Caleb's Moments in History

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Caleb's Moments in History

Post by scar3crow » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:04 am

Original timeline from Postmortem, additional information has been added that is relevant to the world around Caleb and how it was shaped by his transformation

1847 :
Caleb is born somewhere in western Texas.
# January 4 - Samuel Colt sells his first revolver pistol to the United States government.
# January 13 - The Treaty of Cahuenga ends the Mexican-American War in California.
# February 19 - The Donner Party is rescued. It is noted that some of the survivors seem to be remarkably well-fed considering their ordeal.
# July 24 - After 17 months of travel, Brigham Young leads 148 Mormon pioneers into Salt Lake Valley, resulting in the establishment of Salt Lake City. From which over a century later would emerge Cruaich, scourge of the Salted Earth

Births in 1847:
# September 5 - Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)

1864 :
Caleb turns 17, and already has a reputation for being a merciless gunfighter.

# February 27 - American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia.
# March 11 - A reservoir near Sheffield bursts; 250 dead
# May 12 - American Civil War: Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: The "Bloody Angle" - thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die.
# October 5 – Cyclone kills 70.000 in Calcutta, India
# James Clerk Maxwell discovers microwaves
# Danevirke destroyed
# Haiti declares independence - Voodoo dolls begin exportation to strange cults.

1871 :
Caleb finds a woman named Ophelia Price cowering in her family's burnt down homestead. He takes her in and finds that her husband and child were killed by the Cult of Tchernobog, to which her husband belonged and had attempted to rescind his membership. Caleb falls in love with Ophelia, and joins her in the Cabal, to which she has maintained her loyalty. They ascend to become the Chosen, elite servants of Tchernobog, along with two others, Gabriel and Ishmael. Eventually, Tchernobog, for reasons unknown to them, casts them down and kills them all.

# January 18 - The member-states of the North German Confederation unite into a single nation-state known as the German Empire. The King of Prussia is declared the first German Emperor as Wilhelm I of Germany.
# October 8 - Three major fires break out on the shores of Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois, Peshtigo, Wisconsin, and Holland, Michigan

* The Great Chicago Fire is the most famous of these, burning 1,200,000 acres (4,900 km²) in one day, eventually destroying about 17,450 buildings, and killing about 250 people while leaving another 90,000 homeless.
* The Peshtigo Fire burns 1,200,000 acres (4,900 km²) across six counties in one day and kills 1,200 to 2,500 people, making it the deadliest in United States history.
* The Holland Fire destroys at least two towns.

# November 17 - The National Rifle Association is granted a charter by the state of New York.

1928 :
Caleb is resurrected by unknown means. He makes a long journey back to the Hall of Epiphany to find the other Chosen, and the reason for his and their condemnation. [The events in Blood 1]. He finds that his disavowing was by Tchernobog's plot to absorb the power Caleb would bring back with him. Out of vengeance, Caleb destroys Tchernobog, but unbeknownst to him, absorbs the power of Tchernobog to bind the many realities.

# January 6-7 - River Thames floods in London - 14 drowned
# February 12 - Heavy hails kill 11 in England
# April 22 - Earthquake destroys Corinth - 200.000 buildings destroyed
# May 23 - Bomb attack against Italian consulate in Buenos Aires - 22 dead, 41 injured
# July 6 - The world's largest hailstone falls in Potter, Nebraska.
# June 20 - Shooting incident in Yugoslavian parliament - Punica Rasic shoots 3 opposition representatives and injures three others
# August 16 - Murderer Carl Panzram is arrested in Washington, DC after killing about 20 people.
# September 16 - The 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane kills at least 2,500 people in Florida.

And the rest is history. Until 2005-2028, thats mostly future stuff.

Obviously, Caleb's life has had a big impact on the world, and not just through the release of greater firearms but abnormal weather events as the earth shuddered under the wrath he unleashed upon the Cabal.
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Post by Necrosis » Fri Sep 09, 2005 12:26 am

:lol: All violence in history can be tracked back to Caleb? Awesome idea.
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Post by Daedalus » Fri Sep 09, 2005 01:49 am

He's real, I tell ya! :lol:
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Post by Necrosis » Fri Sep 09, 2005 01:55 am

I actually did see someone on the street who looked quite like Caleb, I just stood there staring at him for a few minutes. :shock:
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Post by r_cain » Fri Sep 09, 2005 02:44 pm

Well, maybe Monolith know something we don't . ..


But does that mean that we have to stop Gideon to save Caleb from a really naff future?
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Post by DustyStyx » Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:20 pm

Monolith is hideing something though.
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Because 1928 was a leap year, October did not feature a Friday, 13th; as seen above.

It would have to have been 1922 or 1933
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Post by Daedalus » Fri Sep 09, 2005 11:27 pm

Wonderful information, Cruaich! That's the kind of s*** I'm talking about! Thanks!
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Post by Kazashi » Sat Sep 10, 2005 01:23 am

Maybe someone left a calendar sitting there for 6 years. They could've been killed in 1922 and nobody dared touch the calendar afterwards :wink:
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Post by DustyStyx » Sat Sep 10, 2005 07:57 am

I'd say maybe... if there was just one calendar hanging around, but there are multiple areas that it shows up in the game, which would indicate it was the current year/month. The multitudes of innocent guys running around would also indicate that the cult had just moved into the area.

An October with a Friday the 13th would be symbolic to the 1307 "scourging of the order" where thousands of the Knights Templar were executed, leading to the gruesome end of that "organization".

Caleb's single handed execution the Cult of Tchernobog would be a "scourging of the order" where by Tchernobog had hoped to gain the power to "throw open the door between the worlds and inherit the Earth!"

That and the traditional Halloween effect of weakening of the barries between the worlds would probably have been usefull.
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Post by mouth » Sat Sep 10, 2005 09:46 am

WOOOW! HARDCORE s***!
now that's being a fanatic :)
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Post by r_cain » Sat Sep 10, 2005 04:02 pm

Maybe Monolith made Blood deeper than we thought . . .
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Post by Gila » Sat Sep 10, 2005 06:38 pm

i think not

all great things are always cool and simple, so to speak.
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Post by DustyStyx » Sat Sep 10, 2005 07:12 pm

I'm not saying it was the driving force behind the game but Blood is riddled with all sorts of horror references, if anyone did even a little research into why Friday, Oct. 13th is a creepy day they would have come across the Templar reference, rather than it just being the culmination of evil dates. Incidentally if it were in 1933 it would have been 626 years later, granted not the full 666 but it makes you wonder.

Besides that haven't you ever though of why they used Latin and Sanscrit for Domus Durbentia? As crusaders the Templars would have been in the area that the two languages would have crossed.. The Templars were notorious for hording treasures and s*** they accumulated over the years, a breading ground ripe for the bud of the Cult of Tchernobog to begin to sprout.

On the zombie barrels there are the letters ACOE, possibly standing for Army Core of Engineers, you know those guys responsible for the construction of many of the public works that provide a backbone for the American infrastructure. Farewell to Arms: Monster Bait (E3M6) features a hydroelectric dam.. a lot of those were built in the 1930's by the Army Core of Engineers.

Maybe I'm looking way to much into it, but it makes for a good story to me! How pulpish do you need to get!!!
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Post by Daedalus » Sat Sep 10, 2005 08:08 pm

No! You are not looking too deeply! Keep going!
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Post by r_cain » Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:19 pm

Maybe we've uncovered something .. . .


Well, would you believe something from a computer game??

better than denile . .
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