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 'The Devourer' by Guest Historian Chris Oakley
Guest Historian Guest Historian Chris Oakley says, thank you for visiting TIAH. This is a fantasy TL suggesting a supernatural explanation for the disappearance of the Roanoke colony in 1587. If you're interested in viewing samples of my other work why not visit the Changing the Times web site.
'Croatoan' Discovery



August 18

The discovery

On this day in 1587, Virginia Dare, the first American child of European parents, was born at the Roanoke colony in what is today North Carolina.

The child's parents were killed two years later by a creature known only as 'the Devourer', and Virginia herself might have also perished had she not been rescued by members of the Haliwa-Saponi Indian nation.

The discovery - of
of 'Croatoan'

Adopted into the Haliwa-Sapone tribe, she was given the new name 'White Doe' and would later be credited with discovering the secret for ending the Devourer's reign of terror.



October 3

On this day in 1599, White Doe, also known as Virginia Dare, first learned from her adopted family how her birth parents had died at the hands of the Devourer and how she herself had come to be with the Haliwa-Sapone people.

White Doe
White Doe - Virginia Dare
Virginia Dare


October 5
White Doe

On this day in 1599, twelve-year-old White Doe, a.k.a. Virginia Dare, went on a vision quest seeking to learn more about her identity and the Devourer.

White Doe - Virginia Dare
Virginia Dare


October 13

On this day in 1587, White Doe, also known as Virginia Dare, returned from her vision quest with a revelation about how to destroy the Devourer.                                          

The discovery
The discovery - of
of 'Croatoan'


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