellington, Duke Longshanks, Lord Graham, Lord Milton, Lord Harrison, Lord Gray, Lord Tudor, Lord Whitehall, Lord Larson, Baron Reynolds, Prince Donaldson, Lord Lindel, Lord Greenspan, King Cortland, Lord Bath, Lord Howard, Lord Windsor, Lord Bryanston, Lord Swimming, Lord Townsend, Lord Appleton, Lord Gloucester, Lord Eaton, Lord Walsh, Lord Horowitz, Lord Puck, Lord Yates, Lord Meisner.
(The current available list of non signers as of 01/12/74)
Those listed above have openly refused to sign the treaty and with more than half the House of Lords on this list it is no surprise they where able to maintain control over the governing body; with all traditions in the United Kingdom the sexist nature of the noble order still holds true today and the ladies of the aristocracy have very little voice or power so as their are many of the female nobles that openly oppose the treaty their voice is meaningless unless their husbands or fathers refused to sign the treaty.
The Females that are known to oppose this treaty are: Lady Lefay, Princess Grimm, Lady Harrison, Lady Appleton, Lady Miller, Lady Eaton, Duchess Longshanks, Lady Swimming, Lady Millburn.
This list is quite small as many of the nobleman’s families have been murdered, executed or became a casualty of their open rebellion against the Treaty of the Nobles. In the case of Lord Gray, Lord Yates, Lord Meisner, Lord Horowitz, and Lord Lindel their wives and children where arrested and hanged by the current Guild of Hangman president False Lord Edgar Malone as he continues to hunt the rest of these rebels including the King have a date on his gallows.
The Steel Legion that acts as the current ruling party of England has as well long since handed the power to govern over to the people and the House of Commons and Lords regardless of what you here the Steel Legion is more than welcome here in England and they have turned this country around and made her safe for everybody; though their rules are strict and the laws they enforce are barbaric at times especially when it comes to being Catholic and failure to attend the Kings Church on Sunday’s. Though even the nobles of the Steel Legion have felt the burn of the Treaty and in their ranks feelings are divided as many swear loyalties to King and Country and others to the Treaty but all are Legionaries so it creates tension within the Round Table and Board Meetings; another place that Lord Neely has excelled and is working to pass a law with the Legion’s help that would undermine the Treaty of the Nobles and return the above aforementioned rebel nobles to their proper status before they are forced to sign the treaty to spare their people and themselves a swift execution.
As for Uncle Jerry I am in full support of his rocking the boat and even him being a Kingsman, he holds true to traditions set before him and pays homage to those that came before him. He dedicates his time to the people and has many charitable foundations for the poor of England including medical clinics that provide needed cyber replacements that can allow someone to reenter the workforce. His hold is open to anyone that seeks shelter and asylum from the Edgar Malone for being rebel and yes true criminals need not apply for shelter in Order’s hold for prison or the rope will still await you there he is a Kingsman and Law Maker for crying out loud.
He openly defies those that swore their loyalties to a piece of paper and sold their people up the river for a handful of pounds and spit on the heritage and tradition of English soil. He might be a runner of the shadows now but in his defence the war and aforementioned Treaty has forced his hand and to keep his people safe and protected he will do whatever he see’s proper. Also this man is still suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from the Irish Invasion and his illegal actions are as well a product of his suffering, not excusable but understandable.
If their was one Kingsman that I wouldn’t mind sitting down and having a spot of tea with it would be Order as he is all about maintaining peace and order within his troubled country, this man has stood a a thorn in the side of the establishment for decades if not longer and has been the voice of the common man for much longer. The things we could learn from Lord Neely are endless and what he offers us are priceless for Lord Gerald Neely is truly an English gentleman and friend to England; though I wouldn’t speak kindly about the Irish Elves around him otherwise you might see this short man’s anger swell and end up with a broken bone or two……His shire resides near Wales and Neely is close friends with Baron Longshanks and the two have been training and sharing military forces for countless decades so as much as Uncle Jerry is a sweet old man, he is still an English Noble and he will do whatever he needs to in order to protect his people…Don’t Forget this part; He is beyond a master swordsman and has been training with the Knights Templar Baron Longshanks for decades if not longer do not underestimate this Warrior Lord.
In closing I have to say that out of all the currently sitting members of the House of Commons I have to say I am glad that Uncle Jerry is the man behind the gavel and he has our best interests at heart, given the recent Death’s Hand Invasion he once again hung up his suit for his Royal Marine uniform and was out in the trenches with the common man fighting alongside them. Wounded yet again Lord Neely didn’t hide in an Ivory Tower and risked execution for leaving London to command troops on the Western Coast and held the beaches for days against the invading forces for Lord Neely shows us all what it truly means to be a Gentleman and a Officer and as well why not to piss off an Englishman as his blade ended many a Deaths Hand soldiers life and even after being shot numerous times he continued to fight and prove that this little bastard is surly a one man army and he will have order damn it.
Page Written By Ashley Conrad BBC Times
PS: Just letting all know how much of a hero this man is, he was severely inured on the front lines of the Deaths Hand invasion and after the battle was won; he was back in the Common’s banging his gavel and rebuilding our beloved country against doctor’s order’s.