1455-1485: At some point during this time, Mathias Silmoore is turned. Over the next few centuries he will begin a meteoric rise to power, seizing control of the British Empire to implement the Pawn Wall Strategy on a scale not since Genghis Khan first made it famous. By the end of the War of the Roses, Mathias Silmoore has already become Prince of London despite being less than a century old. For this reason, it is commonly believed that Mathias was turned very early on during the War of the Roses or perhaps even soon before its beginning, and used the bulk of the war to eliminate his rivals using mortals and other cats' paws.
Late 16th century: By this time, Mathias Silmoore had become an Archon in control of all England and with a few significant holdings in outlying French cities. Using his British pawn wall, Silmoore seized control of Ireland, fighting the first war directly against the Fae known to have been completely successful in driving them out of a certain land. Silmoore would then attempt to seize the Eire Fae's court in the Otherworldly island of Avalon, which proved to be a disastrous move which resulted in no gains and significantly weakened his grip on Ireland and England. A few formerly suppressed rebel factions, like the Bath School of Wizards and the Emerald Wolves, are able to re-establish themselves.
1583-1755: Silmoore runs into a brick wall against the Archons of continental Europe, and instead spreads out to Africa and the Americas, especially the Caribbean, where the supernatural world is still ruled over by petty Princes and minor lords. His success in Africa results in supernaturals native to the area fleeing in droves to the nearby Middle-East and India. Although he did not invent the slave trade, Silmoore is responsible for its propagation. He sires a number of childer during this time period, delegating certain parts of his empire to them.
The Guardians are founded at some point in this era or just before it. Most secret historians estimate they were founded in Italy or possibly Byzantium before it fell to the Ottomans, during the 15th or 16th centuries. A few put its founding as late as the 1690s, as either a cause or result of the Salem Witch Trials. This is considered unlikely, though, as the Guardians would soon prove to be frighteningly effective in killing supernaturals, and no actual witches were killed during the Witch Trials.
1755-1775: Nathaniel Silmoore comes to the Thirteen Colonies to crush a number of rebellions across all major cities (mostly Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Savanna, and Charleston), which have subverted Silmoore rule, some by using the increasing unrest of the colonists to make pawn walls of their own, and others using the more traditional Spiderweb Strategy by knocking out the supernaturals used by the Silmoore clan to manipulate the British, and then taking control of local British officials themselves. Also during this time, the Silmoore Clan advances its pawn wall into India, and opposition of old African refugees (or their descendants) combined with Indian resistance forms the beginning of the Black Armada, an organization of pirates who will eventually come to be the Silmoore Clan's main opponents in Asia. At this point, however, they fight each other as much as Silmoore and are not officially allied.
1775-1781: It is known that at some point during this time, Mister Vampire was turned, fought against Nathaniel Silmoore alongside a half-dozen different Princes, was attacked by the Guardians and survived, and survived a battle with a powerful Demon Lord summoned in Charleston by a desperate Nathaniel Silmoore who intended to use it to prevent the Revolutionary Army from seizing the city. This being the latest in a series of political moves the local supernaturals found irritating or intolerable, the Silmoore Clan became universally reviled by the colonial supernaturals. Some like to tell the story that Mister Vampire fought and killed it alone or led the battle against it, but being very recently turned, it's more accurate to say that he was present when it died. More powerful combatants sent by the colonial Princes did nearly all of the legwork.
1781-1833: Mister Vampire heads south, pursuing an agenda against the Silmoore Clan for unknown reasons. He attacks Morris and Benedict Silmoore in the Caribbean, leading a band of pirates operating out of New Orleans who became famous for night raids (for obvious reasons). Rather than take on the entire British Navy, Mister Vampire works with local Princes to oust the Silmoore Clan from control and transfer British holdings to other supernaturals. During this time he also became known for attacking any Prince who threatened to become too powerful (typically attacking any who came to control more than one island, though he attacked Prince Torres for controlling most of Cuba due to its immense size and importance).
At the same time in Asia, the various factions against Silmoore in India begin losing ground, fighting with one another whenever Silmoore is driven back, which allows them to bide their time and carefully plan their next attacks until they are ultimately successful in seizing India. As a result of this, the various Princes begin to form stronger alliances as they flee to establish courts-in-exile in the Middle East, the East Indies, and China. Those in the East Indies form an alliance known as the Five Lords of the Sea, which will eventually grow into the Black Armada.
The French Revolution results in the decapitation of King Theuderic by the Guardians. Theuderic had formerly been the vampiric Archon of France and was over 1200 years old. The Silmoore Clan used the opportunity to gain significant support throughout several French cities, but rather than consolidate power among the French they only stoked the fires of rebellion, seeking to keep the greatest opponents of their current pawns at bay. This is ultimately not successful and gives way to the rise of Napoleon, largely unassisted by supernatural forces.
In the continental United States, the Guardians cleansed the major cities of supernatural influence slowly but steadily, killing all of the Princes who had comprised the war against Nathaniel Silmoore.
1833-1871: Guardians push Silmoore out of Canada, killing Vincent Silmoore, while Mister Vampire heads back north to oppose the Guardians as they push west and begin exterminating all supernaturals in the United States. Most supernatural rulers still alive begin petitioning European Archons for support, but with the Guardians still fighting for control of France in the supernatural anarchy following Theuderic's death, most Archons are uninterested. Silmoore's plans to aid in the fight against the Guardians in exchange for control of the entire United States and Canada is thwarted when Mister Vampire kills the American Princes behind the offer. This initially earns the ire of the anti-Guardian coalition, but he wins several decisive small victories early on in the war, unraveling several key weaknesses in the Guardians' runic magic, most specifically that it is burned out at moonrise and takes some time to be reapplied. This convinces the Princes to take the fight to the Guardians themselves. The main part of the war is fought under the cover of the American Civil War, but Mister Vampire himself departs the battle midway through for unknown reasons, heading west. By 1871, the coalition had broken the back of the Guardians (even though the side they'd primarily used as pawns ultimately lost the Civil War, much to the dismay of vampires who had enjoyed the convenience of feeding off slaves), who were also losing ground fast in France. They scatter into the west seeking to rebuild their strength on the frontier.
The Five Lords of the Sea make contact with allies old and new as they begin expanding their influence to China, Australia, Siam, Korea, and Japan. They join together to form a loose coalition now known worldwide as the Black Armada. Fighting the Silmoore Clan as a united front, they are able to resist multiple attacks and deal a decisive blow to Silmoore operations in the Far East.
During this general time period, Lestrand, fleeing a decisive defeat at the hands of the Guardians in 1855, arriving in Los Angeles to rebuild. The city is already occupied by a number of factions, the dominant one being a vaguely Guardian-esque organization that grew out of the original Mission San Gabriel Arcangel in the area. Lestrand is able to establish himself, but does not take the city altogether.
1871-1929: Mister Vampire begins hunting werewolves throughout the frontier, particularly opposing the Werewolf Lord Kateri Faulkner (sometimes called a Werewolf Queen or Werewolf Lady by her contemporaries, but most modern secret historians use "Werewolf Lord" as a unisex title). Following her eventual defeat, Mister Vampire begins tracking instead the creation of a zombie army by a mad voodoo warlock, who created the first known case of a "zombie virus." Though zombies had been known to exist for centuries already, this was the first time zombies could reproduce on their own. They ultimately effected only a small area before being wiped out by Mister Vampire, however, and their total legacy on history was simply the creation of a few more ghost towns in the Old West. The Guardians are caught in the crossfire between Mister Vampire, Kateri Faulkner, and the unknown necromancer (Mister Vampire hadn't bothered asking his name during their confrontation, and all his servants were mindless zombies), further reducing their numbers and influence.
In Los Angeles, the Mission San Gabriel Arcangel summons a Guardian remnant to their aid against the increasingly powerful Lestrand. Though the details are not known, there is some kind of betrayal that drives the Guardians south into Mexico, which is thronging with voodoo warlocks and dark wizards. During this time period, it becomes common for the Beholders of Shadows to study magic.
The Black Armada subverts Silmoore control over India and China even as the British Empire tightens their grip on the former and makes a strong foothold in the latter. With a number of criminal and political mortals under their control, the Black Armada becomes an ad-hoc prototype of the Conspirator Strategy that begins to be put into use by the Silmoores towards the end of this era to gain control of the Soviet Union. Attempts at seizing control of the United States only lead to Mister Vampire ousting them from the western hemisphere once more, following Thomas Silmoore to Brazil and killing him there.
1929-1941: The Silmoore Clan enjoys a brief revival as they seize control of the Third Reich from Prussian Archon Willhelm, killing him. Mathias Silmoore begins to join the ranks of entrenched and eternal vampire Archons as he nears five hundred years since his turning. However, Mister Vampire, apparently in a fit of boredom, crosses over to England and kills him, collapsing the remnants of his empire. Michael Silmoore escapes and goes into hiding in mainland Europe, especially Germany, which still has many of Mathias' old vassals in positions of power.
1941-2012: Mister Vampire lurks about the British Isles, eventually fighting a powerful demonic cult in Birmingham. A popular story, apparently true, claims that he interrupted the battered remnants of the cult towards the end of their battle sometime around 1976, when they were attempting to summon their Demon Prince and turn the tide back against him. Supposedly he asked them to complete the ritual so he could fight their master and then killed it personally before exterminating the rest of the cult. If true, they can't have been summoning a very powerful demon (as demons go), as even at this point Mister Vampire is not known to have overwhelming amounts of raw power, while high-ranking demons very often do. The defeat at Birmingham causes the Hell King to shuffle some resources around, and Avaros is summoned to Los Angeles soon afterwards as a result.
Descendants and relations of Kateria Faulkner begin founding new packs at this time, including Dan Wood, who willingly allows himself to be turned into a werewolf by his fiancee Vanessa Faulkner. The two of them then go on to found the Griffith Pack, the leadership of which passes to their son Logan upon their death.
The Black Armada begin to tighten their hold on the Far East, becoming more hierarchical. Though they have no single leader, many of their founding members become Archons, and a surprising lack of infighting between them leads to their having the effective resources of the Hegemons of old, making them even more difficult to challenge than the Archons of Europe. Mister Jack Lee's previous supernatural faction (the details of which are unknown) attempt to remain independent from the Armada and is crushed, sending Lee fleeing across the Pacific where he founds the Green Lotus.
The Guardians destabilize many factions in Mexico and Central America, but quickly earn the ire of the locals and are hunted down and broken once more, this time wiped out almost entirely. As far as Nathaniel Harker knows, his teacher was the only one to make it out of the battle for Mexico City alive, making Nathaniel and his protege the last of the Guardians since 1998, when his teacher passed on.
Sometime in the early 2000s, Michael Silmoore begins the laborious process of transporting himself and his followers to the United States, traveling to Los Angeles, which has become one of the most important cities in the world, yet the constant power vacuums caused by Mister Vampire and the Guardians have prevented any major powers from rising to seize control of it. Michael heads there and begins building power from the shadows, finally revealing himself in 2011 when he confronts and kills Joseph Steele. Mister Vampire vanishes from Birmingham and begins moving towards LA almost immediately afterwards.