Nathaniel "Nate" Silver, also known as the Magus, was a long-lived 17th century human who played a large role in the events surrounding the babel's attempt to change Earth's timeline into a weapon for the War in Heaven.
In January 1642, Silver died at the Battle of Edgehill fighting on the side of the Roundheads. Members of the Pilots' Coterie resurrected Silver in an unaging body. He awoke on the battlefield clutching an egg-like posthuman technology and with a bullet still embedded in his forehead.
In his later life, Silver comforted Aphra Behn on the last day of her life. In spring 1727, Silver went to the Cunicularii with Nick Plainsong and died after having sex with Mademoiselle Machine. (PROSE: Newtons Sleep)