After defeat at the battle of
Culloden, Duncan travels east in search of new adventures and an
escape from his violent past. He travels across Europe and Asia,
eventually finding himself in the Far East.
Duncan stays with the
Cossacks by the Don River in Russia for a while, but leaves in disgust
when, under the command of Immortal Kristov (there's that 'K' thing
again), they sack a defenceless village (C18,
Arrives in Constantinople and saves Amanda (once
again) from losing her hand (C22,
'Finale part two').
Duncan returns to the
north coast of Africa and finds himself promising an unconditional
offer of help in return for that of a young boy (D15,
Serves as a guide for the
British army in India, where he encounters the Immortal Kamir and
saves a widow from joining her dead husband on the funeral pyre,
calling into question her honour, even after they fall in love (D9,
'The Wrath of Kali').
Joins a merchant ship
captained by Immortal Terence Kincaid at Singapore. When the crew
mutiny, he 'saves' Kincaid from being shot by marooning him on a tiny
island with no food or drinkable water. Kincaid is driven mad by the
time he spends on the island dying and coming back to life again (D6,
The ship is then destroyed off the coast of Japan, and Mac is washed
ashore, where he is rescued and given shelter by Hideo Koto, who will
be forced to commit hari kiri as a result. In return, Duncan makes
another promise that his 'family' will help the Koto's if called upon
in the future. He is also given Hideo Koto's katana, which he has
carried ever since (C1, 'The
Encounters Kiem Sun in
China for the first time, and discovers he is trying to develop a drug
designed to enhance people's strength and obedience (A3,
'The Road Not Taken').
He then seeks out the Immortal Mei Ling in Mongolia, who teaches him
the martial arts - once she's got over the fact he's got over the fact
she's a woman (C12, 'They
Here's what was happening in the world during this period of Duncan's
The Seven Years War between the major European powers (Britain and
Prussia versus Russia, Austria and France) breaks out, fought largely in
colonies like India and North America.
George III becomes King of England.
The British Parliament passes the Stamp Act, which will eventually lead
to the American War of Independence.
The American Colonies declare independence against their British rulers
and a 16-year war ensues.