Carter Wellan died his first death in AD 1072 as a delivery of goods he brought to London was attacked by bandits. His mentor was the immortal Haresh Clay. They remained together over 900 years, taking part together in a hundred campaigns on five continents.
In 1657, Clay and Wellan were in Northern Italy, where they were guests of a count. They left the Count prematurely when Carter dared to win at darts against the (semi-blind) count. Along the road, Carter and Clay met the Immortal Graham Ashe, whom Clay challenged only too happily. Carter looked on as his mentor and friend beheaded Ashe, while Ashe's young pupil, Duncan MacLeod, observed helplessly. He was mercilessly mocked, as he had sought refuge on holy ground.
In 1996, Carter and Clay lived in Chicago. In June, he had an appointment in Seacouver in a bar, but before Clay came, there came the young immortal, Richie Ryan. He reacted angrily to Wellan's slightly arrogant humor and challenged him. Carter participated in the battle, even if he saw no need for it. Soon it became clear that he was inferior to the combination of good training and Ryan's anger. Ryan beheaded Carter.
Wellan wielded a two-handed Spanish long sword, "...he opted for speed and maneuverability...while big, the sword was quite elegant. From the burgundy suede and wire wrapped handle, to the brass quillons and duel ring guard, it's obvious he chose it for its form as well as function."