In 1723, young Korin, an innocent, young Irish girl who had just been betrothed to the love of her life, Kyle O'Malley, lost track of time while picking wildflowers in the glen. As such, she lost her way back home and found herself in an unsettled forest area, said to be inhabited by demons and witches. Amidst her journey through the forest, she encountered the fearsome Fir Bolgs. She was captured and was placed in a magical rune ring that was designed to siphon off her soul and replace it with a Fir Bolgs' soul, wherein the Korin-looking Fir Bolg would stealthily kidnap other girls and children to take their souls. During the ceremony, Korin's soul was cast out...but not away, as it was meant to; instead, her soul was cast into the very vegetation of the forest...a forest already engorged with centuries of druidic magic in each and every plant and tree. Korin, for all purposes, was still a lost soul.
The Korin-Fir Bolg body went back to Korin's home outside of Edinburgh and killed her new husband when he quickly discovered Korin's body to have been possessed. The Korin-Fir Bolg that went about the town, quietly snatching children and little girls from a variety of homes. In all, she'd kidnapped over 6 bodies, hiding them under a blanket on a cart.
Remarkably, Korin's willpower, coupled with the wild magics of the forest, allowed Korin to form a new body out of the plants, tree and vegetation of the forest; she became a plant person. In her new form, she ran to her home to find the love of her life dead. In a rage, she streaked to the nearby town and confronted the evil Korin-Fir Bolg, waking up everyone in the town with her screams of vengeance. The two fought physically, Korin with a widow's vengeance, drew the upper hand in the fight. In a deadly thrust, Korin, killed her own possessed body and the Fir Bolg. The townsfolk were aghast over what they had witnessed - a plant creature had killed an innocent girl (Korin's body) right before them. As Korin was about to show the townsfolk where the abducted children were, the town's priest came on the scene and performed a mixed exorcism and a Pagan druidic spell to cast Korin out from Ireland. The exorcism/spell worked and Korin's soul was separated and cast amidst the lands of Ireland, never to be seen again...until last year.
Several years ago, an old Irish castle had been removed, stone by stone from Ireland and brought to the city of Boston in the United States to be rebuilt. The castle belonged to the Irish superhero, Irish Fighter. He'd been banished from England, never allowed to return, and as such, Irish Fighter had his family home/castle taken down in Ireland and rebuilt in America. Last year, after all the construction was nearing completion, the soul of Korin had finally melded back together. No longer in Ireland, the exorcism/spell was no longer in effect on her; Korin's soul, which had lain dormant in all that was Ireland, including the heavy limestone that was the Irish Fighter's castle he'd just rebuilt, was now regenerated and back in her plant-like human form.
Hundreds of years since her strange transformation and demise, Druantia, as she now calls herself, has since worked a deal with the castle's owner, Irish Fighter, and, with her incredible new plant control powers and energy blasts, which she can generate from her plant-like body, she has found a purpose protecting the innocent as an Emerald Society super-hero.
Daniel "Danny" Patrick
A professional Irish-American Boxing Champion from Boston, Danny Patrick, was on his way to the top until his manager got into the dark world of throwing fights for money.
Danny knew his manager, who still owned a boxing training gym in Dublin, Ireland, needed the money to keep his Dublin gym open. His manager's Dublin gym was well known for helping impoverished or troubled kids get a break like Danny got in the boxing sports world. Danny, wanting to help, agreed to throw a few fights here and there, but after months of the rigged boxing matches, Danny began to feel the weight of guilt knowing he could easily have beaten most of his contenders in the rigged fights.
Finally, in a strange turn of events, several of the contenders he'd beaten wound up 'injured' or had dropped out of their future scheduled fights., allowing Danny to attend the annual International Championship Boxing Match that was to be held in Dublin, Ireland that year.
The night before his big fight, he was confronted by several bosses from the Aegis Alliance (a money-laundering, gambling and casino criminal enterprise based out of Europe). The Aegis Alliance wanted Danny to throw the fight in the 2nd round allowing one of his biggest antagonists, Vito "The Voice" Vanelli, to win the fight. Danny and his manager argued in front of the Aegis Alliance bosses, with Danny being told if he disagreed, he and his manager would meet an 'accident' and another contender would be brought in. Apologizing, Danny told his manager he couldn't do it any more, and beat the tar out of the Aegis Alliance bosses. On their way back to the hotel, Danny and his manager were accosted by a dozen Aegis Alliance enforcers. After several fell to Danny's bludgeoning fists, one of the enforcers shot Danny's manager dead and shot Danny four times in the chest. Since the fight with the enforcers was near the Dublin Zoo, the enforcers dragged and tossed Danny into a blackish-watery pond at the Penguin exhibit at the Dublin Zoo, leaving a computer-printed note saying he 'couldn't live anymore knowing he and his manager had been having a gay relationship for years', and that he 'killed his manager and himself before word got out'. The enforcers left the manager's body in the Lion pit (which was devoured by the lions there).
Most would say that's the end of this story...but for Danny, this was just the beginning.
On that night, a lunar eclipse occurred right over England, more specifically, the area around Dublin. As Danny's body lay dead in the blackish-watery pond, the pond began to glow a bright green. Plants, reeds, and other vegetation grew to heights of over 15 feet in seconds; the water became green and clear, and Danny, well, he woke up in the pond, fully healed, alive and now empowered with new green energy emanating from him. Danny was back, and Danny was out for vengeance.
Within the hour, Danny found the enforcers and beat them all to a bloody pulp with his new-found and powerful strength. During that battle, the enforcers shot Danny several times, but Danny's new powers extended to a form of regeneration, healing him near instantaneously. After the police arrived, Danny told them all that happened. He was placed in police custody until the police could figure it out, however, within an hour, an amateur astronomer came forward with recorded video he had when his telescope had been pointing in the direction of where Danny's and the manager's murders took place. Corroborated by other video and eyewitness accounts, the Aegis Alliance enforcers and bosses were rounded up and sentenced for the manager's murder, but not Danny's, since Danny was still alive (the bad guys, however, were prosecuted for their conspiracy and intent to murder Danny, though). The International Championship Boxing Match was cancelled, and the international boxing federation was shutdown, with over forty federation people charged with conspiracy, accessory to murder, money laundering, and many other charges.
Since Danny was not normal anymore, his boxing career was over. Any and all money he earned from the boxing federation he gave to his manager's boxing gym in Dublin, allowing the building to remain open for up to two more decades. Penniless, Danny came home to Boston, unsure what to do with his life. That's when he met the Irish Fighter in a pub brawl in Boston.
In the Boston pub, a fight broke out, with most of the patron's attacking Irish Fighter (most of the barflys there hated Irish Fighter at this time due to his IRA connections and his pathetic demeanor over the last few decades). Danny joined in the fight with Irish Fighter, yelling at the pub's patrons about all the good Irish Fighter had done in WWII. The fight ended there, and both Irish Fighter and Danny walked about Boston for the next few hours talking. When all was said, the Irish Fighter asked Danny to join in on idea he had; a new super-hero team based out of Boston called the "Emerald Society". Danny agreed, and to this day, under his new codename, "Dublin", Danny has fought the good fight as a member of the Emerald Society.
Danny's powers come from an unknown form of (now) imbedded magical energy that regenerates Danny's body at unearthly rates. His skin is also much thicker than what it was, providing good protection from every form of attack (amazingly so for magical attacks). Danny is also four times stronger than any strong man, now being able to lift over 800 lbs. effortlessly. He can even leap up to 100 yards away with ease.
Elndor is a 500 year-old Elven (Elf) warrior who is tasked with the protection and support of Lady Eriu (see Lady Eriu), the Elven ambassador to man's world.
In 2012, (Year 10,000 on the Elven calendar), .Eriu was assigned by the elders of the extra-dimensional world of the Elves (Elvana) to return to the realm (dimension) of man (Earth/Ireland), find their champion and learn and fight beside him/her until the Elven King arrived on Earth to receive Lady Eriu's judgement. This 'reconnection' of the worlds of man and Elf was foretold in an Elven prophecy that in their Year 10,000, the Elves would return to the world of man and place judgement on the integration of their worlds as allies. Lady Eriu was sent as a sovereign ambassador to Ireland from their capital, Elvana, by dimensionally porting herself and Elndor, her protector, to the Cat Stone location in Ireland (which, according to legend, is where the Celtic goddess, Eriu, was buried). This was the start of Elndor's adventure with Lady Eriu.
Prior to this trip, Elndor was a master archer in short bow archery and a master swordsman in great swords. He is also a centuries-old champion of swordsmanship in Elvana and has risen to the penultimate rank of Elvenknight in their combat order. He was selected by the Elven elders to escort Lady Eriu and act as her protector as she fulfilled the Elven prophecy of reintegrating their world with that of man's.
Upon their arrival at Cat Stone, a band of teenage mediators were gathered around the site. Their appearance shocked the Irish teens and tourists, however, they did not run in fear. Instead, a Gaelic Irish woman was able to translate Lady Eriu's old Gaelic language (the official language of Elvana), wherein they were able to answer her questions. This led to nearly three months of traveling to find Ireland's champion, the Irish Fighter, in the United States (the story of the three months of travel is a tale unto itself worth telling one day!).
When Lady Eriu and Elndor arrived in the City of Boston, they were mugged within yards from the piers. Elndor bravely protected Lady Eriu, however, one of the muggers got his arm chopped off courtesy of Elndor's sword. This created a dramatic fight-and-chase by police and SWAT teams throughout Boston. Elndor had been shot several times, barely alive, but still continued to protect Lady Eriu. It wasn't until Lady Eriu demanded Irish Fighter's presence that the chase stopped, a stand-off ensued, and Irish Fighter was contacted. Within a 1/2 hour, Irish Fighter arrived on the scene. He ordered the police and SWAT to lower their weapons (since Irish Fighter was near invulnerable) and went to talk with the two Elves. After several minutes of discussion, Irish Fighter brought Lady Eriu and Elndor to a local Boston police station and explained the situation to the local constabulary. Although not an easy task, Irish Fighter was able to get their charges dropped and had the police place then into his custody. Lady Eriu was able to heal Elndor's injuries while at the police station.
Over the next day, Irish Fighter, Lady Eriu and Elndor discussed the Elven prophecy which identified Irish Fighter as the champion they were looking for. With Irish Fighter about to start a new super-group called the "Emerald Society", he asked them to join his team and share infighting and protecting Earth, all the while learning of Earth. In the same way, Irish Fighter intended to introduce humans to Lady Eriu and Elndor and inform the world that these two were ambassadors for the mythical Elves, requiring all nations to provide all applicable diplomatic privileges and protection to them.
As such, the plan has worked perfectly. Lady Eriu and Elndor, now members of the Emerald Society, have helped Irish Fighter in many battles and conflicts, while at the same time, helping those in need, right down to feeding the homeless. Although our two elves find the human world perplexing and complicated, they admire what humanity has grown into, and thusfar, have had a positive experience on Earth.
Until the day when the Elven Lord arrives on Earth to receive Lady Eriu's report, which could be anytime in two to ten years from now, Elndor will continue to protect Lady Eriu and fight beside his new companions, the Emerald Society.
On a side note, Elndor has been in love with Lady Eriu for over 240 years. He worships her from afar, but has never told her his feelings. Due to his status in Elvana, it is considered a criminal act to marry above their station, thus, Elndor, in his mind, will never be able to marry her. Now that they are on Earth, who knows what will happen next between them?
Liam, while working as an Irish geologist working for the Emerald Gas & Oil conglomerate , was assigned to perform geological surveys around the Dublin coastline and shores to find sources of oil, natural gas or even sources of alternative energy. In his surveying,, using an echo-sounding sonar machine, he discovered a vast cavernous chamber beneath the shoreline in Dublin.
After about a month of planning and debate with the oil company executives, Liam was given the green light to see if the cavernous void housed any fuel sources. The effort to enter the void was tricky; a shoreline cave led deep to the entry point of the cavernous area, however, echo sounding identified what looked like a thick rock mass between the tunnel and the chamber. Liam brought explosives experts with him and intended to blast the rock to get access to the chamber, however, this all had to be done at low tide, or the tunnel would fill up with ocean water (attempts at using a barrier (cofferdam) wasn't considered viable due to the instability of the ground and rock around the tunnel entrance). The day Liam attempted to enter the chamber changed his life forever.
At 2:00 AM on a Friday morning, Liam and his crew entered the tunnel at low tide and set up the explosives to open the gap between the tunnel and the chamber. Just as the munitions team was finishing their work, a disembodied deep voice echoed a warning in Gaelic to Liam's team: Leave now or all who dare to enter 'Shavara' shall be cursed forevermore. Two of the workers ran back out, however Liam and the explosives engineer stayed and blasted open the barrier. When the smoke cleared, Liam and the engineer were able to crawl through an opening that entered the cavernous chamber, which was brightly illuminated by large emerald-colored crystals growing out of every wall floor and ceiling point in the chamber. Figuring they found a cavern of precious emeralds, the engineer entered the chamber first, greedily gathering up handfuls of crystals, shoving them into his pockets and jacket. Strangely, the crystals seems to have a kinetic resonance to them that acted much like reverse-polarized magnetism; the more movement the crystals experienced, the more the crystals' kinetic energy grew, creating a bit of a gyroscopic action to the crystals - and anything it was attached to, such as the engineer. As a result, the engineer kept falling over as he grabbed more crystals. Eventually, the engineer began careening across the sharp emerald-colored crystal floor, cutting himself on the thousands of jutting sharp crystal edges. After several minutes of this, the engineer, bleeding profusely from the multiple cuts and slashes, had been kinetically slammed over 100 yards into the center of the chamber, near death. Liam knew he only had several minutes left before the ocean would rush back into this void and flood the chamber. He had to think quickly if he was to save the engineer and get out alive.
Liam took one of the crystals and experimented with it, identifying what actions would occur depending on how he held the crystal and when he built up its kinetic energy. As a result, Liam figured how to use the crystals to "leap" across to the center of the cavern to get to the engineer. Using wild gestures with the crystals in his hand, Liam was able to jettison himself in a kinetic leap to within a foot of the engineer's bloodied body. Liam grabbed him up and this time used four crystals to propel him back to the chamber entrance. That's when the ocean water started pouring in.
With mere minutes left, Liam, while carrying the engineer, used the crystals to propel himself outward through the flooding cave entrance. At one point he looked back at the chamber and saw that the water flowing across the crystals caused the crystals to explode with energy; a chain reaction ensued, causing all the crystals in the chamber to explode with the force of a nuclear bomb. Nontheless to say, the chamber's explosive pressure wave shot Liam and the engineer nearly a 1/2 mile out into the sea. The chamber of exploding crystals caved in on itself, causing nearly 2 1/2 miles of shoreline damage, leaving a sink hole over a mile and 1/2 wide. All buildings in that area were immediately destroyed, resulting in over 115 deaths. Amidst all of this Liam and the engineer lived. Liam still retained his 4 crystals, and in a premeditated move, took the other crystals from the engineer, totaling over 15 crystals.
In the aftermath of this, a massive investigation occurred, resulting in Emerald Oil & Gas being forced to file for bankruptcy. No other crystals were found amidst the damage and debris, other than the crystals that Liam held onto. Liam, knowing the crystals were too dangerous to let others know about, lied about his and the engineers crystals saying they were lost in the chamber. The truth was, Liam took the crystals back home with him and, with his now jobless company girlfriend, who had two degrees in physics and energy production, started experimenting on these incredible crystals. To their surprise, their crystalic design focused and exponentially increased any form of kinetic energy applied to the crystals, amplifying their kinetic output. After several weeks of research and practical experiments, the two were able to focus and contain the energy of the crystals with a unique containment system made of Osmium alloys. The crystals were also found to grow at about an inch a week when exposed to sunlight, thereby allowing Liam and his scientific girlfriend, Sharon, to create new crystals. At last count they'd grown over 100 cubic feet of crystal in their basement.
Jobless, Liam eventually found a job with an ore company that allowed him to scavenge Osmium alloy materials to use to build the containment devices for the crystals. The big question was, what would Liam do with these crystals and should he let out their secret. His questions were soon answered when a new super-villain, armed with the same types of crystals, attacked Dublin.
The engineer Liam saved was disgraced over his actions in the chamber. After he was fired and tossed in jail for a year due to his involvement in the crystal chamber implosion, the engineer, Shamus McNeil, went back home and found that over 12 cubic meters of green crystals had grown from the clothes out from he'd worn the day of the incident and had previously draped across his couch by the window. He'd been told all the crystals were lost in the chamber by Liam. Within weeks, he'd learned how to use the crystals and control them, however, he hadn't learned how best to contain the kinetic energies to focus. That's when Shamus decided, since he'd been shamed and cast out from ever getting a job in Ireland again, he'd make everyone pay. He designed a super-villain costume and called himself "Emerald Ire". He then started robbing banks with his new crystal-based powers...but that wasn't enough. He wanted to make everyone pay for his humiliation. He decided to go to Dublin and take his anger out on the national council.
Liam, while watching the news, saw the "Emerald Ire" super-villain attacking Dublin's parliament; Liam new immediately who it was and that Shamus was somehow using crystals Liam had thought he'd taken from Shamus while he was unconscious. Liam knew the dangers of the crystals and looking at how Shamus was using the crystals, Liam knew they'd explode it not properly focused and contained. He had to stop Shamus before anyone got hurt. Liam had to stop him.
As Liam was about to don the containment parts for the crystals to go fight Shamus, Liam's girlfriend gave him a suit she'd hoped he would wear should he ever have decided to use the crystals as a super-hero. Donning his hew costume, completed with a face-covering helmet, Liam leaped off to Dublin and confronted Shamus.
Liam led Shamus out to the countryside in their fight, preventing anyone else from getting hurt. During the fight, Liam told Shamus he knew who he was and that the crystals were building up to explode. Shamus didn't believe him and kept pounding Liam with his Kinetic energy punches, eventually knocking Liam's helmet off, allowing the media to get a clear shot of who Liam was. Liam finally led Shamus to an old construction site and used a kinetic bolt to blast Shamus into a pillar hole where Shamus' crystals finally exploded, destroying the entire construction site, luckily, with no casualties. Shamus' path of destruction was ended, but the aftermath hit Liam hard.
Liam was able to get away, however, an all points bulletin was put out on Liam. The funny thing was that the media and the most of the younger generation in Ireland like him and now called him their "Emerald Shield". As Liam was running out of places to hide, his girlfriend made a sacrificial play and sent his basement of crystals and Liam to the United States...Boston, specifically. She contacted the Irish Fighter there, and once Liam arrived in Boston, he started his new life with the Emerald Society, fighting to save lives and uses his new abilities to ensure the safety of the innocent. Still a wanted man by Scotland Yard, most of Boston's federal and local agencies have turned a blind eye to taking in Emerald Shield...mostly since the feds or the cops want to upset the Irish Fighter!
Seirant (Sergeant) Kildare, an Irish Army physical combat trainer based out of the Defense Training Support Centre (DTSC) in Dublin, Ireland was considered the most qualified person in the Irish Army to teach all forms of hand-to-hand and martial arts combat techniques to the Irish troops.
In her early years with the Irish Army, she was one of the best of the Irish Army Ranger Wing, which performed many missions for Ireland's Directorate of Intelligence (known as 'G2') . Over the next several years, Brigitte proved to be one of the best trained and highly compatible rangers to perform G2 missions. After several dangerous yet critical missions, Brigitte had a falling out with one of the Rangers' leaders, Lieutenant Emile Cassidy. She requested a transfer and was instead sent to teach physical training and melee combat techniques to new recruits and officers at the DTSC.
Brigitte changed the ways in which the Irish Army taught their troops, applying more martial arts to their training rather than simple fighting and stabbing. She was considered the "go to" person for any form of physical and melee training in all of Ireland. She'd won dozens of boxing, wrestling and judo competitions, all resulting in 1st place trophies for her skills. That all ended one night thanks to her upper chain of command and their dubious deeds.
During the Irish Army's annual anniversary celebration, her old Irish Army Ranger Wing leader, Emile Cassidy, now at the rank of Commandant, wanted to get back at Brigitte for not giving in to his 'desires' when they worked together back in the Rangers. As such, he staged a scenario where Brigitte would be drugged during the celebration, a couple of the Commandant's men would haul her away to a hotel room, tie her up, and after the Commandant 'had his way' with her, he'd let the rest of his men 'have their way with her', all the while setting up an alibi preventing Brigitte from ever being able to implicate him or his men in the forthcoming rape of Brigitte. All went as planned, however, Brigitte, puked out most of the drug while she was being tied down, thus she was not as sedated as the Commandant expected. As he forced himself on her, she started coming out of her drug-induced haze and, using her unbound legs and feet, killed the Commandant in the middle of her violation. The other troops attacked her, however, Brigitte fought every one of them off, causing severe damage to three of them. She ran from the hotel naked into the street where she was hit by a car and eventually taken to the hospital.
When Brigitte awoke, she was strapped into her hospital bed with an armed guard in her room. She was told she was being charged for murder and several military and civil violations for injuries to the other soldiers, who told a story of how she led them on to have sex with her and then killed the Commandant in cold blood. They told of when the other troops heard the commotion, they arrived to see the Commandant dead, wherein Brigitte then attempted to kill each of the other troops who'd amassed by her hotel room door.
Of course the troops lied to protect their skin, however, Brigitte was charged for murder and sedition and sentenced to 40 years in prison. On her 2ns day in prison, she was met by several of her previous G2 co-workers who said they knew the truth, and instead, offered Brigitte a change to get out of this by being their spy in America. G2 wanted to spy on the Americanized Irish Fighter and his new super-group, the Emerald Society, in Boston, Massachusetts. If she agreed, they'd free her and assign her as a deep undercover agent abroad for G2. Brigitte agreed, but was not happy about the arrangement at all.
Within weeks, Brigitte was briefed on her mission. She was given a headband that was said to have magical properties that would slightly enhance her already excellent abilities and ramped them up to new remarkable fighting and endurance levels. The headband was said to have been found in a grave site of what was deemed a grave for an ancient Celtic goddess. Brigitte was then sent to Boston where G2 set up a situation wherein she'd meet the Irish Fighter while she was dressed up in her new super-hero costume, going by the codename "Gaelic Fury". Within days, Irish Fighter took a liking to her and invited her to the Emerald Society.
Since that time, Brigitte has continued to monitor Irish Fighter and his 'Emerald Guard', however, Brigitte feels that her spying is wrong. She is highly conflicted over the situation and until she can resolve this issue, she'll continue to 'do her job' and be the super-hero she seems well adapted to be with the Emerald Guard.
In ancient times, Ireland was the land of mythical beings such as gamboling faeries and malicious Fir Bolgs. One of theses faeries, Gael, was a very mischievous faerie that routinely got into trouble. Her actions would one day lead to her being the last of her kind.
Gael enjoyed playing tricks on other faeries, much to the other faerie's chagrin. Gael's antics eventually escalated to the point that she though it'd be fun to draw a human to several of the antagonistic faeries' tree and enjoy watching the other faeries scatter in fear. What instead happened was that the human, upon seeing the faerie home, went back to his tribe and brought back other warriors; warriors that slaughtered ALL of the faeries in the forest over he next few months. Eventually, the only one left was Gael and the faerie queen, Jeneel. In a fit of anger at Gael for her actions, Jeneel captured Gael in a magical stasis field, much like a fly in amber, and left her on the ground to her fate. The queen was never seen again. The frozen figure of Gael, though, got washed into a cavern outside of what would eventually be Dublin. There she laid, frozen in time and body for at least three millennium.
Recently, a fledgling super-hero/super-villain fight (see Emerald Shield) disrupted the cavern that Gael had came to rest in. The resulting damage to the terrain when the super-villain exploded freed Gael from her multi-millenial-long imprisonment. As such, Gael escaped the cavern and saw before her a whole new world...man's 21st century.
Amazed at the changes that had occurred, Gael fly off to what was once her old forest home, only to find human houses, buildings and hundreds of cars there instead. Gael was saddened by the loss of the trees and plants, however, she was also amazed that her faerie powers were more powerful than they'd ever been before, being able to fly faster and higher, shoot magical energy blasts at excellent levels and, when flying, was enveloped in a magical energy aura that gave her excellent protection. One of her other abilities was to detect magical beings; the more powerful, the easier to find. One such magical being was Lady Eriu (see Lady Eriu) , for which Gael tracked to the Emerald Society's new headquarters. There, Gael was impressed with the heroes of the Emerald Guard and decided to make them her new family.
Although Gael knows that her antics led to the destruction (potentially) of her faerie folk from the Dublin area millennium ago, she still feels guilty about her action, yet happy to know most humans are not longer as ruthless or bloodthirsty. So long as Lady Eriu stays with the Emerald Society, so will Glas Si.
Eriu is a 2500 year-old Celtic elder who has been tasked by the council of Celtic gods to be their realm's 'ambassador' in reuniting the worlds of the elves and that of 21st century man for the first time in nearly 2100 years.
In 2012, (Year 10,000 on the Elven calendar), .Eriu was assigned by the Celtic elder council to reintegrate the world of the Elves (Elvana) into the realm (dimension) of man (Earth/Ireland) by finding Earth's/Ireland's champion and study, learn and fight beside him/her until the Celtic and Elven elders arrive on Earth to receive Lady Eriu's judgement on whether the two societies can reasonably be reintegrated. This 'reconnection' of the worlds of man and Elf was foretold in an Elven prophecy, stating that in the Elven Year 10,000, the (elder Celtic) gods would judge if their worlds could once again live, work and fight together. The Celtic elder gods had visited Earth on several occasions, however, the last visit (by their record) was in 1600 A.D. in Ireland. Now, close to the Elven 10,000th year, the Celtic elder gods decided to send Lady Eriu as a sovereign ambassador to Ireland, along with her protective escort, Elndor (see Elvenknight). Once Elndor arrived from the Elven capital of Elvana, Lady Eriu dimensionally teleported herself and Elndor to the Cat Stone location in Ireland (which, according to legend, is where the Celtic goddess, Eriu, was buried).
Lady Eriu is a master sorceress, dealing in natural magic. She is able to heal others with her spells, as well as use her powers and skills together to manipulate minds around her. She used spells to maintain her youthful 'beauty' as well as 'persuade' others, should a dangerous situation warrant it. She does not like to use her powers that way, but will if needed. She is also an incredible diplomat, able to work out deals and compromises with little to no effort.
Upon arriving at Cat Stone, they were surprised by a band of teenage mediators gathered around the site. Their appearance shocked the Irish teens and tourists, however, the teens/tourists did not run in fear. Instead, a Gaelic Irish woman was able to translate Lady Eriu's old Gaelic language (the official language of Elvana), wherein they were able to answer her questions. This led to nearly three months of traveling to find Ireland's champion, the Irish Fighter, in the United States (the story of the three months of travel is a tale unto itself worth telling one day!).
When Lady Eriu and Elndor arrived in the City of Boston, they were mugged within yards from the piers. Elndor bravely protected Lady Eriu, however, one of the muggers got his arm chopped off courtesy of Elndor's sword. This created a dramatic fight-and-chase by local Boston police and SWAT teams throughout Boston proper. Elndor had been shot several times, barely alive, but still continued to protect Lady Eriu. It wasn't until Lady Eriu demanded Irish Fighter's presence that the chase stopped, a stand-off ensued, and Irish Fighter was contacted. Within a 1/2 hour, Irish Fighter arrived on the scene. He ordered the police and SWAT to lower their weapons and talk with the Lady Eriu and Elndor. After several minutes of discussion, Irish Fighter brought the two of them to a local Boston police station and explained the situation to the local constabulary. Although not an easy task, Irish Fighter was able to get the charges dropped against the two of them, had the policemen who shot Elndor apologize and had the police allow himself (Irish Fighter) to take personal responsibility for them, all done without Lady Eriu having to use her powers (which totally amazed Lady Eriu). Lady Eriu healed Elndor's injuries while at the police station, and left within the three hours from the time they'd arrived at the police station.
Over the next day, Irish Fighter, Lady Eriu and Elndor discussed the Elven prophecy. Lady Eriu and Elndor both agreed that Irish Fighter was the champion they were looking for. Deciding on how best to have Lady Eriu and Elndor learn about man's world (since 1600 A.D.), the Irish Fighter, who'd already been thinking of an idea to get a super-group going in Boston, decided to start a new super-group called the "Emerald Society". Irish Fighter asked them to join his team and share in socializing, performing community projects, fighting and protecting Earth, all the while learning of Earth. In the same way, Irish Fighter intended to introduce humans to Lady Eriu and Elndor and inform the world of the elves and Lady Eriu's role in potentially reintegrating elves and man back together.
As such, the plan has worked perfectly. Lady Eriu and Elndor, now members of the Emerald Society, have helped Irish Fighter in many battles and conflicts, while at the same time, helping those in need, right down to feeding the homeless. Although Lady Eriu finds the human world perplexing and too complicated for its own good, she admires what humanity has grown into, and thusfar, has experienced a positive vibe with 21st century Earth and man.
Until the day when the Celtic elders and Elven Lord arrive on Earth to receive Lady Eriu's report, which could be anytime in two to ten years from now, Lady Eriu will continue to use her powers and abilities to fight beside his new human (and non-human) companions in the Emerald Society.
On a side note, Elndor has been in love with Lady Eriu for over 240 years. He worships her from afar, but has never told her his feelings. Due to his status in Elvana, it is considered a criminal act to marry above their station, thus, Elndor, in his mind, will never be able to court her. Now that they are on Earth, who knows what will happen between them?.
In April of 1940, Patrick O'Brien, an up-and-coming Irish boxer, had an affair with Teresa Collins in Dublin, Ireland. O'Brien's wife had become depressed over the loss of her parents in a Nazi air raid, creating a rift in Patrick and his wife's relationship, even though those two already had an adopted son (see Irish Fighter). A month later, O'Brein and his wife died in a similar bombing raid outside of Dublin. Teresa discovered she was pregnant with Shauna at the same time.
Months later, Teresa married a British soldier, Bartholamew "Bart" Kavanagh while she was still pregnant with Shauna. Bart was deployed later that month to North Africa where he died in combat. Shauna was born the same day Bart was reported dead.
Shauna was raised in Yorkshire, England throughout the war. By war's end, Teresa had become ill from working double shifts to get by to feed and clothe Shauna. When Teresa died, she ensured her sister, Meredith Baxter, raise Shauna. Meredith had married a wealthy British lawyer, and lived in an opulent home. Shauna attended the finest private schools. All was well until her 14th birthday; that's when Shauna's world changed.
At her 14th birthday, her parents threw a grand party, inviting over the most well-to-do folks of England. Once family's troubled daughter, Vanessa O'Rourke, despised Shauna. Prior to her birthday song, Vanessa and Shauana fought on the balcony of the estate, where both Shauna and Vanessa fell over the railing fighting over a hair comb. Vanessa died on the stone pavement below, however, Shauna, who seemed to have traumatic injuries to her head and legs, within minutes, was healed and walking. That's when Shauna and her aunt and uncle discovered she had super-powers.
After explaining away her 'rapid healing' as 'mistaken perspective' to the doctors and Bobbies, Shauna was taken home, where for the next four years, her parents would fight several costly legal battles to prevent Shauna from being jailed for the incident with Vanessa. Over the next few years, Shauna discovered she was hardly aging; in fact it later came to be known that she only aged a year for every 10 years of real time. By age 18, her uncle had lost most of his fortune in the legal battles, and her aunt had turned into an alcoholic. Shauna's uncle had set up a fund to ensure Shauna would have enough money to go to Oxford University. Two months after Shauna started in Oxford, her aunt died of liver disease; her uncle took his own life.
Amidst all the losses Shauna faced in her family life, she always remained strong and resolute to be a better educated person; a person worthy of everyone else's loss and sacrifice. Years later, she graduated Suma Cum Laude from Oxford University, majoring in History as a 22 year old in a 16 year old's body.
Over the next several decades, Shauna kept to herself and became a librarian, always learning, always studying. Although the money was tight, she was able to earn her doctorate's degree in History, as well as several other degress in English, Literature, Latin, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin Chinese and Russian languages. She had many boyfriends and relationships, but as each one got serious, she'd break off the relationship. She felt like a freak with her healing powers and anti-aging abilities. It wasn't until 2000 when the Soltan Invasion occurred did she find out she was much more.
In 2000, the alien Soltans invaded Earth, wanting to take control of its populace for slave labor. The world's militaries and super-heroes (even some super-villains) stood up against the invaders, fighting hard and strong for over a year's time. At one point, the Soltans invaded Yorkshire, depositing nearly 500 Soltans troops in the city to control it, round up human slaves, and transport them to one of their work planets. Shauna was amongst those rounded up. As she and hundreds of other men, women and children were being herded to the Soltan Slave Transport, a Soltan soldier started beating on a defenseless girl. Shauna screamed at the Soltan telling him to stop. Instead, he stabbed the little girl with his warstaff, killing her instantly. Shauna freaked out and in her first use of this power, projected a plasma energy blast that did remarkable damage to the Soltan, killing him on the spot. Shauna was shocked at what had happened, as was the herded humans. They began to run, almost trampling Shauna; that's when she discovered her 2nd new power of the day - flight. She was able to fly above the escaping crowds. As other Soltan soldiers began firing their war-staff energy beams at Shauna, she blasted them back. Over the next three hours, Shauna herself caused the Soltans to retreat, preventing every Yorkshire soul from being enslaved. She became a city hero overnight. Shauna, on the other hand, was not happy to have these powers; all she wanted was to be normal.
In 2010, at the trial of the Irish Fighter in London, Shauna learned of Irish Fighter's adopted father, Patrick O'Brien; that same man who sired her. Adding 2 and 2, Shauna realized she was related to the Irish Fighter. When the Irish Fighter's final judgement came down, he was banned from all of Britain and its Commonwealth of Nations. Shauna felt terrible for him, and as such, wanted to tell him of their familial relationship. When she discovered he'd flown to the United States and was starting a new super-group, the Emerald Society, she thought long and hard about it, and decided to travel to the United States and got a job at Harvard University teaching History and languages to underclassmen. While there in Boston, she finally met up with Irish Fighter, however, she decided not to tell him about their relationship at that time. She told him of her powers and weeks later, he had her inducted into the Emerald Society (note: she DID however tell him her father was Irish, but not who he was).
To this day, Shauna, now known as "Myraid Woman", has started using her powers for the greater good. Although she wants nothing more than to downplay her powers (and considered brains as more powerful than powers), she has come to the realization that after seventy plus years of education and hiding who she is, it was now time to hone those abilities; abilities that exist in a 20-year old body...with several degrees and a doctorate.
Fergal Fitzpatrick (real) / Eugene Evans (fake)
A technical genius at the age of 25, Fergal, a graduate of Dublin University and America's Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), had built his own super-powered body armor to become what he'd always wanted to be: an Irish super-hero.
Fergal came from a rogue-like family in Galway, Ireland. His brothers and sisters were all criminals, however, none of them had ever been caught. His father, Frances Fitzpatrick, was a known weapons dealer for the IRA for decades as well as a 'provider of stolen merchandise' from English households that would eventually find their way into Irish homes. They were more like "Robin Hoods", but more for profit.
When Fergal was young, he was very sickly, and was not able to go out on 'raids' with his seven brothers and sisters. As the youngest, he was fawned over more than usual. In time, Fergal's father wanted someone 'legit' in the family; someone who could be a doctor, or an engineer, or a lawyer. Fergal seems to have a strong skill in understanding engineering and physics, so that was his new role - to learn to be a professional engineer...that way his family could use him on more sophisticated jobs.
Over the years, Fergal also became engaged in comic books, movies and news stories of super-heroes. He dreamed of one day having the powers to fly and fight, right beside his brothers and sisters. As such, Fergal studied hard, and through his family's ill-gotten wealth, they were able to get him into Dublin University and eventually MIT. However, the day before Fergal graduated from MIT is when his family's whole world collapsed.
Fergal's family wanted to be there when he graduated, however, being the enterprising rogues they were, they also wanted to 'work a job' and smuggle weapons into and back out of the United States for a little extra cash. The problem was that at the Dublin Airport, the local police had set up a sting operation, where all of Fergal's brothers and sisters, as well as his father, were arrested for weapons trafficking, weapons possession, and attempted murder (father shot a cop). Unable to go back home due to his visa, Fergal was stuck in the United States. While dreading the outcome of the trial, Fergal started working for a US Defense contractor on robotics and military armor systems. Eventually, Fergal was questioned by Scotland yard and the FBI, however, his family never implicated him in any of their wrongdoings, and evidence proved that to the authorities. regardless, his family was imprisoned with a minimum 25 year jail sentence; the father, 50 years. Fergal's world fell apart.
Wanting nothing more than to get them out of jail, Fergal built his own battlesuit, using various designs he'd been working on for the contractor, stealing components and equipment throughout his daytime job. Within a year, Fergal had built and tested his new armor. His goal: free his family. That all changed the day Fergal alighted back onto Irish soil, the day before he was to break out his family.
Fergal, while sitting in his family's desolate home, after a long flight (in his battlesuit) across the Atlantic, saw on the 'Telie' that a jailbreak was occurring at the prison where his family was incarcerated. Interestingly enough, the media caught images of a young lad with powerful hand weapons, cannons, flamethrowers, mortars, etc. attacking the prison and breaking out FERGAL's family! That person with all the guns: it was the spitting image of Fergal.
Shocked, Fergal donned his suit of armor and flew to the prison, only to be attacked by the 'fake' Fergal's arsenal of weapons. The media and police considered Fergal (in his battlesuit) to be a super-hero, come to save the day. Before real-Fergal was able to show who he was to fake-Fergal, fake-Fergal was shot in the head by one of the prison guards. Stunned, Fergal tried to get his family's attention by firing an energy blast from his battle-suits gloves, which impacted on the prison wall just in front of his fleeing family, causing them to pause. That's all the time it took for the guards to gun down his entire family before his eyes. Fergal dropped to the ground in disbelief. The media stated that when they tried to talk to the shocked Fergal, asking him his name, his helmet and sobbing muffled his words "Fitzpatrick" and instead sounded like "Sir Patrick", for which the media immediately dubbed him as.
Grief-stricken, Fergal flew off back to his family's house. He rifled through his father's safe to find out what and where this other 'Fergal' would have come from; in his father's notes, he found his notes. In them, he stated that he'd given 'plastic surgery' to another young adult that looked like Fergal to use as a 'patsy' should they ever get in trouble, with the intent that Fergal would be sacrificed to get his family out of a situation. The reasoning: Fergal was nothing like his brothers and sisters, and even though he'd amount much more than them, he'd always was planned to be the patsy in one way or another and go to jail in the stead of the rest of his brothers and sisters.
Fergal was nothing more than a disposable tool to his family.
With that, Fergal took a lock-box of his father's stolen passports, money, bonds, and identity cards and burned his family's home, and flew back to Boston. There, he sat on a park bench trying to figure out what to do next in his life, when a mugger accosted a young girl. Fergal stood up, shot his energy beam, and stopped the mugging. Within days, "Sir Patrick" sightings on Twitter and Facebook and TV were popping up, calling his the latest Irish hero. Fergal thought about it and decided it was time to be the hero he always wanted to be. He took one of his dad's stolen identities and began using it from that day forth, now as the Emerald Society's latest heroic addition.