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 ==== Session 1 ==== ==== Session 1 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=1547463&​postcount=128|Klaus Schoff (1823-1841 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-1547463|Klaus Schoff (1823-1841 AD)]]**
  
 I was born Klaus Schoff in the year 1823 on a farm somewhere in the patchwork of farmlands in the upper Rhine valley. My family was ethnic German, and staunch Roman Catholic. I was the fourth son and seventh child overall, and somewhat of a runt compared to my siblings. I was born Klaus Schoff in the year 1823 on a farm somewhere in the patchwork of farmlands in the upper Rhine valley. My family was ethnic German, and staunch Roman Catholic. I was the fourth son and seventh child overall, and somewhat of a runt compared to my siblings.
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 ==== Session 2 ==== ==== Session 2 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=1626873&​postcount=274|Klaus Schoff (1841-1844 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-1626873|Klaus Schoff (1841-1844 AD)]]**
  
 My ship arrived in New York on August 16, 1841. I kept the name Klaus Schoff, figuring nobody on this side of the ocean knew of the boy who died in Freiburg. I carried a letter of recommendation to a banker in Philadelphia,​ which gave me access to a small network of long-lived in America. My ship arrived in New York on August 16, 1841. I kept the name Klaus Schoff, figuring nobody on this side of the ocean knew of the boy who died in Freiburg. I carried a letter of recommendation to a banker in Philadelphia,​ which gave me access to a small network of long-lived in America.
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 ==== Session 3 ==== ==== Session 3 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=2047246&​postcount=303|Klaus Schoff (1844-1866 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-2047246|Klaus Schoff (1844-1866 AD)]]**
  
 I had grown weary of life in Peoria by 1861. We had managed to establish a full-time newspaper a few years previously, but I was truly ready to exit that particular business. Not that I had done nothing else – I had learned bookkeeping for the new business, gained some hunting and outdoors skills, learned to cut and sew clothes, even spent some time on a farm under the pretext of earning some extra money – that gave me a chance to complete the education which was interrupted by the priesthood. I had grown weary of life in Peoria by 1861. We had managed to establish a full-time newspaper a few years previously, but I was truly ready to exit that particular business. Not that I had done nothing else – I had learned bookkeeping for the new business, gained some hunting and outdoors skills, learned to cut and sew clothes, even spent some time on a farm under the pretext of earning some extra money – that gave me a chance to complete the education which was interrupted by the priesthood.
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 ==== Session 4 ==== ==== Session 4 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=2544538&​postcount=335|Henry Miller (1866-1877 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-2544538|Henry Miller (1866-1877 AD)]]**
  
 I had secured work with the Central Pacific Railroad; I guess you could say they were going my way. I was not given any consideration for the typical job of driving spikes – they took one look at me and decided I could not lift a hammer. I did find a job helping the (design) engineers and running supplies up to the working head from the towns built back along the way. We had just crossed into the Wyoming Territory, and had set up our forward base at a place called Pine Bluffs. I had been up from our “next back” base at Bushnell, in Nebraska, and they had asked me to take a handcar back to there instead of riding the engine, giving them a fresh set of eyes to look over the tracks for possible problems. I had secured work with the Central Pacific Railroad; I guess you could say they were going my way. I was not given any consideration for the typical job of driving spikes – they took one look at me and decided I could not lift a hammer. I did find a job helping the (design) engineers and running supplies up to the working head from the towns built back along the way. We had just crossed into the Wyoming Territory, and had set up our forward base at a place called Pine Bluffs. I had been up from our “next back” base at Bushnell, in Nebraska, and they had asked me to take a handcar back to there instead of riding the engine, giving them a fresh set of eyes to look over the tracks for possible problems.
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 ==== Session 5 ==== ==== Session 5 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=3021638&​postcount=378|Augustus Schwannberg (1877-1905 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-3021638|Augustus Schwannberg (1877-1905 AD)]]**
  
 I drifted aimlessly in the West for about a decade. I spent some time in San Francisco, establishing an identity as a lawyer as part of our network. I was given to take extended trips alone into the high country, exploring on horseback, carrying little but what I needed for travel and shelter. I died once on such a trip, falling down a steep slope when I couldn’t unspook my horse – stupid, and barely worth the mention. I saw the commotion made about Cuba Libre and decided that war was inevitable. I did not want anybody asking me if I was looking to volunteer, so I decided to change identities and move on. (In hindsight, I was foolish to think that there was going to be a great need for soldiers, but sometimes any excuse to move on is a good one.) I took a train north and joined the trek to the Yukon, seeking gold. I figured I could hide out for a few years as a prospector, then return and start over with a new identity. I drifted aimlessly in the West for about a decade. I spent some time in San Francisco, establishing an identity as a lawyer as part of our network. I was given to take extended trips alone into the high country, exploring on horseback, carrying little but what I needed for travel and shelter. I died once on such a trip, falling down a steep slope when I couldn’t unspook my horse – stupid, and barely worth the mention. I saw the commotion made about Cuba Libre and decided that war was inevitable. I did not want anybody asking me if I was looking to volunteer, so I decided to change identities and move on. (In hindsight, I was foolish to think that there was going to be a great need for soldiers, but sometimes any excuse to move on is a good one.) I took a train north and joined the trek to the Yukon, seeking gold. I figured I could hide out for a few years as a prospector, then return and start over with a new identity.
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 ==== Session 6 ==== ==== Session 6 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=3520799&​postcount=474|Weidl Helmburg (1910-1922 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-3520799|Weidl Helmburg (1910-1922 AD)]]**
  
 I found myself gravitating back to Peoria – I guess I just found it a good place to blend in and live quietly to whatever purpose God has for us. I returned there about sixty years after my last visit, and I never heard of anybody wonder if that little guy looked somehow familiar. My natural appearance was that of a man in his late twenties, and I figured that would be a good place to start. I took on menial labor, not wanting to tap into the money I had acquired over the years, and lived in a small rooming house near the center of the city. I found myself gravitating back to Peoria – I guess I just found it a good place to blend in and live quietly to whatever purpose God has for us. I returned there about sixty years after my last visit, and I never heard of anybody wonder if that little guy looked somehow familiar. My natural appearance was that of a man in his late twenties, and I figured that would be a good place to start. I took on menial labor, not wanting to tap into the money I had acquired over the years, and lived in a small rooming house near the center of the city.
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 ==== Session 7 ==== ==== Session 7 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=4117183&​postcount=815|Weidl Helmburg (1944-1945 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-4117183|Weidl Helmburg (1944-1945 AD)]]**
  
 I had allowed myself the “luxury” of a telephone. I’m sure it seemed a particular luxury for a retired custodian, but I had lived frugally, and it allowed me to keep in touch with my current “employer,​” a private detective. I had allowed myself the “luxury” of a telephone. I’m sure it seemed a particular luxury for a retired custodian, but I had lived frugally, and it allowed me to keep in touch with my current “employer,​” a private detective.
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 ==== Session 8 ==== ==== Session 8 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=6389416&​postcount=1259|Weidl Helmburg (1945-1956 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-6389416|Weidl Helmburg (1945-1956 AD)]]**
  
 I don’t like to talk about the Second World War – for me it didn’t end for another ten years. I was forced to stay in the service due to my “talent.” The government decided that I was too easy to lose as a paramilitary – they did not want me to fall into the hands of the Commies. After the war was over, they found for me a job uniquely suited to my previous job. I was assigned to collect samples from the atomic proving grounds in the American Southwest – a janitor, if you will. I don’t like to talk about the Second World War – for me it didn’t end for another ten years. I was forced to stay in the service due to my “talent.” The government decided that I was too easy to lose as a paramilitary – they did not want me to fall into the hands of the Commies. After the war was over, they found for me a job uniquely suited to my previous job. I was assigned to collect samples from the atomic proving grounds in the American Southwest – a janitor, if you will.
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 ==== Session 9 ==== ==== Session 9 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7087062&​postcount=1361|Carl Stovall (1957 AD)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7087062|Carl Stovall (1957 AD)]]**
  
 I found it more difficult than expected to return to my adopted home. It seems agents of the United States government took exception to my “skipping town” to fly to Switzerland. I spent some extra time in Europe, even visiting the Freiburg area of my birth, before all of the issues were smoothed over. I was asked to make myself available for government service if ever needed. After the last episode, my thought was “I’ll be glad to serve if you can find me.” I found it more difficult than expected to return to my adopted home. It seems agents of the United States government took exception to my “skipping town” to fly to Switzerland. I spent some extra time in Europe, even visiting the Freiburg area of my birth, before all of the issues were smoothed over. I was asked to make myself available for government service if ever needed. After the last episode, my thought was “I’ll be glad to serve if you can find me.”
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 ==== Session 10 ==== ==== Session 10 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=7213978&​postcount=1363|1960 AD – Present]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-7213978|1960 AD – Present]]**
  
 I’ve been hiding for about fifty years. Not as a hermit, although that is certainly not unheard-of among us. I have been living out in California, trying out odd jobs as I felt the impulse, and generally trying to be ignored by people. Usually it has worked out quite well. The times it hasn’t have generally been associated with the entertainment industry. I’ve been hiding for about fifty years. Not as a hermit, although that is certainly not unheard-of among us. I have been living out in California, trying out odd jobs as I felt the impulse, and generally trying to be ignored by people. Usually it has worked out quite well. The times it hasn’t have generally been associated with the entertainment industry.
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 ==== Session 11 ==== ==== Session 11 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=4075560&​postcount=736|Klaus reminescenting about Joseph Smith]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-4075560|Klaus reminescenting about Joseph Smith]]**
  
 I did visit Nauvoo, Illinois while Joseph Smith was there, but I did not meet him, and I was not feeling the love from his followers. I did visit Nauvoo, Illinois while Joseph Smith was there, but I did not meet him, and I was not feeling the love from his followers.
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 ==== Session 12 ==== ==== Session 12 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=4123803&​postcount=828|Klaus'​ musings on the term Eternal]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-4123803|Klaus'​ musings on the term Eternal]]**
  
 I (Klaus) had been studying for the priesthood. I generally refer to us as "​long-lived"​ rather than as "​immortal"​ or even "​eternal."​ I (Klaus) had been studying for the priesthood. I generally refer to us as "​long-lived"​ rather than as "​immortal"​ or even "​eternal."​
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 ==== Session 13 ==== ==== Session 13 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=4433199&​postcount=946|Klaus'​ musings on the possible triggers of immortality and th effect'​s cutoff age in Eternals]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-4433199|Klaus'​ musings on the possible triggers of immortality and th effect'​s cutoff age in Eternals]]**
  
 I had a death or near-death experience as a young child (Post #128) - not old enough to recognize it as such and my big brother wasn't talking. But, for all I know, that could have been dumb luck or a guardian angel. I had a death or near-death experience as a young child (Post #128) - not old enough to recognize it as such and my big brother wasn't talking. But, for all I know, that could have been dumb luck or a guardian angel.
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 ==== Session 14 ==== ==== Session 14 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=4189477&​postcount=855|Klaus reminescenting about Robert A. Heinlein]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-4189477|Klaus reminescenting about Robert A. Heinlein]]**
  
 I knew Heinlein - around 1960 in California. I don't think he knew me as anything other than a casual acquaintance,​ and I certainly could not add to works such as the Howard-related books. He was the kind of author you could only marvel over. I knew Heinlein - around 1960 in California. I don't think he knew me as anything other than a casual acquaintance,​ and I certainly could not add to works such as the Howard-related books. He was the kind of author you could only marvel over.
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 **[[AH.com Eternals]]** **[[AH.com Eternals]]**
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