The Cicelyverse...

In 1880, British Slayer Cicely Anne Addams met, fell in love with, and secretly
married William Soames Walthrop, a poor but determined scholarship
student and rather bad poet attending Cambridge University...Befriended by her own beloved cousin, Henry Foxcroft...

She did not, sadly, inform her beloved of her off-hours activities...Hoping,
particularly after discovering that she was pregnant...to retire with him
to some remote area in peace...

But...Thanks in no small part to the efforts of the 1880s Council of
Watchers and her own ruthless Watcher, Simon Farris...All of whom
refused to give up their Slayer...The Greatest to that time...
It was not to be...

Preying on her sense of duty...Enhanced by the arrival of the Angelis pride
in London...And her fears for her little poet's safety, the Council urged
her to renounce both family and romance.

Learning of her marriage and pregnancy, Council and Watcher ploted with
wish demon king D'Hoffryn to dispose of the "Walthrop problem"...
Courtesy of Halfreck, one of D'Hoffryn's most able demons who not only
bore a resemblance to Cicely in human form...But was acquainted with
and quite fond of William's demonic counterpart, Spike...And quite anxious
to see him emerge upon the Earth...

A desparate, terrified Cicely trusting in her malevolent Watcher and Council,
took the assistance offered in the form of Halfreck...
wishing for her simpler previous life...With William gone from it...

Halfreck accomplished the wish, taking Cicely's form and driving her
shocked and despairing husband away by making him believe she had chosen
to renounce him and their secret marriage as unworthy of her...
While Cicely watched in shame from above...Believing it was the only
way to protect him from her enemies...

Bad idea...

And unfortunate timing...Too late she realized she'd been tricked
and William was doomed...

Finding his body the next day, with Drusilla's marks on it, she collapsed
and failed to prevent his rising...

Six months later, she died with her stillborn baby girl in a London hospital...
Torn with guilt and shame...Hearing the cries of her husband's trapped
soul...She vowed to find William somehow and save him from the horrible
fate unjustly placed on him...

But reincarnation is not an easy process...Petitioning the Fates for rebirth,
growing up, and recovery of memory are slow and time-consuming...
And so her vow to save Will has taken time to fulfill...

Equally important, she means to save all the Williams of an infinite
universe accorded the same terrible injustice...
By any means necessary...

Even if in some cases she has to take on the life of a California blonde...Or provide the soul for the body of a
human-souled robot copy of that blonde...

Slayers never go by half-measures...

Cicelyverse characters/Normal B and BR characters in the C verse

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