- 1572 - Born in what would later be known as Glenrothes, Scotland
- 1603 - Moves with the armies of James VI to London as a skirmisher in the Covenanters
- 1612 - Embraced Gangrel by Milov in London
- 1650 - For largely unknown reasons, Torquil returns to Scotland and reverts to a feral state. Now an unfocused destructive engine, questions are asked as to the cause of this once-calm Elder’s rampage. More mysteriously, only Kindred are targeted by his wrath, and few are left alive once encountered. In desperation, the Ivory Tower uses the growing disputes between England and Scotland as a smokescreen to send Knights in, and they manage to capture him after a savage battle (and several Kindred deaths), due largely to the wise intervention of the Ventrue knight Ritter Heinrich von Luxemburg. Surrendering under honorable grounds, he is placed in Torpor immediately, and secured away in the undergrounds of London. One of those Knights is Michael Cayhill, of House Constantinian.
- 1706 - He is awakened from Torpor by his captors, as his particular talents are seen as an asset in the burgeoning avenues of the New World, where the Ivory Tower has met with considerable native resistance. If his legendary temper and appetite for destruction could be forcibly tamed, the Sect could build and thrive in safety. He comes to meet Anson Udyr, an Elder Nosferatu, whom is one of similar disposition to Torquil’s. After lengthy discussions, Torquil is brought to the New World under restraint and guard. The passage is arranged and overseen by Oliver Mayne, though he is largely unaware of what he is transporting at the time. Prior to disembarkation, the two meet eyes, but do not speak. Another meeting of import occurs before he is sent to his destiny. A private meeting is arranged at the behest of Viveka von Daun, with her brothers Einhardt and Alistair in attendance to discuss the coming voyage and its implications. He is later released into the wilds of America, his mission now underway. He ranges regularly throughout the Northwest and Eastern seaboard. (Any and all ties are welcome, as long as they don’t stack against major Sabbat activity ... he hunts ‘em.)
- 1715 - Torquil comes upon a disheveled Claudia Voclain in his travels through the wilderness in Pennsylvania. Close to losing herself to her beast, he manages to restore her soul’s grip on humanity. She barely spoke during their time together, but by the time she left a year later, the mute finally uttered the words “thank you”.
- 1724 - Ventrue Justicar Mary Anne Blaire destroys an Inner Circle member after she discovered the Inner Circle member was supplanted by a flesh-crafted double. This event forces the Camarilla to declare war on the Tzimisce and the Sabbat to prevent further infiltrations.
- 1724 - 1783 The Sabbat War - Torquil is thrust headlong into the Sabbat War, again unleashed upon the Tower’s enemies. He remains on constant motion throughout the Eastern seaboard and northeastern United States, forging temporary alliances in strikes against the enemy. One of his companions during this period is Michael Cayhill, who helped subdue him in Scotland years before. He is often seen paired with Lochlainn MacAllen, a Brujah of great repute. The two rapidly begin to acquire a reputation for swift, ruthless attacks against the Sabbat, then vanishing into the countryside.
- The French and Indian War (1754–1763) - Torquil encounters Vast for the first time, who worked to embolden the mortal side of the conflict. When the two crossed paths, Vast shied from the prospect of more dangerous game and vampire politics. Vast would meet his first Prince at Torquil’s insistence and be introduced to The Camarilla as a superior undead government. The intricacy of vampire court pushed Vast farther into the frontier and Torquil didn’t have the time or patience to chase.
- 1783 - Reuniting with Constantine Lancaster, the duo, along with members of the Brujah, Malkavian and Gangrel clans, attempt to wrest control of Boston from the hands of the Ventrue. The Brujah is an interesting counterpoint to the Elder Gangrel’s personality, bringing a merriment and sociality to the oft dour Beast. The conflict meets a zenith when Torquil and Kincaid engage in a truly epic battle, ending with the Gangrel Elder going with the Brujah before the city’s leadership. Despite his alliance with the incursion, he abandons this upon recognizing the Prince, a face from the past in Constance Fournier, and actually moves to resist the potential coup. Once the rebellion is ended, Torquil leaves the city with Lochlainn in a show of loyalty.
- 1784 - 87 - He occasionally makes contact with Oliver Mayne, waging war in the name of the Tower, and discreetly receiving vital intel from the young Tremere. Though the relationship is not purely of trust, it is mutually advantageous with a certain respect.
- 1822 – Owing to an old prestation debt, Torquil picks up an unusual student. Captain Thomas Sawyer was an officer in the Continental Army before being embraced by the Tremere Clan. An unusually idealistic young man, he is selected by his elders to traverse portions of the Louisiana Purchase to search out unrecorded kindred activity, catalogue native occult practices, and identify potential expansion opportunities for the Clan. Sawyer is sent to Torquil to be trained in the Gangrel arts of wilderness survival. True to form, Torquil decides to force the young elder to learn by doing, and the two travel together for a handful of years.
- 1823 – Torquil and Sawyer travels through the northern Ohio territories, running headlong into a Sabbat gang seeking to set up camp. They destroy all but one, seeking to find where others are in the area, and become aware that the Ivory Tower is entrenched.
- 1825 – Torquil and Sawyer part ways as the latter’s path leads him further Westward.
- 1830 - The Oregon Trail popularizes settlers seeking their fortune in the west. Torquil and Vast reunite accidentally when Vast passes through Ohio. The surprise cues a fight, but it turns from red-eyed snarls to laughter as they recognize one another from the Revolution and marvel at the other’s intact existence. The ceremonial hospitality lasts longer than expected of wanderers when Vast delves into plant theory and Torquil shares what he knows of the Gangrel curse. A full moon cycle passes in their discussions and during the month long stay, Vast convinces Torquil to let him plant apple trees across the valley. In this period, Torquil began to settle into the Ohio Valley region. He occasionally ranges out, his path randomly turning as his wanderlust allows, but regularly returns to this area.
- The Civil War (1861-1865) divided the country and made travel suspicious. The southern Ventrue with their grand plantations had no interest in Brujah governance from the north. The release of their herd would deal a serious blow to their holdings and slavery was simply too profitable. Up to his old proclivities, Torquil found Vast among the carnage of mortal skirmishes. It is unclear what happened, but something left Torquil with his hatred of the Kings renewed.
- 1873 - Torquil discovers a murder is drawing a little too much attention on an island just off the coast of Georgia. Signs point to a kindred and Torquil tracks down a Gangrel moving up the coast to South Carolina. Catching her in a place removed from civilization, he attacks and brings down the kindred quickly. She’s obviously young and he restrains from killing her. Her name is Neela Malik and he is the first Kindred she has met in America.
- 1881 - For reasons unknown, Torquil is captured and Torpored in a massive battle in Arizona. It is rumored that he attacked a Chantry, but this is not confirmed ... though it is curious that the Tremere join in the move by Althea to support his being branded instead of killed. The ramifications of this reach all the way to Europe, where it is discussed at the London Conclave. Torquil is spared, but sentenced to being branded with a T, to remind him of his crime, and a brand that must be renewed nightly until such time as his redemption is announced. The Elder Gangrel is collected peacefully again by Heinrich von Luxemburg, and sentence is first administered by Selene de Lorraine, and thereafter undertaken by his Childer Amadeo. It is spoken that the Gangrel Elder forgave the young Ventrue before she did this, and wept openly when the brand touched, but has not since.
- 1926 - 1927 - Torquil travels to Atlanta, answering a call from Oliver Mayne, who offers a proposal to hunt down hidden breweries, stills and moonshine runners in the rural hinterlands surrounding Atlanta. For his services, he is paid a Minor Boon. Despite the opportunity to earn a Major Boon if he can prove he killed a Setite, Torquil refuses to murder on behalf of the Sect, still immersed in remorse from the atrocities of the Sabbat War, instead delivering his quarry alive for justice. It is during this period that he makes several acquaintances of note ... Kristian Vasa, Istral ...
- 1972- At the request of the cities Prince Mallory Moore, Torquil travels to Montgomery Alabama to help root out any remaining sabbat in the city. In return for his services she pays him a minor boon.
- 1975 - He witnesses an assault on several of the city’s Kindred by Lupines. At first hesitant to interfere, he instead enters the fray and allows his rage to flow, leaving several dead Lupines in his wake. Realizing that the risk outweighed the reward, the Garou cease the conflict and withdraw, but not without emphatically stating what is commonly known ... the wilds are off limits. It is at this point that he decides to settle again into the area, determined to keep both sides from slaughtering one another and, more importantly, the innocents between them.
- 1979 - He reunites briefly with Oliver Mayne, an Ancillae Tremere diplomat with whom he had previous dealings during the colonial incursions, at a gathering to mourn the fallen Prince of Cleveland.
- 1980’s- Sometime during the eighties Torquil returns to Montgomery AL at the behest of it’s monarch in order to bring in what she believes is a masquerade breaching gangrel that lives in a nearby lake. No such Gangrel is ever found.
- 2013 - Torquil accepts the position of Myrmidon of the Mideast (OOC: EC Region).
- 2014 - Torquil participates in the capture of an imposter to the position of Gangrel Clan Head. Working with and at the behest of Equinox, he serves as one of the primary warriors in the battle, serving to fell the pretender, but says nothing to the Malkavian Justicar afterwards. He is declared Loyal by Archon Harrison Kane for his service.
- 2015-2016 - Resides in Cleveland, having assumed the Praxis when Martin Shallow does not return from clan matters.
- Present - Known to be wandering the midwest, destroying Sabbat and trying to restore his lost humanity.
- The bedraggled crow form comes from a familial curse in his breathing days. He could actually assume it even then.
- Torquil did not start as a Gangrel.
- When he was made, Torquil took three days to die.
- His ability to spend blood seems awful high, even for an Elder.
- While imprisoned beneath the Tower, something bartered with him for his immense ability to withstand damage.
- When gathering forces to deal with a Sabbat incursion, he was insistent that Spencer was needed.
- Torquil walked into Boston as Constance Fournier's enemy and walked out as her ally.
- He is known to stop dead and listen to the peal of church bells, with a look of sublime peace on his features.
- He is no longer Gangrel, nor is he Gargoyle ... but something between, and entirely unholy.
- "He shows much promise for one so young. Our blood did well upon the islands." (1726) - Uror
- "Elder Torquil has been the stability of Cleveland, the bedrock of the Tower. He's been a voice of reason where there has been none. I am glad he's taken an interest in me and glad he is in my corner." -Erica Kain
- "Torquil is the most stalwart defender of the Camarilla I have ever met. I wonder if there is anything that would cause him to question his loyalty." -Baron Cimetiere
- "Elder Torquil' and I have a complex relationship. He is my husbands sire and my sauveur. Even though we often disagree, I know that he is always there if I need him." -Adalina Marchand Durante
- "I think its appropriate to say I have a healthy respect for the man... Yes, he scares the crap out of me..." Jinx
- "Decades spent side by side fighting the Sabbat, often in close quarters under stressful circumstances, were made easier by Torquil's ready wit and gift for conversation. Of course, it helps that he can take a punch..." Lochlann MacAllan
- "Here's the thing you probably don't know about Elder Torquil, at first glance he's brooding and scary, but once you summon up the courage to talk to him, he can be quite congenial and I'm sure he would look quite dashing in one of my cousin's suits. That being said, given is propensity to defend the Tower in word and deed would mean he would need a new suit at least once a month." - Spencer
- "Never in all my years have I found such kinship in a soul as I have found in Torquil. I admire his ferocity both in word and on the battlefield. I would want no one else to be at my back." - Blù
- "A warrior's only peace is within the great hall of Valhalla. Torquil is weaved into the infinite fate by the Nornir, and they placed us together, side by side, in battle. They must seek the death of many..." Constance Fournier
- "I compare not you and I; I see through the objectivity of the Eye of God, and you see through the subjectivity of the eyes of your face." - Ulfric the Seer
- "One would need to wander many nights to find as world weary a warrior as Elder Torquil. He has seen and done too much to believe in anyone or anything absolutely and he often keeps his own counsel. His manner reminds me of something Lee once said,'Never do anything wrong to make a friend or keep one'. While he and I may walk apart from one another, if he calls I will answer." - Bleach
- "He has always told me I that I am his hope for what may come for our clan and the Tower. If only he understood that the light he sees in my path is merely the reflection of what he has given unto me. All that he admires in me, is what he taught me was possible as a Kindred through his word and deed. The mark upon his brow does not mean he has no place leading our clan, it is evidence of the fear of such a leader. One night they will all remember, even Beasts have kings." - Amadeo "Aquila" Durante
- "Is it wrong that I see and Elder of my clan and wish more men dressed in a kilt and armor?" - Dani Primogen and Scourge of Topeka
- "A strong Kindred. Perhaps the strongest I have ever met. It saddens me to see him managing the affairs of a city when instead he could be leading the larger war against the Great Enemy." - Reading
- "He gave me my hearts desire and in return I gave him a kiss." - Angelique Graves
- "Is Ally of Brother, fought beside in Battle. Stoneking call Brother now." - Stoneking
- "I didn't expect to see him in Waco, but in the end I was glad to have him there." - Calvin Hastings
- "I'm pretty sure he didn't notice me at all when we were in the same group. I feel like a lot of things get overlooked when he's around - he's... distinctive." - Isabella Marie
- "Many look at Torquil and see a man filled with rage and close to his Beast. If they would only but look closer, they would see that he is so much more than that."- Catherine Pershing
- ""When I first met him he was guarded and kept under lock and key. That was only to make his guards feel comfortable. They believed him feral and animalistic.. but the intelligence and cunning were there as well they chose not see it. It is said that the Norns whisper to the warrior, "You cannot withstand the storm." He whispers back, "I am the storm." - Ótama Myrkrdotter
- "'No' were my first words when I saw Torquil for the very first time. I was terrified, honestly. All it would really take is a hit or two from him and I probably wouldn't make it. All I had to go on was the raw power and strength of the man named Torquil. But then I learned more about him. Then I spoke to him. I got to find out more about who he was as a fellow Kindred, a brother in arms and a person. He's a friend, and I'm happy for that. - Leonardo "Leon" Finch-Fournier
- Add yours here.
Last of the Mohicans
The 13th Warrior
Natty Bumppo (Hawkeye) - “Leatherstocking Tales”
Gurney Halleck - “Dune”
Snake Pliskin - “Escape from New York”
Herger - “The 13th Warrior”
James Creed - “Wolverine”
“You crossed the line first, sir. You squeezed them, you hammered them to the point of desperation. And in their desperation, they turned to a man they didn't fully understand.” - Alfred Pennyworth
“Eternity can be a curse. The losses you have had to suffer... a man can run out of things to care for, lose his purpose”. - Yashida
“For what doth it profit a man, if he gain the whole world, and suffer the loss of his own soul? Or what exchange shall a man give for his soul?” - Matthew 16:26
“A true outlaw finds the balance between the passion in his heart and the reason in his mind. The outcome is the balance of might and right.” - Jackson “Jax” Teller
“Now, I'm the direct descendant of the mountain man Jim Bridger. That means I got a little Injun in me. And our battle plan will be that of an Apache resistance. We will be cruel to the Germans, and through our cruelty they will know who we are. And they will find the evidence of our cruelty in the disemboweled, dismembered, and disfigured bodies of their brothers we leave behind us. And the German won't not be able to help themselves but to imagine the cruelty their brothers endured at our hands, and our boot heels, and the edge of our knives. And the German will be sickened by us, and the German will talk about us, and the German will fear us. And when the German closes their eyes at night and they're tortured by their subconscious for the evil they have done, it will be with thoughts of us they are tortured with. Sound good?” - Lt. Aldo “the Apache” Raine
“The Art of Life” - Queenryche
“Upon the King” - Patrick Doyle
“Notes on a Dream” - Jordan Rudess
“The Evil That Men Do” - Iron Maiden