Clef is born on Cephiro. (He is 749 in 2002.)
Crux is born on Chephiro
The village Crux lives in is burned to the ground by a corrupt
group of Mercenarys. Crux disappears from sight.
Crux reappears leading a group of Mercenary's. He first
act is to hunt down the group who killed his family and destroyed his
Black Cross Mercenary group founded by Crux.
After a long and bloody campaign Crux and the Black Cross
Albrecht Laguardia is born on Cephiro. A rumor circulates
that he is the son of Crux. It is never proven to be true or false.
Kent Allard is born.
Allard enters the Secret Service. A year later, he is attached
to the French embassy in Moscow and is of service to Czar Nicholas
II. He is rewarded with the girasol ring and begins to use the cloak
With the advent of World War I, Allard enters the flying
service and becomes an ace, though his main activities are those of
an intelligence agent with the Seventh Star, the Czar's intelligence
group. During this period he adopts the alias of the Black Eagle to
protect his true identity.
Ostensibly working for the Czar, Allard is, in truth, an
American agent sent to manipulate the Russian crown and prolong the
war until America is ready to enter it. In 1918, faking an air crash,
the Black Eagle goes behind enemy lines to set up an espionage
network. Allard locates and maps an enemy air base, then escapes in a
German plane back to the American lines.
Allard's guilt drives him to wander Europe and Asia without
purpose except to sell his espionage services to the highest bidder.
In 1922 Kent Allard meets Lamont Cranston (the first Cranston), a
drug runner, in Shanghai, China. (This man is actually not Lamont
Cranston; it is Lamont's criminal twin brother, Lafayette Cranston,
who is using his brother Lamont's identity and good name.) Their
plane crashes and they are rescued by inhabitants of the secret city
of Shambala. Allard kills Cranston after Cranston kills some of their
benefactors and takes hostages.
Allard takes the late Cranston's identity and, during the
years of his disappearance, takes paladin training at Shambala and
studies under an immortal Chinese master or masters. One of Allard's
instructors is named Chen T'a tze. Allard (the second Cranston) and
the man who will be known as Shiwan Khan first meet while studying
with the Chinese masters. Allard is also gifted with an age-delaying
elixir used by the Shambalans. All the while, Allard continues to
struggle against his dark side and evil impulses
Allard returns briefly to civilization and flies a proposed air
mail route to South America, discovering the Xinca Indians of the
Yucatan. An idol worshipped by the Xincas has two girasols for its
eyes, one of which is missing. The missing eye is the stone in
Allard's ring from the Czar. The stone had been taken from the idol
centuries ago, during the Spanish Conquest, and had eventually made
it into the hands of the Czar. The Xincas worship Allard as a god and
give him the idol's remaining eye, the second girasol. Allard has a
new ring made identical to the first, with the exception that the
second ring holds the Chinese sign of Chow Lee engraved on its base,
while the original holds the sign of the Seventh Star (the Russian
spy group). Later in the year Allard fakes his death in an air crash
in the jungles of Guatemala, and news reports spread that aviator
Kent Allard has been lost in South America.
Allard, as Cranston, succumbs to his evil nature and
becomes a vicious drug lord in Tibet. In 1928, Allard is kidnapped by
a Tibetan tulku, a holy man, and undergoes a forced redemption,
accompanied by further mental and physical training.
Allard creates the identity of the Shadow. He begins
gathering agents worldwide in his quest against evil, and again takes
the identity of Lamont Cranston (he is the second Cranston), which he
will use along with many other identities. Meanwhile, the real
Cranston (the third Cranston) becomes an agent of the Shadow; his
main usefulness will be in staying out of New York while the Shadow
is using the Cranston identity.
(The Shadow 1994 movie) First appearance of Margo Lane
and of new agent Dr. Roy Tam. The Shadow battles Shiwan Khan.
When the real Lamont Cranston (the third Cranston)
is reported injured in a plane crash in Europe, and Cranston (The
Shadow, the second Cranston) is simultaneously seen in New York, the
Shadow retreats to his true identity of Kent Allard: Allard "returns"
from South America and becomes another alternate identity used by the
The Black Cross makes its existance known. During the years
they were not in the spotlight, it seems Crux has taken a smaller
part in the working of the Black Cross.
When Mao Zedong takes over China, Allard is recalled to
Shambala and the city's existence is totally concealed and cut off
from the outside world.
The Shadow contacts Burbank for the first time in ten years,
looking for news of the outside world.
Crux disappears from Cephiro. At the same time the birth
records for Deacon Cross are filed.
July 24th, Mackey Muchitsujo is born.
The Shadow meets Burbank in New Jersey and together they begin
the recruitment of a new set of agents, in preparation for the
Shadow's eventual return to the West. The Cross family dies in a
plane crash in the jungles of Peru.
1981, March 27th-
Kaine Laguardia is born on Cephiro.
Kyle (Skyhawk) is born.
Chad is born.
Chad and Skyhawk are both ported away due to mysterious
circumstances. They are lost in a dimensional stream and seperated.
They are both discovered by two different people. Chad discovered by
a man named Jamar. And Kyle by an organization known as "Black Lotus."
1984 March 3rd-
Ryuuzaki Umi is born.
1984 August 8th-
Hikaru Shidou is born
1984 December 12th-
Fuu Hououji is born
August 1986 (Crossroads Gaiden)-
Chad's training from Jamar starts.
Kyle's begins with Black Lotus as well. Kent Allard, under the guise
of Lamont Cranston Junior, (Lamont Cranston's son supposedly) travels
to Japan for a business trip, gets acquainted with Umi Ryuuzaki's
father and they become friends and business partners. The Shadow
encounters the Black Lotus organization for the first time, and joins
forces with Jamar the Desert Ghost, stepfather of Chad and ex agent
of Black Lotus, to strike a mortal blow to the organization. Jamar,
Lieutenant Travis, and the General sacrifice their lives to enable
Chad and the Shadow to escape. The latter promises to safeguard Chad
and to one day remind Kyle of the principles Travis stood for. Black
Lotus is severely crippled and Kyle remains with them. Chad spends
the rest of his years with Dr. Thomas Geric.
Deaths of agents Clyde Burke, Hawkeye, Cliff Marsland,
Moe "Shrevvy" Shrevnitz, Dr. Rupert Sayre, and Jericho Druke. Agents
Harry Vincent and Margo Lane, as well as Inspector Joseph Cardona,
are still alive. The Shadow returns to New York and poses as Lamont
Cranston, Jr. The "real" Lamont Cranston (the third Cranston) must be
dead by now.
Shiwan Khan appears. The Shadow is killed and the
adventure concludes with his living head attached to a cyborg body.
Will the Shadow somehow get a new organic body? The rest is silence.
Or is it?
Albrecht is killed in a duel, leaving his 9 year old son,
Kaine, to take over the job as Grand Master of the Black Cross.
about the time
when Mackey would be beginning her life of crime.
1995- The Shadow, apparently fully resurrected from his fate in the
late 80's, is released from cryo-freeze.
Kyle earns the name "Skyhawk" from his commander, and
the commander soon finds out his history via diagnostic scan on the
young man as he was sleeping.
1998, Spring (Magic Knight Rayearth 1st season) -
and Fuu are summoned to Cephiro for the first time ostensibly to
rescue the . The first Presea is killed while
creating the Magic Knight's swords. The Bal Ascot and Ral Caldina
reform and Dal Lafarga is freed of Zagato's spell. Innova, Sol
Zagato, and Emeraude are destroyed. They are returned home
immediately after Emeruade's distruction. With Cephiro Pillar-less,
the Cephironians' fear and negative emotions give birth to Debonair.
Hikaru's own guilty conscience at having caused the Princess's death
give birth to Nova as well. Nova wanders Cephiro in search of Hikaru
and is adopted and indoctrinated by Debonair. Meanwhile, the other
motley heroes and former servants of Zagato led by Guru Clef gather
and construct a Palace as a haven for Cephiro's surviving people.
Autozam, Chizeta, and Fahren almost simultaneously learn of Cephiro's
fate and decide to take advantage of it for the sake of their
respective nations. The NSX, Bravada, and Doumou are deployed en
route to Cephiro. Lantis returns from Autozam and rescues Primera.
Sierra the second Presea surfaces, with nearly everyone believing it
was the real Presea come to life.
1998, Late Spring, Early summer (Magic Knight Rayearth season 2,
about a week or more after the first visit)-
Umi, Hikaru, and Fuu are
summoned back to Cephiro. Ascot has grown and Ferio has returned to
being a prince. They encounter Princess Aska, Chief Advisor Chanan,
Aska's servant Sanyun, Princesses Tarta and Tatra, Commander Eagle
Vision, Sub-Commander Geo Metro, Chief Mechanic Zazu of the three
invading worlds. The second war begins. Nova reveals herself to
Hikaru. Hikaru and Eagle find the road to the pillar. After many
battles, both internal and external, Eagle dies for Hikaru's sake.
Alcione dies revealing where Debonair is hidden. Hikaru reconciles
with Nova and the Magic Knights defeat Debonair. Hikaru makes a wish
that there would no longer be a pillar system in Cephiro. Girls are
returned to Earth and Cephiro, Autozam, Chizeta, and Fahren end up
forming a mutually beneficial alliance and friendship. Peace
reigns...for the moment.
1998, early winter-
Crux takes the identity of Deacon Cross and
begins gathering Mercenary's from all walks of life.
Chad starts to have unusual dreams about his past. Skyhawk
starts seeing strange visions as well. His studies are disrupted by
this as his visions and dreams become more and more intense. Mackey
quits her father's yakuza, having decided to at least try to lead an
honest life. She can't escape her past, however, and the same people
who once asked her to kill for them began hounding her day and night
in attempts to kill her.
2002, March 3rd-
Umi turns 18 subsequently on the same day her mother
falls ill and a week later slips into a comma.
2002 Spring (April/May)-
Kent Allard, once more as Lamont
Cranston Junior, returns to Japan to renew the business contract
between Cranston Industries and Mr. Ryuuzaki's firm amidst mysterious
events that have occured to the Magic Knights families and friends,
including the death of agent Kobayashi Ryo under suspicious
circumstances. Ragyn makes himself known. The Black Cross Elders
sense the shift in the balance of power and send Kaine to discover
what is going on. During this time the Magic Knights are once again summoned to Cephiro, Emeruade is resurrected, Chad and Kyle go to Cephiro, Mackey goes to Cephiro, the Shadow goes to Cephiro, and Megor also goes to Cephiro.