Note: This list will grow as the books are published and new characters take the stage.
The slaughter Family
1995: born Regina Genevieve Slaughter.
2004: contaminated with a 10ST werewolf strain by her father, Joseph Slaughter. Apprehended by HADES’s Gluttons of Chronos later that year and placed in Farrowthorn Laboratory, an experimental testing site run in cooperation with Prometheus, the head Mage hunter.
2006: Regina escapes with the help of former werewolf hunter Atlas Barrow. Atlas formally adopts Regina and brings her to live in his werewolf pack of contaminated ex-hunters. Regina draws the attention of Theodore Thane, the head Void hunter in HADES’s Hyperion’s Fury, who is protecting the werewolf pack by recruiting them into the Void hunting division. Thane takes Regina under his wing and trains her as a Void hunter.
2008: Regina’s first Void hunting mission. Regina fails miserably when she adopts the Void Creature Thane tasked her with exterminating. (Harbinger of Havoc and companion story Demon Tooth, both in Pulling Teeth and Other Stories of The Slaughter Chronicles.)
2009: Regina and Thane have adventures in the Void! (Story/novella forthcoming in Dark Home and Other Stories of The Slaughter Chronicles.) After a series of particularly dangerous adventures, HADES’s Human Resources learns (aka Atlas gets fed up of Thane putting his daughter in danger) that Thane is using a minor as free labor on his Void excursions. Thane receives a corporate reprimand and Human Resources bans Regina from all HADES operations until she turns eighteen.
2009-2013: Regina receives training from non-hunter pack members, takes the General Education Development test, and leads a relatively normal teenaged life (if normal includes combat training from a former WWII Soviet penal soldier and improvisational field medic.) On her eighteenth birthday, Theodore Thane, in complete compliance with new company policy, officially recruits Regina into Hyperion’s Fury. HADES gives her a hunter’s wage and a 401K. (this is a big step up from being experimented on). Thane and the other werewolves keep her past as HADES test subject a secret.
2013-2015: Regina enjoys splitting her time between the werewolf pack’s Earth-side compound (complete with distillery and bar) and the Void-side Hyperion’s Fury Base Camp. Her Void Creature pet accompanies her everywhere she goes.
1987: Joseph Slaughter marries Clare Faustina Penetentia (both of Sanctum).
1988: Michael Vedaste Slaughter born.
1993: Michael begins training at Vision of Light Perpetual.
1995: Regina Genevieve Slaughter born; Michael age 7.
2000: Regina age 5; Michael age 12.
2004: Joseph Slaughter is contaminated; Clare Penetentia-Slaughter and Joseph Slaughter kill each other. Police classify incident as a brutal murder-suicide; Regina (age 9) presumed dead as well, all the body parts were mostly unrecognizable.
Michael (age 16, at VLP) proceeds with his training and indoctrination into Sanctum as a Sworn Sword. He quickly advances through the ranks and is transferred into an elite, top secret, Sanctum operation (spoiler: it has to do with the Void).
The Thane Family
1978: Born Anthony Thomas Thane to Theodore Issac Thane aka Hyperion of Hyperion’s Fury.
1993: Runs away to Las Vegas, Nevada.
1994: (age 16) Stationed by Hyperion in HADES’s Biscuits of Cerberus. Covertly uses mage talents to track down contaminated hunters.
2003: Contaminated by former Gluttons of Chronos member Atlas Barrow, turns into a werewolf, and flees HADES. Helps Atlas establish a werewolf pack under Hyperion’s protection on the condition that the werewolves assist him with his research projects and protect his territory.
2005: Establishes Silver Wolf Stills bar and distillery.
2006: Atlas Barrow adopts Regina Slaughter.
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1969: Mother and father meet and are married.
1980: Younger brother born.
1995: Parents and brother are killed by werewolves; recruited by HADES.
1996: Assigned to Gluttons of Chronos after training.
2003: (age 28) Contaminated by Fenrir (God-Level, 10ST werewolf). Flees HADES, pursued by Biscuits of Cerberus operative Tony Thane. Contaminates Tony, establishes werewolf pack under the protection of Tony Thane’s father, Hyperion of Hyperion’s Fury.
2006: (age 31) Infiltrates HADES black site Farrowthorn to rescue and recruit werewolves for the pack. Adopts Regina Slaughter.
Atlas’s mother, Katina Ivanova, was born in 1949 to Dmitry Ivanov, who fought with Vlad in WWII. In 1952, Ivanov and daughter (age 3) move to the states. Atlas’s mother does not remember Russia.
To deal with the communist fear of the 6os, father and daughter smothered their Russian heritage. In 1969, while in collage, she meets and marries Atlas’s father, Hernan Barrow.
Hernan was born in Panama in 1947. His mother, Irasema Baules, was Panamanian and his father, Clarence Barrow, was an African-American hospital corpsman stationed at Coco Solo aboard an O-Class submarine.
1923: Born in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
1939: Sept. 1, Germany invades Poland; WWII or The Patriotic War.
1940: (age 17) enlists in the Red Army, contaminated by a werewolf and fails to report for duty. Sentenced to hard labor in a penal battalion for desertion.
1941: (age 18) Order No. 227 restores penal combat units. Vlad assigned to 114th Independent Penal Company.
June 22, Operation Barbarossa.
Aug. 7-Sept. 26, Battle of Kiev.
1943: (age 20) German campaign. Disappears from history.
1980: Resurfaces in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
2006: Meets Regina Slaughter.
During WWII Vlad told his superior officers that all his battle deeds were the work of other soldiers so they could gain pardons and return to the regular army while he stayed behind in the penal company. He also assumed the identities of dead soldiers so no one gets suspicious about why he’s there for so long.
Is his name really Vlad? No one knows.