Overview

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Scotland (Alba), officially the Kingdom of Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. It is located on the island of Great Britain. In addition to the mainland, the country is made up of island and the Northern Isles and the Hebrides. The capital city is Edinburgh, while it's largest city is Glasgow.

History

14th Century

The New Mutants arrived in 14th century Scotland while on the run through time from Magus. They arrived just as Robert the Bruce and his men was being attacked by English Knights and used their powers to save them, fearing them to be demons and fled. Robert was grateful for their help and took them to his castle to rest. He took a shine to Rahne Sinclair aka Wolfsbane a fellow Scot, he offered them sanctuary but they feared Magus would once again find them so the continued their journey. Meeting the young mutants inspired him to keep fighting leading him defeating the English at Bannockburn.[1]

17th Century

In 1692 A.D., a man named Ian Og was murdered by the Scottish monarch. He would return as the mystical Clansman possessing others through his sword.[2]

20th Century

1930's

Princess Lilibet encountered the time traveling members Excalibur; Kitty Pryde and Phoenix (Rachel Summers).[3]

World War II

During World War II, Miles von Croff discovered the secret of the Loch Ness – that the Loch contained underwater entrances and channels leading to the Atlantic Ocean.[4]

Post-World War II

When the war ended, he made an alliance with Sir Gavin Ravenlock, who housed von Croff’s U-boat in the basement of the so-called “Tower of Terror” on his property near Castle Ravenlock where one of the underwater passages led. Becoming a pirate, von Croff began raiding vessels while Ravenlock masqueraded as the ghost of his ancestor, Black Hugh Ravenlock, to keep people away from the tower. Miles eventually adopted the persona of Mycroft, a psychic detective who investigated paranormal phenomena alongside Countess Caution, and his ward, Rachel MacGregor. When Nick Fury came to investigate the death of his friend, Ken Astor, on the moors, Mycroft held a séance at the castle to contact the “ghost.” Gavin appeared, posing as the ghost of Black Hugh again, and tried to kill Rachel, but Fury drove him away. Mycroft then tracked down Ravenlock on the moors and had the hound killed him to throw off suspicions. When Fury and Rachel discovered his U-boat base beneath the Tower of Terror, Mycroft attacked Rachel. Fury fought him off, and he ran for the iron maiden which concealed the entrance to the U-boat dock; however, the “Hell-Hound” he and Ravenlock had fashioned struck the iron maiden’s door shut before he could open the rear, and he was killed instantly. The tower was subsequently destroyed by Nick Fury, having sabotaged the submarine’s fuel lines.[4]

Dr. Moira MacTaggart, opened the Mutant Research Center, Earth's foremost facility for studying mutant genetics and illnesses. Located on Muir Island, in Scotland. She created it to help find a cure for her son Proteus. The facility was often used as a base for the X-Men and other mutant teams.[5]

Modern Era

Rahne Sinclair was born in north highlands of Ullapool in Scotland and was delivered by Dr. Moira MacTaggert, who happened to live locally. Rahne's mother, a local prostitute[6], she would never know as she would die in childbirth the night she was born. Her father was the local Presbyterian minister, Reverend Craig, who raised Rahne as an orphan without revealing that he was her father from an illicit relationship. Reverend Craig's treatment of Rahne during her first fourteen years was harsh, instilling a strict religious and moral code into her from a young age to compensate for his own lapse in character which led to her conception.[7] When Rahne first developed her mutant power of lycanthropy, she was mistaken for a werewolf. A group of terrified, religious locals believed that she had been possessed by the devil. Led by Reverend Craig, they chased Rahne across the Scottish highlands. At the end of the chase, Rahne fell unconscious and reverted to her naked human form at the feet of Dr. MacTaggert, who saved her from the mob. Doctor MacTaggert became a surrogate mother to the young mutant and took her under her protection.[7]

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