The Iniquity Chronicles
Sabre (Jean Claude Martenguille) was born in Paris in 1760. The son of Marie Martenguille who claimed that he was a virgin birth, Jean Claude was ostracized as an illegitimate child. With few options available to him and his mother starving, Jean Claude fell into a life of petty crime all the while under constant attack by bullies in his neighborhood. Caught for the third time by the police, Jean Claude was forced into the military at the early age of 15 and trained as a cannon loader (a very short lived role for most of its operands). Working to pay his fines and sending the remains of his income to his mother, he lived a pitiful life of military servitude. When his unit was sent to the Americas in 1777 to join with the rebel forces against the British, Jean Claude soon found himself in near constant battle. When his battalion was overrun at the battle of Yorktown, he stood nearly alone in hand to hand combat against countless British soldiers before his position was at last retaken. Jean Claude was lauded as a hero during that battle as numerous French and American soldiers swore they saw huge black wings extended around him as he slew hundreds of enemy soldiers with musket, bayonet, and saber. Of course no one believed he had wings but his glory led to promotion. Once the American revolution was completed, Jean Claude and his unit returned to France only to find that the peasants were revolting in Paris. Jean Claude learned that the money he had sent to his mother had been pilfered away and his mother had starved to death while he was afield. Furious at this betrayal, Jean Claude joined the side of the rebels and led numerous attacks against the Loyalist armies. Eventually assisting in the storming of the Bastille. Once the revolution was over, Jean Claude continued his service under Napoleon until he saw the suffering of the Russian peasants during the burning of Moscow in the fall of 1812. Disheartened, Jean Claude returned to France and took up the name Pierre Guille. Soon departing to the Americas where he joined up with the American forces fighting against the British. After the successful conclusion of the war, Pierre (Jean Claude) took a posting in Texas fighting against the foul and distasteful native savages called the Comanche. He fought in this position through countless encounters for over 20 years, eventually commanding For San Antonio until the indians of central Texas were defeated. Once again, stymied by his lack of aging, Pierre recruited himself under the name Raymond Foster and departed San Antonio with the forces moving west. Raymond continued his fight against the native tribes through the end of the Republic of Texas and the incorporation of Texas into the United States of America. Raymond’s unit continued to move west fighting the Comanche into the 1850s until they ended in California fighting against numerous Indian tribes. In 1861, word reached them that the secessionists were attempting to split United States in two. His unit returned immediately to Washington where they were sent south against the Confederate forces. Near the end of the war, Raymond was part of General Sherman’s forces through numerous victories eventually pinning the flanks of General Lee’s forces at Appomattox Court House leading to the surrender of the confederate armies. For the next Century and in to the 21st century, continued like his first century, nearly always in battle. At the present time, he uses the name William Connor and travels about the country performing odd jobs to keep himself fed and clothed. Occasionally forced into conflict to help those in need. Joining the army under assumed names has become increasingly difficult in recent years.