The first half of the 18th Century
sees Duncan struggle with Scotland's increasing lack of independence
at the hands of the English, culminating in the Battle of Culloden and
its bloody aftermath. He also finds time to get married (and
separated) - what a busy bee...
helplessly as his Immortal friend Segur is killed by Martin Hyde (B20,
witnesses a mortal friend die, this time to Immortal Paul Kinman, while
he is a Scottish Emissary to the court of Queen Anne. (D8,
He also encounters Amanda again in Constantinople, and ends a
busy year travelling with Connor in Ireland, where he encounters his
future wife Kate for the first time (Endgame).
Duncan and Kate are
married in Ireland. Connor tells him that Kate's latent Immortality
can only be triggered by a violent death. Unable to contemplate an
existence where Kate grows old and dies, Duncan decides to stab Kate
on their wedding night so they can love each other forever. Her
reaction is to run out on him - understandable considering... (Endgame)
MacLeod is reunited with
Fitzcairn under Westminster Abbey where Fitz is trying to blow up
George I, and Mac is trying to steal the Stone of Scone (E16,
'The Stone of Scone').
Immortal Walter Reinhardt while travelling by coach from London to
Dover. (A10, 'Revenge is
Duncan narrowly avoids death - first as an alleged poacher, and then
at the hands of the Immortal (Charles Browning) who supposedly 'saves'
him (B21, 'Counterfeit part
Duncan returns to Scotland to fight for the cause of the Young
Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie, alongside his Immortal friends
Warren Cochrane and Ceirdwyn (C17,
'Take Back the Night'; D18,
'Through The Glass, Darkly').
Duncan delivers Bonnie Prince Charlie into the care of fellow Immortal
Ceirdwyn before the Scottish prince is able to escape the country.
MacLeod stays behind on a bloody quest for retribution, culminating in
the murder of the Earl of Dunbar in front of Steven Keane (E16,
'Forgive us Our Trespasses'). Ceirdwyn manages to persuade him to end
his murderous ways, resulting in him leaving Britain on a 40-year
wandering tour to the Far East and back (C17,
'Take Back The Night').