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Morgan Black
Name: Morgan
Status: Immortal
Age: 300 (estimated)
Date of birth: Early 1500s (or such)
Nationality: Scotland
Alias(es): Frank (by Sahin The Falcon)
Affiliation: Knights of St. John
Profession: Knight
Marital status: Taken
Spouse(s): Elisabet Ramsey (unconfirmed)
Children: Phillip Black (first), Stuart Black (fourth), two unmentioned middle children
Games: Age of Empires III
First game: Age of Empires III
Last game: Age of Empires III

""We are Knights of St. John. We do not surrender!""

Morgan Black
Morgan Black
Any upgrades which boost non-specific hand infantry will also boost Morgan in combat.
First AppearanceAge of Empires III
Base Hit Points1000
Resists40% vs. Melee
Melee Damage40 / 200 (Area 4, Oberhau)
Melee Multipliersx3.0 versus Treasure Guardian (Oberhau)
Range0 / 4 (Oberhau)
Siege Damage14
Siege Range0-6
R.O.F.1.5 / 3.0 (Siege)
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Morgan Black is a fictional knight born into the Black family of Scotland, who later joined the Knights of St. John. He fights with a sword and uses a technique from the German school of fencing called Oberhau. It is a very powerful whirlwind attack that damages all enemies in a wide area around him but, unlike some similar attacks, does not damage wildlife. Morgan behaves similarly to a typical Explorer; however, he can only build Trading Posts not Town Centers. The character also grants access to Morgan's Flagship during Pirates! and The Ottoman Fort. He is voiced by James Lancaster.

Biography Edit

"Morgan is one of the Knights of St. John. He is Scottish, and proud of his heritage. The son of a village smith, Morgan joined the Knights at an early age. Unmarried, with no family ties to bind him, he is devoted to his order, but knows their best days are behind them. Morgan is passionate, and his temper has often landed him in hot water."

Morgan Black was born the son of a village smith and joined the Knights of St. John at an early age. Morgan is unmarried and has no family ties binding him, so he has devoted his life to the knights' order. The fact that he speaks Scottish Gaelic, as do Highlanders, suggests that he came from what was then a Gaelic speaking part of Scotland, most likely Galloway rather than the Highlands and Islands, which were tied up in clan warfare and were less likely to produce knights for international orders.

Over the campaign, Morgan fights alongside his commander, Alain Magnan in many battles such as the defense of Malta against the Ottomans. Morgan and the Knights of St. John soon battle in the New World against the Ottomans, pirates, Spanish, and finally, the Circle of Ossus and their Boneguard. After realizing that Alain Magnan betrayed the Knights of St. John by allying with the Circle, Morgan allies himself with Sahin The Falcon and Elisabet Ramsey to destroy the The Fountain of Youth, thus thwarting the Circle's plan.

Later in life, it is suggested he has children with Elisabet, which continues the Black lineage for the following acts of the game. In Act III: Steel, Amelia Black encounters an "Old Coot," who is pleased to see the Circle has been completely defeated "in just one lifetime", hinting that he is indeed an aged Morgan Black. While it is not explicitly stated whether he is immortal, it is suggested that he drank water from the Fountain of Youth to extend his life well beyond what is normal.

Old coot

Morgan Black as the "Old Coot"

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