The Second Coming
This is the new incarnation of the infamous Harbingers that once ruled the streets being hailed as the hero’s of the shadows, though the original team might have had it’s failures, it was their unity and gumption that kept them in the headlines and being hailed by the people and Shadow Beat alike. This squad has been through some serious reformation over a very short period of time do to the deaths of it’s original membership, though it was those hero’s of the shadows that would set the model for the new generation of Harbingers as well be responsible for recruiting the shadow warriors that would continue to hold the torch for the new generation of runner.
They are considered infamous mostly do their direct involvement with the revolution and being all members of various rebelling agencies, and their original commander Bilbo joining the Deaths Hand military, though this would be his downfall as his conscious would prove to strong and he would defect and attempt to run from the order he willingly served. Bilbo gave his life trying to flee from the Hand, he understood the risks and with his death the last of the original Harbingers has become a fallen warrior with both Waldo and Tin Man laying their lives down at the Battle of Fort Lewis during the Battle for Seattle. Though before these hero’s laid their lives down they had recruited a handful of promising individuals and some legends to continue the tradition of this team that was once considered to daring to be stupid.
The Harbingers as of recently has been shedding their old skin and becoming a rising star within the shadows, they have been on multiple successful operations, fought valiantly in defence of the city from the United Canadian American States (UCAS) and helped defend the people from the dangers of the nefarious street gang known as the Vandals; they have as well held true to the teachings of those that came before them and have been staying true to the message of the Founding Fathers where one generation helps out the next. The New Harbingers as well follow the same suit as their predecessors as they to represent multiple agencies and even have membership within the Seattle Police Department.
The one benefit of being a Harbinger is that regardless of what happens, you are always a Harbinger and they consider each other to be family, so to deal with one Harbinger you are dealing with anyone that was a Harbinger. Their roster might be ever growing and changing but the principles set by the founding three hold true to whatever incarnation might be in active status. This team has grown from more than just a band of like minded criminal operators to being a ideal that hasn’t been seen since the days of the Founders and Next Generation worked the streets side by side.
It is best to not judge this squad on their past failings as the Harbingers once considered the joke of the shadows have become a real team of warriors worthy of the title of being legends within the shadows. The Harbingers continue to surpass and surprise many within the world of the shadows as well they have shed the skin of being the pop sensation icons and blended into the background where these warriors belong. They continue to hold the banner and do their founders proud as they are guided now by the likes of Crab and Plymouth as well as many other of the elder generation that as well are not afraid to admit they once dared to be stupid, within the shadows their are survivors and corpses and only those that learn from their failures succeed these warriors have studied hard, buckled down and have become the pinnacle of what a runner team of this generation and future generations should become. Here’s to you Harbingers I will raise a drink in your name as you continue to be the role models for future generations, just don’t ever pull a Bilbo….just joking, Hail Brothers and Sisters of the Shadows!
Page Written By: Paladin
(The Emblem of the Railroad)
Well now, doesn’t this bring back a ton of memories. Days spent reading and obsessing over the content being placed up by the hated Paladin. Then working with all the agencies to take down this madman decker. Then, after finding out his true intentions, convincing those who placed his bounty to remove it only for him to have joined O’Brien the same morning. Then him finally escaping and making the site public and becoming an ally and friend (I do hope to share a glass with you one day Paladin). If that sounds like a circle you should sit down for some stories….. Ah yes, the chaotic days of the original team. I do miss them terribly, along with my friends who stood by my side. To those who have fallen in battle I raise my glass in your honor and look forward to meeting you in the next world. That said, before I get too sentimental and end up writing a novel here I should get down to work. It seems as though in recent days my old team hasn’t been getting much love from those who publish to this place and since I am now funemployed I may as well at least update the biggest group of family and friends that I have. From those who I had a hand in recruiting to the newest iteration of the team I look forward to working with and getting to know you or to rekindling old friendships. Once you are a part of this team you are family and nothing can take that away. I will leave all of my changes, alterations, and additions in this color that way you know the information you read is true and the work of a credible source. For those wondering what decker is helping me, I would remind you that before I became a jogger in the dark I was quite the sought after computer technician and programmer (if you didn’t know, just ask Cedar Krupp). These are my words unadulterated or filtered by any decker (possibly to the dismay of many). For those wondering about my choice of color it has nothing to do with my former employer that tried to have me turned to dust. It is a loving reference to my Uncle and the writing implement I keep in my pocket. Well then, time to begin. Here’s to you my friends! — Maximillian Yates aka Bilbo, Pupil, Doodle, and who knows what else at this point!
Anthony “Tony” DiCane (Law Dog, Tic Tac or Biscuit): Here be the King of the Fools…er I mean the leader of the Harbingers the one and only Deputy Commissioner Anthony DiCane. Law Dog was recruited for the Harbingers just after the Battle of Seattle by none other than the concierge of crime himself, and after a period of reconditioning from the likes of Bilbo and Crab… Law Dog er I mean Tic Tac according to his family would begin to sway from the straight and narrow, and eventually accept his status as a runner and vigilante. Tic Tac would be handed the reigns of the Harbingers and be given the crown of leadership. Under the insightful guidance of this legend in the making the Harbingers would fully shed their old skin and transform into the masters of the shadows they where destined to become. <DiCane has stepped down as team leader and handled the reins over to Ralph Rivers>
An old and close friend is always a good warm up. Man, this gentleman and I have been through quite a bit over the last few months since we first met. Some might even say it feels like decades, others that our bond goes back since time immemorial. Memories of when he first joined the team are how many like their Chinese food – sweet and sour. I first met this young dog shaman right after one of the most devastating nights of my short life – the first battle of Seattle. Tony was sent to me by a friend in order to help regrow the team and watch my back. Naturally, there was more to that story. You know how dog shamans are stuck in their ways? My friend biscuit here used to embody that. It took some time to get him to come to terms with the shadows, but I believe both he and Seattle are better off for it. My only regret is that just as he was becoming a full-fledged shadow warrior I had to vacate the premises thanks to a significant threat (though we will get to him later). While I know I had little to do with it other than the initial training and mentoring, I can’t express in any language how proud I am of you my friend. You have done good work for the people of this country and I hope you will allow me to continue on your journey as you continue to grow. We have been through our fair share of storms (astral and otherwise) and I look forward to weathering many more.
Dr. Farrus Forscythe the Unyielding One (Bueller): The second in command is one of the most dangerous runners of this generation, the daughter of the infamous Roadrunner is among the Harbingers and the streets have been singing volumes about what this mercenary is capable of, she truly has the Forscythe blood running through her as Bueller can go from a jovial caring doctor to a cold blooded killing machine in a blink of an eye, she has a trail of bodies in her wake and as of recently nothing short of a naval gun can bring her down and even the UCAS is concerned that she might survive that as well. Bueller has taken Crab on as an adoptive father and has really shown that she has the skills needed to walk within the hallowed halls of the infiltrators. This is one Harbinger to stay clear off when it’s clobbering time, otherwise Bueller can be quite jovial and caring she also acts as the teams medicals support along side Plymouth. <Bueller has stepped down as the Executive Officer and handed the reins to Johnathan White>
Every time I see “Unyielding One” all I can think of is pop, “wheeeeeeeee” blam, bounce bounce bounce splurch. Talk about a mortar strike… Naturally, I’m poking in jest for like DiCane, Bueller is another of my closest friends. She appeared in the team somewhat randomly one night and never left (literally). She started out as a confused and scared ghoul and has become a shining example of what you can become with hard work and determination. A little bit of background, Farrus was the first member on our team with a Doctorate. It is somewhat humorous that it was in psychology (something we as a group severely lacked). She became the rock that our team was built on keeping both Tony and I in check, as well as bailing all of us out of handful of situations. She even put up with me during the time where my senses were quite mixed up and I had essential withdrawn from all that held close. I can honestly say that if it were not for her I likely would not be here today. Much like Law Dog she really blossomed after I left and has become a member of the very prestigious President’s Men (I am concerned that there is a pattern here…..). I have many stories of Farrus, but I think the 2 or 3 I have hinted of here will suffice. I do hope to see her at the next bash. Should be fun!
Colonel James “Papa” Groves (Crab) <Adviser>: The last of the original Harbingers to survive the antics of his younger team mates, the infamous Crab has taken to being an elder adviser to the new generation of Harbingers. Helping them rise past their humble beginnings and becoming a true force to be reckoned with, for Crab has shared is decades of wisdom with the New Harbingers and has watched this team of youngsters become a true rising star, they call him Papa Groves do to elder status, his vast wisdom and being the eldest of the Harbingers. Crab might dress, act and appear to be an feeble old man, don’t let this fool you, he is one of the worlds best assassins, thieves and infiltrators this man is equipped with a state of the art tactical computer and has been working working within the shadows far longer than anyone actually knows. Crab might play the old man, the papa, but this runner is a tried a true veteran of the shadows and deserves the proper respect of any veteran, as he has the scars both physically and mentally to match his portfolio.
To be entirely honest, I’m not sure that I can discuss what I would like to about Crab in a reasonable amount of space, but I will try. It is a little known fact that we met Crab just after the Council Island job last year, and I mean as we were landing back on the shores of safety he appeared before us with a foreboding warning in a mysterious way. It would be later the next day that he would selflessly risk his life to save our ragtag group (back in the Waldo, Tinman and I days) and when we got to safety and saw that he was in danger we would return the favor. After that we all bonded and over time have become family. Crab has, for me personally, been a mentor and confidant that has saved me both physically and mentally time after time. He taught us as a group to plan effectively, be prepared, and to limit our stupidity to a reasonable level (for the most part). After the first Battle for Seattle he was the only other survivor and we looked after each other. I can say plainly that had I not known him I would have removed myself as a problem. He has taught me much of what I know and I will be forever grateful. Even as the team has grown and changed he has remained involved and supportive as well as a model to look up to. Thank you for taking an interest in our little bunch. I know I have enjoyed the ride so far old friend and I hope that you will continue to alongside us!
another direct adviser and like Crab has been on a few of their operations ever since joining the troubled squad of New Breeders. Plymouth might not be from the same generation as those he shares the status with, and for this founding father to be working alongside the New Breed does show just how the War of the Shadows changed the rules, Plymouth who multitasks with a few other agencies willingly lends his hand to this new squad. The good Doc acts as their mystical adviser, medical support and liaison between the many agencies that the Harbingers work with on a daily basis, Plymouth stands alongside his brothers and sisters of the Harbingers and will not hesitate to unleash his horde in defence of his younger teammates; the war within the shadows is over and it seems to be a bloody distant reminder for Plymouth of what should never have been.
Ah, the good (voodoo) doctor is next on this list. Make no mistake his medicinal skills are exceptional, he is just known for his children as well. I remember the first time I met Plymouth and can honestly say I will likely never be allowed to forget it. A chance meeting I can inadvertently thank my little brother for unintentionally arranging. Plymouth and I started off on a bit of a shaky foundation (my fault for certain), but somewhat quickly patched up the issue as water over a bridge. He decided that it might be interesting to work with a bunch of new breeders, and I suspect that he also wanted to set the example for others that those in different generations could work together. The Crab is certainly also of the founders, but with two veterans it would go from being a coincidence/accident to a precedent, and one which has served our world well. Some of the missions I have gone on with Plymouth are the most memorable of my career thus far. I will never forget when we were with Plymouth on an operation and discovered the existence of a new species of night-time horror, as well as what Tony and I would end up calling Kenyans. You never forget the first time you see a Tornado of Souls; or the time you see it and all the sudden you gain 2 plus feet of height, though I digress. Plymouth, along with Crab, can and should be credited with helping us to keep the flame of the Harbingers lit during rough times. While Crab taught me about being a shadow warrior, Plymouth focused on teaching me about what it means to lead a group. It was a set of lessons I needed for the original team was born of circumstance and all thought as one (most of the time). What is now called the second iteration needed someone a bit different and he helped me become that person. Once I left he stayed behind to continue working directly with my immediate successor, as well the person who was passed the torch almost immediately after, but that is a story for another day. Thank you Plymouth for all that you have done and continue to do. May we have another run together one day soon!
Ralph “Teach” Rivers (Conductor) & (Chieftain) <Team Leader>: The angry mage recruited by the original founding Harbinger Bilbo just after the Battle of Seattle and the deaths of his friends. The Conductor was forced into this line of work do to loosing everything he worked his entire life to gather in a blink of an eye during the war. The Conductor almost lost his own life and freedom do to the events of the war, he was left nearly dead, broke and zeroed; he was given no choice but to enter the world of the runner at an advanced age and start a new chapter within the opus of his life.
Before I start I have to say I was reading the mini-bio above and I never really saw you as an angry mage. I’m not sure if it is untrue or if I simply missed it for whatever reason. Since we began there, I suppose the beginning is a good way to start. When I was alerted to you by my friend and team-mate’s Uncle Snoopy I had no idea who you were or your background. Sadly I also didn’t get to know you closely until recently. Your initial medical sabbatical took place towards the end of my tenure and when you decided you were interested in joining us the torch had already passed to Tony. I do remember Noid telling me some pretty fun stories regarding combat with you and the clever wit that you brought to the battlefield. Either way I must say you are the best actor I have ever met, because if someone told me then that you were a Viking I would have laughed at them. I wish I could say I helped you develop like many of the other individuals I recruited, but the truth is you are the complete package without anything from me. Where I lacked leadership skills you have them in spades. You had the ability to secure a base that has withstood attack after attack and is nearly unassailable. The teams that you have worked with the Harbingers in that location and the members you have been able to attract are exceptional. You did with the Harbingers what I had hoped to help it become one day and more. It is seen as a beacon to the people of help and safety and a scourge to the enemies of the cause. My hat is off to you and I hope that you know if you ever need my help whether it be planning an attack, securing supplies, getting in touch with a contact, or putting my life on the line for the cause I am only a phone call away and will do whatever I can to help.
Douglas “Burbs” Greenspan (Thirteen) <Fire Support>: Here is another example that war ruins many lives, and not just those of the soldiers fighting, Thirteen is a direct casualty of war and like his good friend the Conductor lost everything in a blink of an eye, when the bombs of the UCAS would pummel his suburban home and town. Thirteen would be left homeless, burying his family and penniless living on the streets when he was found and recruited by Bilbo for the Harbingers, Thirteen like his friend the Conductor was badly injured and suffering from starvation when he would be given a second chance at life, for Thirteen he wouldn’t pass at the opportunity to stick it to the people responsible for murdering his family.
The second of my three last recruits before I relinquished leadership of the Harbingers. When I found Douglas he was not in great shape (yet another theme – it seems these are common in the life of the runner), but I would say he was in the best of the three former teachers. Also recommended by Snoopy I approached him. He did not initially trust me (not that I blame him in the least), but thanks to Ralph vouching that I was speaking legitimately he was willing to join us for at least a meal or two. You see, all three of the last active recruits of mine worked within the noble profession of teaching and raising our next generations of citizens. He too took a medical sabbatical from the ravages of war and sadly, I have still yet to have the honor of getting to know him. What I can tell you is what I have heard from my close friends mentioned above and that is nothing other than praise. He has proven himself numerous times as a competent commander and good shot in combat. From what I heard, he runs some of the base security in addition to training others to become better. He has learned advanced unit tactics and pulled off several operations that were quite impressive. Congrats on becoming a force to be reckoned with and a leader of elites. Catch you around the base!
Lloyd “Skittles” Weathers (Counsellor): Skittles might have had the worst run of all the rescued educators from the plundered Lynnwood district after the Battle of Seattle, this man is another direct casualty and product of the war itself. The Counsellor suffered both at the hands of the UCAS bombs and as well the savagery of the Vandals afterwords when he was used as a sex slave and torture subject for many weeks prior, when Bilbo found the Counsellor he was just a shell of a man broken and beaten hanging on to life by a thread; If it wasn’t for his good friend Thirteen the Counsellor might have just accepted death and faded away into the night. Between the trusting words of a friend and the recruitment of Bilbo the Counsellor would join the Harbingers, though Skittles might be mentally scared and physically not what he used to; this old man is willing to lay everything on the line to get payback for the crimes committed against him.
Counsellor, my final recruit before stepping away from the team to work with what I thought was a good cause (talk about pulling a me, look how joining that group turned out). Lloyd here was dealt a terrible and raw hand. When I found him he was basically at death’s door with one foot in. I remember this as the first time I caused someone harm when trying to help them as without knowing what had happened I offered him a weapon and caused him great distress. Thankfully my friends were more aware of what had become of the situation than I and took over. Its important to any new runner or leader to know when you need help and to let those around you provide if they can. Nobody can do it all, you have to trust your people (a solid piece of advice from a Reject and friend of mine). After getting him back to base and stabilized the Counsellor also took a sabbatical for getting some cyber, bio, and training. I have not seen him since, but I know that he has been busy and is with good people. I look forward to sharing a glass or a meal with you one day Lloyd. I was sincere when I offered you the position as not compulsory and regardless of whether you eventually choose to join the team I would like to catch up and see that you are well. Be safe and raise some hell!
Agent Johnathan “Hard Target” White (Revelator) <Executive Officer>: The man that has come to be known as Hard Target is a recently new addition to this squad and even though we know Hard Target White is old as dirt, the Crab is older so dwell on that for a while. Agent White brings his countless years of government experience and professionalism to this squad of younger runners, Hard Target might be old but he like many of the newest Harbingers has entered this world at an advanced age. The streets refer to White as Hard Target, do to his abilty to shrug off death and evade the many government assassins that have been sent after him for years, Agent White has left a trail of government spooks behind him a mile long and continues to remain among the living.
Looks like we are into members after my time now and boy what a member to start on. Not long ago when I found out this individual was on what was my team I initially got my needler warmed up and sword oiled. I suppose that statement needs a bit of context… As he was known, Agent White was once a terrible person who worked for our enemy. One of his best known hits was an assassination on a close friend of mine from my childhood. Now, there is no reason to re-hash this. The Revelator has redeemed and proven himself repeatedly not just as a Harbinger, but as an agent against the UCAS. Somewhat recently, I even owe him my life for protecting my life when it would have taken no effort to allow me to be removed. I do not have any particularly fun stories about this man that don’t involve him dying, but I can tell you that he has shown to be nearly impossible to keep down (at least for too long) and for that I’m truly glad. He has proven to be reliable, intelligent, and quick acting in emergencies. He brings his professionalism from his CIA days to the team and in the early days he steered Law Dog and Bueller in a positive direction when working on missions. While we may have had our issues, for keeping my friends safe I thank you. Hopefully we can mend fences and work together in the future.
Dr. Elmer Levenstein (Noid): The newest member of the Harbingers is the Noid and this man recently joined the squad for unknown reasons, but some say their was Brothers Grimm involvement in his recruitment. The Noid is a master engineer, magi and mad scientist; this brings a whole new level of fear factor for the enemies of the Harbingers as the Noid brings a level of the unknown that hasn’t been seen within the Harbingers since the original squad and especially Waldo. <The Noid has been killed in action>
Oh dear cousin, how you are missed. The Noid was a member recommended by my cousin Shyster. Let me tell you, what a blast he was! Elmer was a mad scientist in the truest sense. He would pickup projects that sounded crazy and would somehow make them work. I remember he used to tell a story about one of his better selling inventions was a bush that had poisoned thorns for wealthy home defense. Funny enough, another of our members once found out how unlike a buttercup this bush is… Noid’s favorite brand of study was botany (if you couldn’t tell) and there is a plethora of things that I remember him showing me. His other favorite hobby was fire, specifically casting it. It was one of my great pleasures to help him out with giving him spells and talking about casting with him. I can only say I wish I was around with him more often. In fact I remember a story involving white phosphorus where his fireball might have backfired, but overall he proved he was truly part of the Rodgers side of the family. When he wasn’t busy causing trouble with the books in the library he was razing hell somewhere else. I hope that you are doing well wherever you ended up after death, I’m sure I will see you there one day!
Ethan “Jersey” Oliver (Base 12): Base 12 is one of the newest and last Harbingers that was brought in by Anthony DiCane prior to Conductor taking over. Like many of the runners on this team he hails from a noble bloodline, but also like most he doesn’t rely on it. While he may get training and some cred from his family he has been out to prove himself on his own. The Harbingers on the team immediately took to this kid like glue pulling him into the fold completely. He has been trained by many of the elder members of the team. According to rumor (which we I am reasonably sure he started) when he was going on one of his first missions he was looking for a throw away name to use in order to be incognito, and so when he reached out to his contacts one of the more senior members of the team gave him an idea for a name. What was originally looked for as a bad name to never be used again ended up being a moniker he fell in love with and he has kept it to this day. Young Base 12 has been working his rear end off recently in the Bounty Hunters Guild to prove himself and has been doing a fantastic job. Good luck and keep going kid!
Hey Ethan, never knew you were from Jersey. We will have to grab a traditional breakfast sometime. I am not sure who wrote your bio above, but looks like they have either some good data or you need to work on your secret keeping skills little buddy. Alright, I guess I can talk a little about how you got to us. What can I say; my cousin Shyster takes a shining to kids and sends them to us. Not sure how he made you intersect Tony and the gang, but I am glad he did. I can also confirm the story above without getting into too much trouble (I hope). On his first major infiltration operation for the Harbingers he was going to go into a potentially hostile location to try and draw out an enemy covertly. Standard stuff all in all. In order to do that he and the team felt it would be best to use his runner name to hide his connections. There were a few issues though. Problem one – he didn’t have one. Initially they figured he would just use something random for this instance, and then earn his name naturally like the rest of us (watch out who you wear a golden ring in front of!). Problem two – none of them could think something up that sounded anything other than COMPLETELY horrible. So, they contacted a few of their friends to give them some ideas. When that did not pan out he sent a text to a team member who was known for naming quite a few individuals. This member had the habit of giving names that simply would not disappear, thus the reason I imagine he was not contacted initially. That’s right folks, he made the mistake of calling me. After a minute or two of thinking I sent over the idea for calling him Base 12 and he fell in love with it. Kids these days like edgy things and nothing is more edgy than hidden meaning I guess. Honestly a first for me naming someone, usually I get cursed and threatened for a while afterward (here’s looking at you Law Dog!). Base 12 has continued to grow like a weed ever since and I could not be happier for him. Keep it up and when you get old enough I’ll buy you a drink. Whoops, looks like I rambled a bit. My friends in the Tribe must be rubbing off on me. Time to keep going.
Real Name Unknown (Driftwood): First things first, no you darn movie buffs this is not me with another face change. We are not event he same type of meta! We really need to work on the racism in this world. Though I would be flattered to be mistaken for such a talented adept, it is very much not the case. Driftwood came to us right when Ralph had just taken over and moved the base. He has been all over the planet working and has a vast amount of experience and skill. I have had the pleasure to talk to him a few times as we “take a stroll on the Gypsy Road” as he puts it. For me it is just a walk along the river, but to each their own. He is quite the interesting gentleman and fellow. As an aside, I have to say that after working in Germany and England (aka not Seattle) I truly enjoy being able to talk to other runners in my height range like Driftwood and Plymouth. I swear half my money probably goes to chiropractors just from looking up all the time. I do not know if he shares the sentiment, those are my words and nobody else’s. On the battlefield and in the barracks he has proven himself an incredible asset. Driftwood is a wonderful addition to the team (like many on this list) that has joined after Ralph took over. Welcome aboard my new friend. See you in the rec room!
Real Name Unknown (Asteroid):
Real Name Unknown (Outlaw):
Howard Douglas (Hacksaw):
Real Name Unknown (Bio-hazard):
Dr. Irwin Gloucester (Cardiac):
Bradley Wellton (Oak):
Thomas Sherman (Mortician):
Violet Meisner (Ultra Violet):
Real Name Unknown (Pandora):
Real Name Unknown (Jack Knife):
Reinhold Dixon (Violence):
Cougar Appleton (Expunge):
Maximilian Yates (Bilbo),(Doodle),(Pupil):
Drake Weinstock (Asylum):
Eric Griffon (Outlander):
Baldwin English (Helsing):
Rusty Rutherford (Asbury):
Jarred Mitchell (Caesar):
Jeffery Ashmore (Buttercup):
General Maximilian “Doodle” Yates (Bilbo, Pupil) <Former Leader>: Poor old Max, the original Harbinger leader and founding member would outlive his friends and original Harbingers, but the legend that he helped create would outlast Bilbo and the Harbingers will live on in infamy…Bilbo would enter the shadows by force and gather a band of like minded runners all pushed to the brink and left no other option then to become runners, fame is not what they desired and fame was not what they sought; though it was what they found and they found it in abundance. Bilbo would help guide the creation of the original squad and as well focus on the recruitment of the new breed before his untimely death at the hands of the Deaths Hand. Bilbo would make sure that the Harbingers would continue on with the legacy of the squad and continue the message and teachings of the Founding Fathers that he seemed to form a bond with.
Bilbo is currently alive as it seems that the Deaths Hand faked his demise in order to remove his legacy of this team and allow him to focus on his vial duties of being a Regional General under the command of General Hershel Horowitz aka Checkmate. The Deaths Hand even went as far as to restore Bilbo’s original face as a further snub to the UCAS and Seattle Police Department. He is once again within his the roster of his old team but has not regained command; it appears the Deaths Hand General approves of the direction and command structure of Rough Rider General Ralph Rivers aka Chieftain. We will have to wait and see what the future holds for the Harbingers now that they are harbouring a wanted war criminal and enemy of free men and women.
Walden “Yo Yo” Malkovich (Waldo, Negotiator) <Founding Member>: Well the only time one could ever trust the words of the Negotiator was when he was asleep, though even then it was left to question…Waldo would sit as the teams communications officer, though some would report that Waldo was the actual leader and Bilbo was just the pawn. Waldo was inspired by the likes of many of the Founding Fathers and fancied himself an expert on everything runner related, as a Harbinger he would do quite a few great deeds, though he would as well cause many more problems; he truly knew the pen was mightier than the sword though the yo yo was far more deadly than both…If Waldo wasn’t causing world wars, he was playing a deadly game of chess that would eventually catch up with him. He would fall in battle during the ill conceived but tactically sound Battle of Fort Lewis, his wisdom far beyond his years and his desire to protect the innocent led this Harbinger to his fate…and as he would fall in battle on that day; Waldo would remain immortal and forever remembered as the Hero of the day.
Donovan “Straight Edge” Trask (Chameleon, Tin Man) <Founding Member>: Well ever team needs it’s square and straight edged lunatic and for the original Harbingers that task would fall on the man known as Tin Man… He would be the teams muscle and fire support as Trask was a true to form Street Samurai, this former Confederate Soldier would be run out of the South after an ill fated mission would leave him the only survivor and well the only fall guy, Seattle would become his home and the Harbingers his family. Though their inexperience would nearly bring down the entire squad after their first operation, the Tin Man would keep the squad focused and directed though even this former soldiers oversight would land him behind bars, and only through the quick thinking of the Negotiator would Tin Man see the light of day again. Out of the original squad, his coldly logical and straight forward nature would not lend to a high popularity with the younger generation, but it was his dedication and loyalty that would shine through and even when faced with an impossible task he would stand tall and proud as he led the charge into Fort Lewis to rescue a man that once helped him, Tin Man would enter the fort a runner and street samurai, though he would never leave as he would have his last stand; Tin Man would live on forever as a shining example of heroism and what a soldier should strive to be.
Arthur “Cranky” Crane (Stamps): <Not Official>