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The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is an ongoing graphic novel series written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O'Neill. The primary commentator on the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen series (hereto after in this article referred to as LoEG), is Jess Nevins, whose published works are considered the most complete annotations of all the various literary references made by this series. This timeline is composed of events that take place in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volumes I and II, Allan and the Sundered Veil (ATSV), and events hinted at or briefly covered in the expansive work The New Traveller's Almanac (TNTA), as well as The Black Dossier, all of these works written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Kevin O’Neill. However, ATSV and TNTA are text-based stories which take the form of a serialized, pulp-style "Boy's Story" (Allan and the Sundered Veil) and a travel guide, (The New Traveller's Almanac) respectively, with a few illustrations by Kevin O'Neill, rather than being in graphic novel form. All entries directly derived from these LoEG books will be represented by italicized entries in order to differentiate LoEG canon from the works it draws from.

It should be noted that in order to place these varied events into chronological order, and to get the best sense of the Leagues' activities, there is some speculation as to probable times and orders of events, as well as mention of several events which, while happening to characters contained in LoEG, do not actually occur in LoEG, but in the original works the characters were taken from, these entries shall not be italicized. Since LoEG is a crossover fiction, there are several events which the writer of LoEG will assume the reader already knows about the character, and these events can be considered canon. At some points, however, the fictional canon of LoEG comes into conflict with the worlds of the various fictional works used as components of the LoEG fiction. These places are clearly marked, but as a general rule, unless specifically noted, the events of the sampled fictional canon all are assumed to have happened as depicted in the original work, with the addition of being in a world in which the events of all the other fictional bodies have taken place as well.

Secondly it should be noted that this timeline is written in ignorance of the events of Century by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, which is currently scheduled to be released in 2008. Sufficient to say, there will be much needed addition and correction to this timeline with the release of "Century".

Thirdly, it should be noted that in order to avoid the timeline being too cluttered with notations, the members of the various Leagues and other, comparable organizations present in LoEG are listed at the bottom of the page with a complete list of their bibliographical origins.

Contents

Prehistory

10,000 BC to 1000 AD

1400s

1500s

  • Early 16th Century: Orlando visits Libya, Abyssinia, Nibia. (From New Travellers Almanac)
  • 1558: Under the rule of Queen Gloriana I, Sir Jack Wilton establishes English (later British) Intelligence. Queen Gloriana makes Prospero court astrologer, and charges him to, after her death, form the first League, and bids that both he and Orlando stay in England until such a time. Prospero, under the name Suttle, takes a wife, Doll Common, and resides in Mortlake. Prospero idles, bored, in London. (From "Life of Orlando: Chapter Seven: I Make Friends Easily," and "'Faerie's Fortunes Founded', The Black Dossier)
  • 1564: Queen Gloriana and Sir Jack Wilton visit Greyfriars School. (From the Black Dossier)

1610s

1620s

1660s

1670s

  • 1670'sSometime in the 70's Christian arrives in our world.(The New Traveller's Almanac Chpt.1 pg.6 by Alan Moore)
  • 1673 – Captain Robert Owe-much,probably for reasons of avoiding his creditors, makes many long, far-flung voyages with his three ships. Some time in his travels Captain Owe-Much encounters a young man named Orlando, a co-founding member of the LoEG and substantial contributor to the "New Traveller's Almanac". (From The New Traveller’s Almanac Chpt.3 pg.5 by Alan Moore)
  • 1674Lemuel Gulliver enters Emanuel College.
  • 1677Lemuel Gulliver bound in apprenticeship to Mr. James Bates.
  • 1678 – Travelling from the City of Destruction, Christian, the Everyman Journeyman, arrives in the town of Vanity Fair in which he turns down an alleyway and "steps into the streets of London." Seemingly Unable to return to his "shinning country" he reluctantly agrees to ally himself with Duke Prospero (whose powers he believes are diabolical in nature) and his LoEG, the Duke being Christians only chance of returning home. (The New Traveller’s Almanac Chpt.1 pg.6 by Alan Moore)

1680s

1690s

  • 1695Prospero, his "brute", and "spirit of the air" disappear. Captain Owe-Much claims it was during a return trip to The Blazing World. . (The New Traveller’s Almanac Chpt.1 pg.6 by Alan Moore)
  • May 4, 1699Lemuel Gulliver, MD, departs Bristol, England, aboard the Antelope for the South Seas.

1700s

  • 1701Gulliver is shipwrecked on the islands of Lilliput and Blefuscu, and becomes entangled in their political affairs, and war, with each other. September 24, Gulliver departs Blefescu, using one of their largest warships as a dingy, and is picked up two days later by an English merchantman. It should be noted that Gulliver takes some Lilliputian livestock with him back to England.
  • 1702Gulliver returns to England on the merchantman on April 13. On June 20, Gulliver again departs England on the Adventure, bound for Surat, India.
  • 1703Gulliver sails aboard the Adventure. Brobdingnag island sighted June 16. June 17: Gulliver left ashore when the island was found to contain a civilization of giants – one such giant shortly thereafter captures Gulliver. August 17: Taken to Capital City of Brobdingnag, arriving on October 26.
  • 1705Gulliver escapes, sometime around October, from Brobdingnag.
  • 1706Gulliver arrives in England only to depart again in August.
  • April 11, 1707Gulliver arrives at Fort St. George
  • 1709Gulliver arrives in Luggnag (also Lugnag and Luggnagg) April 21. Some time later, Gulliver’s ship is attacked at sea by pirates, and he is marooned, yet again – this time on a tiny rocky islet. Fortunately, however, the flying island of Laputa rescues him and took him to Balnibarbi to await a Dutch trader ship bound for Japan. In May he leaves on the ship for Japan.

1710s

1720s

1730s

1740s

1750s

1770s

1780s

1790s

  • 1791Sir Percy Blankeney forms the League of the Scarlet Pimpernel, an organization dedicated to rescuing innocent French nobles out of France to avoid the Guillotine. Later this year Lady Marguerite and Sir Percy marry. (The Scarlet Pimpernel series internal timeline)
  • c. 1798 – With France’s defeat at the Battle of the Nile in August, and the formation of the Second Coalition against France, England is no longer alone in the battle against Bonaparte. Gulliver’s League sets out on a world tour, a last expedition, as it were, for the aging explorer and his fellowship. Their voyage most likely takes them through the Straits of Magellan, near which they briefly visit Megapatagonia in the southern polar region, and on to the Australias and the Pacific Ocean, where they take an extended reprieve on Feather Island, most likely not returning to England until 1800. (Historical events, La Découverte australe par um homme-volant by Nicolas Edme Restif de la Bretonne, Rélation très véritable d’une Isle Nouvellement Découverte by Fanny de Beauharnais, and The New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore)

1800s

1840s

  • 1841 – The Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin solves the Murders in the Rue Morgue.
  • c. 1849 - Count Allamistakeo, an Egyption nobleman, is awakened in America as a result of an experiment using electricity. Some time after this, Count Allamistakeo goes to sleep again after having his portrait done; in 1898, we see both his sleeping form and his portrait in the British Museum. (From LoEG Vol.1 Cover. The reason this Egyptian-American mummy is in the British Museum, the headquarters of the League, is a matter of speculation among fans of the series.)

1850s

1860s

1870s

1870s
  • c. 1870 – Lieutenant Gullivar Jones, of the United States Navy, is transported to Mars via a Magic Carpet. (Lieutenant Gullivar Jones: His Vacation by Edwin L. Arnold)
  • 1870Sergeant James Winston Pepper, of the British Navy, is lost at sea off the coast of South America. (From The Yellow Submarine by The Beatles, and The New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil)
  • 1871 - Jack Harkaway, an orphan, carves out a niche for himself at the Pomona House School with his fists and his wits and plays vicious pranks on the faculty.
  • 1871 - Six years after her presumed abduction, Miss A. L., during a family visit to the Deanery of Christ Church, Oxford, passes through a looking glass in the Deanery and into the same "contra-rational" world she spoke of six years ago. This time, however, upon returning, a mere seven minutes later, she became ill. The disorder prevented her from eating and weakened her until death in late November. (Alice, [Miss A.L.], from Through the Looking-Glass by Lewis Carroll and The New Traveller's Almanac Chpt.1 pg.3 by Alan Moore Note: the death of Alice is an invention of Moore's for his league universe and is not in Caroll's book)
  • 1872 - Basil Hallward, the artist, paints a portrait of Dorian Gray.
  • 8:45 p.m. (GMT), Wednesday, October 2, 1872 - Phileas Fogg sets out on his 80-day tour around the world. (Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours)
  • 1874 - Jack Harkaway and his friends set out to see on the ship Fairy and begin an adventure around the world fighting pirates and brigands.
  • 1876 - Dr. Eric Bellman leads a group to the "peculiar hole" located "perhaps a mile from Godstow." On April 23rd the group ventured into the "well-like space" whereupon the expedition members vanished along with the hole. Their party reappeared in Oct., completely insane, and minus one member. (Bellman Expedition from the absurd poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in 8 Fits) by Lewis Carroll, and retold in The New Traveller’s Almanac Chpt.1 British Isles pgs.3,4 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil)

1880s

  • 1880 to 1930William Sampson Sr. and William Sampson Jr. record/report sites around Ardistan, which shares boreders with Pakistan, Afghanistan and Persia.( From TNTA Chpt. 4 Pg.3 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neil)
  • 1880 – The infamous "Phantom Incident" occurs beneath the Opéra Garnier (Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (The Phantom of the Opera) by Gaston Louis Alfred Leroux
  • 1881Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson meet in London and become roommates. (year determined using the Brad Keefauver Holmesian Timeline AKA the The Birlstone Railway's Timetable)
  • 1883-1884"King Solomon’s Mine" Expedition led by the big game hunter Allan Quatermain. (From King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, and partly retold in The New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore)
  • January to June 21, 1885William Sampson Senior participates in the fight against the Muhammad Ahmad, the self-proclaimed Mahdi, called the "Mad Mahdi" by the English at the time, in North Africa. (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 2 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill)
  • 1886The murderous events surrounding the activities of Doctor Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde necessitate the pair's flight from England to France, where they will stay for the next dozen years or so.(from LoEG V.1 by Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neil)
  • c. 1886-1887 – Harry Quatermain, Allan Quatermain's only son, dies, spurring Allan Quatermain and company to return to Africa for another adventure. Allan Quatermain fakes his own death in order to escape the world. (From LoEG V.1 and ATSV)
  • 1887Jean Robur kidnaps the lighter-than-air lobbyists of the Weldon Institute of Aeronautics and takes them around the world on a five week tour aboard his heavier-than-air airship the Albatross, only to be sabotaged by them during their escape.
  • 1888Campion Bond recruited into British Intelligence while in college. (Speculation based on photo of C. Bond in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill)
  • 1889Allan Quatermain returns to England to seek Lady Ragnall and her supply of the "taduki" drug which has the power to send you to another life in another time, to which he has become addicted. Unfortunately, rather than sending him to another life, this herb sends him to an ethereal plane where he encounters other such ethereal travellers. In an uncertain time and place outside of our normal realm of existence, Allan Quatermain encounters John and Randolph Carter, the former a Confederate soldier whom was intercepted during his initial astral projection to the planet Mars, and the latter a Massachusetts scientist studying the realm of deep dreams. They are soon met by the Time Traveller, who informs them that there are extra-dimensional creatures invading their reality, and that he has gathered them to tackle the problem. Unfortunately, the Time Traveller's plans are somewhat disturbed by a number of factors, and none of his recruited heroes remember their experience with the Time Traveller other than as a half-remembered dream. However, it stands to reason that the Time Traveller, not being restricted to linear time, will again try to contact such heroes across time in order to stop the invasion of our reality that British Intelligence has feared since the late 17th Century. (From Allan and the Sundered Veil and The New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore/Kevin O'Neil. "Taduki" from H. Rider Haggard's Quartermain Series)

1890s

1901-1905

1906-1910

  • 1906Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain, Junior are deployed to Asia, with primary emphasis on strengthening diplomatic relations between Russia and England. The two research many interesting lands, notably that of Shangri-La, where they first encounter Orlando, who becomes a member of their now three strong League. (New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore)
  • December 28, 1906 – Second Murray League is ordered to leave Moscow for the port of Tiksi, and thereby return to England via a trans-polar investigation through the Arctic Ocean. (New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore)
  • January 3, 1907 – Second Murray League, Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Junior and Orlando, having left Tiksi, by the rented ice-breaker The Joseph, under the captainship of Rudolf Svejk, and passed Elisee Reclus Island and Vichenbolk Land, turn northwest to encounter giant dinosaurian inhabitants from the subterranean North Pole Kingdom and, having visited the peaceful Polar Bear Kingdom, they head east toward Norway’s Svalbard islands. (Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války or The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War by Jaroslav Hašek, Une Ville de Verre by Alphonse Brown, Pickles ou récits à la mode anglaise by André Lichtenberger, Le Peuple du Pôle by Carles Derennes, 20,000 Lieues Sous Les Glaces (or 20,000 Leagues Under the Ice) by Mór Jókai, and New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore)
  • January 4-6, 1907 - Second Murray League sails past Gaster's Island, and becomes enters the Sea of Frozen Words, and sailed past Queen Island, Thule, and Hyperborea. (The Fourth Book of the Deeds and Sayings of the Good Pantagruel by François Rabelais, Les Aventures du capitaine Hatteras au Pôle Nord, or The Adventures of Captain Hatteras by Jules Verne, The Bibliotheca historia or Library of History by Diodorus Siculus, Geographika or Geography by Strabo, Inventorum Natura or Natural History by Pliny the Elder, and New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore)
  • January 7, 1907 - Second Murray League's ice breaker The Joseph finds itself unable to sail farther north, due to heavy ice. (New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore)
  • January 8 to March 19, or thereabouts, 1907 - Second Murray League heads out on foot into the Back of the North Wind, freakishly warm for being so far north. This group spends what, subjectively, seems like three days, but is actually closer to three months, in the Back of the North Wind, and encounter such peoples and places as Frankenstein's Creature, Olympia, Toyland, a "forlorn and sorry chap" who lacks identification, and Noddy, and are made aware of a "bold, fearless black balloonist," who also lacks identification, before leaving. (At the Back of the North Wind by George MacDonald, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley, "The Sand Man" from the book Nachtstücke or Night-Pieces by E.T.A. Hoffman: Speculation: the identities of the "forlorn and sorry chap... in old and faded naval uniform" and the "bold, fearless black balloonist" remain the continual vexation of LoEG fans, and has not even been clearly identified by Jess Nevins. On Jess Nevins' website, it has been suggested that the forlorn naval man is in fact the captain of the Titan, which has been established as being in LoEG canon already, and that, like the real-life Titanic, the Titan sunk somewhere in the North Atlantic when it struck an iceberg. The Titan is from Futility: or, the Wreck of the Titan by Morgan Robertson. On Jess Nevins' website, it has been postulated that the "bold, fearless black balloonist" may be Jim from Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain using the dirigible from Tom Sawyer Abroad, also by Mark Twain, or Lee Scoresby from Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, or perhaps Florence Kate Upton's Golliwogg, as he was sometimes drawn as a big black balloon. Whatever the answer to these two questions, it will no doubt be sorted out in the next volume of LoEG)
  • March 25, 1907 – Second Murray League arrives in the Blazing Worlds Archipelago, on their way back to Britain. (New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore, Observations upon Experimental Philosophy… etc. by Duchess Margaret Cavendish)
  • 1908 – Mr. Campion Bond publishes his memoirs, Memoirs of an English Intelligencer. First reports of a mysterious French hero known as the Nyctalope (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume 1 by Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, L'Homme Qui Peut Vivre dans l'Eau or The Man Who Could Live Underwater by Jean de La Hire)
  • May, 1909Captain Nemo (Prince Dakkar) dies. (The New Traveller’s Almanac Chpt.3 pg.1 by Alan Moore). Whether this was just another deception or he was resurrected is not known, but he is said to be living in the Blazing World (in The Black Dossier). However, as time is a physical and tangible concept that affects the residents of the Blazing World in many cloudy ways, Captain Nemo could very well be dead in 1909 - yet still alive in a different time plane in the Blazing World (like being both dead in the present and alive in an ever-repeating past era, like an even more obscure kind of time loop). In addition to this, it is said that his Nautilus is in the Blazing World as well - though it is not revealed whether it's the Mark I Nautilus or the Mark II Nautilus. Also, as Captain Nemo does not greet Mina and Allan, it may be safe to assume he is still holding grudge against them for the events of Volume 2 - still erroneously believing they were aware of anthrax-based bombs.
  • 1909 It is sometime this year, British Intelligence speculates, that the league clone "Die Zwielichthelden" was formed. It's members, based in Berlin's Metropolis include the criminal genius Dr. Mabuse, the homicidal mesmerist Dr. Caligari, engineer Dr. Rotwang and his female automaton "Maria." The first reports of a mysterious French "supernatural detective" calling himself the "Sâr Dubnotal" (Le Manoir Hanté de Creh'h-ar-Vran (The Haunted Manor of Creh'h-ar-Vran) and (The Black Dossier, Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Norbert Jacques' Dr. Mabuse, Der Speigel)
  • 1910Commencing in the later months of this year, one Miss [Jenny] Diver makes entries in the logbook of the Nautilus (The New Traveller's Almanac by Alan Moore Chpt.3 pg.1 Also John Gay's "Beggars Opera" and Brecht's "Pirate Jenny's Song" in Three Penny Opera)

1910s

  • c.1910 - Doctors Caligari and Mabuse, members of the German counterpart league "Die Zweilicht-Helden", begin their campaign of misinformation against the English and French intelligence communities. Their goal is to embroil the two in conflict, leaving themselves (and Germany) free to further their ambitions without outside interference. This sets the stage for a future confrontation between the English and French leagues. (The Black Dossier Chpt.2 (The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Les Hommes Mysterieux and others (1909-1924)) by Alan Moore
  • 1912 - Thomas Carnacki encounters a spirit that gives him precognitive visions, portending the League's clash with Les Hommes Mysterieux in Paris and the onset of World War I. British Intelligence, swayed by artful propaganda disseminated by Die Zweilicht-Helden, supposes that France plans to provoke a world war with their Hommes Mysterieux. (The Black Dossier Chpt.2 (The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Les Hommes Mysterieux and others (1909-1924)) by Alan Moore
  • 1912The Second Murray League visits Launcelot's tomb in Northumberland before returning to London. Professor George Edward Challenger, sometime consultant to the League, explores Maple White Land, where there be dinosaurs. Whether Proff. Challenger is more than a consultant and exactly when he started to associate with the league is unknown. (The New Traveller’s Almanac Chpt.1 Pg.4,5 & Chpt.3 Pg.4 by Alan Moore)
  • Mid 1912 – The Second Murray League escort Prime Minister Herbert Asquith to the home of the Beekeeper, alias the retired Sherlock Holmes, as Mycroft Holmes has been unable to convince his brother to come out of retirement and work for British Intelligence. Sherlock Holmes disappears from public view again. (Speculation based upon His Last Bow, Story Eight: "His Last Bow" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, in which the Prime Minister comes personally to Sherlock Holmes to recruit him to again work for British Intelligence)
  • February 1913 - The Second Murray League, consisting of Wilhelmina Murray, Allan Quatermain, Junior, Orlando, and A. J. Raffles travel to France, via the agrarian republic of Caljava on the Bay of Biscay. They intend to confront Les Hommes Mysterieux and thus prevent the horrific visions of world war seen by Carnacki, who remains in Britain, laid low by fever. Their first attempt (in which they tried to recreate the air attack they had previously landed on Moriarty in Volume 1) ends in disaster when their ballon assault on Jean Robur's airship is halted more than a half-mile distant by his airborne artillery. (The New Traveller’s Almanac, The Black Dossier Chpt.2 (The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Les Hommes Mysterieux and others (1909-1924)) by Alan Moore
  • March 1913 – Murray's League make their way to Paris, having survived their crash-landing in the rurals of France. They are lured to the Paris Opera on the night of the 14th by Les Hommes Mysterieux. The league's skirmish ends indecisively when the terrorist mastermind Fantomas (which Mina sees as a demon worse than Dracula) remotely detonates a large cache of explosives sequestered in the former lair of The Phantom of the Opera, collapsing a portion of the above opera house. Though the explosion and subsequent collapse cause some 200 casulties, both the english League escapes with its roster intact, while most of the french League's whereabouts remains unclear. (The Black Dossier Chpt.2 (The Sincerest Form of Flattery: Les Hommes Mysterieux and others (1909-1924)) by Alan Moore
  • August 2, 1914 – Notorious German spy-ring uncovered. Mr. Altamont disappears, last being seen driving down a dark country road in the company of Dr. John Watson. (His Last Bow, Story Eight: "His Last Bow" by Arthur Conan Doyle)
  • August 3, 1914Germany declares war on France (Historical Event)
  • August 4, 1914Germany declares war on Great Britain (Historical Event)
  • April 24, 1916 – As war rages in continental Europe, the Irish rise up against Great Britain in the Easter Rebellion.

1920s

1930s

  • 1930 – Scientific Expedition to the Black Lagoon. The New Traveller’s Almanac (in the world of LoEG) published by Her Majesty’s Stationery Office and is said to have been edited by a man rumoured to be a British descendant of Captain Pysse-Gummes the Pirate. (The New Traveller’s Almanac by Alan Moore – as a side note, Alan Moore does not put himself into The New Traveller’s Almanac as it's creator or otherwise, but Kevin O’Neill does draw him in as Captain Pysse-Gummes in an illustration of the Pirate’s Conference, probably as a joke)
  • 1931- The Miskatonic University Antarctic Expedition of 1930 31 ends in disaster with a scientist dying in the lost city of the Elder Things

1940s

  • 1945: World War II ends; postwar elections lead to a victory for the Labour Party which, under the leadership of General Sir Harold Wharton, restructures itself as the Ingsoc Party and installs a totalitarian government.
  • 1946: Bob Cherry, using the pseudonym of Harry Lime fakes his death in the sewers of Vienna, sometime afterward becoming the new M. The Ministry of Love assembles the "surrogate League" under Joan Warralson.
  • 1947: The surrogate league is disbanded.
  • 1948: The Party purges Limehouse.

1950s

The Big Brother government is in power in Britain.

1960s

  • 1968: Taduki-based drugs are infiltrating London's swinging scene.

2000s

  • 2003: The British occupation of Qumar begins.
  • 2008: The Moonchild is born.

Bibliography of the League Members

Prospero’s Men

17th Century League

Prospero the Duke of Milan, Caliban and Ariel

Orlando

Christian

Captain Robert Owe-Much

  • The Floating Island or a new Discovery Relating the Strange Adventure on a late Voyage from Lamberthana to Villa Franca, Alias Ramallia, to the Eastward of Terra Del Templo: By three Ships, viz., the ‘Pay-naught,’ the ‘Excuse,’ and the ‘Least-in-Sight’ under the Conduct of Captain Robert Owe-much: Describing the Nature of the Inhabitants, their Religion, Laws and Customs (Book, 1673) by "Frank Careless" (AKA Richard Head)

Mistress St. Clair (Bibliography Needed)

Don Quixote de la Mancha

Gulliver’s League

18th Century League

Captain Lemuel Gulliver, MD

Sir Percy Blankeney & Lady Marguerite Blankeney

The Reverend Dr. Christopher Syn (alias Captain Clegg alias the Scarecrow)

Mistress Frances "Fanny" Hill

Nathaniel "Natty" Bumppo

Orlando

  • See Prospero's Men

Mina’s League

Late 19th Century League

Wilhelmina Murray

Allan "Hunter" Quatermain

Captain Nemo (AKA Prince Darkkar)

Dr. Henry Jekyll & Mr. Edward Hyde

Hawley Griffin (AKA the Invisible Man)

League Associates

These are individuals who either assist or have ambiguous ties to the League. Baron von Münchhausen has many portraits and busts and trophies in the British Museum (AKA Montagu House) which have led many fans to believe that he was a member of one of the Leagues, or a member of the body of British Intelligence which governs the League, for the purposes of this timeline supposed as The Royal Society. Orlando does encounter each of the confirmed Leagues in The New Traveller's Almanac, and is even there depicted with the symbol of the League (a question mark) on his/her watch chain. Orlando is also a member of the 20th century League, and is one of the only three confirmed members as of The New Traveller's Almanac. Sherlock Holmes, historically, has been tied to British Intelligence through his brother Mycroft (a member of H.M. Government), and in Vol. 1 of LoEG, is shown to have the symbol of the League on his cigarette case. In The New Traveller's Almanac, there is a confirmed encounter between Wilhelmina and Sherlock Holmes. C. Auguste Dupin, while not a member of British Intelligence, is no less a friend of the League, as per the events of LoEG Vol. 1. William Sampson, Sr. is an original character created for LoEG, and is supposedly the farther of Bill Sampson (AKA the Wolf of Kabul), a 1920s British comic book character (who is also considered by some to be an associate of the League because of his canon association with the British Intelligence Corps). Campion Bond is also an original character created specifically for LoEG, and was originally intended to be James Bond's father, but this was never pursued due to licensing issues.

Karl Friedrich Hieronymus, Baron von Münchhausen

Orlando

  • See Prospero's Men

Sherlock Holmes

The Chevalier C. Auguste Dupin

William Sampson, Sr.

Campion Bond

Mycroft Holmes

Speculative Leagues

Mina’s Second League

20th Century League's Speculated Lineup

This League is a confirmed League, headed by Wilhelmina Murray and Allan Quatermain (later Allan Quatermain, Jr., with the confirmed addition of Orlando, and the suspected addition of Professor Challenger. Though Prof. Challenger was only listed as a "sometimes consultant" to this League in The New Traveller's Almanac. The "Mr. Altamont" speculation was derived from the initials A.J. in TNTA, who we now have learned may be A.J. Raffles the reformed "Gentleman thief" of E.W. Hornung's, and now confirmed member of this league, often described as having a Holmes type intellect. Also confirmed is the occcult detective Carnacki "the ghost finder".

Wilhelmina Murray

Allan Quatermain, Junior

Orlando

A. J. Raffles From the stories of E. W. Hornung.

Carnacki

Professor George Edward Challenger

Fogg’s League

Speculative 19th Century League

There has been no confirmation of this League at all, aside from the popular belief among fans of the LoEG series that the portraits of the people behind the main 19th century League on the cover of Volume 1 are in fact a past 19th Century League because they not only are all British (aside from Robur, who is therefore not considered among this League) and they all were active in their own canon around the 1870s. The picture in which this supposed League is portrayed is inside the League's headquarters in the British Museum. In this picture is even the group portrait of the 18th century League discovered in the story of Vol. 1. Also, in this picture, is the actual character Count Allamistakeo (a mummy), sleeping, as well as a portrait of him.

Phileas Fogg

Sir Francis Varney

Count Allamistakeo

Sapathwa (AKA the Blue Dwarf)

  • The Blue Dwarf (Book, 1861) by Lady Esther Hope (AKA Percy B. St. John)
  • The Blue Dwarf (Book, c. 1870) by Percy B. St. John

Dorian Gray

Jack Harkaway

Other Groups

Les Hommes Mysterieux

The French League – Les Hommes Mysterieux

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Les Hommes Mysterieux - 1913

Les Hommes Mysterieux is said to be the "French counterpart to the League" in The New Traveller's Almanac. In A Blazing World by Jess Nevins, it is said that the roster of Les Hommes Mysterieux was based on information provided by a colleague of Alan Moore and Kevin O'Neill, Jean-Marc Lofficier, a leading expert on French literature and pulp. There are two members, listed here, however, who are not confirmed members of Les Hommes Mysterieux. Doctor Omega has been rumoured to be a part of Les Hommes Mysterieux because an alien he encountered on Mars is shown in an illustration of Les Hommes Mysterieux, but Kevin O'Neill has said in conversation with J.M. Lofficier that making Doctor Omega part of Les Hommes Mysterieux was not his intent in that picture[2]. The second unconfirmed character is The Sâr Dubnotal, who is rumoured to be a member of Les Hommes Mysterieux that has simply yet to be confirmed.

Aeronaut Jean Robur

Doctor Omega

  • Le Docteur Oméga – Adventures Fantastiques de Trois Français dans la Planète Mars (Dr. Omega – Fantastic Adventures of Three Frenchmen on the Planet Mars; Book, 1905) by Arnould Galopin

Arsène Lupin

  • Arsène Lupin, Gentleman Cambrioleur (Arsene Lupin, Gentleman Burglar; Book 1905) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Arsène Lupin contre Herlock Sholmes (Arsene Lupin vs. Herlock Sholmes; Book, 1906-1907) by Maurice Leblanc
  • L’Aiguille Creuse (The Hollow Needle; Book 1908-1909) by Maurice Leblanc
  • 813 (Book, 1910) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Le Bouchon de Cristal (The Crystal Stopper; Book, 1912) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Les Confidences d'Arsène Lupin (The Confidences Of Arsene Lupin aka The Confessions of Arsene Lupin; Book, 1911-1913) by Maurice Leblanc
  • L’Éclat d’Obus (The Shell Shard; story published in Le Journal, 1915. Book, 1916) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Le Triangle d’Or (The Golden Triangle; story published in Le Journal, 1917. Book, 1918) by Maurice Leblanc
  • L’Île aux Trente Cercueils (The Island Of Thirty Coffins; story published in Le Journal, 1919. Book, 1919) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Les Dents du Tigre (The Teeth Of The Tiger; story published in Le Journal, 1920. Book, 1921) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Les Huit Coups de l’Horloge (The Eight Strokes Of The Clock; serialized in Excelsior, 1922-1923. Book, 1923) by Maurice Leblanc
  • La Comtesse de Cagliostro (The Countess Of Cagliostro; serialized in Le Journal, 1923-1924. Book, 1924) by Maurice Leblanc
  • La Demoiselle aux Yeux Verts (The Damsel With Green Eyes; serialized in Le Journal, 1926-1927. Book, 1927) by Maurice Leblanc
  • L’Agence Barnett et Cie. (The Barnett & Co. Agency; serialized in Lectures pour Tous, 1927-1928. Book, 1928) by Maurice Leblanc
  • La Demeure Mystérieuse (The Mysterious Mansion; story published in Le Journal, 1928. Book, 1929) by Maurice Leblanc
  • La Barre-y-va (story published in Le Journal, 1930. Book, 1931) by Maurice Leblanc
  • La Femme aux Deux Sourires (The Woman With Two Smiles; story published in Le Journal, 1932. Book, 1933) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Victor de la Brigade Mondaine (story published in Paris-Soir, 1933. Book, 1933) by Maurice Leblanc
  • La Cagliostro se venge (The Revenge Of The Countess Of Cagliostro; story published in Le Journal, 1934. Book, 1935) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Les Milliards d’Arsène Lupin (The Billions Of Arsene Lupin; story published in L'Auto, 1939. Book, 1941) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Le Dernier Amour d’Arsène Lupin (The Last Love of Arsene Lupin; unpublished ms.) by Maurice Leblanc
  • Le Secret d’Eunerville (The Secret Of Eunerville; Book, 1973) by Boileau-Narcejac
  • La Poudrière (The Powder Keg; Book, 1974) by Boileau-Narcejac
  • Le Second Visage d’Arsène Lupin (The Other Face Of Arsene Lupin; Book, 1975) by Boileau-Narcejac
  • La Justice d’Arsène Lupin (The Justice Of Arsene Lupin; Book, 1977) by Boileau-Narcejac
  • Le Serment d’Arsène Lupin (The Serment Of Arsene Lupin; Book, 1979) by Boileau-Narcejac

Sâr Dubnotal

  • Le Manoir Hanté de Creh'h-ar-Vran (The Haunted Manor of Creh'h-ar-Vran; Pulp Book, January 1909) by Norbert Sévestre
  • La Table Tournante du Docteur Tooth (Dr. Tooth's Turning Table; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Le Puits Fatal (The Fatal Well; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Le Médium Tragique (The Tragic Medium; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • La Grêve Sanglante (The Bloody Beach; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • La Détraquée du Passage Rimbaut (The Madwoman of Passage Rimbaut; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Tserpchikopf, le Sanglant Hypnotiseur (Tserpchikopf, the Bloody Hypnotist; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • La Piste Astrale (The Astral Trail; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • L'Écartelée de Montmartre (The Quartered Woman of Montmartre; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Jack l'Éventreur (Jack the Ripper; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Haine Posthume (Posthumous Hatred; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • La Fiancée de Gibraltar (The Fiancée from Gibraltar; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Les Vampires du Cimetière (The Vampires of the Cemetery; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • L'Empreinte Rouge (The Red Mark; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • La Somnambule du Gué Sanglant (The Somnambulist of the River of Blood; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • L'Affaire Azzef-Poloukhine (The Azzef-Poloukhine Case; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Un Complot Terroriste (A Terrorist Plot; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Dans l'Enfer Sibérien (In the Siberian Hell; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Azzef, le Roi des Agents Provocateurs (Azzef, King of the Agents Provocateurs; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre
  • Double-Taf, le Dernier des Pentyerns (Double-Taf, Last of the Pentyerns; Pulp Book, published circa 1909-1910) by Norbert Sévestre

Monsieur Zenith

  • Various appearances in the works featuring the fictional detective Sexton Blake

The Nyctalope

Fantômas

  • Fantômas (Pulp Book, Feb. 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Juve Contre Fantômas (Juve Versus Fantômas; Pulp Book, March 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Mort qui Tue (The Killer Corpse; Book, April 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • L'Agent Secret (The Secret Agent; Pulp Book, May 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Un Roi Prisonnier de Fantômas (A Royal Prisoner of Fantômas; Pulp Book, June 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Policier Apache (The Thug Policeman; Pulp Book, July 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Pendu de Londres (The Hanged Man of London; Pulp Book, Aug. 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Fille de Fantômas (The Daughter of Fantômas; Pulp Book, Sept. 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Fiacre de Nuit (Night Cab; Pulp Book, Oct. 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • La Main Coupée (The Severed Hand; Pulp Book, Nov. 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • L'Arrestation de Fantômas (Fantômas Under Arrest; Pulp Book, Dec. 1911) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Magistrat Cambrioleur (The Burglar Judge; Pulp Book, Jan. 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • La Livrée du Crime (Crime’s Employment Agency; Pulp Book, Feb. 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • La Mort de Juve (The Death of Juve; Pulp Book, March 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • L'Évadée de Saint-Lazare (The Escapee from St.-Lazare Prison; Pulp Book, April 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • La Disparition de Fandor (Fandor Disappears; Pulp Book, May 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Mariage de Fantômas (The Marriage of Fantômas; Pulp Book, June 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • L'Assassin de Lady Beltham (Lady Beltham’s Murderer; Pulp Book, July 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • La Guêpe Rouge (The Red Wasp; Pulp Book, Aug. 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Les Souliers du Mort (The Fatal Shoes; Pulp Book, Sep. 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Rrain Perdu (The Disappearing Train; Pulp Book, Oct. 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Les Amours D'un Prince (The Loves of a Prince; Pulp Book, Nov. 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Bouquet Tragique (The Deadly Bouquet; Pulp Book, Dec. 1912) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Jockey Masqué (The Masked Jockey; Pulp Book, Jan. 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Cercueil Vide (The Empty Coffin; Pulp Book, Feb. 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Faiseur de Reines (The Queen-Maker; Pulp Book, March 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Cadavre Géant (The Giant Corpse; Pulp Book, April 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Voleur D'or (The Gold Thief; Pulp Book, May 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Le Série Rouge (The Bloody Series; Pulp Book, June 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • L'Hôtel du Crime (Crime Hotel; Pulp Book, July 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • La Cravate de Chanvre (The Hangman’s Necktie; Pulp Book, Aug. 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • La Fin de Fantômas (The End of Fantômas?; Pulp Book, Sep. 1913) by Pierre Souvestre
  • Fantômas Est-il Ressuscite? (Is Fantômas Alive?; Book, 1934) by Marcel Allain
  • Fantômas Roi des Receleurs (Fantômas, Black Market King; Book, 1934) by Marcel Allain
  • Fantômas en Danger (Fantômas in Danger; Book, 1935) by Marcel Allain
  • Fantômas Prend sa Revanche (Fantômas Takes His Revenge; Book, 1935) by Marcel Allain
  • Fantômas Attaque Fandor (Fantômas Attacks Fandor; Book, 1935) by Marcel Allain
  • Si C'etait Fantômas? (Can it be Fantômas?; serialized in various French Newspapers, 1933-1938) by Marcel Allain
  • Oui, C'est Fantômas! (Yes, It’s Fantômas!; serialized in various French Newspapers, 1933-1938) by Marcel Allain
  • Fantômas Joue et Gagne (Fantômas Gambles and Wins; serialized in various French Newspapers, 1935-1938) by Marcel Allain

Group of the Sundered Veil

Astral League – The League of the Sundered Veil

This grouping of characters appears in Allan and the Sundered Veil by Alan Moore

The Time Traveller

Allan "Hunter" Quatermain

John Carter

Randolph Carter

The Pirate’s Conference

This is a gathering that appears in The New Traveller's Almanac. Captain Blood, in this gathering, is believed by fans to be a later Captain Blood, as the original would have been long since dead at the time this gathering is said to have taken place.

Captain Clegg (alias The Reverend Dr. Christopher Syn alias the Scarecrow)

Long John Silver

Captain Blood II

Captain Slaughterboard

The Yellow Creature

Captain Pugwash

Tom the Cabin Boy

Captain Hook

Captain Pysse-Gummes (AKA Captain Pissgums)

See also

References

Jess Nevins has produced a series of annotations for each volume which are available online (see the links) and have been expanded into book form:





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