In December of 1853. Duncan MacLeod booked passage from Asia to America aboard the HMS Rosemary, which was captained by his clansman, Connor. With them was Duncan's new pupil -- and new Immortal -- Amber Lynn.
In March of 1854, the Rosemary was attacked by the evil Immortal, Khordas. He killed and beheaded Amber, took her Quickening, and destroyed the ship. Of the ship's company, only the MacLeods survived.