Origins and activities between 1492 - 1914 Edit
'Silus', as he was then known, was a being who inhabited the Black Lodge along with five other beings similar to him. When the lodge was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1492, Silus and the other five spirits disbanded and spread out over the world. Silus went to England and, changing his name to 'Silas Mercury', worked as an adviser to King Henry VII and later his son, Henry VIII. He remained close to the Royal family for many years, until the Napoleonic Wars, where he worked for Horatio Nelson as a military tactician. At the end of the 19th Century, he was living in a room in London alone, and working as an author, using the pen name 'John Wilson'. Many of his books took place in and around the Black Lodge.
1914 - 1945 Edit
Silas moved to the United States of America when war broke out in 1914. He stayed there until the end of the Second World War in 1945, working as a criminal lawyer. This career gave him the knowledge and expertise needed for his next job.
1945 - 1989 Edit
Silas worked as a private detective for many years, until he came across a criminal thirty years after meeting him the first time. The criminal was astounded at how his age had not appeared to change so Silas made a pact with him that they would work together. This was Billy Ray Sanguine.